Youtube App Mod Brings HD 720p to your Android Mobile Device!

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    I often watch videos on my mobile device when I'm in the kitchen, on the john, or just when others are watching things that I really don't have any interest in. I know sounds kind of pathetic right. Well it is becoming more and more common to watch video on the go especially with the high resolution screens and 4g speeds. It is really easy to whip out the phone when with friends and share a super funny youtube clip. Often I listen to music videos or different vlogs on youtube on my phone while driving. In those cases the image quality is not as important, but when I am home and I watch youtube videos on my kindle fire or Asus Transformer or on any number of Android phones I always tend to click on the HQ button. Although image quality is greatly improved it is still not full HD. Some of our devices like the HTC Rezound and the Galaxy Nexus have screens with 720p. It would be nice to get even more than the HQ. Now that is possible thanks to a modified app developed by TheosOo. The application supports any version of android and will work regardless of whether you are on Wifi or on 3G.


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    It really looks to me like the youtube app on my Nexus is already 720p, but only when I'm on wifi or 4g. It bumps the quality down on 3g.

    Edit: And just fyi, this isn't an entirely uninformed opinion. I didn't try to count pixels with a magnifying glass or anything but I have uploaded about 90 HD videos to youtube and spent many many hours tweaking various video codecs to optimize the quality I get. I know when a youtube video looks good or not. Here's the video I usually use to test devices and applications as it's one of my best from an image quality standpoint:

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    Says to remove YouTube.apk but astro and esfile manager say error when I try to delete or move it.... I'm rooted.....so idk??!!??!!

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    Works perfectly. :)

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    What did you use to remove old YouTube apk??

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    Root explorer.

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    Got the old one deleted but when I dl the link its a zip folder and I don't see the apk

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    Strange...download again. Mine was only an apk

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    Better make sure you have unlimited data on your device or this will cause you to reach your limit real fast :shocked-b:
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    Could you send the apk to my email?? I'll pm my Gmail to you xda is down for maintenance
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    No problem. I have the blacked out one...hope that's ok.
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    Still won't install... did you erase just the YouTube.apk or the other YouTube file under system apps?

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    Haha. You're lucky I'm still up trying to dual boot Windows 8 :p

    I renamed my original YouTube in /system to YouTube.bak. Dropped the new apk into system and I was good to go.

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    Haha yea I work a night job so just got home.... man I'm dumb I thought you could just install, I put it in system apps and bam done... thank you yet again :)

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    Good to hear.

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    Works for bionic :D

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    Call me crazy but can't they make this into a separate App so you don't have to remove the original YouTube apk?
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    As stated above someone else just renamed the original to youtube.bak... so you can keep it and change to apk if needed

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    Ok, so I rename the old YouTube app and move the HD one to the same system folder right? I definitely have to move it there.?
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    Rename YouTube.apk to YouTube.bak then yes move new apk to that folder... I tried without doing that and doesn't work lol

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