Steps to Download APKs of Android Market Apps to Your Computer with APK Downloader


There are certain device manufacturers like Amazon etc. design their variants of OS without the Android Market, pressurize their users to use within the number of apps in their inhabitant app stores. When you find trouble in installing or upgrading your android app, you just search the apk file and copy the APK. All the trouble is now finished as APK Downloader is here. This is only possible in Google Chrome because it is a Chrome extension that permits you to download Android Market APKs directly from computer.  Follow the step-by-step guide to set the APK downloader.


  1. Computer
  2. Google Chrome 17 or higher version
  3. Software

Steps to download APKs of android market apps to your computer with APK Downloader:

Step 1: Download APK Downloader and install using Chrome browser. An Option will appear in a new tab and you must right click the Install to continue.

apk downloader option

Step 2: If an error appears i.e. SSL warning come out during login form then make a new Google Chrome shortcut by clicking right mouse button and select Properties from the context menu.

disable ssl error warning

Step 3: Now in the Target box type –ignore-certificate-errors right after chrome.exe, giving a space after chrome.exe. i.e.

chrome.exe –ignore-certificate-errors

Step 4: Once you entered, restart Chrome by clicking on the Chrome shortcut that you had made in step 2.

Step 5: If you owe a Gmail account then you can register on your Android Device and to find out device ID

  • Enter *#*#8255#*#* on your dialer to launch ‘GTalk service Monitor’ and find the lines begin with JID and Device ID. Whereas JID is your email and string is your device id after that android prefix.

E.g. android-0987654321abcdef , then your device ID is 0987654321abcdef

  • The easy way is install an Android application- ‘Device ID’ app that will show your email and Device ID automatically.

Step 6: Now enter your email’s password and then hit Login. And then click save settings and now you can start using it.

The APK Downloaded will appear like this:

apk downloader extension for chrome

apk downloader for chrome

Whenever you open Android Market page, an APK Downloader will appear inside the URL bar and when you instantly download the app’s APK file to your computer.

Have a look at the demo video

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