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Magna Carta App Now Available on Android, Install to be the First to get Jay-Z’s New Album

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If you want to be a part of the first million people in the world to get Jay-Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” step 1 asks that you install the new Magna Carta app that just went live on Google Play. As announced last Sunday during the NBA Finals, Jay-Z and Samsung have teamed up to give away his MCHG album to the first 1 million Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2 owners who have this app installed and then access it on July 4 at 12:01 EST. 

Once you install the app, you’ll be asked to agree to terms, sign-in with either Facebook or Twitter, confirm your age, and then decide if you want the clean or explicit version of the album. In order to be eligible to grab the album for free on the 4th, you will need to have completed these steps.

For those without a Samsung GS4, GS3 and Note 2, the app will show as not being compatible with your device. It is a Samsung deal after all, so that’s not surprising.

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  • Jay z Fan

    when i try to download the app from playstore, I get a message that “this item is not available in my country’…..any ideas? The country is Tanzania.

  • Dominick_7

    Warming to the heart to know that the company that made my smartphone is teaming up with an illuminati guy who follows a child sacrificing Satanist like Alister Crowley, admittedly wants to kill catholics and rape children. FanTAStic.

  • Dean Milord

    FYI: Let me install on my son’s HTC Droid Incedible 2 as well.

  • I have a rooted gs3 running aokp and the app installs fine but force closes when trying to open.

  • toutnoir

    haters gonna hate

  • steveindajeep

    id rather smash my phone with a hammer

  • Smity

    I’m not going to wast my phone memory on this SH.t.

  • Nadine Perez

    Why do they need our age?

  • Burger

    Anyway I can get this on my G-Nex

  • Phillip Bee

    My app is just force closing can’t get into it .. am I the only 1 with this problem?

  • Adam Metzner

    Crashing on CM10 GS3

    • Khary Anderson

      Same here, I’m starting to think you have to have touch wiz on your phone for it to work.

  • Jon

    The app is almost 30 MB. Kinda makes me wonder if the music is already embedded and just needs to be unlocked.

  • Tyler Durden

    Thankgod it’s not that Bieber loser. I love me some Jay z.

  • Weber

    I bet Jay-Z uses an iPhone.

  • mARCO

    Last time I checked My Samsung Galaxy Nexus was a Samsung phone…y is it incompatible?!?!?!?!?

    • mechapathy

      Don’t worry too much. The internet will have it before the app.

      • mARCO

        True, will try and find leaked version soon

  • Bionic

    When I got my Nexus 7 I got a free copy of Transformers Dark side of the moon. That movie is god awful and so is Jay Z music.

    • Terrence Adams

      This prolly coming from someone who has 0 appreciation for hiphop.. real great insight

      • Bionic

        Wrong. I come from the days of Tupac and Dr Dre. Jay Z sucks compared to those guys.

        • Terrence Adams

          Obviously you’ve never heard Reasonable Doubt and Blueprint.. but I guess it cool these days to be the “negative rebel” lol

          • Big_EZ

            Or the Black album.

        • Lmao! Awkward moment when Jay Z is ‘technically’ a better rapper than both those guys

        • Big_EZ

          His last album wasn’t up to par, but to say that Dr. Dre is better is just silly.

        • Sams Son

          LOL damn I can’t believe you compared Jay Z (rapper) to Dr Dre (producer who has ghost writers).

  • Makes no sense why my GALAXY Nexus isn’t included…

    • Tyler Durden

      Talk to google. Samsung manufactured it. They don’t care about the software.

      • bright side, as soon as someone gets it, the whole internet gets it 😉

    • Bionic

      cuz its old news, thats why

    • kennyidaho

      Because it’s a NEXUS device. It’s a phone built to highlight the latest Android OS. It’s not a bread and butter maker like the other galaxy series. They honestly should have never added the Galaxy name to it as it only seems to confuse people.

  • Khary Anderson

    every time I try to open it, it force closes. Do you think it requires touch wiz to work? I’m running CM 10.1 on my GS3 and I’m the only one who can’t get it to work

    • Big_EZ

      Same here and I’m running touchwiz from beanstown on my Note 2. It may be that it’s not 100% stock software?

      • Khary Anderson

        I’m starting to think that but can an app actually detect stock ROM versus a custom ROM?

        • asd011

          it doesnt i just signed in and did everything on my gs4 cm10.1

          • Khary Anderson

            Guess it’s just my phone

  • bungadudu

    Can someone post the apk?
    Have the S4, but apparently my country is restricted…

  • iceman23

    How do we know if we are one of the first million to download the app? Does it stop working or letting people register after the one millionth person?

    • Big_EZ

      You can register? I downloaded this hours ago and all it does on my Note 2 is tell me that “unfortunately it has stopped”

  • Bionic

    If you buy a moto x in October you get the new Metallica album for free

    • Warwick

      You know, I would be quite content with that 😀

      • Bionic

        hell yeah

    • JoshGroff

      If only!

    • Big_EZ

      That’s only a good deal if it’s an older album released before St. Anger. Kill Em’ All S&M are all great, then their last two studio sucked.

    • michael arazan

      And then they will sue you for not paying for it

  • Liquidretro

    Do we know if we will be able to download the album as MP3’s or we will have to play it (And keep) this app to access the album?

  • LR

    galaxy nexus?

    • GNex User

      Don’t you know by now the GNex is the forgotten step-child? – GNex Owner

      • atari37

        Forgotten in what way? Is it not on the latest version of Android? Maybe you’re talking about the Verizon version. I thought we stopped calling that a Nexus a long time ago.

        • Dean Milord

          I think he means forgotten by Samsung, maybe. Its a Samsung phone but they make it and then don’t invite it to and family reunions.

    • redsox985

      I spoofed the market app with an app called Device Spoofer… App just FC’s when trying to open it. Needs TouchWiz maybe?

  • skittles

    be the first to get the new Jay Z album…besides the millions that will get it first when it gets leaked

  • Bionic

    This is your first story of the day? Moto x accessories are appearing but this is your first story?

    I’m kidding. No thanks Jay Z.

    • NexusPhan69

      I thought you were trolling at first.
      I just got chills from those renders. Haha. What a nerd.

      Edit: Linky link. http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-38148694942392_2266_3888665989

      • Bionic

        im trying to see if sarge knows if that render is real or not, but he’s kinda quiet right now.

        • Oh come on, that’s fake as all hell. The Moto X isn’t a Nexus, nor is that the real Nexus logo.

          • Bionic

            im 99% sure of this as well, but hey you never know.

          • No, that’s 100% fake.

            And I probably don’t even need to search to know who likely posted that story.

          • Bionic

            If you mean phone arena, you are correct. I think the underlining point here is that accessory manufacturers are readying themselves, which means some kind of announcement may be near, perhaps july 10th at moto’s press event?

          • I’d lean towards this being a shady accessory manufacturer trying to get their name in the search rankings for “moto x accessories” and nothing more.

          • Bionic

            Hmmm, thats a valid point. There is, in fact, a moto press event on the 10th though.

          • Is it a dark secret? I have yet to see invites go out to anyone.

          • Bionic

            Leo Laporte mentioned it on This Week in Google last week that he was invited by someone high up at Moto to a small event next month on the Google campus with around 50 or so journalists

          • Well that’s certainly interesting. Small get together means no love for us then, more than likely.

          • Bionic

            Yeah, maybe they will expand it, maybe they wont. Maybe motorola wants to intentionally fly under the radar and announce this thing? Im not sure what they are aiming at but we’ll see. Maybe they are saving their big event for the hero device in October.

          • Bionic

            Yanno what, publish it! Maybe if you do they will invite you guys, LOL.

          • Not a bad idea. 😛

          • michael arazan

            Is that the guy from the Screen Savers that was on TechTV before it became G4 channel, loved that show

          • Bionic
          • Bionic

            go to 4 minutes and watch from there

          • Apostrafee

            Compare that photo to the Blackberry Z10

          • Bionic

            haha, wow.

          • Apostrafee

            Did you look?

          • Bionic


          • NexusPhan69

            Oh it’s definitely a render. And a poor one at that. But the case is there on the Skinomi website for ordering.

            Edit: http://www.skinomi.com/motorolamotox.html

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            They could change the logo, like how apple got rid of the slash in the apple on the boot up. While i agree it does look fake, i’m jus sayin change happens.

      • Bionic

        this also proves that there are multiple phones seeing as how that phone looks nothing like the one pictured before. The one that leaked earlier this year is the mid range and I believe this one pictured for the screen protector is the October 5 inch hero device made in Texas.