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

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MKUltraBlack

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How can i add in power menu recovery or download mode?

To reboot to recovery, long press the restart button.

Download mode is not included anymore as it is a different method used for the power menu. You would need to get the systemui.apk from the original port rom and decompile and do the smali edits and decompile services.jar and do some smali edits in there. If you do that you might still be missing edits made to the systemui.apk by killswitch

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Hi,
Got a S7 edge of Verizon and i live in Europe, recently with the latest security update camera and flashlight arent working, whenever i try to use them it says its being used by another program, so i thought id flash it an older official firmware, and it wouldnt let me downgrade, did flash the latest and camera and flashlight are still the same, so now i wanna try and root it and put 9.0 on it, ive been looking on here and i saw blackdiamond's rom its pretty popular and stable so i wanted to try it, but cant figure out which one is the right one or the latest one, like the most stable, i see a NFE.V4 rom and a N8.V8 rom.
Any help on which to chose AND the most important is how to download them....i tried many times to download both, only one mirror from Canada and its like completely dead...waited it like 1 hour to get 19mb downloaded, goes 40kbps for like 30 sec then goes to zero for 5 mins.....Any help pls?
 

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Hi,
Got a S7 edge of Verizon and i live in Europe, recently with the latest security update camera and flashlight arent working, whenever i try to use them it says its being used by another program, so i thought id flash it an older official firmware, and it wouldnt let me downgrade, did flash the latest and camera and flashlight are still the same, so now i wanna try and root it and put 9.0 on it, ive been looking on here and i saw blackdiamond's rom its pretty popular and stable so i wanted to try it, but cant figure out which one is the right one or the latest one, like the most stable, i see a NFE.V4 rom and a N8.V8 rom.
Any help on which to chose AND the most important is how to download them....i tried many times to download both, only one mirror from Canada and its like completely dead...waited it like 1 hour to get 19mb downloaded, goes 40kbps for like 30 sec then goes to zero for 5 mins.....Any help pls?
I could be wrong but phones from USA are Snapdragon chipsets and this rom is for Exynos only.
 
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MKUltraBlack

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Hi,
Got a S7 edge of Verizon and i live in Europe, recently with the latest security update camera and flashlight arent working, whenever i try to use them it says its being used by another program, so i thought id flash it an older official firmware, and it wouldnt let me downgrade, did flash the latest and camera and flashlight are still the same, so now i wanna try and root it and put 9.0 on it, ive been looking on here and i saw blackdiamond's rom its pretty popular and stable so i wanted to try it, but cant figure out which one is the right one or the latest one, like the most stable, i see a NFE.V4 rom and a N8.V8 rom.
Any help on which to chose AND the most important is how to download them....i tried many times to download both, only one mirror from Canada and its like completely dead...waited it like 1 hour to get 19mb downloaded, goes 40kbps for like 30 sec then goes to zero for 5 mins.....Any help pls?

Unfortunately the Verizon S7/S7E are snapdragon chipsets, blackdiamond NFE and N8V8 are both for Exynos chipset, you also have a locked bootloader so you can't install twrp or custom rom. There us unfortunately no way around this.

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ThatGuy0101

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Oh.... i see.....Any way around that issue of the camera and flashlight problem? like i wouldnt mind any kind of rom(dont care much of aesthetics) since i mostly use it for work, like calls etc but many times i do need the cam for take pics of documents etc, so i quite need it.
i did see something about flashing another carrier branded OS somewhere on along the forums a guy trying to flash a T-mobile firmware on Verizon. Any feedback is appreciated thank you people.
 

MKUltraBlack

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Oh.... i see.....Any way around that issue of the camera and flashlight problem? like i wouldnt mind any kind of rom(dont care much of aesthetics) since i mostly use it for work, like calls etc but many times i do need the cam for take pics of documents etc, so i quite need it.
i did see something about flashing another carrier branded OS somewhere on along the forums a guy trying to flash a T-mobile firmware on Verizon. Any feedback is appreciated thank you people.

Find the previous Verizon firmware for your model on sammobile and flash via Odin. It will flash if the binary is the same.

To check binary in your phone open settings, about phone, software information and look at baseband version, check the 9th character in baseband this will usually be a number and this is the binary number.
Example:

Baseband Version
G935FXXS (6) ESH4

(Binary number)

It is binary 6 firmware.

Make sure the stock firmware you download from sammobile has this same number or higher. If you try flashing a lower number the process will fail at .sbin in Odin and the firmware will not flash. This is a fail safe put in by Samsung to stop people going back too far with firmware.

That might make the flash and camera work if it was working before. If the binary for the last version is lower you will need to try another firmware, perhaps the Tmobile one, but see if your previous firmware is compatible first. It will technically be like reverting the update. Then you can keep an eye on sammobile and see if they do another update past the one that has broken cam and install that via Odin

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Find the previous Verizon firmware for your model on sammobile and flash via Odin. It will flash if the binary is the same.

To check binary in your phone open settings, about phone, software information and look at baseband version, check the 9th character in baseband this will usually be a number and this is the binary number.
Example:

Baseband Version
G935FXXS (6) ESH4

(Binary number)

It is binary 6 firmware.

Make sure the stock firmware you download from sammobile has this same number or higher. If you try flashing a lower number the process will fail at .sbin in Odin and the firmware will not flash. This is a fail safe put in by Samsung to stop people going back too far with firmware.

That might make the flash and camera work if it was working before. If the binary for the last version is lower you will need to try another firmware, perhaps the Tmobile one, but see if your previous firmware is compatible first. It will technically be like reverting the update. Then you can keep an eye on sammobile and see if they do another update past the one that has broken cam and install that via Odin

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tried to flash this from sammobile the first time:
Date 2019-02-24 Android 8.0.0 PDA : G935VVRS9CSB1 CSC : G935VVZW9CSB1 --- Which should be 4 previous updates(they all should be security updates only as far as i know), did chose this as was the earliest of updates that had android 8.0, and Odin would fail, on phone would show ""Error SW REV CHECK FAIL : [aboot] Fused 11 > Binary 9""
Then i got the latest Date 2020-04-02 Android 8.0.0 PDA: G935VVRSBCTC1 CSC: G935VVZWBCTC1 --- and odin Passed, started the phone etc but same prob with camera
So the baseband now after looking at software info is is obviously G935VVRSBCTC1, still how can the Fused nr be 11 doesnt make any sense...im rly fkin lost here lol cuz on sammobile highest band nr is 9, if phone was on 11 how did it accept the latest firmware then, thats still 9 right?
 

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tried to flash this from sammobile the first time:
Date 2019-02-24 Android 8.0.0 PDA : G935VVRS9CSB1 CSC : G935VVZW9CSB1 --- Which should be 4 previous updates(they all should be security updates only as far as i know), did chose this as was the earliest of updates that had android 8.0, and Odin would fail, on phone would show ""Error SW REV CHECK FAIL : [aboot] Fused 11 > Binary 9""
Then i got the latest Date 2020-04-02 Android 8.0.0 PDA: G935VVRSBCTC1 CSC: G935VVZWBCTC1 --- and odin Passed, started the phone etc but same prob with camera
So the baseband now after looking at software info is is obviously G935VVRSBCTC1, still how can the Fused nr be 11 doesnt make any sense...im rly fkin lost here lol cuz on sammobile highest band nr is 9, if phone was on 11 how did it accept the latest firmware then, thats still 9 right?

The binary goes from 1-9 when it goes past 9 it starts from a-z

8 = binary 8
9 = binary 9
A = binary 10
B = binary 11

Like in bottom section of added pic

When you were trying to flash the B(11) binary it was failing on reverse software check, meaning you were trying to downgrade your firmware to a lower version (9), which is not allowed by Samsung


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MKUltraBlack

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You should also try asking for more help in a Verizon thread as this is for blackdiamond (Exynos) and the people that use this phones have different firmware to yours. This also a custom rom thread and not for stock rom help. Best of luck

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format "yes" internal storage, and data, system, cache, dalkim. I tried changing to ext4 or 2 and nothing. my version of twrp is 3.1.0



Flash your latest stock rom with Odin, this will restore all partitions etc to stock values
Then use latest official twrp 3.3.1 for your model from https://twrp.me/Devices/Samsung/

Then follow this:


How to install
custom rom


You will need:

*PC with Odin 3.13.1 or above
*TWRP .tar image for your model
*Rom
(Store on external memory/sdcard)
*Unlocked OEM

To unlock OEM

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Go to settings, phone information, and tap build number until it says developer options unlocked, press back twice and go into developer options turn on OEM unlock
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1. Put your phone into download mode by turning your phone off, now press volume down, power and home key at the same time until the screen turns green, then release the buttons.

2. Open Odin on your PC and plug the USB cable into your phone and press volume up.
You will see it is connected to Odin, (there will be a blue rectangle saying com:[number])

3. Select the AP section and load your TWRP .tar image in there.

4. Get ready to press volume up, home and power button at same time on your phone now press start on Odin, it will only take a few seconds, as soon as Odin goes green and says pass, press the volume up, home and power button combo until TWRP shows up on your phone screen. Now release button combo and unplug USB cable from your phone.

5. In twrp press wipe, then format. A keyboard will appear, type yes and press enter. Now press back to go to TWRP main screen and press reboot and select reboot to recovery. It will now reboot back into TWRP.

6. Press wipe again, then format, type yes, press enter. (Do this 3 times)
Press back to go to TWRP main screen and press wipe, select advanced wipe, check all boxes apart from OTG and SDCARD and swipe. (Do this 3 times)
Press back to go to TWRP main screen and swipe to factory reset. (Do this 3 times)

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You phone is now completely clear with no operating system and ready to flash a custom rom. When you downloaded your rom, you stored it on your sd card or external storage, you need to do this as when you do all the wipes it wipes your internal storage but not your sd card, that's why it says in advanced wipe don't check the sd card or OTG boxes.
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7. Press back until you go to main screen in TWRP and select install, select storage, external (sd card) and select the rom zip. Now just swipe to flash.

Normally it will go into aroma which contains check boxes of extra items to add into the rom, check the ones you want and follow the onscreen aroma instructions and let it install. My roms do not have aroma and are straight flash so once you have flashes the rom the script on the screen will say installation finished. Now press back and select reboot, then press system. The phone will reboot, leave it 10-15mins to allow it to load the rom, be patient. Then you will be at the set up page just like starting a new phone. Set up from there and enjoy the rom.

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rhinos92

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Hello everyone,
I need your help please. After almost one year with the Light Rom, I decided to try this Rom. I did standard wipes (with Twrp recovery) and started the installation of this rom. After 100% was reached, the screen turned off and since than there are no life signs. I tried several strategies, holding power button for al least one minute (!!!), both alone and in combination with volum up/down and home button. I tried also those strategies with the charging cable plugged, even no life signs. No signs even connectig the phone to my computer. My last strategy has been, until today, to wait for the battery completely discharge (two days ago tha charge was about 40%): even no life signs. I am losing my hope, do you have some suggestions?
Thank you for your time.
 

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This rom does connect to Galaxy Watch?

I was looking for a 9.0 rom and came here, I have searched in the thread and didn't found anything about this version. Just want to know if the galaxy watch connection works with this version? thanks in advance.
 
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Welcome to BlackDiamond N8 ROM For Galaxy S7/S7E


Some information you should know..

● BlackDiamond N8 is a Full port of the Galaxy N8 Running Android PIE 9.0.0 With the full SamsungExperiene ONE UI
● If you want to report a Bug, read the F.A.Q First Then provide a logcat with detailed explanation
● Please Read the instructions and the F.A.Q Before installing the rom.
● You are not allowed to use this base without asking for permission prior to release..
● Any sort of File Kanging will be reported without hesitation, we know our codes.
● If you like this rom, Hit the Thanks button, and consider a Donation https://www.paypal.me/HamzaZaharna.



RULES OF POSTING : READ everything before commenting, And especially the install steps, the rom has been tested thoroughly for a long time, so if you have an critical issue like not booting or no sim, 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" provide more information, and a LOGCAT, bug reports without logcats will most likely be ignored.

I know most of you gonna skip this,But it's best if you don't it got important information and links about this rom :)

READ ME !!!

Kernel Source :-

https://github.com/ananjaser1211/Helios_8890/tree/master

Bugs:

1.Aod tap to wake
3.FP in some secured apps like PayPal
4.Bixby Vision Image does nothing


Installation Steps


● 1. Make sure you are using TKKG, AJ'S, latest official TWRP or any TWRP based on them. Otherwise I cannot respond to any bug reports.
2. Boot into Recovery
3. Wipe System/Data/Cache/Dalvik. If you want to wipe Internal Storage it will be even better.
4. Flash the ROM. Choose Clean wipe too in Aroma. Choose your options.
5. Reboot.
6. Let the ROM boot.
7. Complete the Setup wizard process.
8. Do NOT restore apps via Titanium Backup. This is not an approved method and I cannot respond to bug reports under these circumstances.


Credits :-
@SuperR.
@Mwyann




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

Contributors
Kill-Switch, ananjaser1211, mSubhani
ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest Oreo Bootloader and Modem
Based On: Touchwiz

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 8.0

Created 2018-08-11
Last Updated 2020-06-04

Can't find the link of the update from 06/04/2020?
 
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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.
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    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
    drugs



    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.


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    • 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.


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    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.



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    • 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)



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    @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

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


    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable
    Current Stable Version: 10.0

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

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


    BlackDiamond N8 V9
    AFH: Download
    Size: 2.5GB
    MD5:70bb4a6e2832fd330fd1b2dd68885bfa

    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
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    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.
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