GTA 5, as well all know is one of the most popular open-world games of all time. Even though the game was released 7 years back, it is still widely played by fans across the world in all available platforms. Sadly the game is still not officially available for Android.
While you can play other popular GTA games like San Andreas, GTA 5 is still not available for Android. So, if you have been searching how to play GTA 5 on Android, then your search has come to an end. This blog post is going to give you the step by step instructions for installing and playing GTA 5 on your Android phone.
While it is not an official release by Rockstar games, you can still play GTA 5 ported for Android by an Indie developer on your Android phone.
Enough waiting, here is how you can download and play GTA 5 on Android.
How to download GTA 5 in Android
Step 1: Download GTA 5 APK File
As GTA 5 has not been officially released to the Play Store, you need to download GTA 5 APK file and data file to your Android phone to install it on your device.
So, click on the below links to download GTA 5 APK file and data file respectively.
Step 2: Install GTA 5
Once you have downloaded the files to your Android phone, open the APK file from a file manager on your device, and install it.
If this is the first time you are installing an APK file, then your device might ask you to provide permissions to install apps from unknown sources. Just allow permission to proceed with installing the app.
Step 3: Extract the data file
After GTA 5 is installed on your device, open the data zip file you downloaded, and then extract it to your device’s internal storage.
Once the files are extracted, open the extracted folder and copy the file named as ‘com.rusergames.gta5prologue’.
Now go to your device’s internal storage from a file manager app and open the folder named ‘Android’.
Paste the folder you copied before into the obb folder under the Android folder.
Step 4: Play the game
That’s it. All you have to do now is to open the GTA 5 game on your Android phone from your app drawer and start playing the game!
If you have any problems with opening the game or playing it on your Android phone, try uninstalling and reinstalling the APK file.
The credits for being able to play GTA 5 on Android go to R-USER Games which is an Indie game developer aiming to bring popular Console games to Android. You can also download and play other console games like GTA 4 and Watch Dogs 2 from their website here.
Now obviously, Android phones are not powerful enough at the moment to be able to run GTA 5 in full graphics, but the graphics in this port is good enough for a smartphone game.
The game offers on-screen controls for moving, shooting, aim, and also for using the phone in the game. Feel free to let us know in the comments section below if you were able to install the game on your Android phone and how did you like the gameplay experience.