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[HOW-TO] Bell/Virgin Mobile TV Subscribers - "Coming soon to your device" workaround

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By studystand, Member on 28th January 2013, 02:16 AM
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Recently, I had installed the experimental M-Snapshot CM 10.1 ROM onto my SGS3. This had broken compatibility with the Mobile TV application. With a small amount of tinkering and some research I was able to regain compatibility and use my Mobile TV application once again.

The following tutorial assumes that your device is rooted.

1. (Optional) Backup your device
2. Download a file manager (CM10 includes ones) and allow it superuser permissions. (You must be rooted)
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Settings>general settings>Access Mode>”Root Access Mode”

3. Browse over to the “/System” directory. There you will see the “build.prop” file, this is the file we will be editing.
4. Open the “build.prop” file and find “ro.product.model=” - insert the appropriate product model, in this case “SGH-I747M”. Make sure to save the file.

5. Exit the application and restart the device, Mobile TV for Bell and Virgin Mobile subscribers should now be working!

This method will work and applies to all kinds of devices assuming whatever application you are trying to execute reads from the "build.prop" file.
 
 
28th January 2013, 07:21 AM |#2  
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Cool cool but this has been covered before a few times

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28th January 2013, 05:09 PM |#3  
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Cool cool but this has been covered before a few times

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Did a search in the forum previous to posting and didn't really find anything too detailed or direct. Figured I'd help those out that need it!
28th January 2013, 07:58 PM |#4  
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Did a search in the forum previous to posting and didn't really find anything too detailed or direct. Figured I'd help those out that need it!

Yea I know the search completely sucks if you don't know the exact wording of what your looking for good luck finding it.

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29th January 2013, 01:49 AM |#5  
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Just tried this on my Rogers S3, and it didn't work. Rogers anyplace tv still says the service is not this device



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29th January 2013, 02:43 AM |#6  
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Just tried this on my Rogers S3, and it didn't work. Rogers anyplace tv still says the service is not this device



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UUUH, did you just say that you are having trouble getting Rogers TV to work in a thread that gives instruction for BELL TV.?
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Ughh yes I did because as the OP states this should work for other carriers as well.

Thanks for adding to the discussion you were a huge help

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29th January 2013, 03:28 AM |#8  
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Ughh yes I did because as the OP states this should work for other carriers as well.

Thanks for adding to the discussion you were a huge help

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Other carriers phones yes. Rogers TV app will not necessarily depend on the same portion of the build.prop.
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29th January 2013, 04:12 AM |#9  
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Well that's what I'm trying to figure out. It has to be something similar to the bell problem.

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Ughh yes I did because as the OP states this should work for other carriers as well.

Thanks for adding to the discussion you were a huge help

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Unfortunately, this app reads more than this one line from the build.prop. You can change that one line to any supported device and still get the same failed response. I changed the line 'ro.product.model=' as suggested in the OP to DELL Streak, and as you can see it still reads as a Samsung device. You will need to change multiple lines, and run the risk of making other app incompatible. Screen shot shows the effect with changing that one line.
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29th January 2013, 04:41 AM |#11  
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Also, I may be wrong here but it appears that this is the equivalent of the Bell Mobile TV app for Rogers wireless subscribers.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...domobile&hl=en

it is a different app compared to the one you have in screenshot. The live TV app is paid subscription. While this may not help, it is what I noticed.
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