Thursday, December 29, 2011

How to purchase items from new Android Market Place

Hey Guys,

As many of you, i have been looking for a way to purchase and install items from market which are not available in our countries. Tried many different market enabling apps and finally found a way to work it out.

The app I am using is called "MarketAccess" which is available here http://amip.tools-for.net/wiki/android/marketaccess With the app installed (and provider faked of cause) i was able to install free items from the market which are not available in my country/region, but not purchase items! Frustrated, i put on my thinking hat and came up with this silly work around :P

To purchase Items on your mobile
  1. Install MarketAccess and fake the provider
  2. Go into Android Market and install a free app
  3. From your computer visit http://market.android.com (Yes you have to go in from your computer, doesn't work from the phone's browse)
  4. Search for the app you want to purchase and purchase it :D

Once you have purchased and installed the item from http://market.android.com you should be able to purchase items from your phone's android market as well, but until you do a reboot! If you do a reboot you most probably would have to do all those again.

I have tested this one my phone which is a Nexus S running ICS and a Galaxy S2 running 2.3.7. Let me know in the comments if this works and your device and OS and i'll update this post.

Cheers :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwhich ROM for Nexus S - NexusBeam 4.1.0

In the past month or so, i've installed almost all the ICS beta & alpha ROM's that came out for Nexus S. From all i've installed and used i would say the NexusBeam 4.1.0 ROM is the most stable and complete ROM.

The ROM was originally a Nexus S port of Revolution HD ROM for Galaxy Nexus and has very differences to the stock ICS ROM for Nexus S. It is fully rooted and BusyBox is installed. The current version of the ROM (4.1.0) uses latest stock Android 4.0.3 IML74K firmware.

If you guys want to give it a try here is a link to the ROM post on the XDA forums http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1380608

Some screenshots of the ROM (i have CM9 alpha 18 ROM installed at the moment so using some screenshots that i had taken a bit earlier):



Android ICS Desk Clock

Android ICS home screen modified with Widgetsoid widgets

If you do install, please let me know your thoughts :)