Installing Market on Android Bluestacks Beta – ANDROID APP DEVELOPERS’ TUTORIAL


Android Bluestacks Beta is not yet rooted (We are rooted now Here you Go: Bluestacks Beta Rooted Instructions) and Many users wish to play with Google play. Here is the step by step procedure to get into root.fs and then write access to system in windows

First, gather your tools:

1. Get Ext2 Volume Manager from here and install: Get Ext2 Volume Manager

2. Get Osfmount from here and install: Get OSFMount-x32     Get OSFMount x64

3. Get squashfs tools and extract: Get squashfs tools

Now open Ext2 Volume Manager, click on file “install Ext2Mgr as service”. Then on Tools and “service management” and follow the screenshot settings below:


Apply and minimize. Kill all processes related to Android BlueStacks in task manager (HD-Agent.exe etc.). Open Osfmount, Mount new, select root.fs from C:ProgramDataBlueStacksAndroid


uncheck read only drive and click OK (make sure to backup “C:ProgramDataBlueStacks” before making any changes). Now open the mounted drive and you will see ramdisk.img and system.sfs. Cut system.sfs and paste it to the folder where you earlier extracted squashfs tools.


Open Command Prompt and cd to the squashfs tools folder and execute this command without quotes: “unsquashfs.exe system.sfs” A new folder “squashfs-root” will be created in squashfs tools folder. Now go to OSFMount and mount system.img located in “squashfs-root” folder. Don’t forget to uncheck the “read only drive”. Open the mounted drive and go to app folder and copy the contents of Market folder to be downloaded from here: Get Market content Make sure to delete all 0kb apks from the app folder. Now dismount system.img from OSFMount and go to command prompt and execute this command without quotes: “mksquashfs.exe squashfs-root system.sfs” make sure to delete previously placed system.sfs from squashfs tools folder before executing the command. Copy newly created system.sfs to the mounted drive of root.fs


Dismount root.fs from OSFMount and run BlueStacks beta. Run Market and signin with your google account. Final step to update the market, download latest market apk from here: Get Vending_Official_3.5.15 Right click on it and open with “HD-ApkHandler.exe” located in “C:Program FilesBlueStacks”. Voila, you are good to go with Google Play showing all applications and without any crashes.






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  • hey whenever i try to cut paste the system.sfs file from the root folder error occurs the disk is write protected. any help how tp tackle it??

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