- Substratum rootless theme engine support (must install Substratum from play store)
- Tentacles settings!
- Pixel Launcher Included
- Power menu options
- Screen record
- DPI settings
- Status bar time and date options
- Status bar network traffic indicator
- Status bar notification settings
- Quick tile settings
- Volume button playback control
- Volume button wake
- DUI (fling, pulse, smartbar)
- Screen record
- And much more!!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this Android 7 (Nougat)?
A: Yes, this is Android 7.1.2
Q: What code is Oct-N based on?
A: This version of Oct-N is based on LineageOS 14.1
Q: Why isn’t there XYZ feature?
A: Shoot us a Suggestion if you want to see something added. While we are not going to promise to implement, we will always look into it
Q: But all the others have…
A: ROM developers, build something they want to use. The ROM developer that includes something they won’t run implies less than 100% effort to ensure it does work. As a team, we have similar goals and objectives. If XYZ ROM has a feature you want, and we don’t include (or don’t want to include), feel free to use XYZ ROM or build your own custom version of Oct-N.
Q: What about root?
A: Root is removed by default (user will be able to flash whichever root zip they want)
Bugs happen. Our testers are very good at breaking things, but no where near as good as the rest of the Android public. In order to investigate and fix issues, we need the help of the users who are going to report them. The Android OS has many nifty features to help us in this, but only if we can engage the user to assist us.
Logs, Logcat, and the Android Debugging Bridge (ADB)
Like any other OS, Android has multiple log files that are generated and record the goings-on of the system. As a user, you have two basic ways to view and pull these to send to us. Without the information in the log files, there simply is not a whole lot of information to go on.
Log file APKs
Team OctOs recommends Syslog from the Android Market. This application will allow you to selectively pick any (or all) of the system logs, compress them into a ZIP file, and allow you to save, email, move to your Copy/DropBox/Cloud Storage account, etc.
The Android Debugging Bridge (ADB) is a powerful tool available from Google as part of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Used for many things, being able to selectively see, in real-time, what your device is doing cannot be downplayed. While there is more setup involved, if you are doing consistent ROM flashing, you really should invest the time to get set up properly to do it.
- Download ROM .zip file and MD5 file, and grab your favorite Open Gapps package http://opengapps.org
- Reboot to Recovery (Note: Use Reboot to Recovery from Power Menu, Hardware-based boot to recovery, or adb reboot recovery – ROM Manager or similar software is NOT supported)
— TWRP is the ONLY recovery Team OctOs uses – We do not support flashing on CWM —
The Oct-N ROM installation script will automatically wipe /system, /cache, and /dalvik-cache. There is no need to do these before or after flashing the ROM unless you are instructed to by your Gapps Provider. When dirty flashing weekly updates, you MUST reflash Gapps along with any other files, apps, custom mods or kernels etc.. (anything that resides in system partition)
- Flash ROM, GApps and any additional .ZIP files