How To Fix Xapk File Validation Failed Error In Android?

How To Fix Xapk File Validation Failed Error In Android?

xapk file validation is a common issue for people who are downloading pirated games. A lot of people are searching for Xapk File Validation errors on Google.

That’s why I  have written this article. Xapk error is the same as the” you may not have purchased this app error” in Android games.

Most users face this error when installing the game along with data files.

Probably you have downloaded a paid Android application or game for free from a pirated website.

I recommend you purchase android games from Google Play Store directly if this error persists.

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Because if you download the game from anywhere else there is a chance to infect your Android device with Malware!

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This error occurs if you did not place the data folder properly in the desired place.

There are two types of data file placements for Android games.

  • Android/obb : If a particular game’s data is to be placed in the OBB folder then you can not download data files directly from the game because this method needs to check license verification from Google Play.
  • Android/data: If there is a game where its files are to be placed in Android/data/ then that means you can download data files directly from the game.

Fix Xapk File Validation Error After Purchasing The Game From Google Play

  • Use ES File Explorer File Manager to back up 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 your backed-up apk game file in SD card/ Backups/Apps.
  • Copy your Android game data file into your computer or a different folder on your sd card. You can find the game data file in the android/data or the 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 game data folders, you have a look at the Google Play URL of the desired Android game. For Grand Theft Auto: Vice City the Google Play URL is So the data folder name is com.rockstargames.gtavc.
  • After backing up the game apk and data files, uninstall the game and delete the 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 sd card (External)/Android/Obb/ (here). If you don’t have an external sd card then place it in the internal sd card android/obb folder.
  • Launch the game now, xapk File Validation Failed Error should be gone now!

Fix xAPK File Validation Error After Downloading APK And Data

Most Indian Android users don’t have a credit card to purchase the application or game from Google Play Store.

So, I recommend using Entropay to create a virtual credit card using your debit card or by transferring money from your bank account.

Anyways to fix xapk file validation error after downloading apk and data from the web, follow the below instructions:

  •  Uninstall the apk if it is previously installed.
  • Delete the data files, including the one that is in the android/obb and android/data folder.
  • Copy apk again and install it. Do not open the game now.
  • Place the downloaded Obb folder in External sd card/android/obb/(here)
  • Launch the game, now it should work!
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So in the case of the GTA VICE CITY game simply follow the below steps to get it to work:

1)Install APK.
2)Don’t copy and paste .obb file to the folder.
3)Copy .obb file and paste it in a new folder named “com.rockstargames.gtavc”.
4)Now, copy ‘com.rockstargames.gtavc’ folder to ‘sdcard/Android/obb’ (OBB same as previous version)
5) Now launch the Game.

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