- 05-06-2013, 05:28 PM #1
I am US based, but purchased a non-carrier-locked HUAWEI W1 while on a trip to China. My Microsoft ID is a US-region account. When I set up my phone, no matter that my Microsoft ID is US-based, I seem to be locked to China App Marketplace. Is there any way to change this? I find that I am blocked from installing apps such as Facebook on this phone. Any guidance is welcome.
- 05-07-2013, 08:38 AM #3
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- 05-09-2013, 08:29 PM #11
Second, after you've updated your system, backup your stuffs and reset phone. You can find there is a new app called Huawei hubs!don't delete it!!! It is useful!!(if you already have Huawei hub, skip it)
MAKE Sure you set your language and region to CHINA!!! IF Not,DO IT AND REBOOT.
Then, connect to your WiFi, set proxy 184.108.40.206 port：8888，notice：use to fliter the carrier information send to MS Servers.
4. Make sure feedback is on, location Set to china.
5.check system update for twice, mine failed for twice, ignore it.
6.Wait for 20min to 2 hours. KEEP YOUR phone connected!!!!
7.after that, go to local setting, ALL switch to USA. Reboot.
8.QUICKLY go to settings and enable air plane mode!!!!
9.make sure you deleted the proxy.
10. Turn on WiFi, go to Huawei hub, you can download twitter,Facebook now!!!!
11.DON'T FORGET TO TURN OFF THE FEEDBACK OTHERWISE YOU COULD BE KICK BACK TO CHINA STORE!!!!!!
I just tried that and it did work!!!!
THIS NEED LUCK:-)
- 05-11-2013, 12:00 AM #12
I tried, but after setting the proxy to 220.127.116.11 port:8888, the system is not updated, even twice, and the notification "Checking for updates..." appears infinitely.
Did I do something wrong?
07-13-2013, 03:06 PM #15
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- 07-16-2013, 01:19 PM #16
If it's a WP8 phone with China firmware (either China Mobile or China Unicom) then you're stuck with the China App store. Apparently the firmware is locked due to Chinese government requirements. There's a user on xda who managed to jailbreak his W1 and install his own apps, you can try that route or just get a non-China device.
07-29-2013, 07:02 AM #17
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Hi I'm from China but I will be living in Singapore for long term, maybe for a few years more. Hence I need a Singapore store. My phone is locked to China app marketplace as well. so is there any way to change the marketplace region to Singapore without resetting the phone? thanks a lot
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