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How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market?

I'd like to install an app from the Market which is limited to the USA (specifically Google Music). When I search for the app myself in the Market app on my phone, it does not find the app; it seems to be filtered.

So how do I install apps which are not meant for my country?


Before we got paid apps in the Android Market in Denmark, I used to use Market Enabler (requires root). This allowed me to pretend that I was a resident in another country, and thus buy paid apps from the Market.

Perhaps you can use the same solution, faking the market to believe you are from the US?

  • works like a charm! – JP Hellemons Jul 4 '11 at 12:16
  • Perfect, and good to know. :) – bjarkef Jul 5 '11 at 6:14
  • MarketEnabler no longer works. AndroidMarket checks for IP address as well to find the user's location. Can't cheat any more ;) – user12014 Jan 29 '12 at 7:40
  • If that's the case then maybe you can connect via VPN or Proxy. Though I'm not sure as to how. – ubershmekel Feb 7 '12 at 18:09

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