NFL app will not work
FSRBIKER
Newbie

Why is the NFL now not working on Thunderbolts running asop roms such as CM7?

 

It gives an error "NFL content can only be viewed by active Verizon users"

 

Verizon certainly knows I am a active user as they bill me for my calls/texts/data.

 

To throw a wrench into this the NFL app works just fine with a Dinc or DX running CM7.

0 Likes
Reply
30 Replies
gina7289
Contributor - Level 2
Sept 1 I Think to view games u have pay $10 for vcast video.
0 Likes
Reply
Jaxidian
Newbie

I created an account here specifically to chime in on this thread.

 

First of all, I think all parties here have some valid points.

1) As FSRBIKER claims, the NFL app should function for us (those of us who develop or test the development of others on our phones) without VZW's interference.

2) As mdram4x4 claims, if we have problematic software, it's not Verizon's fault.

3) As budone claims, regardless of the legality of such interference (if it were happening), the courts aren't going to do anything about it unless somebody takes it to court.

 

I want to elaborate on all three of these points:

1) As soon as VZW purchased LTE spectrum and we purchased phones that work over that spectrum, they REALLY tied their hands as to what services they can dictate how we access. There were MANY clauses in that purchase that prevent them from blocking their services to LTE customers for almost any reason (except security). So if VZW truly is interfering here, regardless of how debatable it was before (which it was still quite debatable), it is now much more past that gray line. So FSRBIKER is very accurate in saying that VZW should NOT be interfering with this app on a Thunderbolt (at least for people who access said services over LTE). On this point, specifically, budone is wrong by saying that VZW can legally block whatever they want. As a telco company (specifically one who made very specific agreements to the government of the United States), they are bound to agreements that state they cannot block whatever they want.

2) mdram4x4 is very correct in that our CM7 may be borked and that may really be the problem here. I sympathize with FSRBIKER but I don't believe we have completely eliminated the fact that our AOSP-based software may have something wrong in it. So this is still a very real possibility that we need to investigate.

3) budone is very true about the court situation but given the LTE spectrum situation and blocking of tethering (that was VERY SPECIFICALLY mentioned in the LTE spectrum agreement that VZW agreed to allow their customers when they purchased the spectrum), well, this conversation of VZW blocking services may end up in court sooner than some might think.

 

These are my thoughts. FSRBIKER, we should  investigate the possibility that our CM7 and other AOSP-based ROMs aren't missing some DRM or something. Once we have this proof and are able to prove that VZW is blocking our access, then this is a topic that should be hit with much anger. In the mean time, asking VZW if they block it might be the better aproach rather than to accuse them of such with no proof. mdram4x4, do you think this is the proper approach or do you disagree?

0 Likes
Reply
mdram4x4
Champion - Level 1

i just did a google search, man google is nice

 

and it appears it can be fixed, its not a vzw issue

its a login/credential thing

 

so head over to the cm7/xda/androidforums/google and you should be able to run it

 

 

now does that answer your question?

 

0 Likes
Reply
FSRBIKER
Newbie

If this is about the Verizon sign on engine apk(VSSO) then no this does not work for asop roms on the Tbolt. That is unless a newer version has been released but I haven't seen one. It will install but that's it, not sure if you were to log in but nothing happens and no way to open it after installation.

 

 So yes please post the link then I can mark this thread as solution found.

 

Thanks

0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

that is exactly what it is about and xda has the apk. and you can open the app...with full access to video.

0 Likes
Reply
FSRBIKER
Newbie

Are you running an asop rom on your Tbolt and can confirm the apk works and the NFL app opens?

 

Again I'll ask if you can post a link to the thread with the apk solution I can mark this thread solved once I test it.

 

Thanks in advance

0 Likes
Reply
Jaxidian
Newbie

FSRBIKER wrote:

Are you running an asop rom on your Tbolt and can confirm the apk works and the NFL app opens?

 

Again I'll ask if you can post a link to the thread with the apk solution I can mark this thread solved once I test it.

 

Thanks in advance



Agreed, the link to the specific thread you are referring to would be useful. I've only found threads with ineffectual solutions for AOSP software.

0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1044203.html

 

near the very bottom. it worked like a charm (bamf 3). if it doesn't work on for AOSP then then i got nothing.....except maybe you want to consider bamf.

0 Likes
Reply
Jaxidian
Newbie

AZSALUKI wrote:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1044203.html

 

near the very bottom. it worked like a charm (bamf 3). if it doesn't work on for AOSP then then i got nothing.....except maybe you want to consider bamf.



Yeah, the "das bamf" just deleted the SSO app. AOSP problem is totally different, hence the entire existence of this thread and frustration in the first place.

 

Running das Bamf isn't something I'm willing to consider. Sense-based ROMs are over 400% the size of AOSP ROMs. The amoung of bloat in there is simply ridiculous - it doesn't allow my phone to perform in an acceptable manner even with all the muscle inside our TBolts. 😞

0 Likes
Reply
PJNC284
Master - Level 2

Jaxidian wrote:

Sense-based ROMs are over 400% the size of AOSP ROMs. The amoung of bloat in there is simply ridiculous - it doesn't allow my phone to perform in an acceptable manner even with all the muscle inside our TBolts. 😞


Not sure what more you're expecting from your phone. Have to say I've been quite pleased with BAMF RC 4.9 and now Gingeritis 3D Beta VI.  Tried CM7 but wasn't as impressed with it as I was when I had it on the OG Droid and Fascinate.  Sense 3.0 is super smooth

0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

yeah...mine runs pretty smooth as well. and i guess aosp roms wouldn't be an option for me as the nfl app is EXACTLY what an app should be....and a must have. i'm guessing they will fix this though....hopefully before the season starts. i would think that not being able to get the nfl app will be even more unacceptable than the bloat on bamf roms.

0 Likes
Reply
budone
Legend
Unrelated, but any word when/if VZW will require us to pay for the app? I know last year they stated we would have to pay this season.
0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

budone wrote:
Unrelated, but any word when/if VZW will require us to pay for the app? I know last year they stated we would have to pay this season.

not sure. i actually thought that some people (that didn't have it prior to a certain date) already had to pay for it...or it required a vcast subscription...or something???

0 Likes
Reply
mdram4x4
Champion - Level 1

and again i say go back to the cm7 devs and ask them to fix it

if it works on other roms, then there must be something wrong with cm7

they trimmed something that was needed by the app

0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

check your private messages.

0 Likes
Reply
budone
Legend

mdram4x4 wrote:

i just did a google search, man google is nice

 

and it appears it can be fixed, its not a vzw issue

its a login/credential thing

 

so head over to the cm7/xda/androidforums/google and you should be able to run it

 

 

now does that answer your question?

 


How it take ya to find the info?? Less than a minute for me.

0 Likes
Reply
FSRBIKER
Newbie

Then you could also post the link so others could jump right to it, that is unless you don't want to help.

 

0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

this may help????

 

http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?t=2224&page=8&p=58428&posted=1#post58428

 

looks like some are finding a work around.

0 Likes
Reply
AZSALUKI
Legend

took about 3 minutes to completely fix the issue. nfl can run just fine on the OP's phone.

0 Likes
Reply
FSRBIKER
Newbie

Post the link then to the fix.

0 Likes
Reply