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

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zgfg

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I use mixplorer which has a search function and will search your whole device for any files or folders that match the keyword you choose, in this case 'youtube'.
Anyway I have also had problems in the past installing from vanced manager. Try downloading youtube version 15.43.32 from apk mirror, install using SAI and then install this magisk module.
Here is a link to the devs Github so u can get the latest version if you like. I just haven't got around to updating yet.
In MiXplorer there is also Tools, Remove App remnants option that will show the files remaining from the removed apps and so
 

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In MiXplorer there is also Tools, Remove App remnants option that will show the files remaining from the removed apps and so
Thank you for your assistance.
I fixed it by uninstalling the stock youtube app with the help of sd maid and then installing vanced with the manager.
 
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I have one of my Android device with Android 4.4 version and that's last firmware update version able to be.. what Vanced manager for android 4.4 do i need so i can I install on the device
 

zgfg

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tried rooted apks and method with the mannager, does not seems to work.
please provide a proper download link for all the resources!

the manager got stuck download few APKs,
but when I've tried to installed them, there were signature errors,
I've moved them to my PC, removed the old RSA signature, repacked, signed and aligned (in jarsigner use first sign then align, apksigner uses first align then sign),
and copied them back, now the manager passed the signature verifications,
but the APKs does not seems to be having "base", I assume it is either one of the bigger ones, but I was done wasting my time: headed over to APKMIRROR and got the latest blonde from Vanced Team, got a mod version of the APKMIRROR-INSTALLER from APKMB and installed it.

APKMIRROR have not include the root version, which is a shame. I'm on a custom firmware of LineAge OS, natively rooted and very slim in terms of pre-installed packaged. built-in apps (including youtube) are not a problem.

I'm even tried modified the package name from com.vanced.android.youtube to com.google.android.youtube (android manifest and few SMALI files), but something is OFF, and it didn't brought in standard functionality (still requires microG).

anyway, I'm not sure there are actuall limitation enforced from the Google Play services regarding YouTube official signature, so it will get authenticated naively, but maybe there are...

I've used lucky patcher, toolbox menu, checked ON first one: "signature verification status always true" and second one "disable .apk signature verification", and applied. it was rebooted the device, and after it went up it shows (in the toolbox menu) that the patch were applied successfully.

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Please the structure of https://vancedapp.com/ so it will have proper, clear and understandable instructions in one page, without that nasty jumps, or javascript pagination of the table, or hooking clicks on table "TR/TD" elements instead of a click - WHO DOES THIS???

I feel the whole thing can be documented better,
less confusing mess - means more users without extensive knowledge in reverse-engineering to check-box weird cases to figure out why the app does not work.
and get rid of the "installer" it is a very iffy idea. people do not trust those, and it automatically gets blocked in various security apps as malicious.


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as of now, no success installing anything but the non-root version from apkmirror with apkmirror installer. I'm not intend of using microG.
If you don't like YTV Manager (?), either don't use rooted YTV or read back through this thread, or use search (avialable if accessing XDA via browser) to find the posts about installing YTV root as a Magisk module.
See e.g.:

Btw, it's a pretty bad idea (and against the Magisk documention that can be found on Magisk Github site and costom ROM developers who want to play with Magisk should read and be aware of) to build-in Magisk into the custom ROMs. Sooner or later (specially if the smart developer also built-in Magisk Manager as a system app), you and other users will have problems when updating Magisk.
 
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Does the high quality streaming option work in the YouTube Music Vanced edition, like it does in the regular YT Music premium subscription? In other words, is the streaming bit rate capable of 256kbps? Thanks in advance for any responses.
It doesnt stream 256kbps unless you do have premium account even if the toggle is unlocked been tested by testers and devs
 
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Hi all , hope you can help , I see a lot of people using a fake Google account for vanced , is there anything wrong with using your own Google account to access vanced ?
 

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Hi all , hope you can help , I see a lot of people using a fake Google account for vanced , is there anything wrong with using your own Google account to access vanced ?

No. I've been using my own Google account for a few years and never had any issues. Pretty sure I'm not the only one.

Worst that can happen? Google tells you you've been naughty and asks you not to be naughty anymore. They're not going to suddenly ban you from all their products for blocking ads.
 

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I'm trying to install this on my Redmi Note 4x and Redmi Note 7 but I get this error.

Screenshot-2021-03-06-11-53-41-851-com-vanced-manager.jpg


I allowed it on Permissions but still turns out like this..
I'd like to update my Vanced app coz its takes time to load livestream videos
 

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I'm trying to install this on my Redmi Note 4x and Redmi Note 7 but I get this error.

Screenshot-2021-03-06-11-53-41-851-com-vanced-manager.jpg


I allowed it on Permissions but still turns out like this..
I'd like to update my Vanced app coz its takes time to load livestream videos
Try when you first enable Install via USB from Developer options. Vanced asks to disable MIUI optimzations, also from Developer options (but for me enabling installations via USB was enough)
 
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No. I've been using my own Google account for a few years and never had any issues. Pretty sure I'm not the only one.

Worst that can happen? Google tells you you've been naughty and asks you not to be naughty anymore. They're not going to suddenly ban you from all their products for blocking ads.
Thank you , I just read a few things about people using fake accounts to protect themselves , I've been using it for a while and never had any issues with the devs ( knowing my Google data etc ) or issues with Google , thanks
 

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Thank you , I just read a few things about people using fake accounts to protect themselves , I've been using it for a while and never had any issues with the devs ( knowing my Google data etc ) or issues with Google , thanks
Never even thought about using fake account - and using Vanced for years with np
 
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I think not seeing ads or removing them is users right and YT agrees with that. Thats why VYT isnt banned by google
Exactly! It just like using an add blocker, there is nothing Google can do about it. If vanced were to say start adding the premium paid features to the app deliberately bypassing the paywall then they would be shut down by Google. But removing adds and adding there own tweaks or features to the app is ok. I don't think anyone's account has ever been banned for using vanced.
 

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From browsing different sites on the web about it people were wanting / asking to make sure that using their own Google account with the vanced Devs was ok and not at risk too , I've never had an issue tbh
 

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Posting this in hopes of helping anyone avoid the couple of hours of grief I had with the dreaded spinning circle when opening YouTube Vanced.
  • Issue: installed Vanced Manager and chose path for rooted device (running LineageOS for Microg in case you're wondering).
  • Opened YT Vanced
  • Added Google account, relaunched
  • Spinning Circle, not connected.
  • Tried, reinstall, clear data etc, to no avail
  • Installed Manager again and choose install for non-rooted devices and got a message that there was an issue with V16 and you had to install v15 first then update... same message isn't in the root version
  • uninstalled manager, reinstalled
  • Chose rooted version V15 (at bottom of install page)
  • Added account and logged in. Works!
  • reran manager, chose upgrade (make sure to select v16 at bottom of install page as above)
  • Bingo, all good
    Screenshot_20210306-182038_Vanced_Manager.png
 
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    Sorry for the typo. "Sign in" 😂
    I did everything as required by the manager who installed the MicroG first and then the two versions of Vanced: First 15.43.32 and then 16.02.35.


    Yes. After the fail of the new version, I use v15.43.32 now.
    Did you sign in to the 15.43.32 version before letting Vanced Manager upgrade it to 16.02.35? That SHOULD work.
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    Did you sign in to the 15.43.32 version before letting Vanced Manager upgrade it to 16.02.35? That SHOULD work.
    No. I did the installation from scratch.
    I uninstalled all and followed the instructions from manager.
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    Huawei P20 Pro - Android 9.1
    New version of YouTube Vanced (16.02.35) with new version of MicroG (0.2.18. 210390), not working. I can't sing in to my accounts.
    Perhaps you don't have a great singing voice? ^_^

    You'll have to give us some more information though. Which steps did you follow? Did you respect the order of installation (MicroG first)? Using Vanced Manager?
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    Jokes aside. v16 has had this issue of users not being able to sign in. Downgrading to 15.x solves the issue.
    Ah yes but the manager knows and guides the user through this; it's truly genius. Absolutely amazing how far a "silly" Xposed mod fork has come.
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    Hey Guys! I've been using the non root YouTube Vanced for a while and the next two updates kinda broke it for me. When I start a video, the controls overlay (previous, pause, next) comes up and never disappears. If I downgrade, it works fine again. Has anyone seen this before and, more importantly, does anyone know a solution to this? Cheers
    I erratically have the same issue on my Samsung Galaxy S10e. If I restart the app, it seems to go away.

    Hit the home button making it go to the floating window. Expand the floating window again to bring the app up again. Then tap the video. All the controls will go back to normal
    at the top right there is an X. hit that and the controls disapear. I would *guess* there is also a setting somewhere to turn it off by default, but I haven't searched for it. Do a standard web search, as its probably the same with stock YouTube.
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    No adguard but I have Adaway last wersion
    Yes, Adaway I meant. Don't know why adguard came in my mind.

    Whitelist *s.youtube.com in Adaway as mentioned in post 2 in this thread. Then history should work again.
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    YouTube Vanced

    Vanced is a well known modded version of YouTube with many features such as adblocking and background playback, the full list can be found below:


    The one and only, official Vanced website There are other sites that are fake, contain ads (possibly even malware) and have older versions. Always check from the official site or from here at XDA.




    Read the first and second post before asking/posting anything.


    Features:
    • 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 (Oreo Only)
    • Video window new or old style
    • Repeat video feature
    • Preffered Resolution & Speed feature
    • Swipe controls for Volume and Brightness
    • New Logo by @Logan

    Downloads:
    Vanced website (GDrive) (All versions)
    Alternative Mirrors: AFH (rarely updated) Mediafire (only the latest)

    Since YouTube v14.41.52, Google has moved to split APKs. The Android package installer doesn't support split apks yet, so we are using SAI as an Alternative apk installer.

    Installation Instructions:

    Non-Root:
    Steps:
    1. Download and Install microG Vanced (If you don't install microG, YouTube will crash on starup)
    2. Download latest version of YouTube Vanced
    3. Install Split APKs Installer (SAI) from Google Playstore
    4. Open Split APKs Installer (SAI) -> Install APKs -> Select the downloaded Vanced apks -> Install
    5. Done! Enjoy!

    For MIUI users, follow these instructions -> How to install v15 on MIUI

    Root:

    Since YouTube v14.41.52 Google has moved to the new APK Signature Scheme v3 and because of that it's impossible to mod system apps without disabling the android's system wide signature verification.

    THIS IS HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT DO THIS UNTLESS YOU DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT SECURITY.

    Steps:
    1. Disable apk signature verification. (Don't ask us how to do it. we don't recommend doing it)
    2. Download latest version of YouTube Vanced
    3. Install Split APKs Installer (SAI) from Google Playstore
    4. Open Split APKs Installer (SAI) -> Install APKs -> Select the downloaded Vanced apks -> Install
    5. Done! Enjoy!

    Magisk:

    As we are disabling signature verfication, root version are installed to /data/app and /system/app. So magisk module is useless now and makes nonsense to us.
    Therefore, Magisk version is discontinued.


    Known bugs:
    1. What bugs? Never heard of them. :D
    2. Buying things within the nonroot version of the app causes crash. Likely due to MicroG but tbh, it's better this way for your security. Just use original youtube to buy the stuff you want.
    3. Ok, not really a bug but since people don't read it's experimental, ExoPlayer V2 might be causing crashes when coming back from background playback on some devices.
    4. Non-Root stuck on I Agree Page? -> https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79419977&postcount=9772

    Old version info:

    Installation Instructions:NB!

    Non-root: Install the apk normally and install microg found in the download links above.

    Root:
    1. Download the official installer found in downloads above
    2. Select a suitable apk for your device (check your architecture using an app such as CPU-Z) and the secondary theme you want to. (All apks include the white theme)
    3. Place the downloaded apk into /sdcard/Downloads or inside the installation zip
    4. Uninstall all YouTube updates and disable auto-update in the playstore (If you are able to completely uninstall the youtube app do so)
    5. Flash the installer in TWRP
    6. Profit!
    Magisk:

    There are a total of 3 ways to install the module via magisk.
    The first and most simple way is to install it via the magisk repo and it is the recommended way.
    The second way is to place "Install via magisk.plz" or enable magisk install in the settings.sh from the root installer.
    The third and final way is to use the magisk modules provided on the Download Mirrors.
    Uninstall all YouTube updates and disable auto-update in the playstore (If you are able to completely uninstall the youtube app do so). Updated app will override the app installed in the system partition so even if the mod installation succeeds, you will not see it.


    Explanation of the (Ad)Vanced options of the official installer:
    Vanced makes use of both a 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 playstore to disable update notifications. (Possible Values: YES/NO)
    • ATTACH - Attach Youtube to playstore 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)
    (All should be placed in /sdcard/Download/)
    • iYTBP_install_via_magisk.plz - Use magisk installation instead of root installation
    • iYTBP_detach_from_playstore.plz - Detach Youtube from playstore to disable update notifications.
    • iYTBP_attach_to_playstore.plz - Attach Youtube to playstore 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​
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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 vaque (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?

    F.A.Q

    Q.Where did the normal(white) apk go??
    A.White is included in both versions choose the alternate theme you prefer for night time etc.

    Q. How to install updates ?
    A. Just download the latest apk and install 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 <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. 8 root apks are provided, all of which are nodpi variants as google has become very aggressive in pushing updates that the only way to avoid it is using some form of detaching.

    Q. Installation successful but YouTube is not showing up in launcher, why ?
    A. You did not use the latest magisk version or installer. This only applied for Oreo.

    Q. Does '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 adblocker. And non-root users need to check that they are not using a brand account due to MicroG bug. If you are, you need to merge the accounts to get the history working (YouTube Settings) Merging process will clean the current history.

    Q. Does PIP mode works ?
    A. Yes on Oreo 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 login on Non-Root, I get stuck on the I agree page. What to do?
    A. For time being, use this workaround here.
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    Downloads:

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