Sky Go - has anyone managed to beat the rooted block yet?


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  1. heartburnron

    heartburnron Well-Known Member

    I was looking forward to sky go being launched for Android so was gutted that it doesn't work for rooted devices. Has anyone found a way around this yet?

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  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

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  3. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Well-Known Member

    Not used sky go, but on shotguns recommendation have used this successfully to beat the root block on playing google videos from market.
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  4. steslatt

    steslatt Well-Known Member

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  5. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    It worked fine for me running the latest siyah. It won't work if you won't to temporarily unroot and then change firmware and reroot. But it does the job if you only want to hide root from certain apps.
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  6. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    It works for me too on NEAK (if root checker is anything to go by)
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  7. steslatt

    steslatt Well-Known Member

    Sorry I meant the sky go app. The rootkeeper seems to work but it doesn't make a difference on a custom kernel when trying to use the sky go app. Well for me anyway and others on XDA have reported the same thing. Apparently it only works for rooted stock kernels.
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  8. ROHIT345

    ROHIT345 Active Member

    Just try using speedmod kernel from xda and use the app above to hide root...had read on speedmod thread that it works with skygo app ...
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  9. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Ah sorry, I get you now.
  10. heartburnron

    heartburnron Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all for your input. I can confirm that after flashing the Speedmod Kernal and then hiding the root using the Voodoo OTA app, Sky Go is now running perfecting on my rooted SGS2!! I WIN!!! Lol. Thank's to all for your guidance. Used Ironass's guide to flash my first kernal and used Hawkers GS2Wiper for the scripts. Love these forums!

    One slight flaw I have after flashing this kernal is that I had the Android zaps apple boot animation before flashing, now when it boots the audio for the andriod zaps apple animation can be heard however the screen displays the stock boot. If I reflash the andriod zaps apple animation or indeed a different one from kitchen pro would this overwrite the current problem or am I asking for trouble? Alternatively has anyone any suggestions how I delete the audio?
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  11. ROHIT345

    ROHIT345 Active Member

    Speedmod doesn't support custom boot animation... as far as I know...but there is a workaround search in speedmod thread ...
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  12. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Well-Known Member


    Are you using check rom? If so, kitchen-mods-boot sound off. This mod gets rid of all boot audio.
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  13. heartburnron

    heartburnron Well-Known Member

    Yes, spotted that in kitchen pro last night. Thanks.
  14. johnbhoyc

    johnbhoyc Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to get sky go working on checkrom. I'm getting a "file system error" when trying to install speedmod from the kitchen. Anyone help?
  15. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

  16. cozins17

    cozins17 Well-Known Member

    any ideas for any other roms? Currently on wanamlite and doesn't work with that, haven't find anything googling yet!
  17. l14m3

    l14m3 Well-Known Member

  18. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member

    I downloaded Voodoo from Android Market (or Play or whatever it's called)but I still get the old error message when I try and run Sky Go about the app not running on rooted phones. Any suggestions? Am I missing something? I'm running CheckROM v6 and NEAK 1.4x...
  19. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    In a nutshell.... Yes!

    You can only use Voodoo with certain kernels mentioned in this thread. ;)
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  20. heartburnron

    heartburnron Well-Known Member


    As mentioned earlier in this thread, sky go will work with the speedmod kernel and the voodoo app. It seems this or a stock kernel are the only options...
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  21. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member

    Arsegibbon.

    I thought I saw Hawker say that it worked with NEAK. I must've misunderstood. Ah well. Annoying but not the end of the world. I just don't understand why Sky have done this in the first place.
  22. johnbhoyc

    johnbhoyc Well-Known Member

    I'm running Checkrom v6, 2.6.35.7 hardcore@speedmod-s2 #k2-21.

    Installed voodoo and temporary unrooted but still getting the "not supported on rooted devices" error.

    Any suggestions?
  23. captin caveman

    captin caveman Well-Known Member

    Im on CheckRom V6 , swopped kernal to Speedmod via the Kitchen and temp unrooted with the Voodoo app and hey presto ! Sky sports news on while the kid watches Mickey mouse -_-

    Screw you Merdoch !!!
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  24. heartburnron

    heartburnron Well-Known Member

    Yeah but the next problem is when you upgrade to ics sky go doesn't work. Nor does bbc iplayer or itv for me on vk rom.

    Another thing to bare in mind is that on the speedmod kernal the option to create a nandroid back up in cwm is disabled. I've had to flash back to a siyah kernal to do a nandroid although that isn't a big deal in itself...
  25. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member

    Quite so :(

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