INSTALL ANDROID MARKET / GOOGLE PLAY ON BLUESTACKS BETA
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:
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:
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:
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.