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Paranoid Android Quartz 4 is out!

This update includes the following device specific changes:


Added support for only dim FOD icon(fixes random screen flickers)
Updated arter's kernel to r58
Improved adaptative brightness
Fixed AAC codec support(finally!)
Smoothness improvements

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Hey all,

I was a big big fan of PA on previous Oneplus devices. I have a OP7Pro now and want to use PA again. Tried it before, but got in a bootloop when I strictly followed instructions (had stock OOS + stock kernel). I recovered from that back on stock OOS+magisk and twrp. I want to retry the op, but don't want to get stuck in another bootloop. Now on a review vid on YT I found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlu0WO5QCcw I found the following instructions:
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Flash OOS 10 on A
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Install PA zip package
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash Gapps.
Reboot system

Are these correct? They might explain the dual partition issue I apparently ran into. So now with Q4 I reallllly want to get this going again, what should I be doing exactly? Also, where do I get stock OOS? Is that the fastboot version from Mauronofrio?

Sorry for being a total noob!
- v0id
 
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Hey all,

I was a big big fan of PA on previous Oneplus devices. I have a OP7Pro now and want to use PA again. Tried it before, but got in a bootloop when I strictly followed instructions (had stock OOS + stock kernel). I recovered from that back on stock OOS+magisk and twrp. I want to retry the op, but don't want to get stuck in another bootloop. Now on a review vid on YT I found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlu0WO5QCcw I found the following instructions:
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Flash OOS 10 on A
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Install PA zip package
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash Gapps.
Reboot system

Are these correct? They might explain the dual partition issue I apparently ran into. So now with Q4 I reallllly want to get this going again, what should I be doing exactly? Also, where do I get stock OOS? Is that the fastboot version from Mauronofrio?

Sorry for being a total noob!
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You had to format data before flashing pa zip.
Also gappe is included so no need to flash it
 
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v0id

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You had to format data before flashing pa zip.
Also gappe is included so no need to flash it

Hi, but I DO need to flash stock OOS twice, right? And will the fastboot OOS version work?
So it would be:
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Flash OOS 10 on A
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Install PA zip package
Reboot system
 
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Bastafari

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Hi, but I DO need to flash stock OOS twice, right? And will the fastboot OOS version work?
So it would be:
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Flash OOS 10 on A
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Install PA zip package
Reboot system

PA used OOS vendor. You have to flash OOS to both partitions yes. If you were not then that was probably your issue.

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v0id

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uh ooh

PA used OOS vendor. You have to flash OOS to both partitions yes. If you were not then that was probably your issue.

---------- Post added at 11:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:12 AM ----------

No more Styles? Don't see it in settings.

Ok so, somehow this got messed up AGAIN!
Here are my steps:
Reboot to fastboot: SUCCESS
Fastboot boot TWRP: SUCCESS
Format data: SUCCESS
Flash OOS 10 on A: SUCCESS
Reboot to fastboot: SUCCESS
Fastboot boot TWRP: FAIL, Got oneplus stock recovery, followed by neverending Oneplus boot animation. Now running Factory imaging with Mauronofrio's recovery tool
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Install PA zip package
Reboot system

What am I doing wrong here? I followed these EXACT steps :(
Thanks
 

Bastafari

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Ok so, somehow this got messed up AGAIN!
Here are my steps:
Reboot to fastboot: SUCCESS
Fastboot boot TWRP: SUCCESS
Format data: SUCCESS
Flash OOS 10 on A: SUCCESS
Reboot to fastboot: SUCCESS
Fastboot boot TWRP: FAIL, Got oneplus stock recovery, followed by neverending Oneplus boot animation. Now running Factory imaging with Mauronofrio's recovery tool
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Install PA zip package
Reboot system

What am I doing wrong here? I followed these EXACT steps :(
Thanks

Download the latest Twrp.img from their website. That is the version I used. https://www.oneplus.com/global/support/softwareupgrade/details?code=PM1574156267635 this is the OOS zip I flashed to both partitions maybe yours is not the latest or corrupted. I only wiped data once at the very beginning. Then reboot and flashed OOS, ect. Don't wipe data again. That may be your problem.
 

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Download the latest Twrp.img from their website. That is the version I used. https://www.oneplus.com/global/support/softwareupgrade/details?code=PM1574156267635 this is the OOS zip I flashed to both partitions maybe yours is not the latest or corrupted. I only wiped data once at the very beginning. Then reboot and flashed OOS, ect. Don't wipe data again. That may be your problem.

Heya,

I have the 3.4.0.0, I didn't see a hash mismatch with the one I just downloaded, so ruling out there's a corruption of some sort tbh. I only got to flash OOS to slot_A, once I rebooted, my custom recovery was gone, so I couldn't proceed with the process, let alone flash or wipe anything. I will give the process a try with your linked rom (though I will be using the _BA variant, instead of _AA, because of my region).
 
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Heya,

I have the 3.4.0.0, I didn't see a hash mismatch with the one I just downloaded, so ruling out there's a corruption of some sort tbh. I only got to flash OOS to slot_A, once I rebooted, my custom recovery was gone, so I couldn't proceed with the process, let alone flash or wipe anything. I will give the process a try with your linked rom (though I will be using the _BA variant, instead of _AA, because of my region).

That's because you didn't flash TWRP after flashing OOS. Flashing OOS will replace your custom recovery
 

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That's because you didn't flash TWRP after flashing OOS. Flashing OOS will replace your custom recovery

Ya thanks, that just crossed my mind. I now did:
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Flash OOS 10 on A
Flash TWRP
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash OOS 10 on B
Flash TWRP
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Copy PA from PC to device
Install PA
Reboot to system

However, after reboot I still get a boot loop (warning message regarding unlocked bootloader) then the short 1+ splash screen. This loops.

If I then do a "fastboot boot twrp...img" from my PC, I get into TWRP, /sdcard is empty (makes sense?) but I can't seem to copy any data to it (thought I perhaps had to reflash TWRP). Is this because I rebooted to system BEFORE installing TWRP again?
Thanks
 
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SUPNYUS

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Ya thanks, that just crossed my mind. I now did:
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Flash OOS 10 on A
Flash TWRP
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Flash OOS 10 on B
Flash TWRP
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Copy PA from PC to device
Install PA
Reboot to system

However, after reboot I still get a boot loop (warning message regarding unlocked bootloader) then the short 1+ splash screen. This loops.

If I then do a "fastboot boot twrp...img" from my PC, I get into TWRP, /sdcard is empty (makes sense?) but I can't seem to copy any data to it (thought I perhaps had to reflash TWRP). Is this because I rebooted to system BEFORE installing TWRP again?
Thanks

You don't need to boot into fastboot after flashing OOS two times. Here are the steps :

- Fastboot boot TWRP
- Format data, flash TWRP, reboot recovery
- Flash OOS 10 slot A, Flash TWRP, reboot recovery
- Flash OOS 10 slot B, Flash TWRP, reboot recovery
- Flash PA slot A, Flash TWRP, reboot system
- (optional) reboot recovery, flash Magisk, reboot system

I think it bootloops because you didn't reboot to recovery after formatting data, which is required in the process

[EDIT] Also, if you use Magisk, make sure you flash it AFTER booting into PA, otherwise it will bootloop
 
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pranacrockz

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Ok so, somehow this got messed up AGAIN!
Here are my steps:
Reboot to fastboot: SUCCESS
Fastboot boot TWRP: SUCCESS
Format data: SUCCESS
Flash OOS 10 on A: SUCCESS
Reboot to fastboot: SUCCESS
Fastboot boot TWRP: FAIL, Got oneplus stock recovery, followed by neverending Oneplus boot animation. Now running Factory imaging with Mauronofrio's recovery tool
Flash OOS 10 on B
Reboot to fastboot
Fastboot boot TWRP
Format data
Install PA zip package
Reboot system

What am I doing wrong here? I followed these EXACT steps :(
Thanks

Follow this method. I use this for all roms.
1. Flash oos.
2. Flash twrp zip.
3. Reboot recovery.
4. Flash oos.
5. Flash twrp.
6. Reboot recovery.
7. Flash pa.
8. Flash twrp.
9. format data.
10. Reboot system
 

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You don't need to boot into fastboot after flashing OOS two times. Here are the steps :

- Fastboot boot TWRP
- Format data, flash TWRP, reboot recovery
- Flash OOS 10 slot A, Flash TWRP, reboot recovery
- Flash OOS 10 slot B, Flash TWRP, reboot recovery
- Flash PA slot A, Flash TWRP, reboot system
- (optional) reboot recovery, flash Magisk, reboot system

I think it bootloops because you didn't reboot to recovery after formatting data, which is required in the process

[EDIT] Also, if you use Magisk, make sure you flash it AFTER booting into PA, otherwise it will bootloop

Right so I tried this and got to 'reboot system, after TWRP after PA flash'. After flashing PA, every reboot led me to starting TWRP, happens all the time. If I go to reboot > system, I also get TWRP. I mean, I followed your steps to the letter. Don't know what to do. I will use the factory restorer once more :( Thanks for helping though!
 

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Right so I tried this and got to 'reboot system, after TWRP after PA flash'. After flashing PA, every reboot led me to starting TWRP, happens all the time. If I go to reboot > system, I also get TWRP. I mean, I followed your steps to the letter. Don't know what to do. I will use the factory restorer once more :( Thanks for helping though!
Do this:
Boot to stock oos(stock in the sense no twrp or magisk) once(don't complete setup,just reboot to bootloader when hello page pops up)
Boot twrp,flash latest oos,flash twrp installer,reboot recovery
Flash oos again and twrp installer,reboot recovery.
Flash PA zip and twrp installer,reboot recovery
Format data and reboot to system
 
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