How to Get Netflix on Cydia

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Unlike the iPad, the iPhone does not have the ability to use Netflix Instant Streaming software. However, by using a jailbroken iPhone and the Cydia application store, it's possible to watch Netflix on an iPhone as if it were an iPad.

Things You'll Need

  • OpenSSH
  • iTunes
  • Jailboken iPhone
  • A third party iPhone browser, such as Atomic Browser Or the Cydia application User Agent Faker
  • Download the Netflix application for iPad from the iTunes Store.

  • Right click on the Netflix icon in the "Apps" section of iTunes. Select "Show in Windows Explorer" if you're using Windows, or "Show in Finder" if using Mac OS X.

  • Select the file and rename the extension from .ipa to .zip. The filename should now be "Netflix 1.0.4.zip."

  • Open the .zip file using extraction software. Open the "Payload" folder and locate "Netflix.app."

  • Open the Cydia app store and install "OpenSSH." Locate your iPhone's IP address by opening the settings app and navigating to "Wi-Fi" settings.

  • Use "Secure Copy" to move the Netflix app to your iPhone. This can be done with the SSH client or with the Terminal in Mac OS X. Open the terminal and enter "scp -r [location of Netflix app on your harddrive in terms of file path, ie ] root@[your iPhone's IP address]:/Applications/." In order to find the file path, open a new Spotlight window by pressing Command-Option-Space, and drag the Netflix app into the "Search" dialog box. The file path will appear.

  • Open your SSH client, if you haven't already done so, and SSH into the iPhone. You can also use the Terminal by using the command "ssh root@[IP address of your iPhone, located in Wi-Fi settings]." On your iPhone, a password prompt should come up. Enter your password or, if you've never logged in before, enter the default password, "alpine."

  • Modify your iPhone's permissions. Using the SSH client or the terminal, enter "cd /Applications/" followed by "chmod 755 Netflix.app."

  • Open the "Settings" of either Atomic Browser or Perfect Browser. Click "Identify as" and select "iPad." You can now watch Netflix movies using either of these browsers. Alternatively, open "User Agent Faker" and enable it. Click "User Agent" and then "Custom." Enter "Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10" into the custom string box. Reboot your iPhone. You can now use Netflix from inside Safari.

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