General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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cleverpro

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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!
I feel you bro. I have been looking for a solution for this for so long now.
You have to root the device and use immersive mode module to completely solve the problem.
 

Logan3824

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Anyone having any issues removing some vivo software through adb? I get this error on quite a few items. Anyway around it? It only happens on maybe 25% of them, so I'm not sure why certain ones are restricted.

adb uninstall --user 0 com.vivo.magazine
Failure [DELETE_FAILED_USER_RESTRICTED]
 

ZedYago01

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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!
I am from UK. And using without problems. I use VOXI (Vodafone), TEst with Smarty (Three). No problem at all. The strange thing is that not showing 5G. It says that is not in China. Or something like this. Otherwise everything is fine with connection. I don't use Android Auto. I can't say anything. Notifications are strange. No Dual APP :(. You have to install 3rd part app. Google Pay is not accepting all cards. To install Galaxy Watch 4 you have to download chinese WearOS.
 

domineus

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Anyone having any issues removing some vivo software through adb? I get this error on quite a few items. Anyway around it? It only happens on maybe 25% of them, so I'm not sure why certain ones are restricted.

adb uninstall --user 0 com.vivo.magazine
Failure [DELETE_FAILED_USER_RESTRICTED]
You need elevated privileges to delete those. So you need to be rooted. I had that issue removing abe but when I became a root user through magisk it removed itself quite easily
 

domineus

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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!
Also in the UK on three. I have no issues with it honestly. I'll be traveling with it tomorrow to AMerica so that'll be fun
 
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Logan3824

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You need elevated privileges to delete those. So you need to be rooted. I had that issue removing abe but when I became a root user through magisk it removed itself quite easily
Damn....I tried rooting, but I bootlooped my phone and took me ****ing hours to get it back. Still waiting on a detailed tutorial or video explaining how. I'll just keep waiting, thanks for the answer. At least I was able to remove most of the bloat.
 

minimarcy

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I am from UK. And using without problems. I use VOXI (Vodafone), TEst with Smarty (Three). No problem at all. The strange thing is that not showing 5G. It says that is not in China. Or something like this. Otherwise everything is fine with connection. I don't use Android Auto. I can't say anything. Notifications are strange. No Dual APP :(. You have to install 3rd part app. Google Pay is not accepting all cards. To install Galaxy Watch 4 you have to download chinese WearOS.
Thanks for the notes and help. It looks like there are notification fixes if you follow the guidance in the other 20 pages of this thread haha! No problem - there isn't really major reasons why I would hold off getting this. Think I'll take the plunge!
 
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Squallara

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Hello to all,
I have read all the pages here and I've seen almost all videos that are available on youtube about the Vivo X fold.

I am currently having galaxy fold 2 and I am about to change to a new foldable device.
I am interesting to see how will the mix fold 2 and galaxy fold 4 will end up being. After checking all the leaks about fold 4, I am not sure if I am interesting on that device, because for me it really matters the outer display.

Mate xs 2 is actually having an outer display that I would definetely appreciate and like but well everyone knows about Huawei ban and the disadvantages of mate xs 2.

So, I am very interestimg about Vivo X Fold and I would like to ask the people having this device if it is worth to make the leap of faith on this China exclusive device.

There are few things that I am interesting to know and I would gladly appreciate your feedback on:
- I have seen that you can select to multitask horizontal but is that possible with youtube? I would like to know from someone that have actually tried it. Moreover, when you split screen is it possible to adjust the size of each screen? Or is it always fixed 50-50? That questions includes both horizontal and vertical.
- Can Netflix also open in split screen horizontal? Samsung does even open Netflix on split screen.
- Is there any way to connect my Vivo on TV either by wire or wireless and have something similar like dex from Samsung? What I am able to do with my current Samsung is connect the device on TV and dex goes fullscreen and then I can open VLC player and watch movies stored on my device. Will that be possible somehow with Vivo X Fold?
- What about the inner camera? Can apps scale to ignore the hole and cover the full screen of the device?
- Lastly I hear and read a lot about notifications. The most I care are the email notifications from my work. Right now I am using outlook and it is working fine. Will outlook app give me instant notifications when a new mail comes on Vivo X Fold? If not is there any solution to that? Any email app that actually works perfectly notifications wise with X Fold? What about notifications coming from messenger, skype and discord apps?

Thank you very much for your time and sorry for the long post.
Have a great day to all.
 
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GregWrath

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My Vivo x Fold arrived yesterday and I was a little concerned after reading the issues people have had with sim cards etc.. but, I can happily say it all works great for me in the UK. Full signal, (no 5g I don't think this phone supports it, it did pop up saying the cards not from china) but everything for me works great. Data works fine, mms and the build quality is great, I've had the galaxy folds, huawei mate xs and can say this is my favorite. The only thing I really had to do was get rid of all the bloatware that Chinese phones come with using an ADB.

Edit - Android auto doesn't seem to work so far. Let you know if I have any luck.
 
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Allografter

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My Vivo x Fold arrived yesterday and I was a little concerned after reading the issues people have had with sim cards etc.. but, I can happily say it all works great for me in the UK. Full signal, (no 5g I don't think this phone supports it, it did pop up saying the cards not from china) but everything for me works great. Data works fine, mms and the build quality is great, I've had the galaxy folds, huawei mate xs and can say this is my favorite. The only thing I really had to do was get rid of all the bloatware that Chinese phones come with using an ADB.

Edit - Android auto doesn't seem to work so far. Let you know if I have any luck.
It does support 5G. There's a YouTuber called Geeky Stuff that talks about UK SIM cards and he's got 5G working fine. What network are you using?
 
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Anyone having any issues removing some vivo software through adb? I get this error on quite a few items. Anyway around it? It only happens on maybe 25% of them, so I'm not sure why certain ones are restricted.

adb uninstall --user 0 com.vivo.magazine
Failure [DELETE_FAILED_USER_RESTRICTED]
try this (will not work on apps with uid=1000)
service call package 134 s16 com.vivo.hiboard i32 0 i32 0

installation
service call package 134 s16 com.vivo.hiboard i32 1 i32 0
 
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