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By gryphon101, Member on 9th January 2014, 05:09 PM
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I've downloaded several android apps and when extracted the file is an .exe (windows) file instead. This is more common than I like. I download my apps from my usenetserver.
What, if anything, can I do with these .exe files to get them installed on my android device?



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9th January 2014, 05:18 PM |#2  
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I've downloaded several android apps and when extracted the file is an .exe (windows) file instead. This is more common than I like. I download my apps from my usenetserver.
What, if anything, can I do with these .exe files to get them installed on my android device?



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These files usually come compressed in zip format, as well.
9th January 2014, 05:20 PM |#3  
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I've downloaded several android apps and when extracted the file is an .exe (windows) file instead. This is more common than I like. I download my apps from my usenetserver.
What, if anything, can I do with these .exe files to get them installed on my android device?



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just rename zip/exe to apk
9th January 2014, 09:57 PM |#4  
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just rename zip/exe to apk

I think I tried that, but will give it a go and see if it works.
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just rename zip/exe to apk

Renamed the exe to apk, and didn't work. Gave a 'Problem Parsing the package' error
9th January 2014, 10:05 PM |#6  
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Renamed the exe to apk, and didn't work. Gave a 'Problem Parsing the package' error

thats because the apk cant run on ur android version
9th January 2014, 10:08 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by gryphon101

I've downloaded several android apps and when extracted the file is an .exe (windows) file instead. This is more common than I like. I download my apps from my usenetserver.
What, if anything, can I do with these .exe files to get them installed on my android device?



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You've downloaded the apk from a warez site (of course), right!?
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9th January 2014, 10:15 PM |#8  
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You've downloaded the apk from a warez site (of course), right!?

From Usenetserver. Via NewsLeecher.

Here is one of the links I'm trying to download and install today. It has an exe extension where I expect an apk.
http://globalsearch.usenetserver.com...emode=viewpost
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