Javelin PDF reader for Android


Please follow these instructions to install the Javelin for Android app v1.00.54 on your Android phone or tablet. For v1.00.55 and later please use the Google AppStore

Note: The steps below should take less than 30 seconds per device. Use this procedure for Amazon Kindle Fire devices and similar "special/non-standard" Android variants and devices - this "should" work OK but no guarantees! See also our review of Kindle Fire with Javelin:

Kindle Fire Review

1 Confirm Your Device Allows Installation of the Javelin reader

Open Settings and navigate to Unknown sources option (under Applications or Security depending on your device - see image below).

Android settings

If Unknown sources is already checked/ON, you can skip this step.

If unchecked, tap the checkbox and then tap OK on the confirmation popup or set or the option button to ON.

2 Download the Javelin reader

From your Android phone or tablet, or from your PC or Mac, visit: https://www.drumlinsecurity.com/Android/Javelin.apk to download the javelin program

3 Install the Javelin reader

When the download is complete, if it has been downloaded from your Android device, open your notifications and tap Javelin.apk. If it has been downloaded to a PC or Mac then attach your mobile device to your PC or Mac, copy the javelin.apk across (e.g. to your "Android" folder on your mobile device) and then use a file browser (e.g. the free ES Files app from Google Play or the Amazon app store) on the mobile to:

Tap Install

Tap Open

That’s it!

The following screenshot shows a typical PDF displayed within the Android reader

Javelin for Android