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a9k1t

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@Retrial Is there a way to flash Pixel 5 Props (For Unlimited Google Photos) in Lineage OS without installing magisk. I mean, can Pixel Props be flashed via TWRP?
Love this thread, thanks for creating it.
 

Retrial

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    @Retrial Is there a way to flash Pixel 5 Props (For Unlimited Google Photos) in Lineage OS without installing magisk. I mean, can Pixel Props be flashed via TWRP?
    Love this thread, thanks for creating it.
    Nope, the easiest way is with Magisk unless a dev make a flashable zip for the current ROM.
    If that is important for you, you can use Pixel Experience or any other ROM which have by default Pixel 5 Props.
     
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    +1. This works very reliably. Anyway to open captured photos and videos in built-in Gallery w/o having Google Photos installed though?
    Check the latest version I've uploaded in my AFH Mirror. It has an option to disable it in Modification Settings.
     

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    STEPS I did to get my POCO F1 recognized on FASTBOOT on my laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU on USB 2.0 Port

    On Phone (in Developer Options)

    -Disable USB debugging
    -Revoke USB Debugging authorizations (below USB Debugging)
    -Default USB configuration option (search for it) -> Selected "File Transfer"
    -Restart
    -Enable USB debugging
    -Give Authorization to your laptop/PC (a pop up will appear on PHONE) after connecting ur phone

    On Laptop/PC
    -In "USERPROFILE"\.android\ Delete everything in it
    -Uninstalled all Other 3rd party ADB tool and also ADB drivers from "Device Manager" (if it's there)
    View attachment 5294979
    This screenshot is the current one (after installing correct drivers) & it will show up in "Device Manager" (ONLY If USB Debugging is ENABLED) after connecting the USB cable to the laptop
    Earlier it had an exclamation icon on it, maybe due to some error or incompatible driver I previously installed

    -Restart
    -Install USB Driver for POCO F1 either Manually (search on youtube) or through Mi Flashing Tool (this will install all drivers required) and I did both
    -Create a .bat file with these lines below, and run it as an administrator, then reboot:

    Code:
    @Echo off
    
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "osvc" /t REG_BINARY /d "0000" /f
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "SkipContainerIdQuery" /t REG_BINARY /d "01000000" /f
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "SkipBOSDescriptorQuery" /t REG_BINARY /d "01000000" /f
    
    pause

    -Download Google's SDK Platform-Tools for Windows from here and extract it in ":C drive" > Run CMD on the same path where you extracted it and then give these command to check ADB shows your device
    "adb devices" in Normal mode
    "fastboot devices" in fastboot mode
    Worked liked a charm, thank you so much for taking the effort to share the guide, really appreciated it!
     

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    New Update: 23/05/2021
    Changelog:
    • Changed POSP ROM link to their GitHub for lateset releases.
    • Updated link for Paranoid Android ROM May Build. (Bugs: Random Reboots, WiFi Display (only Chromecast works), Ok Google while screen off)
    • Added links for AICP, DerpFest, StaxiOS, AncientOS, CesiumOS, RevengeOS, CherishOS, ConquerOS, HyconOS, StagOS, CalyxOS (CalyxOS-Android Verified Boot -AVB- is not and cannot fully enabled in POCO F1 because the bootloader cannot be locked on custom ROMs).
    • Added XDKernel.
    • Added FlameGApps.
    • Added a link near NikGApps to create your own NikGApps package the way u want it.
    • Changed the Magisk links to Magisk-v23.0.
    • Changed the link for Parrot043 Gcam to my AFH mirror since he stopped uploading gcams in celsoazevedo, instead he is using telegram channel.
    • Changed the link of Syslog at Useful Apps section to the GitHub.
    • Added a useful link at Privacy & Security to how you can block ads in Android.
    Note #1: I update the Collection & Guides daily (if needed), I just sum up when I post the changelog.

    Note #2: Some ROMs like Corvus etc are live but I cannot add them in the list cause are hosted in pay-per-click website (pling) which is against xda rules. Same with some ROMs which are not updated in xda but they are active in pling. Also the same thing with DSB (Dual Status Bar) for ROMs. Please ask the devs to choose another host platform so I would be able to add them in the collection. Don't ask me.
     
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    New Update: 23/05/2021
    Changelog:
    • Changed POSP ROM link to their GitHub for lateset releases.
    • Updated link for Paranoid Android ROM May Build. (Bugs: Random Reboots, WiFi Display (only Chromecast works), Ok Google while screen off)
    • Added links for AICP, DerpFest, StaxiOS, AncientOS, CesiumOS, RevengeOS, CherishOS, ConquerOS, HyconOS, CalyxOS (CalyxOS-Android Verified Boot -AVB- is not and cannot fully enabled in POCO F1 because the bootloader cannot be locked on custom ROMs).
    • Added FlameGApps.
    • Added a link near NikGApps to create your own NikGApps package the way u want it.
    • Changed the Magisk links to Magisk-v23.0.
    • Changed the link for Parrot043 Gcam to my AFH mirron since he stopped uploading gcams in celsoazevedo, instead he is using telegram channel.
    • Changed the link of Syslog at Useful Apps section to the GitHub.
    • Added a useful link at Privacy & Security to how you can block ads in Android.
    Note #1: I update the Collection & Guides daily (if needed), I just sum up when I post the changelog.

    Note #2: Some ROMs like Corvus etc are live but I cannot add them in the list cause are hosted in pay-per-click website (pling) which is against xda rules. Same with some ROMs which are not updated in xda but they are active in pling. Also the same thing with DSB (Dual Status Bar) for ROMs. Please ask the devs to choose another host platform so I would be able to add them in the collection. Don't ask me.
    Hi, does Parrot043 gcam video stabilization work on PocoF1?
     
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    hello guys I am updating from android 10 to 11. Is this process correct and i have questions?
    1. update to latest fw+vendor if rom does not include.
    2. flash rom.
    3. gapss etc.
    4. DFE. I have question about this. I dont change rom often but i still want encryption but does that mean if i want flash new ROM will i have to 'Formate Data'?

    Thank uou alot. for help
     
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      I'm using miui 12 based Miroom. It was encrypted by default but I flashed dfe in the past, if that helps.
      Well, if it was encrypted by default u need to do clean install and let it as it is. Backup ur data first.
      2
      Would selecting wipe data in twrp be enough or I have to flash the rom zip again after the wipe? I will backup my data, yet I wonder if the internal storage would be wiped after the encryption or I'll have to transfer the data again to the internal storage
      You can try to do it but I am afraid you will end with bootloop.
      I suggest to:
      Backup your Data > Clean install the ROM > Put your data back and you will be good and safe.
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      I'm using miui 12 based Miroom. It was encrypted by default but I flashed dfe in the past, if that helps.
      Well, if it was encrypted by default u need to do clean install and let it as it is. Backup ur data first.
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      Thanks alot for help retrail. I trey your force encrypt but it does not work?
      Hey thanks.
      The force encrypt zip is made by gwolfu the dev of crDroid.
      In what ROM you trying to use it? Try to mount vendor first and then flash it. (Always on clean install of a ROM)
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      thank u so much (yes i backup). okay so more DFE ****, good i dont update regularly so i am not up to date so i apology for dumb questions.. I am not encrypted currently so if i am correct this is process? Wipe Dalvick/ART Chace + Chache + System + Vendor+ Data ----- Flash vendor then firmware then ROM + gapps+ etc------- then use "Formate data" with typing YES option.

      is last option FORMATE DATA really important? I am not encrypted currently. I will lose all data yes. thank you again friend.

      also what if i use or downloaded latest "Russian" vendor that is on xiaomifirmwareupdater.com (V12.0.2.0.QEJRUXM Russia)? is it safee? will everything turn to russian language if i use it it?

      New version seem to be MIUI 12.0.3 version but there is no update file in xiaomifirmwareupdater.com. How do i update to latest version? do i have to Flash MIUI COMPLTE ROM 2.8gb one or something? then unlock bootloader and things..i dont have account access anymore.. Can some guide me please?. Also currently on custom rom NOT MUIU.

      thank uou.
      Keep in my mind, some ROMs are decrypted by default so if you want to encryption you must choose ROMs which are encrypted by default like PE, LineageOS, ArrowOS etc, otherwise you have to flash encrypt zip everytime you update a ROM.
      I don't understand what u wanna do with MIUI, everything you need is on this thread (check my collection & guides). (don't flash any russian vendor)
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      Would selecting wipe data in twrp be enough or I have to flash the rom zip again after the wipe? I will backup my data, yet I wonder if the internal storage would be wiped after the encryption or I'll have to transfer the data again to the internal storage
      You can try to do it but I am afraid you will end with bootloop.
      I suggest to:
      Backup your Data > Clean install the ROM > Put your data back and you will be good and safe.
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      thank for guide. I wanna update to latest vendor and firmware but there is no 12.0.3 fw/vendor except the whole MIUI ROM. should i flash whole rom? i dont know but i understand dont use russian vendor.

      also i will be using havoc os the new 11 version. it doesnt mention encryption so i donnot know and confuse me.
      HavocOS is decrypted by default. So basic you need to do the opposite of DFE. Ask dev to make it encrypted by default or always use an encryption zip after every manually flash/update. Don't make OTA if u make it encrypted, just manually update the ROM, always along with encryption zip. (Check the guide about DFE & Encryption)
      Most ROMs have build in vendor & firmware. If you need seperate Firmware for any reason take it from my Collection in section FIRMWARES. (it's not the whole ROM it's just firmware)
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      Welcome to POCO F1 Ultimate Collection!
      (beryllium)

      OFFICIAL STOCK MIUI ROM ©️

      You can check my Guides for installation.

      FIRMWARES ©️

      CUSTOM ROMS ⚡

      CUSTOM KERNELS ⚙️

      CUSTOM RECOVERY 🛠️

      GAPPS 🤖

      Note: be sure you have selected Platform: ARM64 and the proper Android version of the ROM you are going to flash. If the ROM you want to flash include GApps, no need to download and flash any GApps at all.
      Most of the GApps have also a config. file which can be used to to configure your installation the way you like. You can skip any Package that you don't want to be part of your installation. For more infos about that, read the instructions of the GApps you chose or search in Google.


      MAGISK ROOT SOLUTION 🧙‍♂️

      You can check my Guides for installation.

      Disable Force Encryption (DFE) & Encryption 👀

      GOOGLE CAMERA PORTS & UNIVERSAL STOCK CAMERA UNINSTALLER📷

      GOOGLE PLAY SYSTEM UPDATE 🛡

      You can manually update Google Play System by downloading and installing Main components.

      USEFUL APPS 🎯

      Check the Privacy & Security section in my Guides
      If for some reason you can't find/install an app on Google Play Store due country restrictions or anything, you can sideload the app from APKMirror.
      • Adaway: Open Source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.
      • Aegis Authenticator: Aegis Authenticator is a free, secure and open source app for Android to manage your 2-step verification tokens for your online services.
      • BetterBatteryStats: With BetterBatteryStats you can analyse the behavior of your phone and find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep.
      • Brave Browser: Open Source Privacy Browser with built-in adblock.
      • Bromite: Bromite is a open source Chromium fork with ad blocking and enhanced privacy.
      • Cryptomator: Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.
      • Device Info HW: A hardware and software information app for Android devices.
      • FairEmail: Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app.
      • Franco Kernel Manager: Complete toolbox for all devices with a rich feature set aimed for ease of use to supercharge your kernel.
      • KeepassDX: KeePassDX is a free open source password manager for Android, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.
      • MiXplorer: Fully-featured File Manager.
      • NetGuard: NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required. Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.
      • NewPipe: Open Source Youtube alternative platform without ads.
      • Shade Launcher: Make your phone feel like home. Free, open source, no ads.
      • Signal: Signal is a free and open source software application, allowing users to send end-to-end encrypted group, text, picture, and audio & video messages, and have encrypted phone conversations between Signal users.
      • Simple Mobile Tools: A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable widgets.
      • SysLog: Open Source tool for quickly taking and sharing system logs.
      • Today Weather: Today Weather is a beautiful & simple-to-use weather app that provides the world's most accurate local weather forecasts.
      • Youtube Vanced: Vanced is a well known modded version of YouTube with many features such as adblocking, background playback and many many more.

      XIAOMI TOOLS 🧰

      MINIMAL ADB AND FASTBOOT 💻

      AMD RYZEN FASTBOOT FIX 🔧

      Check the AMD Ryzen Fastboot Fix Guide for the proper steps.

      (Scroll Down to check the Guides)
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      POCO F1 Ultimate Guides!
      (beryllium)

      !DISCLAIMER!
      Most people I know (including myself) who used my Guides and steps, did that with success many times. If you don't follow exactly the steps or you do a mistake during the process, I do not take any responsibility for any unexpected results or damage that may happen. However I am here to help if something goes wrong, just ask in the thread.

      AMD RYZEN FASTBOOT FIX 💻

      Some AMD Ryzen Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. Try the following ways:
      1. Install AMD Ryzen Chipset Drivers.
      2. Enable USB Debugging at device (Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > USB Debugging) and give authorization after connecting it to PC.
      3. Use USB Hub.
      4. Use USB Type-A 2.0.
      5. Download this
      .bat file (unzip it) or manually create a .bat file with these lines below, and run it as an administrator, then reboot:
      reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "osvc" /t REG_BINARY /d "0000" /f​
      reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "SkipContainerIdQuery" /t REG_BINARY /d "01000000" /f​
      reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbflags\18D1D00D0100" /v "SkipBOSDescriptorQuery" /t REG_BINARY /d "01000000" /f​
      Check the steps an another user did to make it work here.
      If this doesn't help, unfortunately you have to use Intel System.


      UNLOCK BOOTLOADER 🔓

      Note: Some AMD Ryzen Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. [Read the AMD Fastboot Fix Guide above]
      Please keep in mind by Unlocking Bootloader the device will reset and all your data will be lost. Make a backup of your data first to PC or to USB.
      1. Create a Mi account on Xiaomi’s website.
      2. Add a phone number to your Mi account.
      3. Insert a SIM into your phone (If you haven't added already).
      4. Enable developer options in Settings > About Phone by repeatedly tapping (7 times) on MIUI Version.
      5. Link the device to your Mi account in Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > Mi Unlock status. Also enable USB Debugging.
      6. Download the Mi Unlock app (Windows is required to run the app).
      7. Run the Mi Unlock app and follow the instructions provided by the app.
      8. Reboot your device into Fastboot mode. For that simply turn off your device, press the Power Button + Volume Down (–) button at the same time. Then connect the device to the Windows PC/laptop via a micro USB cable.
      9. After device and Mi account are successfully verified, the Bootloader should be Unlocked and your device will restart by itself.


      INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY 🛠️

      • Fastboot Method (No Custom Recovery currently installed)
        Note: Some AMD Ryzen Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. [Read the AMD Fastboot Fix Guide above]
        1. Make sure your Bootloader is Unlocked.
        2. Enable developer options in Settings > About Phone by repeatedly tapping (7 times) on MIUI Version.
        3. Enable USB Debugging in Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > USB Debugging.
        4. Download a custom recovery of your choice.
        [You can find a recovery of your choice in my Collection]
        5. Download the portable Minimal ADB and Fastboot and run adb.exe
        6. Reboot to Fastboot mode by pressing Power Button + Volume Down (–) and keep holding both buttons until the word “FASTBOOT” appears on the screen, then release.
        7. Once the device is in Fastboot mode, connect your device to PC and verify you can find it by typying in adb: fastboot devices.
        8. Flash Recovery by typing in adb: fastboot flash recovery <recovery_filename>.img (The file may not be named identically to what stands in this command, so adjust accordingly).
        9. Reboot to Recovery by typing in adb: reboot recovery or manually hold Power Button + Volume Up (+) until you boot to Recovery.
        10. Done! You now have a new Custom Recovery installed.


      • Recovery Method (Custom Recovery already installed)
        1. Download a custom recovery of your choice. [You can find a recovery of your choice in my Collection]
        2. Reboot to Recovery by holding Power Button + Volume Up (+).
        3. Press Install Image.
        4. Locate the recovery.img you recently downloaded.
        5. Select it and choose the option Recovery and Flash.
        6. Go back and Reboot to Recovery.
        7. Done! Your new recovery should be installed.

      MAGISK ROOT SOLUTION 🧙‍♂️

      The easiest way to root your device is via Magisk, it should work in all ROMs, Stock and Customs.
      Install
      Magisk:

      1. Install latest TWRP Recovery. [Read the Install Custom Recovery Guide above]
      2. Download the Magisk [You can find it in my Collection]
      3. Reboot to TWRP Recovery by pressing Power Button + Volume Up (+) and flash it.
      4. Reboot and check whether the Magisk app is installed. If it isn’t installed automatically, manually install the APK. [You can find it in my Collection]
      Note: From Official TWRP Recovery 3.5.1 and onwards (and other recoveries based on that), Magisk.apk can be flashed as apk without the need of rename it to .zip. So you can simply flash the Magisk.apk in TWRP.
      Manually Creation of Flashable Zip:
      Download the latest Magisk APK and rename the Magisk.apk → Magisk.zip.

      Uninstall Magisk:
      • Flash the Uninstall.zip in TWRP Recovery and reboot. [You can find it my Collection]
        If Magisk App isn’t uninstalled automatically, manually uninstall the app.
        Manually creation of Flashable Uninstall Zip:
        Download the latest Magisk APK and rename the Magisk.apk → uninstall.zip


      • Uninstall Magisk directly through the Magisk app. Simply press the Uninstall button.

      DISABLE FORCE ENCRYPTION (DFE) & Encryption 👀

      [You can find it in my Collection]
      • Disable Force Encryption
      Disable Force Encryption (a.k.a DFE) is flashed during installation of a custom ROM to avoid the system encrypting /data partition when the devices boot for the first time.
      Some ROMs are not encrypted by default and so is not necessary to flash DFE. However if your ROM comes with encryption by default you can always flash DFE after clean installation of ROM and always after every update or flash or you can use any custom recovery like OrangeFox, Pitchblack, Skyhawk Recovery Project which can automatic flash DFE after every flash.
      I don't recommended to use DFE if you don't switch ROMs frequently and you are casual user. Beside the fact that if you lose your device your data are not protected, many people get in confusion while doing OTA or manually updates, which if the ROM is encrypted by default and flashed DFE and in next update you forget to flash DFE you will lock out from your data and you wil get into bootloop (use custom recoveries mentioned above to avoid that).
      • Encryption
        ⚠️Warning - This works only on clean flash:
        1. Flash ROM.zip in recovery
        2. Mount vendor partition in recovery (for some reason is not mounting with newer TWRP).
        3. Flash encrypt.zip.
        4. Reboot to system.
        Note:
        The encrypt zip needs to be flashed after every update.
        So flash ROM.zip and follow with encrypt zip.
      Encrypted ROMs are recommended if you are stable and casual user of a ROM. Encryption have the benefit to protect your data, in case you lose your device for example.
      Always use the latest TWRP Recovery so you can be able to decrypt the data by filling the same lock screen password you have set in ROM.
      Some ROMs are not encrypted by default but devs provide an Encryption.zip (script) which can encrypt the ROM. Same as DFE you need to flash it after clean installation of ROM and always after every update to stay encrypted and not get into bootloop. Unfortunatly there is not any custom recovery autoamtic doing that like with DFE, so you must be careful, avoid doing OTA updates and flash it every time you manually update a ROM.

      BATTERY TIPS 🔋


      Steps:
      1. Discharge your phone fully until it turns itself off.
      2. Turn it on again and let it turn itself off.
      3. Plug your phone into a charger and, without turning it on, let it charge until the on-screen or LED indicator says 100 percent.
      4. Turn your phone on. It's likely that the battery indicator won't say 100 percent, so plug the charger back in (leave your phone on) and continue charging until it says 100 percent on-screen as well.
      5. Unplug your phone and restart it. If it doesn't say 100 percent, plug the charger back in until it says 100 percent on screen.
      6. Repeat this cycle until it says 100 percent (or as close as you think it's going to get) when you start it up without it being plugged in.

      • Overheating

      Following reasons will lead to device heating issue:
      • During the initial setup after purchase or when restoring data.
      • Downloading large files.
      • Using apps that require more power or using apps for extended periods such as:
      • Playing high-quality games for long time.
      • Recording videos for extended periods.
      • Streaming videos while using the maximum brightness setting.
      • Using the Screen Mirroring / Smart View feature (connecting mobile to a TV).
      • While multitasking or when running many apps in the background i.e:
      • Using Multi window.
      • Updating or installing apps while recording videos.
      • Downloading large files during a video call.
      • Recording videos while using a navigation app.
      • Large amount of data for syncing with the cloud, email, or other accounts.
      • Exposing device under sunlight when temperature is high around you.
      • Extensive usage of mobile hotspot and tethering feature.
      • Using device in areas with weak signals or no reception or in roaming network.
      • Charging the battery with a damaged / unapproved USB cable.
      • Device's multipurpose jack is damaged or exposed to foreign materials, such as liquid, dust, metal powder, and pencil lead.
      Solution:
      Turn off Wi-fi, GPS , bluetooth and other connectivity options when not in use by dragging the notification panel.
      Decrease screen brightness.
      Close background running applications.
      Too many applications installed in device may result in device heating since their corresponding process will keep on running in background. It is advised to uninstall un-necessary apps if not using them.
      Avoid using apps like GPS, data dependent apps or graphic intensive games for longer duration since they require more energy to function, causing device to heat.
      It is advised not to use device while charging as it may cause the device to over heat.


      • General:
      DO:
      • Use manual brightness or dim the screen.
      • Turn off notifications for apps you don't use. Better still, delete/disable the apps entirely if you don't need them.
      • Enable battery or power saving mode when you want to extend your battery life.
      • Use the power adapter that came with your phone. Other chargers can charge slowly/faster but they can also damage your phone or battery.
      • Turn off bluetooth, location tracking, and Wi-Fi (unless you are actively using it)
      • Turn off print services from bluetooth connection preferences.
      • Avoid extremes of heat and cold. If your phone gets very hot or cold it can strain the battery and shorten it's lifespan.
      DON'T:
      • Have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi turned on constantly.
      • Leave apps running in the background. Instead restrict background usage off apps that you don't need running.
      • Push email means your device is always listening for new email which drains alot of battery.
      • Drain your phone battery all the way to 0% or charging it all the way to 100%. Keep it between 20% - 90% for longer battery lifespan.
      • The more advanced the graphics and animations are (games, videos, photos, animations), the harder the processor and graphics chip in your smartphone have to work. More activity means more battery use.

      PRIVACY & SECURITY 👮‍♂️

      Some useful links:
      General:
      • Always prefer Open Source or well popular Programs, Apps, ROMs, Kernels & Stuff.
        Open Source doesn't mean it's 100% safe but it's unlikely to have something suspicious, since you and other users can check the code in GitHub or in any other code hosting platform the "stuff" is hosted.


      • Prefer ROMs & Kernels with SELinux Enforcing. You can find informations here.

      • Always download and install Apps, Programs, ROMs & Stuff from official sources and do not use redirection links from different sites. Google is your friend to find the official source of the stuff you want.

      • Always check the permissions an app requires, before download and install it to your device. If an app ask for permissions which has nothing to do with the app functionality then it's should be reconsider or ask the developer why these permissions needed.

      • If you want to avoid Google and Play Store (De-Google), you can choose a ROM without GApps preinstalled like LineageOS and use F-Droid client which is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. Note that not all apps from Play Store will be available in F-Droid. Only Open Source projects. You can find alternatives though.
        Alternative you can use
        LineageOS for microG or any ROM which support signature spoofing and can support microG.

      • For Windows use the default Windows Defender & Malwarebytes to scan your files whenever you want (Prefered before open or install them). Also use the addon/extension uBlock Origin in your Browser. These should be enough for normal users.
        For Android Do not use any antivirus - antimalware since it's useless, just check what apps and from where you installing.


      • Always verify the source of addons/extensions in your browser. Avoid installing random and unpopular addons/extensions. Keep it minimal and clean, so browser can be fast and safe, no need bunch of extensions.

      • If you are using VPN, always check the terms and rules of the provider. Avoid random VPN Services.
        Recommended VPN Services.
        Using a VPN will not keep your browsing habits anonymous, nor will it add additional security to non-secure (HTTP) traffic.


      • Recommended is to encrypt your data/files always before uploading them to cloud with tools like Cryptomator.

      • Always use unique and strong passwords for each of your accounts.
        Use awarded open source Password Managers like KeePass or KeePassXC for Desktop and KeePassDX for Android to manage your passwords and have them with you safe, encrypted and secure. Must be noted you can use the same database file between these programs.


      • Always enable 2 Step Authentication wherever is available for your accounts.
        You can use apps like Aegis Authenticator.


      • Do not open or click on links attached in unknown emails you may get. Always check the adress of the email and verify it's legit from the official source.

      • Create and use "burned" email for accounts/sites you have concerns but you definitely want to try them. Do not use your personal or business email.

      CLEAN INSTALL CUSTOM ROM ⚡

      You can also do the same steps below to install Stock MIUI Recovery ROM.
      1. Backup all your data to PC or to external SDCard. [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost on step 7 while Formating Data or Wiping Internal Storage]
      2. Unlock Bootloader.
      [Read the Unlock Bootloader Guide above]
      3. Download:
      [You can find everything in my Collection]
      • Custom Recovery of your choice.
      • Custom ROM of your choice
      • GApps (be sure you have selected Platform: ARMx64 and the proper Android version of the ROM you are going to flash) if the ROM you are going to flash does not include. [Optional]
      • Magisk Root Solution [Optional]
      • Disable Force Encryption [Optional]
      4. Move all these files in one folder to your Internal Storage or to External SDCard if you have.
      5. Install Custom Recovery.
      [Read the Install Custom Recovery Guide above]
      6. Reboot to Recovery Power Button + Volume Up (+)
      7. Installation:
      Steps without external SDCard:

      • Select Wipe > Advanced Wipe
      • Select Dalvik / ART Cache, System, Data, Vendor, Cache and then Swipe to Wipe.
      • Flash ROM > GApps [Optional] > Magisk [Optional] > DFE [Optional - Not Recommended]
      • Go back and select Wipe > Format Data > type yes [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost]
      • Reboot Enjoy!
      Steps with external SDCard:
      • go to Advanced > File Manager > External_SD and delete all folders in ur ext sd card (For example you should delete: Android, .android_secure, LOST.DIR, DCIM, etc) except your personal files/folders and the folder with your custom ROM/Gapps/Magisk/DFE you want to flash.
        Each app on your phone with the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission may create files or folders in ur sdcard. Most of these folders have once been created by one of these apps and many of them may be deleted with a few exceptions (e.g. Android, .data, .android_secure, these contain important system or app data like a game's downloaded content):
        .android_secure: apps installed and then moved to sdcard
        Android: app data/cache
        data: app data
        .estrongs: ES file manager
        LOST.DIR: sort of trash folder (collects recovered files after phone crashes)
        DCIM: phone gallery's photos and previews
        OTA-update: Over The Air update service
        ppy_cross: an unknown third-party app's data.

        So I recommend to delete them so you can put your phone/sdcard in a clean state and is guaranteed to be able to re-create these folders.
      • Select Advanced Wipe
      • Select Dalvik / ART Cache, System, Data, Internal Storage, Vendor, Cache and then Swipe to Wipe. [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost]
      • Flash ROM > GApps [Optional] > Magisk [Optional] > DFE [Optional - Not Recommended]
      • Go back and select Wipe > Format Data > type yes [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost]
      • Reboot Enjoy!

      DIRTY INSTALL YOUR CUSTOM ROM 📲

      Note: Before you start flashing, keep in mind the ROM you dirty flashing MUST be the same with the one you have already installed.
      1. Make a full nandroid backup, just in case something goes wrong. You can use TWRP to do that. (TWRP > Backup > Select everything)
      [Optional]
      2. Remove all Magisk modules. [Optional]
      3. Reboot to TWRP and Wipe Dalvik / ART Cache, System, Vendor, Cache.
      4. Flash the ROM > GApps [Optional] > Magisk [Optional] > DFE [Optional - Not Recommended]
      5. Reboot and Enjoy!
      I've skipped some explanations, because if you are going to dirty flash, you already know for example how to boot to TWRP.


      CLEAN INSTALL OFFICIAL STOCK MIUI ROM & RELOCK BOOTLOADER 🔐

      Note: Some AMD Ryzen Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. [Read the AMD Fastboot Fix Guide above]
      1. Download the official Fastboot ROM and unzip it to your PC.
      [You can find it in my Collection]
      2. Download Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool and run XiaomiMiFlash.exe
      3. Turn off you device and then boot in Fastboot mode by pressing Power Button + Volume Down (–) and keep holding both buttons until the word “FASTBOOT” appears on the screen, then release.
      4. Connect your device to PC via USB Cable.
      5. On the Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool, Click on Select and browse to the folder where you have Unzip the downloaded ROM file then press OK.
      6. Click on Refresh button and you will see that your device connected to port com.
      7. Select what method you prefer:

      • Clean All: The process will flash full Fastboot ROM and will wipe everything (include user data) but Bootloader will remain unlocked.
      • Save User Data: The process will flash Fastboot ROM without wiping user data.
      • Clean All and Lock: The process will flash full Fastboot ROM and will wipe everything (include user data) but Bootloader will be relocked
      8. Now click on the Flash button to begin the flashing progress.
      9. Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see green bar inside XiaomiMiFlashtool.


      FIX FOR STUCK ON OREO FIRMWARE (SOFTBRICKED)👨‍🔧

      • FIX (Read Carefully)
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      New Update: 22/06/2021
      Changelog:

      • Added links for CAFEX and Candy ROMs.
      • Updated links for EvolutionX (changelog) & Paranoid Android. (June updates)
      • Added link for Modiefied version of MIUI 12 Global Stable ROM. (Based on Stock MIUI ROM section)
      • Reorded some Kernels.
      • Reorded GApps and awarded with trophy MindTheGapps.
      • Added MGC 8.2.300 Parrot043 V5 at my AFH Mirror.
      • Changed the link of san1ty Google Camera Port to my AFH Mirror so you can find the latest (outdated tho) ports for beryllium only and not for other devices (like poco x2) to avoid confusion.
      • Added some notes in DFE & Encryption Guide, for the correct steps to flash in encryption.zip since in Official TWRP you need to manually mount first the vendor. (It should automatically doing that but it's a bug I guess, report it to dev for fast fix if you want)

      New Update: 23/05/2021
      Changelog:

      • Changed POSP ROM link to their GitHub for lateset releases.
      • Updated link for Paranoid Android ROM May Build. (Bugs: Random Reboots, WiFi Display (only Chromecast works), Ok Google while screen off)
      • Added links for AICP, DerpFest, StaxiOS, AncientOS, CesiumOS, RevengeOS, CherishOS, ConquerOS, HyconOS, StagoOS, CalyxOS (CalyxOS-Android Verified Boot -AVB- is not and cannot fully enabled in POCO F1 because the bootloader cannot be locked on custom ROMs).
      • Added XDKernel.
      • Added FlameGApps.
      • Added a link near NikGApps to create your own NikGApps package the way u want it.
      • Changed the Magisk links to Magisk-v23.0.
      • Changed the link for Parrot043 Gcam to my AFH mirror since he stopped uploading gcams in celsoazevedo, instead he is using telegram channel.
      • Changed the link of Syslog at Useful Apps section to the GitHub.
      • Added a useful link at Privacy & Security to how you can block ads in Android.
      Note #1: I update the Collection & Guides daily (if needed), I just sum up when I post the changelog.

      Note #2: Some ROMs like Corvus etc are live but I cannot add them in the list cause are hosted in pay-per-click website (pling) which is against xda rules. Same with some ROMs which are not updated in xda but they are active in pling. Also the same thing with DSB (Dual Status Bar) for ROMs. Please ask the devs to choose another host platform so I would be able to add them in the collection. Don't ask me.


      New Update: 01/05/2021
      Changelog:

      • Changed some things in Dirty Flash installation Guide.
      • Changed the link of Paranoid Android to April build.
      • Changed the link of Project 404 direct to download page.
      • Added LineageOS MicroG ROM, BlissROM, Bootleggers, TenX-OS ROM links.
      • Reordered the ROMs (the ROMs which have long time to get an update are in the bottom in the list) and changed some awards.
      • Added a Note in GApps for a config. file.
      • Awarded NikGApps with trophy and BitGApps with medal.
      • Removed trophy from Open GApps at least for now since it's in test stage for A11.
      • Changed the link of NikGApps to the proper xda thread and you can redirect from there to site.
      • Changed the link of PitchBlack Recovery to their github beryllium releases since their site is down.
      • Added Magisk Canary.
      • Added a link to my AFH Mirror for Parrot043 GCam Port since he stopped uploading in celsoazevedo and he is using a telegram group. I will upload in my AFH new updates of Parrot043 GCam.
      • Added Cryptomator, BetterBatteryStats and NetGuard at Useful Apps section and changed the link of Today Weather app to the proper xda thread.
      • Added a new section in Collection for AMD Ryzen Fastboot Fix which includes a ready .bat file I've created (you need to unzip it after download, AFH didn't support .bat format).
      • Added a note in the end of Collection post, to (Scroll Down to check the Guides).
      • Added a ready .bat file I've created (you need to unzip) at AMD Ryzen Fastboot Fix Guide.
      • Added the steps an another user did at #194 to fix AMD Ryzen Fastboot issue.
      • Rewrote from scratch and simplified the Disable Force Encryption (DFE) & Encryption Guide.
      • Added a note to Privacy & Security Guide to encrypt your data/files before you upload them to cloud with tools like Cryptomator.
      • Added a note to Privacy & Security Guide a for De-Googling with F-Droid and microG.
      • Added a useful link to Privacy & Security Guide for Ad Block Tester (a free service on the Internet to evaluate content blocking solutions - It is not designed to be a benchmark, but it reveals the level of blocking against a set of hosts that are very popular).

      New Update: 19/04/2021
      Changelog:

      • Changed the name of Elite ROM which previously was based on official MIUI, now it's based to China beta rom 21.4.1-MIUI 12.6 (Android 11 - Port).
      • Added link for PixelPlus UI, LeOS and Project Sakura ROMs.
      • Reordered the ROMs.
      • Changed the link of Delta and Sentiel Kernel to GitHub for the latest releases.
      • Marked Twisted, Illusion, Simple and Seshstation Kernel as outdated.
      • Fixed Open GApps link for Android 11 (Test builds)
      • Changed OrangeFox Recovery link to xda thread.
      • Updated Magisk links for ready .zips to Magisk 22.1 (Gradually I will stop making .zips since the .apk of Magisk can be flashed directly as it is, in latest Official TWRP and other recoveries based on that).
      • Simplified the Magisk Guide.
      • Added a link near BSG Camera for Video Stabilization Settings. (thanks to R46N4R0K)
      • Added Encrypt Data.zip link (thanks to gwolfu) at Disable Force Encryption (DFE) section and Added "& Encryption" in title. (btw I'am thinking to remove DFE bundle with Magisk, since the Magisk there is outdated)
      • Added a link to Privacy & Security section for Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and link to AM I FloCed? by EFF to check if your Chrome browser has been turned into a guinea pig for Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC, Google’s latest targeted advertising experiment.

      NOTE:⚠️
      Just want to clarify some things about my personal awards (Trophy & Medal) to ROMs or Kernels to avoid drama because some questions/rumors started to flow over telegram channels etc.
      Awards are just my personal opinion which almost all my criteria are filled up [Popularity, Open Source, Stability, Performance, Security, Up-to-date, Debloated, Bug less, Encrypted by default, SELinux Enforcing and Ready out of the Box (SafetyNet pass by default etc)].
      The thread is all about Collection & Guides all in one place. I made this rating system to help noob users to choose a most stable ROM/Kernel with stable and continuously development and keep their devices healthy and updated according their taste without trying ROMs which appear and then disappear cause of inactivity or have some serious bugs and to avoid messing a lot with all these ROMs which available. "Experts" users can ignore these awards if they want and try whatever they think it's better.
      I also said in the past, ROMs or Kernels without award (yet) doesn't mean are bad or something (with few exceptions), with respect to developers.
      I am not biased on anything, if you have any suggestion on something about the Collection or Guides, found an outdated expired link not working etc. or anything else, let me know in comments.


      New Update: 04/04/2021
      Changelog:

      • Added POCO F1 code name (beryllium) at thread titles.
      • Awarded LineageOS with trophy and HavocOS & Project 404 with medal.
      • Removed medal from Paranoid Android ROM because of random reboots.
      • Updated link for AEX.
      • Reordered most of A11 ROMs.
      • Added Franco, arter97, Malakas Kernels links and marked as EOL with X along with Parallax Kernel.
      • Reordered all Kernels.
      • Changed the link of OrangeFox Recovery to Official. (Beta)
      • Removed Pixel Experience Recovery. (at least for now)
      • Reordered all Recoveries.
      • Added MindTheGapps and Open GApps support for Android 11 (Test builds) links to GApps section.
      • Added Note at GApps section to select the proper platform (ARM64) for our device.
      • Awarded Open GApps with trophy and NikGApps with medal.
      • Awarded BSG GCam Port with medal and Reordered GCams. Removed san1ty's port medal. (is great port but it's considered as EOL and it won't work in some of A11 ROMs)

      New Update: 16/03/2021
      Changelog:

      • Added PixelROM link.
      • Updated the link of Paranoid Android to March build.
      • Updated the link of Xiaomi.eu ROM to new build based on V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
      • Added Sentiel Kernel. (Rebranded previously Notorious Kernel)
      • Removed Polar Kernel.
      • Removed SafetyNet Fix section since most of the ROMs now coming with build in fix.
      • Added a note in Magisk Guide, you can use the latest twrp recovery to flash Magisk.apk without the need of rename it to .zip.

      New Update: 27/02/2021
      Changelog:

      • Added Changelog Tracking at #3 post
      • Reordered the position of NGK Kernel. It claims the first place in category again, since with new version NGK 2.2, changelog says most screen freezes got fixed.
      • Updated the Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller in Collection.
      • Added Privacy & Security section in Guides.
      • Added a Note to check Privacy & Security Guide at Useful Apps section in Collection.
      • Added Flashable Zips for Install & Uninstall Magisk in Collection.
      • Updated the Magisk Guide methods.
      • Added a Note to DFE Guide
      • Updated the steps in AMD Ryzen Fastboot Fix with Chipset Drivers link.
      • Reordered the sections in Guides.

      New Update: 26/02/2021
      Changelog:

      • Updated the whole Magisk Guide. (Since Magisk v22.0 the installation process has been changed)
      • Added AMD FASTBOOT FIX Guide.

      New Update: 23/02/2021
      Changelog:

      • Updated link for new February Paranoid Android 11 ROM.
      • Added links for new Android 11 ROMs (Styx Project, KangOS)
      • SilverCore Kernel claim the first place in category.

      New Update: 21/02/2021
      Changelog:

      • Added link for new ROMs (DotOS, Project 404, Styx Project, KangOS)
      • Updated the OrangeFox Recovery to Unofficial build to support Android 11:
      • Changes from R11
      • Full support FBE for Android 11 ROMs
      • Using tree from official TWRP
      • Other mics fixes
      • Added a link to guide for "FIX FOR STUCK ON OREO FIRMWARE (SOFTBRICKED)" credits to vinit99
      • Reorder the position awards in Kernels. [NGK is the most complete and great kernel but cannot take the first place due to Screen Freezes]

      New Update: 25/01/2021
      Changelog:

      • Updated the links for Official Recovery and Fastboot ROMs to V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
      • Reverted the link for Xiaomi.eu V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM
      • Added mirror link for Xiaomi.eu V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM (Rolled back due bugs probably)
      • Added links for more Android 11 ROMs: Unofficial EvolutionX 🥳(Telegram) by the dev of Pixel Experience lakshay18 and WaveOS.
      • Updated the link of SilverCore Kernel to GitHub and awarded with medal.
      • Updated the link of BiTGApps to their new xda thread.
      • Changed the title from Google Camera Ports to Google Camera Ports & Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller, so you can find the uninstaller more easy.
      • Some notes for SafetyNet.

      New Update: 14/01/2021
      Changelog:


      • Added SafetyNet Fix in Collection (Credits [elon_cyborg, kdrag0n)
      Flash it in Recovery, No root required, Delete TWRP Folder in Internal Storage if you still have problems.

      New Update: 13/01/2021
      Changelog:

      • Added emojis near titles for better visibility and understading each section.
      • Introducing new emoji rating system which rate the projects so users can have an idea for the most poppular and stable projects and also warn if some projects are "dangerous" for the health of device, like some kernels.
      • Some changes in Guides.
      • Added link for Official Stable Beta Recovery ROM V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
      • Updated link for Xiaomi.eu to V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
      • Added more A11 ROMs links: Paranoid Android, Fluid, SpiceOS, HornbillOS and may more I don't remember.
      • Added back link (mirror) for SilverCore Kernel.
      • Added link for Notorious Kernel
      • Added Pixel Experience Recovery. (Only work with Pixel Experience ROM)
      • Removed WrathOS and Genos Kernel cause of Pay-Per-Click Download Links. (Devs can contact me with mirror link, if they want to added them back)
      • Removed OOS Ports. (Sketchy, Unsafe, Non Trusted, Pay-Per-Click links)
      • Added Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller at Google Camera Ports section. (Credits to @elon_cyborg - PE Team)
      • Added more Useful Apps: Aegis Authenticator, Signal, Device Info HW.
      • Removed Naptime, Inware from Useful Apps.
      • May more changes over the time that I don't remember.

      New Update: 17/12/2020
      Changelog:

      • I've fully updated the Collection & Guides.

      New Update: 20/11/2020
      Changelog:


      • Initial Release
      6
      Hello guys,

      New update
      Changelog:
      • Added emojis near titles for better visibility and understading each section.
      • Introducing new emoji rating system which rate the projects so users can have an idea for the most poppular and stable projects and also warn if some projects are "dangerous" for the health of device, like some kernels.
      • Some changes in Guides.
      • Added link for Official Stable Beta Recovery ROM V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
      • Updated link for Xiaomi.eu to V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
      • Added more A11 ROMs links: Paranoid Android, Fluid, SpiceOS, HornbillOS and may more I don't remember.
      • Added back link (mirror) for SilverCore Kernel.
      • Added link for Notorious Kernel
      • Added Pixel Experience Recovery. (Only work with Pixel Experience ROM)
      • Removed WrathOS and Genos Kernel cause of Pay-Per-Click Download Links. (Devs can contact me with mirror link, if they want to added them back)
      • Removed OOS Ports. (Sketchy, Unsafe, Non Trusted, Pay-Per-Click links)
      • Added Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller at Google Camera Ports section. (Credits to @elon_cyborg - PE Team)
      • Added more Useful Apps: Aegis Authenticator, Signal, Device Info HW.
      • Removed Naptime, Inware from Useful Apps.
      • May more changes over the time that I don't remember.
      If you found my Collection & Guides useful, please react with like on them (y)
      6
      Awesome job, my friend! :good:

      Great job. Everything in one place.

      Sent from my POCOPHONE F1 using Tapatalk

      Amazing Work. All silly and important questions have been answered at one place.
      +Add Mi Assistant (Xiaomi PC Suite China) in Xiaomi Tools. It Helps to fix bootloop in locked bootloader nowadays.

      this in one stop for all poco stuff...

      amazing work.... [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]

      Thank you guys! I will try to keep the thread always up-to-date.
      If you find a broken link, something wrong or you have a suggestion, please do not hesitate, tell it!
      Today I made couple of changes in Guides & Collection so infos can be more clear and I've added some stuff! ;)