Foxtel-Go-EVERYONE

After a few false starts the Foxtel Go app was released today for Android; but sadly not for all Android devices – only for 2 Samsung devices (Galaxy S III and Note II), and only if they’re not rooted. Lucky for you we’ve consolidated information from a number of sources which will have you watching Foxtel Go on any Android device, rooted or not. It is worth noting that you still need a Foxtel or Austar subscription, this guide just allows you to use Foxtel Go on any Android device even if you’re rooted.

What you will need:
– A Foxtel or Austar subscription
– A rooted device
– The Foxtel Go apkMirror 1

Step 1: Download and install the Foxtel Go apk. Don’t open it or sign in just yet.

Step 2: Use Root Explorer or another file explorer to open and edit /system/build.prop. Ensure you make a backup of the file before making any changes. Find the line ‘ro.product.model=XXXXX’ and replace with ‘ro.product.model=GT-I9300′. Find ‘ro.product.brand=XXXXX’ and replace with ‘ro.product.brand=samsung’. This identifies your phone as a Samsung Galaxy S III.

Step 3: Download and install Hide My Root from Google Play

Step 4: Open Hide My Root, select ‘Hide su binary’. This temporarily unroots your phone. Reboot your phone.

Step 5: Upon reboot, open Foxtel Go and sign in using your account and password. You can now watch Foxtel Go!

Step 6: After you’ve finished watching, open Hide My Root and select ‘Restore su Binary’. Reboot. This allows you to use your other root apps.

Step 7: Before you use the app again, I recommend clearing Foxtel Go data and cache then repeat steps 4 to 6.

And that’s it. Remember this doesn’t circumvent Foxtel’s DRM, you still need an active and valid Foxtel subscription. What it does do is give you the freedom to use Foxtel Go on any Android device, rooted or not. Have fun, and share your experiences in the comments.

Source(s): Whirlpool
  • Warren

    Recently this has stopped working. Foxtel must have found another way around it.

    So much for Samsung exclusivity ending in December! :-P

  • ozasis

    Found out on WP that it is only supported by 4.2.2 or lower. I had to downgrade my nexus 10 from 4.3 to get it to work.

  • ohdeano

    cant seem to get it to work on google nexus 10, can anyone help please….

  • Ripped off

    Perhaps the answer is everyone that has a non samsung android device should cancel there subscription to Foxtel as we are being totally ripped off just by not having access to foxtel GO and paying the same.

  • adr

    worked on a rooted MK809iii (ish). The on demand content works, but the Live TV says Sorry, cant play the current stream.

    • mkhannah

      I’m the same, any luck since?

      • adr

        No. Tried a few different samsung devices but no luck

      • mkhannah

        Thanks for the reply. I too have tried different devices, network setting etc on an ainol nova 7″ but only get catchup. It seems the more common problem is live but no catch up which is fixed by a reinstall or change of wifi settings. I shall keep trying…

      • adr

        Still trying – have tried different ROMs – Neomode and rooted kasty rikomagic ROM. I have a REKO mk809iii which looks like it is a clone of the RikoMagic mk809iii or mk802iv. I have spoofed GT-N700 and GT-I9300 in build.prop (model, brand, name, device, board, manufacturer, product) with no luck.

      • adr

        I did also try spoofing the Tab @ (N8000), but device wouldn’t boot, so has to reflash.

      • mkhannah

        I’m still trying as well,done much the same as yourself. I’ve read overseas forums for clues like sky go but the only problem close is always the reverse of ours ie no catch up. I played with HDMI settings but gave up on that. I can stream everything that is non flash eg ABC, tab racing. I can’t get Netflix to display properly so I will focus to see if there is a common problem there.

  • adr

    worked on a rooted MK809iii (ish). The on demand content works, but the Live TV says Sorry, cant play the current stream.

  • registradus

    this is not worth the trouble. I’ll keep using The Pirate Bay.

  • Scotty

    Works on Galaxy Tab2 10.1 by changing product model to ru.product.model=GT-N8000 which is the Galaxy Note 10.1

  • djr

    Doesnt work on HTC one

  • Ern

    Try to put on Huawei mediapad lite 7 changed build.prop went to save error cannot save??? (Unit is rooted)

  • petch

    is there a fix for the hdmi external display error?

  • Jeremy

    Works perfectly on my Acer Iconia B1. Thanks a lot!

  • Joseph

    I tried installing on my rooted Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 but i keep getting a Parse Error when trying to install. Can somebody please help?

  • Marcus

    Thanks for this. Got it working, but the next time i tried to logon it says that I can'[t logon because I’ve already got 3 devices registered. It then shows the list of the devices and one of them is the device i’m trying to logon with. Any idea why this is happening?? PS. I’ve got a rooted device.

  • ozvic

    You don’t need Hide my Root if you use SuperSU. Just go into SuperSU and turn off Enable root.

  • jamesboag

    Worked for me. Thanks!

  • luke dubbeld

    Followed the steps but it still says “cannot watch foxtel go on a rooted device”

    I have a rooted galaxy s3

    • luke dubbeld

      Never mind. Got it working. Used hide my root, then uninstalled foxtel go which I had already installed, then rebooted, then reinstalled, working.

      Thanks so much for this, love it

  • Fu Manchu

    Fox footy is not available on PC or Mac

  • Adam

    “Rooted or not”

    “What you will need:
    – a rooted device”

    • timb

      Indeed, I’d like to be able to watch it on my unrooted N7.

  • Glenn

    What a pain to get it working… If they’d only released it on Android today I might have done this, but the fact that it’s on PC as well now means it’s not really worth it for me.

  • billchen0014

    Changing build.prop can potentially cause other problems with the device, unless you really need it (a mobile data hog), i dont see how it is more valuable than youtube.