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After months as an iOS unique, HQ Trivia is lastly coming to Android on January 1. However you don’t have to attend that lengthy to begin taking part in in your Android system.

As a part of the lead as much as its Android launch, HQ is providing a restricted beta within the U.S. (that means only some fortunate folks can strive it right here) and an open beta in Canada. In case you can’t go one other day with out taking part in HQ Trivia, there’s a technique to trick your telephone into pondering you’re in Canada so you possibly can obtain the beta now.

IGN outlined a few strategies earlier this 12 months for one more app with a location-specific beta, however the primary particulars nonetheless apply. The strategy we’ll be utilizing requires a digital personal community to spoof your location and takes a good quantity of labor, but it surely’s the one choice for now.

The primary assume you’ll must do is set up a VPN in your pc and set it to a Canadian IP tackle (right here’s our information to VPNs in case you want some assist getting began). As soon as that’s executed, go to the Google Create Account webpage and create a brand new account together with your location as Canada. Then seize the Android system you wish to use, log into the brand new Google Play account you simply arrange, and navigate to HQ’s Play Retailer web page.

If it labored you must see an “Set up” button, and also you’re good to go. In case you nonetheless see the “Pre-register” button, it’s possible you’ll must activate the VPN in your Android system as nicely. To try this, go into Settings after which Apps. Choose “Google Play Retailer” and hit “Pressure Cease” to shut the app. Subsequent, go into “Storage” in your system and faucet on “Clear Information” and “Clear Cache.” Lastly, launch the VPN app and set the situation to Canada. Now you must be capable of obtain the HQ beta.

If that appears like a headache, there’s a neater manner, but it surely requires an Android software bundle (APK) and we don’t have that but for HQ Trivia. As soon as the APK does leak you must be capable of sideload it fairly simply, although there’s a little bit of a threat with this methodology because you’ll should loosen your telephone’s safety settings.

After all, in case you’d reasonably simply watch for the official launch you possibly can pre-register now in Google Play so as quickly because the app arrives.

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