So you bought a cheap Android device to play with and maybe hack around on. Being as how it's cheap, there's probably no Google Play access. Now, there's lots of alternative markets out there that you can use but what if there's just one certain app you want and you can't find it anywhere but on Google Play. You could track down rooting instructions and go through all that and MAYBE if you don't brick your device you can install Google Play and be on your way. Bully for you. You don't need this Instructable. But if you're not ready for to go through that 'cause all you want is that one app that you can't find anywhere else... then this is the Instructable for you.

Step 1: Bluestacks 101

First a couple caveats: You need to install Bluestacks if you haven't already. You can find that here:


Bluestacks is pretty great. Installs like any other Windows app. Try playing Draw Something using a mouse... lifechanger.

Once installed, you need to install an Android app that will allow you to backup other Apps. I chose ES File Explorer because it can do this and connect back to the computer to transfer those backed up apps to the desktop. There are other apps you can use and if you choose to do so, write us up an instructable doin' it your way. :)

Follow your nose and use the pictures here as a reference. Once you get past the third screen here, it's like installing an Android app on anything else.
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