Questions & Answers for Market Unlocker

I find there’s very limited space in android market to help users get all questions clarified. So I moved it to my blog. Please let me if any questions not listed here.

Q:why “Invlove Amazon Appstore” check-box not found in the new build?
A:It’s moved ot “Proxy For Applications” list. Click edit icon to select “Amazon Appstore”. This change is to enhance flexibility for proxy function. You can configure proxy for Android Market, Amazon appstore, both, or whole system.

Q:why no proxy running icon on status bar after enabling proxy in the new build?
A:you can check “Show Notifications” to see it again. By default, this icon will not be displayed. It’s to make system status bar cleaner without too many icons.

Q:where I can find free USA proxies? and why don’t you provide proxies in this app?
A:search google. Please upgrade to pro version which supports automatic configuration.

Q:why I need use an USA proxy?
A:market 3.x is checking your ip address country. fake provider does not work any more. we need make it looks like a us user as well(from usa).

Q:why I can not connect to Market after enable proxy?
A:proxy server is broken or not supporting your request. try another proxy or disable proxy for free apps installation.

Q:why I enabled proxy, but still no paid apps visible to me?
A:you might have used a non-us proxy.

Q:why I can see paid app, but unable to purchase after enabling Market Unlocker?
A:make sure you followed the instructions. And installed the app in internal storage instead of sdcard. Do NOT move it using tool like app2sd, because it will cause auto unlock not working on reboot.

Q:why I cannot purchase music and books from Android Market?
A: different with amazon appstore, google checkout needs to verfiy the credit card. A valid USA credit card is a must to do that.

Q:how can I get a working US Amazon account?
A:get a US billing adress and creditcard. If you don’t have that you should generate the info from a site like this: Fake Name Generator(
). Keep in mind though that you won’t be able to buy anything with it, but you can download the free apps of the day.

Q:Why still I cannot download Amazon app, error “unavailable in your region” even if I use a fake usa credit card and billing address?
A:The fake credit card and billing address was blocked by amazon, you need get another working card. Contact me if you’re pro version user. Here is more details about this issue.

Q:Why I cannot see some Apps even if everything looks working fine?
A:You can check Android Market Setting, and change content filter in market to unlimited, then go back to show all and market refresh in US mode. (Thanks Leonardo Gandini for the suggestion)

Q:Why does Market Unlocker change my APN?
A:Market Unlocker does not change APN directly. But Android system configures APN based on market settings automatically. So to use original APN, please back to default market first.

Q:Why Market Unlocker not working on my ICS 4.0.3? it cannot get super user access.
A:It’s a known issue of SuperUser, please upgrade to superuser

Q:I’ve bought pro version, why I need purchase it again?
A: Sorry for the inconvenience. it’s Google that suspended my previous developer account and removed all apps. I have to create an new account and publish them again. The old license cannot be used in new account. There are 2 options for existing pro user to migrate to the new account without pay more
1. I refund/cancel your previous order, so you can purchase it again.
2. users install free version and upgrade to pro using donate app (I will provide license key free of charge), here is the link: .

Q:What’s the difference between Market Unlocker and Market Enabler?
A:Market Unlocker improved Market Enabler by:
Added custom code support
Added Amazon appstore support
Added proxy support to Android market and all applications
Fixed issue of market changed by radio change
Smooth sliding tab
and more

Basically I like Market Enabler, but I did not find a few wanted features, so I developed this and share to everyone. please note:There is not any line of code copy from Market Enabler.

Q:What’s the difference between Market Unlocker and Applanet/Balck Market?
A:Market Unlocker is a legal application to help users able to SEE and BUY paid apps in Android Market and Amazon Appstore. Users need pay for paid apps instead of get them for free.

======= Updated on Feb 22nd 2013 ============
Q: Why does it always say “No proxy available” while fetching USA proxy?
A: It might  be that proxy index server has been blocked in your region. I’m working on a new version to resolve it.
== Update on Feb 23rd 2013 ==
For pro users, please check out new version 3.3.6 and above with proxy fetching update.

Q: Why does Market Unlocker not working any more recently?
A: Recently google play has been updated to check user IP address as well as carrier. Please enable proxy while accessing google play. Check out the updated instructions.

Contact me if no answers found for you. (mail: [email protected])

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  4. So this application would be useless if I want to buy an application from amazon.

  5. I wouldn’t need this in the first place if I had a US creditcard.

  6. on HTC ONE X after updating to 1.29.415.11 which was available since yesterday Market Unlocker doesnt work anymore.
    tried re-installing and clearing cache but no luck.
    the notification doesnt work as well.

    hope there will be a fix for this soon… 🙂

  7. it seems i have jumped into conclusion a bit fast. i tried switching carriers few more times and clearing Market cache few more times and now its working fine.

  8. I am trying this on TAB 7plus(4.04) and I followed the instructions and still cant get access.any suggestions?

  9. It is working fine, but, why movies, music, books, and magazines doesn’t appear? 🙁

  10. rho ehn nhi efu

    nid help here!. after installing and using market unlock my playstore crushed.. how is that happened?. and how can i recover it?. thnx in advance.

  11. For some reason it will not let me connect to any other market, I need to connect to the russian market but it wont let me, any ideas?

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