Development [ROM][Port][OneUI5] NcX S21FE ROM [SM-A528B]

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ShaDisNX255

Senior Member
Apr 3, 2014
2,629
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Matamoros
Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
NcX S21FE Port for Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Updated to OneUI 5. This is the successor to RayOS. Wanted a different name/logo for the OneUI 5 version, so enjoy!


Code:
* Warning, your warranty is now void.
* We are 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 flashing this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you. HARD!

Supported variants!
  • SM-A528B


Features!
  • Based on S21 FE December firmware (G990BXXS2DVK4)
  • [Optional] Bootanimation zip support instead of Samsung's qmg implementation
  • DeX working
  • Live Blur
  • Native AppLock
  • Advanced Reboot options
  • Bluetooth patched
  • Fix for Camera (thanks to @BlackMesa123 and @DavidArsene )
  • Remaster Picture in Gallery
  • Allow screenshots on secure apps
  • Fixed Private Share and Secure Wifi
  • Secure Folder fixed
  • Smart Widgets (Already on S21FE FW by default)
  • Object eraser (Already on S21FE FW by default)
  • Debloated
  • Edge Lighting fully enabled (Already on S21FE FW by default)
  • High-End Animations (Already on S21FE FW by default)
  • Enhanced pocessing (this also probably doesn't do anything, but give it a try) (Already on S21FE FW by default)
  • CSC Features like:
    • Stock call recording
    • Speed meter on statusbar
    • Spam call blocker
  • Added camera privacy toggle to remove camera access across apps (Already on S21FE FW by default)
  • Added HDR10+ lines (improves effect in HDR content)
  • Added optional AOD to clock animation. Avoid using it with FOD. You can disable it in the installer.

Screenshots!
Screenshot_20230104_110349_Settings.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_092841_One UI Home.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_092854_Settings.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_092951_App Lock.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095126_Gallery.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095131_Gallery.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095152_Gallery.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095205_Photo Editor.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095211_Photo Editor.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095453_Private Share.jpg
Screenshot_20221226_095923_Android System.jpg
Screenshot_20230104_110157_Call settings.jpg
Screenshot_20230104_110203_Settings.jpg
Screenshot_20230104_110607_Settings.jpg
Screenshot_20230104_110604_Settings.jpg
SmartSelect_20230104_110147_Settings.jpg

Sources!
I decided to show my work so to speak on GitHub. You can see the list of all the apps I removed and all the lines that were added to camera and floating features. Feel free to take a look and make pull requests if you want me to add something on potential future releases.

Bugs!
  • You tell me


Changelog!


Links!



Prequisites
  • Orangefox or TWRP
  • Being unencrypted (recommended)
  • Android 13 Bootloader (Android 12 BL may break camera features)



Instructions!
  • Add zip to either internal memory or SD card
  • OPTIONAL but recommended: Format data. This will erase media too.
  • Flash zip via custom recovery and read the on-screen information. ROM installs in 2 steps.
  • After step 1 is complete, you should be able to reboot to recovery and flash the zip again
  • Follow instructions and make the selections based on your preference
  • [Optional]: Flash Magisk



Credits!
@SuperR. For his Super R's Kitchen which you can find here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/ap...dows-linux-superr-s-kitchen-v3-0-0-0-t3601702
@topjohnwu for Magisk
@BlassGO for dynamic installer, which makes this installation easy. You can find dynamic installer here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ler-stable-3-5-android-10-or-earlier.4279541/
@kirbynx for allowing me to use some aspects of her setup of Dynamic Installer and for the Samsung Services disabler.
@SkylinesHD for his continued work in the A72 scene and continuing to share his knowledge
@ricci206 for various fixes and mods posted here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mods-samsung-not-android-mods-collection-exynos.3772017/
@ananjaser1211 for always being there willing to help on all my questions and support.
@BlackMesa123 for a lot of his help, giving advice and sharing his knowledge
@Simon1511 for his help with kernel and development in general.
@Flylarb for helping me fix Remaster Picture
@DavidArsene for his method to bypass the Samsung Health knox check which was shared in the Telegram Development group
@PhatWalrus for the changes made to updater script to auto detect step 1 and 2
@afaneh92 for helping me add bootanimation zip support in OneUI 5
@sameepkambli__ for his wonderful NcX custom bootanimation, I think it looks great!
@ All my testers
@ Samsung for the firmware
@ To users like you!

If you feel I missed you, please give me a PM so I can add you
 
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ShaDisNX255

Senior Member
Apr 3, 2014
2,629
1,654
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Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
FAQ
Q: Will this work on A52 4G or A52 5G?
A: No, I included A52s 5G specific vendor with hw libs. This will only work on A52s 5G

Q: Will this work on A73 5G?
A: I have no clue. I've been told HW is very similar with a few lib exceptions but I honestly have no interest on supporting this device. Anyone else is free to try and flash and fix it for A73, you've got my support.

Q: How can I report a bug?
A: Try and be as detailed as possible on how you encountered the bug. If you can include a logcat then even better. The more information provided the more likely it is to get the bug fixed.

Q: Can I flash this ROM without wiping my phone (dirty flash)?
A: There have been reports of this being successful, but I never do it myself nor do I ever recommend it. I always try to use the same bases to make the ROMs so in theory it can be done similar to an OTA update. All up to you, but I will ignore any reports of bad performance


I don't do this for monetary compensation. I have fun making edits and personally using my own creations. I don't mind sharing my work for all to use. If you want to invite me a coffee, you can give a small donation to my PayPal or Wise account. It motivates me to improve my work and I like coffee :)
Donate to:

PayPal:

Wise: [email protected]
 
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GreenIce

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Jun 13, 2008
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@ShaDisNX255,
Thank you for this new OneUI 5 ROM. I do not have a google account. A humble request, can you kindly help with a 'Android File Host' download link please?
 

bobfrantic

Senior Member
@ShaDisNX255,
Thank you for this new OneUI 5 ROM. I do not have a google account. A humble request, can you kindly help with a 'Android File Host' download link please?

I've been trying but AFH just keeps getting error after error. I'll give it a shot again tonight see if it can finally upload.


Chrome won't download either just like AFH fyi....

(and yes i finally got the rom installed, with twrp intact!! don't know how I did it though LOL)
 
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CroAgent

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Dec 7, 2022
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Hello I cant download the rom it say that to many people are trying to download file
 

ShaDisNX255

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Apr 3, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy A52 4G

CroAgent

Member
Dec 7, 2022
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I flashed the ROM and after that I dont have root and custom recovery idk how to fix it now...
 

Beo1r

Member
Feb 19, 2014
7
2
Hi @ShaDisNX255 ! Question,

Android 13 Bootloader (Android 12 BL may break camera features)

Does that mean that we should first update Firmware/ROM to Android 13 through Odin for us without OTA Updates?

Also

Enhanced pocessing (this also probably doesn't do anything, but give it a try) (Already on S21FE FW by default)

Is this function just a kernel scheduling policy? I mean, do we get full performance anyways?
 

chocowilliam

Senior Member
Sep 2, 2011
176
30
Quezon City
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Two days into this ROM and so far its stable and good for a daily driver. Battery life is comparable to stock A52s rom. I got 5hrs average SOT, I'm a heavy user. It's just the boot time is longer than usual but it's just a minor issue.

Also, why the name ncx?
 

ShaDisNX255

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Apr 3, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
Does that mean that we should first update Firmware/ROM to Android 13 through Odin for us without OTA Updates?
I've been told tha tall you need is to flash BL_ from Android 13 and you should be fine but I'd flash all the fw with Odin tbh and then re-root all over again (install custom recovery)
Is this function just a kernel scheduling policy? I mean, do we get full performance anyways?
I'm not really sure, never played with this option
Also, why the name ncx?
No particular reason
 
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krikinho

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Dec 9, 2022
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the black ring that appears around the front camera is gone, the ring being gone makes the camera barely usable in low light, hiding the hole punch in the settings reduces the problem a bit but not entirely, other than that its working great and i haven't encountered any bug
 

joowdx

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Jun 13, 2017
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AppLock crashes when pattern lock type is selected. Also, where can I find the custom additional power options like reboot to recovery?

So far battery life has been improved.
 

joowdx

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Jun 13, 2017
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I see. I thought the advanced reboot options was just moved somewhere. Regarding about the AppLock, can it be atleast an optional choice? I'd still love to use it 😅.
 

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    I'm about to flash this rom. Is it fine if I also flash the MCK with it?
    Yes, it's fine. MCK will be packaged inside the ROM in future releases most likely because of how good it is
    1
    I am planning to install this ROM too, how to root this ROM considering it is based on S21 FE firmware?
    I can't use Magisk root method and Odin with original AP file because this ROM use file from S21 FE firmware?
    I already unlocked bootloader and rooted stock A13 ROM.
    You just have to flash magisk in your custom recovery. Just rename the Magisk apk file to zip and you should be able to flash it in recovery no problem, it patches your files currently installed
    1
    Thank you, I flashed the ROM, rooted with Magisk.zip and everything went well, ROM is excellent, thank you very much (y)
    One more question, I selected CSC option to have call recording and there is a new version of Phone app in Galaxy store, if i update it will i lose CSC Features like call recording?
    No, you won't
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    NcX S21FE Port for Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
    Updated to OneUI 5. This is the successor to RayOS. Wanted a different name/logo for the OneUI 5 version, so enjoy!


    Code:
    * Warning, your warranty is now void.
    * We are 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 flashing this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you. HARD!

    Supported variants!
    • SM-A528B


    Features!
    • Based on S21 FE December firmware (G990BXXS2DVK4)
    • [Optional] Bootanimation zip support instead of Samsung's qmg implementation
    • DeX working
    • Live Blur
    • Native AppLock
    • Advanced Reboot options
    • Bluetooth patched
    • Fix for Camera (thanks to @BlackMesa123 and @DavidArsene )
    • Remaster Picture in Gallery
    • Allow screenshots on secure apps
    • Fixed Private Share and Secure Wifi
    • Secure Folder fixed
    • Smart Widgets (Already on S21FE FW by default)
    • Object eraser (Already on S21FE FW by default)
    • Debloated
    • Edge Lighting fully enabled (Already on S21FE FW by default)
    • High-End Animations (Already on S21FE FW by default)
    • Enhanced pocessing (this also probably doesn't do anything, but give it a try) (Already on S21FE FW by default)
    • CSC Features like:
      • Stock call recording
      • Speed meter on statusbar
      • Spam call blocker
    • Added camera privacy toggle to remove camera access across apps (Already on S21FE FW by default)
    • Added HDR10+ lines (improves effect in HDR content)
    • Added optional AOD to clock animation. Avoid using it with FOD. You can disable it in the installer.

    Screenshots!
    Screenshot_20230104_110349_Settings.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_092841_One UI Home.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_092854_Settings.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_092951_App Lock.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095126_Gallery.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095131_Gallery.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095152_Gallery.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095205_Photo Editor.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095211_Photo Editor.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095453_Private Share.jpg
    Screenshot_20221226_095923_Android System.jpg
    Screenshot_20230104_110157_Call settings.jpg
    Screenshot_20230104_110203_Settings.jpg
    Screenshot_20230104_110607_Settings.jpg
    Screenshot_20230104_110604_Settings.jpg
    SmartSelect_20230104_110147_Settings.jpg

    Sources!
    I decided to show my work so to speak on GitHub. You can see the list of all the apps I removed and all the lines that were added to camera and floating features. Feel free to take a look and make pull requests if you want me to add something on potential future releases.

    Bugs!
    • You tell me


    Changelog!


    Links!



    Prequisites
    • Orangefox or TWRP
    • Being unencrypted (recommended)
    • Android 13 Bootloader (Android 12 BL may break camera features)



    Instructions!
    • Add zip to either internal memory or SD card
    • OPTIONAL but recommended: Format data. This will erase media too.
    • Flash zip via custom recovery and read the on-screen information. ROM installs in 2 steps.
    • After step 1 is complete, you should be able to reboot to recovery and flash the zip again
    • Follow instructions and make the selections based on your preference
    • [Optional]: Flash Magisk



    Credits!
    @SuperR. For his Super R's Kitchen which you can find here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/ap...dows-linux-superr-s-kitchen-v3-0-0-0-t3601702
    @topjohnwu for Magisk
    @BlassGO for dynamic installer, which makes this installation easy. You can find dynamic installer here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ler-stable-3-5-android-10-or-earlier.4279541/
    @kirbynx for allowing me to use some aspects of her setup of Dynamic Installer and for the Samsung Services disabler.
    @SkylinesHD for his continued work in the A72 scene and continuing to share his knowledge
    @ricci206 for various fixes and mods posted here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mods-samsung-not-android-mods-collection-exynos.3772017/
    @ananjaser1211 for always being there willing to help on all my questions and support.
    @BlackMesa123 for a lot of his help, giving advice and sharing his knowledge
    @Simon1511 for his help with kernel and development in general.
    @Flylarb for helping me fix Remaster Picture
    @DavidArsene for his method to bypass the Samsung Health knox check which was shared in the Telegram Development group
    @PhatWalrus for the changes made to updater script to auto detect step 1 and 2
    @afaneh92 for helping me add bootanimation zip support in OneUI 5
    @sameepkambli__ for his wonderful NcX custom bootanimation, I think it looks great!
    @ All my testers
    @ Samsung for the firmware
    @ To users like you!

    If you feel I missed you, please give me a PM so I can add you
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    FAQ
    Q: Will this work on A52 4G or A52 5G?
    A: No, I included A52s 5G specific vendor with hw libs. This will only work on A52s 5G

    Q: Will this work on A73 5G?
    A: I have no clue. I've been told HW is very similar with a few lib exceptions but I honestly have no interest on supporting this device. Anyone else is free to try and flash and fix it for A73, you've got my support.

    Q: How can I report a bug?
    A: Try and be as detailed as possible on how you encountered the bug. If you can include a logcat then even better. The more information provided the more likely it is to get the bug fixed.

    Q: Can I flash this ROM without wiping my phone (dirty flash)?
    A: There have been reports of this being successful, but I never do it myself nor do I ever recommend it. I always try to use the same bases to make the ROMs so in theory it can be done similar to an OTA update. All up to you, but I will ignore any reports of bad performance


    I don't do this for monetary compensation. I have fun making edits and personally using my own creations. I don't mind sharing my work for all to use. If you want to invite me a coffee, you can give a small donation to my PayPal or Wise account. It motivates me to improve my work and I like coffee :)
    Donate to:

    PayPal:

    Wise: [email protected]
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    2
    I'm about to flash this rom. Is it fine if I also flash the MCK with it?
    Yes, it's fine. MCK will be packaged inside the ROM in future releases most likely because of how good it is
    2
    Think it may be a problem with Safety net. My bank doesn't allow the use of any other login mechanism than standard PIN one, as other end with toast saying that fingerprint sensor etc doesn't meet safety standards.
    No problem on unroofed stock. It can be solved somehow, as I use custom OneUI 5 on my Note and same app has no problem with Safety of other login methods, but not sure how it was done.