There is certainly no shortage of places to download APK files. There are APKMirror, UpToDown, and a thousand and one additional tools and websites, such as Raccoon APK Downloader or Aurora Store. APK.Support is another little-known alternative that does the job perfectly: Power download the APK of any app on Google Play, as long as it’s a free app, of course.
The great thing about APK.Support is that you don’t have to install anything and the APK files you download come from directly from Google servers, without modifications. With its utility for downloading APK files, you can therefore download applications which are not available in your country or for your device.
First of all, search and download
It is relatively common for developers to release games or apps first in some regions and not in others, in order to catch bugs before a global launch or for some other reason. It’s also possible that an app may be available on Google Play for a list of devices, even though it’s technically capable of performing well on others. A traditional solution to both problems is download the APK and install the app yourself
The problem is usually finding the said APK. Most APK download pages require someone to download APKs in advance, so they have some delay in receiving the latest versions. Not only that, but it can be difficult to find specific apps that have low downloads. One solution is to use pages that get the files from Google Play via their API, like Aurora Store or APK.Support. If it’s on Google Play, it’s your APK.
In the case of APK.Support, the download tool can be found at this address. No need to log in or download anything. All you have to do is put the Google Play link of an application in the form, or the name of its package. It is not possible to search by name.
For example, if you want to download Angry Birds Journey, which is currently only available in a few countries, you will need to enter your Google Play address in the form,
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.abcasual or the name of the package,
com.rovio.abcasual. This will display a window with the files Latest version APK, ready to download.
Since the arrival of Android application bundles, some applications They do not consist of an APK, but of several
After compressing all APK files to ZIP format, it will be time to install it. As this is not an APK, but several, you need a specific tool to install them. This is only necessary in applications consisting of multiple APKs. Those that are one, you can install them as always.
Multiple APK files? Use UPS to install them
You don’t have to install anything to download APK files from Google servers with Support.APK, but you will need an app to install App Bundles which are made up of multiple APK files. The good news is that there is a free and open source application
APK Files Installer (SAI)
Split APKs Installer is a very easy to use multiple APK installer. To begin with, there is only one button, Install APKs. After tapping on it, you will need to move around the mobile folders until you find the ZIP file that contains the APKs you previously downloaded.
If you downloaded the APK files separately, you can also create a multiple choice. Regardless of the method, after choosing the file, the application will spend some time processing the result.
Once done, SAI will try to install the app, which means the first time you do it you need to grant it permission to install apps. With the license ready, you can finally install the app as usual.
This method should help you install apps that are on Google Play but that you cannot download for different reasons, but remember this is just the beginning. The app you downloaded may make its own checks when you open it and may not work, or may be incompatible with your mobile hardware.