General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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ZedYago01

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I read all 20 pages yesterday. But no one mention about Google PAY and DUAL APPs. Is someone use them. CLONE APP is empty. What about Google PAY. Did someone set it up?
 

nvgear

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Hey guys I’m selling my x fold. I can’t get Wi-Fi calling to work on T-Mobile and it’s a deal breaker for me cause I have no T-Mobile reception at home. If anyone is interested in buying it I can ship from NY and have it to you within 2-3 days. No long wait for international shipping and the phone is still in brand new mint condition, not even a scratch. If you happen to be in New York City I can give $270 off the eBay price to meet in person for the exchange at a secure public location. Thanks all.

 

domineus

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Hey guys I’m selling my x fold. I can’t get Wi-Fi calling to work on T-Mobile and it’s a deal breaker for me cause I have no T-Mobile reception at home. If anyone is interested in buying it I can ship from NY and have it to you within 2-3 days. No long wait for international shipping and the phone is still in brand new mint condition, not even a scratch. If you happen to be in New York City I can give $270 off the eBay price to meet in person for the exchange at a secure public location. Thanks all.

Did you by any chance try to root the device and install https://github.com/AndroPlus-org/magisk-module-vivo-global
 

domineus

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No I rather not chancing bricking it…
You won't brick. I have made tons of mistakes trying to achieve root.

When there's a corruption recovery reinstalls the full OS via wifi. It's seriously one of the first devices I've ever used to do that and it is a really good safety feature.
 

nvgear

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You won't brick. I have made tons of mistakes trying to achieve root.

When there's a corruption recovery reinstalls the full OS via wifi. It's seriously one of the first devices I've ever used to do that and it is a really good safety feature.
You mean you rooted your vivo fold and installed that international rom? Or did you have different vivo device.
 

danscorp

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Is there any option to enable floating window for non built-in apps?
I've already given all the permissions in the app itself, but it doesn't seem to work.
 
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Hi everyone,got my X Fold for 3 week now,coming from the Fold 3 and I love it, specially the hardware and so far 2 cons of this phone for me are MMS not working on the Google Messages and the multitasking not as good as the Fold 3
 

Glesi23

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The boot.img include in that article is outdated, so it will boot loop - not sure which firmware it is claimed to be from, but it certainly did not work with the version on my phone (Cant remember if I even checked for mismatch)

My issue was, I extracted the boot.img (from memory the path was slightly different {I will confirm this once I do this again}) patched it in magisk, flashed via fastboot and the phone would not boot, I left it for a good 15 mins, it just sits on the vivo logo.

I will try again tonight with the latest firmware, If it all works out I will include patched and unpatched boot files which can be checksum checked for security.

If the latest firmware has fixed the bootloader exploit, we can downgrade - though T-mobile, 3, 02 users will continue to suffer with call drop outs.
Can you explain the call dropout issue and If there's a fix for that ? Also. What does "T-mobile, 3, 02" mean?

My incoming calls started working again but after the update, the calls began to drop again before even fully ringing.
 
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GaresTaylan

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For those asking about alternate sms/mms apps I've only been able to get Textra to work.

Google messages won't send mms and others apps refuse to stay as the default app.
 
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    I have had a chance now to try the Fold 4, Vivo X Fold, the Oppo Find N and the Xiaomi Mi Fold 2. Overall, I think hardware wise, the Vivo takes the cake. Software wise, the Xiaomi is much more usable as an English-only device (except the stock keyboard). The build quality is solid and it came with a really nice case in the box. The Oppo offered the least amount of customization, but the small form factor has its place and was really great on a recent trip when space in pockets was tight. I am most disappointed with the Fold 4, as it barely seems different than the Fold 3, which was a lukewarm device for me in the first place. Vivo will gladly be my daily driver.
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    Well, it seems that I have skipped the last update and got a more recent one. Now all apps can be added to the sidebar and can be put into floating windows, which is just great.
    i went to their forum, nagged about their OS and lacked of multiwindows features and finally they listened.
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    Guys......wifi calling is enabled with this update.... Amazing news
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    Hi

    Do you have any issue with the fingerprint and Canadian's bank apps like RBC or National Bank etc. to log in with the fingerprint ? I mean do you need to enter your PIN before in the apps ? Or the fingerprint only work good ? Thanks for your words !
    No issues with banking apps
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    Unfortunately no longer available
    Of course is available, why not? I just added one to my bag at AliExpress
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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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    Please share you knowledge/tips/tricks
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    What needs to happen in order to get an official forum? Is it time? Post interest? World domination?
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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

    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
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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.