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    Post How To Guide [TUTORIAL] how to set the screen refresh rate to 90 Hz

    I had to restart the phone afterwards to make the change take effect, just in case anyone else thinks the above hasn't worked.
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    Post Mi Mix2 or Nokia 7 plus

    I had exactly the same choice and went for the Mix 2. I'm not someone who cares very much about the camera on a phone - on the rare occasions I use it I'm happy if the image on the screen vaguely looks like what I pointed the phone at. But if the camera is important to you the Nokia's is...
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    Post Fast and smoothly Rom for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    I run Android Wear on a plain, stock global MIUI ROM. The trick is: * enable developer options and turn memory optimisation OFF * disable battery saver on apps like Android Wear, email clients, anything you want to stay in memory. Go settings/battery/power/app battery saver and make sure for...
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    Thread Backing up /data prior to bootloader unlock

    Hi all, the subject line says it all. Is there a way to back up your data partition, unlock the bootloader (and thus wipe) and then restore the backup? Having spent a bit of time setting up the global ROM my Mix 2 came with and finding actually I quite like it, I would rather not go through the...
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    Post ooh, how I hate Miui 8, 9, whatever...

    You know what? I'm a new owner of a Mi Mix 2 and my expectation was that, as soon as I was able, MIUI was going to be a case of "take off and nuke the entire site from orbit", speaking as a stock Android snob. So I have to wait 72 hours for my bootloader unlock to go through meaning that I'm...
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    Post [OFFICIAL] [Sanders] 9.x||8.x.y || [64bit] || Ground Zero ROMs || Gzosp || Validus

    I'm not actually running Validus, I'm a Pixel Experience chap myself, but I have to say that "some stuffs" is the best description I've ever read in any Changelog ever. I'm definitely switching now. Not just one stuff but "stuffs", plural! So there's lots of them! Stuffs everywhere. The rom is...
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    Post [ROM][8.1.0][sanders][OFFICIAL] Pixel Experience [AOSP][r26][2018/05/27]

    There was: To be honest, I'm quite happy with the combination of their last release plus v20 of Alize kernel. Best combo I've used on the device. Why mess with something that works well?
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    Post [KERNEL][8.x][EAS] AL-ice-KERNEL [CLANG][ARM64][SANDERS]

    It's on the previous page. And now it's on this page too: https://github.com/AlizeKernel/alize_sanders/releases/download/Twenty/AlizeEASw_Clang-8.x_vTwenty-64bit-Sanders.zip
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    Post [KERNEL][8.x][EAS] AL-ice-KERNEL [CLANG][ARM64][SANDERS]

    Having got incredibly frustrated with all this Telegram stuff and, it seems, people being unable to understand the simple request "can you post a link to the latest version" I signed up to Telegram long enough to find the link to the latest version. So here it is - version 20. No Telegram, just...
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    Post Nexus 6 to G5S plus, thoughts?

    I can tell a slightly more upbeat story. Migrated from a Nexus 6P which I loved dearly, but after spending a small fortune on battery replacements realised it was time to call it a day. I am very pleased with the Moto. Honestly? I see very little functional difference between this and the 6P...
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    Post [ROM][8.1.0][sanders][OFFICIAL] Pixel Experience [AOSP][r26][2018/05/27]

    My gut feeling is that 5 hours is about right. I also have a gut feeling that battery on this ROM doesn't quite last as long as the 7.1 stock - but I have nothing scientific to base this on, just a general perception. (edit: although I don't have a problem with that. It's marginal at best for...
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    Post [ROM][8.1.0][sanders][OFFICIAL] Pixel Experience [AOSP][r26][2018/05/27]

    Just a quick "me too" here to say that this is some very fine work. Had been running rooted stock since getting the phone but was fed up with the constant requests to update. Having rooted, getting the thing back into a state where it'd accept an OTA would have been non-trivial. The fact that...
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    Post [WIP] [Kernel] [magisk modules on stock rom]

    GeneticEngineer's original both passes SafetyNet and leaves fingerprint gestures functional on my otherwise stock single Sim EU version: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120765462
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    Post [WIP] [Kernel] [magisk modules on stock rom]

    Here's a link to GeneticEngineer's AFH-hosted original kernel from the TWRP thread. I don't think he'll mind it being reposted in this thread. This should tide people over until you can iron out the bugs in your build. https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120765462 Thanks for picking...
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    Post [RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL][Sanders] TWRP-3.2.1-r20 (64bit Supported!)

    It doesn't matter what kernel is on TWRP r9 - the issue is the kernel on the rom you're running. When you reboot from TWRP into your (stock?) rom then Motorola's kernel fires up with the mounting bug and Magisk is hobbled. A custom kernel on TWRP makes no difference. If you flash...
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    Post [RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL][Sanders] TWRP-3.2.1-r20 (64bit Supported!)

    I remember reading somewhere that there is a bug in some Motorola kernels that breaks certain kind of directory mounting which Magisk modules and Magisk hide require. Evidently the Moto X has this fixed but the Moto G5S+ doesn't. So no Magisk hide = no SafetyNet. I think you can safely assume...
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    Post Whatsapp or Telegram Group for sanders??

    Could someone who is active in these networks give a description of what's going on there? Eg roms, kernels etc? Is there more development going on there than is currently visible on XDA? I'd rather not join yet another messaging/social network if I can avoid it - but if there is substantive...
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    Post [Unofficial] TWRP 3.1.1-0 Moto G5S Plus [sanders]

    (this IS a reply to a post in this thread - apologies to interrupt all the TWRP discussion) You, sir, are a steely eyed missile man. I've been looking for a kernel with the bug fixes required to support Magisk hide. I've tried most of the custom roms but none of them are reliable enough yet -...
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    Post Screen protector?

    Replying to myself here, but downgrading to a 2 out of 10. A few days in and I have a ding in the protector slap bang in the middle of the screen. Someone less OCD than I would probably put up with it but I don't think I can. My eyes keep getting drawn to it.
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    Post Does anyone know

    I bought mine from Clove and I'm pretty sure mine is dual sim. Or at least it has a dual sim tray where the second slot is either sim or SD. Are you sure that the 1803 isn't dual sim? Remember there is the 3Gb/4Gb distinction and also the NFC/no NFC. Edit: no, you're quite right. My XT1803...
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    Post Screen protector?

    I've always gone for a matte protector in the past but there were none on the market and I found myself enjoying the clarity of an unadulterated screen. So I decided to go for tempered glass and bought these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B073T91BR7 Got two in a pack. Wasn't happy with the...
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    Post Battery performance of Moto G5s plus

    I had to lol at that. Moved to the Moto from a seriously battery impaired Nexus 6P and that was about the only thing I didn't try. "Go battery go go charge" is now our household meme for "I have to charge my phone". Thank you.
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    Post Your next phone after the 6p?

    I considered the Honor 8 Pro - what don't you like about it? Having got to the point where my 6P was too unreliable to use, and being unwilling to spend serious money on a current flagship (none of which I particularly liked the look of - these long thin screens are just wrong) I was on the...
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    Post Overall love

    Can't speak for Pixel but can speak for Nexus 6P. I loved my Nexus. Had been a Nexus user since the Nexus 4. The 6P, when it worked, was the capstone of the Nexus range. Gorgeous big screen, well built, excellent performance. I would still be using it now if the well known battery issues (check...
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    Post [ROM][8.0.0][UNOFFICIAL] LineageOS 15.0

    I asked previously, but maybe it got lost in the general enthusiasm: What kernel are you using? Does it have the patches to the Base Motorola kernel so that Magisk hide will work? Also (it's been a while since I ran Lineage) is there a one-handed mode and can one swipe the fingerprint sensor...
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    Post [ROM][8.0.0][UNOFFICIAL] LineageOS 15.0

    I am just curious what kernel you're using here, and whether it has the patches required to make Magisk hide work...?
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    Post OS 32-bit or 64-bit

    Yes, I just spent a fun morning trying to get the Adfree YouTube apk working before I discovered that 64 bit architecture was the wrong one to be using. Banging my head against a wall because the Snapdragon 625 is 64 bit so there was no logic as to why it'd be the wrong one. Mind you, I did...
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    Post OEM battery

    OK, I'm out. My CS has started the power off thing - powered off at 20% yesterday with barely 2.5 hours screen on time. Plug it in, boot up - 21% battery. I've been putting off the inevitable I think but it seems time to sell the 6P while I'll still get something for it. I am not paying...
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    Post OEM battery

    I think a primed neutron bomb would be safer than the junk they put in as OEM batteries! I installed Accubattery last night and on my last charge cycle it gave me a battery health of 87%. That's after four months or so. Maybe I have a snide CS battery, maybe there are batches of varying...
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    Post OEM battery

    I also ordered mine from Amazon and it was fulfilled by Amazon. If this is the criteria for "genuine" then my battery fulfils it. I can't imagine anyone looking to bootleg batteries would bother forging "Cameron Sino" on their batteries - they'd be much more likely to make them look like genuine...
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    Post OEM battery

    I am not convinced about my CS battery either. It's probably been in my phone now for four months and while it gave me stellar performance when it was first installed it is now definitely going off the rails. I am getting noticeably poorer screen on and standby time. I've also had a few curious...
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    Post Power settings BATTERY LIFE IMPROVEMENT

    I thought I'd have a look at this. So flashing the zip will have no immediate effect, as it installs to /system/su.d and I don't think any 6P roms use that (I run AquariOS and it doesn't seem to run anything in there on boot). There are a lot of entries that are incorrect for our device -...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    calebcabob - can you think what has changed since the June 15 build that might have dramatically impacted my battery life? Don't get me wrong, the battery on later builds was perfectly OK, but the conbination of your June 15 build plus Franco kernel seems to give me stellar results in terms of...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    You love doing this to me, don't you...? So I've just done a clean flash of your 15th June build - is the one that does the best for me both in terms of performance and excellent battery life (albeit with Franco kernel to avoid the Bluetooth issues). The battery difference was pronounced...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    I wasn't noticing any performance issues, but for me battery life on the flash builds hasn't been a patch on what I had on previous builds plus Franco kernel, or the Bikini Bottom build (this is where Caleb reveals that Bikini Bottom was Flash kernel under a different name :)) Have gone back...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    And one dirty flash later and I'm back in the room. Heart in mouth moment when it hung on the Google logo first time - thought I was in the Boot Loop of Death. Hopefully just one of those random glitches. Phone was just off charge and feeling rather toasty so maybe that was something to do...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    Aaaargh.... Guess who spent the last couple of hours doing a clean flash and rebuilding his setup from scratch so he could give the previous build a good run over the coming days? :) Is a dirty flash likely to break anything? If all that's changed is a small bug fix and ramdisk...?
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    I've just dirty flashed over the last test build and it's booted fine. Can't say anything more than that at the moment...! If it gives me any grief down the line I'll clean flash later. calebcabob - just curious, what prompted the switch to Flash? Especially after you'd put so much effort into...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    Can't comment on battery life as a full clean flash and reinstall from scratch of everything has chewed up 48% battery. However, initial experiments seems to suggest that the Bluetooth issue I'd been encountering is gone. Just made a few calls and the connection to the watch stayed stable...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    For me the Bluetooth issue manifests when on a call. By the time the call is over I'll have a "Bluetooth share has stopped" waiting for me. I have an Android Wear device so maybe that's related - maybe headsets don't manifest whatever the problem is. calebcabob - I'll install your new release...
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    Not to sound like a stuck record, but is the Bluetooth problem still outstanding in your new release? (I know you said that you weren't sure where to start with fixing that, but maybe something you've fixed on the drainage issue might have been Bluetooth related...?)
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    No problem. If there's anything I can do to help, grabbing logs etc let me know. I can stick with Franco for now for daily use (or is there another third-party kernel you'd recommend?)
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    Are these fixes likely to help with the Bluetooth issue? I don't use Google Assistant so that's no problem for me, but am keen to run your stock kernel rather than Franco.
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    Out of curiosity - have you also got an Android Wear device? At the moment, the simplest solution seems to be switching to Franco kernel. (Which is a shame because having made the switch I'd wanted to give the built in kernel a fair crack of the whip)
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    So I am liking what I am seeing after flashing, but I have one request and one possible bug: 1) Any chance we can get an option to force expand all notifications? DU has this - would be nice to have here too (although no major issue if not) 2) I am having some bluetooth share issues when...
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    Post Your next phone after the 6p?

    How are you finding it in terms of performance v the 6P? I had been considering Xiaomi myself and was looking at the Mi5s Plus. I thoughf the Redmi notes seemed a little low budget in comparison to the 6P but the price is certainly right.
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    Post [ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 7.1.2 || No Longer Updated

    I am thinking of switching to this ROM from DU. Before I do, I wanted to ask two questions so as to save myself a bit of time if you guys don't have my two main "killer" features: 1) On DU I have my nav bar configured so I have one handed mode on the extreme left and right. I then have a button...
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    Post [APP][MOD][Magisk][Root][NonRoot] iYTBP - YouTube with background play and much more!

    I am also seeing ads as of last night on two (very different devices) one on 4.4 and one on 7.1.2. The ads I am seeing are pre-video, i.e. before the video plays.
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    Post [ANGLER] [8.0.0] [3.10.107] [GCC 7.2.1] Flash Kernel v3.1

    Another plus 1 for leaving lazyplug in but disabled by default. I get the brief screen power on glitch and it's slightly slower to come on, but nothing one can't live with.
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    Post Taking wakeblock requests

    A big thanks to DEVILOPS 007 and CappyT for sorting out DU. Very much appreciated.