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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android?

In fact, I installed an higher Android version on my phone (4.0 on a ZTE Blade which normally supports 2.1).

But when I'm connecting to the market with my phone, I'm still limited to that 2.1 version and I can't even see higher version's applications while my phone now supports those...

Is there a way of overriding that version limitation or at least push it to 4.0 ??

Note ::


The limitation I'm facing seems linked to something else than my android firmware. Indeed I can download that app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anddoes.launcher&feature=sear‌​ch_result (while it requires 4.0 firmware).

But I can't download this one : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=AtomicTurtleStudio.DripLite&featu‌​re=search_result (while it requires 2.2 firmware).

  • Silly question: are you sure your rom is a real ICS version and not just Eclair skinned to be ICS lookalike? use 'adb shell getprop \| grep -i version' to verify – ce4 Jul 3 '12 at 13:40
  • I confirm that it's the good version :: [ro.build.version.release]: [4.0.4] [ro.build.version.sdk]: [15] – Jsncrdnl Jul 3 '12 at 13:51
  • There's seemingly sth. wrong. You wouldn't want to fake your api level. Different question(s): Did you restore system app data using TiBackup? Did you install an outdated Eclair version of the GApps? – ce4 Jul 3 '12 at 14:25
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    @AlEverett: Were you thinking of this one? How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? – eldarerathis Jul 3 '12 at 15:55
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    OP: ICS rom for the Blade is horribly broken and is suspended... modaco.com/topic/… – t0mm13b Jul 3 '12 at 16:19

The problem here is not in the software, but the hardware. You phone uses a CPU that does not support the ARMv7 instruction set that is required by many games these days.
It is more than likely that a recent update for the game dropped support for older instruction sets to improve performance or make the app smaller.

  • So there's no way but to buy a new phone for supporting such apps ? – Jsncrdnl Jul 5 '12 at 9:01
  • That's right. The Blade was already obsolete when it came out two years ago. – R R Jul 5 '12 at 10:28

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