It looks like the new YouTube update (v11.34) now has jailbreak detection.
I totally forgot that I still have Auto Update enabled for the App Store. As a result, the YouTube app on my iPhone was updated to the latest version last night.
Early this morning, I tried several attempts to open the app. Unfortunately, just like the rest of them (with jailbreak detection) YouTube crashes upon opening.
For those of you who didn’t know “them.” Here is a list for you.
If you are a jailbroken user, there are a few ways to fix this issue.
Downgrade the official app
The first option is to downgrade YouTube back to its previous version. This will guarantee that it won’t crash again.
You can go ahead and check out this guide on how to use AppAdmin, a jailbreak tweak that adds downgrading option to App Store apps.
YouTube should return to its normal stage after that.
Using a one of these Cydia tweaks
Go to Cydia and install either YouTube ++ or Cercube 3.
At least one of them will work with the latest YouTube version. Furthermore, they also give you extra features like native background audio, disable ads, and more.
We have a comparison post here.
If you are new to the world of jailbreaking, I would suggest AppAdmin because it’s super easy to use.
Sometimes, the tweaks for YouTube we mentioned above might not work or still incompatible with the newest update. This will eventually create more headache for you.
In the meantime, downgrade back to YouTube v11.33 or below will resolve the crashing problem.