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Just thought I would let you all know, that there is an app that temporarily removes root, I work for Sky Sports(attached to Sky), and i've known for a while that it wouldn't work on rooted devices, DRM and all that.

However, some testing i've done with my Galaxy S2, i've found an app which removes root(backs it up too), OTA RootKeeper, it temporaily unroot,(keeps backup) basically allows any apps that dont' work with root to work.

Tested and tried, i'm just hoping the guys at Text and Mobile division at Sky bring out anytime or even anytime+ in the near future.

Though we love our apple products within Sky, so may be a while before android gets anything like that, I on the other hand hate Apple.

Thought I would give people a heads up on how to get the new app working.
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Yeah .. This method has also been mentioned by someone in the Sky Forums site ....

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Using-Sk...one/m-p/319073

I'm unfortunately on ICS so it doesn't work for me either way ... Personally I'm really disappointed with Sky, having taken so long to bring out an app and then not have it up to date.
 
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Already tried that with a different app, still hangs on loading.... 0%. I got it working once the first day, but temp unroot does nothing for me, even with supercurio's app

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Are you using ICS?

Yeah, hoping one of the devs brings a fix out for ICS.

As for temp unroot, i'm happy doing that aslong as it works.
 
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If you are on an ICS rom just change your build.prop

"ro.build.version = 2.3.7" (not 4.0.3)

that will get past the ICS check.

then you need to be on a stock rom and stock kernel (not cf-root or other!) and use OTA Rootkeeper app (free in market) to hide root when you want to use SkyGo
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Hi Guys,

Just thought I would let you all know, that there is an app that temporarily removes root, I work for Sky Sports(attached to Sky), and i've known for a while that it wouldn't work on rooted devices, DRM and all that.

However, some testing i've done with my Galaxy S2, i've found an app which removes root(backs it up too), OTA RootKeeper, it temporaily unroot,(keeps backup) basically allows any apps that dont' work with root to work.

Tested and tried, i'm just hoping the guys at Text and Mobile division at Sky bring out anytime or even anytime+ in the near future.

Though we love our apple products within Sky, so may be a while before android gets anything like that, I on the other hand hate Apple.

Thought I would give people a heads up on how to get the new app working.
This worked fine for me running XXKI3, 2.3.5 and using this app. Excellent app.
 
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This app didnt work for me. Really dont know what to do now. Any ideas?

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Already tried that with a different app, still hangs on loading.... 0%. I got it working once the first day, but temp unroot does nothing for me, even with supercurio's app

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I've managed to get it going by using CWM to flash the a stock KD1 kernal then using Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper to hide root.

When I've finished watching sky I use CWM to flash my siyah kernal back.
 
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When I've finished watching sky I use CWM to flash my siyah kernal back.
That sounds like way too much effort lol.
 
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Likewise...

Sky need to release an app that fully works on ask rooted phones, less of the excuses.

I do the same work around as I want my Kernel to be Siyah, but the only way to get Sky Go working us to flash a stock Kernel.


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