[Official] APK Downloader – Download APK files from Android Market to PC

Version 2.0 is available. View this blog for more information.


Update 02/13/2013: If you’re using Android 2.2+ on a rooted device and having problem downloading incompatible apps, please try Market Helper

First: this project is made for my personal needs, then I decide to publish it because I think some people may need it. This is not a tool for pirating. It’s good or bad depend on how you use it. Please don’t make me look bad because of this.

This is the official page of APK Downloader. Do not download the extension from other sources.

Use at your own risk. I’ll not take responsibility for anything happen to you or your account.

APK Downloader is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to download Android APK files from Android Market to your PC

See it in action:

Download and Install: View this page for version 2.0

After installed APK Downloader, you’ll need to follow these steps in able to use it

I. Enter email and device ID on Options page

1. There are two ways to get Email and Device ID

a. Easy way: install this Device ID app, it will show you your emails and Device ID

b. Difficult way: Open dial pad, call *#*#8255#*#* ( 8255 = TALK ). If it opens “GTalk Service Monitor”, find lines that begin with JID and Device ID. Your email is JID, and your device id is a string that after android- prefix

For example: if it shows android-1234567890abcdef , then your device ID is 1234567890abcdef

Do not type in random email or device ID, it won’t work

2. Enter your email’s password, then press Login. If everything is ok, now you can use APK Downloader

III. Start using

After finished two steps above, you can start using APK Downloader. Open Android Market, view any FREE apps ( for example: Simple Text ), then press the APK Downloader icon on address bar ( see screenshot )


  • Is is against Android Market’s ToS?
    – I’m afraid that it is. Please read Section 3.3 for more information. So again, you at your own risk.
  • Where is the Options page?
    – Click on the Wrench icon on the toolbar, go to Tools -> Extensions. Find APK Downloader. At the end of its description, you’ll see a link to Options page.
  • Why do I have to enter my email, password and device ID? Does it store or send my password to another place?
    –  The extension only stores email, device id and Android Market cookie in Chrome local storage, on your computer. To be able to get Android Market cookie, it needs your email and password to login at https://www.google.com/accounts/ClientLogin . After it’s done, password is not stored, email is stored to display on Options page, Device ID and Cookie are stored for later requests. I do not send those information to another sites.
  • Why don’t you just put one account in the extension, so we don’t have to use our information ?
    – That’s good for users, but not for developers like us. For example, when 1000 users download same app, it only counts 1.
  • Again, do you collect our information?
  • – I don’t want to get into trouble by collecting users information, so I try not to have it in any way. The only thing I’m collecting is which apps are downloaded by users. You can view the source code to make sure about this.
  • Can it download paid apps?
  • – No, of course not, unless you purchased it with your logged account before. Please remember this isn’t a tool for pirating.
  • Why do you make this extension?
    – I’m an Android developer. While working on my new project, I have to decompile some apps on Android Market. Everytime I want to decompile one, I have to download it to my phone, use Astro to backup it to SDCard, connect phone to PC, then copy the apk file. That’s a really long and painful to me, because I have to do it over and over again. That’s why I come up with this idea.

V. Changelogs:

  • 1.4.3: 07/16/2013
    • Supports new Google Play layout. Note: if you have problems, switch to English language
  • 1.4.2: 03/04/2013
    • This version is made by Stephan SchmitzPeter Wu from this repository. Big thanks to them. I’m planning adding more features in the future.
  • 1.2.1: 03/07/2012
    • Switches from android.market.com to play.google.com
  • 1.2: 02/27/2012
    • Disable download button on paid apps
    • New feature: Change sim operator
  • 1.0: 02/24/2012
    • Initial version

I wanna say thanks to @alexandre_t for his Android Market APIStephan Schmitz and Peter Wu for making the updated version

It took me 1 week to finish this, so hope you guys enjoy this 🙂

You can contact me at: redphoenix89 [ at ] yahoo [ dot ] com

Greetings from Vietnam 🙂

  • Thy Tran

    Works great for me!
    Can download some free apps directly from Chrome now, thanks.

    • Thanks for reporting. Glad that it worked

  • georgi krastev

    won’t let me change target in XP.

    • Please try to create a new Chrome shortcut

      • 3boos

        Same for me on Win 7 and Chrome 17

        • 3boos

          I tried it from the command prompt works good, but still (windows) does not let me change the target in the shortcut!

  • It locks up any market page when the extension is activated.  Only way to get to any new page in the browser is to deactivate the extension.  Might be a Chrome version issue.  I’m using the portable version.

    • Haven’t tested on Chrome portable yet. I’ll look into it. Thanks

      • Angus

        I’m also having the same problem in Chromium 16.0.912.77 on Linux. If I enable this extension (even when it’s the only extension enabled), Chromium will no longer load any webpage. The extension seems really awesome. I was looking forward to using it.

        • Hmmm, too bad I’m not using Linux. Are you using the latest version of Chromium?

          • Angus

            I updated to the dev channel version 19.0.1049.3 and it’s working very well now. Thanks.

          • Thanks for reminding me that it requires Chrome 17 or later

    • Please check if you’re using Chrome 17 or later

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  • sssgadget

    Works great for so called incompatible free apps too.

  • This is awesome. Even lets you download apps from other countries. Thanks 😀

  • This absolutely kicks ass !!! Thanks so much for making this plugin.

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  • Amz440

    Thanks for the tool dude, works pretty well

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  • ICC

    Not working on Linux(Ubuntu).I even made the chrome ignore the certificate errors through terminal.But once the extension is installed the browser is dead and doesn’t even open other sites.

    • make sure you have Chrome 17 or later

  • Reply N

    Added ” –ignore-certificate-errors” on target but still I get this error ”
    You must disable SSL error warnings in able to use this extension. Read more “.

    Google Chrome 17.0.963.56 m / Win 7

    PS: I did also reboot the PC and still have this error.

    • did you open Chrome with that modified shortcut?

      • Reply N

        Yes. I read the instructions.

    • Fernando Montenegro

      Just create a NEW shortcut with the same path

  • Kem

    fantastic now i can download at broadband speed i like it.

  • Fahrul Ozora

    what about mozilla?

    • sorry, not anytime soon

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  • Michael N.

    i get always the information: invalid email or passwort, but it’s correct!

    • hmm, that’s weird

      • Michael N.

        really weird… i copied the options, i loged in in anroid market – i uninstalled it… it doesn’t work – always the same ERROR… invalid email or password. 🙁

        • Yep. Checked everything and me also getting the same error. Does not work.

          • Stef

            Are both of you using Google’s 2-Way-Authentication like I use? Got the same error.

          • I’m using 2-Way-Authentication and it worked for me.

            T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide running RubiX Liquid Ice

          • Akarakose

            i get always the information: invalid email or passwort, but it’s correct!  But 2-way Authentication worked for me too. Thanks

          • No problem.

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  • Worked great for me in Chrome 18. I pulled the source to make sure it doesn’t do anything malicious – it’s available here: http://lts.cr/BcOz if you want to examine it.

    • feel free to examine it, cos I have nothing to hide 😀 I’m planning to put it on github soon

      •  Oh, I didn’t mean you did, but since crx is not a straight zip format, I had to dig for the source and thought it’d save someone some time if they wanted to check it out.

        • No, that’s ok. I’m waiting for someone looks into the source code and confirm that it doesn’t do anything malicious and it’s safe to use

    • IP IHI II IL

      Thanks for checkin’ it out, Art!  I wasn’t gonna’ play, but I saw you examined it, and now I’m gonna’!

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  • Flimsy888

    Won’t let me add –ignore-certificate-errors to the end of the shortcut path….

    • Same here. I am on XP

      • Jia Li

        “C: ….chrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors … i added like that and i didn’t get error on login .. but while i downloaded an app it said “Pls disable SSL errors and check your email and Device ID” ..

        • I’ve use ….exe” –ignore-certificate-errors as suggested by you and restart chrome. It works fine now

          • Jia Li

            hmm .. i’m still getting the error .. 

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  • alebuttazzo29

    I install it in the right way (it log-in perfectly), but when i try to download an app from the market the download page crashes with the error
    Forbidden, error 404.
    Anyone how know why?

    • Alessio Lupattelli

      Apparently it doesn’t work with the “not supported by your phone” apps 🙁

  • eleazar

    I absolutely love this. Thank you for putting so much time into it.

  • is it safe? did anyone check whats in the APK file?

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  • Just found out that the use of this extension is against the Market’s ToS – proceed at your own risk. The clause it violates is:

    3.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Market by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Market through any automated means (including use of scripts, crawlers or similar technologies from time to time) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Market website.

  • Jose Cortijo

    super cool! I only need a tool to forge device ID in order to download APK that for some reason are disponivel for my Motorola Defy (MIUI). any idea?

  • Tenka

    Can you provide a way allows user to choose different operator codes? I know it’s using T-Mobile’s, but there are so many apps which are for Japan only that I want to download.

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  • mayasl

    I have multi user profiles in Chrome. I have placed shortcut to my profile in the Quick Launch. When i right click on the QL shortcut, this is how i see in the Target field of Chrome Properties.”C:Documents and SettingsSabeenaLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”I just pasted –ignore-certificate-error at the end and now it looks like this”C:Documents and SettingsSabeenaLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-error But still i am getting the warning box.Any suggestions?

    • mayasl

      Target field – “C:Documents and SettingsSabeenaLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –profile-directory=”Default”

      After pasting “C:Documents and SettingsSabeenaLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –profile-directory=”Default” –ignore-certificate-error

    • Guest

      is with an s at the end, like this:  –ignore-certificate-errorS

  • zachjen

    get the SSL error. using a CR48. any ideas?

  • Android

    Anyone give me Device id and mail ?

    • Jia Li

      r u reading the whole article ? it said how to get mail and Device ID in Step II

    • Kmil

      Shame on you.

  • Stephen Sharp

    I changed the target, but still had the same warning. I realized i had to go to task manager and kill chrome fully and THEN reclick the shortcut, and it worked 🙂

    • rkf1957

      Thanks…that did it for me

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  • Stef

    Doesn’t work for me: Invalid email or password!
    Might have something to do with me using Google’s 2-Way-Authentication…can you check on that?

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  • Ex

    Okay, it took a little bit of work to get this to work, but it does now. 

    I’m on 64-bit Ubuntu Linux. So, in reading the instructions, I went and downloaded chrome( http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_beta.html?dl=beta_amd64_deb ) Beta build. Dev build should work, but betas tend to be more stable, correct? 
    I accepted the agreement, downloaded, installed, etc. 

    After this, I had to create a shortcut to my desktop. Open the browser, click the “new tab” page, and right-click one of the applications. I used “Google Search”. Right click,  “Create Shortcut”, place on desktop. Go to this shortcut you just placed on the desktop, and right click, “properties”, this is where it was a bit odd, the instructions say  “Below instruction is for Windows users. For OS X and Linux users, please read this post ( replace –remote-debugging-port=9222 in the example with –ignore-certificate-errors )”
    This was not true in my case. I, instead, had to use –ignore-certificate-errors INSTEAD of –remote-debugging-port=9222. 

    Great work with the extension, I love it. 

  • ArKain

    Uh, can this be used on paid apps? Couldn’t I just download the 50 or so top apps and host them on a page, thus making pirating ridiculously easy?

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  • Ted

    Device ID? Why?? What’s the device ID for an LG Optimus 2X, or is each individual phone different?

    • Kmil

      “-  The extension only stores email, device id and Android Market cookie in Chrome local storage, on your computer. To be able to get Android Market cookie, it needs your email and password to login at https://www.google.com/accounts/ClientLogin . After it’s done, password is not stored, email is stored to display on Options page, Device ID and Cookie are stored for later requests. I do not send those information to another sites.”
      What’s the device ID?
      “There are two ways to get Email and Device ID

      a. Easy way: install this Device ID app, it will show you your emails and Device ID

      b. Difficult way: Open dial pad, call *#*#8255#*#* ( 8255 = TALK ). If it opens “GTalk Service Monitor”, find lines that begin with JID and Device ID. Your email is JID, and your device id is a string that after android- prefix

      For example: if it shows android-1234567890abcdef , then your device ID is 1234567890abcdef

      Do not type in random email or device ID, it won’t work”


  • ankit wadhwa

    i done all the steps but when i download an app it says
    cannot download this app!

    • Log1s0

      me too

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  • how do i disable ssl for chrome on Mac ???? 

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  • Aaron Guzman

    Thank you for this. I downloaded Need For Speed Shift on my Galaxy Nexus. I had already purchased it because it said it wan’t available on Verizon. Not sure why they would do that but thanks again for making it possible for me to use content I own.

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  • David

    eh. it took me a while to figure out in Step 3… start using.  It worked. Now what to do with any .apk I dl’d on my PC that doesn’t work with PC. :/

    I found this via Google search after countless of blogs that were talked about APK Downloader. This is pretty neat.

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  • Sulasno

    I have managed to download Chrome beta; now how do I install it on my Tab ?

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  • Geoff Scotland

    I have 2-step verification but I’m still getting the ‘ERROR: Invalid email or password!’

    Any ideas???

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  • Windows wont let me add the –ignore-certificate-errors line to the Target. An error window pops up that says the name isn’t valid. Help?

    • there is a SPACE between chrome.exe and –ignore-certificate-errors

      • Najafidm

        i have same problem even with add SPACE! any suggestion?

  • SCrid2000

    Thanks for the awesome tool!
    I was greatly saddened when you took it down due to piracy concerns (for me, it wouldn’t download paid apps I hadn’t paid for) but the new version will work just perfect for me. I reposted about it at http://opensourcebb.com/2012/02/download-android-apps-directly-to-your-pc-for-sideloading/, I hope that’s ok (I gave you full credit of course).

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  • Eslagiime

    As I can get my ID on my android tablet? (Sorry for my bad english) xD

  • Kevinhayart

    Hi, I’ve got a “non-phone” (wifi) Android tablet, as best that I can determine, my device ID is all zeros, 16 of them.  Apparently AM doesn’t like like about my tablet either.
     Any suggestions, I’m looking to get a free ereader app (Blio, a copy came with my laptop, and looking to get it for my tab) and AM is the only place that has it.
     I can’t use your Device ID app because it’s in AM and I can’t get anything from AM. i get an error (says SSL or dev id).  I got the shortcut “deal” working fine (in options) no more warning there. 

  • Jia Li

    Hey dude, i’m really appreciate that you reactivate it again .. i was very happy to see the news of your extension launch .. cuz i can’t access download app from android market .. it’s not available for my country. It’s too bad. I’m really appreciate your work .. Thanks a lot .. 

    • Jia Li

      btw … i still can’t download .. when i download an app .. it said pls disable SSL error warning and Check your device information … 

      Is it cuz of the country issue ? on the market page it also said it’s incompatible with your device and not available for your country .. 🙁

      • Jeremiah

        I have this same issue.  Fix?

  • If I dont have an Android device but still if I need just the .apk file, so that I can use that on my emulator (not sure of the term) BlueStacks to run them on my desktop, how should I work with this extension?

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  • Mac (or should I begin to say OSX…) option?

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  • bizzu

    It seems that I installed it correctly, but I don’t see the icon in chrome. Anyone know what I did wrong?

    • it shows up in the address bar towards the right end of it, where the adblockplus, turn-off-the-lights and google rss icons generally show up as well.

  • bizzu

    I installed the extension, and logged in, but I don’t see the chrome icon. Anyone know why?

    • Jia Li

      you will see the icon when you open a market link .. 

      • bizzu

        still no icon in chrome…

        • it shows up in the address bar towards the right end of it, where the adblockplus, turn-off-the-lights and google rss icons generally show up as well.

          • bizzu

            Yea, I can see that from the screen shots, but it doesn’t show up for me. I have the extension enabled and everything.

  • D H

    Like it, except it would not let me download an app I had already purchased before.

  • Joey Cossack

    Why does this not work for me? Windows 7, Chrome 17. Went into properties and changed the end of target to –ignore-certificate-errors. I restarted chrome and I still get the red bar saying change SSL errors….so I created another chrome shortcut, and same thing…..then I created another chrome shortcut and added –remote-debugging-port=9222, and that didn’t work either….What am i doing wrong?

    • make sure all Chrome processes are terminated ( check in Task Manager )

  • Radixe

    For mac, type this in terminal:

    /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome –ignore-certificate-errors

  • Arjman22

    Doesn’t work on mac, after entering the modified command line it says , “unable to obtain profile lock”

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  • i’mconfused

    can’t get this working on a Mac with Chrome Canary. followed the Mac instructions in terminal but it just keeps saying unable to obtain profile lock

    • i’mconfused

      for reference i’m doing this: 

      /Applications/Google Chrome Canary.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome Canary –ignore-certificate-errors

      but i’m not exactly sure if that’s how i handle spaces in directory locations

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  • VPal

    Get error 403 when trying to download pingit for my miui rom. any suggestions??

  • fordcom

    Work perfectly fine here for me… 

  • Andrei84 09

    super! works!

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  • PB8420

    which dial pad should i open??? from  what program?? help

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  • Bil

    Thank you mate! Works perfecT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greeting from Viet Nam 🙂 If you would like a SSL certificate, just PM me 😀

  • Mokazem

    i tried to put the code into terminal on a mac but the result was this:
    Feb 28 16:50:44 Mohammads-MacBook.local Google Chrome Helper[1108] : CGSLookupServerRootPort: Failed to look up the port for “com.apple.windowserver.active” (1100)
    and its not working

  • Frea02

    help please it only directs to your page

    • make sure you’re using APK Downloader 1.2

  • Mirhawk

    I tried disabling the SSL by entering the text in target field, but still I’m unable to download. It says to disable the SSL. I’m using Chrome 17.x Version

    • make sure all Chrome processes are terminated, or try to reboot your PC

  • Sheen Valentine Li

    What’s your Google Chrome Theme? It’s really nice

  • i can’t use it because i can’t disable ssl warnings(windows xp).please help me.the other information is in the image.thanks

  • Thank you!

  • 4u2nvinmtl

    Thank you! Thank you Thank you! I too was using my phone to download back up and copy to other locations and it was long and pointless!! You rock man!

  • Tanamay

    Thank you, but when i click login, it says “cannot use this email”

  • Beewee

    i can’t do that, can u test this apps (https://market.android.com/details?id=jp.oka.GLAY) and download it for me… thnks.

  • Tevinchew

    Hi, just to let you know it doesnt work with paid apps at all, even if you purchased it.

  • Guest1

    You mentioned about the source code? Where is that?

    • Guest1

       Got it! 😉 Thanks!

  • And

    cool – now that you have added the change sim operator option would I have to change that option if I wanted to download stuff from another country?


  • AdamFrancisGarbacz

    As people have pointed out, this doesn’t work on paid apps you have purchased (apps you own). I’d love to use this to push apps I’ve paid for to devices they don’t officially support. If you could fix that you and I will be best friends forever. Thanks for this, though. It’s a great start.

  • lixc

    Thanks for the great work.
    But i unable to download for this app –>  
    Malaysia Police Summons
    by maxsim


    • lixc

      successful for other apps, but not for this one. Error message is Forbidden 403.

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  • Did anyone with mac OSX Lion get this to work? if so then how… The instruction given on this page didn’t work at all.

    • Mac OS X 10.7.2, Mac Mini Lion Server
      Google Chrome 17.0.963.56

      1. Chrome App Finish (Command + Q)
      2. try this in terminal.
      $ open -a /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome –args –ignore-certificate-errors

      I downloaded some apps using this extension.

      • Hey you did it, thanks a lot man, I’m downloading Apks as I’m typing this, Thanks!!! works great so far,ありがとう砂糖

  • Joybat


  • Joybat

    do all right…but…SSL disable ….windows 7..how can i do…

  • mkchan


  • mkchan

    works like a charm…really need this since many apps like the chrome beta is not available in my country (PH)..WTF google! thanks a lot for this sir…running windows 7 ultimate 64x

  • Obsidianz

    Added with space but got errors, Win 7 x64, Chrome 17.0.963.56m

    • if there is a ” after chrome.exe ( chrome.exe” ), you must edit it become:
      chrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors


        Same problem and extension dosn’t work (Win7 x64, Chrome 17, Samsung P1010[NoGSM] )

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  • Works like charm, thanks a million 
    I am tweeting this page, and posting it on facebook
    Thanks a million

    • you’re welcome 🙂

  • Mokazem

    c’mon guys no one replied to my comment this keeps saying i need to disable ssl
    and here is a image of what it is writing back

    • I can’t help you because I don’t have a Mac. Sorry

  • Trungluan

    Bạn thử xem app này sao không down được nhỉ: 

    • mình vừa thử download, vẫn tốt mà bạn?

  • Jeremiah

    I’ve successfully disabled SSL warnings with “–ignore-certificate-errors” but once I attempt to download an .apk from the market I receive an error stating 

    “-Please disable SSL error warnings
     -Check your account information (email and device ID)”

    Account info is all correct, and I closed all instances of chrome after adjusting the target switch, then rebooted just to be sure, still not working.  Suggestions?

    • Mkhandani

      redphx, I have the same problem. What is the answer. Thank you

      • Please check if the Device ID is correct

        • chuksy

          Have the same problem. Tried to recheck my Device id but it says ” Send heartbeat to server”. Nothing else is shown. Why is this?

          • Chris Hardewig

            I’ve also got this problem

        • Jeremiah

          All account info, including Device ID, is entered correctly, so why am I getting this error still?  

          Thanks for the help.

    • Nenad Rondovic

      Had same problem. Solved by using “hard way” to obtain device id. Was different than app from Market gave.

      • Jeremiah

        I used the dialer method to obtain mine, so I’m totally at a loss. But thanks for the suggestion.

      • Michael Eckschlager

        have the same problem too. but not solved

  • Pe

    Cái bước 1 là disable SSL error warnings, nó không cho. Vậy làm thế nào

  • anonymous

    Greaaattt works well 😀

  • Hopin

    anyone knows knows how to disable the SSL errors warnings on Linux (Ubuntu) Chrome/Chromium?

  • chuksy

    Tried to recheck my Device id but it says ” Send heartbeat to server”. Nothing else is shown. Why is this?

  • Can you re-enable the download link for purchased apps? I would like to back up the apps that I already bought.

  • Phong

    tuyệt vời, cảm ơn anh rất nhiều!

  • i could download till yesterday.but today i saw the error
    please disable ssl error warningscheck your account informationwhat should i do?(i’m in iran)

    • Quit chrome 
      open terminal 
      past this 
      open -a /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome –args –ignore-certificate-errors
      I had the same problem as you, I had to re do everything again , and it woked 

  • Necesito el Device ID no lo puedo descargar desde el market..
    I need Device ID I can’t download from market


    After Adding extension and ssl code  the internet access stop could not open google ALSO

  • Memory Serenade

    “ERROR: Invalid email or password!” I’m sure my email and password are correct. Do I need to sign up or something?

    • Vijay Pasham

      Even i have same prob… unable to login even though i have entered correct id n pwd,,,

    • PEDRAM30


    • you need to login to android market from your phone or tablet once before using apk downloader.did you login once?

  • Rezwan Chowdhury

    why is it showing::

    ERROR: cannot download this app!


    …it is showing on every apps that i try to download!! :S :S

    ..please suggest me something! 🙁

    • Log1s0

      me too? why

      • Log1s0

        make  use of chrome 17, show no error,true

  • 2whiskers

    I can’t get the APK Downloader to accept my Kindle Fire Device ID at Login. I entered it correctly with NO spaces.

    I still get the pop-up to enter only A-Z, 0-9.

    Is there another way to sign in?

  • Camblonde101

    Does this work with verizon? I dont see an option available for us…

  • Aphyxsia

    So for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, using Google Chrome App, I type this into the Terminal correct?

    /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome –ignore-certificate-errorsI was supposed to replace the “remote-debugging port thingy”, with the ignore certificates corrects?  That’s what I got from your directions.  BUt I guess using tardcabulary, I’m a “newb” to this stuff.  But it will help my current predicament not being able to access the market.  And I really want to thank you for building something this, and most of all for being selfless and sharing it!  Well, the paranoid person in me is still a tad worried about sharing my device ID and Google account info., but I’m trying to be optimistic and I haven’t seen any bad reports yet.  Yet it could just be too early, haha, just kidding!  But if you can help me out with my question I would very much appreciate, thank you in advance. p.s. Sorry bout the bold, that “ignore certificate errors” I copied and pasted was in bold and I copied and pasted from my text edit and it made the rest of my text bold.

  • Theartist

    it keeps crashing on me

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  • Wilsonincup

    Sorry, it didn’t work. when i download an app, it tells me that i haven’t disabled the ssl,( i do exactly what you said) ,or recheck my device id and account information, however, there is no problems with these information.

    • Temetitocabestro

      I have same problem. Using a kindle fire. Any solution?

    • i had the same problem.try reastarting your kindle fire.then delete that shortcut and create a new shortcut and retarget it.

  • Thank you, from Russia. Very good 

  • P. S. 
    it’s realy works !!!

  • Hassan Alikhansari

    The Chrome Do not rename ! Help me ! :((

    • سلام حسن.خوشحالم که اینجا هم یه ایرانی دیدم!

      avalan begam ke bayad ghesmate target ro taghir bedi na name.dovoman age akharesh chrome.exe” has bayad tabdilesh koni be chrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors
      na inke tabdilesh koni be chrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors”

  • Kindle fire

    where can i retrieve android device id for kindle fire?

  • Slojim

    I made a mistake on entering the Device IDand saved it, how can I change it now?

    • go to:    tools–>extensions    then click option in the apk downloader extension and click log out and try logging in with corecct device id…

  • Woroasih

    great app

    realy helpfullthanks a lot….

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  • Alanlikw

    I am using SE Neo, I can’t download the apps, but can’t install to the phone, it show “app can’t install”, any suggestioin?? Thanks

    • I think I can’t help you on this case. Sorry

  • Alanlikw

    I am using SE Neo, I can download the apps to my pc, but I can’t install it after copy the apk file to the phone, any suggestion? Thanks.

  • IGebriel

    i installed device ID app and it appears my device ID : Null
    what is the problem

  • Osomidi

    Android Market is Now “Google Play” :(, can we do the same things with this addon?

    • please install version 1.2.1

      • Osomidi

        Thank you for this new version.

  • Moulashareef5

    yah android market is now google  play apk downloader is not working

    • please install version 1.2.1

  • Martin

    Great extension, I wish you can fix the Google Play problem soon.

    • please install version 1.2.1

  • Ancestor

    Now market change from market.android.com to play.google.com apk downloader don’t work!

    • please install version 1.2.1

  • Joan

    Ancestor, yes! I want to download apk files from play.google.com 🙁

    • please install version 1.2.1

      • Joan

        Thanks 🙂

  • Tufan86

    now it is not available to use this, for the website changed from market.android.com to play.google.com. please tell us how to solve this. Thanks. 

    • please install version 1.2.1

  • Joquid13

    yes..!! is very bad..!! the page was change to play.google and doesnt work apk downloader.!!

    • please install version 1.2.1

  • JimmyD

    Is it possible to purchase apps that arent compatible with your device? like for example i have a lenovo thinkpad tablet and the market wont allow me to buy quill app i was wondering if i could use this to buy it is it possible?

  • Yourfriend

    Yes, as JimmyD said, it would be incredible if we would be able to purchase and download apps via your extension! I would love to be able to buy games the market does not officially list as compatible!

  • Ductrungcntt
  • Vietnamese

    1.2.1 not available to use this. 

  • Congtuyenvip

    Android Martket becomes somthing like “google play” now so this trick doesnt work any more .

    Wait for your update version!

  • Congtuyenvip

    Many thank for your update version

  • when in properties of the chrome shortcut, after adding the  –ingnore-certificate-errors line when  i hit ok i get a message that i have wrong path and that i have to correct it, thus not being able to disable the certificate errors, any workaround?

    • Sjimbo

      Copie the txt after the ” instead of between

      • i did it so, after reeading 5 mins ago, then it worked for like 10 secs, then stopped working

  • papmodern

    Hi And Tnx for this Usefull app

    I have a Question!
    I don’t Want use my current account and then create a new account in google and login with that to market! (or google play) then use that account for downloading apks from GPlay and don’t worked 🙁
    is there any chance?

    • Ankit

      It will not work cause u can only us id which u use to log to your android market….

      Thank you……any questions

      [email protected]

  • eka

    I need some help.

    I swear my Android device ID is 16 characters and yet when I enter it says:

    ERROR: Android Device ID must be 16 characters long and only contains characters from 0-9, A-F.

    Anyone mind to help? 🙁

  • Shaun Mbhiza

    Thanks for the Google play update. I use this app solely to save on mobile data charges when downloading huge apps. My WiFi works via proxy and we all know that market doesn’t play nice with that.

  • Thank you for the update! Is it possible to enable downloading of paid apps that have already been paid for?

    • Joan

      Yes, you can. If you are buying this app you can download it.

      • Eros

        but… from version 1.2 seems not possible, even if it results as purchased 🙁

        • Ivano Forgione

          Same problem. I just switched to  another, more powerful device, and Gameloft  for some reason marks some of its games not compatible, which is obviously bogus.. I purchased them, but now I can’t retrieve them even with this nice extension. Any help? update?

  • Tddxzero

    can i use it to buy apps with my cridit card?my region can’t buy paid apps.

  • Shahrooz_ra

    very very  thanks

  • David_lucaz

    I followed the steps to disable the SSL error, still doesn’t work. 🙁

  • Kevinma98

    Everything worked half a hour ago. But now I had the same problem of COULD NOT disable the SSL error.

    • Kevinma98

      I worked now. Thanks a lot! 

  • Abdielito9

    It isnt working for me even when i change the target on the shortcut 

  • Some Guy Here

    Just wanna say thank you, this save my whole day 😀

  • Chauhannishit88

    it is working for me……..Thank You….

  • Signupdemo

    I dont see the apk downloader icon on the address bar….
    Any help ?

    • Husain Syedm

      I am having the same problem – did you manage to sort it out ? icon not showing on address bar.

      please reply [email protected]

  • thanks you.. , its work . iam so happy. 😀 

  • Great Work ,
    but I came to your work when I was trying to download an application that it’s not compatible with my phone ,,, so I thought of downloading the APK then try to force install it ,,

    but since your extension needs the device ID , I could not  download whats not compatible with my phone ,,, any other compatible application can be downloaded ok 

    so what about posting our device id’s here “if it’s not a security threat ” ?by that I can changee my device ID and can download any app 

    any way ,, thank you so much for the great Idea 

    • Husain Syedm

      Are you getting the icon on address bar. I do not get this icon on the address bar but it seems to be working.

      Yes the ignore bit if after ..chrome.exe” -ignore
      lots of people having this problem

  • also you wrote in your explination  that the target shoudl be something like :

    “It will look something like this: C:…chrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors”

    but actually I t should look like this ,, the additional –ignore-certificate-errors should come after the quotation mark 
    just like this 
    “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors

  • Marcos Pinto

    this is priceless..thank you!

  • 911991sudhir

    plz mail me device id.apk [email protected] because given code opening gtalk service but there is no device id shown.

    • 911991sudhir

      i got it but device id shown null and email is blank what can i do??

  • seren

    Somehow I can’t get the –ignore-certificate-errors to work 🙁 No idea what I may be doing wrong?

    • seren

      Never mind, there where still some chrome processes running even with exiting chrome.

  • Vượng Đoàn

    khi down toàn bị báo error sai email với device id với cả disable ssl error warning mặc dù mình đã điền đúng các thông tin và làm theo hướng dẫn của bạn :((

  • Sunbury001

    same problem again.  PLEASE ……..

  • sir y i cant dowload it says warning plz disable ssl warning check ur account information..??ive done all the instruction carefully

  • I would like to make this work with my Kindle Fire, but I can’t get Device ID to run on it. Any ideas?

  • markus75

    thx, works great !

    i´ve been looking a long time for such a tool !

  • Bba

    It’s working 
    great thanks

  • Airmaxx23

    No matter what I do I get the SSL error when trying to use this.  I’ve uninstalled chrome and gone through the process a few times and no matter what I keep getting the error.

  • Cinq

    Same here, SSL error all time. Looks like Play market changed something:/

  • Pyinyeinaung

    can’t download the file … always have to read this .. that’s all.. may be the market flow is changed.

  • spookytay

    now getting error,

    asking to disable SSL error warnings, or check email and device ID

    Everything is set up the way it supposed to, worked yesterday, but not today

  • Crinn2222

    Это будет выглядеть примерно так: C: … chrome.exe – -ignore-сертификатов ошибки 
    Не выходит пишет что SSL не отключен что делать? Подскажите

  • Brigini AEA

    Thank you sir, helps a lot!

  • 911991sudhir

    I followed the steps to disable the SSL error, still doesn’t work. 🙁

  • AndroidFan

    Yesterday was working fine but now it asks to diable SSL error and to check email & id, PLEASE PLEASE FIX 😛 . This extension is very handy, thanks for the amazing job… keep it up!

  • ConfusedScouser

    is anyone else finding certain aps when they attempt to download come back with a 403 – forbidden error?  For example i’m trying to download the Capital one uk app, and also the itv player,  both are free apps and both give a 403? 

    •  I think that your device is not compatible ,,, that way I suggested the following :

      guys I’m using this extension

      but the bad thing is I can’t download apps unless there are
      compatible with my device ,,, and it can recognize my device via device

      so my suggestion , is we post our device name and device Id , so If
      anyone wants to download an app that is not compatible with his/her
      device ,, he can change the device Id from the list that we shared 


      I hope its not a security threat

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  • guys I’m using this extension

    but the bad thing is I can’t download apps unless there are compatible with my device ,,, and it can recognize my device via device Id

    so my suggestion , is we post our device name and device Id , so If anyone wants to download an app that is not compatible with his/her device ,, he can change the device Id from the list that we shared

    I hope its not a security threat

  • worked like a charm for me!! thank a lot 😛 love you

  • ranag

    it’s not working again~ssl error

    • please check your Chrome shortcut

  • Mikuazusa

    Can’t use again~Help~

    • please check your Chrome shortcut

  • Vincent

    If I enable the extension, the chrome could not open any website. and I can’t go next on the option page after inputing the email ,password and deviceId !

    • i had the same problem.try unistall chrome and install it again.it works for me.hope this helps you

  • PeterA

    I had the same problem many users described below. I kept getting an error message that either my login, device id, or ssl warnings were incorrect, Closing and reopening chrome didn’t help. Then I noticed that even when I close all the chrome windows the extensions still show up as processes in task manager. I killed all chrome* tasks and when I restarted chrome everything worked as advertised. A Great App! 

    • wlian


  • Sulasno

    uncheck  Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed

  • nguyen2011

    works great. Thanks

  • Rtfds

    no background apps running and 
    all chrome windows and processes are closed
    still got ssl error warning, a few days ago work fine 
    need help is there an update on the way?

    • please check your shortcut again

      • ranag

        it’s not the shortcut that is the error but when you click the green android symbol to download, a popup says ssl error/device id or login error. Shortcut works fine.LIKE Bertt’s says,Shortcut works fine, same problem, redphx do you check again works fine? thx~

  • Xuankhanh96

    Vietnamese Rock!!!!

  • it’s not the shortcut that is the error but when you click the green android symbol to download, a popup says ssl error/device id or login error.  Shortcut works fine.

  • Mohsennayeh

    is not work with play google?


    I’m facing same problem like Jeremiah & BRETT and many more,,  I just need one apk file MHT Viewer from market.. if you can solve the Error problem or can u or can anybody here, download the apk file for MHT Viewer from market & mail me to [email protected]?? it will be gr8 help.. waiting for reply… thank you…  

  • Whopua

    So I CAN download an app that I legitimately paid for with this app?? 

  • My device doesn’t open “*#*#8255#*#* and Decide ID doens’t work
    *Galaxy 5 – GT-I5500 – Version

    • caokhang91

      You can go Google play search app with key device ID. After download it, you will see your device ID

  • Netrecov

    im on verizon and its not working. any ideas?

  • Cornelius

    hey, i think u need to update a new version again.. it’s not working now

  • Rantolo

    work with google play ?

  • MountainKing

    What should we do with this link here?

    I’m on a mac but don’t know what to do with it. Any ideas?

    Cheers Jens

  • When i try to download this app 
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.com.gvt.android.pmc7 i got the 403 error, why? I have a problem only when i try to download THIS app.

  • I thought we were supposed to be able to get the apk of an app that we paid for? The extension won’t work for my paid apps

  • chrome vision 17.0.963.79 m cannot support??

  • Kljhlkjh

    Same Problem here. Trying to download an app gives SSL warning.
    Clean install of chrome on fresh win installation, shortcut copied from another win installation where it worked before, so mistypings in the shortcut are impossible.
    So, what to do? Can we users provide some kind of log or similar to help you to isolate the problem?

    BTW: the “–” in your text don’t work, they are other strokes than the ones on the keyboard. Initally I had to replace them to make APK Downloader work. 

  • Sean Rowe

    Need better info on how to make this work for Mac…

  • What if you don’t have an Android device?

  • Ryan Ferguson

    I have tried everything and it still isn’t working. I did the –ignore-certificate-errors and everything but it still won’t work. 

  • Any chance of getting some kind of respnse?  Seems to be a hit or miss program.  We are all getting the popup error of SSL error, Device ID or login.  All settings are correct, we just get the popup error when we hit the little green android button to download.

  • Alimotxo76

    no deja descargar aplicaciones que no son compatibles con el dispositivo. por lo demas perfecto.

  • P H Devries

    Worked well, really liked it but unfortunately it doesn’t work anymore with the ignore certificate setting.

  • Moulashareef5

    it is saying please disable ssl warnings and check your account information !!!!

  • Moulashareef5

    there is an error ity no longer works !!!!!!

  • Go9

    source pls

  • Alimotxo76

    It unloads well the applications compatible with the device, the only one failure is that it does not unload those who are not compatible. Solution?

  • telis sidiropoulos

    same here
    error message disable ssl
    is it because i am trying to download not compatible apps?
    perhaps needs update

  • Byus

    Thank you very much, your software is very practical.If you can develop a synchronous play.google.com functions, it would be more perfect.Because I want to get to know what software is updated!Thank you!Like the simulation of a mobile version GooglePlay.Soon be able to know what software is need to be updated!

  • Byus

    Thank you again what I said, can provide you with this software, the contents of therecord download, if there are updates, you can prompt.The first time you get the softwareupdate information!

  • Doesn’t work for me…  I can’t get the icon to show up. Can someone help me?

  • Jorge Esquivel

    Doesn’t work for me…  I can’t disable the ssl error warning, i don’t know how write the flag in the direction of the shortcut. help please!!!!!  

    i have already do all the metods to introduce –ignore-certificate-errors but doesn’t work,, again please help!!!

    im using windows 7,

    • guest

      //  It will look something like this: C:…chrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors

  • guest

    Any advice on how to find the device ID for a kindle fire? my problem is I cant download marketplace apps in the first place to find my ID

    • Stranger

      Device ID for the Kindle Fire would be 0x1949, if I recall correctly from rooting.

  • Sleepycat3x

    on a mac:
    * install the extension and enter your email/password/android id
    * close the browser window and make sure Chrome is closed completely* open terminal* type: open /Applications/Google Chrome.app –arg –ignore-certificate-errors
    * this will open chrome with SSL error warnings disabled
    * go to google play and when you’re on a FREE app page you’ll see the green APK downloader in your address bar
    It’s not showing on paid apps that I have purchased though

  • ёбёт?

    Ёбаный врот! Автор долбаёб!

  • Andrey

    Hi !

    I m trying to get this monster https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.galapagossoft.trialx2_winter it s the last version 2.12 and it gives me an incomplete apk with parsing error

    Everything else works just fine about 5-6 apps downloaded but this is bad and I d

    on t understand why …

    I have to say very good job, your tool is extraordinary handy and exclusive, congratulations !

    There s no other way to get apps from the market PC directly 

  • telis sidiropoulos

     i think we need an explanation for certificate error message

    • Andrey

      After a while with this issue this line worked for me on win 7:

      “C:Usershere usernameAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors

      I guess it was something about a different kind of letter or something because it didn t worked at first try but changing several times finally worked well
      I hope it will help you too

  • Laura

    I got the SSL error message as well.

    just logout from the APK Downloader Options page, login again (with same E-mail and ID Device), will work again like a charm, at least worked for me, hope this will help

    • Davidtayman

      This worked for me Laura, thanks for the suggestion.

  • Tried what laura said, logging out and in.

    Still doesn’t work…

  • Ssslp4

    how can i find dial pad ??

  • Hà Nguyễn Sơn

    có chút góp ý:
    – bạn có thể lấy acc google trong cookies của tình duyệt được không?
    – nếu không được và vẫn phải nhập acc, bạn có thể lấy device id của acc giúp người dùng được không (vì người dùng android đăng ký acc liên kết với device nên có thông tin này), đỡ phải nhập device id.

    Mình nghĩ extension của bạn rất hay, mình cũng thường tìm app trên máy tính, chỉ có điều cải tiến 1 chút thì người dùng sẽ đỡ phiền hà hơn …

    • Mình xin trả lời các câu hỏi của bạn:
      – Không thể sử dụng cookie của trình duyệt, vì muốn download file phải có một cookie hoàn toàn khác
      – mình cũng đã thử tìm cách lấy device id từ account, tuy nhiên không thành công

      cám ơn bạn đã sử dụng và góp ý

  • Donthave1970

    don’t work

  • Hoacacsdf

    cho minh xin file apk device id luon duoc khong

  • Abdullah Rider06

    there is a problem when i enter this”–ignore-certificate-errors” as stated above and when i click ok there comes  error like’not 
    valid patch’.>????

  • Mukundan_sgm

    scary 🙂 he could mess up with our account man !!

  • TrungPD

    2 hôm nay không tải được file APK bạn ơi
    hiện thông báo: “làm ơn tắt SSL và kiểm tra lại thông tin tài khoản”
    bạn kiểm tra lại nhé!

    p/s: đã cấu hình như bạn nói, SSL đã được tắt

  • Kxfchn

    I use the Version 1.2.1 to download apk from the “play.google.com”,but it always stoped when it had been download about 100kb,then the task failed.

  • Chuck Mate


    I do not have an Android phone, I only have a Google TV with Honeycomb. Will this method work for me too?

  • Moulashareef5

    find a solution for it !!!!!!!!

  • AndroidLuvr

    Great plugin, thank you very much!

    One suggestion/feature request:
    Some way to be able to switch between devices quicker than manually going in and typing the device ID all the time.
    I have several android devices, running many different ROMs and some apps are compatible but others are not and I find myself switching often.

  • Po0yAn

    where the fucking fuck is the APK downloader option page??????????????

  • Sahid026

    Wow, needed google account and password. I can’t imagine what will happen if we failed?

  • guest

    thank you vey much ..
    it works

  • Ryan

    I got a 403 error even when I put in the line, what Do I do?

  • Drumzhollic

    This is great ! working for me
    But I must be use chrome downloader to download the apk file
    can I use other downloader except chrome downloader?

  • Shailen TJ

    The ability to download purchased APKs would be nice!

  • Salim Beguiret

    I have a Blackberry playbook  OS 2.0 tablet on which I can install android apps  since it has android platform  as you know , but I can  not find the device ID .   can you please tell me how can I find it ?

  • Jamesbondrdc

    hey man gr8 work with this chrome extension … but i have one problem with it .. i was able to dowload the apk files till yesterday with this extension… but today the page of google play shows my phone registered and apps dont install through the extension but it shows a window directly in the same page for installing on the mobile … do the google ppl have found the way to disable the extension or is anything i need to do to continue downloading the apk files with the extension

    • Husain Syedm

      Yes I have the same problem – the address does not show the android icon either. I think google got smart but why ?

  • what if google detects it, will they ban our account ???

  • Vickutetg

    Minh down toan bi loi 
    Error 403

  • Ebaygol

    it doesn’t work today. “please disable SSL error warnings” message…

  • Ekojoned

    it doesn’t work for me. The warning box isn’t gone.

  • Paula – Brazil

    It only worked for me after several attempts. I simply repeated things I had already done before and suddenly the pink “… must disable SSL error …” was gone! Strange.

  • Sajanyamaha

    any other way to get device id

  • Sajanyamaha

    any other way to get device id it says,invalid ID when typing *#*#8225…

  • 逸城 言

    I do it according to your requirements.Today the SSL problem.

  • 逸城 言

    I think you look this!!!!

  • Husain Syedm

    I cannot get the ICON on the address bar of chrome. APk downloader extension is installed and all the other inputs are correct. However when I go to google play and try to download:

    a. the icon does not appear in the address bar
    b. the google play downloads directly to my device which is Kindle fire and as I am out of USA it does not load.

    So please let me know how to get the icon on the address bar. Thanks

    • zhangchina3

      NEED click ‘install’ button first ,and cancel the popup window,and then u’ll see the icon appear in the address bar.

      • Husain Syedm

        Please explain.

        I have installed the downloader extension and it appear in the ggggle  Tools – extension page as having been installed.
        The SSL ignore certificate errors is also working – no problem there.

        BUT when I go to google play and try to download the app the file the ICON does not appear in the address bar bar and I get to the INSTALL window for the app. Then when I click it it says instaaling and then the file will be sent to your device later. Nothing happens afterwards

        The problem is how to get the ICON in the address filed of the Chrome.

        Many thanks for your reply and look forward to getting a solution. Thank you

    • Treehouse

      Maybe I didn’t understand, but did you say that google play downloaded the app directly to your Kindle Fire?

  • washi

    its not working for me maybe google have found a way to block it?

  • Almersafara

    i have obey the intruction but when i download show massage “cannot download this app” ??
    please help…

  • “You must disable SSL error warnings in able to use this extension.  ” why? i was write it to chrome shortcut

  • Hello, why inform me mail and pw not correct?

  • Guest

    To make the “SSL error” disappear just delete one of the ” – ” from the code “–ignore-certificate-errors”

    • embee

      This seems to be irrelevant

  • Lnzhang123

    I wonder why I cannot find verizon in “sim Operator”, isn’t it in the USA?

  • Nbt1996

    it isnt working it say id error or ssl error

  • Damjang

    Same here. 2 week ago it work, but now don’t: disable ssl error!

    • Jonniya

      yes   ,have ways to Solve this
      problem? If have ,give me a e-mail.thanks! [email protected]

  • Jonniya

    can not  use  ,why?

  • it says that im using wrong email or password but both are correct :/ so whats now?

  • Guest

    Quote from your FAQ:
    “You can view the source code to make sure about this.”
    So where’s the source code I can view??

  • Mirhawk

    Okay people, according to what I have noticed, following things need to be checked for proper functionality:

    1) Check regularly that the ” 
    –ignore-certificate-errors ” is added in the target location, because it tends to get removed automatically after sometime.
    2) Run Chrome browser only from the shortcut where You have added the text, and don’t run any other instance of chrome at the same time, as it overrides the ssl code.
    3) For those who are getting wrong email or password, check the device id properly, and follow the above two steps.

  • Jlfskjf

    Yeah, I’ve checked those things, and my device ID. still wrong username/password

  • Mrockjustrock

    Thanx a lot…

  • Sad

    still wrong email/password.
    how to solve?

  • Support Informatique

     the downloader extension  appear  
    The SSL ignore certificate errors is also working – no problem there.

     I must go to the INSTALL window for the app.  

    ERROR 403 
    Many thanks for your reply and look forward to getting a solution. Thank you

  • Hamza

    it works very well, thanks a lot men 🙂

  • Jenny

    Man, this is a lifesaver. Thanks!

  • Naddu79

    Everything is complete but the time of downloading still showing ssl error ?

  • Lee Outsiders

    Gan ane ga bisa dapetin kode di hp ane nya.. 

    stelah ane tekan ini *#*#8255#*#*
    slalu muncul ket sperti ini ( send heartbeat to server )
    Gimana tuh gan Mohon bantuannya gan ?


  • embee

    I have used this successfully several times (v1.0, 1.2, and 1.21). It does not work any more.

    The shortcut is unchanged: “C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors

    The email, device id, and sim operator settings are unchanged and correct and no error message appears on the options page. However, I get the SSL certificate error when I attempt to download a file.

    The chrome version is 17.0.963.79 This was my first attempt to use apk downloader with this chrome version.

  • It hasn’t been working today

  • Adrot

    Working just fine. It dint work for me in Windows XP, but it did on Windows 7.

    Thanks for the app, developer. 🙂

  • Guest007

    I’m getting

    ForbiddenError 403

    • Wukai8848

      Me too!How to solve it?

  • Why does the message “ERROR: Cannot download this app.” When press the icon on the Google Play Store Please note the help about how to solve the problem. Thank you very much.

    • Xyxzfj

      Me too!

    • Sawyer

      I have the same problem

  • Damjang

    I find a solution for the problem of SLS certificate error: first I log-out of the play.google.com site. Then I log-out from the apk-downloader settings and then I relogon from the apk-downloader settings. All work ok now!

    • thank you.you solve my problem

    • Amidvo

      I confirm it. But such solution is inconvenient. Every time you have to do logoff/logon. It is very inconvenient.

    • Amidvo

      I confirm it. But such solution is inconvenient. Every time you have to do logoff/logon. It is very inconvenient.

    • Amidvo

      I confirm it. But such solution is inconvenient. Every time you have to do logoff/logon. It is very inconvenient.

    • Amidvo

      I confirm it. But such solution is inconvenient. Every time you have to do logoff/logon. It is very inconvenient.

  • Snuupy

    Can you get an android ID using the simulator?

  • hu1q

    not work anymore, can’t disable the ssl warning althoung put the code –ignore-certificate-errors in the chorme shortcut already. plz fix

  • Jakabandras210

    If I can download from market I don’t need this plugin. I CAN’T DOWNLOAD DEVICE ID APK!!!!! where can I do..

  • Jakabandras210

    8255 doesn’t work on Huawei Ideos X3: GTalk Service Monitor is started, but I Can’t find JID or Device ID lines.

  • paulgeniusboy

     how can I install apk downloader? i can’t install it

  • Uofhi

    i dnt find the icon in the toolbar

  • plz give the link of  device ID app from other website (u gave the link in the description was from google play site) 

  • Ahmed Samy29

    great work

  • Jarfalouyna

    awesome I put-off buying this for months, despite positive reviews.


  • Ben Gough

    im missing the little droid man 

    • Sorapong

      Exactly my problem. The extension has loaded, the options accepted etc but the icon does not appear on the toolbar to get it started.

      • Gboy Valisno

        yeah. how can we solve this? i cant see the droid icon on the toolbar. help plss.

  • Mahefa

    This stuff is craze, a life saver. Thanks a lot!!!

  • Rico_icor

    one of the best idea for android user 😀 love it ! thx u so much for developing this pp

  • wegoke

    Error 403

    How to solve this problem?

  • Chintan Libran

    “ForbiddenError 403″How to solve this problem?


  • Mike_garz7

    how to disable ssl warning..nid help!!!

  • Marshalmatthers329

    i am unable to add –ignore-certificate-error to  google chrome it says:-the name specified in the target box is not vald.make sure the path and file nam eare correct

  • Guest

    it’s dangerous to enter google accounts credentials. I created a new google account to test it, and it didn’t work.

  • me

    How come some apks won’t install and give me a “Error parsing package” when trying to install. This happens with: Adobe Flash 11, Gmail and Youtube apps

  • Alex Lee2011

    so difficult.

  • xNCODEx

    If you get the “error parsing package”, that means that your phone cannot use that app or file.

    If you don’t see the little Android icon IN YOUR ADDRESS / URL BAR, then restart Chrome.

    Make sure that you add a shortcut to Chrome like this on your desktop:
    C:UsersYOUR_USERNAMEAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors

    If you encounter the “forbidden error 403”, just close the tab, and click the android icon again.
    This happened to me a few times. But just closing the tab, and clicking to install again fixed it for me.

    If you are having trouble disabling SSL, re-read this section: I: Disable SSL error warnings
    It explains how to do so.

    A little tip: If you create ONE shortcut with the “–ignore-certificate-errors”, I notice that it affects
    all Chrome shortcuts. Granted that you can only download with the one that actually has the
    line added. Still a little crazy. However, I’m still using it. Thanks man.

  • Me

    403 forbidden

  • ameth

    can not work on my sony ericsson x8 eclair (root)

  • Thank you , it solved my phone’s FC

  • lacro37

    Excellent, Thanks!

    Nevertheless, though it worked fine for some weeks, I updated the Chrome to 18.0.1025.152 on Win 7, and can’t figure out why I couldn’t make it work again. Every time I want to download anything, it keeps showing the Error dialog Box. Either I didn’t disable SSL error warnings properly or I mistaken something of my device ID. As I already followed the procedure correctly, can’t figure now what I’m doing wrong. Any suggestions? 

    • Buncak

      Sadly, I have the same problem with new Chrome update :/

    • Buncak

      Sadly, I have the same problem with new Chrome update :/

      • Wail88

        I`ve got the same issue …..

        • Weezer

          seems like the new Chrome update has known this trick 😛

          • Wu Xiao

            same question…

          • Wu Xiao

            same question…

          •  Yes, i was using this great extension until today, google chome update. Please find a solution. Thanks.

      • Subirybajar

        I have the same problem. chrome update don’t let ignorate the errors.
        Please how can repare?

    • Buncak

      Sadly, I have the same problem with new Chrome update :/

    • Buncak

      Sadly, I have the same problem with new Chrome update :/

    • lacro37

      Thanks all for your input. We should then wait if it can be fixed. It’s a great help. 

    • Saifulkarim97

      i got same problem too, instead few week ago it’s work fine

    • abi

      when i tried to open the apk extension option button, I got this msg instead of username and pwd:
      Homepage – My Android Apps


  • Samanthagfx

    wow awesome job mate 

  • Meso

    Any particular reason why this one app won’t download, while everything else will?

  • Guest

    Thank you for your information.
    I try now, but I can’t remove following messade “You must disable SSL error warnings in able to use this extension. ”
    I use Mac OS 10.5.8

  • I try, but I can’t remove errors “Forbidden Error 403” and/or “ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND”. Why?

  • Andyrogers50


    I have done everything that you said above.  I am able to enter my logon information and Device ID (using android ID app) and the little green man appears when I go to an app that I want but when I try and download I get an error that says that says please disable SSL error warnings and check your logon and device ID.  

    I have checked all of these several times and I cannot see what I am doing wrong.  The https on the google play has a strike through it and I have included the –ignore-certificate-errors in the target line of the shortcut.

    This is now driving me mad – any advice gratefully received.  My Chrome is V18 running on Win 7 Home Premium.

    • Guest

      The problem was same with me
      I find “please disable SSL error warnings” and “check your account information (email and device ID)”
      please give me a solution that I can use this trick again

  • Cahayaabaditeknik3

    Thanks bro…. i’ve got it!

  • Mackbdc

    Hi. I followed all the steps and still no APK downloader icon appears everytime i visit google play. Is it the new version of the google chrome make this thing not work? Thanks

  • Johnson

    How can I disable SSL error in Mac? Thanks

  • Guest

    When I try downloading apps, I got “Forbidden Error 403” message.

  • Z3r0o1 Vok01

    Displays a https and Email or password error… I can’t download apk’s and mi information that Email and Android ID is correct.

  • Reinaldo Lopes

    Realmente funciona ! Muito bom , parabens aos desenvolvedores !!! Muito grato de minha parte !

  • Lianggexp

    Why can’t I download paid apps? I have purchased it!

    • Accent

       i have the same problem. 🙁

  • Eric Miller

    I wonder if Google changed something in their market set up. I’m having the same issue as AndyRogers50. 

    I’d also note that when I hit https://www.google.com/accounts/ClientLogin through Chrome, the only result I get is “Error=BadAuthentication”.

  • Roger

    Why had i disabled SSL warning… But it still have warned to me ” please disable SSL…” & “please check my account information…”.

    • jacky

      you must download V1.21 …

    • Samael72

      I have the same error (

    • fakri

      its look like your device id is wrong
      so try  to check in   *#*#8255#*#*

  • Ahmad

    Thanks a lot … very good program .. I used it many times and it is very effective.


  • how to integration IDM with Google ChromePortable using download extension APK?

  • bingowings85

    thank you 🙂 i’m running IceColdSandwich 4.0.3 on my Desire S and the market says Facebook isn’t compatible with my phone so i’ve downloaded it using your tool. thanks! from England, UK

  • Undeadudnead30

    Error: cannot download this app!  <<<<<<<<<<<< it appears when i kick the icon to download

  • Calisto

    Error: cannot download this app!

  • jacky

    v1.0 can’t work,  v1.21 can work

    than you.

  • Aol

    do not work last couple of days…

  • lacro37

    Trouble is Chrome was updated to 18… and this app wasn’t, since then (1.21). And that’s the reason why is not working. Hope redphoenix89 [ at ] yahoo [ dot ] com can fix it soon. I’ve already written him about this issue. 

    • anonymous

      Doesn’t work now even if Chrome is still version 17.

  • jvx68

    Error: cannot download this app!

  • Webrod


    it’s not related to the version of chrome.
    I have v17, and the same error.
    going to this:
    Error=BadAuthenticationClicking on the icon to download give me the same error as other…So it does not work anymoreThxRod

  • Harsh Dulani

    please guyz add this for firefox!!!!!

  • Omid

    i can download but cant install, got this Error ==>  “Parse Error: There is a problem parsing the package” anyone can help ?

  • Aroshan69

    it isn’t working when i insert the given text…..its says name o the spicifeid is not valid make sure the the path and the file name is correct…i m losing my mind..

  • MPS

    So it’s not worth a try. 

  • it doesnt work, I was insert Device ID and its email correctly, and I have  Disable SSL error warnings. Last tried Im using this app with my last version of my android is work. but why if am I using my new version of my android is doesnt work?

  • a fan

    Shit, shit, not working anymore! New challenge for redphoenix i hope!! 

  • anonymous

    it doesn’t work now…:-(

  • Mom8261

    Device ID 
    doesn’t work 

  • NayAnesh Gupte

    it stopped working suddenly!!!!!

     though i have disabled SSL warning its showing me please disable SSL warning.

  • Alexjj09

    Thank you very very muuch!!! It works! and very good!

    • Arko376

      i ignore certeficate errors but he dont download aps

  • Raul D

    It doesn’t work in Mexico… just two days with the problem… hope you fix it, it’s an amazing add on for chrome keep working

  • Fishdinner

    Looks like it works, but only for free apps. I’d really love to use this to run some of my paid for apps on my kindle without rooting. 

  • Naddu79

    I have windows 7 and version 18 of chrome, it doesnt work 

  • Torresvictorjavier

    work in Venezuela with Movistar
    work in Venezuela with Movistar

  • Tröööt!

    it worked flawlesly but stopped working today?! Any comments?

    • NayAnesh Gupte

      same here. 🙁

  • a fan

    After logging out en in 2 times in the apk downloader extension, it worked again! (Note it forgets/blanks your data when logging out so write your device ID down first.)

  • your mother

    I’ve disable the SSL warning but ..
    still display the SSL warning on “options” / “log in”

    • 200254

      I av the same problem.

  • Sam

    Totally new to the scene have following instructions but APK icon does not appear in the address bar .Help please 

    • San

      same problem

    • Aslamsard

      the icon only appears once you click the app you want to install

  • san

    i still cant use d apk downloader evn after entering in d flag.. plz help

  • Felipe Pimenta

    It worked at first, but know it doesn’t work anymore…

    • AlvinLi

      same problem

      • slang

        try to logout and log in again, it worked for me

  • It is working like a charm. 

  • Jan

    How to install this as chrome extension? It does not get recognized?

  • ebread

    Thanks, it’s very useful for chinese user. In china, gov don’t let people get service form Google. I mean you can browse ( also need some tech method) and checkout, but cannot download it into your phone. With this tool, I can download it. Thanks very much.


  • Lamalamalama

    Man, this is a bloody cool app. May I donate a beer or something? But not through sending you a credit card information 🙂 lamalamalama at centrum (one dot) cz

  • L3x23l3x

    what program do i download the market app file to?

  • Leeray918

    Hi, after I finish the II step, I can not download the app by chrom. Where is the button of download?

    • Leeray918

      Sorry, I find the button. This is a amazing tools. haha

  • 123

    my apk downloader is not working anymore

  • Haider Ali

    I need free apps for my kindle fire and I do not have a Device ID… Any suggestions ??

    • Saikrishna8390

      try any other android mobiles id

      • Kevinhayart

        Hi, similar problem.  Have no idea what any other mobile IDs might be!  Got a list?

  • landgar

    To get your device ID, you should dial 
     *#*#8255#*#*  and find in there.

  • Gökhan

    şifeyi giriyorum ancak doğru olmasına rağmen kabul etmiyor!…. 

  • tj x


  • Jonathan Palomino Vica

    No funciona para nada alguna correccion????

  • Pinkysun

    My device Id is 15character.. I can’t login..

  • John Russell

    This would be great if it worked, but there’s no download button on my address bar for purchased apps. 

    I’ve set it up on Google Chrome and Chromium. The extension is listed, SSL Warnings are disabled, the device id is there; Options appear to be working. 
    I’m running Google Chrome 18.0.1025.168 on Ubuntu 11.10 and Chromium 18.0.1025.168 (Developer Build 134367 Linux) on Ubuntu 11.10. 

    Is this a feature, or is there a fix?


  • Isotiriou

    I agree with “John Russel”
    I just installed it and i have to buy the apps which is for purchase.
    I believe you said that i can download all apps.
    Is that a trick to install this app!?!


    • Guest

      This app only works for free apps. Read the FAQ!!!

  • Guest

    Please make a firefox addon based on this (if you can). I would be very useful.

  • Eswar

    its working like charm.Thank you very much.is thr any way to download non region apps directly from android market.to post reviews??


  • Lol

    tank you , its working!

  • anonymas

    ooooooof i have error

    • Vibhin_88

      I am no able to download Facebook & Yahoo Messenger (Free Versions). Its comes up with an error “You are not Authorized to visit this site”.

  • yue tian

    thankx for all your work!   it’s amazing!

  • zumaakung

    How to disable SSL error warnings ?

  • Nathi4sure

    Keep getting an error: ”
    Error 403″

  • Zamzami82

    cant disable ssl error warning, when open crome, connect to thi link http://xn--ignore-certificate-errors-st5o/

  • Guest

    Before press the APK Downloader icon on address bar,everything is ok。After…,it shows a error information(see the picture)。Enter another device ID,it also shows the same information。

    • Knandit312

      i m geting the same problem

  • Carlos Costa Carvalho

    i cant disable ssl errors… i`m doing exactly like the tutorial, but dont work…

  • bela

    where is the dialpad open in chrome ? HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP 

    • Trich

      Lol it is on your phone, not chorme ^^.

    • Akmalzab

      u just make my day.. lol 😀

  • Azad Gandomi

    It Works Like a Charm,Thank you .

    Google banned Iran from accessing market.
    now I can use market easilyThanks Again!

  • Fahimpatel

    Can’t get the   APK Downloader icon on address  bar, no errors,  SSL is disabled, device id is ok.
    All settings as per the tutorial. don’t work.
    we are having proxy settings for accessing the inetrnet IS it a problem?

  • SaraO

    I am not able to download apk file from India on my android 4.0 tablet. I have default settings for  t-mobile/USA. The error msg is as follows No webpage was found for the web address: http://r1.bharti-maa1.c.android.clients.google.com/market/GetBinary/com.google.android.apps.googlevoice/40254?expire=1336798848&ipbits=0&ip=,ipbits,ip,q:,oc:SnpxbWh5SEU&signature=8E7D0430466369B199878A335058AD071F36DC9B.63D0131D1C5D45253E80E7BC3CCA4D9B8B49F05D&key=am2&st=lc&ir=1#10443435005560927986

  • Elliey Musang Api

    some apps unable to download..

    • Trich

      Word! Example: cyman mark 2. Any idea why?

      Awesome extension btw!

  • Luv

    worked until 2 weeks ago now dont… :(:(:(
    SSL errors, I downloaded APK 1.2.1…

  • how can I download apps that are not compatible with my device ? it gives me ”
    Error 403

  • Женя Симинько

    все сделал,а значок в области уведомлений не появился. что делать?

  • Knandit312

    please help after pressing apk icon it shows error 
    check ur email id or device id.
    both are correct,still doesnot download

  • adh

    thx, its very work on me.. xD

  • Dr Shubham_agrawal

    its not working followed every steps correctly but still not not working…..

  • Jacky

    It works!  Thanks a billion, Bro!

  • Stygianumbra

    Chrome 18.0.1025.168 m, the –ignore-certificate-errors flag does nothing. I am tired of the facist google corporation telling me what is and is not compatible for MY device, I should be allowed to download what I please and find that out myself since everything that said “incompatible” so far if downloaded as an .apk and installed works fine.

  • Nabeel

    how to get APK ????

  • Kirillmerkulov1991

    i don`t have “APK Download icon” like on screenshot

  • Johng758

    Me also… I cannot see this green icon like on a screenshot. What is wrong?

  • Johng758

    well, now I got it afrer restarting Chrome. It seems to be working.

  • woooooooooooooo cool thanks apk hahaha nice idea 1st 2 download in pc and then in mob>>>

  • So1stday

    This is not working. It won’t accept the change to the short cut. 🙁

  • Thank you very much.. this is working for me… thx alot…!!!!
    But, can’t to use on paid app…. why?

  • Ehsankhodayar349

    I did this work but that didn’t work on google play

  • claudia costa

    Ta dando um erro estranhoo .. tava tudo certo mas agora fala umas coisas la

  • Luv

    It worked with android Market, now dont with Google Play… :(:(:/

  • Kiesapps

    its not working followed every steps correctly but still not not working…..

  • Remnant

    sometime it’s working,sometime it’s can’t,i do it as  the steps,but it’s always failed

  • Tsegaab Bekele

    i see you are using android-market-api.but android-market-api can’t find some aplications those availabe when they searched from web browser.I can download those aplications using your Apk downloader, but i want to download them using android-market-api.Could you tell me how you did that? thank you.

  • Guest

    I can’t download my paid apps … Someone know why? The icon in the url bar doesn’t show.

  • Elionazio Marques

    coloco meu login e senha mas e ID, mas ele continua dizendo que é invalido! alguem ajuda!

  • Foolphils

    great extension, it work like charm everyday until today. Something happen? or chrome have been updated to prevent this?

  • KIxk

    Hi Guy…
    Recently, the program is not working any more, it always appears the warning of disable SSL warning…. I don’t know why it is happened even though I already put “—-ignore-certificate-errors”

  • terrible

    Yesterday it was working. Today have a new Chrome version: 19.0.1084.46 m

  • terrible

    Other computer (with XP SP3) same Chrome version it’s working. Win7 Is’nt. 🙂

  • Fhmbuddy

    bro is not working…what is the solution….

  • Guest

    It works today. wonderful! But I don’t know why it didn’t work some days ago. I do nothing but open it again……

  • guest

    not work…..hufff….anyone can help me?

  • Guest

    Worked once on play store and hasn’t worked since!!!

  • Klauswatt

    The icon doesnt show up 

  • Niteo4

    My samsung galaxy ace don’t show anything when i press 

  • Waseem Abbas

    i did all this yet it says “This item cannot be installed in your device,s country

  • Spiderman1961

    Please, after flashing my device id is changed: it isn’t that i put in my login information and now apkdl doesn’t work. Anybody can help me. Thanks

  • Shaktimaan91

    wow it works perfectly………..thanks

    • zam

      were u online on mobile google play…. while doing this on computer?PLZ HELP

  • Uberman

    Seems to work once and then not again for a few days????

  • vishalIthape

    Works great on Arch Linux.Not for piracy reasons don’t have Data pack on phone.So useful.Thanks 🙂

    Linux arch 3.3.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun May 13 09:59:18 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux

  • 敏 胡

    Galaxy Nexus 的ID不能用

  • Simonequatrana

    Scusate è piu di un mese che provo ad utilizzare questa estensione ma proprio nn ci riesco. questo è quello che contiene la mia striga di destinazione:C:UsersutenteAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content. Poi quando apro chrome nn mi da nnt di diverso. qualcuno puo darmi una mano? Grazie

  • motty

    thanks a lot. it works perfectly.

  • zspanka

    Hi, great extension. I tried, worked with some apps, however I got “Forbidden” for others.
    Any idea?

  • Normgray6

    I’ve downloaded apps in the past but recent attempts always bring up the error message. I’ve checked everything as far as the link extensions are concerned & nothing has changed. Re-entered everything, still get the error message. Re-installed the APK Downloader & installed into Chrome … still get the error message. Has the Google Shop changed their settings to block downloads? I’m after the current Facebook for Android APK that I’ve downloaded in earlier version.

  • Muhammad Sabbir Hossain

    working excellent. I am from Bangladesh, the price of internet pack for cell phone  is too high here. I bought an android recently but was worried that i have to go to internet from my mobile phone all the time to download and install apps. now I’m very happy. thank you boss. thank you. I’m not able to express how happy I am.. thank you

  • ronliz

    I already did what you said to disable the SLL error.. However every time I click the button to download, there is always a dialog box saying I should disable SLL warning.. 🙁

    • Jhsjhd

      i have the same problem!

  • working perfectly. thanks. from nigeria

  • iSWORD

    You said “you can view the source code”, but you didn’t post a link to the source code..

  • Jubermoreno

    como tego la id del lg p350
     la que tengo en movil pegada no me funciona 

  • thanks for this! downloading actually works but I’m still worrying about sharing my password and email address

  • zam

    its not working ..  i hav folowed the all steps .. but it gives error by clicking log in that..
    ERROR: cannot use this email
    how to solve it???
    help plz thanks

  • muhammadali

    thanks for this! downloading actually works   [email protected]

    • zam

      were u online on mobile google play…. while doing this on computer?

  • thanks

  • Even after doing all the settings properly, I see this error: ‘
    You must disable SSL error warnings in able to use this extension.’

    What can be the problem, chrome version: ‘19.0.1084.46 m’.
    PS: I cross checked all the steps.

    • Cherry Cool Fernandes

      Yeah! Me To Getting The Same Error! Help me.

  • Murtuza Badlawala

    im not getting the device id…………
    plz show steps………..

  • Khalid

    not working any more, even after adding “–allow-running-insecure-content” 🙁

  • Khalid

    i got it working again :D, just remove the plugin from chrome then install it again and apply ” –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content” to chrome’s shortcut, this worked for me.

  • Mr.P

    just like to so  thanks, worked great.

    • Mr.P


  • unknow

    ah how i can get id device ? that step doesn’t work at all .. ._.

  • Tennysonbengia

    ignore certificate errors doesn’t work

  • Tennysonbengia

    it works nw……wow!!!!

  • asking

    where is the aplication that i have downloaded ?

    • dibo hacher

       to get downloaded app open chrom and hit Ctrl+j, this will show you downloaded files.

  • Shaktimaan91

    now finally it has stopped working………….

  • Pefo

    the same problem: it has stopped working…

    please disable ssl error warnings
    check your account information (email and device id)

    i am waiting for help

    • Zeeuwf

      Same prob here
      error:please disable ssl error warningscheck your account information (email and device id)
      i am waiting for help

  • Fantasss

    I courrent dont own an android device how can i get this working?

  • Jmml_07

    me sale el error pero no se que hacer

  • Awesome Awesome work man!!!

    Thanks a Ton 😀

    • Temproaryemail

      How to get DEVICE ID

  • Val Bliss

    Thanks for this app!  unfortunately, I must be doing something wrong…I’ve successfully installed APK downloader – the extension properties look correct…I try to download the Device ID app and get the ‘you don’t have any devices’ message return.  Must I have an Android device to access Google Play?  I have a PC and a Kindle Fire.  Yes…I know…I am technologically inept… ;'(

  • Simon

    I can’t download purchased apps… I paid for it and when i login it says purchased but your app-icon does not appear… I can’t download this app through my phone because it is to large for my cache

  • Temproaryemail

    How to get DEVICE ID … 

  • Clayhog

    I get error message “INTERNAL SERVER ERROR” “Error 500”

    • jyntran

      Same here. I have a Samsung Galaxy Spica if it’s relevant.

      • Clayhog

        Anyone else getting internal service error

        • SirGawain

          “Internal Server Error 500” since Android update to v2.3.5.

  • Mtastepe

    After setting one day after the certificate again began to give a certificate error. 

  • Rui Barbosa

    I see from previous posts that the problem is general!
    I´m unable to download.
    It was working fine until about a week ago.
    Now I get the SSL certificate error message.
    I’ve tried on 2 different computers, and though I ran a step by step installation, I can´t get apk installer to work.
    Waiting for help… 🙁

  • Kiponline2001

    mình gọi *#*#8255#*#* thì nó ghi send heartbeat to server android mình nhấn vào thì nó kô hiện gì hết

  • Ghulam Murtaza Panhwar

    Awesome BRO

  • Jessicarochag

    was working good but now showme this error please disbale ssl error but i did everithing you put in this post..what can i do???

  • Taurus2499

    The first time I used chrome and installed APK dowloader with my gmail and Device ID it’s ok.
    Now, I Reformatted my hard disk and  reinstall chrome and installed APK dowloader with my gmail and Device ID it didn’t work (disalbe ssl everything) How to solve this problem.

  • Helpwithmypaidapps

    So I have the extension working and it will download the free apps. 

    I paid for an app but the option to download doesn’t pop up on the paid app.

    Is there something else I need to do to download my paid apps?

  • Praveenpattu

    I dont have internet connection for my mobile. So can anyone lend me valid device id?

    • Cherry Cool Fernandes

      You don’t need an internet connection for that!

  • Johnpaul_asensi10

    how do i disable SSL error warnings??

  • Cy010910055

    不能用啊 提示“SSL error warnings” 按照步骤 后面加了 “–allow-……..content” 纠结啊

  • Ema

    Followed the instructions, it WORKS perfectly. Thank you, great job

  • Pefo

    the same problem: it has stopped working…
    error:please disable ssl error warningscheck your account information (email and device id)
    i am waiting for help
    Das Problem besteht nun seit 5 Tagen!

  • Deval

    I’m getting an error 403 forbidden when attempting to download a free app…thoughts?

  • Aa

    after i log in what will happen? i cant see the apk downloader in address bar

  • Anaderemailnijan

    good day sir,

    i followed the instruction
    i already disabled the ssl erro warning
    and the android icon is already in the address bar.but when im trying to download a free appanother tab opens and said:
    – Please disable ssl warning
    – Check your account information (email and device id )”

  • Dr Sadanand Deshpande

    I have installed Apk Downloader as per above steps. But Apk Downloader icon is not comming in address bar

    • xD

      try select any free apps u choose, then wait about 5seconds then it will appear….

    • Riz

      same here

  • Guest

    Forbidden Error 403 any hints??

  • Ayyabotcostelo

    mantap gan… 😀 😀

  • abd allah albasha

    still having SSL error after adding 
    –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content

  • abd allah albasha

    oh my mistake, it’s working perfectly

  • sEXY

    i already disabled the ssl erro warning
    and the android icon is already in the address bar.but when im trying to download a free appanother tab opens and said:
    – Please disable ssl warning
    – Check your account information (email and device id )”

  • Pefo

    Einfach prima!

    Alle Fehlermeldungen werden hier einfach komplett Ignoriert…

    Gibt ein tolles Bild ab!

  • pavan

    where is the apk downloader icon … icant find on the address bar….

    • I have the same problem!

      • peterai

        when u get on google play u will find it

        • jona

          same problem dosent appear even whn on play

  • CAP

    When I installed Device ID on my Android and open it, It just says

    Device ID: null


    Can Anyone help me

  • unknown

    I did all the steps but when I need to go an login the android app thing it doesnt work? 

  • Jonny789bravo

    I HAVE FIGURE OUT REASON FOR error – Please disable ssl warning
    – Check your account information (email and device id )”..it occurs when google play blocks ur device id..as this extension worked for my first android for sometime..after that i changed to device id & email account of my second android phone..it started working again… so u can download only small no. of apps with ur android device id..after that it stops working permanently…

  • man

    why i cant see the option page??

  • Daredevils006

    give me a sample login informations….

  • ActivatedGeek

    thanxxx so much datss reallyy awsumm..!!!…keep posting..apps!!!

    • ActivatedGeek

      it works real smooth…(google chrome 19.0.1084.52)

    • Slaiphotos

      Why it doesn’t work for me?  I downloaded the latest Chrome.  I copied the above –ignore…. and pasted it in the same position as told above.  The Downloader Option came up and allowed me to save my email, password and device ID.  But still got the SSL error when I tried to download apps.

  • Memoranr

    Muchas Gracias, Funciona M/M

  • Steven Liemberg

    thanx for the great extention… my chinese tablet was being a pain in the A for not being compatible, even though 90% of the apps I’ve downloaded and installed manually work fine … great tool….

    • Mhandymonteaguido

       hi…can you please teach me how to get the device id and how to download free android market in chinese tablet? thnx a lot!

  • coggy9

    Seems to work without disabling cert errors. Running on Dev channel.  21.0.1163

  • It worked! Great job 😀 How I do this step? “But I recommend that you should create two separate Chrome shortcuts. One with and one without –ignore-certificate-errors flag.” 

  • Paintballmavin

    Works great on my Aluratek Cinepad…..took a while for me to find the “DeviceID” app, almost every link took me to Google Play(wouldn’t have needed to do this if I could use Google Play, LOL), but finally found it, once I got my ID, all was golden!   thanks!

  • still working here! thanks!

  • Parandcocom

    Internal Server Error

     Error 500 ?

  • James Fung

    How to get device id on tablet

  • Mailtomulder

    Tried adding the string at least 10 times over, but still getting the download error while trying to DL Google Chrome Beta. Isn’t there some other way to disable the SSL warnings?

  • can’t see it after search on Chrome webstore.

  • Cristian

    man with a playbook here… can someone please help me get my Device ID? if so please email me at: dpcdpc11[at]gmail.com. thanks in advance!

  • Mhandymonteaguido

    same problem. i dont know how to get my device id.

  • Mhandymonteaguido

    same problem. i dont know how to get my device id.

  • Mhandymonteaguido

    It so hard to get the device id if your android tablet is made in china…haissst!

  • Mhandymonteaguido

    it’s so hard to get the device id if the android tablet is made in china…haisst! I dont know where is the dial pad..

  • vivek vk

    Can i get the reason as to why am i getting “403 Forbidden” error when i download? 

    Chrome Version : Version 19.0.1084.52 m 
    OS: Win 7 Enterprise

  • Flaren

    Very useful idea!! I was looking for it. Thank you

  • Mayur Patel

    doesnt work!!!!i m using chrome 19.0.1084.56 m

  • Rappid

    Why don’t I get the APK Downloader icon on the menu bar? 

    • Riz

      i have same problem

  • Rappid

    I’ve been on the internet all morning trying to download APK  apps using this method. Even tried to download your text app and it seems it can’t download anything. Why is that?

  • Sep Cheng

    Thx guy, I got a lot of Japan apps which has country restriction.
    It’s more easier that UNLOCK and ROOT my phone.

  • bear91
  • comaX_Admin

    Works perfectly, thanks !

    • ey605

      are you using chrome on mac os x lion?

  • Advanced1984monitoring


  • Cloder_123

    nombre camarada no se desactivo el ssL ya trate y nada!

  • Geert

    Did everything as required and still getting SSL error under Chrome 19. Until a coupla of weeks ago it ran perfectly under Chrome 17

  • Qqqqq

    Can’t download apk files. Chrome Version : Version 19.0.1084.56 m 

  • Davepegz

    If you’ve not used it for a while, try going to extension settings, logging out and logging in again. Works for me.
    Don’t forget to copy device id so you can paste it in again! Saves having to find it again

    • Geert

      Thanks for your advice, I followed it and everything is rolling again 🙂

    • Guest


  • ala’a salah

    hey … am using chromium on Ubuntu OS …. is there any way that i can use apk downloader here ??? 

  • Apk2get

    thanks.. working great..

  • dark

    great job man it work perfect.. respect man

  • very helpful idea, thanks

  • Ajurgensen

    Works Great!!

  • Sly

    Thanks a lot for this, I tryed yesterday, and finally succeeded in getting this app in japanese refused because of country limitation 🙂
    BUT, to make it work, I had to use my real gmail.com address instead of the JID found in *#*#8255#*#*. Do you have an explanation ?

  • Sanivset

    does not work

  • Filipilipmymail


  • Kami

    everything seems right until I hit the icon on the bar when i was trying to download apps. the download page always pops out and says “cannot download this app” no matter whether or not the app is capable for my device. heeeeeeelp please~~

  • Shubkarmanjosan123

    everything went just as you said……but whenever i press the green icon it says 

    ERROR :- please disable ssl warning (already done)
                   check your account information(also verified many times)

    PLEASE HELP ME i really wanna use this app

    • Jack Liu

      please logout and login again. I met the same situation but the tricks works fine for me.

      • yes,it’s just like Shubkarmanjosan123 ‘s comments. it’s just can’t work.

      • Thanks.. this work for me.

      • Inf

        Worked for me too. Thanks Jack.

      • schumann

        i can’t log in again since i saved my last account…

    • Guilherme

      are my error too.

    • herbay

      me too.it’s just can’t work.

    • miroslavpx

      Logout from APK Downloader (Chrome -> Tools -> Extensions -> APK Downloader -> Options). Close all Chrome instances. Start Chrome again and fill-in your previous login info and login. Then it should start working again.

    • majd

      Just re-login, that did the trick on version 1.2.1 (Current Version)

  • You´re a smart guy, fellow,,,congratulations!!

    Keep on workin’ on good news and useful things for all of us, mere mortals!!!

  • cdnewl

    Great idea, keep up the good work. 😉

  • Zyloplayer

    can not open apk downloader

  • Ciccillover

    Try downloading this app:
    Err 403 forbidden

  • Delhiite Ankur

    m unanble to get the extension…its jst appears for once den dissapears…what to do???

  • pmshah

    This worked absolutely flawlessly for me. This may be against the ToS of Goolge but I have a situation for which I have no alternative. There are may be 2 or 3 applications which are very heavy in resources and unfortunately require to be installed in the phone memory. If I were to do this I run out of memory and slows down my phone. These I need VERY infrequently but desperately when I do. These don’t require any kind or registration or login. Installing  these from the Google Play site as and when I need them and uninstallling  them  after every use is not convenient. So I simply plan to store the APK files on my memory card and work from there.  This way I have my applications AND keep my memory free ! 

  • Dennis Bm

    cant c green icon on my browser{chrome}..sup?

  • Thanks for the effort, but need to allow to download MY paid apps.
    I had a Desired HD and now a Galaxy Note, I manage to buy few apps with the Desired HD id but I can’t use it in my note, which is bullshit because 99% chances it would work fine.

    It’s just like a bad DRM and you are not helping by removing the feature in your extension.

    So what do I do now, stuck with apps that I cannot play?

  • Apple and its software and hardware is clearly, simply and undeniably SUPERIOR in every way shape or form to anything from the android world.

  • Jay

    its working

  • No


  • Noob

    extensions, apps, and user scriptes cannot be installed from this web site

  • Usama

    there is no apk downloader icon on my chrome

  • Anish Rao B

    Works great!!!!! Thanks a Lot!!!!!

  • vince malayan

    i can’t find apk downloader installer, when i click the link i only got “1.2.1.crx”

  • vince malayan

    thank you its working

  • yorox

    when i changed my android’s network provider from tata docomo(India) to Reliance Gsm(India) it stopped working.

    & when i tried to change the setting i didn’t found reliance Gsm in sim operator list of apk downloader.


    i want to pirate apks 🙁

  • bruno donizete

    fantastic ,thanks man

  • Amir

    Viva Vietnam
    You’re Awesome (as Google says)

  • sefse

    please disable ssl error warnings

  • pjdpinheiro

    Just perfect…. Downloading great. really thankfull for this application.

  • Ketiana

    When I try to download, I don’t see the APK icon. Please help !



  • C

    Its not working anymore.. sigh it keeps saying forbidden error 403

  • rahul

    a solution for everyones problems
    download bluestacks from google
    and then u can play all android apps on ur pc

  • Well first of all i don’t have words for this EXT. coz i wroked more than 5 hrs. for it to work……..it’s not easy to make it work even though one follow all your instructions thoroughly.At last it worked. Thanx a lot mate keep it up.Hope you will be doing a great job in future…

  • riya

    after purchasing paid apps, I am not able to download using this.

  • hacker183

    Thanks for this, worked with out any issues. You saved me from having to buy a new phone.


    Cho mình hỏi mình đã điền email theo Jid và password của acc google play rồi mà nó cứ báo invalid email or password hoài bạn à 🙁

  • @precilss

    Thank you so much, it worked for me smoothly 🙂
    Good luck with the development!

    -greetings from Indonesia

  • yyan16

    my apk downloader works but the download is always error.

  • Pleading Guy

    Pls Mr. Codekiem ownerguy,
    We rely completely on ur wonderful creation,
    Pls do consider reading our comments and try to fix it as soon as possible,
    Ur understanding is much appreciated,
    Tq 🙂

  • jean lepetit

    hi. i tried to download it and a popup asked me to log in with my goole mail,password and android device ID (with 16 symbols). what is this ID, and where to find it ? thank you for your help. jean lepetit, [email protected], galaxy ace 5830. sincerely

  • matchpoints

    This has been invaluable being in India with no WiFi and expensive Internet on the phone. Thank you for your efforts!

  • Uki1010

    My tablet is Skypad Alpha 2 and it has only 15 digit numbers as its device ID not 16 digit numbers. I can’t complete option page. Can you help me?

  • saji

    Hey man…tnx for this cool apk leecher…
    I just wonder that isn’t there any way to use dl managers for downloading Apks…
    Again tnx bro…….

  • chikuz

    thanxxxx itz realy workin…

  • Nala

    – Please disable SSL error warnings
    -check your account information (email and device ID)
    because it is giving this error now when trying to download some application on Google Play? I did all the correct procedures and downloaded several applications since the 25th of June, but now it is giving more appears the error I quoted above. I am Brazilian, I speak Portuguese. Help me please.

  • Ghie

    it works perfectly until few days ago, I can’t download APKs anymore.
    Chrome gave me SSL warning everytime I tried to download APK.
    could it be because chrome new update? My Chrome version is 20.Thanks.

  • Gosiek

    ForbiddenError 403

    What can i Do?

  • dicieri

    Google play says my phone is incompatible with some applications and doesn’t allow me to download them, and I know my phone can run all these apps. This extension was the solution, it works like a charm!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  • This is just as you say it is. Works perfectly! Thanks!

  • sunny

    awosme bro…its works for me……thanks .

  • Shadow

    It working fine for me with portable SRWare Iron v18.0.1050.0 (Build 130000 Windows) a chrome engine browser, without any changes like:”-ignore-certificate-errors”. I just install plugin, enter data in his options, and that’s it. Working ok. Thanks for this plug

  • it works
    if u get this
    “error pls disable ssl…………………”
    then logout and login again

  • xerotripsis

    whenever i type the code #*#*8255#*#*..it showing send heart beAT to server …and no action done …so what to do

    • Bill

      Your supposed to use *#*#8255#*#*. Your showing #*#*8255#*#*.
      star pound star pound 8255 pound star pound star

  • Saleh

    i’m using chrome 21.0.1180.15 beta-m. when i try to install your extension it says Extensions, apps and user scripts can only be added from Chrome Web Store. what shouls i do?

  • jim

    it dosent work.
    it dosent show something like android-1234567890abcdef

  • Zin Nyein

    Hi Please help me
    I can’t download apk file.
    My e-mail is [email protected]

  • Marco Locci


  • droidx

    i am not able to see green icon in chrome……..

  • Анонимус

    Где кнопка DOWNLOAD???Пендосы

  • vsh

    hi.the app is awesome.is it a way to download the market applications with a downloader ?(eg. idm or flashget,…).chrome is too slow for downloading files.

  • rc

    How do I disable SSL error warnings on a Mac OS? I see the code: /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome –remote-debugging-port=9222
    But where or how do I put this code? Appreciate the help! The app works great but now having to do this disabling really is annoying.

  • rc

    I have the same issue as to disable SSL warnings but I am not sure where or how to disable.

    I went to http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/run-chromium-with-flags
    but I’m not sure as to what/where/how to do with the prescribed coding:

    /Applications/Chromium.app/Contents/MacOS/Chromium –remote-debugging-port=9222

    # for Google Chrome you’ll need to escape spaces like so:
    /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome –remote-debugging-port=9222

  • fiz todo o processo criei o atalho mas quando vou acessar da este erro
    please disable SSL error warning

    como resolver isso açguem pode me socorrer???

  • Kamaraj

    Hey guys. First you go to google market on your mobile and get updated to google play. Then you again login in the in the apk downloader then start downloading

  • Rafee

    i don’t know why um not having that green toolbar on google chrome witha that apk downloader icon.i did all the process but still um not having it.

  • Rafee

    it’s working & it’s freakin’ awesome!! thnx a lot!! 😀

  • seriously

    how can i log out? it ain’t automatically log out..

  • Ryan

    about”ERROR :- please disable ssl warning”
    that’s confused me a long time ago, I used thought this won’t work any more
    but finally I figured out,just update your google play account secure optionThis is a chinese version, step by stephope its usefulhttp://qing.weibo.com/1864781067/6f264d0b33000htf.html

  • akelino27

    Thank you for this! Can I share this to my forum? all credits goes only to you.. 😉

  • Praveen

    Doesn’t Work.. It says extensions can be added from chrome web store.

  • anurag

    thaks man it worked so smooth

  • Brust

    it only works if you have a device that supports que app you`re trying to download, i have a Kyros Tablet, and its have a processor and a GPU better than an ipad 1, but some apps doenst run on it, not because of the processing power, but because some one on google proibited me to use some apps =D, so i can run amazing 3D games, but google play thinks that my device is not compatible…. apk downloader doenst help me!

  • Please make it download with Download managers

  • schumann

    i cant log in again to another email id since i’ve saved my last account… how can i log in again??

  • DeV

    good work dude..

  • Stuart Marks

    This appears to be broken for right now. Anything I download states: “ERROR: Cannot download this app!”

    Thank you for providing this tool, however. It’s been very useful since I’m currently living outside the US and running CyanogenMod (which makes a lot of apps say they’re incompatible).

  • Moula

    it saying error :cannot download this app .”

  • ritvik

    i get and error named ERROR: Can’t download this app !


    For all that have the error of the SSL and account info, go to the Chrome extension and look for the APK and then Options, remove your account info and complete the info again. That fixed for me. Good luck!

  • anup

    thanks a lot for the share….
    keep up the great work…..

  • Tran Hung

    I can’t download anymore!

  • Nuri Gedik

    Error:Cannot Download this app ?

  • Stephan Schmitz

    I posted an updated version at XDA which works with the latest Chrome versions.
    The problem was that extensions now need to use manifest version 2 and the original version by redphx uses v1.

  • the downloader says cannot download this app for non compatible apps but this never happened in the past …..can anyone tell me why ?

  • cuttero

    ..same error to me. Using Chrome Version “20.0.1132.57 m”

  • name my mane

    I also got the “Error – please disable….” message constantly.
    Using APK-Downloader options -> Logout and then
    re-login did the trick for me.

    error message gone! Downloads working!

    • netmoon

      i’m using version 1.2.1. but your trick didn’t solve my error problem!
      also logging out from Google play and re-login,doesn’t work

      • ZaedIsChubby

        I also have version 1.2.1 and relogining in worked for me! I’m using a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Serial number if that makes a difference.

        • Lookser

          Video Guide :

    • Bilawalnarai

      Worked for me 🙂

  • Jim

    Used Apk Downloader successfully several times in the last month. Now it has stopped working. I get a “Cannot dowload this app” message. Have checked all parameters. Have tried logging in and out. Nothing seems to help. Anybody have any ideas on how to fix.

  • Dorggingoa

    No button appears for me on the google play store

    • TeckDevil

      Only appears when you are on a Google Play page of an extension

  • Thanks for the great work, I only get with some free apps the error: can’t download this app. Is this something to fix or a security in google play

  • Parth

    there is no icon on addressbar.
    please help

    • TeckDevil

      Only appears when you are on a Google Play page of an extension.

  • Bill

    I’m using version 20.0.1132.47 m and I am able to download simpletext just like the example shows, just fine. I am not able to download Google Wallet. I looks like it is going to work and then I get an error dialog box that has “The page at codekiem.com says:” as the title and “ERROR: Cannot download this app!” as the message. I can’t download this on my Galaxy Nexus because VZW has it blocked. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • TeckDevil

      The problem maybe that the App may not be compatible with your device and Play Store rejects the download.

  • David Tayman

    It appears to have stopped working recently. Even after reloading – logging out and back in. I says “you cannot download this app” even when they are free and I have downloaded them before (updating). Any thoughts?

  • Time of my life

    Wuhhhuuuu it worked again after i have done the instructions of “name my mane”

  • Leah

    Is imei no. and device id the same thing????

  • Giap

    Khẩn: Lỗi mịe nó roài,
    Forbidden – Error 403

  • why it’s error in google chrome version 21.0

  • Jetix

    Everything is just followed but I happen to receive the error:
    – please disable ssl …
    – check your information …

  • Shane

    “Can it download paid apps?
    – No, of course not, unless you purchased it with your logged account before. Please remember this isn’t a tool for pirating. ”

    I did purchase it with my loggged account before, and it comes up as ‘PURCHASED’, but I cannot download it.

  • Joshua Healton

    I am unable to install this extension anymore. Chrome says extension can only be installed from the webstore. Anyway to disable this check?

  • brandon

    i cannot download
    Chameleon Launcher

    • brandon

      it shows error: cannot download this app

      • i’ve got the same issue, can anyone tell me how to fix this? i need this downloader to download path apk that incompatible with my s5360 which actually can run smoothly on my device 🙁

  • Gelo

    I cannot download the APK it says I can only download apps from google chrome website what can i do?

  • HTC one V

    now it wont work for xhrome 21.0.1180.75 cause we can only add extension from chrome web store

  • jess

    Hi! i cant install APK Downloader 1.2.1 When I click on the link to download APK downloader, download a file with extension. crx and dont let me install. Can someone please tell me to do? I have chrome 20

  • rustyslopez

    I think its working thankyou 🙂 Hope its bugs free.

  • oprxy

    Thanks alot! Working 100% on first try… Simple steps. 🙂

  • saumya ghosh

    when i downloaded the link a “.crx” file is downloaded everytime
    please help

  • ThongHuynh

    It DID work perfectly in the past, but now I can not download incompatible app for my device any more.pls check it again

  • sa22

    can’t install chrome ver.21

  • Lam Trung

    lỗi Cannot download this app, phải làm sao??? BQT giúp với

  • Dietmar

    Seems to be a security change in Chrome 21. Can´t directly load the extension, only via “Tools”; “Extensions”. Seems to work then, but can´t download any apk file. Always get the error “ERROR: Can´t download this app!”
    Any chance to get it working with the new Chrome version(s)? Or does anybody have an older version (19.x) of Chrome on stock? Can´t find one on the net for download…

  • radit

    ok, why the apk downloader doesn’t installed on my chrome although i had download it , pefff ..

  • Den

    Doesn’t work!
    “Error – please disable….”
    re-login don’t work!

  • Pedro M

    with new chrome version stop working, i cant install

  • Shady Helmy

    solved problem with new chrome version

    1. Right click on Chrome shortcut, select “Properties”

    2. Switch to “Shortcut” tab. In “Target” field, insert [space]–enable-easy-off-store-extension-install,
    click “OK” .

    now you can install APK Downloader

  • Shady Helmy

    this photo for solved new version for vhrome

  • asoi

    can’t install
    close this code after run and install “Extension, apps, and user scripts can only be added from the Chrome Web Store
    I’m using chrome 21, how fix that…. please solution

  • name

    ok so everything is working good but when i press the green button it downloads and then still cant open it…. any one know what to do

  • regencyhood

    cant install extension in chrome 21..pls help!
    Shows can only install extensions from chrome web store

    • Shady Helmy

      solved problem with new chrome version
      1. Right click on Chrome shortcut, select “Properties”
      2. Switch to “Shortcut” tab. In “Target” field, insert [space]–enable-easy-off-store-extension-install,
      click “OK” .
      now you can install APK Downloader

  • My Device ID shows strange:
    Device ID / IMEI: 352315050692254 / 01
    Count the numbers, yes. That’s not 15. It won’t work.
    I9300 version. China.

  • thank you very much , no error nothing ,gr8 chrome ext

  • Nabeel Dar

    hi all,i want to know how to get this apk downloader extension in ur browser,i downloaded it but when i open it then this line appears that extensions are to be addd from store.what to do now,coz my wifi isnt working,help plz

  • Manish Pathal

    when i pack the extenstion under setting-> extention after clicking on developer mode, I clicked on pack extension it will take two inputs one is crx file and another is private key, now problem is that how to get Private key??? and showing “manifest is missing”????

  • Michał

    NO A JAK TERAZ ZAINSTALOWAĆ Rozszerzenia ręcznie bo nowy Google chrome nie instaluje innych rozszerzeń jak tylko te z Google Web Store.

  • vinay.s

    plz solve my problem
    i am getting this msg when i tried to download an app
    “the page at codekime.com says:”
    “ERROR;cannot download this app”

  • it just can downloading small size of APK file, i can’t download APK file which have size larger than 22 mb. Please fix it !

  • BuBer

    My Chrome is ver 21. APK downloader cannot be installed. cant even search it on chrome web store. this is not working for me.

  • eng hooda

    can’t install using last version 21 it says “Extensions, Apps, and user scripts can only be added from the chrome web strore” , Please Help

  • Laira Jamille

    It says Cant download this app? 🙁

  • Anonymous

    What is APK Downloader Options page ?

  • ehsan

    Apk Downloader icon is not comming in address bar … plz help me

  • MKM

    no Apk Downloader Icon Displayed i am using latest version of chrome
    Please Help………………

  • kevin

    Owesome job! Bro!
    It does work!

  • hotmale

    I think it’s risky kind of job, To give you my device ID and my account password.
    So … The sites like http://www.AppsApk.com works for me, because they don’t ask anything and give me everything 🙂
    Anyhow thanks alot for the extension.

  • Jake

    “Can it download apps that not available in my country or not compatible with my device?
    – The answer is yes, because it uses T-Mobile operator code.”

    Whenever I tried to download APKs for the apps which were not compatible with my device, I encountered an error message, “ERROR: Cannot download this app!” unlike the above explanation.(refer to the attached file) Any solution for this? In fact, the previous version of APK downloader worked without problem in this regard.

  • Cannot install on Chrome 22 at all.
    Also, on previous version, I cannot download apps not compatible with my device which render the app completely worthless. It used to work earlier.
    Great app gone shitty.

  • Ali Essam

    Extensions ,apps,and user scripts can only be added from the chrome web store
    Review this

  • need update

    the extension cant installed in google chrome 21.0.1180.83 m… help me!!!!!!!!!! please update

  • Kent

    Hi, I can successfully installed and a new page will pop up when I try to download. However I got a pop up which “ERROR: Cannot download this app!

    Anything wrong with the installation or there are apps cannot be download?

    Thank you very much,

  • Dima

    APK Downloader – redphx
    NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… ), please read this article. Thanks
    Support me by using my apps 😀
    Simple Text-Text Icon CreatorThemeX – Theme Extractor

  • Dima

    v. 1.2.1″E:Program FilesInterNetGoogleChrome PortableAppChromechrome.exe” –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content
    ID 35CB0023BAE0DDA2

  • Dima

    Google crome – Версия 23.0.1243.2

  • Yến

    a ơi down về cái chrome nhà e nó còn ko chạy nữa kìa, ấn vào thì nó bảo là ko có ctrình để chạy

  • Rick

    How to find android device ID ? (Device ID APK don’t work on my device)

  • Adhitya Revangga

    didn’t work again. it said extensions blablabla only from web store

  • Max DomiCo

    Thanks, it’s a good way to download the apk files.

  • Daniel

    I not have the green icon!

  • Evozi

    New version uploaded
    http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ Sept 2012 – working

  • XYZ

    I could not find ‘APK Downloader’ in chrome web store.

  • Sanka

    Doesn’t work on my decive id, because the app isn’t compatible with my device. But the old version is just working fine!

  • thank it works fine with Chrome 21

  • download and installation went ok, but when it comes to actually downloading the app i want, it tells me error: cannot download…. any tips?

  • saurabh

    i cannot see the icon on adrees bar though i see it on settings-extensions

  • faizan

    i cant install the .crxfile of apkdownloader . it says chrome extensions n sccripts can only be downloaded from chrome store

  • sun

    thank u guys…….thx a lot

  • anonbyanonforanon

    I have DL this and it works great THANKS. I want to know how I would be able to identifier the URL once the download starts. Is it possible to get this info such that you can keep so instead of DL immediatley I can come back later time to DL the app.bu use of the url

    • anonbyanonforanon


  • Seto

    It tells me ERROR: Cannot download this app

  • Eric

    Umm.. What if I don’t know the password? Cause mine’s under some weird long numbered and lettered email…

  • komang

    im use chrome version 21. but it can’t work. the extension dont want to show up in bar. how?

  • ERROR: Cannot download this app !

  • Sarjit Kaur

    works fine even without having to the shorcut fix thing.. O.o

  • Juda

    Can’t download anyway a game that i bought on android market, only free apps can be download with apk downloader!

  • Agner Santiago

    I am able to use this for just about every app, but can’t get it to work with the ” Constellation for Ashford ” app? I get an error ” Can’t download this app. ”

    Can someone else please try and see if they have the same issue?


  • Amit

    new chrome blocks installation of extension saying that due to security concerns extensions from chrome store only can be installed :/

  • Britney

    Hi, i’m getting “Error: Cannot download this App!” only when i’m downloading an app that is incompatible with my device. I have downloaded apps that were incompatible before i got a new computer and had to re-install, and they worked fine on my (low cost) device which is why i love apk downloader! Please help me to get this fixed! Thanks 🙂

  • Mun

    Hi, I have a problem.I can download some game from google play with this app. But when I want to download G5 game it’s says: you don’t download this app. What I do?

  • C0de-3Ror

    Thanks very much…from using this Extension i can download apps from my home… thanks you very much

  • AC

    I have downloaded your APK downloader, but it doesn’t seem there is any difference whether I set the properties. And after I log in successfully, there is still not any icon on the address bar. So it seems that Chrome block out this APP totally. Thank you for your developement, but we really need you to fix this problems. Thank you again! Best.

  • Ankesh kr.singh


  • Markuzy

    For those with issues, this is because of the new Chrome update. Please read this XDA thread for follow up:

    • Scott

      I couldn’t download the Google Wallet APK with v1.2.1 of APK Downloader with v21.0.1180.89 m of Google Chrome. But I followed Markuzy’s link to xda-dev and downloaded the modified v1.3.4 APK Downloader and was able to download Google Wallet just fine with that version.

  • Britney

    I get “Error: Cannot download this App!” only when trying to download apps that r not compatible with my device, but that’s why i use APK downloader. I’ve downloaded incompatible apps w/ APK D. before and most worked great w/ my device, so why’s this happening now? 🙁 Any help would be great thanks!

  • Gauri

    For those who is aware of “Manifest version 2” error here is a solution.
    1. manifest.json
    1.1. Add string
    “manifest_version”: 2,

    1.2. Change
    “background_page”: “background.html”,
    “background”: {“page”: “background.html”},
    1.3. Change
    “popup”: “popup.html”
    “default_popup”: “popup.html”
    2. options.html
    2.1. Change to
    2.2. Create file options.js and move all content of that section there.
    3. popup.html3.1. Change to 3.2. Create file popup.js and move all content of that section there.

  • Matt

    Maybe i’m misreading or not seeing a section here, i’ve downloaded the extension but can’t install it into chrome – i drag the file onto chrome & it just tells me I can only add extensions via the chrome app store?!?

  • yasnoe

    why& when i want to download a prorgamm, on page of googleplay size of the progamm is 200 mb, but after download witn apk downloader size of the programm is 3,4 mb????? P.S. sorry for my bad english////

  • anoop

    i forget my password for login how can i get it ?

  • the extension can no longer be installed in google chrome, why is it so?

  • Én Tyskr

    Wo kann man den Scheiß herunterladen?

  • Haris

    Hi I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and I successfully installed chrome with apk downloader extension. I tried to disable ssl warning by editing the properties of chrome by going /usr/share/application and right click the google chrome icon and changed the command like “/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome –ignore-certificate-errors %U” But still I am getting ssl error warning while I am tiring to download the application.

  • LEO

    i can use it in my chrome. but sometimes it says“can’t download this app!”

  • Helping friends

    [Resolved] Even after following the correct installation process most of you will be getting the error:
    ERROR :- please disable ssl warning (already done) check your account information(also verified many times)

    One of the reason for this error is that you might be trying to access Android Market store through some other email address. Always ensure that you configure the same email address in the APK Downloader extension which is also configured on your Android handsetmobile and use the same email address to access the Android Market store too. Don’t use any other email id which is different than the one you use on your Android Handsetmobile.

  • Curious

    sir can i borrow your device id?

  • Hello sorry for my english, but now can not install extensions hosted on websites, you can only install extensions that are hosted on Google Chrome webstore now and how to install the apk downloader?

  • ki i

    doesnt’ work – same “disable SSL warnings” – followed steps carefully and RELOGOUT, closed Chrome, relogin – doesnt’ do anything

  • Josh

    I’m using Google Chrome Version 22.0.1229.94 m and I didn’t have to add –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content to my shortcut. I just installed the extension and logged in and I was good to go.

  • li li


  • Ticked Off Android Dev

    As an Android developer myself, I just have to point out how incredibly lame it is that you feel you have to decompile apps that are on the Android Market in order to write your own apps. You can’t figure something out on your own and so you have to resort to stealing someone else’s code to do it? Pathetic!

  • HT

    I’m already install APK Downloader on Chrome 22 but APKD not showup on adress bar, what can I do

  • viky

    i have followed the steps but its not working
    im not getting any detailes in the options page it has chosen its own device id and name its not working

  • Stefanos Tsaklidhs

    I think my ID is not provided correct, can you give me a link withe the .apk from Device ID app (cant access google play) also I think my device os not activated on google play, how do this? (cant access google play)

  • ami

    I have tried the apk in the newest chrome version [22.0.1229.96 m] and when I opened the
    options page I cann’t find the input bar to input my mail address and password .
    Could someone get me any advice?

    • Breno Caputo

      i’m geeting this problem too… :/

  • Breno Caputo

    I’m not able to access the options for entering information ID and email. I followed all the steps correctly, but I’m not getting into that part of the login.

    Please help me.

    Thank you.

  • Diogo

    Thank you for this. I’m having “not enough storage in my custom rom”, and with that I think I’ll be able to install the apps I want.

  • Thomas Francis

    i cant instal apk dowloader crx after downloading chrome dispalay a message that ‘Extensions should be instaled from their web store’. and i also cant change the shorcut name. Please help me guys,,,,,

  • tang

    why i can not download some apps from google play it says:error can not download this app

  • Cyro

    works perfectly man!! thanks for this!!!

  • kiran

    waste of time

  • Ehrgeiz

    I go to options page and I don;t ze the login page for google account, What’s wrong?

  • Ehrgeiz

    I go to options page and I don’t see the login page for google account, What’s wrong?

    My first post is not correct 🙂

  • ramazan

    perfect, it works. thnx a lot..

  • hobbygirl

    The option page does not ask for login information. Just gives your homepage and apps.

  • Mansur surya atmaja


    • Slavik Fursov

      Go to Tools -> Extensions and install from there. It works then.

  • nick

    im getting error : cannot download this app

  • Tekla

    Coul you update so that the “logout” doesn’t delete the user settings? Or add a “Reconnect” function?

    Sometimes (for some odd reason the extention will not work (Chrome gives me the SSL warning as if I was running without the required commands)… It’s only solved with a “logout” and new login…

    Regards and thanks a bunch for this extention

  • Kufor

    I have no idea whether this wrote anyone before me, but maybe my post will be useful 🙂 If you can’t install this extension because of that stupid Chrome Web Store, just right click on extension, choose “Save target as”, in Chrome open Tools – Extensions and Drag & Drop downloaded file here. Now it works 😉

  • krutarth

    not working

  • jml

    I used your great application before and it was fine.
    I had to install it again and when I go to option page I don’t have the fields to enter date. Just a link to your website.

    Could you help please.


  • Serdar

    You are full of fakes…

  • LEO


  • why your extension not available in chrome apps store ?

  • kd

    APK Downloader icon doesn’t come
    on address bar

  • fukky

    you and your applications does waste my valuable time… that all…

  • Ren

    didnt work for me ,i got the chorme extension form the chorme store, but when I open the Option there is no textInput Box for me texting sth. Help~

  • Ren

    here is my capture~

  • Not working on Chrome 22. Please, fix it.

  • abgnokia

    i can’t find apk downloader icon..please help me!

  • Ehsan

    when i click download icon in address bar i see this error:
    Error:Cannot download this app!

    🙁 plz help me
    (and sorry for my bad english:D)

  • Umar Al-Juhani

    I tried to download the APK for whatsapp and got the error message says: Cannot download this app!

  • Fivo

    Hey there folks …
    I followed the steps but when I click on the downloader icon I receive a message that says “error cannot download this app”

  • apkmaniac

    ERROR : cannot download this app!
    i have tried many free apps in playstore but i cant download anymore… whats wrong ?
    1 month ago i can download using this extension.. but yesterday and today i can’t download :(.. please fix..

    • mimi

      i have the same problem! i’ve tried with a lot of different apps but i get the same message every time 🙁

      • Akube

        The same problem too…I found it didn’t work for a few days, and I have no choice but to download apps from other sites or install into device then pull the apks out 🙁

        • Luca

          Same with me as well. It’s quite troublesome Q.Q

    • Kay

      Same problem here
      tried download with every apps all get the same error: cant download this app
      seems this extension is working anymore

      • Kay

        is not working anymore

        • Kish

          same for me
          Using a recent play-store version
          I have tried all possible:

          loged out, loged in, retyped switches, disabled ext, re-enabled
          No luck
          Can the author indicate if the issue is known and planned to be resolved?

          • Bjørnar Berg

            I’m having this same problem. “Error: Can’t download this app”

          • me too

          • kristelle

            me too

          • Paul

            Me too. I’ve got the same problem. Pls fix..

          • Guest

            me too, please fix it

          • jtyjoy

            me too

          • mamaku

            and me too. so why?

          • Cher

            Me 2222222222222222222222222222

        • problem fix it

          me 3

      • lapax

        Doesn’t seem to work anymore.

    • name

      I’ve tried apps that I have downloaded with the extension before and failed. Absolutely the extension is not working.

    • Zero

      Posted 17 days ago and no response from author. I know personal stuff gets in the way but can you at least acknowledge whether you’re working on it, or if this project has been put on the back burner, or if there is no fix available?

    • Yea no work for me author plz update us thanks

    • sai

      me too

    • Delete the latest Google Chrome,and reupdate version 20:

      • Robert Melo

        Tks a lot. Worked for me.

      • woergi

        Thanks, that worked for me

    • Ali

      same Error,

      I’m frustrated

  • favvy70

    ERROR: cannot download this app!

  • ajay ranjane

    i got this error : cannot download this app..
    I was using it till yesterday morning… then installed windows 8, & then chrome to latest version… didnt worked… Help pls..

  • Andrew

    It’s not working for me. When I click Extensions > APK Downloader > Options all I get in the subsequent Options box is :

    “Homepage – My Android Apps redphx”
    There is no form for email, password, device ID, etc. and it’s the same whether I am logged in to Google or not.

  • vijay

    i have downloaded extension and disabled sll errors but when iam clicking on apk downloader options but it is not opening email and password it is reporting that “redphx” please help me

  • Smile


    when I try to download an app it says “ERROR: Cannot download this app!”

    what can I do? I’ve already applyed the “–ignore certificate..”

    one week ago it worked and now no more 🙁

  • Gel

    It says ERROR: You cannot download this app!. I’ve used it this morning and now, I can’t. what happened? Please help.

  • sam

    has anyone encoutnered problems with the downloader lately? It used to work and I relogged onto the program as well as reenter the allowing debuggings but the problem still presists

  • JONA

    problem at options page

    it shows this

    what to do??

  • Wolfie

    shows an error whn i click the icon on the adress bar, “ERROR: Cannot download this app!” what can i do to get rid of this problm? :/

  • Joe

    Trying to download Snapchat and i keep getting “ERROR: Cannot download this app!” i’m trying to put it on a nexus 7 but it says my device isn’t compatible, so i was trying this.

  • Choryu

    it doesn’t work!

  • sumit

    hey when i click on option a different window opens and is says homepage and my anroid app below that redphx was mentioned what to do ,…i attached the screnshot

  • greeny

    the option page shows only two links which are “homepage” and ”my android apps”. nowhere to input my account and password

  • Kay

    unable to download apps now
    every app says can’t download
    is this function forbidden?

  • shakil

    not getting e-mail or device ID input screen in APK downloader option, plz help

  • Jaffer
  • i cant even download the app from this site

  • Khi con bat tu

    Not working anymore !

  • tushar

    it only allows me to download free apps but not paid ones ….
    doesn’t it download the paid apps??

  • my ID device consist of 15 characters…..that’s why id don’t work in Google Play with computer ((((((((

  • dmk_mamon

    READ THIS!! Starting with version 23 Google changed something again. Put 20 or 22 version. and you will be happy)

  • TPsuperstar

    The page at cookiem.com says:
    ERROR : cannot download this app!

    I used to be able to download APK files with your brilliant app – but it seems to not be working anymore, no matter how many time I repeat the login/ properties SSL changes etc. Cant download any apk files. Please help!

  • Same problem here

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

  • Hossein

    In My Options Page for APK Downloader I only see : (Google Chrome 23.0.1271.64)
    Homepage – My Android Apps


  • pra4snw

    Yep, same here, this method has stopped working. I tried 2 different device IDs – DROID RAZR w/ Play and Coby Tablet w/ Market – and ERROR: Cannot download this app! on everything I’ve tried.
    Too bad, I was looking forward to using this to get apps on the Coby Tablet.

  • pratik

    error not able to disable the error

  • Don

    What is a CRX file and how is it installed on a PC.
    I cnnot find a device o my EM543 tablet, what do I do then (assuming the CRX file can be used on my PC-Windows 7 64 bit)

  • androidguru111

    http://bee4.biz/v/akMCz a more updated apk

  • 1

    it dose not work at all.my chrome is 23.0.1271.64 m, Please update !!

  • it’s not work anymore, I use Real APK Leecher now…

  • puls

    I’ve problem. i can’t download app. ..demands confirmation on codekiem.com..
    plz help!

  • apks

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

  • Zia

    Now Its not working…
    Error: Cannot download this app!!!

  • Praveen

    Option link is there, But there is no space to input the device id and email add.???

  • javad

    say please disable ssl error warning?
    its not work

  • javad

    PLEASE disable ssl how?

  • Ayman Salah

    Eplease fixRROR : cannot download this app

  • msmaoeed

    ERROE:cannot install this app

  • Alex

    How do you get the device ID for a kindle fire HD? The whole point here is that it can’t access the Google Play store.

  • 胡青云

    cannot download !since to 9 months ago why???

  • ali

    please try it first then
    write it on website

  • Sostay

    Hello,I’m a user of this plug-in from China,Thank you very much for your hardwork!But recently it can’t works on my Chrome 23!How can I solve it? Thanks a lot!

  • zahid

    i have tried my best but no luck

  • carol swift

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  • Promise

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

  • Frances Li

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

  • alan

    can’t work now..

  • alan

    me too

  • Aidan Ancheta

    I cant use the apk downloader ! i dont know why ?!

  • strabagkantza

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

  • DeOS

    Install version 22! There are no errors.

  • Spacerider

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

    What’s wrong…. not working anymore?

  • SkArLeT

    i can’t download too, but some people say that problem is new (23) version of Google Chrome

  • rajinderkashab

    column to enter e mail password and Android ID does not appears so it does not work

  • Aqiul Colombowala

    Yep, this is broken for me since the last chrome update.

  • maungpauk

    ‘Specific Target is invalid’ error is appear when ‘–ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content’ word has been insert. Please tell me how to fix it. My mail is [email protected]

  • Belal Dahab

    i have problem -_-
    i can’t find the APK DOWNLOADER Icon & i tried to open google play and it isn’t appear like someone said !!!
    please help me fasy

  • beam

    it worked for me months ago. i uninstalled this ext . but now i cant dload and install the apk downloader . help

  • hahnsaja

    this app dont work. if you want to download from computer, you can try Real APK Leecher

  • my SSL error warning is not disable…..what i have to do?

  • e.linksilver

    i have a error: can not download this app help me please.

  • FlyDIMMear

    i’ve made all steps with shortcur but i can’t see any options at all. Chrome version 23.0.1271.97 m.

  • Evozi

    Good News! APK DOWNLOADER IS BACK! and you do not need to disable SSL warning anymore!

    > Rewrite Javascript core of extension, do not make it look too obfuscated.
    >Chromium 23 compatibility. Due to restrictions on changing headers for clients.google.com, a new approach on retrieving the download URL and actually downloading an
    >APK is implemented.
    >Due to the rewrite, you should not need to disable SSL warnings anymore.
    >Add help to options page.
    >Hide SIM operator options by default as you usually do not need those.


  • Golden Bullet

    i can’t open options of APK download.Why?

  • s

    hey when i click on download and install…it says that apps, user scripts can not be installed from this website

  • gavin

    im getting this NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… ), please read this article. Thanks
    im using a SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version what is going on

  • BB Stephen

    not useful anymore!!plz upddat!!!

  • desser

    I am logged in as some redphx and I can’t get out. What to do?

  • Thifal

    Friend I have info
    tutorial for save this apps

    1.Download the extension file from the website and save it to your computer.

    2.Click the wrench(menu) icon on the browser toolbar.

    3.Select Tools > Extensions.

    4.Locate the extension file on your computer and drag the file onto the Extensions page.

    5.Review the list of permissions in the dialog that appears. If you would like to proceed, click Install.

    Thank you

  • it is not working………………………………………((((((((((((((((((((((((((

  • Josh

    when I go to the “options” for the extention the page looks nothing like the pictures. It has links to “Homepage” and “My android apps” which takes us to either this page, or your apps page. wtf?

  • Peter Yurkovich

    I have a tablet and the id on it is only 10 letters long. What can I do

  • kiki

    I’m sorry but i don’t have the apk icon on my tool bar so i can’t use it
    Help me please

  • Michael G

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

    error 403

    no matter what I do… and I am trying Both 1.2.1 and 1.4.0
    Nothing… this apk downloader is Done
    Cracked up by Google “?”

  • xxx

    me 3 plz improve

  • doh

    I do not see an options screen

  • Shubham Dubey

    I had do all but not got my extention in url fied

  • gmka

    dont work

  • rohit

    its not working any more..showing disable ssl..even though its already disabled

  • Chrome wouldn’t allow me to install the extension from your website, but I was surprised to find I could install it from the Chrome Web Store. However, when I go to the extension’s options page there are no fields to input the email address, password and device ID. All I see is this:

    Homepage [link] – My Android Apps [link]

    Does this mean that the extension has been disabled? If so, please make that clear on this web page, so that people don’t waste their time trying to make it work. And you might as well remove it from Chrome Web Store as well.

  • Milad

    In options section I see no empty box to fill in my account info & device ID
    Just visit homepage & my android apps by redphx. What’s wrong with my chrome or ?!?!

  • It doesn’t work… It is showing me this. What can i do?

    • Mohi

      me too there is not Solution for this ?

  • Jackie

    Tried anything, don’t work. Icon doesn’t appear, at Option page is only two link, “Homepage” and “My Android Apps”

  • woergi

    !!! To get it working:

    As mentined by Jenei Tamás in a previous post, it seems that it won’t work with a browser version above 20

  • cal

    When i get to the options page it says this https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4em7xcrqjddpe00/ejDzG2Z2dz/printscreen.odt

    theres no option to enter my email and device ID

  • It’s no longer working… 🙁
    Tried it several times. Log-in&Log-out didn’t work. I even uninstalled and re-installed my google chrome browser but i’m still having this error message… 🙁

  • it doesn’t work

  • hihi

  • Mastermm

    Help! I do not have an icon on the url bar. This code ” -allow-running-insecure-content ” not working 🙁

  • still wont work on my chrome v.24 cannot instal the .crx i have read and apply all ur requirment.. but still nothin

  • Công Nam

    i think it’s very easy…
    u can go to Chrome Store and seach Apk Downoader and add in chrome
    i do that and it perfectly 🙂

  • não ta indo

  • a

    Working on google chrome 20.0.1132.57 version

    not working on google chrome 25.0.1323.1

  • asd

    falta actualizacion

  • marcia wharton

    How can I access Google pay on my device

  • ruan

    não consegui instalar o aplicativo, Poque?

  • syawlaus

    I have added “–ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content” to the end of the shortcut and restarted chrome, but the option page of APK download extension still isn’t shown correctly. I can’t even enter my email address and password, anyone help me?!

  • its not working when i click on the icon that appears when all done it says

  • i have also uploaded a snip file have a look



  • I still have problem. After clicking the icon on the address bar of the website, your page of downloading appears. However it says it cannot download the app T_T I tried as what you mentioned above.

  • mrongose

    fake info…….!!!!!

  • anniyan

    correction: no space between two flags(switches) is acceptable in the windows version of chrome

  • nvidi

    i can’t use this app . The step 3, options i don’t see email, password, 🙁

  • Aries KKO

    Options — Extensions — Options on APK Downloader — Logout and Login again
    try to download from google play .it’s to fix

  • chon

    I hope you’re not dead.
    Pls update.

  • ERROR : cannot download this app! 🙁

  • booo123

    why its not accepting the –ignore-certificate-errors –allow-running-insecure-content

  • booo123

    the option page is just HOmepage and My android apps…. pls help

  • VM

    Does it really work

  • Humberto mOres

    abachei o aplicativo apareceu o desenho no canto da tela mais o aplicativo do download não esta funcionando

  • shjkt


    APK Downloader – redphx

    Can’t download incompatible apps? Try Market Helper

    NOTE: if you’re using stock Android device that doesn’t have Google Play installed ( likes Kindle Fire, Nook Color… ), please read this article. Thanks

    Support me by using my apps 😀

    Simple Text-Text Icon Creator

    ThemeX – Theme Extractor

  • where is this option page

  • in option page where we should go

  • azka

    ERROR: can not download this app!
    403 forbidden error (RESOLVED) tested on Chrome Version
    24.0.1312.57 m.
    “Make sure your Google account is only used by one
    device, when many devices, you have disabled unused, Enter GSF ID not Android
    Device ID if you are using Android Device ID APK”
    Update extensions to APK Downloader 1.4.2 for more
    informations, visit

  • iamjheyb

    It works for me!! I successfully installed it and download apps from playstore! Thanks for the guide ^_^

  • Eko June

    Somebody help me please !!! I Can’t install APK Downloader 1.2.1

  • vẫn chưa fix đc cho Chrome version cao hả em

  • anh add vào shortcut cho v.19 mà vẫn không chạy cái extension của em đc 🙁

  • Fernanda

    o meu deu um error , quando fui digitar meu email e senha oq eu faco

  • Tanmay

    Even after going through all the processes stated above successfully I am not getting any link for downloading the apk on right corner.

  • resko83

    Put this –enable-easy-off-store-extension-install[SPACE]–ignore-certificate-errors[SPACE]–allow-running-insecure-content . Update 2013, whork

  • ERROR : cannot download this app

  • samuel

    I have the same problem the owner of the extension have to see what it is

  • C

    Installed. saw it doesn’t work on Chrome anymore so installed Iron. Followed steps, went to google play page. Icon in address bar to download. And it won’t download a thing. Really stupid extension that doesn’t work.

  • nut

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

  • vicky

    thnk u very much

  • Luys Fernnando

    Working 😀 .. Thanks =)

  • sam

    I am trying to download app and its giving message 400: bad request. this app cant be downloaded. mY INTERNET IS WORKING FINE. dont know why the error.

  • camille grossel

    error 400 cannot download this app

  • JustFYI

    Running Windows XP SP2, Google Chrome 17.0.963.56 m ; APK Downloader 1.2.1.crx Works fine.
    There seems to be auto-updating going on ,and v1.4.2 keeps getting ‘installed/reinstalled’, and there is no download icon in the url field.

    Not sure if APK downloader updates itself or if chrome is doing something; I jumped through some hoops to get chrome to stop updating so maybe theres another hoop for extensions.

    Just thought I’d share incase anyone else is having problems; I have to remove extension, add the old 1.2.1.crx and re-enter settings to get it working again; every day or so…

  • Daniel Peter

    Excellent! It is useful……

    But that really download from the Google store address?

  • Collin Page

    Worked for Moi

  • Marcos Agaiby

    It works, just make sure you use that Device ID App. I tried my android id from titanium backup and that didn’t work. Also be sure to go into Extensions and the options there.

  • Tom


    I can’t download any app I paid for.

    All free works fine !


  • dharit

    the icon of this app is not coming on link bar how can i do that

  • paula seidel

    1 merda ………..

  • Kabraxis

    Did everyting as describted. Entered my Android ID and [email protected] account with passwort. Choosen some US porviders, but when I open the playstore it shows me the page of my own country.

  • 1qqq

    ERROR : cannot download this app! version 1.4.2, chrome25

  • 1qqq

    ERROR : cannot download this app!
    403 Forbidden

    version 1.4.2, chrome25

  • mygod0218

    i’ve got the same issue, can anyone tell me how to fix this?

    • Ethan

      are you use proxy or vpn?
      if your country block google play or google blocked your country,you should use a vpn or proxy for download from google play

  • Ethan

    it’s work for me 🙂
    but doesn’t work for my friend!

    he fill email,password & device id correctly but when click on ‘Login’ nothing happened. no error,no message…

    im confused,what shoud he do? ha cant login in option

    and…sorry for my bad english 😀

  • robert

    i still run chrome 22. Should apk downloader 1.2.1 still work? I get errors now (please disable ssl / check account) . i start with chrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors

  • Lucian

    I am not able to download my paid apps, how do I fix this.

  • PRS

    Without having a rooted device, will it still be possible to download “incompatible” apps? Or do I need a “compatible” device in order to download it and install it afterwards on the “incompatible” device?

  • just try logout – login when you update chrome to latest version… it solved that error problem!

  • guest
  • mapleshadow

    400 bad

  • Impreza

    it said “Apps, extensions, and user scripts cannot be added from this website.” when i tried to install the extension

    May i ask how can i resolve this??

    • c

      u should c the part, How to install.

  • Mahdi

    Hi i have a suggestion to you

    i test apk downloader it works in about 90 percent of compatible apps (and some can not)

    i see source codes in it and a section it will use “passion:15” for downloading

    some times some apk has different version for different device for example Gmail have two version android 4, android 2.3 sending “passion:15” always download apk for andorid 4.0.1 (ICS)

    i thing you need to embed a drop down to select OS version based on SDK to user download with specific version from google

    see api level from

    many thanks

    • saddam

      i need your help mahdi..please relpy me

  • hans

    not working.
    gives error 403 forbidden message

  • Troy0

    Why am I getting “400 Bad Request”?

  • “Apps, extensions, and user scripts cannot be added from this website.”

  • Mahdi


    I work in source code of APK Downloader and found why some apps can not be downloaded with this add-on

    i use Real Apk Leecher and found why some app with compatible can not be downloaded

    it you see source code of apk down-loader, it send Package Name to Google for download but Google Need AppId to download some apps. AppId is a unique string that will contact of some App information Like version code,

    i test some code and use some app id to download games like Real Racing and Dungeon Hunter with 1 GIG size!!!!!

    if you fix it all apps can be downloaded. but for get AppId you need to send first request to Google and Get AppId and in next request get Url for download.

    packageName must replace with AppId
    case 22:
    a.AddRange(serializeInt32(packageName.Length + 2));
    case 24:
    a = serializeData(a, packageName, “string”);
    Thanks for lovely addon great work.

  • Martin Leclerc

    Did not completely work. Dashboard was changed and in the play store on my PC changed and says its now compatible but on my phone (Telus HTC Desire Bravo 4.2.2) I still can not see those apps/Incompatible message. I deleted cash and data and even FC play store and still no luck.

  • solomon

    please help not workin

  • hi.im use vmlite android on pc and cant get device id.i need a on id device that works for me.Please help me

  • it’s works and thank you! (^_^)

    after install this extension ‘first’ please restart your computer and login again with your device id, and log out you account mobile …then restart again your computer..

  • vincent

    ERROR : cannot download this app!

    update version 1.4.2

  • Rob

    Not working, Cannot download apk for free apps! Got msg ‘ERROR: Cannot download this app! 403 Forbidden.

  • Krutarth

    Awesome.. ThanQ

  • commander

    Installed fine but no icon in Chrome on play.google.com. Ideas?

  • Aline

    on my options page there’s nothing asking my email or device id.

  • afaq

    Not working, Cannot download apk for free apps! Got msg ‘ERROR: Cannot download this app! 403 Forbidden.

  • yay! This works! Thanks for this, mate! Hope you can continue development on this! 🙂

  • Anonymoose

    configured the extension but

    ERROR: Cannot download this App!
    400 Bad Request

    -on every tested app

  • Biniam A.

    Perfect and Thank you. You saved me a lot of money downloading apps using my 3G network

  • Ruben

    for every one who’s getting the error: 403/400 etc … Try This & see it to work

    Make sure your Google account is only used by one
    device, when many devices, you have disabled unused, Enter GSF ID not Android
    Device ID if you are using Android Device ID APK … worked like a charm!

  • kimi

    problem is… i don’t have wifi connection, how do i download that device id app? also, my tablet doesn’t seem to have a dial pad, i can’t dial those symbols and numbers. i’m with alcatel ot t10. thank you. 🙂

  • ayjie

    I would like to ask the next how I used APK download download is very slow, how you can improve it??? Download time over 10 days


    ERROR: Cannot download this app!400 Bad Request

  • valsong


  • jgl

    “ERROR: Cannot download this app!400 Bad Request” and again and again….

  • Parvez Shaikh

    This works great…

  • salarsf

    Does it have a Mac version?

  • Manu

    i have tried and tried and tried but no succes he is sayng you don’t have any devices and is sayng ERROR:cannot download this app 400 bad request

  • Manu

    what can i do to have the device ?

  • Vergil911

    works gr8 for apps and games…
    gives error when downloading live wallpapers….
    awesome extension..

  • sinbetty

    i can’t find anywhere to write down my device ID, like the following photo shows, wo can help me? thank you very much!

    • re

      install latest update, it happened to me too


    thank you for your app! but there is a question:


    this apk is still not download,is this a bug ?or use other way to download ?

  • mahfa

    hi i press the apk downloader icon on the top of page and i page in xda opens and says cannot download this app

  • Noel Tan Aceron

    “ERROR: Cannot download this app!403 Forbidden”

    You Just have to relogin Again ….=))

    “ERROR: Cannot download this app!400 Bad Request”

    You just have to relogin Again … =))

    • Dragonfly

      Same problem here. Was working very well previously, now I’m going to have a very tedious time with APK Leecher.

  • roc

    can i download games that isnt compatible with my phone?

  • Amarjeet Singh

    it don’t work in chrome version 26.0…. please help

  • iris

    1.4.2 can not work on chrome 27.0.1453.94 m~~~please help~~~!!! ERROR:cannot download this app 400 bad request

    • iris

      ERROR:cannot download this app !403 forbidden~~~sorry~~~make a little mistake on the above~~~

      • sakam

        did you find a solution to this?i you did please share……

        • iris

          you just have to log out and relogin again~~~then it will be fixed~~~

  • ricardo

    hi, for what is the Sim Operator info? what if i change that?

    • Tien Nguyen Thanh

      Because some apps is restricted in some countries.

  • Andrew

    Some countries have ToS without 3.3 section.

  • Anand

    i can download file but its extantion is not “apk” it is “File” so i cant install also pls help me out

  • Manuel

    i tried apk downloader 1.2.1 and it work but not good,I clicked the apk image and it says ERROR:Cannot download this app.What can i do?

  • oniell

    ERROR: Can not download this app!

    403 Forbidden

  • as

    Thanks for your hard work!

  • 1307

    if device not supported in app’s, than – ERROR: Can not download this app!

    but if change deviceID supported in apps, ypu can download …

  • Đồng Đú Đởn

    please help me! I can’t download 1.4.2 or 1.2.1 ver

  • eric’s

    can you give me examples of device id?email,password and android device id?better if its real;)

    • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

      Are you trying to hacking someone? this is private data!!!! with it you can login on email and have full access to user data

  • kenvyl pham

    help me:ERROR: Can not download this app!

    429 unknown

    • marcus

      put your configurations again disappears this notification

    • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

      If you saw the 403 Error go to chrome ->tools ->extensions, and in the apk downloader config page, logout and relogin, it seems that the cookie stop working every month or something like that. Make shure you have the latest version 1.4.2

  • A guy

    Can anyone download the Galaxy Empire APK for me from the Google Play store?

  • ayouboss

    the app does not work any more 14 /06 /2013… an update are welcome

    • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

      Still works, If you saw the 403 Error go to chrome ->tools ->extensions, and in the apk downloader config page, logout and relogin, it seems that the cookie stop working every month or something like that. Make shure you have the latest version 1.4.2

  • صدام مشعل

    sorry there is no place to put my Email and device ID in the APK downloader Options .. What should I do ?..

    • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

      Go to chrome ->tools ->extensions, and in the apk downloader config page, login with your google account and your device id, Make sure you have the latest version 1.4.2. Tested on the latest stable chrome version.

  • Atypik

    Impossible to put email and device ID…

    • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

      Go to chrome ->tools ->extensions, and in the apk downloader config page, login with your google account and your device id, Make sure you have the latest version 1.4.2

  • gian

    it works thanks but i need to download apps not compatible with my phone….and that’s not possible

  • emmanuel

    thanks bro it woks fine

  • nitro

    Hahah CHROME baned this aoo i am so pist!!!

  • mohsen

    I can’t download anything,it always give 304 Forbidden Error…

  • Hazel

    Thank you so much!!!!! It was kinda confusing, but worked!!!!

  • galaxy7.7

    anyway to retrieve androidID from google play? I have galaxy 7.7 tab registered on play and got damaged, and I have an other SIII that without play installed. I want to use apk downloader to donwload apps from play ,so i need a androidID. is there a way to get my AndroidID of the registered galaxy 7.7 tab.

  • Abhiram Manoj

    how can i update the apps using this one

  • Hendro

    If not worked, use “GSF ID KEY” not “ANDROID ID”. Work for me…

    Sorry for bad english…

  • renz

    It says ERROR 403 forbidden i cannot download Minion Rush haha

    • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

      If you saw the 403 Error go to chrome ->tools ->extensions, and in the apk downloader config page, logout and relogin, it seems that the cookie stop working every month or something like that. Make shure you have the latest version 1.4.2

  • Jorge Eduardo Cárdenas Amaya

    If you update your GTalk to the New Hangouts the speed dial *#*#8255#*#* stops working, use instead the app Device ID (search for it on Play Store), an small utility that provides the ID and the mails linked with it.

  • Shayan

    Please update this extension. Because it’s not work on chrome v 28.0.1500.71 m


  • iris

    it’s not work on chrome v28.0.0.1500.71 and above

  • google him self!


    • Francisco Palafox

      You failed. Himself is one word not two.

  • Francisco Palafox

    Thank you! This DOES work! Very easy instructions and very effective!

    • Thanks for this App!!!

      What Chrome do You use? Unfortunately I got the same error… I cleared all cookies.. But it did not worked :(…

      • Francisco Palafox

        Actually, I’m using Comodo Dragon version is based on Chromium 27.0.1453.116

        Detailed information about Comodo Dragon:

        Download it:

        • FunnyDay

          Ehh… After Google Play has been updated the extension even not working :)…. :(….

          Anyway thank You for Your quick reply! 🙂

          • Francisco Palafox

            Right, Google Play updated yesterday and its not working anymore. It happened to me around 6 pm central standard time. I’m sure this will get updated soon

          • version 1.4.3 is now available. Please try it

          • Francisco Palafox

            Sorry I didn’t see it lol. I already updated to v1.4.3 and it does show the icon but I need to but my email and my device ID but the link you provided for the device ID app is not working. Trying alternative method. I’ll let you know if it works for me.

  • not working for 1.4.2

    It works perfectly few months ago, but now it’s not working on chrome latest version.

  • Abolfazl gholami


  • Mara

    it doesn’t work anymore….

  • bl-182

    Google Play has been updated… APK Downloader doesn’t work.

  • dhanee19

    agree with the previous comments….
    its still not working on chrome v28.0.0.1500.71 and above

  • Mei

    gooogle play after the update, you can not download, you can how to solve it? ? ?

    • Epsilon

      it’s still working. You just have to wait for the page to load completely

      • please update to version 1.4.3

  • FunnyDay

    Hello Redphoenix! Thank You that You are working on 2.0! Have a good time! 🙂

  • Trung

    Thanks a lot!

    Waiting for 2.0. 🙂

  • Mei

    Wait until fully loaded, or download a small icon is not displayed, you can not download, I use version 1.2.1 and 1.4.2 have failed, I use Google chrome version 27.0.1453.116 m

  • eze87

    thank you man , 07/16 is working fine with the new google play!
    waiting for v 2.0 , can be possible in this new version download beta apps? because i get error when i try , thanks again

  • Francisco Palafox

    v1.4.3 is working for me. Thanks!

  • Guest

    is not working at Chorme 27.xx.x versions

  • Soegeng Ku

    is not working at Chrome 27.xx.x versions

  • Khanh

    I can’t download form google play .It warning Erro 403 Forbiden

  • Shannon

    Working perfectly.. Finally… Tried so many ways. this one is the best!!

  • hahnsaja

    new version work great! cool!

  • Lisa aja

    Read This..

    -.Open your Google Crome
    -.Tools -> Extension
    -.Drag your 1.4.3crx

    Good Luck.. ^_^

  • Lisa aja

    Thanks Codekiem…
    Best Wishes.!

  • Moji Ahadi

    Thank you for your efforts , I worked with all versions of َ Apk Downloader, this version not work with chrome 29.0.1521.3 , when click on icon ,only wait …

  • RH

    No need to v2.0! the 1.4.3 is big greate!

  • Albert Gan

    Follow every step of the setup instruction, not working with Chrome V28.0.1500.72 m. Can any help how to make it work.

  • Albert Gan

    Tested on WinXP SP3 on Chrome V28.0.15000.72 m. Not working. It shows SSL error “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”.

    • BrooklynBeryAddict

      I am having the same issue in Windows8 x64 Were you able to resolve the ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR issue?

  • theviper

    Working on Chrome ver 30.0.1566. Thank you looking forward to version 2.0 hopefully for some new features!

  • thanks

    what a great work! thanks a lot. just 1 small problem.i cant download from this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.konami.wscs.jp
    only this one.others are working perfectly

  • sshx


  • teste2154

    perfect thanks from brazillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • FunnyDay

    Fantastic Job! Thank You very much!!!

  • Rhea

    Working on ver 28! Thanks for sharing!

    • Albert Gan

      Which Windows OS are you running to get the APK Downloader working. Windows 7 or XP ? Follow every step of the setup instruction, but not working with Chrome V28.0.1500.72 m. I’m running on WinXP SP3 with the latest update but unsuccessful. Can you help ?

  • x

    Bad request … win7 / chrome 28.0.1500.72

  • kinan

    am using Expatshield Proxy with apk downloader but it so slow ? what i can do ?

  • Martin

    I’ve updated to the latest version and I wanted to download one particular app. It says “ERROR: Cannot download this app!”. But it works fine with other apps. What should I do?

  • Albert Gan

    Can this V1.4.3 APK Downloader work with WinXP SP3 ?

  • Joy Chowdhury

    not working on chrome 26.0.1410.43 please update apk downloder

  • Metroview

    1.4.3 on the redesigned Play Store works perfectly with Chrome version 28.0.1500.72 on Windows 8 x64. It would be awesome if 2.0 supports downloading apps that we’ve bought on our accounts.

  • Dawn

    I have installed accordingly but when I want to download the apk, I click on the apk downloader icon and nothing happens. Any idea why?

    • vangard

      i have the same problem, did you fixed it?

  • Luigi

    (22nd july,2013) Here it’s working (chrome 28 and something)! o/
    BUT it’s not working at incognition mode 🙁 I would appreciate with it’s work too

  • Elaine Gao

    Most apps can be downloaded, but some of them can not, which are free apps.

    Thank you very much, btw.

  • BrooklynBerryAddict

    When trying to download APK from play store I get the following error:


    Please advise and thanks in advance for your help

  • Albert Gan

    From the various message postings, it appears to me that the new APK Downloader V1.4.3 works on some Windows OS and some Chrome browsers versions only. It may be helpful to the developer of APK Downloader if forumers indicate which OS and Chrome version that they use whether it works or not in their postings.

    I’ve tried the APK Downloader V1.4.3 on WinXP SP3 with Chrome V28.0.1500.72 m, but failed. The alternative APK Leecher V1.3.5 is also not working now. It returned “Error while connecting to server” and “Some error occured! Close and try again!”.

  • Tay Dinghan

    Tnx dude. works with chrome ver 28 U helped me get a game i longed wanted to play but was incompatible with my device. But now u helped me alot!

    • gawanco

      Which version of Windows OS are you using on Chrome V28 to get the APK Downloader working ?

  • vangard

    i am use chrome 19 and apk downloader V1.4.3 .but it can’t work. Thanks for your effort

  • Mila Pi

    I can’t get the icon to show on addres bar. I mean, it does appear shortly after I install the app via drag and drop on extensions page, but once I enter the email and device id, the icon is gone.
    I did use the older version of your app a few weeks ago, and it worked fine back then.

  • kriya

    I too using APK downloader It can easily browse through variety of apps and they are easily uninstall too.

    Sample mails

  • Simona

    When I’m trying to download any app the message “ERROR: Cannot download this app! 403 Forbidden” pops up

  • BR

    No way to make it work but thanks for the effort. We look forward to 2.0

  • RH

    Can you make some thing to do unlimited google play web search results!? Search results on the web are limited to 48 (or 50) apps.

  • Raz

    Got the same error as Simona – “ERROR: Cannot download this app! 403 Forbidden”. Hope version 2.0 will fix it. Thanks for your work on this!

  • 程炳杰

    1.43 version has been unusable, author updates!

  • Banan

    doesnt work why?

  • ERROR: Cannot download this app!
    403 Forbidden

  • mr leo

    Good job. Bạn làm tốt lắm. Thanks :3

    • Linh

      Bạn làm cách nào mà hay thế ?? Mình tải về cứ báo lỗi 403

  • apkleechergal

    Just like the others, I had trouble downloading apps in version 1.4.3

    first, when I clicking the download button, nothing happened. If a
    refreshed the page a few times or restarted Chrome and kept clicking,
    sometimes the download would happen.

    Then I finally got the can’t download app, error 403 message.

    I’m running Chrome 28 on Windows 8.

    Real apk leecher 1.3.5 is also giving errors when I try to download.
    Perhaps google changed the play store code or froze out scripts like

    To redphoenix89: We appreciate your work, but instead of a
    Chrome browser add-on, have you thought of forking the Real apk leecher
    app and working on it? Its open source, but nobody has realized an
    update in almost a year.

  • jamesd1981

    I have been having the same problem as everyone else with apk downloader not working, I have now managed to get it working normally, update chrome to version 29.0.1547.32 and update apk downloader to version 1.5.0

  • topwish1

    Tested using WinXP SP3 OS on Chrome V29.0.1547.32 Beta with APK Downloader V1.4.3 and V1.50, both not working. Looking forward to the release of APK Downloader V2.0 and hope it will solve the problem.

  • Oliver S

    Version 1.4.3 not working on Windows 7 SP1 with Chrome 28.0.1500.95 m (SSL-Error)

  • macron

    Version 1.4.3 worked fine for me until yesterday since when i get the “error 403 forbidden” message. W xp sp3 chrome 28. Any help, please?

  • Kamran Mokhtar

    I am getting this error on latest chrome build using APK Downloader 1.4.3

    “Error: cannot download this app!

    400 Bad request!”

    App: Simple Text-Text Icon Creator

  • Rizvi Khan Raaz

    Its not working. Please give update…


    version 1.4.3 not working on my chrome V 28.0.1500.95 m…… Plz HELP….

  • buldozer

    its a crap… 403

  • Sola

    I notice that when that when the password is 9 characters, it shows a dialog of
    “authentication failed, incorrect username or password”

  • OK

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (x64)

    Chrome 28.0.1500.95 m

    APK Downloader 1.4.3


  • pplu

    Thanks again, man! Working!
    Who gets “error 403”, can try logout and relogin in Configuration. This fixed it to me..

    • Amirsadra Mohseni

      Didn’t work for me

    • Juraj K-Turba

      Still –> “Cannot download app, maybe it is a paid one or something?”

  • Mila Pi

    It works again!

    It wouldnt work for me 2 weeks ago, but today I logged out (in options), accepted OK for the questions whether I want to change email and closed Chrome. I restarted Chrome, logged in again and – VOILA! it works!

    • Jason Law

      Yes, I could fix it by this way too.

  • limei

    Needs help, my 1.4.3 extensions suddenly not working, prompting 403 errors and 429 errors, my Google chrome version is 28.0.1500.95, ask what version 1.4.3 of Google chrome version of it? ? Looking forward to get your help! !

  • I was hoping to get the Amazon video Google tv apk but it wont let me. I dont have any eligible devices. Do you have any tricks to get the apk for this app?

  • A

    vớ vẩn, ko sài được

  • A

    dẹp tiệm đi, kiếm cơm cái nỗi gì


    i can not install this,chrome shows up “can not add the app,expension,or the code”
    anyway it;s not work @@ WHY ? please ~

  • 리나

    Error: cannot download this app!
    With 28.0.1500.95 m, Win 7 32bit

  • Reza

    “Error: cannot download this app!

    400 Bad request!”

  • PsiClone

    works fine with me…no error !!!!

    • Reza

      tell about your system and your config

  • Great

    The latest version 1.4.3 works nicely.

    Steps: Just drag the downloaded file to chrome extension to install it (you can’t directly install it as chrome extension now), and then logout your existing account if you have the previous version and then login using your username, password, and device id. After that simply search for a playstore app, enter the link, and then refresh the page to have the download icon appear.

  • Albert Gan

    It works on WinXP SP3 on Chrome Version 28.0.1500.95 m. It will work if you adhere to the following setup steps :

    Step 1) :
    Drag the downloaded APK V1.4.3 to Chrome Extension to install the extension.

    Step 2) :
    Log out your existing Google account if you have previous version of APK Downloader installed.

    Step 3) :
    After Logged out, go to Google Play Store. Select the free app that you want to download. The APK Downloader icon will appear on the web address bar.

    Step 4) :
    Right click the APK Downloader icon shown on the web address bar, then select Options. The account dialogue box will pop up.

    Step 5) :
    Input your Google e-mail address, Device ID and then click “Show advanced settings…”

    Step 6) :
    Select country of your SIM Operator, then click Save SIM operator.

    Step 7) :
    Done !

    Make a posting to confirm if it works for the benefits of other forumers.

    • Jason Law

      Yes,following these steps above I could make it works again. But at step 9 it was kinds of differently, as I right clicked on the page then clicked reload, the APK downloader icon disappeared. Instead I tried another way, deleteing the rear words of address of the website.For example,if a app’s address is “https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baseapp.eyeem&hl=en”, what you should do is deleteing words, “&hl=en”, then press “enter” key, and the page will refresh. At this time,Click the APK Downloader icon on the web address bar. The download will begin.

    • morrowind

      Wow, must do step 10 “re-load”, or it doesnt work.

    • martin

      oh yeah – you are the greatest – and helped me with your hint’s in Step 9 and Step 10 so much – thank’s a lot

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  • Avian

    Error: cannot download this app!
    With 28.0.1500.95 m, Win vista 32bit

  • etor

    http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ work in windows 8×64 with chrome and –ignore-certificate-errors options

  • Phongphan A Bunlom

    It’s don’t work for me because I changed network(AIS with 2G to AIS with 3G in Thailand).
    And when I clicked the APK Downloader icon. “403 Forbidden” dialog has appear.

  • saulot

    Nice Idea but I am not comfortable into giving my gmail ID and Pass along with Android Device ID.
    If there is any version that uses the already existing token (since I am already connected to Play) I will give it a try

  • Alek

    Win7 Ult 64b, followed steps described, works like a charm, thanks a lot!

  • Anu

    hi …. apk downloader is not at all installing…

  • neh

    doesn’t work.

  • filippo

    Please you also download the paid app

    • Knux

      You sucks. How cant it be done? ;_; and if you want to pirate apps. Search on Google.

  • Thanks a million! Works like a charm; impressive documentation. Now I can use Skype on android in China.

  • R

    Please help

    400 Bad Request
    App: Simple Text-Text Icon Creator
    Mobile: GalaxyS4
    I already try open play store on my mobile using both wireless/Sim internet and setting correct sim

  • CodeSlinger

    Where are the APK files stored? I -THINK- the program worked, but have no idea where to go to grab the APKs?

    This is getting kind of frustrating, and the developer is not answering e-mails at the address given in the original post.

    Does anyone else have any idea? Thanks!

    • Mila Pi

      Since you use Chrome, it should be showing a download bar at the bottom of the screen giving you access to download folder, which by default, is my ‘default windows download folder’. But I believe it always downloads to the folder you used last time you downloaded something.
      You might as well grab Snap Pea windows application for smartphones which lets you manage installed applications as well as downloaded apk files. It’s free and very handy, for me at least.

  • Mila Pi

    Guys, make sure that the email you set in options is the one ‘connected’ with your phone and visible on screen where you check the phone device ID. I was struggling again with “403 forbidden” errors today, and tried logging out/restarting chrome/logging in again to no avail. BUT what I did wrong was that I decided I would change the email in the options. Once I used the original email visible in my phone, the downloader worked again!
    PErhaps that is obvious to most of you, but it wasn’t to me untill today 😀

  • showadselloutwatch

    please craft a version for people with ZERO intention of using GAPPS who never bothered to create a google account when activating their account

  • Saimali

    Hello friends,am not able to install these downloaded file from googleplay on my andriod.

  • Cường

    Hello, anh là người Việt Nam ah?? bá đạo phết, (y)

  • Chrondor

    Hey ho, nice tool. But i have a problem: I have two Devices (Tablet and Phone) and if i want to download an App from the store wich is “installed” on one of the two devices, the apk-downloader won’t download the apk….

  • frustrated

    I have followed all the steps and I also have no icon to click on for the apk downloader extension. I also cannot find options to customize the toolbars and menus within chrome in order to manually add the extention. Firefox is much more intuitive, this has been a frustrating and unsuccessful experience and I can’t waste any more time on it.

    here’s what it says in About the version of Chrome I just installed from portableapps.com:
    Version 29.0.1547.66

    Update failed (error: 1)

  • Calahan

    Works perfect!! Was skeptical at first, but it is perfectly working, as an expat in china, this program saves my life, thanks a lot for this great app.

  • Andy

    i am unable to dwnload your extension

    • Cuchara e’ Palo

      Just download the extension, open the Extensions Page and drag and drop it into the page and it will install without problems 😉

  • Riddle Da HS

    thnx a lot !!!!!!!!! man its real in am using this. superb !!!!!!!! 😀

  • Horst Nein

    nothign happend after klicking the download button in right of the browser adress bar – isnt working – already logged in with the extension.

  • Vishesh Tayal

    have downloaded with the proper steps also have logged in but, when i ope n afree app and click on the extension noting happens can any one help me. pese a have many liking apps in that so, plese do help me.

  • jojo

    thanks it works for me

  • Mike

    I have encountered a problem.it said that the chosen app cannot be downloaded. And an error code was displayed,”403 forbidden”something. Can you tell me how to solve this problem?

    • Cooo

      Could be a change in Device ID.

  • anoah

    when i want to install.. come massage
    ERROR: cannot download this app!!
    400 bad request.


  • Melinda Dz

    Hi, thank you for your great extension. but not all free apps can be download with this tool.
    sometimes error.. apk4.org

  • Lakhan
  • kira
  • Rapper_skull

    Please add the ability to download obb files too!

  • Steph

    If you click the icon and there’s no response:
    1. Right-click the icon
    2. Click “Options”
    3. Click “Show Advanced Settings”
    4. Change it from “USA” to your country
    5. Change the carrier to your carrier.

    • iris

      don’t work

  • Alaa

    Thank You so much <3

  • Works Perfectly! Those Who are getting 404 or Forbidden or not found error, just login to your phone’s Play store first or it won’t be able to detect your phone.

  • neto raaaf

    eu queria saber porque não aparece o ícone na barra de endereço


    Work for me.. Thanks a lot


  • Aldi

    It’s Very Good..


  • babybeet

    Thank you very much:-D successfully downloaded.

  • iris

    chrome 30.0.1599.101 m,after I click the icon,the browser has no response,no pop out,no error,nothing happen at all,help~~

    • TomJ

      Same here:-(

  • Felipe


  • ahmed

    thank u brother

  • Naser Mohd Baig

    Works like a charm! Thanks a lot brother

  • kinterlyza

    i already follow the steps but my only problem is how to get my device id. what is that dial pad? pleax help..

    • Simply just dial *#*#8255#*#* this number on your phone like you normally do and hit the call button.

  • qinghai

    I can download other apks, but I can’t downloat sticknfind.apk, why?

  • iXian

    can’t see the icon

    • japantiger

      It’s strange. I installed 2.0, can’t see the icon. Then I installed 1.4.3, the icon shows(both 1.4.3 and 2.0) and worked. Not sure it’s the refresh page or something else?

  • leodragontk


  • Sandeep Kharbanda

    How can i use on my 2.3 android phone this phone is not rooted plz help

  • Chandu

    Great work!! works like a charm

  • Vinicius Araujo

    help me please ! when I type the code on my phone to find the (AID) code simply disappears as if it did not exist .. as I think the (AID) you are sure that this code still valid and? thank

  • Ebonie

    The icon isn’t showing up on my Address Bar. I’m sure I did everything right and it’s enabled and signed in and everything. Any ideas?

    • Sameer Alvi

      Install it in another browser, It is not supported by some browser hope this will work

    • Albert Gan

      Ebony, I posted this 4 months ago (check older thread below) :

      It works on WinXP SP3 on Chrome Version 28.0.1500.95 m. It will work if you adhere to the following setup steps :

      Step 1) :
      Drag the downloaded APK V1.4.3 to Chrome Extension to install the extension.

      Step 2) :
      Log out your existing Google account if you have previous version of APK Downloader installed.

      Step 3) :
      After Logged out, go to Google Play Store. Select the free app that you want to download. The APK Downloader icon will appear on the web address bar.

      Step 4) :
      Right click the APK Downloader icon shown on the web address bar, then select Options. The account dialogue box will pop up.

      Step 5) :
      Input your Google e-mail address, Device ID and then click “Show advanced settings…”

      Step 6) :
      Select country of your SIM Operator, then click Save SIM operator.

      Step 7) :
      Close Chrome, then re-launch Chrome.

      Step 8) :
      Go to Google Play Store. Search for the free app that you want to download. After you have selected the free app to download, the APK Downloader icon will show up on the web address bar.

      Step 9) : – Very important step !
      Right click anywhere on the page of the selected free app, then click Reload.

      Step 10) :
      After the page is re-loaded, click the APK Downloader icon on the web address bar. The download will begin.

      Step 11) :
      Done !

      Make a posting to confirm if it works for the benefits of other forumers.

  • Kaji

    Hats off, mister! You saved my life 🙂

  • bill

    I have a Parrot Asteroid Smart that I’m trying to get google play store working on… I tried this app, but the asteroid smart is only wifi… will this work if the android device is only wifi?

  • Dheeraj Khatri

    can anybody help me to find device id!
    when i press *#*#8255#*#* it show some pop up saying send heartbeat to server and when press on it appeared “unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped”?

    • Albert Gan

      Download “Device ID” from Google Play. It’s a freeware

  • Ultras Valentin

    When i click on the icon to download the apps is show me this: “ERROR: Cannot download this application, 400 bad request…”

  • Wasis Haryo Sasoko

    And now it is forbidden. I can’t download anything from google play at all. It throws forbidden. Well it sucks.

  • Will

    It says ” can not download this app ” I’m trying to get the shopkick APK file. please help 🙁

  • Seshua

    Oh no!
    It won’t let me download anything now.

    “ERROR: Cannot download this app. 403 Forbidden”

    Pls. fix this, I love this app.

  • hailrazer

    broken now

  • Oh no!
    It won’t let me download anything now.

    “ERROR: Cannot download this app. 403 Forbidden”

    Pls. fix this, I love this app.

  • على الفيسبوك صفحة العالم بين ي

    not working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Betty M. Bird

    definately dead in the water it was fun while it lasted to have the access to free backups

  • jeanpier

    como descargar

  • jeanpier

    me ayudan plis

  • Normi

    🙁 the icon in the adressbar won´t activate. So no download possible,

  • Mehdu

    Great Job man, thank you

  • Babu

    I have downloaded the device ID app and entered and I dont find any action after clicking ‘Login’..help me

  • Hossein

    thank you so much! i had big problems with google play, you solved all of them!

  • TheX

    Unluckily it does not work (anymore)

    ERROR: Cannot download this app!
    400 Bad Request

    Did Google change something in the protocol/api?

  • Dan

    Does not work anymore (since 4.2.) icon to download does not appear anymore Any help?

  • william

    Probably a stupid question but I’ll ask anyway. Ive sucessfully installed the extension and the icon appears and everything but just wanted to know that when I download an app from the app store, does it utilize my mobile internet data or my pc’s?

    • Francisco Palafox

      Since you’re downloading it from your computer, then it uses your computers internet. This extention has nothing to do with your mobile internet data.

  • Lin Htaik

    Where is downloaded apk file?

  • Jose

    now, it doesn’t work for me (icon is not shown)
    version 33.0.1750.117 (Build oficial 252094)

  • M34R4X34W

    it works for me. thank you 🙂

  • Jorge Rodríguez

    Hello friend, I have Chrome 33 and I’ve done all the steps, but the icon is not appearing like yours. Have I done something wrong? I am going to the market place, choose the application and give her left clik but does nothing. I’m from Venezuela

  • e_mortal

    Hi. The Device ID app won’t show any id on a Kindle Fire HD. The serial number doesn’t fit the criterion (only letters from A-F)

    • e_mortal

      Ok just realised that I need a non-Kindle android device to do this.

  • tryingtohelpyaout

    pretty sure this guy is stealing your email information….

  • Enrique

    Both apps, android market & apk downloader are crap. MArket does not allow me revert my phone at PLay Store. and from the movile, I ca not access the play store. APK downloader is isntalled, I have Chrome 33, the icon showed at Chrome is a little copy of the PLay Store icon, and when I click it nothing happend.

  • rakesh

    I did everything… but the apk downloader icon is not shown in the browser.

  • Where is downloaded apk file?

  • nelson

    hola,queria saber si se puede hacer la sincronizacion utilizando el internet del mobil? o solo se puede con el wifi?


      Hola si quieres recibir ayuda deberías de explicarte bastante mejor. “APK Downloader” es una extensión en exclusiva para “Google Chrome” que se añade al navegador para descargar las aplicaciones de “Android” desde “Google Play” al Pc.

  • Николай Исаков

    Online Rus Apk Downloader from Google Play!


  • europa


  • CyberArtz
  • fanxp.multiapp


  • fixapkcom

    hi, if you want download apk directly you can visit http://fixapk.com – I
    prepare complete direct download function


    Hey If anyone wants to change their boot animation in their android…
    Watch this video..


  • Roderick

    It doesn’t work anymore… in Chrome 35.0.1916.153. The icon appears in play window but the download is missing…

  • Favo Perdana H.S.

    Yeah, i like this downloader because it fast and secure

  • you could also try apk download http://apk4pro.com

  • sel2mer

    is there a way to download an older version of an application from the play store ?
    Thank you very much


      Of any means.


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  • normalerBuerger

    Is this version now finally out of work because of the “Authentication token not available, cannot login” problem? Will be a fix for that?

  • normalerBuerger

    Could you fix the token error in 1.4.3 please?

  • Schneider

    Yes, please fix the token error and bring 1.4.4

  • BillA

    As of a couple of days ago APK Downloader v2.1.9 Chome extention has
    stopped working, and just hangs.
    Tried it on different computers and with different active google
    accounts but the same thing.
    Any possible suggestions, or perhaps google stopped it again?

  • normalerBuerger

    what happens with Version 2.0 ?? The website is not working neither the downloader 1.9. Is this THE END ???