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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ps-gunkie, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. ps-gunkie

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    Soo I bought a Nexus S a couple of days ago. Everything's been working pretty well, except for one thing: YouTube. Playing videos through the browser doesn't work, when I go to the mobile site it says my device is not supported, YouTube doesn't show up in Market, and even though App manager tells me YouTube is installed, it's nowhere to be found.

    On top of that, Samsung doesn't offer support for the Nexus S out here, so that's very useful.

    If anyone has any ideas on how to sort this out, please tell me. A Google phone should have YouTube shouldn't it? >=(

    Oh btw, how do you change file associations on this thing? Android told me I can change them in Home Settings > Applications > Manage applications, but I can't figure out how o_O.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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    have you tried a battery pull? If that doesnt work how about a factory reset?
     
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    Ok now YouTube is missng on mine wtf?
     
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    Here's the Youtube.apk pulled from my phone (Android version 2.3.3). You can try installing it to see if it fixes things.

    View attachment YouTube.apk

    Edit: Just looked it up. This is Youtube.apk version 2.1.6, for anyone who is curious.
     
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    Not sure where you're looking for YouTube, but in Manage Applications, it's in the All tab on my device.

    About file associations, also in Manage Applications, tap app name and check out Launch by default.
     
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    Yea its there. But its not on my phone and no widget. Not removable either
     
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    That worked brother thank you!
     
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    Well I sorted it out. It had shown in the App management thingy all along but I couldn't get it to work. Apparently the problem was caused by Firefox being set as my default browser over the stock Android browser. YouTube works perfectly fine in the stock browser now.

    The YouTube app still doesn't show up though. It's in Manage apps but that's it. Could it be that it's just there to make the website work in the stock browser and not be an actual app, like the Office app the Nexus S came with?

    Anyway, trying to look up the app on the Market gives me nothing either, and direct links to the app on Market give me an error message. Is the phone blocking it or something? I wouldn't know why; it's a Google phone for crying out loud!

    Anyway, I'm gonna try getting the app installed through the apk posted a couple of posts up.

    Thanks for the help guys!

    Edit: LOL, loaded the YouTube.apk file onto the phone, started installing it. Gave me a message saying that this is a system app and asks me if I want to replace it. I hit OK, next screen is the overview of what rights the app wants. I hit the Install button... it doesn't work. The button just doesn't do anything. The Cancel button next to it works fine <_<.
     
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    Really mine worked. It installed the app the app functions completely there just is no youtube widget but that's no big
     
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    Also that's really odd that your Nexus S came with an office app. Someone had to of put it on there before you bought it.
     
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    I have think free office in my apps as well although it doesnt show in the app drawer
     
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    ThinkFree Office is normal. I have it as well, and my Nexus S is the original from ~launch day at Best Buy.
     
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    That's really strange, i just restored the backup for my stock rom and i don't have it at all. That's why i find it really strange so many people have it pre installed.
     
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    did you look inside the settings- applications. Thats the only place its visible not in the app drawer
     
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    Yeah that's exactly where i looked, and it's not there.
     
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    Try loading up a PDF file in Browser and see if it gives you the option to open it? It listed both Adobe Reader and ThinkFree for me to choose from.


    Anyway, just tried to install the YouTube app again using the .apk provided a few posts up and it installed! The search feature doesn't work, but oh well.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    No problem. Mine works great search sign in etc etc
     
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    Give it a week or two for the Android Marketplace to add GRI54 to its device list. Then you'll be able to install protected apps (which I'm guessing YouTube is one).
     
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    I had the same problem. The Youtube app was not visible in the app tray and the widget was not available. I installed the Youtube.apk file provided in one of the posts above.

    The youtube app was still not visible in the app drawer. I went into the market, searched youtube, it showed it as installed, so I opened the app through the market.

    Now the app icon is visible in the app drawer and it appears to be working correctly (no widget available, but I never used it anyway).
     
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    mine also, bought a new NS 2.3.3 ,a lot of factory instalted apps are not working ???
    you tube,earth,googles,kick back, soundback,thinkfreeoffice,
    atc. are all shown in manage apps start screen ,but upsent in apps .? how can I activate them.?
     
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    can you guys return it from where you got it? maybe you need to clear the data from the market under manage applications all. the YouTube app and widget are suppose to be available.
     
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