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

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Jun 2, 2013
You must have the microG for Vanced. No other microG will work for Vanced non root. It is made specifically for this app. Try re installing.
That's what I assumed. So I deleted microg, rebooted, then downloaded and installed the one from the link in the OP. Then rebooted again. I even tried uninstalling yt Vanced and reinstalling it.

The microG for Vanced lets me attempt to add my Google account, but stalls while contacting Google. Neither version of microg allows me to use the Google account already on the phone


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That's what I assumed. So I deleted microg, rebooted, then downloaded and installed the one from the link in the OP. Then rebooted again. I even tried uninstalling yt Vanced and reinstalling it.

The microG for Vanced lets me attempt to add my Google account, but stalls while contacting Google. Neither version of microg allows me to use the Google account already on the phone

I'm having problems too since yesterday, Google has must changed the login protocol.

You may want to try again. I just downloaded the non root version and MicroG-Vanced just to see if I also had trouble and it allowed me to login without issues.

If I were you I would uninstall both and then make sure you have the new MicroG-Vanced (0.2.4-105) because there's 2 of them on the website. Then install MicroG first and then non root YouTube. Hopefully that will work for you too.

Dylan Hameleers

Senior Member
Nov 5, 2016
Youtube vanced doesn't work for me... I'm on a oneplus 5 with android 8.0 and used magisk to install youtube vanced..

Is it maybe because it's a system app?

I tried both the black one and the normal one.. please halp :(


May 17, 2018
Thanks. I disabled the official app (said no when asked to restore factory version), then uninstalled Vance module, rebooted, reinstalled Vance module, rebooted but unfortunately the icon still isn't there!

I didn't see any error in the installation log or the magisk logs.

Also, sorry but shouldn't disabling the official app be mentioned at least somewhere in the module description?

Just stop auto updates in play store. Don't update the app ever as it will overwrite the vanced version.

If it's a rooted system, you can put a file to detach it from the play store.


Senior Member
Sep 7, 2009
Occasionally video freezes but audio keeps on playing. Only way to get it working is by exiting YouTube (i.e close from recent). Had same problem on previous build as well.

Phone : Huawei P20 Pro
YouTube Version : 13.18.54

Anyone facing similar issues?

I would really appreciate any advice.... Still facing this problem.

Thank you,


Senior Member
Apr 18, 2010
My auto playback stop after 2 songs until I unlock the phone then it starts again? I can't repeat to work either? Any help would be great. Thanks Dev I love this thing.


Senior Member
May 27, 2014
OK. If the stock YouTube app can do it, this can. No one has made any special tweaks in basic functionality that I know of.

---------- Post added at 08:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:17 AM ----------

My auto playback stop after 2 songs until I unlock the phone then it starts again? I can't repeat to work either? Any help would be great. Thanks Dev I love this thing.
Did you try unoptimizing it?
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May 29, 2018
Anybody tried using the app on a LineageOS for MicroG ROM? I'm on LineageOS 14.1 that has builtin MicroG. I've tried using the rootless version, but can't sign in because the app will say that I don't have MicroG installed, but if I go grab one from the instruction (both old and new versions) will have a package name conflict with the builtin MicroG.

Then, I tried to use the root version, but the app will never be installed eventhough the flashing process doesn't show any errors (doesn't show up in 'Apps' section of settings and in launcher)


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May 29, 2018
issue with youtube vanced 13.18.54 build - 01.21.10
when i have both pip and background playback enabled and i lock the screen while a video is playing in pip mode, system crashes when unlocking the fone.
Device: Mi A1
rom: stock 8.0 oreo may patch
Device is not rooted, youtube is disabled and youtube vanced is signed in using micro g

I face this issue too! Please help

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    ***Magisk Files for YT Vanced v16.14.34***

    For more background info, and installation / troubleshooting info, see this post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=83741225&postcount=17198

    YouTube 16.14.34 .APKS / YouTube Vanced 16.14.34 Magisk Modules:
    YouTube-Vanced-16.14.34-Dark_Magisk.zip: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693788242
    YouTube-Vanced-16.14.34-Black_Magisk.zip: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693788243
    Stock YouTube 16.14.34 APKS (.zip file): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693788244
    (sorry, AFH doesn't allow uploads of .apks files, so I zipped up the stock apks file before uploading)

    note: btw the module id tags are the same in each module, so you can easily switch between dark and black by simply flashing the other module and rebooting.


    * For some reason, on my older devices (Nougat), from an existing Magisk install, I can simply install the new APKS, then flash the new module with the new version and reboot, and the app works perfectly. Basically just a simple "upgrade" with all settings intact.

    * But then I've noticed on my newer devices (Pie, Q, and R), doing that exact same procedure will cause the app to force close after rebooting, making it necessary to follow the steps I outlined in my previous post that I linked at the top of this post. Not really a huge deal, just annoying and need to redo the settings and preferences. However, it does seem to update properly without issues by simply adding just one additional step before the upgrade - disabling or deleting the old Magisk module first and rebooting, then updating.

    So basically, probably the safest steps to update from my previous module versions would be:
    - Disable or delete my old Magisk module. REBOOT.
    - Install new version APKS via SAI.
    - Flash my new version Magisk module. REBOOT.
    And like usual, from here you can change between dark and black theme by just flashing the other and rebooting.

    I think it may have something to do with the way the newer SDK levels handle split APK installs. I think perhaps having the Magisk module enabled when updating YouTube causes some components to be unable to fully install - but only on newer versions of Android. Ultimately, my older devices can skip the one added step of removing my old Magisk modules before updating, but in either case it wouldn't hurt to go with the steps I outlined above - it's more of a failsafe method that works in both scenarios.

    Tested on my Google Pixel 4 XL [R], Google Pixel 4 [R], HTC U12+ [Pie], Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ [R], and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite w/ LineageOS 17.1 [Q]: using update process above = smooth upgrade.

    And here are the custom YouTube Vanced app logos, for those where it's not showing up for some reason. Use these if your launcher allows changing app icons:

    EDIT: uploaded the new custom YT Vanced app logos - obvious which ones are which by filenames.

    ...and finally, of course, the biggest thanks of all is reserved to the entire Vanced development team! Thanks for continuing the work on this project!

    Battery drain issue is caused by an error inside the both mods.

    New versions will be released soon!
    @celestialspring @Punkisn @kang_mus @ByeByeTango @robalm @f_d2016 @grzenio_l @[email protected] and to whom it may concern

    Announcement from @Team Vanced on Telegram:
    The new "video quality preference" is a feature rolled out by Google itself with version 16.14.34, and it is not implemented in any way by the vanced team, which has led to user confusion and dissatisfaction with the new update. Apparently, with Google's forced implementation, the vanced "preferred video quality" feature breaks, resulting in excessive data consumption while watching videos.

    To resolve this, please disable vanced "preferred video quality" for the time being by setting it to auto, and then you can easily use the new video preferences.

    Please be patient for future updates until the vanced team receives the feature, as it is not rolled out to everyone as part of A/B testing.
    YouTube Vanced 16.16.38 and YouTube Music Vanced 4.25.52 has been released!

    Battery drain is fixed now 😁
    Nothing is fixed man. I guess the team is passed to some teenagers that mess with our devices.
    Not cool to insult the team like this. They provide a free app that is worked on on their own free time. If you can do better, build one yourself. Otherwise, maybe provide some helpful & useful information/logs instead of just saying "nothing is fixed" and then insulting them.
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    ‼️Before asking or posting anything, please read the first and second posts.‼️

    YouTube Vanced


    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:


    • YouTube Vanced IS NOT YouTube Premium
    • Blocks all YouTube ADs (some options are togglable)
    • Background playback feature
    • Force VP9(or HDR) or vice versa
    • Override Max Resolution
    • Pinch to Zoom on all devices
    • Casting togglable (can be forced off)
    • Togglable Theme (White/Dark/Black)
    • PiP (Android 8.0+)
    • Video window new or old style
    • Repeat video feature
    • Preferred Resolution & Speed feature
    • Swipe controls for Volume and Brightness
    • Sponsorblock integration
    • Tap to seek feature
    • Copy video link + with timestamps feature
    • New Logo by @Logan

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


    If your network is down or the website isn't loading, you can download vanced manager from the GitHub page.

    Alternative Mirrors for Older versions below v14.x releases:

    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 Non-Root:
    1. Download and install the latest Vanced Manager using our official Vanced website.
    2. Open Vanced Manager and tap the blue arrow in the lower right corner.
    3. Begin installing Vanced microG. (This app is mandatory to install if you want to login with your Google account)
    4. Then install YouTube Vanced (or YouTube Music Vanced), log in to your account and enjoy!
    For Root:
    1. Download and install the latest Vanced Manager using our official Vanced website.​
    2. Open Vanced manager and tap on the "Magisk" icon to grant root permissions.​
    3. Once you are in, begin installing YouTube Vanced (or YouTube Music Vanced).​

    Important information:

    • Disabling "APK signature verification," which was previously required, is no longer needed.
    • The magisk version has been discontinued and removed from the magisk repository since Google has switched to Split APKs format. 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.

    Known bugs:

    • Purchasing items in the non-root version of the app causes the app to crash. It's most likely due to MicroG. However, for greater security, it is preferable to use the original YouTube app.
    • 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.
    • As of v16.16.38, casting won't work due to an upstream microG bug.
    • On portrait/vertical videos, preferred quality options do not work.

    Installation guide for old versions:


    1. Download and install the Vanced microG using the latest Vanced manager
    2. Download the necessary Vanced APK file using the old versions link above.
    3. Install the APK like you would for any other app.


    1. Download the official TWRP installer found in the downloads above
    2. Download the suitable APK of the theme you want for your device (check your architecture using an app such as CPU-Z)
    3. Place the downloaded APK into a separate new folder with the TWRP installer zip you downloaded or inside the installer zip
    4. Uninstall all YouTube updates and disable auto-update in the play store (If you can completely uninstall the youtube application)
    5. Flash the installer in TWRP
    6. Profit!


    There are a total of 2 ways to install the magisk version.
    • The first and most effective way is to install it via the Magisk app. Since we have discontinued the Magisk version and removed it from the magisk repository, you can get the last available magisk version using this link.
    • The second way is to place "Install via magisk.plz" alongside the official installer zip or enable magisk install in the settings.sh and flash via the magisk app.
    Note: Make sure you have uninstalled the stock YouTube app or at least uninstalled its updates below v14.21.54. A newer version will override the vanced installation, preventing you from seeing vanced in your app drawer.

    Explanation of the (Ad)Vanced options of the official installer:

    Vanced makes use of both settings.sh and plz files as parameters while installing.

    Using the settings.sh:

    • SEARCHFOLDER - Path where to search for iYTBP Apk's (must be a subfolder on sdcard!)
    • MAGINSTALL - Use magisk installation instead of root installation. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
    • DETACH - Detach Youtube from the play store to disable update notifications. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
    • ATTACH - Attach Youtube to play store if it was previously detached. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
    • UNINSTALL - Completely uninstall iYTBP: root version, magisk module, and detach module (Possible Values: YES/NO)

    Using the plz files: (Use only the ones you want)

    (Place the downloaded file in the same folder as the official installer zip)
    • iYTBP_install_via_magisk.plz - Use magisk installation instead of root installation
    • iYTBP_detach_from_playstore.plz - Detach Youtube from play store to disable update notifications.
    • iYTBP_attach_to_playstore.plz - Attach Youtube to play store if it was previously detached.
    • iYTBP_uninstall.plz - Completely uninstall iYTBP: root version, magisk module, and detach module.

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

    Social links


    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?


    Q.Where did the normal(white) apk go??
    A. White is included in both versions by default as a primary theme. Simply choose the alternate theme you prefer for the night time then use it accordingly with your system theme.

    Q. How to install updates?
    A. When using vanced manager, simply tap on the "update" button to begin updating your vanced. If you are installing an older version, just download the latest apk and install it as you previously did before.

    Q. Do I need to re-install detach script for every new YouTube Vanced update?
    A. No!

    Q. Can I install this as I normally install any other apk?
    A. Only the non-root version.

    Q. Can I download videos with this?
    A. No (and you never will)! But the official YouTube Offline Video feature is working in Supported countries.

    Q. Why is the <xyz> variant not available to download?
    A. We release 2 Unified builds of non-root, one with the stock youtube theme and another with an AMOLED friendly theme. Use the latest vanced manager and choose the theme and language you would like to install.

    Q. Installation successful but YouTube is not showing up in launcher, why?
    A. If you are facing this issue that means you are not using vanced manager. Please use vanced manager to install vanced applications. If you are installing old versions of root variants, make sure the stock youtube app is uninstalled or at least you uninstalled its updates.

    Q. Does the 'Crop to fit' feature work for S8 and S8+ users?
    A. Yes! It works on the rooted version but not in the non-root since the package name is changed. However, there is an alternative new Pinch to Zoom feature with basically the same functionality.

    Q. Is history working?
    A. Yes! Make sure you whitelist *s.youtube.com in your ad blocker. And non-root users need to check that they are not using a brand account due to the MicroG bug. If you are, you need to merge the accounts to get the history working (YouTube Settings). The merging process will clean the current history.

    Q. Does PIP mode works?
    A. Yes, from Android 8.0+ only!

    Q. When will you release the new version?
    A. Usually within a couple of days after the official apk is available in apkmirror. But please don't ask for ETA!

    Q. Does background playback download video?
    A. No, it does not. After going into background playback, you will only download audio so there will be much less data usage.

    Q. I can't log in on Non-Root, I get stuck on the I agree page. What to do?
    A. If you are facing this issue, that means you are using older versions of vanced microG. Please update to the latest version using the latest vanced manager which can be downloaded via our official website. Links can be found in the first post.

    GDrive (All versions)
    Alternative Mirrors: AFH (rarely updated) Mediafire (only the latest)
    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 !!)
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