Many people don’t prefer Windows phone because of less available Apps in Windows store. While Microsoft came up with Project Astoria which has been shutdown by Microsoft. However, the BETA version of that Apps does the job most of the time. But you can’t expect any support / updates for the ported App & for the porting process. If you are stuck with Windows device, this project is a boon for you!
List of supported devices:
- Lumia 1520
- Lumia 930
- Lumia 929 (icon)
- Lumia 928
- Lumia 925
- Lumia 920
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 820
- Lumia 730
- Lumia 635 (1GB RAM variant)
How to Port Android Apps to Windows 10 Mobile
Step 1: Download Astoria.zip & extract the downloaded folder.
Step 2: Open the folder Windows Connect, then install IpOverUsbInstaller.msi and vcredist_x86.exe
Step 3: Go to your Windows 10 Mobile’s Settings > Update & Security > For Developers and enable Developers Mode, as well as Device Discovery.
Step 4: Now go to the Windows Connect folder, then open an elevated command prompt (Shift + right click > Open command window here)
Step 5: Now connect your device to your PC — there’s two way of doing that (Wi-Fi or USB) USB method is recommended: If you want to connect using USB, type on cmd:
wconnect usb & Press ENTER
If you want to connect over Wi-Fi, type on cmd:
wconnect [your IP] And press ENTER
e.g: wconnect 192.168.123.123
Step 6: Then it’ll ask for the pairing code, just type the pairing code and hit enter (see your pair code on phone at pair button)
Step 7: After that, navigate to the ADB folder and open an elevated command prompt.
Step 8: To make sure that your device is connected, type
adb devices and press ENTER
It will return the list of devices connected to your PC.
Step 9: Place the APK file that you want to port/install in the ADB folder, and type:
adb install APKNAME.apk (replace APKNAME with the APK file’s name) ENTER
Step 10: If the apk files is in some other folder, type the path. e.g:
adb install D:/MyAPK/APKNAME.APK ENTER
Tip: Use GMAPS Patcher to remove any google service build-in on apk’s (some app may not work)
Here’s a Clash of Clans App for Windows 10 ported using this method: Download. Please don’t expect any support or bugfree port.