PhoenixOS DarkMatter - Supercharged for Everyone

Distro PhoenixOS DarkMatter - Supercharged for Everyone Exo4.7 (BETA-2)


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I know this is a bit noob question but is there some way to install DarkMatter on a Flash drive... I want the OS to be on the Go .... Thank you for answers :)
yes, and i did it
simply create 2 partrition, one for Grub2Usb (you can found this on google), one for android
install android by Advanced Installer to your usb partrition,remember to tick the install gurb option
copy all Grub2win (is in C:/grub2) file to your partrition where you installed Grub2Usb
then here you go, a android to go
note : is wasn't too bad but you should install on 16gb+ device for best experience
arkMatter is a totally reworked version of the discontinued official PhoenixOS project and to be honest, it'd be quite much of a crime to even call DarkMatter as a part of PhoenixOS now. Not alike others, it has some special features which makes it unique. Since this is based on PhoenixOS, thus many thanks to the offical POS devs & android-x86 devs. The only reason we used this as base was because of their keymapper, otherwise we'd just build one from source. The main purpose of this project is to make it easier to perform advanced customizations over the stock POS. It's not about just a fancy wallpaper or bootanimation and obviously there is no question at adding them, because it's not really a thing. That's all, thank you. No such changes/implementations were made which would potentially harm the pos/android-x86 devs in any means.



DarkMatter comes with pre-installed GearLock.

Installation & Upgrade
👉 Video Tutorial (Updated) [Arabic /Eng / Hindi / Portuguese / Bangla
You can either extarct the os files for manual installation or just simply flash the iso image into an usb-pendrive and install it through the bootable android-x86 installer --You can flash it using rufus(windows) / etcher(mac/linux)]
  1. Make a folder/directory named DarkMatter in an EXT4 partition.
  2. Open that directory/folder.
  3. Use a archive extractor for extracting the iso.
  4. Extract the following files: system.sfs initrd.img ramdisk.img gearlock kernel findme
  5. Make a folder named data
  6. Open /etc/grub.d/40_custom
  7. Copy the code below and paste it on the bottom of/etc/grub.d/40_custom
    menuentry 'DarkMatter' {
    insmod all_video
    search --set=root --file /DarkMatter/findme
    linux /DarkMatter/kernel quiet noibrs noibpb nopti nospectre_v2 nospectre_v1 l1tf=off nospec_store_bypass_disable no_stf_barrier mds=off mitigations=off intel_pstate=disable root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/DarkMatter
    initrd /DarkMatter/initrd.img
  8. Then run this command in your terminal
    sudo update-grub

For Old versions check the RELEASES Tab
For ChangeLogs from Exo4.1 check the UPDATE-LOGS Tab
For GearLock Packages/Extensions [Mesa / Kernel etc] click here 👈

Released On 30/8/2019
  • Initial release
  • Updated mesa driver to v18
  • Updated the init boot scripts
  • Used the latest PhoenixOS x86_64 nougat build
  • Adjusted laptop touchpad sensitivity and fixed touchpad gestures.
  • Fixed the “Compiling resources” Issue on PUBG
  • Using “Rootless Launcher” [You can enable CZ-FileManger/launcher using a mod in the mod section]
  • Using FX File Explorer as the default File Manager
  • Replaced StarDust Browser with CM Browser
  • Pre-Rooted with latest magisk
  • Lspeed included. [Not advised to use unless necessary, system-level balancing optimizations already made. Use it only if building structures are not rendering fast upon landing.]
  • Emulator Detected system. [ You may download emulator patch from the mods section below for Emulator Detection bypass ]
  • Dual bootable with windows through grub2win bootloader
Released On 7/9/2019
  • PUBG Compiling Resources issue is solved with mesa 17.1.10
  • Rebuild from the ground up
  • Added PUB GFX+ TOOL
  • Using stock PhoenixOS mesa 17.1.10 drivers
  • Optimized for gaming (Introducing gaming-protocols)
  • Used the Latest PhoenixOS to build this with mesa 17.1.10 (Will support Intel, AMD & Nvidia GPU seamlessly)
  • Configured system for low-end PC’s to run PUBG smoothly
  • New Emulator mods available
Released On 23/9/2019

  • Disabled EGL logging
  • New intelligent windows installer [can be also used for upgrading from Exo2]
  • Fixed the bug where PUBG doesn’t allow transactions over PhoenixOS builds [It’s the first Unofficial build to achieve that]
  • PUBG Compiling Resources fixed for all versions on Mesa 17
  • Magisk bug fixed where magisk makes the android_x86-command-terminal[ALT+F1/F2] unusable while magisk is installed. [It’s the first build to achieve that]
  • Added GearLock program [Dev: AXON]
  • Bash and 7z binary integrated into the system [compiled from source, gnu]
  • Mic issues fixed [Credits: A few redditors]
  • Terminated a few locating processes during the boot
  • Wifi issues fixed for some devices [Special Thanks to @Mido fayad]
  • Now all your hard-disk partitions will show directly on FX file-manager home.
  • Configured system for Xposed framework installation.
  • Xposed Framework can be installed from GearLock.
  • New emulator masker will be supplied through GearLock [Then it can be toggled on/off from GearLock]
  • Unnecessary buggy boot functions removed from the Initial Ramdisk image [aka initrd.img]
  • ntfs-fix removed from the stock POS Initial Ramdisk Image, as it can cause damage to hybernated ntfs drives [initrd-stock.img]
  • Updated toybox and some busybox applets
  • Multibootable between stock-initrd.img and mod-initrd.img
  • Some grub boot code changes
  • What?? You want more!? I gotta sleeeep……. Had to work for the last 6 days over it -_-
Released On 04/10/2019

  • Magisk bugs fixed
  • New mesa18 gearlock package available
  • New kernel available
  • darkmatter partition will be mounted on FX
GearLock 4.0
  • *GearLock updated to 4.0 from 2.6 (No longer BETA)
  • *Data folder backup and restoration function added
  • App Management function added
  • New improved package installing engeine
  • *Added cool misc. functions
  • *Offline magisk additional setup function at >misc. functions
  • Dalvik-cache clear function
  • Custom disk mount function
  • Hot reboot
  • etc.
  • Made some system optimizations
  • You will find a disk named “Package_Dir” in fx file manager
  • Dependencies renew
  • Modding Engine updated [Old Mods can be used]
  • Few system bugs fixed
  • Fully working Mesa 18.1 for all GPU’s is available [Credits: @Midofayad]
  • GearLock kernel packages will work flawlessly
  • And most importantly…>! Updated GearLock….!
GearLock 5.0
  • GearLock core rewrite
  • New Developer-Mode
  • Now you can build your own gearlock package!
  • Pre-Build Kernel Package engine added (Dev)
  • Custom Core Package added (Dev)
  • All bugs fixed
  • New Package Engine
  • Improved functionality
  • All functions reviewed and rewrote
  • And a lot more but I can’t spell them in words ?
  • COD MOBILE graphics-glitches fixed within the system level
  • Gaming-Protocols updated, will make the system more stable and smooth for games & apps
  • Fixed the bug where Package_Dir wasn’t being created if DM was installed inside a folder
  • System configured for performing OTA updates
Gearlock 5.1
  • Built-in OTA-UPDATER added [#feature-request by: !VISARD#4301 ]
    Now you will receive OTA-UPDATES directly from GearLock
  • Optimized GearLock Core
  • Sub-menu function improved
  • A lot of tiny bug fixes
  • Added a new Dev-Placeholder Game/System Tweaks
  • There has been a lot of changes since Exo3.3
  • All sorts of Magisk issues has been said good-bye!
  • Minor improvements within the system for fluid performance and smoothness! [Includes tiny bug fixes]
  • Reverted back to Legacy-Gaming-Protocols; You can switch to Alpha GP using GearLock
  • Major improvements in the DarkMatter booting process and it’s affiliates.
  • No more Google-Play-Service updating issues.
  • Implemented the use of microG instead of Play-Services
  • Got rid of Google-Play_Store, bought a brand new supercool Play-Store mirror app!
  • Updated the external_user_apps alongside adding new ones. [Includes a better YT alt. and a web-browser & +1]
New Windows Installer
  • Re-coded the setup-engine from scratch
  • Ai based installation functionality
  • Fixed all sorts of possible errors (Based on mind simulated situations and some user reports)
  • Now the installer has the capability to install external-software’s in a automated way
  • Replaced Ext2Fsd with a better ext4 partition mirror driver (dokan-dev/dokany)
GearLock 5.2
  • Vast amount of improvements over the gearlock core
  • Optimized all the old Functions for more stability
  • Perfected the OTA-Updater
  • Added a Game/System Tweaks menu with lot of new functions
  • Added Magisk-Extended menu with awesome functions
  • From now on you will be able to directly Update magisk-core using GearLock!
  • Added few other cool stuffs
  • Can’t remember the others ; find them yourself

Additional Contributions
@diaz allowed me to use his VPS freely to use it for hosting this website.
@r*k bought me the domain
@and everyone else in our community who provided feedback and bug-reports with much respect.

Credits & Thanks
Android-x86 Project [ Licenced under Apache 2.0 ] (No android OS for PC's would have been possible without them)
PhoenixOS [ DarkMatter was based on POS ]
7zip as i use it for gearlock [ Licenced under GNU LGPL ]
@drummerdp for his grub2win project [ I use his grub port for our windows installer ]

bro i want dark mater os stable version


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Hello may I ask I have a Nvidia Graphics Card on my PC i know Nvidia is very bad on Android X86 so I just pulled out my graphics card and put my display on Intel HD whenever I use DarkMatter, my question is , Is there a way to just switch my cables or display or graphics to Intel HD without pulling my Graphics Card its very Hectic..


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That was a real amazing experience, like when I installed Windows 98 in my grandmother house when I was just a kid. I really enjoyed this system, It has a big game compatibility, unfortunately, xDive(LATAM) crashes after a while playing(generally during stage loads, and boss doors), although I could play Mario Kart. Thanks for team DM, hope you have a long future.


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Greetings friends, great system very fluid, the use I plan to give the system is as an entertainment center. Is there any way to get the apps to display without the window borders (action bar) I have used Prime OS and on that system the action bar is automatically hidden when the app is displayed in full screen.


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Greetings friends, great system very fluid, the use I plan to give the system is as an entertainment center. Is there any way to get the apps to display without the window borders (action bar) I have used Prime OS and on that system the action bar is automatically hidden when the app is displayed in full screen.
Right click and choose fuulscreen from taskbar


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Hello, thanks for this great OS. I have a problem, twitter apps not working also too. How can I fix this? Thanks..


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I wish I had found this out earlier
I already installed PrimeOS and customized it.
Too much time spent on it to change to any other..........


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Hi man, how do I fix this, restarted my computer many times and didn't find a file named "ParagonlinuxFS"


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no. he in grub2win. maybe grub2win booted on uefi. and android x86 (darkmatter) install with usb (booted csm(legacy) mode) to drive (mbr),sijvji fi

never mind


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It might be since you are on legacy/MBR boot mode instead of UEFI. Try flashing the ISO to a USB with rufus(windows) or dd(linux) and boot from it.
flashing the Phoenix OS ISO on USB? Do you please have some tutorial?
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no. he in grub2win. maybe grub2win booted on uefi. and android x86 (darkmatter) install with usb (booted csm(legacy) mode) to drive (mbr),sijvji fi

never mind
I'am sorry sir, I do not clearly understand, could you please explain furthermore?

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