What Is An XAPK File?
Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Ephraim Iyodo
The XAPK file is a package used to install Android apps on mobile devices. The XAPK file must consist of at least one APK file, but can also contain other contents used by the app, such as an .OBB file that stores graphics, media files, and other app data.
XAPK files are used to distribute apps to third-party Android app download sites. An XAPK’s file name always ends in the file extension .apk.
XAPK Files are not supported by Google Play Store, because of this restriction, some developers make their apps available on sites other than Google Play.
The XAPK format was introduced to package the APK file and the OBB file together for smooth delivery and installation when downloading an Android app from a non-Google Play site.
How To Install XAPK Files
XAPK files are not default app installer packages, so they must be installed manually or installed with the XAPK Installer.
After downloading the XAPK file, you can install the application (the APK file stored in the package) on your Android device using the XAPK Installer. If you want to install additional files manually, you can unzip the XAPK file (which is a standard .ZIP file) and place the extracted files in an appropriate location on your device.
Using File Manager
Step 1: Once the XAPK file has finished downloading, go to File Manager (or File Explorer) and rename the extension to zip.
Step 2: Once done, long press on the file to unzip it and it will open the two main files, the APK file and the Android folder.
Step 3: Tap on the Android folder and go to the OBB folder. Copy the OBB file and paste it inside the OBB folder of your Android’s internal storage.
Step 4: Once done, install the APK file as you’d typically do.
And it your APK should open immediately, Fun right!
APK File + OBB File
APK is short for “Android Package,” which is the batch file format most widely used by the Android operating system for distributing and installing mobile applications and middleware.
What is OBB? How does it work?
The file . obb is an extension file used by some Android applications distributed through the Google Play store.
It contains data that is not stored in the main application package (APK file), such as graphics, media files, and other large program assets.The file . obb is an extension file used by some Android applications distributed through the Google Play store.
It contains data that is not stored in the main application package (APK file), such as graphics, media files, and other large program assets.
Note: This is a short article explaining the functions of XAPK Files and how to install them on your android device.