How can I put Android apps on my tablet without Internet access?
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I have a tablet and I’m not interested in using it to connect to the net. This being the case, how can I access Android apps and transfer them to the tablet?

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  • Mc D,Roy

    i have a similar problem too,the thing is, my android os2.2 does not have any file manager or something to view the content of my sdcard,i try to install from sdcard and it says “no certificate file found in the sdcard .please sombody help me to fix this problem

    • susendeep dutta

      It seems that you are trying to install some sort of certificates for your phone and are confused with installing apps.For installing apps offline,download Android Injector and install it in your PC,then download apk files of the apps you wish to get from sites like iapktop.com or getjar.com etc. and then connect your phone to PC to transfer those apps to your phone.Your first app must be a file manager so that in future,you can install apk files from within the phone itself.

  • FIDELIS

    Hello, there is also the option of copying downloaded apk files into a memory card if your tablet is compatible with it. Once .apk files are copied, you can insert memory card in your tablet and install app from there.

  • Dalsan

    This has been asked here before, but if you would like to get Google Play (formerly Android Market) apps onto your tablet, then you would have to create an account with gmail and go to https://play.google.com and login. Then you need to get either the Google Chrome extention stated here: http://www.addictivetips.com/internet-tips/how-to-download-android-market-apps-to-your-computer-apk-downloader/. You can also try here:
    http://www.freewarelovers.com/android
    http://www.getjar.com/
    http://www.freeandroidware.com/
    and download the apps to the computer. Connect the tablet to the computer, drag and drop the apk files to a folder you can find the files, and disconnect when done. Use a file explorer on the tablet to find the apks and click on them to install. This should work, and let me know if it does.

    • maria

      i followed your instructions but it said “file could not be viewed. free up some space on your phone and try again”.

    • maria

      i checked my sd card and it said that the total space is still 16 gb.

    • susendeep dutta

      It might be referring to internal memory which is not SD card memory.So,you can free it up by uninstalling unused apps and moving all media files like images,videos,voice recordings to SD card.

  • Susendeep Dutta

    Without having access to internet from tablet,the only way to get those apps is to get it from third party sites like apktops.com

    You need to download apk file from their sites and copy it to your tablet using computer and install it.But make sure that your tablet has file manager preinstalled else you wont get to view all those copied apps into your tablet.

  • Dalsan

    This has been asked and answered before here: http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/download-apps-android-phone-computer/, but here is some updated info.

    First you would have to go to the settings on the tablet and go to the Applications settings. In there you will find Unknown sources (Allow installation of non-Market applications), and make sure it is checked. After that, you can download applications to your computer to transfer to the tablet.

    Google Play (formerly Android Market) requires you to have a gmail account and the device connected to Google via internet unless you use an extension for Google Chrome internet browser found here: http://androidandme.com/2012/02/applications/download-android-applications-on-your-pc-directly-from-the-android-market/, or go to the first link and get the programs there, but there are other sites to get apps. I cannot condone downloading pirated or shared apps that are supposed to be paid for, so places like this http://www.androidfreeware.net/ and this http://www.freeware4android.net/ are a good start for free apps.