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VBabbar

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    It's not a bug, it's by design. No one will help you on that here, that's why It's not useful to keep bringing it up. It's essentially off-topic.
    Oh, I wasn't talking about just any magic words, I was talking about THE magic word.
    Barney always has the solution :)
    Hi Tim sir!!!! Sir, did u see my reddit poll? Its fine if i can't post this on xda. But can't i just use reddit for knowing public reaction? Xda and Reddit are different websites. Is it linked with xda somehow?
     

    geekborg

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    Are you sure that stock YT was removed before initiating Vanced install? If not, it's best to clear any traces of both stock and Vanced to ensure a clean installation. Also, root version doesn't need MicroG but you may have installed that for other purposes of course.
    Yes, i know that.
    My FlymeOS rom is an asia ROM (without google services or google apps)
    MicroG from nanodroid runs fine and spoofing signature is enabled.
     

    K-alz

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    Is there a way to remove "shorts" videos altogether? I hate those things. There is an option to remove the "shorts shelf", but not the videos in my feed.
     

    arifakinti

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    Hi bro, i see a bug.
    When the swipe controls for brightness are active, I am having a maximum brightness problem. When the video is made full screen, the brightness is maximum. But if "swipe controls for brightness" settings are disabled, it fixed.
     
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    rsngfrce

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    I hesitate to even mention this based on what has come before, but I am in the US and recently got the 'Shorts' tab. I have no interest in TikTok and no interest...

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    VBabbar

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    I hesitate to even mention this based on what has come before, but I am in the US and recently got the 'Shorts' tab. I have no interest in TikTok and no interest...

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    Sir, i had finally downgraded YouTube app to the last version i had before shorts.
    Thats the only way to avoid getting a shorts tab in bottom bar as of now.
    YOUTUBE APP ver: 16.08.35
    YtbVanced App ver: 15.43.32
    I have listed the app version which will not get the new regional update!!

    Also as per some sources, shorts were tested in India and USA in 2019 so only people in beta test countries will see such updates!!!

    (Btw @rsngfrce sir, u r a senior member n i highly respect my seniors. If u feel hesitant to talk about this in this forum, then pls start ur own forum which can have opinions from every user! I believe in u sir!)
     
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    DiamondJohn

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    I hesitate to even mention this based on what has come before, but I am in the US and recently got the 'Shorts' tab. I have no interest in TikTok and no interest...

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    FYI: I am in Australia, and have stayed with v16.02.35. I don't have a "Shorts" icon, instead I have an "Explore" one. I have never clicked on it and have no real intention or drive to use it or understand what it does. Obviously they would not have left it blank before. Was it explore? or something else previously?
     
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    teresa1kiss

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    Hi, how can I remove the "close botton" on the right top corner?
    The problem is that if I don't tap on the close botton the dark interface overlay stay there forever, instead of auto delete after few seconds.
    Thank you!
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    VBabbar

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    Hi, how can I remove the "close botton" on the right top corner?
    The problem is that if I don't tap on the close botton the dark interface overlay stay there forever, instead of auto delete after few seconds.
    Thank you!
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    Go to settings and u will see "ACFESIBILITY" which js 4th option in reverse. Click on it and u willcsee 2 options 1st option is to simply turn off the "Accessibility Controls" this will remove x i.e. "close" button from videos.
    2nd option u will see the timer. U can set after how many seconds will it close automatically.
    I prefer to keep "accesibility controls" off as it is easy to use.
     

    teresa1kiss

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    Go to settings and u will see "ACFESIBILITY" which js 4th option in reverse. Click on it and u willcsee 2 options 1st option is to simply turn off the "Accessibility Controls" this will remove x i.e. "close" button from videos.
    2nd option u will see the timer. U can set after how many seconds will it close automatically.
    I prefer to keep "accesibility controls" off as it is easy to use.
    Thank you!!!
     
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    arifakinti

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    Hi bro, i see a bug.
    When the "swipe controls for brightness" are active, I am having a maximum brightness problem. When the video is made full screen, the brightness is maximum. But if "swipe controls for brightness" settings are disabled, it fixed.
     

    Primokorn

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    I flashed OpenGapps from January, 2021 with the latest build of crDroid - Android 11
    My Play Services version is 21.15.15 (150400-371058782). When I want to cast content on my TV (with Youtube Vanced 16.16.38), I get this notification:
    "Update Google Play Services
    YouTube Vanced won't run unless you update Google Play Services"

    Youtube Vanced 16.16.38 and microG 0.2.18.210500
    I didn't find any post mentioning this issue... Thanks.

    EDIT: downgrade to 16.14.34 and it works. If builds have issues why are they still available for download?
     
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    Timmmmaaahh!

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    I flashed OpenGapps from January, 2021 with the latest build of crDroid - Android 11
    My Play Services version is 21.15.15 (150400-371058782). When I want to cast content on my TV (with Youtube Vanced 16.16.38), I get this notification:
    "Update Google Play Services
    YouTube Vanced won't run unless you update Google Play Services"

    Youtube Vanced 16.16.38 and microG 0.2.18.210500
    I didn't find any post mentioning this issue... Thanks.

    EDIT: downgrade to 16.14.34 and it works. If builds have issues why are they still available for download?
    Because it's a developer forum? We just love a good bug hunt 😄

    That issue is listed as a known bug in OP though: "As of v16.16.38, casting won't work due to an upstream microG bug."
    It's basically up for download because not everyone needs casting. After reading the release notes, one can still decide whether to upgrade or not.

    Edit: @sohail667 Those are awesome data icons btw! What are they a part of? Substratum theme?
     
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      Is the YouTube music not ad free

      Then I don't understand. I have ads and stops playing if I cut the screen off
      Are you 100% sure it has not been overwritten by google s version?
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      I've used Vanced for ages and haven't had any of the problems others have. The Manager app also makes things easier.

      One request, though, is it possible to get rid of the toggle which hides the versions in the Manager app? I don't see the logic of hiding the versions.

      Great work. Always appreciated.
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      I've used Vanced for ages and haven't had any of the problems others have. The Manager app also makes things easier.

      One request, though, is it possible to get rid of the toggle which hides the versions in the Manager app? I don't see the logic of hiding the versions.

      Great work. Always appreciated.
      Completely agree, it has been mentioned here multiple times. It makes no obvious sense.
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      Hi team Vanced,

      Why don't you use high version numbers so the PlayStore can never replace the YT app?
      Example by adding a "9" before :
      916.16.38 > 16.16.38
      915.43.32 > 15.43.32
      Etc.

      Don't know if it's possible, but sounds like a very good idea, if you ask me.
      YouTube is a bit of a black box. As a dev, I know I have seen code which internally checks version number to handle explicit features. It may work, I am not saying definitively that it wont, but it may also break something. I am going out on a limb, that they are trying to do as little fiddling as possible, while enabling the extra features, and thus minimise the risk of the unknown. We already can stop upgrades from the playstore numerous ways. Including the fact they have gone out of their way to create a non-root version. totally disconnected from GYT updates.

      Also, being someone who has written a working detach system, I know that there is much much MUCH more in the background identifying YouTube, than the app name and version number.
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      Sorry I'm late for this release guys. Recently closed on a house, and unfortunately not everything went quite according to plan. But overall worked out, so no worries. =)

      I see @zgfg already uploaded a Magisk installer, but I figured I would post this anyway. For the sake of completion, and to keep the "index" going from my original Magisk release post.

      ***Magisk Files for YT Vanced v16.20.35***

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

      YouTube 16.20.35 .APKS / YouTube Vanced 16.20.35 Magisk Modules:
      YouTube-Vanced-16.20.35-Dark_Magisk.zip: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586350411
      YouTube-Vanced-16.20.35-Black_Magisk.zip: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586350409
      Stock YouTube 16.20.35 APKS (.zip file): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586350419
      (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.

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      * 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.

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      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.


      ---------------------------------------------------
      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:
      https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=319601
      ---------------------------------------------------

      ...and finally as usual, the biggest thanks of all is reserved to the entire Vanced development team! Thanks for continuing the work on this project!
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      Guys, I really apologise if this has been asked before, but I can't find it.
      Is it normal that the brightness will go up to 100% every time I rotate my phone (Poco F3) into horizontal view?
      I couldn't find any setting that prevents this from happening and it really is some kind of annoying when the brightness rises to maximum 😳.
      Using the newest non-root Vanced.
      Several posts about brightness since May 15.
      Scroll back to catch-up, I just found them from XDA app, Search in this thread (for Brightness) option - three of them (Search will find more):

      Edit:
      I don't know why it shows for all three links the same text from the OP post #1: "Before posting...", but if you click on them,it will open three different posts about the 100% brightness issue
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      I have disabled but it's doesn't work
      I had the similar problem when I used too restrictive adblocker. Actually, I was using Private DNS: dns-family.adguard.com

      With that, I was unable to disable Restrictive mode (YT complained that network forces my restrictions or something like that, it took me time to realize what was really the cause)

      When I finally changed the Private DNS to the less restrictive: dns.adguard.com (later I even turned Private DNS off) I was able to disable Restrictive mode in the YT(V) Settings and comments started to show again
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      I have been searching for an issue that me and many other users are facing, there YouTube Vanced is NOT working with Chrome Cast, I get an error message telling me that I need to update Google Play Services even though it's well updated! The problem is only appearing with YouTube Vanced! All other apps with Chrome Cast support are working fine!

      I have removed YouTube Vanced, reinstalled everything but with no luck!

      This issue appears in 2 phones:
      Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
      OnePlus 8T (Snapdragon)
      Android 11
      NoN root YouTube Vanced

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      ‼️Before asking or posting anything, please read the first and second posts.‼️

      YouTube Vanced

      SrSEsV2.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:


      • 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.

      Downloads:

      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:

      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:


      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:



      Non-Root:



      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.


      Root:


      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!


      Magisk:



      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

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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?

      F.A.Q:


      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.
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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 !!)