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  1. stargirl29

    stargirl29 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i purchased my nexus 7 in the united states but am in europe now. how do i change my location back to US? i have noticed that i can no longer access some things like device support for my location. i do have a permanent u.s. address so i would like to have u.s. as my location to make contacting support easier.

    in the meantime does anyone have the direct email for device support?
     

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  2. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

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    you location is set off of your tabs gps and wifi. you could use a gps faker app but im not sure how well that will work. :(
     
  3. stargirl29

    stargirl29 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    actually i think i managed by changing my gmail location. i never had gps on.
     
  4. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

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    Well good luck and I hope it works for you! :)
     
  5. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome VIP Member

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    You a could always use a VPN app, and just go through their US network
     
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    stargirl29 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry i'm a complete newbie to tablets & don't understand vpn
     
  7. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome VIP Member

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    VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. For what you need to know, it allows you to connect your device to the internet by passing through another computer (or server), and then connecting to your desired site. For example, you're in Europe and want to view a TV show that *only* streams over Hulu Plus in America, but isn't allowed overseas (sound familiar?). By using VPN, your device (tablet, phone, laptop, whatever) connects to a device in America (again, PC or server...it doesn't really matter), then the device in America connects you to Hulu Plus, allowing you to view it from wherever in Europe.

    Here's a thread that explains what it is better: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-technology/1177101-vpn-explain-dummy.html

    here is the app I use: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hideman

    Just choose America, then do whatever you need to
     

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