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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
Last edited by Smallfish81; 06-24-2013 at 07:18 AM.
- 06-24-2013, 10:33 AM #2
- 06-25-2013, 03:21 AM #4
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Re: Help needed - play store
I've discovered a way around this restriction. I currently reside in Hong Kong where I’m 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 it’s not that simple anymore.
Anyway, here’s 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. (You’re not going to actually buy it)
Tap the button that has the price of the app as if you’re 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.
You’ll notice that you don’t 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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