Former Writer · Apr 19, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Time Warner App Now Available for Rooted Users

The fact that Time Warner Cable released an iOS application and not an Android application miffed quite a few of their customers. In this day and age, it’s not all about the iPhone anymore, and companies that don’t release applications for both Android and iOS are doing nothing more but showing how behind the times they really are.

That said, Time Warner Cable is attempting to make amends with their Android clients by creating an Android app for them. Of course, it didn’t help many users of Time Warner Cable that their new application had a root check, and would not function on rooted devices. How does it check? It runs a quick search to see if there’s a superuser.apk in the /system/app and then checks to see if if the build.prop files has any test keys in it. XDA Senior Member b00sted, with the help of a few other forum members, has released a modified application that allows rooted users to get in on the action as well.

Not only does the application now work on rooted devices, but XDA Senior Member stuff has also enabling programming on any WiFi network, rather than simply those connected via Time Warner Cable. Of course, where would all this be without a little humor? Says b00sted:

yep and in teh name file i changed -test-keys to b00sted-keys (lol) and superuser.apk to Fu*KTimeWarner.apk

This is especially relevant because of what the original application used for its root check.

The modified application was originally intended for and tested with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but it should be compatible with any rooted device running Ice Cream Sandwich. Download links can be found in the application thread.


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