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  1. mahalojunk-androidcentral933@yahoo.com's Avatar
    PLEASE GO TO THE NEW THREAD @:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...tml#post901896







    ORIGINAL (OLD) INFORMATION FOLLOWS:

    Good News, Everyone: Trick The Netflix App Into Thinking Your Rooted Device Is Supported | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

    Above link has a slick way to get Netflix working on our Optimus S phones. I tried it out and it works great! I've streamed 20 minutes or so and am convinced it works well.

    Here's the meat of it (beware, it might break things):

    Root is required. Make a Nandroid backup!

    Change the following lines in /system/build.prop to make your phone think it is a HTC G2:
    1. ro.product.model=HTC Vision
    2. ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
    Reboot
    Install the netflix apk (if you havenít already)

    Enjoy
    darktoy and heckja11 like this.
    05-12-2011 11:44 PM
  2. javascriptvoid's Avatar
    More details/instructions please

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    05-13-2011 12:01 AM
  3. jondevere's Avatar
    workin this now to see what i can get...
    05-13-2011 12:11 AM
  4. omarnova's Avatar
    anyone else get it to work? also u do need a netflix account?
    05-13-2011 01:03 AM
  5. jondevere's Avatar
    u def need a netflix acct... workin on it now
    05-13-2011 01:04 AM
  6. jondevere's Avatar
    I changed my build.prop and I still didnt get it to work.. u def need to give more info... otherwise i say its all bs.
    05-13-2011 01:12 AM
  7. vegeta_2123's Avatar
    uninstall netflix then reinstall after changing build prop and it should woork
    05-13-2011 06:17 AM
  8. shortyjacobs's Avatar
    Wow, what a stupidly simple hack if that's all it takes! I no longer have netflix, but nice find regardless.
    05-13-2011 08:11 AM
  9. antipunk's Avatar
    broke swype so it's a nogo for me.
    05-13-2011 08:25 AM
  10. jondevere's Avatar
    it didnt break swipe for me.. Dude.. I edited my buildprop and FLASHED it as a new ROM. DOESNT WORK. I check my buildprop and its changed... I log into netflix app and it loads then says ur device isnt supported bla bla bla. So if u could give some real steps that would be great. Otherwise I still say bs. CAN ANYONE RE-CREATE this working? I HAVE a netflix acct and it is all bad on my end. Ive tried many times last night.
    05-13-2011 08:44 AM
  11. jondevere's Avatar
    You should delete this thread. I smell all kinds of bs...
    05-13-2011 08:55 AM
  12. the_maplebar's Avatar
    It's not total bs. here's a video of the
    05-13-2011 09:34 AM
  13. pitmasterme's Avatar
    Wouldn't say bs, article does say this hack doesn't work for everyone and is hit and miss.... I gave it a go, signed in to my account, loaded my queue, picked a show to play and then got the "your device is not supported......" worth a try though!

    Edit** running Scott pilgram's cm7.....

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    05-13-2011 09:50 AM
  14. mahalojunk's Avatar
    Nope, no joke. I followed the instructions on the link and it's been working on my (wife's) phone. I am running Reborn Rom v2.0. Perhaps I'm just lucky, it looks like this is a YMMV. Anyway, I don't have any better instructions than the link provides. I simply followed them and it worked.

    Here's the link again:
    Good News, Everyone: Trick The Netflix App Into Thinking Your Rooted Device Is Supported | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

    edit:
    jondevere-
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/opti...optimus-v.html has had several people reporting it working for their Optimus V's.
    05-13-2011 09:53 AM
  15. harpo989's Avatar
    It totally work for me, running Reborn v1.0 (Nameless Rom), except it has a green bar running across the top of the video. Otherwise, it's golden.
    05-13-2011 10:19 AM
  16. jondevere's Avatar
    I changed prop and still prompts saying wrong model. I still say smells fishy
    05-13-2011 10:48 AM
  17. jondevere's Avatar
    Optimus V is not Optimus S...
    05-13-2011 10:54 AM
  18. athanos's Avatar
    Optimus V is not Optimus S...
    Works on the V too. I have tried this with RebornRom, ShellRom, CM7, and aospCMod. Works on all 4 of them for me.
    05-13-2011 11:06 AM
  19. jondevere's Avatar
    I have tried all roms and none work for me. I guess its YMMV...... Tryin it on some other Optimus S's now....

    Ok.. for those of you that its working for... do u have Stagefright enabled or what? Tryin to figure out why its only some that work...
    05-13-2011 11:11 AM
  20. smashgrind0110's Avatar
    make sure also after you change the build prop that you reboot the phone first than install the netflix..most def works
    05-13-2011 11:32 AM
  21. jondevere's Avatar
    make sure also after you change the build prop that you reboot the phone first than install the netflix..most def works
    Yea done that.. still no go on my end. and the build is verified as G2
    05-13-2011 11:33 AM
  22. jondevere's Avatar
    ok... its not BS. its workin on another Optimus S... workin w buddy on why the hit and miss...
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    05-13-2011 11:56 AM
  23. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    ok... its not BS. its workin on another Optimus S... workin w buddy on why the hit and miss...
    That would be me. It works fine for me however it DOES NOT work on either my mom's or brother's Optimus S.
    05-13-2011 12:24 PM
  24. Sparty73's Avatar
    It totally work for me, running Reborn v1.0 (Nameless Rom), except it has a green bar running across the top of the video. Otherwise, it's golden.
    I've got a green bar on top as well. Used sirrx7's instructions on AndroidForums to set it up as a Nexus One.

    Anyone think that's some sort of Stagefright issue? I know I've got Stagefright DISabled, and I've still got that bar.
    05-13-2011 12:25 PM
  25. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    I've got a green bar on top as well. Used sirrx7's instructions on AndroidForums to set it up as a Nexus One.

    Anyone think that's some sort of Stagefright issue? I know I've got Stagefright DISabled, and I've still got that bar.
    It's an unsupported device so no complaining about green bars.
    05-13-2011 12:32 PM
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