How Install APK on CloudReady?

APK, APK Installations

Are you tired of using your old operating system? Do you want to try something new? If so, you might be interested in CloudReady.

CloudReady is an operating system that is based on Chromium OS, which is the open-source version of Google’s Chrome OS. It is designed to run on older computers and can breathe new life into them. In this article, we will show you how to install APK on CloudReady.

What is APK?

Before we begin, let’s talk about what APK is. APK stands for Android Package Kit and it is the file format used by Android operating systems for the distribution and installation of mobile apps.

Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you know what APK is, let’s get started with the installation process:

Step 1: Enable Linux (Beta) on CloudReady

To install APK on CloudReady, you need to enable Linux (Beta) first. Here are the steps:

  1. Click on the status area in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click on the Advanced button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Scroll down to find “Developers” section and click “Enable” button next to Linux(Beta).
  5. You will be prompted to restart your device. Click “Restart Now”.

Step 2: Install Google Play Store

After enabling Linux (Beta), you need to install Google Play Store before installing an APK file. Here are the steps:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing ‘Ctrl + Alt + T’.
  2. Type in ‘sudo apt-get update’ command and press Enter key.
  3. Type in ‘sudo apt-get install curl’ command and press Enter key.
  4. Type in ‘curl > /tmp/virtualbox.flat’ command and press Enter key.
  5. Type in ‘sudo apt install /tmp/virtualbox.

Step 3: Install APK on CloudReady

Once you have installed Google Play Store, you can now install APK on CloudReady. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store from the app drawer.
  2. Search for “ES File Explorer” app and install it.
  3. Download the APK file you want to install from a reliable source.
  4. Open ES File Explorer app and navigate to the folder where you have downloaded the APK file.
  5. Click on the APK file to start the installation process.


CloudReady is a great alternative operating system that can give new life to your old computer. By enabling Linux (Beta) and installing Google Play Store, you can easily install an APK file on CloudReady. With this step-by-step guide, we hope that you were able to successfully install an APK file on your CloudReady device.