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Tutorial: Installing Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile

de5fbf198618367af16a62ad28738bd4b21ce5e9Yesterday we reported about guys in China being able to port the first android app to Windows 10 Mobile, and today it seems you can do it too. Follow the step by step tutorial below but remember it is risky and can harm your device. So, risk and fun both are all yours. Also not all devices are supported and check the list first.

Supported devices & Windows 10 Mobile versions:

System version requirements: Windows 10 Mobile Build 10149 and above.
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 929 (icon)
Nokia Lumia 830
Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 635 (1G memory version)
Nokia Lumia 730
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 435
Nokia Lumia 928


1) Download the WConnect tool and then ADB tool by clicking here and here.

2) Unzip the ADB and Wconnect tool on your PC.

3) Now install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe.

4) Go to Settings  >  Update and security  > Developers on your Windows 10 Mobile running device now. Select the developer mode, and toggle on the Device Discovery. Now tap on the “Pair” to get the pairing code.

clint15) Now  open an elevated command prompt. (Press Windows + X, Open Command Prompt (admin) here). Now navigate to the Wconnect tools extract folder in the command prompt.

6) Connect Phone to PC using USB and run command wconnect.exe usb. It will ask for pairing code. Enter the code you got in Step 4.

7) Again open elevated command prompt and navigate to the ADB folder in the command prompt.

8) TypeADB devices” and hit enter to show the list of devices that are connected

d0072c63f6246b606868ad04edf81a4c510fa26e9) Now download the desired Android app apk to this folder, and run the command “ADB install XXXXX.apk” to install it on connected Windows 10 Mobile device. Replace XXXXX with name of the app.

fe5cdf22720e0cf38379498b0c46f21fbf09aac610) The app should get installed on your Phone.

Do let us know if you could install some Android apps, though better try those apps that may not need “Google Services”. Again, it may prove to be risky, so take your call.

Thanks to everyone for sending this tip.



Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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  • Kawula Tua

    Can you make a video for this tutor?

  • dcveve


  • Ayun Bravo

    Lumia 620?

  • thiivyesh

    how to do step7 please explain

  • David Q

    Cannot pair my device. Message Error: “There was a problem booting the Astoria platform on the Windows device. Error code = 14”. Lumia 1020 Win 10.

  • Deepak

    can’t install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi

  • Deepak

    didnt work for me

  • Asharie Harist

    your phone is lumia 909. it doesn’t work in lumia 909.1 … T_T
    can u help me ?

    • Chathuranga Basnayake

      Ok now it’s removed from Windows Mobile ?

  • Steven Joseph

    Has anyone tried ios? is it possible with this tool?

    • Nope, not for the moment. What windows did is just adapting an Android environement on devices. So IOS apps won’t work with that 🙂

  • Steven Joseph

    I did clash of clans and it works is not working though

  • AnumPreto

    This only works on 1GB/RAM or more!

  • Owais Javed

    what about 535?

    • Kamal

      not supported yet.

  • Chathuranga Basnayake

    Lumia 1020? ?

    • Kamal


      • Chathuranga Basnayake

        It’s working bro. I tried and working perfectly. But there are some lags .

        • Kamal

          that’s news to me. So which apps did you download on 1020. Screenshots please and I update the article.

          • Chathuranga Basnayake

            Aren’t anything received to you ? it says waiting for approval ?

            • Kamal

              Approved it now 🙂

              • Sarath Sankar

                Tried with 1020, nothing is coming in apps. How did he managed to install it in 1020?

          • Chathuranga Basnayake

            Here’s some evidence ?


        • Pramod Kumar

          how it work can u explain

    • Steven Joseph

      Working I installed ebay and a mobilite app but its not 100% working properly . Haven’t tried anymore cause there isn’t much apps that I really care for but i can confirm it works, current version is win10 10166

      • Chathuranga Basnayake

        Yah ?

      • sai

        hi bro am getting error like this: There was a problem booting the Astoria platform on the Windows device. Error code = 14 what should i do

        • moorthi m

          same problem for me…………..
          how to salve the problem………….
          pls tell me solution……..

  • Zakaria

    I think the android apps that can be installed are those with API 14 (Ice Cream Sandwich), I was able to install the Facebook application that has an API 14: D