How to Install Android APK APPS on Windows Phone 10 Preview! Video Guide

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By Justin on Aug 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM
  1. Justin

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    #1 Justin, Aug 15, 2015
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    How to get Android APPS working on Windows Phone 10 Preview [EASY GUIDE]


    Microsoft has been working on Android APK support in Windows Phone 10. This guide will talk how to enable Android virtual machine on Windows Phone 10 Preview and install Google Play Android Store with further Android apps.

    You will need:
    Windows PC
    USB Cable
    Nokia Lumia Windows 10 Phone with at least 1GB of RAM. List of tested and working models:
    I will use Nokia Lumia 920 for this guide. It's running Windows Phone 8.1, so I'll need to update it to Windows Phone 10 first.

    Updating to Windows Phone 10 Preview
    1. Download Windows Insider app from Windows app store.
    2. Enroll for Windows Phone 10 Preview Insider program, I recommend Fast Ring option for the latest Win 10 version.
    3. Phone will reboot.
    4. Go to Settings > Phone Update > Download Windows 10 update.



    Enabling Android virtual machine and installing APKs
    1. Download APK Windows 10 Insider tool to Windows PC.
      Hidden Content:
      **Hidden Content: Registered users only. You must click 'Like' before you can see the hidden data contained here.**
    2. Install and open it.
    3. Follow on screen instructions.
      Go to Phone Settings > Updates > For Developers > enable developer mode and device discovery
    4. Connect phone to PC via USB.
    5. Click pair, phone will give code.
    6. Enter code in developer app.
    7. Drag Android App APK file and click install.
    8. Install takes from half a minute to several minutes, depending on size of the APK.


    Where to get Android APKs?
    1. Search Google Play in web browser for an app you want.
    2. Copy app page url from web browser
    3. Convert app page url to APK download url here.

    How to Install ANDROID Apps on WINDOWS PHONE 10 Preview? Easy Video Guide



Discussion in 'TechCat Blog' started by Justin, Aug 15, 2015.

    1. Maldebiry
      thank you man appreciate that, im trying.......;)
      robin sharma likes this.
    2. Vonjay
      cool..i will try this one
      robin sharma likes this.
    3. Emil Nissgran
      Emil Nissgran
      When I install the APKtoWIn10M, it changes to spanish, and the app doenst respond. It thinks my phone is connected, when its not, and cant pair the app wit my phone .. Help?
      Race and robin sharma like this.
    4. cca01
      Thank you! It looks great, but I am affraid that developers will not develop native Windows Phone apps anymore...
      robin sharma likes this.
    5. aslala
      does it work?
    6. Shuvo Das
      Shuvo Das
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    7. SanteriAT
      Would download the tool if it let me...
      theresa ward likes this.
    8. Marc Wilson
      Marc Wilson
      trying to see download links
      theresa ward likes this.
    9. SanteriAT
      Have you ever even tried an Android phone? I have two of them and have never had any issues. (I also have two Windows Phone -devices, so that's why I'm here)
    10. Jered
    11. w.w.
    12. Cid
      Thanks for the GUI
    13. Vonjay
      Hello everyone, just 1 question, I only have the first 1, cant find the second and I cannot see it on my windows phone, I can access only the first folder, what should I do? thanks a lot
    14. juntsu1
    15. ajmal
      sherin likes this.
    16. diazlaz
      Thanks for this awesome work! - I tried the latest build in GitHub, I had to replace the wconnect.exe using the version from APKToWin10M otherwise it would cause a debug exception. I was able to install the initial set of APK's, however I was not able to locate anywhere the busybox files in the tmp folder, I was able to find the apk and copy it to the RootFS to modify the permissions. Is busybox still required? I wasn't sure if the installation process changed with the latest commits in GitHub.

    17. Luke Melville
    18. John P.
      John P.
      Cool! I can't wait to try it.
    19. adeasdce
    20. chinds
      Going to try this right now :p

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