Linked by TADS on Tue 24th May 2011 21:13 UTC
Google Even though Google supports (some might say encourages) unlocking the bootloader and gaining root access on its own Nexus line of Android devices, it's currently blocking the newly announced Google Movies service on rooted devices.
Thread beginning with comment 474427
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
so the next step ...
by JoeBuck on Tue 24th May 2011 22:37 UTC
JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

... is to add a simple way to make it appear, to a particular app, that the device isn't rooted when it is.

Reply Score: 2

RE: so the next step ...
by tuaris on Tue 24th May 2011 23:59 in reply to "so the next step ..."
tuaris Member since:
2007-08-05

Yes, yes it is.
DRM is useless.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: so the next step ...
by Alfman on Wed 25th May 2011 01:23 in reply to "RE: so the next step ..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

".. is to add a simple way to make it appear, to a particular app, that the device isn't rooted when it is."

I wonder if a rooted device becomes blacklisted? Or if google deploys an application to determine if it is _currently_ rooted?

"DRM is useless."

Yep.

It's security by obscurity, inherently broken.

Reply Parent Score: 2