How to Install Netflix on Rooted Android Device

Gaining the root access on your Android device is pretty much similar to using Windows as administrator. It allows you to modify your device’s software and install applications which your phone doesn’t allow. Aside from apps you can get access to the latest OS updates, remove bloatware and lots of other things. Like everything, where rooting gives you various privileges, it also has cons as well. Since rooting allows you to dig deeper into the OS, various applications have stopped appearing in the app stores on rooted devices. Netflix, one of the most popular media streaming application has stopped showing up in the play stores. However, don’t fret, we will help you install Netflix on rooted Android device.

What happens is that when you root your device, the SafetyNet trips and therefore lists your device in the Uncertified list. Once the SafetyNet trips, you cannot install Netflix and therefore, cannot stream your favorite movies or Tv series. Despite all this, you can bypass the SafetyNet and install Netflix on rooted Android device. The process is pretty simple, first, you will have to check if any root mod is installed or not. By uninstalling any root mod and SuperSU you can pave the way to install Netflix on rooted Android device. To get the benefits of root you can replace SuperSU with MagiskSU. This way you won’t have to tweak with the files on the system partition.

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Early Preparations

  1. Since your device is rooted, you must have a custom recovery installed. If not, here’s how you can install TWRP recovery on your device.
  2. Also, you device should be rooted with SuperSU. Use this guide to root device via SuperSU.
  3. Enable Unknown Sources.
    1. To do so navigate to Settings.
    2. Scroll down and tap on Lock Screen and security.
    3. Toggle the button associated with Unknown Sources to enable it.

How to Install Netflix on Rooted Android Device

For your ease, we have provided the easy to follow instructions to help you install Netflix on rooted Android device. Before you start, note that the provided instructions won’t work on Google Pixel and Pixel XL due to their partition layout.

Uninstall SuperSU

  1. First, remove/uninstall the Xposed framework.
  2. For that, Launch the Xposed app from framework section.
  3. Tap on the Uninstaller bottom and then on Uninstall.
  4. After removing the app, reboot your device.
  5. It will take about 10 minutes, so wait.

Revert to Stock Settings

Now you need to revert back to stock settings. What this means is that you will have to reinstall the bloatware and revert the changes in the system partition. Also, you will have to restore the stock firmware. (LG users can use this guide).

Restore Stock Boot Image

In order to restore stock boot image on your Android device, you will have to unroot the SuperSU. To do so;

  1. Launch SuperSu app and go to Settings.
  2. Look for Full unroot option and tap on Continue.
  3. When asked, tap on Yes to confirm.
  4. After unrooting SuperSU, it will ask you to confirm the stock recovery image. Tap on No since you need TWRP.

Install the Magisk Manager App

  1. Open the file you have downloaded earlier.
  2. Navigate to the installation options.
  3. Tap on it to install the Magisk Manager App.

Flash the Boot Signer Zip File

  1. Turn Off your device.
  2. Reboot in TWRP recovery mode. Press and Hold Power + Volume Up + Home buttons. When the logo appears, Press and hold Volume Down and let go of other buttons.
  3. When in recovery mode, select Install.
  4. Navigate to the Boot Signer Zip file that you copied to the SD Card.
  5. Swipe on the option below and start the installation.
  6. When it completes, reboot your device.

Clear/Wipe Play Store Data

Since you device was rooted, it will notify that the device is uncertified. Follow the instructions to fix this issue;

  1. Go to Settings > Apps Menu > Google Play Store.
  2. From the options, tap on Force Stop.
  3. Tap on Manage Space and then on Clear Data.
  4. This will list the device as certified and will fix the issue.

That’s it, you are all set to install the Netflix on your Android device.

NOTE

In case you want to install Xposed, navigate to the Magisk Manager App’s download section and install the systemless version from there.

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