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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xperiarayman, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. xperiarayman

    xperiarayman Lurker
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    I just bought the Xperia Ray in China and it comes without google search, google maps, gmail, gchat, calendar, etc., basically all the mobile google apps I'm accustomed to using.

    In fact, I dont even have Google Market! I tried downloading and installing it from the web -- I successfully did this. But then it told me I needed to add a Google account.

    I went to SETTINGS, AND ACCOUNTS SYNC on my Android phone only to find that there was no Google choice and I couldn't add a Google account.

    Is this true??

    Do I have to root? Will that solve the problem? Any other ways around this?


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    Post #3 by charlie101, Sep 21, 2011 (1 points)

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  3. desi112

    desi112 Lurker

    I also have just ordered one from Ebay I think its coming from China. I will also need help with this...any suggestions
  4. charlie101

    charlie101 Lurker

    I am try to access Android Market. I get prompted to add an a/c. :thinking:

    When you go to 'Add account' there are only options for KaiXin RenRen or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. :mad:

    Does anyone know a way to add a google account? Any help would be much appreciated...

    (NB I added Market using an .apk, and similarly MarketEnabler in order to access the Market as if I wasn't in China - if that helps anyone.)
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  5. marc65

    marc65 Lurker

    I Have the same problem, chinese phone Lenova whit android 2.3.
    Really nice phone but no google linsence I think.
    For me there is only a exchange account!!! No google at all.
    The supplier can't help me.
    So what can we do?? I have heart about rooting but don't know if that will fix this problem?
    Regards Marc
  6. marc65

    marc65 Lurker

    What do you mean whit added market using an .apk, i don't ubderstand this?? Regards Marc
  7. charlie101

    charlie101 Lurker

    An .apk is like an .exe files in Windows.

    You can download the programs (.akp files) then transfer them to your phone and install them. You can get the latest Market .apk here http://forum.xda-developers.com. Then open it using your phone's file manager.

    But, if you dont have a gmail account registered on your phone then you can use it anyway. :(
  8. charlie101

    charlie101 Lurker

    As far as I am aware, to answer the original question, rooting wont make any difference.

    I found away to get the 'normal' android options and programs, at least for my Galaxy Mini S5570, and that's to reinstall the firmware. When it had finished everything was back to normal.

    I found instructions and links to all the files I needed here: How to install Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread XXKPK on Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570

    After that, everything was the same as a previous Android phone I had from the UK. (Also, I think it should be similar for the Xperia and Lenovo phone - just find the International/European version of the firmware.) :)
  9. johnny18

    johnny18 Lurker

    What do you mean by international versions of firware
  10. syazaazman

    syazaazman Lurker

    because i'm new here,and this thing thinks i'm a spam,i need to break the links.sorry for any inconvinience

    just install GoogleLoginServiceapk
    and you'll find an option for google in add account.

    (don't forget to add the http)forum.xda-

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