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It seems every tutorial that I see needs to root the tablet.

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Short answer:

You can't.


The tutorials are correct about that: It's impossible without root -- as the Playstore app needs to be made a System App (i.e. must be installed in /system initially), or it won't work. The reason behind it is the permission system: certain permissions are only granted to system apps, and the Playstore app needs at least one of them.

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Thanks! Simple and yet a detailed answer. :) – Paul Mark Castillo May 1 '13 at 12:10

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