[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 🙂

1,465 thoughts on “[Official] APK Downloader – Download APK files from Android Market to PC

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

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

  2. 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.

      1. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

      1. 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. 🙁

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

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

      1.  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.

        1. 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

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

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

      1. “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” ..

  9. 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?

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

      1. this is exactly what I tried and I got the device ID of my phone which apparently is not compatible with some app like https://market.android.com/details?id=com.Citibank.CBES&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5DaXRpYmFuay5DQkVTIl0.https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kbc.mobile.android.phone.kbc&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5rYmMubW9iaWxlLmFuZHJvaWQucGhvbmUua2JjIl0.

        that why i was thinking about an app which ‘generates’ device id of different phone models… maybe with one of them I could download these app….

        any idea?

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

    1. 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

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

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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?

  16. 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. 

  17. 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?

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

    1. Why?
      “-  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”


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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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

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

    Any ideas???

  24. 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?

  25. 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).

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

  27. 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. 

  28. 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 .. 

    1. 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 .. 🙁

  29. 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?

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

    1. 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.

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

        1. 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.

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

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

  33. 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?

  34. For mac, type this in terminal:

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

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

  36. 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

    1. 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

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

  38. 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

  39. 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

      1. Thank you.i fixed that.this is what i was looking for more than a month.thanks

  40. 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!

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

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

  43. 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?


  44. 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.

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

  45. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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

  46. 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

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

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

  47. 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

  48. 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?

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

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

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

          Thanks for the help.

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

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

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

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

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

  52. 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)

    1. 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 

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

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

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

  55. 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! 🙁

  56. 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?

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

  58. 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.

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  60. 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.

    1. 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”

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

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

  62. 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

  63. 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.

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

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

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

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

  68. 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. 

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

  70. 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?

  71. 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!

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

    Wait for your update version!

  73. 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?

  74. 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?

  75. 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? 🙁

  76. 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.

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

        1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  82. 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 

    1. 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

  83. 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

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

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

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

  85. 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 :((

  86. 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.

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

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

  89. 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

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

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

  92. 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!

  93. 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? 

    1.  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

  94. 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

  95. 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 !

  96. 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! 

  97. uncheck  Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed

  98. 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?

      1. 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~

  99. 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.

    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…  

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

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

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

  103. 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

  104. 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. 

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

  106. 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.

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

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

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

  110. 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?

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

  112. 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!

  113. 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!

  114. 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,

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

  115. 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

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

  116. 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

  117.  i think we need an explanation for certificate error message

    1. 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

  118. 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

  119. 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 …

    1. 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

  120. 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’.>????

  121. 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

  122. 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.

  123. Hello.

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

  124. 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.

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

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

  127. 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?

  128. 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 ?

  129. 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

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

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

  131. 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.

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

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

  134. 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

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

      1. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  139. 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.

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

  141.  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

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

  143. 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 ?


  144. 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.

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

    Thanks for the app, developer. 🙂

  146. 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.

  147. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  150. 8255 doesn’t work on Huawei Ideos X3: GTalk Service Monitor is started, but I Can’t find JID or Device ID lines.

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

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

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

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

  153. 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

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

  155. 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

  156. 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.

  157. 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? 

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

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

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


  158. 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

  159. Help

    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.

    1. 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

  160. 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

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

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

  163. 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”.

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

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

  165. a1ahmad
    Thanks a lot … very good program .. I used it many times and it is very effective.


  166. 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

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

  168. 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. 

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

  170. 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..

  171. 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?

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

  173. it stopped working suddenly!!!!!

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

  174. 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

  175. 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. 

  176. work in Venezuela with Movistar
    work in Venezuela with Movistar

  177. 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.)

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

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

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

  181. 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.

  182. 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

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

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

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

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

  186. şifeyi giriyorum ancak doğru olmasına rağmen kabul etmiyor!…. 

  187. 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?


  188. 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!?!


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

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


    1. Hi, 
      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”.

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

  192. 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。

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

  194. where is the dialpad open in chrome ? HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP 

  195. It Works Like a Charm,Thank you .

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

  196. 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?

  197. 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

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

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

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

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

  202. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  208. 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.

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

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

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

  212. 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”

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

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

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

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

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

  218. 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

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

  219. 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

  220. 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

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

  222. 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.

  223. 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

  224. 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.. 🙁

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

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

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

  228. 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

  229. 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.

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

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

  232. 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.

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

  233. 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

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

  234. 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… ;'(

  235. 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

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

  237. Hi!
    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… 🙁

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

  239. 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???

  240. 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.

  241. 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?

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

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

  244. 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!

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

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

  247. 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 )”

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

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

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

  250. 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 )”

  251. Einfach prima!

    Alle Fehlermeldungen werden hier einfach komplett Ignoriert…

    Gibt ein tolles Bild ab!

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

    Device ID: null


    Can Anyone help me

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

  254. 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…

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

    1. 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.

  256. 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….

    1.  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!

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

  258. 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.” 

  259. 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!

  260. 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?

  261. 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!

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

  263. 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..

  264. 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

  265. 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?

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


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

  269. 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

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

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

  271. 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 ?

  272. 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~~

  273. 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

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

    2. 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.

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

  275. 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 ! 

  276. 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?

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

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

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

  280. 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.

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


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

  284. 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…

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

  286. 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 🙁

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

    -greetings from Indonesia

  288. 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 🙂

  289. 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

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

  291. 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?

  292. 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…….

  293. ERROR:
    – 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.

  294. 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.

  295. 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!!!

  296. 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

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

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

  298. 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?

  299. 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.

  300. 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.

  301. 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

  302. 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???

  303. 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

  304. 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.

  305. 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

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

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

  308. 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!

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

  310. 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).

  311. 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!

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

  313. 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!

    1. 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

      1. 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.

  314. 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.

  315. 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

  316. 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.

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

  317. 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?

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

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

  320. “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.

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

      1. 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 🙁

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

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

  324. 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

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

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

  327. 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…

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

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

  330. 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

  331. 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

  332. 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

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

    1. 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

  334. 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.

  335. 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

  336. 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”????

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

  338. 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”

  339. 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 !

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

  341. 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

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

  343. 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.

  344. “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.

  345. 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.

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

  347. 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,

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

  350. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  357. 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