Run Sony’s PlayStation Mobile on any rooted Android device

November 29, 2012
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Playstation Mobile

The new PlayStation Mobile was finally launched in October, bringing Sony’s treasure trove of games to certified Android devices. Aside from the obvious, the mobile gaming platform should theoretically run on several HTC and Sharp phones as well.

If you don’t see your device on the list of compatible handsets, there’s a way to get in on the PS gaming fun. You just have to follow the instructions shared by noted XDA member NOMIOMI.

First thing first – the method only works on rooted Android devices. If you pass the first test, then it’s only a matter downloading the PlayStation Mobile APK and the provided flashable zip file, as well as pushing some files into various directories on your device – hence, why root is required. Sounds easy enough, right?

Once you’ve set up everything, you just have to sign up for a new Sony account to get started. Just a hint, apparently you can put down any U.S. address in order to bypass the country restriction.  You should then be able to download and install free and paid games there, though understandably not every game will run without a hitch. After all, your device isn’t really certified by Sony.

Check out the original thread for the gory details. Don’t forget to let us know how the PlayStation Mobile workaround works for you in the comments below.

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