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Download APK Files directly from Google Play

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Own an Android tablet? If so, you most likely have gone to the Google Play Store at some point in time to get that “must have” app, only to find that tablets are not supported, for whatever reason. In the past, we’ve shown you how to install some of these apps on non-compatible devices, either by spoofing your device or just installing the APK directly. Using the latter method, first you need to find the APK file, which always isn’t so easy. Thankfully, Anthony has covered some methods in the past on how to do this and we've just come across another extremely easy and fast method.

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Want to get those sweet, sweet APKs from Google Play? Now you can. / © AndroidPIT

Using the APK Downloader you can grab that APK of your favorite app. To help curb any issues arising from pirating apps, APK Downloader is only available for free apps on the Play Store. In order to access the APK, you’ll need the app’s package name from the direct link in the Play Store. The app package name is the portion of the Google Play link that is after the ?id= portion. For example, for WhatsApp the app package name would be com.whatsapp.

The APK Downloader tool in action. / © APK Downloader

APK Downloader: Link

As always when you sideload apps onto your device, always make sure you know what you’re doing. While it may be great to be able to finally get that app that isn’t compatible on your device or available in your region, installing the APK might cause some unknown issues on your device. As such, just be aware of what you’re doing when installing APKs to your smartphone or tablet.

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