Temple Run on Android tweaked for older devices

March 28, 2012
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So the super hit sensation game Temple Run was finally released for Android yesterday, with great excitement and tons of happy Android users. Sadly many of you quickly realized your phone was too old or was not officially supported. We received countless complaints and comments from angry users that couldn't enjoy it. Today I'm happy to report it's already been hacked to run on older phones, and you can get it right now.

The developers behind Temple Run, Imangi Studios, went to Twitter and defended the fact it wasn't supported on some phones stating they officially support over 700 Android devices. They also mention older phones like the Galaxy Ace, Mini, HTC Wildfire, LG Optimus One and others all are older phones on the Arm v6 processor platform. None of these were initially supported, but they plan to add more devices to the supported list very soon with future updates to the game.

If your smartphone is on this list (among others) it is NOT supported at this time and you can't download and enjoy Temple Run for Android. Thankfully we have an awesome developer community and I'm happy to say they've already hacked and tweaked Temple Run to work for all of those older or low-end phones. If you have an Arm v6 or v7 device (basically most older phones with a processor slower than 1 GHz) and Temple Run from the Play store doesn't work with your phone the links below will help you out.

Arm v6 Temple Run: Download
Arm v7 Temple Run: Download

Thanks to this XDA thread we have tweaked versions for everyone. I must warn you right now though - Just because its been hacked to install and run on older phones doesn't mean you'll have an enjoyable gaming experience. This game has not been optimized for these older and slower phones, and you might experience slowdown, lag, or possibly game crashes. If you don't care about any of that and just want to play Temple Run on Android then hit the links above and give it a try. Let us know how it goes in the comment section below. Remember to enable "install from unknown sources" in settings on your phone first.

Enjoy!


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30609216 Larry Ruiz

    I have a Droid RAZR MAXX. Im somewhat new to the android platform. Which ARM vX am i suppose to be using? seems odd since the phone is fast and above 1Ghz

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       The MAXX isn’t older like most, it just had some odd issues according to Imangi. I’d try getting the regular version somewhere if I were you

      • fishi1217

        You have to swipe so hard you almost break your screen! Very unresponsive, laggy, and slows down your phone sugnificantly…its crap…just saying.

  • Marcusandmusic

    Tried on lg optimus v. Unresponsive and laggy, and slows your phone. Not good.

  • doughboy

    I have the galaxy s and I can’t play it :( someone help!!

  • Maryizbell

    trying to download on my AT&T Pantech PantechP8000… not having fun thus far

  • http://phonestabs.com/ Sumit

    Try it only if you can compromise with performance of your device.

  • Taenaemc

    works and runs smooth on htc wildfire s but when u get a objective for the v.6 download it starts all over from the beginging . and sometimes does respond to swipes.

    • Taenaemc

      Sometimes does not respond to swipes **

  • MArio

    does not work on droid razr

  • Ledrri

    i have an htc wildfire am i supposed to use v6 or v7 arm to download PLEASE HELP AS FAST

    • LibbyLisa

      i did V6 but when i click to play temple runn it comes up saying sorry! 
      the application (process com.imangi.templerun) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again  :/

  • Bob23

    i have a lg optimus from metropcs. Which link do I use to download it?? v6 or v7?

    • Kylejenkinson123

      v6

  • Typee Bahdd32

    works on htc thunderbolt

  • Tammy

    works on tmobile dart !

  • Jdsjn

    I pooped

  • Jessica

    Thank you so much! I waited balls long to get it and was so disappointing when it wouldn’t work for my HTC Status but the v6 works for it so thank you so much!

  • Jessica

    Also, it’s a bit glitchy but it’s better than nothing!

  • Kyrvach

    I die every time it reaches 250m, 500m, 1000m, for no reason.. hoping for a fix. Downloaded the armv6

  • LibbyLisa

    I downloaded The armv6 For my Htc wildfire s and it downloaded fine but when i click to play the game it says sorry! the application (process com.imangi.templerun) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again but it still doesn’t work 

    • ASDFGHJKL

      SAME HERE.

    • Nat Thiel

      I tryed both but they both dont dont seem to work on my htc wildfire:L v7 just said it couldnt install:L

  • Tommyscearce

    Doesn’t work on my ZTE Score. Downloaded the armv7 and after it finished installing, every time I go to access the app, it force closes.

  • Mud 123

    Which one do i download, i Have a samsung admire. Metro pcs

    • Milan

      Download it using armv6 link over wifi. It may work.

  • Boysound33

    Many bugs waiting for a better version armv6-Galaxy Ace

  • DarkWitch

    Will this stuff work my MyTouch 3G

  • DarkWitch

    It keeps saying that it cannot be viewed that I need to free up some space. I am doing that on mYtouch3g But it still keeps sending me this message

    • kreia

      same here. somebody help us, please? :(

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQC2P7MU2ZU3RRUEJSMBTDFCHY Danny

        and me too cause i want temple run!

  • Lemon_xbox

    Hey thanks for this. It worked on my Samsung Galaxy Y. A little bit laggy and some bugs when collecting coins.

    • Somarvin69

      hey dude does it show boxes?

    • http://www.facebook.com/00dayve Green Dayve

      what is the name of the installer???APK?

  • marco

    my congratulations to all staff  XDA-Developers :) There will be an update for devices armv6?

  • Revolverhero

    It is honestley really laggy and hard to play. But I’ve waiting awhile for this and at least I get to play

  • Tgurl

    will this work on my metro pcs smartphone

  • ASDFGHJKL

    Installed then when I started to click it it only shows the logo then what’s next? My Tablet started to hang.

  • Twilightluvr104

    Wish it worked on the Aria :/ It’s such a good little phone, it deserves some fun!

  • Bas

    Works in my htc wf s, but after 750m I game stops and im dead

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  • Devang

    which one do u download for htc wildfire s
     

  • Amber

    Only Shows the logo on my ZTE Blade

  • Amber

    Dosent let me turn on my ZTE BLADE

  • Sev

    ih sucks cant play it on my htc wildfire s i have been waiting for this game for ssoo long this is what i get 

  • Landenn sykes

    Thx finally got a temple run that works really laggy but my highest score was 100,910 im gettin used too the lag and my phone is the samsung dart or samsung galaxy mini

  • Gygh

    I have a Monte Carlo by orange and have andriod version 2.3.4 at the moment i can’t download temple run as it isnt in the store does any one know why???

  • Lucrisha

    iOS bias ..
    nothing for android ! 

  • Metin2_yusuf

    bu temple run oyununu HTC Wildfire s açarmı

  • Taylow824

    I cant fucking get temple run what are you guys tying to pull

  • iGerms

    this link is fail. It is lagging the life out of me.

  • iGerms

    it keeps force closing and not responding someone fix this (…)

  • juno

    When will the update be available

  • Tully2011

    Every time I start a game I go flying into the water and it says 2500m high score. It sucks so bad

  • http://www.populardegrees.com/ Life Experience Degree

    This game has not been optimized for these older and slower phones, and
    you might experience slowdown, lag, or possibly game crashes. If you
    don’t care about any of that and just want to play Temple Run on Android
    then hit the links above and give it a try. 

  • Morison03

    did everything but still didn’t work for my htc wildfire what can i do then

  • Sgt.pissedoff

    Itll let me install but keeps saying its stopping unexspectedly

  • charlotteisawesome.com

    this really does not work. do never ever downloads this !!!! trust me i hv a h&c wildfire

  • frank

    fully lagging on micromax a70

  • lololo

    Works with my HTC Cha Cha :D

  • prince

    i downloaded arm v6… and its works but in the part that u will collect the coins.. bugs has appear :(((

  • Balotelli

    I cannot install it on galaxy ace. please help me.

  • carlton

    I have a ZTE score and everytime I try to open temple run it it tells me that there is a problem parsing the package .

    • im a12 year old

      uodate ur zte n it will come up temple on the app store and its like 2 or 3 updates then it up

  • darryl674

    which one should i download i have a droid eris

  • utsav

    hey….i have galaxy ace…i downloaded from first link…it got installed but it is lagging a lot…i have having a lot of trouble playing that….PLEASE HELP

  • utsav

    game stops at 250 m…and it displays a high score….what to do???

  • Vamsi Kalyan

    Hi i have downloaded armv6 which helped me to play temple run atlast, im so happy to play that on my samsung galaxy ace, but when taking the coins the bugs coming, so please keep on trying to fix that and post the update here in this site, do it as early as possible so that we can play that freely

  • Taha Uddin

    Which one do i download if i have a Samsung Dart?

  • jj

    i have a htc mytouch how to download ??

  • Anshul

    I have a MIPS architecture android tablet, i cannot play Temple run on it. i tried to install
    many versions of it but i didnt played. Any idea how can i play Temple run on my non arm ( MIPS architecture ) android tablet?

    Thanks.

    • JP Garmay

      same with me..,. :( i have ainol novo7 paladin.. :( tried to install it using magic code but always prompts “Unfortunately ********** is not responding”

  • wackybazz

    what link for galaxy mini?

  • Mr, Clutch

    version 6 worked on my wildfire s but the game is just fucked up. While you are running the person automatically falls down, touch doesn’t operates very effectively. Game is very laggy, it finished the charm of playing temple run. But credit to you guys atleast it worked on my wildfire s

  • Amit Thaper

    I run on my samsung galaxy ace then it shows an error of 07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: nativeFile
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at com.unity3d.player.UnityPlayer.nativeFile(Native Method)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at com.unity3d.player.UnityPlayer.(Unknown Source)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at com.unity3d.player.UnityPlayerActivity.onCreate(Unknown Source)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1047)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2627)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2679)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.app.ActivityThread.access$2300(ActivityThread.java:125)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:2033)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:123)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4627)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:521)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:868)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:626)
    07-20 14:32:53.475: E/AndroidRuntime(373): at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

  • Mohammad Marouf

    I have Galaxy Mini ,, Which one i should download ??
    :D

  • Asad Zamir

    HACK I DOWNLOAD NORTON BLOCKS ATTACK FROM IT. NORTON SAVED MY LIFE. HACKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ghandi253

    By default Droids block the installation of apps from unknown sources, for example anywhere other than the play store. You have to disable that feature on your phone and it will install without issue. And work like a charm. The Temple Run from the play store ran like shit on my Galaxy S. But this one works awesome. Thanks guys!

  • gg5

    it still does not work on the zte

    • im a 12 year old

      update ur zte and it well work

  • Nani

    worked wih ma chacha….God bless u fam!

  • Chan Chan

    it force stop on my metro pcs 2.3.4 WTF MAN I JACKED OFF FOR THIS ?

  • im a 12 yr old

    every 1 check for an update on ur phone like i did then i got temple run and dead trigger on my phone

  • im a 12 yr old

    who every has the zte score download the first 1

  • http://twitter.com/Rameez_Imtiaz Rameez Imtiaz

    it doesnt work properly in wildfire s…the game is running so slow that applied action works after 2 3 seconds…and most of the time the guy automatically collide or fall from the bridge…sometime game crashes also

  • ANUP

    WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD THE ARM6V THE WEBSITE SAYS FILE IS REMOVED FOR WEBPAGE VIOLATIION PLZ PROVIDE NEW LINK

  • e

    What about zte score?

  • chucks

    Update d links….. de r broken..

  • Bobo

    Can we have new links they are broken

  • TheMan

    does this game work for samsung galaxy ace s5830?

  • AKSHAY JAIN

    does this game works on samsung galaxy y
    ?????