For so long, Android users have been limited to the official App Store for their apps or, if they wanted third-party apps, they had to root their devices. Not any more. An iOS app installer called Panda Helper has been given support for Android devices, opening up a whole new kind of App Store.
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What is Panda Helper?
Panda Helper is a third-party app installer that was first released for the iOS market but has since been released in APK format for Android users, giving them the option of an alternative app store. Panda Helper offers Android users thousands of third-party apps and games, including stock apps modified with new features and popular games, unlocked and totally free to use. There are even a few Cydia tweaks that don’t need root access to work, such as emulators and screen recorders, and every single app or game is free. You don’t even need to root your device.
How to download Panda Helper on Android
To download Panda Helper to your Android device, you must download and install the APK file. This is simple to do as long as you follow the guide below:
- Go into Android Settings and go to Security
- Enable Unknown Sources – this lets third-party apps install to your device
- Next, open your browser and download the APK file from the official Panda Helper website
- Open your Downloads folder and tap on the .apk file
- When the Panda Helper app icon is on your home page, the installation is finished
Using Panda Helper
Using Panda Helper App Store is no different to using the official Apple App Store:
- Launch the App Store from your home screen
- Use the search box to find an app or game or just have a look through what the store offers
- Tap on an app or game and tap on Install
- Follow any on-screen instructions to download it and wait for the icon on your home screen
- Enjoy all your free apps and games
Fixing common Panda Helper errors
Millions of people across the world use Panda Helper every day, and most find it stable and reliable. However, some people have reported two errors happening. Both are simple to resolve:
Panda Helper has stopped working?
There could be a couple of reasons why this happens, and, as such, there are a few solutions. Follow them in order until you find the one that works on your device:
Method 1: Reset App Preferences
This method appears to be the one that works for most users:
- Launch your Android Settings app
- Open Apps ( App Manager )
- Tap Reset App Preferences > Reset Now
- Try Panda Helper; you should find it works now
If it doesn’t, try this:
Method 2: Clear package installer cache and data
- Launch Settings>Apps (App Manager)
- Tap on System Apps>Package Installer
- Tap on Clear Data*
- Tap on Clear Cache*
- Panda Helper should work now
* These options are in Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Method 3: Enable unknown sources
This should be done before you install Panda Helper. Otherwise, the app will not work.
- Launch Settings >Security
- Find Unknown Sources and tap to enable it
- Try Panda Helper. If it still isn’t working, you will need to delete it
- Then, making sure Unknown Sources is still enabled, reinstall Panda Helper
Panda Helper not installed?
This is another error that could happen for several reasons, but the solutions are simple:
Method 1: Clear Package installer data and cache
- Open Settings>Apps or App Manager
- Tap System Apps>Package Installer
- Tap on Clear Data*
- Tap on Clear Cache*
- Panda Helper should now be installed
* Android 6.0 Marshmallow users will find these under Storage
Method 2: Enable unknown sources
- Launch Settings>Security
- Tap the slider beside Unknown Sources to enable it
- Panda Helper should be installed
If it isn’t working, you need to delete it and start over, ensuring Unknown Sources remains enabled
Method 3: For rooted devices
These steps are for users who have a rooted device:
- Using your Android browser, find a decent, stable root explorer app
- Next, launch the app and then copy the .apk file
- Open Settings>Apps and make sure app permissions have been enabled
- Try Panda Helper again; it should now be working properly
Method 4: Clear some space and set path
One of the most common reasons apps won’t install on your device is because you don’t have enough space. Clear everything off the device you no longer need – Apps, Files, Junk files, etc. If you have a lot of media files, transfer them to the cloud or an external storage device.
You should avoid trying to install the App Store to your SD card as the package installer may not read the APK file. However, if you do need to do this, make sure you mount the card correctly.
Try Panda Helper on your Android device today; you won’t regret it.