How to install games & apps from APK, APKs & OBB files

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Ever you wonder what an APK is? Why, when you want to install an app or a MOD game, must you install it using an APK? Here is everything related to the APK you should read and should know to avoid having problems and problems related.

1. About APK

What is an APK?

APK is an acronym for “Android application package”, which is an application installer used on the Android operating system. APK is a ZIP-based archive, based on the JAR format and has a .apk extension.

Why need APK?

  • From time to time, you want to experience new games and apps that are not yet available on Google Play.
  • Install apps that are blocked or restricted in certain countries on Google Play.
  • No Play Store app on your phone / Can’t open Play Store app
  • Installing apps through APK also allows you to install paid apps, which infringe copyright.

What is Obb?

Obb is an additional data file for the app. Some need them to work, while some don’t. If you see the Obb download link in posts on APKMody, then you need to download them.

What is APKs?

With the release of Android App Bundles, this new format of Google Play will make it impossible for us to share APK anymore. Replace it with APKs.

APKs cannot be installed in the normal way. To install APKs, you need to use APKMODY Installer (Refer to the installation instructions below).

2. Guides

Allow installing third-party apps on your device

If you want to install the game or application through the APK, you must make sure the phone is allowed to install third-party apps.

Do this by going to Settings > Privacy > and selecting Unknown sources.

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Install an APK

Installing an APK file is as simple as eating a cake. You download it from our website, click on it and you will see a notification, select Install to install the application on your device.

This video will shows you how to download and install any APK file from APKMody.io?

Install an APKs

Note: To install an APKs file, you must first have APKMODY Installer installed on your device. APKMODY Installer is available on Google Play or you can download APK file here.

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Step 1: Open APKMODY Installer -> select Install APKs

Step 2: Navigate to the location of the downloaded APKs file -> Select Select

Step 3: Installation window appears, select Install.

Installing app with Obb data

In the case of the application you want to install have an OBB, follow these steps:

Note: To install an OBB file, you must first have APKMODY Installer installed on your device. APKMODY Installer is available on Google Play or you can download APK file here.

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Step 1: Download APK from APKMODY and install.

Step 2: Download OBB.

Step 3: Open APKMODY Installer -> select Install OBB

Step 4: Navigate to the location of the downloaded OBB file (.zip) -> Select Select

This application will install OBB on Android/obb path automatically. Once done, you can open the app.

For example, in case you want to install Soul Knight APK, you will need:

  1. Download the APK of Soul Knight from APKMODY and install (Don’t open it after installation)
  2. Download OBB (com.chillyroom.dungeonshooter.zip)
  3. Open APKMODY Installer -> select Install OBB
  4. Navigate to the location of the downloaded OBB file (com.chillyroom.dungeonshooter.zip) -> Select Select
  5. This application will install OBB on Android/obb path automatically. Once done, you can open the game.

3. Common problems when installing APK

1. Error “App not installed”

Take each of the following measures:

a, If you get this error, you may have another version of the app (already on the phone) that you are trying to install. Please uninstall it first!

b, It is also possible that the Play Protect feature is turned on, please turn off Play Protect!

c, This error may also occur because your phone does not support this APK file.

d, If you have done all the above and still cannot fix the problem, try restarting the device!

2. Error “Download failed because you may not have purchased this app”

This error usually occurs with apps contain OBB, it seems that you forgot to download OBB.

What if even if you copied the OBB to the correct position and still got an error? Try installing the original version from Google Play first, then uninstall it. And try to install the APK / OBB again!

3. Error “Black screen”, “Loading screen stuck”

Similar to error 2, it looks like you forgot to install OBB, or did it incorrectly.

4. Cannot login with Facebook / Google

This is a problem with all applications that are modified. You may need to root your device to be able to log in.

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Comments

  • fredericlewin avatar
    [MC] MeAcuerdo

    Just for info: A lot of Android devices come with an installation manager, which works exactly as the APKMODY Installer

    • apkmody avatar
      MODY

      It not true. APKMODY Installer used to install APKs and OBB faster. Another file manager can’t do that.

  • krsticmladen007 avatar
    Mladen Krstić

    Can I install it on iOS

    • fredericlewin avatar
      [MC] MeAcuerdo

      iOS is not Android. On iOS, if it isn’t on the App Store, you can’t install it.

  • prinnnnza avatar
    PrinZ

    Can I do it on bluestacks?

    • apkmody avatar
      MODY

      I think it will be OK

  • harveycabras avatar
    Harvey Jairo Cabras

    Is it possible to remove the modded stardew valley unlimited money but it wont affect my progress?

  • sangcoryan avatar
    ryan sangco

    APK signature does not match, how to fix

  • lorenzo-s-stanley avatar
    Lorenzo Septa Stanley

    I was playing until lvl. 7, suddenly get notice my account banned. Can you help mody? I don’t sign up/register.

  • awesomechili02 avatar
    Frizzy Goose

    I need help installing a mod for last day on earth for iOS but I don’t know how you system is confusing!

  • rikadragon3 avatar
    Erika Aragon

    Unable to install the app because it conflicts with an already installed app with same package name

    That’s my problem. Please help. What should I uninstall?

    • apkmody avatar
      MODY

      Remove the old app first.

  • baisa470 avatar
    Noviee. 03

    I did get the money but, why can’t I use my old Sim acc?, I can’t log in to Facebook too.

  • luisotten2 avatar
    Luis Otten

    I really need help. I cannot open the app it says I do not own the license of the game and I might not have paid it. What should I do?

  • jimmyjaxon2379 avatar
    James Jackson

    Having a problem with copying obb file. I don’t think I have SD card on my device do I have to buy one.

    • apkmody avatar
      MODY

      You don’t need. Just find the path Android/obb/ with your file manager

  • sarrettea6 avatar
    Sarrette A

    Is it for ios?

  • nathandawg169 avatar
    jojo baggins

    And advice on an apk mod such as soul knight mod anyone has a problem with it saying “App not installed” I don’t understand how to fix it I’ve looked all over the internet!

    • apkmody avatar
      MODY

      Take each of the following measures:

      a, If you get this error, you may have another version of the app (already on the phone) that you are trying to install. Please uninstall it first!

      b, It is also possible that the Play Protect feature is turned on, please turn off Play Protect!

      c, This error may also occur because your phone does not support this APK file.

      d, If you have done all the above and still cannot fix the problem, try restarting the device!