Google Play Store has Geo-restriction problem, most of us are aware of it. This happens when some Android developers publish their games only for a few countries. That is why we search for some alternatives and then we download such APK files from the internet. If the size of the APK file is big then it will be available in XAPK format. It is the compressed Android Package. This is a brand new file format standard for Android APK file. In this article, we will share everything about XAPK installer that you have to know.
What is XAPK file?
XAPK file, it is a package used to install Android Apps on our handy devices/mobile devices. Actually, it is similar to the standard .APK format, but the difference is, it contains other capital that is used by the app such as .OBB file, which stores graphics, media files, and other app data. These XAPK format files are distributing apps on the third-party Android app download websites. The XAPK file was introduced for the seamless delivery of APK and OBB files together.
The XAPK files should be installed manually or have to to be installed using a XAPK installer, as these files are not standard app installer packages. Once you have downloaded the XAPK file, with the help of XAPK installer you can install it on your Android device. In case if you want to do it manually, you have to unzip the XAPK file and then place the extracted files in the appropriate location on the device.
The main reason, why the app developers use other files to store the additional graphics and media assets is due to the Google Play Drawback. Yup… The apps that are delivered by the Google Play must be 50MB or smaller, this is why app developers use other files.
How to Install XAPK file
Step 1: First download the XAPK file from the internet.
Step 2: After downloading, you need to change the format from XAPK to ZIP. For doing this select the file and long press on it. Then select rename option and change it as .xapk to .zip. For example name.xapk to name.apk.
Step 3: Create a new folder for the game. This step is just to make the process even easier. This is not a mandatory one. If you wish you can skip it.
Step 4: Now go the Google Play Store, search an install RAR Android App. Install and open it.
Step 5: Go to the destination where the file is located. Tap on the menu and go to the SD card. Now navigate to the ZIP file (renamed one). Check the box next to it and select the extract button.
Step 6: On the extraction options, select the browser button and Select the folder. Then check in the Keep broken files option and finally select OK.
Step 7: The extraction process will begin, wait till it gets over.
Step 8: Once the process is done, you can find the APK file under the Android folder.
Step 9: Open Android folder >> Copy com.gamename folder.
Step 10: Now go to Internal storage >> Android>> OBB >> Paste it.
Step 11: Now install the file and enjoy your game.
That’s it. Now you will have an idea about what is XAPK installer and how it works. Hope this will be useful for you. If you have any issues with the above-mentioned process or any feedback, kindly comment below.