What Is XAPK and How To Install XAPK on Android

I come to know about this file format when I face the problem in downloading PUBG mobile through Google Play Store. I tried almost 5-6 time to download PUBG Mobile 0.5.0 which have data of 1.2 GB. After many failed attempts I  tried it on google and luckily found it somewhere and downloaded it successfully and quickly, But after downloading the PUBG Mobile 0.5.0 I found it is not in apk, zip, or rar format. It was in .xapk format. After doing a quick research I found many ways to install xapk on Android. And that’s why I prepared this Post about How To Install XAPK on Android?

What Is XPK and How To Install XAPK on Android

Actually, Google Play Store only allows apps with the size must be 50MB or smaller, which is a major drawback of Google Play Store. This limitation forces app developers to use other files like OBB files to store additional files such as graphics and media assets. This is why some developers deliver their apps from other websites.  The XAPK file is the solution to this problem. XAPK is a standard ZIP file format which is used to package the APK file and OBB file together. We have introduced xapk file with you and in this article, we will tell you How To Install XAPK on Android?

XAPK is a standard ZIP file format which is a combination of the APK file and OBB file. Developers use this file format to overcome the limitation of Google Play store.  XAPK file format also preferred as a solution for all Google Playstore downloading issues. XAPK will be available on third parties websites so you can download on any device using powerful download managers. So now lets come to the point and start one by one method to help you to figure out How To Install XAPK on Android?

How To Install XAPK on Android

DOwnloaded XAPK and Thinking about How To Install XAPK on Android, You are luckily at the right place because we are including all the methods to install xapk on Android. These Methods are very easy and trusted so you will not be going to face any major problem and your device will be not at risk.

How To Install XAPK on Android: Without PC method

This is the easiest way to Install XAPK file on Android Smartphone. In this method, you will need only Your smartphone and that XAPK File. To Install XAPK Without PC you will need one of the following XAPK Installer installed on your android smartphone.

  1. Uptodown Android
  2. APKPure App
  3. RAR Android APP

Install one of the following apps and follow their respective method as given below.

Install XAPK Without PC using UPtodown AndroidInstall XAPK Without PC using UPtodown Android

  1. First of all, Enable the installation of apps from unknown sources by going to Settings > Security > Allow installation of apps from unknown sources.  it might be somewhere else in the settings depending on the specific version of Android. Just search it on google. On Nougat it will ask you directly whether or not you want to enable this option the first time you download an APK file.
  2. Now download and  Install  Uptodown Android App from here: Uptodown Android APP
  3. After Installing It, Open it.
  4. Tap On Download.
  5. Now Tap on XAPK.
  6. Now All your downloaded XAPK Files will be listed here. Click on the xapk file you want to install on your device.
  7.  Now it will start unzipping the xapk file, After completing unzipping process. it will start the installation.

Install XAPK Without PC using APKPure AppInstall XAPK Without PC using APKPure APP

  1. First of all, Enable the installation of apps from unknown sources by going to Settings > Security > Allow installation of apps from unknown sources.  it might be somewhere else in the settings depending on the specific version of Android. Just search it on google. On Nougat it will ask you directly whether or not you want to enable this option the first time you download an APK file.
  2. Download and  Install  APKPure App from here: APKPure App.
  3. Now Tap on the button which is located at Top-Right Corner and navigate to APK/ XAPK option. After It, Tap on the Install button of the xapk file you want to install and then, It will do the rest work for you.

Install XAPK Without PC using RAR Android App

  1. Head to the XAPK file that you have downloaded, Long press on the XAPK file.
  2. Choose rename option. and change the format of the XAPK file to ZIP. For example, game name is pubg0.5.0.xapk. Change it to pubg0.5.0.zip.
  3. Now Install the RAR Android App from the Given Link: RAR android App
  4. After installing it, Open it, and browse to the game’s zip file, which you have created in step 2.
  5. Check the box next to it and tap on extract button.
  6. Now Tap on the browse button and select the empty folder somewhere in the storage. Tap on ok to start extracting.
  7. Now, wait some time.
  8. Once successfully extracted, go to the extraction folder, You will see the APK file and the folder named “Android”.
  9. Open the Android folder. The folder will have two subfolders; obb and com.xyz . Copy the
    com.xyz folder. (HERE xyz = gamename)
  10. Now Paste the copied folder to the Internal storage -> Android ->OBB ->
  11. Now go to the extracted folder again and Install the APK file.
  12. That’s it, You have installed the xapk file successfully. Now enjoy the game.

 

How To Install XAPK on Android using PC

This is the last method in this article about “How To Install XAPK on Android”. it is not a hard procedure but In this method you will need A Windows PC/Lappy, Data cable, and USB debugging driver and permission.

  1. First of all Download Pure APK Install and open it on your computer.
  2. Now in your Phone, go to Settings>> About Phone, here tap the Build number 7 times until you see a popup saying “Developer Options Enabled”.
  3. Now go back to Settings Again, You will found a new option “Developer Options” Click on it, and Enable USB Debugging
  4. Plug your Android phone or tablet into computer USB port and get connected to the computer via USB cable.
  5. Open the Pure APK and Drag and drop XAPK, APK file, or “Open APK File” on your computer.
  6. Preview your App and select external SD Card or Android internal memory to install it. Then click “Install button” to start your XAPK/APK installation.
  7. It will take 3-5 seconds or more to finish XAPK, APK installation.

Additional Tips:  How to solve xapk validation failed pubg mobile error

If you are running Android 6.0 or greater then you can probably get this error “XAPK Validation Failed Pubg Mobile”. To fix xapk validation failed pubg mobile error or “XAPK file validation failed” error you need to manually change the app permission.

To do that go to settings -> apps -> select the game – scroll down -> app
permission -> turn on storage permission. That’s it. Restart the game and it should work fine.

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That’s it, guys, I hope this article “What is XAPK File and How To Install XAPK on Android will definitely help you to know about xapk file and methods to install xapk on your device. We have also included the method to solve xapk validation failed pubg mobile error, which is quite common on android 6.0, this method will also work with other apps and game. So now you can download and enjoy your big games without Play store errors. If you like this post please do share and keep visiting.

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About Sourabh Kumar

Sourabh Kumar is a Tech savvy B.Tech(ECE) student living in Jaipur, India. He is a Blogger and fan of photography, technology, Robotics, and design. He is also interested in programming and innovation. He loves technology, gadgets and Spends lots of time with them.

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One Comment on “What Is XAPK and How To Install XAPK on Android”

  1. Dear Sourabh,

    Thanks for this nice tutorial. The wifi unit on my mobile is not working and when I start pubg the message is ” would you like to enable downloading over cellular connections? Depending on your data plan, this may cost you money.”

    “Download paused because wifi is disabled.”

    but there is no option to allow download from data connection and it is stucked here.

    How to solve this problem. I tried various solutions from google but failed.

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