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.
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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.