The Google Play Store is good enough for most people when it comes to finding and installing apps and games on Android. However, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to want to install apps manually while bypassing the Play Store altogether. Jason Howell walks through the good and the bad of sideloading APK files, as well as showing just how easy it really is.
• Why Fortnite is a good example of why sideloading is desirable.
• What is sideloading?
• What are APK files?
• What can go wrong?
• Who can I trust?
• How to install APK files.
• What is APK Mirror?
• What are App Bundles?
• Closing the security hole.
Host: Jason Howell
Hands-On Android Episode 27
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