What is an XAPK File on Android?
An XAPK file is a package used to distribute Android apps, primarily in regions where the Google Play Store isn't accessible or where the size limitations of the APK format pose a problem. XAPK files combine the APK package with OBB (Opaque Binary Blob) expansion files into a single package.
Here's what's included in an XAPK file:
- APK file: This is the Android application package file, which contains the code and resources required to run the app.
- OBB file(s): These are additional data files required by the app, such as graphics, media files, or other resources. They are stored in OBB files to reduce the size of the APK.
To open an XAPK file, you typically need to follow these steps:
- Change the file extension: Rename the file from filename.xapk to filename.zip.
- Extract the contents: Use a file extraction tool, such as WinRAR, 7-Zip, or any other similar program, to extract the contents of the ZIP archive.
- Install the APK: After extracting, you should find an APK file inside the extracted folder. You can then install this APK file on your Android device like any other Android application.
- Move the OBB files: If the XAPK contains OBB files, you need to place them in the correct directory on your device manually. Typically, you'd place the OBB files in the /sdcard/Android/obb/ directory. Make sure the folder structure inside the OBB file matches the folder structure expected by the app.
Once you've completed these steps, you should be able to run the app on your Android device.
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