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Remember WSATools? The app is still not on Microsoft Store but an imposter certainly is

WSATools was an app released on the Microsoft Store nearly two months ago and it is designed to streamline the process of sideloading Android apps on Windows 11, from a rather tricky process of using the Android Debug Bridge (adb) command-line tool method. However, the app was removed from the Store due to certain reasons but Microsoft reportedly promised its developer that WSATools would make a return if the found issues were resolved.

However, it seems the app still hasn't made a comeback, and instead, there is an imposter version of it that shows up when you search for WSATools on the Microsoft Store.

Real and Imposter WSATools combined side by side

This seemingly imposter app is called "Apk™Installer" and is made by the developer named "置顶广告". The used logo is also pretty similar for the two (image above). The real one on the left is the actual WSATools logo.

The logo isn't the only similar thing between the two apps though. The app descriptions on the Microsoft Store have also been copy-pasted for the most part. In fact, the Apk™Installer maker even forgot to replace WSATools word with its own app's name in the middle of the description.

ApkInstaller description error as it mentions WSATools
via Apk™Installer (Microsoft Store)

We are in no way suggesting that the new Apk™Installer is somehow better or worse than WSATools, however, it is possible that a user looking for the latter mistakenly downloads the wrong app especially since searching up for WSATools brings up Apk™Installer on Microsoft Store.

It also seems like a copy-paste hack job of WSATools at least from the first impression it provides.

So, in case it is WSATools you are looking for, you can download the app via this link. But bear in mind that both these apps are unofficial third-party tools.

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