05-26-2011 05:20 PM
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  1. the_maplebar's Avatar
    I figured it was a longshot, but I tried installing the new netflix.apk. It doesn't work on the Optimus S

    EDIT:
    Ok, looks like some people have had success getting it to run on the Optimus by setting the Build.prop to one of the supported phones. Looks like I will be rooting this weekend. Post if you have had success getting this to work on the Optimus S.

    Netflix works on Optimus V
    05-12-2011 03:50 PM
  2. captmeach7's Avatar
    how far did you get? I don't have a netflix login, but i got to login screen. I also saw people are not getting it to stream and that it does little more than the original netflix que app.



    EDIT: OK so when trying to play you get errors. I don't have stagefright enabled, but i wonder if we enabled it and changed our device to say it was an EVO....

    List of phones supported:
    1. HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
    2. HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
    3. HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
    4. HTC G2 with Android 2.2
    5. Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3.

    [HL]Log:[/HL]
    05-12 17:53:12.387: DEBUG/dalvikvm(866): GC_EXPLICIT freed 2522 objects / 293808 bytes in 2235ms
    05-12 17:53:15.737: INFO/ActivityManager(768): Starting activity: Intent { cmp=com.netflix.mediaclient/.PlayerActivity (has extras) }
    05-12 17:53:15.847: DEBUG/dalvikvm(1315): GC_EXPLICIT freed 4044 objects / 224040 bytes in 100ms
    05-12 17:53:15.847: DEBUG/NativeCrypto(1315): Freeing OpenSSL session
    05-12 17:53:15.857: INFO/WindowManager(768): Setting rotation to 1, animFlags=1
    05-12 17:53:15.867: INFO/ActivityManager(768): Config changed: { scale=1.0 imsi=310/120 loc=en_US touch=3 keys=1/1/2 nav=1/1 orien=2 layout=18 uiMode=17 seq=6}
    05-12 17:53:15.877: DEBUG/PhoneApp(847): updateProximitySensorMode: state = IDLE
    05-12 17:53:15.877: DEBUG/PhoneApp(847): updateProximitySensorMode: lock already released.
    05-12 17:53:16.017: INFO/AudioService(768): AudioFocus requestAudioFocus() from android.media.AudioManager@45f6a3f8c...aclient.PlayerActivity@45f74e80
    05-12 17:53:16.037: INFO/ActivityManager(768): Displayed activity com.netflix.mediaclient/.PlayerActivity: 188 ms (total 188 ms)
    05-12 17:53:16.297: DEBUG/dalvikvm(1134): GC_EXPLICIT freed 5013 objects / 300768 bytes in 1147ms
    05-12 17:53:18.297: DEBUG/dalvikvm(768): GC_EXPLICIT freed 5732 objects / 251576 bytes in 209ms
    05-12 17:53:25.751: WARN/ActivityManager(768): Launch timeout has expired, giving up wake lock!
    05-12 17:53:25.958: WARN/ActivityManager(768): Activity idle timeout for HistoryRecord{46183420 com.netflix.mediaclient/.PlayerActivity}
    05-12 17:53:26.317: ERROR/nf_player(1315): VideoNccpHandler::handleActionId: action ID: 3
    05-12 17:53:26.317: ERROR/nf_player(1315):[HL] NetflixPlayer::sendEvent: msg: 100, ext1: 3, ext2: 4026662915, msg: The Netflix service is not available on your device. Please check the Netflix website at netflix.com/NetflixReadyDevices for information regarding support for your device.[/HL]
    05-12 17:53:26.347: ERROR/nf_player(1315): Failed to register, but leave it to MCI to report!
    05-12 17:53:26.577: DEBUG/dalvikvm(1315): GC_EXPLICIT freed 1395 objects / 311736 bytes in 171ms
    05-12-2011 04:29 PM
  3. joeparker54's Avatar
    also tried the new APK, and no dice on Optimus V. All I get is an error saying my device isn't supported.
    05-12-2011 09:04 PM
  4. Hawaiian_Geek's Avatar
    From reading the article from Engadget the LG Optimus S isn't supported.
    05-12-2011 11:30 PM
  5. strra's Avatar
    05-13-2011 02:22 AM
  6. Hawaiian_Geek's Avatar
    Wow! I also read some cell phones need to run Flash for the Netflix app. to work which the LG Optimus doesn't have.....Interesting....
    05-13-2011 02:32 AM
  7. strra's Avatar
    working fine on my phone some movies have a green bar at the top, but it's minor
    05-13-2011 02:54 AM
  8. codycook's Avatar

    I am running the HTC Glacier and using those instructions, I was able to get into the Market and download Netflix with 0 problems. Opened the app, signed in... randomly selected a movie to play. I could hear it play for about 3 seconds, and the timer went on then crashed after about 10 seconds. This method should work on higher phones. Great instructions
    05-13-2011 04:02 AM
  9. captmeach7's Avatar
    see they used nexus. I changed all of mine to the EVO and it didn't work. And netflix uses silverlight not flash. gonna try the nexus changes.
    05-13-2011 11:40 AM
  10. pwnzar's Avatar
    Video doesn't play on my phone but the app works. Phone isn't rooted. I get the "The Netflix service is not available on your device" error.

    I just used appinstaller to install the apk.
    05-13-2011 01:00 PM
  11. nikc4's Avatar
    The news all over androidpolice, andreddit, etc. is that if you change your build.prop (root users only) to think you have the HTC Vision, it works great. I do not have Netflix though, so someone else will have to try this.
    05-13-2011 02:02 PM
  12. strra's Avatar
    ok i got one.
    anyone that did this build.prop edit, did it break the camera for you? suddenly my camera isn't working and i'm trying to figure out why
    05-13-2011 03:27 PM
  13. dolph88's Avatar
    ok i got one.
    anyone that did this build.prop edit, did it break the camera for you? suddenly my camera isn't working and i'm trying to figure out why
    Yes, I get an error "Cannot connect to camera". Click ok and the app exits.

    I wonder what else might be broke!
    05-13-2011 04:50 PM
  14. strra's Avatar
    Yes, I get an error "Cannot connect to camera". Click ok and the app exits.

    I wonder what else might be broke!
    i restored my rom then went into the build.prop and only edited "ro.product.model" to "Nexus One" and "ro.product.manufacturer" to "HTC"
    now both netflix and the camera work
    dolph88 likes this.
    05-13-2011 05:14 PM
  15. dolph88's Avatar
    i restored my rom then went into the build.prop and only edited "ro.product.model" to "Nexus One" and "ro.product.manufacturer" to "HTC"
    now both netflix and the camera work
    This worked great! Thanks
    I simply edited my build.prop as you indicated, rebooted and now both the camera and Netflix are working.
    05-13-2011 07:56 PM
  16. bullman2410's Avatar
    Can someone post a link to the apk they used.

    Thanks
    05-13-2011 08:07 PM
  17. strra's Avatar
    Can someone post a link to the apk they used.

    Thanks
    it's the long route, but you can download it from the market this way:
    edit your build.prop to:
    Code:
    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
    then reboot
    search for and download the netflix app from the market
    then go back into your build prop and edit to the following:
    Code:
    ro.product.brand=Sprint
    ro.product.name=thunderc
    ro.product.device=thunderc
    ro.product.board=thunderc
    then reboot again.
    05-13-2011 08:23 PM
  18. phreak311's Avatar
    Works ****ing GREAT for me on my Optimus S.
    05-14-2011 06:25 AM
  19. hamagc's Avatar
    Fyi xda has a Netflix apk with the check disabled so you don't need to edit the build.prop
    05-14-2011 08:36 PM
  20. NaltaStrife's Avatar
    Awesome, happy to have my Optimus S running Netflix.
    05-14-2011 10:03 PM
  21. joeparker54's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, do any of you with the optimus s on stock rom or other wise have problems with the video colors being slightly off and a green bar at the top of the screen? There is a problem on the stock optimus v, but not aospcmod rom.
    05-16-2011 04:36 AM
  22. Trebbers's Avatar
    Have the colors/green bar problem on my stock Optimus S.
    05-21-2011 12:47 AM
  23. phreak311's Avatar
    My friend's Stock optimus V has the strange colors, and the green bar at the top. My Optimus S doesn't. I have stagefright and hardware acc enabled, he doesn't. I think that has something to do with it...
    05-21-2011 04:11 AM
  24. strra's Avatar
    My friend's Stock optimus V has the strange colors, and the green bar at the top. My Optimus S doesn't. I have stagefright and hardware acc enabled, he doesn't. I think that has something to do with it...
    it says you're using CM7. is he?
    CM7 doesn't have this issue so that might be it
    05-21-2011 11:12 AM
  25. Magicman08's Avatar
    it says you're using CM7. is he?
    CM7 doesn't have this issue so that might be it
    it is indeed cm7 that netflix works green bar free on. something to do with lcd settings
    05-24-2011 02:40 AM
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