Modified Version Of Netflix apk Available For Unsupported Devices?

Upset about having a device not on the Netflix list of supported handsets?  It might be a long shot, but here’s something you can try.  We’ve seen a number of non supported devices running the popular movie streaming application with a slightly modified version of the apk.  The nice thing about this is there is no file tinkering on your part.  Just try one of the two apk files below and see if you can get this bad boy up and running.  The first apk disables device checking and the second is a slightly modified version as well. I think you’ve got a better shot at getting this to work on a rooted phone, but there have been some reports of it running on non-rooted devices as well.  I attempted to get this to work on my T-Mobile G2x and the original Samsung Galaxy Tab with no luck.  If you manage to get this to run on your device, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below on whether or not you were successful, what device you’re using and if you’re rooted or not.  Good luck!

netflix.apk is the virgin store apk

netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk has device check disabled.

netflix-mod-2.apk For those with a crash after login.

[via xda by droidmatters] Thanks Jonathan!

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  • larry

    World on my unrooted, stock droid x, w/ device check disabled.

  • larry

    works, not world..swype trying to be funny. Lol

    • Joe Sirianni

      Thanks Larry, seems like the Droid X is the device everyone is having the most luck with. Care to send me a screen shot?

  • Darrin

    Well the second one listed (mod 2) partially worked on my Epic 4G (Sprint). I was able to log in (the other one FC’d at sign-in) but so far I am NOT able to watch anything. Keeps saying it can’t find the Netflix service, that may be an error on my end, but I’m connected to wifi, so I don’t see why it shouldn’t find it.

  • Eli

    Seems to be a problem with the download file whet can I get this

  • Eli

    Can someone please email me the apk file to ?
    That would be greatly appreciated


  • Mario in Kansas

    Ok! The first link, the device disabled.apk, is working on my LG Optimus U from US Cellular! Except there is a green line across the top of the screen but not too bad unless you are ocd! lol! Pretty cool. Thanks for the link!

  • ryan

    First apk worked on my rooted og Droid. Cyanogen 6.1.0.. something of note- phone lagged hard right after ending my test run of the app. Tried to share this article via text and I couldn’t get a single one to send.. seems ok after reboot.. might have just been a fluke. Ill run some more tests.

  • @the_real_Newman

    Works on rooted Vibrant. I used the Netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk

  • Mike B

    The first one works wonders on my non rooted dell streak as well as my non rooted atrix. The app on the streak looks amazing

  • Ninja

    neither of the apks worked on my rooted htc thunderbolt . just fyi. kept saying drm notification and shutting the app down.

  • john

    No joy with the moto xoom 3.1 unrooted.

  • Mike P

    The first APK works on NookColor running CyanogenMod 7.0.3

  • Chris H

    No luck for either. I have DroidX w/ 2.3.3. I get the black screen after selecting a video in the menu screen.

  • Muchawn

    Works awesome! Much better picture than hbo go! Can’t believe I finally have netflix on my Droid X!


    Disabled .apk works fine on MyTouch 3G slide rooted w/ Cyanogenmod-7.0.2-slide. On 3G avging a 400kbps (slower than usual) speedtest got about 15 sec of buffering and blocked display and then picture fine for about 15 min of heroes season 3 ep 37 before buffering for 5 sec. No issues on Wifi with VZ Fios 25/15 connection. Sound on both connections match the lips. Finally. Will have to check Galaxy Tab non-root now and report


    TMo USA Galaxy Tab T849UVJJB stock. Never rooted (yet). Disabled apk – tries to open and closes on its own before anything shows up. Mod 2 .apk – opens. Can sign in and see movie listings but get netflix error 1005: sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problem persists visit

  • CW

    First file worked on my unrooted LG Optimus V. Watching a movie now. Thanks!

  • Android4life

    Dammit I saw a few people on here saying it worked on their vibrant I can’t even download it in mine uh… I’ll try with my laptop.

  • jim

    Can log in and use app but no streaming on:

    Stock Thunderbolt
    Viewsonic GTablet with vegantab

    for all 3 apk’s
    netflix.apk is the virgin store apk
    netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk has device check disabled.
    netflix-mod-2.apk For those with a crash after login.

  • Jack Donaghy

    Droidx rooted works thanx

  • brocinco

    just to verify @ninja: none of the apk’s work on rooted htc thunderbolt…..damn!

  • android4life

    @the_real_Newman Says: Hey how’d you get it to work on your vibrant? because it wont even install on mine.

  • android4life

    ugh im so pissed tried all 3 the first 2 nothing the 3rd worked signed in but wouldnt stream ugh!!

  • William

    The device check disabled apk works on my Mytouch 3G running the official froyo(Was already updated before I got it sadly or it would be rooted) Has a hiccup here or there but seems to be working better then no

  • foobarX

    mytouch4g cm7.0.0


    allowed login, showed queue, start a movie

    sound but no video
    then stops after a minute and returns to queue

  • Neil

    Audio only on mytouch 4g

  • Teri

    The device-check-disabled apk works perfectly on my Droid X. Not rooted, latest system (froyo) update.
    Sure wish it would work on the Xoom!

  • chris

    Not supported on archos 101. None of these files.

  • adrianoftyriel

    First APK working on my SE X10!

  • Troy

    netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk works on my OG Droid with stock Froyo. Thank, you made my day.

  • justin b

    No go. CM7/Thunderbolt. App opens the player reverts back to the landing screen after 5 seconds.

  • Josh Dale

    no dice on the xoom 3.1 rooted either

  • ryan

    Seems to install fine on the Xoom, but when trying to stream a movie I get a “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service (1005)” error.

  • Doc Kinne

    Acer Iconia A500, rooted. Both modified apks – Can sign in and see movie listings but get netflix error 1005: sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problem persists visit

    Almost looks like the app doesn’t work on AndroidOS 3.x yet.

  • Joseph Rocha

    None of the apk’s worked on my Fascinate.

  • Brian A

    T-Mobile MyTouch 4G loaded netflix-mod-2.apk fine but when you tart playback ona movie it generate the following error previously noted by some posters
    “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Pleae try again later. If the problem persists pleae visit (1005)”

  • Joseph Rocha

    That’s the exact same response i received on my Fascinate.

  • Carolyn

    @Darrin: “Well the second one listed (mod 2) partially worked on my Epic 4G (Sprint). I was able to log in (the other one FC’d at sign-in) but so far I am NOT able to watch anything. Keeps saying it can’t find the Netflix service, that may be an error on my end, but I’m connected to wifi, so I don’t see why it shouldn’t find it.”

    I’m on an unrooted Vibrant. Tried the first one and just kept being returned to the login screen. Tried the second and got the same error you did. “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problems [sic] persists please visit (1005)”

  • Stephen Yoggy

    Works on my unrooted, stock Thunderbolt using the device check disabled .apk Woot finally something to be happy about on my phone….

  • Pete

    No love on stock Droid 2.
    Virgin apk: Install and login but no streaming
    Other 2 apks: Won’t install, no error messages

  • Jennifer

    Rooted Vibrant running Team Whiskey ROM. The first one crashed after login. The second file works until I try to stream, then I get the same error reported by many above: “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problems [sic] persists please visit (1005)”

  • guillo69

    I have a metropcs samsung indulge I tried the app no luck my phone is not rooted. The last one allow me to log in but not to play is asking me to call nexflix. Now should I call those basters ;-) ?

  • guillo69

    Peter you have to delete the first one before installing the second one

  • Miguel

    Everything work on mytouch 4g but wont load the movie.

  • Tyler Robbins

    I have a rooted Droid X v2.3.340. I downloaded the device check disabled apk first. I put the apk in my root folder, and used App Installer from the market. So far, it works great!!!!

  • Dave

    LG Optimus V (not rooted) from Virgin Mobile
    Android 2.2.1
    Build FRG83

    Installed netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk
    app crashed (went back to main android screen)

    Installed netflix-mod-2.apk
    Login/App worked, but steaming got 1005 error

    Installed netflix.apk
    Got unsupported device error (expected)

    Then installed netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk again
    Everthing works, steaming too, audio OK, some movies have thin green/blue line at top of screen

  • sixstring

    Find of the month!

    Add another netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk / Droid X confirmation. Phone is stock running Android 2.2.1.

    Thanks guys

  • Steve

    i just installed the one where it doesnt recognize your device. it loaded but i get the error Sorry we could not reach the netflix service. please try again later, if the problems persists please visit (1005)

    on my eee pad transformer.

  • NickK

    Installed both mod’ed verioon on my Xoom (not rooted).

    But when I try to stream a movie I get a “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problems persists please visit (1005)” error.

  • DiGiPiMP

    T-Mobile HTC HD2 running NAND MIUI Ginger V6.2 2.3.3
    Followed the Engadget’s guide. Works like a charm.

    Viewsonic G Tab: Vegan, CM7, G Harmony Gingerbread 2.4
    NOthing works, as above, can run and browse app, but when I try to play a movie, it goes back to the selection screen.
    Hope someone can help us resolve it.

  • Wil

    I have confirmed that the apk with the device check disabled allows me to watch Netflix on my Froyo DroidX without changing any info. (i am rooted, but do not think this has anything to do with it)

    xda-developers – View Single Post – [APP]Official Netflix (new device check disabled)

    I’ve tried loading the apk on my XOOM wifi but when the movie is launching, I get an error that it wasn’t able to connect to the Netflix service (though I was able to log in and see my most recently watched items).

  • Jon

    Installed on my OG Droid (with GPA15 from… Works great… No issues.

  • DJjC

    The Netflix.apk runs like a champ on my rooted HTC EVO 4G I’m running ACS Koni’s Elite series III ROM. I have no issues what so ever picture sound, login cue everything is running smooth and looks phenomenal. Thanks for the download.

  • Dubs

    No joy on my VS G-Tab either. Tried all 3 .apk’s. Official reports ‘unsupported device’. Both modified .apk’s result in “Sorry we could not reach…Error 1005′ message others are reporting.

    Just curious but does anyone know what this error means?

    Running gTab w/ HC Bottle of Smoke Alpha 3.3.

  • Dubs

    just installed the netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk on my rooted original Droid w/ Cyanogen Mod 7. Works great! Video, audio, no issues. A bit slow but to be expected on old hardware…

  • Henry

    netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk works great on my Nook Color running CM7 Nightly 74.

  • Potere

    No go on my rooted samsung galaxy tab. I can log in with Mod-2 can browse queue but get the 1005 error when trying to stream….sigh, i guess i’ll have to wait.

  • andrew

    Device check disabled working well on rooted of Droid running cyonogenmod 7 gingerbread. Awesome!

  • Trii

    works beautifully on my Droid (original) running Simply Stunning 5.3GB w/ 1.2Ghz ulv kernel.

    using the file with device check disabled.

  • Kelvin

    Mod 1 apk works perfect – Droid 1 w/ 2.2 stock
    mod 2 apk does not work – Entourage pocket edge w/ 2.2 beta (ermie). Same ‘cant connect’ at streaming error as others.

  • Matthew_STL

    unmodified netflix app streams well after the patch from xda-dev. On rooted Thunderbolt with gingerbread (stock gingner_jane leaked TB build)

    Patch location:

  • VerizonSamsungGuy

    Both edited versions did not work on Droid Charge, GS4G and Infuse. The same error message about not finding the servers. I did get it to work with the stock app on a Fanscinate running 2.3. They were all right, it is a beautiful thing.

  • stephen

    works on Virgin Mobile LG Optimum V. Rooted running Gingerbread. Download app from market after editing build.prop file.

  • Harry

    Neither modified .apk functions correctly with my rooted Galaxy S 4g. The first crashes after login and the second gets the 1005 error when attempting to stream. I guess like others I will simply have to wait… BOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Bootrick

    2nd download (device check disabled) on computer (tethered lol) and then to droidx in the download folder. Installed from folder after disconnecting phone from computer (sd card unavailable while connected). Phone is NOT rooted (although i’m interested). Gonna put it on a flash drive and share with all my friends.

  • Marg

    VM LG Optimus V

    netflix-devicecheck-disabled.apk has device check disabled.

    Works except for green line at top…anyone know how to get rid of the line?

  • Damien

    Works fine on my MyTouch4G


  • Colin

    Device check disabled gets to 1005 error on tmo samsung galaxy s

  • Eddie Canales

    Device disabled apk works on my archos 101 (not rooted), but I’ve been unsuccessful streaming with either apk on my Acer iconia a500.

  • Kristina

    Samsung Galaxy S Epic not rooted. Mod 2 seemed to work but when trying to stream gave me “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service (1005)” error. I am bummed.

  • Brendan

    I downloaded both mod versions to my unrooted Droid 2 running 2.2. Both did everything perfectly except actually streaming the video. The movie plays for about one or two seconds and then the app returns to the home menu. Anyone have any ides?

  • Mark

    works great on stock droid x but cannot download new netflix update. any help?

  • chris vax

    Worked great on my droid x but now that netflixs wantsto update I can no longer use the app, will this modified version update as well or am I out of luck again?

  • Bootrick

    was perfect on droid x. Now it wants to update and cannot.

  • chris vax

    If you delete the modified netflix and just download the legit updated version they removed the check in the new version.

  • CW

    Can’t get past the Update pane. And the store will not recognize my LG Optimus V to download regular netflix app. Anyone know a way around this?

  • Michael

    It works on my HTC Thunderbolt but I can’t watch movies

  • Phil

    Got Netflix to work on HTC EVO Shift 4G.

    I installed the Netflix app from the market and was getting the (1005) error on HTC EVO Shift 4G. I read this post…

    Which led me to install this file and it worked… Netflix 1.3 Updated 7/20/2011

    No problems now, runs great, video and audio buffers fast with 4G. Truely a fantastic app for an Android device.

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