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

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Senior Member
Sep 28, 2011
Is there a way to set timer for video to stop playing for the kids?

Also, the sensor for portrait / landscape detection is a bit sluggish compare to other apps or the Oreo os. Can that be improved?
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Senior Member
Mar 1, 2014
well dude since this is the 3rd time ive ben on this page i am so sorry i couldnt rememebr where it was there buddy
Well dude, the rules you agreed to when you signed up say, read the op (original post) and at least the last 10 pages before posting a question like that.
Just a tip. But if you didn't even read the op, why would you read the rules, right?


Dec 11, 2018
Sorry if it's been asked already but dunno why I don't have the 2160p 60 option anymore even with override display resolution checks enabled. 2160p option is there for 30fps or lower videos like Linus or mkbhd. Anyone else facing the same issue?


Senior Member
Jul 12, 2016
does anyone know how to disable GooglePlayReceiver when youtube running in background even when i already swipe it out of recent app, i have to force close everytime it there is GooglePlayReceiver task running


Senior Member
Mar 1, 2014
How can I download videos. It always tells me to buy YouTube premium. I'm using the non root version
You buy yt red. Or use an app that allows you to download video. Vanced does not. You can save for off-line use to be played in the app if it is available in your region (it's the same as regular YouTube in this regard).
But this is not a "video download" app.


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Feb 25, 2011


Senior Member
Jun 7, 2013
Why am i getting ads in the home screen? Ads don't show up in the videos just the home screen. Weird. It suddenly just happened yesterday. Before that i never had any ads.


---------- Post added at 03:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:16 PM ----------

I JUST started getting these same ads you're getting, just today. I've been using vanced for over 4 months now and it never happened on my end before. I think Google is doing something different to push some ads through.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 10:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:26 PM ----------

I made a new build yesterday once someone reported the same thing in Discord. Join there to download it (not sure when I have time to upload it on the site).

And to everyone talking about the home page ads. The problem with those is that they seem to be country specific and use the same layouts as the normal videos (and to mess it up, not just one layout but multiple). This makes it so I can't just block the layout because then the whole home tab would be blank :D.

I've used VPN to get some of the ads but I have no idea if those are what everyone gets. And those ads seem to be delivered in the same protobuf message as the videos so I don't think that any adblocker like adaway etc. can actually block those. My guess is that if you don't get those ads, you are just lucky that youtube doesn't send them to you.

I made that 13.49.52 nonroot with new kind of adblocking and hope people test and report if they still get ads on that. So far I don't remember anyone reporting so. People using the rooted version can install this nonroot alongside the rooted one and delete it after testing.
I use YouTube extensively while at work (like literally 5+ of use a day) and I'm gonna test the living [email protected]^# out of it for ya. Lol
So far no ads at all on the experimental release. Will keep checking and report back.

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jack allen

Senior Member
Dec 21, 2013
Being a part of XDA for some time now, I can see why devs get so stressed out, and I get tired to repeating myself too. Anyone that wants to download videos, pay for YouTube premium or use a third party app like Videoder.

Spread the word.
I feel you bro always the same person asking the same thing over and over again despite getting a reply and or advise etc it does get infuriating and i can also see why devs get annoyed they do this as a hobby to help us and ask nothing in return people just dont seem to understand that its not a payed job its what they do after work or during thier time with family.

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    Following the question of a member, there have been 6 posts going off-topic regarding a question that could have been answered by searching the thread in the first place.
    Do you see where I am getting at?
    Not answering the question led to more clutter, which is against the rules as well.

    You either ignore the post, answer it properly or report it if you deem it necessary, then a Moderator will take a look at it.

    Please keep that in mind and let's get back on topic, shall we?

    Good day 😊
    (Resolved) - [New behavior observed - Automatic inplace video play]

    I am running non-root Vanced app v16.20.35 on Android 11 on my smartphone.

    Since yesterday I have noticed a new behavior in the app and that is it automatically starts playing the video inplace. Once the video is finished the screen is automatically refreshed and the top most video on the screen starts playing inplace. Kindly see the attached image and the circled part. That equalizer type graphics was not there earlier. Also the video time now goes to zero.

    Does anyone know is this something youtube introduced recently. Do note that the feature may be experimental and may not be available everywhere. I do not have YouTube app on my smartphone (disabled) to test it on my own.

    When you open the app for the first time, everything is fine. As soon as you touch the screen for scrolling or anything else then usually the middle video (sometimes it is topmost video, I guess it depends on the focus) automatically starts playing inplace. I could not find any new setting to control it.

    The current way to stop it when the video starts playing inplace, then click it. It opens up like it used to do. Then stop it and minimize it if you want to browse/scroll the videos above or below this video on the page you are coming from. Or scroll down the see the videos available on the current page. Now the videos will not play inplace.

    Please do let me know if you need more information.
    The issue is resolved now. I have found the setting to stop this inplace video play.

    The setting is present in YouTube settings>General>muted playback on home and feeds

    For some reasons I have set this option to "always on" and forgotten about it and hence video was being played without sound automatically.

    Thanks 🙏
    I asked about the status of Vanced Guide on the Vanced Discord, a mod said it was pulled by Google. No surprise...
    Can confirm, it's definitely more laggy and has stronger appetite now
    Hey vanced has been consuming more power then normal YouTube app has anyone noticed that
    Please be aware that there are root and non-root YT version (you should have seen that when installing), with different architecture.
    Comments without specifying what do you talk about are pretty much useless.
    Also, if non-root version consumpts too much power, take attention does the app consumpts or MicroG.
    Btw, it's already observed and commented, take time to read the thread back and/or use search
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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 !!)