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  1. Tcrae

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    Hi! I searched all over the internet and could not find the answer...
    I'm from Brazil, sorry for my english.
    I want to download an app from google play called Medreader.
    It downloads in any android tablet, but when I try to get in on phones, a message says its not compatible.
    I was wondering if rooting my phone would make it possible, but it seems not.
    Can you help me? This app is for my studies...

     

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    Welcome to our AndroidForums, @Tcrae :).

    I'm guessing that the app is indeed designed just for tablets as you speculated (it only shows that it could install on my Nexus 7 when I view it in the Play Store).

    The app developers included specifications and likely present / display tablet-sized specific output that would not or could not resolve properly / nicely on a smaller device's screen. They've made the decision that their app is best suited and used on a tablet (presumably to give the end-user the best experience when using it).

    Rooting your device would likely not help, I'm afraid...it's the app that is incompatible with your device in this case.

    Hope that helps!

    (your English is just fine, by the way :))
     
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    Thanks a lot for aswering! But I still wish to be able to do this... It's just a reading app. :(
    I'm also angry because IOS users can download it on Iphone, Ipod and Ipad...
    (ty ^^)
     
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    Maybe drop the developer an email requesting that the app be made compatible with smaller screens? Most devs are very receptive to use input.
     
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    Already did this, Slug. This app is from a course I pay... I called their central and also sent them an email... They always answer that they are working on it, but nothing has changed in years... :/
     
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    Don't lose hope, your request might be the one that makes the difference. :)
     
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    Thank you :( But i really can't wait any longer, this is my last year on this course and I really need it for studying everywhere... I'm about to buy a small tablet that supports it... I didn't want to spend more money, Brasil's money, the real, is really bad on international economy cenario... We are being through economic crisis here.
     
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    Google medreader.apk and download from any of the links, you may find one that will install, but you'll need to go into your settings and allow install apps from unknown sources
     
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    I tried this, but I does not work, its an app that requires login with password constantly and updates to work. All the apks I found are from previous versions or I could not install...
     
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    As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat, lol, so why don't you tell us exactly what you need the app to do for you and I'm sure we can come up with another one that does the same thing. I'm all for higher education!
     
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    Hi, thank you! You all have been awesome! I'll explain, so you can understand why the specific need. ^^
    This app is a reader that shows exclusively the textbooks from the course I'm paying. Its their digital material. Its only possible to access it via login (id) and password, which verifies all the time. It's designed for doctors or almost doctors that are applying to specialize (?) in Brazil, so its very specific... :)
     
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    I did it guys!!!! Managed to do it via a website called APK downloader which downloads directly from google play. Thank you all for your attention!!! :)
    Im so happy!!!
     
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    All's well that ends well!! Glad you did it and good luck with your studies!!

     

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