How to access OUYA purchases

The OUYA servers were decommissioned in 2019, so it is no longer possible to buy/unlock games on the OUYA. Additionally, any purchases that you made are no longer accessible. Because of this lack of continuity, we have figured out how to bypass the purchase checks on the OUYA so that you can play just about any game to its fullest extent. Read on for a full guide on rooting and bypassing the purchase validation system.

You can also watch me perform these steps on an OUYA in this video: Can you fully unlock the OUYA in under 15 minutes? - YouTube

If you like to read more about how this bypass works, check out the topic created by the author who found this method and created this work around, CWeiske: Restoring OUYA game purchases

What you need

  1. A computer with adb (windows:
  2. Command prompt/PowerShell
  3. su binary (found here:
  4. Connected to the new OUYA discover server


  1. Copy su to your OUYA
  2. ADB onto your ouya
    1. In PowerShell, use something like "~\Downloads\Platform-tools\adb.exe shell to access your OUYA.
  3. Make filesystem writable
    1. mount -o rw,remount -t ext4 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/APP
  4. Copy su to /system
  5. Set permissions to 6755
    1. chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
  6. Install apps
    1. use Make → Tutorials to find the 3 things to install
  7. Activate xposed framework
  8. Activate Ouya Plain Purchases xposed module
  9. Done


More to come