Simple Steps to Install Android Apps and Games on Windows 11!

Curious about how to bring the Android experience to your Windows 11 PC? In this video, we’ll provide you with essential tips, step-by-step methods, and best practices for installing Android apps and games on Windows 11. Read now to enhance your Windows 11 experience with your favorite Android apps and games!

Simple Steps to Install Android Apps and Games on Windows 11!

Just a few weeks ago, it was impossible to run Google Play Store on Windows 11. But luckily, now there is a way to use Android apps from Google Play Store with all of their features unlocked on Windows 11. The installation process is not too difficult, and the results you gain are really worth the time you spend.

One little disclaimer here – we decline all responsibility for any possible errors of the software you are going to use, although we haven’t had any system errors or failures in the process of testing.

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Getting a Windows 11 computer ready for WSA installation

Before you proceed to download and install software, make sure that additional features such as Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Platform are enabled on your computer.

To do it, click the Start button, and type “Control Panel” in the search field.

Start – Windows 11 Control Panel

Go to Programs&Features. Find the tab “Turn Windows features on or off”.

Turn Windows features on or off

In the window “Windows Features”, check the boxes for Hyper-V and Windows Hypervisor Platform. Click OK. The system will ask you to restart the computer.

Windows Hypervisor Platform

Remove any other previously installed WSA packages

After that, remove any Windows subsystems for Android if they were installed before. This step should be taken before you can install a new subsystem. To remove them, open the Start menu, find “Windows Subsystem for Android”, right-click on it and delete.

Delete Windows Subsystem for Android

Enable Developer mode in Windows 11

Now it’s time to enable Developer mode in Windows. Open Start, go to Settings, and find the “Privacy&Security” tab.


Then go to the tab “For Developers” and enable the developer mode. Click “Yes” in the window that appears.

Enable Developer mode in Windows 11

After that, you’ll need to download the WSA package – which is a modified version of “Windows subsystem for Android”. Follow the link to download it.

Download Windows subsystem for Android

Extract the downloaded file to any directory but remember where exactly, because you will have to specify the path to this file a bit later.

Start PowerShell as administrator. Right-click on the “Start” menu, and open Windows terminal as administrator.

In the Command Prompt, type this command Add-AppxPackage -Register and give the path to the file named AppxManifest.xml.

Add-AppxPackage -Register

Start PowerShell as administrator

To quickly find this path, go to the folder containing the file and right-click on AppxManifest.xml. Choose “Copy as path” to copy the path to this file into the clipboard, then go to the Command Prompt, paste the path and press Enter. The WSA application will be installed, and its shortcut will be added to the Start menu.

Now you need to download the SDK Platform Tools package. Visit the corresponding website:

Download the SDK Platform Tools package

Extract the .zip archive to a convenient location.


Then click Start, jump to the tab “All apps” and launch the WSA app.

Launch WSA app

In the “Developer mode” tab, drag the slider to enable it.

WSA Developer mode

Now you need to open the file option by clicking here, and then the firewall request window appears, so click to allow access. In the window that appears, click “Continue”.

WSA file option

In the IP address tab, click to refresh the address, and copy it.

IP address tab

Have a look at the address displayed in the “Developer mode” tab. It should be the same as yours.

Establish connection

Now go to the folder where the SDK package has been extracted. Hold down the Shift button and right-click on an empty area in this folder, and choose the option “Open in Windows Terminal”.

Open in Windows Terminal

Now run the command

.\adb.exe connect

And paste our address, then press Enter.

Then type one more command

.\adb.exe devices

Now ADB is connected.

ADB is connected

Now you need to authenticate at Google Play Store by running these three commands one by one:

.\adb.exe shell


setenforce 0

Log in to Google Play

Sign in to your Google account in the app.

Sign in to your Google account

That’s all. Now you can install your favorite apps and games: TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and so on.

Vladimir Artiukh

Author: , Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: , Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.

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