[NIGHTLIES][ROM] [11.0.0] ArrowOS POCO X3 [OFFICIAL][SURYA][UNIFIED]

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Zleilndka5

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OrangeFox always asks for the decryption PIN if the device is encrypted and there is no setting to change that. Are you using an unencrypted device?

No, my phone was encrypted. OrangeFox asked me for the PIN code every time I started Recovery Mode, except for OTA updates : ArrowOs restarted by itself with an update animation, without PIN code... I was using OrangeFox R11_0_6_Alpha...
 
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No, my phone was encrypted. OrangeFox asked me for the PIN code every time I started Recovery Mode, except for OTA updates : ArrowOs restarted by itself with an update animation, without PIN code... I was using OrangeFox R11_0_6_Alpha...
OK, I may have a wrong memory then, it's been a while that I have done a real OTA update (I've just flashed the updates up until the 20210503 nightly in recovery manually, as it would have not made much sense downloading the same file on six different phones <- yes, the whole family is equipped with POCO X3 NFC).
 

sturges

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I haven't tried this rom yet, hopefully everything works (I don't need auto though). After reading about the OSS issue I was wondering if I should get the latest version or if it's better to get a previous build?
 

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yes, the whole family is equipped with POCO X3 NFC)

Excellent ! The Poco X3 NFC paired with ArrowOs is amazing, great choice !



I am testing ArrowOs OSS Version, with the PixelExperience Launcher (very nice, but with less functionality than OrangeFox and TWRP. The data is well encrypted. The installations can be done by adb or sdcard, and the update by OTA works wonderfully)

The only problem I have encountered is when playing video on Netflix. There are graphic artifacts. I posted about it here. Are others concerned ?

 

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    Excellent ! The Poco X3 NFC paired with ArrowOs is amazing, great choice !



    I am testing ArrowOs OSS Version, with the PixelExperience Launcher (very nice, but with less functionality than OrangeFox and TWRP. The data is well encrypted. The installations can be done by adb or sdcard, and the update by OTA works wonderfully)

    The only problem I have encountered is when playing video on Netflix. There are graphic artifacts. I posted about it here. Are others concerned ?

    For me it happens on instagram and facebook too, restarting the device solves the problem but it comes back again after a few days. Looks like a bug with rom.
     

    zpower

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    I am testing ArrowOs OSS Version, with the PixelExperience Launcher (very nice, but with less functionality than OrangeFox and TWRP. The data is well encrypted. The installations can be done by adb or sdcard, and the update by OTA works wonderfully)
    So you're saying OTA updates works with TWRP if data is well encrypted?
    Actual TWRP can't decrypt data but can update from OTA?
     

    Master One

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    So you're saying OTA updates works with TWRP if data is well encrypted?
    Actual TWRP can't decrypt data but can update from OTA?
    AFAIK only the data partition is encrypted and a ROM update (as well as the initial ROM installation) does not touch the data partition (which is the reason why you simply can format data AFTER the ROM has been installed; it will be populated and encrypted on first boot). Please someone clarify if I'm wrong, but as long as the OTA update file is not stored on the data partition, it should work even without decrypting.
     
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    Master One

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    A more interesting question, has anyone tried the following yet (with an encrypted device, going from 20210503 nightly to current nightly):
    1. Make backup of data partition in recovery (if the data partition got decrypted when entering recovery, the data partition backup should be unencrypted, right?) and store it at a save location (not in the data partition).
    2. Install A11 firmware + latest nightly + format data.
    3. Boot ROM so that the data partition gets populated and encrypted.
    4. Reboot to recovery and restore the data partition backup.
    Will this work and restore everything after the clean flash, to get to the previous state of the device before the update to A11 + OSS vendor?
     

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    A more interesting question, has anyone tried the following yet (with an encrypted device, going from 20210503 nightly to current nightly):
    1. Make backup of data partition in recovery (if the data partition got decrypted when entering recovery, the data partition backup should be unencrypted, right?) and store it at a save location (not in the data partition).
    2. Install A11 firmware + latest nightly + format data.
    3. Boot ROM so that the data partition gets populated and encrypted.
    4. Reboot to recovery and restore the data partition backup.
    Will this work and restore everything after the clean flash, to get to the previous state of the device before the update to A11 + OSS vendor?
    I was thinking about trying something similar, using for instance something like adb-sync (basically, a tool to do a rsync-like copy through adb).

    I'm still using the latest non-OSS vendor, firmware and I would very much want to avoid losing all the contents of the data partition... The biggest issue I see are the uids and permissions, though.

    The only piece missing so far would be a recovery able to decrypt data with A11 firmware to do the recovery. Are there news about that? Is there some work on this?
     
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    Master One

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    I was thinking about trying something similar, using for instance something like adb-sync (basically, a tool to do a rsync-like copy through adb).

    I'm still using the latest non-OSS vendor, firmware and I would very much want to avoid losing all the contents of the data partition... The biggest issue I see are the uids and permissions, though.

    The only piece missing so far would be a recovery able to decrypt data with A11 firmware to do the recovery. Are there news about that? Is there some work on this?
    Please keep us updated with this, I'm not going to try anything as all our POCO X3 NFC are in daily use.

    No news about updates to OrangeFox and TWRP yet, hopefully this issue is being worked on.
     

    solanin

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    So i haven't been around here for a while, after looking at the recent posts many seem to be confused, blaming and do not understand on migrating to OSS builds. In the final MIUI vendor builds the OTA functionality was blocked in order to prevent users from directly updating to OSS builds as it will be needing a MIUI 11 firmware followed by a clean flash. The same has been notified in our device changelogs. Every step and preventive measures have been taken, there's only much i can do from my side in clearing things up. We have this forum and community in place to help each other out, so lets not be pointing fingers here!

    Here again i would like to make it clear with a simple guide on how to migrate onto OSS build!

    Note: This update will require a CLEAN FLASH (format data), so please backup everything beforehand.
    • Flash the latest available MIUI 11 firmware. (Region doesn't matter!!)
    • Now flash Arrow Vanilla/Gapps build.
    • FORMAT DATA. (You'll loose all your data!)
    • Reboot.
    Beware that the current available recoveries haven't been updated yet to support decryption for OSS builds at this point.
    I followed this step and I got it to work, unlocked bootloader yesterday and did this process and I'm now running arrow os fine :) though i flashed the latest MIUI11 firmware via twrp, not really sure if its the right way to flash it but hey! it works

    edit: I used the latest twrp thats linked by someone in this thread
     

    ramnoob

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    Hi, so i am using arrow for maybe 4-5 months now and it's perfect so far. I have been able to install OTA updates in the past very easily, now i have downloaded the latest may 18th OTA for twice already but it does not update, it asks me to go back to MIUI 11. Is it necessary? And will every OTA require moving back to MIUI? Sorry for the ignorance at my part but i do not understand that why do we have to move back to MIUI 11 even for the update to arrow?

    - Also there is a bug that i have noticed is, videos get glitchy on facebook, instagram every now and then and only thing that helps fixing it rebooting the device. Can you please look into this?
    Please check the screenshots.
     

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    zpower

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    Hi, so i am using arrow for maybe 4-5 months now and it's perfect so far. I have been able to install OTA updates in the past very easily, now i have downloaded the latest may 18th OTA for twice already but it does not update, it asks me to go back to MIUI 11. Is it necessary? And will every OTA require moving back to MIUI? Sorry for the ignorance at my part but i do not understand that why do we have to move back to MIUI 11 even for the update to arrow?

    - Also there is a bug that i have noticed is, videos get glitchy on facebook, instagram every now and then and only thing that helps fixing it rebooting the device. Can you please look into this?
    Please check the screenshots.
    Report here. https://gitlab.com/arrowos-support/issues/android/-/issues
    I've the same problem :(
     

    zpower

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    So i haven't been around here for a while, after looking at the recent posts many seem to be confused, blaming and do not understand on migrating to OSS builds. In the final MIUI vendor builds the OTA functionality was blocked in order to prevent users from directly updating to OSS builds as it will be needing a MIUI 11 firmware followed by a clean flash. The same has been notified in our device changelogs. Every step and preventive measures have been taken, there's only much i can do from my side in clearing things up. We have this forum and community in place to help each other out, so lets not be pointing fingers here!

    Here again i would like to make it clear with a simple guide on how to migrate onto OSS build!

    Note: This update will require a CLEAN FLASH (format data), so please backup everything beforehand.
    • Flash the latest available MIUI 11 firmware. (Region doesn't matter!!)
    • Now flash Arrow Vanilla/Gapps build.
    • FORMAT DATA. (You'll loose all your data!)
    • Reboot.
    Beware that the current available recoveries haven't been updated yet to support decryption for OSS builds at this point.
    Don't you want to update the first post with these instructions to avoid the same question over and over?

    Thanks for your work :)
     

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      then what app do you suggest to backup my data before doing that? Thanks
      I used Titanium Backup in the old days. I only update my ROM every 6 months. There's no point in updating nightly unless there is a big security issue.
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      I have tried Migrate since my phone was rooted but had issues restoring the backup. The phone got into a bootloop, so I have been forced to set everything back up from scratch again
      Not good! I haven't tried Migrate yet, it was just presented to me as an option for the task at hands, so either someone comes up with a success story, or I will have to just try all three backup methods and find out for myself if any of these is going to work.

      Just now, I installed TWRP 3.5.2_10-2 (Brigudav) on my Poco X3 NFC ... then I flashed "Disable_DM-Verity_ForceEncrypt" ... and I have no issues with the TWRP reading files unencrypted.
      Why would TWRP (any version, same as any version of OrangeFox) have any issues if you have an unencypted device???

      This whole story is about decrypting the device from recovery if your device is encrypted.

      And yes, it is a very bad idea and NOT recommended at all to use an unencrypted device, because as said before, if you lose your phone and you have any sensitive or personal data on it, you are done!

      If you have unencrypted your device because someone told you that this is the solution for the current problems with device decryption on A11 + OSS vendor, you have been given extremely bad advice!
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      Guys, all what's been written in the recent couple of pages is totally excessive, why not just wait for an update of OrangeFox / TWRP that can deal with the device decryption on A11 + OSS vendor, before upgrading from A11 + MIUI vendor?

      ArrowOS 11 VANILLA 20210503 is working fine here and I have absolutely no interest and time for any hassle, as has been shown in the numerous posts from the last two weeks.
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      Hello everyone,

      I saw that brigudav updated his TWRP version to 3.5.2_10-2.
      https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586337627
      Did anyone try it yet? Does decryption with OSS builds work? (I don't have the time to experiment with the new OSS builds atm)
      After testing, I can affirm that TWRP 3.5.2_10-2 by brigudav cannot decrypt the data encrypted with Android 11 + OSS vendor.
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      Can you tell more about it?

      Can it decrypt the the data partition with A11+OSS vendor?

      Is this what the Changelog entries from 2021-05-13 concerning android_bootable_recovery were all about?
      Like i said the Arrow recovery is only intended for OTA updates with no extra features. You won't be able to access internal data as its posed as a security risk.
      I just installed this ROM, but my wifi does not work. Any suggestions?
      I have answered and added a few FAQ's to the original post. Those who are still having difficulties switching to OSS builds have to check them out.

      As for the NFC issues they have addressed in the latest builds.
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      No news about updates to OrangeFox and TWRP yet, hopefully this issue is being worked on.

      I think this would be the patch for TWRP: https://gerrit.twrp.me/c/android_bootable_recovery/+/3570

      I would try it, but I am currently struggling to build a working android-11 TWRP.
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      Note: These are enforcing builds. Safety net checks pass out of the box! No need to flash magisk modules, which might in turn break the integrity!

      Builds have been unified now under surya codename for both NFC and non-NFC variants

      Tip: Select OEM -> Device,choose Arrow version, choose build type: "GAPPS" or "VANILLA" to download.

      Latest Instructions for OSS builds (w.e.f 10/05/2021)
      If migrating from pre OSS builds
      • Flash the latest available MIUI 11 firmware. (Region doesn't matter!!)
      • Download and copy arrow build to a OTG prendrive or sd card.
      • Now flash Arrow Vanilla/Gapps build.
      • FORMAT DATA. (You'll loose all your data!)
      • Reboot.
      Fresh install coming from MIUI
      • Flash latest available MIUI 11 if you aren't on it already.
      • Install any suitable recovery (mentioned below).
      • Download and copy arrow build to a OTG prendrive or sd card.
      • Flash latest Arrow Vanilla/Gapps build.
      • FORMAT DATA. (You'll loose all your data!)
      • Reboot.
      TWRP Recovery by @brigudav :
      Note: This build of twrp will support decryption on ArrowOS OSS builds.

      ArrowOS Recovery :
      Note: This is a very basic aosp recovery only intended for OTA installs. Do NOT expect other functionalities.​
      * Do not use with DFE or while unencrypted.​
      F.A.Q :

      1. My WiFi, bluetooth and network aren't working after updating to OSS build?
      A. This happens if you're still on the old Q firmware. Flash the latest available R firmware and then follow the above give steps to properly flash the rom.​

      2. Unable to update OTA's using TWRP?
      A. The current available recoveries are outdated and are no longer supported for OSS builds. To have a hassle free OTA experience use the above mentioned ArrowOS recovery.
      A. Two of the currently supported recoveries are mentioned above.​

      Read our blog article/post about:
      * GAPPS and VANILLA variants
      * Checking build integrity

      ROM Source: https://github.com/ArrowOS
      Kernel Source: https://github.com/ArrowOS-Devices/android_kernel_xiaomi_surya

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      ArrowOS, ROM for the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

      Contributors
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      Source Code: https://github.com/ArrowOS

      ROM OS Version: Android 11
      ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
      ROM Firmware Required: Latest R firmware
      Based On: AOSP, CAF

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      Stable Release Date: 2020-11-19

      Created 2020-11-19
      Last Updated 2021-05-18
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      So i haven't been around here for a while, after looking at the recent posts many seem to be confused, blaming and do not understand on migrating to OSS builds. In the final MIUI vendor builds the OTA functionality was blocked in order to prevent users from directly updating to OSS builds as it will be needing a MIUI 11 firmware followed by a clean flash. The same has been notified in our device changelogs. Every step and preventive measures have been taken, there's only much i can do from my side in clearing things up. We have this forum and community in place to help each other out, so lets not be pointing fingers here!

      Here again i would like to make it clear with a simple guide on how to migrate onto OSS build!

      Note: This update will require a CLEAN FLASH (format data), so please backup everything beforehand.
      • Flash the latest available MIUI 11 firmware. (Region doesn't matter!!)
      • Now flash Arrow Vanilla/Gapps build.
      • FORMAT DATA. (You'll loose all your data!)
      • Reboot.
      Beware that the current available recoveries haven't been updated yet to support decryption for OSS builds at this point.
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      Here are the instructions on how you should flash the new OSS Vendor ROM since most people here are confused:

      - Flash latest TWRP by brigudav
      - Flash Android 11 12.0.7 MIUI firmware
      - Reboot recovery
      - Format Data
      - Reboot recovery
      - Flash ArrowOS

      OPTIONAL:
      - Flash Magisk
      - Flash Gapps (If you're on Vanilla build & If you want custom gapps)

      - Reboot system

      Download link:
      - Firmware: https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/surya/stable/V12.0.7.0.RJGEUXM/
      - TWRP: You can find it on 4pda but you need an account. I'm not allowed to share it, so you have to get it yourself.

      This firmware is for NFC model as I'm not sure where is A11 firmware for non-NFC model. It can possibly work for non-NFC model, feel free to try.
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      Mission Impossible in all custom ROMs !

      1. Safetynet check the bootloader status and will automatically fail if magisk is not installed (Magisk Hide ON must be applied for this) !

      2. Furthermore, now you have to install the safetynet-fix module to make your banking apps working !

      3. Finally, you must hide Magisk Manager.apk with a random name too (Magisk Settings)
      To everyone, please STOP this misconception about having the need to flash magisk in order to pass safety net. Do read the OP I've clearly mentioned there's no need of a magisk or modules for safety net. Device is certified and passes safety net out of the box without need of any modifications.

      By improper usage of magisk and mods you're further complicating and breaking things when they're completely unnecessary which end up causing unrelated issues which you end up calling them rom source bugs ¯\(◉‿◉)/¯

      P.S : I'm not against magisk, but when you do prefer using modifications do ask yourself on your needs and if you're able to rectify the issues it might generate. Isolate yourself from magisk or any form of modifications to recheck and confirm the issue before making a bug report.
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      Even dev says in dec the 3rd changelog that notification led was implemented, it still doesn't work for me :(
      I'm aware of the notification led issue, its interlinked to an sepolicy denial from vendor which is quite tricky to address it while we're using the prebuilt/stock vendor. For now you can assume it as a trade off for enforcing builds. I'm working on a fix, once we start a full transition towards an OSS vendor these issues will be more convenient to be addressed.
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