General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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domineus

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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?
I downloaded and installed so I can’t really validate it’s an issue. But to confirm it’s call of duty mobile correct?

I haven’t tested YouTube revanced. Are you using an adblocker with vpn?
 

finalstrider

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Yep, I had created and registered my vivo account on PC but when logging in on the phone, the next screen requests you to bind your telephone number for extra security. There's no way to skip or bypass it.
 

finalstrider

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finalstrider

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I just went through this yesterday and there was a way to absolutely skip it after log in. I’m not sure what you did though so I would log off make sure you’re registered on the pc and try logging in there first

Log off of the account on mobile and try again
Yeah, I'm really a bit lost. I tried rebooting the device and it's the same result. Basically I choose "enter email and password" and after doing so the next screen is the one I attached above that asks for phone number
I just went through this yesterday and there was a way to absolutely skip it after log in. I’m not sure what you did though so I would log off make sure you’re registered on the pc and try logging in there first

Log off of the account on mobile and try again
 

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finalstrider

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Okay, thanks for everyone's input. I finally solved it by creating another vivo account with another email address (on PC again) and this time it logs in on the phone - really not sure why this account/ email works and the other one doesn't. Thanks once again for helping a newb out.
 
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Bryan839

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Okay, thanks for everyone's input. I finally solved it by creating another vivo account with another email address (on PC again) and this time it logs in on the phone - really not sure why this account/ email works and the other one doesn't. Thanks once again for helping a newb out.
How are you enjoying the phone. Can’t believe how quick delivery was for you! That’s brilliant. I’m actually thinking of keeping mine now and selling my iPhone 13 pro max.
 

Allografter

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I downloaded and installed so I can’t really validate it’s an issue. But to confirm it’s call of duty mobile correct?

I haven’t tested YouTube revanced. Are you using an adblocker with vpn?
Sorted out YouTube Revanced. You need to go into permission management and grant micro g permission to autostart and run in the background otherwise after the first opening of the YouTube app it stops working.
 
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finalstrider

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How are you enjoying the phone. Can’t believe how quick delivery was for you! That’s brilliant. I’m actually thinking of keeping mine now and selling my iPhone 13 pro max.
Thanks Bryan, yeah I couldn't recommend Wondamobile enough! So far I'm getting my around Origin OS and setting up Nova, lots to do and plenty of bloat to delete but my first impression is that it's fantastic!
 

GregWrath

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Hi all, Just wondered if anyone else is having trouble with unlocking certain apps using the fingerprint sesnsor?

For example, my banking app.. asks me to put my pin in to allow the app to use the fingerprint every single time i open the app? and some other apps (the majority work) just fail to open and have to use my pin.
 

atilcan

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first of all thank you all for sharing tips and helping people here.

So far, I am loving the phone. The missing piece of the puzzle is that when I install and use Nova, I cannot use the gestures(swiping bottom right/left to move between apps, 3 finger screen split). Is there any workaround for this as these are essentials.
 

OrionBG

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Hi all, Just wondered if anyone else is having trouble with unlocking certain apps using the fingerprint sesnsor?

For example, my banking app.. asks me to put my pin in to allow the app to use the fingerprint every single time i open the app? and some other apps (the majority work) just fail to open and have to use my pin.
All the apps I have that use it, work properly. Only when I delete a fingerprint or add a new one, it will ask once to reenter my pin and then works again. (but that happens on all devices)

Also regarding the charging. Sorry for not replying earlier but had some long days lately. With my Laptop's 65W USB-C charger, Ampere really does not show more than 1500mAh but the phone still charges quite fast... Not as fast as with its own charger but I don't mind as I almost always charge overnight. One of these days I'll try Ampere with the original charger to see what it shows then...

And yes, Wonda Mobile... as I mentioned already they did a great job for mine too. 3 days after postage I was setting my phone up. (this is also not the first time I purchased from them. Back in 2020 or maybe 2019 not sure exactly... I got a Huawei Mate 20 X from them and I used that phone many many moons )
 

GregWrath

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All the apps I have that use it, work properly. Only when I delete a fingerprint or add a new one, it will ask once to reenter my pin and then works again. (but that happens on all devices)

Also regarding the charging. Sorry for not replying earlier but had some long days lately. With my Laptop's 65W USB-C charger, Ampere really does not show more than 1500mAh but the phone still charges quite fast... Not as fast as with its own charger but I don't mind as I almost always charge overnight. One of these days I'll try Ampere with the original charger to see what it shows then...

And yes, Wonda Mobile... as I mentioned already they did a great job for mine too. 3 days after postage I was setting my phone up. (this is also not the first time I purchased from them. Back in 2020 or maybe 2019 not sure exactly... I got a Huawei Mate 20 X from them and I used that phone many many moons )
Thanks for the response ill look into it, and i can second OrionBGs comment on Wonda Mobile, ive used them several times and never had any issues. I even bought an LG Wing (was actually a great phone dont judge) from them and now my Vivo x Fold, fast delivery with Fed Ex, recomended.
 
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OrionBG

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By the way guys, I have found that reinstalling the Google services and Google Framework APKs did something, and certain google things that were not working before that, worked properly after. Just see what exact versions you have and download the same ones from apkmirror or somewhere else. I have also downloaded the latest Play store from there too as it was not updating on its own. For instance, I think this finally fixed my connection with my Ticwatch 3 Pro Ultra. ( Wear OS)
 
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yesso440

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first of all thank you all for sharing tips and helping people here.

So far, I am loving the phone. The missing piece of the puzzle is that when I install and use Nova, I cannot use the gestures(swiping bottom right/left to move between apps, 3 finger screen split). Is there any workaround for this as these are essentials.
I am having the same issue and I thought I am the only one, so this is a Nova issue right ?
 

Bryan839

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With nova installed when I flick away an app it just instantly goes back home. There is no nice animation etc. Is this the same for everyone?
 

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