HuluBerry not working? has a solution!

HuluBerry from the DingleBerry 3.x crew
By Joseph Holder on 22 Jan 2012 07:01 pm EST

After rooting your BlackBerry PlayBook, you'll find that DingleBerry 3.x installs a very nice little application to your PlayBook. It's called HuluBerry and allows you to watch Hulu videos from a specially-designed browser on your PlayBook. If you live outside of the US, I'm afraid your Hulu dreams are dashed for the time being. Unless you can find a US proxy that plays nice with Hulu, that is. It should be noted that HuluBerry and DingleBerry 3.1 are not compatible with the latest PlayBook beta OS You'll need to be running or earlier for HuluBerry and the root to work properly.

HuluBerry is a most excellent application; but after restarting your PlayBook, you may notice that it no longer plays videos. Interestingly, it's not just the special DingleBerry-installed browser that no longer works, root access disappears as well. You notice it with HuluBerry because breaking the Hulu watching app is the most visible consequence of this. Every time your PlayBook reboots, it looses root access. Thankfully, the DingleBerry team anticipated this.

To get HuluBerry working again, you'll just need to connect your PlayBook to a computer with the PlayBook in Development Mode. A custom script - - runs whenever the PlayBook is connected to a computer and Development Mode is on. As soon as the device connects to the computer (I usually wait until I've entered the tablet's password), you can disconnect it. The process regains root access to your PlayBook and returns all that Hulu goodness to the PlayBook's 7" screen.

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HuluBerry not working? has a solution!


Why doesn't RIM just get an agreement with HULU charge a small monthly fee for usage instead of having to patch up a jail break. Seems to be a better way to go playbook As well as the phones suffer from a lack of content and just maybe that's one of the things hurting sales. I'm just saying.

So right. Or ensure it is free. It's a piss-poor effort on Hulu/Studios/RIM part that they cannot resolve this issue!

I don't understand the big deal with hulu. Before the PlayBook came out I didn't use hulu. When the PlayBook did come out I still didn't use hulu. Main reason is there are countless other sites like hulu that work just as good and have more content and less ads.

That's like this week I missed the season 3 premier of Archer. No big deal, I hooked the PlayBook up to the TV and watch it a couple of hours after it originally aired from one of the many sites that do work on PlayBook. That isn't possible with hulu which doesn't even have Archer or a lot of the other shows I watch.

This much work to use the most overated streaming site in existence. Makes no sense lol.

I want Netflix and I want to be able to play roms.. :P I hope one day it will happen for the Playbook.. Its perfect size for GBA games..

LOL - dingle, reboot, dingle, reboot, dingle, ah whatever, LMAO

totally not worth the hassles - what is hulu anyways? seriously roflmao


in the time of your life, live so that in that good time, there should be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life that your life touches, seek goodness everywhere

Totally not worth the hassle. Besides its screwed up BlackBerry Bridge and the browser just never seemed to work right after this. Let me know when the have a 'untethered jailbrake'. Onwards to 7111 ...