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HTC's YouTube app for Windows Phone 7 now hacked for installation on any WP7 device

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HTC's YouTube app for Windows Phone 7 now hacked for installation on any WP7 device
We knew this day was coming, and it couldn't get here fast enough.

We can all agree that the default YouTube app in Windows Phone 7 is one of its weakest links, with its paltry capabilities to just link you to the mobile version of the website. HTC noticed that and created its own YouTube client for its WP7 devices, that offers everything you would expect from a modern app for searching and watching clips from the most popular video website on this planet.

The entrepreneurial spirit of an XDA-Devs member Tom Haunsell couldn't stand the injustice, and he tweaked the code of the HTC app to make it possible for installation on other, non-HTC WP7 phones. The link to the modified app is provided in his Twitter update in the source link.

HTC's YouTube app for Windows Phone 7 now hacked for installation on any WP7 device

You will need to first unlock your Windows Phone 7 handset with the ChevronWP7 utility that allows you to install custom ringtones and the like, as listed in the source link, and then download the HTC YouTube app.

Have a look at what the HTC YouTube app looks like, starting at 3:49 in our HTC 7 Pro video review.

source: TomHaunsell & RedmondPie



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posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:44

1. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


yea, i put the 478kb app on my optimus7- now im so happy that maybe i'll even use it...
KUDOS to Tom, CURSES to WP7-development team....

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