I found a work around. And found a way to install the root version. It's also super easy compared to the magisk technique.
This DOES work with Google Assistant so you can say "Ok Google, play Shallow by pentatonix on youtube." and it'll play it in youtube vanced, ad free.
I had to install opengapps Stock, by using a gapps-config.txt that only listed a few items as "included" but two items you absolutely want is Search (google app) and (Youtube) app. Since you absolutely need the youtube app to be installed as a system app for this workaround to work.
You can't include too much from the gapps stock, since it'll say you don't have enough space. I'll include a list of what to put in the gapps-config.txt which goes in the same folder as your gapps arm 6.0 stock zip.
Ok, here's the steps i had to take. (steps/sections)
Step 1... Install YouTube Vanced Root on a normal Rooted phone or tablet that also uses a 32bit android build in the android 5.0-6.0 range. For me, i used my rooted Samsung On5.
Step 2: Using a file browser with root access, i use MiXplorer from the XDA forums, go into /system/app and copy the Youtube (after youtube vanced is installed) folder, to your desktop OR to another storage device. I use MiXplorer's built in FTP Server, direct MiXplorer to the system folder, then i start the server and when i open the FTP address on my PC, it goes right into the system folder on my phone.
So i was able to copy my Youtube Folder to my desktop. Inside it has Youtube.apk and Lib folder.
Step 3: On the odroid c2, and if you've installed youtube through gapps and not the playstore, you should also have a youtube folder in /system/app/
Go into your settings, apps, youtube, and force close the app, to make sure it's not running. Then access /system/ with the mixplorer/file browser, i again did this with the FTP and i deleted all the files inside the odroids /system/app/Youtube/ folder.. which happens to only include the official Youtube.apk.
Step 3b: Copy the youtube.apk and lib folder that you got from your rooted phone/tablet over into your odroids /system/app/Youtube folder
Step 4: Reboot the odroid. And done.
Copy/paste this into a file named gapps-config.txt and put it in the same folder as your STOCK version of arm gapps 6.0. Not the pico or nano.
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CalSync # Install Google Calendar Sync (if Google Calendar is being installed)
GoogleTTS # Install Google Text-to-Speech Engine (Micro+ on 5.0-, Pico+ on 6.0+)
PackageInstallerGoogle # Install Package Installer (Android 6.0 only & Android 8.0+)
FaceDetect # Install Face Detect Library
Search # Install Google App (excluding excludes GoogleNow/PixelLauncher)
Speech # Install Offline Speech Files
CalendarGoogle # Install Google Calendar
Gmail # Install Gmail
CalculatorGoogle # Install Google Calculator (Android 5.0
YouTube # Install Youtube as a system app
Here's a picture showing The Youtube Vance installed, but named Youtube and not "Youtube Vanced", as the non-root version is called.