How to: Netflix on Your iPhone...not perfect but it works :)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by skyfreedom, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. skyfreedom macrumors member

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    Just got this done using this guide and WOW. Watching Lost while on the can:D

    Originally Posted by thelatinist
    I thought I should update my tutorial to reflect recent changes to User Agent Faker. Here you go:

    1) Open iTunes, download the Netflix app for iPad.
    2) Drag and drop Netflix from iTunes onto the desktop.
    3) Rename the file Netflix.ipa as Netflix.zip.
    4) Extract the archive.
    5) Locate the file /Netflix/Payload/Netflix.app
    6) Upload Netflix.app to /var/stash/Applications on your iPhone.
    7) Recursively change the permissions for Netflix.app. I used iFile. You can also SSH into your phone and use the following command:

    Code:
    login root [note: you will be asked for your root password]
    chmod -R 755 /var/stash/Applications/Netflix.app
    8) Open Cydia and install User Agent Faker [note: not UserAgent Faker; they are two different packages. If you have UserAgent Faker installed, uninstall before installing User Agent Faker]
    9) Open Settings > User Agent Faker.
    10) Toggle Enabled to "ON."
    11) Tap "User Agent" and choose "Apple iPad." Tap "Back."
    12) Tap "Applications" and toggle both Safari and Netflix to "ON."
    13) Close settings, reboot.

    That's it! Congratulations, you now have Netflix on your iPhone!

    To play a movie:

    1) Open MobileSafari.
    2) Login to Netflix.com
    3) Find a movie, and press "Play."

    Here's what should happen:

    1) A webpage saying "You're almost ready to watch [Movie Name]" will open.
    2) After about a second, Safari will minimize.
    3) Netflix will open and display the Netflix logo.
    4) A progress notice will appear saying "preparing..."
    5) Your movie will open in the Netflix app.

    Also:

    http://modmyi.com/forums/file-mods/721715-guide-netflix-iphone4.html
     
  2. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting but I think I will hold out for the Netflix app. Very cool though.
     
  3. james92se macrumors 6502a

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  5. skyfreedom thread starter macrumors member

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    I used WinSCP to copy the files, its like a windows explorer for ssh.
     
  6. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    It means using SSH, you drop the theme/app/file into your phone's theme/app/file folder. Basically what it sounds like.
     
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  8. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't get it to work with Cyberduck. I'll just wait for the official one.
     
  9. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    How exactly do you extract the Netflix file somewhere?

    In Windows Explorer, I renamed the file to the .zip file, then right clicked and did "send to" compressed/zip file. I then extracted that file to the desktop, but there is no Payload folder or any folder for that matter
    :confused:
     
  10. skyfreedom thread starter macrumors member

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    Once you rename it to .zip double click it, if you have winzip it will extract it.
     
  11. skyfreedom thread starter macrumors member

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    I have it plugged in at my desk and haven't really used for longer periods of time unplugged. I'll keep an eye on it.
     
  12. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like such an idiot

    When I double click it it has a pop up that says "The application Netflix already exists in your iTunes library. Do you want to replace it with the one you are moving?"

    :confused:
     
  13. hidefguy macrumors 6502

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    Awsome!!! Just got this working changed the icon on perfect browser to a netflix icon and set the home page to my netflix page. Thanks to OP for this tip.
     
  14. Xkwizito macrumors newbie

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    Your not the only idiot, I am having the same issue
     
  15. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Come on, somebody help us idiots out :p

    *edit*, I finally figured it out

    After renaming it, right click it, and instead of "send to", select "7-zip"

    *edit again*, nope, that was wrong, I guess zipping it didn't work right because the guys on modmyi.com who had problems were with corrupted zip files
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Thanks for this heads-up. Used the original instructions on my 3GS with excellent results.
     
  17. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    That's because cyberduck is a pile of dung. Try filezilla or something.
     
  18. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    You can also get Netflix via Hava + Hava app (or probably also Slingbox) ...with that you can access your Tivo's Now Playing List, which is where Netflix is. ;)

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  19. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Gah, I cannot get this to work. I think I'm not zipping properly. I seriously feel like an idiot but can someone please explain how to zip it out of Windows Explorer?

    My 3rd try I did it this way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6kotJVvDkw) but still can't get it to work

    I'm using DiskAid to copy Netflix.app into the Applications folder, would this for some reason be a problem?

    When I click on "play" in iTunes it gives me a screen in the browser that says "you're almost there" or something and has a thing about buying the app for iPad, but then it just closes altogether
     
  20. Xkwizito macrumors newbie

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    I figured it out!

    Follow these instructions:
    http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-7/show-file-extensions/

    -then rename the Netflix 1.0.4.ipa file name to Netflix 1.0.4.zip
    - Extract All, then you should get the whole other folder with the payload :D
     
  21. Xkwizito macrumors newbie

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    What did you do for steps 8-10? after you added the Netflix.app folder.

    I am using WinSCP, but don't know how to change the permissions for the Netflix folder.
     
  22. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I figured that out from the YouTube link I posted. After I finish it all, it still doesn't work for me :(

    Once in Netflix it briefly shows a screen saying "you're almost ready to watch yada yada yada" and then closes
     
  23. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    I'll try filezilla when I get home.

    When I upload to the same directory as the stock iPhone apps, netflix isn't there for me to change permissions. But when I upload to the folder where the iTunes apps are(with the random folder names) I can manually change permissions. Netflix site still tells me I need the app, and redirects me to iTunes.
     
  24. hidefguy macrumors 6502

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    In winscp right click netflix folder and select properties, make sure Octal = 0755, then check "Set group, owner etc... And hit OK.
     

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