Originally Posted by Ryan_D
It did let you use most apps at the time I originally did the hack.
I reset a few days ago and now 70% of my apps I had installed prior to reset give me the not compatible with your version msg.
wondering if changing device type in build.prop to an atrix or other tegra device will open up more apps,
personally with froyo 2.2 being only currently stable rom that everything works in, I highly doubt that any fix will be more than a temporary solution.
sideloading the apps works for most, so it's not a device issue, it's a play issue, and hunting down apk's for most apps is beyond a pita.
if anyone has any advice on what to change to get more apps available, or news of a stable ics or jb rom that everything (especially bluetooth) works would be greatly appreciated.
(most of what is below is pasted from another post I made skip the stuff that sounds out of context) - but the build.prop changes might be all you need. Not sure about Play versus Market. The devices come up OK when I log on with my PC as well as the individual tablets. But I had Play working before and even though it said I had a Nexus 7 it said it wasn't compatible...
I have successfully installed Minecraft Pocket Edition demo (I am assuming the paid version will work too - and will confirm within a day or two) on 3 separate Elocity A7+ tablets.
I have been trying to do this through Amazon (but eventually it worked on Market - see below) and started trying to fool the App Store into thinking I had something else so some of what I did may not be needed, but I am ignorant enough to not know for sure and not interested in trying to find out right now.
Anyway, here is what I did on the second and third tablets after I got it going on the first;
1. Download and install Root Explorer (Speed Software) and Z4root (RyanZA)
2. Z4root - make root permanent
3. Change the build.prop file like this (Root Explorer asks if you want to make a back-up and I always say yes, but have never needed it)
BTW - this is lower/upper case specific, as in what is below is exactly like I have it in the tablet.
4. Do this - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1431967
- (this installs an older version of Market - not Google Play, and I think that is key to this whole thing working) but note these differences - I didn't bother with any of the back-up copy/paste stuff. I did add the extracted app files to the system app folder and then had to force a reboot. Upon reboot when Android set-up starts (it'll say you now have a Nexus 7!) make sure you choose to skip everything (it'll ask to sign-in or create a new google account or skip - make sure you skip all of it)
5. Copy paste the wpa_supplicant file like the instructions say.
6. In the system app file delete the Freing or Fring or (something like that) apk (I don't remember but will look it up on my wife's tablet later and edit this). When you delete this file it will say something like "Stopped working" blah blah and you'll need to do a force reboot.
7. Upon reboot you should have Wi-Fi back and there should be a market icon on your app screen (actually the icon was there before the final file paste in the bin folder (I think)).
8. Open that sucker up and log in.
9. Search for Minecraft Pocket Edition - find it, install it, go play!
The Elocity A7+ is a really nice tablet for the $70-$80 I paid and now with Minecraft (my kids really like this game and I look at it as them being creative) they are even better. I am also assuming since I got Minecraft going I should be able to get a lot of other stuff that was previously unavailable due to "not compatible with your device" BS.