Super Mario Run Play Store Downloading Error

Last Updated on Mar 31, 2017 by Fayzan

The Super Mario Run is now available for Android devices on Google Play Store. The Nintendo’s second smartphone game, annoyed some Android users when it announced Super Mario Run at the iPhone 7 launch event, only promising that the game would be available for Android at some point.

Can’t download app with error code 940

Super Mario Run on Android is starting on version 2.0, which includes four colored Yoshis as additional playabale characters. However, you maybe facing an error while Downloading it. One reason is your rooted device. There could be other reasons too but we have here the solution. Android users who have their devices rooted won’t be able to download Super Mario Run from the Play Store. You will however see the install button and that it says it’s compatible with your device. But on hitting the install it gives the error “Can’t download app” with error code 940.

The reason for the error is the app developer has chosen to not allow installs on a rooted device. Guess what? You don’t need to worry about that, just sideload the app. When Play store doesn’t let you download an app, you can always get the APK file from third-party sources and sideload it to your device through the APK. That’s exactly what we are going to do here.

Downlod the Super Mario Run APK

Super Mario Run APK (file size: 61MB)

Just get the Super Mario Run APK file from the download link above and sideload it on your device. How? See below!

1. First of all Enable installation from unknown sources. Go to Settings > Security > Check the “Unknown sources” enabler.

2. Copy the Super Mario Run APK file to your device, if downloaded somewhere else.

3. Launch file manager app, go to the directory where you saved the game’s APK file on your device and select it.

4. Next, hit the Install button and the game will be installed in no time.

That’s it! The Android version of the game is free to try, but accessing the whole game will require a one-time purchase of $9.99.


An avid Android fan and tech savvy, among his passions are sci-fi, gaming and music. Also, likes tweaking and Flashing Custom ROMS on Smartphones.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply