- May 3, 2017
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/* * The modifications performed to your device are * performed by yourself, thus you must perform the * leap of fate and accept the inevitable outcome, the * responsibilities of what to do with your device are passed to you. * * We are of no responsibility for any damages, data loss * or results of unexpected outcome, if you have **SERIOUS** * problems with this software, do not hesitate to contact * the developers or maintainers of your device port. * * We are not liable for anything that happens with your * device. Shall you somehow screw up and take the leap of faith * you may find that some companies may do indeed still honour * warranties, although we cannot give one ourselves. * * Don't be stupid and bet on that generosity of companies though, * please be responsible for what you do with your device. * Do not try overclocking up to glorious 1337 GHz thinking an OEM * would replace your glorious space heater only matched by the GTX480 etc. * * We recommend you to take the advice above regardless. */
XOS is a new generation Android-based cutting-edge OS based on the Android Open Source Project and Code Aurora Forum releases.
What is XOS?
halogenOS, also known as XOS is a new Android ROM which ships with the global aim to
become a modular ROM which keeps as high as potentially possible operating
performance on your mobile device while still maintaining a sufficient feature
base of nice, small and minimal features that would not be available via any
external feature base, extension, mod or plugin.
We hope you have a truly halogenified experience!
Internals of XOS
At core, the ROM is composed mainly of components from the
Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and Code Aurora Forum (CAF),
with extremely minor set of components from LineageOS (LaOS or LN) which
have been added to source in order to allow for better cross-device compatibility.
Our LOVE to others
A huge thanks goes to those behind the AOSP and CAF, the LineageOS Project and all of its
contributors for the sources used in the development of the base ROM which we
started with inclusive of all the work and dedication their team puts in order to
keep us updated on the awesome contributions that they make.
We will be keen on ensuring that we be up to date with the code from our base sources,
with regular ROM updates hopefully coming from time to time.
Please do not ask for ETA's (else you shall be spooked by Mr Skeltal). Almost all of us are
students, and with the current lifestyles and routines we have, it is not that easy to acquire
time to develop the ROM, though we'll be sure to keep you updated and release OTAs as
soon as they are available and ready for publication. If you want to be really updated quick,
then join us on Telegram: http://telegram.me/halogenos
Visit our website for features such as: Downloads, Information etc.
Although no data should be lost or damaged by the flashing process,
we advise you to follow the following steps if you are coming from another ROM:
* Please take a full [I]Nandroid[/I] backup! * Please copy your back up to an external device. * Backing up your [I]Internal Storage[/I] is also recommended. * When completed, [I]clean flash[/I] the build!
Although you usually may dirty flash halogenOS over other ROMs, considering the other
ROM is built upon the same Android version, it is not guaranteed.
In case of performance issues or crashes please do a clean flash.
You can dirty flash halogenOS 7 (Nougat) over halogenOS 6 (Marshmallow)
without any problems. Although we cannot promise that it will work for you,
although we don't recommend it, we can tell you that this has been tested.
Overall as a ROM, XOS is very stable. Our mission statement has always been of maintaining a clean and properly maintained ROM.
We take proper priority with ensuring that performance and stability are put first, features are considered an extra topping on the cake.
More details are marked by square brackets [x] and listed below
Substratum Theming Support
Custom Button Backlight Implementation
Custom Lockscreen Visualizer
Various Battery Optimizations
Offline Gesture Recognition
Upstream Security Patches
Support for `addon.d` and `init.d`
Equipped with latest Busybox
Application Signature Spoofing Toggle
Support for 3rd Party Webviews
Various Kernel Optimizations
Support for Modern Services e.g. Google Assistant
Long Press Home for Assist
(DEV) Full KeyHandler & KeyDisabler Support
Enhanced Booting Speed 
System UX & Performance Optimizations 
Minor Audio Tweaks 
Enhanced Media Support 
I/O Tweaks 
Select Devices/Maintainer Dependent
Functional Vulkan API Implementation 
 Performed via implementation of additional multi-threading on boot etc.  Tweaked [I]`surfaceflinger`, `inputflinger`, `System Server`[/I] & more...  We do not ship 3rd party EQs or other [I]crap[/I] you may sometimes find. Our sound system is completely clean and thus provides great soundmod support if that's what one really wants.  Enabled via FFMPEG & additional codecs.  Example: Disabled Access Time | Waste of write cycles and impacts I/O performance on random writes.  Vulkan is available if the chipset/SOC's GPU supports Vulkan.
Installing for the first time
* Download the current version of XOS for your device. * Reboot into a compatible Android Recovery solution. (Note: We recommend TWRP) * Wipe [B]'/system', '/data' & '/cache'[/B]. [I](Optional: For `Dirty Flash`, do not wipe anything)[/I] * Select the appropriate ROM zip and flash the current ROM build. * Want Google Apps? Obtain and flash the latest GApps from http://opengapps.org/ * Flash Kernel. * Reboot.
Manually updating the ROM
XOS ships with an OTA updater built-in which should automate the downloading and flashing process,
however should your wish be to manually update the ROM, you should be our guest.
* Download the current version of XOS for your device. * Reboot into a compatible Android Recovery solution. (Note: We recommend TWRP) * [b]Please do not[/b] wipe anything, including Cache/Dalvik/ART, the ROM has you covered. * Select the appropriate ROM zip and flash the current ROM build. * Flash Kernel. * Reboot.
You do not need to wipe Cache/Dalvik.
You do not need to flash Google Apps again*.
You do not need more than 5 minutes.
* Just make sure that you don't wipe system before flashing.
Currently right now, halogenOS will only include the stock Android theme.
We may one day decide to use a custom theme as soon as that theme is working perfectly fine.
@xdvs23 (actually xdevs23, but that was already taken on XDA)
Download XOS Here
All Sources | ROM, Kernel, Trees etc. @ XOS GitHub Organisation.
Moto G5 Plus
Code Aurora Forums, CyanogenMod, Grarak
And everyone else who contributed and helps us!
In case you feel left out here, please contact us!
Halogen OS, ROM for the Moto G5 Plus
Source Code: https://github.com/halogenOS
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
ROM Firmware Required: Nougat
Based On: AOSP
Current Stable Version: 20170530
Stable Release Date: 2017-05-30
Last Updated 2017-09-13