If you’re ready to go, follow these steps:
- On your Android phone, Go to Settings > Applications > All > Market and select “Clear Data.”
- Open your file manager app.
- If you are using ES File Explorer, navigate to Settings > Root Settings and enable “Root Explorer” and “Mount File System.” For Root Explorer, tap the r/w icon at the top of the screen.
- Locate and open the file “build.prop” in the /system folder.
- Create a backup for “build.prop.” To do that, copy the file and save it to another folder. You will also need to rename the file.
- Go back to the original “build.prop” file. Open and edit it. If you are using ES File Explorer, you will need to long-press the file and open it in ES Note Editor.
- Locate “ro.product.model” and “ro.product.manufacturer” and make the following changes (for this guide, we will be using Nexus S as an example):
- ro.product.model = Nexus S
- ro.product.manufacturer = samsung
- After typing in the necessary changes, save the file.
- Go to Android Market and try downloading the app that previously told you “This item is not compatible with your device.” You should now be able to download and install it to your phone.