If you’re an android user then you must aware of the term called APK.
It’s Android Package Kit. In order to use an android application, first, need to download and install it on your device.
In order to get an android application, you need to open the PlayStore and need to search for the application that you want to download and install.
Once you’ll find the application on PlayStore, make sure to click on the INSTALL button and your application or game will start installing on your android device.
Suppose, the application you want to download and install not available on PlayStore then what will you do?
Well, if this is the case then you need to sideload the application. Sideload means you need to download the compressed file of the application called APK.
Once you’ll download the APK of the application then you need to follow the steps mention down below.
– First, you need to search for the APK that you want to download and install on Google. Once you’ll find it, make sure to download it to your device.
– Once, you’ll get the APK, now, you need to give permission to your device and need to enable the UNKNOWN SOURCE.
– Once done, now, you can install the APK and you’ll get the application on your device.
These are the simple steps you need to take in order to download and install the APKs. Now, there is another term called XAPK.
Sometimes, you may come across the situation when you need to download and install large-size games and applications. If this is the case then there is a term called XAPK.
PlayStore allows uploading the APK file up to 100 MBs. Means, your application or game should not larger in size than this.
But if you’re a developer then you must aware that, you need more size in order to get the user interaction to your application or game.
Here comes the part of XAPK.
What is XAPK?
It’s a compressed form of the APK and OBB assets. OBB is a folder where you’ll get all of your graphic content that needs to make the application or game more attractive and user-friendly.
To conclude, if you want to sideload an APK of large in size then you should search for the XAPK.
Suppose, you need to install the PUBG game on your device and unfortunately, it’s not available on PlayStore because your government bans the application then you need to search for the XAPK.
You need to search for the XAPK file and need to sideload the application on your device and need to install it.
Make sure, the source from where you’re downloading the file is safe. These files can contain viruses and malware that can harm your privacy and can steal your personal data.
Advantages of having an XAPK?
As I already told you, if you want to save tons of data and storage then there is nothing like this format. you can simply compress your APK and OBB assets.
You can download a large file with just one click. You can save data and time if you’re a user. You’ll get more downloads if you’re a developer.
How to download install?
In case, if you want to download and install the XAPK then you need to search for it on GOOGLE. Once you’ll get the file, now, you can’t install this version with just one click.
Menas, you can’t sideload it directly like an APK file. For installing this, you need to download an XAPK installer or you can manually do this.
Let’s go with the application. If you want to install the XAPK file automatically on your android device then you need to install a third-party application for that.
Make sure to search on Play Store and you may find tons of free applications that can help you to manage the XAPK files.
There are tons of free XAPK installers you can install on your device. Once you’ll get it, you can sideload the XAPK files.
Now, the question is if you can’t sideload the XAPK files then how you’ll install these applications on your device?
Make sure to stay with me and I’ll share with you all the required steps you need to take in order to convert the XAPKs into APKs.
1. By third-party applications:
The first method that you can try is to use the third-party application available on PlayStore.
Make sure to download and install one of these applications.
Once the application will install, now, these applications will help you to manage your XAPKs and separate your XAPKs and APKs as well.
If you download the XAPK file from the web then these applications will help you to convert your XAPK file into an APK file.
You can easily extract your XAPK file and can get the APKs.
2. By changing file extension:
In case, if you don’t want to install any third-party application but still want to convert your XAPKs into APK then it’s one of the best ways of doing that.
In order to do that, make sure to follow the steps mention down below.
– First, you need to rename your XAPK file and need to change the extension. You need to change the extension from XAPK to ZIP.
– Once you’ll change the extension, it’ll convert into a ZIP file, now, you can open it and can decompress the file easily.
– Once the file will decompress, you’ll get an APK file and ANDROID folder.
– Tap on the Android folder and go to the OBB folder. Copy the OBB file and paste it inside the OBB folder of your Android’s internal storage.
Make sure to locate the OBB folder on your internal storage Storage/Android/OBB.
– Once done, now, you need to install the file as you usually do.
These are the simple steps to convert an XAPK file into an APK file.
If you have any questions or anything you want to suggest in any of these steps then make sure to mention inside the comments down below.
Make sure to read the things carefully and you’ll get what you want.
Hope you guys understand what is XAPKs. If you still have questions or anything you want to suggest then make sure to ask in the comments.
Make sure, you can install the APKs but for XAPKs, you need to download a third-party application or need to use the third-party web tool.
If you have any other way then don’t forget to suggest in comments down below.