Google play "Device not compatible "

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    This happened to me before either when I was running. 903, Liberty... or both and now it's doing it with. 232.
    Was trying to D/L nova launcher from the Play store and got the"Your device is not compatible with this version "message, thus not allowing for D/L.. So I tried looking for something I already have installed..and got the same message. I did eventually get what I was looking for via a Google .apk search. I have cleared cache on the Google Play app, uninstalled updates, but the issue comes back. Any ideas?


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    Idk for sure but maybe you need to free up some memory?

    I've seen this with some apps like a person wanting to download a Sims game.. she had to free up some memory .
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    It's not just confined to my phone.
    I get the same message when I use a computer and open Google play in a browser.. where it says " choose device " my Bionic is listed, however it is grayed out and when " install" is selected, the same message comes up.

    It's not just Nova launcher, (which I do have installed via a Google search, email to phone, install)...but Dolphin browser and Handcent as well...both installed without issues on the first time I tried but according to the Play store, they also aren't compatible now and doesn't show it's installed .



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    Im 99% sure it is because your pixel density (ppi) was changed. The stock ppi for the bionic is 256

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    Although I did drop my LCD density to 200 via Rom Toolbox, if that were the case I don't think I would have been able to install via play on my phone in the first place, and I'm not sure it would matter to the play store via a computer browser..but, I did try again after setting the density back to stock and reboot.. still the same message.

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    Had same issue when i changed lcd density as well. I had to do a factory reset on stock recovery. After that i was able to use Play to download apps again.
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    You can change it using rom toolbox(best root app imo)

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    That's what I used :p

    So,basically what I am hearing is even though I had set my resolution to 200 PRIOR with Rom Toolbox (and rebooted) opened Play for apps like Handcent,Dolphin and others and had zero issues with finding,and installing..now all of a sudden Google Play has decided that my resolution is too crisp to install from a computer browser as well? My screen resolution settings are backed up to Google? And if I want to search for other apps ( Handcent no longer shows up as a searchable app in Play,even though I downloaded,and installed it..and use it daily..was just checking to see what was up) I will have to factory reset my phone? Is Google run by Skynet now? :p
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    No factory reset should be needed just use rom toolbox and change it to 256ppi and then reboot and you should be good to go.

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    Also did you uninstall all play store updates and clear data?

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    That was the first thing I tried .. with no results.
    I understand that different app configurations, tweaks, etc. can cause certain results to vary from user to user but ultimately it isn't that big of a deal. Googling for. Apks works too. I'm just tying to see if anyone running ICS. 232 is having the same issue.

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    Taking this step has solved many an issue for me as far as corrupt data and the like...

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