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

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

    1. Pathum
      gonna try this out!
      Yuki likes this.
    2. Plorid
    3. razorblade
      Let me test it out and will come back with a review.
    4. islamadel
    5. sabta
    6. Keron
    7. Pathum
      ok i get a DLL error... initially the installation gives me an error saying (WARNING 4154 Windows Phone over IP USB prerequisite was not correctly installed)
      It lets me install anyhow... but then i get a DLL error wconnect.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point EventSetInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll ... im suing Windows 7.. any help is appreciated...
      nassim, TieuLinhNhi, laurence and 5 others like this.
    8. Rubymalvolio
    9. Emin
      good i like this stuff :)
    10. Angel
      Let's test it out.

      EDIT: It's loading since 20 minutes and I think that's not normal. I'm trying to install Snapchat and YouTube. Both are just loading.
      Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
    11. ash73
      Awesome instructions, thanks for the hard work :)
    12. Ben Casha
      Ben Casha
      Very cool ...
      I can think of a few uses for this.
    13. SkellySkeleton
    14. sirussy
      how do i view the links in this forum? i'm guessing this comment will activate the links
      --- Double Post Merged, Aug 20, 2015 ---
      error code 9
      --- Double Post Merged, Aug 20, 2015 ---
      apparently, my ipoverusbsvc was not running for some reason. had to start the process from task manager. now i'm connected.
    15. Bikram
    16. alfredo
    17. cathode
    18. yEzas
    19. Zayed
      Nice, lets try this in Lumia 1020
    20. bhaskar

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