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Is it a bird! No, it’s a rocket! No, it’s an Android app that runs on Windows 10 Mobile! (guide)



Is it a bird! No, it’s a rocket! No, it’s an Android app that runs on Windows 10 Mobile! (guide)


While waiting for that Project Astoria become available in the fall for developers, some enterprising users have managed to run some applications Android on different devices of the series Lumia updated to Windows 10 Mobile: here’s how they did it.

Before we start, we recommend you caution: We haven’t had a chance to test this procedure, and it might cause damage to your devices; these are the supported ones:

Obviously, you will need to have Windows 10 Mobile installed; it is also advisable to obtain theapk of the app Android you intend to install, and a Windows PC from which to perform operations. Let’s begin:

  1. Download wconnect And ADB (is part of the Android SDK) from here
  2. Extract them both to their respective folders
  3. Open the folder wconnect, and install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi And vcredist_x86.exe
  4. Go up Settings from your device Windows 10 Mobile, and from there Updates & Security (Update & Security) ->For Developers (For Developers) and activate the Developer mode (Developers Mode), as well as Device Search (Device Discovery)
  5. Go to the folder again wconnect, and open the command prompt with the combination Shift + right click-> Open command window here
  6. Once this is done, you will need to connect your device to the computer: to do this, you can choose the connection USB or Wifi; in the first case, type “wconnect.exe usb”And press Enter, in the second, type “wconnect.exe ”And press Enter, where ad the address of your device will be replaced
  7. You will be asked for the pairing code: enter it
  8. Now open the adb folder extracted earlier, and also here open the command prompt with the combination Shift + right click-> Open command window here
  9. To make sure your device is connected, type “adb devices”And press Enter to bring up a list of connected devices
  10. Insert the file apk that you want to install on your device in the folder adb, and from the command prompt type “adb install name.apk“, where is it name.apk will be the name of the chosen app
  11. Let it work: after a while the app should be installed on yours Lumia with Windows 10 Mobile

In the event that some steps are not clear to you, and you do not have problems with English, you can follow the same procedure as in video below. Not all apps work, and at the moment only some like Snapchat, Slack And Twitter are compatible. In the thread on Reddit you will find several tests performed by users: happy modding!