iPhone Official Youtube App - Unrestrictor?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Travisimo, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    The official Youtube app was updated a few days ago, and now I noticed that all videos play at very low quality when I am on LTE (Verizon iPhone 5). Before the update, Youtube videos played in HD even when I was on LTE instead of WIFI. I don't know if this was a mistake by Google or perhaps a way to push us to the web version instead (since that still works fine in HD)?

    At any rate, in an effort to resolve this problem, I installed Unrestrictor and enabled it for the Youtube app. However, the videos are still playing at very low quality, so I don't think restrictor is working.

    Anyone else notice this or have any suggestions? Yes, I know I could use Protube (which isn't even full screen on the iPhone 5) or the web app, but I prefer the official app's interface and responsiveness.
  2. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Get Jasmine. It's a really good app and almost always plays HD for me.
  3. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2009
    I just checked, and 3G Unrestrictor is not working for my YouTube app either. It worked fine when I first installed it.
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
  5. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    McTube or Tubee. Forget about that hipster-bait Jasmine.
  6. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    The original ProTube allows streaming HQ over cellular data. In fact, it lets you choose any available resolution. Most of the times I can choose between 240p, 360p, 720p, or 1080p. Plus you can download any video in those resolutions. Or you can download just the audio of any video. ProTube is the best YouTube alternative. I don't use the ProTube YouTube extension so I can't comment on that. But the original is one of my favorite Cydia packages. Plus there's an addon package in Cydia called "open in ProTube" which opens all YouTube URL's in the ProTube app.
  7. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Thanks, that seems to be working! I didn't know there was an extension. Do you know if there's a way to set it to default to high quality? As of now, when I start a video, it plays at lowest quality by default, and then I have to touch the gear to change to a higher quality for each video.


    I do have Protube installed for times when I want to download a video. However, the app is not enhanced for iPhone 5's screen size, and I find the interface to be less responsive without recent updates to the interface. Thanks for your suggestion and comments.
  8. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2009
    It's nice to hear about alternative solutions, but are there any ideas about why 3G Unrestrictor is suddenly not working with the native YouTube app??
  9. Travisimo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    3G Unrestrictor has been updated for the latest Youtube app. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I thought I'd post it here for those who were still interested in a solution to this.
  10. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

    May 29, 2010
    update must work because videos look HD to me.
  11. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    I use My3G to unlock YouTube, also removes the 50mb download ceiling for updates and apps while on cellular data.

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