[MOD] Youtube 'Gingerbread' ported to Eclair

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rolle3k

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Feb 6, 2010
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Hiya,

due to my brother not having the luck of having Froyo on his phone I took a look at it and hacked the newst YouTube app to work with Eclair. I had to remove two calls and add android.util.base64 which was introduced with Froyo. However, it should work flawlessly. If you encounter any problems, feel free to post here along with a little description and if possible a logcat dump of the exception.

Download:
http://ul.to/emt639
http://www.mediafire.com/?ql6v72qia20wkh7

Old Download:
- http://ul.to/kxu37d
- http://www.mediafire.com/?5bdc88opu6qt9nz

You have to remove the default YouTube app before you can install this one over.

Using ADB Shell this should just work:
adb remount
adb shell rm system/app/YouTube.apk
adb uninstall com.google.android.youtube

then you can just install it over using the package manager or with adb (adb install YouTube_signed.apk).

Hope this helps, enjoy the re-designed Youtube app! ;)
 
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xanderdad

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Mar 26, 2010
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Wow, this app is so much cleaner. Thank you so much for the work and tutorial.

Small FYI, I'm on Bionix Fusion 1.1 and the stock app is actually YouTubeHD.apk so that ADB command is slightly different for that ROM.
 
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wannagofast

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Aug 28, 2010
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Thank you. This is the best UI for the You Tube app to date. Installed with Root Explorer. The other files I deleted besides the system/app apk were in data/data and data/dalvik-cache. Running great on JI6.
 

andeeroid

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Jul 24, 2010
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I used the Root Explorer to replace a system app for the first time. Indeed a neat practice with no risk involved.

Thank you :D

Oh yeah and it's working fine !!!!!!


Btw, I 've question about data/dta and data/dalvik-cache. With the Root Explorer do I just empty the entire data/data and data/dalvik-cache folder? If not how do you find the files that's responsible for the corresponding old app



How about Voice action from 2.2? :)
 
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kangxi

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Jun 10, 2010
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Orlando
This is the version of Youtube that comes with Gingerbread. It happens to work for 2.2+ and they released in to the market.
 

kangxi

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Jun 10, 2010
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For some strange reason, it doesn't want to install for me. I uninstalled the YouTubeHD using Titanium and not I'm trying to install the package. No go.
 

daobn24

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Aug 1, 2010
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@kangxi - Same thing happened to me. go into settings-applications-manage applications and uninstall the youtube file. then this should install fine.
 

kangxi

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Got it, had to delete the com.android.youtube

Edit: The new widget is really nice too!
 
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    Hiya,

    due to my brother not having the luck of having Froyo on his phone I took a look at it and hacked the newst YouTube app to work with Eclair. I had to remove two calls and add android.util.base64 which was introduced with Froyo. However, it should work flawlessly. If you encounter any problems, feel free to post here along with a little description and if possible a logcat dump of the exception.

    Download:
    http://ul.to/emt639
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ql6v72qia20wkh7

    Old Download:
    - http://ul.to/kxu37d
    - http://www.mediafire.com/?5bdc88opu6qt9nz

    You have to remove the default YouTube app before you can install this one over.

    Using ADB Shell this should just work:
    adb remount
    adb shell rm system/app/YouTube.apk
    adb uninstall com.google.android.youtube

    then you can just install it over using the package manager or with adb (adb install YouTube_signed.apk).

    Hope this helps, enjoy the re-designed Youtube app! ;)
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    Wow, this app is so much cleaner. Thank you so much for the work and tutorial.

    Small FYI, I'm on Bionix Fusion 1.1 and the stock app is actually YouTubeHD.apk so that ADB command is slightly different for that ROM.
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    working great on Bionix Fusion... installed using root explorer...

    Delete Youtube HD, copy new YouTube and restart the phone.
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    Ive noticed many people having force close issues and such. Im running JI6 with JI2 modem. Ive used the widget and the app continuously without any errors yet. Ive also searched the web and selected a video. When the popup asked me to choose browser or youtube app, i chose the app and no problems either.

    I didnt apply the updated one this is all based on the OP link. In case my steps can be retraced to help others, heres what i did.

    Root explorer to delete Youtube.apk. Then reboioted and uninstalled com.google.android.youtube. Then booted into clockwork recovery and wiped the dalvik cache. Booted up and installed fresh Gingerbread Youtube app.

    Ty again im in love with this new app!
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    I think I've figured out the force close issue.

    There is something in the sign-in settings that is causing the FC issues.

    Therefore:
    Sign-in = Force Close
    Stay signed out = No Force Close

    This sucks cause it'd be nice to be able to favorite videos, check subscriptions etc... but it's worth it since this version is so much better than what we had before.

    Would be nice if someone could figure out how to get the sign-in working though ;)