Hey guys, love the show.
i have a problem regarding my android devices. (a rooted SE x10 and an archos 70 tablet)
i’m danish and have a danish google account, but i live in northern cyprus and use my phone with a local sim card.
the trouble is that my phone sees that i’m on a foreign sim card and will only let me access the free part of android market.
i can remedy that by turning off my phone, putting in a danish sim card, rebooting, find a wifi access point, and logging in to google again.
hardly ideal as my battery cover will only survive that for so long, and going through that while out and about is just not practical.
i have tried two other things to get around the problem without luck.
first i tried creating a turkish google account (phones in northen cyprus is seen by the world as turkish).
and i have tried setting up a vpn to a danish server, but as i still have my cyprus sim in the phone no luck there either.
do you know a way to make my phone and the android market disregard which sim is in use?
i have the same problem with my tablet.
i has no sim card so i guess it looks at which wifi it accesses, and it also only sees the free part of android market.
my only solution is to download a paid app with my phone, back up the apk and send it to my drop box, and then install it from there to the archos.
doable, but still far from ideal.
and since i have an asus transformer wifi on it’s way from the states i’m gonna be in even bigger trouble getting honeycomb and tegra apps.
i could just get pirated apps but i’d prefer to get them the right way.
you don’t get developers to make better software by stealing the current ones right?
thanks for your time and a great show, and i really hope you can help me.
What are we playing/watching this week?
Bill – Hall Pass
Patrick – BLOPs/ Stargate Atlantis
Steve – fallingskies
Geoff – DiRT 3 (Xbox 360)
Picks of the week
Bill – BlackRapid RS-4
Patrick – Padd App (ipad) / Air Video
Steve -Verizon iPhone/Lion
Geoff – DiRT 3
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PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION
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