1. Shifty88's Avatar
    Does anyone know of a way to download an app that's region-locked? I've looked for tutorials but they're fr years ago and the methods no longer work.

    I tried using a VPN and then connecting to the Play Store but it seems to know where I truly am anyway.

    If you know of a way to get around this, please let me know.
    04-09-2017 05:57 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Changing your location for Google Play is no longer enough. It checks carrier information, your credit card information (if available), location history, etc.

    Only sure way of doing that is to get a Play Store account that's been generated (and validated) in the region you're trying to use or download/install the APK manually.
    04-09-2017 08:29 PM
  3. Shifty88's Avatar
    Changing your location for Google Play is no longer enough. It checks carrier information, your credit card information (if available), location history, etc.

    Only sure way of doing that is to get a Play Store account that's been generated (and validated) in the region you're trying to use or download/install the APK manually.
    Know anywhere I can download an APK from? I can't find this one online anywhere.
    04-09-2017 10:38 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Since getting APKs online is, technically, illegal (gray area for free apps, but still technically illegal unless it comes directly from the app developer), we cannot discuss or give out links to apps here. But a simple Google search should yield a ton of results. Problem is that with manual downloads you also need to make sure it's not a compromised APK or coming from a shady site. You never know if the app file has been modified to include malicious code.
    04-09-2017 11:01 PM
  5. Shifty88's Avatar
    Oh I didn't think free also were a problem.

    Yeah I know. Screw it I guess. Thanks anyway. It's not worth the risk.
    04-09-2017 11:26 PM

Similar Threads

  1. how to uninstall googles new android (not a app) Nearby ?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-09-2017, 05:29 AM
  2. Why is my 64g SD card not present on downloads?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-10-2017, 03:45 AM
  3. Why is my 64g SD card not present on downloads?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2017, 05:10 PM
  4. Why has the YouTube app stopped working?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2017, 04:44 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2017, 04:38 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD