Every time snapchat is updated it breaks all of the mods that you have installed. This prevents you from being able to save images and open messages secretly. When your version of snapchat is updated to the latest version then it can be difficult to do anything on the sly. This guide will show you how to downgrade snapchat on Android.
Normally you will want to choose the latest version of apps because they add features and functionality. This means that automatically updating apps sounds like a great idea. However, in the case of Snapchat there are plenty of reasons why you wouldn’t want the app to update by itself.
Step 1 – Finding the APK
Normally when you install apps on android you will do so using the android market. The problem with this is that only the latest versions of apps are available. An APK is an install file which can be downloaded onto your phone or tablet and then opened to install the app very easily. APK’s are available from a number of different sources including specialist sites which have lots of different apps available for download.
Search the Internet to find an APK of the version of snapchat you want to install. This is sometimes quite time consuming, a good place to look is on forums. However, make sure that the download is from a trusted source and it’s also worth scanning it for viruses too. If you have downloaded the APK on a desktop or laptop computer then you will need to transfer it to your device. The easiest way to do this is to use a USB cable to copy the file across.
Step 2 – Uninstalling SnapChat
Next you will need to uninstall the version of snapchat which is currently on your phone. This can be done through the settings, application menu for your phone. Once you have clicked to select it, click on uninstall. This will remove all traces of the app from your device.
Step 3 – Installing the APK
Once snapchat is uninstalled you can then install the APK onto your device. There is an option in developer options to allow you to install APK’s from unknown sources. Ensure this is ticked, otherwise you will not be able to install. Assuming it is, it’s just a matter of tapping on the APK in a file manager application to launch it. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the version of Snapchat that you want.
Step 4 – Turning off Automatic Updates
You can prevent the same problem occurring again by turning off updates. To do this open the Google Play store and search for the app. Remove any permissions that it has to update automatically, it will then prompt you to update when there is a new version available. You can then ignore it and continue using the same version that you are happy with. With your chosen version of Snapchat installed, and updates disabled you should never have to worry about problems with Snapchat updates breaking exploits you have already installed. This will allow you to continue saving all images and videos that you want to.