What is OBB file - How to install OBB file on Android Mobile [with picture]?

What is OBB file & how to install OBB file
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You have seen the OBB file while manually installing apk. But What is the OBB file and how to install the OBB file on our android devices?

Android has a more user base as compared to iOS because it is customizable and an open-source Operating system.

So, any mobile manufacturer can use Android to power their mobile devices.

Due to its customizable nature, we can install apps from different sources other than the Google Play store.

Other 3rd party app stores like Amazon app store, Apkpure, etc. or we can achieve it by installing manually.

Here's the Apk that comes into the picture. Every application is made up of many files, but the APK and OBB are the 2 main files.

Basically, APK is the Android application package that is used to access the data from the OBB in the android application.

What is the OBB file?

OBB stands for Oblique Binary Blob which means it is a binary data file. It is used as the data or resource file for the android application.

Apk fetches the resources like images, graphics, or sounds that are required for the app from the Data file.

It is a necessary file for the application and it needs to be put within the installed Apks data folders. Every application creates some folders like data, media, obb, and obj when it gets installed on an android device.


Here, we required some application tools and files. Those pre-requisites are as follows

1. Any File manager

2. Apk and OBB file

3. Zip extractor (if the OBB file is zipped)

How to install OBB file?

For installation, we have to install Apk first in our android application. So, Download Apk and OBB from any source that you want.

Refer to the screenshot of the file manager to paste the OBB file.

1. Open File manager and install the Apk file.

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2. Go to settings and search for "Unknown Sources". Open and Enable it to install the apk file.

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3. Open the folder where the OBB file is stored or downloaded. Copy it and paste it to the following path(android/obb folder).

    Main storage -> Android -> obb -> com.[manufacturer_name].[Game_name]. -> [Paste it here]

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4. Now run the application and Enjoy your app or Game!

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Conclusion on how to install OBB file on Android Mobile

We often download android apps and games from the Google play store for our daily use. But some apps aren't available on the google play store.

So we download it from any other sources. Sometimes we need Apk to install the application and sometimes both!

Some people don't have an idea about how to install or How to set OBB files on Android Mobiles and devices.

By using the described techniques, they can easily set and install the OBB. They also got an idea about that what the obb file is!

If you have any queries or if you are facing any issues during installation, Comment down below I'm here to solve it!