I tried flashing 184.108.40.206 and phone would never boot, i'm not very tech savvy, i ended up deleting that ROM by mistake one day. So i dont have it anymore, 4.2 gb i lost there. In regards to the custom recovery, i'll maybe try twrp, thanks
(it all sounds too risky and problematic, im not sure if i want to continue with this phone, for now i just keep it off, its so bad, i dont use it, no custom recovery, no roms, nothing, everything bugged, it gets bricked easily, xiomi cloud, xiomi login, 3 different security methods, SLA, DA, im so overwhelmed by the amount of sh!"# it has, that its just not a pleasant experience, i haven't been able to use a single custom rom, and i have downloaded around 11 GB's in files with mobile data, i haven't been able to do anything, and i have been trying to mod it for the past 2-3 months and no progress. The rest of the phones i've had just , sudo fastboot flash system <image name> and its done, simple to use recoveries, everything easy. This one is a puzzle saying
" Do not buy me or use me " Going back 20 versions to flash a rom , what a joke, what did they smoke? kornflakes?
The Pinephone allows root on the default Rom, just simply go to developer options, and toggle
" Root Access " And the integrated options will give it to you, no google in it, nothing. Many phones like that one allow OEM unlock (Bootloader- Unlock) Natively, integrated without adb or fastboot. This Xiomi crap sold its soul to the china president and the gouverments, and to google. Bloated with crap, no freedom(they try to tie you to a MIUI account), No proper user control/autonomy, no capabilities, a cpu older than their previous releases.
I honestly feel like an old man trapped in 1980 with an old Commodore 64 , not knowing how to program anything with it ,or how to make a command work. Everything just gives error. And most importantly i feel i own a product worst than the Commodore 64.
I feel like i will have to wait another 20 years in order to see improvements, some kind of Windows, or more advanced version of Linux on the phone, polished ubuntu touch, or Fedora in it. Because right now it just sucks. The whole playstore structure, and the whole default OS is garbage on 92% of the phones.
I quit on them for the next 20 years.
WE should support the Pinephone, Oneplus, raspberry, in any case, Good Companies, not this Xiaomi crap.