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    Default [HACK] How to get Netflix app to work on your Optimus S

    Hey all,

    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


    ro.product.model=HTC Vision
    ro.product.brand=tmobile
    ro.product.name=vision
    ro.product.device=vision
    ro.product.board=vision
    ro.product.manufacturer=HTC

    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!
    Last edited by jondevere; 05-13-2011 at 02:22 PM.
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    Confirmed working. Hit that Thanks button for Jon because he figured this out all on his own

    EDIT: +1 for the descriptive thread title
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    This works for me too
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    Quote Originally Posted by jondevere View Post
    WORKS 100% for me
    I know everyone's probably tired of me asking, buuuuut . . . is there a green bar using this method?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparty73 View Post
    I know everyone's probably tired of me asking, buuuuut . . . is there a green bar using this method?
    If you are on any ROM that isnt CM7 than yes. If you dont want the bar go for CM7 and follow the instructions. I have tested on all ROMs for our Optimus and they all work this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jondevere View Post
    If you are on any ROM that isnt CM7 than yes. If you dont want the bar go for CM7 and follow the instructions. I have tested on all ROMs for our Optimus and they all work this way.
    Gotcha. Thanks for letting me know. Weird that CM7 doesn't have that issue.

    I also can confirm, but it sounds possibly like my own experience only, that the following buildprop changes work as well:

    ro.product.model=Nexus One
    ro.product.brand=google
    ro.product.name=passion
    ro.product.device=passion
    ro.product.board=mahimahi
    ro.product.manufacturer=HTC

    Again, sounds like jondevere and some others may have had issues with using the Nexus One code, but it worked for me first try.
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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.
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    Yeah, green bar kinda kills it. Don't want to revert to the CM7 ROM. But awesome find!

    Oh. Yeah. Check ouy my sig . LoL

    Sent from my HTC Vision using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by v0mitr0n View Post
    yeah, green bar kinda kills it. Don't want to revert to the cm7 rom. But awesome find!

    Oh. Yeah. Check ouy my sig . Lol

    sent from my htc vision using tapatalk
    hilarious! Good job on the hack! Mwa ha ha
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    Damnit I can't get my prop to save it keeps on saying error

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    Quote Originally Posted by javascriptvoid View Post
    Damnit I can't get my prop to save it keeps on saying error

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    What are you using to edit your build?
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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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jondevere View Post
    What are you using to edit your build?
    Es file explorer

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    Quote Originally Posted by javascriptvoid View Post
    Es file explorer

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    If you are using ES, you need to go to the settings. Then navigate to the bottom of the settings page and you will see root options. You need to check both boxes, Root Explorer and Mount File System. It will prompt you to choose from 2 options when you click Root Explorer. You want to choose HiAPK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gldnbear View Post
    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?
    I noticed that Swype doesn't work. The Swype keyboard works (click each letter), but not with swyping.
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    Thanks man! Working great. Running scott pilgrams cm7.....no green bar. Watched two episodes of Ren and stimpy with no issues......

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    beer of choice right now is...........Sieara Nevada's Ruthless Rye IPA..........mmmmmmmm......
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitmasterme View Post
    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 Tapatalk
    Glad to hear its working for everyone now, instead of just a select few.
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    thanks
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    i cant get my buildprop to work either. i changed it and reboot then go to about phone and nothing has change. I dont know if im doing it right.
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    Where are u guys downloading Netflix from? The market wont let me cause the device is Not supported.
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    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 Tapatalk
    beer of choice right now is...........Sieara Nevada's Ruthless Rye IPA..........mmmmmmmm......
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    I'm also having the Swype issue -- using Reborn 2.1
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    Oh thanks I didnt realize that you had to edit the prop to get the market to let us see it. Tricky bistrds.
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    Kickašš. Works perfect, love it. You da man
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    Default Easier way that worked for me - no build.prop changes

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...tml#post904016

    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?
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