How Do I Install APK on Waydroid?

APK, APK Installations

Are you having trouble installing APK files on Waydroid? Fret not, for we have got you covered. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to install APK files on Waydroid.

What is Waydroid?

Waydroid is an Android compatibility layer for Linux distributions. It allows users to run Android applications in a containerized environment without compromising the security and stability of the host system.

Step 1: Enable ADB debugging

Before installing APK files on Waydroid, you need to enable ADB (Android Debug Bridge) debugging. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app in Waydroid.
  2. Select ‘About phone’.
  3. Tap on ‘Build number’ seven times to enable Developer options.
  4. Go back to the main Settings screen and select ‘Developer options’.
  5. Toggle on ‘USB debugging’ and ‘ADB over network’.


Make sure your host system has ADB tools installed and configured.

Step 2: Download APK file

You can download APK files from various sources such as Google Play Store or third-party websites. Make sure to download the latest version of the app and check its compatibility with your device.

Step 3: Install APK file

Now that you have enabled ADB debugging and downloaded the APK file, it’s time to install it on Waydroid. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect your device to your host system using a USB cable.
  2. Open a terminal window on your host system and type the following command:
  3. “`
    adb install /path/to/your/downloaded/apk/file

  4. Press Enter to execute the command.
  5. You will see a prompt on your device asking for permission to install the app. Tap on ‘Install’.
  6. The APK file will be installed on Waydroid, and you can access the app from the app drawer.


In this tutorial, we have shown you how to install APK files on Waydroid. By following these simple steps, you can easily install your favorite Android apps on Waydroid and enjoy them in a secure and stable environment.