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non-free vs copy-protected apps in market for rooted phones.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by fangorious, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. fangorious

    fangorious Guest
    Thread Starter

    I'm still a little confused as to what the situation is here. With a rooted Android phone, are all non-free market apps unavailable, or just ones with copy-protection? For non-free, un-protected apps (are there any?), can they be purchased directly and installed on the phone without going through the market?


  2. ggrant3876

    ggrant3876 Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    I don't have any problem purchasing any apps on the market. As far I know all paid apps show and I can purchase said apps. I have purchased several protected apps since I was rooted.
  3. Scott

    Scott Active Member

    May 4, 2009
    Senior Software Engineer
    Washington USA
    This topic still seems a but fuzzy.

    We had a customer with an unlocked phone who wanted--but couldn't find--our app. He and I did a comparison of what we saw in the market, and he saw only unprotected apps.

    Another customer was using a rooted phone and was able to download our app, but it wouldn't run properly because of the protection. [This guy later found joy when the updated the cyanogenMod ROM to fix the problem. So if you're rooted, maybe try this ROM to get love from the Android Market]

  4. fangorious

    fangorious Guest
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the info.

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