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dr.ketan

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N960F/FD Dr.Ketan ROM DeKnoxed





ROM features


Features may vary depend on ROM version. Read changelog post for latest update and features of current version.

Credit and Thanks :
@Chainfire - Respected elite developer for supersu and his unbelievable contribution to XDA/Android community. @wanam - Respected elite developer for his awesome contribution and references to his works.
@topjohnwu for Magisk
@xperiacle the amazing developer for reference to his work and tools. @gharrington for 3minit battery and QuickLaunch.
ROM Control source and all credit and thanks goes to @daxgirl and @Wuby986 for their open source project for RomControl.
@Tkkg1994 for his permissive kernel @AbrahamGC for some ideas @frap129 for Spectrum app. samsungvn htcmania & 4PDA for tips and some stock apks. khongloi113 for secure folder guide





XDA:DevDB Information

Dr.Ketan ROM, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Contributors
dr.ketan
ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Version Information
Status:
Testing

Created 2018-08-26
Last Updated 2020-08-15
 
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dr.ketan

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Installation and Download


Important :


- This will void warranty.
- As of now you will lose Samsung Pay and Secure folder forever if you root once, even unrooting won't help. (hope in future we can get it working on tripped knox device)
- OTA likely won't work once you root device.


Installation :

If you are on stock ROM/Recovery, follow below said steps

1.Enable Developer Option (settings - about phone - Software information - Tap 7 times on build number to activate developer option in settings menu)
2.Enable OEM Unlock from developer option (If you don't have this option then read this you can't flash ROM before this option available.)
3.Download and copy ROM File to Ext SD card, Use ES file/Root explorer or any similar to check MD5, it should be match with provided in download section.
4.Download TWRP
5.Switch Off device
6.Press Vol down + Bixby and then connect device to PC to reboot to download mode, press volume up when asked to continue to download mode
7.Download Odin and open it, Disable 'Auto reboot' from option menu of Odin
8.Select TWRP (tar image) with AP tab of Odin and Start
9.Once Successfully flashed, you will see 'Passed' in Odin tab
10.Disconnect device and hold Vol down + power till screen goes off, Now immediately press Vol Up + Bixby + Power to reboot to TWRP
11.Select to allow modification
12.From TWRP, Select WIPE menu - Then FORMAT DATA - You need to type 'yes' to perform wipe. WARNING : This will erase all data including Int SD storage from device
13.Once format device completes, go back and select REBOOT' Menu and then - 'RECOVERY', This will reboot to TWRP again
14.Now select Install and navigate path to Ext SD card - ROM zip file, you have copied earlier
15.Read installation instruction of ChangeLog post for vendor.img It may be available inside ROM zip or may need to flash separately, depending on version of ROM
15.Let device boot, and read ROM specific Instructions below.


If you are on CWM recovery and custom ROM already, Follow below said steps.


1.Download ROM zip and place on Int Storage/Ext SD and check MD5
2.Reboot to recovery and select factory reset and flash ROM zip you have copied in step 1.
3.Let device boot,Read ROM specific instructions below.

Some ROM specific instructions

1. On boot, you will see a notification about don't use any app that requires root, wait till that notification to disappear. This issue explained in MustRead.txt file in download area. Also after first boot, wait for ROM Tool to open, it will provide option for some important fix.

2. ROM doesn't have any CSC included as now csc have separate partition (ODM). ROM will not erase/flash/modify files inside odm partition it and you will have your existing CSC even after flashing a ROM

3.Vendor partition may be included in ROM or available separately (Read changelog of version you are installing) .It is recommended to flash it specifically you are on different base.

4.Since Pie version, OEM is pre-fixed with kernel patch and after flashing ROM, you may find OEM option in developer settings but it will be disable, it is actually because of hack/fix applied. In real case if it is disabled then you may not able to boot rom with TWRP. Simply ignore it.

Read ChangeLog of ROM you are going to flash for any specific instructions. Link to changelog is available in next post below.

Can I dirty flash (without factory reset) ROM? No, We don't recommend it. If you are able to handle consequences with dirty flash then proceed, but don't post bugs in forum without clean installing ROM.
PS : Who can handle consequences of dirty flashing, they never need to ask this question in forum. ;)


For Encryption - Read This


Download : https://drketanrom.com/



Instructions provided above are for latest version of ROM only, on previous versions of ROM it may or may not be same, we recommend to flash latest ROM only.

How to report bugs/Issue?
To report issue, you needs to provide following informations, else it will be ignored. Also if your query is already mentioned on OP/ChangeLogg post, it will be ignored.
1.ROM build number.
2.Dirty/Clean Install. - If you have dirty installed, Then first clean install and report if issue persists.
3.Bug/Issue appears right after installing or later?
4.How to reproduce error.
5.Is there any same reports there on thread on your searching?
6.Is there any mention about same bug on OP or changeLog post?
7.Logs - Attach logs here/Upload to other places where it can be downloaded without registration and doesn't have ad (we recommend dropbox/Gdrive) and post link.










 
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dr.ketan

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
ChangeLog

Oreo
- O1 - 26.08.2018 - Initial release
- O1_New - 26.08.2018 - Vendor no more flashing from Aroma. Read above Installation guide for Vendor flashing with Odin.
- O2 - 28.08.2018
- O3 - 09.09.2018
- O4 - 30.09.2018
- O5 - 12.10.2018
- O6 - 12.10.2018
- O7 - 11.11.2018
- O8 - 25.11.2018

Pie Beta
- P01 - 05.12.2018
- P02 - 15.12.2018
- P03 - 30.01.2018
- P04 - 01.01.2019

Pie Official
- P05 - 14.01.2019
- P06 - 22.02.2019
- P07 - 01.03.2019
- P08 - 10.03.2019
- P09 - 14.03.2019
- P10 - 20.04.2019
- P11 - 18.05.2019
- P12 - 09.07.2019
- P13 - 26.07.2019
- P14 - 24.09.2019
- P15 - 08.11.2019

Android 10 (Beta)
- Q01 - 23.11.2019
- Q02 - 28.11.2019

Android 10 (Stable)
- Q03 - 05.01.2020
- Q04 - 05.02.2020
- Q05 - 16.05.2020

OneUI 2.1

- Q06 - 11.06.2020
- Q07 - 11.07.2020
- Q08 - 15.08.2020
- Q09 - 16.09.2020

OneUi 2.5

- Q10 - 17.10.2020
- Q11 - 14.11.2020

- Q12 - 12.12.2020
- Q13 - 12.01.2021
- Q14 - 21.02.2021
- Q15 - 03.04.2021




How to report bugs/Issue?
To report issue, you needs to provide following informations, else it will be ignored
1.ROM build number.
2.Dirty/Clean Install. - If you have dirty installed, Then first clean install and report if issue persists.
3.Bug/Issue appears right after installing or later?
4.How to reproduce error.
5.Is there any same reports there on thread on your searching?
6.Is there any mention about same bug on OP or changeLog post?
7.Logs
 
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dr.ketan

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Bootloader and Modem

Latest Bootloader and Modem will be posted here


]To get your bootloader and modem, simply download a stock firmware (you can get it from sammobile/Updato etc) according your device official version.
1.Rt click on zip you have download
2.Select 7zip - open archieve
3.You will see multiple file, select a file that start with BL_N960***.tar.md5 and drag and drop to your PC, this is your bootloader file. Now similarly drag and drop a file which start with CP_N960***.tar.md5 - this one is your modem file.
4.Now open Odin - Select Bootloader file for 'BL' tab and Modem file with 'CP' tab of odin (see screenshot below)
5.Now connect device to PC with Download mode and select to 'Start'







 
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Nasty_z

Senior Member
Feb 17, 2012
1,496
646
Manama, Bahrain
First of all many thanks for this rom. Seriously.

I have flashed and used this rom for the past hour and everything seems to be working well. No crashes so far and no issues with any of the included options either. Smooth and responsive too.

There are many features in this rom. I love the additional lock screen, always on display and edge lighting customisation.

This is truly fantastic!

---------- Post added at 08:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:56 PM ----------

Just flashed it, now it bootloops, gonna try flash it again...it did complain that i couldn't mount vendor partition when installing the rom
I installed it without selecting the vendor installation option in aroma installer. Maybe try that? I installed kernel and magisk using the aroma installer though.

Your vendor doesn't need to be reinstalled. Your stock ROM already had it and twrp doesn't wipe it.
 
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Daniehabazin

Senior Member
Nov 14, 2008
257
83
Stockholm, Boca Raton or Zagreb
First of all many thanks for this rom. Seriously.

I have flashed and used this rom for the past hour and everything seems to be working well. No crashes so far and no issues with any of the included options either. Smooth and responsive too.

There are many features in this rom. I love the additional lock screen, always on display and edge lighting customisation.

This is truly fantastic!

---------- Post added at 08:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:56 PM ----------


I installed it without selecting the vendor installation option in aroma installer. Maybe try that? I installed kernel and magisk using the aroma installer though.

Your vendor doesn't need to be reinstalled. Your stock ROM already had it and twrp doesn't wipe it.

tried it one more without the vendor, still bootloops.
also tried it without any mods, still bootloops....
 

mcn1970

Senior Member
Sep 1, 2015
892
122
First of all many thanks for this rom. Seriously.

I have flashed and used this rom for the past hour and everything seems to be working well. No crashes so far and no issues with any of the included options either. Smooth and responsive too.

There are many features in this rom. I love the additional lock screen, always on display and edge lighting customisation.

This is truly fantastic!

---------- Post added at 08:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:56 PM ----------


I installed it without selecting the vendor installation option in aroma installer. Maybe try that? I installed kernel and magisk using the aroma installer though.

Your vendor doesn't need to be reinstalled. Your stock ROM already had it and twrp doesn't wipe it.
what did you wipe before flashing?
 

Nasty_z

Senior Member
Feb 17, 2012
1,496
646
Manama, Bahrain
tried it one more without the vendor, still bootloops.
also tried it without any mods, still bootloops....
Did you wipe data before flashing?

---------- Post added at 08:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:17 PM ----------

what did you wipe before flashing?
Just the data. Click wipe, drag the slider to factory reset and that's it. I installed the kernel, magisk and mods using aroma. I did not install reknox, vendor.

I also did a twrp backup prior to installing the rom but I doubt that affects anything..
 

Daniehabazin

Senior Member
Nov 14, 2008
257
83
Stockholm, Boca Raton or Zagreb
Did you wipe data before flashing?

---------- Post added at 08:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:17 PM ----------


Just the data. Click wipe, drag the slider to factory reset and that's it. I installed the kernel, magisk and mods using aroma. I did not install reknox, vendor.

I also did a twrp backup prior to installing the rom but I doubt that affects anything..

i followed the guide and did the format, now i tried installing the rom without any options in aroma, still bootloops
 

Daniehabazin

Senior Member
Nov 14, 2008
257
83
Stockholm, Boca Raton or Zagreb
Only factory reset or what you did

did the format, just as the guide said

---------- Post added at 09:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:24 PM ----------

Don't do anything and just wait 10 min, giving you fix.b Relax!

hey no problem, this isn't my daily driver and i've borked phones before... don't rush :)
 
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    please be patient with me... i need more details, sorry for the trouble
    Hi,

    At this point, it's little hard to determine in what state is your phone : a one year rom modified with a one month clean or dirty upgrade ??? :oops::unsure::rolleyes:o_O

    The best you can do at this time = start again from the beggining with the DrKetan instructions at 1st page of this thread.

    - First of all, flash newest FULL Official SAMSUNG FW for your N960F with Odin (ap+bl+cp+csc)
    - reboot
    - OEM unlock
    - Flash the last OFFICIAL TWRP for your N960F with odin
    - reboot recovery... twice if necessary.
    - with TWRP : Full wipe ALL partitions except "SD card storage" or "USB OTG" where is your Q15 DrKetan Rom
    - Flash Dr Ketan rom with TWRP
    - just finished, reboot in download mode... NO reboot system !!!
    - re-Flash newest official BL + CP of your N960F with odin
    - generally the reboot is automatic on TWRP... nervermind... so reboot system normaly.

    That's the DrKetan's recipe 100% functional. :cowboy:

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    Hello all,i wanna ask,its possible to unroot this custom rom?if yes please show me the link bcoz i have problem with my app banking,it still read my note 9 as aroot device,i already hide it with magisk,no effect at all.please help me,thx before
    1. Hide magisk app
    via Magisk manager:
    2. install Riru v.25.4.2 by rikka
    3. install Riru - LSposed
    4. Open LSposed
    5. In repository, Find XPrivacyLua
    6. in Releases tab, click Assests and install eu.faircode.xlua_v130_056d91.apk
    7. Back to LSPosed, click Modules, click XPrivacyLua, enable module and choose your banking app
    8. Open XprivacyLua, find your banking app and restrict "get applications" or try other option till you can open your banking app

    This way you'll still be able to use banking app without losing all the root advanteges
    1
    From where you get this info that P10 coming soon?
    First of all thank you so much for your great ROM, i've been using it since Q10 and it's been amazing and i cant thank you enough. Keep up the good work and I wish you the best. :coffee:🙌
    My phone is N960N and i've been expriencing 2 issuses since Q10 but the issues keep occurring up until Q15.
    I tried wiping cache from TRWP and even reinstalling the ROM but didn't work.
    1- Call app stops working after a restart and keeps restarting the phone while using. I even tried Truecaller app but the issue persisted. I turn the phone off for a couple of minutes and then Call works fine.
    2- Battery drains so fast after 15% . I mean it reaches 1% in less than 2 minutes.
    1
    Hello all,i wanna ask,its possible to unroot this custom rom?if yes please show me the link bcoz i have problem with my app banking,it still read my note 9 as aroot device,i already hide it with magisk,no effect at all.please help me,thx before
    You'll need to reset your device and flash your stock firmware.

    Before that, you may want to try and hide Magisk Manager from your banking app.
    1
    hello all, if I already flashed latest BL and CP at first installation RO Q15, so when I reflash Q15 again, can I skip ODIN BL & CP again, right?
    yes you can skip that part.
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    N960F/FD Dr.Ketan ROM DeKnoxed





    ROM features


    Features may vary depend on ROM version. Read changelog post for latest update and features of current version.

    Credit and Thanks :
    @Chainfire - Respected elite developer for supersu and his unbelievable contribution to XDA/Android community. @wanam - Respected elite developer for his awesome contribution and references to his works.
    @topjohnwu for Magisk
    @xperiacle the amazing developer for reference to his work and tools. @gharrington for 3minit battery and QuickLaunch.
    ROM Control source and all credit and thanks goes to @daxgirl and @Wuby986 for their open source project for RomControl.
    @Tkkg1994 for his permissive kernel @AbrahamGC for some ideas @frap129 for Spectrum app. samsungvn htcmania & 4PDA for tips and some stock apks. khongloi113 for secure folder guide





    XDA:DevDB Information

    Dr.Ketan ROM, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Contributors
    dr.ketan
    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

    Version Information
    Status:
    Testing

    Created 2018-08-26
    Last Updated 2020-08-15
    62
    Installation and Download


    Important :


    - This will void warranty.
    - As of now you will lose Samsung Pay and Secure folder forever if you root once, even unrooting won't help. (hope in future we can get it working on tripped knox device)
    - OTA likely won't work once you root device.


    Installation :

    If you are on stock ROM/Recovery, follow below said steps

    1.Enable Developer Option (settings - about phone - Software information - Tap 7 times on build number to activate developer option in settings menu)
    2.Enable OEM Unlock from developer option (If you don't have this option then read this you can't flash ROM before this option available.)
    3.Download and copy ROM File to Ext SD card, Use ES file/Root explorer or any similar to check MD5, it should be match with provided in download section.
    4.Download TWRP
    5.Switch Off device
    6.Press Vol down + Bixby and then connect device to PC to reboot to download mode, press volume up when asked to continue to download mode
    7.Download Odin and open it, Disable 'Auto reboot' from option menu of Odin
    8.Select TWRP (tar image) with AP tab of Odin and Start
    9.Once Successfully flashed, you will see 'Passed' in Odin tab
    10.Disconnect device and hold Vol down + power till screen goes off, Now immediately press Vol Up + Bixby + Power to reboot to TWRP
    11.Select to allow modification
    12.From TWRP, Select WIPE menu - Then FORMAT DATA - You need to type 'yes' to perform wipe. WARNING : This will erase all data including Int SD storage from device
    13.Once format device completes, go back and select REBOOT' Menu and then - 'RECOVERY', This will reboot to TWRP again
    14.Now select Install and navigate path to Ext SD card - ROM zip file, you have copied earlier
    15.Read installation instruction of ChangeLog post for vendor.img It may be available inside ROM zip or may need to flash separately, depending on version of ROM
    15.Let device boot, and read ROM specific Instructions below.


    If you are on CWM recovery and custom ROM already, Follow below said steps.


    1.Download ROM zip and place on Int Storage/Ext SD and check MD5
    2.Reboot to recovery and select factory reset and flash ROM zip you have copied in step 1.
    3.Let device boot,Read ROM specific instructions below.

    Some ROM specific instructions

    1. On boot, you will see a notification about don't use any app that requires root, wait till that notification to disappear. This issue explained in MustRead.txt file in download area. Also after first boot, wait for ROM Tool to open, it will provide option for some important fix.

    2. ROM doesn't have any CSC included as now csc have separate partition (ODM). ROM will not erase/flash/modify files inside odm partition it and you will have your existing CSC even after flashing a ROM

    3.Vendor partition may be included in ROM or available separately (Read changelog of version you are installing) .It is recommended to flash it specifically you are on different base.

    4.Since Pie version, OEM is pre-fixed with kernel patch and after flashing ROM, you may find OEM option in developer settings but it will be disable, it is actually because of hack/fix applied. In real case if it is disabled then you may not able to boot rom with TWRP. Simply ignore it.

    Read ChangeLog of ROM you are going to flash for any specific instructions. Link to changelog is available in next post below.

    Can I dirty flash (without factory reset) ROM? No, We don't recommend it. If you are able to handle consequences with dirty flash then proceed, but don't post bugs in forum without clean installing ROM.
    PS : Who can handle consequences of dirty flashing, they never need to ask this question in forum. ;)


    For Encryption - Read This


    Download : https://drketanrom.com/



    Instructions provided above are for latest version of ROM only, on previous versions of ROM it may or may not be same, we recommend to flash latest ROM only.

    How to report bugs/Issue?
    To report issue, you needs to provide following informations, else it will be ignored. Also if your query is already mentioned on OP/ChangeLogg post, it will be ignored.
    1.ROM build number.
    2.Dirty/Clean Install. - If you have dirty installed, Then first clean install and report if issue persists.
    3.Bug/Issue appears right after installing or later?
    4.How to reproduce error.
    5.Is there any same reports there on thread on your searching?
    6.Is there any mention about same bug on OP or changeLog post?
    7.Logs - Attach logs here/Upload to other places where it can be downloaded without registration and doesn't have ad (we recommend dropbox/Gdrive) and post link.










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    Hello guys
    It's been first time I couldn't visit xda for about a week since last few years. I have planned update last week but couldn't. As we know life have some priorities, and xda is not on top so hope you can understand. Trying my best to come back but yet unable to give date. May this disappointing for some but hopefully you will try to understand.
    Thanks in advance for understanding and keeping patience.
    Again sorry for delay.
    Regards
    Dr.Ketan
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    ChangeLog

    Oreo
    - O1 - 26.08.2018 - Initial release
    - O1_New - 26.08.2018 - Vendor no more flashing from Aroma. Read above Installation guide for Vendor flashing with Odin.
    - O2 - 28.08.2018
    - O3 - 09.09.2018
    - O4 - 30.09.2018
    - O5 - 12.10.2018
    - O6 - 12.10.2018
    - O7 - 11.11.2018
    - O8 - 25.11.2018

    Pie Beta
    - P01 - 05.12.2018
    - P02 - 15.12.2018
    - P03 - 30.01.2018
    - P04 - 01.01.2019

    Pie Official
    - P05 - 14.01.2019
    - P06 - 22.02.2019
    - P07 - 01.03.2019
    - P08 - 10.03.2019
    - P09 - 14.03.2019
    - P10 - 20.04.2019
    - P11 - 18.05.2019
    - P12 - 09.07.2019
    - P13 - 26.07.2019
    - P14 - 24.09.2019
    - P15 - 08.11.2019

    Android 10 (Beta)
    - Q01 - 23.11.2019
    - Q02 - 28.11.2019

    Android 10 (Stable)
    - Q03 - 05.01.2020
    - Q04 - 05.02.2020
    - Q05 - 16.05.2020

    OneUI 2.1

    - Q06 - 11.06.2020
    - Q07 - 11.07.2020
    - Q08 - 15.08.2020
    - Q09 - 16.09.2020

    OneUi 2.5

    - Q10 - 17.10.2020
    - Q11 - 14.11.2020

    - Q12 - 12.12.2020
    - Q13 - 12.01.2021
    - Q14 - 21.02.2021
    - Q15 - 03.04.2021




    How to report bugs/Issue?
    To report issue, you needs to provide following informations, else it will be ignored
    1.ROM build number.
    2.Dirty/Clean Install. - If you have dirty installed, Then first clean install and report if issue persists.
    3.Bug/Issue appears right after installing or later?
    4.How to reproduce error.
    5.Is there any same reports there on thread on your searching?
    6.Is there any mention about same bug on OP or changeLog post?
    7.Logs
    33
    Dear friends,
    When whole world is fighting against corona, being a doctor, my service is more important to my society and my country as doctor, till our fight end, I am taking leave from android development.
    Wishing you and all a healthy life.
    Take care,
    Regards
    Dr.Ketan.











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