Your Device isn’t Compatible With this Version – Playstore Fix

Here is a complete guide to fix the issue of Your Device isn't Compatible With This Version error on Google Play Store for Android smartphone.

If your favourite app says “Your Device isn’t Compatible With this Version” while you download it from Google Play Store then, of course,  it would be very annoying. But don’t worry DigitBin has come up with a couple of solutions to fix this irritating issue of Google Store.

Your device must be rooted for sure to make any changes. Do not worry rooting will not cause any impairment to your device. Nowadays it is quite easy to root any device. Google search to find the procedure for your smartphone.

Fix App incompatibility issues on Play Store

Here are the simple solutions to fix ‘This App is Not Compatible with your Device’.

1. Yalp Store | Download Play Store Apps

Many times the App is compatible with your device but due to region restrictions, play store shows it as incompatible. You can download the App from Yalp Store which itself works as Play Store.

Features of Yalp Store – Play Store Without Gmail Account

  • You can Install Apps from Play Store without using Google Play Store.
  • You can download updates when released from the Yalp Store itself
  • The store lets you download  APKs and install updates directly from the Google Play Store without having to install Gapps or the GMS suite.
  • The App design is very simple.
  • You can download Apps without Google Account
  • Great depth of App filtration; Paid Apps, Apps with Ads etc

Make sure to enable ‘Unknown Sources’ in Android Settings.

Settings → Security → Unknown Sources (Enable)

Below is the direct download link to App Store Apk, (Requirements; Size- 1MB, Android 4.1 and above)

Download Yalp Store

2. Use Market Helper Tool

The App will give 100% result on a rooted Android device with SuperSU installed.

  1. Download and install Market Helper Apk file on your device.
  2. Open the app and change the options under the drop down menu according to any latest device under your smartphone brand. Drop down menu has the following options.

    This item Isn't Compatible with this version

    This item Isn’t Compatible with this version

  • Select your device type
  • Select your device model
  • Select your location
  • Select your carrier as needed

3.  Tap on ‘Activate’ at the bottom and give SuperSu root permissions.

Market Helper

Market Helper

4. Once you see the name the message “Activated successfully” you can head to Play Store.

If you notice the message ‘this item isn’t available in your country’. Simply download any VPN app preferably Opera VPN and connect to the VPN for more information read below.

Read: Fix –  “This Item Isn’t Available in Your Country”

3. Uninstall Google Play Updates

This method can also fix the issue on some devices;

  • Go to the Settings app on your device.
  • Click on Application Manager/Apps/My Apps.
  • Find the Google Play Store and click on the same.
  • Click on the Uninstall Updates button.

4. Change Model Number

Note: The method below is more preferable for Samsung Smartphones. But if any other device follows the process properly then use it. Do not make any unnecessary changes.

Step I: Edit Build.prop/Model number

About phone under settings, there is an option of the Model number and Android version which you need to manually edit which requires root access.

  1. Search Google to check any latest released smartphone from your brand for getting a new Model Number (Check GSMarena.com). For example, in the case of Samsung check for the latest released smartphone from Samsung.
  2. Select the Model Number according to the region you live in. Copy or take a note of the model number.

    Exmaple of Samsung Phone Model Number

    Example of Samsung Phone Model Number

  3. Now download ES File Explorer Manager App from Play Store.
  4. Open ES app and under tools enable Root explorer and Show hidden files.
  5. Now look for the file named system under ‘/’ page and click on it.
  6. Here locate the build.prop file and rename the file as xbuild.prop (Root permission required).
  7. Copy and paste the xbuild.prop file in sd storage and open the file with ES Note Editor
  8. Here change all the ro.product.name, model, device and ro.built.product = to the new latest Model number you copied from GSMarena. (Do not make any mistake in spacing)

    Change Model number

    Change Model number

  9. Now edit the ro.build.version.release= to any latest Android OS version.
  10. Save the changes.
  11. Now go back to xbuild.prop file in the system under ‘/’ and change the file name back to build.prop and paste the file into sd storage.
  12. Now open the file properties and change the permission as shown below.

    Change Permission and enter OK

    Change the Permission as shown above and enter OK

  13. Finally, reboot the device.

Step II: Use VPN to get app access

Now open Play Store you may notice the message this item isn’t available in your country. Simply download any VPN app preferably Opera VPN and connect.

You will notice the app is ready to be downloaded on your device.

Note & Conclusion: With the methods above you can fix device compatibility issues on Android. DigitBin is not liable for any damage caused. Perform the operation at your own risk.

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10 Responses

  1. Bernard says:

    App does not work it is a con just finds your identity.

  2. arbaz says:

    What is ro.build.product= of gionee m7. Plz told me fast

  3. Sara says:

    Any other solution please. I dont want to root my phone.

  4. Mia Manley says:

    I installed the market manager app but it will not let me open it. So I tried the next solution and it didn’t do anything?. The third solution doesn’t work with my device?. My device is a Verizon LG tablet

    • Nikhil says:

      Maybe an issue with the installation package of your mobile. Try to install any other App in case the App you are trying may not be compatible with your device.

  5. Hems Worth says:

    Download ‘build props’ magisk module > Gain root access inside any terminal emulator (termux preferable) by passing command ‘su’ > type ‘props’ > proceed with the on screen selections to change the fingerprints (Google Pixel 2 works well)

    P.S: you need to have busybox installed to work this.

  6. YOLANDE says:

    Please help my device does not have a Uninstaller update button only uninstallapp, how do I fix this problem without uninstalling the entire app?

  7. Abdulsathar Tamton says:

    My firestick seems to have some problem. File linked cannot be downloaded with 403 Error message. HD TV not working with some ms player misfunctioning, Jio tv is not working with “app not compatible “ message?!! Redbox tv not opening.
    Any fix or advise from you is highly appreciated. Or anyone I can contact for help??

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