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Thanks a bunch! We know what were doing thats not the issue. I've even read the **** about ab partitioning on googles site. I can't remember most of it but I get the jist of how it works and why. One of the New CR downloads must have corrupt partitions or something. I Tried both TWRP Fastboot, and the stock fastboot but used the same actual parition files each time, I wonder if each version is built separtely (that's a lot of juice from a cpu) or the partitions are shared among each installlation option. It's fixed and running another os q version of android. maybe Q is messing with us

Not long afrer i posted thia I checked AFH again (only 2nd time that day lol) and surprise, surprise, surprise! A shiny new build.
 
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tinbilly

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After lots of struggle, I have successfully installed crDroid 7.4 together with nanodroid plus microG, Google Play Store on my XT2041-1. The phone runs flawlessly so far. Below is what I did:

1. Back to stock rom: Install Stock Firmware on Motorola G8 Power via Fastboot Commands. [The stock rom was put on the slot_B partition >> I am wrong on this]

2. Install CrDroid [(on slot_A partition) >> I am wrong too. With fastboot set_active a, we have fixed Slot A as the active slot. Hence the ROM would be flashed to the inactive one, i.e. Slot B]. Note: I did get an error message "Not enough space to resize partition" when flashing system.img. To fix this, I flashed product.img then system.img.

3. Install Magisk: Rooting ( after unlocking bootloader)

4. Install NanoDroid: NanoDroid Installation Setup as a Magisk module. I did alter the installation to get both Google Play (patched with microG (in-)app-purchase support) and Aurora Store (alongside Aurora Services addon) installed (nanodroid_play=30). Note: I downloaded the stable version here NanoDroid-23.1.2.20210117.zip and edited the configuration file (.nanodroid-setup) right inside the NanoDroid-23.1.2.20210117.zip.

5. Install microG Installer Revived as a Magisk module in order to get a real Play Store

6. Set-up MicroG

7. Install other GMS-dependent apps which, in my case, included Google Maps and Google Earth

8. Most interestingly, I did get the Blackberry Keyboard working flawlessly on my phone

That's it. Feel free to share your experience or ask me any question. I am willing to help as much as I can. Thanks for reading.
 
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2. Install CrDroid (on slot_A partition). Note: I did get an error message "Not enough space to resize partition" when flashing system.img. To fix this, I flashed product.img then system.img.
Best tip ever! I wouldn't rhink to do this because I didn't think it'd a difference.
8. Most interestingly, I did get the Blackberry Keyboard working flawlessly on my phone

Ive heatd about this keyboard, ia it on the mirror apk site.

What do you like about it compared to say floris keyboard(my nu goto and it respects your privacy altnough in beta its already really sweet for what they're trying to do)

Being google free for a few years now thanks to microg.

Other than disablimg notifications, ia there a way to utilize GCM without logging into a google account to use apps like signal and telegram?

I must say CR has done well i feel from a privacy perspective as it has offered spoofing for as long as i can remember. When many other distros didn't wouldn't or were too blind to its benefits compared to security.
 
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What do you like about it compared to say floris keyboard(my nu goto and it respects your privacy altnough in beta its already really sweet for what they're trying to do)
What I like most about BlackBerry keyboard includes:

1. It support swipe gestures: you can flick word suggestions up onto the screen, swipe left across anywhere on the keyboard to delete a word, or swipe down to quickly access numbers and symbols, slide the keyboard left or right to access phrases and the number pad

2. Using familiar keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V, Ctrl + Y, Ctrl + Z with the ?123 key as the Ctrl key

3. You can have multiple language input, like Vietnamese, Chinese

Overally, it's a very intuitive keyboard, in my opinion.
 

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Other than disablimg notifications, ia there a way to utilize GCM without logging into a google account to use apps like signal and telegram?
It's easy and simple in my case. I removed google account. Upon fisrt installation, Signal was not registered in GCM. Then I went to Sign app. info. to clear cache/storage, uninstalled then reinstalled Signal. Upon successful set-up, Signed was registered in GCM.
 

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where is some good documentation on how to do this? when i tried to flash stock on "b" partition it flashed on "a" anyway. Also, where do i get the roms/img/zips and the most up to date copy of twrp? I have tried flashing lineageos and crdroid, crdroid fails on the last part of the system partition, and lineageos completes successfully but doesnt boot...it goes directly to fastboot mode
Best tip ever! I wouldn't rhink to do this because I didn't think it'd a difference.


Ive heatd about this keyboard, ia it on the mirror apk site.

What do you like about it compared to say floris keyboard(my nu goto and it respects your privacy altnough in beta its already really sweet for what they're trying to do)

Being google free for a few years now thanks to microg.

Other than disablimg notifications, ia there a way to utilize GCM without logging into a google account to use apps like signal and telegram?

I must say CR has done well i feel from a privacy perspective as it has offered spoofing for as long as i can remember. When many other distros didn't wouldn't or were too blind to its benefits compared to security.
 

Psyb3rN4ut

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Mar 31, 2021
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where is some good documentation on how to do this? when i tried to flash stock on "b" partition it flashed on "a" anyway. Also, where do i get the roms/img/zips and the most up to date copy of twrp? I have tried flashing lineageos and crdroid, crdroid fails on the last part of the system partition, and lineageos completes successfully but doesnt boot...it goes directly to fastboot mode
Best tip ever! I wouldn't rhink to do this because I didn't think it'd a difference.


Ive heatd about this keyboard, ia it on the mirror apk site.

What do you like about it compared to say floris keyboard(my nu goto and it respects your privacy altnough in beta its already really sweet for what they're trying to do)

Being google free for a few years now thanks to microg.

Other than disablimg notifications, ia there a way to utilize GCM without logging into a google account to use apps like signal and telegram?

I must say CR has done well i feel from a privacy perspective as it has offered spoofing for as long as i can remember. When many other distros didn't wouldn't or were too blind to its benefits compared to security.
 

tinbilly

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where is some good documentation on how to do this? when i tried to flash stock on "b" partition it flashed on "a" anyway. Also, where do i get the roms/img/zips and the most up to date copy of twrp? I have tried flashing lineageos and crdroid, crdroid fails on the last part of the system partition, and lineageos completes successfully but doesnt boot...it goes directly to fastboot mode

To flash stock ROM, you can check this out, Install Stock Firmware on Motorola G8 Power via Fastboot Commands. Then from stock to crDroid, you can follow the instructions on page 1. Hope that'll help.
 

yknip

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Here's what worked for me on 2041-4 using a gnu-linux box (there were some permissions gotchas):
0. power up a new out-of-the-box moto g power 2041-4. Follow prompts. Motorola Software Update will automatically download a system update and prompt reboot, after which Motorola Software Update will once again automatically download a system update and prompt reboot.

1. become developer, enable usb debugging and OEM unlocking; power off, start fastboot mode (hold volume down and power buttons), and connect phone to (linux) box with usb C cable.

2. visit https://accounts.motorola.com/ and follow instructions to unlock bootloader. Reboot and make sure to enter set up a security pattern, become developer, and enable usb debugging. Motorola Software Update will download and install system update (in my case QPMS30.80-51-8). Reboot to complete installation.

3. (This step #3 will provide a backup of the stock system; skip step #3 if you don’t want such a backup.)
a. Power off and restart fastboot mode.
[email protected]:~$ fastboot boot /path-to/twrp.img
(in my case twrp-3.5.0-0-rav-sofia.img).
b. Unlock phone’s TWRP screen with your pattern, then backup the Data partition; Super partition; and the rest of the partitions; separately in three backups.
c. reboot and move the TWRP folder from internal storage to a removable sdcard.

Note 1: on my device, there were two Super partitions listed: Super (9312 MB) and Super (System, Product, Vendor) (9312 MB); I just backed up the former.
Note 2: you must backup the Super partition to internal storage, it will fail if backed up directly to an external sdcard!!

4. Enter fastbootd mode as follows:
a. enter fastboot mode (with power off, hold volume down and power buttons)
b. choose ‘recovery mode’ from fastboot menu, press power button to choose.
Note: the recovery screen displays an android icon with a red warning triangle and the text “No command”. This is not an error!
c. hold power button 3 seconds then vol up 2 or 3 seconds then release
d. you see a menu: select enter fastboot with volume keys and power button
e. you see a screen with “fastbootd” in red at the top of the screen
f. connect usb cable to computer

5. unzip your ROM and cd /ROMdirectory
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ cd /ROMdirectory
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot set_active a
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot flash boot boot.img
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ sudo fastboot flash system system.img
Note: the above command fails if invoked as normal user!
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot flash product product.img
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
[email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot erase userdata

6. reboot phone & setup

7. root
[email protected]:~$ adb push Magisk-21.4.zip /storage/yourSDcard/
[email protected]:~$ adb reboot bootloader
[email protected]:~$ fastboot boot twrp-3.5.0-0-rav-sofia.img

Now, from phone’s TWRP screen, install Magisk zip (& gapps or micro_g if you want?)

Hope that helps!
 

donluz

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Wow! This one actually flashed. Unfortunately however, the ROM will not complete its boot. It gets to the animated logo screen and sits there indefinitely.

Not a single Open Gapps (including pico) will flash on my Moto G Power with this ROM; attempts receive "error 70", not enough space on the "system" partition. I wiped cache/data/internal storage and formatted data, everything I could think of. It's too bad I was hoping for Android 11 and this seems to be the only ROM for this phone right now providing that. Had to revert to crDroid Android 10 version from 09/2020.
 

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Wow! This one actually flashed. Unfortunately however, the ROM will not complete its boot. It gets to the animated logo screen and sits there indefinitely.

Not a single Open Gapps (including pico) will flash on my Moto G Power with this ROM; attempts receive "error 70", not enough space on the "system" partition. I wiped cache/data/internal storage and formatted data, everything I could think of. It's too bad I was hoping for Android 11 and this seems to be the only ROM for this phone right now providing that. Had to revert to crDroid Android 10 version from 09/2020.
Why are you flashing gapps anyway when there is a gapps version?
 
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donluz

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I tried flashing the Gapps you provided by Rondeau79. It did flash and didn't return "error 70" (not enough space in "system" partition). Unfortunately however, the ROM won't fully boot. It stops at the animated logo screen.

Hence, cannot get Google Play Store (tried manual alternatives, but to no avail). Any other flashable Gapps which work?
 

donluz

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Why are you flashing gapps anyway when there is a gapps version?

I just saw this; excuse additional reply to Rondeau79... there's a Gapps version? As in one which already includes Gapps? I would love to try that, but didn't see / understand there was such an option. Can you direct me to that link please?
 

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I just saw this; excuse additional reply to Rondeau79... there's a Gapps version? As in one which already includes Gapps? I would love to try that, but didn't see / understand there was such an option. Can you direct me to that link please?

crDroidAndroid-11.0-20210505-sofiar-v7.5-Gapps.zip
 

donluz

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crDroidAndroid-11.0-20210505-sofiar-v7.5-Gapps.zip

Thank you for the reply. I see this is for the "Lenovo Moto G Stylus", yet this thread is for the "Moto G Power" (which is what I have). I'm cautious when flashing ROMs, so just want to double-check....
 

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Thank you for the reply. I see this is for the "Lenovo Moto G Stylus", yet this thread is for the "Moto G Power" (which is what I have). I'm cautious when flashing ROMs, so just want to double-check....
Yes, it works for the Moto G Power as well. The OP's link was also for the Stylus; the same question was asked and answered in post #4. I have the XT2041-4 and have run the 7.4 and 7.5 ROMs from the download page I referenced. 7.5 has been my daily driver for a while now, and haven't experienced any issues.
 

donluz

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I tried it and it flashed to "slot A". Step 1 of 2 went fine, but step 2 failed with the "e:unable to open block device /dev/block/loop20..." through "...loop17"... "no such device or address".

I don't expect you to troubleshoot this for me, but if you've got an instant clue from prior experience, it could prove helpful. TIA!
 

Andvark

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I tried it and it flashed to "slot A". Step 1 of 2 went fine, but step 2 failed with the "e:unable to open block device /dev/block/loop20..." through "...loop17"... "no such device or address".

I don't expect you to troubleshoot this for me, but if you've got an instant clue from prior experience, it could prove helpful. TIA!
I don't remember what the exact errors were, but I did have a number of them. I took the ostrich approach and ignored the errors... and the phone booted fine.
 

tinbilly

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Yes, it works for the Moto G Power as well. The OP's link was also for the Stylus; the same question was asked and answered in post #4. I have the XT2041-4 and have run the 7.4 and 7.5 ROMs from the download page I referenced. 7.5 has been my daily driver for a while now, and haven't experienced any issues.

How did you go up to 7.5 from 7.4 without losing your data? Many thanks!
 

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    Download the latest v7.6 Gapps zip
    I tried to install:

    CrDroid-v7.6-20210519-Sofiar-Gapps-IMG.zip
    CrDroid-v7.6-20210519-Sofiar-Vanilla-IMG.zip

    Neither one worked. I still get the the animated boot screen. Neither completes. My phone is a Moto G Power. (XT2041-4)
    I have had not problems running CrDroid 10-sofiar-v6.10.zip Would still be using that ROM if not for the USB drivers and Android Auto not connecting. Super stable.

    Please advise if you can and thanks for your help.
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    I am new to twrp and custom rom update using twrp. Please anyone advise the correct steps to upgrade to crDroid 7.6 from 7.4 on a XT2041-1 with nanodroid installed.

    Are these the correct steps using twrp?
    1. Boot into twrp-3.5.0-0-rav-sofia.img
    2. Wipe cache and system >> However, I notice that in twrp booted on my XT2041-1, there's no system option in Wipe menu
    3. Flash the ROM zip
    >> Which one should I use?
    * crDroidAndroid-11.0-20210520-sofiar-v7.6.zip (containing META-INF folder, care_map.pb, payload.bin, payload_properties.txt) OR
    * CrDroid-v7.6-20210519-Sofiar-Vanilla-IMG.zip (containing boot.img, product.img, system.img, vbmeta (1).img)
    4. Flash Magisk (to gain root access)

    Much appreciated your advise.
    Flash the first zip. The IMG zip needs to be unzipped and flashed via fastbootd
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    Download the latest TWRP flash-able zip. You should also permanently install TWRP to your device.
    Wipe data and dalvik. Format data. Flash the proper zip. Reboot to recovery then reboot system.
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    Ok so I am so frustrated with this Moto G power , If anyone can please tell me what I am doing wrong...I have rooted and ran mutliple custome roms since back in the Jelly bean days but I have always been able to do all the fundamentals of owning root and making the most of my phone.. You guys have always been helpful . SO when i attempt flash a custom rom through adb folder ( because I think you cannot flash custom roms with twrp at all) attemtp to follow your instructions to the T
    but every time after install of custom , and thats any custom rom i try to boot it up for first time , prior to re-twrping, adding gapps, or magisk rooting and it literally just stays on the new rom animation for hours until i give up and I have to rescue it with lenovo'S rescue tool . Any help would be awesome ?
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    Ok so I am so frustrated with this Moto G power , If anyone can please tell me what I am doing wrong...I have rooted and ran mutliple custome roms since back in the Jelly bean days but I have always been able to do all the fundamentals of owning root and making the most of my phone.. You guys have always been helpful . SO when i attempt flash a custom rom through adb folder ( because I think you cannot flash custom roms with twrp at all) attemtp to follow your instructions to the T
    but every time after install of custom , and thats any custom rom i try to boot it up for first time , prior to re-twrping, adding gapps, or magisk rooting and it literally just stays on the new rom animation for hours until i give up and I have to rescue it with lenovo'S rescue tool . Any help would be awesome ?
    I also had the same problem. You will get the ROM animation forever if you are already on Android 11. You must go back to Android 10 in order for CrDroid to boot properly. Just follow the instructions:

    Flashing:
    1. Extract the zip and open a shell with ADB and fastboot.
    2. Reboot your device into fastbootd mode.
    Code:
    fastboot reboot fastboot
    3. Flash boot, system, product, and vbmeta.
    Code:
    fastboot set_active a
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash system system.img
    fastboot flash product product.img
    fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    4. Wipe userdata.
    Code:
    fastboot -w

    I used the file:

    CrDroid-v7.6-20210519-Sofiar-Gapps-IMG.zip

    Gapps are included in this file.

    Thanks to everybody that helped me out. I hope this helps someone else.
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    Code:
    *** Disclaimer
    I am not responsible for any damage you made to your device
    You have been warned

    crDroid is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device also attempting to bringing many of the best features existent today


    Features:
    https://github.com/crdroidandroid/crdroid_features/blob/11.0/README.mkdn

    First time installation:

    • Flashing:
      1. Extract the zip and open a shell with ADB and fastboot.
      2. Reboot your device into fastbootd mode.
      Code:
      fastboot reboot fastboot
      3. Flash boot, system, product, and vbmeta.
      Code:
      fastboot set_active a
      fastboot flash boot boot.img
      fastboot flash system system.img
      fastboot flash product product.img
      fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
      4. Wipe userdata.
      Code:
      fastboot -w
      Gapps:
      1. Fastboot boot TWRP
      2. Flash Gapps arch64 version 11
      3. Reboot
      Magisk:
      1. Boot into TWRP
      2. Flash Magisk vs. 21.1
      3. Reboot



    Sources:
    ROM: https://github.com/crdroidandroid
    Kernel: kernel https://github.com/Odin1101/Project-Sofia/tree/Upstream-test

    Download: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=17248734326145729881


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    I don't remember what the exact errors were, but I did have a number of them. I took the ostrich approach and ignored the errors... and the phone booted fine.

    You made me laugh! :)

    Ok, I did that and to my surprise - it booted fine! Working on passing safety net with Magisk now. I really appreciate your help and hope this convo helps others going forward. Thank you!
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    Thank you for the reply. I see this is for the "Lenovo Moto G Stylus", yet this thread is for the "Moto G Power" (which is what I have). I'm cautious when flashing ROMs, so just want to double-check....
    Yes, it works for the Moto G Power as well. The OP's link was also for the Stylus; the same question was asked and answered in post #4. I have the XT2041-4 and have run the 7.4 and 7.5 ROMs from the download page I referenced. 7.5 has been my daily driver for a while now, and haven't experienced any issues.
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    Here's what worked for me on 2041-4 using a gnu-linux box (there were some permissions gotchas):
    0. power up a new out-of-the-box moto g power 2041-4. Follow prompts. Motorola Software Update will automatically download a system update and prompt reboot, after which Motorola Software Update will once again automatically download a system update and prompt reboot.

    1. become developer, enable usb debugging and OEM unlocking; power off, start fastboot mode (hold volume down and power buttons), and connect phone to (linux) box with usb C cable.

    2. visit https://accounts.motorola.com/ and follow instructions to unlock bootloader. Reboot and make sure to enter set up a security pattern, become developer, and enable usb debugging. Motorola Software Update will download and install system update (in my case QPMS30.80-51-8). Reboot to complete installation.

    3. (This step #3 will provide a backup of the stock system; skip step #3 if you don’t want such a backup.)
    a. Power off and restart fastboot mode.
    [email protected]:~$ fastboot boot /path-to/twrp.img
    (in my case twrp-3.5.0-0-rav-sofia.img).
    b. Unlock phone’s TWRP screen with your pattern, then backup the Data partition; Super partition; and the rest of the partitions; separately in three backups.
    c. reboot and move the TWRP folder from internal storage to a removable sdcard.

    Note 1: on my device, there were two Super partitions listed: Super (9312 MB) and Super (System, Product, Vendor) (9312 MB); I just backed up the former.
    Note 2: you must backup the Super partition to internal storage, it will fail if backed up directly to an external sdcard!!

    4. Enter fastbootd mode as follows:
    a. enter fastboot mode (with power off, hold volume down and power buttons)
    b. choose ‘recovery mode’ from fastboot menu, press power button to choose.
    Note: the recovery screen displays an android icon with a red warning triangle and the text “No command”. This is not an error!
    c. hold power button 3 seconds then vol up 2 or 3 seconds then release
    d. you see a menu: select enter fastboot with volume keys and power button
    e. you see a screen with “fastbootd” in red at the top of the screen
    f. connect usb cable to computer

    5. unzip your ROM and cd /ROMdirectory
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ cd /ROMdirectory
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot set_active a
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot flash boot boot.img
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ sudo fastboot flash system system.img
    Note: the above command fails if invoked as normal user!
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot flash product product.img
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    [email protected]:/ROMdirectory$ fastboot erase userdata

    6. reboot phone & setup

    7. root
    [email protected]:~$ adb push Magisk-21.4.zip /storage/yourSDcard/
    [email protected]:~$ adb reboot bootloader
    [email protected]:~$ fastboot boot twrp-3.5.0-0-rav-sofia.img

    Now, from phone’s TWRP screen, install Magisk zip (& gapps or micro_g if you want?)

    Hope that helps!
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    Hello, awesome ROM but i cant seam to find the right gapps for it got magisk working as well but with the gaps it just hangs on Rom logo, i've tried the following:

    open_gapps-arm64-11.0-micro-20201116-TEST-FIXED.zip
    open_gapps-arm64-11.0-pico-20210130-TEST.zip
    NikGapps-Addon-11-AdAway-signed.zip

    this installed via TRWP as well as visa sideload, anyideas?

    Thanks
    I have a build v7.4 with Gapps built in. Check my AFH account.
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