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Oct 11, 2011
New York
OnePlus 8T


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Huawei Watch 2
OnePlus 8
thanks for keeping up the suggestions... did format data as in OP, it seemed the issue did not go away, both this and LOS, perhaps I will wait for a later build for now...
Oh wow, so what happens exactly?

Are you using a particular launcher? What specific changes have you made??

I'd have thought if this happening to multiple people then the connection could be the persist partition, but it's only the pin, if not then it could be a change that's been made by each person..

That's my thinking.
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.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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Feb 15, 2009
OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 6T
How do I go about flashing the zip , I am rooted with magisk. I tried it once and somehow messed it up real bad. Had to use msm to get the phone working and lost all files in the process. I prefer not to repeat it again.......


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Aug 24, 2010
Huawei Watch 2
OnePlus 8
How do I go about flashing the zip , I am rooted with magisk. I tried it once and somehow messed it up real bad. Had to use msm to get the phone working and lost all files in the process. I prefer not to repeat it again.......
If you're on OOS then best way is to follow my guide in this thread. Just search for my name and guide as a keyword.

If you're already on it and need the ota, then just take the ota, don't reboot, install to other slot after ota in magisk then reboot.

Here's the guide



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Feb 15, 2009
OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 6T
If you're on OOS then best way is to follow my guide in this thread. Just search for my name and guide as a keyword.

If you're already on it and need the ota, then just take the ota, don't reboot, install to other slot after ota in magisk then reboot.

Here's the guide

I am on the latest update but would like to downgrade it to the early july build because of the vibration issues (really bugs me !!)


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Aug 24, 2010
Huawei Watch 2
OnePlus 8
Ok so yep there's definitely an issue with vibration.

If you see the screenshots attached, you'll notice I've raised the only option plus additional one from Franco..

Furthermore in the accessibility location when you turn on touch feedback you'll notice that it actually does vibrate to show that it's working but then any more touches don't react to touches.

Altering the Franco one does indeed alter the strength but it doesn't react as it should except when in the dialer.

Calls don't vibrate, nor do messages.

Just thought I'd throw my two cents in there.

Have tried a few scripts in Franco but no dice.

Running latest version of Evo.


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I have vibration for messages and for alarm (today in the morning woke up with br br br br ;) ) but equal i set for example in Whatsapp the notification to "Long" its only a very very very short vibrate for all incoming messages.
The only what i found was with the EVO settings + Franco settings > the vibrations is stronger.

I think there is a bug in the notifications - vibrations start. So the vibrations-engine get a start flag but there is no time-flag how long... so it start only a 1ms vibrate.
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    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.
    Further to the above message, i have in the past knocked off the top clock speeds for all CPU clusters and reduced the small to 300Mhz

    And turned off zRAM

    Also the GPU to 800 as 900 i haven't found is needed for any application.

    If you can run Wii Games on your phone via an emulator (and i can)

    What more are you going to throw at it that requires more?

    PS2 maybe :D

    lol nah, 800Mhz on GPU is fine.

    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.
    Well seeing as it's Evo X you get unlimited storage on Google photos as photos beloved it's a pixel, so they're all fully backed up ;) (if you use it, you should btw) no restrictions on quality either.

    They being said, we can now use TWRP so you could just wipe data + cache.

    No need to format the phone anymore..
    Well that sounds great, I thought a clean install means erasing the internal storage too. But coming from OOS 11 I guess k need to delete the internal storage as far as I read in some forums...
    But does Evo X really give you the unlimited storage option. Having a OneOlus 5T, rocking the Pixel Experience ROM, it was always said,that there will NEVER be this unlimited storage feature, and it will always be a pixel-feature. I never expected anything else...

    And somehow I'm not the biggest fan of backing my photos up with the Google Photos App aka giving Google my pictures. But then I guess I shouldn't flash this ROM if I want to "avoid" Google or at least restrict what they do with your phone/data .. But then why do I use Android 🥴
    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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    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
    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
    Gonna try and flash evo with it
    Sorry for not answering your question. But is there a compatible TWRP on A11? I thought it's still under maintenance. Because on the TWRP site, in the latest builds changelog (3.5.2) they didn't mention A11 if I remember correctly
    Check the twrp thread mate, it can now decrypts the 8 and 8 pro.

    They're just working out the kinks.
    Because Fastboot boot recovery nameoftwrp would be gone after a reboot, Right?
    Exactly ☺️
    Yes, A11 ☺️ check the twrp thread at cross device development
    Flashed it and testing it now
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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!