Install Android applications on smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile

By | 10.12.2018

Install Android applications on smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile

In the network appeared tool for installing and running Android applications on smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile. It is part of the Astoria Project (a tool from Microsoft to convert an Android application into any Windows 10 Mobile) and allows you to send and install files .apk via ADB.

What you’ll need:

  • Package ADB from the Android SDK
  • The wconnect tool
  • Lumia 920, 925, Icon, 830, 930, 1020, 1520, 635, 730, 820 or 435 running Windows 10 Mobile build 10149 or newer
  • Android app format .apk, which you want to install (a large archive of installation files located on this website)

Do everything AT YOUR own RISK. Website administration is not responsible for the consequences of your actions.


  • Download wconnect and the tool ADB from the Android SDK (link for both files)
  • Unpack the archives into separate folders
  • Folder wconnect install IoOverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe
  • Connect your device to PC via USB or Wi-Fi on a smartphone go to Settings -> Updates and security -> developer. Install developer mode and enable device discovery.
  • Hold Shift, then right-click on the extracted folder wconnect and in the context menu click «Open command window here».
  • If the smartphone was connected via USB, at the command prompt type wconnect.exe usb and press Enter
  • If on Wi-Fi, enter wconnect.exe (where the x value is the IP address of your network)
  • You will be prompted to enter a code to pair the devices. On a smartphone click «Link», enter the code in the command prompt and press Enter
  • Now open the adb folder, hold down the Shift key and then right-click on the folder platform-tools and choose «Open command window here»
  • Inside the folder platform-tools place .apk file of the app you are going to install
  • In the command prompt, type adb devicesto make sure that your device is connected
  • Enter adb install applicationName.apk (e.g. adb install duolingo.apk)
  • Wait for installation to complete and then look for the app in the app list of Windows 10 Mobile

Please note, not all Android apps will function properly, and some won’t work at all, especially apps that need Google services.

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