I bought a HTC Desire Z from UAE (United Arab Emirates) country. Surprisingly, there isn't the Android Market in the Applications list! I tried to install Market manually, but it crashes and terminates. Without Market I'm unable to install new applications or upgrade existing ones.

Do you have any idea? Thanks.

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It looks like the Market is currently blocked in UAE and this has nothing to do with your phone. It may become available soon but I've not found anything with a date. I have seen that it's not so much the government blocking it as an inability to bring banks on-board.

This thread suggests that you can get around it with a dial code, but it looks like it needs a hard reset. There are also other questions here about installing the app manually, like: How to install android market app manually?

  • I have to root my phone, finally! :D
    – cartoonist
    Commented Sep 4, 2011 at 8:36
  • I've installed cyanogenmod 7. It's GREAT! :D
    – cartoonist
    Commented Sep 9, 2011 at 7:17

every Android phone with android 2.2 OS must comes with android market!.if don't have google market that may your phone isn't a smart phone!it just only a common phone with MTK OS

  • This is the exact reason that I ask this question! ;)
    – cartoonist
    Commented Sep 4, 2011 at 8:38
  • 1
    This is incorrect. There are phones that run Android that do not ship with Google Applications.
    – Broam
    Commented Oct 13, 2011 at 1:08

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