The level of importance the Google Play store has on Android, sorts of dictates it should be available on default on all Android devices. However, that isn’t the case as there are some factors hindering this action. It is, for this reason, we explore a tutorial on how to install Google Play Store without rooting your Android device.
Enthusiasts who own Huawei smartphones could peg the blame for not having Google Play store on their device, on the trade ban between Huawei and the US. Other Android phone brands could also have different reasons.
Having said what seems to be obvious, please note that although their many methods to installing Google Play store have turned out successful, it’s still on a trial and error basis, it could work for some and not for others. However, we have high hopes the method discussed in this article will work but note again that it isn’t 100% guaranteed.
Before you can proceed to install the Google Play Store on your Android device, there are some parameters on your Android device you need to grasp, as well as some action you need to perform in settings. They will be discussed below:
- Android version
- CPU Architecture
One of the places you can get this information is in the CPU-Z app which is available in the Google Play store.
Allowing Apps From Unkown Sources
This one of the fundamental tweaks Android users have to do on their devices, as it allows them to install the app from unknown sources. Follow the steps outlined below to allow apps from unknown sources to be installed on your Android device:
- Launch the Settings app on your device
- Enthusiasts who have the search bar on their settings app can simply type unknown, while others can navigate to security and then proceed to enable the option that allows apps from unknown sources.
Downloading the Support Files
Before you get the Google Play store app to work on your Android device, there are some support apps you will need to install. Below are the supporting apps / files as well as the Google Play store.
NOTICE: Please do not install any of the downloaded APK just yet. Just download and leave the APK files in your device storage. Further information will be provided later on.
1. Google Account Manager: You can download the Google account manager from here. Please note that you will need to download the version that tallies with the Android version of your device.
2. Google Services Framework: You can download the Google services framework from here. Please note that you will also need to download the version that tallies with the Android version of your device.
3. Google Play Services: You can download the Google Play services from here. Please note aside from taking note of the Android version, you will also need to take cognizance of the architecture. Both parameters must match your device before you can download them.
4. Finally Download The Google Play store Itself:
The Google Play Store APK file can be downloaded from this link. Please also note that you shouldn’t download the ones with the beta tag, what’s more, you shouldn’t install the APK yet.
Installing Google Play store on Your Device
The files downloaded will be stored in your file manager as shown in the image, however, you are installing them in the order stated below.
After installing the apps in the order above, you are to proceed to reboot your device and then proceed to check if the Google Play store functions well.
If the Google Play store app didn’t work on your device after following the steps provided above in the right order, then we strongly advise you to employ the use of other platforms that offer similar apps.
The Amazon App Store and F-Droid are highly recommended alternatives you should consider, as you find some Google Play Store apps on these platforms.
There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to install Google Play store without rooting your Android device. If you have any contributions or questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.