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DiamondJohn

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I appreciate the effort you put in writing this helpful answer. Shame you didn't answer my question instead.

Sarcasm won't help you get an answer.

XDA rule #1 is, and has always been: Search before posting.
Not only that, but he completely missed the point, that I purposefully did NOT answer, because he did not follow the rules of the board.

He also does not understand sarcasm, digging the hole deeper because he still expects to be answered,! even after having the explanation of why he did not get an answer. Its like he robbed a bank, got caught, and then was upset the cops didn't let him keep the money. He probably still expects an answer.
 
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Not only that, but he completely missed the point, that I purposefully did NOT answer, because he did not follow the rules of the board.

He also does not understand sarcasm, digging the hole deeper because he still expects to be answered,! even after having the explanation of why he did not get an answer. Its like he robbed a bank, got caught, and then was upset the cops didn't let him keep the money. He probably still expects an answer.

These types actually feel entitled...like how dare you not spoonfeed me the answer!
 

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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 😊
 

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Hello, and thank you for your app it is really great.
I would like to know if you had planned to add a function to bypass Google's age verification for videos with age restriction, which requires an ID card or a Bank card ? It would be really cool to have this feature.
I think Google already has enough data on us and doesn't need that extra (Translated by Google translate, sorry)
 

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Or even better in my personal opinion, Blokada 4 (no root required).
Can you explain why Adaway or Blokada is superior to simply changing the Private DNS setting to dns.adguard.com?

The private DNS setting allows you to work with an actual VPN too (unlike Blokada and other adblockers that create a local VPN), and some of the VPNs (like PIA) allow you to change DNS to one of your choice.
 

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Can you explain why Adaway or Blokada is superior to simply changing the Private DNS setting to dns.adguard.com?

The private DNS setting allows you to work with an actual VPN too (unlike Blokada and other adblockers that create a local VPN), and some of the VPNs (like PIA) allow you to change DNS to one of your choice.
Wrong thread for this, but does just changing the DNS block the ads in all apps for you?

With Blokada 4, granted it acts as VPN, so must be disabled to use a VPN, or you can support the devs by using Blokada Plus. It allows me to set an alternate DNS, in addition to its block lists. I can exclude apps that I want to get ads in and I can whitelist or blacklist hosts as needed occasionally for some apps. I find it much more flexible than AdAway was on my rooted phone. Blokada 5 has less capabilities, at least currently, for the sake of simplicity.
 

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Can you explain why Adaway or Blokada is superior to simply changing the Private DNS setting to dns.adguard.com?

The private DNS setting allows you to work with an actual VPN too (unlike Blokada and other adblockers that create a local VPN), and some of the VPNs (like PIA) allow you to change DNS to one of your choice.
With the app you can whitelist some hosts if you need.
Also, you can additionally blacklist something if you wish (or you can just combine several hosts sources)

When using their DNS, you get what you get with that server, you canmot modify

But yes, you have missed the thread with your question - this thread is about Vanced and therefore blocking the ads in YT videos (Private DNS, Blokada, AdAway or DNS66 apps are not related with that)
 
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Today I happened to watch a short YouTube video in a browser for whatever reason and was startled when an ad started in the middle of it. It is easy to forget how lucky we are to have Vanced!
OT: but in desktop, I use chrome with the "AdBlock" extension
You could search this thread for "detach youtube" or similar or you could wait for someone to reply or do the search for you and then reply.

I tried some methods, but it is "reattached" once I reboot, I am on Android 11.

I try to avoid doing this, but this has been discussed SO MUCH in this thread that you are best searching or even reading back a few pages probably, especially if you don't want to mention what methods you tried which didn't work.
TeMeFI method 3
 
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(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 🙏
 

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For the longest time now I can not find a way to keep having to scroll every time I back out of subscription lists, it's annoying having to scroll through every time after I watched a video and go back to the list only to find it's not kept place in line but I now have to scroll again to find where I left off
 

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    Yeah I found it.
    I use Adaway and when I closed the Adaway, vanced started record the history.
    Can u fix this?
    Who, what to fix?!

    You need to fix yourself, on your phone to put the particular site (it has been mentioned several times which one, read carefully) to the AdAway Whitelist

    If YouTube (not Vanced) cannot access the YT server for history, history cannot work

    Or find out in which of the host source you use in AdAway the site is blocked and then ask the maintainers of that hosts source to 'fix' - i e., to remove from the the hosts source.
    But maintainers of that hosts source would say they block the site for privacy reasons (and those who want YT to record their history should whitelist the site or not to use their hosts source)

    See the post right before your own:
    Yes I had to whitelist s.youtube.com in adaway for history to work for me, root version.
    Screenshots how to whitelist in AdAway are attached. Reboot to take in effect
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    For those of you who updated to latest manager release v2.6.1 and facing errors while installing root variant. Please downgrade back to an older build(V2.6.0).
    Please tap on "Cancel" button when the update popup appears on that old version.


    A suitable fix will be made soon.

    NOTE: Please do NOT update to latest manager yet!

    Link to downgrade: https://github.com/YTVanced/VancedManager/releases/download/v2.6.0/manager.apk
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    Nice answer. I was talking about the non root version. If I want to root that device as most others I own I wouldn't have asked.
    I have reasons to not root it at the moment.
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    I'm using root vanced, disabled google play auto update and other measures but that doesn't work dear developer, how about vanced magisk module?
    There is also TeMeFI which is thorough and has a GUI.

    Method 3 For YouTube.
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    A moment ago and all of a sudden, Vanced non root version 16.02.35 lost connection with internet in my two devices, it says "You are offline. Check your connection"... but it's nothing wrong with my connection. Everyone else can watch native YouTube in home, me included. Is there someone else with the same issue?
    Microg issue.

    Force close Micro g. Clear cache and data.

    Hopefully should work.
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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

    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 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 !!)