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[EOL][ALPHA][ROM][8.1.0_r14]Candy8.1 [athene][18 Feb 2018]

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Is Whatsapp issue fixed ? I have Oreo on G5 plus, battery performance is outstanding, I want to flash Oreo on G4 plus but I use Whatsapp a lot.

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    This is Candy8. Built straight from source with commits from a variety of different Sources/ROMS. We wanted to give the users a fun, fully customizable ROM. We aim to add more features as this project progresses.

    #include <disclaimer.h>
    using xdarules std;
     * Your warranty was void as soon as you unlocked your phone.
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
     * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
     * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
     * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.


    The ROM is in Alpha stage as of now. The ROM will flash only by using my twrp build or @silesh.nair 's TWRP. Many things are broken with a lot of sepolicy denials. The following things are broken as of now:
    1. Video Recorder
    2. Flashlight
    3. SE Linux

    Be patient as the project progresses. Bug reporting should be done in the following fashions:




    ROM Source: CandyROMs Github
    Officially Supported Devices' repo : CandyROM-Devices
    Device Tree: Pending
    Kernel Tree: Pending
    Vendor Tree: Pending


    ROM: https://sourceforge.net/projects/candy-athene/files/Oreo/candy-athene-8.1b-UNOFFICIAL-20180218-1319.zip/download
    TWRP: https://sourceforge.net/projects/twrp-athene/files/twrp-3.2.1-r2-arm64-tywinlannister7.img/download
    GApps: https://sourceforge.net/projects/unofficial-opengapps-8-1/files/arm64/20180213/open_gapps-arm64-8.1-pico-20180213-UNOFFICIAL.zip/download

    XDA:DevDB Information
    candy-oreo-athene, ROM for the Moto G4 Plus

    tywinlannister7, @Dreamstar
    Source Code: http://github.com/candyroms

    ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Latest Stock N
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Alpha

    Created 2017-11-24
    Last Updated 2019-11-22
    Update: 13 Dec 2017

    Fix Camera partially
    Quick Setting Toggle for Flashlight now works. (Reboot needed)
    Added some low CPU Frequencies.
    Merged all the ROM side changes. Check https://gerrit.bbqdroid.org/#/q/status:merged upto 12 Dec 2017.

    ~The stock camera app now kinda works but gives poor performance so I will recommend to use Footej Camera after you reboot atleast once.

    ~Please use some Kernel Manager App to set the minimum value of Big Cluster frequency a bit lower than the one which is shipping with the ROM. My current setup involves minimum big cluster frequency as 249 MHz and the minimum amount of big cluster cores online to 0, along with ZRAM disabled and Swappiness set to 0. @lCrD512 's trick :good:

    ~People have reported that Magisk is causing UI Sluggishness on Oreo. What I did is flash Magisk 14.5 Beta and after booting up, reboot again. Uptil now, everything seems okay.


    ROM: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ca...eta.1.0-UNOFFICIAL-20171213-0609.zip/download
    Magisk 14.5 Latest Beta : https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/beta-magisk-v13-0-0980cb6-t3618589
    Update: 17 May 18
    NOTE: All the releases will be 32 bit until and unless I explicitly mention a 64 bit build.

    • Reviver Kernel (formerly known as Babyfish Kernel) has resumed development
    • Disable some wakelocks
    • Fix Audio Control
    • Add TCP congestion avoidance algorithms
    • Add a bit more CPU frequencies than the one on Stock ROM
    • Enable DCache word access
    • Enable Arch Power and provide a toggle
    • CONFIG_HZ set to 300
    • Fix Bluetooth Calling
    • Add sys-fs based Chop Chop Torch Action from OmniROM
    • Add Widewine DRM HAL. (Hopefully fixed Netflix ? )
    • Merge 05 May 18 AOSP Security Patch android_8.1.0_r26
    • Merge a lot of things from candy gerrit. gerrit.bbqdroid.org

    What's broken:
    • Camera + Video Recorder (3rd Party Apps working)
    • SE Linux
    • sdcardfs (Didn't have time to merge stuff from AOSP)
    • perfd

    Additional Notes:
    This build needs a clean flash. Minimum CPU Frequencies maybe messed up, set according to your usage and preference using EX Kernel Manager or Kernel Auditor. @lCrD512 will help me with the ramdisk part. Remember, I am not a battery oriented person; I will rather expect my phone to perform a bit better and not stutter or give frame drops in regular usage. TurboCharge and camera are the only good things left on the phone in 2018, both of which are on the verge of dying. :p
    This is why I am not adding any useless governors or i/o schedulers, neither I am changing clock speeds or dtsi regulator voltages too much. Users have full freedom to modify the kernel settings and fellow developers can modify the source if need be.

    If you use GApps, flash MindTheGApps for now. OpenGApps will give Baseband related issues.

    Update: 14 March 2018


    Highlights of the update are:
    14 March 2018

    * Merge 5 March 2018 security patch with AOSP 8.1.0_r18 release
    * Increase ZRAM to 1 GB
    * Disable Speaker Protection
    * Disable Auto Brightness and Live Display on first boot
    * Fix Safetynet temporarily : Use walleye's (Google Pixel 2) build fingerprint.
    * Enable Spectrum Support and port Lightning Blade to Oreo
    * Add sound control (maybe broken)
    * Allow home button to be changed for various actions.
    * Add more CPU frequencies.
    * Disable Wakelocks by default
    * TCP Congestion Avoidance controls ( not tested )
    * Update VoLTE properties
    * Use LZMA Compression for Recovery Ramdisk
    * Disable add_random from kernel. Not required on SSDs. (eMMCs in our case)
    * Enable Arch Power
    * Adreno idler ramps down more aggressively now
    * Enhance linux topology for multicore decision making
    * Enable Arch Power
    * Some speed and time efficient changes :3 hard to explain here.
    * Changes from CandyROMs' and AOSP source
    * Use latest HALs from CAF release LA.BR.1.3.7-03810-8976.0


    Thanks to Vivek Rai for testing the ROM. I have not personally tested this build due to lack of time. Anyways, if you face errors other than those mentioned in the OP, report them here itself. Babyfish kernel might also get an update soon by the weekend. Cheers! :D
    CandyROM 8 Oreo Update:

    Test whatever you can ?



    Ships with BabyFish kernel (upstreamed it to 3.10.108)
    Fingerprint boost driver added from Kenzo (Agni Kernel)
    Added sound control by flar2
    Kernel side fixes
    Lots of new stuff in CandyShop
    Fixed RIL (Calls and Messaging work fine now, even VoLTE)
    Fixed 5 GHz WiFI
    Fixed trash quality audio Playback from Google Play Music
    Magisk 14.5 beta now works fine.
    Alarms now ring properly.
    ROM boots with Open Gapps. I have tried aroma (about a week old). Booting time also depends on how many apps you've installed.

    More changes:
    up till 6.30 PM 5 Dec 17 IST

    Things that are broken:
    Camera and flashlight
    SE Linux

    Next week I will experiment with SDClang 4.0 , I have disabled it as of now..
    For reporting bugs please use an app like Matlog or use adb for taking logs and report them in proper etiquette.