Is it really vital to downgrade firmware from 12.2.4 to 12.2.1? I considered skipping that step as I expect arrowOS to upgrade in the future anyway. Besides, the download of the firmware is almost undoable, it frequently crashes for meThe packaged rom from bigota.d.miui.com (the firmware in question) is not a recovery useable zip file i believe (open it, see the difference in structure) but used to flash the device in fastboot to flash all the partitions, for that you should use xiaomi flasher
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just make sure you take the option that doesnt lock your bootloader up again (clean all, not clean and lock) -> boot up just because, i dont believe its necessary -> reboot and flash the linked twrp -> reboot into it -> install arrowos.zip as per the instructions for the ROM
Since you were/is on latest eu version you probably have the 220.127.116.11.RJKMIXM firmware and Arrowos is 18.104.22.168.RJKCNXM dependant, you have this xiaomi mi flasher downgrade procedure to do, makes me wonder why arrowos is based on an older firmware than the rest of the roms, i just plug and play most roms since theyre mostly 22.214.171.124 based by now
EDIT: better link thx @NOSS8
I just installed the gapps rom and it seems to be fine... I put my phone in AP mode and lost 2-3% I believe.I'm seeing high battery drain when the phone is idle, about 20% overnight. I did end up installing the right firmware in advance. Running microg at the moment which should be lighter than the regular gapps suite. No unnecessary apps are getting battery uptomised either. If anybody has a clue what it could be do give me a ping.
restart your phone while holding your camera inside, then start the camera app included (still holding it down) and switch cameras back and forth, redo this process and eventually you will feel the tension on the camera release and it will have retracted itself, this is something that can happen on all custom roms, though you are right, they should add the retract camera state to bootHello, please please please fix this problem ASAP:
Somehow I rebooted my phone while taking photos on pop up camera, and now there is no way to hide it, I tried literally everything, installing different apps and rebooting while switching cameras, calling with camera from different messangers etc... also there is no falling protection function, that could fix my problem too. I tried to hide by pushing inside, no luck as it doesn't stop inside, opening again at half size. I'm afraid I break this camera while the smartphone in my pocket... I think there is a way to reset this camera state, like forcing camera to hide while turning off or rebooting. And maybe you have any ideas how to fix that? Thank you.
If the ROM passed to OSS vendor (I don't see it mention, but it is possible), that could be the cause.I have the same problem, last updates led doesn't work.