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How to Install Netflix On Any Android Device

Launching The Netflix On the Android despair you !
Don’t be and smile because what you hear  that it’s only available on a few devices is not true.
Here is the solutions that you can install it on almost any Android phone.

Notes before any talking:
Of course I suppose you doesn’t have your device supported by Netflix yet, so you can still grab the APK file over at XDA Developers from  HERE
Make sure you have the “Unknown Sources” box checked in Settings > Applications on your phone, then transfer the APK file to your phone and tap it to install the app. It may work out of the box on some phones, but other phones may have issues.
If that’s the case, you’ll need to do a little more work — including rooting your phone — to get Netflix up and running.

If you’ve rooted your phone 4. (See the box bellow) and it doesn’t support Netflix out of the box, you can still get it working with a few tweaks. I recommend making a backup with ROM Manager before you do this, though, since you’ll be editing some system files.

Rooting, for those of you that don’t know, means giving yourself root permissions on your phone. It’s similar running programs as administrators in Windows, or running a command with sudo in Linux. With a rooted phone, you can run more apps (like backup or tethering apps), as well as flash custom ROMs to your phone, which add all sorts of extra features.

Start up your favorite root explorer app, like Root Explorer or ES File Explorer. Head to /system and make sure it’s mounted as read/write, which you can do in Root Explorer by hitting the “Mount R/W” button, or in ES by going to Settings > Root Settings. Back up the build.prop file, and then edit it, changing the ro.product.model and ro.product.manufacturer line to one of the following:

ro.product.model=HTC Vision ro.product.manufacturer=HTC


ro.product.model=Nexus S ro.product.manufacturer=samsung

Reboot your phone and try installing or running Netflix again. You may find that it now works on your device. Note that this could affect other apps on your device, however, so if you experience any problems, try restoring the old build.prop file or putting the model and manufacturer names back to their original values. Note also that they’re case-sensitive. Unfortuantely, your mileage may vary with this—every phone is different, and some phones won’t be able to run Netflix period (like the HTC Thunderbolt, at the time of this writing). But if you’ve got a rooted phone, this trick might get it up and running for you. Hit the link and read through the full thread at Reddit if you’re having trouble with a specific device.

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