Want to use Android Apps on your Windows 11? Read this article.
Microsoft has already redesigned Windows 11 OS, and now you can also run Android apps. Earlier, we have to use external Android emulators like Bluestacks, Nox to run Android apps, but now there is no need to use those softwares. You can directly access all Android apps.
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Requirements to Install Google Play Store on Windows 11
- Windows Subsystem for Android msixbundle (Link) (ProductId: 9P3395VX91NR, Ring: SLOW)
How to Setup your Windows 11 for Google Play Store
Read and follow step by step guide to installing Google Play Store on Windows 11.
ADeltaX is the name of the developer who developed the WSAGAScript tool for this.
How to Install Google Play Store on a Windows 11 PC
To use the Google play store on your Windows 11, you will need to change some settings on your Windows system.
First, you have to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)’ and ‘Virtual Machine Platform’ features. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard. Once done, click on the Apps option in the left sidebar.
Step 2: In the App settings, find and click on the Optional features in the right sidebar.
Step 3: Scroll down and find Related settings. Then click on the More Windows features to open a new separate window.
Step 4: Now again scroll down and find Windows Subsystem for Linux option and select the checkbox.
Step 5: Again find the Virtual Machine Platform option and then select the checkbox.
Step 6: Lastly, select the OK button to install both features on your Windows 11. It will take some time to install two new features. So wait.
Step 7: Once done, open Microsoft store from Windows 11 settings.
Step 8: Search for Ubuntu. Press enter to search. Select the get button to download the Ubuntu. It will start installing Ubuntu on your Windows 11.
Once installed, restart your PC to enable two new features.
Manually Install Google Play Store on Windows 11
You can also use Google Play Store on your Windows 11 without installing Ubuntu. This is possible with Windows Subsystem for Android. It is a layer on the top of your Windows OS. This layer act as a Linux kernel that allows your system to run on Android.
You have to install some external tools like a standalone installer as we are going to change some system files.
The first step is to install the Linux system on your Windows. Please follow each step very carefully.
Step 1: Go to the download path and find WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) package installer (msixbundle) that you downloaded. If not, go to the requirement section and download it.
Step 2: Right-click on the .msix file > go to Open with and select the file archiver that you are using.
Step 3: In the file archiver, find the .msix package and open it using a double click.
Step 4: Select all files and copy them.
Step 5: Open your system drive. In my case, it is a C drive. So open C drive and create a new folder named “Windows Subsystem for Android”.
Step 6: Paste all the copied items in the newly created folder.
Step 7: Now find and remove AppxBlockMap.xml, AppxSignature.p7x, [Content_Types].xml, and AppxMetadata folder. You can search for the files in the search bar.
Step 8: Go to Github repository github.com/ADeltaX > click on Code > download ZIP. It will download the code on your computer.
Step 9: Go to download folder > find WSAGAScript-main.zip > open it with a double click.
Step 10: Select all the files > then copy them.
Step 11: Go to system drive > create a new folder named GAppsWSA. Paste all the files here.
Step 12: Go to the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ folder and select copy vendor.img, system.img, system_ext.img, and product.img files.
Step 13: Now open the GAppsWSA folder > open ‘#IMAGES’ folder and then paste files here.
Step 14: Again go to the download folder and find the open_gapps.zip file and copy it. Open the GAppsWSA folder > then go to #GAPPS folder and paste zip file here.
Step 15: In the GAppsWSA folder, type bash in the navigation bar and press enter. This will open the terminal window. When asked, press Y to continue.
Step 16: Now in the command prompt window, type the following command and press enter.
apt install lzip unzip
Step 17: Enter another command to install dos2unix converter tool.
apt install dos2unix
Step 18: In case if you are facing issues then run these commands one by one.
apt-get install dos2unix
Step 19: Now the next step is to convert some files using the following commands.
Step 20: Once done, try these commands to start installing the Google package on your Windows 11.
Step 21: Now type this command to mount images.
Step 22: Now enter the following command.
Step 23: Again, unmount all images using this command.
Step 24: Once done, go to #IMAGES folder in the GAppsWSA folder. You have to copy all the files in the GAppsWSA folder.
Step 25: Go to the Windows Subsystem for Android folder and paste all the copied files. If asked, click on replace items. Some files are already there but you have to replace it.
Step 26: Go to the misc folder in the GAppsWSA folder and then copy the kernel file.
Step 27: Go to Windows Subsystem for Android in your C drive and open the tools folder.
Step 28: Now in the tools folder, find the kernel file and rename it to kernel_bak.
Step 29: Paste copied kernel file here.
Step 30: Open the start menu with the Windows key and then click on the All Apps button.
Step 31: Find Windows Terminal and right-click on it. Choose Run as administrator option from the list.
Step 31: If asked, click on yes to open the app with admin access.
Step 32: In the Windows Terminal, you have to execute some commands. Make sure you are using PowerShell.
Add-AppxPackage -Register C:\WindowsSubsystemforAndroid\AppxManifest.xml
Step 33: The above command will install another important Android package on your Windows 11. You have to wait for some time.
Step 34: Once done, open the start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard and then find Windows Subsystem for Android in recommended.
Step 35: In the WSA window, find the Developer options and turn it on.
Step 36: Click on the files to open Android and Google Play Store on your Windows.
Step 37: You can select the next option according to your need. It will ask you to send diagnostic data. If you don’t want to share it then uncheck the option. Otherwise, you can keep it checked.
Step 38: Now, open the start menu and then search for Play Store and open it from the result.
Step 39: Just like your Android phone, you have to sign in to your Google account to access all Google Play store apps.
Once done, you can access all Google Play Store apps and games on your Wind0ws 11.
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