Do you know that all the apps we use and download are developed by the creators to address the requirements of a certain group of audience? Google Play Store has laid down specific rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies to which the apps must comply.
However, it has been witnessed in many instances there are several illegal android apps that either duplicate the contents of some other apps or go against the policies laid down by the Google Play Store.
In this article, we will share an amazing list of the top illegal android apps that were initially allowed in the Play Store, and people had even downloaded these and used them. But, the submission of several petitions and allegations against them had driven the Play Store to restrict these apps completely, thus rendering them illegal.
So, get ready to come across some exciting yet illegal apps on the Android OS!
But, before we plunge into the details, we would like you to go through these chief reminders.
- This content enhances the general awareness among the readers about not using these apps. We won’t ever recommend or encourage the audience to use these applications.
- Kindly note that we won’t be held responsible if you encounter legal issues using these banned apps.
- We are not affiliated or linked to either the apps or the developers.
- We suggest that you should never use these apps. We won’t disclose any further information about the availability of the apps.
Best Illegal Apps For Android
Showbox is quite a popular but illegal app that offers great content to watch without charging anything. And, as you can guess, the app’s free services of letting the users watch any show or movie they like has irked Google, and the Play Store has removed it. Showbox is an absolutely free app that streams movies, TV serials or shows, web series, and music videos. It was termed “illegal” because it features contents that have as their source malicious software that can potentially harm your device. Using it might result in you losing your data and privacy.
The fantastic UI of Showbox has also won the hearts of several users. But, we discourage you not to use this app. After all, it is a “banned” one!
#2: Secret SMS Replicator
This app works more as spyware and can be used to keep track of the target’s activities. Do you know how dangerous it is? By using this app, the user can direct all the incoming text messages of the target to come to their devices.
When this spying attribute of the app was reported to the Google Play Store, it was immediately taken down for stealing away the confidential and personal information of the targeted victims.
Now, Aptoide is an app that will amaze you with its sheer audacity of replicating the services offered by the Google Play Store! This app contains a list of the apps available to download for the users, just like the Play Store does. But Aptoide is a highly illegal app as downloading any kind of application from this restricted app might result in you suffering from a breach of security and loss of data.
Always remember that Google Play Store is the most trustworthy app store. Never venture to download apps from any other apps akin to Aptoide.
#4: Girls Around Me
As you can already guess from the app’s name, ‘Girls Around Me’ is a creepy stalking app that tracks girls’ locations by using a geolocation tool.
By using the Facebook posts of any woman or her public check-ins, the users could stalk them. As its fate would have it, this awful app violated the API policy of Google and was instantly removed from the Play Store.
Thanks to Google for blocking this disgusting app!
#5: Tube Mate ( Famous Illegal Android App )
Tube Mate is quite a popular app among Android users. Curious to know how come this illegal app is actually useful? By using Tube Mate, you can easily download any YouTube videos that you want.
That is the very reason for which the Google Play Store has banned Tube Mate. Downloading YouTube videos via any third-party app simply doesn’t go with the policies of Google.
On YouTube, you are only allowed to save specific videos to view these in offline mode.
CreeHack lets the users enjoy the premium facilities of any app for free. Yes, you have got that right! If you have this app installed, you can enjoy all the features of any app without making any payment.
Practically, this illegal Android app released you from making any in-app purchased. We all know that utilizing the services of any app in this manner is simply ‘stealing.’
That’s why this app got entirely restricted and was branded as an “Illegal App.”
#7: Sarahah Messaging App
Now, do we even have to say what Sarahah Messaging App was?
Yes, you have guessed it right! It is that very over-hyped app over which people had grown crazy back in 2016.
Using this app, people could send anonymous messages to anyone they wished to. This implies that the recipient of the message won’t be able to view the sender’s name.
Merely two years had passed when Sarahah was making its way to top the chart of being the most popular app in the entire Play Store, and that’s when it got banned from the Play Store.
The feature of anonymous messaging was misused by people. Senders used to bully the recipients, say bad things about them, and even stooped low to throw slang at them.
The app was also stealthily taking away information from the contact book of the users. Thus, it resulted in its banning from the Play Store.
AndroDumperr lets you connect to any Wi-Fi network by hacking its password. This means that whenever you are located somewhere near any router, this app will instantly crack the passcode of that particular network and let you use it.
Obviously, this is unethical, thus the app got banned.
Ad-Away, when installed, blocks the ads on your device and doesn’t let you view any of the posted advertisements.
You are actually deprived of viewing certain ads that might actually be beneficial for you in some ways.
This app got the medal of being called “illegal” as it was clearly going against the advertising policy of Google.
Final Say: Illegal Android Apps
That was all about the top illegal Android apps!
We are sure that you are pretty familiar with at least some of the banned apps listed above. Isn’t it so?
As you, too, have probably observed by now, not all illegal apps are insufficient. Some save you from seeing the annoying ads and paying extra fees!
But, the fact that taking advantage of such banned apps is absolutely against the norm discourages us from using them.
Now, don’t go in search of these banned apps! *says jokingly*
Beware of the illegal apps! Insulate yourself from the loss of data and stay safe.