How To Fix xapk File Validation Failed Error In Android?

fix-xapk-file-validation-failed-error

Lot of people searching on Google for ‘How To Fix xapk Validation Failed Error’. That’s why I created this post. xapk error is same as download failed you may have not purchased this app ERROR in android games. Most of guys face this error when installing the game along with data files. Probably you downloaded a paid android application or games for free from a pirated website . I recommend you to purchase android games from Google play Store. Because if you download the game from anywhere else there is a chance to infect your android device with Malware!  This Error occurred because you did not place data folder properly in the desired place. There are two types of data files placements for the Android games.

  • Android/obb : If Particular game’s data to be placed in obb folder then you can not download data files directly from game because this method need to check license verification from Google play.
  • Android/data/: if there is a game and the downloaded website to place data in Android/data/ then it means you can download data files directly from game.

Recommended Reading:

Fix xAPK File Validation Error After Purchasing The  Game From Googleplay

  • Use ES File Explorer File Manager to backup your android game. To do this open ES File Explorer and go to  Tools- App Manager- Long tap on the game- backup. You can find backed  up apk game file in SD card/ Backups/Apps.
  • Copy your android game data file into your computer or different folder in your sdcard. You can fin the game data file in android/data pr android/obb folder. For example if you are getting xapk file validation error while installing GTA Auto 3 android game, the data folder name is ‘com.rockstar.gta3‘ . To find other games data folder name have a look at the Googleplay url of the desired android game. For Grand Theft Auto: Vice City the Googleplay url is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockstargames.gtavc. So the data folder name is com.rockstargames.gtavc.
  • After backup game apk and data files uninstall the game and delete sd data folder.
  • After completely uninstalling the game apk and data files install apk and do not open the game.
  • Now place the data folder in Sdcard (External)/Android/Obb/ (here). If you don’t have external Sd card place it in Internal sd card/android/obb.
  • Launch the game now,  xapk File Validation Failed Error shold be gone now!

 Fix xAPK File Validation Error After Download APK and Data From Web

Most of the Indian android users doesn’t have credit card to purchase the application/ game from Googleplay. I recommend to use Entropay to create virtual credit card using your debit card or by transferring money from your bank account. Anyway to fix xapk file validation error after downloading apk and data from the web, follow below instructions:

  •  Uninstall the apk
  • Delete the data files, including the one that is at android/ obb and android/data
  • Copy apk  again and install. Do not open the game now.
  • Place downloaded Obb folder in External sdcard/android/obb/(here)
  • Launch game, now it should work.

You may be have doubt that  how above simple steps will fix xapk File Validation Failed Error! But trust me, this fixed xapk File validation Failed Error in  GTA vice City and GTA Auto 3 android games for me.

• Meet the Author ➞ Sebin Thomas


Hi, it’s me behind this blog - BriefTutorials.com. Interested to blogging, SEO Area, WordPress Themes, Plugins, Gadgets and various blogging tools. Want to connect with me? Add me in your Google+ circle and lets get connected.


77 comments… add one
  • easiest and best method. Works like a charm. Thanks, man.

    Reply
    • It looks like this is your first comment here, so thank you!

      Reply
    • Unable to play gta vice city game on gionee mobile

      Reply
  • Thanks a lot it really works :)

    Reply
    • I really value readers who comment, so I’m here to say THANK YOU!

      Reply
  • it does not work at all guys
    tested on galaxy s tab 8.4 android 4.4

    Reply
    • This method works on most of the phones, I don’t know why it wouldn’t worked for you! I’ll try to help if you provide me more details.

      Reply
  • Hii…I’m facing this error in one of the free android games ‘Bad Land’.. Since it’s free. will the 2nd method work??

    Reply
  • Try it, you should download latest version in-order to work!

    Reply
    • What do you mean by ‘Place downloaded Obb folder in External sdcard/android/obb’ ?

      From where do I get the ‘downloaded obb folder’???

      Reply
      • If you download any HD games, the game downloads game sd data files to your phone. It maybe downloaded that data files to your phone memory/ android/obb or phone memory/ android/data. Just try moving that folder to external sd card. In other case, some people are downloading games from online websites, so they separately downloading game data files, they shpuld place that files sdcard/ android/ obb in-order to work!

        Reply
  • I do all the things those you told but agin the game not start when I start the game then XAPK FILE VALIDATION FAILED come game not start please help me to start the game

    Reply
  • hi i tried the methods given by you :

    Uninstall the apk
    Delete the data files, including the one that is at android/ obb and android/data
    Copy apk again and install. Do not open the game now.
    Place downloaded Obb folder in External sdcard/android/obb/(here)
    Launch game, now it should work.

    this method is not working, i downloaded the apk and data obb file from 9game i am in touch with their tech support team but neither they are able to help me out.

    whenever i install the game and run it shows xapk file validation failed, such has never happend before when i tried running illegal games.

    plz help

    Reply
  • I have a samsung galaxy trend plus and i downloaded the gta3 apk from the web and the data was split into 4 diferent parts. So i made a ‘com.rockstar.gta3’ folder and put the 4 parts, and placed that into the sdcard/android/obb. I placed the apk into the sdcard/android/data and the game wont work. Do what i did to follow your advise since i dont have a computer was move tge data and the apk to the phones download folder and then i moved back the data and apk to the sdcard/android/obb and the game still wont work. What should i do?!? I want to play this game so bad!!

    Reply
  • I recently tried to download GTA vice city from the google play store, and it says “additional file for” right before GTA vice city, when I downloaded it. I paid for the game and tried to download but it won’t work now

    Reply
    • Do you mean you can’t download sd data files within the game? You need atleast 2GB free on your sd card to download game data. Alternatively you can download sd data files from the web and place it in sdcard/ android/obb. Since you purchased the game it is better to download the data files within the game.

      Reply
  • I been try to download fifa 14 from pirated website because it is not available in google play. Im using Sony Xperia Z. Is fifa 14 not compatible with this device. Because, when i launch it..it say: Error ‘you maybe not purchased this app’…Help me,I really like to play this game than playing Fifa 15.

    #sorrybadenglish

    Reply
  • What shall be the name of obb folder for gta vice city

    Reply
  • I tried this method, It is working. I changed file location. like this: /sdcard/Android/obb/com.rockstargames.gtasa/ to paste the main.2.com.rockstargames.gtasa.obb file and patch.2.com.rockstargames.gtasa.obb file. and re install app. now is game are working. really. thankyou.

    Reply
  • Just put the data files in the internal storage instead of the SD card and the validation error should go away. At least that’s what worked for me instead of all the steps mentioned out here.

    Reply
  • how about nba 2k13

    Reply
  • Zo fifa15 you don’t may have buy this help

    Reply
    • What? I can’t understand your query. Can you please describe.

      Reply
  • I have samsung galaxy s dous2 How to install gta vice city i have apk and gta file so plz help me

    Reply
  • How bout infinite flight simulator 1.6.3
    I love it.. But always the game showing purchase failed.. Game Downloaded not from playstore.. Help me.

    Reply
    • You need to contact Mod creator or try to find another mod apk from Google search.

      Reply
  • Thanks man! It works. You saved my day.

    Reply
  • Does the game gta vice city will work if the play stor says your device does not support this game in my gionee p4 ??.. I hv tried this method of installing apk thn movieng cache in obb folder and thn open the installed appk file but it shw the same error of xapk validation failed and you may not purchased this app pls help

    Reply
  • Galaxy s blaze i769?

    Reply
  • Help me with walking dead season 2 same validation fail in every atrempt
    NEED HELP!!!

    Reply
  • Plz help me with walking dead season 2 i have failed at every attempt and where can i get the data for it!!!

    Reply
  • sir i not find the obb folder in Android what i do

    Reply
  • i havee pc game GTA3 if i want to play it into my android device what would i need to do plzz tell mee
    I have also downloaded apk+data files 0f gta 3 but it is not working it is showing that’XAPK FILE VALIDITITION FAILED’WHY?????/

    Reply
  • I do all the things those you told but agin the game not start when I start the game then XAPK FILE VALIDATION FAILED come game not start please help me to start the game GTA 3

    Reply
  • I do all the things those you told but agin the game not start when I start the game then XAPK FILE VALIDATION FAILED come game not start please help me to start the game GTA 3why it dont work

    Reply
  • Superb. bro Its really easy.it work

    Reply
  • I have Micromax canvas nitro a311 and I’ve downloaded GTA vice city from 9 games with data but when I open it says xapk validating failed and when I open it second time open it says unfortunately GTA vice city has stopped what to do but when I installed the game on a different smartphones Samsung galaxy star and canvas fire it runs properly I did the same installation on every sets what to do to run it on canvas nitro please respond plz plz plz

    Reply
  • The xapk license verification is a problem game lovers like the Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Grand Theft Auto 3.

    Let me share my method I use in over coming the issue of xapk license verification and game suspension. You should understand that you will problem with game suspension during play in some level unless you complete the game before time run out, especially gta3.

    For the xapk license verification and suspension:-
    * Go to SD Card/Android/obb/com.rockstargames.gtavc/main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.obb. Rename main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.obb to main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.zip and extract it
    * Extract folders and files inside main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.zip to SD Card/Android/data/com.rockstargames.gtavc/files.
    * Go back to SD Card/Android/obb/com.rockstargames.gtavc/main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.zip. Rename the main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.zip back to main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc.obb
    * Install the game and enjoy

    Reply
  • i tried method but not work ….file validation failed plz help bro

    Reply
  • I think its not work android 4.0+ ..must download Google play

    Reply
  • Ihave tried all this method i have extracted data 50 times on obbb folder but it is not working it is same coming xapk validation failed

    Reply
  • Bro can i do this in gta vice city mobile game ??

    Reply
    • Yup, this method works fine with GTA vice city.

      Reply
    • Help me plz APK validation failed ….

      Icant inderstand the above things

      Reply
      • Sorry, I can’t explain better than above. Please read it twice. Actually, it is very simple steps.

        Reply
  • Please i am using Samsung Galaxy note 4 but this issue is killing me. i have tried everything but it is “download failed because you may not have purchased this app”

    any other way to fix this?

    Reply
  • It’s not working I try all of the above methods but it does not work tested on xiome redmi hm note

    Reply
  • Whenever i open the game and click new game button it shows “unfortunately gta vc has stopped.” Plzz help me out ..

    Reply
  • what is the name of the obb folder for granf theft auto san andreas

    Reply
  • As you said that rename to a.zip but i have already downloaded the data in.zip format or gta vice city how to install it & i have also downloaded the apk file of 10 mb please help me to get out of this
    My model is intex aqua power plus with android v5.0 with a ram of 2gb so can i able to install and play the gta vice city in my intex aqua power plus please help me and send the suggestion to my email please help to get out of these and play the game without any error pls pls pls pls pls pls help me.
    Thank you

    Reply
  • Hiii bro
    GTA VC game is running but whenever I click on new game it automatically get closed
    Any solution

    First I copied all files
    And put it in internal memory
    Android/obb/com.rockstargames.gtavc/main.11.com.rockstargames.gtavc

    After that I installed GTA VC apk

    Plz help

    Reply
  • how to install vice city and asphalt 8:airborn game in micromax canvas fire 2 (a 104)?

    Reply
  • try muzhiwan apps store and download game from torrent befor the download cheke which game verson suport your android device. go to the play store chek the varson.

    Reply
  • when should extract zip folder of almost 1 GB? this way is not working on my nokia x2 dual sim for gta vc. what should i do

    Reply
    • Sd data files normally have 1 GB file size. You need to place that file in sd card/ android/obb.

      Reply
  • Can I use it on lenovo a316i gta v c

    Reply
  • I am using intex aqua power plus 2gb ram I installing GTA vice city open game start game pressing suddenly close game please help

    Reply
  • XAPK file vancation failed vice city game

    Reply
  • Can you do a video regarding this? A video will be more helpful.
    error: XAPK file validation (gta vice city downloaded from mobogenie)

    Reply
  • GTA3 not working, i tested same game two android device, and i get same fucking error: xapk filed! Fuck you rockstar!

    Reply
  • can we create offline patch for an android game by blocking its ways to contact its gameserver and by doing so skipping the validation process?if so,how?

    Reply
  • Should GTA vice vict work on 1GB ram and android 4.kitkat .??

    Reply
  • Holy crap, it worked

    Reply
  • I want to download space Marshal. I tried the above method its not work for me. I m using android 6.0. Give suggestion

    Reply
  • GTA play on datawind tab

    Reply
  • how to download the obb.folder and where?? pls told me

    Reply
    • Search {Game name} + obb in Google. You can find almost all games obb folder from Google.

      Reply
  • Can you do that method on ‘kemco’ games ?

    Reply
  • Very nice and cool game

    Reply
  • Tried this 3 times for game of thrones telltale series still im getting this error on my redmi note 3.

    Reply

Don’t Be Shy » Leave a Comment!