05-13-2011 06:12 PM
Nice article on how to watch Netflix on our Nookcolor
article on androidguys.com
As many of you already know the Netflix app was released for Android not long ago. At the time of release the app only supported a handful of devices. Supported devices so far are 4 HTC handsets and the Samsung Nexus S.
I personally didn't feel like waiting for a "supported" version of the app to hit he market, so I did a little research. If you change a couple lines of code in the build.prop file located in the /system directory of your "unsupported" device, you can trick the app into thinking its really a different device. More importantly you trick it to think its one of the supported devices.
05-13-2011 11:23 PM
I just did the build.prop change (Root Explorer) using Nexus S and samsung respectively on the "ro.product.model=" and "ro.product.manufacturer=" lines.
Make sure you don't use the "ro.product.brand=" by mistake!
Netflix works like a charm and I am not seeing any problematic by-products.
The NC is turning out to be an amazing piece of hardware!
I am running Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 (stable) on an 8 meg Class 6 Transcend sd card and can dual boot to BN 1.2 on the internal memory. Now if someone could only figure out how I could do "in-store reading" with that configuration...!
Waiting for an autonooter for 1.2.
05-14-2011 05:19 AM
I think I need to look into this whole rooting thing too. I like what I hear and the recent update, while nice, is still a lot lacking from what the NOOK is really capable of.
I don't want to be a GIMP no mo'.
05-14-2011 05:36 AM
My son has a Ipad2, many will disagree, but the NC holds up very well against the Ipad2, except the Ipad 2 has the Netflix App. That made me jealous. Most of the other shortcomings of the NC compared to the IPad 2 will either be fixed or are not really a issue. For example, speed/smoothness, yes the Ipad 2 is faster and smoother, but not by a big margin so I can live with that or root and overclock. Video quality pre 1.2 the NC had equal or better video quality, post 1.2 now there are several video issues, and hopefully they will be fixed in the forthcoming patch.
Apps is where the real difference is, without apps the NC is just an ereader and browser. The IPad2 is amazing because of all the apps.
B&N more apps please, otherwise you are forcing us to root. I want NETFLIX!
05-14-2011 05:49 AM
dammit, that's another laurel. What will happen to my reputation?
05-14-2011 08:47 AM
If you have waited this long, I suggest you hang on until an "autonooter" for 1.2 appears which may bring the best of all possible worlds.
I am very interested to see how an autonottered 1.2 will compare with my Cyan 7.0.3 now on an sd card.
Would be nice to not to have to dualboot!
05-14-2011 09:02 AM
Dual booting is easy once you use the u-boot.bin replacement that's on XDA. Just press the "n" key to go to stock 1.2, or leave it alone to go to CM7. I do admit, if the CM7 guys could get encryption, I'd flash stock...they are very close to fixing the "deep sleep" issue that was making the battery discharge continuously.
05-14-2011 10:47 AM
I am set up for that type of dual boot. What I would like to see come out of autonootered 1.2 would be going back to a usable sd card for storage.
My one primary reason for not putting Cyan. 7.0.3 on internal memory and being done with the whole issue is that I do not want to lose my "in-store" reading capability that I use frequently.
05-14-2011 10:48 PM
Spoke to soon...
Netflix connects with full access to to my home page and my que.
Once I select a film, it will load, start, and then run for one to two minutes. It then stops and I get a Netflix message stating that the server cannot be connected.
Get the same problem even when I reboot and start over.
Using the "samsung" codings in the build.prop.
Brought up the same films via the wireles connection to my LG BD player and there is no problem nor is there any other connection problem with the NC. That should eliminate the router as the issue.
05-15-2011 12:59 AM