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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by joepop99, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. joepop99

    joepop99 Lurker
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    I bought 3 chinese phones:

    Coolpad 8720L - Jelly Bean 4.3
    Redmi HM1 - 4.2 Jelly Bean
    Lenovo A320t - not sure

    they all work great but there is No Play Store and all these useless chinese apps and messages in Chinese that I have no idea.

    I tried to manually install the Play Store from APK but failed.

    Is there a way I can install US Version of Android?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Non of them I think. I'm sure all three have a baseband that's specific to China, i.e. TD-SCDMA used by China Mobile, plus they were never sold in North America. Maybe custom ROMs could be written, if you can find a willing developer. Or to install Google Play, root is required and a suitable custom recovery built and installed. And to remove the Chinese system apps, I'm sure root would be required for them. However they very probably don't have the North American 3G/4G bands and modes in them, e.g. Verizon, Sprint, etc.
    #2 mikedt, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017
  3. joepop99

    joepop99 Lurker
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    nope they work with T-mobile. The phones are unlocked GSM not CDMA.

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