1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

China blocked MARKET, GMAIL, &GTALK

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by yojosefo, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. yojosefo

    yojosefo Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Oct 9, 2009
    24
    5
    36
    Apparently since 13/6 this things stopped working not only for me, but for all android users in China mainland, WTF!, please anyone has info about this problem, anybody knows a workaround or when are we going to get everything back. I even restored my desire, and its a pain to get everything back (calendars, contacts, etc) without being able to log into gmail.

    HELP!
    :thinking::thinking::thinking:
     

    Advertisement

  2. giversen

    giversen Guest

  3. LateNiteMike

    LateNiteMike Well-Known Member
    58

    Jul 24, 2010
    212
    14
    58
    Retired
    American Expat now living in Thailand
    I am SO tired of being stuck behind the GFW of SinoLand.
    Can't do SO many things here with my Android device that I'd like to do.
    I hate this place ! Civilization has yet to make it to SinoLand.
    With this place you never really know what the damn problem is, but problems abound. Is it a poor signal? Is it being blocked? Is my ISP really that bad...today...again? Is the web site actually temporarily down?

    Ya just never know......all you know is that it's always EXTREMELY frustrating. Censorship......ya gotta luv it. :-(((((
     
  4. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic
    813

    Jul 29, 2010
    10,472
    4,693
    813
    ...
    FG
    Wow, here is a dead thread. And three man from sinoland gives it a breath of life. Is sinoland a region in china? I've never heard of it. I have heard there are ways to bypass the chinese censorship if you have the right tech knowhow.
     
  5. gregs887

    gregs887 Well-Known Member
    73

    Jun 21, 2010
    296
    53
    73
    Moorpark, CA
    Your location says that you are an American expat living in China, did you seriously not expect that level of censorship when you moved there? Of all the countries in the world to relocate to I have to ask why there?
     
  6. mimomimo

    mimomimo New Member
    5

    May 25, 2011
    2
    0
    5
    Journalist
    Three man? Did you mean three men?

    There are ways to bypass the censorship, BUT it is getting harder. Free VPNs are blocked. Many Paid for VPNs are now blocked. I bought a smart phone to make my life easier, but I've discovered so many friggin apps are blocked. There are ways around these blocks, but seriously, would you want to spend hours rooting your phone or fiddling around on your computer when you got an htc to save you time?

    China is shooting itself in the foot by denying its citizens access to technology.

    Also, Mr, 'Well I head you can easily get round the blocks...'
    Please remember that the GFW is the most sophisticated in the world. It is constantly being updated. It is not there will purposeful holes in it. The government is always working to plug those holes. Also, in order to get around the blocks, you need a good level of English as most VPNs and proxies or information about how to get round the blocks are in English (Chinese sites detailing how to get around the blocks are well, blocked). Most Chinese don't have good English and do just not bother trying to circumnavigate the blocks.

    I work as a freelance journo out here, and using the internet for research, even with a VPN is painful these days. It's so slow.

    I moved here years ago before the online censorship was this idiotic. It has gotten worse in the past 2 years.
     
  7. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Well-Known Member
    58

    May 12, 2011
    271
    19
    58
    Male
    Falls Church, VA

    I hope you're not in China posting this on the internet right now. You could disappear at any moment.

    Sadly I'm not joking. What a crap country they have.
     
  8. Brucew0617

    56

    Jan 27, 2011
    269
    7
    56
    Earth
    Come on, I'm using Market, Gtalk and Gmail in China mainland, everything goes well! I'm in Shenzhen!
     
  9. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic
    813

    Jul 29, 2010
    10,472
    4,693
    813
    ...
    FG
    Nope I actually meant "the man..." (thank you swype)
    If you are going to act like a dick make sure you don't just criticize grammar but look at context as well.

    I never said it was easy to bypass just possible
     
  10. DJSanjay

    DJSanjay Member
    35

    Jun 14, 2011
    20
    0
    35
    Student
    China
    Ni hao Brucew0617 (as the Chinese would say!) How did you manage to get that done? Please enlighten us!
     
  11. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 23, 2010
    1,185
    201
    143
    Nothing special needed for Gtalk, Gmail or Market. Works everywhere all the time for me in China. Multiple cities, mobile internet or Wifi, no problem.

    Google+ is hit or miss. I think some ISPs block it and some don't.
     
  12. s327374

    s327374 Active Member
    36

    Dec 26, 2010
    29
    1
    36
    Hey Ho,

    I'm in China, but I am not a tech geek - more just a tech geek admirer than anything. I would, however, love to get an answer or a solution to this dilemma.

    I can access pretty much anything I seem to need through wifi at the moment. This is my second VPN - the first '12vpn', died because of a zealous Chinese government on the 90th anniversary of the Party. They never returned my queries, despite having another 6 months to go on that contract. I know it probably isn't their fault. but no response? from Anusons.... really? Anyway, I am glad I only paid them 30 bucks for the year.

    I'm currently using one of the bigger ones for 10 bucks a month.

    But I digress - MY DILEMMA - and I should get back on track. Every now and then I want a paid app... Today I wanted cribbage pro online. Despite having a vpn on my phone for wifi, I can't get the damn app because amazon and market are registered with my phone number - Chinese.

    Anyone know of a quick easy solution?

    Seriously, I want to buy this app and just can't. I really don't think stopping me playing cribbage is what the Communist Party had in mind when creating the Great Wall of China. Damn I love Cribbage. lol.

    ANy help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  13. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 23, 2010
    1,185
    201
    143
    Root and use market enabler. Or, contact the developer and see if you can buy directly.
     
    s327374 likes this.
  14. s327374

    s327374 Active Member
    36

    Dec 26, 2010
    29
    1
    36
    Is it that easy?

    OK.

    I'll give it a go next weekend I have spare.
     
  15. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    2,238

    Sep 22, 2010
    21,317
    11,064
    2,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    So why did you choose to live here in SinoLand? No one is forcing you to live here are they?

    Suggest you do what most expats do, rent a VPN. VPN = No GFW censoring.
     

Share This Page

Loading...