How to install .apk apps & games on Samsung Galaxy S3?

How to install Android applications and games in .apk format on Samsung Galaxy S III? This is the question that a new Android user will ask. You can get most of the Android applications and games in Google Play Store (previously Android Market). However, certain useful Android applications cannot be found in Google Play Store due to policy issue. And they are in .apk format. You will get Install blocked ~ For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Android Market when tried to install it. No worry, there is a way to install Android applications and games in apk format on Samsung Galaxy S3.

Install .apk apps & games on Samsung Galaxy S3

How to install Android applications and games apk on Samsung Galaxy S3?

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

You can use file explorer (My files) to install Android applications and games in apk format on Samsung Galaxy S3 from now on. Note – only install those apk files that are trusted. Else your device and personal data might vulnerable to attack by those installed applications.


  1. hi jayce,don’t you want to say something about HD2?
    developers had released many new hacks for our lovely htc HD2!
    for example android 4.0.4 HWA or Sence 4 on HD2!
    thanks jayce!

  2. Hi,
    Please help me to install windows 6.5 on HTC Explorer Phone Android 2.3.5, Please send me step by step instructions how to do it
    and please send me the files relating to installation, which are downloadable or valid links
    I will be grateful to you


  3. hi jayce,
    is there a way to move the apps to memory card in s3… or install the apps directly to memory cardd. pls help i’m running out of in-built memory..

  4. Hello brov hw u doing….i have galaxy s3…n i have a prblm dat my aap store is not installing nor updating my apps…can u plz tell me any way caz i search alot but not at all anything waz usefull..thnxxxx …

  5. hey bro. plz tell me how can i connect my samsung s3 to my pc ………….and how to tranfer files from pc to my s3 via usb

  6. Hi Jayce, I tried moving apk files to my SD card (internal) but I just couldn’t install it. I can see the cancel & install buttons but when I did, it gives me nothing. I used file explorer (My files) or Astro file manager to do such but both to no avail. What do you think is the problem?

  7. I kind of figure it out using astro file but need to restart your device on every apk file you installed. But just wondering no shortcut or icon has ever been created on homescreen, is there a way to do it? Appreciate all the help you gave.

  8. Hello Jayce,

    I accidentally hide my Video player in s3, and I cannot unhide it.. can you please help me? can you email me atleast? thanks

  9. Quick question. No matter what apk file it is, when i get to the cancel or install screen the s3 just wont let me hit the install button. Tried it on my buddys phone with same apk file and it worked for him.

  10. Hi, i have a question.. ii rooted my S3 and i downloaded some games and copyed them via computer… instaled them.. but on almost all games it askes me too download stuff for the games ex. Fifa 12.

    I don`t have any wifi… and my sim data is over already …

    How can i install the whole game via usb cable directly from the computer…

  11. when i try to download the content of a game…it says data download authorization error,is the time on your device set correctly…….what is that???
    sorry for my bad english

  12. How do i remove the pics on gallery which is synced with picasa.. i only want the photos of memory card and do nt want the pics to be synced with picasa.

  13. Hi Jayce , i have a problem when i copy the apk file to my galaxy s3 i can’t install it via astro file manager and click on it it says file not found .. what can i do to solve this problem ? i got unknow sources ticked so i dont know wher is the prob . ty in advance

  14. hey sir …

    pls tell me that downloaing apk file from torrents and install for 4n is ok ??
    there are paid apps in the torrents …is it ok

  15. Jayce, I don’t need any questions answered. I just wanted to say you’ve been pretty cool for answering all those questions for people who don’t even research what they want to do. xda developers could have helped them in the gs3 forum. Hats off to you.

  16. Hi I have the problem where I download a apk app and it says expansion files need to be downloaded to open the app , do you know of any way to sort this or any other options? Thanks

  17. Hey, i have a problem where whenever i allow installing apps outside of the android market it still wont let me hit the install button on my GS3. on my old Optimus V it worked just fine. any tips?

  18. Hello, I have a SGS3. I downloaded some games I want to know into which folder do I unpack the cache file? Do I keep apk file and cache files in same folder?

  19. I am looking for spiderman and dark knight game apk files which works for samsung galaxy S3.
    Send some links to download apk games.

  20. hi, how are you? i have galaxy s duos, i instaleed ‘whatapp’ but when i want to run it it always say ‘ no network connected’ but i can open my gmail. please help

  21. Hello, I have a problem, what was my Samsung Model that called this “G790”? I don’t know, but, I just thought it was “Samsung Galaxy 3D”… I think…
    Please reply…

  22. I have disabled application installer in my samsung galaxy s3 which is causing errors in some apps including play store. Can anybody tell me how to enable it.

  23. Hi Jayce. I have a problem with my galaxy s3, I dont know how to copy games or other application installer files on sd card. please help me. i,ve used samsung kies but it just imports music movie and pics , not files like game installer.

  24. i cannot copy anything directly from my pc to my s3. what,s wrong with my s3? cable conection works correctly but i cannot copy anything

  25. hi all
    i’m trying to install fifa 2012 and another games
    when installed on my galaxy s3 and try to run the game , i see just a black screen after that the game close automaticaly.
    what i can do ????


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