January 7th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Evilberto
I recently bought a Google Nexus 4 in China, but I also just found out that many apps are not compatible for my phone and that I can't buy any app (I can only download free ones)
It says: something like "you cannot download this app in your country"
So now I have 2 questions:
1) does it mean that with the same phone I would be able to download those apps outside of china?
2) is there any way I can "unlock" my phone from this curse?
1) Google and China don't play well together due to differing views on internet censorship ect. I dont think you can purchase apps in China from Google. If you were in another country, you could purchase the app.
It seems backwards, I know, but that's the way things are.
2)with a rooted phone, you could most likely spoof the location for another country