Author Topic: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat  (Read 2003 times)

AthenaX7500 (OP)

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How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:28:14 am »
Hello,

I use this method to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat.

for example game Animus v1.1.5 or Windward v201706030

- install apk editor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmail.heagoo.apkeditor&hl=de
- select an apk file
- choose common edit
- change minimum SDK version to 19 and save
- install

The new generated apk file is stored in internal_sd/ApkEditor/Tmp folder named gen_sigbed.apk.

tiagao_extremo

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 12:18:09 pm »
Will it also work for games that require newer Android versions like 6.0 or only 5?

AthenaX7500 (OP)

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 03:16:26 pm »
I think yes.

tiagao_extremo

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 02:29:31 am »
I was somewhat skeptical about it, but i just tried with some incompatible games using the original GPD XD (Kitkat 4.4.4) and i got these results:

Portal Knights (Requires Android 6.0). Didn't worked. Apk editor crashed when trying to save the new APK.

Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty (Requires Android 5.0). Worked.

Animus: Stand Alone (Requires Android 5.1). Worked.


Probably 6.0 or newer aren't possible, but lollipop seems feasible. Thanks for this, Animus looks terrific!  :)
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 12:13:09 am by tiagao_extremo »

AthenaX7500 (OP)

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 02:49:36 am »
Nice to hear.

I tried portal knights, it also crashed.
Batman - The Telltale Series, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead - Season 3, too.

These worked for me:

1979 Revolution v1.1.9
Broadside v1.3
Calm Waters v1.0.5
Dungeoneers Academy v4.1.0
First Strike - Final Hour v2.0.0
Leap of Fate v1.1.5
Lumino City v1.2.5
Nick Project v1.0.1
Occupation 2 v1.49
Reflex Unit v1.0
Tempest - Pirate Action RPG
The Bug Butcher 1.0.7
The Legend of Faty v1.4

AegisMoonlight

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 11:58:22 am »
Nice to hear.

I tried portal knights, it also crashed.
Batman - The Telltale Series, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead - Season 3, too.

These worked for me:

1979 Revolution v1.1.9
Broadside v1.3
Calm Waters v1.0.5
Dungeoneers Academy v4.1.0
First Strike - Final Hour v2.0.0
Leap of Fate v1.1.5
Lumino City v1.2.5
Nick Project v1.0.1
Occupation 2 v1.49
Reflex Unit v1.0
Tempest - Pirate Action RPG
The Bug Butcher 1.0.7
The Legend of Faty v1.4

Dammit was hoping to be able to play Life is Strange on my XD when it came out with this

tiagao_extremo

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 05:41:53 pm »
A few more:

Candleman (Requires Android 5.0): Worked.

Leap Of Fate (Requires Android 5.0): Game starts, but crashes after the first cutscene.

The Bug Butcher (Requires Android 5.0): Worked.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 12:15:09 am by tiagao_extremo »

AthenaX7500 (OP)

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 10:09:02 pm »
Games which require open gl 3 which could work, but my devices only support open gl 2 and therefore show a pink screen.

Construction Simulator 2
Maybe
No Stick Shooter
OXENFREE
Passpartout
Riddlord
Eisenhorn Xenos
F1 2016
Titan Quest

Games that dont start.

Do Not Starve Pocket
Do Not Starve Shipwrecked
Framed 2

Here are one Android 6 and open gl 3, which wont start, but is able to edit.

Galaxy on Fire 3

tiagao_extremo

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 11:24:45 pm »
Sigi: A Fart For Melusina (Requires Android 5.0): Worked. Why a crappy game like this needs Android 5.0 it's really strange.

Trine 2: Complete Story (Requires Android 5.0): Creates the new apk, but crashes after installed.

Deep Space | Space-Platformer (Requires Android 5.0): Creates the new apk, but crashes after installed.

Yaba Sanshiro (Requires Android 5.0): Used to work with kikat, but starting from version 2.0.0 only works with Lollipop. Creates the new apk, but crashes after installed.

AthenaX7500 (OP)

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 02:27:49 am »
Trine 2 runs on tegra k1 chipset.

tiagao_extremo

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2018, 12:11:42 am »
Trine 2 runs on tegra k1 chipset.

Thanks for the information, i didn't knew that. I've seen a gameplay video and it looks amazing. By the way i also tried:

Luca: The Dreamer (Requires Android 5.0): Worked.

Radiation City (Requires Android 5.0): Worked.

Dead Island: Survivors (Require Android 5.0): Worked. The game starts with a message saying that the current hardware may not support the game properly, but runs kind of fine.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 06:23:31 pm by tiagao_extremo »

ker

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Re: How to install Android 5 games and apps on kitkat
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 09:06:15 am »
Anyone has tested Steam Link app?

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