This Samsul article discusses how to download WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) without the Microsoft Store. Microsoft has really brought out the best in Windows when it comes to interacting with other apps. Starting Windows 11, you will be able to apply Android apps natively on your machine. To do so, you must have the Windows Subsystem for Android app from the Microsoft Store.
Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) doesn’t just help you install Android apps through the Amazon Appstore (officially). It also allows you to perform two-device transfer of any Android app on your Windows.
However, as the app is rolling out gradually, you may not be able to download it from the Microsoft Store in your region. The good news is, there is a solution.
Understanding Windows Subsystem for Android
The Windows Subsystem is a component layer that will run on top of Windows 11 to help load Android on it via the Amazon Appstore. The Windows Subsystem consists of the Linux kernel and the Android OS.
WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) runs using the virtual machine platform features along with the Windows subsystem for Linux features from Windows. while the jargon may be too much for some users. Microsoft will distribute WSA as an app to everyone through the Microsoft Store.
Download Windows Subsystem for Android msixbundle files
Downloading Windows Subsystem for Android without Microsoft Store is a very easy job, and requires almost no technical knowledge.
First, open store.rg-adguard.net using your browser of choice. Next, click on the drop-down menu on the webpage and select an option Productld.
Enter Product ID
9P3395VX91NR for Windows Subsystem for Android in the text field and then click the last drop-down menu and select an option slow. After that, click the button checkbox to let the tool find the download info for
.msixbundle from Microsoft servers directly.
You will see a list filled in on the web page as a search result. Scroll down to find files that have the extension .msixbundle. this will also be the largest file in the yield of around 1.2 GB or so. Once found, right click on the file and select options Save info as from the context menu.
Then, let your browser download and save the file on your computer.
How to Install Windows Subsystem for Android from msixbundle file
Once you’ve downloaded the Windows Subsystem for Android, you’ll need to install it in order to use it.
To do so, go to Start Menu and click the ‘button’All apps‘ which is to the right of the flyout.
Then, scroll to find the app Windows Terminal, right click on it and select option Run as administrator from the context menu.
Now, a User Account Control (UAC) window will appear on your screen, enter the credentials for the administrator account if you are not logged in with it. If not, click the button Yes to continue.
In the terminal window, type or copy+paste the following command and press Enter on your keyboard to start the installation.
Add-AppxPackage -Path "<copied path><package name>.msixbundle"
NOTES : Change
PowerShell will now display the installation status, wait for the process to complete.
Once the installation is complete, close the PowerShell window and open it Start Menu. You can search for Windows Subsystem for Android by typing Windows Subsystem. Then, click on the ‘Windows Subsystem for Android’ tile to launch it.
Alternatively, you can also find Windows Subsystem for Android in the list All apps which can be accessed from Start Menu on your device.
That’s how to Download Windows Subsystem for Android without Microsoft Store, hope this helps.