Google is currently deploying a new version of the Play Store (5.0) on all terminals powered by Android . However, not everyone can enjoy it yet and it will probably take a few more hours before it enters your terminal. Or not, in fact, because there is a silly way to rush things a bit.
And once, you won't have to root your phone or do very complicated things to use it. No, actually the only thing you're going to do is download and install… an APK file.
First of all, it is important to understand that this APK file is not offered by Google. It was picked up by a certain Eduardo Pratti before being uploaded to a platform that some of you may be familiar with since it is APK Mirror.
It also means that he does not benefit from official signings and so it will be better to think carefully before you start.
Prepare the terminal
The latest versions of Google's mobile platform include protection to prevent the installation of unsigned APK files. If you want to install the latest version of the Play Store on your device, you will have to start by disabling this function by going to the device settings.
There, everything depends on the installed overlay. On the Z3, all you have to do is:
- Open device settings.
- Go down to the part named “Staff”.
- Tap on “Security”.
- Check the “Unknown sources” box.
It's simple, it's fast, and you don't have to be a killer to do it. This being the case, remember to go back to the corner when you have installed the application, just to put the protection back in place. Just in case.
Download the Play Store and install it on the terminal
Now that everything is ready, you can get down to business and therefore download the APK file. There, it's really super simple since you will only have to go to this page from your phone or tablet. This is the file dedicated to the file.
Towards the bottom, you will find two buttons, one of which is simply titled “download”. Tap on it, the download will start right away and it will start to move on the side of the notification center.
When everything is finished, all you have to do is launch a file explorer like the very good File Commander , and then go to the folder where all the downloads fall. Just tap on the file you just recovered to open the installation window. There, you will only have to validate the operation to start the procedure.
Congratulations, it's over!