GTA San Andreas is one of the most emblematic titles in the history of gaming and is still a valid alternative for those who want to have a good time playing it. So much so that many users have begun to enjoy this Rockstar Games release even on their mobile devices. With its long years of existence, the community has developed a large number of modifications or MODs for the video game, but its installation on Android is not always easy. That is why today, we help you to do it correctly and safely.
Requirements for installing MODs in GTA San Andreas for Android
Installing mods directly will require that, first of all, you have already downloaded the modification you wish to install. You will also need to have these two applications:
- CPU Z
CPU Z is an App that lets us obtain key information about the technical specifications of our device. This will prove crucial in the installation process, so do not skip this step. To download and install this application, just tap on the download link we leave you below.
Once you do so, you will be redirected to the Malavida servers, where you will have to tap on the Download button.Download CPU Z for Android
After this, you will need to confirm your download by repeating the previous action and tapping on the green button.Confirm the download of CPU Z
Once CPU Z has been downloaded, a new dialog box will open. Just tap on the Open option.Open the file to install it
Finally, you will have to confirm the installation of the program by tapping on the Install button, as shown in the following image.Install CPU Z on your device
For the moment, we will only leave it installed, but remember that it will be of great help in the next steps. You can download and install ZArchiver securely through the servers of Malavida by tapping on the following link:
After tapping on the button above, you will be redirected to our download page, where you should tap on the green button where you see below.Download Zarchiver for Android
On the next page, you will have to confirm the download. To do this, simply tap on the Download button.Confirm the download of Zarchiver
Once you have done this, the download will start. When finished, your browser will ask you whether or not you want to open the file. Tap on Open.Open the Zarchiver file to install it
Finally, tap on the Install button and wait for the installation process to complete automatically.Install Zarchiver to continue
How to use MODs in GTA San Andreas for Mobile
Now that we have all the elements we need, we can move on to the most interesting part of this process. First of all, we will need to check which GPU is on your device. To view this information, you can go to CPU Z and look for the following section.Check your GPU with CPU Z
Remember which graphics card you have, as it could save you some headaches. You can close CPU Z. Now, we will open the Zarchiver and we will look for the file of the mod of interest. In this case, we use Teleport with vehicles.Search for your MOD’s file
After tapping, a drop-down menu will open at the bottom of your screen, where you should select the Extract Here option.Extract all its content
Now, it will be time to review the files that come here to make sure that the installation will go correctly. Enter the com.rockstar.gtasa folder which name is the same in each mod.Access the folder where the MOD was extracted
In most cases, we will find only one file, whereby the installation will not be very complicated. However, there is a possibility that your modifications may contain several elements and you should always pay attention to those that say RENAME. If this is your case, edit the file name by replacing RENAME with the acronym that corresponds to your GPU.
- If your GPU is Adreno, you must use DXT
- If your GPU is Mali, you must use ETC
- If your GPU is Power VR, you must use PVR.
These files usually come in texture packs that modify a large part of the game files, so pay special attention to the txd folder that your mod may contain.
To change the name, simply tap and hold on the file you want to modify until the drop-down menu appears at the bottom. Then tap on the Rename option.Rename the files
Whether you have had to perform this step or not, the following will help you complete the installation process correctly. Go back to the folder where you have the extracted mod and tap continuously on the folder to open the lower menu. Here, select Copy.Copy the folder extracted from the MOD
Go to the top area of Zarchiver and select the routes menu. After tapping, the storage areas of your device will open, and you will need to go to Device Memory.Go to Device Memory
In the new screen that has been presented, you will need to go to the Android folder, as shown below.Select the Android folder
Now, find the Data folder and enter it. It is usually at the top of the list, so it should not be difficult to locate.Access the Data folder
Once inside this directory, we only need to paste the Mod folder by selecting the following option.Paste the MOD’s files
Your Mod should now be installed, so simply log into the game and enjoy these changes.