How to install APK, APKs Bundle, OBB, ZIP, XAPK, APKM, APKS

Method 1: Use "APK Installer" to install file directly

APK Installer is a tool to install APK, APKs Bundle, OBB, ZIP, XAPK, APKM files on Android phone and tablet directly with no more hassle. It helps Android users to manage APK, APKs Bundle, OBB, ZIP, XAPK, APKM files in one place. Users can use APK Installer to scan .apk files on the Android phone or the sdcard and install them quickly.

Step 1: Download APK Installer on your Android phone or tablet.

Step 2: Download .APK file on Android phone.

Step 3: Open APK Installer, find the .APK file on the list, and then click on INSTALL.

Step 4: The .APK file will be installed on the Android phone or tablet successfully.

Method 2: How to install ZIP, XAPK (APK+OBB) through File Manager

1: Download the .ZIP, XAPK file on Android (Locate the .XAPK file and rename the extension to .zip format.).
2: Extract the .zip file.
3: Find the .obb file (usually named as "com.xxxxx.yyyyy.obb") inside the file and copy it into the location:
/sdcard/storage/emulated/0/Android/obb/.

4: Install the .apk file and you are ready to run the app on your Android successfully!

What are APKs files?


APK stands for Android Package Kit (also Android Application Package) and is the file format that Android uses to distribute and install apps. It contains all the elements that an app needs to install correctly on your device.

What are APK bundles?


An Android App Bundle is a publishing format that includes all your app's compiled code and resources, and defers APK generation and signing to Google Play. ... You no longer have to build, sign, and manage multiple APKs to optimize support for different devices, and users get smaller, more-optimized downloads.

What is difference between APK and bundle?


App bundles are publishing format, whereas APK (Android application Package) is the packaging format which eventually will be installed on device. Google uses app bundle to generate and serve optimized APKs for each user's device configuration, so they download only the code and resources they need to run your app.

What is the use of OBB file?


An OBB file is an expansion file used by some Android apps distributed using the Google Play online store. It contains data that is not stored in the application's main package (. APK file), such as graphics, media files, and other large program assets. OBB files are often stored in a device's shared storage folder.

What is a .XAPK file?


XAPK is a standard zip format which contains Android App Bundles, or installation package (.apk), OBB, cache asserts and other data files to make sure the app download to an Android and run successfully. Google Play Store has a limitation on the app file size, therefore for the app over 100MB, developers can use XAPK file format to allow users download the APK file on Android without corruption. There are two types of .XAPK files right now as below shows.

1. Google Play hosts the expansion files for your app and serves them to the device at no cost to you. The expansion files can be any format you choose (ZIP, PDF, MP4, etc.) and they usually contain additional resources required by your app.

To make it simple, XAPK = APK + OBB data + Cache + App Icon and Miscellaneous Info.

2. The other XAPK file format is made of Android App Bundle to generate and serve optimized APKs for each user’s device configuration. Each APK is a complete and independent version of the app, but they share the same application and package name, and be signed with the same release key. This new upload format of XAPK file allows users to get smaller, more optimized downloads because they download only the code and resources they need to run the app.