While Google Play (formerly the Android Market) is fairly reliable on, there are times when certain apps are unavailable for download on your Android smartphone for various reasons (for example: the App might not be available in your country, etc). If you find yourself dealing with this problem, don’t despair as now, thanks to a unique tool by the name of Real APK Leecher, you can download any .apk file from Google Play to your computer. Once that’s done, all that remains is that you transfer the file from your computer to your Android smartphone. Next up, I’ll show you how to accomplish both these tasks with an easy, step-by-step tutorial.
Phase 1: Downloading the .APK file on your computer
Step 1: Download the Real APK Leecher tool. Use the link right here to get the archive, then unzip it to the destination folder of your choice on your computer. There is no install process, but the tool does require Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0 to be installed on your computer. If you don’t have it (or are unsure if you do), do not worry, as you’ll be prompted to download it when you run the Real APK Leecher.
Step 2: The first time you run Real APK Leecher, you’ll be asked to fill in three fields: an email address and password referring a Gmail account that is the main account on your Android smartphone, and the device ID. If you know how to find all of them, skip to step 4.
Step 3: Finding the market account can be done by opening up the dial pad on your Android smartphone and pressing *#*#8255#*#*. This should open up the “Gtalk Service Monitor”. What follows after “JID” is your Google Play account. What follows after “Device ID: android-“ represents the device ID. The following screenshot should help you if the above explanations aren’t enough.
Step 4: Now all you have to do is search the app your want to download the APK for (you can choose to search both by the app’s name as well as by the name of the vendor). Once you found what you are looking for, right click it and select download.