General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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Logan3824

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Is there a sms app that works with sending mms that has more features than the stock sms app? I love google messages search for gifs and whatnot. 🥲🥲
 

francoiscox1

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Thanks for the reply, sir.
Can you give the full tutorial?
Because I really didn't know how to use ito_Oo_Oo_O.
I found that on web (i’think that's what i did... but don’t remember exactly because i tried several times) " Here are the steps (as I remember them) I took to get my Galaxy Watch 4 paired and working on my Chinese S21 Ultra (running BRI-Taiwan firmware).
1. Uninstall Wear OS and Samsung Wearable apps (I uninstalled all plugins when prompted).
2. Install Wear OS by Google (China) from apkmirror.
3. Restart phone.
4. Check permissions on Wear OS (location is probably necessary)
5. Open Wear OS and in the menu (3-dots in upper right corner) check the box for "Show all devices when pairing"
6. Scan for devices (sorry, I forget the exact language)
7. Tap your Watch 4 when it appears in the list (you might need to reset your watch before this will work, depending on previous failures to pair)
8. (Here's where my memory is sketchy) I think Wear OS prompted me to accept some terms and an alternate map or search provider which I did.
9. I seem to remember the Wear OS app looping or hanging (not finishing the pairing), but when I opened my bluetooth device screen, my Watch appeared to be paired but not connected.
10. I think I remember force-stopping the Wear OS app.
11. From the bluetooth connections menu (long press on bluetooth icon from the pull down), I touched my Galaxy Watch4 (unique ID) which appeared in the "Paired devices" section to connect it.
12. I seem to remember my phone needed to install and update to the built-in Galaxy Wearable app which I allowed.
13. From there, my memory is extremely hazy, but I think that once the updates and Watch4 plugin were reinstalled (by the Galaxy Wearable app), my Watch4 was paired and connected and it's been working perfectly ever since.

I sincerely hope this helps someone as I couldn't be happier with my Watch4 now that it's paired and connected. Good luck everyone!”
 
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s960908

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I found that on web (i’think that's what i did... but don’t remember exactly because i tried several times) "
Really appreciate your tutorial, but in my case, when the Galaxy Wearable app run to about 50%, it will say the "device lost"(because I am Chinese user, not really know how to translate to English), anyway, I will keep trying.

Thanks for your help again!
 

dallas1164

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Hi - thanks all who have contributed so far - love this phone but still an odd issue to work out.
My Ring doorbell notifications don't work!!
I have done all the usual (removed com.vivo.pem , disabled com.vivo.sps , battery , notifications , location etc.) but they just don't come through.
All other notifications seem to be fine

Anyone else having this or any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Have you gone into single permission settings and made sure everything is on?
 

timalpipo

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Finally successfully root my X Fold.
System Version is 15.7, here's my original boot.img without patch, hope this is useful to you guys.

And this is the 15.7 OTA package link which I intercept by wireshark.

And is there anyone know how to connect Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to Vivo X fold?
Tried for a few hours, but didn't get any solution.

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Thanks so much for sharing. May i ask some questions please? What is the procedure to achieve the root? what would be the benefit of having a rooted machine? Pros and cons?
Thanks a lot.
 

lesterljw

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Here is the steps how i got my Galaxy Watch4 connected to my X Fold.
1. Download Wear OS from V-Appstore
2. Download Galaxy Wear from Google Play Store
3. Download Samsung Health from Google Play Store
4. Download and install the oldest version of Galaxy Watch4 Plugin from apkmiror.com (August 11, 2021)
5. Start Pairing with Wear OS until the step showing the progress bar and it will stop at around half of the bar.
6. Minimize the Wear OS start Galaxy Wear to setup up and pair the watch.
7. After a successful paired you will be able to see the watch connected in Galaxy Wear, everything seems normal now but the watch will soon be disconnected and you wont be able to reconnect back.
8. Download and re-install the Feb 2022 version of Galaxy Watch4 Plugin from apkmiror.com (Februry 8, 2022), after the installation your watch will be reconnect back with Galaxy Wear.

I didn't have enough time to do further testing but so far the watch seems to be connected fine and basically I just listed everything I did but i guess some steps might not be needed such as you can try using Feb 2022 version of Galaxy Watch4 Plugin on step 4 instead of the oldest version and also i think Samsung Health can be skip as well, another guess is step 5 also can be skipped.
 

Logan3824

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Thanks so much for sharing. May i ask some questions please? What is the procedure to achieve the root? what would be the benefit of having a rooted machine? Pros and cons?
Thanks a lot.
Root allows for a bunch of things, especially some good programs like actually good ad blocking and whatnot, allows custom roms and custom kernels to be used, a con would be things like it trips knox, but for this phone that is irrelevant since it doesn't have knox anyway lol
 

timalpipo

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Root allows for a bunch of things, especially some good programs like actually good ad blocking and whatnot, allows custom roms and custom kernels to be used, a con would be things like it trips knox, but for this phone that is irrelevant since it doesn't have knox anyway lol
Makes sense, thanks a lot for the swift reply.
Now, what is the procedure to achieve the root?
Cheers mate.
 

Logan3824

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Makes sense, thanks a lot for the swift reply.
Now, what is the procedure to achieve the root?
Cheers mate.
Not too sure yet. That guy is the first one I've seen successfully root without boot looping his device. You need to have developer mode turned on for sure, the next would be to load a modified boot.img but we'll have to wait until some one writes up a guide. Hopefully we will be able to load TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). It's a custom recovery img that allows an easy load of third party software and allows to you basically never brick your phone as you can always reflash back to stock with it.
 
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timalpipo

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Not too sure yet. That guy is the first one I've seen successfully root without boot looping his device. You need to have developer mode turned on for sure, the next would be to load a modified boot.img but we'll have to wait until some one writes up a guide. Hopefully we will be able to load TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). It's a custom recovery img that allows an easy load of third party software and allows to you basically never brick your phone as you can always reflash back to stock with it.
Thanks Mate, let's wait then.
We really need a proper forum! @XDA Dev teams, why are we blocked at the front door?
 

domineus

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Not too sure yet. That guy is the first one I've seen successfully root without boot looping his device. You need to have developer mode turned on for sure, the next would be to load a modified boot.img but we'll have to wait until some one writes up a guide. Hopefully we will be able to load TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). It's a custom recovery img that allows an easy load of third party software and allows to you basically never brick your phone as you can always reflash back to stock with it.
That’s not how root is achieved on the device. You’ll need to bootloader unlock the device through custom fastboot (essentially initiate a race condition by running two fastboot flash statements at the same time).

For root follow these instructions

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/xda-vivo-x-fold-thread-tips-and-tricks.4441939/post-87057061
 

s960908

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Here is the steps how i got my Galaxy Watch4 connected to my X Fold.
...
Thank you sir, I finally set up my galaxy watch 4 on X fold.
In my case, every step can not be skipped, I tried to pair without Wear OS -- fail, and only use 2022 Feb plugin -- also fail.
I have some question here, also.
May I uninstall Wear OS China?
Can I reboot phone or watch? will it auto re-connect?

Thanks for your reply.
 

s960908

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Thanks so much for sharing. May i ask some questions please? What is the procedure to achieve the root? what would be the benefit of having a rooted machine? Pros and cons?
Thanks a lot.
My method:
1. unlock bootloader.
In my case, I use a Chinese toolbox, some Chinese user said that only version before 13.7 can be unlocked, if you are in 14.8 or more, than maybe you can't unlock bl.
2. get the boot.img from the version you want to flash.
I use Wireshark to get the full OTA file, and extract the boot.img.
3. patch boot.img in magisk.
4. flash boot.img to your phone.
That's it, not difficult but because there are still no many information on internet, so I felt very scared when I do all the things.

In my opinion, the main reason I root is because I need gltools, it's a app which can unlock almost every Unity game's FPS, many games I played just lock the FPS to 30 or 60, but I get used to play in 120 FPS, so I really need root.
The cons for root I think is bank app, I don't know other country, but in my country, many bank app will detact root, and ban your permission, but use Satetynet fix and Shamiko can deal with most of them.

Sorry for poor English, becauese my native speak is Chinese.
 
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My method:
1. unlock bootloader.
In my case, I use a Chinese toolbox, some Chinese user said that only version before 13.7 can be unlocked, if you are in 14.8 or more, than maybe you can't unlock bl.
2. get the boot.img from the version you want to flash.
I use Wireshark to get the full OTA file, and extract the boot.img.
3. patch boot.img in magisk.
4. flash boot.img to your phone.
That's it, not difficult but because there are still no many information on internet, so I felt very scared when I do all the things.

Oh my god, I tried and failed to unlock too many times with the version PD2178_A12.0.14.8...
I wish I could downgrade....😭
 

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Timoxa

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Finally successfully root my X Fold.
System Version is 15.7, here's my original boot.img without patch, hope this is useful to you guys.

And this is the 15.7 OTA package link which I intercept by wireshark.

And is there anyone know how to connect Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to Vivo X fold?
Tried for a few hours, but didn't get any solution.

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Genius, thanks for the firmware - DSU extraction just does not work for me... this did.
And I've already broken the phone with Viperfx 🙃
 
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s960908

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Genius, thanks for the firmware
Thanks god, so that means I didn't use the DSU method is a right chioce, or I will stuck in bootloop too haha.
Google pay app said I can use the google pay in my X Fold, but I never test it in real store.
 

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Timoxa

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The current issues and annoyances list:

  1. Incoming calls via MS Teams do not show up at all (can hear the ringtone, and see a notification)
    1. All permissions set, including show on top. (the notification prohibiting apps removed eg Pem)
  2. Snapchat's notifications do not show at all, can hear the audible notification though...
    1. Seems like this is the only app, I know Snapchat has issues with 3rd party notification handler, eg: floating and edge notifications
      1. I think I got chat notifications to work with dark mode disabled (will confirm this)
        1. Confirmed, apps like Snapchat / Telegram will not display notifications while dark mode is on - if there is a notification pending, switching back to light mode will show the notification with a dark outline (as if its stuck in dark mode...)
  3. Factory launcher runs in the background, even when replaced, this sometimes shows up when using the back button instead of home - this is annoying.
  4. Vivo asking for a password to change accessibility settings, I have also noticed some of the setting return to off post a reboot.
  5. LastPass autofill does not work at all, assuming that Google password manager would be the same?
    1. Not a fix, but enabling legacy autofill method in LastPass will make this work, make sure you disable the normal password autofill option.
  6. Vivo security warnings about launcher and developer mode..
  7. Adding additional apps to the multitasking sidebar, seems even apps that support floating mode aren't shown
    1. I've tried the developer option trick that works on Sammy phones
  8. Outer screen sensitivity, I've noticed this is far too sensitive, you can hover your finger over certain areas, and it will register as a touch. - Big issue!
  9. Music players seek or media controls aren't shown (reliably) on lock screen (shown in notification shade, but this is forced by the app, not the OS... coming from Samsung and OnePlus this makes no sense)
    1. Weirdly this started working normally with Deezer, all I did was install a lock screen player controls, I then removed it but I can now see the Deezer and Netflix controls on lock screen.
  10. Wear OS just hangs at Wear OS Splash Screen.
    1. Fixed by installing Wear OS from vivo store first, go through setup till it fails (warns about being outside of China, then it will ask to install Wear from Google play, do this and continue the setup, this will work and allow you to connect.
  11. Samsung Smartthings will not allow any device to be clicked on. EG: washing machine controls, or lights cannot be clicked on, lights always say they are offline.



XDA Mods, please make the X fold forum already!

🙄
 
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Logan3824

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rocky272727 - Which battery management program did you delete to have apps not run in the background? So far I've just used, "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vivo.pem"​

 
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    Extracted from update log:

    Communications: Fixed the occasional issue where no floating window appears on the lock screen for incoming calls after Accessibility calls is enabled

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    Input method: Fixed the occasional issue where the keyboard blocks the input box on the chat interface of WeChat in some scenariosFixed the occasional issue where the keyboard disappears and cannot be brought up in some scenariosFixed the occasional issue where the input method window shakes or flickers in some scenarios

    Apps: Fixed the occasional issue where your phone automatically switches to portrait mode when you open a WeChat chat history pack in landscape mode

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    DeformerFixed the occasional issue of unresponsiveness when you change the wallpaper or theme in Mood Cube

    Easy Touch: Fixed the occasional issue where icons of frequently used apps are not displayed properly after you open the Easy Touch menu
    Core componentsFixed the occasional issue of abnormal display when you change the sticker on the home screen

    Home screen: Fixed the occasional issue where the Origin Notes icon is not located properly on the home screen

    iManager: Fixed the occasional issue of abnormal interface display of Battery management in iManager

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    Just got my X Fold yesterday in Canada and loving it so far. I have 5G on the videotron network and forced the 5G radio by using the app "ForceLTE" in the Play Store. I previously used this app to enable 5G for my Oppo Find N and it has worked on both phones with China ROM. I change the settings to "NR/LTE/GSM/WCDMA" under set preferred network type. After a few moments I have full 5G signal.

    I also have managed to get all notifications working using the methods described by Greggles on YouTube. I noticed that even though notifications were being delivered, that they would not appear on the lockscreen. I isolated the culprit to be "Smart Notifications" under "Notifications and Status Bar". By turning that thing off, all my notifications started to appear on the lockscreen. I also ensured that "Google Basic Service Management" was turned on under "Accounts and Sync" which seemed to also help with notification issues.

    Lastly, I followed the steps to set up a Vivo account to set a default launcher from a 3rd party app also outlined by Greggles. I have been using Niagara for quite some time and it scaled beautifully for outer screen and inner screen (see photo).

    I can say that I have tried most foldables (Z Fold 1/2/3, Surface Duo 1/2, Oppo Find N), and the X Fold has so far delivered the best experience so far. It was well worth it. Happy to see many others enjoying too!
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    I get vibrations when notifications come in, but it dosent light my screen up in lock mode(sleep mode), when im using the phone the notification banners shows. Any way to make my screen light up when a notification comes in?
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    After you get to that setting, select the apps you'd like to wake the screen for when receiving notis.
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    IT'S LIT!!!

    Thanks to all who made this happen. Let's keep pushing forward!

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    Guys, do we have any guide on how to root the phone?
    I found one in Chinese on THIS site and used Google Translate to read it and seems quite straightforward but is it really?
    Also, please don't download anything from this site as I have no idea is it safe or not! I already have adb and fastboot set up on my PC so I should not need anything else than Magisk I guess... Would appreciate it if someone that did it, share their experience.

    These are the instructions (assuming you have BLU):

    1. Download and install DSULoader located at https://github.com/VegaBobo/DSU-Sideloader
    2. Download the following GSI rom to your external storage:
      I highly recommend the BvS version found on the page as other versions have issues. Download the BvS LOS version to your device.
    3. Configure DSULoader to load the GSI rom (this requires extra steps - through ADB but the app provides the exact ADB command to enter).
    4. Once DSULoader is configured, reboot. The rom will never load and it will bootloop for 10 minutes (which is plenty of time to grab the boot.img)
    5. Enter the following commands through ADB while the GSI rom is bootlooping because of the dual screen
      • adb shell
      • su
      • dd if=/dev/block/by-name/boot of=/data/local/tmp/boot.img
      • chown shell.shell /data/local/tmp/boot.img
      • Exit
      • Exit
      • adb pull /data/local/tmp/boot.img
    6. The boot.img will be stored on your computer (rather the location where ADB is stored). You will need to get the boot.img on your device. You can push the file to the download directory or upload it to gdrive and download the boot.img from your gdrive. The next set of instructions can be found https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/install.html or you can read on
    7. Open magisk manager once the boot.img is on your device. Tap install under magisk and patch the boot.img. Do not select patch vbmeta.img in boot.img
    8. Once your boot.img is patched move the patched boot.img back to your machine (preferably in the same directory adb resides)
    9. Connect your device to your computer and run adb boot bootloader
    10. Once in fastboot, execute the following command:
      fastboot flash boot /path/to/magisk_patched.img
    11. Once completed run
      fastboot reboot

      And you are done
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    Finally successfully root my X Fold.
    System Version is 15.7, here's my original boot.img without patch, hope this is useful to you guys.

    And this is the 15.7 OTA package link which I intercept by wireshark.

    And is there anyone know how to connect Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to Vivo X fold?
    Tried for a few hours, but didn't get any solution.

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    Hey guys, two days ago I got my X fold delivered. Big thanks to Wonda Mobile for a 3 days delivery from Asia to UK!
    Interestingly enough I am getting notifications on I think everything with dark mode enabled! Have not deleted any of Vivo's apps and I have not disabled anything. The only place I don't see notifications, other than calls and smses is the always on display.
    I'm in London on Smarty (runs on the 3UK network) and have 5G everywhere I had it with my S21 Ultra (it is even better I think) getting more than 700mbs
    I have checked and all UK operators are running their 5G networs on bands supportd by the phone.
    The only major problem I have is the connection to my Tickwatch 3 pro ultra gps. The Wear OS app (from play store) will connect to the watch but not go through the setup proces after selecting my google account. Just spins and nothing... Tried with the Chinese Ware OS app but during setup it tells me that for decices otside of China I should use the one from the play store. Any help on this would be helpful.
    Regarding notifications I just went and enabled everything in app info notifications and permissions sections for the apps I need and also in the single permissions section.
    Ask me for specific things and I might be able to test them for you guys.
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    Communications: Fixed the occasional issue where no floating window appears on the lock screen for incoming calls after Accessibility calls is enabled

    Fingerprint, face, and password: Fixed the issue of fingerprint unlock occasionally failingFixed the occasional issue where there is no response on the off screen when you use fingerprint unlockFixed the occasional issue where the fingerprint icon does not disappear on the WeChat call interface
    Super screenshotFixed the occasional issue of content loss when you take long screenshots in some apps

    Notifications & status bar: Optimized the message notification logic to fix the issue where floating message icons and message notification pop-ups appear alternately when there is an incoming WeChat message while you are playing a short video

    Input method: Fixed the occasional issue where the keyboard blocks the input box on the chat interface of WeChat in some scenariosFixed the occasional issue where the keyboard disappears and cannot be brought up in some scenariosFixed the occasional issue where the input method window shakes or flickers in some scenarios

    Apps: Fixed the occasional issue where your phone automatically switches to portrait mode when you open a WeChat chat history pack in landscape mode

    Jovi Voice: Fixed the occasional issue where Voice Assistant cannot be woken up after you change the announcement role
    DeformerFixed the occasional issue of unresponsiveness when you change the wallpaper or theme in Mood Cube

    Easy Touch: Fixed the occasional issue where icons of frequently used apps are not displayed properly after you open the Easy Touch menu
    Core componentsFixed the occasional issue of abnormal display when you change the sticker on the home screen

    Home screen: Fixed the occasional issue where the Origin Notes icon is not located properly on the home screen

    iManager: Fixed the occasional issue of abnormal interface display of Battery management in iManager

    SystemOptimized: the sensitivity of the light sensor to improve the responsiveness of Auto-brightnessOptimized system operating performance and enhanced system stabilityOptimized the icon display effects of some buttons in third-party appsFixed the occasional issue of abnormal interface display in some apps when the font size is set to LargestFixed the occasional issue where the standby screen needs to be loaded when you fold or unfold your deviceFixed the occasional issue where "Auto-sync" in Cloud Albums does not work after you switch to the backgroundFixed the occasional issue where your phone keeps vibrating when you charge it while the screen is offFixed the occasional issue where the status bar disappears from the standby screen when you return to it from some apps in some scenarios