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

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badgerdog

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In Poco X3 nfc Telegram group the recommended firmware is 12.5.8

Is it alright to dirty flash the new firmware if I’m updating from Arrow 12.1 June 2 build?
 

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Is it alright to dirty flash the new firmware if I’m updating from Arrow 12.1 June 2 build?
I think it's no problem but I never flashed fw separately. So make sure to have a backup ready in case it went wrong.

Official instructions:

Be sure flash latest recommended regional firmware/vendor before flashing ArrowOS builds.

CLEAN FLASH:
0. (As our dynamic partitions, You don't need to clean wipe anything)
1. Flash Rom.
2. Flash Gapps or MicroG (OPTIONAL: If you flash vanilla build).
3. Format Data.
4. Reboot.

DIRTY FLASH
1. Flash Rom.
2. Reboot.

NOTE: If you are using DFE module etc, you will need to reflash it.
 
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Strippler

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I remember it being possible to remove lockscreen password from recovery by deleting some files in twrp
I hope that's no longer possible
Could someone confirm that if my phone gets stolen, noone can use any method to abuse my twrp recovery or unlocked fastboot to unlock my device or read my internal partition

I'm fine with them being able to clean flash a new rom and me not being able to locate my phone or get it back, so long as none of my personal data is compromised
 

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I remember it being possible to remove lockscreen password from recovery by deleting some files in twrp
I hope that's no longer possible
Could someone confirm that if my phone gets stolen, noone can use any method to abuse my twrp recovery or unlocked fastboot to unlock my device or read my internal partition

I'm fine with them being able to clean flash a new rom and me not being able to locate my phone or get it back, so long as none of my personal data is compromised
That's what data encryption is for. They may crack TWRP security, but if your data partition is encrypted with a strong password, only a very determined/competent attacker (like the FBI or the Russian Mafia) would be able to break that.
 
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That's what data encryption is for. They may crack TWRP security, but if your data partition is encrypted with a strong password, only a very determined/competent attacker (like the FBI or the Russian Mafia) would be able to break that.
So the lockscreen password file resides within the encrypted part, and so it wouldn't be possible to know which files are the lockscreen password files and thus noone would be able to just remove my screen lock? Just confirming if that's how it works
 

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To put it simply, your password generates a key, and this process (theoretically/ mathematically) cannot be reversed. When you log in, the hash of the password you enter is compared with that key. There's more to it, but that's the general idea. So, if you throw away the "key" file, you cannot decrypt - your data is garbage.
 
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To put it simply, your password generates a key, and this process (theoretically/ mathematically) cannot be reversed. When you log in, the hash of the password you enter is compared with that key. There's more to it, but that's the general idea. So, if you throw away the "key" file, you cannot decrypt - your data is garbage.
Ohh now I get it! Thanks!
 
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Hey, I'm clean flashing the 15th June build from the last ArrowOS 11 build using twrp-3.6.1_11-2-surya-22.05-fix, and the 12.5.8.0 fw. It's my daily driver phone, so I wanted to know if everything's good or if i should hold back?

And is the fw v12.5.8.0 good or should i rather stick with 12.5.5.0?
 

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I'm using BT rarely to send a file to another device by bluetooth. Now I've tried to send a file to my wife's phone and I've noticed that there's no option to 'share by bluetooth'... Not in my file manager ( MiXplorer ), neither in Google Files...

How to send a file by BT ? It's a lack of Arrow OS or of Android 12.1 base rom?
 

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I'm using BT rarely to send a file to another device by bluetooth. Now I've tried to send a file to my wife's phone and I've noticed that there's no option to 'share by bluetooth'... Not in my file manager ( MiXplorer ), neither in Google Files...

How to send a file by BT ? It's a lack of Arrow OS or of Android 12.1 base rom?
Hi!
I'm using FX File Explorer and, from there, I can share any file by bluetooth.
Maybe you can try that...
 
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I'm using BT rarely to send a file to another device by bluetooth. Now I've tried to send a file to my wife's phone and I've noticed that there's no option to 'share by bluetooth'... Not in my file manager ( MiXplorer ), neither in Google Files...

How to send a file by BT ? It's a lack of Arrow OS or of Android 12.1 base rom?
I can also share files using File Manager +, so I guess it's the file manager you are using
 

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    20220724 build is up. Dirty flashing over 220623 worked fine.

    Now we have July security patch level. The rest of the changelog is on the official site
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    anyone with Android12 to reply? :(
    ArrowOS is a good choice but so are Lineage and CrDroid.

    Lineage had a few problems recently but they have been fixed, I hope. It also has the least customizations which should help with battery life and stability.

    Most customizations are in CrDroid. ArrowOS is somewhere in the middle and it tries to bring Pixel look & feel and features to our phone.

    If you read back the last 3 - 4 pages of the ROMs mentioned above, you won't find many complaints about battery life or stability.

    All 3 ROMs will be better than MIUI
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    Is it possible to update? I have 2022-06-15 and I want 2022-06-30.

    I tried to OTA update but it didn't work because I had TWRP.

    I searched in this post about updating with TWRP and they all talk about decryption. Is this needed for update? (My main storage is encrypted because I see weird folders when I navigate there in recovery).

    Can I flash the ArrowOs recovery and update automatically? In that case, where do I get the recovery img?

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Is it possible to update? I have 2022-06-15 and I want 2022-06-30.

    I tried to OTA update but it didn't work because I had TWRP.

    I searched in this post about updating with TWRP and they all talk about decryption. Is this needed for update? (My main storage is encrypted because I see weird folders when I navigate there in recovery).

    Can I flash the ArrowOs recovery and update automatically? In that case, where do I get the recovery img?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Download it from the ArrowOS web page and then install it from TWRP - latest version which decrypts data, if an earlier version use an sdcard, or alternatively sideload in TWRP from your PC
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    Passing on a tip I was given recently when facing a similar problem: if you're rooted, run top in an ADB shell or Android terminal and look for any strange processes hogging resources... just kill them and then wait and check for crashes. If nothing happens, you're good.

    I was having a couple of extraneous processes being launched by a Magisk startup script that were eating the battery and the system UI just showed Android OS doing it, BTW.
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    ArrowOS

    Code:
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    * 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
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    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
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    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.