When we posted on the work-around for enabling the Netflix app on unsupported devices, more than a few of you weren't thrilled to hear that the fix didn't work on the Thunderbolt. We knew a fix would come eventually, and now we're happy to report that the developer community has delivered; they've found a way to get the Netflix app working on the Thunderbolt. Unfortunately, there is a bit of bad news, too: it only works on devices that are rooted and running a Gingerbread ROM.

If you fit that criteria, the instructions are pretty damn simple. As always, its highly recommended that you fun a Nandroid backup beforehand in case anything goes awry. To install, all you need to do is download and flash the "Minimal" patch. There's also a "Complete" patch that takes things a step further in case you're one of the unlucky few that the Minimal patch doesn't work for.

Big thanks to rmk40 for the patch; if you use it, consider saying thanks by buying him a beer, or at the very least, following him on Twitter. As always, any support-style questions should be directed towards the source thread, as they can provide the best assistance.

Apparently the patch breaks the new weather animations.

[Source: XDA-Developers via @V3RDICT]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    So, did it work for those of you who are running the Gingerbread ROM?

  • Zack

    Yeah worked perfect for me no more white screen but like the post also says that super nice weather animation is gone and but still appears on the lockscreen which is sick. Run Das Bamf 4.02.

  • BB

    I don't root. I don't have a Thunderbolt. But I LOVE FARNSWORTH!

  • Raptor007

    Das Bamf 4.02? I thought they were on 2.0-5 beta? Where do you get 4.02?