[ROM] [12.0.0_r2] ArrowOS Poco X3 [BETA/EARLY RELEASE]

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_arafel_

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No idea how a bank should determine or prove that your cell phone is rooted :)

They use all kind of tricks, from the most obvious (just looking for the "su" executable), to detecting changed system.props, unlocked bootloader, some Magisk files, even a TWRP folder can be enough to trigger them.

The "good" part is that if you manage to make the app start and pass all these checks, they probably can't claim later that your phone was rooted. After all, they did check and it wasn't, right? ;)

Indeed, a necessary evil.
Here I'd make a difference between 2FA apps (pushTAN, photoTAN, however you call them) that only provide the second authentication factor, and banking apps that let you operate from your phone. Having both of them in the same device is a huge no-go for me, so I only use the 2FA part.
 

temporarium

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They use all kind of tricks, from the most obvious (just looking for the "su" executable), to detecting changed system.props, unlocked bootloader, some Magisk files, even a TWRP folder can be enough to trigger them.

The "good" part is that if you manage to make the app start and pass all these checks, they probably can't claim later that your phone was rooted. After all, they did check and it wasn't, right? ;)


Here I'd make a difference between 2FA apps (pushTAN, photoTAN, however you call them) that only provide the second authentication factor, and banking apps that let you operate from your phone. Having both of them in the same device is a huge no-go for me, so I only use the 2FA part.
You can't always be sure that just because it starts and runs means that it hasn't detected the fact the phone has a modified ROM, and if that's the case, well, it's your fault. Anyway, I know there are many use cases and we look for conveniences. My point (in agreement with you) is to keep the threat/attack surface as small as possible.
 

Noter2017

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Susge. I've heard others complain of the bug too. Every Android 12 rom I tried had it. Hmmge. Does anyone else have lag in the pulldown animation of status bar, asking the general populace here
No, nothing like that.

Making a completely clean flash (flashing MIUI fastboot ROM, installing TWRP, installing ROM) should solve all your problems
 

pnin

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If you have a banking app on a rooted phone (if it runs), it could be used as an excuse by the financial institution for not taking responsibility.

I went web only with my main account because of something like that -- one day everything was working fine, the next, they update their app and tell me I can't login anymore because my phone is rooted.

First, they shouldn't even be allowed to scan my phone status, that's a far worse privacy invasion than being rooted may bring.

Second, as long as the app complies with the utmost safety rules, it should be left to the user discretion what security risks one is willing to endure.

Third, my phone, my rules... so screw them.
 

Defees

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Hi Guys, I've been using ArrowOS on my Mi8 in the past. What should I keep in mind when I flash this ROM? It's for a device held by my wife with certain battery issues which I believe a new ROM would fix.
 

_arafel_

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I did a test today with the new update: I used the LineageOS recovery to try to do an OTA.

The good news: it booted to recovery, found the update file even with encrypted /data, and tried to run it.
The bad news: obviously it couldn't run because the signature wasn't recognized by LineageOS.

So, does anybody know if it's possible to disable the signature verification, or how hard it would be to create an "ArrowOS recovery" just based on LineageOS but with an updated public key so that at least OTA would be possible?
 

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    I just upgraded to Arrow OS 12.1 and all seems to work flawlessly except that the quick settings appear to always be in dark mode, even if the rest of the system is in light mode:

    View attachment 5624197

    I wanted to know if this is intended behaviour (I found some posts in /r/android_beta talking about this) or a bug, I didn't have this problem in Arrow OS 12.
    Unfortunately, it's an intended behavior.
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    This ROM is awesome, I flashed it today because I was tired of MIUI.

    There's just one thing that I'd like to know, is it possible to;

    1) Make the brightness slider appear with only one slide from top? Currently I have to slide two times to show it.
    or
    2) enable the feature to adjust the brightness sliding left-right over the status bar. This is a feature that I've seen on other roms like Pixel Experience.

    I change the brightness a lot, and Adaptive doesn't work very well for me.

    Thanks
    ArrowOS doesn't have the quick pulldown feature to display the brightness slider and settings icon, etc with one swipe. I switched from ArrowOS to crDroid, and this feature is present in crDroid.
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    Do I have to change anything before I try the built-in updater? Like removing pin?

    Or does it work like the stock MIUI Update? Thanks
    My advice is don't use it. Instead go to the website on your phone and download the build you want, move it to your sd card and manually go into recovery and flash from your sd card. If you do it like that then you don't need to remove your pin. If you don't have an sd card you can use adb sideload. Just don't use the updater since it can sometimes do a partial download while reporting 100 percent. And also make sure to have a zip of the CURRENT build you're running, this is so you can easily flash that if the new build won't boot and you didn't back up your data. It's also just faster to have that and get it working again after a new build refuses to boot.
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    Can someone tell me what this gamespace thing is about in the latest changelog?
    It's a space where you can define certain rules while playing like no receive calls, no pop-ups messages, maximize bright etc etc etc
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    ArrowOS

    Code:
    /*
    * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, We will laugh at you.
    * It is your fault because you chose to do all the modifications on your device.
    * Remember projects like these and the work done on them is a hobby to the
    * contributors and the team members, no one is working for you nor is getting paid for it
    * have some respect for the work done by them since it is done purely on interest or a hobby
    */

    ABOUT
    ArrowOS
    is an Android Open Source Project based Android mobile operating system started with the aim of keeping things simple, clean and neat.

    Website: https://arrowos.net
    Telegram: Channel | TG Portal/Links
    Github: https://github.com/ArrowOS
    Code Review: review.arrowos.net
    E-mail: arrowos.contact
    PayPal: Donate to us
    Blog: blog.arrowos.net

    Checkout more documentation at (maintainership/contributing): Check this out

    WHAT WORKS?
    • Almost everything

    WHAT DOESN'T WORK?
    • You tell me
    Be sure to include a log : check how to

    DOWNLOADS
    Click here to Download
    Tip: Select OEM -> Device,choose Arrow version, choose build type: "GAPPS" or "VANILLA" to download.

    Read our blog article/post about:
    * HOW-TO report a bug
    * GAPPS and VANILLA variants
    * Checking build integrity

    GPL compliance:
    ROM Source
    - https://github.com/ArrowOS
    Kernel Source- https://github.com/ArrowOS-Devices/android_kernel_xiaomi_surya.git
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    Note:

    - Clean flash is required to avoid any issues.
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    ygb7 said:
    My Clean flash of Arrow-v12.0-surya-OFFICIAL-20220123-GAPPS.zip still shows only Screenshot at the bottom of the recents window.

    Where in the launcher settings? I do not see any recents setting at all in the default Lawnchair launcher settings
    It's in the launcher settings.

    Zzenyoo,

    Thank you very much for showing me how to enable the Clear All Button At the Bottom of the Recents screen for ArrowOS 12 - Arrow-v12.0-surya-OFFICIAL-20220123-GAPPS.zip

    I feel really stupid & highly embarrassed that I was not able to figure this out for myself. The answer was right in my face & I did not see it. I am truly humbled. Thank you again for your patience & your reply.

    I included procedures & screenshots below to help anyone else that may want to turn on or off the Clear All Button At the Bottom of the Recents screen for ArrowOS 12.

    Procedure
    1. Long press any blank space on the Lawnchair Launcher screen
    2. Select Home Settings from the menu
    3. Select Recents from the Settings menu
    4. Select Clear All Button at Bottom button
    5. Verify by selecting recents buttons at very bottom of screen. Clear all will now show at the bottom of the screen instead of the extreme left of the recents screen.
    Screenshots

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    Everything is working fine so far. The only issue is that the fingerprint scanner acts as some sort of "enter" key. Does anyone know how to make it ignore accidental touches?

    I managed to fix the annoying fingerprint issue (the one reported above by me, and by other users on the first few pages of this thread). The fingerprint sensor was acting like an "enter key" whenever I touched it, which was quite annyoing).

    It was fixed after completely restarting the whole process, by reflashing the latest MIUI rom (12.5.3 Global) and then repeating all the steps to install ArrowOS. Here's a list of steps, if you're having the same issue or any other issues that might pop up for just some users:

    1 - Use MiFlash20210226 to flash the ROM downloaded from xiaomifirmwareupdater website:

    "MIUI V12.5.3.0.RJGMIXM Stable Official Update for POCO X3 NFC Global (surya)"

    The archive name is: surya_global_images_V12.5.3.0.RJGMIXM_20211013.0000.00_11.0_global_9eca9fae68.tgz
    Size: 5.2 GB (it's the fastboot type, not the recovery type).

    Note 1: if you don't know how to do this, look for "[GUIDE]⚙ USE XIAOMI FLASH TOOL" here on XDA, by user @NOSS8

    Note 2: It's normal to receive an error at the end when using the "clean all" option, right when the smartphone automatically reboots while flashing. As long as it's taking a while to flash all the necessary data, it should be fine.

    2 - Don't know if this is necessary, but I booted into the MIUI 12.5.3 system, skipped most configs, then I let it finish the initial configuration. Made sure it's the last update avaliable through OTA.

    3 - Reboot into fastboot (hold power +volume down).

    4 - I used the "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" tool in order to use the fastboot command to flash the latest TWRP compatible with Android 12 by @brigudav
    Currently, the file is called: twrp-3.5.2_10-12-surya-a12.img and you can find it here on XDA.

    Note: Boot into TWRP right away after flashing it, don't let your smartphone boot into the MIUI or it'll be overwritten.

    5 - While in TWRP, go to WIPE > Advanced wipe > Select "Dalvik / ART cache" + "Cache" + "Data" and confirm the action.
    Press the home button to return to TWRP main menu.

    6 - While in TWRP, use "install" to flash the zip archive of the latest firmware package for MIUI V12.5.3.0 (Global).
    Currently, it's: fw_surya_miui_SURYAGlobal_V12.5.3.0.RJGMIXM_624ada8a33_11.0.zip also available through the xiaomifirmwareupdater website.
    Press the home button to return to TWRP main menu.

    Note: you can use your PC to send these zips into your smartphone's "Download" folder while in TWRP.

    7 - Also while in TWRP, use "install" to flash the zip archive of the latest official ArrowOS (Gapps version) with android 12.

    Note: Don't forget to go into WIPE > "format data", and typing "yes" to confirm, after flashing the ArrowOS Zip archive.

    8 - Reboot system and you're done.