If you got this error trying to install an APK on your Android device, then this article will help you find the cause. The “Parse Error: There is a problem parsing the package” error could appear due to different reasons, and here are the most popular ones:
1. The app is not Compatible with your device
If you got this error, means that the app you are trying to install requires other or newer version of Android. (Signing into Google Play Market you can see only the APPs that your device supports)
2. Unknown APK files are blocked
Android forces us to download Apps from Google Play store, however this could be easily disabled.
How to Allow installation of apps from Unknown Sources:
Just go to Settings > Applications and check the box Unknown Sources.
3. Application is corrupted
If you downloaded the Application it might be that the internet disconnected before the download completed, or you just downloaded a corrupted app. Try downloading this app again from this source or from another one. (Trusted markets: Google Play, Amazon, SlideME, Mobango, Opera Mobile)