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[Q] Netflix on Acer Iconia Tab A500

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_motley

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Download the apk with Firefox mobile or your desktop PC instead of the default browser. AFAIK, streaming still doesn't work for us, just queue management.
 
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VillainousVivi

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the device check disabled apk asks you to upgrade to the latest version on the market (which doesn't exist on our device), and the non-check disabled version will let you browse, but if you try to play a video it pops an error saying the device is not supported.

Hopefully we'll get something that works in the near future. Netflix claims to be working on other devices and it looked like tablets were on the list as well.
 

dkhuizenga

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Thanks everyone for your answers. Any chance we can keep this thread going as an update to everyone wondering when netflix will be brought over so users do not have to scour the web in search of the answer?
 

phoenixbennu

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If I understand correctly, that requires root, and I do not want do downgrade to gingerbread.

I have my acer rooted, but not well enough it seems. I still run honeycomb, and in fact still get firmware updates from acer. I rooted it so I can setup my two 1tb external hard drives to it lol. just used gingerbreak and a couple other things post root. However, i did try and edit the build.prop but wont allow me to save, just read only. I havent messed with it extensively, but seems like there should be a way.
 
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snickle

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I have my acer rooted, but not well enough it seems. I still run honeycomb, and in fact still get firmware updates from acer. I rooted it so I can setup my two 1tb external hard drives to it lol. just used gingerbreak and a couple other things post root. However, i did try and edit the build.prop but wont allow me to save, just read only. I havent messed with it extensively, but seems like there should be a way.

If you use root explorer it will let you mount the file system read-write so you can edit the file.
 

Crsdr37

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Alright guys I am not sure if it has been tested but when I get home. I have the lib files that fixed the playback issue on sense 3.0 I will install the deactive device check version and push the lib Files It may actually work!! I just tested on another device that had playback issues worked flawlessly!! Ill let you guys know in like 2 hours or so when I get home. :D
 

entropy.of.avarice

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Right on!

Crsdr37 - sounds promising! Let us know how it goes - since Netflix is totally dragging on getting their software working. My girlfriend's mother uses a HTC Evo 4 from Sprint - netflix support has been broken for weeks for them, and the OTA patch they tried to push out did not work. Total fustercluck :)
 

Crsdr37

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Crsdr37 - sounds promising! Let us know how it goes - since Netflix is totally dragging on getting their software working. My girlfriend's mother uses a HTC Evo 4 from Sprint - netflix support has been broken for weeks for them, and the OTA patch they tried to push out did not work. Total fustercluck :)

I actually just fixed it on my evo 15 minutes ago. When I get out I will pm you and get some information from you on her evo.
 

Crsdr37

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Alright guys so after dismantling netflix.apk the latest version the issue is within one of the files called nrdp.js Think of it as the gate keeper to our netflix enjoyment. It checks certain areas of the device here is the list we need to bypass to get the rsa key injected into our devices for access to the netflix servers.

1.Get Model
2.Get Software Version
3.Get Certification Version
4.Get ESN
5.Get ESN Prefix

Those are all the functions it calls for device checking. That I could find. There is also a certificate file ca.pem that controls how long the app works for before you have to get new certificate that is encrypted up the ass so big roadblock..... Sorry I tried and will continue to try but it does not look good...:( Damn those large companies with their big sticks.
 

ingrouille

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May 20, 2011
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Installed but error connecting after selecting a vid

I have an stock iconia with 3.1 and tonight I installed the apk mentioned in this article:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/0...neycomb-devices-and-possibly-most-phones-too/

App runs but when I select a vid I get:
"Sorry, we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problems persists please visit the Netflix website (12001)."
Anyone else getting this? Any workarounds?
 

DigitalKaizer

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Feb 13, 2010
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I have an stock iconia with 3.1 and tonight I installed the apk mentioned in this article:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/0...neycomb-devices-and-possibly-most-phones-too/

App runs but when I select a vid I get:
"Sorry, we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problems persists please visit the Netflix website (12001)."
Anyone else getting this? Any workarounds?

Same issue.
I wonder if a build prop for 1.3 would work?
Xoom users seem to be having great sucess
 

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