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For example, I have a snapdragon phone. But I want to reach an app's intel version too. Because tablet of my litte cousin can not reach to WiFi. And he want to download a free game. When I download and give it to my cousin, game won't work cause different proccessor(intel thing). So I want to get this app's intel version. How can I do this?

I think its possible with edit my device info but I dont know which info and to what.

Edit: And if I edit my build prop's ro.product.cpu.api, will my device get hard brick?

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  • What good does it do? Can you give some background? The Intel version wouldn't run on ARM. Do you e.g. need the .apk for some Intel device that has no Playstore access? It's no good idea to manipulate your device for that, as for the side-effects to be expected.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 10:01
  • I'll edit build prop then reboot. Download the app and after 5 minute recover my old build.prop. In this 5 minute, I'll open just Play Store. If I edit this, will my device get hard brick?
    – Ataberk
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 10:08
  • In the worst case, the device won't boot up successfully anymore, and you'll neet to repair your build.prop via recovery or reflash the ROM. But again, please edit your question and add the background: What do you need that for? This is not a forum to discuss things – and I have good reason to believe this is a XY problem. What is your final goal? What do you need the Intel .apk for? there might be other (and less dangerous) ways to achieve that.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 10:12
  • Okay edited the question
    – Ataberk
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 10:23
  • Thought so :) See my answer here: Raccoon is your answer. No device modification. Runs on any computer with Java installed. I'm using this myself. // as for the build.prop part: Please ask that as separate question. Q&A sites work best if you put each question in a separate question post.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 11:18

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As I've already pointed out in my comments on the question, modifying your device's build.prop to appear as a different architecture is a very bad idea. It won't "hard-brick" your device, but certainly will have side-effects you won't like (e.g. the device might refuse to boot up at all – not sure what exactly will happen, as I was not yet bold enough to try; if you really want to know that, either try (not recommended if you don't know a way out then) or ask that as a separate question).


Concerning your real goal: As pointed out in my answer here, you can use Raccoon on your computer for that.

While the other question focuses on apps you've bought, Raccoon of course also works for free apps. For different device architectures, you will need to create different profiles: DummyDroid can create the required "GSF IDs for mock up devices" if you don't know the one of yours, based on the given device's build.prop. If that doesn't work out, or you want to use the "real ID", please see my answer here on how to obtain it from your device (or from that of your cousin).

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  • concerning your real goal GOT IT! I was thinking about "oh god.. why he wondering it.." Thank you a lot :D
    – Ataberk
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 12:11
  • :) Glad I could help! If this solves your "real issue" (LOL), please consider "accepting" it (tick the green check-mark next to the answer) so others can identify the post as solution. Enjoy Raccoon!
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 12:14
  • One more little question, how can I download intel version of an app?
    – Ataberk
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 15:42
  • As I wrote: by using a profile based on the GSF ID of an Intel device. As with the Playstore app, Raccoon will only show apps matching your device.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 15:50
  • Didn't see after While the other..
    – Ataberk
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 15:52

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