Oct 15 AT 7:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 45 Comments

Angry Birds now (un)available on GetJar, also live in Market

The Android game we have all been waiting for is now available to download, if you can get it to work. Rovio Mobile launched their hit game Angry Birds early this morning and decided to use the GetJar app store instead of the Android Market because “many people were experiencing problems in finding Angry Birds (beta) on Android Market”.

Unfortunately, it appears the game is so popular that is has been causing severe problems for GetJar’s servers and many people are experiencing problems downloading it. Fear not because Rovio has tweeted that the full game will be available in the official Android Market within 24 hours.

Angry Birds will only run on second-gen Android phones and upwards, with Android platform 1.6 or later (sorry CLIQers). Rovio also says that QVGA display resolution is not supported currently, but they will add support for QVGA devices soon.

Right now the free version of Angry Birds on GetJar features mobile advertising, but a future update will include the option to purchase and opt out of advertisements.

So good luck downloading Angry Birds! GetJar’s site last reported 100,000 people had downloaded the game so it looks like quite a few of you are already enjoying it. When we have an official Android Market download, this story will be updated with the link and QR code.

How to download: To get the game now, you can download Angry Birds on your device for free exclusively from GetJar (http://www.getjar.com/angry-birds). It will soon be available on the Android Market and Motorola SHOP4APPS, free of charge as well.

Show Press Release

Angry Birds available for Android

IT’S HERE. AND IT’S FREE. After an extended period of beta testing, Rovio is proud to present Angry Birds for the Android platform. First of all, we’d like to thank you for your patience.

Why is Angry Birds free on Android? We want to make Angry Birds available for as many people as possible. Previously, many people were experiencing problems in finding Angry Birds on Android Market, but now everybody can download the game on their device.

Angry Birds will run on second generation Android devices and upwards, with Android platform 1.6 or later. Your device needs to support OpenGL ES 2.0. QVGA display resolution is not supported currently, but we will add support for QVGA devices soon.

Angry Birds Android features mobile advertising. A future update will include the option to purchase and opt out of advertisements.

To get the game now, you can download Angry Birds on your device for free exclusively from GetJar (http://www.getjar.com/angry-birds). It will soon be available on the Android Market and Motorola SHOP4APPS, free of charge as well.

We have worked long and hard to ensure that Angry Birds gives the best possible experience on Android, and we believe we have reached our goal. We welcome our fans to see for themselves and have fun playing Angry Birds!

More Angry Birds goodies:

-Become a facebook fan: facebook.angrybirds.com
-Follow us on Twitter: twitter.angrybirds.com
-Official page: www.angrybirds.com
-Youtube: youtube.angrybirds.com

Have fun!

Best regards,

The Angry Birds Team

Source: GetJar

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  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    I tried about a dozen times to download it from GetJar, ended up just having to grab it from some FreeFileHost type site.

    Who would’ve guessed that releasing the most popular game the platform has ever seen through a decade old distribution channel would be a bad idea?

    Oh that’s right, everyone. Everyone could have guessed this was a bad idea.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Haha I did the same thing and grabbed it off a free file hosting service. We should upload a torrent for it to help distribute it faster lol.

      • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

        I honestly tried it a lot longer than that. I just said a dozen so I wouldn’t look like a crazy person. I tried to grab this thing every couple of minutes for like an hour, haha.

        • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

          Lol me too. I saw the file host links since last night, but I really wanted to try and install it the official way. It was almost as frustrating as the Gameloft web store. I wish Rovio would just let me buy it off the Android Market. I probably would have paid up to $10 for it.

  • http://Website steves

    Getjar is a joke. I hope it gets on the android market soon!

  • http://Website Joey


    Can I go somewhere on my phones browser and get it?

    Will they be charging on the market?

  • ayocuz

    Been trying since I got the email (no luck). I guess I’ll just have to wait on the market, unless somebody posts a link. I love that game its probably the most fun game offered on the whole platform.

  • http://Website Zack

    Rovio can suck me sideways for releasing this on a piece of crap site like Getjar. I have literally been trying for 2 hours to download with no luck.

    • http://Website jjohnny b

      Although I don’t share your enthusiasm lol. I agree! It even says download started and then it fails. I can’t download any app off that stupid ass site! Blowwwws

    • http://Website Zackisstupid


      really? 2 hours?? i found that in less than 2 mins….

      and you’re welcome!

      • http://Website xallies

        Thanks :D When it reaches the market ill get it the normal way and for now you have helped clench my thirst

  • http://Website Zackisstupid is a Douche bag

    You can suck me sideways too, douchebag.

  • http://Website Mathew

    Zack may be stupid, but you’re a legend!
    Cheers fella…

  • http://Website mtouch 3g

    will the original mytouch can it play this game

    • http://Website Don

      I tried loading it on my original myTouch 3G. No go. It loads the splash screen and starts to play the intro screen for a second, but then quits. I’m running CM6 though, not sure if stock would work any better.

      • shadowxof

        The mytouch 3g is listed on getjar’s website as a compatible phone. However with stock for the mytouch, all it does for me is load up with a blank black screen and i can hear the music playing in the background.

    • http://Website Antwan

      Guys the game must be on a phone that supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and higher which I believe most of the first generation phones do not. Even with a 2.1-2.2 upgrade.

      Could be wrong but all signs point to this

      Sorry Guys!

  • http://none.com kai

    Umm… Is it a different version than what I downloaded from the Market this morning?

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      Yes? In the market now is just Angry Birds Lite Beta. Did you find something different?

      • http://none.com kai

        No, you’re right, that’s the one I found. But when I went to the market it gave the option to “Download” and “Install” the app although I already had it on my phone so I thought it was the newest version. Thanks for clarifying.

  • http://Website Just Checkin

    Anybody have an md5 hash on the official download? I’m not doubting zachistupid, but it’s worth checking…

  • http://Website Robert

    do a search for angrybirds_1.3.5.apk and you will be able to DL it

  • http://Website Jean

    Now available in the Android Market =)

  • zerotiger

    what version of android do you need for this? Moto has screwed me over and I’m still stuck on 1.5

  • Androidawg

    Playing the version Zack linked to now. It is legit.

  • http://Website Warman

    Motorola SHOP4APPS? Where is that? Link? App? Anyone? Bueller?

  • http://sundazed.net iSunday

    Interesting… You can choose “Vibrant” instead of “Captivate” for obvious reasons (AT&T) carrier restrictions, but they don’t allow you to download the app to the Captivate…

    “This phone is unable to download apps from this site or any other site…”

    Not true. A stock Captivate can download jars… it just can’t install them. I’m rooted, and edited my database to allow installation. You would think that GetJar would play friend to the people that are tech savvy enough to allow installation.

  • http://Website Brian

    It works now at getjar, I just downloaded it

  • http://Website Jordan

    I’m on the Dell Streak, goes to a black screen… anyone have the same?

    The lite version worked flawlessly, so it’s pretty irritating! finished all the levels on my itouch, now want to redo them on the 5″ screen of the streak, but no love… :l

    • http://Website steve

      I can confirm. nothing but black screen on the stream. super bummed, lite version worked perfect

      • http://Website steve

        streak, sorry

  • http://Website Robert

    Black screen on the Dell Streak for me too. I hope 2.2 fixes it.

  • http://Website Bill

    I already downloaded it from GetJAR. Does any one know if I download it from the Market (so I can get updates) will it wipe out my progress?

  • http://Website manybellsdown

    Everywhere keeps saying it’s available in the Market, but I get an error message from the barcode. I managed to get it off GetJar but it’s a black screen. Anyone have a link that actually works for MyTouch3G?

  • elijahblake

    my sister still can’t install it on her captivate from appbrain or the market.. Any suggestions?

  • http://www.androidappreviewsource.com Android App Reviews

    A lot of people seem to have had trouble getting this game.

  • http://Website ACEJT


  • http://Website =NoXiouS=

    No go Xperia X10! Black screen is all. Other X10 users say same. Rovio is said to be working on problem. Can’t find lite version.

  • http://Website Fred

    Rovio working on the problem? Are you joking?

    FFS!!! If they just put it on Android market FOR SALE, they’d make money.

    Bunch of utter MORONS. Nice game, but the most unbelievably incompetent distribution ever.

    I look forward to seeing ANYONE try to fluck things up on a release more than Rovio. It’ll be entertaining.

    (leaving now to make a similar game with ducks and warthogs in the Philippines)

  • http://gmail karan

    Good…can be better

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  • http://Website Annabell

    HTC Sensation can play Angry Birds or not ? thanks!