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13th May 2011, 02:41 AM   |  #44  
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Originally Posted by spaghetti_monster

On my tbolt it stops at the point where its like a sec in the show and goes back to main. A little notification popped up saying DRM required.

Im running DAS BAMF and it did say that the drm that they removed may be needed for netflix and that they would implement it if needed.

From android police:
When he covered the official release of the Netflix app earlier today, Cameron said, "If your device didnít make the cut, though, I wouldnít sweat it too hard Ė you know how resourceful the Android community can be." Well, the app hasnít even been out for a day yet, and already thereís a way to get it running on non-supported devices. The only caveat is that you must be rooted. Unfortunately, this doesnít seem to work on the Thunderbolt.
So howís it done? Well, the instructions are actually fairly straightforward, and come courtesy of tipster/redditor natemckn:
Root is required. Make a Nandroid backup! (I accidentally deleted by build.prop file and bootlooped my phone)
Download ES File Explorer (Or any other root file editor)
In ES File Explorer, go into Setting > Root Settings and enable both check boxes
Navigate to /system/ and copy/paste build.prop to /sdcard/ (just in case)
Open & edit /system/build.prop
Change the following lines to make your phone think it is a HTC G2:
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 the phone
Install the netflix apk (if you havenít already)
Enjoy
As always, you shouldnít take the dive if you donít know what your doing. If it bricks your phone or eats your cat, itís not our fault, Nateís fault, or anyone elseís fault.
Aside from Nateís Optimus V, we have no confirmation of this working on other devices as of yet (although it should work for most). If you give this a shot, let us know if it does/doesnít work for you, and donít forget to include your device and ROM!
[Thanks for the tip, Nate! See also: Reddit thread]