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Access Google Play in China, download playstore apps in China

Access Google Play in China, download playstore apps in China

Google Play China: Making US Google play into Chinese Google Play

This guide will instruct you on how to access Google play store in China, or any locale in the world!

It works for all phone types.

It works for all models and carriers.

It will show and make available all the apps and content as available in Google Play Store, US.

Requirements

Phone, USB cable, Internet connection, VPN access (I use HMA), Supporting files.

** Your phone MUST be rooted and running ClockWorkMod OR be able to INSTALL FROM ZIP**. You’ll need to access configurations and allow programs superuser privileges in the /system folder.

Process

Installing Google Play Store on any phone

  1. **Firstly, we need to access the Google Play Storesupported devices page and locate your device. If your device is supported, move on to step 4. If not, (and you’ll find many of the devices sold in China aren’t supported by Google), choose a device from the device list that is the closest approximation to your model.
  2. Install File Commander (included in supporting files). With File Commander, access the /system/build.prop, it will look like this…
    Access Google Play Store in China
    Change the product code for your phone so it works in Google Play Store

    Scroll down to the ro.product.model = GT-S7566
    change it to the model compatible with Google Play Store.
    in my case ro.product.model = GT-S7562. Save the file. A number of screens will come up asking if you wish to change the write permissions of the new file.
    Accept them.
    Restart your Phone.
    It will tell you Android is loading updated software and gave you a short waiting screen.
    Wait.

  3. Next you need to transfer the GAPPS file to your phone’s SD card.
  4. Install the GAPPS file: restart the phone in Recovery mode by pressing UP+DOWN+HOME+POWER simultaneously. Navigate to the GAPPS zip. Install the zip.
  5. Reboot
  6. You will now need to fire up your mobile VPN software to access Google Play from your mobile phone in China. As it is now blocked.

Your phone will now work with Google Play Store and all free apps.

Access Play Store apps in any location Worldwide

This little cheat will allow you to ‘pretend’ you’re a U.S. resident.
Google go to great lengths to make their products available under the correct jurisdictions. If you want your phone to ALWAYS have the maximum apps and content, things will be changing regularly to make sure this stays the case. Search on the ‘net or should subscribe (to my blog), to keep abreast of changes.

  1. Install the Market Enabler apk included in the Supported Files.
  2. Log on to your VPN service. From your VPN go to the ‘Help’ section or knowledge base. From here you should find information about allowing their service to be accessed from your mobile device.
    Using a proxy
    This is the Knowledge base from my VPN

    My VPN’s knowledge base looks something like this. It has all the information you need.
    The process isn’t a difficult one. The hosts guide will guide you through it.

  3. Fire up Market Enabler. Select one of the carriers (in the U.S.) by pressing and holding.
    Select ‘fake this connection now’.
  4. Fire up your VPN Proxy you just set up in step 2. from your mobile device. In mine, it’s in the other settings section.
    Access Google Play Store in China and Worldwide
    Access Google Play Store in China and Worldwide

    If all goes well, it will tell you your device is connected. You will now be surfing from the U.S. from a U.S. carrier for all intents and purposes. (Check this with http://www.iplocation.net/).

  5. Fire up Google Play Store. This will now be running as if you’re a resident of the United States even if, like me, you’re accessing Google Play Store from a mobile in China.

Disclaimer: If you follow this guide exactly in facsimile, you won’t encounter problems. I take no responsibility for your actions other than those following the method above.

 

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Root Galaxy Duos GT-7566 – Galaxy Duos GT-7562

Root Galaxy Duos GT-7566 – Galaxy Duos GT-7562

SO….

Samsung Galaxy Duos S-7566
Samsung Galaxy Duos S-7566

The time has come.

My phone is getting slower, and I want to use the WIFI teather without operator charges! The best way to do this is to ROOT my GT-S7566, get into the manufacturer installed bloat, and cut it out, like the cancer it is.

Rooting a Samsung Galaxy Duos s-7566

This will allow me access to ALL the installed files, right down to the core C:/ drive, (as it were). It’s called Superuser rights. It’ll allow me to change anything on my phone. Install a new operating system, (if I want).

I’m not much of a techie. But I had a motorbike. I fact I had a few. I don’t see this mobile phone as any different.

This guide will guide those of you who have a methodical mindset and the will, through the process of rooting a Samsung Galaxy Duos S-7566.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Rooting Guide

Without wasting your precious time, let’s quickly jump to the rooting tutorial:

  1. Download the Samsung Galaxy S Duos Rooting Kit.zip from Mediafire or D-h.st.
    This file contains almost everything you will need to get through the process and is approximately 12 MB in size. Won’t take too long to download, right?
    Note: Mediafire link is down due to unknown issues Mediafire is having. Use the Devhost link instead.
  2. Install the drivers for your Galaxy S duos using KIES.
  3. Power off your device as you have to go to downloading mode.
  4. After your phone has switched off, press Volume Down + Home + Power button simultaneously until the Samsung logo appears on your device.
  5. Release. A warning will appear on your device. Read it if you wish. Press Volume Up to continue to the downloading mode. You should see a screen with “Downloading” written on it along with some other stuff.
  6. Connect your phone to the PC using USB cable. It should detect your device as you have installed the drivers in step 2.
  7. Extract the rooting kit, (using winzip or other program), you downloaded in step 1 and open odin from the extracted ‘odin’ folder.
  8. Copy CWM-superuser-3.1.3.zip/CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip to your phone’s external or internal sdcard. The file is present in the rooting kit.
  9. ODIN should detect your device on any of the COM ports. Y
  10. You will be seeing various boxes: some checked and unchecked. Tick or untick them so that:

    F. Reset Time is ticked.

    Auto Reboot is ticked.

    PDA is ticked.

    All other boxes should be unticked.

  11. Click on PDA under the Files (Download) section in ODIN and browse to recovery.tar file. You will find this file in the extracted rooting kit.
  12. Remove the back cover from your device before you follow the next step. This is required as you will need to remove the battery with a perfect timing, after you complete the next step.
  13. Click on start. Let ODIN complete the flashing process. Don’t interrupt the process. A green bar will tell you the progress of the operation. When the green box in Odin window shows “Pass”, your phone will start a reboot.
  14. It’s time for you to jump into action. When the phone vibrates, remove the battery.
  15. Disconnect your phone from the PC.
  16. Power off your device and boot into ClockWorkMod recovery by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously until the Samsung logo appears.
  17. You’ll boot into the ClockWorkMod recovery mode. Your normal touch input won’t work here. Press Volume up to scroll up and Volume down to scroll down. Home button is used to select while power button will take you a step back.
  18. Scroll down to Backup & Restore and select backup. Let the backup process complete. Make sure you have atleast 2 GB storage free in the external sdcard before performing the backup.Note: If you want to unroot later on, boot into CWM and restore this backup. Then flash Stock recovery (present in stock recovery) using Odin, the same way you flashed recovery.tar in step 10.
  19. Go to Install Zip from sdcard option and select “Choose zip from external sdcard” or “Choose zip from internal sdcard” depending on the choice you made in step 12. Finally select the cwm-superuser-3.1.3.zip/CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip and browse through the long list of “No” to select the only “Yes” option to install superuser to your device.
  20. It will run through the installation process, and the phone will take around 2 minutes to boot.

After that your phone, Duos Trend model, in my case s-7566, should be rooted WITHOUT PROBLEMS!

Thanks to droidiser, who provided the original article.

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WordPress for android

So.

Am using this new app. from wordpress. It’s an apk Download called WordPress for Andriod.

Had to download it from some aftermarket site due to google play’s geographic restrictions.

It allows me to access my blogs whilst on the go.

I’m currently writing this from bettween lessons at school.

Heres a pic.

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I haven’t really had a lot of time to do regular blogs , hopefully , this will change that , and I may be able to get one off every day.

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