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Very slow speeds for one. Previously choosing a different server used to help or using a VPN but even that doesn't seem to work as well off late.
Well I guess it depends the country. I usually get good speeds. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
At least it doesn't delete files like Android File Host, which I had some old files for a legacy device Samsung Galaxy S4 and got deleted because of low population downloads.
 

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What happened? ๐Ÿ˜
I never had any serious issue with sourceforge.
I only get normal speed after midnight till morning (When they have low server load in my area/country). Every other time, I get less than 500 KBps. Mostly below 200 KBps. No matter what server I select, it's always been slow. :cautious:
 

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Hello and Happy New Year everyone ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ‰

A quick mention about ProtonAOSP by @REIGNZ3:
You can translate the ROM to your native language by translating the strings (the sentences inside > <) from the xml files (unzip) I attached below. Greek and Polish are already translated and will be included in next update. If you translate the files, include them in one zip and upload them here, mention your language, and I will forward to REIGNZ.
Btw ProtonAOSP 12.2.0 is up. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
 

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Ved0704

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How did you flash via EDL? Do you have access to an authorised account? Or from the service center?
Edit: @Ved0704 I hope you don't mind me pinging you again. My friend is in a similar situation with his RN5 Pro and service center folks are insisting on a mobo replacement whereas an EDL flash should suffice. It would be great if you could please respond. Thanks.
No I don't have an account but I got it done from https://t.me/miauthofficial_s
PS They'll charge you 20 dollars.
 

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How did you flash via EDL? Do you have access to an authorised account? Or from the service center?
Edit: @Ved0704 I hope you don't mind me pinging you again. My friend is in a similar situation with his RN5 Pro and service center folks are insisting on a mobo replacement whereas an EDL flash should suffice. It would be great if you could please respond. Thanks.
and I am very sorry I couldn't reply to you earlier.
 

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Welcome to POCO F1 Ultimate Collection! ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ
(beryllium)

OFFICIAL STOCK MIUI ROM ยฉ๏ธ

You can check my Guides for installation.

FIRMWARE & VENDORยฉ๏ธ

CUSTOM ROMS โšก

CUSTOM KERNELS โš™๏ธ

CUSTOM RECOVERIES ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

GAPPS ๐Ÿค–

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 ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

You can check my Guides for installation.

Disable Force Encryption (DFE) & Encryption ๐Ÿ‘€

GOOGLE CAMERA PORTS & UNIVERSAL STOCK CAMERA UNINSTALLER & ANXCAMERA๐Ÿ“ท


GOOGLE PLAY SYSTEM UPDATE ๐Ÿ›ก

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

USEFUL APPS ๐ŸŽฏ

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.
If you are looking for some foss apps take a look at
Android FOSS Apps.

Browser ๐ŸŒ

  • Brave Browser: Open Source Privacy Browser with built-in adblock.
  • Bromite: Bromite is a open source Chromium fork with ad blocking and enhanced privacy.
  • Kiwi Next Browser: Kiwi Browser is a Chromium Canary that includes performance improvements and adblock along with support of extensions.

Launcher ๐Ÿš€

  • Lawnchair: The most complete open source Android home screen.
  • Nova Launcher 7: Nova Launcher replaces your home screen, providing you with powerful features that you will soon realize you can't live without.
  • Shade Launcher: Make your phone feel like home. Free, open source, no ads.

Multimedia ๐Ÿ’ฝ

  • NewPipe: Open Source Youtube alternative platform without ads.
  • Simple Mobile Tools: A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable widgets.
  • Twire: Twire is an open source, ad-free Twitch browser and stream player for Android. Supports VODs with chat replay, custom emotes (BTTV and FFZ) and Picture in Picture mode.
  • Vinyl Music Player: A material designed local music player for Android.
  • Youtube Vanced: Vanced is a well known modded version of YouTube with many features such as adblocking, background playback and many many more.

File Manager ๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ


Office Tools ๐Ÿ“

  • Etar Calendar: Etar is an open source material designed calendar made for everyone.
  • EteSync: Secure, open source, end-to-end encrypted, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars, tasks and notes.
  • Feeder: An awesome Free and Open Source RSS Feed reader.
  • FlorisBoard: FlorisBoard is a free and open-source keyboard for Android 6.0+ devices. It aims at being modern, user-friendly and customizable while fully respecting your privacy. Currently in early-beta state.
  • Simple Mobile Tools: A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable widgets.
  • Standard Notes: A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app.

Weather โ›…

  • Geometric Weather: Geometric Weather is a light and powerful weather app that provides you with real-time temperature, air quality, 15-days weather forecast, and accurate time-sharing trends.
  • Today Weather: Today Weather is a beautiful & simple-to-use weather app that provides the world's most accurate local weather forecasts.

Password Manager & (2FA) Two-factor Authenticator ๐Ÿ”‘

  • KeepassDX: KeePassDX is a free open source password manager for Android, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.
  • 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.

Encryption ๐Ÿ”

  • Cryptomator: Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.

Email ๐Ÿ“ง

  • FairEmail: Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app.
  • SimpleLogin: SimpleLogin is an open source solution to protect your email inbox. It allows you to create quickly a random email address (aka alias). All emails sent to an alias is forwarded to your personal email address.

Social ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

  • Inifinity: This is a Reddit client on Android written in Java. It does not have any ads and it features clean UI and smooth browsing experience.
  • QKSMS: QKSMS is an open source replacement to the stock messaging app on Android. It is currently available on the Google Play Store and on F-Droid.
  • 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.

Ad Block โ›”

  • Adaway: Open Source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.
  • Blokada: If you want to efficiently block ads, trackers, malware, save on your data plan, speed up your device and protect your privacy with just one application, then Blokada is for you. It is free, secure and open source.

Miscellaneous ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

  • 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.
  • Device Info HW: A hardware and software information app for Android devices.
  • F-Droid: F-Droid 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.
  • Franco Kernel Manager: Complete toolbox for all devices with a rich feature set aimed for ease of use to supercharge your kernel.
  • KDE Connect: Enabling communication between all your devices.
  • 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.
  • Shelter: Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the โ€œWork Profileโ€ feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.
  • SmartPack-Kernel Manager: Powerful open source kernel manager.
  • SysLog: Open Source tool for quickly taking and sharing system logs.
  • Termux: Termux combines powerful terminal emulation with an extensive Linux package
    collection.
  • UIBencher: UIBencher makes it easy to automate the execution of multiple UIBench tests, extract the results, and export them. You can check kernel jitters etc.


XIAOMI TOOLS ๐Ÿงฐ

MINIMAL ADB AND FASTBOOT ๐Ÿ’ป

AMD RYZEN FASTBOOT FIX ๐Ÿ”ง

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

POCO F1 COLLECTION MIRROR ๐Ÿ”—

(Scroll Down to check the Guides)
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I'm looking for a stable MIUI custom ROM for my Poco F1, are there any stable and functioning ones that you recommend [A11 or A12]?
Also, is the Poco OS any good to use?

I have some issues with PE and PE+
I feel that MIUI handles the battery way better, the haptics are more pronounced
The pairing with Bluetooth headsets always gives me better volume and more clarity
Aaaaand, I am somewhat sure that the signal reception and connection is better on MIUI

so, any recommendations?
 

amn1987

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I'm looking for a stable MIUI custom ROM for my Poco F1, are there any stable and functioning ones that you recommend [A11 or A12]?
Also, is the Poco OS any good to use?

I have some issues with PE and PE+
I feel that MIUI handles the battery way better, the haptics are more pronounced
The pairing with Bluetooth headsets always gives me better volume and more clarity
Aaaaand, I am somewhat sure that the signal reception and connection is better on MIUI

so, any recommendations?
Try crDroid. So good that I have almost exclusively used it for close to 2.5 years. Your views about MIUI are quite surprising w.r.t. battery life. Users reported 6-7 hr SoT when in crDroid and probably other custom ROMs 12+ hours was easy. Even now with a degraded battery no issue getting close to 10 hours. I have a very low opinion of MIUI anyway.
 

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Try crDroid. So good that I have almost exclusively used it for close to 2.5 years. Your views about MIUI are quite surprising w.r.t. battery life. Users reported 6-7 hr SoT when in crDroid and probably other custom ROMs 12+ hours was easy. Even now with a degraded battery no issue getting close to 10 hours. I have a very low opinion of MIUI anyway.
Sounds good, can you say more about your experience? any noticeable differences or shortcomings? how is the connection\ lte+3g, how is connection with Bluetooth devices volume

You really seem to recommend crDroid
 

amn1987

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Sounds good, can you say more about your experience? any noticeable differences or shortcomings? how is the connection\ lte+3g, how is connection with Bluetooth devices volume

You really seem to recommend crDroid
I can't say about any differences or shortcomings w.r.t. MIUI as I have used it for a few minutes at most. Even that was too much! My nos. are always on 4G VoLTE. Coverage is excellent in my locality. In all my Xiaomi devices I ditch MIUI at the first possible opportunity. There's no difference in network strength, stability or whatever. MIUI overstates the network strength in the Statusbar indicator. Look under About Phone for actual strength in dBm (less is better).
In my other devices I had to switch between ROMs on a fairly consistent basis before settling down with the one that was best according to my needs but in F1 it was crDroid all the way.
No issues with volume or stability in my Oneplus Bullets Wireless Z. I only use it for calls. 60% volume is more than sufficient.
 

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Is there any way to remove Chrome browser from a Gapps build ROM?
I am using NikGapps Debloater but no luck with Chrome browser.
 

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New Update: 20/01/2022
Changelog:

  • Added Pixel Experience*, PixelPlusUI, MSM Xtended, Project Arcana, SyberiaOS, SparkOS, CherishOS and CipheOS A12 ROMs.
  • Awarded Pixel Experience A12 and ProtonAOSP A12.
  • Added a note and link near ProtonAOSP for translation of the ROM.
  • Reorder some GApps.
  • Reorder GCams.
  • Added FoxMagiskModuleManager at Magisk Collection. This app replace the official magisk module repository since no longer available.
  • Added UIBencher at Usefull Apps (Miscellaneous sub-section). You can check kernel jitters with that app. Also added Squoosh, an image compression web app.
  • Added a link to How You can also Flash Custom ROM using ADB sideload Method at Clean Installation Guide. (Please let me know if I should create a seperate section about Clean Install via ADB Sideload Method)

Note about Pixel Experience A12*: Please check the Flashing Instructions here. Clean Install + Format Data required. Do not flash any DFE or Encrypt zip. Since TWRP doesn't support decryption for A12 Encrypted ROMs for now and the ROM comes encrypted by default, so in order to make OTA updates happen, the ROM will replace the TWRP with PE Recovery after flashing, which can handle the decryption of the ROM. This is a workaround until the TWRP fix the decryption issue. If you want to switch ROM simply flash TWRP again via ADB.

Note: Eventually awards from A11 ROMs will be removed due updates stopping and the focus of development is now on A12.
 
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AMD Ryzen???
or is it for newer AMD64 processors?

I am on 9th gen desktop intel processor and this script is needed on my machine. I think it's for newer AMD64 processors.
Possibly. ๐Ÿค”
Usually Intel cpu's works without this script. (I have tested on my brother PC who has intel and was working)
If it's needed on intel too, I can change the name and the guide.
Please, more Intel users confirm this.
 
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Help. After updating Magisk I lost root! When I try to install it ask kor a file to patch! How do I get root back?
 

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    New Update: 07/05/2022
    Changelog:
    ROMs:

    • Added in title of Android 12 ROMs section, the title Android 12L.
    • Seperated the Android 12 and Android 12L/12.1 in different sub-sections. (Android 12 ROMs can be consider as outdated/EOL ROMs)
    • Added Installation Guides near crDroid, Official LineageOS, Pixel Experience, LineageOS+. (I added these Guides to avoid confusion, because TWRP can't decrypt A12 encrypted ROMs yet, so for OTA to work properly it needs the ROM recovery - Also added notes about DFE which I explain how to use etc).
    • Added Official LineageOS, LineageOS microG, CorvusOS, DerpFest, KryptonAOSP and PixelBlaster A12.1 ROMs.
    • Updated link for EvoX A12L.
    • Moved ProtonAOSP from 12 ROMs to 12L and awarded with medal.
    • Moved ArrowOS Unofficial from 12 ROMs to 12L.
    • Renamed and Awarded with trophy LineageOS+ by SyntaxError.
    • Awarded with medal PixelOS.
    • Removed medal from ArrowOS A11 since it's EOL, focus is on A12L/12.1 now.
    • Reordered some ROMs.
    GApps & microG:
    • Removed link for modded FlameGApps 12L/12.1 from my AFH since FlameGApps A12L/12.1 Official released.
    • Changed the link of BiTGApps and removed the medal since their website is always down and it has long time to get an update.
    • Reordered microG packages.
    Usefull Apps:
    • Added Scrambled Exif (Office Tools sub-section), Session (Social sub-section), Imagepipe (Camera sub-section) and PCAPdroid (Miscellaneous sub-section).
    • Changed the name of Droid-ify (Miscellaneous sub-section) to Neo Store.
    5
    he may be asking because if what i read in telegram is real crdroid is full of bugs now, maybe that changed in the last few days/updates....
    It's not full of bugs. It has some minors here and there (I've made a buglist in crDroid thread - every ROM has btw) which is ok for all these customizations but nothing affects the daily use or the stability and can be considered the most well around ROM atm, which can cover every taste and also every of my standards (you can find the critiria in notes at ROMs section) to rate it on top.
    Also it has the best pannding/calibration in status bar icons space :p

    P.S: Some reports on telegram are not confirmed or the fault is not on the ROM side. If there is a specific bug, let me know so I can include it in my buglist.

    BTW other awarded ROMs are not bad or something but some of critiria may missing like encryption by default and translation in Awaken or in Official LineageOS Safetynet is not passing by default either not Unlimited Gphotos which some users may need etc. In the end one ROM has to be on top and other below. My personal choice is crDroid on top atm, for the reasons I explained.
    4
    actually I don't really care about ota updates, if there is a rom update, I still have TWRP, I just need to install it manually (dirty flash), right?
    Yes and also dfe always after rom flash.
    3
    okay, thank you, it seems that regular DFE is better than DFEv2
    Idk, but what you mean better? xD both doing the same job I guess :p
    3
    thanks bro, i just want to install any rom without losing TWRP, coz i don't have a pc, any advice for me, so That TWRP is not lost, even though the rom is encrypted by default or using the default recovery?
    You should use DFE then if you want to keep TWRP. And always flash ROM updates manually and always along with DFE.

    TWRP can't decrypt A12 encrypted ROMs yet that's why u need to use crDroid recovery for example if you want to be encrypted and use the OTA updater.
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    Welcome to POCO F1 Ultimate Collection! ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ
    (beryllium)

    OFFICIAL STOCK MIUI ROM ยฉ๏ธ

    You can check my Guides for installation.

    FIRMWARE & VENDORยฉ๏ธ

    CUSTOM ROMS โšก

    You can check my Guides for installation.
    Note: I've created an award system for people which are not familiar with custom ROMs, to help them choose a ROM which is stable for daily use, gets frequently updates with security patches every month and has active development, so they don't mess with ROMs which appearing and then dissapearing (and we have a lot of them).
    ROMs under awarded ROMs are not order by rating and just have random order.
    If you are knowledge, you can ignore my awards and choose any ROM you like.
    My standards for giving award to a ROM is:
    Open Source, Stable enough for daily use, SELinux Enforcing, Safetynet pass by default, Encrypted by default, Debloated, Active & Stable Development, Translations, Popularity, OTA.


    Based on MIUI ROM

    Linux Distribution

    Android 12/12L

    Android 11

    Android 10


    CUSTOM KERNELS โš™๏ธ

    CUSTOM RECOVERIES ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

    GAPPS & microG ๐Ÿค–

    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.


    microG

    If you don't want to use Google Play Services and general move away from Google, microG and its variants is an open source alternative which replace these services.


    MAGISK ROOT ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

    You can check my Guides for installation.

    DISABE FORCE ENCRYPTION (DFE) & ENCRYPTION ๐Ÿ‘€

    You can check my Guides to find for what is used for.

    GOOGLE CAMERA PORTS & UNIVERSAL STOCK CAMERA UNINSTALLER & ANXCAMERA๐Ÿ“ท

    Note: You can use 2 or more different GCams by installing GCams with different package names.
    For example you can use Sanity's v9.6 ENG and BSG v8.1 MGC or Parrot etc... and vice versa.
    That way you will have a stable GCam which everything works (Sanity's), but you can also have a latest version of GCam for features that v9.6 of Sanity's doesn't have, like astro mode etc.


    GOOGLE PLAY SYSTEM UPDATE ๐Ÿ›ก

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

    USEFUL APPS ๐ŸŽฏ

    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.
    If you are looking for some FOSS apps take a look at
    Android FOSS Apps and Recommended Apps by DivestOS lists.

    Browser ๐ŸŒ

    Take a look at Browser Comparison Table by DivestOS to choose your browser.
    • Brave Browser: Open Source Privacy Browser with built-in adblock.
    • Bromite buildtools Browser: Is a Bromite brower with latest security patches and fixes and some additional features like toolbar on bottom, expiry time on history and more. This is created by a regular contributer Uazo of original Bromite since original Bromite developer doesn't push updates and pull requests fast.
    • Bromite: Bromite is a open source Chromium fork with ad blocking and enhanced privacy.
    • Fennec Browser: Fennec F-Droid is based on the latest Firefox release (codenamed Fenix).
      It has proprietary bits and telemetry removed.
    • Mull Browser: This is a privacy oriented and deblobbed web browser based on Mozilla technology. It enables many features upstreamed by the Tor Uplift project using preferences from the arkenfox-user.js project. It is recommended to install 'uBlock Origin'.
    • Kiwi Next Browser: Kiwi Browser is a Chromium Canary that includes performance improvements and adblock along with support of extensions.

    Camera ๐Ÿ“ท

    • Google Camera Ports [Check Google Camera Ports section above]
    • Secure Camera: This is a modern camera app focused on privacy and security. It includes modes for capturing images, videos and QR / barcode scanning along with additional modes based on CameraX vendor extensions (Portrait, HDR, Night Sight, Face Retouch and Auto) on devices where they're available.
    • ImagePipe: Imagepipe is a a paint app for Android that can be used to redact photos and also delete EXIF metadata. It has been translated into many languages.

    Launcher ๐Ÿš€

    • KISS Launcher: The app adapts to how you use it, making finding what you want even faster. Your data never leaves your device, and you can expect to save battery life and speed up your device compared to complex and bloated launchers. KISS is just 250 KB and never connects to the Internet.
    • Lawnchair: The most complete open source Android home screen.
    • Nova Launcher: Nova Launcher replaces your home screen, providing you with powerful features that you will soon realize you can't live without.
    • Shade Launcher: Make your phone feel like home. Free, open source, no ads.

    Multimedia ๐Ÿ’ฝ

    • NewPipe: Open Source Youtube alternative platform without ads.
    • RadioDroid: Radio streaming app that uses the online radio lists from www.radio-browser.info.
    • Simple Mobile Tools: A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable widgets.
    • Twire: Twire is an open source, ad-free Twitch browser and stream player for Android. Supports VODs with chat replay, custom emotes (BTTV and FFZ) and Picture in Picture mode.
    • Vinyl Music Player: A material designed local music player for Android.
    • Youtube Vanced (Archive): Vanced is a well known modded version of YouTube with many features such as adblocking, background playback and many many more. [Vanced Alternatives]

    File Manager ๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ


    Office Tools ๐Ÿ“

    • Etar Calendar: Etar is an open source material designed calendar made for everyone.
    • EteSync: Secure, open source, end-to-end encrypted, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars, tasks and notes.
    • Feeder: An awesome Free and Open Source RSS Feed reader.
    • FlorisBoard: FlorisBoard is a free and open-source keyboard for Android 6.0+ devices. It aims at being modern, user-friendly and customizable while fully respecting your privacy. Currently in early-beta state.
    • Scrambled Exif: Scrambled Exif is a metadata removal tool for Android. It can remove EXIF data for many file formats and has been translated into many languages.
    • Secure PDF Viewer: Secure PDF viewer rendering PDFs in a sandbox without requiring any permissions.
    • Simple Mobile Tools: A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable widgets.
    • Standard Notes: A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app.

    Weather โ›…

    • Geometric Weather: Geometric Weather is a light and powerful weather app that provides you with real-time temperature, air quality, 15-days weather forecast, and accurate time-sharing trends.
    • Today Weather: Today Weather is a beautiful & simple-to-use weather app that provides the world's most accurate local weather forecasts.

    Password Manager & (2FA) Two-factor Authenticator ๐Ÿ”‘

    • KeepassDX: KeePassDX is a free open source password manager for Android, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.
    • Bitwarden: Manage, store, secure, and share unlimited passwords across unlimited devices from anywhere. Bitwarden delivers open source password management solutions to everyone, whether at home, at work, or on the go.
    • 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.

    Encryption ๐Ÿ”

    • Cryptomator: Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.

    Email ๐Ÿ“ง

    • FairEmail: Fully featured, open source, privacy oriented email app.
    • K-9 Mail: K-9 Mail is an open source email client focused on making it easy to chew through large volumes of email.
    • SimpleLogin: SimpleLogin is an open source solution to protect your email inbox. It allows you to create quickly a random email address (aka alias). All emails sent to an alias is forwarded to your personal email address.

    Social ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

    • Inifinity: This is a Reddit client on Android written in Java. It does not have any ads and it features clean UI and smooth browsing experience.
    • QKSMS: QKSMS is an open source replacement to the stock messaging app on Android. It is currently available on the Google Play Store and on F-Droid.
    • Session: Session is an encrypted instant messenger that uses three random service nodes to route messages anonymously on the Oxen Network.
    • 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.

    Ad Block โ›”

    • Adaway: Open Source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.
    • Blokada: If you want to efficiently block ads, trackers, malware, save on your data plan, speed up your device and protect your privacy with just one application, then Blokada is for you. It is free, secure and open source.

    Miscellaneous ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

    • 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.
    • Device Info HW: A hardware and software information app for Android devices.
    • Neo Store (old Droid-ify): A quick material F-Droid client.
    • Franco Kernel Manager: Complete toolbox for all devices with a rich feature set aimed for ease of use to supercharge your kernel.
    • KDE Connect: Enabling communication between all your devices.
    • MatLog: MatLog is a free and open-source material-style log reader for Android based on CatLog.
    • 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.
    • PCAPdroid: PCAPdroid is an open source app which lets you monitor and export the network traffic of your device. The app simulates a VPN to achieve non-root capture but, contrary to a VPN, the traffic is processed locally into the device.
    • Repainter: Repainter brings customizable, dynamic Material You theming to any Android 12 (and newer) device and ROM. Please read the entire description โ€” ROOT MAY BE REQUIRED depending on your device and Android version!
    • Shelter: Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the โ€œWork Profileโ€ feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.
    • SmartPack-Kernel Manager: Powerful open source kernel manager.
    • Squoosh: Squoosh is an image compression web app that reduces image sizes through numerous formats.
    • SysLog: Open Source tool for quickly taking and sharing system logs.
    • Termux: Termux combines powerful terminal emulation with an extensive Linux package
      collection.
    • UIBencher: UIBencher makes it easy to automate the execution of multiple UIBench tests, extract the results, and export them. You can check kernel jitters etc.


    UNIVERSAL ANDROID DEBLOATER ๐Ÿงน

    XIAOMI TOOLS ๐Ÿงฐ

    MINIMAL ADB AND FASTBOOT ๐Ÿ’ป

    AMD RYZEN/INTEL FASTBOOT FIX ๐Ÿ”ง

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

    POCO F1 COLLECTION MIRROR ๐Ÿ”—

    (Scroll Down to check the Guides)
    โฌ‡๏ธ
    66
    POCO F1 Ultimate Guides! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ
    (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/INTEL FASTBOOT FIX ๐Ÿ’ป

    Some AMD Ryzen or Intel Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. Try the following ways:
    1. Install Fastboot Drivers (Extract the folder for windows 10) at Device Manager while your device is connected in Fastboot mode.
    2. Download this
    .bat file (unzip it) or manually create a .bat file with these lines below, and run it as an administrator, then reboot:
    Code:
    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
    3. Enable USB Debugging at device (Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > USB Debugging) and give authorization after connecting it to PC.
    4. Use USB Hub.
    5. Use USB Type-A 2.0.
    6. Install AMD Ryzen Chipset Drivers or
    Intel Chipset Drivers.
    Check the steps an another user did to make it work
    here.
    If this doesn't help, unfortunately you have to use Intel System which is more likely to work.


    UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ๐Ÿ”“

    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 Xiaomiโ€™s website.
    2. Add a phone number to your Mi account.
    3. Insert a SIM into your phone (If you haven't added already). [Do not insert 2 SIM, only 1 until the Bootloader is unlocked. If you have 2 SIM into your phone, remove 1 and reboot.]
    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 (โ€“) 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 ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

    • 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 and copy the .img to your Internal Storage or to SDCard.
      [You can find a recovery of your choice in my Collection]
      5. Download the portable Minimal ADB and Fastboot and run cmd.exe
      6. Reboot to Fastboot mode by pressing Power Button + Volume Down (โ€“) and keep holding both buttons until the word โ€œFASTBOOTโ€ 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 cmd: fastboot devices.
      8. Boot into Recovery by typing in cmd: fastboot boot <recovery_filename>.img (The file may not be named identically to what stands in this command, so adjust accordingly and write the full path of it, check the example below).
      This command will not flash permantly the recovery, it will just temporary boot into it and afterwards you will flash permantly the twrp.img you copied into your Internal Storage or SDcard in recovery partition.
      For example: fastboot boot C:\Users\Retrial\Desktop\twrp-3.6.1_9-0-beryllium.img
      9. Now into TWRP, press Install > Install Image > Locate & Select the twrp.img you previously downloaded and copied from PC into your Internal Storage or to your SDcard > Choose Recovery and Flash!
      10. Go back into Home page of TWRP and press Reboot to Recovery or manually by holding Power Button + Volume Up (+) until you boot to Recovery.
      11. Done! You now have a new Custom Recovery installed.


    • Recovery Method (Custom Recovery already installed or booted)
      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 > 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 ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

    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 isnโ€™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 โ†’ Magisk.zip.

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


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

    DISABLE FORCE ENCRYPTION (DFE) & ENCRYPTION ๐Ÿ‘€

    [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
    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 automatic doing that like with DFE, so you must be careful, avoid doing OTA updates and flash it every time you manually update a ROM.

    SCREEN RETENTION FIX ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

    • Screen Retention FIx: If you have an issue with screen retention apply this configuration to your device ROM.

    HOW TO TAKE LOGS ๐Ÿ“

    BATTERY TIPS ๐Ÿ”‹

    Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 Battery Model: BM4E

    Method 1
    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.


    Method 2
    Notes: It won't dramatically extend battery life, but it will give your old battery at least 30 minutes additional run time.
    Steps:
    1. Get "
    GSam or Ampere" from the Google Play Store.
    2. Launch the app and fully charge your phone. (Important: Only proceed with the calibration when the word "Full" appears in GSam or Ampere.)
    3. While your phone is still connected to the cable reboot your phone to recovery mode, open file manager and navigate to "/data/system" and delete "batterystats.bin," "batterystats-checkin.bin," and "batterystats-daily.xml."
    4. Reboot your phone (while it is still plugged in) and charge it until it reads "full" on GSam or Ampere.
    5. Unplug the cable and use your phone normally until it shuts down (0 percent )
    6. Charge your phone to 100% while it is turned off.
    7. Boot into os and plug in your phone and charge it until it says "full" on the GSam or Ampere.
    8. Unplug and have fun!


    • Battery Capacity Health

    Notes:
    1)
    Before checking the battery health, charge the device to 100%.
    2) Check charge counter values and consider first 4 digits from left as your battery capacity in mAh. And check charge counter. (Charge counter/level)*100 is the battery capacity.


    To find battery capacity in Windows:
    • Enable Developer options in your device.
    • Enable USB Debugging in your device.
    • Conect your device to PC and give permissions.
    • Open Minimal ADB (run cmd.exe) or Platform tools.
    • Type "adb shell dumpsys battery" command in Minimal ADB or Platform tools.

    To find battery capacity in Android (Terminal) - Root needed:
    • Download an android terminal app like Termux,
    • Open terminal and type: cat/sys/class/power_supply/battery/charge_full

    • 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    Some useful links:
    • All about Privacy & Security at Privacy Guides & PrivacyTools.
    • Electronic Frontier Foundation.
    • Check if your email address or your phone number is in a data breach at Have I been Pwned & at Firefox Monitor.
    • Test your browser to see how well you are protected from tracking and fingerprinting at Cover Your Tracks by EFF and at Bromite fingerprint mitigations tests.
    • WebRTC IP Leak Test. WebRTC is a new communication protocol that relies on JavaScript that can leak your actual IP address from behind your VPN. You can find more infos how to disable it at Privacy Guides in browsers section.
    • Ad Block Tester is 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.
    • Check on AM I FLoCed? by EFF if your your Chrome browser has been turned into a guinea pig for Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC, Googleโ€™s latest targeted advertising experiment.
    • How to block ads on Android.
    • ฮตxodus: ฮตxodus analyzes Android applications in order to list the embedded trackers and ads.
    • Spyware Watchdog Article Catalog: A catalog which determinate under tests and tracking if an app is spyware and what data it collects.
    • CryptPad: CryptPad is built to enable collaboration. It synchronizes changes to documents in real time. Because all data is encrypted, the service and its administrators have no way of seeing the content being edited and stored.
    • PrivateBin: PrivateBin is a minimalist, open-source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data. Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256-bit AES. It is the improved version of ZeroBin.
    • ShutUP10++ , Privacy.Sexy: Disable major tracking features of Windows.
    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. You can also find and use FOSS apps at
      F-Droid or at Droid-ify (Recommended).

    • 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.
      You can also check if the app includes trackers and ads with ฮตxodus.


    • If you want to avoid Google and Play Store (De-Google), you can choose a ROM without GApps preinstalled like LineageOS and use Droid-ify 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 Droid-ify or 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 and use Aurora Store.

    • 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. You can also use the tool ShutUP10++ or Privacy.Sexy to disable major tracking features of Windows.
      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 or SMS you may get. Always check the address of the email or the number of SMS 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. You can also create and use email aliases of your email with SimpleLogin which is open source and awesome service.

    CLEAN INSTALL CUSTOM ROM โšก

    Note: If you have issues after flash check possible solutions here:

    • Check integrity of all downloads (compare checksums), do the downloads again.
    • Make sure you Wiped everything and Formated Data (format data not just wipe) except external SDCard and USB OTG.
    • Flash only the ROM (without GApps and Magisk) and check if the problem persists. If yes, flash another ROM.
    • Try other GApps package.
    • If nothing helps, go back to stock and start from scratch.

    Note: You can also Flash Custom ROM using ADB sideload Method.

    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. [Optional]
    • Disable Force Encryption or Encryption. [Optional] (Read DFE & Encryption Guide above)
    4. Move all these files in one folder to your PC or to External SDCard if you have one.
    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, Internal Storage, Vendor, Cache and then Swipe to Wipe. [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost]
    • Go back and select Wipe > Format Data > type yes [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost]
    • Connect your device to PC while you are on TWRP and transfer into Internal Storage, the ROM, GApps etc. and the files you want to flash.
    • Flash ROM > GApps [Optional] > DFE [Optional - Not Recommended] or Encryption [Optional] (Read DFE & Encryption Guide above)
    • Reboot Enjoy!
    • [Optional] If you want to root, reboot once again to TWRP Recovery and flash Magisk then reboot to system and 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 or Encryption 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]
    • Go back and select Wipe > Format Data > type yes [All your data into Internal Storage will be lost]
    • Flash ROM > GApps [Optional] > DFE [Optional - Not Recommended] or Encryption [Optional] (Read DFE & Encryption Guide above)
    • Reboot Enjoy!
    • [Optional] If you want to root, reboot once again to TWRP Recovery and flash Magisk then reboot to system and enjoy!

    DIRTY INSTALL YOUR CUSTOM ROM ๐Ÿ“ฒ

    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] or Encryption [Optional] (Read DFE & Encryption Guide above)
    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 ๐Ÿ”

    Note: Some AMD Ryzen or Intel Systems may have problems to recognize your device in fastboot. [Read the AMD Ryzen/Intel 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 (Unzip Password: xiaomiflash.com) and run XiaomiMiFlash.exe
    3. Turn off you device and then boot in Fastboot mode by pressing Power Button + Volume Down (โ€“) and keep holding both buttons until the word โ€œFASTBOOTโ€ 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, youโ€™ll see green bar inside XiaomiMiFlashtool.


    BACKUP & RESTORE ROM (NANDROID BACKUP)๐Ÿ’พ

    Check this Youtube Video to see the process in action.
    Backup:
    1. Remove Lockscreen Method. (You will have to set fingerprints again after Restore)
    2. Reboot to Recovery (Power Button + Volume Up (+))
    3. Choose Backup and Select Boot > System Image > Vendor Image > Data (excl. storage)
    4. Select Storage and choose SDcard if you have one otherwise let it on Internal Storage.
    5. Swipe to Backup.
    6. Done!


    Restore:
    1. Reboot to Recovery. (Power Button + Volume Up (+))
    2. Select Wipe > Advanced Wipe.
    3. Select Dalvik / ART Cache, System, Data, Vendor, Cache and then Swipe to Wipe.
    4. Press Home Button to go back and Select Restore.
    5. Select the backup file with the ROM and make sure Boot, System Image, Data (excl. storage) and Vendor Image are selected.
    6. Select Swipe to Restore and when completed Reboot to System.
    7. Done!
    Note: After you restore backup you might be unable to use old lock method such as PIN or Pattern to unlock your device (that's why you remove it before you take backup), in order to remove lock method you need to boot recovery and then:

    • Mount system
    • Go to file manager
    • Go to data/system
    • Delete locksettings.db
    This way, you will not have any lock method set, but added fingerprints will remain.

    FIX FOR STUCK ON OREO FIRMWARE (SOFTBRICKED)๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ง

    • FIX (Read Carefully)
    25
    Changelog ๐Ÿ“‘
    Note: Changes in Collection & Guides happens in real time. The date I post these Changelogs is just a sum up since I can't post all the changes the time that happening to avoid spamming the thread. So you can always consider the Collection & Guides Up-to-Date. However, I may announce some big changes in posts before I include them in the Changelogs.

    LATEST๐Ÿ“ฅ

    New Update: 07/05/2022
    Changelog:
    ROMs:

    • Added in title of Android 12 ROMs section, the title Android 12L.
    • Seperated the Android 12 and Android 12L/12.1 in different sub-sections. (Android 12 ROMs can be consider as outdated/EOL ROMs)
    • Added Installation Guides near crDroid, Official LineageOS, Pixel Experience, LineageOS+. (I added these Guides to avoid confusion, because TWRP can't decrypt A12 encrypted ROMs yet, so for OTA to work properly it needs the ROM recovery - Also added notes about DFE which I explain how to use etc).
    • Added Official LineageOS, LineageOS microG, CorvusOS, DerpFest, KryptonAOSP and PixelBlaster A12.1 ROMs.
    • Updated link for EvoX A12L.
    • Moved ProtonAOSP from 12 ROMs to 12L and awarded with medal.
    • Moved ArrowOS Unofficial from 12 ROMs to 12L.
    • Renamed and Awarded with trophy LineageOS+ by SyntaxError.
    • Awarded with medal PixelOS.
    • Removed medal from ArrowOS A11 since it's EOL, focus is on A12L/12.1 now.
    • Reordered some ROMs.
    GApps & microG:
    • Removed link for modded FlameGApps 12L/12.1 from my AFH since FlameGApps A12L/12.1 Official released.
    • Changed the link of BiTGApps and removed the medal since their website is always down and it has long time to get an update.
    • Reordered microG packages.
    Usefull Apps:
    • Added Scrambled Exif (Office Tools sub-section), Session (Social sub-section), Imagepipe (Camera sub-section) and PCAPdroid (Miscellaneous sub-section).
    • Changed the name of Droid-ify (Miscellaneous sub-section) to Neo Store.

    ARCHIVE ๐Ÿ—„๏ธ

    New Update: 01/04/2022
    Changelog:


    ROMs:
    • Added CarbonROM and Unofficial NusantaraProject Android 10 ROM.
    • Added /e/OS Android 11 ROM.
    • Added LineageOS Unofficial, CygnusOS and POSP A12 ROMs.
    • Changed the link of Project Elixir back to XDA since the download link is now fixed.
    • Removed award from ProtonAOSP since no longer gonna take updates from REIGNZ.
    • Added a note about Awards.
    Kernels:
    • Added NexusCAF Kernel -> Changelog
    • Moved Rockstar Kernel from Archive Kernels to Active Kernels and changed the link. (If you want ask the dev to update his download link on XDA so I can include the XDA thread as link)
    • Changed some awards.
    Custom Recoveries:
    • Changed the link of Official TWRP from XDA thread to directly download official site.
    • Added Official TWRP 3.6.1 and Unofficial TWRP 3.6.1 by REIGNZ in my AFH.
    • Removed-Cleaned up older versions of Official TWRP in my AFH.
    GApps:
    • Added FlameGApps modded for A12.1.(You can also mod it by your own, by changing 2 values in flame.prop --> Android=12, SDK=32)
    • Added Open GApps Unofficial A12/A12.1.
    GCams:
    • Added new Parrot version MGC_8.4.300_Parrot043_V1.3 to my AFH.
    • Added Parrot043 (7.0.009_FinalBuildGoodbye_V1) to my AFH with best Settings to apply.
    • Reordered GCams positions and awards.
    Magisk:
    • Updated Magisk version to v24.3 in my AFH.
    • Added Shamiko module to Hide Root from apps along with a Guide about it.
    • Added Momo app so you can use it too check if any modifications related Magisk are detected or not.
      Note: to pass everything use Shamiko and Universal Safetynet Fix (If the ROM you are is not passing safetynet by default).
    • Removed Magisk v23.0 folder from my AFH.
    DFE:
    • Removed DFE with Magisk from my AFH since it's outdated and may cause confusion and issues.
    Xiaomi Tools:
    • Changed the Xiaomi Flashtool link to the latest version.
    • Updated the Mi Unlock and Xiaomi Flashtool in my AFH to the latest version.

    Useful Apps:
    • Replaced F-Droid with Droid-ify client (also at Privacy Guides). Read here why.
    • Added a list with Recommended Apps by DivestOS.
    • Added a Browser Comparison Table by DivestOS to choose your browser in Browsers sub-section.
    • Added KISS Launcher (Launchers sub-section) and (Repainter by kdrag0n (Miscellaneous sub-section).
    • Added Youtube Vanced Archive backup (A archive of all published versions of Youtube & Youtube Music Vanced) and Alternatives near Youtube Vanced link.
      Since you already may know YouTube Vanced shut down due legal reasons but you can still use it until Google make changes to API (~2years according to Vanced Team). A promised project to replace Vanced is under development and called ReVanced, you can join their discord
      here. The app will patch Official Youtube locally in your device, so I guess will avoid shut down from Google since everything happens locally. ;)
    • Created a new Camera sub-section.
    • Added Secure Camera (Camera sub-section) and Secure PDF Viewer (Office Tools sub-section) by GrapheneOS. The links are for Google Play but you can also find the .apks in GrapheneOS Github. You can check the xda article here.
    • Changed the link of KeePassDX (Password Manager & (2FA) Two-factor Authenticator sub-section) to XDA thread since it's now openned. Check it out and give some love.
    Guides:
    • Added a note in Unlock Bootloader Guide, about 2 SIM. You must only have 1 SIM inserted during the Unlock.
    • Added in Privacy Guide a Spyware Watchdog Article Catalog which determinate under tests and tracking if an app is spyware and what data it collects.
    Changelogs:
    • Added a note about the changes that happens in real time and the date I post the changelogs are just a sum up, so you can always consider the Collection & Guides Up-to-Date.

    Update: 28/02/2022
    Changelog:


    ROMs:
    • Reordered crDroid A12 to top as the best all around ROM and added a note near it for recommended FlameGApps.
    • Added PixelOS, xDroid, BlissROM and VoltageOS A12 ROMs and BaikalOS A11 ROM.
    • Changed the link of Project Elixir, PixelPlus, LessAOSP and OctaviOS since their XDA threads have outdated download links. Please contact the developers to fix their links in their threads, so I can add XDA link back.
    • Removed all awards for Android 11 ROMs except LineageOS / LineageOS microG, ArrowOS and HavocOS which still get updates and Rerorded the ROMs. Also moved LineageOS microG near LineageOS.
    Kernels:
    • Seperated to 2 sub-sections the Kenrels (Active Development and EOL Archived).
    • Added Gear Kernel.
    • Moved Optimus Drunk Kernel, Sphinx Kernel, Stealth Kernel, MiPa Kernel, RockStar Kernel, MiPa Kernel, Canting Kernel, Delta Kernel, XDKernel to EOL Archived sub-section, since they have very long time to get updates.
    GApps & microG:
    • Renamed title from GApps to GApps & microG.
    • Created 2 sub-sections for GApps and microG and Added microG and its variants links.
    • Reordered GApps and awarded FlameGApps with trophy.
    • Added link for FlameGApps config file and NikGApps packages information/description.
    • Changed the link of BiTGApps.
    • Added LiteGapps.
    GCams:
    • Added MGC_8.4.300_Parrot043_V1.2.apk in my AFH.
    • Added a note about using 2 different GCams if you want.
    Disable Force Encryption (DFE) & Encryption:
    • Added new version of DFE (dynDFE-v2) in my AFH [FAQ]. Let me know if I should delete the older versions.
    Xiaomi Tools:
    • Added a note with the Unzip Password (xiaomiflash.com) for Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool in Collection (Xiaomi Tools) & Guides (Clean Install Official MIUI).
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Bromite buildtools Browser which is basically a Bromite with latest security patches and fixes and some additional features like toolbar on bottom, expiry time on history and more. This is created by a regular contributer Uzuao of original Bromite since original Bromite developer doesn't push updates and pull requests fast.
    • Added RadioDroid (Multimedia sub-section) and MatLog (Miscellaneous sub-section).
    Guides:
    • Added Screen Retention Fix Guide for devices which has this issue.
    • Added the device Battery Model at Battery Guide.
    • Some minor changes here and there.
    Changelogs:
    • Created sub-sections to be better categorized and be cleaner for all changelogs, old and new ones.
    General:
    • Fixed some typos.
    โš ๏ธNotes:
    • XDA now allows Pling.com as file host so any development hosted on that service now will be included in my thread. You can also make a request to add a ROM or something if I miss it.
      Read more about it
      here.

    Update: 07/02/2022
    Changelog:


    ROMs:
    • Added a new sub-section Linux Distribution to Custom ROM section to include Ubuntu Touch and (new added) Droidian Unofficial.
    • Added Paranoid Android, CalyxOS and Project Radiant A12 ROMs.
    • Updated EvoX A12 link.
    • Removed xdroid Unofficial A12 ROM, since download link doesn't work.
    Magisk:
    • Updated links to Magisk-v24.1. (Full changelog here)
    GCams:
    • Changed the name apk of Sanitys GCam hosted on my AFH, from _A11 to _A12 since they are working fine on Android 12 ROMs.
    • Added to my AFH the new GCam v8.4 by Parrot043. Cleaned up some older versions of Parrot043.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Mull and Fennec Browser at Usefull Apps. (Browser sub-section)
    Collection:
    • Added new section Universal Android Debloater.
    Guides:
    • Changed the title of Fastboot fix to include Intel systems, since I have reports that some Intel Systems need it too. Also added a link in the guide for Intel Chipset Drivers.
    • Changed some steps at Clean Install Guide.

    Update: 20/01/2022
    Changelog:


    ROMs:
    • Added Pixel Experience*, PixelPlusUI, MSM Xtended, Project Arcana, SyberiaOS, SparkOS, CherishOS and CipheOS A12 ROMs.
    • Awarded Pixel Experience A12 and ProtonAOSP A12.
    • Added a note and link near ProtonAOSP for translation of the ROM.
    GApps:
    • Reorder some GApps.
    GCams:
    • Reorder GCams.
    Magisk:
    • Added FoxMagiskModuleManager at Magisk Collection. This app replace the official magisk module repository since no longer available.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added UIBencher at Usefull Apps (Miscellaneous sub-section). You can check kernel jitters with that app. Also added Squoosh, an image compression web app.
    Guides:
    • Added a link to How You can also Flash Custom ROM using ADB sideload Method at Clean Installation Guide. (Please let me know if I should create a seperate section about Clean Install via ADB Sideload Method)
    Notes:
    • About Pixel Experience A12*: Please check the Flashing Instructions here. Clean Install + Format Data required. Do not flash any DFE or Encrypt zip. Since TWRP doesn't support decryption for A12 Encrypted ROMs for now and the ROM comes encrypted by default, so in order to make OTA updates happen, the ROM will replace the TWRP with PE Recovery after flashing, which can handle the decryption of the ROM. This is a workaround until the TWRP fix the decryption issue. If you want to switch ROM simply flash TWRP again via ADB.
    • Eventually awards from A11 ROMs will be removed due updates stopping and the focus of development is now on A12.

    Update: 23/12/2021
    Changelog:


    ROMS:
    • Added latest ProtonAOSP by REIGNZ3, AncientOS and SuperiorOS at A12 ROMs.
    • Awarded Project Elixir and AwakenOS A12 with medal.
    • Added Fork LineageOS, ArcaneOS, Syberia at A11 ROMs.
    • Removed award from CalyxOS since it has some time get update and that's an issue for privacy/security ROM.
    GCams:
    Useful Apps:
    • Added a link to some Android FOSS Apps at Useful Apps.
    • Added Bitwarden (Password managers sub-section) at Usefull Apps.
    Guides:
    • Added a note at Clean Install Guide about flashing problems and possible solutions.
    • Added 2 methods for Battery Callibration guide at Battery Tips section.
    General:
    • Added Emojis at titles of Collection, Guides and Changelogs.
    • At #3 I separated the changelogs to Latest and Archive and hide them to save space in page 1 in thread.
    • Changed the Emojis on title thread.
    โš ๏ธNotes:
    • From now and on, I recommend users of this community to ask for support and be more active in xda at proper ROM threads rather in telegram groups. Some mods in telegram groups warn, ban and kick for anything and being salty and toxic and thinking more about their ego, playing it pro. I never understood why they are so aggressive with newbies like they managing, the hell I don't know what and none controlling them. And I am talking even for the most popular groups. I hoped this would change eventually but nothing changed and this is not the philosophy of open source community's and not the purpose of "support group", at least for me. The time which these mods would spent throwing bans and writing salty reasons, they would kindly reply to newbies or post the rules. Have you ever seen a mod in xda to instantly warn or ban without a serious reason (like spam, crypto, nudes etc)?
      So prefer the xda for support, which is handled by much more mature moderators/admins and guys.
    • Happy Holidays & Merry Xmas to everyone ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

    Update: 20/11/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • Changed the link of Official HavocOS A11 to latest build. Note: Since Reignz dropped the builds, Havoc CI is building automatically compiled and sent here by a guy from Havoc team. While using Reignz tree, is not tested by Reign tho.
    • Added Project Elixir, ProtonAOSP Unofficial, EvolutionX, CAFEX, OctaviOS Unofficial and LessAOSP at A12 ROMs.
    Recoveries:
    • Added link for TWRP 3.6.0_9-0 Official For POCO F1 (A12 compatible). Also added in my AFH Mirror. I've also added in my AFH Mirror the Unofficial TWRP 3.6.0-A9 by REIGNZ and link to Custom Recoveries section.
    Magisk:
    • Added link at Magisk section for Universal SafetyNet Fix by kdrag0n, updated for Zygisk and Riru. Read instractions. Also added a video guide by munchy.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Lawnchair (Launcher sub-section), SimpleLogin(Email sub-section) and SmartPack Kernel Manager(Miscellaneous sub-section) at Useful Apps section.
    Guides:
    • Added a section "How to take logs" at Guides.
    • Added Privacy.Sexy open source tool-scripts at Privacy Guide.

    Update: 16/10/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • Introduced Android 12 ROMs section.
    • Added AwakenOS, Fluid, ArrowOS Unofficial and AEX Unofficial ROMs based on A12.
    • Updated the link of EvoX to the latest v5.9.3 by Lakshay.
    • Awarded DotOS as best themed ROM.
    • Added BananaDroid and xdroidCAF A11 ROMs.
    • Reordered ROMs.
    Kernels:
    • Awarded SilverCore Kernel with trophy.
    • Reordered Kernels.
    GApps:
    • Reordered and changed some awards on GApps.
    GCams:
    • Added MGC_8.2.300_Parrot043_V8.1 at my AFH Mirror.
    • Reorded some GCams.
    Guides:
    • Cleaned up some tools to disable major tracking features of Windows and let only ShutUp10++ (working on Windows 11 too) at Privacy and Security.

    Update: 01/10/2021
    Changelog:

    Collection:
    • Added POCO F1 Collection Mirror section. It's my Android File Host. I've uploaded all the necessary POCO F1 files in one place just to have them as backup/mirror.
    Official Stock MIUI ROM:
    • Added POCO F1 Global Stable ROM Library / POCO F1 MIUI Official ROMs Archive, which includes old+latest releases of Official MIUI ROMs.
    Firmwares & Vendor:
    • Changed the tile to Firmware & Vendor section.
    • Added link for latest Firmware+Vendor.
    ROMs:
    • Awarded ArrowOS with trophy and changed crDroid to medal.
    • Changed the link of StagOS ROM.
    • Added RohieOS ROM.
    • Reordered some ROMs.
    Kernels:
    • Removed Sentiel Kernel since their link to github doesn't work and their telegram dissapeared, probably EOL.
    • Awarded BAALAM Kernel with medal and reordered some kernels.
    GCams:
    • Removed and cleaned up some old versions at Parrot GCam AFH link.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Amaze File Manager, Blokada, Etar Calendar, EteSync, FlorisBoard, KDE Connect, Material File Manager, QKSMS and Termux at Usefull Apps.
    • Changed the color and the emoji icon of Launchers sub-section.
    Guides:
    • Fixed a command in cmd to boot into recovery at Install Custom Recovery Guide.
    • Added a Guide about How to check Battery Capacity Health at Battery Tips section.
    • Added link for Privacy Guides in all about privacy along with PrivacyTools. To avoid confusion between the sites check here for what happened.
    • Added a note to also check if your phone number along with your email adress is in data breach at Have I been Pwned & at Firefox Monitor in Privacy and Security section.
    • Added a link to test WebRTC IP Leak Test. You can find more infos how to disable it at Privacy Guides in browsers section.
    • Added a note for SimpleLogin at Privacy & Security section, so you can hide your email and create aliases for it.
    • Added also a link for ShutUp10, Privatezilla, WPD, W10Privacy tools to disable major tracking features of Windows in Privacy & Security section. (choose whatever you like more)
    • Added CryptPad and PrivateBin links in Privacy and Security section.
    Notes:
    • Just for information, HavocOS & Fluid for our device is EOL according to the dev on Telegram. Award from HavocOS will be removed after some time, cause it will stay behind on updates security patches etc. Hope it will come back in A12. ๐Ÿคž

    Update: 31/08/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • Removed Xiaomi EU 12.5.1 (Mi8 Port) and Genos Kernel.
      Note: I couldn't find the source of Kernel. Please do not ask me again for oofgang stuff. I tried to include them in collection for some of you to be happy, but too much walls, obstacles and rules to bypass and doesn't worth it. Pay per click download links, timer for builds which doesn't work after 1 day, you need to redownload it, so mirror to be able to add them in xda not possible, no source of kernel - security warning (however just to be clear, as far as I know none reported security or privacy issues yet) and just lol. ๐Ÿคช This is not how open source community works. Read here and also the XDA Rules.
    • Added Ubuntu Touch ROM.
    • Awarded CalyxOS as focused on Privacy & Security out of the box.
    • Added a note on Paranoid Android to use it with NGK or Silver Core Kernel to avoid Random Reboots. Some users reported they don't have random reboots with these kernels.
    • Updated link for Project 404 since they changed their website.
    • Removed LeOS ROM since it's EOL and download links are not working.
    • Reordered ROMs.
    • Removed awards from A10 ROMs since are outdated and no longer recommended.
    Recoveries:
    • Removed Unofficial TWRP which is based on android-9.0 with fix for auto mount issue, since it's now added in Official TWRP site.
    • Awarded OrangeFox Recovery with medal.
    GApps:
    • Awarded FlameGApps with trophy and reorder some GApps.
    • Added Sub-Sections at Useful Apps.
    • Added Geometric Weather (Recommended to use F-Droid version), Shelter, Standard Notes, Vinly Music Player, Feeder, Twire and F-Droid at Useful Apps.
    • Added Fastboot Drivers in Xiaomi Tools & Minimal ADB & Fastboot sections at Collection.
    Guides:
    • Updated the Guide for AMD Ryzen Fastboot Fix to include Fastboot Drivers installation as first step.
    • Updated the AMD Ryzen Fastboot Fix Bat file since the previous one had syntax error. It's working fine now.
    • Changed some steps at Custom Recovery Guide to be more clear to understand what are you doing and guarantee process of installing.
    • Added a video on How to Replace a Battery in Poco F1 at Battery Guide.
    • Added ฮตxodus site link in Privacy and Security Guide. ฮตxodus analyzes Android applications in order to list the embedded trackers and ads.
    • Added a mention to Aurora Store in Privacy and Security Guide.
    • Added Backup & Restore ROM Guide.
    Notes:
    • About the State of Magisk 2021 drama which some people says it died and blame John Wu and Google. Please check here to understand that Magisk is evolving and not dying. ๐Ÿค“

    Update: 02/08/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • Added Xiaomi.eu V12.5.1 Stable (Mi8 Port) along with video installation guide. (Genos Kernel needed to be flashed - you will find it in Kernels section)
    • Awarded crDroid with Trophy and ArrowOS with medal.
    • Updated links of EvoX to xda builds by Sushrut1101 along with Lakshay's builds.
    • Updated link of Paranoid Android to July build. (Random Reboots may have been fixed)
    • Updated link of BlissROM to directly download page.
    • Reordered some ROMs.
    Kernels:
    • Added Genos Kernel at my AFH Mirror.
    Recoveries:
    • Added Unofficial TWRP Recovery - It has a fix for the auto mount vendor issue. (It's a build from the same dev of Official TWRP)
    GCams:
    • Added GoogleCameraMod07062019_xiaomi-sdm845 - Old 6.2 PE Default GCam Modded to work on A11 ROMs and awarded with trophy as is the most stable along with sanitys.
    • Updated link for Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller to latest.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Kiwi Next Browser and Infinity For Reddit in Collection at Useful Apps.
    • Changed some steps in CLEAN INSTALL CUSTOM ROM Guide about Magisk to be flashed after the first boot of the ROM to avoid some possible bootloops for some users.
    • Added link for Bromite fingerprint mitigations tests at Privacy & Security guide.

    Update: 17/07/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • Added link for AOSiP A11 ROM.
    • Changed the link of PixelROM to xda thread post with installation and latest download link.
    • Removed the link of Pixel Extended ROM since the thread removed due to no source link for kernel.
    Kernels:
    • Added to my AFH Mirror NGK Kernel Profiles at Kernels section. (Extract the file from the .zip of the profile you want and use the profile in the NGK App - Root needed).
      Here are some profiles made by dev himself and admins (Have a great profile? Send here and tell what it is for and may be saved with the following):

      Pierre
      Normal usage with smooth animations and UI

      Pierre_Bat
      Light usage and social media where cpu is underclocked

      Pierre_SmoothAF
      For those who want smoothness over all, can still be used daily but will drain a bit more

      Nutsu_Bat
      Combo of battery profile tweaks & lowered cpu frequencies for people with old batteries

      Nutsu_Asphalt9
      Made for achieving the best performance and smoothess in Asphalt 9

      Infamous_Codm
      Best perf in codm while maintaining good battery

      Valar_Comp_Pubg
      Smooth pubg without hurting battery much

      Bamz_Pubg

      Balance between temps and perf, great for pubg in all scenarios, based on "Max isn't always best" mindset
    GApps:
    • Reorded GApps.
    • Added a link for NikGApps Video Guide "How to Create Custom Gapps Package With NikGapps | Personalized Gapps"
    • Removed link for A11 Open Gapps Beta. Now it's officialy out on their site (Pico and Nano only).
    GCams & ANXCAmera:
    • Added to my AFH Mirror the stablest san1ty's GCAM port (F1v9.6_6.2.030) also (PocoSv10.4), modded to work in Android 11 in two package names: ENG and MGC. Thanks and credits to elon_cyborg.
    • Added to my AFH Mirror BSG Private version and XML Configs. Also added a youtube video review link.
    • Added to my AFH Mirror ANXCamera modded to work in Android 11 for Beryllium. It's Magisk Module and No Addon needed. Thanks and credits to althafvly.
    • Reorded GCam Ports and Awarded san1ty and BSG (Private version) GCam Port.
    • Renamed the title of Camera section to include ANXCamera.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Nova Launcher 7 Beta at Useful Apps section.

    โš ๏ธAnnouncment about Widevine L1 Issue:โš ๏ธ
    The youtube reviewer Munchy is trying to make the Widevine L1 issue to be heard in the heads of POCO in twitter. Unfortunately Alvin Tse said they don't have enough info from logs which sent.
    If you want to help get Widevine L1 back, send in the report id with logs and device name Poco owners. Some steps for you: here.


    Update: 22/06/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • 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)
    Kernels:
    • Reorded some Kernels.
    GApps:
    • Reorded GApps and awarded with trophy MindTheGapps.
    GCams:
    • 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.
    Guides:
    • 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)

    Update: 23/05/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • 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).
    Kernels:
    • Added XDKernel.
    GApps:
    • Added FlameGApps.
    • Added a link near NikGApps to create your own NikGApps package the way u want it.
    GCams:
    • Changed the link for Parrot043 Gcam to my AFH mirror since he stopped uploading gcams in celsoazevedo, instead he is using telegram channel.
    Magisk:
    • Changed the Magisk links to Magisk-v23.0.
    Useful Apps:
    • Changed the link of Syslog at Useful Apps section to the GitHub.
    Guides:
    • Added a useful link at Privacy & Security to how you can block ads in Android.
    Notes:
    • I update the Collection & Guides daily (if needed), I just sum up when I post the changelog.
    • 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.

    Update: 01/05/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • 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.
    Recoveries:
    • Changed the link of PitchBlack Recovery to their github beryllium releases since their site is down.
    GApps:
    • 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.
    GCams:
    • 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.
    Magisk:
    • Added Magisk Canary.
    Useful Apps:
    • Added Cryptomator, BetterBatteryStats and NetGuard at Useful Apps section and changed the link of Today Weather app to the proper xda thread.
    Collection:
    • 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).
    Guides:
    • Changed some things in Dirty Flash installation Guide.
    • 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).

    Update: 19/04/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • 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.
    Recoveries:
    • Changed OrangeFox Recovery link to xda thread.
    Kernels:
    • Changed the link of Delta and Sentiel Kernel to GitHub for the latest releases.
    • Marked Twisted, Illusion, Simple and Seshstation Kernel as outdated.
    GApps:
    • Fixed Open GApps link for Android 11 (Test builds)
    Magisk:
    • 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).
    GCams:
    • Added a link near BSG Camera for Video Stabilization Settings. (thanks to R46N4R0K)
    Disable Force Encryption (DFE) & Encryption:
    • 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)
    Guides:
    • Simplified the Magisk Guide.
    • 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, Googleโ€™s latest targeted advertising experiment.

    โš ๏ธNotes:
    • 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.

    Update: 04/04/2021
    Changelog:

    General:
    • Added POCO F1 code name (beryllium) at thread titles.
    ROMs:
    • 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.
    Kernels:
    • Added Franco, arter97, Malakas Kernels links and marked as EOL with X along with Parallax Kernel.
    • Reordered all Kernels.
    Recoveries:
    • Changed the link of OrangeFox Recovery to Official. (Beta)
    • Removed Pixel Experience Recovery. (at least for now)
    • Reordered all Recoveries.
    GApps:
    • 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.
    GCams:
    • 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)

    Update: 16/03/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • 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
    Kernels:
    • Added Sentiel Kernel. (Rebranded previously Notorious Kernel)
    • Removed Polar Kernel.
    Collection:
    • Removed SafetyNet Fix section since most of the ROMs now coming with build in fix.
    Guides:
    • 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.

    Update: 27/02/2021
    Changelog:

    General:
    • Added Changelog Tracking at #3 post
    Kernels:
    • 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.
    GCams:
    • Updated the Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller in Collection.
    Magisk:
    • Added Flashable Zips for Install & Uninstall Magisk in Collection.
    Guides:
    • Added Privacy & Security section in Guides.
    • Added a Note to check Privacy & Security Guide at Useful Apps section 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.

    Update: 26/02/2021
    Changelog:

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

    Update: 23/02/2021
    Changelog:

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

    Update: 21/02/2021
    Changelog:

    ROMs:
    • Added link for new ROMs (DotOS, Project 404, Styx Project, KangOS)
    Recoveries:
    • Updated the OrangeFox Recovery to Unofficial build to support Android 11:
    โ€ข Changes from R11
    โ€ข Full support FBE for Android 11 ROMs
    โ€ข Using tree from official TWRP
    โ€ข Other mics fixes
    Kernels:
    Reorder the position awards in Kernels. [NGK is the most complete and great kernel but cannot take the first place due to Screen Freezes]

    Guides:

    • Added a link to guide for "FIX FOR STUCK ON OREO FIRMWARE (SOFTBRICKED)" credits to vinit99

    Update: 25/01/2021
    Changelog:

    Official Stock MIUI ROM:
    • Updated the links for Official Recovery and Fastboot ROMs to V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
    ROMs:
    • 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 ๐Ÿฅณ(Telegram) by the dev of Pixel Experience lakshay18 and WaveOS.
    Kernels:
    • Updated the link of SilverCore Kernel to GitHub and awarded with medal.
    GApps:
    • 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.
    General:
    • Some notes for SafetyNet.

    Update: 14/01/2021
    Changelog:


    Collection:
    • 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.

    Update: 13/01/2021
    Changelog:

    General:
    • 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.
    • May more changes over the time that I don't remember.
    Guides:
    • Some changes in Guides.
    Official Stock MIUI ROM:
    • Added link for Official Stable Beta Recovery ROM V12.0.3.0.QEJMIXM
    ROMs:
    • 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.
    • Removed WrathOS
    • Removed OOS Ports. (Sketchy, Unsafe, Non Trusted, Pay-Per-Click links)
    Kernels:
    • Added back link (mirror) for SilverCore Kernel.
    • Added link for Notorious Kernel
    • Removed Genos Kernel cause of Pay-Per-Click Download Links. (Devs can contact me with mirror link, if they want to added them back)
    Recoveries:
    • Added Pixel Experience Recovery. (Only work with Pixel Experience ROM)
    GCams:
    • Added Universal Stock Camera Uninstaller at Google Camera Ports section. (Credits to @elon_cyborg - PE Team)
    Useful Apps:
    • Added more Useful Apps: Aegis Authenticator, Signal, Device Info HW.
    • Removed Naptime, Inware from Useful Apps.

    Update: 17/12/2020
    Changelog:

    General:
    • I've fully updated the Collection & Guides.

    Update: 20/11/2020
    Changelog:


    General:
    • Initial Release

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    New Update: 01/10/2021
    Changelog:
    • Added POCO F1 Collection Mirror section. It's my Android File Host. I've uploaded all the necessary POCO F1 files in one place just to have them as backup/mirror.
    • Added POCO F1 Global Stable ROM Library / POCO F1 MIUI Official ROMs Archive, which includes old+latest releases of Official MIUI ROMs.
    • Changed the tile to Firmware & Vendor section.
    • Added link for latest Firmware+Vendor.
    • Awarded ArrowOS with trophy and changed crDroid to medal.
    • Changed the link of StagOS ROM.
    • Added RohieOS ROM.
    • Reorded some ROMs.
    • Removed Sentiel Kernel since their link to github doesn't work and their telegram dissapeared, probably EOL.
    • Awarded BAALAM Kernel with medal and reordered some kernels.
    • Removed and cleaned up some old versions at Parrot GCam AFH link.
    • Added Amaze File Manager, Blokada, Etar Calendar, EteSync, FlorisBoard, KDE Connect, Material File Manager, QKSMS and Termux at Usefull Apps.
    • Changed the color and the emoji icon of Launchers sub-section.
    • Fixed a command in cmd to boot into recovery at Install Custom Recovery Guide.
    • Added a Guide about How to check Battery Capacity Health at Battery Tips section.
    • Added link for Privacy Guides in all about privacy along with PrivacyTools. To avoid confusion between the sites check here for what happened.
    • Added a note to also check if your phone number along with your email adress is in data breach at Have I been Pwned & at Firefox Monitor in Privacy and Security section.
    • Added a link to test WebRTC IP Leak Test. You can find more infos how to disable it at Privacy Guides in browsers section.
    • Added a note for SimpleLogin at Privacy & Security section, so you can hide your email and create aliases for it.
    • Added also a link for ShutUp10, Privatezilla, WPD, W10Privacy tools to disable major tracking features of Windows in Privacy & Security section. (choose whatever you like more)
    • Added CryptPad and PrivateBin links in Privacy and Security section.
    Note: Just for information, HavocOS & Fluid for our device is EOL according to the dev on Telegram. Award from HavocOS will be removed after some time, cause it will stay behind on updates security patches etc. Hope it will come back in A12. ๐Ÿคž
    9
    New Update: 20/11/2021
    Changelog:
    • Changed the link of Official HavocOS A11 to latest build. Note: Since Reignz dropped the builds, Havoc CI is building automatically compiled and sent here by a guy from Havoc team. While using Reignz tree, is not tested by Reign tho.
    • Added Project Elixir, ProtonAOSP Unofficial, EvolutionX, CAFEX, OctaviOS Unofficial and LessAOSP at A12 ROMs.
    • Added link for TWRP 3.6.0_9-0 Official For POCO F1 (A12 compatible). Also added in my AFH Mirror. I've also added in my AFH Mirror the Unofficial TWRP 3.6.0-A9 by REIGNZ and link to Custom Recoveries section.
    • Added link at Magisk section for Universal SafetyNet Fix by kdrag0n, updated for Zygisk and Riru. Read instractions. Also added a video guide by munchy.
    • Added Lawnchair (Launcher sub-section), SimpleLogin(Email sub-section) and SmartPack Kernel Manager(Miscellaneous sub-section) at Useful Apps section.
    • Added a section "How to take logs" at Guides.
    • Added Privacy.Sexy open source tool-scripts at Privacy Guide.