ToonToon, 16 May 2017I don't know why people root their device.. for what?So they can shut down all the useless crap in the background.
Companies complain endless about people downloading movies without paying for them, but then make it such a pain they do nothing be give incentives for torrenting and otherwise acquiring content.
When will they understand that the reason people do this is mostly because it's actually easier and works better. Why would they pay for inferior and annoying to use technology, when they can get easier and better for free.
I think most people would be happy to pay a reasonable price, if they were actually being offered good technology and ease of use, instead of a million fragmented closed systems, each with their own interface and technical requirements.
ToonToon, 16 May 2017I don't know why people root their device.. for what?back in days many awesome things start with root..lemme tell ya one of them ..u can force move apps to sdcard with link2sd..you can backup and restore your apps..you explore to root system file and modify your own..you can delete bloateware /system apps not just freeze it.boost your cpu at higher clockwith no frills cpu.move apps to system.boost your speakerwith viper4android...thisis just a litte thing..if u have custom recoveryu can flashrom or tweaks..
It doesn't work on devices with unlocked bootloader either. This is just terrible...
what does android means without root?well for people like me root is a must..as i lpve custumize things..if some apps or games cant run on rooted device then i will avoid it.
cfred, 16 May 2017Maybe we can install if we download the apkIt will not allow you to install. But I am wondering, what if we download older netflix app and then update? I think, this should work.
Well, there are tools to pass SafetyNet on XDA so no problem here.
DrearyDepp, 16 May 2017What exactly is Netflix trying to do, shoot themselves in the foot? I think I can safely say t... moreExisting rooted users can still use the app if they already installed it prior to this restriction.
Plus, as you said, people will find workarounds.
So Netflix is not really shooting themselves in the foot. They are probably forced to put this restriction by the license holders.
In short, it's a non-news.
You comment shows you know nothing about the actual reasons for "rooting" an Android device, so go find somewhere else to peddle your fruity phone inspired myths.
Anonymous, 16 May 2017Root users are primary free loaders / pirates as well.
They will lose nothing, but gain se... moreyou dont understand how systems work, yet readily judge.
all the people i know have rooted devices without any pirate content.. oh and can install netflix of course.. and anyone using this to copy netflix videos (lol..) knows how to do this (and obviously have no security issues)
at the end of the day its only a problem for people who do not root - because they're the majority. they lose freedom until the day where you get one ad every 5min of film and pay 100usd/month for your movies and there is nothing you will be able to do about it. This is the real target of these changes, nothing else.
Don't worry guys
Just install magisk, root your device and choose to hide from selected apps 👍
DrearyDepp, 16 May 2017What exactly is Netflix trying to do, shoot themselves in the foot? I think I can safely say t... moreRoot users are primary free loaders / pirates as well.
They will lose nothing, but gain security instead.
Its only root users shooting themselves in the foot. Exposing themselves to attack.