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Tutorial On How To Install And Run Android Apps On Windows 10 Phone

Some of my friends using Windows phone have always been disturbing me about me telling them on how they can go about installing and using Android applications on their Windows devices. Although I put them through on how they can go about it but then I thought of it that, if my friends using Windows phones can be complaining about introducing Android apps on windows phone, therefore other people too around the world would also be feeling the same way. This prompted my decision in blogging about the topic.
Although most people still believe this can't work, it's actually a workable step especially since the introduction of the Astoria update which came shortly after Windows was launched really makes it possible to install and use Android applications on Windows devices. After the launch of project Astoria on windows 10, a software called we connect was developed by some high-tech developers. The work of this we connect is to bridge the gap between Android and Windows device thus making it possible for one to install Android apps'APK on Windows phone. Now this is interesting..isn't it?
Below, I will be showing you on how to go about the whole process of installing Android apps on Windows 10 phone.

Guide On How To Install And Run Android Apps On  A Windows 10 Phone

Kindly note that this feature can only be accessible by Windows 10 users only at the moment. For more information, I will show you below some of the supported Windows devices that can use this feature. They are;
  • Nokia Lumia 820
  • Lumia 930
  • Nokia Lumia 435
  • Lumia 830
  • Nokia Lumia 928
  • Lumia 730
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 929
  • Nokia Lumia 635
  • Nokia Lumia 925
Now that you've known the windows devices that are supported. If your device is among the aforementioned above, kindly follow the guide below on how to successfully install and run Android application on your Windows 10 Phone.

This is where the Wconnect tool will become relevant. 

  1. First, you have to install both the Android SDK ADB and the Wconnect tools.
  2. After you've finished installing them both, launch the Weconnect and install the IpOverUsbInstaller.msi and  vcredist_x86.
  3. After that, you'll need to go to your Windows phone(supported) then go to the settings option,
  4. Click on the update and security option for developers. Then it is a must you turn on both the "Developer mode" and the "Device discovery" respectively.
  5. So now you go back to the Wconnect folder, right-click on it and choose the "open command window here" option.
  6. When you've done that, connect your PC and Windows phone together through USB or Wifi. 
  7. Now go to the ADB folder(extracted), right-click on it and choose the "open command window here" option also. Please always know that you ought to run the command as "Administrator".
  8. Please confirm your Windows phone is connected to your PC, then input in the ADBB Devices, then press enter. A list of connected devices will be shown.
  9. Finally, move the Android app's APK that you want to install on your windows to the ADB folder then input ADB install APKAPP.apk. P.S: I sincerely hope that you get the gist. This "APKAPP" is simply the name of the app you want to install. And voila! we're done here and now you have successfully installed an Android application into your Windows device.
Also, we've run through some online resource and put together some cool Android apps that you should install on your Windows phone. We'll just give you a list that's all, the rest is left to you to decide whether to take it up or not. The apps include;

  • Live boot: A programming tool.
  • Unclouded: A high-level phone storage cleaner.
  • YouTube creator studio: It is a YouTube application where you get to control your YouTube channel from there.
  • Archon Packager: An incredible app, you must try it.
  • Cream: This is a photo compressor application that shrinks images in order to make them consume less data while loading them.
  • Frontback: This is a photo application which enables you to take a picture via the front & back camera of your device at the same time.
  • Heads up: A cool notification app, you must try it.
  • Shuttle: I personally suggest this cool music application simply due to its level of functionality.

I hope you follow it as I've explained above and if you get it. pat yourself on the back for a task well done! You know that the team here at Infotechmagna have taken their time to research and bring this resource together to be made available for you to us. Therefore you can support us by sharing this article on the various social media platforms you're using.

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