PRDownloader - A file downloader library for Android with pause and resume support

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Overview of PRDownloader library

  • PRDownloader can be used to download any type of files like image, video, pdf, apk and etc.
  • This file downloader library supports pause and resume while downloading a file.
  • Supports large file download.
  • This downloader library has a simple interface to make download request.
  • We can check if the status of downloading with the given download Id.
  • PRDownloader gives callbacks for everything like onProgress, onCancel, onStart, onError and etc while downloading a file.
  • Supports proper request canceling.
  • Many requests can be made in parallel.
  • All types of customization are possible.

About me

Hi, I am Amit Shekhar, I have mentored many developers, and their efforts landed them high-paying tech jobs, helped many tech companies in solving their unique problems, and created many open-source libraries being used by top companies. I am passionate about sharing knowledge through open-source, blogs, and videos.

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Using PRDownloader Library in your Android application

Add this in your build.gradle

implementation ''

Do not forget to add internet permission in manifest if already not present

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

Then initialize it in onCreate() Method of application class :


Initializing it with some customization

// Enabling database for resume support even after the application is killed:
PRDownloaderConfig config = PRDownloaderConfig.newBuilder()
PRDownloader.initialize(getApplicationContext(), config);

// Setting timeout globally for the download network requests:
PRDownloaderConfig config = PRDownloaderConfig.newBuilder()
PRDownloader.initialize(getApplicationContext(), config); 

Make a download request

int downloadId =, dirPath, fileName)
                        .setOnStartOrResumeListener(new OnStartOrResumeListener() {
                            public void onStartOrResume() {
                        .setOnPauseListener(new OnPauseListener() {
                            public void onPause() {
                        .setOnCancelListener(new OnCancelListener() {
                            public void onCancel() {
                        .setOnProgressListener(new OnProgressListener() {
                            public void onProgress(Progress progress) {
                        .start(new OnDownloadListener() {
                            public void onDownloadComplete() {

                            public void onError(Error error) {

Pause a download request


Resume a download request


Cancel a download request

// Cancel with the download id
// The tag can be set to any request and then can be used to cancel the request
// Cancel all the requests

Status of a download request

Status status = PRDownloader.getStatus(downloadId);

Clean up resumed files if database enabled

// Method to clean up temporary resumed files which is older than the given day


  • Integration with other libraries like OkHttp, RxJava
  • Test Cases
  • And of course many many features and bug fixes

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   Copyright (C) 2022 Amit Shekhar

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Contributing to PRDownloader

All pull requests are welcome, make sure to follow the contribution guidelines when you submit pull request.