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Question Unable to install Netflix after rooting

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AllGamer

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So, I managed to root this beauty 1+9 Pro relatively easily.
I got Magisk installed, and hid all the Apps that needed hiding.
Even Google Pay works.

But I can't for my sanity figure out why Netflix or Android OS 11 is refusing to let me install Netflix.
Everytime I try to install the Netflix App latest APK, extracted from my old working phone ( Razer Phone 2 also rooted), it will just give me the error message " Sorry No Application Available "

Does anyone have a clue what can be done to make Netflix install in a rooted 1+9 Pro ?

Thanks.

BTW i tried several Netflix App version already.
Also I do know the APK works because I used it to install on another Tablet that will not show up Netflix on Google store.
 

terlynn4

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So, I managed to root this beauty 1+9 Pro relatively easily.
I got Magisk installed, and hid all the Apps that needed hiding.
Even Google Pay works.

But I can't for my sanity figure out why Netflix or Android OS 11 is refusing to let me install Netflix.
Everytime I try to install the Netflix App latest APK, extracted from my old working phone ( Razer Phone 2 also rooted), it will just give me the error message " Sorry No Application Available "

Does anyone have a clue what can be done to make Netflix install in a rooted 1+9 Pro ?

Thanks.

BTW i tried several Netflix App version already.
Also I do know the APK works because I used it to install on another Tablet that will not show up Netflix on Google store.
Is Netflix currently installed as a system app? I wasn't able to uninstall that or get it working, so when I was on 11.2.2.2 I managed to fix it by installing a *newer* version of the Netflix apk that I grabbed from apkpure.com, over top of the system app. Then I had the same issue again on 11.2.4.4, and that method didn't work anymore. However, that time it let me uninstall updates to the app and then update in the play store.
 

blzbh

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I dont know how exactly, but Netflix still detects the rooted device and denies the install from google play, I think based in the unocked boot loader not sure.
I managed to install from apkmirror and is working fine now.
there is a catch though.
They are moving away from simple apk install and using apk bundles, like some sort of tarball with several apks in it, so you will need this apkm installer app for it to install the newer version. to get this installer working you need to disabled MIUI optimizations from dev options. thats all, I got mine working this passed saturday that way

EDIT: never mind with that MIUI option i thought this was a diffirent model, none the less the apkmirror is still worth a shot
 
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AllGamer

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I some how managed to force install it via Titanium Backup, but then it gives me another error when I try to run Netflix App.

" This device is not supported by the app "

it's running the latest version Netflix v7.102.0 build 12 35461
 

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AllGamer

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AllGamer

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Make sure you have magisk canary installed to pass safetynet. Stable magisk doesn't work.


I use magisk hide and everything works fine
Yeah, I got the SafetyNet thing fixed.

However still unable to install Netflix.

still getting "App Not Installed" error, when I try to install the APK.

I tried installing the "liboemcrypto disabler " as suggested a few messages back, and also doesn't seem to make any difference.
 

craznazn

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Yeah, I got the SafetyNet thing fixed.

However still unable to install Netflix.

still getting "App Not Installed" error, when I try to install the APK.

I tried installing the "liboemcrypto disabler " as suggested a few messages back, and also doesn't seem to make any difference.
Have you tried to look for it on the play store after fixing safetynet?
 

AllGamer

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Have you tried to look for it on the play store after fixing safetynet?
I just did after reading this.

It's not showing up in Google Play store.

It's just so weird, everything else works, Google Pay (wallet), Pokemon Go, Banking Apps, everything else that usually will complain and refuse to run when Root is detected, are all working fine, except for Netflix.
 

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I just did after reading this.

It's not showing up in Google Play store.

It's just so weird, everything else works, Google Pay (wallet), Pokemon Go, Banking Apps, everything else that usually will complain and refuse to run when Root is detected, are all working fine, except for Netflix.
Try clearing cache and data then try reinstalling app over current Netflix. That's what I do and it works everytime
 

terlynn4

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I'm thinking maybe I'll need to un-root my phone, update Netflix, see if it runs without root, if it works, then try to root again and figure how to go from there.

... what a hassle :(
I did this and had the same problem while unrooted, so it turned out to be a waste of time. It seems to have an issue with the unlocked bootloader, not just root. At least with root you can hide unlocked status, which is a step in the right direction. Hide root from Netflix, and also hide magisk app itself in magisk settings.

If you're trying to install Netflix over the system app, make sure to first uninstall updates to the system app so it's the oldest possible version. Then make sure whatever version you're installing on top (whether from play store or APK download) is newer than your installed version. Older versions will not install over newer ones.
 
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I did this and had the same problem while unrooted, so it turned out to be a waste of time. It seems to have an issue with the unlocked bootloader, not just root. At least with root you can hide unlocked status, which is a step in the right direction. Hide root from Netflix, and also hide magisk app itself in magisk settings.

If you're trying to install Netflix over the system app, make sure to first uninstall updates to the system app so it's the oldest possible version. Then make sure whatever version you're installing on top (whether from play store or APK download) is newer than your installed version. Older versions will not install over newer ones.
There are sai versions floating around here that work search xda also make sure you magisk hide Netflix before you open it initially. Or hide them clear cache and data on netflix
 
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AllGamer

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I did this and had the same problem while unrooted, so it turned out to be a waste of time. It seems to have an issue with the unlocked bootloader, not just root. At least with root you can hide unlocked status, which is a step in the right direction. Hide root from Netflix, and also hide magisk app itself in magisk settings.

If you're trying to install Netflix over the system app, make sure to first uninstall updates to the system app so it's the oldest possible version. Then make sure whatever version you're installing on top (whether from play store or APK download) is newer than your installed version. Older versions will not install over newer ones.
Update.

Minor good news.
I wiped the phone from recovery mode.
So, the phone is kind of factory mode, I completed the "new" phone setup thing, and the first thing I went to try was Netflix and it worked.
So... it appears to be something to do with Root and/or Magisk being detected.
 

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