Skype and other apps incompatible?!


Jun 2, 2013
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Hey guys!
I bought a Xiaomi MI-2S and succesfully installed the latest ROM (3.5.31) from this site. Google Play works now and I can install apps, that are banned in the MI Store are available.
The only problem I have now, is that there are several common apps, there are according to google play incompatible with my phone, among them Skype and a flashcards app I was frequently using.
Is that a known problem? What can I do about that?

EDIT: To be more precise, the error message I get is the following:
"This app is incompatible with your China Unicom Xiaomi MI 2S.
China Unicom Xiaomi MI 2S
This item cannot be installed in your device's country."

Does that mean, I could install the app, if I was not using a China Unicom SIM card?
 
Jun 2, 2013
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Okay, I managed to do it. The key was to use a VPN to germany on both(!) my PC and my phone. Once connected on both devices, I searched the Google Play website for the app (e.g. Skype) with my PC. The device check then told me unexpectedly, that my phone was compatible. Next I copied the URL from my browser and send it to my phone (e.g. via email). On my phone I chose to open the link in the mail with the Google Play App. And guess what? It just worked. I could download any app I wanted without country restriction in China.

I assume, that the key was to pretend that both my PC and my phone were not in China. Hope that helps other people in future.

Peace!