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[ROM][9.0][OneUI]G935X/G930X]BlackDiamond N8 Port V10.0

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Dec 14, 2013
I never use thunder kernels, it has option of odex or deodex in kernel aroma, and to remove game optimiser?

If you have secure folder made, if you don't delete that it can cause bootloop.

FRP shouldn't be a problem most devs change the line in build.prop to stop FRP

I have used TS kernel before on LightRom on Oreo. It normally has an option for odex or deodexed but for this new version doesn't seem to have any of the options. I have never used secure folder therefore I never ticked the box on Aroma. Some of the versions of TS kernel's has the option to remove game optimizing service due to some games to have lags.

Unless the ROM is incompatible with the kernel which may of caused the boot loop issue to occur. Since this ROM has Cronoskernel built in, is there a way to lower the clock speed down to improve battery life?



Nov 12, 2007
Hello ,
Fantastic rom but i have a problème with battery. After charge during all thé night m'y battery charge only to 59% . I dont fond dix for m'y egde

Sent from my Samsung SM-N950F using XDA Labs

Mick Vito

Dec 9, 2019
Status bar brightness is controlled by the brightness slider in QS tiles

Night mode only themes Samsung apps, not all 3rd party apps, try looking in gmail settings and see if there is a way to turn on dark mode

Thanks for the reply and the hard work
Really a big fan of this rom running on 3 phones already.
Indeed, I am using Samsung internet because chrome cannot remove address bar at night and it still burns my eyes as too bright
Same for status bar even at lowest brightness: if specific status bar brightness cannot be tweaked maybe it would be good to be able to simple remove it as on option

As per gmail, yes no option to turn on dark mode for me, some have managed on Android 9, some didn't. I find installing edexposed only for this seems really heavy...

---------- Post added at 10:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:16 AM ----------

If you go back to V8.12 of Gmail at least it is a mix red and white and not the current ghastly all white abomination.

Thanks for the advice I just google image 8.12.
I see the red, but it's still 95% white. Still it's an improvement :cyclops:


Senior Member
Jan 21, 2008
Can also confirm the Sp02 heartbeat oxygen sensor doesn't work, also GPS calibration seems to be iffy, even when forcing recalibration in Google maps. Apart from that, brilliant battery life and performance. Thank you dev!
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    Hello everyone, I have updated BD.N8 Link. What's changed ?

    1. AppLock is added
    2. Patched DualApps apk is added

    Regarding Trusted Face, Please read the following :

    Trusted Face (face unlock) is one of the methods that can be used to unlock your phone. Others include PIN, Pattern and Fingerprints. Trusted Face can be found under Settings/Lock screen/ Smart lock. However, Google removed Trusted Face with a Google Play Services update a few years ago.
    This ROM has Trusted Face but to allow it to function you must follow this process:
    1. During the initial “Setup” process set up a secure lock screen. For example, (and this can be changed later) set up a simple pattern for the lock screen. Fingerprints etc. can be added later.
    2. Once you have entered your Google and Samsung account details and the initial “Setup” is complete, you should immediately go and set up Trusted Face. It can be found under Settings/Lock screen/ Smart lock. This must be the first thing you do. Do not run the Google Play Store app before setting up Trusted Face. Failure to follow this sequence could remove the Trusted Face option.
    3. Once Trusted Face has been set up and is functioning it is safe to run Google Play Store and perform all the updates.
    Future updates to Google Play Services or other Google apps will not remove Trusted Face if the above procedure is followed.
    If you forget to do the above and require Trusted Face then you will need to factory reset and start again.

    Some users are asking for a rebase , I honestly would like to do it but I don't have my testing unit anymore and I'm really busy. You can try Floyd ROM, It's developed by my friend @ananjaser1211 Go and show him some love :)

    Thanks to @dave457 for updating N8 zip and for the Trusted Face workaround.
    yeah i was curious because the app lock feature didn't work and wonder when you gonna fix it,
    but there you go..
    ty kill .........
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    Welcome to BlackDiamond N8 ROM For Galaxy S7/S7E

    Some information you should know..

    • This is full Galaxy Note 8 port with Android version 9.0/OneUi 1.0
    • This ROM is made with collaboration from @corsicanu make sure to give him some coffee
    • Read the instructions and the F.A.Q before installing the ROM or posting a reply as there are important information in there.
    • You are not allowed to use this base, aroma, or any part of it for your own "ROM"
    • Any sort of "Kanging" will be reported without hesitation.
    • If you like this ROM and appreciate my effort, Hit the Thanks button and consider to send me some

    Before you post : READ everything, and especially the install steps and F.A.Q, the rom has been tested thoroughly for a long time, so if you have an critical issue like not booting or something major, you missed the instructions, posts that are irrelevant to this project will be ignored(Constructive criticism is welcomed). If you do face a new bug however, don't just say "hey bug here fix now" provide more information, and a LOGCAT, bug reports without log-cats will most likely be ignored.


    • Android 9.0
    • N950FXXSCDTF1 July Base
    • Debloated/De-Knoxed
    • Full OneUi 1.0 Experience
    • Contains all features from N8 except hardware specific ones (Iris/Spen)
    • Cronos Pie V5 Kernel built by @ananjaser1211

    BD/Hades Port Features :-

    • Samsung Dolby-Atmos
    • Optimized for G935X/G930X
    • Full OMC setup with Many Samsung supported countries
    • Selectable SmartManager (Intl / CN)
    • Custom boot animations
    • Yuva features (UsbBackup, SPowerPlanning, SProtect, Ultra Data Saving, Memory Saver and Samsung Max)
    • Custom Fonts/Emojis included (And 1120 Font mods/Google fonts etc.)
    • Selectable YouTube Vanced
    • Patched for Single/Dual SIM + SD Card
    • Patched Dual Messenger for All user apps
    • Selectable Edge Panels and edge-lighting+
    • Samsung-Daily (Bixby-Home) And Bixby Voice
    • Recovery toggle (Long Press restart)
    • Enabled some csc features (call record, status bar network speed etc.)

    CronosKernel V5.0 :-

    All of the custom kernel features can be controlled using HKTweaks by @corsicanu
    • Switched compiler back to GCC 4.9 (Instead of Linaro)
    • Revert to Oreo battery driver to reduce battery issues.
    • Add battery swelling/health Data from stock.
    • Disable STORE_MODE due to creating issues with charging rate.
    • Backport Latest ION driver from Exynos7870
    • Backport Latest Binder Driver from Exynos7870
    • Enabled updated Watchdog and DEBUG_INIT_EXIT_PANIC
    • Enabled misc. Android Q configs.
    • Reverted WIFI argos changes that caused instability and reduced download speeds on big files.


    1. Ensure you have up-to-date TWRP (MoroTwrp recommended or Anan's TWRP).
    2. Ensure you are running latest Oreo Modem&Bootloader
    3. Download and copy the ROM to your device
    4. Wipe everything (SYSTEM,DATA,CACHE,DALVIK and if possible INTERNAL STORAGE)
    5. Flash the ROM.zip (Select only what you will use in bloat otherwise it will fail due to system size)
    6. Setup your ROM and READ the F.A.Q for more information
    7. After a successful boot. You can flash Magisk if you need ROOT.


    • AOD Tap to Wake( Can't be fixed because our panel drivers needs to be updated and we can't use NFE drivers)
    • Gear Watch Connection(I still don't know why it can't work + I don't own a gear watch)
    • Fingerprint in secured apps like PayPal or some Bank apps(Can't be fixed because we are forced to use old McRegistery bins)
    • Bixby Vision isn't working fully(You can use Google lens instead)


    @corsicanu For his help in porting NFE to S7 and for his amazing Aroma.
    @ananjaser1211 For his endless help.
    @MKUltraBlack For his support and helping me with ROM mods.

    Thanks to the Testing Team for their help in delivering such stable ROM :

    @Shariq3422 @MKUltraBlack @ModX81 @dave457 @nalas @Sparta1966

    XDA:DevDB Information
    BlackDiamond N8, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

    Kill-Switch, ananjaser1211
    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    Source Code: https://github.com/ananjaser1211/Cronos_8890/tree/master

    Version Information
    Current Stable Version: 10.0

    Created 2018-08-11
    Last Updated 2020-07-30
    Downloads and changelogs


    BlackDiamond N8 V10 [LATEST]
    AFH: Download
    Size: 2.5GB
    MD5: a6ef1f609a731e814eeaff46b52b8c36

    BlackDiamond N8 V9
    AFH: Download
    Size: 2.5GB

    BlackDiamond N8 V8
    AFH: Download
    Size: 2.5GB
    MD5: 79b3204f741816dbef24e939bd4270d0

    BlackDiamond N8 V7
    AFH: Download
    Size: 2.4GB
    MD5: ff10dcfd36eea7fdf7db65be2f4433fd

    BlackDiamond N8 V5.1
    G-Drive: Download
    Mega: Download
    Size: 2.4GB

    BlackDiamond N8 V2
    AFH: Download
    Size: 2.4GB
    MD5: f8d613df7a05acb33ff72241f16bb02f

    BlackDiamond N8 V1
    AFH: Download
    G-Drive: Download
    Size: 2.3GB
    MD5: 067cf0c0a96a4298177274ef9fdfdcdf

    Oreo Versions:

    BlackPearlN8 V2.0
    G-Drive: Download
    Size: 2.1GB

    BlackPearlN8 V1.5
    G-Drive: Download
    Size: 2.5GB

    Read this F.A.Q While the rom is Downloading.

    Q: Not passing SafteyNet.

    A : Not sure what went wrong, you could flash SafteyNet Magisk module to fix it.

    Q: How to use face unlock ?
    A : Unfortunately face unlock feature is removed officially by Google.

    Q: Can I dirty flash over Version Z.X.Y ??
    A : You can give it a shot but I'm not responsible for any errors.

    Q: How to use Samsung-Pay ?
    A : If you are here you should know already, Once you trip Knox, You cant, Forever.

    Q: Why Phone volume is too high ?
    A : Maybe because you choose dual speaker mod in aroma, Re-flash ROM and don't tick dual speaker option.

    Q: How to Get VoLte/Wifi calling ?
    A : Make sure you ticked correct OMC option in Aroma.
    Mods :)

    Correct Battery Capacity for S7Flat

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