The DSTV Drifta application for Android has already been hacked to work on “non supported” devices

Posted on September 9, 2011

Update (9/9/2011) : As of this morning many more devices are supported. The application description still only lists the initial Galaxy devices but if you have an HTC, Sony Ericsson (and maybe others) the Market Place now shows up the app for your phone whereas before it was listed as incompatible. Try the official application before any of the hacked ones!!

For those who are still desperate:

There have been a number of posts around the net with users expressing their annoyance and dismay at the limited number of Android devices that are supported by DStv mobile.

It didn’t take long for users to start making their phones look like a Samsung Galaxy S to get the software to run, which worked quite well but required some modification of the phone (rooting it and changing property files).

Some kind soul (anonymously known as PeterJoe) then hacked the install file to allow it to run on rooted devices as well as fake the check to make it work on any phone (posted to  This doesn’t work on every device but many are supported. Sadly the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 doesn’t seem to be one of them.

See how to do this in the FAQ :

Enjoy the World Cup.

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2 Responses

  1. Bloody Multichoice:

    Hi, I was given a Colorfly CT972 Tablet as a present. It is rooted, but with your help that problem has been resolved. I changed the “build” file, and rebooted as per the instructions, but unfortunately I still get the “unsopported” message. Do you perhaps have any advice. Many Thanks

    16.10.2012 16:34 Reply

  2. OFFICIAL DStv Drifta app now compatible with more Android |

    […] The OFFICIAL DStv Drifta app now compatible with many more Android Devices Justin Posted on September 9, 2011 tweetmeme_url = '';tweetmeme_source = 'jjza';Update : The app downloads and install but fails the whitelist authentication test. I hope DStv fixes that this morning otherwise I see many of us going with the unofficial application (see here) […]

    09.09.2011 06:48 Reply

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