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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lock-N-Load, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Lock-N-Load

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    So the new market allows for movie download EXCEPT for rooted users they say. Well has anyone tried it yet on the D1? I have the new market & have read that you might be able to buy but of your rooted you can't actually watch.

    Anyone try it yet?
     

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    I didn't try it on my Droid, but I played around with it some on my Epic. I didn't see any option to purchase a movie. Only rent... I wasn't even able to download the special Google Movies app to try it out.

    If I have time, I will try it out today and report back.

    Update: I was able to install the Movies app on my Droid. It even let me rent a movie (again, didn't see an option to buy), but when I went to play the movie it said unable to play on rooted devices. I am on a stock ROM, but have a Chevy kernel... I am curious what checks they use to determine a rooted device.

    Well, guess I'll be watching my rented movie on my computer...
     
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    Not purchase.. yes, I mean "rent" of course :)

    so wow.. it looks like they really did block us. The bummer is, I also read they allow you to "rent" but not play so they do not do the check for root until after you pay of course.

    Since rooting is not illegal, and they know they are going to block rooters from watching, they should block and do the check at the time of rental, not at time of play.

    Pretty scummy move on their part.
     
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    I have Netflix, so I don't really care much about the market rental system. Not that I even like to watch movies on my phone anyways. But yeah, that's pretty shitty of them to charge you for content that you can't use.
     

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