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Announcement from electrikjesus: Team Bliss is proud to present what may be a first for any ROM team, PC builds!


Team Bliss is pleased to present to you
Bliss based on Android Oreo


Our focus is to bring the Open Source community a quality OS that can run as a daily driver, syncing your apps, settings and customizations across all platforms you run Bliss on.
Bliss OS comes with a wide selection of customization options, functions, and is even themable out of the box using rootless Substratum. With so many options available, you will soon find out why we call it Bliss.

Notice

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Bliss Source
https://github.com/BlissRoms

Bliss-x86 Source
https://github.com/BlissRoms-x86

BlissRoms Devices Source
https://github.com/BlissRoms-Devices

BlissRoms Kernel Source
https://github.com/BlissRoms-Kernels

BlissRoms Vendor Source
https://github.com/BlissRoms-Vendor


OpenGapps are included in Bliss-x86. YAY!!



Bliss OS x86 - Current Releases

Bliss OS x86 - Archived Releases



Team Bliss is not responsible in any way for anything that happens to your device in the process of flashing.
Please familiarize yourself with flashing and custom rom use before attempting to flash the rom.
Please make sure you download the correct version of Bliss for your specific device. The links are labeled clearly.

Please scroll down to second and third posts for install instructions and downloads




  • one build, thousands of potential component combinations, so not everything will be working on every machine, and we know this.

If you have a major bug to report that has not been reported already, please take the following steps to report it to us. It will save you and our team quite some time.

-Download the Catlog app from the Play Store.
There is also a donate version which you can purchase to show appreciation.
-After downloading the Catlog app, go to the app settings, and change the log level to Debug.
-Clear all previous logs and take the exact steps to produce the error you are receiving.
-As soon as you receive the error (probably a force close), go straight into Catlog and stop the log recording.
-Copy and paste the entire log either to Hastebin or Pastebin
-Save the log, and copy and paste the link into the forum with a brief description of the error.
-You can also open trouble tickets on our website for bugs.



A huge thanks to Chainfire, CM/LineageOS, Android-x86, Jide, @farmerbb & all the other developers who work hard to keep all the great features coming!
We really appreciate all your knowledge & hard work!

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Thank you for using Bliss! And have a Blissful Experience!

XDA:DevDB Information
Bliss-x86, ROM for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
electrikjesus, rwaterspf1
Source Code: https://github.com/BlissRoms-x86/kernel_common

ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
ROM Firmware Required: Read the Instructions
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: Bliss-x86 7.1.x Stab
Stable Release Date: 2017-03-19
Current Beta Version: Bliss OS 10.0 PC Bet
Beta Release Date: 2017-03-21

Created 2017-01-09
Last Updated 2017-12-29
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9th January 2017, 01:16 AM |#2  
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The Instructions
**These instructions are based on the Android-x86 project's installation guide. We have not changed the installer, so all actions still apply. Also thanks to @bg260 for his contributions, this guide was adapted partially from his work**

*** Team Bliss will not accept any responsibility for users who have not read or understand the instructions, or any damage done to user machines due to lack of understanding all risks involved. You accept all responsibility by continuing beyond this point. ***

*** Any questions, install issues, bug reports, etc will be delightfully ignored unless accompanied with a log, device info, build info, install method, and any other information required to diagnose your issue as NOT user error ***

For Bliss-x86 6.4/7.x USB based installs (32bit or 64bit)

Part 1 - Gather Your Tools

** Please note that our Bliss-x86 n7.x builds do not currently support this install method for all machines **

For this method, we are going to want to download Rufus, and the 32bit .iso or 64bit .iso/.img file of Bliss-x86. And you are going to need a decent speed USB drive (4gb or larger is recommended). Once we have those tools, we can move on.

Part 2 - Flashing Bliss-x86 to the USB drive

Plug in your USB drive, and load up Rufus. Once loaded, click on the icon next to the ISO Image dropdown menu. Now browse to where you have your Bliss-x86 (32bit) .ISO, or your Bliss-x86_64 (64bit) .ISO/.IMG file. Once chosen, the dropdown should switch to the correct image type, and fill the rest in for you. Once you are ready, click Start.

Part 3 - Testing Bliss on your system

From here, you can choose to reboot your machine, and make sure it can boot to USB from BIOS. Once that is set, reboot and choose the USB. If everything went smoothly on the install process, you should see a Grub boot screen. Select the "Live CD" option, and if your machine is compatible, you should then see a little bit of text, and then the Bliss mm6.0 bootanimation. This will go on for a few minutes, but should eventually boot to Bliss-x86. If the system never boots to Bliss-x86, this is a good sign that your system might not be able to run it. If it does boot, and you would like to install it, continue to the next step.

Part 3.5 - Using Bliss-x86 from your USB drive

If you so choose to use Bliss from the USB drive, your data will be saved in a temporary state unless you create a data.img to store the data. We can create a data.img in the root dir of the USB drive (make sure you have a minimum 4-5gb free). We suggest using a tool like one from XDA called RMXtools to create it (we suggest you use version 1.7). Check the tool's thread for how to use it, but when you figure it out, you will want to create your data.img inside the root directory of your USB drive, with all the other .img files. From there, just boot into live mode, setup your system the way you want. and the data should be persistant across a reboot now.

Part 4 - Setting up and Installing Bliss-x86 on your HDD/SSD/SDcard

***Team Bliss is not responsible for any damage, tears, lost time, broken marriages, hallucinations or anything of the sort if things go south with this install. Don't even think about blaming us. You automatically agree to these terms upon continuing the install.***

This is where things start to get a little tricky, especially with how PC's vary. Make sure you have a backup plan in case something goes wrong.

Start off by opening your favorite Partition Management software, and create a new partition, making it the size you want (suggested minimum is 8gb.). Just format it to NTFS for now, because it will be changed by the installer later anyways. Remember what drive you setup here, it's important. For Windows machines, it will typically be Sda4 or Sda5. Also create another 300mb FAT32 partition for Grub to install to. (This part might require a third-party partition manager, Windows disk manager won't let it be that small)
  • Boot up the Bliss-x86 USB, and select the Installation option from Grub. (second one down)
  • The installer will load, and you will have an option to choose which partition you created earlier. Pick it, and select Ext4. ***You don't want to get this step wrong. If you are unsure, please boot back to Windows, and write it down this time. It will be Sd** typically.***
  • When it asks if you want to install System as R/W, select YES.
  • When it asks if you want to install Grub, select Grub for Legacy BIOS boot type, Grub2 for UEFI boot type, or neither if you are already running a Linux system.
  • If you chose to install a Grub option, the installer will allow you to choose. Make sure you select the 300mb partition you setup earlier for Grub.
  • The process will install and create the data directory/img, so go get a drink or something and come back to it.
  • When finished, the installer will then ask if you want to run Android-x86, you can just reboot here, and make sure you remove the USB drive.

If we have followed all the directions correctly, you should be presented with a Grub boot menu. You can choose your bliss_android_x86 option (or android-x86), and it will boot into Bliss-x86. If you feel the need to customize your grub boot entry, please search the web first. We use the same grub setup that Android-x86 project uses. so their forums will contain just about all the info you will need.


Install Bliss-x86 using a VM (virtualbox)

This method does require some beefy PC specs, so it might not work for all. (Info provided by Chih-Wei Huang, from Android-x86 Project)
We could fill up an entire section on this part alone, so here's a couple videos to help you figure things out.




If things still aren't working right for you, chances are it's hardware related.
( check cat /proc/cpuinfo )


Easy Install For Bliss-x86 6.4/7.x MBR (32bit or 64bit)

** This method is the easiest install method for MBR/GPT boot setups, but it does require Windows to install. **
For the overall instructions on using this method, please refer to the tools original thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=2142563
I have taken some time to update the tool for easy install on UEFI/ESP machines. The builds I modified can be found here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=185778

Part 1 - Using the Installer

The installer has been modified, and will read and install any 32bit or 64bit Bliss-x86 build onto a GPT/MBR type setup. Just run the installer, pick the Bliss-x86 .iso file, and select your size data.img. If you require a size data.img larger than what is available, please use the RMXtools v1.7 mentioned in this post elsewhere.



Easy Install For Bliss-x86 6.4/7.x UEFI/ESP (32bit or 64bit)


** This method might be the easiest currently, but there's a trick to get proper root for now. **

For the overall instructions on using this method, please refer to the tools original thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...-uefi-t3222483
I have taken some time to update the tool for easy install on UEFI/ESP machines. The builds I produce can be found here:
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=140019
And the source for those builds can be found here: https://github.com/BlissRoms-x86/And...er-for-Windows
This tool should work on RemixOS as well, but I have not tested it yet (been too busy on this project)

Part 1 - Using the Installer

The installer has been updated, and it will accept the .iso files just fine now, as well as allow proper root with one simple trick. If you do not want to use root (which is needed for Substratum to work), then just install as normal.

If you do want root, go through the directions like normal, and after install is finished, browse to the AndroidOS directory it created and delete the system.sfs file.

Part 2- Switching the UEFI/EFS boot entry

Open the EasyUEFI tool mentioned above, then switch the UEFI/EFI entry it created to boot first. Close and reboot.


Custom Install For Bliss-x86 6.4/7.x UEFI/ESP (32bit or 64bit)


***Again, Team Bliss is not responsible for any damage, tears, lost time, alien abductions, experimental relationships or anything else if things go south with this install. Don't even think about blaming us. You automatically agree to these terms upon continuing the install.***


Part 1 - Mounting Your UEFI/ESP Partition

You will want to make sure you can view hidden and system files in Explorer options (if you need to , google it), Once you do that, hit the start menu, and type in CMD, and then right click, and open as administrator. It should look like the window image attached to this post.
Once that is open, type in:

Code:
mountvol X: /S
Then check to see if it is mounted already
  • Start Task Manager; a) CTRL+ALT+DEL -> Task Manager b) CTRL+Shift+ESC c) Right click the taskbar and select Task manager.
  • Click "File" tab -> "Run new task" -> "Browse" -> "This computer" -> SYSTEM (X:) or type in "x:" in the filepath bar"


If you cannot access X:, then that could mean one of three things. 1) You have an ESP setup, and just need to scroll down to the ESP System Partition setups section, or 2) You have a legacy MBR setup and just don't know it. or 3) Your setup falls within the other category. Check below for some insight, or the second post for more links to help you figure things out.

ESP System Partition setups

Windows 10 has EFI partition sometimes already mounted under Z: letter, but it's hidden.

A very quick and easy way to access ESP (EFI System Partition) in Windows 10: (no command line use needed!)
  • Start Task Manager; a) CTRL+ALT+DEL -> Task Manager b) CTRL+Shift+ESC c) Right click the taskbar and select Task manager.

  • Click "File" tab -> "Run new task" -> "Browse" -> "This computer" -> SYSTEM (Z:) or type in "z:" in the filepath bar"

  • Now go to boot/grub/grub.cfg and edit it accordingly with Notepad++ or other editor

  • Save the file and your're ready to go


If this still doesn't work - try this:
  • Run CMD.exe as Admin <- IMPORTANT Then enter following commands:

  • Code:
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    This will kill explorer.exe process - don't be surprised It's needed, because by default it's ran by "currently logged in user" and it has to be run as Administrator in order to view the mounted system drive. Administrator account is not the same as an account with administrative privileges.

  • Code:
    Code:
    mountvol X: /s
    This will mount the system partition that usually consists of uefi related files. X: is the letter of the drive - you can use whatever letter you want, but it has to be free.

  • Then type:
    Code:
    explorer
    This will run explorer as Administrator and will allow you to browse the mounted system partition.

The above may not work for all devices, as some handle UEFI differently.



Part 2 - Run Explorer as Admin
  • Run CMD.exe as Admin <- IMPORTANT and enter following commands:

  • Code:
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    This will kill explorer.exe process - don't be surprised It's needed, because by default it's ran by "currently logged in user" and it has to be run as Administrator in order to view the mounted system drive. Administrator account is not the same as an account with administrative privileges.

  • Then type:
  • Code:
    explorer
    This will run explorer as Administrator and will allow you to browse the mounted system partition.

Part 3 - Roll You Own UEFI Install

Let's start by downloading the needed files. Here is a customized UEFI boot for 32 & 64 bit machines. https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=143191

**NOTE: For our Bliss-x86 n7.x builds, you will have to editr the grub.cfg and remove the androidboot.hardware... command. I will update this post more in the future with more details **
If you are using Bliss-x86 n7.x, please use the grub entry below as a guide:
Code:
menuentry 'Bliss-x86' --class android {
	search --file --no-floppy --set=root /AndroidOS/system.img
	linux /AndroidOS/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet DATA=/AndroidOS
	initrd /AndroidOS/initrd.img
}
(EXT3/EXT4 installs) (NOTE: Due to a bug on ext3/ext4 installs, please use the grub setup below)
Code:
menuentry 'Bliss-x86' --class android {
	search --file --no-floppy --set=root /AndroidOS/system.img
	linux /AndroidOS/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet DATA=
	initrd /AndroidOS/initrd.img
}
Now that we have the partition mounted, we can copy that BOOT dir to your UEFI partition using Explorer as admin or using the New Task dialog from Task Manager. (look up for a refresher on both of those) Once it is coppied, go back to the admin CMD prompt and type:

Code:
mountvol X: /D
or if you used Z:, type:

Code:
mountvol Z: /D

This will dismount the UEFI/ESP volume for safe reboot. we then suggest you use EasyUEFI here to create the UEFI boot entry. Open the app, and create a new entry. Select your UEFI partition, and in the File Path, click Browse and use the file manager window to browse to your BOOT/grub/grubx64.efi file. Click OK, and then choose the new grub entry and move it to the top. Make sure secure boot is turned off or else it likely will just boot back to Windows.


Part 4 - The Manual Blissification of Your PC

To do a manual "Wubi like" install of Bliss-x86 after you install the UEFI entry, you will need to open the Bliss-x86 .iso/img with 7zip, and then open the system.sfs inside 7zip, and extract the system.img file to C:/android-x86 or whatever your target drive is. After that, extract the rest rest of the contents to the android-x86 folder. Then create your data.img, we suggest using a tool like one from XDA called RMXtools (use ver 1.7) to create it. Check the tool's thread for how to use it, but when you figure it out, you will want to create your data.img inside that android-x86 folder.

You can now reboot, if you have installed the custom UEFI entry right and selected it using EasyUEFI, you should boot right to the Android-x86 grub theme. There you can use up and down to select, and return to boot that entry. You can also hit e to edit the selected entry. You will want to pay attention to which entry you select, since there will be one for Bliss-x86(32bit) and one bor Bliss-x86_64(64bit).



Custom Install For Bliss-x86 8.x/10.x UEFI/ESP (64bit)


***Again, Team Bliss is not responsible for any damage, tears, lost time, alien abductions, experimental relationships or anything else if things go south with this install. Don't even think about blaming us. You automatically agree to these terms upon continuing the install.***


Part 1 - Mounting Your UEFI/ESP Partition

You will want to make sure you can view hidden and system files in Explorer options (if you need to , google it), Once you do that, hit the start menu, and type in CMD, and then right click, and open as administrator. It should look like the window image attached to this post.
Once that is open, type in:

Code:
mountvol X: /S
Then check to see if it is mounted already
  • Start Task Manager; a) CTRL+ALT+DEL -> Task Manager b) CTRL+Shift+ESC c) Right click the taskbar and select Task manager.
  • Click "File" tab -> "Run new task" -> "Browse" -> "This computer" -> SYSTEM (X:) or type in "x:" in the filepath bar"


If you cannot access X:, then that could mean one of three things. 1) You have an ESP setup, and just need to scroll down to the ESP System Partition setups section, or 2) You have a legacy MBR setup and just don't know it. or 3) Your setup falls within the other category. Check below for some insight, or the second post for more links to help you figure things out.

ESP System Partition setups

Windows 10 has EFI partition sometimes already mounted under Z: letter, but it's hidden.

A very quick and easy way to access ESP (EFI System Partition) in Windows 10: (no command line use needed!)
  • Start Task Manager; a) CTRL+ALT+DEL -> Task Manager b) CTRL+Shift+ESC c) Right click the taskbar and select Task manager.

  • Click "File" tab -> "Run new task" -> "Browse" -> "This computer" -> SYSTEM (Z:) or type in "z:" in the filepath bar"

  • Now go to boot/grub/grub.cfg and edit it accordingly with Notepad++ or other editor

  • Save the file and your're ready to go


If this still doesn't work - try this:
  • Run CMD.exe as Admin <- IMPORTANT Then enter following commands:

  • Code:
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    This will kill explorer.exe process - don't be surprised It's needed, because by default it's ran by "currently logged in user" and it has to be run as Administrator in order to view the mounted system drive. Administrator account is not the same as an account with administrative privileges.

  • Code:
    Code:
    mountvol X: /s
    This will mount the system partition that usually consists of uefi related files. X: is the letter of the drive - you can use whatever letter you want, but it has to be free.

  • Then type:
    Code:
    explorer
    This will run explorer as Administrator and will allow you to browse the mounted system partition.

The above may not work for all devices, as some handle UEFI differently.



Part 2 - Run Explorer as Admin
  • Run CMD.exe as Admin <- IMPORTANT and enter following commands:

  • Code:
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    This will kill explorer.exe process - don't be surprised It's needed, because by default it's ran by "currently logged in user" and it has to be run as Administrator in order to view the mounted system drive. Administrator account is not the same as an account with administrative privileges.

  • Then type:
  • Code:
    explorer
    This will run explorer as Administrator and will allow you to browse the mounted system partition.

Part 3 - Roll You Own UEFI Install

Let's start by downloading the needed files. Here is a customized UEFI boot for 32 & 64 bit machines. https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=143191

**NOTE: If you came from our nougat builds to our Bliss-x86 8.x builds, you will have to edit the grub.cfga bit. Please see below **
If you are using Bliss-x86 8.x/10.x, please use the grub entry below as a guide:
Code:
menuentry 'Bliss-x86' --class android {
	search --file --no-floppy --set=root /AndroidOS/system.sfs
	linux /AndroidOS/kernel root=/dev/ram0 SRC=/AndroidOS androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet DATA=
	initrd /AndroidOS/initrd.img
}
(EXT3/EXT4 installs) (NOTE: Due to a bug on ext3/ext4 installs, please use the grub setup below)
Code:
menuentry 'Bliss-x86' --class android {
	search --file --no-floppy --set=root /AndroidOS/system.sfs
	linux /AndroidOS/kernel root=/dev/ram0 SRC=/AndroidOS  androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet DATA=
	initrd /AndroidOS/initrd.img
}
Now that we have the partition mounted, we can copy that BOOT dir to your UEFI partition using Explorer as admin or using the New Task dialog from Task Manager. (look up for a refresher on both of those) Once it is copied, go back to the admin CMD prompt and type:

Code:
mountvol X: /D
or if you used Z:, type:

Code:
mountvol Z: /D

This will dismount the UEFI/ESP volume for safe reboot. we then suggest you use EasyUEFI here to create the UEFI boot entry. Open the app, and create a new entry. Select your UEFI partition, and in the File Path, click Browse and use the file manager window to browse to your BOOT/grub/grubx64.efi file. Click OK, and then choose the new grub entry and move it to the top. Make sure secure boot is turned off or else it likely will just boot back to Windows.


Part 4 - The Manual Blissification of Your PC

To do a manual "Wubi like" install of Bliss-x86 after you install the UEFI entry, you will need to open the Bliss-x86 .iso/img with 7zip, and then drag all the .img & .sfs files to C:/android-x86 or whatever your target drive is (make sure your grub entries match where you are putting these). Then create your data.img, we suggest using a tool like one from XDA called RMXtools (use ver 1.7) to create it. Check the tool's thread for how to use it, but when you figure it out, you will want to create your data.img inside that android-x86 folder.

You can now reboot, if you have installed the custom UEFI entry right and selected it using EasyUEFI, you should boot right to the Android-x86 grub theme. There you can use up and down to select, and return to boot that entry. You can also hit e to edit the selected entry. You will want to pay attention to which entry you select, since there will be one for Bliss-x86(32bit) and one or Bliss-x86_64(64bit).



Bliss-x86 6.4/7.x Custom UEFI/ESP Method Update Instructions:

To do this you will have to make some sacrifices to let this go through successfully. This will of course cause a few of your ROOT apps and tweaks that were written to system to vanish, so after we are done, you will have to reapply/reinstall those


Using the .iso/.img from the Bliss website
You need to grab the .iso/img file for the updated version of Bliss-x86, then we can upgrade manually with no issues usually, but you will have to do this from Windows (or your OS of choice). Open the Bliss-x86 .iso/img with 7zip, and then open the system.sfs inside 7zip, and extract the system.img file to C:/android-x86 or whatever your target drive is, overrighting the existing file. After that, extract the rest rest of the contents to the android-x86 folder:
  • initrd.img

  • ramdisk.img

  • kernel

I also replace the install.img and isolinux.sys files, but I don't think they are needed. I'm just lazy and drag it all over from the .zip
Once that is done, you can reboot :)


Bliss-x86 6.4 Xposed Install Instructions (32bit or 64bit):

*** There is the potential to screw up your Bliss-x86 install by installing Xposed. Do not continue if you do not know what you are doing. Team Bliss will not be held responsible.***

Part 1 - Installing Xposed APK:
Start off from your Bliss-x86 installation by heading to this thread and downloading DVDandroid's XposedInstaller. Once you have it downloaded, install the .apk file.

Part 2 - 32bit Xposed Install (scroll down for 64bit):
You need to grab this Xposed.zip while using the 32bit Bliss-x86 (Thanks to Martin over on the Android-x86 Google Groups for this). Once you have the download, use SolidExplorer or a simular file explorer to extract the contents to your data partition. We recommend extracting it to sdcard/xposed . Now we need to open a terminal app, and type:

Code:
su
Grand it permissions, and then type:

Code:
cd sdcard/xposed
Then type:

Code:
sh flash-script.sh && reboot
If everything goes smoothly, your PC should finish the install, and reboot. Choose your version of Bliss-x86 upon reboot, and wait. It might take a little longer to boot up this time. **Please note that this does not work on all machines. There are some that it will not work for. If you are using one, you will need to extract the system.img file from the iso back to the system partition or directory you have Bliss-x86 installed on**


Part 2 - 64bit Xposed Install:
You need to grab this Xposed64.zip while using the 64bit Bliss-x86 (This one comes from [url=http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68080472&postcount=88]HypoTurtle over on XDA). Once you have the download, use SolidExplorer or a simular file explorer to extract the contents to your data partition. We recommend extracting it to sdcard/xposed . Now we need to open a terminal app, and type:

Code:
su
Grand it permissions, and then type:

Code:
cd sdcard/xposed64
Then type:

Code:
sh flash-script.sh && reboot
If everything goes smoothly, your PC should finish the install, and reboot. Choose your version of Bliss-x86 upon reboot, and wait. It might take a little longer to boot up this time. **Please note that this does not work on all machines. There are some that it will not work for. If you are using one, you will need to extract the system.img file from the iso back to the system partition or directory you have Bliss-x86 installed on**


Adding ARISE Sound Systems to Bliss-x86 n7.1.1 (64bit only)

**NOTE: This might not work as intended on some 32bit installs, and it also will break standard AOSP audio visualization. You have been warned!! **
(Basic Tutorial)

To start off, I would like to state that this can mess things up if you don't know what you're doing, or if you have already added stuff to your system.img, or if you copy/delete the wrong files, etc. You get the point. Team Bliss is not responsible for your mistakes. If your having second thoughts, please ask first and provide as much detail as possible. This isn't a Twitter post.

Now that we're through the ugly part, let's get on to making Bliss-x86 sound better ;) First you will need to grab the files. https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732237629 All the work done on this is due to A.R.I.S.E. Sound Systems™, so make sure you thank them properly if you like what you hear ;)

PART 1
Once you download the .Zip, use a root file manager, like SolidExplorer to extract it to a folder on your SD. Open that folder up and navigate to the numbers directory. Select all the contents of that directory and copy it to the /root/system/ folder. Overight and files and merge any folders needed.
Attachment 4023464

PART 2
Now we have to navigate to the priv-app folder in /root/system/, and create a new folder called ViPER4Arise . Then navigate back to the root of the extracted zip, and go to /customize/app. Copy the two .apk's there, along with the x86 folder to the new directory you created in /root/system/ then install each one and reboot.
Attachment 4023478

PART 3
Once reboot is complete, load up the ViPER4Arise app, and it will ask to install the driver. Grant it su permissions and any other permissions it might ask. Install might take a few, but it will complete if you let it. Once it completes, it will tell you to reboot. Do it. And when you come back to Bliss, it will have some nice sound controls ;)
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Enjoy!!


Setting Taskbar v3.3+ as default navbar in Bliss-x86 n7.1.x

!!WARNING!! This must be done after first boot and setup is complete. Setup wizard uses default navbar.
Follow this link to read the walkthrough: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=290
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Instructions Continued:

Easy Install For Bliss-x86 8.x/10.x UEFI/ESP (64bit)


** This method might be the easiest currently **

For the overall instructions on using this method, please refer to the tools original thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...-uefi-t3222483
I have taken some time to update the tool for easy install on UEFI/ESP machines. The builds I produce can be found here:
https://github.com/BlissRoms-x86/And...ree/master/bin
And the source for those builds can be found here: https://github.com/BlissRoms-x86/And...er-for-Windows
This tool should work on RemixOS as well, but I have not tested it yet (been too busy on this project)

Part 1 - Using the Installer

The installer has been updated, and it will accept the .iso files for our 8.x/10.x releases. Just follow the prompts the installer gives. Refer to the orig thread for any questions, and please search before asking.

Part 2- Switching the UEFI/EFS boot entry

Open the EasyUEFI tool mentioned above, then switch the UEFI/EFI entry it created to boot first. Close and reboot.


How to "prep" a USB using syslinux EFI to run Bliss 7.x/10.x
Thanks to @IcedCube

Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedCube

For those who are a little too bleeding edge and like to adventure outside the recommended method that @electrikjesus recommends, here's how to "prep" a USB using syslinux EFI to run Bliss 7.x/10.x.
Also, I'd appreciate it if he could link it in the first post as a "experimental syslinux EFI" method, because this is what I recommend if some Chinese tablets don't want to boot grub.

DO NOT BLAME HIM IF YOUR DEVICE CATCHES FIRE AFTER DOING THIS. BLAME ME INSTEAD.

I strongly recommend using a Linux VM or a Linux box for this. Ensure you have the latest version of unsquashfs (part of squashfs-tools) too. Grab the latest build of Bliss x86 7.x/10.x before continuing!

  1. Grab the ZIP file from my original post, https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...postcount=1237, and extract it to the root of your USB drive. This will bootstrap syslinux EFI onto it.
  2. Make a folder, if you haven't already done so, called "android".
  3. Now, open up the ISO in an archiver. Extract from the root directory of the ISO image the following to your USB drive's "android" folder: initrd.img, ramdisk.img, kernel.
  4. Extract system.sfs to a folder somewhere, maybe in /tmp.
  5. Open a terminal and change directory (using 'cd') to /tmp. Run 'ls' and confirm you see system.sfs shown in the file list. If you get no output, start over as you misplaced a file.
    Code:
    cd /tmp && ls -al system.sqs
  6. Run the following code:
    Code:
    unsquashfs ./system.sqs
    This will make a new directory called "squashfs_root".
  7. Bliss 7.x users, this is important: If you are using Bliss 10.x then skip just this step. Change directory to squashfs_root and run a 'ls'. You should have only one file, a system.img inside that directory. Copy that file to your USB's "android" folder.
  8. Bliss 10.x users, this is important: If you are using Bliss 7.x then skip just this step. If you take a look inside squashfs_root, you will notice it's a complete android root filesystem. What we need to do is to move the stuff into a system image. The following will make a 2GB system.img file, format it, mount it and copy the contents of the extracted squashfs into that new disk image.
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/tempMount
    truncate /tmp/system.img --size=2G
    mkfs.ext4 -m0 /tmp/system.img
    sudo mount -o loop /tmp/system.img /mnt/tempMount
    sudo cp -prv /tmp/squashfs_root/* /mnt/tempMount/
    sync
    sudo umount /mnt/tempMount
    The sync process might take some time. Now copy the /tmp/system.img file to your USB's android folder.
  9. Alright, now that's the system image done. Now you need to make a data image. That's easier than system image. First, find where your USB drive is mounted, it might be at "/media/icedcube/DROIDUSB" or something and cd to the android folder on it:
    Code:
    cd /media/icedcube/DROIDUSB/android
    . If you're using Ubuntu or any other good distro and have a "Open location in Terminal" option in your File Manager, use that as a shortcut. Now run these commands to make a 3GB data image file - you could try with 4GB but FAT32 maxes out at 4GB per file and I prefer using FAT32 as I'm not sure if the kernel supports exFAT or NTFS properly.
    Code:
    truncate data.img --size=3G
    mkfs.ext4 -m0 data.img
    sync
    This will be an completely empty ext4 disk image, but will be enough to kickstart Bliss.
  10. Finally, check to ensure everything is in check like so:
    Code:
    <ROOT>
    - syslinux.cfg
    - android/
    -- kernel
    -- system.img
    -- data.img
    -- ramdisk.img
    -- initrd.img
    - EFI/
    -- BOOT/
    --- bootia32.efi
    --- bootx64.efi
    --- ldlinux.e32
    --- ldlinux.e64
  11. Need to add some kernel parameters? Don't panic. Just open syslinux.cfg and add them onto the append before the "initrd=/android/initrd.img" statement.
  12. Unmount the USB from your computer. Carefully plug it into your tablet or laptop and use the BIOS to boot UEFI from USB Drive, partition 1. If all goes well, you will get a black screen with small white text saying "Booting Android..." followed by loading files. You should get the Linux kernel text, then see the Bliss Oreo animation play after a few seconds/minutes depending on your USB drive read/write speed.




Downloads:
!!!!BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN!!!
We offer a few different types of downloads for Bliss-x86. Stable, EDU, & Bleeding Edge builds. Below is a short run-down of what that means to you.
Stable Builds - Kernel-4.4.x/kernel-4.9.x
These builds use the most stable branches we have for the kernel & OS. This is usually right in line with what the Android-x86 project has unless there are some incompatibilities. These are updated regularly, but least often.
EDU Builds - Kernel-4.4.x/kernel-4.9.x/4.11.x
These builds are a rootless version of Bliss, packaged with rootless Substratum and a ton of features to still allow customization without compromising security. Perfect for not only the classroom, but the corporate environment as well. These builds are released with both kernel-4.4 & kernel-4.10/4.11 for a broad compatibility range. This branch is still a work in progress
Bleeding Edge Builds - kernel-4.9.x/Kernel-4.10.x/4.11.x/4.12.x
These builds will usually contain one of the newer kernels we are working on, and these builds could be almost weekly, as this will be used as our testing branch. This also means, these builds will see features that may or may not be included in the stable releases. Eventually, once this branch is stable enough, it is what gets pushed to the Stable branch for release.

n7.1.x - Bliss-x86 - 7.1.x Stable, EDU & Bleeding Edge Builds
Current Releases: https://downloads.blissroms.com/Bliss/Official/x86/
Archived Released: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=136638


mm6.0 - Bliss-x86 - 6.4 - NO LONGER SUPPORTED
**Development on our Bliss-6.4 builds have stopped in favor for nougat builds. Please do not ask for any further development on our marshmallow builds. You will be answered with sarcasm**
Archived Released: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=127970

UPDATES:
This list has gotten too big, you will have to search the thread for the recent updates. (hint: they are usually the most thanked posts)
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9th January 2017, 05:02 AM |#5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunard

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2...Q3Z2dUE1YUo3TX not found

Can I use D:\android-x86 ?

My bad... I will move that to my AFH as well. And yes, you can use whatever folder/drive combo you want. Just make sure you edit the grub.cfg to match the location, or keep the folder name the same as I describe, and change the drive. It will search the mounted drives for the first folder matching that name

EDIT: Updated the link
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@social-design-concepts would this work on baytrail android tablets?
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9th January 2017, 01:48 PM |#7  
Wow looks great. Thanks for all the hard work. @electrikjesus et al.

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would this work on baytrail android tablets?

There's only one way to find out. My guess is you'll have a few minor incompatibilities.
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Thank you very much @electrikjesus . All working fine. Amazing rom.
9th January 2017, 07:06 PM |#9  
UPDATE
I have pushed an update to the Android-x86 UEFI installer, it should work for root now with one simple trick. I updated the second post accordingly as well. Thanks peeps for all the support on this project so far
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10th January 2017, 01:42 AM |#10  
Second Update:
There is now also a 32bit n7.1.1 build in the download folder. Only known difference so far is root is not working right. I'll fix that here soon.
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10th January 2017, 08:12 PM |#11  
UPDATES:
Bliss-x86 32bit - I have fix the issue with how supersu is integrated on the 32bit builds, so a new build can be found in the Bliss-x86 n7.1.x folder

I also had a couple people asking questions about how to use Taskbar and Substratum. So I went and made a couple short videos on that too.
Taskbar:


Substratum:


UPDATE - 01.11.17 - OS is now in line with 7.1.1r12, all the Surface patches have been correctly applied. So support for all M$ Surface product up to Surface Book should be there. 32-bit version didn't have any touch issues on my end. 64-bit still did eventually though. Could be my hardware I'm testing with though too. (I'll eventually be able to afford something new)
Builds are available in the Bliss-x86 n7.1x folder for my AFH. ENJOY!!
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