The Nextbook 8SE is one of many budget tablets that ship without Android Market. This tends to limit their usefulness, but luckily I know of a simple way to fix the shortcoming by installing a limited version of Android Market.
This hack won’t let you update to Google Play and it’s missing the latest new sections (including music and video) but it will let you buy and install apps. It is far better than nothing. Here’s how you do it.
- Download this ZIP file to your computer.
- Open the Zip file to your computer and copy the contents to a folder on your Polaroid tablet via a USB cable. Then unplug your tablet.
- Once you’ve done that, open the file manager on your tablet and go to the folder where you put the files. Try to install the following apps in this order (double click on the files in order to run them):
As a 4th step you might want to press the home button, select the checkmark which says “open always with”, and then select Launcher. This will guarantee that whenever you press the home button you will see the home screen and not be prompted with a menu.
This technique worked for me, and while there are other ways to accomplish this goal I prefer to stick with this one. It’s easy.