What Does Parse Error Mean on Fire Phone?

Q. What does “Parse Error – There was a problem parsing the package.” mean on the Amazon Fire Phone?

A. You will get a parse error when you try to sideload an .APK file that is not compatible with your OS version. The latest Fire OS for the Fire Phone is, which is based on Android 4.4. So if you’re trying to install an app that requires Android 5.0 or higher, you will get a parse error. The Fire Phone can only run apps requiring Android 4.4 and lower. To check what Android version an app requires, search for the app on the Play Store site and scroll down to the Additional Information section and look under Requires Android to see what version the app requires.

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