Updated!! Please read the Major Update content below.
Update 2: If the method in this post don’t work, try the other way found here
Update 3: We now have better and online tools to download the APK files directly and more easily. Furthermore, they won’t even require a Google Play account. Find them here
Android Market (Now, Google Play) has plenty of Applications both Paid and Free which add Fun and Simplicity to your Android experience. However, downloading Applications on Phone can be a real trouble, specially if you have a slow data connection.
There is no way provided by Google to download applications on the Computer. But, a simple trick can do the Job. You’ll be able to download Apps. from Google Play directly to your computer and then transfer to your phone. Just follow the following steps to do the job:
You need Chrome browser to do the trick. If you don’t already have it, download and install it from here.
- Open Chrome browser and install the APK Downloader Extension (Latest stable version is 1.2.1 which supports the new Google Play).
- Right click on the Google Chrome icon on your desktop and Choose Properties.
- Choose Shortcuts tab and add –-ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content at the end of Target box and click OK/Apply. Note that you need to leave a space after chrome.exe (See Fig. Below)
- Close Chrome and Restart using the shortcut at the desktop.
- Open the Extension’s options page and fill up all the details. You will need the Device ID app. to find your Android device ID.
- Now, go to Google Play and further to the Application page of the App. you want to Download.
- Click the APK icon in your Address Bar to start downloading the application to your PC (See Fig. Below).
Please note that you can only download Free Apps using the Extension. It won’t show the download link for Paid Apps. You can find more info on how to use the Extension at the APK Downloader Extension’s Official Post.
Update: The latest version of Chrome is not allowing users to install 3rd party extensions. If you are receiving “Extensions, apps and user scripts can only be added from the Chrome Web Store” or a similar message while installing the extension to chrome, just download it using a different browser and drag it to Chrome’s extensions page (chrome://chrome/extensions/) and it will install normally.
Major Update: Google Chrome doesn’t work anymore
With the recent updates to Google Chrome, the extension does not seem to be working anymore. As majority of the users reported, APK Downloader is giving out ‘Can not download this App’ error for any app they try to download. The reason for this is the implementation of some new features in Chrome in the recent releases. So the extension will continue to work if you have an older release of Chrome (<20) installed on your PC, but if it has been updated to the latest, downloading will not work. You can either choose to download an older version of Google Chrome (<20) and follow the steps above. Or you can follow the steps below which make use of Portable Iron Browser.
Doesn’t sounds to be a good idea to keep an older browser being used as your primary browser? Here Iron Browser comes to the rescue. All you need to do is download the older version of Iron Portable (provided below) and run it whenever you need to download any apps. We won’t recommend you to use this older version of Iron as your primary browser as it might have security loopholes.
Just follow these steps to download apps from Google Play using Iron Browser:
- Download the portable version of Iron Browser (v. 19.0.1100) – 32MB. Link here
- Use 7zip or any other extracting utility to extract the files to a separate folder.
- Once you have the files extracted, run IronPortable.exe
- In Iron, click on the Wrench icon in the top right (next to address bar) and select Tools> Extensions.
- You’ll be on the extensions page of Iron. Now open a new tab and open this article (shortlink – http://www.techmesto.com/?p=2043)
- Drag and drop the link to APK Downloader into the extensions tab of Iron Browser (which you opened in step 4)
- It will show you a warning, just click on Continue.
- Click on add to install the extension.
- Once installed,you will be presented with the Extension’s options page. Make sure that you fill out the correct Google Account information associated with your android phone. Login when done.
- Now you can download apps from the Play Store. Just open the page of the specific app and click on the APK Downloader icon in your address bar to download. Please note that only free apps can be downloaded and that too only the ones which are listed as compatible with your phone.
- Watch the following video guide if you are unable to understand or if its just too confusing.
Video Guide to download using Iron Browser:
Please submit a comment below if you are experiencing any issues.
How do we do this.?
Thanks for the tips. I have been familar with using apk downloader extension from trusted sites like apknite, apkpure. And it’s not bad. easy and safe.
help me on installing on PC
You can use an emulator such as Bluestacks to install it on your PC.
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thanks for your helpfull tips.It is working.
IM LOOKIN FOR LUTHER VANDRUZ MUSIC FILE
Could you help me download this app. Thanks.
Couls you help download this app. Thanks.
I was serching this only..!
Earlier i dont able to download the apps and games from play store ..!
I followed your step to downlad and then i am commenting
Now by reading your post i am able to download ..!
Thanks nice job..!
I’ve already follow your instruction to the letter and still no download icon on side of the address, I install both Iron Browser and older Chrome version 17, please help
I’m having a problem on the icon. I can’t see it on the address bar, though I have done the instructions very well. What should I do now?
Thanks in advanced!
Same problem, not showing in the address bar. Please Help!!
owk..for those facing a problem with the apk downloader icon disappearing after copying this to the extensions in the iron man browser this might work for you.if you have google chrome, go to extensions and select the check box for the “developer mode” on the top pf the page then copy the crx extensions as mentioned in the above steps.
same problem for me… the icon does not appera… i dont know if its something to do with the service provider which we select… 🙁
Can i download and install the app which is incompatible with my device using above method??
Can I get S.L. Benfica Powershot challenge apk file please.. thank u
Its a paid game brother and you need to purchase it prior to downloading. I won’t do that for you 😛
Can we download it or not?
If you purchase it, you might be able to download it. Never sure about how Google play plays with certain apps 😛
Thank you brother. I will purchase the app
Could I have hot or not apk plzZz???
can i get apk file Proxy Settings by SHOULDIT…?
Can i download and install the app which is incompatible with my device using above method??
Can I get Appturbo app of the day apk file pls.. thank u
Yes. It can download many of the incompatible apps, but not all of them.
Here’s the app you needed – App of the Day APK
Hi, please can you help me download this application?
Very Nice post. Thank You
Thanks for the comment, but sorry. We are not backlinking service.
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hey it gives a error………
-Please disable SSL error warnings
-Check your account information(email and device ID)
Check your account in that case. Many happened to make an error while entering the 16-digit device ID.
srry now its working thanx amazing work
Thanks for taking the time to reply back. Enjoy!!
If ever it stops working, disconnecting and re-login will work, else remove and re-install the Apk Downloader 😀
I want to know the device id of my galaxy note korean.How to know the device id of it?
please help me
Use the device id app found in the play store 🙂
Could you help me download this free app,
I’m not anywhere near my PC, but you can try the following. Its reliable 🙂
Here – https://mega.co.nz/#!2VMBhTLR!fb2UNGBxFPDOuuynkSWjc2pifMomQABp2G1IjdU4iko
I’ve tried the link but I cant get it to work. I’m on a Mac.
I can wait until you gat a chance.
Works Like a Charm . Thankyou very much! 😉
I downloaded iron but, and did everything… but when i open the app page in google play, no any extension shows up in the address bar for downloading…. not downloaded anything till now.. plz help.
Hello, I have a problem.
1st, I download a APK downloader. When I download Go Note. It suddenly pops out and says Error:
– Please disable SSL error warnings
-Check your account information( email and device Id).
I’ve checked my id and email, that seems to be correct.
2nd, I have a problem with Real APK Leechers. When I download an App. It says Download failed due to: Bad Device ID, Internet Connection and You did not purchase this app.. My Connection is fine :((
Is there any solution for this?
Are you downloading a free app using the correct device ID? Should be 16 characters long 🙂 Reenter it. Sometimes you just miss out a character.
Finally Works. Big Help. Thanks 😀
the apk downloader at the taskbar don’t exst in mine but i followed all the steps please help please
I’m not able to add the extension… Chrome says extensions cannot be added from this website… help me… :'(
You need to drag and drop it on the extensions page to install it. It even doesn’t work on chrome. Either use Iron Browser or use the other way by using APK Leecher
It really works and amazing, but some games such as Dungeon Hunter can’t be downloaded and some other games (Heros of Destiny) only downloaded as 2MB Instead of 200MB, please advise. Thanks.
Can you please help to download dictionary (English to English) for Android by giving direct link to this page.
Also request you to please send the link to my mail also.
Thanks & Regards
Try this.. This was the first thing I found on Play Store. Hope it helps 🙂
Sorry boss this link not working in official network. Any other way to get the dictionary???????
hehe…i thought like that ..
but i wanna download apps from there ..
what Email do u have to contact u ?
Here is not good ..
To contact me, you can use the form at the the Contact Us page
Or else shoot me an email at [email protected]
thanks for responding .
u r very helpful to me .
Actually , i dont have any phone .
but i want to download the apps from play store into my pc .
i didnt see apk icon on top in the right ..
i have finished download apk downloader as u said .
how can i get that apks from website into the PC ?
plz help me …i really rely on u..
Hmm.. If you aren’t using an Android Phone, what’s your need to download those apps? :/
For the downloading to work, you need an Android Device ID which can only be created if you already have an Android Phone with Google Play installed on it.
I can help you by Downloading some of the apps that you need. Other than that, I have no idea how I can help you with anything else.
i have done as u said .
when i press the install , it showed Installed in my android . i’m doing on my PC.
but i cant see where the apps are .
So, you’re just pressing the Install Button on the Google Play website? Well that’s not the way to go. You need to click on the APK Downloader’s icon located in the right of the Address bar and then transfer this downloaded APK file to your phone to install it.
Clicking the Install button directly on Google Play will only push a notification towards your phone and then the phone will start downloading this app whenever it will connect to the Internet. This is not something which we wanna do.
Sorry if I’m understanding you incorrectly. You can watch the video in the article to find out how to do this.
i could installed apps from play store .but now i cant see where they are ..
plz tell me ..
What do you mean? Don’t they appear in the App Drawer (menu)? Or else in the memory card?
Are you sure you installed them and not just transferred them to phone and left?
sorry for my English …
I atempted again to download the latest version of the Cyman Mk II app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyman.android) again, but now SR Iron refuses to install any extension comming from this website At ALL. Real APK Leecher doesen’t works with my device either.
Just tried removing and re-adding extension to the SRWare Iron and it worked. As you earlier mentioned that you use Iron as a standalone browser on your PC, so most probably it is upgraded to latest version as well and as Iron follows the code used by Google Chrome, it won’t install any extensions from Unknown Sites.
Also tried to download the app using Real APK Leecher and it works perfectly fine too. Don’t know why it doesn’t work for you. Anyways, I’ve again downloaded the latest version of the app (using APK Leecher) for you. You can download it by clicking on the Link Below. I’m also planning to add a forum to this blog and open a App Request area where users can request any free apps and that will be downloaded for them 🙂
Download Cyman Mark 2 APK
Well…I downloaded the new portable Iron and tryed it with that.
And that sounds like a good idea, since this is kinda turning into that. Please warn me when you do it (or update this threat with the link please ^^)
Anyways, thank you so much. I would never manage it withought you.
cool! :)) Can I request for 4 pics 1 word for Samsung Galaxy Y? Thanks a lot.
Why not download it yourself? xD
Hey, I get this error when the download page opens,
– Please disable SSL error warnings
-Check your account information( email and device Id).
I’ve checked my id and email, that seems to be correct.
Can you please download this app for me?
My device doesn’t seem to be supported. Can you try using this alternate way to download?
[…] post is for those who are facing problem downloading Apps from Google Play using the older Google Chrome workaround. Folks at codeimba have created this amazing small tool called Real APK Leecher which allows you to […]
No Icon Again. 🙁
I tried this again after some days. Now its not working. Guess i have to uninstall it and install the extension again each time i use it 🙁
Can you fix it.
The Icon of the extenstion has changed in the extension manager, to Google Play icon.
I have no idea why it has started to face problems. It still works very fine for me. Can you please try this other tutorial if it works for you or not 🙂
I can not download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elgato.eyetv.micro.idtv&hl=pl
can someone please do share ??
I followed your instructions however it didn’t work for me. The APK icon doesn’t even appear in the address bar when I visit a google play store with any free app (ex. skype, facebook. etc.).
I’m trying to download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fidelity.android&hl=en
Could you help me out?
Either way, thanks for the site and info.
I have no idea why the icon didn’t appear for some of you. Have you tried by Removing and Re-installing the extension to iron? Are you filling your correct Google Account details in the options page?
I’ll look for an alternate way for those of you who aren’t able to download using this method. Anyways, here’s the Fidelity Investments app that you were looking for:
Fidelity Investments APK
Thanks for taking the time to write this comment.
Awesome. Thank you very much.
First time i installed the extension i couldn’t login to extension at firsty try ( due to two step verification )
Then i created an application specific password and it worked. but the extension did’nt work though i was logged into it properly.
So i uninstalled the extension ( using the Trash icon in the extensions view of the Iron browser )
Installed the extension again and got the extension logged in at the first attempt. Which worked awesomely.
Great!! Good to know that..
It just sometimes happen with the application. If it stops in the future, you can again logout and re-login and it will start working again 🙂
Thanks for giving it a second attempt.
Mt frnd I think u should create a blog or website on which all google play apps would be available. U will b famous & we also will be benefited.
Well.. But that’ll firstly be illegal, next it will take a lot of time combined with daily downloading + uploading.
It certainly isn’t the job of only one person. Keeping everything up and running requires a team.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
About deleting my comment – my bad, sorry.
Yes, I’ve done everything you said and it won’t work.
There is just no icon.
Do you know any other way to donwload?
Thank you once again 🙂
Why did you delete my comment?!?
Well. I never delete comments. It just needed to be approved. Its approved now 🙂
Thank you for your tutorial, but it’s not working for me.
I’ve done everything right, but there is no icon in address bar.
Then I tried to install application over my mobile Galaxy S II, but I cant find it on Google play!?
Why is that?! Do you know maybe?
Application that I need is:
Can you help me some how please?
Don’t know why the icon didn’t appear. Are you sure that you were on an exact page of an application/game and you filled out your account details in the APK Downloader’s options. You also need to wait for the page to completely load before an icon appears?
Nevermind here is your application. I’ve downloaded it for you. Click on the link below to download:
NXT Remote Control APK
I have same problem… no icon any mor. It was there for couple of minits, but then after restart iron browser it just dissapeard. What can I do?
Don’t know much as I haven’t experienced that. Make sure that the extension is enabled and running.
If it doesn’t work, just remove and reinstall the extension. I’m sure you’ll get your icon back.
Actually, I got it all figured out. Thanks a lot btw. 🙂
Hmm.. Thanks for letting me know that you’ve figured it out.
Hope I’ll see you again 🙂
I did everything as told and it was going smoothly until I found out that the file I downloaded was no where near as big as the size it should be. It’s like the file was supposed to be 300 mb or something but when I downloaded it using apk downloader the file’s only 14mb. So I’m quite sure that the file should be 300mb also when I’ve downloaded it. I hope you can help me. 🙂
The most I’ve tried is a 50MB app and it was downloaded with the correct size.
Are you on a slow connection? In case you are, that’d have broken the download.
Otherwise, it’d be great if you can provide the Google Play link of the app so that i can try downloading at my end 🙂
Tried installing. Then read it doesn’t work on Chrome anymore, so installed Iron. Followed instructions exactly as you have up here. Went to the google play page and tried downloading a couple apps. Got this every single time
APK Downloader – redphx
Can’t download incompatible apps? Try Market Helper
NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… ), please read this article. Thanks
Support me by using my apps 😀
Needless to say – nothing downloaded anywhere.
Ah!! Don’t know why! Did you get any popup showing an error say – “Cannot download this app” or something similar?
That page should actually reload and either download the app or else show an error. Can you try this again by trying a different app?
No got no popup or anything like that. And as it didn’t work, I deleted Iron browser.
“Can you try this again by trying a different app?” I tried downloading like 5 different apps from Google Play and got the same thing every time.
Ah!! Don’t know why 😐
It works perfectly fine for me 🙄
If you have a Kindle Fire/HD, you could also Market Helper to spoof your ID. But I can’t figure out how to actually get the fake Android Device ID spelt out to me to enter it into the settings for the APK Downloader..
Okay.. Well I haven’t tried this for myself, still trying to figure it out.
As the author states, “It Supports: Android 2.2+ devices with Android Market / Google Play Store + Google Services Framework installed“. So, have you installed all of these?
After that all you need to do is spoof your device, select a different Carrier & Device, and then just find out your device ID using the Device ID app found on Play Store. Use it in APK Downloader then 🙂
pls could i get the call control .apk file or mr number .apk…. please sir… thanks alot
Here are the APK’s:
Mr. Number | Call Control
Please could I get ‘Mystique Ch1: Foetus’ .apk file.
I’ve tried everything to get it (I have no WiFi currently). So if you could – please; thanks a lot 😛
Here is the APK that you needed. But still it will be great if you can provide me with the details about why the method didn’t worked for you.
Mystique Ch1: Foetus
Thanks so much for the .apk!
No, it was my fault – your method worked.
I was having trouble with the Device ID thing… I used the app on my tablet and when I recorded that on notepad, I got 15 characters instead of 16 and when I tried to enter on Iron Browser, I kept getting an error. So I copied it wrong and when I copied and pasted that 15 characters line and redid the steps – I couldn’t work out what I was doing wrong!
So I went back and saw I left out the last character. It’s pretty obvious now but I was rushing and really was keen on downloading apps esp. with no Wifi :<)
In short: I stuffed up with the Device ID (recording of the 16 characters, left out last character) and that's why I couldn't log in on the Iron Browser page. Anyway, I'm going to share this to my friends. Would be really good, as they are in the same boat as me.
Many thanks, for posting the .apk, regardless. Saved me 2.49 mb – ahahaa 🙂
Ahm.. Mistakes happen :p Great that you were able to figure it out yourself.
If in case this iron browser stops working for you in future, there’s one more way as well.. Check out – http://www.techmesto.com/download-android-apps-to-pc-using-apk-leecher/
Thanks for finding the time to reply back. Feel free to reply back in case you need any more help 🙂
Could you help me download this free app,
Here’s it – Box Android
i am not able to get my device id. can you help me plz…………..
You just need to use the Device ID app available at Google Play store 🙂
works for me with chromeand apk downldr
Is it safe doing the above procedure 2 ( iron browser method) to install apps to pc from google play…
the first method also is not happening as i have the later chrome version.. can u confirm please
Yes it is. Iron is based on the same source code as chrome. It also uses google’s chromium source code as its base.
It is safe to use this old release of Iron, but don’t use it as your primary browser as it is an older version and may contain some security issues.
Rest assured, this version is as supplied by SRWare and no modification of any form is done by me. If you’re still concerned about security of your google account, you can create a new google account with invalid details and add it on your android phone.
hi I’m really having a hard time to download this file https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.namcobandaigames.onepiece_arcard_ww&hl=en can you please help me out?
Sorry! This is not compatible with my device.
You can try Market Helper
Hi bro.. i need your help. Please share this app, i really need that apps, thank’s. 100000x thank’s for you..
Here are your required apps: iPhone 4S Screen | Fake iPhone Look
This work on updates too?
Yes.. You’ll only receive the latest version of the Application every time you’ll download.
I can’t get this, purchased, can you help me https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftHOHM&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nYW1lbG9mdC5hbmRyb2lkLkFOTVAuR2xvZnRIT0hNIl0.
Sorry! If it is a paid app, I can’t help you with purchasing that.
Thanks a ton Singh bro!!
Need your HELP..
There was a bug in app and it has been updated yesterday.
Please help in re-downloading from this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sdl.apps.horoscopeguru&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zZGwuYXBwcy5ob3Jvc2NvcGVndXJ1Il0.
Here it is 🙂
mate can i have this? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapgen.featurepoints
thank you.. send it to my email
Here it is:
Why don’t you also try the above method to download the apps yourself? 😀
the method on the above is not working mate
Can you help me around in finding the problem? Did you receive any error? Where was the problem happening? Maybe you can help me around in improving this guide.
btw. thank you
I really need this free app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leafcutterstudios.yayogvideo&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5sZWFmY3V0dGVyc3R1ZGlvcy55YXlvZ3ZpZGVvIl0.
Can someone give me the download link? Thanks.
Here’s your app:
YAYOG Video Pack APK
can you email to me this APK file?
any update mate?
Sent you an email as well. Still, please find your app below:
The Cash (Earn Money) APK
thank you mate
You did a wonderful job but I am unable to download the app.. getting 403 error 🙁
Can you please help downloading this FREE app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sdl.apps.horoscopeguru&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5zZGwuYXBwcy5ob3Jvc2NvcGVndXJ1Il0.
Horoscope Guru APK
Help! I’ve followed this to atempt at downloading https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyman.android but it gives me the “ERROR: Cannot Download this app”
Can you help me? I’ve been trying to download it for the past week.
Maybe you didn’t try downloading that through the updated part of the post. Anyways,I’ve downloaded it for you. Please click on the link below to download:
Cyman Mark 2 APK
Actualy, I did everything. Probably it was due to having used the portable version of Iron when I use Iron as my default browser.
Anyways, many thanks! You’re a lifesaver!
I followed every step……but probably it was due to having the Iron full version as my default browser, and it interfered with portable Iron.
Anyways, many thanks! You’re a lifesaver!
You’re most welcome.
Or the other reason could be that your Android Device isn’t listed as compatible with the app. Anyways, the work is done 🙂 Enjoy!
I followed your steps correctly and enter a google account which I’m using for my Android device but I got warnings like “Please disable SSL warnings” and “Check your Account information (email and device ID) What to do with this? Thank You. 🙂
Hmm!! So yeah.. check out your Google a/c information again.. Could be a problem there.
I’ve already checked it and I’m pretty sure its 100% correct. :(((
You’re using the updated Iron Browser thing or the original with the Chrome?
hey now i also have a problem when i installed it sucessfully,and go to options.it doesnot open page said by u.
a diff opens only saying-my android apps.and website
please tellvme wht to do.
Hmm? I couldn’t really understand. It should be opening the options page of the extension.
Try Wrench> Tools> Extensions>
check the developer mode checkbox and now click on options next to APK Downloader
Hey man..i read all comments and your replys…u are really awesome that u answer every answer
u r truly good
and also appreciated work…good tutorial
Thanks mate 🙂
That’s so nice of you.
Could someone please share the Philips Hue app please!
i want to download Facebook Pages Manager from Google Play but it says ur device is not compatible,
or this one
and i want u to try if it’s possible to download it anyway, give that link,
but by Mail plzzzzzz because i’m not very smart and i know i’ll not b able to find this page again ,really mail me plz. tc
Okay! Here are your required files:
Facebook Pages Manager
Mobile Page Manager
Sent you an email too. BTW, nice reminder. I’ll add the subscription options to the comments so that one can easily receive notifications about replies.
could you share the following apps from Play store,
I’m on a Mac and cannot use the technique described in this post.
Hello JJ 🙂
Here are the Apps you needed:
Car Sounds – 11.68 MB
Best Car Sounds 5.79 MB
Thanks. Have a nice time.
Thanks so much… You’re awsome!
u can make video n upload it how to use it form begning
Hey! Nice Idea 🙂
Updated the post and added a quick video tutorial too 🙂
Please help me when I am Downloading the extension and opening it , it is saying Apps,extensions,and user scripts cannot be added from this website
My problem is solved. I have Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos GT-S6802 . I want to Download Highway Rider game. But it says Your device is not compatible . Is there any way to download incompatible apps on a phone
Will see if i can download that for you. Check back here tomorrow 🙂
Sorry! Not compatible with my phone 🙁
You should’ve read the update in the post.
Anyways, Goto Tools> Extensions and drag and drop the extension there. It will be installed 🙂
Hi Admin. I’m trying to modify the shortcut by adding the supplementary text and by being very careful to the spaces required but I still get the error message:
“The name ‘C:Program Files(x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content’ specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and the file name is correct. ”
I have Win 7 64 bit.
Thank you for the help.
If the shortcut is embedded in quotes (“), you need to enter the modification to the shortcut after the quotes 🙂
besides for all those apps it shows on left hand side”this app is compatible with your device”..but the .apk file wont download strange na. mine is 64Bit win7 machine and Chrome is Version 24.0.1312.52 m. Plsss help…
Hey there. Looking into it
Does it also show in a popup, something like this – Error: Cannot download this app! ?
Hi there, yes. i am getting the popup -Error:Cannot download this app! Probably somebody in google mite have seen your post and blocked it 🙁 really sad.
Played around and the issue is with the latest versions of chrome. Only older ones are able to download apps, something modified in the latest versions.
I followed all steps and i can also see the downloader icon once i open the app page of a game/wallpaper on playstore. But whenever i click it to download the apk file it says same like others above ” if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… )”…
I wonder how come everything is incompatible with my device !! Can u pls explain what do u mean when u say “Change the carrier in the list of providers”.
BTW keep up teh good work 🙂
Hi, i can’t download this app: Pizzeria Britannia, could you help me?
I need it because i lost the project files…and i want to recover some of the java files
Okay. Not a problem. Download it using the link below:
hello, admin even I am using correct gmail account and also using Sony Ericsson ST15i.(xperia mini).
IT display “NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… ), please read this article.” when i click on apk downloader on adress bar.
what is the solution please help me. please.
after doing all these process sucessfully it shows that
“NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… ), please read this article. Thanks
This is quite strange. Are you using the correct Google account in which your phone is added?
absolutely yaar ……….!
It says error: cannot download this app
even the app is compatible to my device…….it was working nice but now it cannot download anything…….plz help ADMIN
Can you please try changing the carrier in the list of providers?
i tried but didn’t work still same error pops up
I don’t know what’s going wrong. Maybe I can download the app for you, lets see if it works out for me 🙂
I follow all the steps, but when I start to download apps, It display “NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… )”. But i am using sony xperia mini having play store and I had downloaded many apps on my device through wifi. I had used in India but I am using it on Nepal.
Please help me what to do.
Hi, i can’t download this app: Pizzeria Britannia, could you help me?
LOL the author himself can’t download it? Stop kidding 😀
You wanna get your installs increased, I’ll do that for you 😛
I need it because i lost the project files…and i want to recover some of the java files
Can you help with this one?
Here’s it 🙂
CBC Music APK
Welcome mate… You too are 🙂
Bro i am downloading a app “go sms pro” for test but error comes “cannot download this app !” and it shows its compatible plz help coz i did get each and every thing right icluding that space in “target” zone
“Cannot download this app” usually comes up when the app is not listed to be compatible with the device you’re using or else the chosen carrier doesn’t supports that. I’ve downloaded that for you. Click the link below to get the apk file and install it onto your mobile phone 🙂
Go SMS Pro APK
Trying to download the following free app from Play but I can’t (I’m on a Mac).
Can you help? Maybe a download link.
Sure mate.. Here’s it downloaded for you. Click the link below to download:
Time Lapse Assistant APK
Hey I dont get the APK downloader icon on my toolbar. I’ve followed all the steps acurately………..even not when i open google play page..wat to do plz tell…?
Are you waiting for the Google Play page to completely load? It won’t show up until the page is fully loaded. Also make sure that you’re on the page of an app and not on the homepage of Play Store.
If you’re still facing problems, maybe a re-install of APK Downloader will help 🙂
Im not able to install google earth in my device
DEVICE:SAMSUNG GT S 5360 PLEASE HELP ME HOW TO INSTALL
What error are you experiencing? Maybe it is that your phones isn’t compatible to run this app.
Can you pls give me the device id.apk installer file for samsung galaxy s 3 i can’t able to download it from google play …
It was already shared in comments. Here’s it again. Download it using the link below:
Its an older version but it will still work 🙂
I think its not working anymore.. Please fix.
It says “Error: Cannot download this app”
the same with you ,so sad
Yeah! Some apps aren’t downloading.. Will look into that if I can find a solution.
Same problem as of Ron, please solve
I have same problem, Message coming Error : Cannot downlaod this app”. Earlier I was able to download, please solve this problem
Have APK Down loader installed on my laptop and desktop. Terrific. Both were working fine. Suddenly the desktop says “ERROR: Cannot download this app!”. Tried several apps and same error. DT and LT have same Device ID, user id and PW. Laptop still works fine.
No clue about that. That used to happen when the apps were not compatible with the device being used. Maybe removing and re-inserting the account details can fix it out. Or choosing a different carrier. It can be possible that the carrier you used on your desktop is blocking those apps.
Already tried re-entering “credentials”. Same router/carrier/ISP. Both wireless.
awesome post man !!thnx !!
i am not able add the apk downloader extention to google chrome
Are you the steps as provided in the update? Drag it to the extensions page as chrome isn’t allowing to add extensions directly.
w8 till page loads fully :)….i was havng same problm
admin could you plz give the .apk file for device id app
Here's it. Download it using the link below and install it on your Android Phone. http://teckdevil.com/media/others/andoidapks/Device_ID_App.apk
could you plz give me the device id app?
HOW to get extension's option page?
i couldn't able to 5th step..could somebody help?
Just click the wrench icon, select Tools and then Extensions. Here you'll find the APK Downloader extension. Just click on Options here.
Hey I dont get the APK downloader icon on my toolbar. I've followed all the steps acurately………..even not when i open google play page..wat to do plz tell…?
Are you sure you've properly added everything correctly to the extension's options page? It should've appeared then! Do you have the latest version of Chrome?
I have seen most of the comments are regarding device id:
Here is a simple way to find Device ID of your Android device, simply dial *#*#8255#*#* from your android device, then scroll down and you will see it there.
What is the Device ID ????????!!!!
It is a 16-digit unique code which is different to every android device. You need it to download apps from the play store. You can find your device id using the 'Device ID' app from the play store. Let me know if you don't have access to Play on your phone and need the APK of that too.
error says make sure the path is correct
Error massage showing…
What error message is being shown?
The error message shows **********The name 'C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationChrome.exe
–ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content' specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and the file name are correct.***********
What windows are you using? Is it 64-bit?
I'm using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit…
are we missing some inverted commas in the target box??
I tried putting one and the chrome.exe and it saved but can't download anything!! it keeps asking me to "Disable SSL error warnings"
I'm using the same Windows 7 32-bit. You don't need inverted commas in the 32-bit Windows. Are you sure you aren't missing the space after chrome.exe? I just tried it and its working fine for me.
How were you able to install chrome to the program files directory? By default, it only installs in the User's Directory. I doubt its the thing which is causing the trouble.
yes I've left a space there and my Target box said prior to my edition "C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" and my Start In box says "C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplication"
So if you think you've spotted the problem then please tell me how do I fix it.
I'm unable to find out what could be causing the error. Can you please try an alternative by downloading IronPortable (from – http://www.srware.net/downloads/IronPortable.zip ).
Its a different browser based on the same code as Chrome. So, I'm pretty sure it will work out. Just do the same, edit the shortcut, add the commands and install the extension to Iron Browser and see if it works.
even that didn't work 🙁
Seems like this is the final solution I have. Try it and let me know if it works.
Click on start, type CMD and press enter. In the command prompt window, paste the following line and hit enter:
start chrome -ignore-certificate-errors -allow-running-insecure-content -new-window play.google.com/store
PS: Also remove and reinsert your Account Details in the APK Downloader options page in Chrome.
didn't work :'(
I mean I tried putting one double inverted comma after chrome.exe and it saved
where to find device ID????
Use the 'Device ID' app found on the Play Store
What is the Device ID ????????!!!! the Serial o wat
It is a 16-digit unique code which is different to every android device. You need it to download apps from the play store.
You can find your device id using the 'Device ID' app from the play store. Let me know if you don't have access to Play on your phone and need the APK of that too.
could not get temp directory
hi admin, pl help me by giving steps by steps command. i am not familiar with pc.
Tell me where you're having issues and I'll try to explain that more clearly.
so, i'm good to go with most of this, but prob is that I have a kindle fire and no smart phone for a device ID. is there a place that I can get a generic ID? i know its a long shot, but good post man.
Sorry! There's nothing you can do. There's no generic device ID. What you can do is to search the particular app on 4shared or other sharing sites and chances are that you'll find the app most of the times.
Good article It solved my problem Keep Posting
Hey I dont get the APK downloader icon on my toolbar. I've followed all the steps acurately
It comes up only when you are on a Google Plus page of an app.
hey plz tell me freind same prob m getting…i have download the extension bt icon not yet appeared
Are you sure you were at the Google Play page of an App? Also, is your chrome up to date?
woooow, thanks admin. thanks for sharing this and thanks again…
Hi there. I did everything you said and it works wonderfully except these last couple of days it is giving me an error message SSL error and asking me to check my user name and device id. Everything must be fine since I followed all your steps and got it right the first time. Might there be any reason for my downloads not happening now?
It usually happens when chrome updates. Just recheck that the commands are present in the shortcut and then goto APK Downloader's options and logout and readd your account details.
It will start to work properly thereafter.
hey dude i'm not getting the apk icon on the adress bar although i followed ur steps
It only appears up when you're on a Google Play page of an app.
Extension’s options page – what or where do i find this?
Click on the Wrench icon, then to Tools > Extensions.
Find the APK Downloader there and click on options. That's it!
You are awesome… life saver.. been struggling to get through this from morn.. was getting so frustrated until i bumped into this post… specially the trick to drag it to extensions page was kick ass.. man am so happy.. thank u for for this grrrrrrrrrrrrrrt help.. cheers mate
I'm glad that it helped you.. 🙂
Thanks for the comment.
I am going to chrom icon on the desktop, right clicked and went to shortcut but the text i typed at the is not accepted and showing path is not allowed…
Anything u can suggest..do need to download chrome again??
You just need to leave a space and add –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content. Its simple as that. Nothing more to add.
Which version of windows are you using? And is it 32bit or 64bit?
Hi. Weeks ago I am able to download the apps perfectly from Google Play. but a few days later, it tells me that I need to disable the SSL error and check my ID. I checked my ID and there's nothing wrong with it. But can you tell me what I have to do with this SSL Error?
That usually happens when Chrome updates. Just check that the commands are still present in the Chrome's shortcut. If they are there, just Unlink and Re-add you Google Account details in the Extension's options and hopefully it will start working again.
Some apps are not downloading showing msg box:
ERROR : cannot download this app
Those are the apps which Google Play lists as incompatible with your device.
will it do any harm to my google account/android device (as I'm submitting Device ID) ? will I be able to download any application by my android device by same Google account later? I mean, can I use my same google account to download apps simultaneously to pc and android phone?
The device id is only used by the extension to generate a download request similar to what your phone does. There's no harm in submitting the device id and you'll be able to download apps on both phone and the pc.
Can you please let me know how to install downloaded apps on phone. thanks lot!!
After downloading, you just need to transfer the file to your phone. If you're going to send it via Bluetooth, then the phone will show up the received notification and tapping that will ask you about the installation.
If you'll be transferring it through USB connection, then you need to browse to the file's location on your phone and tap it to install it.
I hope I was able to help you. If you still have any doubts, please reply back.
hey admin need your help..i downloaded apk downloader..but it does nt install on chrome and it says-''extensions can only be installed from chrome web store''…i tried the 2nd method of downloading it from other browser and then adding it to chromes extension's page which is reached through program files in my pc-''C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplication21.0.1180.75Extensions'' and pasted this 1.2.1 crx file there in my 21.0.1180.75 version of chrome…it is still pasted there bt when i open the settings page of chrome..it does not show this apk downloaded extension…i have already disabled my ssl warnings…what to do now admin????…plzz help
Hey! You don't need to place in the extensions directory of Chrome. Instead the extensions page, which can be found by Clicking on the Wrench Icon and going to Tools > Extensions.
Just drag it here and it will be installed. Reply if you're still facing problem.
hi admin !i have a problem .i have already downloaded apk downloader but i dont know how to place it in the extensions page!
You just need to drag and drop it onto the extensions page.
u rock bro!!! 😀
i have samsung galaxy y..i want to download app on my pc,how should I do that??? plz help me
You just need to install the APK Downloader extension to chrome, configure it and you're ready to download apps.
where is extension's page.????????????????????????????
Click on the wrench icon, then Tools > Extensions. Or else, just type chrome://extensions/ in your address bar.
when I paste the –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content
windows says its not valid?
You need to leave a space after chrome.exe and then add -–ignore-certificate-errors -–allow-running-insecure-content
Hi Admin, could you please help me download this app? Google play says my device's country isn’t compatible with it as my tablet is a Chinese make (even though the device tie zone setting is India) but I’m pretty sure the app will work anyways. Thanks !
I will download it and update you soon.
Sorry for replying late. Here's your application. Click on the link below to download:
IndianRailway Offline TimeTable
You need to download the 3MB Database before you can start using it.
No problems, thanks for taking the trouble Admin, I will try installing the same and let you know how I made out !
The app works perfectly fine, thanks again !
Hi Admin, i got this error message when trying to download some apps:
"ERROR: Cannot download this app!"
Does it mean i can't download apps that are not compatible with my device (although i know they will work well?)
Thanks for the great work!
Yes, you can't download apps which are listed as incompatible on Google Play. Although most of the incompatible listed Apps work fine on the devices, there's no way to download them without a compatible device.
I've tried logging out the google play website and start downloading some apps, and it works fine for some but not for other apps, is there a reason why some apps do not allow the apk downloading since it should not be affected by my device type (since i've logged out my account)?
It is affected by your device since APK Downloader uses your device ID and Google Account details to send the download request to Play Store. Even if you are logged out, it will use your account details to login at the server. So, whether you are logged in or logged out won't affect much but logging out may help in case of some apps.
hi! i already download the apk downloader application then its opition appears and i put my email and pass. which i was using in android market, but i dont know how to get the android device id?? how can know the device id? thank you.
You can either use the Device ID app from Google Play or the gTalk service monitor to find your Device ID.
hi admin! ^^ i need your advice again, i successfully do the steps and it was really a help, i already download the applications i wanted. BUT when i open it again and gonna download application again it always says that i should disable ssl error warning. how can i disable it? thank you ^^
Check the shortcut's properties if the commands are still there. If they are present, then just remove your account in the APK Downloader's options and add it again. That should solve the problem.
thank you so much ^^
hey admin, could you please help me download this app? google play says my device isn't compatible with it but I'm pretty sure the app will work anyways. thx!!
My phone was compatible with the app. So, here it is. Click the link below to download:
Rhythm Action TAP SONIC
It works perfectly on my JB Nexus S!
Thanks for your time and help admin! Really appreciate it!
The extention downloader file is not working. It say go to Chrome Web Store.
For latest releases of chrome, you need to drag it to the extensions page to install it. Please read the update in the post.
apk downloader canot be instaled
For latest releases of chrome, please check the update in the post. You need to drag it to the extensions page to install it.
still not working
The installation of Extension or Downloading of Apps?
error downloading of apps
hi, i just installed the apps and they were installed fine. In fact it says right here in play store that the apps are already installed. But Im lost as where the files went because it just said that it will be installed later. But Ive waited and nothings happened to my phone or my pc.pls help.
Sorry, I'm unable to understand properly. Were you able to download the APK files are then transfer them to your phone?
Admin, can try help me download this app?
when clicked the download icon on top than new page came out and a
pop-up : error!cannot download this app
If it shows that error, the it means the App is not compatible with your device. Sadly, I can't download it too as its incompatible with my phone too. It requires a high end device.
hello admin ,, before 10 days ,, i tried all the steps ,, it works fine ,, but today i tried ,, it gives me a msg " Disable ssl warning ..and chk ur email and device id " now i again tried with these steps with my new installed google chrome ,, when i tried to installing APK extension ,, a msg comes "Extensions apps and user scripts can only be added from chrome web store .." please tell me how to install apk extension in chrome …
I've already updated the post regarding issues with new Google Chrome. Also, the new Google Chrome has reduced compatibility with old Manifest. So, the Extension may not work properly in some cases.
For the disable SSL warnings error, please confirm if you still have SSL warnings disabled and then Remove and ReAdd your account details and that should solve the problem.
After entering details it mentions mobile carrier. How important is this because you dont list Verizon as an option.
Probably, Nothing serious here. I tried using carriers from different countries and they all worked fine. The good thing is that if an app is listed as incompatible by one carrier, you can use a different one to get the app.
hey bro i got a doubt… if we downld applicatns usin APK dwnldr and instal in our ph,and later connect it to internet will google be able to recognise that the particular softwr ws downlded using APK Dwnldr??
No, because APK Downloader uses your phone's Device ID and Google Account details, it makes a similar request through PC as your phone makes on Google Play. So, Google Play just assumes that the APK is being downloaded on your phone. There shouldn't be any problem if you connect it to internet.
I am getting the following error:
This webpage is not found
No webpage was found for the web address: http://v11.lscache2.c.android.clients.google.com/…
Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND): The file or directory could not be found.
Something is wrong with your Internet Connection or your browser settings. When I opened this URL in my browser, it started to download the Fruit Ninja apk file.
apk file downloder not working …
Just tried it again and its working fine. What error are you receiving?
When I try to install APK downloader extension, I get “Extensions, apps and user scripts can only be added from the Chrome Web Store” message… Any idea how to get rid of this? Thanks.
Sadly, the newest versions of Chrome are not able to install extensions directly from 3rd party sources. But, there is a solution. Just download the Extension using a different browser and drag and drop it into Chrome's Extensions page (i.e chrome://chrome/extensions/). Hope it helps!!
@admin I did the same but im not getting any extension bar or anything : .. noting is happening :…. plzz tell
Basically, there shouldn't be any extension bar. You would see the download icon when you're on an app's Google Play page.
I'm trying to download an application for which Google Play says it is not compatible with my device. Downloading other applications works. Could you please download it for me? It is TVRmobile.
Thanks in advance
Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Please click on the following link to download TVR Mobile:
As Google Play stated that it is not compatible with your device, it might be possible that it doesn't work properly on your device.
i don't know where to look for my id?
my phone says 'send heartbeat to server'…
Are you trying to find the Device ID using gTalk service monitor? If yes, use Device ID instead.
thanx for the advice
You're welcome. Or else, if you are in need of a few apps, I can download them for you.
Doesn't your device has a valid device ID so that you can download directly?
hey can u give me some website to download apps on pc………….plz
You can Google for App Name + Download and if its a popular one, you'll surely get some sites to download from. But, all that is very risky being they can have malware in them. So, better stick with Google Play!
Thanks a lot admin!!! 🙂
hey can we use anyone's id to download apps from market
Yes. But, you also need to use the account details of that person.
how do i find my device id if i have a t301 cruz tablet?
If the Device ID app isn't showing any Device ID, then certainty your tablet isn't assigned any 🙁
Hey can you do me a favour. Can you download the followings apps from the market : Terminal IDE and IDEdroid. I really need these two. Thank you! 🙂
Sorry I was away for a few days. I'll download these today and will provide you the links!
Here are your files, ready for download. (Sent you an email too):
hey i use bluestack to run the apk file on my computer.will bluestack have the device id ??
No. I don't think Bluestack has a device ID.
I use your way but that extension icon of apk downloader doesnt appear in front of my bookmark(star) icon!so i couldnt download from play yet.any help please?
Are you sure that you've entered the correct device ID and Google Account details? The Download icon only appears on a Google Play page of the application, not on any of the achieve/category pages.
i cannot add –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content after google.exe any advise ?
You need to leave a space after chrome.exe and then add these lines. Otherwise, it won't let you add those.
WHAT IS ANDROID ID?
Android Device ID is a unique 16-digit Identification Number assigned to devices running Android.
Hello Admin! How to install APK Downloader Ext to Chrome?
I've got the answer, just drag to chrome page
Great that you've found it yourself. If you'd have downloaded it using Chrome, it would have installed directly. Otherwise, just dragging and dropping it to a Chrome window does the work.
I have an android that does not support google play and this seemed a good way to get some aps that I like. Being the novice that I am, I don't know where to find the apk downloader. I've tried in google but don't know which one to get.
Well, if your device doesn't supports Google Play, you won't be able to use this extension as it requires the Device ID which is not assigned to devices which don't support Google Play! I can download a few apps for you, but I can't do that all the time. So then, You can use the Device ID and email details of one of your friend to use the Extension.
Next, if you'd have checked thoroughly, I've provided the link to download APK Downloader. Anyways, you can click here to download it.
Feel free to reply back if you need any more help.
hello bro! there are some games and apps that requires additional data SD data file directing from the play store. so are we able to download these data file through the computer that we can for apk? please let me know bro!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!
No, I don't think its possible. Generally the additional files cannot be found on Play Store. Even if found, we can't determine the exact location from where the Application accesses it. So, we won't be able to place it in a proper directory.
thanx boss for your kind help!!!!!!!!!!! i am really grateful to you!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're welcome Sakib!! BTW, you should thank the developer of this Extension not me! I'm just sharing it!
Another way to find device ID
Open dial pad, call *#*#8255#*#* ( 8255 = TALK ). If it opens “GTalk Service Monitor”, find lines that begin with JID and Device ID. Your email is JID, and your device id is a string that after android- prefix
For example: if it shows android-1234567890abcdef , then your device ID is 1234567890abcdef
I have a Sony Tablet S and run android ICS on it. I want to know how to find the device ID on it. SInce it is a non call tablet, how can I find it? Please advice.
If your Tablet had Google Play pre-installed in it, then it certainly has a Device ID. Try using the Device ID app to find it out. If it doesn't show the device ID, then your device isn't assigned one.
can somebody please download this app and send me on gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
i relly need this 🙂
(i need this for WM ware)
Here's the link: https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7523600_757_2558201…
Link Sent to your mail too! Please Check!
getting path n file name incorrect after inserting commands in chrome's shortcut……using windows xp-sp2….does it matter if i use vista or d latter….
No, it shouldn't matter. The only thing you need to see is that you add those following lines properly. Those should be at the very end of the Box and should contain a space after chrome.exe. Should be something like:
C:UsersAdminAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content
Works absolutely perfect!
Thank you very much!
Thanks for providing solution. But now I am facing new problem. Whenever I am trying to download, it is asking Disable SSL warning in Chrome. I have already unchecked Malawere and Phising option, but not working please suggest.
Did you insert the –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content commands properly in the chrome's shortcut? Try created a new shortcut and editing the same!
I have an sony s tablet, is there anyway to change your device ID? I want to run a game which has put a bane on my account. I didn't do anything to receive the bane, but would like to continue to play and would need a new device id, is it even possible.
Hmm!! I don't think there's a way to change the device ID. Why did they ban you?
is it working if we use SRWare Iron browser
Just tried it and it worked absolutely fine. Even without ignoring certificate errors and allowing insecure content.
And, thanks for introducing me to Iron. I didn't knew about that 🙂
i downloaded d apk file but when i run it from my phone , it shows an error saying "there was a problem in parsing the file"
There could be many reasons for this error.
There might be a problem with the application's apk file. Try downloading and installing again.
Are you trying to install the application on an Android device not compatible with the app?
Try a different popular application to see if the problem persists
i get this error…"C:Documents and SettingsstudentLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content"
pls help me
Looks like it worked for you. Reply if you still have issues.
Okay. Anyway thanks a lot admin!!! 🙂
You're welcome!! 🙂
Well if your phone isn't rooted then i guess the app first installs to the internal memory and you may have the option to transfer it to your memory card.
But i wonder why this thing isn't working??
I have no clue about that. Maybe you can try contacting the developer!
Thanks for asking but i have C4droid. I only need this plugin so as to run C++ programs on it. The only problem is that this plugin isn't installing. So is it necessary for me to root my device for this plugin to work as i don't want to root it now??
It clearly states that you need to Root before you can install it onto memory card. Or, you can install it on the Phone Memory and it won't require the root.
This works perfectly 🙂
thanks a lot
Is it possible to play google apps freely in my pc ? If yes kindly give me advice on how to do it. With thanks
Yes, some softwares such as BlueStacks can do the job of running APK files on the PC.
Thanks a lot admin. You are really helpful. But again i am facing the same problem. The app isn't installing. What are the other apps you are talking about???
Please read its description on the play store (Link Here). Some of the text says:
WARNING! It's not a standalone application. If plugin doesn't work, try to install it to internal memory.
It is an addon/extension for the C4droid (C/C++ compiler) plugin. You need to install that and should have rooted OS to install this one. Please let me know if you need the link to C4droid too.
hey please help if you can download the GCC plugin for me from the market please.THANK YOU 🙂
Sorry for late reply. Are you referring to GCC plugin for C4droid?
yes…..if you can…i am in an urgent need of it..please!!!
Ok, here it is: http://bit.ly/KEhhtd
I don't know but they say this app may require some other apps to run properly. I hope you have the other required ones.
I have done all the steps show above…
When i goto google play and free app apk downloader icon appers. But when i click on it it shows error…
Please disable SSL error wornings
Chack your account information(Email and Device ID)
You might not have disabled SSL warnings and allowed insured content correctly. Try rechecking that and also check your account details.
For device id simply dial *#*#8255#*#*
Worked perfectly and the first time I attempted.
The only problem is that the large apps that are a problem to download over wifi are usually not the free ones. Also gameloft only lets you download a small fraction of the game through google play. The rest is directly through them, so even when free you can only download 0.5% of the game to ur desktop. Its their games that prompted me to try this route but no go.
Probably, there's nothing we can do regarding that.
Thanks for your advice. As you suggested, I created a userid and did all the things. But the apps is only being sent to my mobile through USB, no on my PC. In this process I also exhausted all my phone money.
When I disconnect the USB, its asks choose device on which to install, but the same is not working after clicking the same. Please suggest.
Means you are able to download the app but not able to install it onto your phone? You just need to transfer it to a location on your phone then click on it to install it.
You also need to enable installing of 3rd Party Apps.
I read all of above replies. I want to download .apk files on my pc without using android cell phone connecting. By using above suggestions, I did all the steps told by you, but whenever I try of download a file message comes.."you haven't accessed the google play store apps (the white shopping bag apps icon)on your device with this email account.
Please suggest, how can I download without connecting the phone.
You need to use the email account associated with google play to make it work. If you haven't yet activated google play on your mobile, you need to use it for the first time before you can enjoy the above method.
hey..i found your forum v helpful..i followed everything till step 7..however it still says dat either i need to disable my ssl warnings(wich i did by changing the chrome properties) or i need to check my accnt info..i furnished my correct id n pwd..
could u plz tell me wats wrong? 🙂
Ok, that’s strange. Please confirm that you’re only entering the Email which DeviceID app shows you? Using any Google Account won’t work.
I think i got my DeviceID wrong on my APK downolader extension. Is there a way i can reset it??
ahhh…i got it..i hope it works this time…Thanks 🙂
Wishing the same too. Good Luck 🙂
okay but sorry to say that its only showing the device ID and not the email and password 🙁
It should show the email.
If it doesn't, just use the email and the password of your primary Google account connected with your Android phone. Its the one which you entered in your phone the very first time you used Google Play.
thanks a lot admin 🙂
but 1 more thing. I can only see my device ID through this app , which email and password to enter….please help!!! thanks 🙂
You can also find your device id by looking at the gTalk service monitor, but that's Tricky.
You need to enter the email and password of your main Google account connected to your Android phone i.e the email which device ID shows.
admin pls help if u can download the device ID app for me….
Here it goes. You can download the device ID app using the link below. http://media.teckdevil.com/others/andoidapks/Devi…
I am using a kindle fire and I really needed to download the app "Philippine Bar Exam Buddy" from Google Play. I found out that my device is not supported, is there a way that you can help me download the app? Thank you and God Bless.
Then, maybe it won't work on your kindle even after you get it. I'll try to see if my Galaxy Ace supports it. If it does, I'll download that for you 🙂
I download my apps from 4shared and blackmart, unfortunately the app was not available there. The app is free so it won't cost you, thank u so much! 🙂
Downloading from 4shared or other sharing sites can be a risk, as you may get an infected APK file. It might happen with some of the apps so be careful.
Anyways, I've downloaded the APK from Google Play. Following is the link to download it: http://media.teckdevil.com/others/andoidapks/Phil…
Please note that it may not work on larger screen Kindle as it was downloaded for and on my Galaxy Ace.
just tried it, it worked great! no problems so far, thank u so much, this will help a lot for my review! I really appreciate it. 🙂
I'm glad that it worked fine 😀
Thanks for taking the time and updating me about the same.
I use w7. When I want to change my target name under shortcut, a msg appears, targeted path or file does not exist. I cannt change it . Someone Please help me.
Please note that there is a space after Chrome.exe . If you don't give a space, it will show the error you received!
I have a problem here. There's no APK icon on my Chrome addressBar… how to make it appear?
Thanks in Advance… 😀
The APK icon only appears when you are browsing an Application page on Google Play. Also, the application needs to be free. Otherwise, the icon won't appear 🙂
Which version of Windows are you using (x86 or x64)?
Also, are you sure that you're using the correct target for the Target Box? I mean please confirm if the location of chrome is correct.
when trying to change the target file error box opens saying..make sure the path and file name are correct..
its not working .. 🙁 i hav folowed the all steps .. but it gives error by clicking log in that..
ERROR: cannot use this email
how to solve it???
help plz thanks
Are you using the correct Google Account email? You need to use an email address which is connected with your Android Device.
my mobile internet is off.. iam using on PC.. so google play is currently offline in mobile…
That shouldn't be a problem. You don't need to be connected with Google Talk on mobile to use it on PC.
plz give ur sugessions
I tried to contact you at your email address you used while submitting this comment. But, maybe you aren't checking your mailbox.
Next, it shouldn't show such a message if the email is correct. I'll check the application again and will update you if I will find something.
Also, please provide me your email address. I couldn't help much through comments. I need more details about your error message.
how to get the device id for free
You can find your Device ID by using a simple and free application called Device ID. Just search it in Google Play and you'll find it 🙂
device Id app?
Yes, it can tell you your Device ID which you need to put into the Extension.
You can get that here
isn't device ID the 16 digit IMEI number of the android phone?
It accepted but not able to download APK files yet.
No, its not the IMEI. Its a specific Android Device ID allotted to each device using Google Play! It looks something like – 39C5302021D09DFD
step 2 & 3 not working…. telling target not found…..
this is no longer working, i guess…still having the prob of error certificate.
Just checked it. Working perfectly.
Please note that you need to Disable the SSL warnings by editing the shortcut as shown in the post. Also, it will only work for free Apps.
Wait is over for 'Android SDK' and 'Bluestacks'..Awesome update.
Please note that its against Google Play's policies to download Apps in a manner other than provided by Google. So, maybe this trick won't survive for long 🙁
Its great as long as it works!!