Here is how you can install android market and Google Apps onto your device manually in-case arctools is incompatible

Just follow these 10 simple steps:

  1. Download THIS to your computer and extract the file (just press skip add in top right)
  2. Plug your device into the computer and enable USB Storage
  3. Drag and drop your extracted folder into your device and navigate to it using the built in file browser
  4.  Install the apps in the following order but do not open any yet:
    1. Google Services Framework
    2. OneTime Initializer
    3. Setup Wizard
    4. Talk
    5. Gmail
    6. Vending
  5. Now log into Gmail, it may take a while, you should get this error:
  6. Now go into settings and manage apps. Click on Google framework. Clear the data if you have the option also the cache
  7. Do the same thing for Gmail and clear the data if you have the option also the cache
  8. Turn device off and on again.
  9. DON’T launch the market but launch Gmail and login. It should work this time
  10. You can now use the android market Google apps can be downloaded from there.

If you have any questions please post them in the forum or in the comments section

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Because lets face it if it wasn’t here you wouldn’t have the android market would you so please support the work that goes into do deliver you this service!

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,

    I just got a 7f G3 (which, BTW, is already out in France since about a week and for 99€) and tried your method. Everything has been working fine except that I get “The Market app has stopped” when I launch the app; any help?

    • This method is not the most reliable option to install the Market, maybe it needs updated files for ICS. I’ll have a look when I get my hands on a device, will try to make a custom firmware, which is the prefered method to get a properly running Google Play/Android Market. When we have something work, it will be announced here on the blog and/or in the forum.

      • Alright. And while I’m at it, I went to the Market on the browser of the tablet and the Market now detects the device (“Unknown AN7FG3″). I clicked on an app and asked for it to be send to the tablet, we’ll see if it works. I’ll keep you posted.

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