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How to install Android apps on Windows 10 mobile

| Technology | November 5, 2016

Do you love some android apps but not yet ported to windows? here is a tutorial on how to install some of your favorite android apps on windows mobile. Please read the tutorial carefully before attempting it. If you are not still clear on the process you can watch the video tutorial. As this process can brick your device if performed wrongly.

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How to install android apk on windows 10 mobile

Keep in mind that getting APKs without permission is piracy and you should be aware of local laws.

Before we start, keep in mind that this may damage your device. We wouldn’t recommend trying this, but if you really want to, you can feel free to do so at your own risk.

Here is the list of supported devices:

Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 929 (icon)
Nokia Lumia 830
Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 635 (1GB RAM variant)
Nokia Lumia 730
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 435
Nokia Lumia 928

If you have one of the above devices, here’s how to install the apps:

Download wconnect and Android SDK’s ADB tool from here.
Unzip both of the files on the folder
Open the folder wconnect, then install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe
Go to your Windows 10 Mobile’s Settings page, then head over to Update & Security > For Developers and enable Developers Mode, as well as Device Discovery
Now go to the extracted wconnect folder, then open an elevated command prompt (Shift+right click > Open command window here)
After that, you’ll need to connect to the phone — and there’s two way of doing that (USB method is recommended):
If you want to connect using USB, type wconnect.exe usb and hit enter
And if you want to connect over Wi-Fi, type wconnect.exe 192.168.xxx.xxx (replace the xxx with your network’s IP)
Then it’ll ask for the pairing code, just type the pairing code and hit enter
After that, navigate to the extracted adb folder and open an elevated command prompt
To make sure that your device is connected, type adb devices and hit enter to show the list of devices that are connected
Lastly, place the APK file that you want to install on the same directory (adb folder) and type in adb install APKNAME.apk (replace APKNAME with the APK file’s name)
Just wait for it to do its thing and you should be able to install the Android app on your Windows 10 device
Still not clear on the process, watch you can watch the video tutorial.

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