How to Install ACMarket app on an Android Phone

February 14, 2022

While the Android app store is the largest mobile store in the world, offering more than 3 million apps and games, many users are starting to find that it doesn’t offer what they want. For example, they cannot download modified or unofficial apps and games from the store and, until now, have needed to root their devices to get such content. Because this is such a risky operation, many users chose not to do it but now, there is no need. ACMarket is an alternative to the Google Playstore, offering modified and tweaked content, along with lots more and is free to use. You don’t even need to root your device so read on for all the details.

How to Download ACMarket:

This is simple to do and all your need is your Android device and the internet:

  1. Launch your device browser and open the linked ACMarket download page
  2. Download the .apk file onto your device
  3. Open the Android Settings app and go into the Security or Privacy settings
  4. Enable the Unknown Sources option and come out of Settings
  5. Open your Downloads folder and double-tap the .apk file
  6. When ACMarket is installed, the icon is on your home page

How to Use ACMarket:

Using ACMarket is easy:

  1. Open ACMarket from your home screen
  2. Tap on Apps and choose a category – see Features below
  3. Tap on any app or game to download
  4. Tap Install and follow any on-screen directions
  5. When the app icon is on your home screen, the installation is successful

ACMarket Features:

Besides being free to use and not needing to root your device, ACMarket offers the following content, all categorized for ease of use:

  • Android Apps – lots of official Android content, including unofficial apps for free
  • ACMarket Apps – lots of unofficial apps and games, like streaming apps, emulators, and more
  • Tweaked Apps – stock apps with new features
  • Modified Games – stock games with new features and in-app features unlocked

Frequently Asked Questions:

These are some of the commonly asked questions we get asked about ACMarket:

What Platforms Can I Use ACMarket on?

ACMarket was developed purely for the Android market and will never be made available for any other mobile platform. However, you can also use it on your Windows or macOS desktop computer, just by installing a free Android emulator such as Nox Player or BlueStacks.

Do I Need to Root my Device?

No because ACMarket will work just fine on an unrooted device. However, it is fair to say that some things in ACMarket will work much better if your device is rooted. And some games played over the internet can be blocked by Play Protect if you use an unrooted device.

Can My Warranty be Voided?

No, it can’t. ACMarket was built to work on the same permissions that official app store apps and games use, ensuring it is legal and safe to use. However, be aware that rooting your device can void your warranty as can some of the tweaks that alter how your device works. These can easily be deleted and reinstalled later if your device has to go in for repair.

Common ACMarket Errors and Solutions

ACMarket is a stable, reliable app installer but some users are reporting that it has suddenly stopped working on their devices. There are several reasons for this and several fixes so work through the methods below to see if one of them can fix the ACMarket errors on your device:

Method 1: Reset App Preferences:

This works for most users:

  1. Open Android settings and tap on Apps or App Manager
  2. Tap on All Apps
  3. Tap on Reset App Preferences
  4. Tap on Reset Now
  5. If ACMarket still doesn’t work, try the next method:

Method 2: Clear Package Installer Cache And Data

  1. Open Android Settings and tap Apps or App Manager
  2. Tap on System Apps
  3. Tap on Package Installer
  4. Tap on Clear Cache and Clear Data – these are in Storage Settings for those on Android 6 Marshmallow
  5. Come out of Settings and try ACMarket again

If it still doesn’t work, there is one more thing you can try:

Method 3: Enable Unknown Sources

You should do this before installing unofficial content but if you didn’t, try this:

  1. Open Android Settings and go into Privacy or Security
  2. Enable the Unknown Sources option and come out of Settings
  3. If ACMarket still doesn’t work, delete it
  4. Make sure Unknown Sources is enabled and reinstall ACMarket

These are the primary fixes should ACMarket stop working on your device. One of the easiest ways to fix any issues with the app installer is simply to delete it and reinstall it so try that if you are in any doubt about the reason it isn’t working.

Try ACMarket on your device and see what it can offer you. It’s free so you don’t have anything to lose by trying.