To acquaint you with the steps on how to install a game’s APK with its OBB File(Data file) on BlueStacks 4.
For heavy Android games (a few hundred MB to a few GB), in addition to APK files, they usually need a data-file in OBB format. You need to install this OBB file if you want the game to work properly. If you download a game from Play Store, the OBB file gets downloaded at the initial launch of the game after the install.
You can install apk and download OBB data file separately on machines where there is slow network speed and in-game download keeps on getting disconnected.
BlueStacks versions affected
Versions below 188.8.131.521
All users of BlueStacks 4.
Step 2: In BlueStacks, open Media manager and import the obb file from your computer. (OBB will be a zip file)
Step 3: In BlueStacks, install ‘ES File Explorer’ from this link
For ‘How to install apk’ refer to this article.
Step 4: In ES File Explorer, go to Internal Storage --> DCIM --> SharedFolder --> Locate the OBB zip file that you imported --> Long-press on the zip file to select it --> Click on More & Select ‘EXTRACT TO’ --> Extract it to the path selected by default
Step 5: The Extracted file will be shown as a folder with the OBB file in it.
Step 6: Open the folder. Long press the folder that starts with com.xxxxx.xxxx (this is the package name, which contains the obb file in it)
Step 7: Once selected, click on ‘Cut’ and go back to --> Internal Storage --> Android --> obb
Step 8: Open obb & paste in it.
Step 9: This successfully adds the Data file to the game. Go to the BlueStacks home Screen --> locate the game & Launch it.
This launches the app without any in-game data download prompt.
You can start playing the game or select play mode if its a racing game as above.
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Last updated on July 31, 2019.