Incompatible Android apps? You can download them with Market Helper

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.

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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7 Comments

1. ImQ009

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Cool, an ass saver right there

2. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Awesome idea, but i haz no root :-[

3. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

4. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

5. anshul0000 unregistered

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

6. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

what are you taking about? I have the Xperia Acro S (basically same XS) and it is compatible already... Isn't for you?

7. iBananaScoop

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 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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