YouTube Vanced used to be a popular modded version of YouTube. It added a number of features to the official YouTube app, including built-in adblocking, background playback, black/dark themes, and much more. However, note that YouTube Vanced has been discontinued as of March 13, 2022. You can check out other recommended YouTube Vanced alternatives. The article below remains for archival purposes.
The YouTube Vanced team had created a new, easier method for getting Vanced up and running. Users could simply install the Vanced Manager app and it would have facilitated the process of installing MicroG and YouTube Vanced. Support for Vanced Music, i.e., a similarly modded version of YouTube Music has also been there since version 1.3.0. The app makes it easy to choose which theme you want and to install future updates.
While Vanced Manager remained the recommended method for installing and managing the modded YouTube instance, power users may like to have more control over the installation process. In case you wanted to install YouTube Vanced without using Vanced Manager, you needed to follow the steps mentioned below: