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What is the best converter used for converting Android APK format to ASEC file format.

The only how how to make proper encrypted Android packages (.asec) out of ordinary Android packages (.apk) is to install Android SDK tools and use these to encrypt the packages.

On some phones it is also possible to simply download the APK package on your smartphone to the SD card, which should also change the format from APK to ASEC, but overall some kind of apk to asec converter is unlikely to exist.

Updated: October 12, 2022

Unfortunately, there is no detailed software record in the database for this conversion.


Additional links: Open apk file, Open asec file


An apk file extension is used for Google Android application packages for Android based devices. apk files are basically a renamed zip files, used to install apps to Android smart phones.

Files with apk file extension were also found in older GameSpy Arcade service for multiplayer gaming.

Files with apk file extension might also be found as projects from Active Tutor authoring tool by 4C Soft.

An apk file extension is related to the Microsoft Train Simulator and used for its packaged activity files. An apk files also uses Quake 2 first person action shooter computer game.

Files with apk file extension may also be application packages for Asustor ADM operating system. Not to be confused with Android files.


An asec file extension is used for Android encrypted application packages. ASEC file format was introduced in Android 2.2 that is able to move applications on SD card installed in Android phone. Applications stored on SD Card use ASEC encryption as a prevent against modifying and corruption. ASEC encrypted applications can be run only on Android phone, where have been installed, or in Android SDK emulator. If you move application back from SD card to phone's local storage, Android decrypted the ASEC application file to standard APK application package.


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