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    Default Help needed - play store


    Recently I bought a new N4 phone
    A few days after using it, i noticed that i can only search apps in the play store and not, for exmple, ringtones or music
    I used to have a different screen on the store startup, now i get this (it's Hebrew). The previous launch screen had a grey title that said "play store". Now iy starts directly at the app store.
    As you can see, on the top left coner of the screen, I am missing an arrow that should allow me the option to choose, for example, browsing the music store, apps, ringtones etc.

    Hope someone will be able to assist

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    Default Re: Help needed - play store

    update to latest playstore from here Download: Latest Google Play Store 4.1.10 With Location Bug Fixes

    clear data/cache before opening again
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    Default Re: Help needed - play store

    It seems the issue is quite simple - basicly in Israel only the App section is available. Probably after a few days of using the phone, some sort of an update happend blocked the other options.
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    Default Re: Help needed - play store

    I've discovered a way around this restriction. I currently reside in Hong Kong where Im supposed to be restricted to only being able to access the Apps section of Google Play. It used to be that you can just use a VPN to get full access. But Google changed something so its not that simple anymore.

    Anyway, heres what you need to do: It involves clearing the data on the Play Store app and reconnecting using a VPN. But you need do these things at very precise moments.

    Open the Play Store app.
    Browse to a paid app. Any will do. (Youre not going to actually buy it)
    Tap the button that has the price of the app as if youre going to buy it.
    Accept the App permissions.
    Now you should see a button to actually buy the app. STOP.
    Press the Recent apps button.
    Long press on the window for Play Store
    On the pop-up, press App info
    Press Clear data
    Connect to a VPN to fake your US connection. I use TunnelBear. Others will probably work just the same.
    Open the Play Store app again.
    Accept the T&Cs
    You should now be able to access the full US Google Play Store.

    Youll notice that you dont even need the VPN service to browse the store. But you may need it for making purchases. If you have troubles with purchases, try doing it on a desktop browser with over a VPN.

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