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Development [ROM][13.0_r82][OFFICIAL] Evolution X 7.9.8 [09/24/2023]

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Apr 20, 2023
Cause I needed the device, not only the data, I had to wipe now.

All fine, but after installing latest magisk apk (26.1), I rebooted and then I had the same phenomenon like after ota update: rom booted up and I only saw time and battery symbols of the upper notification bar and the gesture bar blinking several times... thought it will stuck again (like after installing magisk 26.1 before reboot after ota update), but it shows the "enter pin code" box and booting finish then.

After every reboot I now have the 3 symbols blinking multiple times before finishing boot progress.
Dont know if magisk is the reason for this. But this blinking caused the originally problem. Someone have an idea whats the cause?

Edit: Using Canary build of magisk causes reboot while booting, next boot also blinking symbols + reboot, then os starts after multiple blinking symbols.

Are there problems with latest ROM + Magisk? First boot without magisk works fine. Testing now to reboot multiple times after rom installation without magisk.

Edit: When just installing the ROM clean like described, the system ui keeps stopping alle the time.

Dont know whats exactly wrong with the ROM or Magisk. Someone else has problems with Pixel 6a and the new ROM?

Edit again:

OK... new ROM from april does not work fine with pixel 6a. The upper named ui stoppings are the cause for the bliniking and reboot problems I think.

The older ROM evolution_bluejay-ota-tq1a.230205.002-03030851-unsigned.zip is working fine after flashing, even with magisk.
Others should be able to reproduce this.
For me, I have to stay on march version and hope it will be fixed for the next update.

My conclusion: Seems I did nothing wrong, only the ROM wont work fine this time. But I dont know, why April ROM + Magisk 26.1 works but with this blinking symbols at every booting...
Today, i experienced the same exact problem after a reboot. This is caused by the SIM card. I removed sim tray and phone booted up fine. If you enter the SIM card after the phone has successfully booted SIM works as expected. This is a very serious bug!
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Dec 27, 2016
Today, i experienced the same exact problem after a reboot. This is caused by the SIM card. I removed sim tray and phone booted up fine. If you enter the SIM card after the phone has successfully booted SIM works as expected. This is a very serious bug!
Next time I hope someone will test it before I do. How do you found out? I won't update until next version.


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If anyone wants to restore clear all recents, try to fix banking apps not working, (Fixed my biometric issue) and add some addtional mods that this version is missing you can flash the following modules in Magisk. This has worked for me using Magisk 25.2

Steps taken:

1. Enable Zygisk in Magisk settings
2. Install safety net fix, LSPosed, and AOSP Mods.
3. Reboot

Below are a few screenshots of my status bar changes, quick tiles, and the clear all recents button:



  • AOSPMods_Full.zip
    30.5 MB · Views: 63
  • LSPosed-v1.8.6-6712-zygisk-release.zip
    2.3 MB · Views: 27
  • safetynet-fix-v2.2.1.zip
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Wow..... just like I expected. OS broken. Nice.

Just did it this way:
1. installing OTA in settings-system after unhide magisk.... funny thing, OS did not reboot although there was the message OS will reboot to recovery.
2. installation was complete... just like you said, i did not follow the reboot command and closed the reboot action to install magisk to the inactice slot.
3. rebooted OS
4. twice rebooting cause some kind of google/system updates
5. in the end of rebooting device stucks... got some 2-4 times blinking symbols and then bootloop.
6. recovery message: cant load system: data may be corrupt.
7. tried to sideload rom + magisk --> same failure.

seems I have to reinstall the phone completly now

It was just too easy that it could work. Now I have the situation which I expected will happen when updating the phone.

Edit: Device is booting until the Evolution animation symbol and is loading for 10-15 seconds, then I get a black screen, device reboots.
I have no more idea what was wrong with the update or where I did a mistake.
How do I get my data now? Its really ****ed up. I just trusted, that a simple update would not crash the whole OS. I always make backups.... but just not this time for this simple update... there are so many important data on the phone...
I'm having this issue on my raven device... Installed it fresh, coming from stock but it has this problem. Sometimes, if I try to open the shutdown dialog the issue is gone and the PIN screen appears like nothing has happened. I'm currently using it this way but I'm waiting for an update that'll fix this because I can't just pray that my phone will be able to restart every time
Also, +1 to the Google restore issue... doesn't work for me either

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    9/24 update is tested and confirmed perfect:

    So just OTA updated and lost "System Updater" from System. I still got the Evolver and Pixel Parts, just the update is now gone.

    Should I just adb sideload the zip?
    As per the changelog, the updater has been disabled in preparation for a14.
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    Evolution X 7.9.8 for the Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro & 6a [oriole][raven][bluejay]


    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!


    - 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
    - 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
    - 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
    - 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
    - Screen Off Animation (3 Styles)
    - Power Menu Animations (11 Styles)
    - Android P Animation Style
    - AOD Display Schedule
    - Google Services
    - 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




    First Time Install
    1. Download boot, dtbo, vendor_boot & rom for your device from here
    2. Reboot to bootloader
    3. fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
    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

    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


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


    Commonly asked questions & answers:

    Q: Why am I getting "error cannot read" while attempting to sideload the ROM
    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!

    WOW, I just read through this entire forum thread, every page, word for word (to get up to speed with my PX6Pro) before I flashed it. I did this so I don't have to come here and re-ask the same damn question (a 100th time), instead I RESEARCH it prior!

    I have to say, I am always amazed to see how many greedy, selfish, and unthankful people there are in this world. Us DEVS do this on our OWN time, yet some of you think we OWE it to you. We waste our time to deliver custom ROMs, apps, scripts, ETC., to users with asking for ANYTHING in return. This time could be better spent with our families, or work, or having fun, so NO, we don't owe you a damn thing! This post isn't pointed to any one person, so no one take offense per se, BUT COME, show a little gratitude, or thanks, instead of all the pointless BS! WE need to be kissing the devs butts, to have them continue to bake the ROMs for us. I won't do it anymore, I gave up years ago, after baking ROMs since ICS, but I could NOT HANDLE the attitudes of the users. The demands, demands, demands, with little to no thanks, and getting back NOTHING but grief, so please be careful. If we lose this dev, we won't have this ROM anymore. I am just asking users to wake up and be polite, use a little common courtesy, do some research PRIOR to asking, and do NOT demand, but be thankful!

    THANK YOU AnierinB, I APPRECIATE your time!!! This ROM is amazing!!!