General Vivo X Fold: tips and tricks

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invensmaster

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One more thing happened after the update. So i had all the google services and play store and youtube not working. So i was getting ready to reset then ihooked up the phone to the computer to back up. Then i noticed that the play store is back online and working also youtube worked too. So i am not sure what is the issue and why it got resolved when i hooked the phone to the pc. Still having no notifications but the google services is back working. It could be i have issue in connection internet and got solved when it used the computer internet. I honestly dont know and does not make any sense to be. Just sharing my finding
 

rocky272727

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Be careful with this trial update, my keyboard has stopped working, tried restarting the phone still doesn't work.

So post this update my gboard keyboard stopped working, I had to switch to the default keyboard, uninstall and reinstall the gboard keyboard to make it work.
So post 12 hr - no issues observed so far, google apps working fine and notifications seems to be working as normal (without any delays)
 
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OrionBG

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Mate, check this :


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Thanks! I know that thread.
It is mostly useless as half of those apps have been updated with new names on the X Fold and some are not even there. Some can't be removed at all as they are system apps...
So again I ask, hot to remove the Battery Management app on a Vivo X Fold specifically.
 

lesscro

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Somewhere in this thread, you have command with ADB to list all app on X FOLD.
After you have another command to delete specific app.

And not so long time ago, one user explain that he remove battery app but still have battery management inside android it seems.

Maybe 2-5 pages back.
 

OrionBG

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Somewhere in this thread, you have command with ADB to list all app on X FOLD.
After you have another command to delete specific app.

And not so long time ago, one user explain that he remove battery app but still have battery management inside android it seems.

Maybe 2-5 pages back.
I'm completely fine with Google's power management policies. Just the Chinese manufacturers overdo it with theirs... I can list the apps, yes... and I still don't know which the correct APK is... I can probably guess it but I don't want to risk a reinstall just because I removed the wrong file.
 
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I'm completely fine with Google's power management policies. Just the Chinese manufacturers overdo it with theirs... I can list the apps, yes... and I still don't know which the correct APK is... I can probably guess it but I don't want to risk a reinstall just because I removed the wrong file.
You want exact name of package to remove. Okay.
I give my turn because i didn't play with system and since last update it's clearly much better about battery management because Vivo relax a little about crazy kill or block all about app...
 
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Hi, i just got the phone and want to unlock the bootloader. However, I don't know how to downgrade it, the downgrader tool says no packages yet, and trying to local update to an older firmware says it cant because its older, anyone have any other way of doing this?

Edit: Made a seperate thread for this
 
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Q-Prof

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Yes guys hold on this trial update. It messed up my notifications and also anything related to Google is not working. Play store will not load and YouTube app too is not loading. Those r the issues so far I ran too. Looks like I have to reset the phone and start all over. Can we downgrade? If any one knows how too and has the files please let me know. Thanks
Curious, which cellular provider/location are you with?
as some here have not had the Trial version mess their notifications and Google services.
I am from Toronto Canada with Fido (not an Vivo X fold owner yet, but interested) and hearing the VoLTE is not working here in Canada for this phone is giving me pause on purchasing this phone now.
 

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Come back with few daily usage, bettry is very much better. Anyway, keyboard (Gboard) have issue at each restart.
Google Play (v26.5.19-21 [0] [PR] 388558437) don't left me to update any apps...

China vs USA ??? Or small bug ?

Anyone else can confirm issue ?

Regards mate
 

invensmaster

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Curious, which cellular provider/location are you with?
as some here have not had the Trial version mess their notifications and Google services.
I am from Toronto Canada with Fido (not an Vivo X fold owner yet, but interested) and hearing the VoLTE is not working here in Canada for this phone is giving me pause on purchasing this phone now.
Well here is the weird thing, So after the update every thing stopped plsystore and notifications. So i kept tring different things with no hope. Then i decided to do a full reset. The sec i hooked up the phone to computer to back up. Sudenly all the notifications came in and play store worked. I dont know what fixed it tho every thing works fine now and i did not reset.
Not sure location has somthing to do with it. I am in Chicago and Tmobile. Network is fine even on 5G
 

Q-Prof

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Well here is the weird thing, So after the update every thing stopped plsystore and notifications. So i kept tring different things with no hope. Then i decided to do a full reset. The sec i hooked up the phone to computer to back up. Sudenly all the notifications came in and play store worked. I dont know what fixed it tho every thing works fine now and i did not reset.
Not sure location has somthing to do with it. I am in Chicago and Tmobile. Network is fine even on 5G
Good to hear that it is working now, and yes heard that T-Mobile is working in the States (was hoping to find someone in Canada with a fully working service- thread that I started: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/vivo-x-fold-volte-access-in-canada.4476419/ ), lucky you are able to use full service with them.
Here in Canada, I am hearing that the VoLTE communications settings is greyed out with two of our largest carriers, Rogers and Bell, so that is not good as I am really interested in getting the phone, but not if the standard VoLTE is not working.
 
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mrwoc00cowrm

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Yes everything you said is spot on correct and that is what I understand as well. In the past I've always used wifi calling on the iphone and samsung galaxy fold because my house has no tmobile signal indoors.

Since Vivo x fold does not support wifi calling, I could not make calls or text while in the house. But I now have full cellphone signal to make calls and text. As soon as I walk OUT of my house and onto the sidwalks the real tmobile signal kicks and I'm able to get 5g on this phone and everything works great.
I hope they find a fix for this WiFi calling situation
 

mrwoc00cowrm

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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.
WondaMobile is great. Got my vivo x fold in 3 days.. Ordered Friday, received Monday.. 512gb Greg.. Loving it
 

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