At one time, if an Android user wanted third-party content on their mobile devices, they had to root it; they didn’t have the option of jailbreaking like iOS users did. Not long after jailbreaking slowed right down, a whole load of alternative iOS app stores were released but it took a long while before Android users were extended the same choices. Now they do have a great alternative, called ACMarket, and it is packed with apps, games, and much more. It’s all free and the store has no restrictions whatsoever; you don’t even need to root your device.
How to Download ACMarket on Android:
Being an unofficial app store, you won’t download ACMarket from the official store. However, it is quite simple to do; you just need to follow the steps below carefully to manually install the APK file on your device.
- Launch your Android settings app and go into Security or Privacy settings
- Find the Allow From Unknown Sources option and enable it – this is a critical step to ensuring that ACMarket can be installed on your device
- Now open the linked ACMarket website using your browser and tap on the APK file to download it
- Head into your Downloads folder and double-tap the APK file
- Follow the directions on your screen to install the app store onto your device and, when it is successful, the icon is on your home screen.
How to Use ACMarket:
ACMarket is no harder to use than the official Play Store:
- Tap the icon to open ACMarket on your device
- Tap a download category
- Find an app or game to download – just browse the list or make use of the built-in search bar
- Tap the app or game you want to download and then tap on GET
- Once your app or game is downloaded, you will see the app icon on your home screen
ACMarket is a popular app store, offering users thousands of tweaked, modified, and free apps, along with working game emulators, fully working screen recorders/video editors, tweaks and much more. Besides all that, the app also offers these features:
- No Geo-Restrictions – Unlike the official app store, none of the ACMarket apps are hampered by geo-restrictions. If it is in the store, anyone can use it, no matter where they are located.
- User–Friendly – easy to navigate and the content has all been placed into categories, including Top Apps, Latest Apps, Trending Apps, Tweaked Apps, Modified Games, Patched Apps, and many more – easily find what you want to download with no fuss
- Ad-Free – no popup apps or surveys like you get with many other free apps – simply install the app store and enjoy without any restrictions or interruptions
- Completely Free – no charges to use the app or anything in it and all the paid features of any app are also free and easily accessible
- Up To Date – regular updates bring new content all the time, ensuring it is up to date and all new modifications and unofficial apps are instantly available
- Fast – some of the fastest download speeds of any app store, even faster than the official store
- Secure – safe to use, SSL encryption secures your downloads, and the app is regularly updated. All issues reported or found are fixed straight away and all apps are put through a virus-scanner and exploit checker – failed apps are kicked out of the store.
Can I Use ACMarket on Any Other Device?
Not on any other mobile device. ACMarket was designed purely for Android devices, mostly because they don’t have as many options as iOS users do for alternative app stores. The developers have also advised that they have no plans to bring out support for any other mobile platform.
Can I Use it on my Desktop?
Yes, you can. Because ACMarket is an Android app, it can easily be installed on your Windows or MacOS computer. While there is no official support for desktop operating systems, an Android emulator installed on your computer makes it easy to run ACMarket and any other Android app – BlueStacks and Nox are the two best ones to use as they are both free, powerful and very simple to use.
Do I Need to Root My Device?
No. ACMarket will work on rooted devices but it works just as well on those that haven’t been rooted. This way your security is ensured and any warranty you might have on a new device is kept safe.
ACMarket is an excellent alternative to the official Play Store. It offers tons of modified and tweaked content, plus loads of unofficial content, all for free and without needing to root your mobile device. Try it on your device today; see what benefits it can offer you and how many of your favorite apps and games are included.