Using ASTRO File Manager, I've set Movies (stock Android app) to play my videos. Now I want to remove this association, but I simply can't find a way to do it.

Looking into applications didn't help (The Movies app doesn't show at all, I think it's part of the Gallery app, but the gallery app isn't set as default). I've tried downloading an app from market called DefaultApp Reset but it didn't help either: Movies was not there.

Any hints?

  • What phone do you have? – Matthew Read May 23 '11 at 15:14
  • Acer Liquid Metal (s120) – Pitto May 23 '11 at 16:10
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    Try it with a Default App Manager. See this question – Flow Nov 22 '11 at 21:48

Had the same problem. Solved it by clearing defaults in my Gallery application.


Normally you would do this from Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications. Find the app in the list, click it, and choose Clear Defaults.

  • As I wrote in the question the main problem is that I can't find the "Movies" application to clear its default – Pitto May 23 '11 at 7:12
  • It's probably called media player or video player. – Sparx May 23 '11 at 13:56
  • It is not there. I've passed apps one by one... – Pitto May 23 '11 at 16:11
  • @Pitto Hmm. Maybe if you installed another video player, it would allow you to select a new default? – Matthew Read May 23 '11 at 16:35
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    Ah, yes. In 2.2 (at least on my SGS) there's an "All" tab. – Matthew Read May 23 '11 at 17:04


  • go to settings → applications → manage applications
  • select the All tab
  • scroll down and find Gallery
  • open this entry, tap the clear defaults button

Go to Settings->Manage Apps. Click option(overflow) key and select "Reset app preferences".

This will reset all default apps.


It's not the best I could do but installing brand new Gingerbread (obviously) solved the problem

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