Development [ROM][13.0_r35][OFFICIAL] Evolution X 7.7 [03/30/2023]

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kodabmx

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Dec 28, 2010
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Google Pixel 7 Pro
Ok. So after a few years of running Samsung phones with stock ROM (didn't want to blow the e-fuse and F*** knox), I smashed it (fold 3) into many pieces because it pissed me off one final time.

Now I'm using a Pixel 7 Pro.
With the stock ROM, I had several apps that just didn't work. Smart Life would take 2 minutes to load if it ever did, SofaBaton app for a remote would only load on the first run, then you had to wipe the cache and data for the app to get it to work again.
Chromecast didn't work on the stock ROM while trying to pair with a Nvidia Shield Pro.
This and many other little quirks were bothering me so I installed this ROM.
All those things work now. Battery life was kinda crap until I found out that this ROM keeps the data connection alive while using WI-FI by default. Turned it off in Dev settings, and now the ROM has great battery life.
I even got Magisk and LSPosed installed with working Google Pay and banking apps.
I'm not using WI-FI calling (what the hell for? I live in a city with excellent cell coverage) so I couldn't tell you if that works.
I particularly like the slider control for animations in dev settings. 0.1x scaling makes the phone fast without totally getting rid of the anims.
OH and the damned fingerprint scanner actually WORKS with this ROM.
With the stock ROM, I found myself having to lick my finger and wipe it off before it would recognize it.

ADB is kind of a pain in the butt sometimes (it'll take a few minutes after booting to "see" the device using a USB cable, but wireless ADB works right away if you want to screw with pairing codes.

I flashed it using Manjaro GNOME (Linux).

A question for the devs: Will there be support for video over the USB connection or is that a HW limitation?
 
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vkass

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Jan 8, 2011
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OnePlus 6
Ok. So after a few years of running Samsung phones with stock ROM (didn't want to blow the e-fuse and F*** knox), I smashed it (fold 3) into many pieces because it pissed me off one final time.

Now I'm using a Pixel 7 Pro.
With the stock ROM, I had several apps that just didn't work. Smart Life would take 2 minutes to load if it ever did, SofaBaton app for a remote would only load on the first run, then you had to wipe the cache and data for the app to get it to work again.
Chromecast didn't work on the stock ROM while trying to pair with a Nvidia Shield Pro.
This and many other little quirks were bothering me so I installed this ROM.
All those things work now. Battery life was kinda crap until I found out that this ROM keeps the data connection alive while using WI-FI by default. Turned it off in Dev settings, and now the ROM has great battery life.
I even got Magisk and LSPosed installed with working Google Pay and banking apps.
I'm not using WI-FI calling (what the hell for? I live in a city with excellent cell coverage) so I couldn't tell you if that works.
I particularly like the slider control for animations in dev settings. 0.1x scaling makes the phone fast without totally getting rid of the anims.
OH and the damned fingerprint scanner actually WORKS with this ROM.
With the stock ROM, I found myself having to lick my finger and wipe it off before it would recognize it.

ADB is kind of a pain in the butt sometimes (it'll take a few minutes after booting to "see" the device using a USB cable, but wireless ADB works right away if you want to screw with pairing codes.

I flashed it using Manjaro GNOME (Linux).

A question for the devs: Will there be support for video over the USB connection or is that a HW limitation?
Adb shell
settings put global window_animation_scale 0.1
settings put global transition_animation_scale 0.1
settings put global animator_duration_scale 0.1
 
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MultiCulti

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Not a bug, intended behavior.
hoi, i just tried on other phone again to be sure 😅

on stock and also with different pixel launcher it is like this if i turn off (pause) the workspace!

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So there no apps visible!
 

AnierinB

Recognized Developer
hoi, i just tried on other phone again to be sure 😅

on stock and also with different pixel launcher it is like this if i turn off (pause) the workspace!

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So there no apps visible!
Keywords:
> Stock
> Pixel launcher

Evo:
> Not stock
> Doesn't use pixel launcher
> intended behavior

Not quite sure the point you're trying to make, they're different launchers and ROMs. Saying something is a bug just because it behaves slightly different yet retains the same underlying functionality is inaccurate.
 
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wgrant

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Sep 23, 2011
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I'm trying to install the rom but still at 0% after 10 minutes, how can I stop the process? Thanks
I had the same issue over and over again. Eventually it worked but I think it was just luck. I flashed stock January to both slots, wiping data then followed instructions for this ROM till it worked. If it got stuck (usually at 6%) I would cancel the side load command, reboot my phone to recovery, wipe again then attempt install.
 

Bestiole222

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Aug 24, 2016
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I had the same issue over and over again. Eventually it worked but I think it was just luck. I flashed stock January to both slots, wiping data then followed instructions for this ROM till it worked. If it got stuck (usually at 6%) I would cancel the side load command, reboot my phone to recovery, wipe again then attempt install.
I can't remember how to stop the adb command line so I do a alt+F4, the second time the installation was ok but I did a dirty flash coming from unofficial evo, and this brought me to bootloop. So I had to stop the phone, went back to recovery and wipe data. After that the phone booted, but I had to install all my app again.
 

t-ryder

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Feb 23, 2011
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Google Pixel 6
Thanks for the ROM.

Bug description: when using a shortcut (nova launcher widget or 3rd party app to lock / via the accessibility + device admin functions) to lock the device (which is IMO the most elegant and convenient way to do so) the screen does not turn off, it first shows the lockscreen for a second and then turns off. Feels like some annoying flickering every time locking. Other ROMs (Graphene OS, Statix OS, Stock ROM) don't do this.

How to reproduce: use shortcut to lock screen of Pixel 7

Logcat: s.a.

Screenshots: not needed

.:.

EDIT: to get rid of the effect I activated the old school CRT-off animation
 

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t-ryder

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Google Pixel 6
I had the same issue over and over again. Eventually it worked but I think it was just luck. I flashed stock January to both slots, wiping data then followed instructions for this ROM till it worked. If it got stuck (usually at 6%) I would cancel the side load command, reboot my phone to recovery, wipe again then attempt install.
Do you guys flash using a proper data cable? Some time ago I was using a not that good cable for sideloading ROMs on my Pixel 6 and it got stuck again and again until I used the original cable. By now I got me a high quality pretty long cable and all works. Seems like the newer Pixels in combination with some USB hubs/controllers don't like every cable.
 
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AnierinB

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Thanks for the ROM.

Bug description: when using a shortcut (nova launcher widget or 3rd party app to lock / via the accessibility + device admin functions) to lock the device (which is IMO the most elegant and convenient way to do so) the screen does not turn off, it first shows the lockscreen for a second and then turns off. Feels like some annoying flickering every time locking. Other ROMs (Graphene OS, Statix OS, Stock ROM) don't do this.

How to reproduce: use shortcut to lock screen of Pixel 7

Logcat: s.a.

Screenshots: not needed

I'll look into this. Thanks for following post #3 by providing logs and an accurate description of the issue.
 
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Bestiole222

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Do you guys flash using a proper data cable? Some time ago I was using a not that good cable for sideloading ROMs on my Pixel 6 and it got stuck again and again until I used the original cable. By now I got me a high quality pretty long cable and all works. Seems like the newer Pixels in combination with some USB hubs/controllers don't like every cable.
Yes I use the original cable, I install unofficial and official evol with sideload command, and I had to do the install twice for the two roms. Don't know why.
 

manban10

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Nov 9, 2015
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Thank you for the rom. It's so smooth and everything just works. Battery life has been great, better than the stock rom. I haven't had any issues so far and it's been a week. I will update if I find anything wrong.
 

Crazyiain

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May 16, 2019
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Amazing ROM running perfect on my pixel 7 pro thank you to everyone.

Any help i followed the steps to patch the .img boot for magisk everything installed but magisk is still showing installed N/A
Do I need to download the original firmware boot?.

Cheers
 

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    Nexuslauncher really ? Why pixel launcher ?
    Little explanation here.
    1
    Great ROM, thanks.

    Is there a way to adjust the double tap gesture sensitivity? I have mine setup to take a screenshot, and it's incredibly sensitive. To the point I can just set the phone down on a table and it will take a screenshot. My gallery is filling up with screenshots :ROFLMAO:
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    Great ROM, thanks.

    Is there a way to adjust the double tap gesture sensitivity? I have mine setup to take a screenshot, and it's incredibly sensitive. To the point I can just set the phone down on a table and it will take a screenshot. My gallery is filling up with screenshots :ROFLMAO:
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    I had to turn that feature off lolol. So many random screenshots
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    For convenience of anyone wanting root with the 03-07-23 version (Feb firmware) of Evo, here's the Magisk-rooted init_boot.img that is flashed from bootloader mode.
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    Is used EvoplutionX on my last device and i took the step to flash on my Pixel and was not disappointed.
    Thanks to deliver us this superb Rom, flashing was easy.
    3
    Can not sideload latest file. No matter what I try I get:

    Code:
    serving: 'evolution_cheetah-ota-tq1a.230205.002-03070323-unsigned.zip'  (~0%)    adb: failed to read command: Success

    I had to load the old version - that worked. Question is why?
    EDIT: The latest file is ½ the size! I'm guessing it's incomplete or incremental.

    Code:
    serving: 'evolution_cheetah-ota-tq1a.230205.002-02122115-unsigned.zip'  (~47%)

    And why have the last two OTA updates taked over an hour to install?
    1. Being fixed as I type this - SF derped my upload
    2. It's normal for sideloading to stop at 47%.The rest of the process takes place on the device.
    3. We don't use performance mode in our update engine, which prioritizes the process.
    3
    Nexuslauncher really ? Why pixel launcher ?
    Little explanation here.
    2
    March security updates NOT included!
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    Evolution X 7.7 for the Google Pixel 7 & 7 Pro [panther][cheetah]

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

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

    Reach us on Twitter! @EvolutionXROM

    Check out our website!

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    Code:
    Themes
    
    - Theming Settings (Style, Color Source, Accent Color, Accent Background, Background Color, Luminance, Chroma, Tint Background)
    - Custom Themes (Black, Clear, Vivid, Paint In The Snow, Espresso)
    - Dark Theme Schedules
    - Lock screen Clock Fonts (16 Fonts)
    - Headline/Body Fonts (53 Fonts)
    - SB Icon Packs (10 Styles)
    - SB Signal Icon Packs (14 Styles)
    - SB WiFi Icon Packs (10 Styles)
    - System Icon Shape Packs (16 Styles)
    - 3 Button Navbar Styles (10 Styles)
    
    Status bar
    
    - Status Bar Lyrics
    - Clock Styles (Right, Center, Left)
    - Clock & Date Configs (Auto Hide, Hide Duration, Show Duration, Seconds, AM/PM, Font Size, Date Position/Case/Format)
    - SB Logo Pack (20 Styles, Right/Left)
    - Network Traffic Indicators
    - Battery Icon Styles (19 Styles)
    - Battery Percent (Hidden, Inside Icon, Next To Icon)
    - Battery Bar (Thickness, Alignment, Blend Colors, Reverse Direction, Colors, Animation)
    - System SB UI Tuner
    - Data Disabled Icon (On/Off)
    - Old Style Mobile Data
    - 4G Instead Of LTE
    - Roaming Indicator
    - WiFi Type Icon
    - Colored Icons
    - Notification Count
    - Bluetooth Battery Status
    - Mic/Camera Privacy Indicator
    - Location Privacy Indicator
    - Media Projection Privacy Indicator
    
    Notifications
    
    - ReTicker
    - App Colored Background For Reticker
    - Heads Up (Time Out, Importance Threshold, Less Boring, Stoplist/BlockList)
    - Force Expand Notifications
    - Notification Sound If Active
    - Kill App Button
    - Blink Flashlight For Incoming Call (When Ringing, When Silent, When Entierly Silent, Always)
    - Blink Flashlight For Notifications
    - In-Call-Vibrations (Connect, Waiting, Disconnect)
    
    Quick Settings
    
    - Clock
    - Clock Font Size
    - Date
    - Battery Style (15 Styles)
    - Battery Percent Location (Hidden, Inside Icon, Next To Icon)
    - Battery Estimates
    - Secure QS Tiles Requires Unlocking
    - Quick QS Pulldown (Disabled, Right, Left, Always)
    - Brightness Slider (Never, Expanded, Always)
    - Brightness Slider Position (Top, Bottom)
    - Auto Brightness Icon
    - Hide Labels
    - Label Text Size
    - Smart Pulldown
    - Vertical Layout
    - Columns In Portrait (2-5)
    - Columns In Landscape (2-6)
    - QS Tile Animation Style (3 Styles)
    - QS Tile Animation Druations (3 Speeds)
    - QS Tile Animation Interpolator (8 Styles)
    - Vibration On Touch
    - Vibration On Touch Duration
    - QS Footer Warnings
    - Show Data Usage
    - User Account Icon
    - Edit Icon
    - Power Menu Shortcut
    - Running Services Shortcut
    - Settings Shortcut
    - Clear All Button (10 Styles, 5 Backgrounds)
    
    Power Menu
    
    - System Settings (Hold PWR Assistant + Hold Duration)
    - Disable Power Menu On LS
    - Power
    - Restart
    - Advanced Reboot Options
    - Screenshot
    - On-The-Go Mode
    - Settings
    - Lock Down
    - Emergency
    - Device Controls
    - Users
    - Logout
    - Bug Report
    
    Gestures
    
    - System Settings
    - Quick Tap
    - Volume Button Playback Control
    - Swipe To Screenshot
    - Brightness Control
    - PWR Button Torch
    - Double Tap To Sleep Status Bar
    - Double Tap To Sleep Lock screen
    - AOSP Gestures
    - Pill Length
    - Pill Radius
    - Hide IME Button Space
    - Back Gesture Animation
    
    Lock screen
    
    - Edge Light
    - Always On Fingerprint
    - UDFPS Icon Picker (55 Styles)
    - UDFPS Animation Picker (38 Styles)
    - Lock screen Charging Info
    - Hide Status Bar
    - Hide QS During Secure Lock screen
    - Media Cover Art (5 Filters)
    - Ripple Effect
    - Fingerprint Authentication Vibration
    - Fingerprint Error Vibration
    
    Buttons
    
    - Navigation Bar
    - Compact Layout
    - Invert Layout
    - Show Vol Panel On Left
    - Per App Vol Control
    - On-Screen NavBar
    - Reorient Volume
    - Volume Rocker Wake
    - Keyboard Cursor Control
    - Alert Slider Notifications
    - Alert Slider Pulse
    - Block Alert Slider In Pocket Mode
    - Click To Partial Screenshot
    
    Animations
    
    - Screen Off Animation (3 Styles)
    - Power Menu Animations (11 Styles)
    - Android P Animation Style
    
    Miscellaneous
    
    - AOD Display Schedule
    - Google Services
    - Parallel Space
    - Game Space
    - Smart Pixels
    - App Lock
    - Launch Music App On Headset Connection
    - Unlimited Photos Storage
    - Unlock Higher FPS In Games
    - Netflix Spoof
    - Pulse Music Visualizer (Navbar, LS, Ambient)
    - Volume Panel Timeout
    - Jitter Test
    - Ignore Secure Window Flags
    - Show CPU Info
    - Toast App Icon
    - Sensor Block Per Package
    - Wakelock Blocker
    - Alarm Blocker
    - Default USB Configuration
    - Radio Info

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    You tell me :cool:

    DO NOT FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED

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    Please note that the Required March firmware images are shipped/flashed with these builds!

    First Time Install
    1. Download vendor_boot & rom for your device from here
    2. Reboot to bootloader
    3. fastboot flash vendor_boot vendor_boot.img
    fastboot reboot recovery
    4. While in recovery navigate to Factory reset -> Format data/factory reset and confim to format the device.
    5. When done formatting, go back to the main menu and then navigate to Apply update -> Apply from ADB
    6. adb sideload rom.zip (replace "rom" with actual filename)
    7 (optional). Reboot to recovery to sideload any add-ons (e.g magisk)
    8. Reboot to system & #KeepEvolving

    Update
    1. Reboot to recovery
    2. While in recovery, navigate to Apply update -> Apply from ADB
    3. adb sideload rom.zip (replace "rom" with actual filename)

    4 (optional). Reboot to recovery to sideload any add-ons (e.g magisk)
    5. Reboot to system & #KeepEvolving

    OTA

    1. Check for update. If available, select "Download and install" (approx 10-15 min)
    2. Reboot & #KeepEvolving






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    Commonly asked questions & answers:

    Q: Why am I getting "error cannot read" while attempting to sideload the ROM or are unable to fastboot flash vendor_boot
    Well, you should be using the latest platform-tools and have it added to PATH. A lot of unofficial drivers floating around on the internet install outdated adb/fastboot along with the drivers. Please refrain from installing these as well as minimal adb & fastboot; Use the official google driver and official platform-tools instead.

    Alternatively you can prefix each adb/fastboot cmd with ./ while in the platform-tools folder via powershell or bash, etc.

    For example:
    ./adb sideload ./rom.zip

    This basically tells the shell "Hey, I want to execute this local binary rather than the one in PATH".

    Q: I'm a windows user and my device is not being listed when I run adb/fastboot devices. I'm using the latest platform-tools, what could be the reason for this?


    Q: I'm a linux user and my device is not being listed when I run adb/fastboot devices. I'm using the latest platform-tools, what could be the reason for this?

    Q: Will you release builds in the update.zip format?
    No, we will not be releasing builds in that format due to a handful of reasons; The main reason being that it is not able to be installed via OTA and is incompatible with our official devices infrastructure.

    Q: Why is MTP and/or Android Auto not working?
    Set the default USB configuration in Settings > The Evolver > Miscellaneous > USB Configuration

    Don't see your question? Well, feel free to post a comment in this thread, we will reply as soon as we can. We'd appreciate if users used XDA FIRST and the telegram group as a LAST RESORT.

    To be continued (I'm sure).

    Custom Kernels:

    Custom kernels may be flashed at YOUR OWN RISK. However, we will not provide extended support regarding such and it is up to YOU, the end user to make your reports in the appropriate thread for X kernel, not in this thread.

    Obtaining root:
    Let it be known that we will not assist anyone with bug reports until they have disabled all modules and restored to the default, unpatched kernel that is shipped with the ROM!

    Root can be obtained by either one of the following methods.

    1. Download the Magisk.apk on your pc (you can change the file extension to .zip if you wish, though it is not required.
    2. Reboot to recovery
    3. Navigate to Apply update -> Apply from ADB
    4. adb sideload magisk.apk (replace "magisk" with actual filename)
    1. Download the full rom.zip from post #2 of this thread
    2. Download payload-dumper-go that corresponds to the architecture of your pc
    3. Run payload-dumper-go against the rom.zip
    4. Grab boot.img from the extracted folder and transfer it to your device
    5. Patch the boot.img with the magisk application and transfer the patched image to your pc
    6. Reboot to bootloader
    7. fastboot flash boot boot.img (replace "boot" with actual filename)

    When an OTA update is available, let it download and install. Before rebooting simply open Magisk Manager and click on the first "install" button and select "install to inactive slot". Once it's done, reboot and enjoy.

    Reporting bugs and submitting logs:

    In most cases logs should be provided when reporting bugs. This can be done by enabling USB debugging in developer options of the device, connecting it to your PC and running one of the following cmds depending on the type of bug/issue while reproducing it:

    General system log
    adb logcat > logcat.txt

    Kernel log
    adb shell su -c dmesg > dmesg.log

    Please provide a detailed description of the bug/issue as well as link/upload the log you had taken.
    There are exceptions to this as some issues are unable to be caught in logs. In this case, it is expected that users provide clear and accurate steps to reproduce the issue.

    Getting involved in the development:

    We've set everything up in such a way where all you need to do is install AOSP build dependencies, initialize a repo client, init the tiramisu-pixel branch of our manifest, sync the code and lunch your device (e.g lunch evolution_cheetah-userdebug); Roomservice will automatically sync all device specific dependencies for you to compile without error. There is no need to manually clone anything due to this and applies to Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7 & 7 Pro (oriole, raven, bluejay, panther & cheetah).

    Device and ROM source changes can be submitted on github to the appropriate repositories by making pull requests via comparing forks. Please follow the google patch format for commits and triple check your changes by compile testing and verifying they're correct. Please retain proper authorship if you are not the author!
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    It's a server side issue on googles end regarding CTS since this morning on multiple device, not just p7 series running customs. Please keep in mind this is separate from SN not passing by default without modules (which was already fixed, but now there's this).
    Anyways, this was resolved. Builds will be out sometime tomorrow.