I have an HTC One V, but I rooted it and installed CyMod 10.1. The problem I am currently facing is that the device shows up on Google Play as HTC One V which came with 4.0, whereas my phone now has 4.1.

Since it shows up as One V (4.0) many of the downloads show up as non-compatible with my phone and hence I cannot install them.

Is there any thing that can be done to remedy this?

  • I think you mean to say "it shows up as 4.1". Is that right?
    – geffchang
    Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 9:00
  • @geffchang it doesn't is what i mean Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 9:07
  • I'm not sure if this will work, but try Market Helper: codekiem.com/2013/02/13/market-helper/ Please feedback if it works, so I can put it in as answer.
    – geffchang
    Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:00
  • You need root to install Market Helper, BTW.
    – geffchang
    Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:01
  • @geffchang I have altered my build.prop file already, so the job's done but you can answer with Market Helper because i am pretty sure it'll do the job. Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:52

2 Answers 2


You can try Market Helper; requires ROOT.

Market Helper is a tool for Android that helps users to be able to change/fake their rooted devices to any other devices. For example, it can turn your Nexus 7 into Samsung Galaxy S3 in a few seconds. No reboot is required.


If you're just looking to install apps from Google Play, you can download the apks directly using APK Downloader; all you'll need is the package name or Google Play URL. Then just move the files to your device and install normally.

As a One V owner as well, I recommend looking into RhythmicRom. Google Play correctly detects my device as Android 4.2.2 and it's smooth and stable.

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