Battleground mobile India is finally here after getting banned as PUBg mobile in India. It was announced back in the first week of May and since then we were all speculating dates. It is currently made available to pre-registered users only but you can try your luck.
Since this is the most popular game in India right now so it is expected that if the game is made available to everyone instantly then the chances are that server might crash. So keeping this in mind Krafton India has decided to give early access to some users on first cum first serve basis. Although, there is also a workaround if you couldn’t get early access. Both of the methods are discussed in detail so go through them.
Download & Install Battleground mobile India
Method 1: Official Method through Playstore
Step 2: This link will lead you to the default browser. Make sure that you are logged in the browser using your official email id. Next click on the “BECOME A TESTER” button to join the beta testing program.
Step 3: Now click on the “Download it on Google Play” or you can directly head over to the playstore. Make sure that you are logged into the play store using your official email id.
Step 4: Now you can see the install option, tap on it to start installing.
Note: The file size is around 700MB and the rest 600MB is consumed when you start installing the game. so overall 1.3GB of your precious data will be consumed.
Since the early access is being rolled out in batches so it might happen that the above method won’t work. They keep on rolling this early access at regular intervals. So either you can wait or follow the below method to play the game.
Method 2: Download and Install Battlegrounds Mobile India with APK + OBB Files
In this method, you have to do download APK and OBB files and follow the below instructions. We have mirrored both of the files on our official Telegram Channel.
Step 1: Download the Battlegrounds Mobile India Early Access APK and OBB files from this Telegram link. Tap on the three-dot menu icon and select “Save to Downloads” on Telegram to instantly see the files in your Downloads folder.
Step 2: Now go to any advanced file explorer such as ES File explore and go to the downloads folder. Install the Battleground India .apk file and make sure that “Install from unknown sources” is enabled.
Step 3: After installing the .apk file, remember not to open the game right away. Tap on the “Done” button and move to the next step.
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Step 4: Now open the file explorer and go to the internal memory. Search for “Android” folder and search for the OBB folder.
Step 5: If you can’t find “obb” folder then create a new folder and rename it obb. Next, create a new folder inside “obb” folder with the name “com.pubg.imobile”.
Step 6: Now move or copy the “main.15255.com.pubg.imobile.obb” file, which you had downloaded before, to the “com.pubg.imobile” folder. The overall path should be as follows:
Note: Make sure the name of your OBB file is “main.15255.com.pubg.imobile.obb”. Do rename it if the file name is different, before moving it to the OBB folder. This will help eliminate the “Download failed because you may not have purchased this app” error while installing Battlegrounds Mobile India on your Android phone.
Before opening the game, make sure to allow all required permissions from the app’s settings page. It is because the app is not asking for permission on its own so, you have to do it manually.
- To access the permission page press and hold the app and tap on the “app info” icon. There goto “App permissions” and then allow storage and microphone permission.
- Now open the game and be patient because the first time the game will take time to open depending on your chipset. You have waited for long for this game to return so this much time is worth it.
- Once this process is complete, you will see a pop-up indicating that the update is finished. Tap on OK to restart the game.
Now you are all set to play the game and the good news is that you can actually transfer all your PUBG mobile data. Stay tuned to the article and we will update the old data transfer in the next article.