General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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DanZan6

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I have Google messages sending and receiving SMS and MMS, and no problem with the phone calls on my T-Mobile. Problem with dropped calls just went away. I use my original T-Mobile SIM which I first used on a pixel 4, and then on my Huawei XS

I just messed around with settings and all of a sudden I did something that got everything working.

I know this is really not much help, other to say it is possible, with a lot of persistence. I long pressed on each icon to get into settings, and just turned everything on.

Ignorance is bliss :)
 
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GaresTaylan

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I have Google messages sending and receiving SMS and MMS, and no problem with the phone calls on my T-Mobile. Problem with dropped calls just went away. I use my original T-Mobile SIM which I first used on a pixel 4, and then on my Huawei XS

I just messed around with settings and all of a sudden I did something that got everything working.

I know this is really not much help, other to say it is possible, with a lot of persistence. I long pressed on each icon to get into settings, and just turned everything on.

Ignorance is bliss :)
You would be the first person I've seen without issues. When I try to send any pictures or videos (also on TMobile) they refuse to send unless I use the default messages app or Textra.
 
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I have Google messages sending and receiving SMS and MMS, and no problem with the phone calls on my T-Mobile. Problem with dropped calls just went away. I use my original T-Mobile SIM which I first used on a pixel 4, and then on my Huawei XS

I just messed around with settings and all of a sudden I did something that got everything working.

I know this is really not much help, other to say it is possible, with a lot of persistence. I long pressed on each icon to get into settings, and just turned everything on.

Ignorance is bliss :)
Hope you can remember how u did for the Google Messages app because I did try everything and turn on everything but still no luck with MMS
Textra not working on my X Fold
I just find out that the X Fold have App Lock just like my Asus Rog Phone 2,that is the only thing missing on the Fold 3
 

timalpipo

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Hi Guys,
For those who are interested, here is the VIVO phone management App in English, tested and working ( phone must be in usb debugging mode) Here
 

timalpipo

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Hope you can remember how u did for the Google Messages app because I did try everything and turn on everything but still no luck with MMS
Textra not working on my X Fold
I just find out that the X Fold have App Lock just like my Asus Rog Phone 2,that is the only thing missing on the Fold 3
Well, all good for me with Google messages with Vodaphone in Australia, did nothing special.
 
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Allografter

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Anyone manage to figure out how to stretch apps to go under the hole punch camera yet? Losing a huge strip of screen when in landscape for many apps defeats the purpose of the large screen. I used to use adb commands years ago to offset the width of pixels so that apps used the whole screen but I can't remember how I used to do it! Samsung and Oppo both allow you to grant apps permission to use the full space of the screen but Vivo don't - so frustrating!
 

Allografter

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I got the latest May 2022 security update today and now the UI for the brightness bar looks kinda messed up - the brightness slide is too close to the toggle buttons. Any one else?
Do you have a picture of this please? I like to change my DPI to quite high but it will be really annoying if the quick toggle icons and brightness bar is affected. Thanks
 

invensmaster

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Hello guys. Thumbs up to all thank you so much without this thread I would have been lost. You guys helped another in figuring things out.
Now I have a question. I am having issues with Android auto it will never connect. I can connect the the phone to the car via Bluetooth but no luck with android auto. Well it starts connecting and setting up then a red screen shows on the phone saying Android auto has to be part of the system. Any work arround or anyone had the same issue? Thanks.
 

greenenggxx

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Do you have a picture of this please? I like to change my DPI to quite high but it will be really annoying if the quick toggle icons and brightness bar is affected. Thanks
Sorry bud, don't have a screenshot for you, what I had to do to change it was, after the update, set the DPI to default, and then set it back higher. It seems to have worked for now. I didn't go that high, around 747 only. Seems to be okay now.
 

ZedYago01

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Can someone able to pair Galaxy Watch 4? If yes, please explain how. I am trying 2 days to do that through Samsung Health --> Accessories. And when install Wearable plugin its stuck and nothing happened.
 
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Anyone manage to figure out how to stretch apps to go under the hole punch camera yet? Losing a huge strip of screen when in landscape for many apps defeats the purpose of the large screen. I used to use adb commands years ago to offset the width of pixels so that apps used the whole screen but I can't remember how I used to do it! Samsung and Oppo both allow you to grant apps permission to use the full space of the screen but Vivo don't - so frustrating!
Setting -> Display and brightness -> Display at the top of the screen
From there u can choose for each app
 

Allografter

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Setting -> Display and brightness -> Display at the top of the screen
From there u can choose for each app
Thanks for getting back to me! I've read on this forum however that this doesn't seem to work for some apps? Some people have mentioned chrome and other browsers? Have you managed to get all your apps to stretch underneath the hole punch camera? Thanks!
 
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DanZan6

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I remember a member saying that the problem was his T-Mobile SIM. He went to the T-Mobile store and got a different Sim, I believe one starting with an "R" in the model number, and his texting problem went away. My T-Mobile SIM is very old, originally from a pixel 4. And texting is a cellular network function after all.

By the way, I've been assuming you're using T-Mobile. I cannot recall seeing a post by anyone that got AT&T working properly.
 

GaresTaylan

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I remember a member saying that the problem was his T-Mobile SIM. He went to the T-Mobile store and got a different Sim, I believe one starting with an "R" in the model number, and his texting problem went away. My T-Mobile SIM is very old, originally from a pixel 4. And texting is a cellular network function after all.

By the way, I've been assuming you're using T-Mobile. I cannot recall seeing a post by anyone that got AT&T working properly.
SIM I have is r15 from T-Mobile.
 

djabi90

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One thing that is bugging me is that when using my Google Fi SIM card, I always get random letters and numbers in my text app. Whether it be Google Messages or the Default Messaging app. Anyone know how to get rid of this?

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minimarcy

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Hi Team X fold - thanks so much for all the help and tips so far. I'm just about to pull the trigger on buying this phone, encouraged by the fact that most of the issues seems to have viable fixes.

I'm not a user of Google messages really, so not too worried about that, the only thing that's a real shame is Android Auto compatibility; which I'm hoping might get fixed in the coming software updates.

I'm in the UK - can anyone here from the UK give their experience so far on Three or o2 networks?

Thanks!
 

atilcan

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Anyone from Turkey using it with Turkcell here? How is the coverage? any call / data problems mentioned here?

Thanks in advance
 

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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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    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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    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
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      • adb pull /data/local/tmp/boot.img
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    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
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    9. Connect your device to your computer and run adb boot bootloader
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    Question re Forced Dark Mode in Developer Settings... its greyed out so cannot be turned on.
    Any way to enable this .... eg. ADB command?

    (apologies if this is asked before in the first 34 pages of this thread... I scanned all but could not find).
    Not sure why it is greyed out for you but believe me when I tell you it is not worth it. Many apps do not look OK after this is enabled. I turned it off the next day and never looked back. This especially affects Maps quite badly...
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    Agreed. For me it also messes with my notifications. Not worth it.
    The option dezborders talks about is not the standard Dark mode one. It is the one in the Developer Options.
    I have enabled the normal Dark mode as I can't stand the light from all those menus, especially in the evenings. Yes, it might be messing up some notifications but I get all of them on my watch (including Messenger, Viber, and so on.)
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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?
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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