FileLinked: Firestick & Android Devices Installation Guide

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 11 Jan 2022

FileLinked: How Does It Work & How to Install It

You can share pictures, videos, apps, or any other files by simply using the FileLinked application on your device. In the past, FileLinked was known as DroidAdmin, but its name changed to FileLinked later on. It was ranked first amongst the apps used to download or sideload applications on Firestick, but it was shut down by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE).

In this guide, we will give you an overview of how FileLinked works and show you how you can install FileLinked on Amazon Firestick (and any Android device). We will also go into dealing with FileLinked security issues and how you can stay safe using FileLinked on your device.

How to Download FileLinked on Firestick

If you want to use FileLinked, you’ll have to side-load on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. To install it, you will need to first install the ‘downloader’ app. 

IMPORTANT: FileLinked is not currently working and probably won’t be returning any time soon. If you’re looking for something similar to FileLinked, visit our article on the best FileLinked alternatives instead.

Follow these steps to install the ‘Downloader’ app on your Firestick or other Android OS device:

  1. Go to the home screen and go to ‘Find’.
  2. Click on the ‘Search’ option, and a pop-up menu will appear.Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  3. Click on the search bar and write ‘Downloader app’ using the home-screen keyboard (you can also use the Alexa voice command to search for it).
  4. Click on the downloader app in the search results and you will proceed to the next screen.Amazon Firestick search function with Downloader highlighted
  5. Click on the download button and wait for the app to be downloaded.
  6. Clickable option to install Downloader on FirestickAfter the app has been downloaded, click on the ‘open’ button.Install the 'downloader' app window Open highlighted

Even if you have installed the ‘downloader’ app, you cannot install any files or apps using it unless you have enabled the Firestick to download from unknown sources.

Follow these steps to enable downloading from unknown sources

  1. On the home screen, go to the ‘settings’ options.
  2. Click on ‘My Firestick TV’ and a menu will appear.The Amazon Firestick settings menu with My Fire TV highlighted
  3. Search for ‘Developer Options’ in the menu and click on it.Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.
  4. In the ‘Developer Options,’ click on the ‘Enable From Unknown Sources’ option.Apps from Unknown Sources categorized under Developer Options in My Fire TV settings
  5. Search for the ‘Downloader’ app and enable it.

Now your Downloader app is ready to install FileLinked.

Go through the following steps to download FileLinked

  1. Open the Downloader app.
  2. Open Downloader AppClick on the search bar and an on-screen keyboard will appear.
  3. Type the following URL: https://vpnch.ec/k/filelinked
  4. Downloader Home menuThen click ‘Go.’
  5. Downloader app keyboard filelinked URL typed inAfter that, a window will appear. Click on the APK download to get it on your Firestick. Downloader Browser Download Filelinked APK highlighted
  6. Wait while the app downloads.Downloader Browser Filelinked APK download status pop-up
  7. After downloading, a pop-up will appear asking to install the app from the file; click on Install to start the installation.Downloader Browser Filelinked APK Install pop-up
  8. After the app has been installed, click on done.Downloader Browser Filelinked APK Installed pop-up Done highlighted
  9. A pop-up will appear asking if you want to keep the file or delete it. Click on delete as Firestick has low storage capacity, so you need to preserve space.Downloader Browser Filelinked APK files delete pop-up
  10. It will ask for confirmation. Click once more on Delete.Downloader Browser Filelinked APK files delete confirmation pop-up

Your FileLinked has been downloaded now; you can now go to the home screen and go to the ‘my apps and games section where all your apps are available to launch.

How Does FileLinked Work

FileLinked is a famous app used to download APK files. When you download an app or APK file, you usually have to write a long URL. However, FileLinked made it easier for you by converting those URLs into codes, and then enabling you to use these codes to quickly download what you want. You can make everything easier for everyone by creating a code for an app and sharing it among your peers.

Commonly Used FileLinked Codes

There are particular codes for apps and for a group of apps in a section as well. For example, you could use the FileLinked code 71607934 to show the best apps and services related to Firestick or other Android OS. Or you could use the code 51829986, which shows the best online streaming apps. You can try using the internet to search for all kinds of codes according to your needs, and use them to download apps from FileLinked.

Just like this, downloading apps and APKs becomes a piece of cake. FileLinked is a great service app for people who cannot afford to pay for online streaming services, but you do run the risk of infecting your device with some virus if you’re downloading these apps from unreliable sources.

Removing Ads

Whenever you launch FileLinked, its homepage will contain ads. To remove them, simply follow these steps:

  1. On the homepage of FileLinked, click on the settings options on the top right side of the window, next to the menu option (three dots).
  2. Click on the ‘show hints and useful information’ and toggle it off.
  3. Click on the ‘Apply’ button, and your settings will be applied, giving you an ad-free home screen.

Security Issues

Since ACE took down FileLinked in 2021, many people wonder if it’s safe and secure, or even legal to use it. FileLinked is a free app, it is safe, secure, and completely legal. However, the apps from unverified sources installed using it may not be safe, or in some cases, even illegal.

You can create codes for URLs yourself, which is a big advantage and disadvantage at the same time. If a person shares a malware-filled file and you download it, there is a risk of infecting your device. We, therefore, strongly recommend you to not download apps from unverified or unknown sources, and not to provide your email on FileLinked or any other app that you download through it, as there is a risk of your data being leaked. We also suggest that you use a secure VPN, such as ExpressVPN, before you download files from FileLinked. A VPN will also hide your IP address, keeping you safe from hackers and any parties interested in your online activities.

Final Words

Any device that works on Android OS is compatible with FileLinked. A few examples of Android OS devices are Amazon Firestick, Amazon Fire TV Cube, Nvidia Shield TV Pro, Turewell T9, Nvidia Shield. Now just have fun using the app!

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