[APP][MOD][ROOT/NONROOT] Vanced

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Team Vanced

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‼️Before asking or posting anything, please read the first and second posts.‼️

Always check the official Vanced website or XDA thread when downloading. Other sites are fake, contain advertisements (possibly even malware), and have older versions.

Vanced Banner-01-01.png

Vanced is a well-known modded version of the YouTube app with many features such as ad-blocking and background playback. Vanced also offers some extra features to enhance the user experience. The entire list is available below:

Features:



INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Since YouTube v14.41.52, Google has moved to split APKs format. The Android package installer doesn't support Split apks yet, so we are now using Vanced manager for installing all vanced apps. The steps to use the vanced manager are below:
Especially for MIUI, there's a separate guide that can be accessed using this link. For all other devices, please follow below:

For Non-Root:
  1. Install Vanced Manager
  2. Open Vanced Manager and tap the blue arrow in the lower right corner.
  3. Begin installing Vanced microG. (Without which you won't be able to install Vanced (or Music Vanced) or use login)
  4. Then install Vanced (or Music Vanced), log in to your account and enjoy!
For Root:
  1. Install Vanced Manager
  2. Open Vanced manager and tap on the "Magisk" icon to grant root permissions.​
  3. Once you are in, begin installing Vanced (or Music Vanced).​


Important information:

  • We replaced our root installation with vanced manager, which directly mounts vanced on top of Youtube in the /data/app directory, making it easier and faster than before.
  • Vanced will not block ads while casting since when you use the casting feature, it doesn't send the video from your phone to the Chromecast/TV. Instead, your phone acts like a remote controller for the youtube app in your Chromecast/TV. That is why the advertisement is displayed.
  • Purchasing items in the non-root version of the app will not work as microG doesn't support it. Hence, it is preferable to use the original YouTube app or using the web version for any purchase.
  • If your videos are lagging or the application starts to crash while watching live videos, please enable VP9 codec from codec override present under vanced settings. Google forced the ExoPlayer v2, which is highly experimental and unstable on unsupported devices.
  • YouTube has dropped support for Android 5 (Lollipop) with v17.xx.xx. Hence, the minimum supported version is now Android 6 and above.


Known bugs:

  • Swipe down gesture for refreshing home feed breaks randomly. It's an issue with litho that only Google can fix. There's nothing we can do to fix it. (Tap here to learn more)
  • As of v16.16.38, casting won't work due to an upstream microG bug. (Tap here to learn more)
  • On portrait/vertical videos, preferred quality options do not work.
  • Swipe controls triggers when swiping either upwards or downwards to scroll through description or in live chat when in landscape mode.
  • On new action bar layouts(server-sided feature), the new toggles won't work.
  • Info cards toggle is broken (Temp fix: Disable it through your Google account settings. This setting disables info cards everywhere.)
  • App crashes with java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError while playing some video outside of vanced.
  • Manual codec override is broken and very experimental.
  • Some users might face geographical ads on YouTube Shorts tab.
  • SponsorBlock segments at the end of videos in playlists causes playback on the next video to start where the previous one ended.


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Thread Managed by @ZaneZam, @Razerman, @KevinX8 and @laura almeida

 
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Team Vanced

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BUG Reports:


Steps to do before reporting a bug:
  1. Do a search and see if it has already been reported
  2. Check that the bug is actually a Vanced bug and doesn't happen in the original YouTube.
Steps to do when reporting a bug:
  1. Make sure you are being enough descriptive of the problem.
  2. Take a logcat (Google search if you don't know how). Especially if the issue is a crash.
  3. Taking pictures of the problem doesn't hurt.
  4. If the report is vague (missing information), it will most likely just be ignored. If you are not going to show any effort in resolving the problem, why should I?
Bug report template:
  1. Vanced exact version number (Do NOT say latest).
  2. Download link used to download Vanced.
  3. Installation method (whether user SAI or Vanced Manager)
  4. Device.
  5. ROM (optional may not help).
  6. Any applied Substratum/swift overlays.
  7. Logs if there are any crashes/force closes (upload to Pastebin or hastebin or katbin) and paste the link of it with your report. [Check here to know how to get logs]
  8. A brief description of the issue
  9. Any installed mods to the system.
  10. Test your issue on the stock youtube app

Important links:

 
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Logan

Retired Forum Moderator
Good job guys!

Non-root FAQ:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79661381&postcount=10743
Microphone permission not found:
If you're wondering why there is no microphone permission in the root version of Vanced, that's because the APK used to modify Vanced (minAPI17) is missing the microphone permission. The other APK has it (minAPI21) but that lacks the translation. Why? Ask Google ?*♂️

Workaround: use the non-root variant, or stock YouTube

App not appearing in app drawer:
If YT Vanced app is not visible in your app drawer, follow these steps:

• Install regular YouTube app from the Google Play Store
• Open the app until your front page shows up (not sure if this is necessary. Just reconstructing what's been working for others all the time).
• Go to Settings > Apps > YouTube. It should show "Uninstall" on the top left. DO NOT Uninstall! Just see if it says that there!
• Reboot
• Go to Settings > Apps > YouTube. Now it should say "Disable" or "Deactivate". DO NOT Uninstall! Just see if it says that there!
• In the same menu; tap on the three dot menu button on the upper right corner and tap on "Remove/Uninstall Updates".

Now the YT Vanced app should show in your launcher.

OR
For appdrawer issues, follow

stuck at splashscreen:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=81740301&postcount=13953
 
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Logan

Retired Forum Moderator
who got issues and want to do a proper report its mentioned in 2nd post at the OP or you can follow this template:

BUG REPORTS (all details MUST be included or your report will be ignored):

1. YouTube Vanced exact version number (Do NOT say latest).
2. Download link used.
3. Installation method.
4. Device.
5. ROM (optional may not help).
6. Any applied Substratum overlays.
7. Logs if any (upload to del.dog or Pastebin.com)
8. A brief description of the issue
9. Any installed mods to the system.

(There is alot of threads shows how to capture logcat around xda)
 
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michael_0394

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Updater process ended with ERROR: 1
Error installing zip file ´/external_sd/iYTBP-vanced-universal-installer-v2.8.zip

What am I doing wrong?

Try making sure system is checked under mount in TWRP. If that's already I checked I found rebooting to recovery over and over till it isn't all correctly also works. I think it's just some kind of bug with TWRP.
 

Zgadnijcie

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THX for the advice, sadly it didnt help at all...
When I tried flash it few days ago, twrp showed me "apk file doesn't exist". Check how mb has this zip. You should install it via magisk or create in system/app, "YouTube" folder and give it 755 permissions. Next move YouTube.apk file to this folder and give it 644 permissions. Last step is reboot.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Resurrection Remix 6.0.0 Tapatalk
 

okeck22

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When I tried flash it few days ago, twrp showed me "apk file doesn't exist". Check how mb has this zip. You should install it via magisk or create in system/app, "YouTube" folder and give it 755 permissions. Next move YouTube.apk file to this folder and give it 644 permissions. Last step is reboot.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Resurrection Remix 6.0.0 Tapatalk

I installed Vanced-ARM64-Black-13.07.55.zip <---Magisk Modul, did a reboot setup the app, then again flashed in TWRP with edited settings.sh and "dark" apk

All working fine now - BIG THX
 

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  • 1
    Maybe you can help me with this. I was trying out a Magisk module https://www.xda-developers.com/basic-call-recorder-magisk-module/ and it wasn't loading. I was told by the Dev that maybe the LSPosed Hide My Applist had a check mark on System Framework Recommended was the problem. I tried to removing the check mark and reboot.... and now my OP8 is stuck on the boot logo loading and it never loads. Has anything like that happened to you with Hide My Applist on LSPosed?
    Sorry, don't know anything about your Call Rec module for OP

    If you want to use HMA, I can comment only as a user that I have accepted the checkmarks offered by default, expecting that's what's needed for the beginning

    Generally, if you (now) have a bootloop caused by improperly set a (Magisk) module.- please go to Magisk GitHub, Wiki, there is a chapter with few methods to resolve the problem (some method may not work for a particular device bcs eg maybe you don't have TWRP, etc).

    So please read and try yourself on your device. I don't know how could you safely disable the HMA module as part of LSPosed eg through TWRP (if you have TWRP you could maybe find and delete the HMA folder from /data/adb) - but by following that Magisk Wiki there are methods to disable a Magisk module: in your case it would be the whole LSPosed.
    Then you should be able to boot and then you will find out what could you do (uninstall LSPosed with all its modules, or only to uninstall HMA or if you could reconfigure back the HMA to work)
  • 2
    Help please.
    Vanced version : 17.... but vanced app disnt show any update after v14
    Now I'm not able to sign in. Should I install new Micro G.
    Or anybody know where to get Non root vanced.
    From their faq:
    - if you are getting a connection error, and cannot load YouTube.

    • Be sure you installed the latest MicroG version along with the latest Vanced version. Make sure you install MicroG APK before you install the Vanced APK.

    • If you've recently changed your password or modified anything on your Google account, you'll need to log out, uninstall MicroG and Vanced, reinstall MicroG then Vanced, and then log back in.

    • If you have 2-Factor-Authentication on your Google account and encounter the error, remove it, log in to MicroG, then you can add it back to your account.

    • You can also try clearing app data (system settings > apps > MicroG for Vanced > storage > clear app data, and repeat the same for the Vanced app).

    • Disabling battery optimization for both of the apps (instructions can be found here) might also be helpful.

    • Removing your account from MicroG/Vanced can also help.

    The last Microg apk --> here
    The last vanced youtube --> here
    2
    Bug Report

    High CPU load caused by logcat spamming, on latest Vanced YouTube / YouTubeMusic app in combination with latest AdAway app or just their official hosts.txt. Same applies for Magisk systemless hosts module.

    I had reported (wrongly) this issue firstly to the AdAway team. But they correctly stated that it's app specific issue.

    Anyway, I'm not 100 % sure if it's an issue introduced by Vanced-Team or it's just a Google issue.

    Workaround
    remove
    from /system/etc/hosts. (save and reboot)
    With the read-only SAR systems (modern Android versions), you can not edit /system/etc/hosts - in that case you need to use Systemless hosts, and then you would have to edit instead /data/adb/modules/hosts/system/etc/hosts file

    Besides, you edit the hosts file but AdAway will later update from the hosts sources and will add your removed sites back to the hosts (Blocked list)

    Hence simply add your mentioned sites to the AdAway Allowed list and reboot - that's what for the Allowed list in AdAway serves to!
    1
    Maybe you can help me with this. I was trying out a Magisk module https://www.xda-developers.com/basic-call-recorder-magisk-module/ and it wasn't loading. I was told by the Dev that maybe the LSPosed Hide My Applist had a check mark on System Framework Recommended was the problem. I tried to removing the check mark and reboot.... and now my OP8 is stuck on the boot logo loading and it never loads. Has anything like that happened to you with Hide My Applist on LSPosed?
    Sorry, don't know anything about your Call Rec module for OP

    If you want to use HMA, I can comment only as a user that I have accepted the checkmarks offered by default, expecting that's what's needed for the beginning

    Generally, if you (now) have a bootloop caused by improperly set a (Magisk) module.- please go to Magisk GitHub, Wiki, there is a chapter with few methods to resolve the problem (some method may not work for a particular device bcs eg maybe you don't have TWRP, etc).

    So please read and try yourself on your device. I don't know how could you safely disable the HMA module as part of LSPosed eg through TWRP (if you have TWRP you could maybe find and delete the HMA folder from /data/adb) - but by following that Magisk Wiki there are methods to disable a Magisk module: in your case it would be the whole LSPosed.
    Then you should be able to boot and then you will find out what could you do (uninstall LSPosed with all its modules, or only to uninstall HMA or if you could reconfigure back the HMA to work)
    1
    I have already detached it, following your directions. It is strange as it vanished (totally unistalled) , not updated. Since yours is working, I am gonna reinstall it. Thank you
    Sorry then

    My v16.29.39 still work on two phones, just checked
  • 1673
    ‼️Before asking or posting anything, please read the first and second posts.‼️

    Always check the official Vanced website or XDA thread when downloading. Other sites are fake, contain advertisements (possibly even malware), and have older versions.

    Vanced Banner-01-01.png

    Vanced is a well-known modded version of the YouTube app with many features such as ad-blocking and background playback. Vanced also offers some extra features to enhance the user experience. The entire list is available below:

    Features:



    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Since YouTube v14.41.52, Google has moved to split APKs format. The Android package installer doesn't support Split apks yet, so we are now using Vanced manager for installing all vanced apps. The steps to use the vanced manager are below:
    Especially for MIUI, there's a separate guide that can be accessed using this link. For all other devices, please follow below:

    For Non-Root:
    1. Install Vanced Manager
    2. Open Vanced Manager and tap the blue arrow in the lower right corner.
    3. Begin installing Vanced microG. (Without which you won't be able to install Vanced (or Music Vanced) or use login)
    4. Then install Vanced (or Music Vanced), log in to your account and enjoy!
    For Root:
    1. Install Vanced Manager
    2. Open Vanced manager and tap on the "Magisk" icon to grant root permissions.​
    3. Once you are in, begin installing Vanced (or Music Vanced).​


    Important information:

    • We replaced our root installation with vanced manager, which directly mounts vanced on top of Youtube in the /data/app directory, making it easier and faster than before.
    • Vanced will not block ads while casting since when you use the casting feature, it doesn't send the video from your phone to the Chromecast/TV. Instead, your phone acts like a remote controller for the youtube app in your Chromecast/TV. That is why the advertisement is displayed.
    • Purchasing items in the non-root version of the app will not work as microG doesn't support it. Hence, it is preferable to use the original YouTube app or using the web version for any purchase.
    • If your videos are lagging or the application starts to crash while watching live videos, please enable VP9 codec from codec override present under vanced settings. Google forced the ExoPlayer v2, which is highly experimental and unstable on unsupported devices.
    • YouTube has dropped support for Android 5 (Lollipop) with v17.xx.xx. Hence, the minimum supported version is now Android 6 and above.


    Known bugs:

    • Swipe down gesture for refreshing home feed breaks randomly. It's an issue with litho that only Google can fix. There's nothing we can do to fix it. (Tap here to learn more)
    • As of v16.16.38, casting won't work due to an upstream microG bug. (Tap here to learn more)
    • On portrait/vertical videos, preferred quality options do not work.
    • Swipe controls triggers when swiping either upwards or downwards to scroll through description or in live chat when in landscape mode.
    • On new action bar layouts(server-sided feature), the new toggles won't work.
    • Info cards toggle is broken (Temp fix: Disable it through your Google account settings. This setting disables info cards everywhere.)
    • App crashes with java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError while playing some video outside of vanced.
    • Manual codec override is broken and very experimental.
    • Some users might face geographical ads on YouTube Shorts tab.
    • SponsorBlock segments at the end of videos in playlists causes playback on the next video to start where the previous one ended.


    Social links





    Thread Managed by @ZaneZam, @Razerman, @KevinX8 and @laura almeida

    556

    BUG Reports:


    Steps to do before reporting a bug:
    1. Do a search and see if it has already been reported
    2. Check that the bug is actually a Vanced bug and doesn't happen in the original YouTube.
    Steps to do when reporting a bug:
    1. Make sure you are being enough descriptive of the problem.
    2. Take a logcat (Google search if you don't know how). Especially if the issue is a crash.
    3. Taking pictures of the problem doesn't hurt.
    4. If the report is vague (missing information), it will most likely just be ignored. If you are not going to show any effort in resolving the problem, why should I?
    Bug report template:
    1. Vanced exact version number (Do NOT say latest).
    2. Download link used to download Vanced.
    3. Installation method (whether user SAI or Vanced Manager)
    4. Device.
    5. ROM (optional may not help).
    6. Any applied Substratum/swift overlays.
    7. Logs if there are any crashes/force closes (upload to Pastebin or hastebin or katbin) and paste the link of it with your report. [Check here to know how to get logs]
    8. A brief description of the issue
    9. Any installed mods to the system.
    10. Test your issue on the stock youtube app

    Important links:

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    Downloads:


    Alternative Mirrors for pre 15.x: AFH Mediafire
    101
    New site up https://vanced.azurewebsites.net/ with latest version of YouTube as base (13.10). Includes some bugfixes and other changes detailed on discord. At the time of writing this post apkmirror lacks apks for arm so you will have to wait a while until it has them and then we will be able to make arm root builds.
    83
    New update is out v13.28.54 with following changes:
    - 13.28.53 Full width search bar fix
    - Translation support for more strings
    - HDR brightness bug fixed when using swipe controls
    - Auto repeat can now be linked to autoplay toggle
    - Top-Swipe paddig range added
    - Seek buttons fixed
    - COMPLETE REWORK of all mods for v13.27+ versions (many thx and all credits to @Razerman !!)