This should work for all HTC phones with HTClinkifyDispatcher.apk (so basically all HTC phones on 4.0 or 4.1 and a few on 2.3 with most sense-based ROMs) if opening a YouTube link in the browser doesn't give you the option to open it in the native YouTube app, you have HTCLinkifyDispatcher on your phone. This also applies to Play Store links, Maps addresses, and possibly Contact data and phone numbers.
You're going to have to be rooted to do this.
Some custom ROM's already have this removed.
1. First use root explorer or another root browser app to find and delete HTClinkifydispatcher.apk. This can be found in /system/app
2. Download and install a build.prop editor (such as THIS
app) from the Play Store. Alternatively, you can just use a root-enabled file browser to edit it in /system
3. Find the line that says "ro.da1.enable". Click on it and change from "true" to "false". In some recent updates, there may be more than one instance of this line. Change every instance of this code to make sure it works fully.
4. Reboot to recovery and clear your cache and wipe dalvik
5. Reboot system and enjoy!
Note: Contrary to popular belief, you do
need to delete the .apk from /system/app, or else you may incur problems
This guide is based on the findings of iconeo and steal25, so credits to them
Original thread can be found here
(the line it says to add to the build.prop underneath the one we edit shouldn't be necessary for our device)
If you encounter any problems, let me know. If it works for you, please hit thanks for me.
Sweet! This got on the front page of XDA
!! Thanks guys!