How to Install APK with OBB file?
What is OBB files?
OBB file is a file that developers create along with some APK packages to support the application. The OBB files contain bundles of large assets. These files carry encrypted data including media and graphics that is not included in the APK file.
Why need OBB files?
Google Play currently requires that your APK file be no more than 100MB. For most applications, this is plenty of space for all the application’s code and assets. However, some apps need more space for high-fidelity graphics, media files, or other large assets. Previously, if your app exceeded 100MB, you had to host and download the additional resources yourself when the user opens the app. Hosting and serving the extra files can be costly, and the user experience is often less than ideal. To make this process easier for you and more pleasant for users, Google Play allows you to attach two large expansion files that supplement your APK. This two large expansion files are OBB files.
How to Install APK with OBB file using a PC or a Laptop?
Step1: To install the APK with OBB, you will need to have:
OBB file (usually a zip file downloaded from internet)
(Some sites put APK file and OBB files together in a zip file)
Step2: After getting all the required files you need to connect your phone with your PC via USB cable or Bluetooth connection.
Step3: Install APK on Your Android Phone
In order to do that, simply follow the steps below:
1.Place the APK file in your phone’s SDcard or Internal memory (preferably external SDcard).
2.Browse your phone memory/external memory and tap on the APK file.
4.Wait for the APK to install.
5.Do not run the application yet.
6.After successful installation, you need to place the Data / OBB file in the right place.
Step 4: Put the OBB files On right place
1.First of all unzip/extract the downloaded OBB or Data file in your PC or laptop.
2.copy the OBB folder and place it in the given path here:
External SD Card > Android > OBB > **paste the folder here**
3.If you cannot find the OBB or Data folder, you can create a new folder manually.
4.Make sure that the files are successfully copied in your SDcard.
5.Disconnect your phone from PC.
6.Run the APK file now.
That’s it. You have successfully complete the process. You can now enjoy the full features of APK on your android phone.
How to Install APK with OBB directly on your android device
It is even easier to install APK with OBB files directly on your android device. Just follow the steps below.
1. Install the app ‘ES File Explorer’ on your android device.
2. Download the desired APK file and OBB zip file in your android device. (You can download it in the internal memory or the external memory.)
3. Once you have downloaded the APK and the OBB file, open ES File Explorer that you installed in step 1.
4. Locate the APK file, click on it and select ‘install’.
5. Wait until the installation is complete. (Do not run the game yet.)
6. Now you need to place the OBB file in the right place. In order to do so, locate the OBB file in your device.
7. Click on the OBB file. (it asked, choose‘ES zip viewer).
8. After the OBB zip file is open, you will see a small box with an arrow on the top right. This is the ‘extract’ button as shown in the image.
9. Click on the extract button.
10. Now you have to choose the path where you want to extract the content.
11. Select ‘choose path’ and click on the box below it.
12. It will open a box where you can choose the path.
13. Click on the folder named ‘Android’
14. Now click ‘obb’. (Note: If you don’t see any obb folder, click on the + sign on the top right to create a new folder. Rename this folder to ‘obb’.)
15. Click ‘ok’
16. Now you will see the selected path (sdcard/Android/obb).
17. Click ‘ok’ again.
18. Wait for the files to extract.
That’s it. Now you are ready to play your favorite game.