Over the last few months, I’ve published several revisions to my app. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep copies of all the old APKs, and now I’d like to test upgrade from the old versions to my new version. Is there any way to download Google’s copy of my old versions? The Google Play developer console shows my old APKs, but without a download link. I tried “Real APK Leecher”, but that doesn’t let you choose the APK version you want to download. And I’m not able to even temporarily reactivate the old version in the Developer Console since it complains that it’s of an earlier version.
The Android Developer Console is a real disaster, everywhere you look there is something that needs to be fixed or improved, being this issue you mention one of them. Unfortunately for the time being you’re out of luck. Unless Google enables this, you cannot download old APKS’s. I suppose you could recompile the old code, but I guess you don’t have that either and that’s why you are here 🙂
Now it is possible. They added “Manage Releases” tab to Google Play Developer Console. From
Artifact Library under the
Release Management tab, you can download your app’s APK.
You need to have the necessary permissions to see the download button next to your artifacts. If in doubt, try the root account.
Developer Console => App releases => Production (Manage Production) => Release history => Select the version that you want => Click on Download button.
Your account should be granted with full permissions, otherwise the download button will be hidden.
Developer Console => Manage Releases => Artifact Library = > Archived Artifacts
You get the option to download the previous releases.
Developer Console => App releases => Artifact library => Check the version code/name you wanna download and click the download button at the right.
** Update: **
Developer Console => App releases => Production (Manage Production) => Download arrow.
Its’ possible nowadays.
See screenshot below for clear picture.
Google added “Manage” option inside “App Release” of Google Play Developer Console. From Manage tab, you can see Release History and download your app’s APK.
VISULAL EXPLANATION:: See 2 step process below.