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[X00TD][ROM] Spark OS v8.0Mist STABLE [Android 11][OFFICIAL][16/10/2021]

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jai_91

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Dec 12, 2020
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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Used this rom well for about a week. Now my maps app is suddenly closing and not working. I need maps and use this phone only for maps. Please help
did u do any update / any magisk modifications? there is so issues even after a month for me , can u once contact me in telegram ....we can clearly discuss there , if you are in this rom and want help once send me a msg in telegram , id : jai_91
 

reis1996

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did u do any update / any magisk modifications? there is so issues even after a month for me , can u once contact me in telegram ....we can clearly discuss there , if you are in this rom and want help once send me a msg in telegram , id : jai_91
Hey. Yes I flashed magisk and after uninstalling it maps is working again. I don't need root so I can manage without it.
The battery backup on this rom is amazing. So that's all I need
 
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D0CT0RFATE

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Sep 2, 2021
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Hey, I've a question. Can i flash this ROM from the official Asus Android 10 Beta 3 firmware? I'm not sure how to downgrade back to pie so as to install SparkOS.

Thanks in advance!
 
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D0CT0RFATE

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
UPDATE: YES! I was able to flash SparkOS onto my phone flawlessly (without dowgrading to Pie) and wow, it is really smooth and delivers on battery performance too. Just had 4-5% of idle battery drain (Night 7 hrs), which should reduce to 2-3% max with the Naptime app.
MUCHH better than the buggy Android 10 beta 3 (stock) experience and well worth an upgrade.

I do have a question though. After flashing the ROM, I did a factory reset of the phone (in OrFox recovery, cos of the encrypted storage thing). However, once I rebooted my phone from there, I have not been able to access or use my SD card and its contents through the phone. It says "Issue with San Disk SD card" on my notification bar and when opened, asks to format it and re-use as a new card. Even if I connect my phone to PC, External storage (SD card) is not showing.

Is there ANY WAY I can retrieve all the data which was present on my SD card before I flashed the ROM??

It would be great if anyone could provide any sort of help/advice. Thanks in advance!


UPDATE: Must be a problem with the SparkOS ROM / kernel used, because all SD Card content is visible / transferable when I mount it to onto my spare Realme 5i.
 
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jai_91

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Dec 12, 2020
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INDIA
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
UPDATE: YES! I was able to flash SparkOS onto my phone flawlessly (without dowgrading to Pie) and wow, it is really smooth and delivers on battery performance too. Just had 4-5% of idle battery drain (Night 7 hrs), which should reduce to 2-3% max with the Naptime app.
MUCHH better than the buggy Android 10 beta 3 (stock) experience and well worth an upgrade.

I do have a question though. After flashing the ROM, I did a factory reset of the phone (in OrFox recovery, cos of the encrypted storage thing). However, once I rebooted my phone from there, I have not been able to access or use my SD card and its contents through the phone. It says "Issue with San Disk SD card" on my notification bar and when opened, asks to format it and re-use as a new card. Even if I connect my phone to PC, External storage (SD card) is not showing.

Is there ANY WAY I can retrieve all the data which was present on my SD card before I flashed the ROM??

It would be great if anyone could provide any sort of help/advice. Thanks in advance!


UPDATE: Must be a problem with the SparkOS ROM / kernel used, because all SD Card content is visible / transferable when I mount it to onto my spare Realme 5i.
your SD card must be exfat then.....The problem is default kernel support for exfat cards , there are few ways to solve this,

Connect your SD card to pc with a card reader / through 5i , then take a backup in PC , keep it back in X00TD , format as mentioned , then it will format as vfat storage which is supported by default / most of the kernels for X00TD then restore your data and use normally like before
Or , change to some kernel which supports exfat cards
 

D0CT0RFATE

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Sep 2, 2021
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25
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
your SD card must be exfat then.....The problem is default kernel support for exfat cards , there are few ways to solve this,

Connect your SD card to pc with a card reader / through 5i , then take a backup in PC , keep it back in X00TD , format as mentioned , then it will format as vfat storage which is supported by default / most of the kernels for X00TD then restore your data and use normally like before
Or , change to some kernel which supports exfat cards
Yup, going with the first method. Took a backup from 5i onto PC, now gonna do the formatting as per system notification on SparkOS and then transfer back the files here onto Asus X00TD.
 
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D0CT0RFATE

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Sep 2, 2021
77
25
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
your SD card must be exfat then.....The problem is default kernel support for exfat cards , there are few ways to solve this,

Connect your SD card to pc with a card reader / through 5i , then take a backup in PC , keep it back in X00TD , format as mentioned , then it will format as vfat storage which is supported by default / most of the kernels for X00TD then restore your data and use normally like before
Or , change to some kernel which supports exfat cards
Tried formatting to vfat, but how do I access this partition from PC? on the phone, the extra storage shows up, but not on PC.

Edit: Nvm, I think it now considers the SD card as a part of internal storage itself.
 
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    U can't encrypt with this rom
    Thank You for your quick reply. By the way the ROM is very awesome. Keep up the good work. :)
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    "Wipe system,vendor,data, cache, and dalvik if coming from another ROM"

    Is this what you mean by that? Which would mean the steps goes like this: go into twrp > flash 087 firmware from your link > follow this rom's installation instructions. Is that it? Just trying to make sure I understand it right and minimalise the risk of bricking.
    Flash the firmware after these steps. That will be better.
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    So the steps are go into twrp > full wipe > flash firmware 087 > flash this rom. Is that it?
    Yes!
    Reboot to recovery
    Wipe system,vendor,data, firmware, cache, and dalvik if coming from another ROM
    -Flash firmware-
    Flash ROM zip
    (optional) Flash GApps (for vanilla builds)
    (optional) Flash Magisk (root)
    Format data if encrypted
    Reboot and voila!
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    Yes!
    Reboot to recovery
    Wipe system,vendor,data, firmware, cache, and dalvik if coming from another ROM
    -Flash firmware-
    Flash ROM zip
    (optional) Flash GApps (for vanilla builds)
    (optional) Flash Magisk (root)
    Format data if encrypted
    Reboot and voila!
    Thank you so much! This helps tremendously! 😁
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    Does dirty flash have any downsides?
    Nope, i dirty flashed too, nothing crazy has happened. It's safe man!
    Boot to recovery > wipe system, vendor, cache and dalvik/art > flash rom zip > flash gapps > reboot.
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    Spark OS v8.0

    Code:
    /* Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */

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    AOSP based rom with customization focused on stability and most of all smoothness.

    What works?

    Almost everything

    What's broken?
    USB tether

    Screen flicker in telegram app only , plus messenger is fine

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    Reboot to recovery
    Wipe system,vendor,data, cache, and dalvik if coming from another ROM
    Flash ROM zip
    (optional) Flash GApps (for vanilla builds)
    (optional) Flash Magisk (root)
    Format data if encrypted
    Reboot and voila!

    Upgrading to a Newer Build
    Reboot to recovery
    Wipe cache and dalvik
    Flash ROM zip
    (optional) Flash Magisk
    Reboot and voila!

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    ROM Download : Link1 | Link2
    Magisk
    NikGApps


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    HERE

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    Spark OS Source

    Join our Telegram channel : https://t.me/SparkOSCommunity


    Spark OS, ROM for codename
    Device:
    X00TD
    Maintainer: @jai_91
    Build Type: Official
    Device Source code : Device | kernel | Vendor

    ROM OS Version: 11.0
    ROM Kernel: Linux: 4.4.288
    ROM Firmware Required: Any pie firmware

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable
    Current Stable Version: 8.0
    Security patch level: October 2021
    SELinux Status: Enforced
    Created 2021-06-15
    Last Updated 2021-10-16
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    Ram management is amazing!! 4/64
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    Hi
    I've tried updating from 6.9 to 7.0, but it's stuck on the boot animation, so I clean install the room.

    the battery backup is better in the 6.9
    apart from that, everything worked great
    try changing kernel as @rony_raj mentioned above , and default kernel also doesnt lag behind and gives good bb , you can see some screenshots attached which were shared by users in telegram
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    By the way, the battery backup in stock kernel is amazing! Only 0.5%/hour idle drain!
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    changelogs for 16/10/21 build:

    - OCT security patch merged
    - Kernel upstreamed
    - Screen Flicker issue solved
    - Safety net issues solved