What Are XAPK, APKS, OBB Files and How to Install/Uninstall

June 22, 2024 (1 month ago)
What Are XAPK, APKS, OBB Files and How to Install/Uninstall

I. What is XAPK, APKS, OBB?


XAPK is a file format for Android phones. It is like a big box that has the app data and other important things to make the app work. When you get this file, you can use it to install that application on your Android phone.


APKS is an APK set archive. This format means that the original APK file has been optimized to be compatible with many different Android devices. These files are like a package that may have many parts for the app. Each part is needed to make sure the app works with all its features.


OBB files are extra files for Android apps. They are like an expansion file within a game, giving more things like music or pictures. Not all apps have OBB files, but big games usually do to make the game better.

II. How to Install XAPK with OBB

To install an XAPK with OBB on your Android phone or tablet, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download XAPK Installer: First, go on the internet on your device. Find an app called “XAPK Installer“. Get this app and put it on your device.
  2. Allow Unknown Apps: Go to your device’s “Settings”. Find “Safety” or “Security”. Here, you must let your device put apps on that do not come from the Google Play Store. Find something like “Unknown sources” and make it allowed.
  3. Find the XAPK File: Now, find the XAPK file you want to put on your device. This can be from the internet or USB or any other way you put files on your device.
  4. Use XAPK Installer: Open the XAPK Installer app you put on your device earlier. This app will help you put the XAPK file on your device. Look for your XAPK file with the app.
  5. Install the App: When you find your XAPK file with the XAPK Installer, press “Install”. The app will now put the XAPK file’s app and the OBB data on your device. OBB data is extra files some apps need to work.
  6. Wait for Installation: The XAPK Installer will now work for a bit. Wait until it says the installation is done.
  7. Open the App: When the XAPK Installer says “done”, you can now open your new app. Just press on the app icon that you will find with your other apps.

If you do these steps, you should have a new app with OBB on your device. If you have problems, check that you let “Unknown sources”. You can also try again or ask someone for help.

III. How to Install XAPK with ZArchiver

Using ZArchiver to put XAPK on your phone:

  1. First, you need to download the ZArchiver app. Go to the Play Store, type ZArchiver, and download it.
  2. When ZArchiver is on your phone, open the app. Now look for the XAPK file you want to put on your phone. It is usually in the Download folder.
  3. Tap on the XAPK file. ZArchiver will show you a list. Find the APK file and tap on “Extract“. Choose where to put the APK file, like the Download folder.
  4. Next, find a folder with the name ‘Android’ and inside it ‘obb’. If ‘obb’ is not there, you can make one. To make one, open the ‘Android’ folder, then press the button with a plus sign, and pick ‘New folder’. Name it ‘obb’.
  5. Go back to ZArchiver. Now, look for the OBB file from the list. Tap on “Extract” again. Move the OBB file to the obb folder you found or made.
  6. Now, go to where you put the APK file. Tap it and choose ‘Install’. Your phone might ask you to let the installation. Say OK.

After the APK installs, you can open your app or game. Now you can play games or use apps that came as XAPK files with ZArchiver’s help.

Common Issues and Troubleshooting Tips for Installing XAPK, APKS, and OBB Files

Issue: “Can’t Open File” Message

Make sure you have a file manager app that can handle XAPK files. Download one from the Play Store if needed.

Try to download the file again. It might not have finished the first time.

Issue: App Not Installed Error

Check your phone’s settings to let installs from unknown sources.

Make sure there’s enough space on your phone for the app.

The file might be wrong or broken. Try to download a new one.

Issue: Missing OBB Files

Check that you put the OBB file in the right place. It should be in the ‘Android/obb’ folder.

If it’s a game, restart your phone after you move the OBB file. Then open the game.

Issue: OBB File Doesn’t Match with APK

Every app or game needs its own OBB, so make sure you have the correct one.

The OBB file and APK file should work together. If not, they might not be a set. Find other files that match.

Remember these tips if you have trouble installing XAPK, APKS, or OBB files. If problems keep happening, look for help from a friend or the internet. You can find answers that way too.

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