Android users downloads the APK files by Android phone from Google play store. It does not allow the apk files to download directly in the computer. If the file size is too large, then you need high speed data connection. Also sometimes developer add some restrictions like device, GEO, OS version etc. Therefore you can not download that app in your phone. I have discussed the method to download app directly on PC previously.
Today I am going to repeat the same method using the chrome extension. With chrome extension, you need to provide your Device ID and Google user name. Therefore the correct and appropriate app will be downloaded. The previous method does not need the Device ID and Google user name. In this method the app is downloaded in the remote server. You will be given a direct link. The link will be valid for 14 days.
See here: Best Google Chrome Extensions
How to Download Android App by Chrome Extension:
What will you need?
- Latest Google Chrome Browser
- APK extension
- Android device ID
Step 1: First you will need the latest Google Chrome browser installed in your PC. Download and Install the offline Google chrome installer from here.
Step 2: You will need the Device ID. Download and Install Device ID App from Google play store in your Android mobile.
How to Get the Device ID?
1. There are two ways to get Email and Device ID
a. Easy way: install Device ID app, it will show you your GSF ID and Device ID, what we need here is GSF Android-ID (used by Google Services)
b. Difficult way: Open dial pad, call *#*#8255#*#* ( 8255=TALK ). If it opens “GTalk Service Monitor”, find lines that begin with JID and Device ID . Your email is JID , and your device id is a string that after android- prefix
For example: if it shows android-1234567890abcdef , then your device ID is 1234567890abcdef
Step3: Download APK Downloader Chrome Extension. Click on the Blue Free Button at the right upper side. You will need to confirm, click on Add button. It will be downloaded and installed. Now after installing the extension, you will see the extension named “APK Downloader” on the Extensions page.
Strep 4: Now you need to insert the device Id in extension. Open the Google chrome extension page. Click on Options of the APK Downloader extension. A new page will open. Insert your Google Play email account and password here, it must be activated before you can use it. Add the device ID.
You are done for now. After logging in, go to any Google Play App page, and wait for a few seconds for icon to appear and click the APK Downloader icon in the Address bar to download the .apk to your desktop.
How to Install the Downloaded App?
You may face a problem to install the app. If you have previously installed app from third party, then its ok. Other wise you need to follow the below rules. You will need a file manager.
- First copy the APK file to your Android mobile.
- Go to Settings > Security. Then check the unknown source.
See here the Animated Video about the whole process.
See the Below video for details information.
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