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# 175224 22-Jun-2015 12:02
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Hi All,

I've got one Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5110 16GB
This was a high end tablet back in its day.

After running through and doing OTA updates to Android 4.2.2 there are now hardly any apps showing in the Play store.
For example, under sports games, there is

I understand the the Google play store filters apps based on device compatibility. For some reason this device is now being flagged as incompatible with most apps in the app store.

There is no netflix listed in the play store. Netflix have a KB article instructing people to install the APK and use that.
Nova Launcher was not listed, but I downloaded the APK and it works fine.

Apps that used to work fine are now not able to be downloaded (A work program called iCOS live) etc. This tablet is pretty useless if it cant run apps from the Play store.

Does anyone have any tips for fixing this?
I've done a lot of google searches. There is no content filtering turned on in the play store account I'm using.

My next troubleshooting step will be to download the latest official ROM from samsung and flash via Kies (hideous program).

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  # 1329213 22-Jun-2015 12:49
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Looks like there is cyanogenmod available for it - maybe thats worth installing.

Not sure how the google play store filters content based on devices - is it perhaps based on processor/graphics chip capabilities?
Actually I just found a good explanation

You probably dont have a lot to lose by trying another ROM - there seem to be plenty of tutorials for it.
This one on youtube shows installing Lollipop:

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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