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[ROM][10] hadesRom Q v2.0 for Exynos S8 / S8+ / Note8 [15.09.2021]

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Nov 6, 2016
Anyone getting some random freezes on the S8 guys?? They are most frequent when playing games.. I have the G950F and did clean install of v2 about 2 months ago..


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Jan 7, 2021


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Oct 6, 2017
Hi. What should I do if there are no root on the device? I wanted to try editing the file before installing, but I didn't find the right value. Using the TWRP console, it is not possible to access /system
Extract cscfeature.xml from the ROM zip installation to your internal storage, edit the line (when the phone is booted up).

When you're done, go back to TWRP > mount \system partition > go to file manager (from TWRP) > find your edited file from "sdcard" which is your accessible internal storage > copy/cut the file > past it where the instructions from my link tell you.

I think this is possible without magisk I never tried.
If it doesn't, install magisk, do the steps then unroot.


Apr 7, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S8
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Just my few cents left after paying for hosting (/s).
I'm very new at this and just now i realize how good these apps are! Thank you for hosting!


Nov 15, 2013
Hi! This ROM looks amazing! Thanks for this!

I've read in the description that the 2.0 version contains fixes in "ok google" and "hi bixby" features, but it doesn't specify if this is working from screen off or AOD.

Since Oreo update on S8, the "Ok google" from screen off feature started to work.
Can anyone with this rom please try this, and confirm if "ok google" feature can wake the phone from screen off?

Thanks again!


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Jan 21, 2020
Can I revert back to the stock rom after installing this one?
and how is the camera (photo and video) quality?


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Dec 6, 2021
hello I followed the installation instructions, I wiped, format data and then flashed.
however after installing the smartphone it remains on the screen (galaxy s8 + powered by android)
I can still go into recovery and download mode.
how can i solve?
Thanks in advance

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    Hello everyone, I used this ROM for my daily driver S8 since few week ago,
    everything work well, without any serious issue.
    I include dual speaker/stereo mod at installation process, top speaker is working for media, but the sound output is very low/weak compared with bottom speaker.
    so when I play media, the sound from top speaker really unnoticed.
    *I know that top speaker is really small compared with bottom.
    but, Can we manually adjust the output volume / balance between two speaker?

    Top speaker of the S8/N8 family were never designed to work as media speakers, they are tuned to be used for calls only. So pushing more volume out of them could lead to them getting damaged permanently. I don't know for sure but that is my thinking.
    I am interested on trying this rom. Currently I have the latest Alexisrom with Android 9.

    If I install this rom and decide later to install another rom with lower Android version (for example the Alexisrom I have now) , is this possible? Or I can not go back to a lower Android version?
    Is a great rom, you can downgrade to alexisrom easily... But with this rom I have lost two motherboards in a short time, I don't know if the problem is related to this rom, but whit a new motherboard (third) I've installed the Soldier9312s ROM. For me is the best rom for our phone, without any bug nor lag...
    Is a great rom, you can downgrade to alexisrom easily... But with this rom I have lost two motherboards in a short time, I don't know if the problem is related to this rom, but whit a new motherboard (third) I've installed the Soldier9312s ROM. For me is the best rom for our phone, without any bug nor lag...
    Thanks for the notification! I just saw your message a few posts before mine...

    Although S8 is now my second phone, I don't want to risk destroying it. I will stick with Alexisrom, it is very stable and I have no issues.
    It's is Oreo Rom, ( Soldier9312s) ?
    No, is android 9... if you don't find here in xda, I send the link from my cloud
    if you are rooted, you could use one of Xposed modules to disable screenshot protection (or flag secure)
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    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.


    Some personal thoughts:

    You are not allowed to use this base, aroma, or any parts of it for your own "ROM". if you want to make a Q port, "DIY"
    Any sort of kang will be reported without hesitation..

    This project is here only because of heavy collaboration of my brother @ananjaser1211 who spent very much of his precious time on bringing this port into a decent state, so make sure to send him some love via paypal.

    If you like my work and want to support the development, you can always send me a treat via paypal or press 'Like' button instead of saying it - it will keep the thread clean and keep me motivated to do more;

    You should read at least install instructions stated in this post - i won`t offer support for any issues regarding installation - for extra questions read FAQ post below;

    Rom Features
    Only for G950F / G950N / G955F / G955N / N950F / N950N
    • Android 10
    • Full N960FXXS9FUH1 port - August 2021 release
    • Full Samsung OneUI 2.5 Experience
    • Properly optimised for S8 / S8+ and Note 8 with their own separate configurations
    • August security patch
    • Heavy debloated/deknoxed
    • RMM prepatched (more info about RMM here)
    • hadesKernel
    • Redesigned Aroma Installer
    • Selectable Edge Features (light edge/full edge/no edge)
    • Selectable Bootanimations
    • Selectable Bloatware (Game launcher/tools, Dictionary, Reminder, Video, Digital Wellbeing, ANT+, Google Assistant, Chrome, LiveCaptions, Flipboard, Upday and Sim Toolkit)
    • Selectable Smart Manager (International / Chinese)
    • Selectable SamsungDaily (BixbyHome) , Bixby Voice, Bixby Vision and routines
    • Bixby Key remapping
    • 1120 Fonts Mod
    • Google Fonts
    • GoodLock Manager patched to work in all countries
    • AdAway and Vanced Manager
    • Duos + sdCard Patch
    • Patched reboot button to reboot to recovery on long press
    • Patched settings to show status Official
    • Dual Messenger patched for all user apps
    • Patched SecureFolder and Knox WorkProfile
    • Camera - enabled recording [email protected] & [email protected] with no recording time limit
    • Enabled some csc features (extra toggles, call record, statusbar network speed etc.)
    • Removed extra product bloatware (keyboard languages & handwriting recognition data)
    • v2.0 exclusives:
      - Fix "Hi Bixby" and "Ok Google" hotwords for Assistant
      - Fix IRIS sensor and make it work in secure folder and other places
      - Fix capture with HeartRate sensor
      - Fix face detection box in selfie mode
      - Fix Telephoto camera activation zoom level (now activates at 2.0x instead of 2.4x)
      - Update Safetynet Fix to bypass recent GMS restrictions
      - Support more NFC card types (Mifare plus Thanks @Pavlon333)
      - Fix-up some audio issues occuring in games with mic
      - Fix SoundTheme selector
      - Fix Bootanimation issues/selection
      - fix earpiece clipping noise
      - adjust audio configs / HAL to the most compatible with stock
      - increase earpiece volume in calls so it is not too quiet
      - Reduce wired headphone mic volume in calls because it was too loud
      - Cleanup some of the broken constant logging services
    • hadesKernel v2.5.*:
      - latest sourcecode released by samsung
      - upstreamed to 4.4.283 (stable linux kernel)
      - Patches for Android Q
      - compiled with custom GCC-12.x
      - Fully Permissive
      - blu_active CPU governor
      - other compiler optimizations
      - F2FS Support
      - disabled audit, excessive debugging, logging, knox, proca, defex, rkp, tima, root restriction, unused governors, io schedulers, compression algorithms, TCP congestion algorithms and more
      - added Moro sound control
      - added boeffla wakelock blocker with a default list of wakelocks for better battery
      - Enabled ZRAM with latest LZ4 Compression algorithm and disabled Samsung swap
      - Adjust swappiness with specific configs for S8 / S8+ / N8
      - Added LED fade mod
      - added crc toggle
      - added wireguard support
      - Added support for DexOnPC
      - dex with any hdmi adapter
      - Disable excessive DVFS and tune GPU
      - Apply IRQ Patches and improvments
      - Disable excessive UHQ upscaler drain
      - Reduce MIF Frequency- Improve safetynet hiding to let more apps work
      - Remove IRQ tweaks that caused extra heat
      - Reduce extra logging spam
      - Improve PM QoS
      - Optimize touch interrupt usage
      - Fix massive performance and battery issues
      - Fix Random freezes and lags on S8/S8+
      - Set default I/O to CFQ
      - keep interactive as default gov
      - Upstream binder, EXT4, lmk and net to latest google
      - Fixed IPV6 connection
      - Fixed issues with SWAP values on S8
      - Updated kernel to latest OSRC source drop (DUD1)
      - Backport few QQ changes from S9
      - Fix issues with charging and battery
      - Enable DriveDroid support

    Installation steps
    If you are installing on S8/S8+ or any of Korean variants - SELECT LESS BLOATWARE OR THE PHONE WILL NOT BOOT
    • Make sure you have latest official TWRP installed (download latest official for Note8 or S8/S8+)
    • Make sure your phone is charged to at least 70%.
    • Download the ROM, and transfer to your phone / external SD card
    • Make sure OEM Unlock is ON in developer settings
    • Boot the phone into TWRP
      - coming from hadesRom Q v1.0, no wipe is needed
      - coming from any other setup than hadesRom, full wipe is mandatory - Dalvik Cache, Cache, Data (or select wipe in Aroma options)
    • Flash ROM and boot (first boot can take up to 15-20 min)
    • uncheck diagnostic data in setting wizard

    How about bugs and/or issues and/or requests?
    • First read existing issues and the F.A.Q below to ensure its not a duplicate
    • Properly report issues by submitting an issue on GitHub
    • provide as much info as possible so the issue is not ignored / closed

    Bugs at release of v2.0:
    • Common - Some camera modes (live focus, super slow motion)
    • Common - Permissive kernel (needed to for hw mismatch)
    • Common - Encryption (internal/external storage encryption is broken)
    • Common - Flashlight intensity (due to fixing iris)
      Due to the nature of this rom being a port from a different soc and these bugs being 95% hardware related, the above features have been disabled/hidden with a very small chance of succeeding in fixing them.

    • @ananjaser1211, a modest mofo, for listening all my sh*t all the time, getting a Note8 to help me finish this port and working on it ever since, narrowing down the bug list and simply being there always available to contribute
    • DaN and Rayan Refoua (@Rrs_hidden) for awesome bootanimations
    • @Cvolton for fixing device MAC issues, 4K/60fps camera mod and other contributions
    • @thereassaad, @yash92duster, @AbrahamGC, @Grouxho @fOmey for mods and ideas
    • @PerfectSlayer for best adblocker for android (imo)
    • @vanced team for all their work for best Youtube experience
    • @Winb33 for 1120 font pack
    • testers & donors
      *please pm me if i forgot someone

    Source Code:
    Changelog and downloads:

    hadesRom Q OneUI v2.0

    hadesRom Q OneUI v1.0
    MD5: 95d76afbea023e342c1941b9855dd104
    SHA-1: A9482B4D96ED73B59803DA8B2850E8CFFD5A0C8C
    * Make sure to verify the hash of the file you downloaded to avoid issues such as not being able to boot / zip corrupt VerifyHash for Windows or Hash Checker for Android

    Misc links
    We hope you all enjoy this release, it has been a ton of work to get it where its at, and we hope in the future it will be even better. make sure to leave your feedback and report any feature request or bugs in the linked github issues page so we can track them.

    Have fun!
    Imgur album: Embedded images:
    Screenshot_20201226-132030_One UI Home.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132036_One UI Home.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132041_One UI Home.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132048_Settings.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132058_Settings.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132116_Good Lock.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132128_Camera.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132200_Device care.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132214_Wallpapers.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132224_Settings.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132322_My Files.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132336_Vanced Manager.jpgScreenshot_20201226-132358_One UI Home.jpg
    Q: Phone is showing YYY model but my phone is ZZZ model, is that normal?
    A: Yes, that is very normal and very intented. Do not change it or you will break features.

    Q: Why OEM toggle is missing in this rom?
    A: I disabled it to be sure nobody gets locked by mistake.

    Q: Magisk app not showing, what to do?
    A: Download latest Magisk Manager from here and install as normal app.

    Q: My phone shows locked because "Payment services was uninstalled without authorization", how to get rid of it?
    A: Unfortunately you need to reflash rom, no wipe needed. Also don't try to debloat the rom again or you will have same issue.

    Q: Installation failed, what to do now?
    A: First of all make sure you have the pointed twrp. If the problem persists try to redownload the zip and/or reflash with selecting less things in Aroma installer. If you still have the problem, probably your device is not supported.

    Q: How to report bugs?
    A: If you want to report a bug make sure you include:
    -device variant / modem version / bootloader version / region
    -detailed info about the encountered issue
    -steps to reproduce the bug

    Q: How to take logs?
    A: Download Logcat Extreme and take a look at this.

    Q: TWRP can't mount data partition, what to do?
    A: Make sure you formatted data partition if your previous rom was stock.

    Q: Phone is not booting even after 20 minutes?
    A: Try to reboot. If still not booting try to redownload the zip and/or reflash with selecting less things in Aroma installer and/or make sure you use the pointed TWRP and/or make sure you formatted data partition if your previous rom was stock.

    Q: How to format data partition?

    Q: Phone is asking to reboot because sim changed, what should i do?
    A: Reboot once and see if it appears again. If yes reboot again.

    Q: Phone asks to wipe data because operator changed, should i wipe?
    A: Try to cancel and just reboot. If you can't do that or the popup still appear, reflash the rom and wipe in Aroma installer.