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

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wCk32d7

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Finally I decided to switch to Arrow OS 12.1 even though there is no TWRP that can decrypt data if a PIN or password is set.

May I ask if Arrow OS 12.1 has any known problems ?

I would also like to know how the battery life is compared to Arrow OS 11.

From what I looked the phone can update itself via the built-in updater without having to decrypt the phone/storage.

( I would of course do a clean install and upload the latest firmware )

So is it a good option to switch to Arrow OS 12.1 or should I stay on Arrow OS 11 ?

Thanks
 

digitalnasarma

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May 13, 2015
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Hi, I run into a problem. Just switched from Arrow 11 to 12.1. installation went alright except I can't set or use the fingerprint reader. Settings just crash completely.
I'm on the latest vanilla 12.1 Arrow. twrp-3.6.1_11-2 and firmware 12.5.5.0
Any suggestion on what to do?
 

PYCON

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Hi, I run into a problem. Just switched from Arrow 11 to 12.1. installation went alright except I can't set or use the fingerprint reader. Settings just crash completely.
I'm on the latest vanilla 12.1 Arrow. twrp-3.6.1_11-2 and firmware 12.5.5.0
Any suggestion on what to do?
Sure. U've to format data.
 

zpower

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I did. Removed lock screen before installation, formated everything and installed the ROM :/ Not sure what else to try...
i thnik you do something wrong.

Make a clean flash!
Download last ArrowOS 12.1 bulid Link
Download last FW Link
Boot to recovery TWRP link

Flash FW
Flash ArrowsOS
Format data and type YES (not wipe).
Reboot
Done!
 

digitalnasarma

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May 13, 2015
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i thnik you do something wrong.

Make a clean flash!
Download last ArrowOS 12.1 bulid Link
Download last FW Link
Boot to recovery TWRP link

Flash FW
Flash ArrowsOS
Format data and type YES (not wipe).
Reboot
Done!
Thank you for suggestions, I did a clean flash again:
-Format
-twrp-3.6.1_11-2-surya-22.05-fix
-FW V12.5.7.0
-ArrowOS 12.1 GAPPS version
And everything seems to work fine now
Only issue is that in TWRP all folders are scrambled in some coded names files
 

zpower

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Thank you for suggestions, I did a clean flash again:
-Format
-twrp-3.6.1_11-2-surya-22.05-fix
-FW V12.5.7.0
-ArrowOS 12.1 GAPPS version
And everything seems to work fine now
Only issue is that in TWRP all folders are scrambled in some coded names files
Format its the last thing.
It's not a issue. Your are phone are encrypted that's OK
 

zpower

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Pumpino

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Thank you for suggestions, I did a clean flash again:
-Format
-twrp-3.6.1_11-2-surya-22.05-fix
-FW V12.5.7.0
-ArrowOS 12.1 GAPPS version
And everything seems to work fine now
Only issue is that in TWRP all folders are scrambled in some coded names files
The folders being scrambled in TWRP is because you're encrypted and TWRP can't decrypt Android 12. To prevent becoming encrypted, you need to flash this file every time you flash a ROM, before you restart. If you ever forget, you'll become encrypted. https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693785899

However, in order to do that, you'd need to format data and start again. Flashing DFE when you're encrypted will wipe your phone anyway.

The advantage of remaining decrypted is that while you can't back-up the system partition, you can back-up the data partition, so if an update ever goes wrong, you can do a clean install and then restore your data partition (your apps and settings, not your photos or music, etc).
 
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Coolneng

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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:

Screenshot_20220527-153425_Element.png


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.
 

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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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    Zpower. Thanks for the info.

    I have confirmed twrp-3.6.2_12-0-surya-26.06.img WILL DECRYPT ArrowOS 12.1.

    I tested this by clean wiping my POCO X3 NFC phone & installing twrp-3.6.2_12-0-surya-26.06.img & Arrow OS Arrow-v12.1-surya-OFFICIAL-20220623-GAPPS.zip. It works!
    I just flashed the new TWRP build over the old one on a system with Arrow 12.1 already installed and it decrypted the storage successfully.
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    Thanks for helping with my previous answer.

    Something really weird happened this morning.

    Last night, the battery was between 20-30% and like every night I put the alarms, plug the charger and go to bed.

    This morning I woke up later with no alarm and realized that the phone was turned off! I thought that it didn't charge but when I long pressed the power button, it turned on with 100% battery and all the 'Missed Alarm' notifications.

    Heas anyone ever experienced anything like this?
    Custom kernel?
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    Try to install the latest global or EU firmware (12.5.7.0)

    Word of warning: although I haven't tested it myself, I've seen several mentions that that firmware is buggy, so YMMV... :unsure:
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    Yes, usually works for me
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    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
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    ABOUT
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    Website: https://arrowos.net
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    WHAT WORKS?
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    • You tell me
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    DOWNLOADS
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    Tip: Select OEM -> Device,choose Arrow version, choose build type: "GAPPS" or "VANILLA" to download.

    Read our blog article/post about:
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    GPL compliance:
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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.