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

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Mar 12, 2020
If we select different options in this rom aroma than those selected in light rom,, will that cause any problem?
N pls tell me the procedure u followed while dirty flashing

cant surely remember every detail (lightrom install was 5 months ago)
i think most options were the same, (very little google and samsung cloud apps).
Magisk 20.4 first after rom flash, xposed (riru sandhook) was active soon (center clock with gravitybox)

(it also seemed to work for rom floyd q, but i had to rollback via twrp full restore because of some unsolved issues.)
Looks like i need to forget a thing or two every rebase I'll fix them all soon,I might bring Galaxy NFE support too,I can't tell when the next rebase will be ready or which security patch it will hold yet because i traveled back home to UAE and forgot my S7E in Ukraine Damn Covid19.

Stay safe everyone.

What's wrong with 9.0? What did you forget? I mean, is it ok to flash 9.0, or is it safer to just wait for the fixes?


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Mar 28, 2018
I'm currently downloading it on my server once and for all, to provide a (hopefully) better mirror. It is kinda slow but it should be ready in about 2 or 3 hours. The file will appear in this folder when it's done:


Remember to check MD5 after you've downloaded it (reminder: 70bb4a6e2832fd330fd1b2dd68885bfa)

Of course, if @Kill-Switch doesn't allow mirroring it, I'll remove the file.

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Mar 3, 2012

I need to flash a new ROM and it's without a doubt a Kill-Switch product again however when I was meddling with Floyd V2.0 thread, I saw that Cronos Kernel got a critical update to 4.5 which basically says it reverted the compiler from Linaro back to GCC that caused extreme heat under load.

I do not know if it's the issue with Pie version and provided the author says he won't be debugging Pie one, I was wondering if such issue is troubling this ROM.
@Kill-Switch -sama?


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Nov 24, 2015
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It's clearly written that mirrors are not allowed,If it's needed I'll do it,AFH is known for it's ups and downs so you need to have patience. Meanwhile I'll try to mirror the ROM to different hosting site when I'm free. All the current mirrors should be removed.

It's clearly written that mirrors are not allowed,If it's needed I'll do it,AFH is known for it's ups and downs so you need to have patience. Meanwhile I'll try to mirror the ROM to different hosting site when I'm free. All the current mirrors should be removed.


Link has been removed, sorry, just wanted to help.

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    Using this amazing rom almost a year and it's the best custom rom I have ever tested (v9-v10) and this morning I flashed v10 again but I could not find the blackdiamond tweak app and the HKTweaks app which I was previously had (No Viper in Aroma installer too) but found HKTweaks app from the mentioned source but I cannot find that blackdiamond tweak app.

    Also the face unlock feature is missing too and I know google had taken away that but I had that feature(and those tweak apps) in your ROM before I flashed it again till this morning.
    Any fixes please?

    Face unlock (Trusted Face) can be found under Settings/Lock screen/ Smart lock. However, you must set up your pin/pattern and ALL of your fingerprints during the initial setup. If you skip this step (the default is Swipe) then you will not find Trusted Face anywhere.

    If you forget to do the above and require Trusted Face then you will need to factory reset and start again.
    Hi, where can i get a working download link? The AFH link is extremely slow and it always blocks at some point.
    Thank you for your help :)
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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: b5eead21279cebc211bb0742c0b5bda9

    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

    For Navbar Users