General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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kiawui

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The 65w Nubia does it support PD (power delivery)? I think this part makes a difference. And the cable also must support fast charging. I would advise getting the original vivo charger and cable. The original cable is quite thick.
 

atilcan

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Hi, can you share a screenshot like above via ampere so that I we can compare? I see max 1500 and tried multiple chargers.
 
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Anyone had much luck using an ad-blocker/VPN like Blokada?

In my experience even with the app configured for background use if I come back to the phone after a few hours I need to go into the app and refresh the connection. Otherwise, all network access seems to be broke.

The same thing occurs if I just set DNS to something like adguard instead of using an app/vpn. In that case after a few hours I usually need to toggle wifi off/on for network connectivity to work again.
 

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Anyone had much luck using an ad-blocker/VPN like Blokada?

In my experience even with the app configured for background use if I come back to the phone after a few hours I need to go into the app and refresh the connection. Otherwise, all network access seems to be broke.

The same thing occurs if I just set DNS to something like adguard instead of using an app/vpn. In that case after a few hours I usually need to toggle wifi off/on for network connectivity to work again.
I use AdGuard with pro license and after allowing all background use und lock it in the app switcher it works fine since day 1 (5 weeks ago).
 

Logan3824

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Textra doesn't seem to notify me with sound. I get the text messages but no notification sound. I fixed the default messenger app and get instant notifications through that but I heard that Textra worked for a few people. Any ideas on why I'm not getting the notifications from them? Also, why are only like 25% of my contacts showing up with names? Most are just numbers and I simply cannot remember everyones number. I don't see any differences between the people whose name shows up and the ones that don't. Anyone having this issue?
 

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Anyone had much luck using an ad-blocker/VPN like Blokada?

In my experience even with the app configured for background use if I come back to the phone after a few hours I need to go into the app and refresh the connection. Otherwise, all network access seems to be broke.

The same thing occurs if I just set DNS to something like adguard instead of using an app/vpn. In that case after a few hours I usually need to toggle wifi off/on for network connectivity to work again.
adguard pro worked for me rooted or not rooted
 

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Textra doesn't seem to notify me with sound. I get the text messages but no notification sound. I fixed the default messenger app and get instant notifications through that but I heard that Textra worked for a few people. Any ideas on why I'm not getting the notifications from them? Also, why are only like 25% of my contacts showing up with names? Most are just numbers and I simply cannot remember everyones number. I don't see any differences between the people whose name shows up and the ones that don't. Anyone having this issue?
I've been going back and forth between the default messenger and Textra, finding the only time I get a notification in Textra is when I'm using the app. Just going to use the Vivo messenger until something better and more reliable comes along.
 

Logan3824

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I've been going back and forth between the default messenger and Textra, finding the only time I get a notification in Textra is when I'm using the app. Just going to use the Vivo messenger until something better and more reliable comes along.
Damn... The default messenger really sucks with gifs and ****..and don't even get me started on group chats lol... Well **** balls. Any idea on the contact issue? I've tried resyncing Google contacts and all of that. Nothing works.
 

domineus

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Okay

So I am in freaking love with this device. With root, I receive almost all notifications (facebook and telegram are having issues displaying some notifications).

But also I installed pixelify module and the change is rather nice (photos attached). It isn't perfect but there's about 90% functionality on the vivo x fold. I'll talk to the developer to see if there's any further refinements. But sufficed to say it makes me want to see why GSI doesn't work. Has anyone grabbed a logcat to see what the issue is???

I am really curious to see if lineageos can run on this correctly (to really have a pixel fold before google releases)
 

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Allografter

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Right, I have managed to change the internal screen dpi to 1200 (I like it this high because it gives it a high-resolution PC look) and more apps now have the tablet interface (Playstore for example). The outer screen changes to 677. The quick toggles and brightness bar remain distorted (worse in folded state) but the iPhone style right side swipe for toggles and left side swipe for notifications are not affected, so I now use this instead. I also tried the power shade app but found it too clunky. If anyone wants to use a higher dpi than 800, then switch to the iPhone style.
 

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Also, strangely, can't seem to download or side load Call of Duty - doesn't seem to work. YouTube revanced works initially then when you next open the app, it says there's no internet connection. Any explanations for either?
 

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Wow, so my vivo x fold arrived in 3 days into the UK too! Wondamobile were fantastic!!!
Bought it on their website last Sunday and it was dispatched on Monday and it arrived today by Fedex.
However, I'm now a little stuck.
I'm just trying to set it up and I have a registered a vivo account but after logging in, it asks me to bind my telephone number.
This won't work as I have a +44 UK mobile number being based in the UK.
There seems to be no way to bypass this so I can't install Nova launcher etc.
I'm assuming Vivo have updated their security but can anyone advise what I can do?
 
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Wow, so my vivo x fold arrived in 3 days into the UK too! Wondamobile were fantastic!!!
Bought it on their website last Sunday and it was dispatched on Monday and it arrived today by Fedex.
However, I'm now a little stuck.
I'm just trying to set it up and I have a registered a vivo account but after logging in, it asks me to bind my telephone number.
This won't work as I have a +44 UK mobile number being based in the UK.
There seems to be no way to bypass this so I can't install Nova launcher etc.
I'm assuming Vivo have updated their security but can anyone advise what I can do?
Try regeristing on a PC that way you can bypass the phone #
 
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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
      • 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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    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?
    There sure is!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    What needs to happen in order to get an official forum? Is it time? Post interest? World domination?