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conceptgate

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How can i reverting because i've already delete old Playstore apk and download new from apk mirror but it's the same...
I was talking about the Google play services, not the Play store itself. The Google Play services would have come with the phone and are needed for the Play store to work. Your clone from Note 9 may have overwritten/updated the version that comes with the phone. If you go to Settings -> Apps -> App Management - Google Play Services -> Uninstall Updates (top right corner 3 dot menu), that might work?

The Play store itself had to be side loaded for me as it didn't come with the phone; but Google Play Services were already installed.
 

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I don't understand but now Play Store work ! It's strange but it's ok ...

- I wish replace default app messages by Signal but not work.
- I make settings for some apps in full screen but i need make also settings for rotation ...
- After that, i need with adb configure Nova Launcher Prime.

I progress slowly but this phone is Amazing !!!
 

conceptgate

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I don't understand but now Play Store work ! It's strange but it's ok ...

- I wish replace default app messages by Signal but not work.
- I make settings for some apps in full screen but i need make also settings for rotation ...
- After that, i need with adb configure Nova Launcher Prime.

I progress slowly but this phone is Amazing !!!

Good to hear you got the Play store working; was it the fix I mentioned above that worked?

Regarding changing the default SMS app, apparently others are strugging with that (some want to change to Google messages for group messaging), and they can set it as the default, but the phone reverts or overrides this back to the original factory installed one. I'm not sure if there is a solution yet, but check one of the other threads. I tend to try not to fight the phone, and anyhow don't use SMS much so not an issue for me; and I have Whatsapp/Wechat/Telegram, etc. just as separate apps I use.

Regarding the settings for full screen for some apps being rotated to vertical when you open them; you can install Rotation apps from Google Play that force rotation (see this thread - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ps-and-force-rotation-to-landscape.4386573/); but I find that it is best to just set those apps to 4:3 aspect ration rather than full screen, as they generally don't need or use the extra full screen width anyway; and then they just work correctly when the phone is either folded or unfolded without the Rotation apps.

Again, look at the other threads for Nova and adb, but so far those who have installed it using adb find it has quirks (like if you swipe up on the home screen it keeps flipping between Nova and the original launcher, and the dock is on the right edge instead of bottom); but this is another one where I think is it better not to fight the phone, and the default launcher is quite good if you give it a chance.
 

lombrozo

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Good to hear you got the Play store working; was it the fix I mentioned above that worked?

Regarding changing the default SMS app, apparently others are strugging with that (some want to change to Google messages for group messaging), and they can set it as the default, but the phone reverts or overrides this back to the original factory installed one. I'm not sure if there is a solution yet, but check one of the other threads. I tend to try not to fight the phone, and anyhow don't use SMS much so not an issue for me; and I have Whatsapp/Wechat/Telegram, etc. just as separate apps I use.

Regarding the settings for full screen for some apps being rotated to vertical when you open them; you can install Rotation apps from Google Play that force rotation (see this thread - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ps-and-force-rotation-to-landscape.4386573/); but I find that it is best to just set those apps to 4:3 aspect ration rather than full screen, as they generally don't need or use the extra full screen width anyway; and then they just work correctly when the phone is either folded or unfolded without the Rotation apps.

Again, look at the other threads for Nova and adb, but so far those who have installed it using adb find it has quirks (like if you swipe up on the home screen it keeps flipping between Nova and the original launcher, and the dock is on the right edge instead of bottom); but this is another one where I think is it better not to fight the phone, and the default launcher is quite good if you give it a chance.
Good info
 
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    I've watched a couple reviews of this phone and people keep saying oh the YouTube app sucks because YouTube is banned in the PRC or whatever, but the phone is widely available here in Taiwan, and taiwanese people use Google apps extensively. So perhaps optimizations will come before oppo does a more international release (it's already internationally released since Taiwan isn't the PRC lol). I'm gonna go check out the phone today at an oppo shop so will get an idea then. Would he funny if I could somehow grab Samsung's version of some apps to throw on there.
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    I don't understand but now Play Store work ! It's strange but it's ok ...

    - I wish replace default app messages by Signal but not work.
    - I make settings for some apps in full screen but i need make also settings for rotation ...
    - After that, i need with adb configure Nova Launcher Prime.

    I progress slowly but this phone is Amazing !!!

    Good to hear you got the Play store working; was it the fix I mentioned above that worked?

    Regarding changing the default SMS app, apparently others are strugging with that (some want to change to Google messages for group messaging), and they can set it as the default, but the phone reverts or overrides this back to the original factory installed one. I'm not sure if there is a solution yet, but check one of the other threads. I tend to try not to fight the phone, and anyhow don't use SMS much so not an issue for me; and I have Whatsapp/Wechat/Telegram, etc. just as separate apps I use.

    Regarding the settings for full screen for some apps being rotated to vertical when you open them; you can install Rotation apps from Google Play that force rotation (see this thread - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ps-and-force-rotation-to-landscape.4386573/); but I find that it is best to just set those apps to 4:3 aspect ration rather than full screen, as they generally don't need or use the extra full screen width anyway; and then they just work correctly when the phone is either folded or unfolded without the Rotation apps.

    Again, look at the other threads for Nova and adb, but so far those who have installed it using adb find it has quirks (like if you swipe up on the home screen it keeps flipping between Nova and the original launcher, and the dock is on the right edge instead of bottom); but this is another one where I think is it better not to fight the phone, and the default launcher is quite good if you give it a chance.
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    I have the white.
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    I installed Google Play from apkmirror (just search for goole play apk on google.co.uk - first hit). The latest right now is
    Version: 28.8.17-21 [0] [PR] 420363821 (82881710) arm64-v8a. Google services are already installed on the Find N, so you just need to install the Goople Play APK, download your apps, set GBoard as the default keyboard, and then it acts mostly like a western ROM after that.

    Note: apkmirror and and some of the other sites like apkpure, are fairly safe; *but* sideloading apk files is always at your own risk.
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    Good to hear you got the Play store working; was it the fix I mentioned above that worked?

    Regarding changing the default SMS app, apparently others are strugging with that (some want to change to Google messages for group messaging), and they can set it as the default, but the phone reverts or overrides this back to the original factory installed one. I'm not sure if there is a solution yet, but check one of the other threads. I tend to try not to fight the phone, and anyhow don't use SMS much so not an issue for me; and I have Whatsapp/Wechat/Telegram, etc. just as separate apps I use.

    Regarding the settings for full screen for some apps being rotated to vertical when you open them; you can install Rotation apps from Google Play that force rotation (see this thread - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ps-and-force-rotation-to-landscape.4386573/); but I find that it is best to just set those apps to 4:3 aspect ration rather than full screen, as they generally don't need or use the extra full screen width anyway; and then they just work correctly when the phone is either folded or unfolded without the Rotation apps.

    Again, look at the other threads for Nova and adb, but so far those who have installed it using adb find it has quirks (like if you swipe up on the home screen it keeps flipping between Nova and the original launcher, and the dock is on the right edge instead of bottom); but this is another one where I think is it better not to fight the phone, and the default launcher is quite good if you give it a chance.
    Good info