Windows 10 Mobile: How to install Android apps on Windows Phone!

One of the biggest new features of Windows 10 was the ability to use Android apps on the mobile version of the operating system. Great news, Windows app store is one of its main weak points.

Android apps can run without doing much, thanks to an emulator they’re running on Windows 10 Mobile, unlike iOS apps that need a little bit of work from developers.

  • Also read: According to Microsoft, Android apps work better on Windows 10

You can never guess the good news. Starting today, it is possible to run Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Attention, OS is only available in beta versionofficial release is scheduled for October/November only.

We also point out that the initial manipulation requires a certain know-how. The danger is that your smartphone is completely blocked and requires a reboot. We cannot be held responsible for any misuse. That said, here’s how to enjoy Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile.

Experienced Geek Method

  1. First check if your smartphone is part of the list below : Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 929 / Verizon Icon, Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia 1520, Lumia 635 (1GB), Lumia 730, Lumia 820, Lumia 435, Lumia 928
  2. Update your smartphone using Latest version of Windows Mobile Insider Preview
  3. download them connectivity tools and Android SDK
  4. Open the folder you just recovered
  5. Install apps IpPverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe on your PC
  6. Activate mods on your smartphone developers back then Device Discovery in Settings > Update & Security
  7. open folder connect (you removed it in the previous steps) On your PC: press the right key on your keyboard and the shift key and select open a command window here
  8. Connect your smartphone to your PC via USB.
  9. Enter terms in the command window wconnect.exe usb
  10. Enter the device pairing code
  11. go to adb folder and open a new command window with the right key and Shift key on your keyboard
  12. Enter the terms adb-devices Take care to check if your device is properly connected
  13. Save an APK file (installation file of an Android app or game) in the adb directory
  14. enter the command Install adb APKNAME.apk (APKNAME.apk is the name of the installation APK file)

very easy method

The second method is much simpler but requires relying on a third-party app. The Spanish Microsoft Insider site provided this method. Here is a very simple procedure to install Android apps on a Windows 10 Mobile device:

  1. Download APK Tool on Windows 10 Mobile
  2. Activate mods on your smartphone developers back then Device Discovery in Settings > Update & Security
  3. Connect your smartphone to PC
  4. Drag and drop your APK files
install windows 10 android apps

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You are done and you can now enjoy Android apps on your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. Note that not all apps currently work properly, especially those that require a Google account, but this is only a beta version. So did you try?


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