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  1. FootGlove

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    Hi, I have recently bought a Samsung galaxy J7 2016 from China and I have had no success in installing google play services, play store or the google services framework on my Device. I have tried to root the device but it will not root. I have no idea. The device is running android Lollipop 5.1.1 official from samsung and the model number is SM-J7108. Please help. I know this is a very new phone but I really need to get play store on this phone asap as programs like kingoroot wont work and TWRP does not support the SM-J7108 just yet.
     

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    There's this...
    http://www.droidviews.com/root-samsung-galaxy-j7-and-install-twrp-recovery/
    http://androidforums.com/threads/root-samsung-galaxy-j7-video.938782/

    Bare in mind, you've got a PRC version, here be dragons, and good luck! ...can you read Chinese? ...probably a lot of info you might find specific to this version will be in Chinese.

    I think the J7 was primarily intended for Asia, as Samsung's effort to compete with Chinese manufacturers. Because it seems much more like many current typical Chinese phones, like Oppo R7, rather than their Note and Galaxy S series.
     
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    the problem with the links you provided me is that it does not correspond with the model number of my device which is SM-J7108 instead reflecting to the last generation counterpart of the J7Lte or the J700F/H. I do not know about the compatibility between the devices. I have made some youtube videos about the device here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYK9SDWcyJy3Pm00OyTgsIg
     
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    I don't know the exact differences either and most of what I know about J7s is here on AF and Phandroid. :thumbsupdroid: Thing is, you've got a version that was solely intended for China, i.e. no Google, also China Mobile "TD" modes compatibility as well, which international ones don't usually need AFAIK, and that can make a difference for hardware, baseband, firmware, etc. Frankly for things like this, being able to read Chinese and using Baidu rather than Google, can be an advantage. ...Here be dragons!!! ...and even then there's nothing really useful for this version, too new or not much dev. interest I guess.

    Did you actually buy it here in China, or you found it on the internet, e.g. Ebay?
     
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    a friend bought it while he was in China and Baidu had less info than google did lol
     
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    You might be able to find a lot of the same apps at Amazon and be able to get by without Play Store/Services.
     
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