Paranoid Android Sapphire Alpha 3- OnePlus 8/T/Pro & 9R

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Lowxorx

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May 19, 2014
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Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro (Redmi K30 Pro)
Anyone have any issues launching games?

Summoners War insta-crashes on launch. I've tried reinstalling, wiping data, cache. Still crashing.

Attached a logcat of the application crashing, the Java stack trace looks like it's failing on:

Code:
android.content.pm.PackageManager$NameNotFoundException

Code:
I FirebaseInitProvider: FirebaseApp initialization successful
W System.err: android.content.pm.PackageManager$NameNotFoundException:
W System.err:     at android.app.ApplicationPackageManager.getApplicationInfoAsUser(ApplicationPackageManager.java:452)
W System.err:     at android.app.ApplicationPackageManager.getApplicationInfo(ApplicationPackageManager.java:441)
W System.err:     at com.gcp.hivecore.Product.getAppIdentifier(Product.kt:16)
W System.err:     at com.gcp.hivecore.Configuration.<clinit>(Configuration.kt:119)
W System.err:     at com.hive.base.HiveInitProvider.onCreate(HiveInitProvider.kt:19)
W System.err:     at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:2404)
W System.err:     at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:2374)
W System.err:     at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:7463)
W System.err:     at android.app.ActivityThread.installContentProviders(ActivityThread.java:6980)
W System.err:     at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:6729)
W System.err:     at android.app.ActivityThread.access$1500(ActivityThread.java:248)
W System.err:     at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:2054)
W System.err:     at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:106)
W System.err:     at android.os.Looper.loopOnce(Looper.java:201)
W System.err:     at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:288)
W System.err:     at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:7880)
W System.err:     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
W System.err:     at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(RuntimeInit.java:548)
W System.err:     at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1009)
I HiveInitProvider: HiveInitProvider  initialization successful
D AndroidRuntime: Shutting down VM
E AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
E AndroidRuntime: Process: com.com2us.smon.normal.freefull.google.kr.android.common, PID: 21485
E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to get provider androidx.startup.InitializationProvider: androidx.startup.StartupException: android.content.pm.PackageManager$NameNotFoundException: ComponentInfo{/androidx.startup.InitializationProvider}
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:7468)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread.installContentProviders(ActivityThread.java:6980)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:6729)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread.access$1500(ActivityThread.java:248)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:2054)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:106)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.os.Looper.loopOnce(Looper.java:201)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:288)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:7880)
E AndroidRuntime:     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(RuntimeInit.java:548)
E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1009)
E AndroidRuntime: Caused by: androidx.startup.StartupException: android.content.pm.PackageManager$NameNotFoundException: ComponentInfo{/androidx.startup.InitializationProvider}
E AndroidRuntime:     at androidx.startup.AppInitializer.discoverAndInitialize(AppInitializer.java:204)
E AndroidRuntime:     at androidx.startup.InitializationProvider.onCreate(InitializationProvider.java:42)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:2404)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:2374)
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:7463)
E AndroidRuntime:     ... 11 more
E AndroidRuntime: Caused by: android.content.pm.PackageManager$NameNotFoundException: ComponentInfo{/androidx.startup.InitializationProvider}
E AndroidRuntime:     at android.app.ApplicationPackageManager.getProviderInfo(ApplicationPackageManager.java:560)
E AndroidRuntime:     at androidx.startup.AppInitializer.discoverAndInitialize(AppInitializer.java:181)
E AndroidRuntime:     ... 15 more
E ActivityManager: App crashed on incremental package com.com2us.smon.normal.freefull.google.kr.android.common which is 100% loaded.
E incfs   : IncFs_GetMetrics: failed to read file: /sys/fs/incremental-fs/instances/MT_data_app_vmdl962baa40eb6-ef1c-4217-bfec-a36ba7c3f0f4/reads_delayed_min: No such file or directory
I DropBoxManagerService: add tag=data_app_crash isTagEnabled=true flags=0x2
W ActivityTaskManager:   Force finishing activity com.com2us.smon.normal.freefull.google.kr.android.common/.SubActivity
D ActivityTrigger: ActivityTrigger activityPauseTrigger
E ANDR-PERF-LM: GamePerfEngine: runAsync() 499: Hint is for com.com2us.smon.normal.freefull.google.kr.android.common/com.com2us.smon.normal.freefull.google.kr.android.common.SubActivity/6 = 0x1004 PID=1718
Exact same issue here. Did you find a solution?
 

Gtoonm

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I recently downloaded Oxygen OS 12 for my Oneplus 8T and while decent, there's some stuff I would Like to change and PA has those. I was thinking of unlocking the bootloader and installing the sapphire 3 alpha but I'm worried my Bank of America app, as well as other banking apps I use, would stop working cause I unlocked the Boot loader.

I read about SafetyNet but I'm not sure what that is or how it works. What version should I download? Will the bank apps still work with the unlocked bootloader?

And a side not since I'm new at cmd stuff, whenever I use adb to reboot into fastboot I try to type fastboot devices but my phone is not showing in the command prompt even though I see it is on the fastboot screen. So when I type fastboot oem unlock the prompt still tells me waiting for devices...
 

cinnamonizer

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OnePlus 8
I recently downloaded Oxygen OS 12 for my Oneplus 8T and while decent, there's some stuff I would Like to change and PA has those. I was thinking of unlocking the bootloader and installing the sapphire 3 alpha but I'm worried my Bank of America app, as well as other banking apps I use, would stop working cause I unlocked the Boot loader.

I read about SafetyNet but I'm not sure what that is or how it works. What version should I download? Will the bank apps still work with the unlocked bootloader?

And a side not since I'm new at cmd stuff, whenever I use adb to reboot into fastboot I try to type fastboot devices but my phone is not showing in the command prompt even though I see it is on the fastboot screen. So when I type fastboot oem unlock the prompt still tells me waiting for devices...
You have to revert to OxygenOS 11 to install this ROM. Otherwise it will NOT work at the moment. I've tried myself and my phone got bricked and would go into crashdump. As for banking apps, it depends on each and every one of them. You could look up online how's the experience between an unlocked bootloader and your bank's app to see what others are saying. The app could launch but not allow certain actions or just not boot up at all, really depends.

PS: SafetyNet is mostly about telling other apps that your phone is rooted. Your bootloader status though is not something easy to fake or go around. Once you unlock it you can only relock it by going back to stock.
 
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Gtoonm

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You have to revert to OxygenOS 11 to install this ROM. Otherwise it will NOT work at the moment. I've tried myself and my phone got bricked and would go into crashdump. As for banking apps, it depends on each and every one of them. You could look up online how's the experience between an unlocked bootloader and your bank's app to see what others are saying. The app could launch but not allow certain actions or just not boot up at all, really depends.

PS: SafetyNet is mostly about telling other apps that your phone is rooted. Your bootloader status though is not something easy to fake or go around. Once you unlock it you can only relock it by going back to stock.
I will downgrade back to OOS 11 since I liked it better but I still don't know if the bank apps will work with paranoid android. it's the one and the only thing stopping me from installing it on my phone.
 

miramax001

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May 10, 2021
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I will downgrade back to OOS 11 since I liked it better but I still don't know if the bank apps will work with paranoid android. it's the one and the only thing stopping me from installing it on my phone.

Hi,

Paranoid Alpha 3 here

Bank apps (FINECO) works great also GPAY + NFC works :)


@33bca if you need an OP8 PRO for beta testing, I'm here... write me in PM
 

miramax001

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May 10, 2021
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I had missed this part.

So is development at a standstill?

If we make ourselves available as beta-testers of development builds, can we help?

thank you
 

Gtoonm

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So I got paranoid sapphire 3 installed; after all the OOS11 reboot wiped all data so might as well try to use paranoid, to learn that banking apps do in fact work well.

But now I have another problem. I have 2 sims in my one plus 8T and I made constant use of the parallel app's functionality that comes in Oxygen OS

PA does support dual sim but I don't know if there's a way to run 2 versions of the same app. Something I will really need since I have my personal Whatsapp with my US number and the family and friends one with my sim from home.

Does anybody know if you can do that? or how can I do that, since I'm liking paranoid android
 

azoller1

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OnePlus 8T
So I got paranoid sapphire 3 installed; after all the OOS11 reboot wiped all data so might as well try to use paranoid, to learn that banking apps do in fact work well.

But now I have another problem. I have 2 sims in my one plus 8T and I made constant use of the parallel app's functionality that comes in Oxygen OS

PA does support dual sim but I don't know if there's a way to run 2 versions of the same app. Something I will really need since I have my personal Whatsapp with my US number and the family and friends one with my sim from home.

Does anybody know if you can do that? or how can I do that, since I'm liking paranoid android
There should be some apps on the store that can run parallel apps as in have 2 accounts for one app
 

Utsav77777

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EDIT : UNINSTALLED AND INSTALLED ALL THE LATEST ADB DRIVERS AND IT WORKED :)

GETTING THIS EVERYTIME. ACCORDING TO MY KNOWLEDGE I HAVE LATEST PLATFORM-TOOLS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
archive does not contain 'boot.sig'
archive does not contain 'recovery.sig'
archive does not contain 'system.sig'
archive does not contain 'vendor.sig'
--------------------------------------------
Bootloader Version...:
Baseband Version.....:
Serial Number........: 3911e57f
--------------------------------------------
checking product...
OKAY [ 0.002s]
sending 'boot' (98304 KB)...
OKAY [ 2.248s]
writing 'boot'...
OKAY [ 0.377s]
sending 'recovery' (102400 KB)...
OKAY [ 2.343s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.384s]
sending sparse 'system' (720896 KB)...
OKAY [ 16.797s]
writing 'system'...
FAILED (remote: Partition not found)
finished. total time: 22.168s
------------------------------------------------------------------------
GETTING THIS EVERYTIME. ACCORDING TO MY KNOWLEDGE I HAVE LATEST PLATFORM-TOOLS
 
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    Update: 30. Apr 22

    I often have to press the power button 3 or 5 times as the display doesn't turn on sometimes. It seems like the system reacts to the power button, but the screen doesn't turn on.

    Had a similar issue, turning off the Proximity Detection ("Prevent Accidental Wake Ups") fixed it for me. Now my phone wakes up every time.
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    I flashed the April 7 release for the OnePlus 8T and it's very smooth. I love it.

    Everything works fine so far, except for the fingerprint sensor and I'm sure this is due to the screen not behaving right.

    If e.g. Nightlight is active and the screen is rather red than blue, the in-display fingerprint scanner fails pretty much every time for me.

    If I disable it, it works fine.

    Maybe we can make the scanner behave more predictably, by enabling a default display setting during finger print access.
    We could set the screen to e.g. 75% brightness, Nightlight off and disable screen colour grading.

    OxygenOS also behaves like this while the fingerprint is accessed.

    Update: 30. Apr 22

    I often have to press the power button 3 or 5 times as the display doesn't turn on sometimes. It seems like the system reacts to the power button, but the screen doesn't turn on.
    1
    Had a similar issue, turning off the Proximity Detection ("Prevent Accidental Wake Ups") fixed it for me. Now my phone wakes up every time.
    I think I even had this bug with the OG stock firmware when the 8T was released. It was fixed in a later update back in 2021 if I remember correctly.

    But this fixed it for me! Thx.

    Edit: This initially worked, but the problem is back. Pressing the power button doesn't enable the screen sometimes.
    Interestingly the UI seems accessible, but backlighting stays at zero.
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    Looks great! Is it possible to clean flash this ROM from OOS12 on my OP8P?
    Requirements
    Make sure you are coming from any Android 11 based OxygenOS build, stable is recommended.
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    We are very excited to announce the alpha of Paranoid Android Sapphire, based on Android 12.

    On the first launch, you’ll notice a clean setup with a beautiful wallpaper from Hampus Olsson, who teamed up with us again to create several beautiful pieces of artwork. Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose design stands for itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We also added further UI touches that we believe enhance the overall user experience. You can find all of the Paranoid Android wallpapers and many more in the Abstruct app, included in our builds.

    Our builds are based on the Code Aurora Forum Android base, which is optimized for Qualcomm platforms and has a higher degree of performance, battery life, and functionality compared to the Android Open Source Project platform. The Paranoid Android team and contributors are focusing on squashing existing bugs, and implementing and improving features, performance, and stability. We are dedicated to providing a user experience with the stability that you can expect from stock ROMs with best-in-class performance and features to help you get the most out of your device.


    Notice
    As we are growing on our list of supported devices in each release, we require of a stronger build environment so we can speed up the compilation process for releases. Based on the actual Quartz 4 list, we support over 30 devices, which takes between 2 and 3 days for all the builds to be completed without counting possible compilation issues or rebuild needs, based on our current specs.

    We kindly ask all of you that are in position to donate anything, to help and support us so we can provide better and faster build releases, as well as increase the download speed of our servers, all looking for your enjoyment.

    You can donate here


    Device-specific issues
    [*] Ultrawide Camera (OP8T)

    There are likely many other issues, these are just the most prominent to me. Don't come into this with the expectation any issue you come across will be fixed in a timely manner.

    Requirements
    Make sure you are coming from any Android 11 based OxygenOS build, stable is recommended.


    Downloads
    You can always get our Alpha builds from our Telegram Group or directly download them from here:
    OP8: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1N7Mn1-hei22fPWLuoPE8Obkq7mZ2WT39?usp=sharing
    OP8 Pro: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xx8tl3ueWChlUjIIhFTMOotpD8uDfXjM?usp=sharing
    OP8T: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16PdpI8gN8kE5ZFt3WBt8mQc6_p5B7pSk?usp=sharing
    OP9R: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tCN77OBbzSbdoF6TX3PySaMSHu-t4V_J?usp=sharing
    (Note, OP8/T & Pro builds are no longer unified)

    Note: Custom kernels are not supported unless the kernel says it supports PA and GMS is included!


    Instructions
    [1] Download the latest fastboot zip we released (hint: it has an -image appended to zip name)
    [2] Reboot to bootloader.
    [3] Flash the fastboot zip with "fastboot update aospa-*-image.zip"
    [4] Reboot into recovery after it is done flashing & wipe userdata.

    If you are coming from Alpha 1, you must clean flash due to recent commits related to userdata. If you are coming from Alpha 2 you can dirtyflash it.

    If you already flashed Alpha 1 and want to update, then you can just sideload the OTA in recovery if it is avaliable, although there might be only fastboot images up for the latest version so keep that in mind.


    Important / Useful links
    Paranoid Android Twitter
    Paranoid Android Channel (Telegram)
    Paranoid Android Community (Telegram)

    Cheers and #StayParanoid!


    DevDB Information
    Paranoid Android, ROM for the OnePlus 8/Pro

    Contributors
    33bca, ZVNexus, xboxfanj, Vishalcj17, andrewfluck
    Source Code: https://github.com/AOSPA/android_kernel_oneplus_sm8250

    ROM OS Version: Android 12
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.19
    ROM Firmware Required: Latest OOS 11 build
    Based On: CAF

    Version Information
    Status:
    Alpha
    Current Version: Sapphire Alpha 3
    Release Date: 2022-04-07

    Created 2021-11-28
    Last Updated 2022-04-07
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    Releases

    Alpha 3 - 2022-04-07
    - Improved FOD
    - Added support for 9R

    Alpha 2 - 2022-01-19
    - Fixed 5G
    - Fixed WFD
    - Added support for 8T
    - More will follow tomorrow

    Alpha 1 - 2021-11-28
    - Initial release
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    Alright guys, alpha 2 is out and ready to download!
    Please make sure to wipe userdata if you are coming from ALPHA 1!

    I would also like to welcome OP8T to the party.
    Everything besides ultrawide camera seems to be in line with OP8/OP8Pro, feel free to let me know if I missed something.

    Full changelog will follow tomorrow:
    * 5G is fixed now
    * WFD is fixed now

    Download link is still the same AFH folder. Mirrors on Google Drive can be found below.
    OP8: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1N7Mn1-hei22fPWLuoPE8Obkq7mZ2WT39?usp=sharing
    OP8T: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16PdpI8gN8kE5ZFt3WBt8mQc6_p5B7pSk?usp=sharing
    OP8Pro: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xx8tl3ueWChlUjIIhFTMOotpD8uDfXjM?usp=sharing
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    Alright guys, Sapphire Alpha 3 is out and ready to download!
    But sadly I got some bad news for you all with this release, I won't be able to continue OP8 builds anymore as my OP8 Pro got stolen recently. We will discuss in our team who will take care of the builds from now on.

    OP9R Is now also in a part of the party. Since it's a blindbuild based on our 8T sources I can't guarantee it works as flawless as the other builds. Please let us know if there are any issues.

    Full changelog will follow some times later. Or maybe never, who knows.

    For now you can download the builds from GDrive and Telegram, AFH is still uploading.

    Telegram: https://web.telegram.org/z/#-1154380827
    GDrive:
    OP8: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1N7Mn1-hei22fPWLuoPE8Obkq7mZ2WT39?usp=sharing
    OP8 Pro: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xx8tl3ueWChlUjIIhFTMOotpD8uDfXjM?usp=sharing
    OP8T: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16PdpI8gN8kE5ZFt3WBt8mQc6_p5B7pSk?usp=sharing
    OP9R: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tCN77OBbzSbdoF6TX3PySaMSHu-t4V_J?usp=sharing
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    FAQ

    Is feature X working in this rom?
    - If its not mentioned under issues its most likely working.

    Does safetynet work on this rom?
    - Yes, safetynet works out of the box and doesnt require any additional modules or hacks.

    My wireless display doest work.
    - WFD is currently completly removed in my builds because it crashes anyway with the old blobs.

    I notice some screen flicker on dark backgrounds.
    - That's normal, for some reason 60 and 90/120Hz dont have the same colors and you can see it change when smooth display is enabled and it switches between normal and high refresh rate.

    My phone goes randomly into crashdump mode.
    - Simply disable 5G in settings, for some reason there are carriers that dont properly work right now.