Rooting n paid apps

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mcta, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mcta

    mcta Active Member
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    Hi, can someone tell me about the benefits of rooting?
    Also after rooting, can I see paid apps? I live in a country that doesnt show paid apps.:( Its like the only reason I would want to root my phone.

    Thx.
     

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  2. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
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    Yes, you can use the app market access to see all paid apps. Market Access, of course, requires root.
     
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    If you don't have the initiative to research rooting (search here, Google, etc) you probably shouldn't attempt it.

    Just to be clear:

    You can see paid apps after rooting.

    However, rooting won't make paid apps visible if you can't currently see them.
     
  4. mcta

    mcta Active Member
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    Ic Ic.... so if I cant currently see paid apps, I wont be able to see them even after rooting.

    lol... my bad.... should and will look into it more.... was hopping for a kind of a nut shell rundown thing or a link to something like that. ;p
    Or kind of like... 'Convince me to get my android rooted'. lol.

    Anyway, thx again. I can see sleepless nites coming again, reading and maybe tinkering. o.o
     
  5. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Can you access market via wifi? If so, just pull out your SIM and access market through wifi. You'll be able to see all apps this way.
     
  6. mcta

    mcta Active Member
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    Tried that before, doesnt work. I'll probably need a proxy for the phone to make the market think that Im in the US. Is there one?
    I read on a post somewhere here that some people says that a US sim card works, even if its expired. Would love to try it, but I cant get my hand on one.
     
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    You have to clear your APN too. Forgot about that
     
  8. mcta

    mcta Active Member
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    Just tried it. Doesn't work either.
    Oh well, I guess I'll have to live off kind devs for free apps.:p

    Thx for your help.
     

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