Question How can I Degoogle my Redmi Note 10 Pro (sweet)?

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ByteSeb

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I recently found out about CalyxOS, a custom ROM that replaces Google Apps with Open source apps, and that whenever Google Play Services is required, it uses MicroG instead. I like this approach, as I think it is the best one for degoogling without compromising a lot the functionality. However, this ROM is only available for Pixels, and I wanted to replicate something similar with my Redmi Note 10 Pro, but I don't know if it's possible.

I think of installing a Custom ROM, and instead of flashing GApps, I flash MicroG, hopefully getting a similar result. I think that LineageOS has a way to do this, but to be honest, I don't really feel comfortable knowing that the only version of it available for this phone is an unofficial one.

Is this possible with another ROM? What ROM would you exactly recommend me and how could I do this?
 
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Any vanilla roms are mostly degoogled (Lineage OS, Havoc OS, crDroid, Carbon ROM etc...). Basically, if you want a degoogled experience, find the vanilla variant of the said rom though most roms nowadays copy pixel experience and degoogling is not really popular. As for a degoogled MIUI experience, you can only get it through a china port and only one miui china port rom exists in RN10Pro and it was last updated Nov.2021.
 

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And after flashing the vanilla ROM, I guess that I have to install MicroG, right?
Any vanilla roms are mostly degoogled (Lineage OS, Havoc OS, crDroid, Carbon ROM etc...). Basically, if you want a degoogled experience, find the vanilla variant of the said rom though most roms nowadays copy pixel experience and degoogling is not really popular. As for a degoogled MIUI experience, you can only get it through a china port and only one miui china port rom exists in RN10Pro and it was last updated Nov.2021.
 
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And after flashing the vanilla ROM, I guess that I have to install MicroG, right?
Yes you can choose between 4 options to install MicroG. Either MinMicroG (Magisk/TWRP), MicroG Installer Revived (Magisk), NanoDroid (Magisk/TWRP but only for A11), or manually installing and giving MicroG permission. Personally, I find MicroG Installer Revived and MinMicroG to be the best as it also support patched Play Store installation (because I rely on my old purchase). Also don't worry about the ROM you choose if it doesn't support signature spoof. You can always use FakeGapps LsPosed module to spoof that part. Just make sure to use a vanilla build to avoid hectic uninstallation of Google services and actually have a clean slate to work with. Also if you're wondering, banking apps (and some apps that check for latest Play Services) will not work. Safety Net can still be passed with MicroG. You can even get L1 Certificate and get Google Photos spoofed even on MicroG.
 
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ByteSeb

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Thanks. Do you think there is any way for me to try it with a VM before doing it or something like that?
Yes you can choose between 4 options to install MicroG. Either MinMicroG (Magisk/TWRP), MicroG Installer Revived (Magisk), NanoDroid (Magisk/TWRP but only for A11), or manually installing and giving MicroG permission. Personally, I find MicroG Installer Revived and MinMicroG to be the best as it also support patched Play Store installation (because I rely on my old purchase). Also don't worry about the ROM you choose if it doesn't support signature spoof. You can always use FakeGapps LsPosed module to spoof that part. Just make sure to use a vanilla build to avoid hectic uninstallation of Google services and actually have a clean slate to work with. Also if you're wondering, banking apps (and some apps that check for latest Play Services) will not work. Safety Net can still be passed with MicroG. You can even get L1 Certificate and get Google Photos spoofed even on MicroG.
 
Thanks. Do you think there is any way for me to try it with a VM before doing it or something like that?
Degoogling? Nope, I personally tried VM's like vmos, nox, bluestack, parallel space and they can't mostly because the OS they function with requires Google Play Services. If you still wanna try degoogling then I guess try on some old devices which support custom ROM (especially lineage). Worst you can do is soft brick which is still recoverable. But if you get more knowledge on custom ROMs and your plan to degoogle then you can't really fail. Just research more and ask for guide on others.
 

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Degoogling? Nope, I personally tried VM's like vmos, nox, bluestack, parallel space and they can't mostly because the OS they function with requires Google Play Services. If you still wanna try degoogling then I guess try on some old devices which support custom ROM (especially lineage). Worst you can do is soft brick which is still recoverable. But if you get more knowledge on custom ROMs and your plan to degoogle then you can't really fail. Just research more and ask for guide on others.
You're right. That's why I tried it on BlueStacks but it didn't work.

What else does not work with MicroG?
 
You're right. That's why I tried it on BlueStacks but it didn't work.

What else does not work with MicroG?
Most banking apps, apps that check for specific version of play services and above (microg version is like taken from android KitKat or smt so really outdated) example is MuseScore. So really, secure apps that implement safety net check most likely doesn't work with microg. Still you can spoof device attestation to basic and pass safety net for some apps like Netflix.
 

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Most banking apps, apps that check for specific version of play services and above (microg version is like taken from android KitKat or smt so really outdated) example is MuseScore. So really, secure apps that implement safety net check most likely doesn't work with microg. Still you can spoof device attestation to basic and pass safety net for some apps like Netflix.
Is there any way to force apps like banking apps to work with MicroG? Maybe with some Magisk module or something like that?
 
Is there any way to force apps like banking apps to work with MicroG? Maybe with some Magisk module or something like that?
Sometimes I guess so... It did work on a few apps for me. Magisk 25.1 only uses zygisk and Shamiko magisk module is used to hide the root. But magisk hide on v23 can hide root better on some apps. But that is with root, not spoofing the microg to work with banking apps. So I guess there is not. Still worth a shot though. I find using website version of my banking app better cause the browser doesn't actually check for root.
 

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    I think of installing a Custom ROM, and instead of flashing GApps, I flash MicroG, hopefully getting a similar result. I think that LineageOS has a way to do this, but to be honest, I don't really feel comfortable knowing that the only version of it available for this phone is an unofficial one.

    Is this possible with another ROM? What ROM would you exactly recommend me and how could I do this?
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    And after flashing the vanilla ROM, I guess that I have to install MicroG, right?
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    And after flashing the vanilla ROM, I guess that I have to install MicroG, right?
    Yes you can choose between 4 options to install MicroG. Either MinMicroG (Magisk/TWRP), MicroG Installer Revived (Magisk), NanoDroid (Magisk/TWRP but only for A11), or manually installing and giving MicroG permission. Personally, I find MicroG Installer Revived and MinMicroG to be the best as it also support patched Play Store installation (because I rely on my old purchase). Also don't worry about the ROM you choose if it doesn't support signature spoof. You can always use FakeGapps LsPosed module to spoof that part. Just make sure to use a vanilla build to avoid hectic uninstallation of Google services and actually have a clean slate to work with. Also if you're wondering, banking apps (and some apps that check for latest Play Services) will not work. Safety Net can still be passed with MicroG. You can even get L1 Certificate and get Google Photos spoofed even on MicroG.