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[ROM] [ 8.1.0 ] Official madOS - Vernee Apollo Lite & X [MT6797]

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ЯazoR

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This may be an extremely lame question, but I have to ask it for the piece of mind it may give me. Camera quality was pretty bad in the stock ROM (washed out colors, lot of blur etc.). Does madOS improve that in any way? I'm a pretty lazy guy when it comes to installing custom ROMs, but if the camera gets better even the tiniest bit, I will not hesitate to upgrade.
 

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This may be an extremely lame question, but I have to ask it for the piece of mind it may give me. Camera quality was pretty bad in the stock ROM (washed out colors, lot of blur etc.). Does madOS improve that in any way? I'm a pretty lazy guy when it comes to installing custom ROMs, but if the camera gets better even the tiniest bit, I will not hesitate to upgrade.

There are improvements, but it is still a bad camera.
 

ЯazoR

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There are improvements, but it is still a bad camera.

Thanks! I decided to give it a try, but for some reason, the needed recovery for Oreo does not flash for me. Well actually it does, but I cannot boot into it, and it causes the OS to start.
This however seems to work: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/development/howto-twrp-root-vernee-apollo-lite-t3509647

Does anyone know why this could be?

EDIT: Is it possible, that I have to flash the 7.1.2 ROM in firmware upgrade mode before I can use the new recovery, because the partition sizes may have changed?
 
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el_muerte

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EDIT: Is it possible, that I have to flash the 7.1.2 ROM in firmware upgrade mode before I can use the new recovery, because the partition sizes may have changed?

Really????:rolleyes:

It is written in red in OT:
"The latest 7.1.2 build must be flashed in SPFT with firmware upgrade mode before this ROM can be flashed"
 

ЯazoR

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Really????:rolleyes:
It is written in red in OT:
"The latest 7.1.2 build must be flashed in SPFT with firmware upgrade mode before this ROM can be flashed"

I know its written there, I'm not that stupid (at least not now). First I wanted to flash the new recovery not the ROM itself. And the OP does not say anything about restrictions related to flashing the recovery ONLY...

EDIT: I've gotten to the part, where I can flash 3.0.2 and 3.1.1 and use the ONCE and only once. Next time (after a successful Android system boot) I try to boot into recovery it reverts back to the stock recovery. I did not want to flash SuperSU for now. Regarding this I have no clue why it happens. Did anyone else experience the same?

EDIT2: Well for whatever reason it only worked properly with also flashing SuperSU...

EDIT3: As stated in the previous post fter flashing SuperSU the recovery did not revert to stock. Now after a successfull firmware upgrade mode flash the TWRP required for madOS 8.1 was able to be installed and worked properly. After doing so the system installed without errors. (Strangely though TWRP 3.0.2 was able to do a full backup, while 3.1.1 was unable to read some partitions.)

TLDR:
I strongly think that one has to flash SuperSU simultaneously for TWRP (3.0.2, 3.1.1) to work permanently while on stock OS (my device was on the latest official OTA). This is regardless of flashing the last stable version of madOS 7.1.2 with SPFT. But that is most likely required to install the TWRP requirement of madOS 8.1.
 
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    This is a Official Build of madOS ( based on AOSP 8.1.0 ) for Vernee Apollo Lite & X with MTK 6797 SoC

    madOS is based on pure A.O.S.P. with many additional customizations and MediaTek support.


    Code:
    #include
    /*
     * Your warranty is now void.
     *
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
     * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
     * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
     * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
     */




    Installation Instructions:

    The latest 7.1.2 build must be flashed in SPFT with firmware upgrade mode before this ROM can be flashed (Downloads: VAL, VAX)
    • Download ROM from M.A.D. Facebook
      OR from xda DevDB
    • Download 8.1 GApps from xda devdb (Mirror)
    • Backup
    • Flash new mandatory new Oreo TWRP (available on downloads)
    • Boot to the new TWRP recovery
    • full Wipes (dont come crying if you didn't .. ;p )
    • Install rom (optionally following by GAPPS if you use them)
    • Optional: go to: wipe --> Advanced Wipe, tick 'cache' and klick 'repair or change File System' --> change File System --> F2FS --> swipe to the right (hit back several times, and proceed the same way with 'data').
    • Reboot System




    Working:
    • RIL (Calls /SMS, Data connection, etc)
    • Wifi
    • Bluetooth
    • FM Radio
    • All Sensors
    • Fingerprint
    • Lights
    • Both storages & MTP
    • HW de/encoding
    • Camera (photos and video)
    • GPS & aGPS
    • Audio
    • madOS Extras (the features ya'all used too), plus, some new features we added on Oreo)

    Bugs:
    -



    XDA:DevDB Information
    madOS_O_VAL_VAX, ROM for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    fire855, DerTeufel1980, superdragonpt
    Source Code: https://github.com/MediatekAndroidDevelopers

    ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    ROM Firmware Required: TWRP
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Stable Release Date: 2017-12-25

    Created 2017-12-25
    Last Updated 2018-01-13
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    New build ready to download: https://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/?id=23828#downloads
    I updated the TWRP recovery image too :)
    Changelog: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74961269&postcount=3

    Enjoy and happy new year ;)
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    Big news :)
    The lags, video playback problems and the screen recording are fixed.
    And FMRadio works now also ;)
    11
    Changelogs

    [Stable] Build [8.1.0] 20171225

    • First Release
    • madOS version: 2.1
    • Patch Level: 8.1.0 [OPM1] December 5, 2017
    • Kernel: 3.18.89 (o-8.1.0 branch)


    [Stable] Build [8.1.0] 20180102
    • madOS version: 2.1.1
    • Fixed UI lags / hangs
    • Fixed deepsleep
    • Fixed screen recording
    • Fixed video playback issues
    • Updated graphics system
    • Improved GSM/LTE signal handling
    • Fixed alarms
    • Fixed FMRadio
    • Fixed wallpaper scrolling setting in madLauncher
    • Fixed 5GHz hotspot issues
    • Improvements in bluetooth for A2DP
    • Updated included APNs list

    madOS color Engine:
    • Rebased & many improvements on the engine
    • Better support on theming Quick Settings
    • New option to override default Google 8.1 QS theming
    • New reset button to get back to default 8.1 theming
    • New MAD mode
    10
    General F.A.Q.

    Q: What the hell is madOS ?
    A: madOS, (M.A.D. Team OS), is a ROM based on pure A.O.S.P. with extended capabilities and customizations made by or merge/adapted by M.A.D. Team.

    Q: Which recovery should I use for this ROM?
    A: Latest M.A.D. TWRP 3.2.1-0 recovery
    --> Check xda Download Section


    Q:
    How do i flash new recovery ?
    A:
    1: You can flash it with a scatter file (LP rom layout)
    2: You can simply flash it from the existing twrp recovery: Install> Install image> Select Oreo TWRP> Select "Recovery" as partition to flash.
    Reboot to recovery to use new one


    Q: Do i need to make full wipes?
    A: YES, dont come crying at me, if you didn't .... ;p

    Q: What is "full wipes" ?
    A: To Wipe : Cache; System; DATA ...

    Q: What should i use f2fs or ext4?
    A: Both are supported, choose the one you desire

    Q: is the Data connection issue of going to / from 4G still present?
    A: nope ;) data switchs pretty fast on our new RIL
    2G>3G>4G | 4G>3G>2G pretty fast

    Q: Does this rom have any Theme support
    A: Yup, We have working Theme Engine (madOS extras)

    Q: Some translations are missing for my language, can I help?
    A: Sure you can, please check our translations repo available here , you can either do a pull request, or if you don't know how to work with git, sent us the XML. Strings for your language ( Check Readme on repo).

    Q: I want to report a bug(s) do you have an issue tracker?
    A: Yeah... madOS issue tracker

    Q: What's working ?
    A: Check first Post for current status

    Q: App "x" doesn't work, why?
    A: Probably not compatible with OREO yet, feedback is welcome

    Q: Is the rom rooted?
    A: NO, But you can easily root with :
    1: Magisk ( v14 onwards.)
    2: Super SU ( v2.82 onwards)

    Q: Should i root together with rom ?
    A: Not advised.. mainly the Magisk that gives some weird issues...
    Flash ROM and GAPPS (if you use gapps), after first boot get back to recovery and flash your desire rooting method

    Q: Does xposed work?
    A: Is there Xposed for O? ... then no ;p

    Q: How is battery life with Oreo?
    A: Pretty awesome

    Q: Does this build support Vulkan?
    A: No....duh! v

    Q: Does doze work in this build?
    A: Yup

    Q: Does 4k video recording work?
    A: Yes, but not every phone supports it. If 4k worked in the stock rom, it will work in madOS too.


    Q: when will (feature/issue here) be fixed?
    A: NO ETA , please



    Porting F.A.Q.
    No porting support, no port questions allowed on this thread, and porting PMs will be auto-deleted, porting replies will be reported as well

    G.APPS F.A.Q.

    Q:What GAPPS package should I use?
    A:OpenGapps arm64 nano/mini

    Since there's no Official GAPPS for 8.1.0 just yet...
    ... we had built OpenGapps nano and pico versions
    --> Check Download Section


    Q: How to properly install GAPPS?
    A:Flash Rom + Flash Gapps at once




    CREDITS and Thanks ;)


    • madOS Team
    • Our translators, credits list here
    • A.O.S.P.
    • AOSPA
    • DU (Dirty Unicorns)
    • Omni



    HELP supporting madOS

    We do this on our free time, however we do have costs on maintaining this :/

    Any donation is highly appreciated ;)

    You can donate by using
    this link

    If the above doesn't work in your country, then you can directly donate by using this e-mail adress: [email protected]



    About madOS Proprietary Apps

    You are NOT allowed by any means, to use our madOS apps on any other build, your rom
    This is exclusively for OFFICIAL madOS ROM releases



    @To Moderators: Feel free to clean the thread, whenever users start spamming, severe OT, or questioning about porting...