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LeapFrog Epic root and Play Store
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DISCLAIMER: I am NOT in any way responsible for any data loss or hardware damage caused by unsupported software on your LeapFrog Epic. Always observe common sense and make backups before doing anything drastic, OK?

A number of people, parents to be specific, have been asking as to how can they install Google Play Services on their children's LeapFrogs. Unfortunately, this involves rooting the device, mostly using utilities such as Kingoroot. In my case, only the PC version of Kingoroot works; Kingroot may also work, but the default Kids Launcher spazzes out for some reason, making it unusable.

Prior to rooting, you need to install the necessary ADB drivers (I think Windows 10 will have that installed automatically), then enable USB debugging using the Developer Options shortcut in Pollywog or some other developer options shortcut app (tapping the Build Number item in About device does nothing, unfortunately).

After that, install Kingoroot on your PC, then follow the on-screen instructions. Once you get your Epic rooted, follow the instructions in the guide here to replace the Superuser app with SuperSU: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android...y-t3573361

You may want to mount /system as read-write as this involves copy/pasting files to /system. This tool should come in handy in that case.

Now on to the fun part:

Unfortunately I haven't found a working method to get Google Play to work on the Epic without root. cobalt232's modded Play Store sort of works at most when paired with microG, but it is unable to install apps. Sideloading Play Store to system should be easy once rooted though. Copy the four APK files from this ZIP to /system/priv-app using X-Plore or some other root file manager, and make sure the permissions are set to 644:

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Once that's done, restart your device, then check your parental controls menu to see if Google Play store runs correctly:
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From there you can now download the likes of YouTube Kids and other such applications which aren't available on Amazon or LeapFrog's own app store. Wink

I also recommend using an ad blocker such as AdAway to keep those pesky banner ads from showing up on your kids' games; don't get me wrong, those ads are there for a reason, but they are sometimes so pervasive that it can be harmful to your kids.
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Awesome, thanks
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(07-10-2017, 05:45 PM)Deak Phreak Wrote: Awesome, thanks

No problem mate! I don't want to take credit for all of these hacks, as I mostly derived these from tips others mentioned elsewhere, but I am glad to be of service.
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