[How To] Show Protected Apps in Market

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nickshertzer

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How to change the device fingerprint and spoof the Nexus S.

From http://nookdevs.com/Honeycomb_Google_Apps_and_Market

Modified with StreakDroid fingerprint ID
adb pull /system/build.prop
Edit the following line:
ro.build.fingerprint=google/passion/passion/mahimahi:2.2.1/FRG83/60505:user/release-keys
so that it reads:
ro.build.fingerprint=google/soju/crespo:2.3.2/GRH78C/93600:user/release-keys
This spoofs the Nexus S running Android 2.3.2 per this site

Save the modified build.prop to NC.
adb remount
adb push build.prop /system/
Now clear the Market cache. Open the settings app and make the following changes:

Settings -> Manage Applications -> All -> Market
Clear Cache then Force Stop -- DO NOT clear data

Settings -> Manage Applications -> All -> Google Services Framework
Clear data then Force Stop
Then reboot, for example:
adb reboot
Disconnect the USB cable.

Market should now show the protected apps.

The keys for the Xoom:
ro.build.description=trygon-user 3.0 HRI39 101999 release-keys
ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/trygon/stingray:3.0/HRI39/101999:user/release-keys
ro.build.characteristics=tablet,nosdcard

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TheManii

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These are to make your device pretend it's a nexus s or xoom, since those are the ones app devs are most likely to make sure their apps work with.

Streakdroid used to pretend it was a nexus one, but it was removed since it wasnt nesscerry anymore
 

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It should allow you to download apps from the market that are GB or Honeycomb only. The rub being compatibility might not work with Froyo anyway. But hey, it's all about the options!

And from what I can gather, the StreakDroid build.prop still fingerprints as N1 aka passion.
 

TheManii

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at least in 1.7.0-1.8.1 it doesnt: ro.build.fingerprint=dell/streak/streak/8x50:2.2/FRF91/eng.cmbuild.20101207.164028:user/release-keys

it simply states it's a streak running 318 (which is the build streakdroid is built off of)
 

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Ah. I'm still using 1.6.0 StreakDroid because of the noffc framework. The build.prop shows passion on it.

I'm still trying to figure out if changing the fingerprint will allow us to d/l tablet apps meant for the xoom on #MyStreak. (specifically the new Gmail app looks awesome) Of course I just started getting FC all over (not related to build.prop, I think I busted something else playing with Root Explorer) and did a factory wipe.
 
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Haarlem
Damnit

Maybe a late reply, but i'm still doin it as i need help ;)
I did everything you said, but when i open the market, it's still the same as it was before on my xperia x10i. Does someone know what could have gone wrong, and a solution? :)
 
Jun 13, 2011
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Haarlem
Ill try to wait, and have patience :) Thanks for the fast reply. I did get an email on my gmail that is celebrating me with my new nexus s and stuff :)P). I didn't see any changes in the market yet tho.
 

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    How to change the device fingerprint and spoof the Nexus S.

    From http://nookdevs.com/Honeycomb_Google_Apps_and_Market

    Modified with StreakDroid fingerprint ID
    adb pull /system/build.prop
    Edit the following line:
    ro.build.fingerprint=google/passion/passion/mahimahi:2.2.1/FRG83/60505:user/release-keys
    so that it reads:
    ro.build.fingerprint=google/soju/crespo:2.3.2/GRH78C/93600:user/release-keys
    This spoofs the Nexus S running Android 2.3.2 per this site

    Save the modified build.prop to NC.
    adb remount
    adb push build.prop /system/
    Now clear the Market cache. Open the settings app and make the following changes:

    Settings -> Manage Applications -> All -> Market
    Clear Cache then Force Stop -- DO NOT clear data

    Settings -> Manage Applications -> All -> Google Services Framework
    Clear data then Force Stop
    Then reboot, for example:
    adb reboot
    Disconnect the USB cable.

    Market should now show the protected apps.

    The keys for the Xoom:
    ro.build.description=trygon-user 3.0 HRI39 101999 release-keys
    ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/trygon/stingray:3.0/HRI39/101999:user/release-keys
    ro.build.characteristics=tablet,nosdcard

    Information provided solely for informational purposes with no guarantees. Always backup FIRST.
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    It takes time for market to reconise the change, could take minutes, could take days.

    Force closing and deleting the market data might make it faster