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arsuu

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Cast on TV is not working. I have searched for troubleshooting the issue but could not find any.. everytime says:

Youtube vanced won't run unless you update Google Play Services.

My devices:
Samsung Note10+
Galaxy A50, A7
Everything is up to date including Google Play Services.

Please let me know the solution 🙁
 

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rsngfrce

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Cast on TV is not working. I have searched for troubleshooting the issue but could not find any.. everytime says:

Youtube vanced won't run unless you update Google Play Services.

My devices:
Samsung Note10+
Galaxy A50, A7
Everything is up to date including Google Play Services.

Please let me know the solution 🙁
I don't know the solution, since I don't cast, but I know it has been discussed here OFTEN that casting does not work, at least in later versions.
 
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rsngfrce

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Can I use the oldest version of vanced and microg? I'm using an outdated android box and it can't run the latest version of vanced without crashing, freezing, I was using an older version and it was working OK, since I upgraded everything got messed up.

How far could I downgrade? any suggestions?
If you uninstall them and use Vanced Manager to install, it should give you a choice of available versions. I don't have any particular issues with the latest version, but recommendations have been made in this thread regarding prior versions that don't have specific issues.
 
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andreasy

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According to op info, casting a video to a smart tv will not stop ads because it will be the tvs youtube app that handles playback and hence ads. That's very clear and makes good sense.

Has anyone found any method to bypass ads on a Samsung smart tv? Sideloading a custom YouTube version for example? I don't even know if this is possible, that's why I'm asking
 
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According to op info, casting a video to a smart tv will not stop ads because it will be the tvs youtube app that handles playback and hence ads. That's very clear and makes good sense.

Has anyone found any method to bypass ads on a Samsung smart tv? Sideloading a custom YouTube version for example? I don't even know if this is possible, that's why I'm asking
You can try SmartTubeNext, it's been mentioned here before and I use it on my android TV boxes, it's pretty decent
 
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PistolSlap

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Hello. So I'm not sure best place for this, but YouTube pollutes my feed with dumbass videos that are between 15 seconds and 3 minutes and I hate that kind of Tiktok crap. I think a great vanced feature would be to filter videos in the feed by length. Like I don't want to see any videos less than ten minutes long and that sort of filter would get rid of 70% of the retarded manic ADHD microscopic-attention-spam BS that YouTube thinks I am dumb enough to like.
 
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Hello all. I recently got a Galaxy S21 Ultra the other day and tried to install Vanced on it but it doesn't want to work. I went to the official sources for Vanced and followed the prompts for an nonrooted phone.

When I first got Vanced and tried to log into my Google account it got stuck on the agreement page and wouldn't move pass that. I uninstalled it and tried again a few times. It still wouldn't move past the agreement part. So I went to bed.

The next day I tried again. This time I got passed the agreement area and was able to log into my Google account. But as soon as I logged in YouTube Vanced would flash open then instantly shut down again. I tried it several times after that and it kept doing the same thing.

So one help link I found online said to remove your MicroG Google account from accounts section and disable regular YouTube. So I did that and I could at least open YouTube Vanced at that point. So I tired logging in again and it instantly closed again. After trying that a few times the app wouldn't even flash open. So I uninstalled everything, including MicroG, and started over. Sadly that didn't work either. I even tried installing older versions and the app won't open. Someone on Reddit suggested I try and older version of MicroG but I can't find an older version that doesn't come from a super shady source and the Telegram support that was suggest didn't work either.

Can anyone help me out?
 

BeeJ1109

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Hi Is a version "Vanced YouTube for Google/Android TV."
That I can install on my Chromecast Google TV device.
I have installed Vanced Manager then microG, Vanced_Youtube and music apps, separately. Manager can be modified, but will not allow cursor to continue install.
Same as Phone or Tablet versions I have been successfully got working.
Cheers
 

rsngfrce

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Hello all. I recently got a Galaxy S21 Ultra the other day and tried to install Vanced on it but it doesn't want to work. I went to the official sources for Vanced and followed the prompts for an nonrooted phone.

When I first got Vanced and tried to log into my Google account it got stuck on the agreement page and wouldn't move pass that. I uninstalled it and tried again a few times. It still wouldn't move past the agreement part. So I went to bed.

The next day I tried again. This time I got passed the agreement area and was able to log into my Google account. But as soon as I logged in YouTube Vanced would flash open then instantly shut down again. I tried it several times after that and it kept doing the same thing.

So one help link I found online said to remove your MicroG Google account from accounts section and disable regular YouTube. So I did that and I could at least open YouTube Vanced at that point. So I tired logging in again and it instantly closed again. After trying that a few times the app wouldn't even flash open. So I uninstalled everything, including MicroG, and started over. Sadly that didn't work either. I even tried installing older versions and the app won't open. Someone on Reddit suggested I try and older version of MicroG but I can't find an older version that doesn't come from a super shady source and the Telegram support that was suggest didn't work either.

Can anyone help me out?
I can't see what your issue is. If nobody here is able to assist you, you may want to install the Vanced Guide (Google recently pulled it from the Play Store), as it has a lot of troubleshooting steps. Otherwise, you might want to check the Vanced Discord, where they are more active.
 
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schleima

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YouTube Vanced is suddenly behaving really strangely on my Pixel 3XL running Android 11.

I start playing a video normally. Then I minimize (pressing the square button) and switch to my mobile browser.

In the past, Vanced would minimize to a small square which I could then freely move around the screen to wherever I wanted, and it would stick there. If I wanted the small square to disappear but still listen to the audio, I would tap the square to wake up the "headphones" button. Likewise, if I wanted to close Vanced entirely, I could tap to bring up the X.

None of this happens anymore.

Now, when I attempt to "stick" the minimized square elsewhere on the screen, it simply flies off the bottom of the screen, disappearing completely (but audio continues to play). This is particularly frustrating because the window always always appears over my keyboard, And when I attempt to move it, it just goes away.

If I want to close down the app, I have to drag it to the "circle X" at the center bottom. I can not easily tap the X or Headphones in the small window because even the shortest movement sends the window flying off the bottom of the screen.

If I want to bring Vanced video back, I have to tap the square android button, switch back to Vanced, then yeah the square button again, switch back to the other app I was using, and I'm back to having the small Vanced widow which continues to behave strangely.

This began happening suddenly and without reason. Did I unintentionally change a setting causing this to happen? It's extremely frustrating.

I'm using the latest version of Vanced and Vanced Manager.

Strangely, I've noticed that regular YouTube is behaving similarly-- not allowing me to stick the minimized swuare wherever I need to on the screen.

Any advice?
 

ipdev

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Hello all. I recently got a Galaxy S21 Ultra the other day and tried to install Vanced on it but it doesn't want to work. I went to the official sources for Vanced and followed the prompts for an nonrooted phone.
<SNIP>
Someone on Reddit suggested I try and older version of MicroG but I can't find an older version that doesn't come from a super shady source and the Telegram support that was suggest didn't work either.
<SNIP>
The official Vanced manager and microG releases are on GitHub.
YouTube Vanced - GitHub - Link

Releases.
  • Vanced Manager - Link
  • Vanced MicroG - Link
    Go to the version you want and click on Assets to show the files.
    Click on the apk name to download.​

---

A while back I posted some links to the Vanced Telegraph pages.
Post # 19,258 - Link
You might find something in the FAQ or troubleshooting links.

---

I have not tested the non-root version(s) in a while.
I am starting with Vanced microG 0.2.18.210390 installed and logged into my Google account.
Still installed from the last time I tested the non-root versions.
I do not have the "non-root" Vanced YouTube or Music installed..


Just did a quick test of non-root.
All installing and updating done with Vanced Manager.
Installed YouTube Vanced.
First installed was 16.02.35
Vanced manager installs this one first so you can link up your account.

- 16.02.35 would not load with older microG. (Just a spinning circle on screen).

I updated Vanced microG to 0.2.21.212417

- 16.02.35 worked fine.

Updated to YouTube Vanced 16.20.35

- 16.20.35 worked fine.

---

Installed YouTube Music Vanced.
Now on microG 0.2.21.212417
First installed was 4.18.50
Vanced manager installs this one first so you can link up your account.

- 4.18.50 worked fine.

Updated to 4.30.51

- 4.30.51 worked fine.

Note about microG.
It is hidden from the app drawer.
You can got though the system setting on your device to find installed apps, open it from there and add you google account to vanced MicroG.
From Vanced manager, select vanced microG and press the square with an arrow pointing up to the right icon.

Hope it helps more than confuse. 🙃

Cheers. :cowboy:
 
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I can't see what your issue is. If nobody here is able to assist you, you may want to install the Vanced Guide (Google recently pulled it from the Play Store), as it has a lot of troubleshooting steps. Otherwise, you might want to check the Vanced Discord, where they are more active.

The official Vanced manager and microG releases are on GitHub.
YouTube Vanced - GitHub - Link

Releases.
  • Vanced Manager - Link
  • Vanced MicroG - Link
    Go to the version you want and click on Assets to show the files.
    Click on the apk name to download.​
---​
A while back I posted some links to the Vanced Telegraph pages.​
Post # 19,258 - Link
You might find something in the FAQ or troubleshooting links.
---​
I have not tested the non-root version(s) in a while.​
I am starting with Vanced microG 0.2.18.210390 installed and logged into my Google account.​
Still installed from the last time I tested the non-root versions.
No non-root Vanced YouTube or Music installed..
Just did a quick test of non-root.​
All installing and updating done with Vanced Manager.
Installed YouTube Vanced.

First installed was 16.02.35​
Vanced manager installs this one first so you can link up your account.
- 16.02.35 would not load with older microG. (Just a spinning circle on screen).​
I updated Vanced microG to 0.2.21.212417​
- 16.02.35 worked fine.​
Updated to YouTube Vanced 16.20.35​
- 16.20.35 worked fine.​
---​
Installed YouTube Music Vanced.​
Now on microG 0.2.21.212417
First installed was 4.18.50​
Vanced manager installs this one first so you can link up your account.
- 4.18.50 worked fine.​
Updated to 4.30.51​
- 4.30.51 worked fine.​
Note about microG.​
It is hidden from the app drawer.​
You can got though the system setting on your device to find installed apps, open it from there and add you google account to vanced MicroG.​
From Vanced manager, select vanced microG and press the square with an arrow pointing up to the right icon.
Hope it helps more than confuse. 🙃
Cheers. :cowboy:
So I managed to get it working.

I ended up logging in to my Google account through YouTube Vanced and it proceeded to crash as it had been doing. Then from there I deleted the microG account in my settings then deleted the file completely from my phone. I left YouTube Vanced closed and went to the official site to re-download microG. I then installed it again and then opened up YouTube Vanced. By doing it this way it logged me out of my Google account and prompted me to log back in.

When I logged back in this time there was an extra step during the log in process that notified me of everything my Google account would provide before finally taking me to the agreement page/ Once I submitted the agreement it signed in and didn't crash again.

No idea why it worked that way but it did.
 
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mikeprius

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I ended up downgrading to the previous version from the newest version. The lack of a casting button really bothered me. I didn't like having to deal with the original YouTube app which was full of ads just to get the casting feature to work which is why I was using Vance to begin with. I probably will not be updating the app anymore until that casting feature is eventually gets resolved for non root
 

BeeJ1109

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I ended up downgrading to the previous version from the newest version. The lack of a casting button really bothered me. I didn't like having to deal with the original YouTube app which was full of ads just to get the casting feature to work which is why I was using Vance to begin with. I probably will not be updating the app anymore until that casting feature is eventually gets resolved for non root
Hi Mikeprius.
Try Smart YouTube TV.
Works great. Loads up Normal YouTube, sets up same Login, Preferred, Tracks what you are watching. NO BLOODY ADS, can stream for Hours. NOT ONE ADVERT, NO SCAMMING CRAP,
CAN WATCH MULTIPLE FULL MUSIC CONCEŔTS IN HD ON BIG SCREEN, WITHOUT A DISRUPTION.
All play lists available. GREAT EXPERIENCE.
Cheers, ENJOY
 

mikeprius

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Hi Mikeprius.
Try Smart YouTube TV.
Works great. Loads up Normal YouTube, sets up same Login, Preferred, Tracks what you are watching. NO BLOODY ADS, can stream for Hours. NOT ONE ADVERT, NO SCAMMING CRAP,
CAN WATCH MULTIPLE FULL MUSIC CONCEŔTS IN HD ON BIG SCREEN, WITHOUT A DISRUPTION.
All play lists available. GREAT EXPERIENCE.
Cheers, ENJOY
Very nice. Currently tried this out and works great
 

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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 !!)