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[ROM][11.0_r43][OFFICIAL] Evolution X 5.9.2 - Sanctuary [09/10/2021]

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Aug 24, 2010
Huawei Watch 2
OnePlus 8
Is there any known or potential issue with fastboot flash?

Not that I know of, I haven't personally done it on this phone but there is a thread dedicated to this in the guides section on the 8 pro, it's not hard, but the outcome it essentially the same as MSM which is why I'd recommend MSM over it.

I've fastboot flashed on other phones, just takes longer.
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May 4, 2016
OnePlus 8T
hello, i want to try install this rom (first time install this way, so sorry for stupid questions), so gonna install from oneplus 8 OOS, and my question first what to download "EvolutionX_5.9_instantnoodle-11-20210708-0231-OFFICIAL.zip" or "evolution_instantnoodle-ota-rq3a.210705.001-07291613-unsigned.zip"? i would guess non ota?
second question should i follow installation procedure from #1 or #3?
sorry for my bad english, and thanks in advance.


Senior Member
May 28, 2015
after today's ota update phone gets stuck on PIN sign in screen upon reboot to system (UI unresponsive/sticky and can't get beyond the screen), anyone with similar problem?

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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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

    I would just like to apologize for wasting your time. I actually realized that it's not the ROMs fault but mine for not having the correct payments profile for my card. But I did find this out thanks to you. A few other questions: Is there a way to make the clear all apps in recent apps appear right away instead of having to swipe all the way to the left? And sometimes, I cannot add more fingerprints to pixel imprint, and the sensor doesn't do as well of a job for detecting my finger as in Oxygen OS.

    Thank you.

    Use light yellow as a color for the FP. That works 99% as good as OOS for me. Even with greasy car mechanic fingers hehe.
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    Evolution X 5.9.2 for the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro & 8T [Instantnoodle][Instantnoodlep][Kebab]



    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!

    What are our features?

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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)

    - 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

    - 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

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

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

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

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


    You tell me?



    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

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



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