APKMirror Installer (Official) APK

Version 1.3.2 (17-5) - com.apkmirror.helper.prod
Last updated: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:10:23 UTC
apkmirror,helper,prod,tools,installer,(beta):

APKMirror Installer (Official) apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.3.2 (17-5) (17)
Apk Size6.88 MB
App DeveloperAPKMirror
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.apkmirror.helper.prod.apk
MD528e3ae2cec4fd902d0e3d8c9e1391ae8
Rate5
Website https://github.com/android-police/apkmirror-public/issues

Download APKMirror Installer (Official) 1.3.2 (17-5) APK

App Description

APKMirror Installer (Official) is apkmirror,helper,prod,tools,installer,(beta), content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 6 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit APKMirror website who developed it. com.apkmirror.helper.prod.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.3.2 (17-5) Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 16599+ times on store. You can also download com.apkmirror.helper.prod APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

What does this app do?

APKMirror Installer is a helper app that lets you install .apkm, .xapk, and .apks app bundle files as well as regular APK files.

We've also added a highly requested bonus feature for regular APK files: if sideloading an APK fails and you want to know why, you can now see the exact failure reason by initiating the installation from APKMirror Installer.

Split APKs - huh?

In mid-2018 at Google I/O, Google announced a new dynamic app delivery format called App Bundles. We highly recommend reading this AndroidPolice post as the illustrations will make the concept a lot easier to understand.

Otherwise, here is a quick explainer. Before app bundles, developers either created a single "fat" APK with all the libraries and resources in them or manually managed multiple APK variants (for example, arm64 320dpi, x86 320dpi, arm64 640dpi, etc.).

The new App Bundles allow developers to transfer the burden of dealing with variants to Google, which then splits the app release into multiple chunks - hence the term split APKs. Each release then consists of a base APK and one or more APK splits.

For example, a single release may now arrive as 5 files: base.apk + arm64.split.apk + 320dpi.split.apk + en-us.lang.split.apk + es-es.lang.split.apk.

Unfortunately, you can't install all these APK splits by just tapping them on your device - you can only install the base APK, which will then crash due to missing resources. 

This is where APK Mirror Installer comes in.

Alright, so what are these .apkm files?

As many apps are migrating to the split APK format that cannot be easily shared and installed without a companion app, APKMirror has developed a solution to adapt to these changes and continue to allow easy and safe sideloading options.

Each .apkm file is comprised of a base APK and a number of split APKs. Once you've installed APK Mirror Installer and downloaded the .apkm file you'd like to install, simply tap on it or use APKMirror Installer to find the download location. You will be able to see the exact contents of each .apkm file and select only the splits you want to install to save space on your device.

APK Mirror Installer and the underlying infrastructure took many months to develop at a considerable cost, so we hope you understand why the app and site are ad-supported. For those who prefer to avoid in-app ads, there are various subscription options to go ad-free and unlock additional features.

Issues and bugs

Xiaomi/Redmi/Poco MIUI users
Unfortunately, Xiaomi modified MIUI and specifically the part of Android that APKMirror Installer uses for installing split APKs.

There is a workaround that should work - disabling MIUI optimizations in developer settings. Please try that, and the installation should succeed.

Further discussion of the issue can be found here: https://github.com/android-police/apkmirror-public/issues/116.

Other issues/bugs
Please report any issues to our Github bug tracker.

Note: This app is a file manager utility and does not have any direct app store features, such as browsing websites or updating applications directly, as that would be against the Play Store ToS.
 

App ChangeLog

  • What's new in 1.3.1 (16-5) and 1.3.2 (17-5):
  • - Added the ability to copy info fields on long press.
  • - Native Android TV compatibility. APKMirror Installer is ad-free on Android TV. Please consider subscribing to support our work.
  • - Fixed some crashes.
  • - Tweaks to appease Google Play Policy and get the app back on the Play Store

App Screens

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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.android.vending.BILLING
com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
android.hardware.location
approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

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