How-to Install Protected Apps from the Market on the Froyo Leaked Release Candiate

If you were one of the brave souls that installed the leaked Froyo Release Candidate on their Nexus One and miss being able to download and install protected apps from the Market, you’re in luck — as long as you have ADB or SuperUser access.

If you have SU access on your phone, grab the file from and copy it to the root of your sdcard.

From your Nexus One, open your terminal emulator and type in the following (press “enter” at the end of each line).


mount -o remount,rw /system

cd /system

mv build.prop

unzip /sdcard/

mv froyo.prop build.prop

rm /sdcard/


When you’ve booted up, open Dialer and type in the following code:


The sequence should disappear after you press the last *, and you should receive an update notification that says “check-in succeeded”.

Head over to the Market and your protected apps should be available again.

(For ADB instructions, head over to the article at

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