How to install APK / APKS / OBB file on Android

What is APK File?

APK is similar to other software packages such as apps in Microsoft Windows, this format used by the Android operating system.

How to install APK file?

By default, Android device allow to install apps only from Google Play. To install software from other sources, do the following steps:

  • Go to Settings » Privacy Protection » Special permissions » Install unknown apps
  • Select the browser you are using, in our example it is Chrome
  • Turn on Allow from this source

What is APKS file?

APKS file is Android App Bundle. Installation APKs file is also more complicated than Installation APK. You need to use a 3rd party application like SAI (Split APKs Installer), which is the simple APKs file installation and export tool.

How to install APKS file?

To install APKs, you need a tool called Split APKs Installer (SAI).
It's very simple to use, select the APKs file you want to install and wait for the installation process complete.

What is OBB file?

OBB file(s) is APK Expansion Files used by some Android apps, because APK can save only 100 MB of data, the excess information is stored in the OBB files.

How to install OBB file?

  • Install apk file as stated above
  • Go to Android/obb path in your memory and create a folder with package name

Example: if you downloaded player Kodi, create folder org.xbmc.kodi (this is package name).
Extract obb file to this folder: /Android/obb/org.xbmc.kodi