How to get the APK of an app to install it on another Android
January 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Sometimes we get Applications through the Play Store that will later be expelled from this store, in some cases because Google discovers that this service violates any of its policies, in others because the developer directly eliminates it (remember the case of Flappy bird). Today we show you how to continue having at our disposal a "missing" app, although we must reset the terminal or buy a new one.
Those who not only install applications from Google Play will be familiar with the type of ?apk? extension. Basically, it is the same as an ?exe? on Windows, that is, an installable file. The Android system, however, does not normally use this type of files because most applications end up being downloaded from the official store, which is usually safer for the device. However in the network we find a good assortment of tools what are exceptionally useful and that they will not be accommodated within the repositories of the Google store.
From an application that we have installed you can extract this file to have it if the application is not easy to get, and thus be able to install it in future terminals even share the app with friends. For this we will need a couple of tools that we can easily get. The first one is a file explorer. It will serve virtually anyone. In fact, until now Android stock did not have this type of function but in Android Marshmallow We can find it now. Still we also recommend ES File Explorer Perfect in almost every way.
The next element we need to use is a tool to extract the installation file of an application. This is called Apk Extractor And you can get it on Google Play from the link that we leave at the top. As you can see it has a very style design Jelly bean: Its interface is not very up to date. However, it works perfectly, which is important.
How to extract the APK
Once we have Apk Extractor installed and launch it it will come out a list with all the other applications we have in our terminal. To get the installable file of any of them we just have to click on the one we want and automatically the file will be generated.
Now, to find that file, we must enter the Explorer and look for a folder inside the local disk that is also called Apk Extractor. There we will find the file, we can save it in the cloud, share it or do with it what we think is appropriate. As you know, we can also use any type of service in the style of Dropbox or Google Drive.
Installing on another device
If we want to install it on another smartphone with Android tablet, all we have to do is pass it to the new device and click on the apk. A dialogue may appear in which we are asked if we want install non-Google Play software in the terminal We simply accept and comment on the installation. When finished, we can already enjoy it in our new team.
By the way, if what you are moving is a game, do not forget to look for the folder with the saved games. Otherwise, if said game is connected to Play games You will not have any problem in this regard since the advances are saved in the cloud and are linked to the Google account.