How to install apk on android?

how to install apk on android

How to install apk on android?

How to install apk on android? The ultimate way to this job lets believe in us and read this entire article with patience. Here we will grasp APK definition, advantages, and disadvantages, how to download an APK file, for premium games, obb files, requirements of APK file, etc. And many more…

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What is an apk?

The abbreviation of apk is the android package. It is a file which is required for installing an application in our android device. It could be any application or game. Nowadays apk file is being popular because there are certain applications which are in particular country. So to install the particular application people use the apk version of that application. Hence it is illegal but people use it for their requirements.

Need of an apk file?

There can be a number of reasons for downloading an apk file some of the reasons can be below:-

  • Apk can be the latest version of some downloaded applications available on the Google play store or app store.
  • There can be a possibility that applications can be banned in some countries or places, so their apk file can be useful in those circumstances.
  • Some applications are not feasible for one’s device so also their apk file plays an important role.
  • There are some games which are available only on computers or laptop so some of the game’s creators they can convert it into mobile version and for downloading in android device, their apk plays an important part.
  • Also, APK holds a very important part in any of the fields or any background.
  • Any big app mainly or initially starts from an APK file. After that, if the application gains some popularity or the admin or creator gets respect then it will become easy for Google Play Store and also for the creator to pass some license and permission to add his application in Google Play Store.
  • There are games that are licensed under gaming consoles or some other gaming devices. So there the game creators can convert the game into mobile versions and give consumer in form of apk and obb files.

Obb (Opaque binary blob) files:-

The abbreviation or full form of obb files are opaque binary files. Its simply a data file for some application. Also for recognizing this file, we should copy this file into Storage —– Android —– obb then paste the file in the folder of the application.

For showing the folder of apk in the obb folder in Android, we have to first install the apk and then open the application, then automatically the file of this application is being observed there. Then we can easily paste the obb file of particular apk on there.

Generally, obb files are mainly for big games because it contains the data of the game and data about the user who is having a profile on that particular game.

How to install apk on android?

Here are some steps that you can take for installing an apk in your android device:-

  1. Before installing, the first step comes is downloading. So to download any apk just go to your browser and go to a certain website to download apk and tap the download button.
  2. After it gets downloaded, you have to just open your downloads in the file manager or your app. After that, there will be two options given to you i.e. install and cancel. Tap the install button.
  3. After it gets installed, it will be appearing as an application on your device. Then, just open it. The application might ask you for some permission for running the application. Tap allow allowing permission to be given to this application.

Note: if you don’t want to give particular permission to that application, then tap the cancel button.

Apk files may come in zip format. So for installing the application, we have to extract that file.

How to extract an APK file from zip format??

  1. After downloading the apk file in zip format, download the application called ZARCHIVER
  2. Allow all the permission required by the application.
  3. Then open the apk in ZARCHIVER application and there is an option at the above position in the screen as “Extract here”
  4. Tap that and then it will ask you a location where to extract the file.
  5. Enter the location and then it will extract your APK in the form of application.
  6. Then we have to install the application and then your application will start after giving permission to that application.

This process is called unzipping the file.

How to download big games apk in android?

  1. Before installing, the first step comes is downloading. So to download any apk just go to your browser and go to a certain website to download apk as the data file for that game or obb file (Opaque binary blob) for that game.
  2. After both files get downloaded, you have to just open your downloads in a file manager or your app. After that, there will be two options given to you i.e. install and cancel. Tap the install button for the apk file.
  3. After it gets installed, the open the application. So after opening, there will be a folder of your application.
  4. After that, again to downloads and copy the obb file and paste it to the path ->Internal Storage – Android – obb — application
  5. Then paste the application.
  6. Then open the game, it will ask you certain permission then tap allow.
Notes:
  • if you don’t want to give particular permission to that application, then tap the cancel button.
  • If it does not work then clear data of the application and restart the application. Then allow permission.

Difference between apk and application downloaded from any app store:-

Apk Application
  1. APK is an android package manager that includes source icons, images, badges, and videos, etc.
  2. An application is a store designed for any mobile or tablet-like device.
  3. APK can have the latest version which is not in the market in application
  4. An application may or may not contain the latest version of any application.
  5. Apk can not a stable application.
  6. An application downloaded from any app store is stable.
  7. While we download APK we can’t get updates of a particular application.
  8. We get updates directly on the Google play store for any application.
  9. Apk’s are not banned in any country.
  10. The application may or may not be banned in any country.
  11. We need a browser for downloading any APK. 6. We require an application store for downloading the application.

Merits and demerits of APK:-

  1. Apk’s are the latest version containing the application.
  2. APK can be used in any country whether it is banned or not.
  3. It can be useful for downloading a game that is only available on computers or laptops.
  4. APK can be useful for transferring the file from one device to another.
  5. APK can be useful for downloading the mod version of some application.
  6. There are some applications that are disabled by Google Play Store, so one can easily download that application by downloading its APK file.
  7. There are some of the organization or merchandise which are not holding their application in Google Play Store, so they are in the form of APK files.
  8. If an application has a very costly premium so there we can use the cracked or we can say the pirated version of that application.

Demerits of APK:-

  • APK can not be updated directly.
  • The APK file can contain the virus or malware inside it.
  • APK is not stable in any device.
  • It has a server other than that of any application downloaded from the Google Play Store.
  • APK can be the way to a hacker to do some dangerous kinds of stuff in your device.
  • There can be a possibility that the application installed from the APK file stopped working or might your work or data get corrupted.

How can we create an APK?

We can create an APK file simply by coding in any computer language or we can download any APK creator application.

I am giving a website for making a particular APK by simply following some steps. Here you can make an APK or you can also edit that
developer.android.com

Some websites for downloading apks:-

  1. Apk mirror
    apkmirror.com
  2. Apk pure
    apkpure.com
  3. Apk store
    apkstore.com
  4. Aptoide
    aptoide.com
  5. Yalpstore
    yalpstore.com
  6. F-droid
    fdroid.com
  7. Uptodown
    uptodown.com
  8. Apps Apk
    Appsapk.com
  9. Softpedia
    Softpedia.com

Conclusion

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