Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is one of the most popular video game series of all time. Although only available on game consoles and PCs, some enterprising individuals have created an unofficial GTA 5 Mod for Android. It includes many of the things gamers love about GTA, including the characters and the cars. In addition to featuring favorites, this version is heavily modified with lots of changes and improvements.
1 What Is an APK2 APK Safety Considerations3 Getting GTA 5 APK4 GTA 5 APK System Requirements5 Installing GTA 5 APK
APK stands for Android Package Kit. It’s a file format used to install applications on the Android platform. If you’re familiar with the Windows platform, an APK functions similarly to an EXE.
The Android system is open, which means you can develop and test your own apps. The freedom to develop as you wish is one of the most brilliant things about the Android ecosystem.
Since Android systems rely on the Play Store for installing apps and getting other items, using an APK means you’re getting items from an outside source and that often brings with it certain risks.
APKs are usually safe given that they are made by people with a genuine interest in making the Android system better. However, you still have to be careful as there are people with malicious intent out there. In other words, only install an APK if you trust the source.
Since you will be installing from an outside source, you need to make some changes on your phone. Before downloading an APK, make sure that Unknown Sources is enabled in your phone’s Settings.
The Play Store may not be as strict as the Apple’s App Store but it still removes malicious apps once they are identified. Downloading from the Play Store is deemed safer than installing from an outside source. In other words, you are taking a risk if you choose to use an APK for installing programs on your phone. This is why it’s very important to only get APKs from trusted sources.
There are different sources for a GTA 5 APK, including apkplaygame.com. You will need to download two files: an APK file and a data file. You will also need an app like Z-Archiver to extract the latter.
The GTA 5 APK is about 3.6 GB in size after decompressing. So you need to make sure you have more than enough space to accommodate the files and the actual program itself. In addition, you need to be running Android 4.0 at the very minimum.
Follow the steps to get GTA 5 up and running on your Android device:
Download the APK file.
Download the data file.
Install an app to extract data file (Z-Archiver is an option but you can choose your own).
Extract content from the data file.
Move the extracted data, now in a folder called com.rockstargames.gtasa into the Android obb folder.
Install the APK.
Just wait for the installation to finish then you can start enjoying GTA 5 on your Android device.