Fixing Problems with Temple Run for Android

Last March 27, Temple Run by Imangi studio made its debut in the Google Play Store making itself available for all Android users for download. However, killing the excitement, a lot has been complaining that this release of the Temple Run for Android is not working fine for most of them. Here, I will try to address these stuff and offer solutions.

When Chuck Norris play Temple Run!

Can’t find Temple Run on the Android Market/Play Store

So the Play Store makes it hard for you to find the game for direct download on your phone? Just try searching with the queries: “imangi” or “temple run imangi”, you should now be able find it then. Or rather, check out my previous post to get the links: Download Temple Run APK (link on Play Store and mediafire links) or just this:

It doesn’t works. It doesn’t installs.

Currently, the Temple Run v1.0.0 from the Play Store isn’t compatible with Android devices that has older CPU chipsets. Even though Imangi says that it requires above version 2.1 for compatibility, still it won’t be installed on your Android phone if you got the incompatible CPU chip, and you are already on Android 2.2 or 2.3


Y U NO work with my phone??

But, that can be fixed. There is a released ARMv6/v7 version of this Temple Run game, making it compatible with these devices. So then, forget about the Temple Run from the Play Store, just use this. It will surely work. Credits to the guys over at XDA forum.


Temple Run for Android APK Device Compatibility

For reference, and as aggregated through the feedback of Android device owners all over the web (from forums to blogs), here are the compatibility list. Feel free to add in the comments if I had missed some.

Generic Temple Run APK: Doesn’t works.

Here is a short-list of the devices, wherein the generic Temple Run APK from the Play Store isn’t compatible for installation on said devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
  • Cherry Mobile Cosmo
  • Huawei IDEOS U8150
  • LG Optimus One
  • LG Optimus V
  • Alcatel OT990
  • Netphone701
  • Samsung Galaxy Gio
  • Samsung Admire
  • Samsung Galaxy SL i9003
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini
  • HTC Hero
  • LG Optimus Q
  • more to add…

If your device is listed above, try the ARMv6/v7 version. (links already provided above)

That feeling when you downloaded such big APK file only to find out that it won't work on your device.

Generic Temple Run APK: Does works!

Meanwhile, here are the devices that is able to install the game at hand. But that doesn’t means if your device is listed below, Temple Run game will run without problems:

  • HTC Sensation, XE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Nexus S
  • Samsung Galaxy 5.0 WiFi
  • Samung Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i
  • LG Optimus 2X
  • Asus Transformer 101
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Acer Iconia Tab A500
  • Motorola Atrix CM7
  • HTC Droid Incredible 1
  • Samsung Galaxy W
  • SE Xperia Neo V
  • more to add…

That feeling when you successfully installed Temple Run on your Android device, but you cannot enjoy the game like on the iPhone..

Obviously, this first release of the Android version of Temple Run by Imangi Studios really need an update. A lot has been complaining, though they had managed to get the game installed on their compatible phone, it still doesn’t works fine. Here are some reported issues:

  • Bugs on the “Upgrades”.
  • Exits and become forced closed when tried to make another run. (Tapping “Next Run”)
  • Lags.
  • Blurred graphics.
  • Hangs and crash a lot.
  • Sudden death after 1-2 minutes of running.

For the lags and slow response, a hack or fix may be employed. One thing I know is by using ChainFire3D. Reports say that when played even on Samsung Galaxy Y with ChainFire3D, it now works fine.


People can just wait for the fix and update that the game developer will make. But since they had somehow waited for long, they are all quite in rage. It was just said that Temple Run will be available to all Android phones, and here it is now, available already but it was not said that it will be compatible to all. :D

You saying? Let's hope for the fix to be release sooner.

Feel free to share your tips, stories and experiences with this game on your Android device.

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