How to use Android applications on windows phoneWe have been able to see how independent developers have managed to organize several tools in order to be able to use others, even the modifications of some operating systems is achieved through a network of independent developers, however when a manufacturer of a device (be it smartphone or PC) reveals its hidden tools and secrets, they are more reliable and tend to have greater precision because developers would avoid the inconvenience of violating the security of these manufacturers. One of the examples that we can see today is Overclocking, surpassing the limits of manufacturers to obtain higher performance.

Microsoft Requirements

Windows has stated that they will give all users with Windows Phone 10 the possibility of installing some Android applications, however not all is rosy because Microsoft has slated some necessary requirements for certain applications to be installed. We know that Android manages many Google services in order to run certain applications, Microsoft has many services similar to this and this is where the problem lies, only Android apps that have services similar to Windows Phone can be installed.

Install Android Apps on Windows Phone

In Windows Phone 10 we can install some Android applications, as long as it meets the requirements we mentioned above, before that we will have to download some files by clicking here before proceeding with the tutorial, they have all been compressed for it to work properly and so you can follow this tutorial step by step.

1.Extract the files into a folder.
2. Install msi and vcredist_x86.exe in the wconnect folder
3. On your smartphone: go to settings/ update and security / For developers and activate the two required options; Developer mode and equipment detection.
4. Locate the wconnect folder and open a command console (Shift + Right click and select open command window here)
5. Connect your smartphone via USB
6. In the command window: type usb exe and press Enter
7. In the command window: Enter the authentication code that will appear on your smartphone
8. Open a command window in the adb folder
9. Check the connected devices by typing ab devices and then pressing Enter (OPTIONAL)
10. Inside the adb folder paste the APK that you want to install with a name that is easy to remember (you will need it)
11. In the command window: type install APAP_NAME.apk replacing the ‘APNAME_NAME’ with the name that you previously gave the apk

12. Wait forthe Windows to complete the installation and you can begin to use the application

Supported Devices

As we all know Microsoft fell a bit short with some new generation devices and Nokia Lumia was its latest production that pumped a little bit of life into the smartphone market. The following Nokia Lumia models are those approvedd by Microsoft for this tutorial; Nokia Lumia 920, 925, 929, 830, 930, 1520, 635 (1GB RAM), 730, 820, 435 and 928. The method taught in this tutorial can be appled on them.

Where do I get the APKs from?

Very easy, since Android apps can be also be manually installed you can find a large number of them on the web, however if you don’t trust the source you can opt for other application stores that give you the freedom to download the APK and install it manually on Android, but in this case save it before installing it on your Windows 10 Phone, one of the best sources is for this is APK Mirror.

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