[HACK] How to get Netflix app to work on your Optimus S
Here is the new updated info to get your Netflix to work on you Optimus S.
***YOU MUST BE ROOTED AND HAVE A ROOT FILE MANAGER/EXPLORER TO DO THIS***
these are my new directions.....
Change the following lines in your build.prop
Your build.prop is in this dir on you cell.. /system/build.prop
Reboot your cell..
NOW... Navigate to "about phone". If it shows that you have the HTC you have done the edit correctly.
Once this is verified.. go to the MARKET and download the Netflix app. For some reason this one works. The one from the other threads doesnt work on my cell, but the legit market one does when u have it set as HTC. WORKS 100% for me.
The only difference between the 2 apps is the one on the market is a newer updated version of the apk file
If you need help with editing build.prop then you may want to second think doing this hack
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
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- 05-13-2011, 03:15 PM #2
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- 05-13-2011, 03:30 PM #6
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I also can confirm, but it sounds possibly like my own experience only, that the following buildprop changes work as well:
Again, sounds like jondevere and some others may have had issues with using the Nexus One code, but it worked for me first try.
- 05-13-2011, 03:38 PM #7
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Working for me. I'm running a fairly old school set up on my phone... rooted on V9 with LegoRom. There's the green line at the top, but who cares - if I'm watching something with the intent of enjoying the stunning cinematography, I think I'll likely opt for a flat screen TV before I watch on my my phone. Great work on figuring this out, Jon.
- 05-13-2011, 03:41 PM #8
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- 05-13-2011, 06:27 PM #12
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I got this to work on my phone. Thanks.
I am still new to Android, so I have a couple of questions on the buildprop.
I assume you need to keep this if you want run Netflix. (You cannot revert back to the old copy).
What issues can you have by leaving this on the phone as far updates or loading new software from the market?
- 05-13-2011, 06:29 PM #13
Last edited by jondevere; 05-13-2011 at 06:45 PM.
- 05-13-2011, 07:05 PM #15
- 05-13-2011, 08:18 PM #16
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- ICS flavor of the day....
Thanks man! Working great. Running scott pilgrams cm7.....no green bar. Watched two episodes of Ren and stimpy with no issues......
Sent from my "HTC Vision" using Tapatalkbeer of choice right now is...........Sieara Nevada's Ruthless Rye IPA..........mmmmmmmm......
- 05-14-2011, 12:45 AM #18
- 05-14-2011, 04:43 AM #19
- 05-14-2011, 08:52 AM #20
- 05-14-2011, 09:22 AM #21
- 331 Posts
- ICS flavor of the day....
You have to edit your build.prop, reboot, verify that "about phone" settings reflect changes and then u can get the app
Sent from my HTC Vision using Tapatalkbeer of choice right now is...........Sieara Nevada's Ruthless Rye IPA..........mmmmmmmm......
- 05-14-2011, 11:00 AM #22
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- 05-15-2011, 01:57 PM #25
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Easier way that worked for me - no build.prop changes
I can confirm that the above method worked on my Optimus S. I didn't need to edit my build.prop, but the green bar is there. I picked the "netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk". I did have trouble installing over the top of the original Netflix app, but once I uninstalled the app-store version, the hacked version installed without problems.
Is the non-build.prop method working for anyone else?