This post was last updated on April 9th, 2019 at 06:45 am
Today, I shall be writing on 3 methods by which you can extract direct apk links from Google play store. In addition to this, I will drop a link to a trusted site where you can download every version of Android files that were released. It depends on the way you want to call this. This post is the same as saying how to download APK from google play or how to save Apk from google. The most accurate description of what we are about to do in this article is to say we want to learn how to extract/generate direct APK links from Google play store. Happy reading
Why should I worry about direct links from Google Store when I can redownload?
For most Android user, irrespective of the intensity of your usage love freedom. To start with, you are an Android user because you want to do whatever you like with your phone. Unfortunately, one of the things you frown at is the inability of an Android user to get the direct links to Apps on Google play store. All apps will install discreetly no your phone. Congratulations, this is about to change. I am glad to tell you that you can easily Extract direct apk links from google play. With the aid of the 3 methods provided in this article, you will find it easy to Extract direct apk links from google play.
Reasons why you may wish to extract direct apk links to Android Apk files
- The first and most important reason is that you want the copy of that app for offline installation. Everyone trust 98% of the apps on google play store for an obvious reason. However, not everyone wants to re-install via the internet all the time. These methods will come in handy.
- Secondly, you may want the copy of that app for an eventuality or backup purposes. For example, many apps get pulled down from google play store daily. The only way to still keep such app after you might have reset your phone is by having the direct link to the file from Google Play store.
- Thirdly, sometimes, when you want to download an App from Google play store, you receive some error messages like “This app is not compatible with your device” or “This app is not available for download in your country”. While I will implore you not to download an incompatible app, why will an app be Geo-restricted? The other time, I was told that I am not eligible to download pes 2018 android soccer game. I had to get a VPN to download it.
- Finally, we have many dangerous sites out there hosting cracked/pirated Apks. Some of these guys prey on the innocent ones search for a backup copy of a particular apk and lure them to download viruses instead of the real file. For you to prevent this, it is better to extract direct apk links.
METHOD – 1 How to Extract direct apk links from Google Play using.
This is a working method. However, I will still recommend that you download directly from the play store. I used this site and it works great.
Steps to Extract direct apk links from Google Play Store Using Evozi Website.
- Visit the Google play store. Then copy the link to the App whose Apks you want to extract/download. Image below.
- Next, open your web browser and visit apps.evozi.com.
- Now, paste the link you copied earlier into the download box and click on Generate. Picture below.
- Finally, click on the Green Download button on the next screen to download the app’s apk file.
What is Real APK Leecher?
Real APK Leecher is an application written in Java programming language and its most important function is that it allows you to be able to download all your Android apps from google play store directly to your to a computer.
This application is provided by Tim Strazzere. Thanks to Tim Strazzere for his great work. And a greater appreciation goes to the guys at Xda-developers forum for sustaining the App.
- It allows you to download apk files from Google Play to desktop
- Check the version of your apk local files
- Fix and remove update check at first run.
- Add a sample config file. From now, you can use my sample config file to download apk files, no need to use your own account. Simple rename app-sample.config to app.config. Note that you need to change the save download path.
- An Android phone
- A computer
- An original USB cable
- Download: Real APK Leecher v1.3.6.rar
How to use real APK Leecher v1.3.6 to extract links from Google Play Store
Important Notice: Some apps have carrier restrictions. On Android phone, you must have root permission to be able to fake carrier with Market Enabler app to download those apps. But now, Real APK Leecher gives you an option to setup SIM Operator Number (SON) to a fake carrier. You can get SON by the following formula: SON = MCC + MNC. For example, T-Mobile has MCC 310, MNC 260, so SON is 310260. If you don’t need this feature, just leave SON empty in Option. Here is the list of MCC and MNC.
1. You need to Configure the option
First time launching Real APK Leecher, you need to config some required information for the tool to work. Go to Edit -> Option.
The general info is required. Email and password belong to a Gmail that is the main account on an Android phone. Device Id is the device id of that phone. You can obtain it by press *#*#8255#*#* on your phone. This is shown in the screenshot should be shown (please note that the device id doesn’t contain “android-” part).
2. How to download apps with Real APK leecher v1.3.6
This tool is very easy to use. All you need to do is to search with the proper search term (the search box is on the right-hand pane of the app window) , you’ll get the list of apk files on the table below. Select a row and right-click, then download the app you want.
the picture below says more
3. Check the version of local apk files
4. Batch rename apk files with proper name
You can automatically rename all apk files with file name format option, or manually rename a file by double-click on the filename on the table.
FAQ’S & TROUBLESHOOTING
1. It cannot start and ask me for Java install
This tool is a Java application, so you need at least JRE for it to run. If you encounter any problem in starting up Real APK Leecher, get the latest JRE on Oracle site.
2. Is this tool safe for me to provide my Gmail account?
Well, tell you the truth that I really didn’t want this tool to ask your account like that, but it must do that. The API acts more like a phone emulator, access Google Play in the same way when you use your phone to do that. So that’s why you need provider your Gmail account. I don’t have anything to do with your account. If not sure, make a junk account to use this tool.
3. Does this tool work with paid apps?
No! Only apps you paid with your account, not any paid apps.
4. The status shows “Login successfully” but “Cannot load the list. Please check your internet connection.”?
First, make sure your device id doesn’t contain any space. Then check your internet connection to see if you have a network with private DNS, a proxy that blocks Java Application. Also, check your antivirus firewall.
5. Many apps i expected with the search term didn’t show up and download failed due to bad device ID or internet connection?
There are 4 reasons cause this error:
- Commonly, it happens if you provide wrong device id. So check your device id carefully.
- You provide wrong the path which the tool uses to save the downloaded apks.
- The app you’re downloading is a paid app and you didn’t purchase it with your account.
- Your internet connection
6. The download is fine but there are some apps I couldn’t find it on the search result?
Maybe the apps you want has some restrictions on it. See the changelogs for version 1.2.3
7. Some big apks download reach 100% and keep counting back from start?
Don’t mention it. The download finishes when the Cancel button is disabled. That’s a sign.
That is all if you encounter any problem let me know in the comment box below
METHOD 3: Extract direct apk links from google play using APK Downloader chrome extension
APK Downloader will allow you to download an apk file from the Google Play directly
to your desktop and your device. Download your favourite Android Apps with APK Downloader (Free Apps Only). Your download will begin automatically after you paste a package id and click the download button.
Steps to use APK Downloader chrome extension
- Firstly, Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer and Click on settings from the menu options at the top right corner of the browser. They are the three vertical dots.
- Next, click on “more tools” as shown below
- Furthermore, scroll down and click on open chrome web store as shown in the image below
- Search for the app “APK Downloader” and add/install it to the Chrome browser. Alternatively, you can use this direct link to the extension.
- Sign in to the extension using your Play Store Username and Password. Click on Options under Direct APK Downloader extension for the login page.
- Dial *#*#8255#*#* on your Android device, copy out the Device ID number and enter it when the extension asks for device Android ID.
- In case the code is not working or your android device (tablet) has no dialer, download Device ID and run it. It will bring out your device Android ID.
- You can then proceed with downloading/extract apk from Google play
How to download every version(both Old and new) of every Android app ever released.
There is this very reliable and safe website where all versions of every Android APKs are mirrors. Just in case you are in need of an older version of an Android app, visit apkmirror and you will surely find it there. Apk mirror is to mobile what filehippo is to a desktop. Conclusively, please share this post if you think I have done justice to all the working ways by which one can extract direct apk links.