HTC's Peep Twitter app breaks again

There’s been a bizarre repetition of last year’s HTC Peep breakage, with many HTC phone users reporting a complete failure of HTC’s built-in Twitter app over the last few days.

T-Mobile UK has publicly acknowledged the issue, saying:

We are aware of the issue with the Peep application on the HTC Desire and we are in the process of having this issue resolved with HTC directly. HTC have advised that they will investigate the issue over the course of the weekend and hope to have a resolution in place as quickly as possible.

It would appear that Twitter has once again changed a few authentication settings and HTC has been unable to respond quickly enough.

htc peep crash

That’s as far as we’ve been able to get on HTC Peep on our HTC Desire for the last few days. We’re not putting in the wrong password. It’s definitely broken.

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  1. David

     /  April 1, 2011

    Err… I’m alright Jack.
    Sorry.

    Reply
  2. Del

     /  April 2, 2011

    Having same problem…exactley as described above

    Reply
  3. Z16

     /  April 2, 2011

    yeah same problem or days.

    suspect twitter doing this deliberately to force people onto their own app.

    Reply
  4. Same here. I tried to use the mustard client as a backup and it couldn’t connect to Twitter either. Obvious auth issue but i don’t want to install the bloated Official app when I’ve got one pre-installed that does the job.

    Hope HTC get it sorted soon.

    Reply
  5. Peter

     /  April 3, 2011

    No issues for me (yet). Do HTC need to do a full OTA update to fix this? It would be nice if it was updatable via the Market. Uninstallability would be nice too for non twits.

    Reply
    • k0zmic

       /  April 3, 2011

      They’ll probably send out a small OTA e.g. less than 10MB.

      Reply
  6. Working fine for me [UK]. I keep mine running without notifications so i can reliably use friendstream whenever i actually feel like it.

    Peep needs a major upgrade anyway, can’t even follow conversations.

    Also – wouldn’t surprise me with twitter’s recent behaviour if they just buggered everything up on purpose.

    Reply
  7. I had the exact same problem!
    T-Mobile said it was my problem……grrrrr!
    No it is your problem – please sort it!
    I have had to add a bloated Twitter app….come on HTC, if you tie in these “apps” into the software – keep on top of it – OR allow us to remove the “app” as normals apps can be removed!

    Reply
  8. Ordidge

     /  April 4, 2011

    Having the same problem as well… extremely annoying. Hope it is fixed soon….

    Reply
  9. Lisa

     /  April 5, 2011

    Any ideas on when this will be fixed? It’s getting extremely annoying now!

    Reply
  10. charlotte

     /  April 5, 2011

    I have the same problem, do we sit and wait for it to be fixed? Or download another ap? any alternatives anyone recommends?

    Reply
  11. Leeboy

     /  April 6, 2011

    Yep TweetDeck FTW. brilliant integration of google translate into it too.

    Reply
  12. Eugene

     /  April 8, 2011

    My peep isn’t alright too (Ukraine). Does anybody knows, then this problem will be solved?

    Reply
  13. Yati

     /  April 14, 2011

    mine still broken. It says ‘ the account are forbidden to access the twitter server!” it been like that for almost 3 weeks now! WTF

    Reply
  14. Loulie2

     /  April 18, 2011

    Got the same problem.. have been using Twitter ap instead.. v annoying! Any idea of a Peep fix??

    Reply
  15. It’s been almost a month for me. *sighs*

    Reply
  16. René

     /  April 27, 2011

    for WMOBILE try MoTweets on Marketplace

    Reply
  17. sara

     /  May 4, 2011

    I am having that same issue as well with my HTC HD2, in the U.S..

    Reply
  18. Abominog

     /  May 12, 2011

    I only discovered this stubborn incorrect u.n. & pw issue today having a zillion failed attempts at logging into my tweet account. Peep sets up a fierce hedgehog defense and doesn’t let me in. I changed my password then changed it back, revoked access then undid it – to no avail. I found this thread (luckily I feel I’m not alone) and amazingly it started over a months back. I wonder how long it will take for HTC to mend this issue, if ever. Or do we need to get back to some third party application as the last resort?

    Reply
  19. mia

     /  May 19, 2011

    errrr ahhhh, its been about a month now, wtflip kip!? i need a twitter app, the only other one compatible to my windows phone costs money, twitter is supposed to be FREE, peep is kaput on purpose, do any of you know of any other FREE apps for the hd2 phone??

    Reply
  20. Tony

     /  October 19, 2011

    Still broken – October 2011!! Why not remove it entirely, along with Friends Stream and stockmarket crap?

    HTC desire on Android / T Mobile

    Reply
  1. Keine Akualisierung von Twitter Friend Stream / Peep - Android-Hilfe.de

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