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YouTube Vanced is another mod of the official YouTube. I have already discussed one mod of YouTube in the previous article which is OG YouTube.
This is almost the same, but in the Vanced YouTube, there are so many new features included which are not available in OGYouTube.
There is a pinch to zoom option, they also added an option to block annoying ads on YouTube which means now you can play your favourite videos without waiting for an ad to skip. Also, you can get multiple themes option.
Don’t like the original theme? Change it
What Is YouTube Vanced
It is just a moded version of the video sharing platform YouTube. Instead of this, it is a lot of different from the official one because it comes with many additional features which you can’t find in the original version.
You can block the annoying ads in the YouTube version without purchasing the paid version. You can change its theme from white to Black or Dark.
It also comes with many other themes which you can download separately. It has the auto-repeat feature included.
It comes with three packages, For Rooted devices, Non-Rooted Devices, and for the magisk. You can download it according to your device.
There are also some bugs in this version which may be developer fix in the updated version. We will discuss them later.
How YouTube Vanced Developed
It is also known iYTBP (injected YouTube Background Playback) it is developed by the Master_T which is the senior contributor of XDA_Developers forum.
He later discontinued this project and this project was later taken by the other members of XDA and they renamed it from iYTBP to Vanced by Vanced Team (@Razerman @ZaneZam @Laura Almeida and @KevinX8).
They now keep updating it whenever YouTube updated its application.
The idea behind the development of this application came from the Xposed Installer module YouTube Video Playback.
The developer Master_T took all the features from the Xposed Module and injected it in Official YouTube application.
The reason behind that is when the new version of Android came which was Nougat, Xposed was in an alpha mod and it can take about 1 year to be fully stable. This is the only reason why Master_T built this amazing application.
YouTube Vanced Features 2019
As I have told you above that this application has too many additional features. Let’s now discuss these features in detailed.
If you are a non-rooted user then you must Install the MicroG. Otherwise, you cannot sign in your account.
The reason is that Google Play Services will not play alone it needs MicroG to be compelled with Vanced YouTube.
Pinch To Zoom
YouTube Vanced enables the pinch to zoom for the devices which have bigger screens. This feature is not available in OGYouTube and other YouTube mods.
This features works on all the devices without any issue.
It enables the background playback feature which is very good while listening to your favourite music while driving or doing any type of work.
No matter if your screen is on or off it will play your video without any problem. It is also available in OGYouTube.
Override To Maximum Resolution
Yes, you can now override any video to play in Maximum Resolution. It doesn’t matter what resolution your device supports but after that, you can force it to play in max resolution.
You can play videos in 4K in your device. Isn’t this a cool feature? 😀
PiP (Picture in Picture) Mode
This is the best feature of YouTube Vanced, it is not currently available in OG YouTube. This feature enables the Picture in Picture mode for all the devices running android Oero or above.
PiP mode allows users to play YouTube videos while using other application. It is not supported by lower versions of Android. But maybe they update it later and then supports lower versions as well.
Change Playback Speed
If you are watching tutorials or learning something through videos then this feature is useful for you. You can lower the playback speed to understand the steps easily.
Auto Repeat Feature
It is the best feature ever. When you like a song and wants to play it again and again then this feature helps you a lot. You just need to play a specific song of your choice and then set it to Auto Repeat.
It will then repeat the song again and again until you pause it by yourself.
Swipe Up Controls
This will helps you to control volume and brightness just by swiping up. It is useful when you want lower volume or lower brightness. In official YouTube, you need to use Volume keys to lower or higher volume and to lower brightness you need to first go to a status bar and lower from there.
But using this mod you can lower or higher volume by swiping up or down from right side and brightness can be lowered and higher by swiping up or down from the left side.
If you are also bored of using the same theme from years, then you just need to install this mod because it has toggle theme function.
You can toggle these between Black/White/Dark. Other themes are available in other packages of this app.
You heard that right, you can now able to block annoying ads which appear when watching your favourite videos. Don’t worry you don’t need to pay money for this.
As in the official version of YouTube they ask you for money to give you the premium access.
The reason why I love this app is that it is completely free. You can use this amazing app for a lifetime without paying a penny.
The developer of this application doesn’t ask for money they provide all these features free for rest of the life.
Don’t you think its good?
Video Window Style
You can change between Video Window Styles. It has two styles included respectively. If you like the old version of YouTube and wants the same video window style than you can change it.
You can select between new window style and old window style.
The developer has also changed the logo of Vanced YouTube. The new logo is much cooler and better than from the old one.
This new logo is created by the XDA team member @logon
Things Not Included In Vanced YouTube 2019
As you know that this youtube mod has a lot of features but instead of that it also has some features which are not included. Maybe they will add it later in future updates.
- TWRP: It is a custom recovery which is used to Flash custom Roms and other tweaks in rooted devices. It is not included in the package so if you are a root user then before installing YouTube Vanced you first need to Install TWRP in your device.
- Download Video Option: If you have read my previous article on OG YouTube you will see that they provide built-in download option in their app. But in YouTube Vanced it is missing. You need to use SaveFromNet or any other third-party application to download videos. They will add this feature soon in the future update.
These are all things which are still missing in this awesome application. But after that, you can enjoy other cool features of this application with any problem.
Known Bugs In Vanced YouTube
Vanced Youtube is very stable but there are still some bugs. I am providing you with the list of bugs which are very known by the users.
If you can add a bug report in the comment section below. I will then contact the developer about that bug and wait till he fixes it.
All bugs will be fixed in the next update.
- When you buy something from YouTube using Vanced your app will be crashed. This is only in devices which are not rooted. The bug is there for MicroG, even it is good for the security. If you want to buy something then use the Official App.
- Preferred Quality and Speed Playback is not working for the playlist.
Live Chat is not yet themed (Maybe they fix in next update). It is now fixed and working without any issue 😀
- When using ExoPlayer V2 will crash the app when you open application after a Background Playback (Because it is still in a beta mode).
These are some bugs which are available in this version. But in future, the developer will surely fix these issue and I will update the list if I find any other or found the latest version with a bug fix.
Download YouTube Vanced Apk
You can download the app from below link. There are 3 download options available in which you can get a link for Rooted Devices, Non-Rooted Devices also for the Magisk.
Download application according to your device. Just follow these steps to know how to download.
Step 1: First click on above download link according to your device status.
Step 2: Now you will be redirected to another page.
Step 3: You will see there is a download button. Click on that download button.
Step 4: Now in few seconds your download will be started.
Step 5: Just wait for a few minutes until your download completes.
Step 6: After your download is completed you now need to follow my Installation guide.
This was the easiest way to download from our website. If you don’t want to make any type of mistake then please read our Installation guide to learn how to Install safely.
You also need to download MicroG in order to log in your account. It is only recommended for the non-rooted devices only. The devices which are rooted don’t need to download it.
You can download it from the below link. Downloading steps are same as above.
Install Vanced YouTube
The installation process is a little bit different than from other applications. All these three packages have different steps.
You should check steps according to your need. So let’s now discuss the Installation process.
How To Install In Non-Rooted Device
Installing YouTube vanced is an easy task. It doesn’t require any efforts in Installing.
Step 1: After downloading the non-rooted version of Vanced YouTube from the above link.
Step 2: Go to your settings > look for security > now search for the Unknown Sources. Enable it and you will now be able to install downloaded applications.
Step 4: Now to the file manager and open the folder where you have downloaded YouTube Vanced.
Step 5: Just tap on the application and then you will see left corner below an Install button. Tap on that and your installation will be started.
Step 6: It will take few seconds to install in your device. When installed is completed just open it and enjoy the cool features of Vanced YouTube.
In this way, you can Install app in Non-Rooted devices easily. But wait, are you unable to sign in your account?
Then don’t worry as I have already mentioned the above post that you can’t log in unless you install MicroG.
You can download MicroG from the above download link and follow the above steps to Install it properly.
After Installing you can’t see the app icon but it is installed. Now just open your Vanced YouTube application and sign in your account.
That’s it you have successfully signed in your account 😀
Install Vanced YouTube Apk in Rooted Devices
Installing Vanced YouTube in rooted mobiles is a little bit different than from a non-rooted device.
If you also own a rooted phone then you need to follow these below steps to avoid from bricking your device.
So, let’s move to the steps:
1: First download the rooted version of YouTube Vanced from the link provided above. Also, you can download your choice of a theme which you want to use.
Step 2: Remember to download the suitable apk for your architecture. To check your mobiles architecture use CPU-Z or similar app.
3: After download app according to your device architecture. Now copy that apk into SD Card/Download or any other folder of your choice.
4: Now you need to uninstall YouTube updates and also disable auto-updates from Play Store (If you are able to uninstall official YouTube then it will be much better).
5: After uninstalling YouTube Updates or completely removing YouTube. Now you need to boot into recovery mode. (TWRP is recommended).
6: After booting in now Go to Install > and go to up a level > find SD Card folder > and then go to the folder where you copied downloaded YouTube Vanced > Select that app.
7: Now when you select that app just swipes right to install your apk. It will take few seconds to Install.
8: When you see Installation Complete screen just tap on reboot device. After rebooting device you can see the Default YouTube is changed in Vanced YouTube.
9: That’s all this way you can Install the Vanced YouTube in your Rooted android device. But keep in mind that Uninstalling official youtube update and turning auto-update is highly recommended.
If you don’t do that then your YouTube will be updated to the original one and you can’t see the effect even after successfully installing.
Install YouTube Vanced in Magisk Tool
Magisk is the new tool which is used to customize android devices. It is the alternative of SuperSU or even you can say it is much more better than just a root method.
It has a lot of features which SuperSU cannot provide. The best features why it is so much famous is that it can avoid SafetyNet.
SafetyNet is a tool of Google which stops root users to run several applications. For example Pokemon Go, Netflix and Google Play Services. It is almost similar like Xposed Module Framework it has same work as a modification of system and tweaking etc.
Enough intro let’s now move to the Installation process. There is a total of 3 methods to Install Vanced YouTube in your device.
1st Method: It is the first and very simple method. You can Install the YouTube Vanced in Magisk Manager by using Magisk repo.
2nd Method: You can place install via Magisk or from the root Installer setting.sh, you need to enable magisk Install.
3rd Method: Third way is to use the modules which are provided in the Download page of magisk Manager.[alert-note]You must Disable YouTube update from the Play Store and also Uninstall updates of YouTube. If YouTube automatically updated then it will be replaced and you can’t see the changes after successful installation.[/alert-note]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There are a lot of people who are asking the question about this application around the internet. I have collected some of the most asked questions.
Read the faq list below maybe you find your answer in that list if not feel free to ask in the comment section.
I am always there to help you and will glad to hear from you.
Q: Where can I find the normal (White) theme in Vanced YouTube?
The white theme is not deleted or removed. You can choose between white and dark/black at any time from settings.
Q: Can I download videos directly from YouTube Vanced like in OG YouTube?
No, this feature is currently not available in this version. But you can use the official Download Offline feature.
Q: How can I install new update?
Visit my website to check the latest update. I keep update links any time I find the newer version. Then you can install it by following the above steps.
Q: I am unable to log in my account in YouTube Vanced?
If you owned a non-rooted device then you can’t directly log in. You first need to install MicroG and then you will be able to use your account.
Q: Do I need to detach the scrip every time after new update in Magisk Tool?
No, you don’t need to detach the script after every update.
Q: Is “Crop to Fix” feature is working in Samsung S8 and S8+?
If you are using a Rooted Phone then yes, but if you own a non-rooted phone then no. Because due to same package name it doesn’t support for a non-rooted device.
But there is a pinch to zoom feature which works the same.
Q: Is PiP Mode Still Working?
Yes, it is working fine on all the devices running Android 8.0 (Oreo). In rooted and non-rooted both.
Q: Can I install YouTube Vanced like I install other applications?
Of course, you can install YouTube Vanced normally like other applications. But it only works for Non-Rooted device.
For a rooted device, you need to flash through TWRP or any other custom recovery.
Q: Is watch history feature working in this application?
Yes, it is working fine, but you need to whitelist “s.youtube.com” in your adblocker if you are using one.
Also, make sure your account is properly working due to the MicroG bug.
Q: After installation, I cannot see the application icon in the App Drawer?
If you are facing this issue then make sure you are running the latest version of Magisk Manager.
And this is on applicable to the devices running android Oero.
Q: Does using the background playback will download the video?
Of course, not background playback will only download the audio. Because it will use much fewer data.
This is all that everybody wants to know about this Amazing YouTube Vanced. This is very must-have applications for those who are fed up with annoying ads in videos and in description etc.
It is also very good for those who don’t like the same white theme. This package came with White/Black and White/Dark.
You can choose your favourite theme.
I have also written an article about OGYouTube which you also needs to check out.
Because it has some extra features which Vanced YouTube don’t provide their users. It has the built-in download button which is very cool. You can now tell me which feature you like about this app in the comment section.
Also, if you like my article please share it with your friends as well so they can also use this amazing application. You can ask me about help in a comment section or through our contact us Page.
I will glad to hear from you and help you out.