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How can I install apps on the Illumina (E653)?

The Illumina has an open Android 4.2 operating system. This means you can install your own apps. The Illumina does not have the Google Play Store installed, but you can easily install apps that are found in the Google Play store. This FAQ shows you the steps you need to take to do so.


  1. Go to Google Play store on https://play.google.com
  2. Find the app of your choice
  3. Copy the URL of that app (for instance if you search for Dropbox in Google Play and click on that app, you find this URL (in the Netherland, other countries will have a different language code): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ttxapps.dropsync&hl=nl
  4. Open the Evozi APK downloader in your webbrowser via http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ 
  5. Copy the URL from the play store (step 3) in the white box below Package name or Google Play URL:
  6. Then press the blue button Generate Download Link. The following screen will now appear (example with Dropbox): 
  7. Now press the green button to download the APK file (installation file of the app)
  8. Your browser will download the file and once ready, it will show like this in your browsers bottom bar. The file is downloaded to your default Download folder on your PC.
  9. Connect the e-reader to your computer with the USB cable and transfer the APK file to a folder on your e-reader
  10. Disconnect the e-reader again after file copying has finished
  11. On the e-reader: go to Apps and open Filemanager
  12. Go to the folder where you saved the APK file. Press on that file and confirm the following steps until the message that the app is installed appears.
  13. You can now open the app directly if you want or you can find it in the Apps menu of your e-reader!

Tags: Android, app, download, E653BK, E653RD, E653WE, google, Illumina, play

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Last update: 2016-07-08 12:12
Author: Carlo
Revision: 1.4

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