[ROM][11][OFFICIAL] Havoc-OS v4.2 [S8/S8+][GAPPS]

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Jul 15, 2012
>Micro-G support
So is anyone in here using S8 with Micro-G instead of Gapps?

It's my long time dream to use android phone without gapps.. but I was on impression that MicroG is a dead project and noone is using it.


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Oct 1, 2014
Hi All, not sure if I'm missing something. But, with the latest version of Magisk, does it need to be installed through Fastboot using a PC? Usually the Roms I use come preinstalled with Magisk.


Senior Member
Oct 1, 2014
Just flash a magisk zip file in twrp
I finally figured it out, specifically with the latest Magisk there's no two separate files. Instead it's a Magisk v22 APK that can be installed as an APK within android to install Magisk Manager but you also rename the same APK to zip and then install it in TWRP. strange because I don't remember seeing that in the install instructions.

Hopefully Viper4android works. Do you also know how to stop the keyboard hide from appearing? I'm really trying to adjust to this "gesture" navigation but it's a bit annoying lol.


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Jan 2, 2013
Wherw is the bixby to asisstant remapping? It drives me mad, but i dont want to uninstall it...
Is it in generic.kl or some app ? Button remapper cant disable it too. :(


Senior Member
Dec 2, 2011
Is it possible to reverse the nav bar layout with the 3 button option? so that the back button is on the left side? The gesture one has it but the 2 and 3 button nav bar doesn't by the looks of things


Feb 20, 2021
This is an amazing rom.

This is the first rom I have ever flashed it works perfect for my needs!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 rooted

Just one question though if someone could help, when I flick the screen up it goes to all the apps but how can I get rid of the so called 'suggested apps' at the top of the screen please?



New member
Mar 5, 2021
Samsung Galaxy S8
Excellent ROM, use as a daily driver and works perfectly! I am however finding battery life isn't as good as it is on other android Q ROMs and was wondering whether I could flash the Rad kernel with Havoc OS 4.2? And if so, which version?
Edit : I am on S8 dreamlte


Dec 1, 2016

Tested for AirMusic audio in root mode because it dont works on Resurection Remix & Lineage OS... Its not working on this ROM too.
Probably a problem with the recorder, AirMusic app cant detect Magisk's module there neither micro function even if i force it in permissions.


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    I want to share a solution I found regarding banking apps with this rom:
    So I had some trouble using a certain bank app. The app crashes after entering the password for verification. I found out that the connection was successful but the app only crashes after verification. I found lots of workaround implying to hide Magisk and some other tricks but none worked for me. Later on I discovered that the app won't work because of something related to safetynet and also I'm using the vanilla version without any gapps.
    therefore I tried my best to make it the test passes. after many trials and errors, I installed the microg packages(mgs core, fakestore, droidguard helper, framework proxy), then granted permissions for spoof package signature in phone settings, enabled google safetynet in microg setting.
    Now the safety test still fails but somehow my bank app is working.
    I hope that can help someone
    Hi i have old version of this ROM and i came here to check for some updates. It is an excellent ROM btw, works very well for my needs and looks great. Tho now when i look at the versions the newest one is only available with GAPPS and when i want to check if there is at least an update for the old 3.x version that would be vanilla i see that there are only options for Note 8 while my device is S8. I am a bit puzzled by this, in the features there is still written that GAPPS are optional and the ROM is MicroG compatible (which is what i am using) so i want to ask if there is still a way to get the newer version without the GAPPS for the S8 or if there has been some changes.
    Hi, I have already contacted the contributor and apparently their s8 is broken, so they will not be able to provide updates for some time because they can't test them first. I don't know if someone else can generate the vanilla rom from their source code.
    otherwise, the latest version of vanilla havoc-os from 12-2020 is here : https://havoc-os.com/device.html#dreamlte
    Still considering it, lol. I was hoping others could chime in and could maybe convince me lol.
    hey ive rooted my phone and installed hades rom totally worth it man! the battery life and smoothness both have increased, lineageos is real smooth but it has a problem where i cannot turn off 2nd sim in dual sim, so i switched to hades, hades even allows dex mode using hdmi cable

    edit: Secure Folder also works in hades rom, btw its hades pie, Q has too many bugs so i haven't tried
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    Havoc-OS 4.x is based on AOSP, inspired by Google Pixel.
    Has a refined Material Design 2 UI crafted by @SKULSHADY.
    Many useful features that will blow your mind.
    All you can dream of and all you'll ever need.
    Just flash and enjoy...


    Material Design 2 UI
    Android R Style Screenrecord Dialog
    Rounded UI
    Inbuilt GApps (optional)
    Face Unlock
    Enhanced QS Battery Estimation
    Lockscreen Clocks
    Font Customisation
    Dark Theme Support for AOSP apps
    Notification LED Settings
    Pixel Lockscreen weather
    Signature Spoofing
    Micro-G support
    Lockscreen charging animation
    [SIZE="3"][B][U]Status Bar:[/B][/U][/SIZE]
    Clock & Date Settings
    Custom Logo
    Brightness Control Gesture
    Double Tap to Sleep
    Network Traffic Indicator Settings
    Carrier Label Settings
    Battery Icon Style/Percentage Settings
    Status Bar Icons Toggle
    HD/VoLTE Icon Toggle
    4G/LTE Icon Toggle
    Data Disable Icon Toggle
    Roaming Indicator Toggle
    Small Mobile Type Icon Toggle
    Bluetooth Battery Status Toggle
    [SIZE="3"][B][U]Quick Settings:[/B][/U][/SIZE]
    Quick Pulldown
    Smart Pulldown
    Battery Estimates Toggle
    Background Opacity
    Background Blur Configuration
    Header Image Configuration
    QS Customisations
      Tile Title
      Vibrate on Touch
    Brightness Slider Customization
      Brightness Slider On Bottom/Top/Hidden
      Auto Brightness Icon
      Brightness Control Buttons
    QS Footer Customization
      Settings Icon
      Running Services Icon
      Edit Icon
      User Switcher Icon
    [SIZE="3"][B][U]Ambient Display:[/B][/U][/SIZE]
    Show/Hide Battery Level
    Ambient Options
      Always On
      Always On When Charging
      Wakeup On New Notifications
      Wakeup on New Music (Music Ticker)
      Sensor Based Screen Wakeup (Tilt/Hand Wave/Pocket)
      Double Tap for Ambient Display
    Ambient/Always On Display Brightness Configuration
    Corners Customisation
      Rounded Corner Radius
      Corner Content Padding
    Legacy App Scaling
      Force Higher Aspect Ratio for Selected Apps
      Nav Bar Toggle
      System Navigation Type
      Arrows Keys
    Volume Buttons
      Swap Keys
      Volume Steps
      Long Press to Seek Tracks
      Keyboard Cursor Control
      Volume Rocker Wakeup
      Volume keys Answer Call
    Power Button
      Power Menu Customization
      Lockscreen Options
        Visibility on the Lockscreen
        Advanced Reboot
        Screenshot Option
      Screen-Off Torch
        Double Tap Power Button
        Long Press Power Button
    Back Gesture
      Arrow Animation toggle
      Long Swipe Type (Swipe and Hold/Swipe Edge to Edge)
      Long Swipe Timeout
      Long Left/Right Swipe Action
      Haptic Feedback toggle
    Jump To Camera
    System Navigation Settings
    Prevent Ringing Gesture
    Swipe To Screenshot
    Touchscreen Gestures
    Double Tap to Sleep
    Media Cover Art
    Media Cover Art Blur Level
    Music Visualiser
      Pocket Detection
      Screen Off FOD
      Show Icon
      Recognizing Animation
      FP Authentication Vibration
      FP error Vibration
    Elements Customisation
      Status Bar
      Quick Settings
      Lock Icon
      Charging Info
      Blink for incoming call
      Blink for Call Waiting
      Edge Lighting Customisation
    Status Bar
      Heads Up
      FC Notifications
      Kill App Button
      Noisy Notifications
    Animation Duration
    System Animation customization
    QS Tile Animation Customisation
    [SIZE="3"][B][U]Battery Saving:[/B][/U][/SIZE]
    Smart Pixels
    Suspend Actions
    Gaming Mode
    Wake Up on Charge
    Charging Animation
    Screenshot Type (Full/Partial)
    Adaptive Playback
    Playback Timeout (30sec/1min/2min/5min/10min)
    [SIZE="3"][B][U]Other Features:[/B][/U][/SIZE]
    Vibration & Haptics Customization
    Notch Hide Settings
    Seperate ringtone for SIM1&2
    Screen Refresh Rate (For Supported Devices)
    ALways On Display
    Smart Charging
      Styles and Wallpapers
      Dark Theme
      Accent Colour
      Icon Shape
    [SIZE="3"][B][U]QS Tile Shortcuts:[/B][/U][/SIZE]
      Heads Up tile
      Caffeine tile
      CPU info tile
      Smart pixel tile
      Live Caption
      Screenrecord tile
      Gaming Mode tile
      Screenshot tile
      LTE tile
      Music Tile
      Switch Data Card Tile
      Reboot Tile
      Reading Mode
      Gaming Mode
      Sound Search
      Compass Tile


    Founder & Lead Developer:
    Support Team:


    If you like our work then please consider donating.


    Recovery: https://twrp.me
    Telegram Support Group: https://t.me/havoc8895
    Telegram Announcements Channel: https://t.me/Havoc_OS
    Discord Server: https://discord.gg/YfhBCj4


    1. Download the ROM, Magisk (Optional) from the links above.
    2. Wipe System, Data, Dalvik, Cache.
    3. Flash the ROM, Magisk (Optional).
    4. Reboot and Enjoy.


    And all the other Developers, Testers, Donators and Users.


    XDA:DevDB Information
    Havoc-OS v4.2, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+

    Wugene, Stricted, remilia15
    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

    Version Information
    Current Stable Version: 3.12
    Stable Release Date: 2020-12-29

    Created 2020-07-03
    Last Updated 2021-03-02

    Updated to Havoc-OS 4.2
    - Fixed selfie video recording in Snap
    - Camera tweaks

    - HWC is disabled
    Shame there's still no vanilla build for n8

    Nowadays is a hard time for me. I'm preparing for passing exams. I don't have enough time to spend on building not needed variants.
    If you wish, you can donate me a server and I will build vanilla on it.
    what's the reason?

    Some people don't want gapps. Will a build be available for Note 8 without gapps?
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