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    Default Tutorial: How to download an APK file from Google Play Store

    I've seen many people asking the same question over and over again, so I thought I'd write up a small tutorial for this.

    Note: This method will NOT allow you to download APK files of paid apps.

    Things Needed:
    1. Google Chrome Browser: Download Link

    2. APK Downloader Extension (A file named '1.4.3.crx' will be downloaded to a destination of your choice): Download Link

    3. An Android Device OR if you don't have one, get the BlueStacks App Player for Windows or Mac: Download Link

    Instructions:
    Step 1: Install Google Chrome if you don't already have it.

    Step 2: Type "chrome://extensions" in the address bar without the quotes.

    Step 3: Drag the 1.4.3.crx file that you downloaded into the Extensions page that's opened up in Chrome. Press Add in the popup box that comes up.

    Step 4: Click the Options link beneath the APK Downloader entry on the Extensions page and you will be asked to provide your email, password and device ID. Enter the email address and password associated with your Google Play account. Keep this page open.

    Step 5 (optional - skip this step if you have an Android phone): Install BlueStacks App Player and run it.

    Step 6: In BlueStacks (or your Android phone) open the Play Store and search for, and download the DeviceID app.

    Step 7: Once installed, open the DeviceID app and note the Device ID and email address shown. Type these into the APK Downloader Settings page that you kept open in Chrome in Step 4.

    Step 8: Save the settings and now, whenever you browse the Play Store from Chrome, you can click on the APK Downloader icon that comes up in the address bar to download the APK file. See Screenshot

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maneck35 View Post
    2. APK Downloader Extension (A file named '1.4.2.crx' will be downloaded to a destination of your choice): Download Link
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    I explained this method a long time ago on my thread in my signature with images if anyone wants to take a look, regardless, nice tut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djlatino View Post
    I explained this method a long time ago on my thread in my signature with images if anyone wants to take a look, regardless, nice tut
    I saw your tut after I wrote this out. I posted it in the "Entire compendium..." thread after people kept asking the same question again and again. Thought I'd make it a thread too.

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    worked for the first 3 apps after that the layout of the play store changed and gives the install option but in a way that i dont see the download apk icon anymore.

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    Reinstall the extension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djlatino View Post
    Reinstall the extension.
    Thank you! I'll give that a try

    UPDATE - it didnt work will keep playing! how do u edit the device that shows in playmarket? almost every app is incompatile and still download apk icon.

    any help would be much appreciated.

    thank you!
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    http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
    Download it from here and install

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djlatino View Post
    APK Downloader [Latest] v1.4.0 Chrome Extension (Evozi Official)
    Download it from here and install

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    worked for a moment then stopped again, really appreciate all the help.

    it let me download 3 apks i think thats the limit and you have to wait? i don't know. ill try again tomorrow its almost 4am here.

    thanks again for all your help.
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    Just refresh whatever play store link you're at, it does the trick for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djlatino View Post
    Just refresh whatever play store link you're at, it does the trick for me.
    i tried everything including uninstalling chrome and reinstalling, even nabbed my brothers android to get the device ID and used his google account the icon now appears but it wont download anything once i got error 500 then nothing!

    i will have to concede defeat as this is consuming too much of my time like a dog with a bone! lol

    thanks for all the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.V786 View Post
    i tried everything including uninstalling chrome and reinstalling, even nabbed my brothers android to get the device ID and used his google account the icon now appears but it wont download anything once i got error 500 then nothing!

    i will have to concede defeat as this is consuming too much of my time like a dog with a bone! lol

    thanks for all the help.
    V 1.4.3 has been realeased which works with the new playstores. Download it from here http://codekiem.com/2012/02/24/apk-downloader/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustmalik View Post
    V 1.4.3 has been realeased which works with the new playstores. Download it from here [Official] APK Downloader – Download APK files from Android Market to PC

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    one step ahead of u, tried that last night too since 1.4.3 the icon is always there just doesnt do anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.V786 View Post
    one step ahead of u, tried that last night too since 1.4.3 the icon is always there just doesnt do anything.
    Did you uninstall 1.4.2 first?

    I uninstalled it and installed 1.4.3. Works perfectly. Tried downloading an apk too. Try deleting and reinstalling the extension.

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    I just downloaded chrome and the apk downloader, but when i drag and drop, the .crx file never opens in the extensions page?

    I'm using chrome v28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Spartacus View Post
    I just downloaded chrome and the apk downloader, but when i drag and drop, the .crx file never opens in the extensions page?

    I'm using chrome v28
    Open the Extensions page first, then drag and drop the crx file in there. If there are any popups or yellow bars asking to confirm installation, just click 'yes' or 'agree' (along those lines).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djlatino View Post
    I explained this method a long time ago on my thread in my signature with images if anyone wants to take a look, regardless, nice tut
    Could you post a link to your forum please?

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    I can't drag it into the extentions page?

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    I haven't even got an activated Google play and how do I get the long number when I can't even download the Device ID?

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    Use method 2 from this link, which works as well:
    How To Download Apk File From Google Play to PC ? [Updated] | Technoxide - Android , Windows , Linux , iOS , Symbian Techs

    You still need to install Bluestacks with deviceID app to determine your device ID.
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    Thanks, even though Real APK Leecher said failed to connect to server, it still downloaded!
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