[03.05.21] N986B I N985F/DS I Dr.Ketan ROM I OneUI 3.1

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r4f4marques

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  • Mar 12, 2016
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    Hi guys, i need help!

    I ****ed up somewhere on the install process and now when I try to go back to stock Odin freezes on flashing "vbmeta.img".

    Can anyone help?
    @dr.ketan please?

    Edit.1: It seems that the "vbmeta.img" inside the "twrp-c2s-3.5.2_10-A11_1_ianmacd_May21.tar.md5" is newer that the one on the latest Samsung firmware. Please, is there a way around it?

    Edit.2: Trying to flash every step separately freezes on different parts: BL on "vbmeta.img", AP on "super.img".
     
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    Tops1

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    Nov 17, 2015
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    Hi guys, i need help!

    I ****ed up somewhere on the install process and now when I try to go back to stock Odin freezes on flashing "vbmeta.img".

    Can anyone help?
    @dr.ketan please?

    Edit.1: It seems that the "vbmeta.img" inside the "twrp-c2s-3.5.2_10-A11_1_ianmacd_May21.tar.md5" is newer that the one on the latest Samsung firmware. Please, is there a way around it?

    Edit.2: Trying to flash every step separately freezes on different parts: BL on "vbmeta.img", AP on "super.img".
    This happened to me
    You have to go back to stock and start over again
    Have a look at post 1663
    Did you have that error on your phone
     
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    Mass13

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    Hi all,

    I am really disappointed with the battery drain of this phone on stock ROM.
    I read it's a prerequisite to root before instaling this ROM, I did not root since many years.
    My question is, is battery much better with this ROM ?
    Additionally, can I replace all Samsung apps with the Google apps with Dr. Ketan's ROM ?
    Thanks !
     

    miczkins

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  • May 4, 2021
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    Hi guys, i need help!

    I ****ed up somewhere on the install process and now when I try to go back to stock Odin freezes on flashing "vbmeta.img".

    Can anyone help?
    @dr.ketan please?

    Edit.1: It seems that the "vbmeta.img" inside the "twrp-c2s-3.5.2_10-A11_1_ianmacd_May21.tar.md5" is newer that the one on the latest Samsung firmware. Please, is there a way around it?

    Edit.2: Trying to flash every step separately freezes on different parts: BL on "vbmeta.img", AP on "super.img".

    Well, when I flashed twrp I did not unpacked the md5 - just flash whole file in AP.

    When you try to flash stock you should not flash TWRP - I flashed back to stock, as I ****ed up during process, and did not flashed TWRP during this, only after as next step to install.
     

    r4f4marques

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  • Mar 12, 2016
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    This happened to me
    You have to go back to stock and start over again
    Have a look at post 1663
    Did you have that error on your phone
    Hi, thanks! It seems the same problem i'm having.
    But the firmware i found has a March security patch. Where can i find the May version? Sory if the question is dumb....
     

    Tops1

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    Nov 17, 2015
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    Melbourne
    Hi, thanks! It seems the same problem i'm having.
    But the firmware i found has a March security patch. Where can i find the May version? Sory if the question is dumb....
    Use frija to download it's faster

    I used German one which works fine I couldn't use Australian DUD1 one because it's too old
    I'll have to ask Dr if I can use DUD1 home Odin file on R06 to change to Australia
     
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    r4f4marques

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  • Mar 12, 2016
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    Flash the R06 version.
    I think i might have to go back to stock first.
    The version available for my country does not have the May patch. I downloaded the UK version and it went without problems!

    Thanks guys! You saved the day...
    Stayed up until 03:30 trying to solve. Went to sleep and found the answer i needed!
     
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    Mr Hassan

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    hi, bro i used your Q rom its fully good, but for some issue i need to use stock rom but without knox stuff so can you recommend me easy way to do it?
     

    Mass13

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    Quoting myself..., anybody ? 2 easy questions I guess ?

    Hi all,

    I am really disappointed with the battery drain of this phone on stock ROM.
    I read it's a prerequisite to root before instaling this ROM, I did not root since many years.
    My question is, is battery much better with this ROM ?
    Additionally, can I replace all Samsung apps with the Google apps with Dr. Ketan's ROM ?
    Thanks !
     

    dr.ketan

    Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
    Actually most of countries are belongs to OXM and all those countries ROMs are same as of your country
    e.g. Look into CSC part of ROM if your conntry have naming like N986BOXM****
    then you can flash any country ROM that have OXM in CSC part
    OXM is muticsc and common for nearly 80+ countries.
    Suppose you flased a ROM that doesn't match with your country then you won't able to see your country code in Phone - settings - Software Info - service provider software info
    Here you can see four codes, one of it is depends on your SIM you have inserted and it auto detects accordingly and irrespective of which country firmware you have flashed (Provided flashed ROM contains your CSC). So it doesn't metter you have flashed germen,indian or austrelian firmware as all have same OXM code in their CSC part.
     
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    dr.ketan

    Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
    I have explained about PDA part earlier too, here repeating if someone interested.

    PDA looks like - N986BXXU2DUDA
    I have devided above text according color and importance.
    1.First five letters N986B denotes model number (N is usually for Note series, next three letter model and last may be depend on country or 4G/5G varient etc)
    Next 2 letter XX - I am not sure about it
    2.Next two letters U2 - Here There may be U or S denotes it's user update or security update If it is like S1 or S2 otr S3 then it is just security patch update number is version of update. If it is like U1,U2,U3 then it means this firmware have some system updates with ot without security updates. When it steps one, like U1 to U2 or U2 to U3, there will be bootloader upgradation. After upgrading bootloader you may not able to flash previous bootloader.
    3. Next letter - D - usually gets update with major update, like OS update or any major update
    4.Next letter - U - Denotes year of firmware : Here U is 21st letter of alphabet, that denotes firmware is built in 2021

    5. Next letter - D - Denotes month. Here D is 4th alphabet letter, that means built in 4th (April) month
    6.Last letter - May be alphabet or number, that is version of built and no much importance.

    Hope this help helpful to understand firmware version better.
     
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    Brava27

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    Thanks for 06 R Dr. Works without a problem.
    Tweaks pro although has problem installing viper4android. I had to install audio library mod on magisk then separate viper apk. All working 👍
     

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      Dear friends
      Sorry for not available on xda since nearly 3 wks because of medical urgency. Now all good but still covid situation in my city is horrible (second wave) and becauses of pending work as well too much hospital workload, it may still take one or two weeks more to full come back on xda.
      Thank you everyone for support and patience.
      Regards
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      I have found recent issue about magisk and to fix safetynet, you needs to update to magisk canary version to fix issue. Still I believe it should be cosmetic and things should work as it should. Mine root hiding apps still working with safetynet error.
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      ChangeLog R06


      • Based on N986BXXU2DUDA May 2021 security patch OneUI 3.1
      • GoodLock and Quick Star updated
      • Magisk updated to canary (requires for safetynet fix)
      • All the other features of previous version will remain same.
      Samsung Base Chanelog
      • The performance of Camera has been improved
      • Enhanced Quick Share
      • Improve file sharing between Galaxy devices using Quick Share.
      • The security of your device has been improved.


      TweaksPro recommended version is 2.0.7 or up

      ROM Features


      - Ad Free QS Panel Toggle
      - SafetyNet Pre-fixed
      - Reboot to recovery QS Panel Toggle
      - Native call recorder (Manual) While you are on call - click 3 dot - Record (Should work without CSC restriction)
      - Auto Call Record (See below ROM Tool)
      - Removed many stubs & common bloatwares (tried to preserve most functions though)
      - Removed carrier bloatwares
      - QuickStar without CSC dependency
      - More secure OEM patch.
      - High Volume warning disabled
      - Dual SIM + SD card pre patched
      - Pre fixed Titanium freezing while restoring apps
      - Probable fix for Titanium Backup schedule
      - Internet browser Secret mode
      - S Health patch for using with rooted device.
      - ROM Tool with following Options

      • Long Press Home customization : Select Device assistance as LP Home from settings, then select if you want to use it to assign to any
      • AdFree mode Enable/Disable
      • Single click install/uninstall custom fonts (on the fly)
      • YouTube Vanced Installer (No xposed requires)
        1. NonRoot - Requires MicroG to login
        2. Root - Truely alternate to Youtube, Can login to youtube without MicroG
      • You have to click on NonRoot/Root depending on your choice, then you needs to click "Install" tab and latest version of Youtube vanced will get installed.
      • StatusBar Icons
        1. Show/Hide stock battery
        2. Show/Hide 3minit battery
        3. show/hide stock clock
        4. show/hide 3minit clock
        5. Show/Hide multiple SB Icons & Clock position (Quick Star) (Needs R update to work)
      • ROM Control - See below
      • GoodLock
      • Mods & Fix
        1. Auto Call Record (No CSC limitations)
        2. Titanium backup FC fix
        3. Google Pay Fix
        4. SafetyNet Fix
        5. Added camera fix (Certain users reported camera failed issue. This is reported on stock too, here is someworkaroung meanwhile samsung fix it)
        6. Option to freeze CID manage (If some CSC have SIM change popup)
        7. Remove red text warning msg from bootsplash.
      • Update & Fix
      - ROM Control (systemUI preferences)

        • Battery Bar with thickness and color option
        • Network meter with Toggle (Lt/Rt/Quick Panel/None) with color option
        • Virtual Key with Toggle (Lt side - Menu, Rt side - Power, Centre - Home)
      PS : There may be few more options in ROM control but won't work if those are not mentioned here.


      Known Bug/Tips/Fix

      - 3 minit users can use 3minit battery paid version for free. Check this (Thanks to gharrington )

      Installation
      : Refer to Installation note available in ROM download area.

      Download : DrKetanROM.com



      PS : This is a fully customized ROM and for end users only, ROM or any part of ROM not allowed to redistribute,modify or to use as base to prepare new ROM.
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      Getting some time now, downloaded latest base UDA (May security patch) Hoping to finish in wk end.
      Thanks for keeping patience.
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      R06 is Online now.
      Read changelog
      here







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      Dear friends
      Sorry for not available on xda since nearly 3 wks because of medical urgency. Now all good but still covid situation in my city is horrible (second wave) and becauses of pending work as well too much hospital workload, it may still take one or two weeks more to full come back on xda.
      Thank you everyone for support and patience.
      Regards
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      N986B/N985F Dr.Ketan ROM






      ROM Features

      ROM Features varies with version of ROM. For more details, read changelog post. Link available in post #3 for changelog of all versions.
      Must read changelog for a version you are going to install, it will have latest information about features, changes, known bug list/fix and Installation guide of respective 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. @amarullz for aroma installer. @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.
      @AbrahamGC for some ideas samsungvn htcmania & 4PDA for tips and some stock apks. @geiti94 for TWRP @Arteush for bluetooth fix (losing BT pair on reboot) on Android Q @Winb33 for custom font pack





      XDA:DevDB Information

      N986B I Dr.Ketan ROM , ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

      Contributors
      dr.ketan, Dr.Ketan
      ROM OS Version: Android 11
      ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
      ROM Firmware Required: Stock Samsung

      Version Information
      Status:
      Stable

      Created 2020-08-27
      Last Updated 2020-10-29
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      ChangeLog R03 (N986B/N985F)

      (Update : There is new version R03_New.
      Basic features remain same as R03. Read This for R03_New change log)
      • Based on N986BXXU1DUB6 Feb2021 security patch OneUI 3.1
      • SafetyNet fix will auto apply with ROM Tool essential fix. Don't use any other safetynet fix
      • Magisk updated to latest stable
      • GoodLock & Quick Star updated
      • AdFree host file updated
      • Vanced manager updated
      • More apps debloated (download area have restore files if needed
      • Custom fonts available in debloating folder of download area
      • All the other features of previous version will remain same.
      • Samsung Base ChangeLog

      Calendar
      - Extract the date and address from the event title and recommend automatic registration.
      - Receive notifications from SmartThings devices that also have specified schedule notifications.
      Camera
      - The performance of Camera has been improved
      Display
      - Eye comfort shield function has been added.
      - The color temperature of the screen automatically adjusts for the time of day.
      Buds Auto Switching
      - Support Buds auto switching between Galaxy phone and tablet.
      Reminder
      - Extract the date and address from the reminder memo and recommend to register automatically, and remind important information by situation.
      Share Sheet
      - It is now possible to protect your privacy by deleting the location information of previously taken photos before sharing or posting them on social media.
      Social Platform
      - Synchronize valid links created on devices with the same registered Samsung account.
      - The use of social media services has been simplified. It is possible to share profiles, photos, notes, schedules, and more with friends simply by logging in to your Samsung account.
      Photo Editor
      - Object eraser feature has been added to Labs in Photo Editor.
      - Using Erase Objects allows you to erase an object which you want in the photo.


      TweaksPro recommended version is 2.0.7 or up

      ROM Features


      - Ad Free QS Panel Toggle
      - Reboot to recovery QS Panel Toggle
      - Native call recorder (Manual) While you are on call - click 3 dot - Record (Should work without CSC restriction)
      - Auto Call Record (See below ROM Tool)
      - Removed many stubs & common bloatwares (tried to preserve most functions though)
      - Removed carrier bloatwares
      - QuickStar without CSC dependency
      - More secure OEM patch.
      - High Volume warning disabled
      - Dual SIM + SD card pre patched
      - Pre fixed Titanium freezing while restoring apps
      - Probable fix for Titanium Backup schedule
      - Internet browser Secret mode
      - S Health patch for using with rooted device.
      - ROM Tool with following Options
        • Long Press Home customization : Select Device assistance as LP Home from settings, then select if you want to use it to assign to any
        • AdFree mode Enable/Disable
        • Single click install/uninstall custom fonts (on the fly)
        • YouTube Vanced Installer (No xposed requires)
          1. NonRoot - Requires MicroG to login
          2. Root - Truely alternate to Youtube, Can login to youtube without MicroG
        • You have to click on NonRoot/Root depending on your choice, then you needs to click "Install" tab and latest version of Youtube vanced will get installed.
        • StatusBar Icons
          1. Show/Hide stock battery
          2. Show/Hide 3minit battery
          3. show/hide stock clock
          4. show/hide 3minit clock
          5. Show/Hide multiple SB Icons & Clock position (Quick Star) (Needs R update to work)
        • ROM Control - See below
        • GoodLock
        • Mods & Fix
          1. Auto Call Record (No CSC limitations)
          2. Titanium backup FC fix
          3. Google Pay Fix
          4. SafetyNet Fix
          5. Added camera fix (Certain users reported camera failed issue. This is reported on stock too, here is someworkaroung meanwhile samsung fix it)
          6. Option to freeze CID manage (If some CSC have SIM change popup)
          7. Remove red text warning msg from bootsplash.
        • Update & Fix
      - ROM Control (systemUI preferences)

        • Battery Bar with thickness and color option
        • Network meter with Toggle (Lt/Rt/Quick Panel/None) with color option
        • Virtual Key with Toggle (Lt side - Menu, Rt side - Power, Centre - Home)
      PS : There may be few more options in ROM control but won't work if those are not mentioned here.


      Known Bug/Tips/Fix

      - Wallapaper setting not available because of debloating accidentally file. Kindly flash
      AR_Zone_Emoji_WallPaper.zip from Download/Bloatware folder
      - 3 minit users can use 3minit battery paid version for free. Check this (Thanks to gharrington )

      Installation
      : Refer to Installation note available in ROM download area.

      Download : DrKetanROM.com



      PS : This is a fully customized ROM and for end users only, ROM or any part of ROM not allowed to redistribute,modify or to use as base to prepare new ROM.






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      Wishing you friends happy and healthy new year! Stay safe and blessed.
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      After a nightmare now back.
      Testing R01 now. (y)
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