App World Not Available in Your Country....
I am getting an error message when opening App World on my PlayBook that says "BlackBerry App World is not currently available in your country. Please check BlackBerry.com/appworld for updates."
Well, I'm in Connecticut. I know we are different here in CT, but I thought we were still part of the good old US of A!
Anyways, any ideas what might be wrong or how I may fix it? I've been using App World for a while with no problems. I'm on OS2.0 and not rooted.
EDIT: P.S. My Language is set to English and my Country/Region is set to US.
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03-22-12, 09:43 AM #2
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- 03-22-12, 05:48 PM #5
I'm getting that exact same message when I try to go to App world and I live in the US also. I just deleted my wifi profile because I was having wifi connection problems and that's exactly when the problem started. One problem to the next i guess lol.
- 03-22-12, 05:59 PM #6
Just went to the language settings and reset the language to English and Country to US, now I can go back on App world. Maybe this will work for someone else. Or maybe AW is just working correctly again.
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03-22-12, 07:44 PM #9
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Same here. Used it last night, but today it says App World is not currently available in my country. I checked Language settings in Options and noticed that Country/Region was set to US, even though it previously was set to Canada. I changed it back to Canada. Still no luck. I'm located in Ontario, Canada.
- 03-22-12, 08:13 PM #12
Funny, App World is working for me (I'm in the USA), but if I do a search in App World for "Angry Birds", then it tells me App World is not available in my country. No lie. Lol. Have to then restart App Word. Other search words do not cause the same issue. Try it!
- 03-22-12, 08:55 PM #15
- 03-22-12, 09:04 PM #16
It happened to me a few times yesterday. What i did both times were to from app world, swipe from top. Go to payment section, setup the payment again as I did the first time. It is paypal in my case. It worked and not a single this issue since. May be this may help some of you.
- 03-22-12, 10:17 PM #17
Strange... I am getting this error and my wife (sitting next to me) has no problems. Sheesh... Tried RST in AW and there is no proxy and tried reseting country. THinking there is an issue with RIM AW server.
- 03-22-12, 11:24 PM #21
Experiencing the same problem, I am in Toronto, Canada. I was using it fine yesterday, I even downloaded a new app "GT Racing HD" and a few others yesterday. I am rebooting my Playbook and seeing if the problem persists.
Nope... did a reboot and still doesn't connect. Current language English and country/region is US. I changed it to region Canada, just in case, made no difference. Doesn't connect to AppWorld. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi works with everything else, can connect to email and browse web, run all my apps. Just Appworld is affected.
- 03-22-12, 11:49 PM #23
Ok, I figured out a possible solution.
When you launch Appworld, just keep tapping on the screen repeatedly... I think if you manage to click on something during that "split second" when you see Appworld but BEFORE the warning message comes up, it will work. Here's what I do:
1. launch appworld... see a green circle...
2. immediately start tapping the screen (easiest to flip back and forth between 2 fingers)
- there will be a split-second when the Appworld main screen pops up
- if you are tapping constantly, chances are you will hit one of the apps
- if you hit an app, it will load up the screen for that app in the background...
3. you will STILL notice the "warning message" saying not working your country
4. ignore the message, click <OK> and it will show you the app you clicked on in the split-second when you were tapping
5. Now you press <BACK and can see the main Appworld screen again
Try this and let me know how it works!!!!
I just successfully did this several times and able to get back into Appworld, find apps and download them no problem. So the work-around *IS* to randomly tap repeatedly as Appworld app loads, and hope you press on a random app in time to load it's screen, which will then allow you to back out once you dismissed the "not available in your country" dialog.
I DO NOT believe the payment options update has anything to do with it. It is probably something wrong on RIM servers.
Last edited by edyb; 03-23-12 at 12:05 AM.
- 03-22-12, 11:53 PM #24
I hope the fact that you added payment options is not the solution. I think many people would rather NOT have a paypal or credit-card associated with their playbook, at least not be FORCED to do this. If you want to just use your playbook with free apps that's your choice, not be FORCED to enter payment information.
I can't believe that would be the solution. Otherwise I am sure there will be many PISSED OFF users very soon.