What is XAPK File? How does it work?
XAPK is another package file format used on the Android operating system to install mobile applications and middleware. It’s somewhat similar to the APK format but also different. Simply speaking:
- XAPK file = APK file + OBB data file
- XAPK file = Base APK file + Split APKs file, The base and split configuration APKs contained in this APK bundle
Similar as APK and XAPK are, the installation processes of the two differ a lot. The XAPK is harder to install and can cause a big headache if you don’t use a handy tool. Our APKPure App XAPK Installer app got you covered.
What is App Bundle? How does it work?
The Android App Bundle is Android’s new, App bundle to generate the various APKs that are served to users, such as the base APK, dynamic feature APKs, configuration APKs, and (for devices that do not support split APKs) multi-APKs
You will need our APKPure App to help you install the right APKs to install in the App Bundle.
What is OBB File? How does it work?
Google Play requires that the compressed APK that users download be no more than 100MB, Each time you upload an APK using the Google Play Console, you have the option to add one or two expansion .obb files to the APK, can be any format you choose (ZIP, PDF, MP4, etc.). Each file can be up to 2GB and it can be any format you choose developers can use XAPK file format to allow users download the APK file on Android without corruption.
OBB file Storage location & File name format
What is APK File? How does it work?
APK is the acronym for “Android Package”, which is a package file format most widely used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps and middleware.
How to install unknown sources Apps APK file to Android
Out of the box, your Android device only allows you to install apps from Google Play Store. To install software anywhere else, you have to enable installation from third-party sources. That is, enable the “Unknown Sources” setting.
- From the Homescreen go to Settings >> More.
- Go to Security >> Device administration.
- Check “Unknown Sources”
This will enable you to install apps from sources other than the Play Store.
You may need to adjust this according to your Android models. For some users, simply go to Settings -> Security and make sure Unknown Sources is checked. Sometimes you meet the problem of can’t downloading apps.
Do remember to make sure the Unknown sources is checked so you can download apk files other than the Play Store.
Why do we need to download apps from “Unknowns sources”?
If you know an update is out, but the Play Store hasn’t yet pushed it to your device, all you can do is wait. And even if you want to get software from the Play Store but have to download the APK manually to get around regional restrictions, you won’t be able to install it without enabling access to unknown sources. APKPure App provides apk files with no restriction of region. You can get apps here wherever you are.
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