Development [RECOVERY][munch][UNOFFICIAL] OrangeFox Recovery

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iscle

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OrangeFox Recovery

ℹ️ Information
Status: Beta
Version: R12.1_0
Release Date: 2021-07-12
Source Code:
https://gitlab.com/OrangeFox
https://github.com/Iscle/twrp_device_xiaomi_munch


⬇️Download:
https://github.com/Iscle/twrp_device_xiaomi_munch/releases

📲 Installation:
https://wiki.orangefox.tech/en/guides/installing_orangefox

📚 Documentation (FAQ):
https://wiki.orangefox.tech/en/guides

💰 Donations:
https://opencollective.com/orangefox/donate

📒 Source changelog:
https://wiki.orangefox.tech/changelog

📣 Telegram channels:
News - https://t.me/OrangeFoxNEWS
Beta testing chat - https://t.me/OrangeFoxBeta

🦊 OrangeFox App:
app.orangefox.tech
 

DidierMoulin

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Feb 3, 2016
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LG G5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Thank you very much for maintaining OrangeFox!

Since I'm new on an A/B device, I do have a question concerning installing magisk and keeping custom recovery.

As far as I understand, boot.img is modified by flashing orangefox.zip in recovery. What about magisk? Can I do a backup of the boot.img (hopefully) containing orangefox and flash back in recovery? Or is it best to use magisk addon from inside orangefox or flash magisk.apk from inside orangefox recovery?
Guide @ https://wiki.orangefox.tech/en/guides/flashing says to flash magisk once orangefox.zip is flashed an rebooted into recovery, but also, that:
  • One thing to note with respect to A/B devices is that, with respect to flashing ROMs, ... you must, immediately after flashing a ROM..., flash the OrangeFox zip again, then change slots, then reboot OrangeFox, before doing anything else. ...
iirc I did that and messed up the data & system_root partition or soemthing, so I reflashed stock rom and tried again. This time I just fastbooted into orangefox recovery and installed the orangefox.zip and it sticsk, flashed a custom rom (e.g. arrow or evolution or xdroid) but didn't slots and neither indstalklked magisk in any way. It works. So what about that slot changing? Better not?

Can you please hint in the right direction and if possible I'd like to understand what's going on, too.
Thanks!
 
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DidierMoulin

Senior Member
Feb 3, 2016
82
28
LG G5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Thank you very much for maintaining OrangeFox!

Since I'm new on an A/B device, I do have a question concerning installing magisk and keeping custom recovery.

As far as I understand, boot.img is modified by flashing orangefox.zip in recovery. What about magisk? Can I do a backup of the boot.img (hopefully) containing orangefox and flash back in recovery? Or is it best to use magisk addon from inside orangefox or flash magisk.apk from inside orangefox recovery?
Guide @ https://wiki.orangefox.tech/en/guides/flashing says to flash magisk once orangefox.zip is flashed an rebooted into recovery, but also, that:
  • One thing to note with respect to A/B devices is that, with respect to flashing ROMs, ... you must, immediately after flashing a ROM..., flash the OrangeFox zip again, then change slots, then reboot OrangeFox, before doing anything else. ...
iirc I did that and messed up the data & system_root partition or soemthing, so I reflashed stock rom and tried again. This time I just fastbooted into orangefox recovery and installed the orangefox.zip and it sticsk, flashed a custom rom (e.g. arrow or evolution or xdroid) but didn't slots and neither indstalklked magisk in any way. It works. So what about that slot changing? Better not?

Can you please hint in the right direction and if possible I'd like to understand what's going on, too.
Thanks!
Well, to answer myself: when booting into recovery, just flash magisk or use orangefox magisk installer addon. It modifies the active a/ or B slot. While flashing a new rom is flashing it to the inactive A or B slot. After a reboot the newly flashed slot will become active, therefore install magisk (or any other) after reboot into recovery, when flashed new rom. But then the advice to change slot seems to be wrong :-?
 

gandaprayoga7

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Can you give me more explanation on how to flash this recovery, the guide said to flash orangefox.zip after installation but there's only the .img files
 

Atexor

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Jun 28, 2014
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Can you give me more explanation on how to flash this recovery, the guide said to flash orangefox.zip after installation but there's only the .img files

We have A/B devices, so just move to the folder where you have that .img and use following command in console while you are in fastboot:
fastboot boot OrangeFox-Unofficial-munch.img

I didn't remember any "zip" file. Maybe it appeared later automatically as message to install or not.
 

Dimon909

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Dec 8, 2013
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Hi. I understood that in file manager TWRP and OrangeFox "Read-only file system". Cant move/delete/chmod files in /system_root folders. Is it problem recovery or stock android 12 ?
 
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