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Google Videos Hacked, Allows Rooted Users To Stream Movies

We had a couple people asking yesterday, if the Google Videos update allowed for rooted users to stream movies yet. Answer is of course, “no”. Well, here is some good news for you. There is now a modded version which disables the root check and allows rooted users to enjoy streaming movies to their rooted devices. Sweet smell of victory. The developers over at SDX have been hard at work, so we can now watch our highly priced movie rentals on rooted phones, running Android 2.2+ and above.

Simply uninstall the current Google Videos from your phone, and re-install this one. Please note – This is not the updated apk from yesterday, but should work just fine on Froyo and Gingerbread devices, and even reported to work on all Honeycomb tablets. Expect an updated apk version sometime soon. In the meantime, enjoy some flicks this weekend.

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Via: SDX

Cheers Stephen!

  • Varrington95

    My Dell Streak isnt rooted and Google movie Play stopped me from watching movies ,,What is going ON?????

  • Onefortheshadow

    Strange thing when.I first installed app I was getting free movies a bunch in fact. I had to unroot my phone to watch them but all free. My debit card had.no money on it and it kept denying me access but after I could play the movie and watch the.whole thing. Then one day it just seized to work. It will still partically work but only allow 5mins.of video.to be watched then it says rental expired. Maybe this info can help some hacker get us.free movies

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  • Jdaus

    It has always worked on my rooted Dinc. Not sure why but no hacked version needed here.

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  • TomHolmes

    My wife and I are movie people (we especially like zombie movies) but between Netflix streaming, the theaters and cable, we have an embarrassingly large selection of content. However, if I felt compelled to pirate movies (I don’t), I’d probably be a lazy pirate and just torrent them at 1080p for free. I understand there’s a certain swashbuckler appeal to doing things the hard way, but tying yourself in knots to do something that is dead simple for anyone to do doesn’t seem heroic… it seems kind of stupid. It’s bad enough to be dishonest, but dishonest and stupid will get you killed.

    That said, please pay for the movies that you watch and reward those who worked hard to bring them to you.

    • This might allow pirating of movies, but really, its more about people who are running devices that the manufacturers forgot about (Eris anyone? or even the OG Droid anymore) and are still keeping its software updated via custom ROMs. Those people were unable to watch movies from Google until this apk was released.

  • Anonymous

    I am so excited!  Now I can download and play movies that are $3.99! /sarcasm off…

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  • Misphit917

    If you think about it Google has taken allot of money from rooted users all they had to do was tell us don’t bother trying to rent the movies it won’t work.
    My money is green too!

  • I will probably never rent any of these movies anyway.  Prices are way too high.  And can someone tell me something about the quality?  Obviously they aren’t going to be 1080p right?  Though my D3 could handle that with the OMAP4430 on board.  Actually, if someone told me they were 1080p and cooking Dolby Digital, I would probably actually rent the movies at that price and hook up the HDMI out to my LED big screen and go to town!

  • Chris

    How would you rip from google videos?

    • David Jeffers

      And this is why they didn’t allow root users to use Google Videos in the first place

  • Ssplawson

    Gotta love Beijing rooted

  • RonsterWVU

    Meh, I have Netflix. 

  • Alex Bonte

    The title of this post seems like it is promoting illicit activity. 

    • If you know nothing about the context that is..

  • Ray

    cool beans

  • Anonymous

    Queue Price Hikes and Studios pulling their movies. 4….3……2…..

  • Balls1

    Will I be able to rip the movie now without having to pay for it ?

  • Pdiddy187

    Works, but is still missing from the Market. D2

  • Chalk another up for the Android dev community! There’s nothing we can’t do!

  • Eric

    Won’t install on my Xoom. Running Tiamat Hamerhead Rom.

    • S4avant

      same.  checked permissions as well and still no dice.  force closes.

  • Guest

    Not working for me. I keep getting a Server error.

  • Anonymous

    Can we stream for free? Or do we still have to pay for the movie? If we pay why should Google get pissed? Money is green on rooted and non-rooted users, right?

    • Anonymous

      Still have to pay. This just lets rooted users do exactly what non-rooted users are able to do. 

      • Kerst01

        So. . . all the “glorious” rooted users couldn’t even stream video? What a bunch of knobs.

        • David Jeffers

          Google made it so Rooted users couldn’t play videos on purpose, the app detected the root and refused to work.

          This was likely because they were afraid (or rather the MPAA was afraid) of users being able to “rip” a movie off of the movies app, and keep a rented movie, for life.

          This APK presumably removes that code and allows rooted users to use the app like they could when it “videos” first came out

    • They’re not called “movie bootlegs”.  Of course you have to pay.

      • Anonymous

        LOL. I got you…OK… LOL. 

    • Google wont get pissed because I think they wanted us to find it, from what the dev of the crack said it was clearly labeled and only 10 lines of code to change. Its just these stupid companies thinking that we would crack it to get free movies instead of torrenting them (Because that sounds sooooo much easier……not).

  • they came they conquered they watched movies 

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah!! Now I can go rip the movie and keep it forever! Cuz that’s all us root users do. /sarcasm

    • Cuz it so much easier to rip the movie from the phone than torrent it. /s

      • LOL, exactly!

      • Anonymous

        I paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,

        • Yes

          99.00 cost to bid……..

    • Jeremy Gentry

      agreed! that would be the worst form of pirating EVER! not only are you paying for the rental in the first place, but then your getting a movie that probably only works on a tiny screen >_<

    • Anonymous

      By the way, I just paîd $21.87 for an îPad 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
      Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BidsFirst.com

  • MJL

    Could this get us in trouble with Verizon or Google at all?

    • Farva0412

      personally i dont understand since Google allows us to root our phones, why they wont let us root users use this app

      • I doubt that was Google’s call. Ask the movie industry.

        • the very stupid movie industry

    • Nope. You’re allowed to install 3rd party apps on your device 🙂
      You do so at your own risk though lol

    • Anonymous

      Apple might sue you.

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    • Mike Mike

      Yes, they will lock your phone and throw you in jail 😉