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Mar 29, 2016
EMUI 11.1 "Harmony OS" from Huawei seemingly disables the ability to install apps with "tampered" signatures like vanced manager, and points you instead to the appmarket which happens to have a few fake vanced manager apps jam packed with advertising.


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Apr 8, 2018
Is it possible to add a second account without a second Google account on the phone? I want split my subscribed channels for a better overview. Any suggestions?


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  • Oct 10, 2016
    Version 15:40:37 is good but higher version is battery hungry Why new YouTube is not optimize like old one?
    Its been discussed in many črevious posts - please use search.
    Problem with microG - use root version instead (or the old YT non-root MicroG)


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    Oct 2, 2013
    Precisely, but no news about when it is going to be fixed ? It's been a long time now. Someone said before to use an older version of Vanced, but you mention that I also have to use an old version of MicroG? Which one ?

    My phone gets extremely hot even if I put the app to sleep.


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  • Oct 10, 2016
    Precisely, but no news about when it is going to be fixed ? It's been a long time now. Someone said before to use an older version of Vanced, but you mention that I also have to use an old version of MicroG? Which one ?

    My phone gets extremely hot even if I put the app to sleep.
    Again, read the older posts from people who use non-root and what they suggest. This is not a Telegram group, there is s Search and besides, follow the XDA guidelines: do your homework, read first before asking

    Btw, if that is a MicroG issue, then IMHO ask on their side when they will fix their battery drain

    Again, I'm using the root version, it has nothing with MicroG and its battery drain -I can not advise you about
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    Jun 9, 2021
    Guys can anyone help me??

    "Details INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE: Package com.vanced.android.youtube signatures do not match previously installed version; ignore!"


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  • May 13, 2012
    I don't know since when this problem is actually existing in my phone but what's the problem if links in video description or in comments can't be opened in vanced? I only get "This link can not be opened by vanced" message. In officially XT-App links get opened flawlessly.
    I already found a issue report on github regarding this and someone posted a video how to solute the problem but for me it won't work as I don't have the options that are shown on a Samsung device there.
    I'm using a Poco F3 with latest Xiaomi.eu ROM and last non-root Vanced.
    I seem to come across issues similar to this with a lot of apps here.

    This sounds like a default app issue to me, which can be very confusing. Go into YouTube Vanced in the app manager and see if your settings are the same as mine below. The most important I think is to have open supported links set to always ask (even though I don't think it does).




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    Jan 6, 2011
    Reading through I'm surprised to not see my issue. Every time I try to cast it tells me to update Google play services. I'm guessing this has been addressed but I haven't seen it mentioned. Thanks in advance 🙏


    Aug 4, 2018
    Im using meizu 16th flyme 9 daily android 10. I am facing this issue. It installs the application but still gives this error and i cant opening vanced. Phone is not rooted. Previously, there was no such problem when I was in the global version (flyme 7.3g). Please help


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    Jun 12, 2021
    Mod edit - translated by https://www.deepl.com/translator:
    if you have a solution, tell me and me
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    @mirceabalan Please use the English language!

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Why can't I play the local files that vanced sees on its own but the moment Android auto comes into play the files are not visible??? I'm using the root version it used to work back 4 months ago and all of a sudden it disappeared with an update. I haven't seen anyone else complain about it. I lose service so the device files are needed.


    Mar 20, 2021
    When swipe for brightness is enabled videos shows (new one play or resume after pause) in 6 lvl of brighthness. Even if i changed it and after exit full screen and open full screen back it is 6 lvl again.
    The option to follow the system brightness doesn't work with swipe brightness.

    Please can you fix it and let the app remember my last brightness setting or/and follow the system?

    Also please add the context menu to video (long tap) where we can choose copy link (with no time and work time), background play, minimize+pip, and other settings (if we don't want to use buttons on layout).

    And if it's possible add a video speed more than x2.


    Mar 20, 2021
    Also would be great if you add an option to hide buttons next/previous video and let swipe on video to seek forward or back as in mx player.

    And what I really need is a button of speed on the video. When i click on it a video speed up to x2. When I click again it slows back a video to x1.

    To change speed from the menu is annoying.
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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

      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.
      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?
      hello dev team of vanced.
      thank you so. much for your work, using your app since years. do you have a patreon or another way to donate, without downloading brave or ad guard?
      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.
      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?
      It was Explore, which was useless and now it is Shorts, which is useless, so we aren't missing anything. 👍
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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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