General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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djleez82

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May 28, 2010
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Nice overview.
I am not scared of going the extra mile.
I want to change my fold 2 because of the outer screen and the gap when it closes because every time EVERY @#$$&% time I get it out of my pockets, I have to always clean the inner screen. So annoying.
Yes I have read about fold 4 and I am not excited.
I just waited for Xiaomi's event on Monday to see if they will announce the mix fold 2 and how it will be.
If they do not then I will insta order Vivo X fold.
Thanks for your replies.

One last thing if you know.
If you connect your X fold on TV, iether wired or wireless, does it go fullscreen on TV or only phones screen size with black all around?
It is something rather important for me since I am connecting my phone on TV very often.
That's what it looks like on a home screen and full screen YouTube. Might have found the weakness for you.
 

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Squallara

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If you have the phone folded while casting the black bars on the side are smaller. But still there.
Super thanks for the in-depth investigation.

Yes that is kind of weakness for me because I like connecting my phone on TV and watching movies I am carrying with me + plus other media.
Hmm I need to research to check if there is any kind of app that does the work for me.

Thanks so much again.
I am still consider getting it...
 
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atilcan

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Hi,

first of all thank you everyone for sharing experiences, tips and tricks. I have decided to buy the phone but I have 1 major requirement that I need to double check.

Does anyone use the phone with companyportal(intune) enabled. This is a "must" for me, my company manages the phone via intune when we setup our accounts to our phones. I know that google services is a requirement and we can install it but wanted to double check if anyone here has this experience. Setting up my company email to the phone is a priority for me..
 
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OrionBG

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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.
 

Allografter

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May 15, 2022
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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.
Thanks dude! Really helpful. I like to have a smallest width setting of 900 under developer options but some people have mentioned that this seems to mess up the brightness bar and quick action icons on the swipe down menu. Would you be able to confirm and take a screenshot if possible? Cheers!
 
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Thank you very much for your answers.

So if I you connect phone with TV, does it goes fullscreen on TV or is it just the phone screen size that shows on TV with black all around?

Also what about software updates? Do they come?
Has anyone got any updates from Vivo?
HI,even you connect vivo to TV by wire or mirroring, you still have some black bar :(
Got 2 update so far but I didn't update my phone yet cause sometime update will give more issues for the phone.
Hope Vivo can catch up software updates with Samsung for multi-tasking, that what I really want right now
 

GaresTaylan

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Jun 20, 2011
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Hi,

first of all thank you everyone for sharing experiences, tips and tricks. I have decided to buy the phone but I have 1 major requirement that I need to double check.

Does anyone use the phone with companyportal(intune) enabled. This is a "must" for me, my company manages the phone via intune when we setup our accounts to our phones. I know that google services is a requirement and we can install it but wanted to double check if anyone here has this experience. Setting up my company email to the phone is a priority for me..

We are not an InTune customer but instead utilize Workspace One. I was able to get enrollment to work but there were a few caveats.

1. The device would not pass safetynet attestation. If your InTune admin has this enabled, you will not be able to get by it. As I am one of the admins, I was able to create an exception.
2. The stock launcher will not display the work profile. You will need to use a 3rd party launcher - something like Nova.
 

minimarcy

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Jun 30, 2022
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Vivo X Fold
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.
Great to hear! I pulled the trigger yesterday - blue 512gb on it's way to me, can't wait!
Let us know if you manage to get any more (eg whatsapp) notifications showing on the always on screen or sidebar. That'd be super useful. I use a Vivo NEX phone at the moment, and while I'm used to Gmail/Email notifications not showing always on, my whatsapp does - so hopefully there is a workaround :)
 

atilcan

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Jun 27, 2010
34
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We are not an InTune customer but instead utilize Workspace One. I was able to get enrollment to work but there were a few caveats.

1. The device would not pass safetynet attestation. If your InTune admin has this enabled, you will not be able to get by it. As I am one of the admins, I was able to create an exception.
2. The stock launcher will not display the work profile. You will need to use a 3rd party launcher - something like Nova.
Thank you mate for the detailed answer. this is going to be difficult considering that its a 50k+ company and dont think that I would get an exception.

Still a chance if anyone with intune is using this phone, I'd appreciate if they can share their experience.
 
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OrionBG

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Thanks dude! Really helpful. I like to have a smallest width setting of 900 under developer options but some people have mentioned that this seems to mess up the brightness bar and quick action icons on the swipe down menu. Would you be able to confirm and take a screenshot if possible? Cheers!
This is at default dpi.
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those are at 900 dpi. There are some issues, yes...
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OrionBG

Senior Member
Great to hear! I pulled the trigger yesterday - blue 512gb on it's way to me, can't wait!
Let us know if you manage to get any more (eg whatsapp) notifications showing on the always on screen or sidebar. That'd be super useful. I use a Vivo NEX phone at the moment, and while I'm used to Gmail/Email notifications not showing always on, my whatsapp does - so hopefully there is a workaround :)
From what I understand, The only notifications that will show up on the always-on screen are calls and messages, nothing more. This is by design I think. Might be wrong though...
 

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    Well you are well ahead of me with all of this, having the phone already, key information/details, and confirmation from Business Tech support... further than I got, even for an answer with Rogers two days ago.... YES glad to hear you lodged a complaint to both maybe CRTC will force their hand, how they can sell a $$$ expensive phone like that and not have that key VoLTE supported on it, looks real bad on Vivo and the carriers, Ugh! Curious to see what Vivo Care developers are going say when they respond to my email about this from Friday.

    Really sad about this, as I guess I am stuck with the Samsung Fold 4 as my best option,
    on the plus side, at least the software multi-tasking will be better and get a s-pen, but I really don't like the narrow form factor.
    I really appreciate your practical experience, and information on this frcraig, real shame about the lack of VoLTE on this phone in Canada!
    Fellow Canadian jumping in on this discussion.

    I am with both Rogers and Vidéotron here in Quebec. After the whole Rogers debacle earlier in July, I grabbed a second line with Vidéotron for a song. Both providers give full 5G support in Quebec. Neither provider provisions VoLTE which was disappointing as well. I guess we can conclude that across the board, none of the Canadian providers will provision VoLTE for our device.
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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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    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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    Finaly... we switch to dedicated Forum.
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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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    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