In the last few months, we have seen an increase in the number of third-party app stores. Once released as alternatives to Cydia, they are now becoming popular replacements for the official iOS app store. Nine of them require a jailbreak to work, meaning they are available to all iOS users and, in some cases, Android users too. One that has grown in popularity is Panda Helper – this does have an Android version and, because of that, you can install it on your Windows or Mac computer.
Download Panda Helper on Mac or PC:
Although Panda Helper does not have native support for any desktop operating system, there is a neat workaround that enables you to install it on Windows or macOS. Because the developers released an Android-compatible version of the app store, all you have to do is install an Android emulator on your computer. We would recommend using BlueStacks, or Nox Player as our tests show them both to be fast, reliable, and compatible with both operating systems. You do need a Google account to use an Android emulator – if you don’t have one, go ahead and set one up now; they are free.
- Using the official websites, download BlueStacks or Nox onto your computer.
- Now visit the official Panda Helper website and download the APK file.
- Open your emulator and sign into it. Leave it to set up.
Now you can install Panda Helper into the emulator in three different ways:
- Right-click on the APK file and click on Open With ( pick your emulator )
- Find and drag the file into your emulator.
- Type Panda Helper into the emulator search bar
Whichever method you choose, once the file is in the emulator, click it and follow the on-screen directions to install it – the icon will be on the emulator home page when it’s done.
How to Use Panda Helper:
If you already use Panda Helper on your mobile device, you know how easy it is to use:
- Launch the emulator app
- Click on Panda Helper and wait for it to open.
- Click on any app or game you want to download – there is a search facility if you want a quick search on something specific.
- Click on Download and wait – it will be installed on your computer, and you can use it the same as you do any app you install
Frequently Asked Questions:
Every day we are asked questions about Panda Helper, so here are the most common ones answered for you:
What is Panda Helper?
It is one of the most popular unofficial app installers with multi-platform support. Initially an iOS app, it now works on Android too and, by extension, on desktop computers with an Android emulator. The installer provides free access to tons of third-party apps, many of them tweaked with new features, and lots of unlocked, modified games. On top of that, there are working game emulators, screen recorders, and much more.
Why Has Panda Helper Stopped Working?
This is likely to be because Google revoked the app certificate. As it is unofficial, it uses expired enterprise certificates that are not supported by Google. They revoke the app certificates, and Panda Helper stops working. The easiest thing to do is delete Panda Helper and then wait a few hours. This gives the developers time to renew the certificates, so the app works again. Also, consider installing a VPN recommended for use with Panda Helper to stop this from happening again.
I Get a “Can’t Connect to Panda Helper” Error – Why?
Once again, this is a certificate error. Wait a couple of hours and then have another go as the certificate should have been replaced by then.
Can I Request Apps and Games?
Yes. Contact the developers via their official Twitter account but, be aware, they cannot always fulfill requests. They get a lot of requests daily, and not every game can be found.
My Apps Crashed – What Do I Do?
The best option is to delete Panda Helper and then reinstall it, following the guide above.
How Safe is Panda Helper?
Very safe. First, the development process included stringent testing every step of the way. Second, Panda Helper is being constantly monitored. If any problems arise or any issues are reported to them, they are fixed straight away with an update. It is down to you to install these updates, and failure to do so could render your version of the store unsafe. Also, ensure that you have up-to-date, reputable anti-virus software on your computer.
As one of the biggest sources of unofficial apps and games available, Panda Helper is ideal for desktop use. Not only can you use all your desktop resources, but you also get an alternative app store for free. Try it today and see how it compares to the official stores.