How To Play Fortnite On Android Devices Without Root

Fortnite for Android is available but not on all devices. Only a handful of high-spec smartphones that meet the hardware and software requirements can play the battle royale game without issues. However, the Android developer community has managed to find a workaround this issue in order to make it possible for anyone with a compatible Android device to get Fortnite right now.

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Fortnite On Android Without Root:

The announcement and the proposed solution have certainly sent a ripple of excitement among the fans of the game who can’t wait to play in this popular first-person shooter. That said, it is not all without a few drawbacks. While you can install Fortnite on your Android device, there is an off chance your game account with Epic games could get banned if you use the method outlined below. So take precautionary steps and use a secondary account.

Related: How To Fix Fortnite Loading And Crashing Issue On iOS [iPhone / iPad]

While the current Fortnite APK is working, Epic Games is acting swiftly to crack down on unauthorized methods. Therefore make sure to check in frequently for the most up-to-date information, and keep playing Fortnite on your Android device.

Disclaimer: This tutorial uses an unofficial version of the game that’s been ported to bypass device restrictions – that’s why the danger of potential ban always lurks around. Moreover, before starting, you should check if your phone is officially supported by the Fortnite beta released by Epic games.

Installation Requirements:

According to Epic Games, the Android version initially will work on the following devices (more to be added soon, so keep checking the official source for the latest device support):

  • Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
  • Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
  • Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
  • Essential: PH-1
  • Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
  • LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
  • Nokia: 8
  • OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
  • Razer: Phone
  • Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S,
  • Mi Note 2
  • ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11

Currently unsupported, working on fixes in the near term:

  • HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11 / U11+, U12+
  • Lenovo: Moto Z / Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
  • Sony: Xperia: XZ/ XZs, XZ1, XZ2
So if your device made it into the list of compatible devices, there’s a workaround to fool Fortnite into thinking your phone is actually a Galaxy S9. Credit for this hack goes to Kieron Quinn, whose efforts have allowed anyone to download Fortnite APK right away on almost any Android device you may have.
The only requirement is that your phone is ARM64 (64-bit), a standard on all high-end Android smartphones for quite a while now. Check your device’s manual or visit the official manufacturer website to verify whether the ARM hardware meets the requirement.

Download And Install Fortnite On Android Without Root:

Before you begin, let’s discuss the potential for getting banned from Fortnite’s servers. Since this is a modified APK, the signature doesn’t match the official APK from Epic. If this method gathers steam, it is likely that Epic will take immediate action to catch and block accounts linked to that modified signature. So proceed at your own risk. We recommend that you use an alternate account to play this version.

Step 1 – First, get the latest APK from this XDA thread. Look at the first link underneath “Download”, as the APK is frequently updated to bypass Epic Games’ restrictions.

Step 2 – Next, download the APK file via your browser by tapping “Download” at the bottom of the screen and save the file directly to your device. When done, tap “OPEN” when prompted.

Step 3 – Once the file is downloaded, you need to install the APK. Tap “Install” at the bottom of the page to begin the process. Once the progress is complete, tap “Open” to launch Fortnite.

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Step 4 – Now you can start playing unofficial Fortnite. It’s important to note that Epic’s servers are overloaded with new players right now. You may encounter some issues when attempting the initial download as it could stay stuck on the screen for a few minutes, but without interfering let the app retry the download – eventually, things will fall into place, and you will be back playing against your fellow Android users for the first time.

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Alternative Method: Sign Up for an Email Invite

If the first method isn’t your cup of tea, Epic Games has a live signup link on its website for users to receive emailed game invites. Simply tap “SIGN UP FOR EMAIL INVITE” to get the latest beta on your Android device. If you have a Fortnite account, tap YES on the following page, or tap NO to create an account.

fortnite beta invite

Once you’ve signed up for the email invite, however, there is no telling when you’ll receive a download link. If you’re interested in getting the game immediately, try the APK method instead of an invite which could take some time.

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