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How to convert and install Android apps on ARChon Google Chrome (Browser/Chromebooks)

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In my last article I covered the introduction and setup of ARChon Android emulator for Chrome, but it requires a little bit modified Android apps (apks) for running them. So , this article will cover how to convert android Apk apps to compatible Google Chrome apps , before I begin this tutorial for http://techapple.net/2014/09/3-websites-directly-download-apk-google-play-store-pc-mobile-requirement-device-id/ might be handy! So let’s begin..

Pre-requisites :

  • Google Chrome OS/Browser with ARChon installed .
  • Twerk! Google Chrome extension for converting apps (Click here to Download Extension)
  • Internet Connectivity (if required by the app).

Procedure :

  • Download the Android apk file of the app you want to run.
  • Now, launch the twerk extension ! You will be shown an image as shown –
  • Here, simply drag and drop your Apk file which you want to run, the next screen will take you to the app configuration page – here, enter the package name(Google Play Market name (e.g com.paisawiz ) and other , its uniwue for each app . and the App name , you can also select other options such as screensize, orientation etc .
  • Once you are done with this click on the pink colored icon at the bottom.
  • Now, it will ask you to select directory for saving the unackaged chrome extension , Please select the folder from where you intend to load it (I highly recommend creating a new folder for each unpackaged app).
  • Once you are done with unpacking the app into a folder Load the app into extensions as unpacked app in developer mode of Google Chrome and Launch it !! :).
  • The tutorial for Loading and launching the app is available here.

Thanks for reading this 🙂 If you have any doubts/queries feel free to comment 🙂

12 Comments

  1. richardelima February 28, 2015

    WebGL no es compatible.

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  2. masdian freeks March 2, 2015

    why my coc running but cannot connect to the internet

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  3. Mlli August 27, 2015

    The tutorial for Loading and launching the app is available here.

    Reply
  4. Milli August 27, 2015

    ‘The tutorial for Loading and launching the app is available here.’ <—- Where?
    i've followed everything you said, the android thing opens, it goes portrait as if about to start the game, and then it just closes. im new to all of this, no idea what to do. i get the error in red on Extension page: Unrecognized manifest key 'arc_metadata'.
    i'm close to giving up playing this stupid game on Mac.. last shout for help
    Angel Stone is the game and im on MacBook Air.
    (Sorry about the first fail comment)

    Reply
  5. Sr March 15, 2016

    Twer not showing the archcron runtime option and there is a build button and not the little pink button.

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    1. Chaitanya March 15, 2016

      Hi Sr, please click on the build button to build your apk for archon

      1. David August 31, 2016

        its because you most likely failed at converting the apk to a playable game.

        1. David August 31, 2016

          oops, ment that for adrunknarwhal

  6. aDrunkNarwhal April 15, 2016

    I have a similar problem as Milli. When I go to launch the app, it opens like normal with the green android symbol and then immediately closes.

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    1. thecodercody May 11, 2016

      me too

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