Aldiko 2.0 now works on older Android firmwares

If you know anything about Aldiko, you know it’s the best general purpose Epub app on Android, with support for DRMed Epub, lots of formatting options, and support for most ebookstores. But you probably also know that the latest version requires Android v2.1 at a minimum.

I’ve posted a copy of Aldiko 2.0 over on my Android app blog,  Appazonia. It’s been tested and I know it works on Android v2.0 and v1.6.

I was hesitant to host a copy of the app, but then I learned that it was everywhere, including Aldiko’s own support pages. And it’s simply too useful not to share. I happened across this copy back in late December 2010. Aldiko 2.0 was just getting into the Android Market and I had been bugging Aldiko about letting me have a copy so i could try it. I ended up trying to install 4 different copies and this was the only one that worked. It was an early version of 2.0, and the rest were from later builds. They all required Android v2.1.



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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Matt Brinkman9 July, 2011

    Is it worth upgrading to Aldiko 2.0 if you are happy with 1.2? I know the app was re-written, but functionality-wise are the only major new features the DRM and support for the commercial ebookstores?

    1. Nate Hoffelder9 July, 2011

      It also has a number of changes to the menus, but it does read Epub about as well as before.

    2. fjtorres9 July, 2011

      Try it.
      It installs side by side 1.x and doesn’t impact it.

  2. burger flipper7 February, 2012

    Hey Nate, do you still have a copy of this APK? Love to try it on a Cruz Reader I just picked up super cheap.

    1. Logan Kennelly7 February, 2012

      Download it directly from Aldiko:

    2. Nate Hoffelder7 February, 2012

      It should still be here:

      1. burger flipper7 February, 2012

        thanks, my man

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