Upload a new APK file with a different package name

we have been given a private app to deploy to many devices, when trying to upload to private apps sections in the managed google play from sophos mobile apps we receive the error "Upload a new APK file with a different package name" this appl has been given to us by a developer, the devices are Android Enterprise Fully managed devices.



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[edited by: Qoosh at 7:06 AM (GMT -7) on 8 Jun 2022]
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  • FormerMember
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    Kind of depends on what you mean. When you say `one of the sub menus of the package is my name` do you mean one of the packages inside the root package?

    If so you can simply rename the package name and release the change.

    If, however, your name appears in the manifest file package field.

    
    <manifest xmlns:android="">schemas.android.com/.../android"  
              package="package.name.here">
    
    

    then you can change the package name, but not release this as the same app on the store. Your only option would be to remove the current app and release another with the new package name.....

    FaceTime

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  • FormerMember
    0 FormerMember

    Kind of depends on what you mean. When you say `one of the sub menus of the package is my name` do you mean one of the packages inside the root package?

    If so you can simply rename the package name and release the change.

    If, however, your name appears in the manifest file package field.

    
    <manifest xmlns:android="">schemas.android.com/.../android"  
              package="package.name.here">
    
    

    then you can change the package name, but not release this as the same app on the store. Your only option would be to remove the current app and release another with the new package name.....

    FaceTime

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