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Descendant is a customised Android ROM that focuses on enhancing UX and UI
over stock Android along useful features.

Downloads

Head to the download page.

Sources

Github





Guide.png

Instructions if you coming from a different rom (including MIUI):
- Boot latest twrp from @vasishath ( fastboot boot path/to/twrp.img )
- Flash descendant
- Reboot to recovery
- Format Data (not wipe, not factory reset)
- Reboot to system

Instructions if you coming from a descendant version (aka update)
- Boot to TWRP recovery
- Flash latest descendant release
- Reboot to system

NOTE: Everytime you flash descendant on any case (clean flash/dirty flash) you must leave the option where it says "Inject TWRP after flashing" on.
The only case you should disable that option/toggle is when you want to flash magisk.


Descendant has been tested with both 12.0.x & 12.5.x firmware versions and runs without any issues


Features.png


Listing all the additions would be a huge wall of text, that you wouldn't even read.
So, head over the Telegram group and feel free to lurk.


Preloaded applications
Google Apps are included along Kiwi Browser and Metro.




Bugs.png


Having a bug or not booting for whatever reason?
Look for "How to report bugs" on this post.
Bug reports without logs will be ignored.




Credits.png


@phhusson | @Letzen | @krule031 | @ezio84 | @linuxct


Android OS version: 11 (R)
Security patch level: July

XDA:DevDB Information
Descendant XI, ROM for the Xiaomi Poco F3 / Xiaomi Mi 11X / Redmi K40

Contributors
Dil3mm4
ROM OS Version: Android 11
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x Quantic
Based On: AOSP

Maintainer
K O B U X

Version Information
Status:
Stable

Created 2021-07-17
Last Updated 2021-07-17
 
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raz123

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Oct 25, 2010
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Beware: the installer will automatically attempt installation into your inactive partition -- without warning.

1st install attempt: went seemingly well -- reboot -- stuck at blue 'd' logo (waited 15+ mins).
2nd install attempt: went seemingly well -- reboot -- stuck at blue 'd' logo (waited 15+ mins).

Notes: I also tried the usual wiping prior to flashing -- no success.

Conclusion: couldn't get it installed.
Installed from TWRP[1].


[1] https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/recovery-unofficial-twrp-3-5-1-20210702.4300189/
 
Beware: the installer will automatically attempt installation into your inactive partition -- without warning.

1st install attempt: went seemingly well -- reboot -- stuck at blue 'd' logo (waited 15+ mins).
2nd install attempt: went seemingly well -- reboot -- stuck at blue 'd' logo (waited 15+ mins).

Notes: I also tried the usual wiping prior to flashing -- no success.

Conclusion: couldn't get it installed.
Installed from TWRP[1].


[1] https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/recovery-unofficial-twrp-3-5-1-20210702.4300189/
I have updated the post with the correct flashing methods, hope you succeed this time :)
 

raz123

Senior Member
Oct 25, 2010
239
48
I have updated the post with the correct flashing methods, hope you succeed this time :)

Thanks! Ended up installing fine.

Things I would change:

1. Remove the COVID bloatware.
2. Add advanced reboot options.
3. Add double-tap statusbar (or home button) to sleep.

Bugs:

1. Echo on VoIP calls. Unusable.
2. (USB) PTP and File transfer both not working on PC.

Besides that, ROM is fluid.


edit: uncertain about #2 -- could be my Windows. It does that.
 
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Thanks! Ended up installing fine.

Things I would change:

1. Remove the COVID bloatware.
2. Add advanced reboot options.
3. Add double-tap statusbar (or home button) to sleep.

Bugs:

1. Echo on VoIP calls. Unusable.
2. (USB) PTP and File transfer both not working on PC.

Besides that, ROM is fluid.


edit: uncertain about #2 -- could be my Windows. It does that.

PTP works fine on my end.
I will try to fix the VoIP Calls.
 
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Bilal.151

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Nov 26, 2017
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This rom is very beautiful rounded and fluid
And hv Good battery life
Also good haptics
At the first boot had few system ui crashes but overall pretty good rom.
minor bug
4k video recording crashed the gcam (tried in various gcams maybe issue with gcam or rom)
 
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Suhaas

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Dec 10, 2012
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Installed as per the instructions given. Everything went fine. But for some reason I am not able to play prime video in HD 1080p. Widewine is L1 but still I wasn't able to play HD videos. And also the rom is pretty much aosp. Very few customization. Anyway thanx for this ROM.
 
Installed as per the instructions given. Everything went fine. But for some reason I am not able to play prime video in HD 1080p. Widewine is L1 but still I wasn't able to play HD videos. And also the rom is pretty much aosp. Very few customization. Anyway thanx for this ROM.
this is very weird, i don't have a netflix/amazon account so i cant test that but you should since L1 is there be able to play hd content, try cleaning the apps data/cache and try again, especially with netflix this is needed sometimes.
Yes, descendant is focused on UI and on some needed features.
I appreciate that you like the rom and took the effort to give feedback, if you encounter a different bug please attach a log too so i can be a bit more helpful.
 

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    Header.png


    Descendant is a customised Android ROM that focuses on enhancing UX and UI
    over stock Android along useful features.

    Downloads

    Head to the download page.

    Sources

    Github





    Guide.png

    Instructions if you coming from a different rom (including MIUI):
    - Boot latest twrp from @vasishath ( fastboot boot path/to/twrp.img )
    - Flash descendant
    - Reboot to recovery
    - Format Data (not wipe, not factory reset)
    - Reboot to system

    Instructions if you coming from a descendant version (aka update)
    - Boot to TWRP recovery
    - Flash latest descendant release
    - Reboot to system

    NOTE: Everytime you flash descendant on any case (clean flash/dirty flash) you must leave the option where it says "Inject TWRP after flashing" on.
    The only case you should disable that option/toggle is when you want to flash magisk.


    Descendant has been tested with both 12.0.x & 12.5.x firmware versions and runs without any issues


    Features.png


    Listing all the additions would be a huge wall of text, that you wouldn't even read.
    So, head over the Telegram group and feel free to lurk.


    Preloaded applications
    Google Apps are included along Kiwi Browser and Metro.




    Bugs.png


    Having a bug or not booting for whatever reason?
    Look for "How to report bugs" on this post.
    Bug reports without logs will be ignored.




    Credits.png


    @phhusson | @Letzen | @krule031 | @ezio84 | @linuxct


    Android OS version: 11 (R)
    Security patch level: July

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Descendant XI, ROM for the Xiaomi Poco F3 / Xiaomi Mi 11X / Redmi K40

    Contributors
    Dil3mm4
    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x Quantic
    Based On: AOSP

    Maintainer
    K O B U X

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2021-07-17
    Last Updated 2021-07-17
    5
    Poco F3 / Mi 11X / Redmi K40 (alioth/aliothin) Changelog

    - Enabled Live Display

    - Fixed random freezes

    - Updated to latest Quantic Kernel

    Note: This build is dirty flash-able over the previous one, for reference, follow the instructions on the first post.
    3
    Covid Bloatware? Wtf, really?
    2
    Installed as per the instructions given. Everything went fine. But for some reason I am not able to play prime video in HD 1080p. Widewine is L1 but still I wasn't able to play HD videos. And also the rom is pretty much aosp. Very few customization. Anyway thanx for this ROM.
    this is very weird, i don't have a netflix/amazon account so i cant test that but you should since L1 is there be able to play hd content, try cleaning the apps data/cache and try again, especially with netflix this is needed sometimes.
    Yes, descendant is focused on UI and on some needed features.
    I appreciate that you like the rom and took the effort to give feedback, if you encounter a different bug please attach a log too so i can be a bit more helpful.