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DiamondJohn

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After my Oneplus Oxygen 12 Update...... YouTube is on the latest update. I tried uninstalling it and then downloading an older version of youtube that can be patched with Vanced, but it wont let me install it. Any idea why I cannot install an older version of YouTube after uninstalling it?
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READ its a rule of XDA. Only a few posts above yours.
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Hi, i badly need to remove the shorts button at the bottom shelf of youtube vanced.
It is so addictive. Please find a way 😢
 

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I keep getting updated against my will on the play store. mostly YouTube music. now that it's discontinued I really just need a copy of the last APK so I can replace stock when that update happens. what can I do to find it? Android 11 pixel 4a fwiw

I've tried the latest versions from apkmirror and pureapk but they just fc immediately after showing the sign in screen
 
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I asked here and no one gave me a workable solution. I was trying to install the root version of Vanced, but I couldn't downgrade YouTube to do it.

I figured out there is a LSPosed module called XDowngrader and I was able to install an older version over the current YouTube. Then I followed a YouTube tutorial to install the rooted version. If you updated your phone and lost the rooted version of YouTube Vanced... Do the LSPosed module and the YouTube tutorial. I also installed another module called update locker to keep the play store from updating it.
 

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I asked here and no one gave me a workable solution. I was trying to install the root version of Vanced, but I couldn't downgrade YouTube to do it.

I figured out there is a LSPosed module called XDowngrader and I was able to install an older version over the current YouTube. Then I followed a YouTube tutorial to install the rooted version. If you updated your phone and lost the rooted version of YouTube Vanced... Do the LSPosed module and the YouTube tutorial. I also installed another module called update locker to keep the play store from updating it.
is this all the same for YouTube music? I haven't had any issues lately with YouTube itself but since getting a car I have become dependent on YouTube music.

for the record I followed the instructions got the latest yt music APK and used sai to install stock then manually copied the root APK over to replace the stock base APK and it's working for now. I imagine it doesn't survive a reboot without some special mounting script though am I right
 
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is this all the same for YouTube music? I haven't had any issues lately with YouTube itself but since getting a car I have become dependent on YouTube music.

for the record I followed the instructions got the latest yt music APK and used sai to install stock then manually copied the root APK over to replace the stock base APK and it's working for now. I imagine it doesn't survive a reboot without some special mounting script though am I right
It should survive a reboot. What it will not survive is a play store update. I have the LSPosed module blocking the YouTube update. You need install LSPosed and the update locker module. That will prevent the play store from updating the app.
Thread '[MOD][XPOSED][4.1+] Update Locker - stop update your apps' https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mod-xposed-4-1-update-locker-stop-update-your-apps.4433253/
 

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is this all the same for YouTube music? I haven't had any issues lately with YouTube itself but since getting a car I have become dependent on YouTube music.

for the record I followed the instructions got the latest yt music APK and used sai to install stock then manually copied the root APK over to replace the stock base APK and it's working for now. I imagine it doesn't survive a reboot without some special mounting script though am I right
If you did a manual one off install / replace in place, it sounds like it may stick through a reboot. Not sure, but it sounds like you have a RW system. The remount on booty is normally required for RO system partitions.

As for the playstore, apart from LSposed, you also have the detach method in my app TeMeFI.
 
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Having a weird issue. I finally have the root version running and play store updates blocked. The app doesn't even show on updates with the old version installed. For some reason, if I reboot the phone YouTube gets updated to v.17.11.34, but the latest version is v.17.32.38. I have a OnePlus 8 on oxygen os 12.1. Why would the phone update the app during a reboot?
 

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Having a weird issue. I finally have the root version running and play store updates blocked. The app doesn't even show on updates with the old version installed. For some reason, if I reboot the phone YouTube gets updated to v.17.11.34, but the latest version is v.17.32.38. I have a OnePlus 8 on oxygen os 12.1. Why would the phone update the app during a reboot?
Is it being up[dated by the playstore, or is the mounting on boot failing in Magisk?

how are you blocking updates?
 

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Is it being up[dated by the playstore, or is the mounting on boot failing in Magisk?

how are you blocking updates?
The version it's updating to is located in the root partition of Oxygen OS12. So it seems Oxygen OS12 is updating the app, but why?
 

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    Hello Friends,

    I would like to share information about the true successor to the Vanced app. It is called ReVanced.

    The project page is located on the GitHub site.

    There you have all the information to build the patcher binaries(not the patched YouTube apk). Then patch the YouTube apk(must be official original apk) from the command line (instructions are there on how to do this).

    Building the binaries on your own can be overwhelming for many so the easiest way is to download the "ReVanced Manager" (needs Android 8 and above). Link is on the homepage.

    Unlike Vanced Manager, ReVanced Manager will not download any apk and microg (for non-root devices). It will show you the installed official YouTube version on which to apply the patch. It also allow you to specify an offline YouTube apk stored on your device which you want to patch. It will then display the list of available patches. You can choose the patches as per your requirement and apply them. Once the patches are applied successfully, you will see an option to install the patched apk as a non-root user or "install as root". My device is not rooted so I could not test it.

    If you are applying patches on the installed YouTube app, then depending on the patches you choose you may get the warning saying something like "split configuration detected. The patches you choose requires resource patching, hence you may encounter some errors".

    I was not sure what to do so I choose to apply patches on the offline apk.

    Important: The ReVanced Manager doesn't seems to recognise .apks or .xapk extensions so your offline apk needs to be a single apk (you can get the apk from trusted site like apkpure or find a way to extract the split apk's from the installed app and merge them into a single apk)

    One more thing the patched apk will not install over your existing installed official apk. So you must remove it first. I am also not sure if the patched apk will install over a previously patched apk created with the ReVanced Manager (It should be possible but I came across this project just last night and haven't really tested the various scenarios).

    Note: I am neither a contributor on this project nor I am associated with them in any way. I am just sharing something useful I came across.

    Thank you 🙂

    Thanks for your contribution, TinySoul. I understand that the original had quite the following, so it's good to see someone passing the torch. For the sake of keeping the board organized, would you be willing to start a dedicated thread for your project, and then link it here?
    2
    Yeah thank you for writing back, as you have mentioned i have tried both method, i have installed YouTube and YouTube music from play store but upon patching YouTube it said that the current version is not supported so I downloaded the said version from apkmirror and tried to patch, the patch was complete without any error but the app was crashing as soon as it was launching.

    About the YouTube music app the current version was supported but after patching I uninstalled the current version and installed the patch version even though it wasn't working, the app crashed as soon as it was launched.

    And I don't get any prompt to install it via non-root method the app installed as regular app, though I got prompt from play protect but I disabled play protect later.

    Already tried with many different versions of YouTube and YouTube music but no success.

    I even tried it on my brother's phone (galaxy s9+) but no success, same results on his phone too.

    But thanks man you're doing good, really appreciate your work, I'll keep trying it if you come across any solution kindly share it.

    Thanks man.
    Yeah thank you for writing back, as you have mentioned i have tried both method, i have installed YouTube and YouTube music from play store but upon patching YouTube it said that the current version is not supported so I downloaded the said version from apkmirror and tried to patch, the patch was complete without any error but the app was crashing as soon as it was launching.

    About the YouTube music app the current version was supported but after patching I uninstalled the current version and installed the patch version even though it wasn't working, the app crashed as soon as it was launched.

    And I don't get any prompt to install it via non-root method the app installed as regular app, though I got prompt from play protect but I disabled play protect later.

    Already tried with many different versions of YouTube and YouTube music but no success.

    I even tried it on my brother's phone (galaxy s9+) but no success, same results on his phone too.

    But thanks man you're doing good, really appreciate your work, I'll keep trying it if you come across any solution kindly share it.

    Thanks man.
    I am not sure but I think the crash is some how related to compatibility issue of the ReVanced manager on Android 12 and above. Some people are having issues while trying to patch YouTube and YouTube Music apps on stock or custom ROM based on Android 12 and above.

    At the same time, for others the patched apps are working fine for them even on Android 13 beta.

    You are getting only "install" option after successful patching probably because your device is already rooted. I can't verify it because my phone is not rooted.

    It is also possible that "install" option is automatically assuming that your device is not rooted. Thus when you are try to run the patched app, it is looking for "MicroG libraries" and it crashes when it does find MicroG installation on your device.

    So I suggest uninstall the patched apps, install MicroG first then reinstall the patched apps, reboot your device and see if it works.

    You can also try patching the apps on Android 11 based ROM(stock or custom) on rooted and non-rooted device and then install the apps on Android 12 based ROM (stock or custom) rooted or non rooted device.

    In fact you can patch the apps on non-rooted device running Android 12+ and install it on your device running LineageOS 12.1

    If you are trying to patch the apps on non-rooted device then "MicroG" support patch must be applied and obviously you need "MicroG" installed on your device.

    Or exclude "MicroG" support patch if you have included it in your earlier attempts.

    Also how about patching the apps on command line (you need windows 8 and above for this to work). You can download pre-build patcher binaries from the site.

    For rebuilding the patcher binaries from the source you need to install other support software. Kindly go through the prerequisite software required for building the patcher from the source.

    Btw ReVanced Manager app or patcher binaries can also be used to patch reddit and twitter apps.

    Thank you.
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    @TinySoul @Sudhangshu @Bill720

    Hi. 🙂

    I have been following the ReVanced project since shortly after it started.
    It is a big and still a young project so, there are some glitches and issues. 🙃
    - Some patches might not work or cause issues.

    I had some issues with the ReVanced Managers between v0.0.19 and v.0.0.26.
    YT and YT Music force close after patching with manager 22, 23, 24 and 25.​

    ReVanced does not currently support split-apks.
    v.0.0.19 was the last able to patch split-apk YT​

    The ReVanced Manager will not work on arm (armv7a) devices.
    You can patch arm files on an arm64 (armv8a) device.​

    I am still working on updating a Magisk module project that I started a few years ago but, never announced.
    Vanced asked that no one release an unofficial module once they created an official module.
    Since the official module was dead, I asked for permission to release a new module.
    A few years ago, due to changes in Android.
    I was looking for an easier way to use the root 'Vanced' version of YouTube on my device(s).
    Instead of manually replacing and setting permissions, I tested an idea (on a lot of devices and Android versions) to overlay the modified version over the stock installed version.
    The Vanced team adopted the idea into their Manager root install. 🙂
    - ReVanced does the same.

    ---

    The YT, YT Music patches that work for me using ReVanced Manager v.0.0.26.
    - YouTube
    • Background Play
      Enables playing music in the background.​
    • Codecs Unlocked
      Adds more audio codec options. The new audio codecs usually result in better audio quality.​
    • Exclusive Audio Playback
      Enables the option to play music without video.​
    • Hide Get Premium
      Removes all "Get Premium" evidences from the avatar menu.​
    • Minimized Playback Music
      Enablers minimized playback on Kids music.​
    • Music Video Ads
      Removes ads in the music player.​
    • Upgrade Button Remover
      Removes the upgrade tab from the pivot bar.​
    - YouTube Music
    • Background Play
      Enables playing music in the background.​
    • Codecs Unlocked
      Adds more audio codec options. The new audio codecs usually result in better audio quality.​
    • Exclusive Audio Playback
      Enables the option to play music without video.​
    • Hide Get Premium
      Removes all "Get Premium" evidences from the avatar menu.​
    • Minimized Playback Music
      Enablers minimized playback on Kids music.​
    • Music Video Ads
      Removes ads in the music player.​
    • Upgrade Button Remover
      Removes the upgrade tab from the pivot bar.​

    Base stock versions from APKMirror.
    YouTube (full APK) v17.36.37 (arm and arm64).
    - APKMirror - [WebSite] - Link

    YouTube Music v5.23.50 (arm)
    - APKMirror - [WebSite] - Link

    YouTube Music v5.23.50 (arm64)
    - APKMirror - [WebSite] - Link


    Cheers all. :cowboy:

    PS.
    Sorry all for the OT. 🙃

    PPS.
    Once finish cleaning up iYT, I will start a Magisk Module thread for it. 🙃
    Archived original iYTv. - [GitHub] - Link
    WIP updated iYT. - [GitHub] - Link
    WIP iYTm. - [GitHub] - Link
    1
    Thanks for your contribution, TinySoul. I understand that the original had quite the following, so it's good to see someone passing the torch. For the sake of keeping the board organized, would you be willing to start a dedicated thread for your project, and then link it here?
    <SNIP>
    Note: I am neither a contributor on this project nor I am associated with them in any way. I am just sharing something useful I came across.

    It would be nice if someone would create a general discussion thread for ReVanced.
    @TinySoul
    Would you be willing to start a discussion thread for ReVanced?
    Title: [Discussion] ReVanced - (Add something of a descriptor).​

    Then we can move the last few posts into the discussion thread. 😉

    Cheers all. :cowboy:[/INDENT]
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    Hello Friends,

    I would like to share information about the true successor to the Vanced app. It is called ReVanced.

    The project page is located on the GitHub site.

    There you have all the information to build the patcher binaries(not the patched YouTube apk). Then patch the YouTube apk(must be official original apk) from the command line (instructions are there on how to do this).

    Building the binaries on your own can be overwhelming for many so the easiest way is to download the "ReVanced Manager" (needs Android 8 and above). Link is on the homepage.

    Unlike Vanced Manager, ReVanced Manager will not download any apk and microg (for non-root devices). It will show you the installed official YouTube version on which to apply the patch. It also allow you to specify an offline YouTube apk stored on your device which you want to patch. It will then display the list of available patches. You can choose the patches as per your requirement and apply them. Once the patches are applied successfully, you will see an option to install the patched apk as a non-root user or "install as root". My device is not rooted so I could not test it.

    If you are applying patches on the installed YouTube app, then depending on the patches you choose you may get the warning saying something like "split configuration detected. The patches you choose requires resource patching, hence you may encounter some errors".

    I was not sure what to do so I choose to apply patches on the offline apk.

    Important: The ReVanced Manager doesn't seems to recognise .apks or .xapk extensions so your offline apk needs to be a single apk (you can get the apk from trusted site like apkpure or find a way to extract the split apk's from the installed app and merge them into a single apk)

    One more thing the patched apk will not install over your existing installed official apk. So you must remove it first. I am also not sure if the patched apk will install over a previously patched apk created with the ReVanced Manager (It should be possible but I came across this project just last night and haven't really tested the various scenarios).

    Note: I am neither a contributor on this project nor I am associated with them in any way. I am just sharing something useful I came across.

    Thank you 🙂
    3
    Hello Friends,

    I would like to share information about the true successor to the Vanced app. It is called ReVanced.

    The project page is located on the GitHub site.

    There you have all the information to build the patcher binaries(not the patched YouTube apk). Then patch the YouTube apk(must be official original apk) from the command line (instructions are there on how to do this).

    Building the binaries on your own can be overwhelming for many so the easiest way is to download the "ReVanced Manager" (needs Android 8 and above). Link is on the homepage.

    Unlike Vanced Manager, ReVanced Manager will not download any apk and microg (for non-root devices). It will show you the installed official YouTube version on which to apply the patch. It also allow you to specify an offline YouTube apk stored on your device which you want to patch. It will then display the list of available patches. You can choose the patches as per your requirement and apply them. Once the patches are applied successfully, you will see an option to install the patched apk as a non-root user or "install as root". My device is not rooted so I could not test it.

    If you are applying patches on the installed YouTube app, then depending on the patches you choose you may get the warning saying something like "split configuration detected. The patches you choose requires resource patching, hence you may encounter some errors".

    I was not sure what to do so I choose to apply patches on the offline apk.

    Important: The ReVanced Manager doesn't seems to recognise .apks or .xapk extensions so your offline apk needs to be a single apk (you can get the apk from trusted site like apkpure or find a way to extract the split apk's from the installed app and merge them into a single apk)

    One more thing the patched apk will not install over your existing installed official apk. So you must remove it first. I am also not sure if the patched apk will install over a previously patched apk created with the ReVanced Manager (It should be possible but I came across this project just last night and haven't really tested the various scenarios).

    Note: I am neither a contributor on this project nor I am associated with them in any way. I am just sharing something useful I came across.

    Thank you 🙂

    Thanks for your contribution, TinySoul. I understand that the original had quite the following, so it's good to see someone passing the torch. For the sake of keeping the board organized, would you be willing to start a dedicated thread for your project, and then link it here?
    2
    Hey thank you for providing this info but i would like to add that this method isn't working for me i have tried countless times for YouTube and YouTube music with the recommended versions but still everytime i tried to open both apps they force close, currently I'm using lineage is 19.1
    You said you tried it with the recommended versions but the patched apps were immediately crashing. But did you tried to patch the recommended version as installed version or the offline apk files? If you tried to patch the installed version then did you uninstalled the app before installing the patched version? Also do ensure that the recommended app versions were original apps (no modification whatsoever)

    I am assuming you are using ReVanced Manager to the patch the apps. So did the process even completed properly? If yes then how did you tried to install the patched versions? You must have got two options once the process was completed i.e "install as root" and "install". Do check the logs for any error or exception. On couple of occasions I got an exception but the patching process continued and in the end it said build success. And when I tried to install patched app it won't work. While on other occasion after the exception the manager displayed "aborting due to exception" and then it kind of stuck.

    The latest version of ReVanced Manager is 0.0.28. But the most latest version I have tried was 0.0.26 and it has a broken "install as root" option. Yet to check if it is fixed in 0.0.28. You can also try using the older version of the manager (0.0.13 or 0.0.16)

    If you tried to installed the patched apps as a regular user, then I think you need microg installed on your devices and you must select "microg support" when selecting the patches to apply. Though not sure but I think for non-root installation you should also select "spoof client" patch.

    One quick and sure way to determine whether you are doing something wrong or missing some step is to download and install the pre patched apk on your device. For obvious reasons I am not going to share any links here. Just search for "revanced youtube apk" and you will easily find latest patched YouTube app. And of course download and install the patched app at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any mess created.

    Thanks
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    You said you tried it with the recommended versions but the patched apps were immediately crashing. But did you tried to patch the recommended version as installed version or the offline apk files? If you tried to patch the installed version then did you uninstalled the app before installing the patched version? Also do ensure that the recommended app versions were original apps (no modification whatsoever)

    I am assuming you are using ReVanced Manager to the patch the apps. So did the process even completed properly? If yes then how did you tried to install the patched versions? You must have got two options once the process was completed i.e "install as root" and "install". Do check the logs for any error or exception. On couple of occasions I got an exception but the patching process continued and in the end it said build success. And when I tried to install patched app it won't work. While on other occasion after the exception the manager displayed "aborting due to exception" and then it kind of stuck.

    The latest version of ReVanced Manager is 0.0.28. But the most latest version I have tried was 0.0.26 and it has a broken "install as root" option. Yet to check if it is fixed in 0.0.28. You can also try using the older version of the manager (0.0.13 or 0.0.16)

    If you tried to installed the patched apps as a regular user, then I think you need microg installed on your devices and you must select "microg support" when selecting the patches to apply. Though not sure but I think for non-root installation you should also select "spoof client" patch.

    One quick and sure way to determine whether you are doing something wrong or missing some step is to download and install the pre patched apk on your device. For obvious reasons I am not going to share any links here. Just search for "revanced youtube apk" and you will easily find latest patched YouTube app. And of course download and install the patched app at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any mess created.

    Thanks
    Yeah thank you for writing back, as you have mentioned i have tried both method, i have installed YouTube and YouTube music from play store but upon patching YouTube it said that the current version is not supported so I downloaded the said version from apkmirror and tried to patch, the patch was complete without any error but the app was crashing as soon as it was launching.

    About the YouTube music app the current version was supported but after patching I uninstalled the current version and installed the patch version even though it wasn't working, the app crashed as soon as it was launched.

    And I don't get any prompt to install it via non-root method the app installed as regular app, though I got prompt from play protect but I disabled play protect later.

    Already tried with many different versions of YouTube and YouTube music but no success.

    I even tried it on my brother's phone (galaxy s9+) but no success, same results on his phone too.

    But thanks man you're doing good, really appreciate your work, I'll keep trying it if you come across any solution kindly share it.

    Thanks man.
    2
    Yeah thank you for writing back, as you have mentioned i have tried both method, i have installed YouTube and YouTube music from play store but upon patching YouTube it said that the current version is not supported so I downloaded the said version from apkmirror and tried to patch, the patch was complete without any error but the app was crashing as soon as it was launching.

    About the YouTube music app the current version was supported but after patching I uninstalled the current version and installed the patch version even though it wasn't working, the app crashed as soon as it was launched.

    And I don't get any prompt to install it via non-root method the app installed as regular app, though I got prompt from play protect but I disabled play protect later.

    Already tried with many different versions of YouTube and YouTube music but no success.

    I even tried it on my brother's phone (galaxy s9+) but no success, same results on his phone too.

    But thanks man you're doing good, really appreciate your work, I'll keep trying it if you come across any solution kindly share it.

    Thanks man.
    Yeah thank you for writing back, as you have mentioned i have tried both method, i have installed YouTube and YouTube music from play store but upon patching YouTube it said that the current version is not supported so I downloaded the said version from apkmirror and tried to patch, the patch was complete without any error but the app was crashing as soon as it was launching.

    About the YouTube music app the current version was supported but after patching I uninstalled the current version and installed the patch version even though it wasn't working, the app crashed as soon as it was launched.

    And I don't get any prompt to install it via non-root method the app installed as regular app, though I got prompt from play protect but I disabled play protect later.

    Already tried with many different versions of YouTube and YouTube music but no success.

    I even tried it on my brother's phone (galaxy s9+) but no success, same results on his phone too.

    But thanks man you're doing good, really appreciate your work, I'll keep trying it if you come across any solution kindly share it.

    Thanks man.
    I am not sure but I think the crash is some how related to compatibility issue of the ReVanced manager on Android 12 and above. Some people are having issues while trying to patch YouTube and YouTube Music apps on stock or custom ROM based on Android 12 and above.

    At the same time, for others the patched apps are working fine for them even on Android 13 beta.

    You are getting only "install" option after successful patching probably because your device is already rooted. I can't verify it because my phone is not rooted.

    It is also possible that "install" option is automatically assuming that your device is not rooted. Thus when you are try to run the patched app, it is looking for "MicroG libraries" and it crashes when it does find MicroG installation on your device.

    So I suggest uninstall the patched apps, install MicroG first then reinstall the patched apps, reboot your device and see if it works.

    You can also try patching the apps on Android 11 based ROM(stock or custom) on rooted and non-rooted device and then install the apps on Android 12 based ROM (stock or custom) rooted or non rooted device.

    In fact you can patch the apps on non-rooted device running Android 12+ and install it on your device running LineageOS 12.1

    If you are trying to patch the apps on non-rooted device then "MicroG" support patch must be applied and obviously you need "MicroG" installed on your device.

    Or exclude "MicroG" support patch if you have included it in your earlier attempts.

    Also how about patching the apps on command line (you need windows 8 and above for this to work). You can download pre-build patcher binaries from the site.

    For rebuilding the patcher binaries from the source you need to install other support software. Kindly go through the prerequisite software required for building the patcher from the source.

    Btw ReVanced Manager app or patcher binaries can also be used to patch reddit and twitter apps.

    Thank you.
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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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    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
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    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.
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    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 !!)