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The Infinix NOTE 5, an AndroidOne device, launched with Android 8.1.0 and has also had the privilege of receiving a Pie update, unlike other devices that launched with the same Android version. The Infinix X604 has Treble Support and thus has the ability to be updated to higher versions using GSIs. AndroidHQ254Projects has pursued this avenue and brings you the first tested and working Android Pie 9.0 ROM for your Infinix NOTE 4 alias Infinix X604. Havoc-OS is the first among many to be released later for the device and you can read on how to get started with it to get real and top-notch customizations on your device.

What is Havoc OS?

Probably the most customizable ROM out here, the Havoc OS is a rom based on AOSP that is inspired by Google Pixel. It runs on the redefined material design 2 UI and I must say it is the best looking ROM out here. Having used many other GSI ROMs, the Havoc OS is by far my favorite of all time.

Havoc OS has no bloatware, making it smooth and fast with probably among the best battery performances I have encountered. With the addition of a dedicated gaming mode, I must say gaming on mobile has never been better.

Some of the features in the ROM include:


Rounded UI
Enhanced QS Battery Estimation
Seekbars for Media Notifications
QS Panel Inspired by OOS
Pixel Lockscreen weather
Substratum Support
Compiled using SDCLANG
OTA Support
Signature Spoofing
Micro-G support
Lockscreen charging animation
In-built Oneplus Camera & Gallery(Oneplus Device only)

Status Bar:

Double tap to sleep
Statusbar brightness slide
Quick & Smart pulldown
Clock Settings
Date Settings
Battery Customization
Battery Bar
Network Traffic Indicator
Carrier Label Customization
Status Bar Icons Toggle
Notifications Count
Bluetooth Battery Status
VoLTE Icon Toggle
Old Mobile Type Icon style
4G/LTE icon switch
Data Disable Icon Toggle
Breathing Notifications

Quick Settings:

Layout customization
Brightness Slider Customization
  Brightness Slider On Bottom
  Auto Brightness Icon
  Auto Brightness Icon on Right
  Brightness Control Buttons
QS Elements Customization
  Tile Tittle
  Vibrate On Touch
  Information Header
QS Footer Customization
  VPN Warning
  Settings Icon
  Running Services Icon
  Edit Icon
  User Switcher Icon


  UI Style (Pixel/AOSP)
  Background Color (Automatic/Light/Dark/Shady/Glassy)
  Accent Color
  Font Manager
  App Icon Shape (Default/Square/Rounded Square/Squircle/Circle/Teardrop/Hexagon)
QS Themes
  QS Color based on Wallpaper
  QS Color based on Accent
  Custom QS Panel color 
  QS Panel Opacity
  QS Header Style (Black/Grey/Light Grey/Accent Based/Transparent)
  Custom QS Header Image
  QS Tile Style (Wavey/Cookie/Teardrop and 15+ More)
Settings Customisation
  Switch Appearance (OnePlus/Material Design 2)
  Dashboard Icons (Round/Oreo/Round Accented/Round OnePlus Style/Oreo Style Accented)
  Dashboard Conditions
  Dashboard Suggestions

Ambient Display:

Ambient Options
  Always On
  Always On When Charging
  Wakeup On New Notifications
  Sensor Based Screen Wakeup (Tilt/Hand Wave/Pocket)
Battery Level at Botton while Dozing
Music Ticker


Smart Pixel
Screen Stabilization
Corner Customisation
  Rounded Corner Radius
  Corner Content Padding
  Satus Bar Padding


Volume Rockers
  Volume Panel On Left
  Volume Dialog Timeout
  Volume Steps
  Keyboard Cursor Control
  Swap Keys
  Control Ring Volume
  Control Music Volume
  Volume Rocker Wakeup
  Volume keys Answer Call
Power Button
  Power Menu Customization
  End Call
  Screen off power button torch
Hardware keys
  Disable Keys
  Swap Keys
  Backlight Brightness
  Backlight Timeout
  Backlight On Touch
  Accidental Touch Protection
Back/Home/Overview Button Customisation
  Single Tap Action
  Long Press Action
  Double Tap Action
  Home Button Use While Ringing Toggle
Navigation bar:

Navigation Mode (Fling/SmartBar/Default)
Stock Navigation Bar Customisation
  Pixel Animation
  One-Handed Mode
  Layout Customisation
Smart Bar Customisation
Fling Customisation
Pulse Customisation
Height Customisation (Potrait/Landscape)


System Gestures
  Jump to Camera
  Long Press to Activate Torch
  Swipe Up on Home Button
  Full Gesture Mode
  Double Tap on NavBar to Sleep
  Prevent Ringing
Swipe to Screenshot
Swipe Gestures
OnePlus Gestures
Edge Gestures
Pie Control

Double Tap to Sleep
Media Cover Art
Media Cover Art Filter (Blur/Greyscale/Accent tinted/Greyscale and Blurred)
Music Visualiser
Clock Widget Customisation
Info Widget Customisation
Weather Temperature Unit (Celsius/Fahrenheit)
  FP Authentication Vibration
  Force FP Authentication
  LS Dismissal On Face Unlock
  Pocket Detection
  Allow FP in Pocket
Elements Customisation
  Quick Settings
  Satus Bar
  Multiuser Switch
  Status Text
  Charging Info
  Left/Right Shortcuts
  Lock Icon
  Mid-Screen Shortcuts
  Bottom Shortucts
  Pin Ripple
  Scramble Layout
  Quick Unlock
  Auto Lock
  Power Button Instantly Locks
  Direct Unlock
  Lockscreen Message


Recents style (Quickstep/Oreo/Grid/Android Go/Slim)
Oreo Recents Customization
  Clear All Button
  Clear All Button Location
  Button Style
  Memory Bar
  Custom Styles
  Icon Pack
  Apps Blacklist
  Immersive Mode (Full Screen/Status Bar/Navigation Bar -- Clock/Date)
Slim Recents Customisation


Lights Customization
  Charging Light
  Notification Light
  Blink Flashlight on Call
Status Bar
  Heads Up Customisation
  Ticker Customisation
Disable/Enable FC Notifications
Immersive Mode Messages
Toast Icon
Force Expanded Notifications
Kill App Button
Noisy Notifications
In-Call Vibration
  On Connect
  On Disconnect
  On Call Waiting
  For Notifications


Disable animation
Animation Duration
Animation customization
List view animation
QS tile animation
Power menu animation
Screen off animation
Toast animation


Signature Spoofing
CPU info
Privacy Guard
Burn-in protection

Input Method:

Selector notification
Auto keyboard rotation
Auto-Rotate Timeout
Disable Full Screen Keyboard
Show enter key

Battery Saving:

Sensor block per-package
Alarm Blocker
Wakelock Blocker
Suspended Actions
Doze settings
Aggresive Battery
  Aggresive Idle
  Aggresive Standby
  Auto-enable on Battery saver mode
View CPU Frequency Stats


MediaScanner behaviour on boot
Scrolling Cache
USB Configuration
Wake Up on Charge
Launch Music App
Screen Capture
  Screenrecord Shortcut
  Screenrecord Quality
  Screenshot Shortcut
  Screenshot Type (Full/Partial)

Other Features:

On-the-go mode 
Prevent Accidental wake-up
Seperate ringtone for SIM1&2
Battery Charge Warning
Smart Charge
Advanced Battery Info

QS Tile Shortcuts:

  Heads Up tile
  Caffeine tile
  Ring mode tile
  CPU info tile
  Suspended action tile
  Smart pixel tile
  Ambient display tile
  AOD tile
  Screenrecord tile
  Stabilization tile
  Gaming Mode tile
  Screenshot tile
  Accidental touch tile
  Alarm/Calc/Phone/Camera/Music tiles
  Expanded Desktop tile
  Havoc settings tile
  HW key tile
  LTE tile
  Navbar tile
  On the go tile
  Pie control tile
  Reboot tile
  Sleep screen tile
  Accent picker tile
  Volume panel tile
  High Brightness tile
  Sound Search
  One Handed Mode Tile
  Compass Tile
  App Picker Tile

Device Extras:

Alert Slider Customisation



To download click here: Download
Password File Link: Download Password File

7z is most recommended to extract the files

To install:

1. Backup your important data before anything else.
2. Boot into recovery and perform a "Factory Reset" - NB: Will wipe internal storage
For those who have TWRP already, just head to advanced wipe and tick Cache, Dalvik Cache, Data, and System then swipe to wipe. This can avoid you wiping your internal storage.
3. Reboot your Infinix NOTE 5 into fastboot/bootloader.
4. Extract the ROM files.
5. Open a Command Window in the directory containing the ROM files (The directory already has the necessary platform tools).
6. Type fastboot getvar all and press Enter then check for the current active slot on your device - it will be either _a or _b
7. Copy and Paste one of the commands below on the command window based on your active slot identified in the previous step and hit Enter Key (Copy all of it as it is one command). 
(a) Unified command for devices with _a as the current active slot. 
fastboot erase boot_a && fastboot flash boot_a && fastboot erase system_a && fastboot flash system_a && fastboot erase vendor_a && fastboot flash vendor_a && fastboot reboot 

(b) Unified command for devices with _b as the current active slot. 
fastboot erase boot_b && fastboot flash boot_b && fastboot erase system_b && fastboot flash system_b && fastboot erase vendor_b && fastboot flash vendor_b && fastboot reboot 

8. Wait for your device to boot and Enjoy!

Once the device has booted, please remember to set GoogleDialer and Messages as your default apps in settings to avoid a hidden CallUI. Also make sure you setup Magisk so as to have root working properly (You can flash Magisk v19.3 in TWRP to achieve the same and is the recommended method)


Anushek Prasal - Skulshady @xda
Vincent Vidal - vince31fr @xda


  1. Replies
    1. HavocOS-v2.9-9.0_20190910-Note5_AHQ254

    2. I hope you managed to open it. And you should not have commented with the password here

    3. I didn't wanna use the useless Custom Rom I just wanted people to get the password coz I don't see the need of you posting something and then encrypt it with a password

    4. I don't blame you but you don't seem to understand why that is done. Anyway, no worries as you already did it.

  2. Whats the password of the Zip?

  3. Can this also work on Infinix note 2, x600?

    1. Nope. That is an old device without support for treble implementation

  4. Replies
    1. I make them this way so that anyone can flash even without TWRP. Just an unlocked bootloader is enough

  5. Oh.. thanks twrp installed by default.... great work bro

  6. Storage manager bug fix
    Flash via twrp

    1. There is an update I will post with all that fixed without need to flash fixes

  7. volte is not working dude, what i can do for it to work, rom is amazing anyway just volte

  8. does it have the google fonts?

    1. There are multiple fonts you can choose from in the Havoc additional settings

    2. I just asked about the Google San fonts is there or not. I didn't ask about multiple fonts

  9. What about system updates??? will system updates be available and can you update clear screen shots of the OS

    1. This is an unofficial custom rom so no system updates or OTA can be expected. If an updated ROM is available, dirty flashing is possible though

    2. I will comment with the password and there is nothing you can do about it... How can you upload something with a password and expect people to use it ? and for your information I don't use Custom Roms.

  10. Explain things step by step there are those of us who aren't good in tech.

    1. This guide is even more detailed than what you get in some other sites. Am sorry but that is the best way I am able to do. Read more on custom roms before you attempt the guide if you are not sure of any step

    2. You just usless and helpless

  11. What about fast charging does it work with this ROM??

  12. I flashed the damn Os on my infinix note 5 as directed , but I'm stucked in a bootloop
    What's the possible solution to this
    Reply asap, urgently

  13. Please sir I got stuck at boot after flashing the ROM with the above instruction please what's the solution my phone is booting since 5hours.

    1. You must perform a full factory reset before you can flash the rom. If you skip that, you will definitely end up in a bootloop

  14. No one has ever installed this on Note 5 successfully everyone is stuck on bootloop review your post... and factory reset is performed automatically when you unlock the bootloader so stop repeating about factory reset


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