The official documentation of Project Astoria got
leaked recently. Project Astoria is a bridge for Android
enabling developers to port Android apps to Windows
10 Mobile. Some folks have created a tool
called wconnect that helps you install Android APK on
Windows phones. Following are the supported devices
that you could install Android APKs of your favorite
apps on along with the complete guide.
How to install Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile:
- Required files: Download wconnect
tool and Android SDK adb tool.
- Extract the contents of the downloaded files to
- Open wconnect folder and
install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe
- On your Windows 10 Mobile, go
to Settings > Update & security > For
Developers and enable Developers
Mode and Device Discovery.
- Go to the extracted wconnect folder and open a
command prompt with Shift + Right-Click and
click on Open Command Windows Here.
- Next, connect your Windows Mobile phone to
the computer either via USB (recommended) or
via Wi-Fi. Type in the pairing codes, if asked.
- Go to the extracted adb folder and open a
command prompt like before.
- Make sure that your Windows phone is
connected: type adb devices in the command
prompt. Enter to run it. This will show you the list
of all the connected devices.
- Copy the APK file of the Android app that you
want to install in the adb folder directory and
type adb install APKNAME.apk where APKNAME is
the name of your APK file.