Easy Steps to Download and install Apk files with OBB
What is OBB?
Opaque Binary Blob (OBB for short) is a file that contains additional app data including graphics, media files, or other large program assets. Normally, Android app developers store the information of apps in Apk files but that’s not enough sometimes for heavy and bulky ones (a few hundred MB to a few GB). So, users need to install this OBB file to make sure the game works properly. However, handling this kind of file could be a big challenge for some people. If you download a game from Play Store, the OBB will be automatically installed without having to do anything. However, if you try to get apk files of the apps from third-party sites, you’ll have to handle these OBB files. This post will provide a compilation of guides on how to download and install Apk files with OBB.
Requirements for downloading the OBB files
Beforehand, it’s important to list down some requirements for installing the APK with Data or OBB file on your Android device.
OBB file, or data folder
Laptop or personal computer
- Download ES File Explorer File Manager APK for PC.
Once you confirm the availability of the above requirements, you can go ahead to install the OBB file. Please note that to successfully install OBB files, a File Manager application is needed. In this post, we're going to use ES File Explorer just to ensure that the OBB file is properly extracted to the Android / OBB directory. Follow the guide below to install and run any Apk with OBB files on your Android.
Download and install Apk files with OBB on Android phones
Step 1: Our post will take PUBG Mobile Lite as an example. Visit download apk website, search for PUBG Mobile Lite and choose "Download APK+ OBB", then wait until the game is successfully downloaded.
Step 2: Open ES File Explorer, select ‘internal storage’--> ‘download’---> Long-press on the zip file to select it-> click on More (three vertical dots at the right bottom) & select ‘EXTRACT TO’
Step 3: Tap Choose Path-> sd card -> Android-> OBB -> OK. Note: If the Obb folder isn't available, then you need to create a new one by tapping the Plus button as shown in the image below. Then, rename the file to OBB -> then choose OK
Step 4: After choosing the path to store the OBB file, click OK to continue. Now, wait for ES File Explorer to decompress the OBB file.
Step 5: Go back to Internal Storage --> Android --> Obb-> click on the apk file of the app-> Install
Step 6: After that, click 'Install' and then wait for a few seconds to complete the process.
Step 7: Once the installation has finished, you will see 'app installed' on the screen. Now, just tap Open to use the game/app
Download and install Apk files with OBB on Bluestacks
Keep in mind that to install Apk files with OBB on Bluestacks successfully, you also need to install ‘ES File Explorer’ in the first place to extract the file. You may care about how to install ES File Explorer on BlueStacks. Then follow our steps as in the post how to download PUBG Mobile for PC to know the detailed steps on how to download and install an APK+OBB file on Bluestacks
By following the guides mentioned above, you can get to know how to install apk files with OBB for Android/ Bluestacks. If you have any questions, do not forget to leave a comment below!