Netflix Downloading Possible with Rooted Android?
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Jake
Posted 2017-04-17 8:15 PM
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I'm still struggling to root my RCA Voyage Pro, but one thing that's come up in my searching is a complaint that rooted Android devices (Kitkat and above) are prevented from using the new-n-groovy Netflix addition of downloading Netflix video to watch offline.

Does anybody use a rooted Android machine with Netflix? Can this downloading problem be confirmed?

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Posted 2017-04-18 8:54 AM
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Jake,

Are you sure you need to root the device? You can install custom firmware e.g. LineageOS without rooting it. You do not have to root it.

Netflix have always been pretty strict about device filtering, build.prop used to need some attention even on custom firmware. So for them to be checking for rooted devices would seem on-par with their historic activities.
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Posted 2017-04-18 2:08 PM
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Ah, I hadn't heard of LineageOS. That looks great. However, it would appear that LineageOS, while itself unrooted, does need device-rooting for actual installation:

http://www.androidbeat.com/2017/02/how-to-install-lineageos-android... [in the Prerequisite Section]

If I ever did get this thing rooted, LineageOS might solve the second problem of missing custom ROMs.

Thanks for the heads-up,
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Lineage needs a custom recovery, it depends on your device if that means root or not.
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