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How to Download Android Application APK to Your PC from Google Play

Android being one of best mobile device platform and having millions of applications that you can download for free from your android phone. But sometimes we want to download the android market application on our pc[apk files] due poor/no internet connectivity on our mobile device but there is no official method to download APK files. Apk files may also be required as backup of our apps on our pc though we can also backup our app using very popular apps like "Astro file manager". The solution to this problem is a google chrome extension called as  "APK downloader". APK Downloader is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to download Android APK files from Android Market to your PC.

Click HERE
 to install APK Downloader extension to your Google Chrome.
In three simple steps you can easily download the APK files on pc and thn transfer it to your sd card to enjoy apps on your android device

1. Disable SSL error warnings
  • Right click on Chrome shortcut, select “Properties
  •  Switch to “Shortcut” tab. In “Target” field, insert [space]--ignore-certificate-errors at the end. Once you have that finished, click “OK” .
  • It will look something like this:
    C:\…\chrome.exe --ignore-certificate-errors
  • Close Chrome and open it again with that shortcut
  • Go to Tools > Extensions and Open APK Downloader Options page. If your screen looks like the right picture ( the warning box is gone ), then you disabled SSL error warnings successfully

NOTE: If you don’t do this step, the extension WILL NEVER WORK. 

2. Enter email and device ID on Options page

  • Open dial pad, call *#*#8255#*#* ( 8255 = TALK ). It will open “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: It shows android-1234567890abcdef , then your device ID is 1234567890abcdef
  • Enter your email’s password, then press Login.
  • Then choose your country and SIM operator and same settings. You are done with setup, now start using.

  •  Do not type in random email or device ID, it won’t work 
  • To know your device id and email you can also install an app called DeviceID[click to install]
3. Start using
After finished two steps above, you can start using APK Downloader. Open Android Market/Google play , view any FREE apps , then press the APK Downloader icon on address bar ( see screenshot )

I hope you liked the the post and enjoyed Downloading your favourite android applications to PC. For any any queries drop a comment below.


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