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By blue13x, Senior Member on 6th May 2011, 03:14 AM
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Isnt there a way to trick Android Market for wifi devices? Market enabler only seems to work for device with mobile internet (3g, gsm etc).

Any one have an idea?
 
 
6th May 2011, 08:35 AM |#2  
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I am not sure what you mean, Android's Market its fully functional and available out of the box with the WiFi Xoom.
6th May 2011, 09:53 AM |#3  
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I am not sure what you mean, Android's Market its fully functional and available out of the box with the WiFi Xoom.


There are apps that can only be downloaded by US Android users. Like Google Books, Earth, Kindle just to name a few. People outside US are not able to download such apps because they are country restricted. This means that google identifies the country the device is in by checking the Carrier ID of the phone through the sim card. So some folks have made the app Market Enabler to allow rooted 3G phones to emulate a US Carrier thus bypassing the country check and enabling non US folks to download those apps.

Seems like this doesn't work for wifi only devices since there's no sim card id in the first place.
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6th May 2011, 10:31 AM |#4  
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yes, i'm looking for something similar. there should be a way to allow mock locations with the xoom wifi and make it think that its in a different area than it actually is.
6th May 2011, 01:20 PM |#5  
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Exactly, It's a suprise that there isn't such a thing considering the steady stream of wifi only devices being sold outside the US. A huge market that can add some additonal support to devs for there hardwork. We really need this.
6th May 2011, 02:34 PM |#6  
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More info that I found on another forum that might be helpfull. Any idea if this will this work?


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I got the US apps working too!

I replaced the build.prop file


adb pull /sytem/build.prop d:\

Make a backup of this

Download the file below

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6763988/build.prop.zip


adb push build.prop system/

reboot the xoom



Download paid apps enabler: http://www.cohortor.org/paidappsenab...abler_v1.1.apk

Set the country as Us T-mobile

Got to Application settings and and clear data

Restart Market

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There are apps that can only be downloaded by US Android users. Like Google Books, Earth, Kindle just to name a few. People outside US are not able to download such apps because they are country restricted. This means that google identifies the country the device is in by checking the Carrier ID of the phone through the sim card. So some folks have made the app Market Enabler to allow rooted 3G phones to emulate a US Carrier thus bypassing the country check and enabling non US folks to download those apps.

Seems like this doesn't work for wifi only devices since there's no sim card id in the first place.

Oh ok, thanks for the clarification.
7th May 2011, 02:59 AM |#8  
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Succes!!!

This worked. I used root explorer to copy the 3G Xoom Build prop and now I have a fully working market and was finally able to purchase Tweetcomb.
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Its funny but I just used market enabler and it worked. Didn't have to replace any files :/
7th May 2011, 05:25 PM |#10  
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Its funny but I just used market enabler and it worked. Didn't have to replace any files :/

yeap, me to
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