WSATools is the one-click APK installer for Windows Subsystem for Android that you can use to get rid of all the ADB commands to install an Android app on Windows 11. With the help of this component, you can install an APK file on your Windows 11 computer like any other .exe file or Windows software.
What is WSATools?
WSATools is the component library for Windows Subsystem for Android that you can find on Microsoft Store. In general, you need to use the ADB command to sideload Android apps on Windows 11. However, if you use WSATools, you do not need to use any ADB command in Command Prompt. Instead, you can install your favorite or desired Android apps by double-click.
Like you have guessed already, you must have the Windows Subsystem for Android installed on your computer. Whether you want to install a browser, Facebook, or anything else, you can install that Android app via Windows Subsystem for Android on your Windows 11 computer. Apart from that, you need the Android Debug Bridge or ADB as well. However, you do not need to remember or use any ADB command.
After installing WSATools, you will have two options to install an APK file. First, you can download the APK file and double-click on it. Second, you can load the APK file via WSATools prompt.
UPDATE 10th Nov: It appears that Microsoft has pulled down WSATools from the Microsoft Store.
WSATools: APK installer for Windows Subsystem for Android
To use WSATools, the APK installer for Windows System for Android, follow these steps:
- Download and install WSATools from Microsoft Store.
- Download the APK file on Android apps.
- Click the Select an APK
- Click the Install button to install ADB.
- Select the APK file and click the Load APK
- Click the Install
- Click the Open App button to open the installer application.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to head over to the Microsoft Store and download the WSATools app. If you do not find it by searching, you can visit Microsoft Store.
After that, you need to download the APK file of the Android app you want to install on Windows 11. For that, you can visit your favorite APK download website and download the APK to your computer. Once done, open the WSATools on your computer.
You can find a button called Select an APK. You need to click on it.
If ADB is installed in the path, you can find a window to select the APK file. However, if ADB is not present, you need to click the Install button to get the job done.
After that, browse your computer, select the APK file, and click the Load APK button.
Next, click the Install button to start the Android app installation process.
Once done, you can click the Open App button to open the installed application.
In the meantime, if it is stuck during the installation, you need to close the app and restart the installation process.
You might also get an error message saying Connecting to Windows Subsystem for Android…(if you’re stuck here, please close the app and try again).
ADB Commands vs. WSATools – which is better?
You cannot compare one to another because both of them are equally handy for everyone. However, if you are a regular user, who wants to try the Android apps on Windows 11 using Windows Subsystem for Android, WSATools seems to be more convenient. That is because you do not need to remember any ADB commands.
Talking about the commands, WSATools also use the ADB, but users do not need to perform anything. The ADB commands run in the background in order to install the Android app.
Hope this guide helped you install Android apps quickly using WSATools.