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mcdevtingz

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The .apk is below, please report whether it works.

According to Sky it should only work on:
HTC Desire
HTC Desire S
HTC Desire HD
HTC Incredible
HTC Sensation
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S II.

And it only works on Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3), so no ICS yet using the official app.

There are also some issues with root and DRM begin not able to see some content.

credit to Sky for the app.

credit to gumbald for the upload.

SGSIIs look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=22821145

Update:
Can you please only post if you have something to add to the discussion, not a post saying how do i get this working on my rom.

To be helpful follow this guide:
1) Try this APK out if the one on the first post doesnt work (Also
thank gumbald for his hard work here while you are there):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=22801668&postcount=555

2) Check this spreadsheet (thank lennyuk for the spreadsheet management):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnLqAJT56SsbdGI2QWJYV1dodFpaWWk3QnkxLWNxN0E#gid=0
look for your device, check to see what info is available for it if its found.

3)If you cant find your device And/Or you have more up to date info fill in this Form:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVDOXNockJRanJZcEtmNWdEemVIdUE6MQ

4) If you have something useful to add like, "I got Sky working after flashing this rom found at this xda thread" then post here detailing what you did and what android device this worked on, otherwise keep this thread clean please.

5) If you are having issues with 2 devices only on Sky, check here for a possible solution:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=22756430&postcount=118
 

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Stephenarch78

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Feb 20, 2012
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Yeah - i'd love to try to see if the .apk might work - no harm since its a free app anyway - We could be waiting a long time to get it on other devices. Especially like a tablet.......... Any upload would be greatly apreciated
 
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bushbrother

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Aug 2, 2010
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I sent it to my touchpad too :) I will check tonight. Disappointed about no ICS love for my Nexus ...

Anyone able to get the APK file up? I want to try it anyway :)
 

GWRanson

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Jan 25, 2012
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I've installed this on my rooted Galaxy Nexus (4.02) and when I try and sign in it says," Sorry, Sky Go is not currently supported on this device. Please see FAQs for more information.". :-(
 

ItsTobias

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Oct 5, 2008
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Installs and runs on rooted galaxy nexus, however when you go to sign in, a message pops up saying sky go is not supported on this device. going to take a lot more trickery to convince it that its running on one of the other devices. Thanks for the APK though.
 

S1MANC

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Sep 14, 2011
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I've installed it onto my GS2 (Villian Rom 3.0 (2.3.5) rooted obviously) installs fine but will only play Sky News.. all over channels in my subscription just sit on the loading screen.

Sometimes a error flashes up briefly but to quick to see what it says.

As Sky News is a free to air channel this must be down to DRM restrictions on the other channels and therefore this is why its checking for root access???
 

shedrule1

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Jan 21, 2012
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thanks for the file tried running it on my transformer, it installs loads in horizontal mode only and won't let me login as my device isn't supported yet! But its a start I suppose cheers
 

ItsTobias

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Oct 5, 2008
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I think thats what we will all be waiting for now, I just wonder who will be first, tweaked version from xda devs or oficial version for ICS from Sky.
 

Restorer

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Dec 14, 2007
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Root blocking things on my desire HD. Not even sky news loading.everything gets stuck on 0%
 

gumbald

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Apr 7, 2010
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"Not supported" message on my CM9 SGS2, eagerly awaiting some clever dude to tweak it!
 

csteinle

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Mar 31, 2011
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As an added data point, stock Original Galaxy Tab, .apk from this thread, starts OK but blocked on login due to being an "unsupported device".
 

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    So can someone with a non-compatible handset try this? Seems too simple, but I can't try it.

    This is just a device and OS version workaround, not root.
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    Sky Go More than 2 Devices

    !!EDIT!! Some people have been finding when you create a new account when following this guide, the new account has the devices from the first account replicated into it, any modifications to the devices in the new account affect the original account, I am sorry but I think this is what is "meant" to happen when a new account is created. I dont know of any fix for this unfortunately. !!EDIT!!

    Hey Guys, I made a post earlier in this thread stating I knew how to get round the 2 device restriction, several people messaged me asking me for instructions on how to do so, I didnt realise so many people had been restricted by it, however, I was at work and couldnt post a follow up then so here it is.

    I am not sure where I should post this, but this thread seems a good enough place at the moment as here is where people will be looking at information about the android sky go app so here goes:

    I am not sure if this should be possible via the sky system or whether its just a very unpublished "feature" but you dont have to do anything dodgy to do this, I noticed it was possible when i was setting up an additional user for my housemate.

    Basically the gist of this workaround makes use of the ability to link multiple sky user accounts together, if you know how to create sky user accounts, the solution is as simple as to create some more accounts and add more devices to the other accounts. for those who dont know how to do that I have more details below.

    I am not sure whether this works for people who pay for the online subscription rather than have the sky service installed in their house. I have sky installed and it works for me.
    !!EDIT!! It seems people who only have sky go subscription cannot perform the verify your sky id step and therefore cannot create additional users, not sure if this applies to everyone but quote below from skimminstones says it doesnt work for him with just a sky go subscription !!EDIT!!

    Im not sure it does. You have to verify your id to be able to add additional users and i have been told by sky that as i inly have a skygo subscription and not an actual house installation then i cant verify my id. Seems its not available

    Go here and login using your original Sky ID /password:
    (I dont think I can post links yet so you will have to make the link)
    https:// skyid. sky .com/signin/mysky

    Go to Profile & Settings > Additional Users

    Click setup an additional user.
    Follow the steps to setting up a new user, you need another email address and thats about it really.

    Login on the unregistered device with the newly created sky ID/pw
    you will now be able to register 2 new devices to this account, the original account will still have the two devices registered.
    you can have 9 additional users so 10 accounts in total, meaning you actually register 20 devices, more than most people will need I would think ;)

    Good luck, hope this helps those that where being restricted by two devices.

    Please avoid replying to this comment in this thread, pm me replies and I will edit this post with information on peoples success with this if you would like. I dont want to hijack this thread at all as really want to see the Sky go app working on my phone.

    If a mod wants me to move this somewhere else I am more than happy to do so, but I dont think XDA has a specific sky forum :S
    14
    Wifi only tablets seem to be coming up with "unknown error" when trying to view channels. I have a Archos 70 and Hannspree Hannspad both of which are doing this. Both allow me to sign in but will not let me view any channels Sky News or paid. Also people with Nook Color and Asus Transformer TF101 seem to have the same. So how is the app picking up on this?

    Interesting link - I think I know why this is happening, let me try something, I'll upload it in a bit.

    EDIT: Try the 0.1.3 version. I can't test this at the moment for wi-fi only device, but the app runs without a problem on my phone.
    11
    Hi great work guys.
    after downloading and installing the hacked sky go i no longer get the unsupported device message, i then choose a channel and it loads up to 100 percent then i get a streaming error (error:37) message. Anyone else having this problem?. Thanks again guys.

    I also get the (error37) on my Orange Monte Carlo (ZTE SKATE) using all the skygo_test apks when trying to view Sky News.

    Looks like this error is "live viewing general error" - has it ever worked? Could be temporary on their side.

    Tried both apk 1.2 and 1.3 last night on an Acer A500 Iconia with unrooted Honeycomb 3.2 rom, still doesnt stream, just comes back with unknown error when trying to watch anything.

    Right, here's an updated version that should get people further on wi-fi only devices. Not expecting any video still yet though. There's more of you than I expected!

    Usual disclaimers apply: I'm not responsible if your cat runs away, your device gets bricked, Sky send you a bill for "those channels" and your wife finds out. Use this at your own risk.
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    The .apk is below, please report whether it works.

    According to Sky it should only work on:
    HTC Desire
    HTC Desire S
    HTC Desire HD
    HTC Incredible
    HTC Sensation
    Samsung Galaxy S
    Samsung Galaxy S II.

    And it only works on Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3), so no ICS yet using the official app.

    There are also some issues with root and DRM begin not able to see some content.

    credit to Sky for the app.

    credit to gumbald for the upload.

    SGSIIs look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=22821145

    Update:
    Can you please only post if you have something to add to the discussion, not a post saying how do i get this working on my rom.

    To be helpful follow this guide:
    1) Try this APK out if the one on the first post doesnt work (Also
    thank gumbald for his hard work here while you are there):
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=22801668&postcount=555

    2) Check this spreadsheet (thank lennyuk for the spreadsheet management):
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnLqAJT56SsbdGI2QWJYV1dodFpaWWk3QnkxLWNxN0E#gid=0
    look for your device, check to see what info is available for it if its found.

    3)If you cant find your device And/Or you have more up to date info fill in this Form:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVDOXNockJRanJZcEtmNWdEemVIdUE6MQ

    4) If you have something useful to add like, "I got Sky working after flashing this rom found at this xda thread" then post here detailing what you did and what android device this worked on, otherwise keep this thread clean please.

    5) If you are having issues with 2 devices only on Sky, check here for a possible solution:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=22756430&postcount=118