How to install .apk apps & games on Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

How to install .apk apps & games on Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

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How to install Android applications and games with .apk file format on Samsung Galaxy Note II? Besides getting Android applications and games from Google Play Store, you can get 3rd party Android applications from Internet (example, XDA Forum). All of them are in apk file format. Same apply to applications and games that backup with ES File Explorer. You will get “Install blocked ~ For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Google Play” when try to install them. No worry, there is a way to install Android applications and games in apk format on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.


Install .apk apps & games on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How to install Android applications and games apk on Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Security.
  3. Check Unknown sources ~ Allow installation of non-Market apps.
  4. Then select OK.
  5. That’s all.

You can use built-in file explorer (My Files) to install Android applications and games in apk format on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 after enabled that.

Note – install untrusted apk files might make your device and personal data vulnerable to attack by those installed applications.

  • mic

    hi jayce,

    i have note 2 and tried everything, the phablet doesnt let me install any other source apps exept the ones i downloaded from g play. any idea how to sort this out?

    thx

    mic

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi mic, please consult Samsung Support if above guide didn’t help you.

      • Nate

        Me too.. my phone doenst allow me to install third party apk

        • drewski

          worked for me, went to settings and then security, took me 20 seconds and ive already installed 3 apps

  • Rommel

    TYVM for the tip…very helpful…gratitude…

  • Stefan

    I enabled 3rd party apps int he security menu, but the program just has 1 button “Launch Hidden Settings” and clicking does nothing. I looked around, but couldnt find anything to actually do soemthing

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Hmm… Try to consult Samsung Support in this case.

  • Stefan

    never mind… it was in the menu key inside the program

  • Dan

    Sir,
    Thanks for the instructions…. I did 1.. then 2.. then 3.. then 4?? where is the OK button???
    Then after than how do I get the .apk file to the phone and where does it go??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      No OK button is okay as long as it is enabled.
      Copy apk file from PC to phone (any folder that you prefer).

  • Dan

    Thank you – OK… the .apk is called Tunes Control and it “should” allow me to control Media Monkey from the phone. So best Make a new folder and copy it in??? Is that it?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Yes, something like that.

  • Dan

    Jayce – thank you.

    I connected the Note 2 to the PC with a cord. I could not make a new folder in the phone so I copied it to Phone/Application.

    I double clicked on the .apk file – nothing. I looked on the apps page – nothing. I read the Quick Start Guide – nothing. I even copied it to Phone/Applications/SMemo – nothing.

    Is there something you are not telling me??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Use phone built-in file explorer (My Files) to install it after copied.

  • Dan

    Mate – thanks… but where is the file explorer (My Files)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      In phone’s Apps.

  • Dan

    Thank you…. I found it… now the programme has loaded….lets see if I can get it to work

    You have been GREAT….thanks