| | 08-05-13, 10:37 PM Thread Author #1
Android GSF iD (JB 4.2.2) - Guide
This guide will show you how to get an Android GSF iD which is based on Jelly Bean 4.2.2
The purpose of this is so that you can download the latest app apk's that require the Android OS to be higher than Gingerbread 2.3.3 which is currently used by Bluestacks or apps you couldn't download due to the device shown by Bluestacks being 'Incompatible'.
Using Google Maps as an example, a Device iD used by Bluestacks will only let you download v6.14.3 for Google Maps which is the latest for Gingerbread 2.3.3 used by Bluestacks, However with this guide you will be able to obtain and use a GSF iD which will let you download Google Maps v7.0.2 which requires Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 or newer. Also i had issues with several apps where i couldn't find them via a search on APK Leecher or couldn't download the apk's via APK Downloader because the device shown by Bluestacks was 'Incompatible'.
This guide is intended for use with APK Downloader and/or APK Leecher so you can download your own apk's direct from the Google Play Store.
Step 1 - Go to this website Genymotion and sign up, Once you have done that click 'Download Genymotion' at the top right of the page.
Genymotion is a complete set of tools that provides a virtual environment for Android. It can be very useful for developers, testers, salesman or even gamers.It is available for most operating systems: Windows, Linux and MacOS X. It is as simple to install as powerful to use.
Step 2 - Choose and download the platform you would like to install Genymotion on.
- For Windows 32/64 users 'Oracle VirtualBox' is part of the download of Genymotion, as stated on the download page.
- For other platforms 'Oracle VirtualBox' will need to downloaded and installed separately from here https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Note: Please read the 'Requirements' Section in the User Guide here https://cloud.genymotion.com/page/doc/ to insure your system has the requirements needed to run Genymotion.
Step 3 - Run through the install, steps for each platform can be found here https://cloud.genymotion.com/page/doc/ under the 'Installation' Section.
Step 4 - Startup Genymotion and then click add and select a virtual device from the list.
Note: My advice is do not select devices that are 4.3 with API 18, because it will then be possible for you to get APK's for apps that support 'only' Android 4.3 which will not work on Blackberry 10 devices, because as you know our run-time is 4.2.2 so i recommend you select devices that are 4.2.2 with API 17
Step 5 - Once you have selected a virtual device and the setup of the device is finished go to this link [GUIDE] Genymotion | Installing ARM Translation and GApps[Updated Nov.16] - xda-developers and follow the instruction to install the ARM Translation and also Google API's to add Google services to your virtual device so you can access the Google Play Store etc
Note: Please have a read of that thread if you run into any issues while following the instructions.
Step 6 - Once you have finished step 5 if you haven't already added your Google account when you was following step 5 then at the homescreen follow these steps to add your Google Account...
1. Click 'Menu'
2. Then 'System Settings'
3. Scroll down to 'Accounts' and Click '+ Add Account'
4. Then click 'Google' and add your Google account
This will associate the virtual android device with your google account so that you can access the Google Play Store and install apps.
Step 6 - Once you have your Google Account Setup, follow these steps.
1. Click on the 'Apps' button
2. then find/click 'Google Play Store', and at the top search for 'Device ID' and Click the 2nd One down (should look like below) and Install it.
3. Then head back to the Homescreen where you should see the Device ID app, Open it and you should now see 2 iDs The 1st one is the 'GSF ID Key' and the 2nd is your 'Android Device ID' we will be using the GSF iD.
Step 7 - Using your GSF ID
You can use GSF iD with APK Downloader (Google Chrome Extension) which you can find here with instruction on how to setup and use. APK Downloader [Latest] Download Directly | Chrome Extension v2 (Evozi Official)
You can also use the GSF iD with APK Leecher which can be found here with instructions on how to setup and use. [TOOL] Real APK Leecher v1.3.6 - Always get your apk up-to-date easily - xda-developers
I think this is my 1st guide so i hope you can all understand each step, It should all be pretty straight forward!