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dladz

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Just seen the update via the system being advertised to me.

Just so I'm clear, can I simply take the update?

Will root be retained?

Anything else I need to know?

This would be the first time I've taken an ota on this phone as I've always gone the full update route.

Cheers.
 
I see the very first step is be on the latest OOS 11 aka clean flash. I'm currently on Pixel Experience, and want very much to try this out, but I can't find consistent information on how to get back to OOS without having potential issues such as losing the fingerprint functionality (even with backing up persist) when using the msm tool, and there don't seem to be other options out there for the OP8 at this time. This thread seems full of successful installs, however. Is everyone just using this ROM as the first custom ROM on their OP8 or are yall able to successfully reinstall OOS after playing around with various non-OOS ROMs? If the latter, can someone please point me in the right direction? I really don't want to mess up what's relatively "stable" (I mean.... :LOL:) but if there is some method I'm overlooking or if the msm tool really isn't that inconsistent, then I'd feel a lot better and I'm ready to jump over to Evolution today.

Thanks in advance!
 

dladz

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I see the very first step is be on the latest OOS 11 aka clean flash. I'm currently on Pixel Experience, and want very much to try this out, but I can't find consistent information on how to get back to OOS without having potential issues such as losing the fingerprint functionality (even with backing up persist) when using the msm tool, and there don't seem to be other options out there for the OP8 at this time. This thread seems full of successful installs, however. Is everyone just using this ROM as the first custom ROM on their OP8 or are yall able to successfully reinstall OOS after playing around with various non-OOS ROMs? If the latter, can someone please point me in the right direction? I really don't want to mess up what's relatively "stable" (I mean.... :LOL:) but if there is some method I'm overlooking or if the msm tool really isn't that inconsistent, then I'd feel a lot better and I'm ready to jump over to Evolution today.

Thanks in advance!
I've used msm a lot and it's never let me down. Ever.

You could fastboot flash.. But honestly msm is just easier
 
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dladz

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Hey thanks for this wonderful Rom at first.

One Question:
The Vibration for incoming notifications are so low and its only a short short vibration.
Is there a way to set the Vibrations longer?

Go here and change vibration.

Length cannot be changed but strength can.
 

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Go here and change vibration.

Length cannot be changed but strength can.
Found this one before my post but thank you. But incoming notifications are hard to recognized. In Stock Rom was a option to set the vibration for notifications. Okay so i had to live with this. Hope the devs will find a way to Insert a option.
 
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dladz

Senior Member
Aug 24, 2010
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Liverpool
Huawei Watch 2
OnePlus 8
Just seen the update via the system being advertised to me.

Just so I'm clear, can I simply take the update?

Will root be retained?

Anything else I need to know?

This would be the first time I've taken an ota on this phone as I've always gone the full update route.

Cheers.
Sorry to bump this but has anyone taken the update ota?
 
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dladz

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So have downloaded that bloody update about 10 times.

I click download and install, it downloads.

I click install then click ok.

It moves back a window and that's it, it will not install.

Edit: just took the time to read the message, says it'll install in the background. Let's see if it does
 
I think the Rom reboots my 8Plus suddenly.
8+ is for 1 hour display off and locked laying in my car.

After this hour I want to look for the battery drain to compare with the Stock rom > In the settings > accu > there is a gap between 80% till 75% with no battery-graph.
In BetterBatteryStats there is no option to set to "Unplugged" only "since boot".
So i think there was a reboot... Will watch...

Little Review after 24h.
Compare to StockRom (only 5 days use because get this Beautiful Smartphone new):

  • Battery drain A11 Stock Rom: 10-11%/h vs. 4-6%/h Evo Rom (with the same Apps) > Think this is very good.
  • Booting time Evo is faster
  • More personalisation settings in Evo-Rom like Themes and fonts....
  • Stock Cam support and dolby atmos (with Magisk Module)

Nothing special for the Evo Rom but for the GCAM:
  • Use Gcam for RAW for the WideLens which is not possible in StockRom with PRO-Mode (i am Hobbyphotographer with DSLR but sometimes i had no DSLR with me)
  • Compare DSLR (Canon 70D with 10-18mm Lens) Raw and Gcam Raw (yes 24MP RAW vs 12MP RAWPixelBinding is very unfair) with my calibrated photomonitor you can hardly see any difference when shot landscape photos.
  • Only zooming 200% then you see difference in noise and sharp > With plugins in Lightroom you can do wonderful pictures with WIDELens RAW.
  • The only thing which is not possible to change the aperture like in DSLR because of Hardware and stop the automatic distortion-correction for the UltraWideLens.

Cons Evo-Rom:
  • Vibration for incoming notification to to short and even with Vibration set to 3 is to low > hardly to recognized if there is a new message
  • some settings are double (in Evolver App and then in the Android settings)

Bugs i found since 24h:
  • Network Speed Display in Notification bar is not showing when a alarm clock is set. I think then there are to many symbols because i use two SimCards > One for privat and one for work Number so then there is no space for NetworkspeedGraph
  • reboot without any trigger > will watch if it happened more often

Sugestions:
  • if it possible > option to show numbers instead of points over the Apps for show new Notification > so i had to use Nova Launcher Prime because i find it better.
  • better vibration / longer vibration for notifications.

But as a summary for the first day with this Rom i like it very much.
 

dladz

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Aug 24, 2010
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OnePlus 8
I think the Rom reboots my 8Plus suddenly.
8+ is for 1 hour display off and locked laying in my car.

After this hour I want to look for the battery drain to compare with the Stock rom > In the settings > accu > there is a gap between 80% till 75% with no battery-graph.
In BetterBatteryStats there is no option to set to "Unplugged" only "since boot".
So i think there was a reboot... Will watch...

Little Review after 24h.
Compare to StockRom (only 5 days use because get this Beautiful Smartphone new):

  • Battery drain A11 Stock Rom: 10-11%/h vs. 4-6%/h Evo Rom (with the same Apps) > Think this is very good.
  • Booting time Evo is faster
  • More personalisation settings in Evo-Rom like Themes and fonts....
  • Stock Cam support and dolby atmos (with Magisk Module)

Nothing special for the Evo Rom but for the GCAM:
  • Use Gcam for RAW for the WideLens which is not possible in StockRom with PRO-Mode (i am Hobbyphotographer with DSLR but sometimes i had no DSLR with me)
  • Compare DSLR (Canon 70D with 10-18mm Lens) Raw and Gcam Raw (yes 24MP RAW vs 12MP RAWPixelBinding is very unfair) with my calibrated photomonitor you can hardly see any difference when shot landscape photos.
  • Only zooming 200% then you see difference in noise and sharp > With plugins in Lightroom you can do wonderful pictures with WIDELens RAW.
  • The only thing which is not possible to change the aperture like in DSLR because of Hardware and stop the automatic distortion-correction for the UltraWideLens.

Cons Evo-Rom:
  • Vibration for incoming notification to to short and even with Vibration set to 3 is to low > hardly to recognized if there is a new message
  • some settings are double (in Evolver App and then in the Android settings)

Bugs i found since 24h:
  • Network Speed Display in Notification bar is not showing when a alarm clock is set. I think then there are to many symbols because i use two SimCards > One for privat and one for work Number so then there is no space for NetworkspeedGraph
  • reboot without any trigger > will watch if it happened more often

Sugestions:
  • if it possible > option to show numbers instead of points over the Apps for show new Notification > so i had to use Nova Launcher Prime because i find it better.
  • better vibration / longer vibration for notifications.

But as a summary for the first day with this Rom i like it very much.

HAven't had a random reboot of any kind, have tested this ROM very thoroughly and personally i cannot fault it.

It's probably the most complete ROM i've used in many years.

I can't thank the dev enough.

OOS camera does superbly an yea if you want a DSLR then use a DSLR, that being said, my astrophotograhy photos with the 8 pro are actually very very good.

Numbers / points: afaik this is launcher dependent

Vibration can be changed in settings under Device Extras at the bottom.

Battery drain: i lose about 2% overnight, trying to get it to 0%

I'd do a clean install, you shouldn't be getting random reboots.

Did you install a custom kernel?
 
HAven't had a random reboot of any kind, have tested this ROM very thoroughly and personally i cannot fault it.

It's probably the most complete ROM i've used in many years.

I can't thank the dev enough.

OOS camera does superbly an yea if you want a DSLR then use a DSLR, that being said, my astrophotograhy photos with the 8 pro are actually very very good.

Numbers / points: afaik this is launcher dependent

Vibration can be changed in settings under Device Extras at the bottom.

Battery drain: i lose about 2% overnight, trying to get it to 0%

I'd do a clean install, you shouldn't be getting random reboots.

Did you install a custom kernel?
DSLR > You misunderstood me a little bit i think > The photos with GCAM in RAW are very very good in compare to a real DSLR.
When i am at home today i can upload two photos here to compare > settings in Lightroom to the same level and it is hardly to decide which photo is from DSLR and which from 8+.
Did a test also on my Instagram account for my followers and many many people dont see any difference or guess the right system which made the photo.

The only thing i missed in Stock-Cam is Shoot RAW-Files with UltraWideLens.
So i use GCAM for this.
I dont like the automatice picture edit from Smartphone Jpeg photos. (also i dont like this on DSLR) because of the over-processing from skies, gras and so on. Its so unreal green and blue colors. And Raw give me the abillity to edit without destruction.

Astrophotos i shoot with my DSLR because of stacking 100+ photos but this is to offtopic here ;) But will test Gcam Astro-Mode in the next days to see what can the Smartphone do ;)

Yes i now that it is launcher dependent > It is only a personal suggestion. if it possible fine when not also fine ;) I use the Nova Launcher since it was build.

Vibration > I said a post above > Yes it is set to 3 in the Device Extras but it is in compare to StockRom to short and to low.

Battery drain > yes will see the next days > was only my mention after 24h use i think the battery drain is definitely better to OOS.

I do a clean install with the last official and then install the OTA. After that i root and installed my personal apps. I dont use custom kernel. Will see if the reboot was only a "one-happened" thing.
 

dladz

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DSLR > You misunderstood me a little bit i think > The photos with GCAM in RAW are very very good in compare to a real DSLR.
When i am at home today i can upload two photos here to compare > settings in Lightroom to the same level and it is hardly to decide which photo is from DSLR and which from 8+.
Did a test also on my Instagram account for my followers and many many people dont see any difference or guess the right system which made the photo.

The only thing i missed in Stock-Cam is Shoot RAW-Files with UltraWideLens.
So i use GCAM for this.
I dont like the automatice picture edit from Smartphone Jpeg photos. (also i dont like this on DSLR) because of the over-processing from skies, gras and so on. Its so unreal green and blue colors. And Raw give me the abillity to edit without destruction.

Astrophotos i shoot with my DSLR because of stacking 100+ photos but this is to offtopic here ;) But will test Gcam Astro-Mode in the next days to see what can the Smartphone do ;)

Yes i now that it is launcher dependent > It is only a personal suggestion. if it possible fine when not also fine ;) I use the Nova Launcher since it was build.

Vibration > I said a post above > Yes it is set to 3 in the Device Extras but it is in compare to StockRom to short and to low.

Battery drain > yes will see the next days > was only my mention after 24h use i think the battery drain is definitely better to OOS.

I do a clean install with the last official and then install the OTA. After that i root and installed my personal apps. I dont use custom kernel. Will see if the reboot was only a "one-happened" thing.
Wide works just disable as per the image.

But compared to a DSLR, I'm sorry but there is no comparison and there never will be.

Unless you've got some budget camera.
 

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    @Jonas2802

    Here you go mate.

    This was based on OOS but a lot of them should be sufficient for any OS.

    Change 5G to 4G
    Remove Facebook use web based
    Remove Facebook messenger use web based
    Remove Twitter use web based
    Remove any ad based apps pay for the pro version
    Turn off gestures like lift to wake
    Change from QHD to FHD (No difference)
    Allow auto brightness
    Turn off WiFi overnight
    Turn all updates to manual not auto (play store)
    Remove any so you don't use
    Change back up to once a month (WhatsApp)
    Turn off location history (Google)
    Use titanium to remove any system apps you don't need
    Don't allow anonymous usage statistics for any app ever.
    Don't allow tracking cookies on any website
    Use adaway (root needed)
    Don't open web pages in Google app (I use Samsung browser)
    Don't use xposed.
    If you game you will not get high SOT scores, period.
    Don't bother with battery saving apps or monitoring apps.
    Streamline your apps, if you don't use it, remove it.
    Don't allow WiFi scanning (as in letting other apps use it when it's not on)
    Never allow personalised ads.
    Never allow notifications from websites
    Always decline cookies unless your absolutely have to allow some tracking (common sense prevails here)
    Optimise as many apps as possible unless it affects performance.
    Don't allow apps to remain open in the notification area.
    Change your launcher, my preferred launcher is lawn chair and this did actually burn up some battery when compared to the OnePlus launcher.
    Don't use live widgets (yes they look cool, but they annihilate your battery)
    Live wallpaper, again very cool, but battery burners.
    Again! Don't charge overnight, make a note of your percentage then see what it is in the morning, you shouldn't be losing more than 5% really, if you've done well then it'll be reflected here, the good SOT results will follow.
    Turn off live read outs of network speed, RAM usage in the status bar.
    Turn off NFC unless in use.
    Leave location on in quick settings, the benefits do not outweigh the problems you'll have.


    Don't overcharge your phone, IE: overnight
    Don't allow your phone to fully deplete the battery.

    Whatever anyone says, this does 100% damage batteries, there is no argument here and I won't entertain anyone who says otherwise, Ive seen through real life tests what this results in, bloated, inefficient, possibly dangerous lithium batteries.

    Keep your phone out the sun.
    Keep it out of extreme cold.
    Keep your device clean dust free.

    Snapchat, Viber, house party, apps like that tends to use more battery as they don't have great dormancy periods.

    Apps like speed test by Ookla tend to have location tracking, similarly they tend to turn themselves on and off when they feel like it, my advice, install test and uninstall.

    Allow a couple of battery cycles between tweaking sets, to give you an idea of how much of a difference you've made, takes time but it's worth it.

    Use a battery monitoring tool to see what is being used, once you've removed problems, remove it as this will also use battery.

    I've just written this from the top of my head so o probably missed some things, the general idea is to keep your device clean and fresh, remove files you don't need any more.

    Keep an eye on apps that misbehave or aren't wanted, index your folders so they aren't a mess.

    The more good things you do means the more potentially bad apps you can have on your phone, eg if you really need Facebook, you could keep it so long as you clean up other areas of your phone.

    Good luck.
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    Might be a silly question, but since we got twrp working, would it be posible to do a full wipe (system & data etc) and install evo x bare-boned? Or should i format system & data, fresh install latest oos, then install evo x on top?
    Should work mate. It's still quite new so confirm first
    3
    Could anybody write a little guide to clean flash this with twrp? Never flashed a rom on this device with twrp before 😅
    I think once theres a new update for oxygen OS I will do just that mate.
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    That would be great, thank you 😊
    Do you plan to switch to OOS? Or do you want to have the newest underlaying OOS before flashing Evo-X?

    I wonder if we still need a underlaying OOS firmware or if we can wipe all partitions (including super/system) before flashing Evo-X 🤔
    At this point I've done about 3 dirty updates via system update. So I'd be heading for a clean install anyway.

    I have no emulators set up and thanks to @AnierinB Google photos is unlimited, so I don't have a risk really.

    I'd always stick with the latest firmware as it could potentially affect more than just the OS iirc it was a requirement in the past for custom ROMs or issues could ensue.

    I'd be updating, nuking the OS then going Evo X via twrp..I'll defo make a guide, step by step, hopefully itll cover more than just Evo so others can use it.

    Right now Evo had me coveted, I have about 2-3 issues but not deal breakers. Battery also could definitely be improved.

    Overall though its a stellar ROM.
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    Here's the thread.


    I imagine a new thread will be created at some point.

    James cable listed the new twrp a few pages from the back.

    You can boot it or flash to recovery.

    fastboot flash recovery nameoftwrp
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    Evolution X 5.9.2 for the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro & 8T [Instantnoodle][Instantnoodlep][Kebab]

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    Living, Breaking, Keep Evolving.
    Pixel UI, customization and more, we are Evolution X!

    - Team Evolution X -
    @joeyhuab (Founder/Lead Developer)
    @peaktogoo (Project Manager/Co-Founder)
    @
    AnierinB (Project Specialist/Co-Founder)

    Reach us on Twitter! @EvolutionXROM

    Check out our website!
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    What are our features?

    Themes
    - Lockscreen Clock Styles (23)
    - Dark Theme Styles (11)
    - System Fonts (24)
    - RGB Accent Color Picker
    - Accent Colors Presets (64)
    - System Icon Shapes (11)
    - 2020 Pixel Live Wallpapers
    - G-Visual Mod
    - Volume Panel Styles (6)
    - Custom QS Header Images
    - QS Tile Diso
    - QS Tile Icon Styles (18)
    - QS Panel Color Configs

    Statusbar
    - Network Traffic Monitor
    - Clock & Date Options
    - Battery Bar
    - Battery Icon Styles & Percentage Configs (6)
    - System UI Tuner
    - Battery Percent Show/Hide Config
    - 4G/LTE Icon Toggle
    - Roaming Indicator Toggle

    Notifications
    - Heads Up
    - Notification Headers toggle
    - Alert Slider Notification Toggle (For OnePlus Devices Only)
    - Notification light Config
    - Kill App Button Toggle
    - Pulse Edge Lighting
    - In-Call Vibration Options (connect, waiting, end.)

    Quick Settings
    - Quick Pulldown (Right/Left)
    - Smart Pulldown
    - Vibrate On Touch
    - Disable When Locked
    - Hide Battery Icon
    - Notification Header Battery Precent Configs
    - Brightness Slider & Auto Brightness icon Configs
    - Quick Settings Layout Configs
    - Data Usage Visibility Configs

    Power Menu
    - Device Controls
    - Advanced Reboot
    - Optional User Actions (flashlight, etc)

    Gestures
    - AOSP Gestures
    - Back Gesture Configs
    - Toggle To Hide Navbar Pill
    - Advanced Gesture Configs
    - Swipe To Screenshot
    - Status Bar Brightness Control
    - Screen Off Power Button Torch
    - Double Tap To Sleep Status Bar
    - Double Tap to Sleep Lockscreen
    - Screen Off Gestures

    Lockscreen
    - Always On Display Schedule
    - Fingerprint Error Vibration Toggle
    - Fingerprint Authentication Vibration Toggle
    - Custom FOD Icons (26)
    - Custom FOD Recognizing Animations (24)
    - Pocket Detection
    - Charging Info
    - Lock Screen Shortcuts
    - Lock Screen Media Artwork/Notification Configs
    - Lock Screen Music Visualizer

    Navigation
    - Nav Bar Tuner
    - Invert Layout
    - Volume Key Answer
    - Volume Rocker Wake
    - Volume Rocker Playback Control
    - Volume Rocker Cursor Control

    Buttons
    - Volume Rocker Wake Toggle
    - Volume Key Playback Control
    - Keyboard Cursor Control
    - Left/Right Volume Panel Toggle

    Animations
    - Disable Transition Animations Toggle
    - Screen Off Animations (3)
    - Scrolling Cache Configs
    - QS Tile Animations (Flip/Rotate)
    - QS Tile Animation Duration & Interpolator configs

    Miscellaneous
    - Gaming Mode
    - Screenshot Configs
    - Launch Music App On Headset Connection
    - Sensor Block Per-Package
    - Default USB Config
    - Doze Brightness Configs

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    You tell me?

    DO NOT FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED

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    First Time Install / Clean Flash
    1. Be on the latest OOS 11!!
    2. Download ROM.zip (link in thread) & Recovery.img (from below)
    3. fastboot boot RECOVERY.img
    4. adb sideload BUILD.zip
    5. Format data
    6. Reboot to system & #KeepEvolving

    NOTE: It is recommended that you use the ROM installer for OnePlus 8T to avoid sideload/installation errors. You can find such installer
    here

    Update / Dirty Flash
    1. Boot into recovery
    2. adb sideload BUILD.zip
    3. Reboot to system & #KeepEvolving

    KEEP IN MIND THERE IS ALSO OTA UPDATES!


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    Built in Dolby & OnePlus camera support will be available in the next releases! Stay tuned & #KeepEvolving!