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How To: Direct Download Android App APK Files From Android Market/Google Play Store to PC

Many times we need to download Android app's APK files to our computer for different uses. Here a new tutorials with Device ID Android app and APK Downloader chrome extension (updated & compatible with new Google Play Store) which allow you to directly download apk from Android Market/Google Play Store to your desktop in single click. Tutorial is for educational purpose only.

Apk Downloader: Get Apk from Android Market/Google Play Store
With this method you need your Android phone's Device ID and account emails to use with APK Downloader chrome extension to use them to get all of your favorite apps to directly download to pc without need to download them in phone first and transfer to pc for backup. This will not give you access to any paid app and it not created to support any piracy. The chrome extension and Device ID app are developed by redphx.
You need to remember that the use of this extension is against the Market's (Google Play Store) ToS - proceed at your own risk. The clause it violates by this is: 3.3- You agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Market by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Market through any automated means (including use of scripts, crawlers or similar technologies from time to time) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Market website.

How to Download Android App APK Files From Android Market/Google Play Store to PC:
Just carefully follow given steps and you'll be able to get your favorite application's apk file in your computer/laptop.
~ First you need to download and install this little APK Downloader 1.2.1.crx Chrome Extension Here (updated). New latest updated version Apk downloader v1.2.1 is compatible with new Google Play Store. To use this extension you need Google Chrome 17 or above and in Windows, MAC OS X or Linux system. After installed APK Downloader you need to disable chrome SSL error warnings otherwise it'll not work, just follow these steps:

For Windows System: Right click on Chrome shortcut, either from desktop or from start menu, select “Properties”. Now switch to “Shortcut” tab and in “Target” field, insert --ignore-certificate-errors at the end after placing an space and click “OK”. It will look like this: C:\.....chrome.exe --ignore-certificate-errors. See the image example.
Apk Downloader to Get Apk from Android Market
Now close Chrome browser and open it again with that shortcut.
/Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium --ignore-certificate-errors

For Google Chrome you'll need to escape spaces like so:
/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --ignore-certificate-errors
and Linux Users:
chromium-browser --ignore-certificate-errors

~ Now open APK Downloader chrome extension's options page (Goto Menu- Tools- Extension and click on Options in front of Apk Downloader). Enter your email id and password which associated with your Android phone's market account and your 16 characters Device ID. Now question is that wow to get device id? There's easy way to get Email and Device ID of your Android phone, follow next step.

~Just install this Device ID 1.0.apk Here, it will show you your emails and Device ID. Now enter your email, password, device id and press Login button. Now you're ready to use APK Downloader. The Apk Download icon will be visible in address bar's end.

~Now you can start using APK Downloader to get apk from Android Market. Now open Android Market/Google Play Store and navigate to any apps you wants to download the apk. Now press the APK Downloader icon on address bar. It'll immediately start the downloading of apk file from market in one click.
Green Icon of APK Downloader on Address Bar
You can now easily download any Android app apk from Google Android Market or Play Store and use it in different manners like you can transfer them to your Android phone or tablet.
This trick also may very useful to those phone who don’t have direct access to Android Market in device but can access web version of store. Also it can download apps that not available in your country or not compatible with your device. This method works on any OS like Windows, Linux, Mac with Google Chrome 17 or above.

1 comment:

  1. anyone able to get this to work on mac or linux chrome?


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