Is is possible to download older versions of Android applications?

Is there some kind of online archive for all versions of Android apps? Like how you can find older versions of some Windows app.

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    The best way to get older version of an app: Contact developer of the app.
    – iOS
    Jun 22, 2012 at 3:05

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The site Freeware Lovers collects freeware Android apps and has old versions for many of the apps they host. (Also for BlackBerry, Symbian, and Palm OS.)


Some alternative repositories, such as F-Droid, allow you to choose which version you want to download; all versions ever offered are in the repository.

For most other sites, including the Android Market, the latest version is all that is available.

  • They seem to keep only last 3 versions Jan 30, 2016 at 19:02

The safe and correct way to get an older version is contacting the developer. Maybe they will just give it to you or maybe not - there is a reason why they updated it in the first place. Most importantly they will want to know why and you won't get any hacked malware version as is possible from other sources.


APKMirror from "Android Police"

You can find previous versions of some common apps installation files such as Google Play services, WhatsApp, and Google Play Store.

Note that what you may recall as different versions of the same app might be actually listed as two separate apps. For example, Google Calendar and Google Calendar (old) are listed separately.


I found this site: apkpure

From about:

APKPure.com is a website providing smartphones software downloads founded in 2014 by APKPure Team[...]

[...]We offer one of the most comprehensive collections of Apps, Games, and history version list. All download works guarantee 100% no extra extension needed.[...]


There is the AppDowner from XDA-Developers, but it requires that you have root access. Here's a quick guide on how to use it: How to downgrade to older version of apps on Android


I have a tool that can do this [1]. However it is limited, in that you must provide the version number. Here is example getting YouTube version 4123 (October 2014):

googleplay -a com.google.android.youtube -v 4123

I havent found a way to list the available versions, so you would need to find the version number somewhere else.

  1. https://github.com/89z/googleplay

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