March 14th, 2013, 10:31 PM
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Problems overcoming country restrictions...
Hello all, first post here.
I am a member of the US military deployed overseas. This deployment I decided to order a tab 2 P5113, and it (finally) came in the mail about a week ago.
I quickly realized that getting apps onto it would be a pain in the butt due to my global location (I'm in Timor Leste, a small country by Indonesia. If I remember correctly our internet comes via Australia).
After a bit of research I figured out it would require a root, something I knew about but was unfamiliar with (never felt the need before with android devices) and after a few days of research I successfully rooted my phone and installed CWM 188.8.131.52.
Next I tried installing a modified GooglePlay app that is supposed to bypass country restrictions (a bit outdated but I hoped it would work - pretty much every page about trying to fix my issue points to this same page, i'll dig up the link if anyone wants it to view) but you need a root explorer to install it properly. I can't download a root explorer because of country restrictions!!
This seems like a catch-22.
So then I discovered APK Leecher and I would like to try and use that to get a root explorer, but it requires a device ID and the only method to identify that is a method for phones, and I can't find anything saying how to get an android tablet device ID.
This is very frustrating!! Is there a way to download APKs without needing a device ID? Can I find my device ID so I can use APK Leecher? Is there a root explorer I can download without country restrictions? I can't even install third party apps like Market Enabler or Market Unlocker, GooglePlay store just won't show them.
I feel like I must be missing something...
I really don't like having to jump through all these hoops to just be able to download apps.