How to install XAPK, APKS, OBB?
Installing applications on an Android device is a straightforward process when the app is available on the Google Play Store. However, there are times when you might need to manually install an APK, XAPK or OBB file on your Android device. In this article, we will discuss how to install these files manually on your Android device.
What is an APK, XAPK and OBB file?
Before we dive into the installation process, it is important to understand what each file type is.
APK: An APK (Android Package Kit) is the package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. It is similar to an executable file on a computer.
XAPK: XAPK is a file format used to install apps on Android devices. It contains the APK file along with the OBB file, which contains the additional data needed by the app.
OBB: OBB (Opaque Binary Blob) files contain additional data for apps, such as graphics and media files. These files are necessary for some apps to function properly.
Now that we have a basic understanding of the different file types, let’s proceed to the installation process.
Installing an APK file
The steps to install an APK file on your Android device are as follows:
Enable installation from unknown sources: By default, Android devices only allow installation of apps from the Google Play Store. To install an APK file, you will need to enable installation from unknown sources. Go to Settings > Security and toggle on the “Unknown sources” option.
Download the APK file: Download the APK file from a trusted source.
Install the APK file: Open the downloaded APK file and tap on “Install.” The app will be installed on your device.
Installing an XAPK file
The steps to install an XAPK file on your Android device are as follows:
Enable installation from unknown sources: Same as above.
Download the XAPK file: Download the XAPK file from a trusted source.
Install the XAPK file: Download an XAPK installer from the Google Play Store. Open the XAPK installer and select the XAPK file you downloaded. The installer will automatically extract the APK and OBB files and install the app on your device.
Installing an OBB file
The steps to install an OBB file on your Android device are as follows:
Download the OBB file: Download the OBB file from a trusted source.
Extract the OBB file: Extract the OBB file using a file extraction tool such as RAR or 7Zip. You should get a folder with the same name as the app you are installing.
Copy the OBB file: Copy the extracted OBB file to the folder “Android/OBB” on your device’s internal storage. If this folder does not exist, create it manually.
Once you have completed these steps, you should be able to run the app without any issues.
In conclusion, manually installing APK, XAPK, and OBB files on your Android device can seem daunting at first, but it is a straightforward process once you know what to do. Remember to only download files from trusted sources, and always enable installation from unknown sources with caution.
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