Default YouTube app to High Quality?

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  1. megabiteg

    megabiteg Well-Known Member
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    Is there a why to get the YouTube app to always be in high quality?
     

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  2. Stretch2m

    Stretch2m Well-Known Member
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    Yes, but you need to root your phone in order to do it. Did you want to root (or have you already rooted) your phone?
     
  3. megabiteg

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    Yes, I'm running R5 of 1.6 Galaxy rooted, any how-to's?
     
  4. chadmd23

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    From what I found, you need a hacked version of the youtube app. The only one I found was on a droid site that had exceeded its bandwidth.
     
  5. Mastermind278

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    The developer posts on Alldroid also... Here is more information about it:
    [release] Default HQ Youtube Videos v1.1a *Updated 12/31/09*

    Not sure if it will work on Android 1.6 though!
     
  6. Stretch2m

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    Yeah, RootYourDroid might want to upgrade their hosting plan. ;)

    Even so, the one I was thinking of is xultimate, which does a ton more tweaks and hacks other than YouTube HQ:

    XULTIMATE

    Have fun!
     
  7. reddv1

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    Here is how you hack YouTube to default into HQ:

    1. Put the youtube.apk on your sdcard.
    2. Get Root Explorer from the Market.
    3. Using Root Explorer, navigate to the sdcard folder and long press on the youtube.apk and click "Move"
    4. Navigate to the /system/app folder
    5. Click the button up top that says "Remount as R/W"
    6. Click the button on the bottom that says "Paste"
    7. Now you need to set the permissions on that file: Long press on the youtube.apk and click Permissions. Check User Read and Write, Group Read, and Others Read. Uncheck everything else and click Ok.
    7. Click the button up top that says "Remount as R/O"
    8. Reboot, you're done
     

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  8. megabiteg

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    So i have tried everything you wrote but I get nowhere. I even went one step further and changed the permissions to all rw to match the previous permissions policy on the old file, but nothing.

    Have you tried this on a android 1.6? Have you succeeded on having this running on your phone? What os are you running?
     
  9. megabiteg

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    please void this post, my previous post got duplicated.
     
  10. Mastermind278

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    Megabiteg... like I had mentioned before I think that file was just from alldroid which is for Android 2.0 so it will not work on the BH2
     
  11. megabiteg

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    True... lucky I backed up the original before I did this. lol
     
  12. sinsoi

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    Have any one found a solution for his yet? Thx in advance..
     
  13. BH_MAN

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    Just Change the Build.prop SDK version to 7 and the app should work fine.
     
  14. megabiteg

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    Is this achieved by an internal edit?, can you explain how this is done, never had experience with Android SDK
     
  15. BH_MAN

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    You would do the Following...

    adb pull /system/build.prop to ( Folder location on PC )
    Open that File with a note pad...
    Look for the SDK version... Should say sdk 4
    Edit the 4 to 7 & save your edits..
    adb push ( Build.prop Location ) /system
    adb push ( YouTube ) /system/app
    Reboot...
     
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  16. megabiteg

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    I was thinking that was the solution, but needed confirmation :) Didn't think it was that easy... lol Thank's a lot for the extra step's!
     
  17. megabiteg

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    Added information:

    After making the changes to the /system/build.prop file I notice the following: Maps, GV and more apps FC constantly because of having the SDK=7 setting.

    Is there a way to make everyone happy? Would there be a way to get updated versions of Maps, GV and other software that may be compatible with SDK 7 up?
     
  18. Rebecca

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    I asked samsung about this but they were useless as usual. I realized that YT videos lagged way too much on High quality. I don't understand........I have perfect signal and in a good service zone yet it does this almost everytime. Sad............ I just want 2.1 already! Every time I get a phone I realize I should of gotten a different one later on. I should of waited a bit longer to spend my christmas money.......I hate Tmobile and samsung!! Until they upgrade the software at least!!
     
  19. psz

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    No matter how strong your signal is, I've found that 3G (in general, across carriers) doesn't always handle HQ mode very well. (WiFi never seems to have a problem)


    Now, if BH_Man could weave his magic and inject some Hero-style Flash into the 1.6 (and future 2.1) ROMs, we'd at least have an option as to how to play YouTube (and other) stuff ;->


    (Don't kill me)
     

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