[POLL] How shall the next Viper Rom be called?

Got another suggestion? Let us know in the comments!

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HTC Ocean Launch in 25 days!

You can sign up for the live stream event here: http://www.htc.com/de/go/launch/

We have now about 1.5 devices payed, received from about 45 donations so far (in case it’s around 700€, don’t screw up HTC! :D).
Thanks a lot to those donators, really greatly appreciated!
Let’s see if can end up having two, or better three devices payed, so all our developers We count on your (-:

[POLL] HTC Ocean. Do you look forward to it?

..also let us know in the comments what you like, dislike about the HTC Ocean.

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Image Source: Evan Blass

HTC Ocean Fund: One device payed already

We received about 20 donations so far, thanks to all donators and the nice messages they left via paypal, really greatly appreciated – You are awesome!
Development on the HTC10 was really great, in my opinion the best on all devices we supported so far. One reason for that was, that all of our active devs had the HTC10, on previous devices like the M9 or M8 that wasn’t the case.

The amount update intervals, the features added and fixes we released were amazing.
In about 1 month the Viper10 Rom is about 1 year old. We released OVER FOURTY updates.
Have a look yourself:

5.9.0 5.8.0 5.7.0 5.6.0 5.5.1 5.5.0 5.4.0 5.3.0 5.2.0 5.1.0 5.0.0


All older updates:


Help us to get all our developers the new flagship, so we are able to provide you the same development and support like on the HTC10.
A couple of 10.000 users use Venom Roms, even if you can just afford 1$, in total it will still help us if enough people decide to donate!

April fools, status on HTC Ocean Fund

Amazing how gullible some people are 😛 – No I won’t leave…yet. My time will come, but not this year 😀 Thanks for all the kind words anyway though, lol.

The HTC Ocean Fund is live for nearly 72 hours now and we got already about 750USD, thanks to all that donated so far. Also an extra big thanks to two very very generous donations. One device is already paid for sure (-:

It was a nice time, thanks to all of you that used the roms I developed on.

I’ll make it short: I’ll leave Venom in the next days. I just need to clean up some source code for my other team members, so they can take over on my stuff that I worked on. Job, family and Venom was just too much the last years, especially since my son was born. Mike aka Basil3 started to learn coding a year ago and will take my position as lead developer on Venom. I’m sure he will do great, I’ll always be in contact with him, in case if he struggles with something.

There are also some other reasons why I leave, but I don’t want to talk about that.

It was really a great time with Venom, I’ll miss you all.


Cheers, Jan

Happy new year 2017

Team Venom wishes all a happy new year 2017!

Thanks goes to all of you using and supporting our rom.
Without you we wouldn’t be there where we are!

We hope you also stay with us in 2017.
Team Venom

The world’s first full Magisk ROM – Return to complete stock in seconds.

With the Viper10 4.4.0 update on @xda-developers we also released the world’s first Magisk ROM.


For non #tldr guys

Magisk was created and developed by Team Venom member topjohnwu, and is a very popular and well-known project. It is a so called “Universal systemless interface” for the people unfamiliar with Magisk.

The term “systemless” more or less was introduced by the systemless SuperSU release . Numerous security additions were introduced by Google with Android Marshmallow; not to mention these additions made rooting and modifying Android devices even harder. Basically, touching the “/system” partition didn’t even allow the ROM to boot; the issue was fixed by having systemless root.

Also, Android Pay did not work on devices that had a modified “/system”partition, so people that used Xposed or popular audio mods could not use Android Pay.

Independent of that issue topjohnwu created Magisk, the universal interface to create and use systemless mods. Amongst the most popular systemless mods are the Xposed and Viper4Android mods. A nice side effect of systemless mods being introduced was that it was now possible to have Android Pay working while having Xposed with the use of Magisk.  Before this was not possible, as anything which touched the “/system” partition broke the usage of Android Pay.

This didn’t remain unnoticed by Google and started a game of cat and mouse. At this time all attempts from Google to detect root and a modified system have been fixed by Magisk updates. The latest update, version 9 of Magisk is currently available.

Carrier specific features like VoLTE or Wi-Fi Calling somehow got broken on custom ROMS with the release of Android N. It was quickly figured out that once the “/system” partition got modified that the carrier specific features got broken.

A solution needed to be found, and we found it: A systemless custom ROM! And with the work done already by Magisk and some help of topjohnwu we made it possible. The Viper10 4.4.0 Magisk version sideloads the complete ROM on a stock system without breaking SafetyNet or the stock carrier features like VoLTE or WiFi Calling.

Besides working carrier features another advantage is, that you can return back to stock in seconds by just deactivating the Viper10 magisk module. That way you can receive official OTA’s from HTC for example.

If you have any issues or questions, just ask in the Viper10 thread on xda or in the official Magisk discussion thread


MAGISK Version (Android N ONLY):

MD5: DD1399BFAFD71410772F42F3B83222C4
Main Link Google Drive


  1. Flash an Android N RUU to be 100% stock
  2. Flash Magisk and root with phh su. More info and downloads here and here.
  3. Install the Magisk ROM either via TWRP or Magisk Manager
  4. Enjoy a Magisk sideloaded ROM that passes safety net and equally important has all carrier features working (VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling etc.)
  5. Be aware not to modify anything on “/system” or carrier features etc. will be broken.  The hub addons are currently not magisk compatible, but will be soon.

Android Nougat RUU’s

Variant Download Thread/Link
WWE 2.28.401.9
US Unlocked 2.38.617.6
Sprint N/A
Verizon N/A

P.S. Please let us know if you know of any other available Android N RUU’s :).

Information about our Ticktsystem – Discontinued for now

We decided to discontinue the ticketsystem for now. The reason is that it grew too big with all the new devices and its currently to much work to maintain. The Ticketsystem was online for over two years and over 6000 Tickets were created and worked on. In general it was a nice way to give users the opporturnity to get help and it was a unique feature we had. Or do you know any other rom that offered such support in that way?

Maybe it will come back one day, but for now use our threads on xda to get help or join us in irc.