How to Download Paid Android Apps for Free

12 May, 2011  |  Written by  |  under How To/Guides

One of the many things better in Android than iOS is that lot many more applications are available for free. However, there are still a lot of applications that are paid. For example, maybe you want to beautify your screen with a new launcher like Launcher Pro Ex but it is a paid app and how to go about it?

Well there are a fair few ways, one is by downloading Applanet and then getting cracked apps for free but having used this myself, I personally did not like this as most of the applications were corrupted and downloads failing was the story of just about every application. It was annoying and time wasting.

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One way I found out was a file sharing system. Go to siteĀ It is a file sharing site and in the search bar type in the application name followed by the extension.apk. For example if you want to download the ADW Launcher Ex full version, just go to the above mentioned site and type ADW Launcher.apk and hit search. Many versions would be displayed, so make sure you download the version that is closest to the latest one in the market. After you have downloaded the file to your desktop, simply transfer it to your Android phone, remember the location where you have sent it on your phone.

Now using a file explorer like Astro, go to that location on your phone and simply click on it and install the app. You are ready to go!

So, there is this easy way to get paid apps for free, but we at Blogtechnika always advice you to pay for the apps than these shortcuts. Also we will be not responsible if your device will face any problem after using the downloaded apps.


21 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Nitzan St.  |  August 13th, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi good morning!
    Tried to install navionics mediterranean apk, but my android say not installed.
    Why, What am i doing wrong?

    Sincerally Yours

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  2. Jesse  |  August 18th, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Or, download Titanium, download the (paid) app you want. Back it up in Titanium, and then uninstall the original app. Google will refund you (you have 10 minutes for most apps to guard against mistaken downloads) and then reinstall the app from Titanium. Simples!

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  3. Arpit  |  August 18th, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Dear Nitzan,
    Thanks for your comments, i think you are not completing the process.
    You can head over to 4shared and when you have downloaded the .apk file to your hard drive, you must transfer to your sd card, and in case if its still not installing, then that could well be due to the application not supporting your particular android version as there are plenty of applications out there which are solely made for 2.3 gingerbread, or it could be that the application is not valid for your country. PLease check if the phone also meets the min RAM and processor required.

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  4. nandish  |  November 14th, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    hi what u told i knew earlier but only one thing is i am not getting all the apps like balance sheet,tradies app etc..

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  5. Sahil Kotak  |  December 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Wow..great method. But, can you tell me is it legal or not and also will it work properly? I mean, all the functions?


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  6. Inevitable  |  January 18th, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    I found a site that has APK links to a bunch of download sites plus app descriptions:

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  7. getapk  |  January 19th, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    best site to get apk files is
    big database and every day tons of new apps

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  8. Bernd Fischer  |  January 26th, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    go to its the best page out there!

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  9. Snapster  |  February 8th, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Thanks for the getapk tip! Nice page

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  10. Alif  |  March 16th, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Very good job thanks

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  11. surya  |  April 27th, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    hi! thanks for the info,brah! it’s working with apps that once we installed then working.
    but i got some problems with apps (games) where we need to download the back up data. e.g (gameloft games,glu games,and most of big sizzed games)

    i tried it with N.O.V.A 2. it finished downloading additional resources. but when i want to play it again,it said that the games need to be downloaded again. :((((( think u can help me bro?

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  12. Leon  |  May 3rd, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    I am having a bit trouble because when i download from it downloads txt. instead of apk. so could you please tell how to download cuz i need help!!!!

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  13. mahesh  |  May 15th, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Just rename the file to .apk using Androzip or any file manager.Accept when it says it will be unusable.Now install it.All fine

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  14. Sakkest  |  June 8th, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    If i downloaded the .apk file and installed it with astro, does the additional data download cost me if the app costs to buy from market? or is it just the apk file that actually costs to donwload from market (N.O.V.A. 3) and the additional data can be downloaded without cost?

    Thanks for your help!

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  15. Arpit Verma  |  June 8th, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    You will not be able to download any additional data for games such as nova or even fifa because your validation will fail. So for that look for a full version on the internet that will have data pre downloaded in the app, also if you wanna try and data is downloading, it will not cost you a penny.

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  16. Sakkest  |  June 8th, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Thank you very much. At least Modern Combat 3’s additional data download succeeded.

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  17. varun  |  August 24th, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    i want to download nfs hot pursuit fr my android phone bt its a paid version …hw to download it fr free..

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  18. Arpit Verma  |  August 30th, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    There is a guide on the site regarding How to download top racing games, please go through it.

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  19. dis boi no gud  |  April 1st, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    dudes, i recommend to use blackmarket alpha, its a great app that has most apps on google play, and you can download it for free on 4shared, but some of the apps might not work, just to let you know ;P. another app u should check out is muzhiwan, its in chinese though…..but has all the lastest paid apps and all of them work, like i got mass effect, monster hunter and even resident evil 4 on that shit

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  20. primadonna  |  May 1st, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    Thank you for sharing this with us! :-*

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  21. Last Genesis  |  July 21st, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    I been having probelms trying to download. It’s says that i need the resources to download it even though i download it already.

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