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
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.