How To Use Redbox Instant On A Rooted Device

Posted on Dec 20 2012 - 11:23am by Brad Ward

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There are a plethora of reports claiming that Redbox Instant does not work on rooted or developer edition devices. It’s fairly easy to access Redbox Instant on a rooted devices, albeit this is not a guaranteed fix. All rooted users simply need to do is remove permissions in Super User. Your device will then work with Redbox Instant. Granted, users will need to be accepted into the Redbox Instant beta in order to access the service just like everybody else.

Another way to access the Redbox Instant app is to install an app called “Hide My Root.” You can grab that for free from the Google Play Store. From what I understand, Hide My Root does remove root from your device temporarily. That said, you will not be able to use any sort of root permissions while the app is active. On the plus side, this will allow users to access Redbox Instant and other apps that require devices to not have root access.

Keep in mind that you’re using Hide My Root at your own risk. There have been some problems reported with the app, albeit nothing should go wrong if you follow the instructions provided carefully. Again though, you are the only one responsible if anything were to happen to your device.

Have any of these methods worked for you? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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Residing in Eastern Michigan, Brad is a lover of all-things Android. Technology has always been a fascination for Brad, which has led to an interesting in writing. His first phone was the Motorola Atrix 2. He currently works at The Droid Guy and enjoys gaming, weightlifting, reading, creating ideas and watching start ups.