04-13-2011 08:59 PM
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  1. mightylos8's Avatar
    Hi all! Just got a wifi only xoom from costco, and I don't have a youtube app installed. Since I used my gmail that's linked to my phone, the market shows that I already have youtube installed. There's a button to open, but it doesn't. Also, I can't uninstall the youtube app. I don't know how to fix this. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
    03-28-2011 01:52 PM
  2. siscim23's Avatar
    When you're in Apps, are you in My Apps or All? Do you have all the other preinstalled apps?
    03-28-2011 02:37 PM
  3. mightylos8's Avatar
    When you're in Apps, are you in My Apps or All? Do you have all the other preinstalled apps?
    When I look at "all", its not there. It never was, even right out of the box. Any thoughts on what's going on? Kinda weird.
    03-28-2011 03:30 PM
  4. realitydigg's Avatar
    Did you swipe over to the 2nd page of apps...
    03-28-2011 03:40 PM
  5. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    Try factory resetting it. If trying to launch it from the Market isn't working, that means that it is not finding the APK properly. You can either factory reset it and hope that it is there afterwards or just simply go and exchange it saying that its not working properly.
    03-28-2011 03:46 PM
  6. mightylos8's Avatar
    I did, nothing. Is it supposed to come pre-installed on the wifi only models? If so, that's my problem. I never had it.

    Also, do you think that because I used the same gmail as my phone during set up, that messed things up? It's weird that some of the apps I downloaded on my phone are in the market as my apps. YouTube is one of these apps, but won't let me download, open, or uninstall.
    03-28-2011 03:48 PM
  7. mightylos8's Avatar
    Try factory resetting it. If trying to launch it from the Market isn't working, that means that it is not finding the APK properly. You can either factory reset it and hope that it is there afterwards or just simply go and exchange it saying that its not working properly.
    Yeah, I was thinking about doing this. Didn't do too much formatting, so it shouldn't be a pain.
    03-28-2011 03:49 PM
  8. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    I did, nothing. Is it supposed to come pre-installed on the wifi only models? If so, that's my problem. I never had it.

    Also, do you think that because I used the same gmail as my phone during set up, that messed things up? It's weird that some of the apps I downloaded on my phone are in the market as my apps. YouTube is one of these apps, but won't let me download, open, or uninstall.
    Yes, it is supposed to come pre-installed with the WiFi only models.

    And no, you didn't mess it up by using the same Gmail account. It is expected that you would. I use the same Gmail account for my primary account on both my phone and Xoom.
    03-28-2011 03:50 PM
  9. drethos's Avatar
    I just checked mine, it's not there but when I go to the market place to install it the button says open. When you click it it goes to a installed apps page and the youtube app is under not installed. But when go to install it falls back to not installed. It's weird but I'm not going to worry about it you tube still works in browser.
    03-28-2011 04:25 PM
  10. mightylos8's Avatar
    I just checked mine, it's not there but when I go to the market place to install it the button says open. When you click it it goes to a installed apps page and the youtube app is under not installed. But when go to install it falls back to not installed. It's weird but I'm not going to worry about it you tube still works in browser.
    Yes, the same thing is happening to me! Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm going to try a factory reset, and see what happens.
    03-28-2011 05:14 PM
  11. slinky317's Avatar
    Is it listed in your applications menu in Settings? Maybe by clearing its data or clearing defaults it'll show up for you.
    03-28-2011 09:46 PM
  12. drethos's Avatar
    Is it listed in your applications menu in Settings? Maybe by clearing its data or clearing defaults it'll show up for you.
    Yeah its listed, I cleared the data tried to reinstal and it does the same thing. Like I said before I'm not realy upset by it but it caught my curiousity I'm sure it will be fixed soon.
    03-28-2011 10:07 PM
  13. currentweb's Avatar
    Try extracting the youtube.apk from the system dump of the xoom. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link, so just google it. I'm getting my xoom wifi tomorrow, so I will be able to help more then. If you need help finding the apk, feel free to ask
    03-28-2011 10:14 PM
  14. eyecon82's Avatar
    I just checked mine, it's not there but when I go to the market place to install it the button says open. When you click it it goes to a installed apps page and the youtube app is under not installed. But when go to install it falls back to not installed. It's weird but I'm not going to worry about it you tube still works in browser.
    same thing is happening with me
    03-29-2011 12:23 AM
  15. re2st's Avatar
    I think Market app doesn't detect YouTube as being installed. It is pre-installed on Xoom. All you need to do is click the "Apps" button on the upper right corner when you're on the Home screen. It will show you all installed apps, and YouTube is there.

    I read this thread before my Xoom arrived. I checked to verify, and yes, it shows in Market Apps as not installed, but it is installed.
    03-29-2011 10:19 AM
  16. kamikazebeats's Avatar
    The issue with this is that the youtube app your xoom thinks you have is the mobile version for your phone. Uninstall the app, reboot and then reinstall using the market and everything should be good. My 3g xoom did the same thing
    03-29-2011 10:45 AM
  17. drethos's Avatar
    The issue with this is that the youtube app your xoom thinks you have is the mobile version for your phone. Uninstall the app, reboot and then reinstall using the market and everything should be good. My 3g xoom did the same thing
    This will sound extremely noobish but how do I uninstall. I can go under the app mangment but other then clearing the data there is no other choices.
    I think Market app doesn't detect YouTube as being installed. It is pre-installed on Xoom. All you need to do is click the "Apps" button on the upper right corner when you're on the Home screen. It will show you all installed apps, and YouTube is there.

    I read this thread before my Xoom arrived. I checked to verify, and yes, it shows in Market Apps as not installed, but it is installed.
    No it detects it as there but there's something wrong with the install. Like a incompatible version that was force installed by Motorola. By the way I just played with the copy paste thing on my Xoom very nice and easy.
    03-29-2011 01:27 PM
  18. mightylos8's Avatar
    just a quick update on my end - I did a factory reset, set up my google account, and the youtube app showed up! Very weird, but factory reset did the trick. Thanks again for everyone's help on this! Hopefully this will work for anyone else having this issue. Good luck!
    03-29-2011 05:02 PM
  19. Mitalis's Avatar
    My Xoom tablet didn't have YouTube listed in the applications either... Oddly enough, when I went to the Market, I showed there was an 'update' for the application... After applying the update, the YouTube icon displayed in my apps.
    03-29-2011 05:48 PM
  20. drethos's Avatar
    Hmmmm I guess ill factory reset.
    03-29-2011 06:26 PM
  21. stopsign002's Avatar
    Mine came with the app just fine. That's odd yours didn't I guess

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-29-2011 07:42 PM
  22. drethos's Avatar
    I did a factory reset, other then it being a pain in the *** to reset everything I did get the youtube app to work.
    03-29-2011 08:20 PM
  23. Whoopsy's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I am new to your forum and having the same issue. Got my Xoom this morning and the YouTube app is not there, but says it is in my system. It will not let me download it from the market either. I've done a factory reset a couple of times, did all the syncing, but nothing is working.
    I read on the 1st page of this thread, that there may be a file missing (apk?), is that something I can do as a newbie, or should I take this back for an exchange? My book app that came with this tablet is not working either.
    04-09-2011 08:30 AM
  24. brakkfugh's Avatar
    I got a wifi only model from Costco and I seem to have the same problem: No Youtube app even if the system thinks it is installed and Google Books is not installed (might have something to do with being in Canada)
    04-09-2011 12:28 PM
  25. Whoopsy's Avatar
    I've tried everything - even getting an apk file...nothing is working.
    04-09-2011 02:37 PM
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