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Access U.S Market on U.K HTC Desire HD?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djc45, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. djc45

    djc45 Lurker
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    If I were to put an American PAYG sim card temporarily in my U.K Desire HD, would that allow me to access the U.S market and download some apps that are only available there?

    I am wanting to download the Google Music app, Pandora app etc. I use a VPN on my PC to use Pandora One and other US content, and would plan on using a VPN on the Desire HD to run Pandora and Google Music, but first need to find a way to get the apps onto my phone.

    Does anyone know if popping a US sim in temporarily would allow this me to download apps from the US market using my existing google account?
    Any ideas.

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  2. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    Root, open Android Market, and download the app called Market Enabler. There are two US settings; T-Mobile (US) and Verizon. Switching between them will give you access to pretty much everything in the US market.
  3. djc45

    djc45 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Medion,

    I was hoping to avoid having to root, I`m thinking it might be a bit scary. Have jailbroken ipads, ipods etc before, but am a bit worried about rooting the desire HD.

    Is there anyway to access the US market without rooting.
  4. starxpilot

    starxpilot Android Enthusiast

    Without rooting, it becomes a bit more complicated and difficult.

    HTC Desire HD - Android Forums Go here, that's part of the forum dedicated to your phone, rooting is here, there should be a guide somewhere near the stickies, plus a lot of useful information. Desire HD - All Things Root - Android Forums

    While there are possibilities of things going wrong, that can happen too with an Ipod as well. Think of Murphy's Law. Still, its a risk that can bring you many new options and features.

HTC Desire HD Forum

The HTC Desire HD release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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