05/17/2015, 10:58 PM
This fix for YouTube is for 2.x devices only. I have tried it on 1.x but it didn't work.. Log shows "Error: service request: "com.palm.app.youtube" was not found. Smart people feel free to figure that one out! I know I'll be grateful since I do like to use my Pixi from time to time.
I have installed this fix onto a Pre3 with 2.2.4, a Pre 2 with 2.2.4, a Veer meta'd to 2.2.4, and a Pre+ meta'd to 2.1.0. Other 2.X versions should work fine but your results may vary. To clarify though, if you're on a stock 2.2.4 doctor for Pre3 and Pre2...just install the patch from TheOneill.
What I did
I installed the new quality fix patch from TheOneill on my Pre3. Now youtube?. I then copied the com.palm.app.youtube folder from /usr/palm/applications to internal media and onto my PC, and packaged it with IPK packager.
How to do it. Read everything first.
Download the patched IPK here https://app.box.com/s/ka3pyp4eov11m4lud2p22s3exvdkxvb8.
Plug your 2.x device into your computer and launch WOSQI. Click Tools > Linux Commandline. Issue the command ipkg remove com.palm.app.youtube. This removes the stock YouTube app. Open Internalz Pro on your phone and browse to /usr/palm/applications and delete the com.palm.app.youtube folder.
Add the downloaded ipk into WOSQI and install it. Open Internalz Pro again and browse to /media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications and MOVE the com.palm.app.youtube folder from there to /usr/palm/applications and then REBOOT your phone.
Open your browser and in preferences clear history, cache, and cookies.
The desktop view of youtube works on all devices but these sites look best on each device:
Pre3 - m.youtube.com/?use_blazer=1&tsp=1
Pre2 - m.youtube.com/?use_blazer=1&tsp=1
Veer - m.youtube.com/?app=m This one is finicky! Remember mine is on 2.2.4. You MUST clear history, cache, and cookies. The other youtube mobile site will force an rtsp stream which gets 3gp video and looks terrible. This website is pretty bland looking but is very readable and works well.
Pre+ - m.youtube.com/?use_blazer=1&tsp=1
If the Veer gives you fits just use the desktop site which renders poorly. I tried the Hulu patch and it didn't help at all. I also tried Choorp's user agent override which fixed the mobile view but I couldn't get any videos to launch at all. None of my devices use the user agent override.
I recommend using Shortcut Launcher if you have it to make a nice looking YouTube icon in your launcher that brings up the links I gave you above. Good luck!