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[Q] Country-restricted Play Store app updates

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By Kalm_Traveler, Senior Member on 6th March 2014, 11:24 PM
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I had to sideload a Korean music app (Melon / 멜론) because it's not downloadable outside Korea, per it's link https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...en.melon&hl=en

Anyway, I read that if you sideload an app that is on the Play Store with it's correct app name, it will automatically attach to your account. However, I do not find this to be the case, as I have had it for some weeks now and there is a newer version out but I don't see it on My Apps in Play Store, and if I access it's direct page through the app with that link, there is a giant black bar that basically says "F U BUDDY, NO DICE" covering where the "update / uninstall" buttons normally are.

My question is - has it just not attached because it's not allowed in the USA? Or... if I buy Titanium Backup Pro and try to attach it that way, will the updates start working (since I already have the app installed) ?

I'm just curious because I already have an account with Melon and can technically use the app but would prefer not to have to keep sideloading updates.

I tried using some VPN application to connect through Japan (I know this is not the same as Korea ) after stopping Play Store and wiping it's data and cache, and turning off mobile data (wiped everything while in Airplane mode) but that didn't make a difference.

Thanks in advance!
 
 
7th March 2014, 09:05 AM |#2  
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I decided to buy Titanium Backup Pro and try force-attaching it. Still doesn't show up in Play Store and if I get it's link open externally still has the black bar over the area where update / open / uninstall should be

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7th March 2014, 09:11 AM |#3  
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Here's a screenshot of it

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8th March 2014, 09:43 AM |#4  
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install xposed installer and then install all apps in playstore module.
hit thanks if i helped you..
8th March 2014, 10:21 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by android yoyash

install xposed installer and then install all apps in playstore module.
hit thanks if i helped you..

Got my hopes up haha

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9th November 2014, 08:38 AM |#6  
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Try market helper


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