How to Open a JAR File on Android

Your Android device can run Java games and apps, but it isn’t designed to do so, and hence you don’t find any Java emulators on the Play Store to run jar files on Android devices.

However, if you must open a jar file on your Android device, there are a few third-party apps you can install to your Android device to run java apps & games. But know that you need root access on your Android device to run Java.

In our tests, we found the JBED app to be the best of the lot to open jar files on Android devices. It’s basically a JAVA emulator which you can use to install JAR/JAD/JAVA/J2ME/MIDP apps & games on your Android device.

[icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download JBED (.apk) [icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download libjbedvm.so
Instructions
  1. Download both the JBED.apk and libjbedvm.so files to your device from the download links above.
  2. Using File manager app with root access, place the libjbedvm.so file to system/lib directory on your Android device.
  3. Install the JBED.apk file on your device. BUT DON’T OPEN IT YET!
  4. Reboot your device.
  5. Open JBED app » open menu and select SD Card » select the jar/jad file you want to open and install it.
  6. Now open the java app your installed.

That’s all. Hope you’re able to open jar files on Android device following the guide above.

Happy Androiding!

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Shivam Malani

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10 Comments

  1. The jbed app keeps crushing..
    I did everything in order.

  2. The jbed app keeps crushing..
    I did everything in order.

  3. The jbed app keeps crushing..
    I did everything in order.

  4. The jbed app keeps crushing..
    I did everything in order.

  5. Hello, I had tried this out java kept crashing even with it’s files is there a way to update it.

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