How to run the new Android Apps on any windows 11 PC


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I'll share a better way, when I have time to make a proper post

EDIT: I see XDA has already posted the instructions.
 

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I don't like having file distributions beyond MS servers.
I precisely like when they are beyond MS servers, they are more likely to stay up.
 

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It's a neat trick, and I'm sure some people will find it invaluable. I don't personally see any need for it, what I need from my phone is already synced to my PC. As I'm not fussed, I'll wait for the official launch.
 

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This site has the directions to get the MS package to run on Power Shell to get the new Android App to run on any build of Windows 11. It works. I needed to load the download from the alternate site.

How to run Android apps on any Windows 11 PC without Windows Insider

Alternate download site:

1.21 GB file on MEGA
Thanks John, tried it out today on my i5-2500 with 4GB .. and tell you what.. it works!! Install was so easy, same as sideloading apks. The xda documentation by Skanda Hazarika was extremly helpful here.
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Only thing I need to still find out is the keyboard mapping to the Android touch screen (ie. back, all apps, home).

Greetings
TT
 

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I'm new to Android apps on Windows 11. I've installed the Textra SMS app successfully and it starts. However, it wants me to specify the app as the default SMS app for Android. I've set the Windows default app for SMS to Textra, but that doesn't help.

How do I get to Android settings as they would appear on an Android phone where default apps can be set?

Thanks.
 

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