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links not working (youtube, etc)

How do we get youtube links to open in the YOUTUBE app? Please tell me I don't have to root my phone for such simply functionality as this.

Thank you.

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Re: links not working (youtube, etc)

Unfortunately, you can't. This comes down to the reason the phones were in customs. HTC had to modify the way it acts on things like phone numbers, links, etc.. by changing the operating system and adding a feature called App Association. So before when it would ask if you wanted to open the link via the Internet Browser or YouTube, now links are associated with the Internet Browser. This is how they got around the "patent" issue that Apple has even though there is prior art.

You can see this by going to the App Association section,

Settings > App Association


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Master

Re: links not working (youtube, etc)

BTW, there is a hack for this now which requires root. Take a look at the following,

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-restore-functionality-apple-v-htc-war-has-taken-away-root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27035550&postcount=21


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