Gingerbread-Style YouTube App Backported to Eclair


Last week we told you about an update to the YouTube app that Google released into the Market. This stand-alone version of the app brought with it a new look-and-feel which some are theorizing to be in-line with the styleguides for the upcoming version of Android — Gingerbread.

The down-side was that it was available for Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices only. Again, with much thanks to the talented folks over at XDA-Developers, an app has been “liberated” from unnecessary constraints.

If you’d like to try out the new YouTube app on your Android 2.1 (Eclair) device, head over to the thread on XDA-Developers and follow their detailed instructions.

You will need to remove the existing YouTube app from your device, which means you’ll likely need root on your device, as well as ADB installed and configured on your desktop computer.

Source: XDA-Developers

Image: Droid-Life

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