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[Updated 5th Dec][7.1.2][Stable 5] ViperOS for blu vivo 5 & 5r (And clones)

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Mechalikh

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Viper OS 3.1.1 Nougat 7.1.2 Stable
For Blu vivo 5 , 5R and Clones​

Changes in stable 5
updated from viper 2.1 to viper 3.1.1
Importing contacts from sim cards work
new gapps package ( 29_11_2017)
added google pixel 2 launcher
added google wallpaper

Changes in stable 4
Improved performance
Added face unlock (trusted face in security->smart lock)

Changes in stable 3
Fixed bluetooth audio (new bluetooth audio libs)
Fixed bluetooth device name
Fixed magisk (root) on a55 slim (blu vivo 5)
Changed music app

Instructions
For Blu Vivo 5r Condor A8 and Gionee s6s users , install the rom from here

For Blu Vivo 5, Condor A55 slim , Gionee s6 , install the blu vivo 5r rom
and then install this patch

Important !
This rom is ported for the Condor and Gionee phones , which their baseband isn't the same with
blu and walton clones , so all blu and walton users will get "No Sim Cards" Issue
to fix this issue do this :

on Blu Vivo 5r :
Delete these folders from the rom inside system/:
  • etc/firmware/
  • etc/mddb/

then paste the firmware and mddb folders of your stock marshmallow to the rom and flash it.

On blu vivo 5:
To get sim cards working delete these folders from the patch, inside system/:
  • etc/firmware/
  • etc/mddb/
then paste the firmware and mddb folders of your stock marshmallow rom to the patch and flash it.

Bugs?
Nothing , everything is working very well!

Recoveries
Downlaod Blu vivo 5 , Gionee S6, Condor A55 Slim ... and other clones from Here

Download Blu vivo 5r, Gionee S6s, Condor A8... and other clones recovery from Here

Ported by
me, Mechalikh

Credit
Doogee t6 pro 4pda thread for the rom i ported
Me for Fixing recovrding and porting it ;)


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ViperOS, ROM for the Blu Vivo 5

Contributors
Mechalikh, Viper OS and lienage OS team
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
ROM Firmware Required: Marshmallow
Based On: LineageOS

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 5
Stable Release Date: 2017-12-05

Created 2017-11-13
Last Updated 2017-12-05
 

Mechalikh

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Screenshots:
Battery backup is so good .. up to 7 hours on screen using mobile data ;)
 

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Mechalikh

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by "clones" do you mean phones with near identical specs (like blu energy xl)

No i mean the exact device with another branding
for example
Blu vivo 5 (in US and latin america) = Gionee s6 (in nigeria ,india , and china) = Condor A55 Slim (algeria and tunisia) = walton primo *** (in bengladesh) = qmobile z12 (in Pakistan)

So it is the same device , but in every region it is commercialized under a specific branding, and because regions aren't same , you will find one deffirence which is the base band, so if you flash blu vivo 5 with indian gionee s6 firmware you will get "no network/ no sim cards" , that's the only deffirence

Blu vivo xl is gionee s plus , condor p8 ...check our facebook page we have roms for it ported by me :p
 

llamasking

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On blu vivo 5:
To get sim cards working delete these folders from the patch, inside system/:
  • etc/firmware/
  • etc/mddb/
then paste the firmware and mddb folders of your stock marshmallow rom to the patch and flash it.

Should I delete the folders off the phone after flashing, or remove from the zip file? If I need to remove from a zip file, which one?
I need to read a bit more.
Also, do you extract the contents of the patch zip file and put it in the rom zip or do I flash both?
Lastly, will it work if I flash from Lollipop stock directly to Nougat or do I need to use this guide to upgrade to Marshmallow first?
 
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Mechalikh

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Should I delete the folders off the phone after flashing, or remove from the zip file? If I need to remove from a zip file, which one?
I need to read a bit more.
Also, do you extract the contents of the patch zip file and put it in the rom zip or do I flash both.......

The easiest way is to flash the rom , and once it finishes flash the patch.
For advanced users , copy system and boot from patch and paste them in the rom ( replace when you ask to), then go to etc/ in the rom and delete firmware and mddb folders, and paste your firmware and mddb folder , now you have a rom for blu vivo 5 , flash only that rom and you(re ready to go ...

if you're on lollipop , you need to flash marshmallow firmware to besure that the rom works fine :) , i'm not surethat it will work directly on top of lollipop
 

llamasking

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if you're on lollipop , you need to flash marshmallow firmware to besure that the rom works fine :) , i'm not surethat it will work directly on top of lollipop

Well. I've already followed this tutorial to get Marshmallow stock on my phone and will soon have your ViperOS installed. I have also flashed your TWRP. I'm just waiting on the ROM to download.

My internet has been acting up all day.
 

llamasking

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Wipe anything?

When flashing through TWRP, should I wipe anything from the device?
Should I wipe the Dalvik/Cache after flashing?

I'm currently making final changes.
 

llamasking

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I bootloop after flashing.
After flashing the ROM, followed by the patch for my BLU Vivo 5, I reboot.
I am greeted with the BLU logo then it bootloops back after a black screen. I am currently reverting back to stock 6.0.
What am I doing wrong?

I flashed w/o the patch, still bootlooped.
Wiped after flashing, still bootloops.
The issue is obviously in the ROM itself..
 
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Mechalikh

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i don't know the reason why , other roms worked very well ?, i mean only this bootlooped ?
this is weird ..are you sure you installed it the right way ? and what's the previous firmware version installed
 

llamasking

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i don't know the reason why , other roms worked very well ?, i mean only this bootlooped ?
this is weird ..are you sure you installed it the right way ? and what's the previous firmware version installed

After bootlooping, I tried to install Resurrection Remix. I bootlooped on that too.
I fixed it on RR though and the same issue was probably present here.

I used ES File Explorer to copy the mmdb and the firmware folders.
The issue was that the copied files were not complete or corrupted
After using a different root explorer and copying the files, I gone to TWRP and copied the files. Now I have the complete/non-corrupted mmdb and firmware folders.
I'm sure this fix works on ViperOS as well. It was 100% my error and not at all to do with you.

I assumed since I tried to use w/o flashing the patch that the ROM was messed up, but when vgeohn mentioned on your RR post that it bootloops w/o flashing the patch. I found that was the issue.

One question. I am currently running the out-of-date version of RR. Should I flash the updated ViperOS or keep RR? I want your recommendation.
And how do I update RR? Do I need to wipe then flash, or is there another way to flash? I prefer to not have to re-download all my apps.
 
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Mechalikh

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i think you should stay on viper it is more fast and smooth

by the way here is a zip so you can flash mddb and firmware using twrp, just put your mddb and firmware in the etc folder of the zip
and flash it after every rom
here is the zip --> Download

if you can reapload it so people can use it directly
 

llamasking

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if you can reapload it so people can use it directly

Does the mmdb and firmware folder only define the besebands or is my IMEI in there? I don't want that getting loose.
And that patch is universal for all of your roms that are recent? (RR, XOSP, Lineage, AOSP Extended)

And to upgrade do I have to wipe my apps or is there a way to keep them?

Bug report for RR (the original, but any updates):
Photoscan by google is not working. Just try, it's hard to explain
Google camera does not work if you are using a version that requires Android 7.0 or 7.1.
On google camera for Android 6.0, the video recording does not work at all. It crashes instantly.
 
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Zawar Sheikh

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no sim cards

No i mean the exact device with another branding
for example
Blu vivo 5 (in US and latin america) = Gionee s6 (in nigeria ,india , and china) = Condor A55 Slim (algeria and tunisia) = walton primo *** (in bengladesh) = qmobile z12 (in Pakistan)

So it is the same device , but in every region it is commercialized under a specific branding, and because regions aren't same , you will find one deffirence which is the base band, so if you flash blu vivo 5 with indian gionee s6 firmware you will get "no network/ no sim cards" , that's the only deffirence

Blu vivo xl is gionee s plus , condor p8 ...check our facebook page we have roms for it ported by me :p
i flashed it on my Qmobile Z12 which was on Gionee S6's stock Marshmallow ROM what should i do now?? please help me out.
 

llamasking

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Oct 13, 2016
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i flashed it on my Qmobile Z12 which was on Gionee S6's stock Marshmallow ROM what should i do now?? please help me out.

After flashing the ROM, flash your patch.
You can just boot up and use your phone from there, but to get safetynet and some more gaaps, I personally flashed Gapps aroma with a config to not get useless apps. Then, I flashed the latest Magisk beta and a safetynet patch.
 

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    Viper OS 3.1.1 Nougat 7.1.2 Stable
    For Blu vivo 5 , 5R and Clones​

    Changes in stable 5
    updated from viper 2.1 to viper 3.1.1
    Importing contacts from sim cards work
    new gapps package ( 29_11_2017)
    added google pixel 2 launcher
    added google wallpaper

    Changes in stable 4
    Improved performance
    Added face unlock (trusted face in security->smart lock)

    Changes in stable 3
    Fixed bluetooth audio (new bluetooth audio libs)
    Fixed bluetooth device name
    Fixed magisk (root) on a55 slim (blu vivo 5)
    Changed music app

    Instructions
    For Blu Vivo 5r Condor A8 and Gionee s6s users , install the rom from here

    For Blu Vivo 5, Condor A55 slim , Gionee s6 , install the blu vivo 5r rom
    and then install this patch

    Important !
    This rom is ported for the Condor and Gionee phones , which their baseband isn't the same with
    blu and walton clones , so all blu and walton users will get "No Sim Cards" Issue
    to fix this issue do this :

    on Blu Vivo 5r :
    Delete these folders from the rom inside system/:
    • etc/firmware/
    • etc/mddb/

    then paste the firmware and mddb folders of your stock marshmallow to the rom and flash it.

    On blu vivo 5:
    To get sim cards working delete these folders from the patch, inside system/:
    • etc/firmware/
    • etc/mddb/
    then paste the firmware and mddb folders of your stock marshmallow rom to the patch and flash it.

    Bugs?
    Nothing , everything is working very well!

    Recoveries
    Downlaod Blu vivo 5 , Gionee S6, Condor A55 Slim ... and other clones from Here

    Download Blu vivo 5r, Gionee S6s, Condor A8... and other clones recovery from Here

    Ported by
    me, Mechalikh

    Credit
    Doogee t6 pro 4pda thread for the rom i ported
    Me for Fixing recovrding and porting it ;)


    Don't forget to press the thanks button , more to be coming soon ;)
    follow us on Facebook to stay updated​
    :laugh: :laugh:


    XDA:DevDB Information
    ViperOS, ROM for the Blu Vivo 5

    Contributors
    Mechalikh, Viper OS and lienage OS team
    ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Marshmallow
    Based On: LineageOS

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 5
    Stable Release Date: 2017-12-05

    Created 2017-11-13
    Last Updated 2017-12-05
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    When flashing through TWRP, should I wipe anything from the device?
    Should I wipe the Dalvik/Cache after flashing?

    I'm currently making final changes.

    For other ROM, I make a Factory Reset, flashed the ROM and rebooted into recovery again. Now I flashed the patch for VIVO 5
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    i don't know the reason why , other roms worked very well ?, i mean only this bootlooped ?
    this is weird ..are you sure you installed it the right way ? and what's the previous firmware version installed

    After bootlooping, I tried to install Resurrection Remix. I bootlooped on that too.
    I fixed it on RR though and the same issue was probably present here.

    I used ES File Explorer to copy the mmdb and the firmware folders.
    The issue was that the copied files were not complete or corrupted
    After using a different root explorer and copying the files, I gone to TWRP and copied the files. Now I have the complete/non-corrupted mmdb and firmware folders.
    I'm sure this fix works on ViperOS as well. It was 100% my error and not at all to do with you.

    I assumed since I tried to use w/o flashing the patch that the ROM was messed up, but when vgeohn mentioned on your RR post that it bootloops w/o flashing the patch. I found that was the issue.

    One question. I am currently running the out-of-date version of RR. Should I flash the updated ViperOS or keep RR? I want your recommendation.
    And how do I update RR? Do I need to wipe then flash, or is there another way to flash? I prefer to not have to re-download all my apps.
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    I flashed the Aosp Extended rom with my patch now it is working fine.. no bugs..

    Enjoy your fresh new ROM.
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    Thanks mate if I may ask is there one for this model sorry a bit confused.

    Your are best on this forum and Google. We do not have a forum for the 5s