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Customizations, Mods & Tricks (Without Root) for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

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Device Model: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Hello Friends
Please post the customizations you made in your stock rom without root
You can post anything that makes our phone better
It will be really helpful

I will post everything i did to my device

Most of the below mods work in every device running Android Nougat and Android Oreo

Note: This is not the Original thread
Original thread is Here
I have just copied OP of my zenfone max pro m1's thread

I am not sure that all of the below mods works in max pro m2 because i don't have the device
Please report if anything not working
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1️⃣ Tips

◽️ Change Display Size
Open Settings/Display/Display Size and Set it to small
Using small Display Size Makes Things a little bit Smaller
You can see more contents in the Screen

◽️ Change Animation Scale
Change Animation Scales to Make your phone a little bit faster
Use Adb and Run Following Commands

adb shell

settings put global window_animation_scale 0.75

settings put global transition_animation_scale 0.75

settings put global animator_duration_scale 0.75


Note:Recommended Animation Scale is 0.75 But You can use custom animation scales
I know there is an option of changing animation scales from developer options in settings
But you can only set animation 0.5 or permanently disable it
◽️Always Use Night Light

Blue Light Coming From Screen Damages Photoreceptors in our eyes .These Photoreceptors can not be Regenerated or Repared.It is Making us blind.
I have permanently turned on night light. You should also keep it on. Night light Filters out blue light.


2️⃣ Tricks

◽️ Enable System UI Tuner
•Expand notification panel(swipe down on status bar)
•Long press Setting⚙️ icon
•Now you will see congratulation message
•open Settings/System/System UI Tuner
You can add remove status bar icon
Add Seconds to Status bar Clock
And Much More


◽️ Enable Round Google Search Bar Widget
First add the google search bar widget on your home screen
Then open google app
Click More/Customize Widget
Customize it acc to your likings
Done
Note:if you do not find Customize widget option in google app Update Google app to the Latest Version

◽️Add more Tiles to the Quick Settings Header
See this thread

◽️ Enable Camera2api and install google camera
See this thread

Asus Zenfone Max pro m1 thread
(Needs adb permissions)
Google camera photos are better than stock camera

Note: You can take help from Zenfone max pro m1's thread
The same process involves in max pro m2 as well
And you will find all the necessary files like Adb and device Drivers in this thread

◽️ Check All Your Sensors Are Working Properly(Launch SMMI Test)
Open Calculator and type .12345+=

◽️Some Chrome Browser Tricks
See this Post

Tip: To Reduce Popup Messages and Webpages in any browser, dont just click any link, long press and open in new tab. This will definitely reduce popup messages

3️⃣ Themes

◽️ Change Accent Colours Without Root
see this post

◽️ Black and Dark UI themes with Custom Accent Colours
See This Post
Some more theme are Here
Note:These themes may have some bugs

◽️ Custom Navigation Bar
See this thread
Download Here
It can customize navigation bar
Add themes
It adds android p like rotation icon when device is rotated (my fav)
(Needs adb permissions)

◽️ Substratum theme engine
Download here
it will ask you to install andromeda plugin from play store
Install it and give adb permission it asks
You are done
Need Help

A)K-klock app for those who r using substratum
Download here
Xda Thread
Features
• Change your status bar clock position: left, right, or center.
• Choose whether the clock shows up on the lockscreen or not.
• Change the clock color and format: you can add new ones if the presets aren't what you want!
• Change the clock font.
• Set no. of Quick Settings icon in a row
And much more




4️⃣ Mods and Apps

◽️ Navigation Gestures
A)Custom Navigation Gestures
XDA thread Link
Iphone x and oneplus 6 like gestures
(Needs adb permissions)

B)Fluid Navigation Gestures
Download Here
Need Any Help Contact Here at Telegram
New Navigation Gesture

◽️ One handed mode
Download here
Xda Thread
(needs adb permission)

◽️ Battery Saving Apps
A) Greenify
Greenify apps for better battery and performance
Download here
After giving permissions via adb
I enabled aggresive doze which improves standby battery
(Needs adb permissions)

B)Naptime
Super Doze mode to save battery in idle state
Download here
(needs adb permissions)

◽️ Island
Download here
you can clone apps for parallel running(best cloning app)

◽️ Quick Settings App
Download here
Add Quick settings tiles like adaptive brightness/Caffeine
If you give adb permissions via pc
You can enable/disable Heads-Up
Turn on reading mode
Turn on Immersive mode (Expanded desktop)
And many other quick setting icons

◽️ Youtube Vanced
See this XDA thread
Download Here
How to install:
Download latest Youtube vanced apk and latest MicroG apk
Install both apks
Disable preinstalled Youtube app
Open youtube vanced
Add google account
Done
Features:
Enable PIP mode
Save videos for offline play
Enable Background Play
Swipe Controls for Volume and Brightness
Enable Dark and Black themes
Remove Ads
And much more

◽️ [Markup] Android P Screenshot Editor
See this Post
Download and install App
After taking Screenshots
From notification bar click SHARE and select Markup
Done



5️⃣ Apps

◽Home Apps
• Hyperion Launcher
An Amazingly Smooth and Beautiful Launcher
Play Store Link
Telegram Channel
Enable Google Feed

• Customized Pixel Launcher(CPL launcher)
Best Pixel launcher Mod
Most customizable Pixel Launcher Mod
XDA thread Link
Play Store Link

◽️Gallery apps
As all of u know our phone don't have a gallery app
Google photos is there but most of us only use it for photo backup
So i was searching for a simple gallery app with modern design
I found these
Camera Roll - Gallery
Asus Gallery
Sony Album

◽️Music Apps
Sony Music
Retro Music

◽️ File Manager
MiXplorer
MiXplorer (Mix of Explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and fully-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface.
This app has no ads, is and will always remain completely free.
Apkmirror Link
Xda Labs


Solid Explorer
Powerful file manager and cloud manager with root explorer


◽️Network Speed Meter
Paid Version
Shows download Speed in status bar
This app also helps in keep track if any app is using data in background

◽️Download Progress++
Show download progress on status bar

◽️Rotation App
Many of us use our phone while charging
And our phone have usb port at bottom
So we can use this app to set our phone rotation to reverse portrait and use our phone while charging
We can also force set any app rotation






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Note:All of the above Works Without Root
But some of them needs adb permissions via pc
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If you u got any problem installing/Uninstalling any of these apps/mods
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And please post if you have anything for our device that can make our phone better to use.
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Can't use portrait mode??
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I can't use portrait mode in my phone even after installing arnova8g2 pixel 2 Gcam. Please help.
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Originally Posted by rahulsarawagi9964

I can't use portrait mode in my phone even after installing arnova8g2 pixel 2 Gcam. Please help.

please try other gcam mods
Try this one
https://www.youtube.com/redirect?htm...AxNTQ1NzkxMzYy
I dont have the device so i can test which gcam mod is working perfectly
Please try this one and other mods also
And tell us which one is working fine
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Works only half of the times.
It doesn't always work. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. Once it stops working, the only solution is to uninstall and reinstall it many times and clear data in settings and keep trying and then it works, but after sometimes it's again not working. Gcam worked perfectly on my asus zenfone max pro m1, but in this phone front camera portrait not working and also EIS is not working perfectly in videos. I thought Google camera will solve problems of this phone's camera but no.
If anyone knows gcam developers like arnova8g2 than please request him to look into this matter.
Also HDR+ enhanced mode doesn't work half of the time.
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Found a solution for front camera portrait problem in Gcam.
I have found a solution to this problem. Whenever your portrait mode malfunctions just click a rear camera portrait and front camera portrait starts working again. I'm happy now.
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