[23.04.22] [OneUI 2.5] N960F_DS_N I Dr.Ketan ROM I SecureFolder I SPay (Gear) I Dex

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dr.ketan

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
ChangeLog Q14

- Based on N960FXXS8FUB1 Feb 21 security patch
- SafetyNet Fix is prefixed with ROM Tool essential fix
(ROM Tool - Apply Essential Fix + Magisk settings - enable Magisk Hide - reboot device). Don't use any other SafetyNet fix/remove any installed.
- Magisk updated to 21.4
- Ad Free host file updated
- Vanced Manager updated
- All the other mods & ROM Fetures of Q13 will remain same

Pro user must update to 3.0.8 or up and must read changelog.


Tips for uneventful installation.

  • Install ROM (see detail instructions below)
  • When device boot first time, stright way open magisk and check everything is fine. In case it ask to complete additional setup, let it do (Internet must be on), If you have followed instruction carefully, it won't)
  • We recommend to turn off superuser notification (Magisk - settings - superuser notification - set to 'none' OR at least disable for ROM Tool & Tweaks pro) this will make running ROM tool and mods faster.
  • Open ROM Tool - grant permission - Apply essential fix.
  • After applying Essential fix - Reboot device once. Now you can finish rest of setup of your device as per your liking.
  • In case ROM tool doesn't open even after > 3 min of device boot then Long press ROM Tool icon - Force start - Open ROM Tool and apply essential fix - reboot device



ROM Features

- Based on Android Q official stable version.
- DEX supported (Dex on PC)
- S20 Live Caption
- S Pay with Gear wearable (Only supported models) - Provided you have installed required packages and hidden 'pay' stuff with magisk hide.
- Included stock enforcing kernel
- Reduced call disconnect delay.
- High Volume warning disabled
- Denoxed with minimally debloated (tried to preserve most functions though)
- Reboot to recovery QS panel toggle.
- Reboot to recovery in stock PowerMenu
- 3minit battery & Clock (Aroma Select)
- Bixby Routines (Aroma selectable)
- Dual SIM + SD support
- Added some important samsung stuff
  1. Calculator
  2. Music
- Titanium Backup (aroma selectable)
- Probable fix for Titanium Backup schedule
- Titanium freezing issue Fix
- Internet browser Secret mode
- S Health patched for using with rooted device.
- ROM Tool with following options
  • Ad-Free Quick Panel Toggles
  • NavigationBar heights on the fly (Smaller/Stock)
  • Long Press Home customization : Select Device assistance as LP Home from settings, then select if you want to use it to assign to any available app/service), You can reset choice from ROM control
  • Scloud - As this is major battery killer, You ca enable/disable anytime from ROM control
  • Viper Installer : Single click Viper sound mode on the fly (No reboot requires) with following options
    1. New version 2.7.16
    2. Old Version 2.5.05
    3. Uninstall Viper
  • Custom Fonts installer : Single click Install/Uninstall > 1K custom fonts on the go (No reboots requires)
  • Vanced youtube installer : Single click installer for Youtube vanced with following options

    1. Vanced Non root version : Requires MicroG to login to youtube
    2. Rooted version : This is exact same app like YouTube and NO MicroG is required to login. As this is same app, you needs to disable youtube updates in play store. (Root version is recommended)
  • ROM Control - See below for more details
  • StatusBar Icons icon
  • Good Lock (for non supported CSC)

    For Sock battery & Clock user
    1. Extended statusbar clock with seconds
    2. Show/Hide Native network meter with grey tint Rt side
    3. Show only battery percent
  • For minit battery/Clock users
    1. Show/Hide stock battery
    2. Show/Hide 3minit battery
    3. Show/Hide Stock clock
    4. Show/Hide 3minit clock
  • Mods & Fix
    1. Netflix/Optus sport fix
    2. Auto Call Record (Without CSC features)
    3. Force mode ROM Tool (Read BT Fix below)
    4. Titanium Backup Fix - Certain times Titanium Backup causing FC and unable to fix it even after uninstalling/Reinstalling it. In this case this fix will be useful. Though very rarely this fix requires (even on stock ROM too and have nothing to do with ROM but just provided in case it requires.)
    5. SeLinux mode changer on the fly (Requires custom kernel)
    6. Google Pay Fix
    7. Amazon Prime / Netflix HD fix
    8. GoodLock fix (If GoodLock preference resetting on reboot)
  • Biometrics on Reboot. If you want to login bank app/Paypal with fingerprint, you need to disable this.
  • Update & Fix section
ROM Control Features
  • 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)
  • Double tap statusbar to sleep

PS : There may be few more options will be there but won't work if those are not mentioned here.


Important : ROM file will remain same for N960F/DS/N, but during installation you have to select CSC files according your device variant and Bootloader files also you needs to download according device variant


Installation Guide - (Read carefully)


- Backup data including Int storage (Mostly wiping It storage will not require but in case needed) and place to PC/Ext Storage
- If you are on stock Pie (Android 9.0) ROM then first update to Stock Q ROM
- If you are on stock Q ROM then first Install TWRP and root (see Gen thread for rooting guide)
I have tested only on official TWRP
- If you are on custom Pie based ROM, We recommend to first flash stock Q ROM and flash TWRP - Format Data (Full wipe that requires to type 'yes' to confirm)
- If you are already on custom ROM Q (Provided you have previously flashed Stock Q ROM and after that never flash stock Pie again) with TWRP, make sure you are having same TWRP as said above
- Download N960_F_DS_DrKetan_custom_ROM_Q0*.zip and MD5 file, Copy ROM zip to Ext SD card/OTG. Use Root Explorer or similar and from device itself check MD5 of ROM and confirm it matches with mention on MD5 file
- Reboot to TWRP and select to wipe data (simple factory reset) should be fine
- Flash ROM zip and must select ROM,and Vendor, all other option from aroma are optional.
- Let it to finish, it may take about 8-10 minutes to finish
- Reboot to download mode & Flash Android Q Bootloader and modem
- Reboot to system
- Let it to reboot and it should boot normally now. In case not then I recommend to Format device (One which required to type 'yes') and then again flash ROM as said above. No need to re flash bootloader again.

Now read below bug and tip section


Bugs,Fix & Tips

- EdXposed - You can use directly from magisk download repository.

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.

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/ChangeLog 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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elaouby

Member
Jul 12, 2020
5
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Installed Q14 on N960F, was earlier on Q12
Works great, a few hiccups during installation with system partition but I think it was my problem, not ROM's

An issue I'm facing, magisk hide doesn't work for two banking apps in my country (QNB & Metrash2)
Essential fix applied, magisk hide applied and apps chosen
Apps cleared data and restarted

Still detects root

Other apps that detect root usually are working fine with magisk hidden, only these two apps are facing the issue.

Same thing happened btw in Q13, that's why I stayed with Q12. I thought Q14 would fix the issue but I think it didn't...

Any insight on your part?
 
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Timtown

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Feb 27, 2007
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Installed Q14 on N960F, was earlier on Q12
Works great, a few hiccups during installation with system partition but I think it was my problem, not ROM's

An issue I'm facing, magisk hide doesn't work for two banking apps in my country (QNB & Metrash2)
Essential fix applied, magisk hide applied and apps chosen
Apps cleared data and restarted

Still detects root

Other apps that detect root usually are working fine with magisk hidden, only these two apps are facing the issue.

Same thing happened btw in Q13, that's why I stayed with Q12. I thought Q14 would fix the issue but I think it didn't...

Any insight on your part?
It may be necessary to hide Magisk Manager too.

Some suggestions. Have you run the Magisk GPay fix? I believe TweaksPro has the same GPay fix as well.

Also, don't use "Biometric Unlock after Reboot".
 

saranshkmr.in

Senior Member
Jul 21, 2015
52
7
New Delhi
Hi all. I am finding the reviews of this rom amazing and am so tempted to install this.
I have not yet unlocked my bootloader and still using the stock ROM.
Please tell the following things which will help me make up my mind:
1. Does Google pay works with magisk properly?
2. Netflix HD support?
3. Netflix HDR support?
4. Any random reboot issue?
5. If I install stock ROM again, will S-pay work?
6. S-pen proper support?

Kindly help with above points and mention any extra things that I need to know.
 
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Detonatte

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2011
587
154
România
Timtown Do you like to be important? I don't think I was offended by anything. You're kind of a flattering man, and I don't like people like that. All the best.
dr.ketan, in rom Q14 it doesn't work anymore folder secure?
 

Redeye Dog

Senior Member
Oct 18, 2013
73
2
Hi all. I am finding the reviews of this rom amazing and am so tempted to install this.
I have not yet unlocked my bootloader and still using the stock ROM.
Please tell the following things which will help me make up my mind:
1. Does Google pay works with magisk properly?
2. Netflix HD support?
3. Netflix HDR support?
4. Any random reboot issue?
5. If I install stock ROM again, will S-pay work?
6. S-pen proper support?

Kindly help with above points and mention any extra things that I need to know.
Read first page carefully. Anyone would just be repeating, what has already been well explained.
 

@ Ayush Garg

Senior Member
Apr 1, 2016
186
34
Shamli
Hi all. I am finding the reviews of this rom amazing and am so tempted to install this.
I have not yet unlocked my bootloader and still using the stock ROM.
Please tell the following things which will help me make up my mind:
1. Does Google pay works with magisk properly?
2. Netflix HD support?
3. Netflix HDR support?
4. Any random reboot issue?
5. If I install stock ROM again, will S-pay work?
6. S-pen proper support?

Kindly help with above points and mention any extra things that I need to know.
yeah all works. but netflix hd/hdr won't cause of drm issue
 
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saranshkmr.in

Senior Member
Jul 21, 2015
52
7
New Delhi
There is a point mentioned in the latest changelogs:
->Netflix/Optus sport fix
->Netflix/prime HD fix

Please help me understand what do they mean if as you mentioned netflix does not work? I've searched the entire thread regarding 'Netflix', there are mixed reviews, some saying netflix working fine for them, some saying only working in SD.
Can someone using Netflix tell me whether HD and HDR are working?
 

dr.ketan

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
There is a point mentioned in the latest changelogs:
->Netflix/Optus sport fix
->Netflix/prime HD fix

Please help me understand what do they mean if as you mentioned netflix does not work? I've searched the entire thread regarding 'Netflix', there are mixed reviews, some saying netflix working fine for them, some saying only working in SD.
Can someone using Netflix tell me whether HD and HDR are working?
It is partially correct
Fix is available but not working on latest build. Probably it needs fix from kernel level too. I have keep this fix in regard that may some kernel provide support for it in future.
 
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gicu2006

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Nov 7, 2010
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[QUOTE = "hoalaxanh123, post: 84392847, membru: 8490462"]
Care? Avem nevoie de numele unor soft aici și de detaliile erorii. Fără asta, nu putem face nimic pentru tine.
P / s: puteți reveni la versiunea mai veche (se recomandă Q10).
[/CITAT]

@gicu2006 Please edit your post to English. Thank you.
 

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    hi all and thanx dev for your work
    plz want install dr.ketan rom any one have screenshots
    There is nothing special in rom related to UI, it's same as stock rom as far as UI is concerned. Only difference is features, details of that you can read in changelog post.
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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 kdrag0n for SafetyNet fix







    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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    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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    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
    - Q16 - 30.05.2021
    - Q17 - 27.07.2021
    - Q18 - 25.11.2021
    - Q19 - 23.04.2022


    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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    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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    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.