[APP] Patched ad-free YouTube APKs

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Jun 18, 2010
Only way I'm not seeing ads is if I log out, otherwise I see ads that are sometimes 2 minutes long. Any suggestions?


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Nov 19, 2011
I can't get this to work anymore.

On Google pixel XL (Verizon) I'm rooted and unlocked bootloader never had issues before. Updated to the latest version and now I get ads in videos. No ads in layout though.

If I log out I get no ads at all. So is there a new check now ? If the app see you're logged in and not a youtube red sub they play ads?

Has anyone got this to work or anyone have the apk from the last release ? (64bit arm no dpi).


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Nov 15, 2012
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Suddenly today, ads started appearing without skip option. All was well till yesterday. Made no changes to app or rom. Using the latest arm64 version

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Just tested the new version and I get advertisements so using the old one for now as no advertisements with this version :)


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Dec 1, 2012
Jesus i hope op fix this soon, are ADS always been so annoying? They are everywhere and you can't skip them. How can people not have an ad blocker?


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Jun 18, 2010
Ok guys got this finally to work! The thing is really if you use the installer from the first page here in combination with s7 edge it's not working as he is not installing it!

This works without problem with an Modded arter installer and the Modded YouTube app also with background playback.

You can find all downloads and installer here

The original post is here

For me ads are gone with this one. It seems you have to do it with the installer because than the correct old files and so on are getting correctly deleted and updated on install.

I tried it with all different versions manually with setting permissions and ads where always showing.

Hope this helps
I didn't know about this thread.
Everything is working flawlessly.
Thank you for sharing it.

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Jan 28, 2012
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Is it the same problem with IPhone? Do they have the same amount of ads as android has everywhere? I have never owned an Apple product, but I know that android NEEDS to be rooted to be usable! I can't understand those who accept all the ads!?
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Is it the same problem with IPhone? Do they have the same amount of ads as android has everywhere? I have never owned an Apple product, but I know that android NEEDS to be rooted to be usable! I can't understand those who accept all the ads!?
iWhat?? ?
Apple does not condone their iSheep to deviate from the (ad infested) norm so they are indoctrinated with it. In the end, iSheep don't consider it as a nuisance but rather as a feature. Ad = good! One cannot miss what one does not have or understand, no one can be told what the Matrix is...

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    Huge thanks to @wanam for helping me doing it in the smali way :)

    /* Info */

    We all know removing ads is possible via YouTube AdAway module on Xposed.
    Unfortunately, there's a quite a bit of people who don't want to go install Xposed just because of it.
    So here are patched APKs, which don't require Xposed.

    Unfortunately, this requires root :/

    I'll update whenever I have time.

    /* Downloads */

    APK : http://arter97.com/browse/youtube/adaway
    Installer : http://arter97.com/browse/youtube/arter97-youtube-installer.zip
    Please read the instructions!
    nodpi works for every device.
    However, if you're annoyed to see Play Store's update pending, use the APK dedicated for your device's DPI.

    /* Notes about the installer */

    I've made this installer to make it easier for the users to install.
    This installer is only for Android 4.4+.
    If you're running older versions of Android, install manually.

    This installer is not a complete flashable zip file!
    It still requires the APK file to be in /sdcard/Download.
    My installer will search through the download directory and install the latest APK.
    (This means, you don't have to remove the old versions of the APK in /sdcard/Download)

    The installer will extract the APK and install the necessary libraries.

    If the ROM is compatible, the installer will also install an addon.d script,
    so that you won't have to run the installer again whenever you upgrade your ROM.

    /* Steps */

    1. Download the apk.zip file
    (Refer to http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/youtube/ for which apk you should download)
    2. Extract the zip and place the apk file in /sdcard/Download
    3. Download the installer
    4. Flash the installer in the recovery

    /* Thanks to */

    New 20 APKs posted(version 12.05.53).
    Thanks to @wanam

    Following the newly updated adaway module by @wanam,
    some major new changes has been made.

    The exact way on how to block ads is a bit different from Xposed-way, but the final results should be similar.
    I tested by start playing about 200 videos and no ads were shown.


    Please let me know if you encounter any FCs.
    And as always, please use the installer from the OP.
    Updated to 12.12.53
    Updated to 12.13.53
    Updated to 11.47.72