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 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:
Vanced IS NOT YouTube Premium
Blocks all YouTube ADs (some options are togglable)
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:
Install Vanced Manager
Open Vanced Manager and tap the blue arrow in the lower right corner.
Begin installing Vanced microG. (Without which you won't be able to install Vanced (or Music Vanced) or use login)
Then install Vanced (or Music Vanced), log in to your account and enjoy!
Install Vanced Manager
Open Vanced manager and tap on the "Magisk" icon to grant root permissions.
Once you are in, begin installing Vanced (or Music Vanced).
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.
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)
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.
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 !!)