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By Master_T, Senior Member on 21st February 2017, 08:05 PM
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iYTBP - injected YouTube Background Playback

What is this?
This is a modded version of the original YouTube app that:
  • enables background / screen-off playback
  • removes ads (thanks to @arter97)
This app does the same exact thing that the "YouTube Background Playback" xPosed module does... but without xPosed
Requires root (see FAQ)

F.A.Q.
Q: Did you create this?
A:
This mod is based upon the source code of the following xPosed module:
http://repo.xposed.info/module/com.p...groundplayback
All credits for the research behind this go to the authors of the module.
I merely "ported" it to the original YouTube APK for all the people that don't have xPosed

Q: Why does this exist?
A: Because not everyone has xPosed, especially now that Nougat is starting to spread to more and more devices

Q: Why does this require root?
A: because YouTube, like many Google Apps, has a dedicated signature check that won't let this app run when installed as a user app. It needs to be installed in the system partition, which requires root

Q: Does this mod also remove ads from YT?
A: I use arter97's adblocked YT apks as the base for this, so yes!

Q: Will you add Video Downloads / Feature X, Y, Z, etc. ?
A: No

Q: Will you keep this up to date?
A: Probably not. I will update it when YT adds some new feature that I'm interested in, or if the old apk stops working



Instructions
YOU WILL NEED ROOT FOR THIS!

First step: UNINSTALL EXISTING YOUTUBE if you have it. Recommend using one of the many system apps Uninstallers that you can find on the play store, or a file manager that can delete from /system/app

Using your phone:
Download the APK for your cpu architecture
Use a file manager to place the APK in an empty folder, so it contains only the APK
Use a file manager that can write to /system (i.e: has root support) to copy the folder that contains the APK to /system/app
Use the same file manager to set permission 755 on the folder that contains the APK and permission 644 to the APK file itself
Reboot
Enjoy!

Using ADB:
Download the correct version for your CPU architecture
Enable ADB debug on your device and connect your phone via usb
Open a terminal in the directory where you downloaded the modded iYTBP apk and issue the following commands:
Code:
adb root
adb remount
adb push iytbp-12.05.53_arm64.apk /system/app
adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/iytbp-12.05.53_arm64.apk
adb reboot
enjoy!
Using Magisk:
Download the Magisk module for your CPU version
Do whatever you have to do to enable it (I don't use magisk so I don't know how it works )
OFFICIAL DOWNLOADS

APK version BACKGROUND PLAYBACK + ADBLOCKED
Thanks to @arter97 for the adblocked YT apks!


UNOFFICIAL DOWNLOADS
These alternative versions/mirrors have been kindly provided by other contributors. Install at your own risk, I decline any responsibility on these files and can't offer you support for them! They may also be outdated!!

Download links (Magisk Module)
Links kindly provided by @Anova's Origin. Adblocked versions.

Download links (All versions - AFH Mirror by Jimsilver73)
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21st February 2017, 09:10 PM |#2  
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thanks!does modules swipetoseek and y.t adaway cooperate with this app?

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21st February 2017, 09:13 PM |#3  
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thanks!does modules swipetoseek and y.t adaway cooperate with this app?

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They should work,this is based on the original YouTube app. But if you have xposed, know that this does the same thing as the "YouTube background playback" module.
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21st February 2017, 09:16 PM |#4  
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thanks dude.personally I dont live without xposed 😀 I just want to tell some guys who dont have xposed,to know!
22nd February 2017, 12:30 AM |#5  
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This is great, very nice work. I will watch to see if anybody steps up to develop a version of this with ad blocking (even though the OP has preemptively said he won't do it) as that's more important, but I sure wish I could have both.
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22nd February 2017, 12:41 PM |#6  
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Tested on victara (32-bit) and it's working so far.
Great work OP, Thanks.
22nd February 2017, 04:52 PM |#7  
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Worked on HTC 10 running on 2.41.709.3! Thanks!
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22nd February 2017, 07:05 PM |#8  
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
Can anyone point me to a guide or an example of how to build a flashable zip from this?
Particularly how to find and remove the old YT apk, installing the new one seems relatively straightforward
22nd February 2017, 09:40 PM |#9  
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Looks Interesting I'm still downloading it
Would you like to try the link for Flashable Zip!
https://forum.xda-developers.com/che...-apps-t3255159
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22nd February 2017, 09:40 PM |#10  
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Would this work if you do the same process but using an Ad-Free patched apk like the ones on this thread ?

Thanks for doing this
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23rd February 2017, 06:48 PM |#11  
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Would this work if you do the same process but using an Ad-Free patched apk like the ones on this thread ?

Thanks for doing this

It should... I might try it this weekend, will let you know. Tho I see the apks are almost double the size of the original ones... hope they don't contain any "hidden surprises"...
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