How to install and configure “Android Play store” on a device in which it is unavailable by default? The profile of device in question is at http://www.fonearena.com/hcl-me-am7-a1_1663.html
Pls folks, can you help me out with my HTC my touchslide 3g. Mine does not have google store app by default too. I keep seeing error message "you have not accessed the Google play app (the white shopping bag app icon) on your device with this account" anytime I want to download an app. Pls help.
I just found an article, which should certainly help you install Google Play specifically for your Tablet model. Give it a try. Should work.
Also see the postings below it on how to get the drivers for Windows, as someone has posted the video, and if you get stuck, you can ask question in the post to Crespo. I hope this helps.
perhaps this can help
HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID MARKET ON HCL ME X1 [ NO ROOT REQUIRED
It mentions same procedure of earlier respondent in this question
Files do get downloaded , unzipped and installed but
First file says File not installed and I other files in orderosed
Thereafter google play store says "closed unexpectedly"
even though gmail account signed in
Maybe older zip components would work as in your friend's tab
My Android version is GB and no further update is available
Ok then uninstall the recent APKs and try with the older ones. The link is already provided to you. But again for your benefit : http://www.computric.com/2012/04/installing-google-play-without-rooting/
Correction in my post : Files do get downloaded , unzipped and installed but
First file says File not installed and other files got installed in order mentioned in your post
Thereafter google play store says “closed unexpectedly”
even though gmail account signed in
Maybe older zip components would work as in your friend’s tab
My Android version is GB ( Gingerbread ) and no further update is available
How did you get zip with other files containing newest version?
Have the new version zip worked with verified user?
I have myself compiled the newest version, still untested though, however the logic remains the same and should work.
We have lot of similar low cost Android tablets in which the manufacturers do not give access to Google Play. My friend brought one such tablet from HCL (a Indian brand) known as the HCL ME U1 tablet. We successfully installed and accessed the android marketplace on it without doing any rooting or custom ROM stuff or anything so the warranty on the device is intact. You can give it a shot. First search Google and download these APK files :
4. com.android.vending-3.1.3-signed (For this last one you can try the latest Google Play Store APK file, though I haven’t tried it myself, so not sure if it will work or not, the one suggested here is a old version, which has been tested and tried and works)
Once you have done that, go to your tablet setting and enable Unknown sources under security. Now tap and install the four APKs mentioned above in the exact sequence mentioned (this is very important and need to be followed). Once you have installed the four APKs, un-tick the Unknown Sources option under security in Settings and then reboot your tablet. The start-up process will take much more time now (in some cases upto 45 minutes) and once it is completed, a small window will come-up with the option of a launcher and setup wizard. First tick the below dialogue which says always use this as default and then select the launcher. Now you should find the android market icon in the app drawer or work-space. Enable your internet connection and tap it. First I will ask you for a Google Account. If you already have a GMail account, select existing or otherwise select new to create one. Once you have finished this step, you should logically have an access to the Google Play Store.
Kindly give a feedback of how did it go. This at-least worked for my friend’s tablet and he is a very happy man now.
The link I referenced alongwith the download link of the APK files will be found here : http://www.computric.com/2012/04/installing-google-play-without-rooting/ .
If it does not work for you, kindly refer to the link for further advice that is given in the forum below the article.
Sunil, I have updated the APK files to the latest version of Google Play Store and uploaded it for you as follows :
Follows the above instructions of how to install but use these APK files instead of the above outdated ones. Download the following updated APK files from here : http://www.mediafire.com/?p20kz73ypzv8kmk
Thanks for so much detailed effort and time and interest to this question
I tried the new or updated files to install
But on trying to install from number one file onwarde I got error "Sorry, unable to open application" ( The file was unzipped to Eks File explorer app )
I am also using HCL tab ( Am 7A 1 ) for which this question was posted
May be the older version zip would work to install market
Can you tell on which Android version of your friend's tab had you installed and when?
The tab which I am using is 2.3.3
His is Android ICS 4.0.4 on the HCL ME U1 tablet. What I suggest is remove all the APK from the phone. Now uninstall the APK in your computer and then via USB copy it in a folder on the phone. Before that on the phone settings enable unknown sources under security. Now from the phone folder where you have copied the APK, tap and execute them sequentially the order I have mentioned. Now restart the phone.
Also officially update the tablet to whatever the latest official version of android is available for it, probably a 2.3.6 or a 2.3.7, or a honeycomb or or ICS, I dunno which is the latest official update for it.
But on trying to install from number one file onwarde I got error “Sorry, unable to open application” ( The file was unzipped to Eks File explorer app )
Maybe you are using android itself to unzip. Use your Windows computer to unzip and then copy the apk files to a folder in your Android phone via the USB
It is around November last year that we have installed it.
On installing the first File - Google Services Framework the installation process first asks this is a system app , do you replace it? All user data would be deleted. on completing installation of this file the result displays - app not installed
Still you should go ahead and install it. It actually shows, that the Google Framework maybe already installed in your Tablet. If it prompts to replace, say in affirmative. By user data, it meant the Google Play data, like download history, purchase history, etc of Google Play. Go ahead and give it a shot probably. :) Funny, when we did it, we never got any such messages.
Thanks Rajaa for your efforts
Your efforts paid rich dividends
I could install Market
I used older version zip file and unzipped using Think-Free Office app
Then installed in order mentioned with allow non-market option enabled in settings - Applications
Though the First file ( Google Services... ) posed the dialog box as mentioned. I continued and even though it said app not installed I continued with remaining files in order
Then I switched off and switched on , then choose Launcher between Me and Launcher on booting. Then signed into Google accound and market worked with apps being able to install and use
:D Great News!!! Enjoy Google Play now on your Tablet, I guess the device gets a new lease of life. Kindly mark the question as resolved. :)
Hullo. I have marked your answer as best because of your sincerity and effort to resolve.
But other respondents did contribute to complete the resolution of technical process