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  1. crutoi

    crutoi Well-Known Member

    Apparenlty Hulu is now watchable on 2.2 de-odexed roms...

    2.2, Modded Flash version and Hulu - xda-developers

    UPDATE: It seems that this only works on the 2.2 roms that are de-odexed... It doesn't work on the plain one that first hit. It is confirmed to work in the following roms:

    Sky Raider 2.0
    Sky Raider 1.9b
    Desensitize Sky Raider 2.2 by jitajt

    Not sure how many of you follow the other areas of the site or not... anyways, the guys over on the nexus one area have been enjoying Hulu on their Froyo roms for a while now. I've only seen a couple HTC Inc folks in the original thread so maybe people just don't know about it...

    Big thanks goes out to rcxquake as he's the one that created the modified version of flash.

    Original instructions for Nexus one are here

    Modified Directions (i'll expand these out after I do it again tomorrow):
    1) remove flash from your install... most likely it is in the /system/app folder, I hadn't run any flash sites yet so I simply renamed the install_flash_player.apk to install_flash_player.apkb Here's a quick set of instructions for you:
    1) Connect phone and enable debuging mode.
    2) open a command prompt and go into your sdk/tools folder. run "adb reboot recovery"
    3) in the cmd prompt type in "adb shell"
    4) On the phone once its loaded up recovery in to partitions menu and mount /system
    5) in the adb shell type in "cd /system/app"
    5) to rename the flash installer type in "mv install_flash_player.apk install_flash_player.apkb"
    7) in ADB tell it "exit"
    8) on the phone unmount system and data (not sure if this is necessary or not)​
    Exit out of recovery and verify you don't have flash installed anymore under settings \ applications \ Manage Applications \ All applications.

    2) Download the fixed flash version via rcxquake's thread to your pc and move it to your sd card(direct link to file)
    3) Install the downloaded APK file via your favorite file browser (astro for example)
    4) If you want to look at the full version of the website, you'll need to enable a special mode in the browser, here's the directions care of the original thread:
    1. In the search/address bar of the android browser type "about:debug" without the double quotes.
    2. Press Menu
    3. Tap More>Settings
    4. Go to UAString and change it to desktop.
    5) If you want to access the site without setting up the debug mode listed above, Adam B was awesome enough to utilize the Hulu widget page to create a premodded app that you can simply click and watch. Here's his original post and here's a direct link to his APK.
    SIDE NOTE If you run his Hulu.apk app, your lock screen will not come up after using it... to remedy this you have to kill it with a task killer... I have emailed him to see if this is something that could be remedied.


    just wanted to share...

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  2. wtfdan

    wtfdan Well-Known Member

    I'm a newb.. What is Hulu?
  3. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

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  4. merlin3606

    merlin3606 New Member

    Hulu works on my DINC. I have ota with the origianl 2.2 leaked ROM. I added Gmail fix and removed City ID, Stocks, VZ Nav, My Verizon, Quick office, and i think it was called the news reader. Oh yea and moved the .ISO file to apps.disabled. Everything seems to be working great MMS, GMail, Streaming Audio from Pandora, HULU, and the Camcorder.
  5. welbinator

    welbinator Well-Known Member

    so..i have flash 10.1 and I'm running CyanogenMod's froyo ROM. every video I try to load on the Hulu widget says the video is not available on this site. when i go to hulu.com it says unfortunately Hulu is not supported on your platform. we apologize for this inconvenience. are you saying this flash fix will only work with the skyraider Roms?
  6. welbinator

    welbinator Well-Known Member

    also, what is de-odexed mean?
  7. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    Yes hulu blocks mobile devices. I believe they do this because they are jerk faces... It could also be that the ads do not play on mobile devices. I know fox tv ads do not play.
  8. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Well-Known Member

    As it stands now, there's no way Hulu could block us now since it mimics a desktop/laptop trying to access the site. I've been using this for a while now and it works great.

    If you're having problems with a de-odexed ROM, and have followed the instructions, it's most likely cause of an ad blocker you have installed. This is the one downside, you need to revert your host file and uninstall Adfree (or similar) if you have it installed. Having ads is a small price to pay for Hulu :)
  9. ju1c3

    ju1c3 Well-Known Member

    dont take offense man. just messing with ya.
  10. welbinator

    welbinator Well-Known Member

    no worries. :cool:
  11. welbinator

    welbinator Well-Known Member

    so i re installed flash and did the about:debug (which I always did before, as well) and now suddenly hulu works. I dunno what I did differently this time but whatever. it works!!

    EDIT: the first video I watched (am actually currently watching) is an episode of SNL. the video is really choppy. the audio is perfect. anybody else experiencing choppy video?
  12. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    I was with the Skyraider ROM. I wiped it and installed this Latest OTA Leak (8/1/2010) - xda-developers

    Works great for me.
  13. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Well-Known Member

    Use the hulu apk/app
  14. topaz330

    topaz330 Well-Known Member

    only the hulu apk works? i tried to use the regular browser but to no avail...
  15. drdoom

    drdoom Well-Known Member

    I got the regular browser to work, but it was so choppy. You have to follow those steps starting with "about:debug:" Either way, the audio isn't in sync with the video for me, so it is pretty useless currently.
  16. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Well-Known Member

    huku apk is smoother than their website.

    If the website doesn't work for you, the .apk won't work. Read the posts about what you need. There's no way around it.
  17. Azelis

    Azelis Well-Known Member

    I was really hoping for fancast access myself. With 2.2 flash I get a lot further and the alpha channel works now but I get stuck at 'starting video.' Used to be I got stuck at 'checking for Comcast subscription,' a screen that was up for so short a time I never even saw it on the PC.

    I only mention this here because a few of the shows I watch on fancast actually have a hulu watermark so I know they come from there. I can confirm that Escapist videos work now, ads and all (ugh).
  18. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

    how is this full flash if videos won't even play smooth? The inc runs faster than my laptop ffs.
  19. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Well-Known Member

    did you try the hulu apk as stated?
  20. welbinator

    welbinator Well-Known Member

    hrmm i'll have to try the hulu app now that i got hulu to work.
  21. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    Just got this to work thanks. One question can you get the Hulu app to run in Landscape mode?
  22. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Well-Known Member

    Hulu runs in both, although I never use portrait mode. Just enlarge the video to full screen like everything else. Adobe didn't make it to intuitive, you have to touch the video and then touch/hold it again, a shadowed box pops up in the upper left corner and you press it to go full screen.

    For those complaining of choppy video...again it goes something like this (IMO):

    On a scale of 1-10 in terms of smooth video playback, Hulu's website playing video is about a 3. Using the Hulu app/apk from xda is about a 8-9. In other words impressive considering this is all being done 100% by a PHONE. There's help like when we had Skyfire's servers rendering the video for us (back when it worked shortly).
  23. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

    To the guy asking if I'm using the apk, no I'm not. I haven't even rooted. Hulu is the main thing I would gain from rooting, but if it can't even play in sync and smoothly, there's no point.

    Quoting the above. If someone can claim that the apk or browser under the right conditions plays videos right, then that would be great.
  24. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

    No, it's not impressive at all given the specs of the phone. It's more impressive that it can't playback videos perfectly. That's something even a lower-specced windows xp laptop can do.
  25. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    App works great for me so far! Sound has gotten a little out of sync in landscape mode but went back to being fine in portrait...weird...will have to test it out some more.
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