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Incompatible Android apps? You can download them with Market Helper

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Incompatible Android apps? You can download them with Market Helper
Sooner or later, every Android user comes across an app that they wish to download, yet for one reason or another, the software isn't compatible with their device. That can be frustrating, especially if the user is sure that the app in question should have no troubles running on their smartphone or tablet. 

Thankfully, there are ways around that. There's a neat little application called Market Helper that can be used to alter the identity of an Android device. If you have a Google Nexus 7, for example, you can make it appear to the Google Play store as a Samsung Galaxy S III and vice versa.

Market Helper can change your Android smartphone or tablet's identity

Market Helper can change your Android smartphone or tablet's identity

However, you won't find Market Helper on the Google Play store. Instead, the application has to be downloaded from the developer's web page and then installed manually. Oh, and it also requires ROOT privileges in order to work. On the bright side of things, the app has a few advantages that set it apart from its alternatives. For starters, it won't edit the user's system files and it won't require them to edit them manually. Also, once you've chosen what smartphone or tablet your device should appear as, you don't have to reboot. Best of all Market Helper is free to download.

Still, one has to keep in mind that Market Helper can only allow incompatible apps to be downloaded – as in it won't make them work in case they are truly incompatible. Use it at your own risk and don't hold us or its developer liable for any damage that may occur. 

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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 05:11 2

1. ImQ009 (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Cool, an ass saver right there

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 06:07 1

2. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Awesome idea, but i haz no root :-[

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:15

3. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Awesome, but I already downloaded the apps I need using le olde touchpad

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 10:44

4. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 239; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Still can't download Google Wallet if you use it on a Verizon device

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:12

5. anshul0000 (unregistered)


awesome.....finally i can play beach buggy blitz on my xperia s

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 14:33

6. buccob (Posts: 1041; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


what are you taking about? I have the Xperia Acro S (basically same XS) and it is compatible already...

Isn't for you?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:22

7. iBananaScoop (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 May 2012)


I'm still a chicken. Had my desire for 2 years and I've never had the balls to root. With how bad its been lately I might give it a shot soon.

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