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Microsoft’s Windows 11 was recently released, which means you can download and install it on supported devices, as well as on PCs that don’t pass the hardware check. You can also take advantage of the best features of Windows 11, like running the same Android apps that you use on your phone. And it looks like you can install the Google Play Store, which is the most common source of Android apps on your phone. Unfortunately, Google Play Store support is not officially supported because Microsoft and Google have not partnered for this feature.
Install Google Play Store on Windows Subsystem for Android (2021)
In this article, we have explained the step by step process to install Google Play Store on Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11. Although the tutorial is a bit technical, if you have knowledge of Linux, Android, and Windows, you can do this job easily. You can expand the table below for easier navigation.
System requirements to install Google Play Store on Windows 11
Before seeing the steps to make the Google Play Store work on Windows 11, you need to download the following files and software to your Windows 11 computer:
1. First, download the GApps package from here. Choose “x86_64”, “Android 11”, “pico” and click on the download button.
2. Next, configure WSL 2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux) on your Windows 11 PC by following our guide.
3. Download 7-Zip (free) or any WinZip alternative to help you extract the MSIX package from Windows Subsystem for Android, which we will show you how to download in the next section.
4. Finally, download the WSAGA script developed by ADeltaX. Click on this link to visit the GitHub page and open Code -> Download ZIP.
Download the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) package
If you already have the Windows Subsystem MSIX package for Android, you’re good to go. Otherwise, open this website and follow the steps below to officially get the package from Microsoft’s servers.
1. After opening the RG-Adguard website, choose “ProductID” from the drop-down menu to the left of the text box. Then you need to paste the WSA Microsoft Store product ID, 9P3395VX91NR, into the text field. After that, choose the “Slow” ring from the drop-down menu to the right of the text box and click the OK button.
2. You will get a long list of results. Scroll down to find an msixbundle file approximately 1.21 GB in size. Right click and choose “Save Link As” to download the file. Please note that clicking the link will not download the file in some popular Windows browsers.
Managing Windows Subsystems for Android Files (WSA)
Now that we have all the files we need to install the Google Play Store on Windows 11, we’ll need to rearrange them before continuing. Just follow the steps closely to get started.
1. Now that you have downloaded the WSA package, open the 7-Zip software and locate the MSIX package in the Downloads folder. Note that trying to open the MSIX package with 7-Zip from the context menu does not work in this case and may result in an error. You will have to rely on 7-Zip software to locate the file.
2. Once you have opened the MSIX package, locate a file that ends with âRelease-nightly.msixâ. There will be two files, one with ARM64 and one with x64 in the filename. Choose x64 and open it.
3. Next, open the C: drive and create a folder called WindowsSubsystemAndroid (without spaces).
4. Then go back to the 7-Zip window and copy everything except AppxMetadata, AppxBlockMap.xml, AppxSignature.p7x and [Content_Types.xml]. You can press Ctrl key and click on these filenames to deselect them after selecting them all via Windows 11 keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A.
5. Now paste these files into the “WindowsSubsystemAndroid” folder.
6. Similarly, create a GAppsWSA folder inside C: drive.
7. Now extract the WSAGA script that we downloaded earlier and paste the contents into the GAppsWSA folder.
8. Next, locate the GApps (pico) ZIP file we downloaded above and copy it. After that go to GAppsWSA folder and go to #GAPPS folder. Paste the GApps ZIP file here. It doesn’t need to be removed.
9. Go back to the WindowsSubsystemAndroid folder and copy vendor.img, system.img, system_ext1.img, and product.img.
10. Now go to the GAppsWSA folder and paste these four .img files into the #IMAGES folder.
WSA fix to include Google Apps in Windows 11
1. Once you have moved all the files as explained in the previous section, go ahead and open Linux in Windows Terminal. Type sudo su and press Enter. Now enter the password for Linux. This will grant Linux root privileges.
2. Then enter the following commands to install some essential packages on Linux. You may need to press “Y” to allow the installation.
apt install lzip unzip install dos2unix
3. After that, run the following commands one by one to move to the GAppsWSA folder we created on the C: drive. Note that there is a space between the cd and the dots.
cd ..cd ..cd GAppsWSA /
4. Once in the GAppsWSA folder, run the following commands one at a time.
dos2unix apply.shdos2unix extend_and_mount_images.shdos2unix extract_gapps_pico.shdos2unix unmount_images.shdos2unix VARIABLES.sh
5. When finished, run the following commands one at a time. The whole process will take some time, so be patient.
6. Now open the #IMAGES folder in GAppsWSA and copy the four IMG files.
7. Go back to the WindowsSubsystemAndroid folder on the C: drive and paste the four files. Choose “Replace”.
8. Again, go back to the GAppsWSA folder and move to the misc folder. Here, copy the “kernel” file.
9. Now go to the WindowsSubsystemAndroid folder and open the Tools folder. Here you will find an existing “kernel” file. Change the name to kernel_bak. And then paste the kernel file we copied from the misc folder into GAppsWSA. That’s all. We are finally ready to install Google Play Store on Windows 11.
Install Google Play Store on Windows Subsystem for Android
Now comes the part you’ve been looking forward to: install Play Store to easily install Android apps on your Windows 11 PC and sign in with your Google account. Just follow the steps below to continue.
1. Press the Windows key, find PowerShell in the Start menu, and click âRun as administratorâ to open it.
2. After that, run the following command. It will start to install the modified WSA on your Windows 11 PC.
Add-AppxPackage -Record C: WindowsSubsystemAndroid AppxManifest.xml
3. If you get any errors, you will need to enable developer mode in Windows 11 to resolve the issue. Open Windows Settings -> Privacy & Security -> For Developers. Here, enable the option “Install apps from any source, including individual files” in developer mode. Now run the above command and it should work fine.
4. Now open the Start menu and you will see that the Windows Subsystem for Android has been successfully installed on your Windows 11 computer. Open it to continue.
5. In the WSA window, activate âDeveloper modeâ to assign an IP address to the Android container. Write down the IP address, as we’ll need it later. After that, click on “Files” at the top for the Windows for Android subsystem to start running on your Windows 11 PC. Now you can close the Files window.
6. If the IP address does not appear in the WSA settings, click âManage developer settingsâ in developer mode. After that, scroll down the developer options menu and click on “Wireless Debugging”. Here, note the IP address displayed in the wireless debugging settings.
6. Next, you need to configure ADB on your Windows 11 PC to connect to WSA. We are very close to accessing the Google Play Store to easily install Android apps.
7. Once you have configured ADB, open the command prompt in the platform tools folder (by typing CMD in the file explorer address bar) and run the following command. Make sure to replace “IP address” with the one you wrote down earlier. If you get a failure error, run the command again and this time you’re logged in.
adb connect ip address
8. Then run the following commands one at a time. This will allow you to enter WSA Shell mode and grant superuser rights.
9. Finally, run the following command to change SELinux mode to permissive.
put into effect 0
10. Now search for Play Store in the start menu and open it.
11. Now you can sign in with your Google account and install Android apps directly from Google Play Store on your Windows 11 PC. And this is how you can install Google Play Store on Windows Subsystem for Android.
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