I have been currently attempting to install Pokemon Go for a while, since yesterday.

I've found to my disappointment that I couldn't find Pokemon Go in the Play Store at all. Even though I'm in Australia, where Pokemon Go is supposed to be released, I can't find it.

I've also attempted a direct APK download from apkmirror, but a strange parsing error has been blocking the installation.

Does anyone else have this problem, and does anyone have a possible solution to it?

  • 1
    What device do you have?
    – SaintWacko
    Jul 12, 2016 at 2:51
  • It's rather old. Samsung Galaxy S4
    – Mildwood
    Jul 12, 2016 at 2:53
  • Android Version 4.3, API level 18
    – Mildwood
    Jul 12, 2016 at 2:53
  • 4
    Afaik it requires Android 4.4
    – Unionhawk
    Jul 12, 2016 at 2:58
  • Missed it by 0.1 D;
    – Mildwood
    Jul 12, 2016 at 2:59

3 Answers 3


Your phone running Android 4.3 makes it incompatible with Pokémon Go. Your best bet is getting a new phone, since the S4 isn't getting newer updates, or using a custom ROM.


If you want to use the APK, you will need to allow unknown sources. This is what causes the "parse error" when you try to install it. To allow unknown sources, do the following: Go to Settings > Security. Scroll down until you see "Unknown sources" and switch it on. Press OK when it gives you a warning. Now reopen the APK and it should install fine.


Your best bet is updating
If you want(on your own risk), try a custom ROM: https://www.androidpit.com/galaxy-s4-android-update

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