Recently, Android applications were made available to Windows 11 through the Insider channel, but users can also install these programs manually without subscribing to the Insider channel. Now a developer has created a graphical tool for manually installing these programs called WSATools, which makes it easier for users.
WSATools is a tool developed by Simone Franco in the Microsoft Store published It is basically a graphical interface to simulate ADB command line commands to install Android applications. To use this program, you must first go through several important steps for configuration.
First you need to download the ADB and prepare it on Windows 11. Then add ADB to the Windows 11 environment variables so you can run ADB commands across the system. Follow these steps to do this:
- Open the Start menu and type environment to see the Change the system environment variables option. Then click on it.
- In the window that opens, select the Environment variables option.
- From the bottom half of the window, in the System variables section, select the Path variable and then click Edit.
- Click Browse and navigate to the folder where you saved the ADB platform tools.
- Click OK to close all windows and confirm the changes.
Now you just need to enable Developer Mode in the Windows subsystem for Android (WSA). If you put WSA in Continuous Mode, this subsystem will always be running behind the scenes. Once all this is done, now you just need to download the APK files and run them.
WSATools software installs Android applications and displays their icons in the Windows 11 Start menu. The developer of this software says that in the future, more features will be added to this program so that, for example, the ADB installation will be automated.