APK Downloader Lets you Download Android Apps To Your Desktop

APK Downloader Lets you Download Android Apps To Your Desktop
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on the latest game, only to find that the Android Market thought it wasn't compatible with your phone?  Maybe you don't have a Tegra 2 device, but youre're pretty sure an Adreno 220 could handle it still.  Have a Kindle Fire and want access to more than just the Amazon AppStore?  Until now you've been stuck, but a new Chrome extension called APK Downloader will allow you to download an apk file from the Android Market directly to your desktop rather than to your device.  You'll need the latest version of Chrome with SSL error notifications disabled, then you supply your device ID, email address and password (all stored locally on your computer to grab the Android Market cookie).  From there you pick the app you want and you'll have the apk file on your computer, allowing you to sideload it onto any of your Android devices!  It is a quite a handy little tool, but we'll be interested to see if anything is done to block this circumvention of the device rules.

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14 Comments

1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Helpful but could be even more helpful if there was a video on how to actually do that sucessfully!

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

It's pretty straightforward. Just follow the steps.

5. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Well maybe for you but not everyone is geeky like you buddy!!

7. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Its just like downloading any file. This is how. download it, download a "file manager" from the market, plug your device into computer and move the file to your phone like you would if you where adding music. then you unplug phone. go to settings>applications>check unknown sources box>go to file manager>where you placed the apk file>click it, and install..

9. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

No need to be a geek. Just follow the steps.

14. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

alrite will give it a try again

2. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Awesome tool. I will be using this alot.

4. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

DL'ing this tonight

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

awesome. the only thing better would be finding a way to play games on the desktop

8. Venuramax

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Where can i download this Extension?

10. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

The extension has been pulled by the developer. See the source link.

11. tma6279

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I just download the apk file to my computer, send it to Dropbox and the file immediately syncs with Dropbox app on my phone. Then tap on file and the package installer will install the app on your device as long as the Unknown sources box is checked in the application settings menu.

12. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Well, unfortunately the developer deactivated the extension because of fears people might be using it for pirating apps. Sucks, I enjoyed the extension for the 8 hours I had it.

13. xDragonZ

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

You can get it over here : http ://apps.evozi. com/apk-downloader/

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