Mi Note 10 Black Screen Delay Issues [PLEASE HELP]

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Snorlax1337

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May 28, 2022
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10
The phone is 2 years old, unlocked it a few months ago to play APK apps that required rooting.
Phone started lagging after that a bit, eventually it updated to MIUI 12, when the phone drastically started lagging.

I tried installing ArrowOS custom ROM, hoping that it would fix the issue, assuming that MIUI 12 is too heavy for the phone to handle - nope.
The problems started to occur more often and new issues started appearing.

Current major issues:
* Screen delay when trying to unlock with fingerprint / power button.
* Black screen / unresponsive screen on power button press.
* Notifications don't show up (black screen).
* When someone calls me -> phone vibrates/rings but the screen is black.
* Double tap to wake up -> black screen.

^All of the issues mentioned above that contain the black screen problem, sometimes but rarely the phone is responsive but it's like 2 times out of 20.

Things I have tried:
- Turn off all animations from Developer Options.
- Wipe Data / Dalvik Cache / Phone Cache / Factory Reset / Custom ROM.
- Installed stock ROM for Europe (since I live in EU) for my phone (latest MIUI 13) -> problem still persists.
- Wiped Cache / Dalvik after installing stock ROM (problem persists).
- Multiple factory resets (didn't fix the issue).
- Disable HW overlays -> this seemed to somehow give better performance but it disabled my Fingerprint function and I need this for banking security reasons, etc.

Overall the phone is still fast enough, no other issues, the most common issue is the black screen and the phone having this huge delay where sometimes it would turn on the screen for half a second and then go pure black again.
Most of the times I have to hold the power button for 10 seconds to force reboot it in order to access my phone.

Help is appreciated, thanks in advance people!
 

Lord Sithek

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Dec 19, 2018
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Huawei Watch 2
The phone is 2 years old, unlocked it a few months ago to play APK apps that required rooting.
Phone started lagging after that a bit, eventually it updated to MIUI 12, when the phone drastically started lagging.

I tried installing ArrowOS custom ROM, hoping that it would fix the issue, assuming that MIUI 12 is too heavy for the phone to handle - nope.
The problems started to occur more often and new issues started appearing.

Current major issues:
* Screen delay when trying to unlock with fingerprint / power button.
* Black screen / unresponsive screen on power button press.
* Notifications don't show up (black screen).
* When someone calls me -> phone vibrates/rings but the screen is black.
* Double tap to wake up -> black screen.

^All of the issues mentioned above that contain the black screen problem, sometimes but rarely the phone is responsive but it's like 2 times out of 20.

Things I have tried:
- Turn off all animations from Developer Options.
- Wipe Data / Dalvik Cache / Phone Cache / Factory Reset / Custom ROM.
- Installed stock ROM for Europe (since I live in EU) for my phone (latest MIUI 13) -> problem still persists.
- Wiped Cache / Dalvik after installing stock ROM (problem persists).
- Multiple factory resets (didn't fix the issue).
- Disable HW overlays -> this seemed to somehow give better performance but it disabled my Fingerprint function and I need this for banking security reasons, etc.

Overall the phone is still fast enough, no other issues, the most common issue is the black screen and the phone having this huge delay where sometimes it would turn on the screen for half a second and then go pure black again.
Most of the times I have to hold the power button for 10 seconds to force reboot it in order to access my phone.

Help is appreciated, thanks in advance people!
Well, if the same thing happens to you both on MIUI and custom ROM, the only thing I can think of is that you are installing something (most probably with root access) that gives you this issue. MIUI is obviously laggy itself, but Arrow/Octavi/Cipher are smooth and fast. Personally I use Octavi and face no such issue like yours.
 

Snorlax1337

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May 28, 2022
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Well, if the same thing happens to you both on MIUI and custom ROM, the only thing I can think of is that you are installing something (most probably with root access) that gives you this issue. MIUI is obviously laggy itself, but Arrow/Octavi/Cipher are smooth and fast. Personally I use Octavi and face no such issue like yours.
I wish an app was the issue, the only app that I have installed is YouTube Vanced and it doesn't even require root access, the problem is that on a fresh installed stock ROM, the problem still persisted which brings me questions;
1) Am I installing a stock ROM Android 11+ which is too heavy for my phone causing lags?
2) Could it be a hardware issue considering that the problem exists on a freshly flashed ROM? But I need to exclude 1) first.
 

Lord Sithek

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Dec 19, 2018
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Huawei Watch 2
I wish an app was the issue, the only app that I have installed is YouTube Vanced and it doesn't even require root access, the problem is that on a fresh installed stock ROM, the problem still persisted which brings me questions;
1) Am I installing a stock ROM Android 11+ which is too heavy for my phone causing lags?
2) Could it be a hardware issue considering that the problem exists on a freshly flashed ROM? But I need to exclude 1) first.
As I said, MIUI is heavy skin and it definitely lags more than AOSP custom ROM, but it shouldnt give you black screen issue. You could try to install Xiaomi.eu rom, which is a debloated, better version of MIUI than the stock one: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...MINote10_MICC9Pro_22.5.25_v13-11.zip/download

If multiple factory resets didnt help, then yes, it may be the hardware issue I think. But Im not that knowledgable to tell this definitely
 

Snorlax1337

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May 28, 2022
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10
As I said, MIUI is heavy skin and it definitely lags more than AOSP custom ROM, but it shouldnt give you black screen issue. You could try to install Xiaomi.eu rom, which is a debloated, better version of MIUI than the stock one: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...MINote10_MICC9Pro_22.5.25_v13-11.zip/download

If multiple factory resets didnt help, then yes, it may be the hardware issue I think. But Im not that knowledgable to tell this definitely
I was already recommended by Scarlet on discord (if not mistaking the username) to install EU stock ROM which I did but the problem still occcurs, I guess I will try and give it on a mobile service check just to make sure it's not a hardware issue, I will still however wait for more replies in case someone else had the issue and managed to fix it software wise, thanks for the suggestions buddy!
 

Lord Sithek

Senior Member
Dec 19, 2018
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Huawei Watch 2
I was already recommended by Scarlet on discord (if not mistaking the username) to install EU stock ROM which I did but the problem still occcurs, I guess I will try and give it on a mobile service check just to make sure it's not a hardware issue, I will still however wait for more replies in case someone else had the issue and managed to fix it software wise, thanks for the suggestions buddy!
You're welcome. However, Mi Note 10 XDA forum isn't particulary active, if you use Telegram, you can try to ask in the groups for tucana:

Good luck