How to use the Amazon App Store outside of the USA

Written by on March 30, 2011 in guides, Uncategorized - 2 Comments
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If you live outside of the USA like me, then you will share the frustration of watching all those great deals on the Amazon App Store pass away. No more, a workaround has been found so you can download any free app from the Amazon App Store.

Follow this tutorial courtesy of Phandroid and Abtevrythng

1. Register for an e-mail address or use a throw-away account. DO NOT USE your current email address tied to Amazon because entering fake information is grounds to have your account suspended.
2. Register for a new account on Amazon using the disposable email address. Again, DO NOT use your regular Amazon account or email address.
3. Enter information as if you were based in the U.S. Go towww.fakenamegenerator.com for help in this regard. Enter the name, address, phone number, and credit card number (Amex, Mastercard, Visa ).
4. Download the Amazon App Store apk to your phone. Follow this tutorial for help in getting it on your phone.
5. Browse the Amazon App Store from your phone! You will not be able to access paid apps, but you can at least get the free apps that are exclusive to Amazon.I’ve double-checked with a staff member based in Europe and it worked, so good luck

Pros

  • It works
    This method will let you install any free app from the Amazon App Store. There are no other methods that let you do this out there.

Cons

  • Limited to free apps
    You can only download free apps with this method because you supply Amazon with fake billing details,
  • Breaks terms of service
    Amazon didn’t intend on people outside of the USA and looking at the terms and conditions this method breaks them.
  • Lengthy process
    You have to jump through a few hoops to get this working.

Conclusion

This method is a bit limited, breaks terms of service and is a bit lengthy but it works. If you are desperate to get your hands on those free but normally paid apps then it is probably worth it.

About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

2 Comments on "How to use the Amazon App Store outside of the USA"

  1. alter0001 December 30, 2011 at 5:13 am · Reply

    why not have a try with app Market Unlocker on the phone? Unlike market enabler, it can set fake provider and proxy for your Android Market and Amazon appstore, which looks like you’re visiting from US (IP address). So you will be able to check out paid apps.

    Search and check out “Market Unlocker” in Android Market
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.evanhe.marketunlocker

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