If you want a hassle-free method to access an APK file on your Android phone, then there’s good news for you. Now, there is a built-in app that makes the process incredibly simple. This article will show you how to utilize this feature by downloading and decompressing the APK file with just a single click!
Download the APK file
To open an APK file, you must first download it on your computer and then install it on your phone. You can accomplish this task by using a File Managers app such as ES File Explorer or APK Downloader (my recommended option). If you have a rooted Android device, you may use Root Browser instead of these third-party apps, but only if your device has root entry enabled. If you’re unsure how to allow root access, you can find more information on this topic at [https://www.reddit/r/android].
Extract the APK file
To extract the APK file, you can use a file manager or an extractor. File managers like Android File Explorer and Total Commander are great for viewing the contents of a file. Extractors are programs that allow you to take these files apart in order to view or modify their individual components (such as images). Some third-party apps also come with their own built-in extractors; for example, ES File Explorer has one that works on both Android and iOS devices. There are many more options out there, but these will get you started!
If your app’s name doesn’t end with “.apk”, then it’s probably not an APK file–it might just be some other kind of archive format instead (such as ZIP). In this case, open up your favorite text editor so that we can view our downloaded archive’s contents:
Go through the app’s permissions
Once you’ve opened the app, you can view its permissions by clicking on a specific permission. This will show you what data is being requested and how it’s being used. If an app requests access to certain features or information, like contacts or location, that might be something to look into before installing this app on your device.
If there are any issues with an application’s permissions after opening it in Android Studio, go back and check them again. You may also contact the developer through their website or social media accounts if they have social media pages where they share updates about new releases of their software (and oftentimes even beta versions).
Decompress the folder
In order for your Android device or emulator to load and run an app, it must be uncompressed. That is, it needs a file that contains all of its code in order for them to work properly. To do this, follow these steps:
Download and install 7-Zip from http://www2.7-zip.org/download/. Note: This is not the same program as ACROSOFT’s Zip Toolkit which has been discontinued by Oracle over licensing issues but it does have some similarities when used on Windows systems like Linux distributions such as Ubuntu 1604 LTS (Xenial Xerus). You can find instructions on how to use 7-Zip here: https://www2s1s1l1n3l4s5d6e7i8j9k0a0b0c0d0e0f0g10h11i12j13k14l15m16n17o18p19q20r21t22u23v24w25x26y27z28
Open up your installation destination directory (usually /sdcard or /data) and look for a .exe file that has SUXXXX as its name and is located inside of this directory (usually /mnt/sd card), where XX is some random string not associated with any existing applications on your phone
Now, you should be able to open up your installation destination directory (usually /sdcard or /data) and look for a .exe file that has SUXXXX as its name and is located inside of this directory (usually /mnt/sd card), where XX is some random string not associated with any existing applications on your phone. Once you’ve located the file, tap it and wait for it to load up. Once it does so, press OK on the popup window asking if you want to open “File Manager.” Then select the Open in File Manager option from there and press OK again when prompted by another popup message asking if you want to allow access permissions by granting Superuser privileges for this app’s root user account:
Double-click on the SUXXXX file in order to launch it, after which you’re supposed to be taken through an install wizard until you get to this screen, at which point you should swipe left until you exit out of it (this screen is shown below)
Now that your APK file has been downloaded, double-click on it in order to launch it, after which you’re supposed to be taken through an install wizard until you get to this screen, at which point you should swipe left until you exit out of it (this screen is shown below).
If all goes well after entering your Gmail password and confirming that those are the correct passwords for both accounts (they should be), then congratulations! You have successfully opened an APK file from within Windows 10 Build 1607/1703 using Android Studio as a tool.
So, you’ve downloaded an APK file. Now what?
Open the APK file in your computer’s software program. Most people use a free tool called IObit Uninstaller Pro or Cnet’s FileHippo (if you’re on OS X). You can also open it with your phone’s file browser app if it has one; otherwise, just double-click on it in Finder and drag it into the appropriate folder (usually Documents or Desktop).
Extract any packages that don’t have an extension like “.apk” but instead end with “.odex” or something similar; these are usually system files used by apps when they run and aren’t meant for humans to see–but they’re not going anywhere anytime soon so keep them handy!
Reread through all permissions so that there aren’t any surprises down the line when someone installs something new onto their device later down the road
And that’s it! Now you have a fully functional APK file on your phone, ready to do its thing whenever you need some sort of app.