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Spoofing your location in Play Store

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In situations where an application is restricted to certain countries, and you're unable to install it on your Android device due to regional limitations, spoofing your location to a country where the app is available can grant you access. The steps below detail how to do this:
  1. 1.
    Install Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy:
    • Begin by downloading and installing the Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy from the Google Play Store.
  2. 2.
    Connect to a VPN Server:
    • Open the Hotspot Shield application.
    • Connect to a VPN server by selecting the country where the application you want to access is available.
  3. 3.
    Clear Google Play Store Data:
    • Navigate to your device's Settings.
    • Proceed to Apps or Application Manager (this may differ depending on your device).
    • Find and select Google Play Store from the list of apps.
    • Tap on Force Stop to terminate any running processes of the app.
    • Then tap on Clear Data or Clear Storage (the exact wording may vary) to reset the Google Play Store app to its default state.
  4. 4.
    Access the Restricted Application:
    • Open the Google Play Store.
    • The store should now reflect the content of the country you connected to via the VPN.
    • You should be able to search for and install the application that was previously unavailable in your actual location.

Important Notes:

  • The effectiveness of this method can vary based on several factors including the VPN service's reliability and the specific regional restrictions imposed by the app.
  • Regularly using a VPN may affect the performance of some apps and services.
  • Be aware of the terms of service for any app or service you're using, as using a VPN to bypass regional restrictions may violate those terms.

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