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[ROM][11][raphael][OFFICIAL] Evolution X [10/16/2021]

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Dec 23, 2019
Still having isssues with Google Pay with the last two updates on EEA. Device is not rooted.
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Dec 23, 2019
Thanks for nothing. You could, you know be helpful, and not be a vague **** when someone asks for help. Yes, I've done a search, otherwise I wouldn't have asked!


Dec 15, 2016
I am using the latest version, but the ESC key of the Bluetooth keyboard (Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard) does not work, and the BACK and HOME does not work,Can you fix this?
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Jul 4, 2019
Hey, why always when I try to flash new version I must flash dtbo?

After click install it's rebooting then go to fastboot and only way to do something is to flash dtbo - system can't boot also recovery can't boot too. Also when I try go to recovery from power menu it's doing the same. Power + volume up cause the same problem and only way to fix everything is flash dtbo.

I did full format + wipe, orangefox recovery (tried TWRP - same problem), installed A11 and Evo X.


Senior Member
Jul 21, 2008
Redmi K20 Pro

I followed all guides and did in this order:

  1. Updated new TWRP from within the old system (android 10) => restarted, all fine
  2. Flashed the A11 firmware for Europe => restarted, all fine
  3. Wiped the data/cache/system
  4. Installed the rom
But now I am stuck in fastboot and cannot do anything. Also adb does not find the device. Is there anything I could do? How to turn off and get it into adb?

Think I figured it with this post
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Nov 22, 2011
Hey, why always when I try to flash new version I must flash dtbo?

After click install it's rebooting then go to fastboot and only way to do something is to flash dtbo - system can't boot also recovery can't boot too. Also when I try go to recovery from power menu it's doing the same. Power + volume up cause the same problem and only way to fix everything is flash dtbo.

I did full format + wipe, orangefox recovery (tried TWRP - same problem), installed A11 and Evo X.

Same here. I can't use the go to recovery directly from the phone reboot menu, I have to flash DTBO to get OrangeFox back.

Anyway, there will be no more new versions, let's wait for the Android 12 version...


Jan 13, 2020
any tips for battery drain? on RROS rom i have 10-12% drain per hour in accubattery, now on Evolution X i have 15%/hour on screen


Senior Member
Apr 30, 2015
Hi all, I would like to update from version 03/08 with Android 10 firmware to the latest version. What is there to consider? I would like to avoid wiping my data. I am also decrypted. Thank you guys!


Recognized Developer
Nov 5, 2012
Xiaomi Mi A1
Redmi K20 Pro
Totally forgot to post today's changelog. So here you go.

Changelog for latest (09/22/2021) Update

Device changes:
  • Upstream Display Postprocessing, FM, Graphics, Performance, Wifi Display blobs to LA.UM.9.1.r1-10600-SMxxx0.0
  • Upstream to latest Soviet Star kernel changes
ROM changes:
  • Evolver: Add left and right virtual buttons while typing (for old navbar layout)
  • Evolver: Add toggle for floating notification dismiss button
  • Evolver: GamingMode: Add option to disable menu overlay
  • Evolver: Launch EasterEgg activity when logo is clicked in about section
  • Evolver: Move rounded corners back to Themes category
  • Evolver: Remove toggle to disable charging animation
  • Evolver: Reorganize and add dividers
  • FOD: Adjust A12 FP icon stroke color
  • FODCircleView: Update animation position on circle showing when dreaming
  • Settings: Add our Easter Egg into our ROM version preference
  • Settings: Combine Double Tap settings into a single fragment
  • Settings: Make IME button space optional
  • Settings: Make navbar visibility tweaks more distinct
  • SystemUI: Bring back AOSP Cellular tile icon
  • SystemUI: Update battery info every second when device is charging


Jun 29, 2014
For those having problems with Fastboot instead of recovery, FOD, infinite loading at boot and system UI restart loop at first boot. I have faced all the stated problems.
1. On fastboot bootloop fastboot continue will not work. Flashing DTBO will solve the fastbooot thing and give you access to the recovery BUT it will cause problems with FOD for screen brightness below 80-85% because the stock kernel has incorrect dimming instructions for the fingerprint area of the display.
2. Flashing the nodimlayer version of LightHouse kernel solves the FOD problem but if you try to enter the recovery you wil be stuck once again at the fastboot screen. But this time fastboot continue will let you boot to system.
It's like an infinite loop but I prefer having a fully working FOD.
3. To solve the infinite first time loading you will need to flash DFE.
4. System UI restart loop. This is less frequent but if it happens you will need to wipe Data + Internal Storage and reflash recovery.


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Jun 29, 2014
Which Burial version are you using? I can't get latest Burial to work @ 48MP. Only Urnix 7.3.018. Tried Nikita but crashes at full resolution.
The Latest with B16 Detailed xml. Yes 48MP is broken but even @12MP binned the quality is better than anything else. On custom roms even with ANX (ported Mi Camera) the 48MP is a failure.
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    It would be great if joey updated the first post with the DTBO file which was essential for getting out of fastboot. You end up stuck on fastboot if you reboot into recovery and can't get back into system or recovery unless you flash the dtbo.img from page 151.

    Apart from that mini disaster, WELL DONE joey! 💙 Have not updated in a few months scared of the OSS thing :ROFLMAO: but I must say you have nailed it on this ROM, it both feels buttery smooth and geekbench says it performs 10-15% better than the regular mi 9t pro with stock rom.

    Looking forward to EvoX with Android 12 :cool:
    I won't be updating Android 11 anymore for Raphael. Move on to Android 12. Thanks.
    I've actually installed the rom before the last update and the system gets randomly laggy
    Did the last update fix this problem or should i change rom?
    Hi, is it possibile to download the latest A11 release? The link on 1st page has the URL for Evolution X A12.
    Goto https://sourceforge.net/projects/evolution-x/files/raphael/
    Latest Andr 11 release should be:
    I just did the automatic update prompted this morning for the November security patch. However, it seems to be stuck and will only load into TWRP now. I am trying to enter my 4-digit pin to decrypt but that doesn't seem to work either. Any suggestions on how to either get back into system, or how EvoX treats the decryption key when you use a pin to lock?
    Same here, just did the OTA from A11. There was no indication that the update contains A12 until it was too late and in TWRP. The entire storage got scrambled and could not be decrypted. Have to do format now..

    Not a particularly good user experience with OTA update I must say :-X
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    Evolution X 5.9.3 for the Xiaomi K20 Pro / Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro [raphael]
    * Your warranty is void. Or vaild, probably?
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, Ebolation X,
    * thermonuclear war, or the current economic crisis caused by you following
    * these directions. YOU are choosing to make these modificiations, and if
    * you point your finger at me for messing up your device, I will LMAO at you.


    Keep Evolving
    Pixel UI, customization and more, we are Evolution X!

    - Team Evolution X -
    @peaktogoo (Now RealAkito)

    Reach us on Twitter! @EvolutionXROM


    Just flash and check "The Evolver". We have tons of features combined together from different ROMs.


    * Offline charging is still broken



    First Time Install / Clean Flash
    1. Reboot to Recovery
    2. Download the zip for your device
    3. Flash whichever recovery you desire and Flash A11 firmware
    4. Wipe Data/Cache/System
    5. Flash the ROM
    6. Reboot to System and #KeepEvolving

    Update / Dirty Flash
    1. Reboot to Recovery
    2. Download the update for your device
    3. Flash the ROM
    4. Reboot to System and #KeepEvolving

    Light Screenshots / Dark Screenshots / Download
    Donate to me! / Official Chat / Device Support

    XDA: DevDB Information
    Evolution X, ROM for the Redmi K20 Pro

    joeyhuab, peaktogoo
    Source Code: https://github.com/Evolution-X

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.14.248
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Current Stable Version: 5.9.3
    Stable Release Date: 2020-10-20

    Created 2020-10-20
    Last Updated 2021-10-16
    Changelog for latest (12/26/2020) Update

    Merry Christmas and a Happy holidays to everyone!

    Just a quick update before another nasty Android security patch rolls in for January. Made some improvements mostly on the gestures, ambient edge lights and navbar pulse features, enabled some Pixel 5 exclusive goodies like Adaptive Sound, Dynamic Navbar for Gboard and Conveyor Belt Live wallpaper in the Come Alive category of the Styles & wallpapers app. Hopefully you guys like the improvements and keep donating to strengthen our project even more. #KeepEvolving

    Device changes:
    • Gboard: Remove navbar spacing
    • Nuke GCam GO
    • Remove even more prebuilt apps
    • TetheringOverlay: Update config
    ROM changes:
    • Advanced nav gestures: improve code and fix glitches
    • Bring back proper Lockscreen and Navbar Pulse support
    • Ensure edge lightning is off when we are done with repeats
    • EvolutionUtils: Allow to get theme accent color from context
    • Evolver: Add VoWiFi icon toggle
    • Evolver: Only allow edge lights on AOD when AOD is enabled
    • GamingMode: Fix initial value of gaming mode
    • Keyguard: reduce bottom text size
    • Navbar: Ensure 2/3 button layout options play nice with gesture navbar
    • NightDisplay Settings: Use List Preference for NightLight settings
    • PixelPropsUtils: Update packages
    • Settings: Enable Adaptive Sound for all
    • SystemUI: Enable permissions hub 2
    • SystemUI: Fix bug with user_setup_complete setting
    • SystemUI: Implement live wallpapers changes from redfin 11
    • SystemUI: Increase icon padding in QS privacy chip
    • SystemUI: set default of NAV_BAR_HANDLE_SHOW_OVER_LOCKSCREEN to false
    • UserRestrictionUtils: Return null Bundle if there are no restrictions
    • fixup! Gestures: allow to set back swipe deadzone
    • libstagefright: Free buffers on observer died
    • overlay: Enable privacy indicators
    • rro_overlays: Re-enable AOSP sound picker
    Changelog for latest (10/16/2021) Update

    Device changes:
    • None
    ROM changes:
    • Add wifi standard to WifiEntry.ConnectedInfo
    • Nfc: Type confusion due to race condition on tag type change
    • PixelPropsUtils: Update to October 2021 fingerprint
    • QSMedia: Align media player buttons properly
    • Settings: Add Hotspot WPA3 Settings
    • Settings: Display WiFi Version number
    • Settings: Change Network detail string form TYPE to Type
    • SystemUI: Increase top padding of media switch
    • apn: Fix FreedomPop UK
    • apn: Update Vodafone NL
    • apn: Update giffgaff APN
    • fixup! missing changes haptic issues with gestural navigation
    • vendor: gms: Add pixel_experience_2021_midyear.xml
    Changelog for latest (12/10/2020) Update

    All I can say is this a HUGE update and I've taken so much time to fix loads of issues and add more features to the ROM. December security patches are merged in and translations have been updated too. The changes in BOLD should be enough to entice you to flash this update. Hope you guys can continue supporting me especially now that it's the holiday season!

    NOTE: I suggest installing the Google Sans Magisk module in the attachments if you want the Google Sans font to work.

    Device changes:
    • Add Star Wars popup camera effects
    • Disable broken Portrait mode from ANX
    • sepolicy: Address FPSinfo denial
    ROM changes:
    • Accents: Add Midnight Purple
    • Adapt session API for newly added AudioPolicyService code
    • Add Google Sans Font overlay
    • Battery percentage: Improve hidden style
    • Bring back Smart Charging support
    • Catch IllegalStateException when verify APK
    • Clocks: User toggle to show/hide status area
    • ColorBucket: Improve Transparent theme
    • Evolver: Add FOD pressed colors options
    • Evolver: Allow choosing screenshot gesture delay
    • Evolver: Allow user to disable night light on FOD
    • Evolver: Bring back option to launch default music player on headset connect
    • Evolver: Nuke HeadsUp Snooze and Timeout
    • Evolver: Separate battery estimate from percent for QS
    • Evolver: Update name for Cyberpunk 2077 FOD animation
    • FODAnimation: Convert png to webp
    • FODCircleView: Hide animation when auth fails
    • FODCircleView: changes to FOD circle and animation visibility
    • Fix renaming file and moving file issue in MTP
    • Keyguard: add binary custom clock face
    • KeyguardClockSwitch: Fix missing status view on custom clocks
    • LockIcon: refresh icon on overlay changes
    • Merge December security patches
    • NetworkPolicyManagerService: Fix network isolation for secondary users
    • Only play sound effects if stream is not muted
    • Papers: Update credits and json link
    • Properly theme ScreenshotUI buttons
    • QS rows&columns: use fixed values if landscape and playing media
    • Remove click to take partial screenshot
    • Remove unused locale data for recovery
    • Request to reset effect buffer in clearInputBuffer
    • Screenshot tile: improve code
    • ScreenshotSelector: handle rotation issues
    • Settings: Add support for per app network isolation
    • Settings: Allow to hide arrow for back gesture
    • Settings: Categorize battery settings
    • Settings: Double tap to trigger doze
    • Settings: Remove unused translations
    • Settings: Revert previous fuelgauge impl
    • Settings: expose auto night mode sunset and sunrise values on API
    • SystemUI: Always show LTE+/4G+ when applicable
    • SystemUI: AssistDisclosure respect device corners
    • SystemUI: Disable junky LS clock & slice transition animations
    • SystemUI: Don't show FOD icon/pad keyguard if strong auth is required
    • SystemUI: ensure keyguardstatusbar is hidden if not on keyguard
    • ThemePicker: Use more descriptive icon pack names
    • ThemePicker: show scrollbar on clock faces
    • TypeClock: Add 24h format support
    • Update swap volume keys on rotation
    • Update translations
    • apn: Ting: Adding missing flag to list of types
    • base: Fix unnecessary truncation in Slice
    • base: add zen mode off hook to prevent problems with ringer mode
    • config: Disable forced camera audio by default
    • netd: restrict DNS names
    • pixelstyle: Update permissions
    • sepolicy: Add googlebattery rules
    • stagefright: add changes related to high-framerates in CameraSource
    Probably the most anticipated update has arrived.

    OK Google hotword detection finally works again while on lockscreen or while screen is off. Along with that, issues with audio on other apps should no longer be an issue as well. The issue with Live wallpapers crashing SystemUI repeatedly has been fixed. It was related to the theming options added in the previous build, specifically the SysUI color options which have now been removed. A MIUI-style volume panel option has been added. QS tint styles have been revamped and now you can choose from 4 options (default, accent color, OOS and Android 12). Navbar/LS/Ambient pulse has been removed indefinitely due to breaking the ROM for devices with hardware keys. Lockscreen charging info has also been removed for providing inaccurate estimates. Other changes below! Enjoy!

    Changelog for latest (04/15/2021) Update

    Device changes:
    • Correct vbmeta flags argument
    • Disable verity and descriptor checking
    • Disable WiFi Aware feature
    • Relax WiFi re-association RSSI thresholds
    • Wifi: Smarter decisions on whether to use a 2- or 5Ghz AP
    • Update Hotword permissions & import necessary blobs
    ROM changes:
    • AppLock: Add option to instantly lock app on closing
    • AppLock: Call activityStopped when activity has stopped
    • Evolver: Add MIUI compact volume panel style
    • Evolver: Add missing lock screen clock styles (Binary and Spectrum)
    • Evolver: Add screenshot quality setting
    • Evolver: QS: Add OOS tint style
    • Evolver: Remove FOD night light feature
    • Evolver: Remove Lock screen charging info feature
    • Evolver: Remove Nav/LS/Ambient Pulse
    • Evolver: Remove SystemUI-breaking Theme options (SysUI colors)
    • Evolver: Remove unneeded custom header shadow seekbar
    • Evolver: Separate Android 12 QS tint style
    • RIL: Fix manual network selection with old modem
    • Remove user toggle to show/hide lock screen status area
    • SystemUI: Add a tile to show power menu
    • SystemUI: Add time refresh capabilities for added clock controllers
    • fastboot: Add a few missing fastboot commands from help
    • overlay: Fix Biometric dialog corner radius