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    Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

    This is a discussion on Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices? within the Sky Go forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hello, I have tried using sky go on my rooted Google Nexus 7 and it will not work, I have ...

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      Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Hello, I have tried using sky go on my rooted Google Nexus 7 and it will not work, I have used temporary unrooting apps and it still does not work.
      Uninstall, temp unroot reinstall and it still detects it.

      Has anyone managed getting it to work on ICS4.2 rooted?

      If so how?


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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Not currently possible as far as I am aware!



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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Sky have a 'thing' about rooted devices. They don't like them.

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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      doesnt work on rooted (jailbroken) iproducts either. I remember a while back people with ipads were slingboxing the streams to navi-x and the like. hence sky shutting the door.

      It's sky's loss, not yours. Theres nothing on skygo that cant be downloaded and watched at leisure in HD without submitting to their DRM.

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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      It's sky's loss, not yours.
      Unless you were intending to pay for SkyGo Extra, it is hard to see what Sky are loosing.

      It does work extremely well on the Nexus 7, unrooted.

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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      No longer works on nexus 7 unrooted, 4.2.2 update has put a spanner in the works

      Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD

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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Quote Originally Posted by DonGibbioni View Post
      No longer works on nexus 7 unrooted, 4.2.2 update has put a spanner in the works

      Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
      Thanks for the heads up. I will try to make sure mine does not update from 4.2.1. until it is fixed.

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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices because Sky have blocked it as they say rooted devices are a security risk to their customers and Sky don't want customers put at risk. Sky's answer. There are no end of checks in the app that Sky have put in to make sure it's blocked in fact sometimes all the checks they have in it make's it unstable on times, I think they are not happy that rooted devices may pirate their content, as if a customer would want to pirate "Got To Dance" lol
      Any device that has been rooted and then back to stock you have to make sure everything to do with rooting is removed, a lot forget about superuser which the app checks for.
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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Well, I had to root my Samsung Note II because avast firewall & titanium backup pro wouldnt work unless it had root & I use my phone for everything as I work away a lot so my phone is key & i needed security which rooted phone's do not give. Then I go to catch up with some sky sports news to see it's not supported on rooted phones. Well, 1 thing to say its not supported & another thing when you block it from being used on rooted phones.

      I subscribe to Sky & mainly watch it vie my Sky Go app now days as I am never home. If i can't use it on my Rooted Note II, whats the point in being subscribed? Some say its due to the DRM, well that's rubbish because it's not all that difficult to rip what you watch from Sky Go Desktop so the purpose of blocking it from being used on rooted android is what exactly?

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      Re: Sky Go will not work on rooted android devices?

      Have to say this seems ridiculous. I am about root my Android phone specifically for the reasons above, a firewall.

      My actual security ( I want to know which apps are phoning home or whatever, I have no hacked or illegal software whatsoever, but many free apps do suspicious things I want to be able to monitor) is far more important than SKY's invented security paranoia. Is there a single known case of someone rooting their phone being able to achieve something bad for sky via sky go?? Is there any justification for this? Rooting an android device is as far as I know is a desired and totally legal operation actively supported by some manufacturers. This is preposterous! I will vote with my wallet. Sky tv is not something I "need", it's purely a luxury. If they want to chastise me for wanting to setup up operating systems the way I wash to, they can * * *! I was seriously considering signing up for sky extra too! So already voting with wallet, will just have to wean myself off the other stuff....


     

     
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