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PhamTrinh

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but what oxygenOS version build ?
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Shadowk1ller

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IDK, a rom from a page called "the90sguy" with literally 0 support and literally 0 facts as "proof" to really say that that rom is "THE BEST ROM NOW" is kinda... shady.

This is why we have new threads every week from people asking for "HELP" because they "bricked" their phone.

Well, if you did your research you would know that this Port was made from oofgang... {Mod edit}
 
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GiPeper

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I'm new to roming and was wondering which Pixel rom is better, Pixel Experience Plus, Pixel Plus UI or Pixel extended?
 

raz123

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Running Lineage on mine, with Quantic kernel, Micro-g, I am getting insane battery life, This phone has been an amazing upgrade for me after being on Mi6 for over 3 years.
for a beta Build, I have yet to run into a single issue, everything is running smoothly.
I have the feeling this phone will receive lots of love from developers and will have custom roms for years to come.

Edit: on my build I have finally fixed battery drain when, double tap, ambient pick-up, or AOD is enabled, it makes no difference, my phone dozes beautifully at night. How is it with other ROMs?
The key for me and everyone i think is the kernel, no matter what I changed with the original kernel that comes with lineage the phone gets no doze, only when I use Quantic + Lineage everything is 100%.
Define insane battery life.
 

varunrocks17

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Edit : anyone can share his opinion here and/or ask on this thread

Hey,

I have a Poco F3, I unlocked the bootloader recently, and I want to know which ROM should I get or is the best for you. I tried xiaomi.eu, but I prefer AOSP/pixel (I tried some, but I can't make a choice). What is the best, I know for now there is crDroid, Pixel Experience Plus but unofficial, Pixel Extended, etc Should I wait for more stable, official or new custom ROMS ?
What are the pro/cons or features of each ?

Thanks in advance ! :)
I aosp....arrow in miui EU is best
 

Barracuda77777

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Define insane battery life.
I have moved on to AEX for the last month, battery life is stil the same, I get 10 hours of SOT over 48 hours down to 15%, with moderate use, I have 3 exchange email accounts, Nextcloud, syncthing, Talk., Blabber all active in the background, phone still goes to deep sleep as soon as the screen gets turned off, My usage consists of playing videos, reading articles and wifi calls over blabber. AOD would still keep CPU from going to deep sleep, SO I have that feature turned off.
 
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Rorschach1010

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From the 4 roms I tested I always went back to crdroid. Lot's of features and still the smoothest user experience paired with pretty good battery.

The ones I tested were Havoc, DotOs, EvoX and ofc crdroid.

I'm new to roming and was wondering which Pixel rom is better, Pixel Experience Plus, Pixel Plus UI or Pixel extended?

I would also be interested in this. For privacy reasons I don't want to use any pixel rooms at all because of the whole google bloat but a friend of mine want's too and asked me about the best pixel rom.
 
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fadedave

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From the 4 roms I tested I always went back to crdroid. Lot's of features and still the smoothest user experience paired with pretty good battery.

The ones I tested were Havoc, DotOs, EvoX and ofc crdroid.
Did you flash base miui after each rom change, or did you just flash the new rom's zip, and wiped data?
(I am planning on switching from Arrow to crDroid)
 
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motbot

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best custom rom for now. Although i reverted back to miui because aosp doesn't support aptx adaptive and dolby. If you don't need them, hos is currently the best aosp rom, second to none
what roms support dolby and aptx adaptive?

I have moved on to AEX for the last month, battery life is stil the same, I get 10 hours of SOT over 48 hours down to 15%, with moderate use, I have 3 exchange email accounts, Nextcloud, syncthing, Talk., Blabber all active in the background, phone still goes to deep sleep as soon as the screen gets turned off, My usage consists of playing videos, reading articles and wifi calls over blabber. AOD would still keep CPU from going to deep sleep, SO I have that feature turned off.
Have to ask, what is AEX and where can I find more about it? never heard of it.
 
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Rorschach1010

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Did you flash base miui after each rom change, or did you just flash the new rom's zip, and wiped data?
(I am planning on switching from Arrow to crDroid)

I never flash MIUI between roms but I get the infamous error 1 (kerror 7) thing sometimes and then I always have to go to MIUI first. But this also happens with dirty flashing uploads of the same rom and not just when switching roms.
you shouldn't have to go MIUI first but when you do, you can be sure that it will work.
 

nehalchoy

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As Calamaros said best ROM is a matter of subjective preference. I also tried for at least one day in this order Xiaomi EU, Pixel Experience, OneOs, Syberia, Arrow, Havoc, Crdroid, EvolutionX, Lineage. In the end the winner for me was ArrowOs because is really, really fast, NFC, banking and Netflix (L1certification) works, not as customisable as HavocOs, Crdroid and EvolutionX but not lacking either, and the battery seems to last the longest. I don't game but I do Netflix, HBO and Emby alot and I get 7-9 hours screen time of 1080 playback at 50-60% luminosity on Data and Bluetooth (AptX HD). Animations are set at 0.5x and unnecessary boot apps disabled. If it helps someone...
since you mostly do Netflix, HBO and stuff, what I want to know is how is the black crush issue on arrow os? Is it better than that on miui or the same? what about the green tint issue?
 
I'm having the same "issue" as the OP, currently i'm on LineageOS and everything runs just fine but i want to try something else, i just don't know which one to pick. I know "best" is subjective but i'm still curious.

Also, which gapps would you guys suggest, i only use gmail, maps, fit and the store.
 
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    AICP rom is best!
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    +1 for AICP. Came from syberia to AICP
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    I do turn off wifi and cellular to get 0.17% so I cant do a full cycle unfortunately since I do no need to actually use the phone😆
    I'm currently with Android 12 MMX12.6 21.10.27, and I must say it's very good.
    This ROM is perfectly stable, well debloated (and you can always deactivate the few Xiami applications you don't like), idle drain is virtually 0% during the night without any tricks (see attached), everything working properly and the performance are also very great (AnTuTu reach 702500 see below).
    What else ?
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    I don't use xiaomi so I can't say, I think I know what the problem or rather misunderstanding here is tho!

    the battery page in miui only shows SOT and other battery consumption meeters of other apps for the last 24hs, that means that ur SOT is likely a lot lot above 4hrs, 9-15h I would say.

    Cheers.

    btw your "instantaneous consumption" is exceptionally good, what tweasks did u do in settings? did u undervolt? thanks :)
    No tweaks, except that I set the min CPU clock at 300MHz (instead of 691MHz by default) for the core 1 to 4 and I deactivated all the useless applications.
    I never undervolt: it makes the phone unstable for a very marginal gain !
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    Sorry for late reply. Crdroid and miui roms like casanova(support stalled atm), oneos(same) and miuimix. These have the best idle atm(stock no apps as then it will depend over the apps and settings u have installed). I have seen the screenshots showing less than 0.2% even some with 0% on telegram. Tbh im pretty happy with stock miui even though the "enhanced"(trash imo) version lowered my battery life. Before i would get 2 days out of 100% charge and now atmost 1 day. 22 hours left for bootloader to unlock and start flashing. I will try crdroid and arrow first and then check MIUI roms (the three mentioned above).Each day different rom .....
    I'm getting 0.17% idle drain per hour with arrowOS with some tweaks
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    Saying which rom is the best .. It is so subjective, because if you look closely, the vast majority of users will recommend and say that the rom they are using is the best.

    Personally, on my previous mobile, I was using only miui, specifically the Xioami.EU and I was delighted.

    But when I switched to Poco F3, I decided that even though I was happy with Miui, I wanted to make a change and try something else, hence I have been trying some roms (not all, because luckily, we have many to choose from).

    Personally, I wanted them to work if not perfect, as well as possible, without apparent failures. That the performance is very good, that the battery behaves, but above all, that they provide you with a plus of personalization (extra adjustments and pops to put on the mobile).

    So I tried:

    - ArrowOS -> Quite happy, everything was going well and with some customization touches, I recommend trying it if you are looking for that and I think that it also updates from its own updater, in case you do not want to always carry the TWRP in tow.

    - Hentai OS -> I don't like it at all, due to its null customization. I have also tried it 2 times, due to the good opinions that I have always read when they talk about it and to see if after a few weeks, it had improved in that aspect, but nothing, no matter how good they say it is, I don't like it at all nor does it give me that extra that I am looking for, so it is not a rom for me. Now, if you are looking for an experience as similar to a Pixel and as I mentioned, with zero customization, this may be your rom.

    - Evolution X -> I tried the first version and it didn't really look bad. What happens, I think that the issue of updates is somewhat stopped and they have not released many since then, but I'm not sure about it either.

    - LineageOS -> What to say about a mythical rom. I tried the first version and everything was going so well, that it is already a joy. I think this rom is also updated directly from its own updater, if you keep the TWRP they recommend for installation. It works in general lines very well, you have the security of the great community behind it and that it will be constantly updated and it also has its personalization touches, therefore, another recommended test.

    - crDroid -> For me, for the use that I give to the mobile and what I was looking for as I said at the beginning, to this day, the "best" rom that I have tried by far. Everything works really well, it has customization options to give and sell, which I have not seen in other AOSP roms (as you will see, those based on miui I have not bothered to try any rom, because I wanted a change of miui after so many years being only true to miui). Above is constantly being updated with performance improvements and new customization options. And in addition, the developer / group of developers are very active and answer any questions that may arise, either in the rom thread or in the channel that is dedicated to the rom and our mobile in particular, the Poco F3, on Telegram.

    This is broadly speaking, my totally subjective opinion, that there will be someone who may agree with me and surely many others, who do not agree.

    But asserting that such a rom is better than the rest, just because it is the one you use, without giving any weighty argumentation, does not make much sense, because it can lead to mistakes, for someone who has no idea about roms.

    The best thing is to know what you want and based on it, try different roms for several days each, in order to form a strong opinion and with arguments.

    Sorry for the brick.​
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    For MIUI roms i always go to EU rom, but anyways with this Poco F3 the best rom out there it's Arrow OS, fast, continous updates with his own updater, necessary customization, and this last update is something really good. Flash and forget anything.
    As Calamaros said best ROM is a matter of subjective preference. I also tried for at least one day in this order Xiaomi EU, Pixel Experience, OneOs, Syberia, Arrow, Havoc, Crdroid, EvolutionX, Lineage. In the end the winner for me was ArrowOs because is really, really fast, NFC, banking and Netflix (L1certification) works, not as customisable as HavocOs, Crdroid and EvolutionX but not lacking either, and the battery seems to last the longest. I don't game but I do Netflix, HBO and Emby alot and I get 7-9 hours screen time of 1080 playback at 50-60% luminosity on Data and Bluetooth (AptX HD). Animations are set at 0.5x and unnecessary boot apps disabled. If it helps someone...
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    Currenly, Arrow and Syberia are the best to me. I've flashed every rom many times as I have an extra Poco to play with. The runners up for me are crDroid and AICP. If you use the Always On Display you won't get great battery life on any of the ROMs. One of my pet peeves is if the rom doesn't have something so simple like a clear all button at the bottom in recents and an option to only show the battery percentage in the statusbar then it's a failure.
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    I got GCAM work on Arrow without any problem. Selfies & video quality is superior to the stock.
    Try MGC with IronHrt xml

    The IronHrt XML for gcam.

    The Gcam MGC APK.

    To make life easier :)
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    This answer probably is going to sound harsh, but it is truth (at least for me hahaha).

    I've tried literally every custom rom from here (and also a few ones that are baked outside XDA, i.e. HOS, the Android 12 build, etc) and yeah, not even one custom rom gets near the stability, compatibility and battery life of MIUI.

    I don't like MIUI at all, but the battery consuption and stability is the best to be used as a daily driver. I hate when I want to do something on my daily basis and then I fail to do it because I'm using a custom rom, for example: bluetooth issues when connecting the phone with my car, video calls having audio issues, low volume on calls, etc) or just taking a photo.

    MIUI covers all those little points, and at the end of the day, is the only rom that fullfill all my needs. I personally use eu (the weekly release), as it is just an optimized version of MIUI, but yeah, I still dream on the day that a custom rom gets to the same level of stability and compatibility as MIUI. I TRULY love pixel like roms, but I just don't wan't to sacrifice stability or just simply downgrade the cam quality just for that.

    And if I really need to chose a custom rom, I'll pick Lineage, it's the best custom rom out there, has awesome battery life, extra features and the rom/mantainers are not just going to stop developing the weekly nightlies just because they get tired of it. On second place there is HOS, the only issue with HOS that I had is that the thermals of my phone gets real high when I play games (this does not happen with other roms).

    =)