Wifi required for download?Support

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  1. 3ricG

    3ricG Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to bypass the wifi requirement for some app downloads? For example, Bejewled 2 (free on Amazon today) requires sudo to download the app. My wifi is MUCH slower than 4G. Is there a way for me to download this over my data connection rather than wifi?

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  2. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Well-Known Member

    My wifi is broken so I won't be able to get it if there's no roundabout way
  3. DroidL

    DroidL Well-Known Member

    If you buy it and can't download it today it will still be free the next time you have your phone in a free wifi spot like Starbucks.
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  4. Dobieg

    Dobieg Well-Known Member

    glad you posted this! i have the same question, but keep forgetting to ask. :)
  5. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    AFAIK there is currently no way to fool the wifi requirements for the Amazon Appstore. Some people have reported getting things to download by having wifi turned on (not connected) and using 4g but all the reports I have seen about that are people using sprint's wimax. I have tried the same with the bolt and it didn't work. If you can find a public wifi spot then you should be able to download it unless your wifi is broken completely then you can't really do anything.
  6. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Well-Known Member

    That's true. I didn't think about that wifi is broken so until I get a new phone I'm SOL
  7. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Correct me if I am wrong but can't you save it to download later? I know I clicked it and it said saved. Someone chime in as I am sure Amazon is aware not everyone is in a Wi-Fi area. Plus when I first clicked it and it started downloading it said purchase complete.
  8. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Why not unroot and get a warranty replacement or just go thru the insurance? If you don't have physcal damage to the phone your warranty should cover wifi not working on it.
  9. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    If you click it to purchase it, it'll save for you to download later.

    A remedy would be to find someone else with a rooted phone, have them enable their wireless tether, connect, download your software, and then return the favor....
  10. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Might want to make sure you are running a rom with wifi tethering that works.
    "Thanks for letting me borrow your wifi man"
    "No problem now can I tether from your phone"
    "Yeah...um...about that...tethering on my rom is kinda...broken"
  11. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I actually took your advice, found a Wifi tethering app that actually works from 1 rom and saved it via Titanium backup, and then dumped it into my other rom. So far so good.
  12. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Well-Known Member

    I have cracks on my screen so warranty won't cover. I may try to replace it then go for the warranty but haven't decided yet
  13. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Yeah that would make it an insurance issue.
  14. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Well-Known Member

    Yes it would. However its not that big of a deal to me. Whenever I want to download something (usually a rom), I'm at work so I don't have wifi anyway.
  15. swingnchad

    swingnchad New Member

    I know this is a year old so things have changed - and they have. I was able to download apps from the Amazon app store using my 4G connection - no wifi! I'm using the Samsung Galaxy S2. At first it gave me this same error as mentioned - that I need to connect via wifi in order to download the app, but just turn on 4G (no need to turn on wifi) and it should automatically start downloading.

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