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    Cool [Guide] Install Netflix on any Android device

    Source of message (guide): LifeHacker posted May 13, 2011 12:30 PM
    Link How to Install Netflix on Almost Any Android Device

    Yesterday's launch of Netflix on the Android was exciting, but not without disappointment, as it's only available on a few devices. Here's how to install it on almost any Android phone.If you're one of the unlucky users that doesn't have their device supported by Netflix yet, you can still grab the APK file over at XDA Developers (you'll need an account, but it's well worth it). Make sure you have the "Unknown Sources" box checked in Settings > Applications on your phone, then transfer the APK file to your phone and tap it to install the app. It may work out of the box on some phones, but other phones may have issues. If that's the case, you'll need to do a little more work—including rooting your phone—to get Netflix up and running.
    If you've rooted your phone and it doesn't support Netflix out of the box, you can still get it working with a few tweaks. I recommend making a backup with ROM Manager before you do this, though, since you'll be editing some system files.
    Start up your favorite root explorer app, like Root Explorer or ES File Explorer. Head to /system and make sure it's mounted as read/write, which you can do in Root Explorer by hitting the "Mount R/W" button, or in ES by going to Settings > Root Settings. Edit the build.prop file, changing the ro.product.model and ro.product.manufacturer line to one of the following:

    ro.product.model=HTC Vision ro.product.manufacturer=HTC

    or

    ro.product.model=Nexus S ro.product.manufacturer=samsung

    Then, reboot your phone and try installing or running Netflix again. You may find that it now works on your device.
    Unfortuantely, your mileage may vary with this—every phone is different, and some phones won't be able to run Netflix period (like the HTC Thunderbolt, at the time of this writing). But if you've got a rooted phone, this trick might get it up and running for you. Hit the link and read through the full thread at Reddit if you're having trouble with a specific device.


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    Easier to download the apk and sideload it....
    You should mention you have to be on GB for it to stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Easier to download the apk and sideload it....
    You should mention you have to be on GB for it to stream.
    Depends on if you want to grab your USB cable or not. I am lazy like that so I like to use dropbox And what does that mean for Froyo users? It doesnt work at all? It downloads the movie then plays it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xplorer4x4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Easier to download the apk and sideload it....
    You should mention you have to be on GB for it to stream.
    Depends on if you want to grab your USB cable or not. I am lazy like that so I like to use dropbox And what does that mean for Froyo users? It doesnt work at all? It downloads the movie then plays it?
    It does not download the movie, it streams it IIRC.
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    is the "samsung" have to be lower case 's'? i'm trying my friends' epic 4g and it didn't work. I kept the capital S. worked on my dinc though with the htc.
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    Question. I went to my Root Explorer set to mount r/w and went to the system folder. I cannot find the path Settings > Root Settings. Any suggestions?
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    Word from other forums is that this trick doesn't work on the D2G. Anyone gotten this to work yet?

    I have read that the Netflix app works on the OG, DX and D2 but only with GB leak running on them.


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    yep i tried it and couldnt get it to work, looks like we need GB

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    FYI im running DX with GB 4.5.573 and netflix is running fine.

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