Paranoid Android Pie Beta - Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

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We’re really excited to announce the release of Paranoid Android Pie betas.

On first launch, you’ll notice a clean setup with a beautiful wallpaper from Hampus Olsson, who teamed up with us again to create several beautiful pieces of artwork. For those who are unfamiliar, Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose design stands itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We also added further UI touches that we believe enhances the overall user experience.

The beta builds include adjustments and improvements on top of the stock Android CAF base. The Paranoid Android team and contributors are focusing on squashing existing bugs, and implementing and improving features.

Device-specific issues

- DT2W
- Camera crashes if it detects a face

Note: Custom kernels are NOT supported!

Download

Get the latest Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite build here!

Changelogs

Paranoid Android Pie beta released

Requirements
  • * Required * firmware version must be based on P-based builds.
  • Formatting/Wiping data (all user data is wiped, including internal storage (in case of a format)) is a must if you were using a different rom previously.

Instructions
  • Boot recovery from fastboot (TWRP recovery for Mi A2 Lite)
  • Format/Wipe /system and /data
  • Install AOSPA zip package
  • Install [optional] TWRP flashable
Don't forget to change slots after installing the rom in TWRP!
You have to reboot TWRP to the "new" slot to install GApps!


Important / Useful links
TWRP (bootable): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933315
TWRP (flashable): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933316
Forced encryption disabler: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397907941
Kernel source: https://github.com/33bca/android_kernel_xiaomi_msm8953


Help us improve PA by submitting good bug reports possibly with a log attached. Learn how to take logs here.

Our device maintainer for Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is @33bca. Mention (@) me if you need some assistance and/or when reporting bugs.

Cheers and #StayParanoid!
 
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ilovebytes

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a many thanks @33bca for your hard work you put into developing for our a2 lite :)

what bothers me most before trying your pa rom is the question if i can revert back to stock (inlcuding a/B Partitons and Stock Recovery, Encryption ) without any problem ? and if so what steps do i have to do to revert back to stock ?

normaly i would just make a backup from within twrp of my stock Phone and then do a restore if needed but as i unterstand it right thats not possible at the moment with the extisting versions of twrp for our a2 lite ? so maybe just get a2 lite into fastboot mode and flash an original fastboot image ?
 
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ilovebytes

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and some more questions @33bca on your instructions to install the rom:
Requirements

* Required * firmware version must be based on P-based builds.
so one must have 10.0.3.0 or 10.0.4.0 version of stock firmware on the a2 lite?
Formatting data (all user data is wiped, including internal storage) is a must if the storage was encrypted previously.
how do i find out if phone is encrypted or not ? if i goto settings and then security & location - advanced and if there under encryption and credentials at encrypt phone it says encrypted - then i have to format data (from whithin stock rom or from within twrp ?

Instructions:

  • Boot recovery from fastboot (TWRP recovery for Mi A2 Lite)
so here i use your bootable twrp img file (from your first link) with the command "fastboot boot recovery twrp-daisy-3.2.3-0-offain.img" ?
  • Format /system and /data
ist this the step you mention in the requirements or to i have to do this additionally to the step in the requirements ?
  • Install AOSPA zip package
just flash your pa rom within twrp ?
  • Install [optional] TWRP flashable
so here i flash the twrp (flashable from your second link) within twrp ?

and finally when should the "Forced encryption disabler" be flashed right after first time booting into twrp or after formating system and data ?
 
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what bothers me most before trying your pa rom is the question if i can revert back to stock (inlcuding a/B Partitons and Stock Recovery, Encryption ) without any problem ? and if so what steps do i have to do to revert back to stock ?
normaly i would just make a backup from within twrp of my stock Phone and then do a restore if needed but as i unterstand it right thats not possible at the moment with the extisting versions of twrp for our a2 lite ? so maybe just get a2 lite into fastboot mode and flash an original fastboot image ?
I would imagine u would need to use mi flash.or switch back to the other slot

hope you don't mind i put your quote from the other Thread into this one as i think its more usefull here now

thats what i need to know before i am gonnna give it a try - can i revert back to a completely Stock A2 lite from PA Rom with just putting the A2 lite into Fastboot Mode an flash a pie fastboot image (10.0.3.0 ore 10.0.4.0) with Miflash ?
 
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guide install

- use pie base firmware

boot to twrp :


-need to wipe /data , /system

- install zip pa

- install zip disable encryption

- optional install twrp installer

- change to slot b and boot to system after

- booted pa is fine !:D:cool: install opencamera app for resolve error cam:p;)

- optional 2 : return to twrp after first boot for install : magisks , opengapps ...
can someone who successfully install this rom make a noob-friendly guide how to install it? like how to change slot and is it mandatory to install forced encryption disabler?
 
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- use pie base firmware

-need to wipe /data , /system in twrp

- install zip pa

- install zip disable encryption

- optional install twrp installer

- change to slot b

- booted pa is fine !:D:cool: install opencamera app for resolve error cam:p;)

- optional 2 : return to twrp after first boot for install : magisks , opengapps ...

install Gapps after change to slot b?. there is a menu in twrp to change slot or what?
 
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    We’re really excited to announce the release of Paranoid Android Pie betas.

    On first launch, you’ll notice a clean setup with a beautiful wallpaper from Hampus Olsson, who teamed up with us again to create several beautiful pieces of artwork. For those who are unfamiliar, Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose design stands itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We also added further UI touches that we believe enhances the overall user experience.

    The beta builds include adjustments and improvements on top of the stock Android CAF base. The Paranoid Android team and contributors are focusing on squashing existing bugs, and implementing and improving features.

    Device-specific issues

    - DT2W
    - Camera crashes if it detects a face

    Note: Custom kernels are NOT supported!

    Download

    Get the latest Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite build here!

    Changelogs

    Paranoid Android Pie beta released

    Requirements
    • * Required * firmware version must be based on P-based builds.
    • Formatting/Wiping data (all user data is wiped, including internal storage (in case of a format)) is a must if you were using a different rom previously.

    Instructions
    • Boot recovery from fastboot (TWRP recovery for Mi A2 Lite)
    • Format/Wipe /system and /data
    • Install AOSPA zip package
    • Install [optional] TWRP flashable
    Don't forget to change slots after installing the rom in TWRP!
    You have to reboot TWRP to the "new" slot to install GApps!


    Important / Useful links
    TWRP (bootable): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933315
    TWRP (flashable): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933316
    Forced encryption disabler: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397907941
    Kernel source: https://github.com/33bca/android_kernel_xiaomi_msm8953


    Help us improve PA by submitting good bug reports possibly with a log attached. Learn how to take logs here.

    Our device maintainer for Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is @33bca. Mention (@) me if you need some assistance and/or when reporting bugs.

    Cheers and #StayParanoid!
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    Hey everyone!

    To keep things short, here is the latest update!
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933724

    Changes:
    - Fixed Encryption
    - Fixed WifiDisplay/Miracast
    - Added FM Support
    - Some small stuff you won't notice

    TWRP is update too:
    TWRP 3.3.0 (bootable): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933315
    TWRP 3.3.0 (flashable): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397933316
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    There are some good news for the developers too!
    All my sources are available on my git now, happy rom building! ;)

    Device Tree: https://github.com/33bca/android_device_xiaomi_daisy
    Kernel Source: https://github.com/33bca/android_kernel_xiaomi_msm8953
    Vendor Tree: https://github.com/33bca/android_vendor_xiaomi_daisy

    Here a little goodie for you all too :p
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    starting from a pie stock rom (in my case 10.0.4.0) with bootloader unlocked

    1. remove fingerprint, Pattern, Pin and Password if set
    2. power off A2 lite
    3. put A2 lite into fastboot mode
    4. boot into twrp with "fastboot boot twrp-daisy-3.2.3-0-offain.img"
    5. in twrp press cancel at password prompt
    6. goto wipe and press format data
    7. wipe /data /system /cache & dalvik /internal data
    8. install pa zip
    9. install ForcedEncryptionDisablerDaisy.zip
    10. [optional] install twrp-installer-daisy-3.2.3-0-offain.zip
    11. change current slot if it shows your are on current slot a change to slot b and vice versa. (in my case i was on current slot a so i changed it to slot b)
    12. reboot into pa rom (takes about 1-2 minutes)
    13. [optional] reboot to twrp recovery and flash opengapps
    everything worked fine an pa booted up as it should

    but as i wanted to know if i can revert back to stock without problems i brought my a2 lite into fastboot mode again an flashed the 10.0.3.0 fastboot image with miflash and the option flash_all.bat.

    Also that worked flawlessly so reverting back to stock is absolutely no problem.

    So knowing that for sure now i went back to PA an its running fine so far the only thing i am not sure about is volte and vowifi. There are no switches in the settings to activate this 2 points in PA ROM.

    on stock it looks like this:
    Screenshot_20190115-172619.jpg
    so there is a 4G HD Icond for Volte and a VoWifi icon for wifi calling

    But after installing magisk and the VoEnalber Module i got the switches under settings unter Network & Internet and then mobile network - advanced : enhanced 4g LTE Mode and Wi-Fi Calling
    both of them are on and then i choose Wifi Calling preferred but other as in the stock rom it does not show me that its working in status bar - it looks like this:
    Screenshot_20190321-161915.png
    so as there is at least a HD icon i assume that volte is working but vowifi not ? anyone knows how to enable volte an vowifi for sure on PA ?
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