[ROM][12.0][OFFICIAL] Pixel Experience for Mix 3 5G [andromeda]

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Inkypen

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PixelExperience for Mi Mix 3 5G [andromeda]

What is this?
Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)

Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential features for the proper functioning of the device

Based on Android 11.0



Whats working?
Wifi
RIL
Mobile data (including 5G)
GPS
Camera
Flashlight
Camcorder
Bluetooth
Fingerprint reader
NFC
Lights
Sound / vibration
Facelock
VoLTE
VoWiFi



Known issues/Bugs
You tell me :)

DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
Download from Pixel Experience website


Donate
Liked my work? Give me a beer

Translation
Help with project translation

Telegram channel
Our Telegram channel
Our blog



 
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Inkypen

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Xiaomi Mi 5s
Additional installation instructions if coming from stock MIUI:

In order to install a custom ROM you must have an unlocked bootloader. You can apply for this at Xiaomi's official site: https://en.miui.com/unlock/

You then need to install a custom recovery. Official TWRP builds are available, and the official maintainer has a thread with installation instructions here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi...covery-unofficial-twrp-xiaomi-mi-mix-t3941867

Once you have TWRP installed, boot into recovery mode. Wipe cache,dalvik,system,vendor partitions.

The offical TWRP doesn't currently support F2FS encryption (as of version 3.4.0-0) so if you wish to make use of F2FS you can use my unofficial build (version 3.5.2-9.0). EXT4 partitions are unaffected.

You are strongly advised to flash the latest modem firmware. You can grab that here:
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/andromeda/
This only needs to be done once, once the updated firmware has been flashed you can forget about it. If you get any warnings while trying to flash the firmware just delete "compatibility.zip" from inside the firmware zip.

WARNING: You will lose all saved files on your internal storage in the next step, make a backup of important files before proceeding

Data partition must be formatted (not wiped) to remove MIUI encryption. Use the bottom right "Format Data" button in the Wipe menu. You will be asked to type "yes" to confirm your choice.

At this point your internal storage will be empty. Copy the ROM from your PC to the phone, click install in TWRP and select the ROM. If you wish to install magisk or any other zips, copy it to the phone and install after the ROM. Once you have flashed the ROM and any add ons, you must format internal storage again as it must be completely empty for the very first custom ROM boot.

Reboot back to system and enjoy custom ROM goodness :)
 
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Inkypen

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To finish off the true Pixel experience, most users would like to install Google Camera. Unfortunately most gcam ports don't work very well on this device. The most compatible version that was found by the testers on the Mix 3 5G telegram group (https://t.me/mimix3_5G) is this build by Urnyx: https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v1.9.apk

This version has full 1080p/60fps and 4k/30fps support on the rear camera, but the front selfie camera will cause the app to crash.

The stock camera works fine with selfies and also starts when you open the slider. If you really want gcam, I would advise to install Urnyx's port and set the slider to open stock camera. Best of both worlds :)
 

kirk100

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Great ROM phone works better than ever. One question though, I'm unable to update Chrome, is there a work around?
 

mensoif

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Jun 12, 2012
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Hi,

First of all, thanks for your work. I have 2 question, first I saw that this rom seems to in selinux permissive mode, do you intend to try to get in enforcing mode?
Second, I'm new to Pixel Experience (more used to lineageos) what is the difference between the normal an the "plus edition"

Thanks
 

UnderscoreKer

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ARCore doesn't seem to be working (incompatible) with PE currently without rooting the device and changing the fingerprint. Any fix soon?

Also a port of Gcam that works on the device is called pixelcam 2.0 and the gcam it is based on, although you have to mess around in the settings to recognise both the telephoto and rear camera. The only things that don't work is blur and focus tracking, although the gcam port it's based on does do these correctly, it doesn't detect the telephoto lens. (The front 'selfie' flash doesn't work on both)



[EDIT]: FOR THE PEOPLE THAT GET INTO A SOFT LOCK AFTER FORMATTING YOUR PHONE.

You have to use the official miui tools (miflash) (https://androidmtk.com/download-xiaomi-mi-flash-tool) as well as appropriate fastboot miui rom (the file you want ends in .tgz)(https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/archive/miui/andromeda/).
After downloading your files, put miflash in the root directory of your C:\ drive. Then keep on extracting the rom archive untill you end up with a folder and also put it in the root directory of your C:\ drive.
Reboot the phone into fastboot mode and connect it to your computer.
Then use miflash, select the rom folder, and completely wipe and reflash your phone (remembering to select the option to not relock the bootloader). If the flash fails, try changing your cable.
You then allow for a couple of minutes for miui to start and format the internal storage.
After the set-up screen appears, you go into fastboot and flash the custom recovery (TWRP) (https://dl.twrp.me/andromeda/). Go into the recovery and copy across your zip files for PE and optionally Magisk. Then wipe the dalvik, system, and cache. Then immediately flash your zips.
Don't format your data otherwise you end up back at step 1.
Then restart and boot back into the recovery and wipe data and internal storage. Then boot into PE.


Edit 2: Or you can just flash vbmeta as shown further in the thread.

You have tripped AVB (Android Verified Boot) which can be disabled by flashing a modified vbmeta image. All of my ROMs contain the disabled vbmeta image, but when coming from MIUI for the first time sometimes the enabled vbmeta persists and you got this load error. The following steps assume you have working fastboot and drivers, which must be true otherwise you wouldn't be able to install TWRP lol

Download this: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693780960

Reboot into fastboot mode (hold volume down button while resetting phone)

Connect to PC and type the following in a terminal:
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

The authenticate error will now be gone and you can try to install the ROM again.

[edit 3]: A method to get gpay working is avalible here:
 
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Shiblyx

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Question for Mi Mix 3 (no 5g)

Good evening everyone. Quick question. I search at the official pixel experience site for Mi mix 3, and I only find Mi Mix 3 5G.
Is it the same? Compitable with Mi Mix 3 (no 5G)
 

Inkypen

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Good evening everyone. Quick question. I search at the official pixel experience site for Mi mix 3, and I only find Mi Mix 3 5G.
Is it the same? Compitable with Mi Mix 3 (no 5G)

The Mix 3 (codename perseus) has completely different hardware (Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 855) compared to the Mix 3 5G (codename andromeda) which makes them completely incompatible with each other.
 
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UnderscoreKer

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Phone doesn't want to charge when it reaches zero battery (device shut down) unless its booted into recovery mode (TWRP).
Not 100% sure where to report bugs so I'm putting it here.
 

Nobodyisme

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You should use anx camera with this Rom instead of Google camera

To anyone using this rom, anxcamera is a must have! It's the miui camera ported over to AOSP and everything is working fine (incudes front flash, 960fps slow motion, 4k h265, filters and effects and the lot) I haven't experienced any bugs with it either and the quality in on par with the Google camera app. Download from the official website as the developer closed his xda forum
 

zmbk

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To anyone using this rom, anxcamera is a must have! It's the miui camera ported over to AOSP and everything is working fine (incudes front flash, 960fps slow motion, 4k h265, filters and effects and the lot) I haven't experienced any bugs with it either and the quality in on par with the Google camera app. Download from the official website as the developer closed his xda forum

What version and fix did you install to get everything working? I would like to know because I also like MIUI Camera
 

Maximus ROG

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I flashed the latest build 185 and the "ANXCustLibs For Q" although I tired the "48MPFixQ_181.GlossyIntelligentCock.zip" file too which also worked perfectly. I installed it using magisk

To finish off the true Pixel experience, most users would like to install Google Camera. Unfortunately most gcam ports don't work very well on this device. The most compatible version that was found by the testers on the Mix 3 5G telegram group (https://t.me/mimix3_5G) is this build by Urnyx: https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v1.9.apk

This version has full 1080p/60fps and 4k/30fps support on the rear camera, but the front selfie camera will cause the app to crash.

The stock camera works fine with selfies and also starts when you open the slider. If you really want gcam, I would advise to install Urnyx's port and set the slider to open stock camera. Best of both worlds :)

Additional installation instructions if coming from stock MIUI:

In order to install a custom ROM you must have an unlocked bootloader. You can apply for this at Xiaomi's official site: https://en.miui.com/unlock/

You then need to install a custom recovery. Official TWRP builds are available, and the official maintainer has a thread with installation instructions here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi...covery-unofficial-twrp-xiaomi-mi-mix-t3941867

Once you have TWRP installed, boot into recovery mode. Wipe cache,dalvik,system,vendor partitions.

The offical TWRP doesn't currently support F2FS encryption (as of version 3.4.0-0) so if you wish to make use of F2FS you can use my unofficial build. EXT4 partitions are unaffected.
https://mega.nz/file/aVwSHCZC#VkJV3Mby5pQmxzVcI500EB0jBPqMX76PlVJHwJh6MB4

You are strongly advised to flash the latest modem firmware. You can grab that here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/xiaomi-andromeda/files/firmware.zip/download

WARNING: You will lose all saved files on your internal storage in the next step, make a backup of important files before proceeding
These builds have encryption enabled so it may be possible to directly install without formatting data, but this is completely untested by me.

Data partition must be formatted (not wiped) to remove MIUI encryption. Use the bottom right "Format Data" button in the Wipe menu. You will be asked to type "yes" to confirm your choice.

At this point your internal storage will be empty. Reset the phone and go back into recovery. Copy the ROM from your PC to the phone, click install in TWRP and select the ROM. If you wish to install gapps/nanodroid, copy it to the phone and install after the ROM.

Reboot back to system and enjoy custom ROM goodness :)

What version and fix did you install to get everything working? I would like to know because I also like MIUI Camera
 

zmbk

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Jul 23, 2020
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Bug fixes

Will there be bug fixes for not functioning ai button settings or live display settings? The first ones don't work and live display resets after a while.
 

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    PixelExperience for Mi Mix 3 5G [andromeda]

    What is this?
    Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)

    Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential features for the proper functioning of the device

    Based on Android 11.0



    Whats working?
    Wifi
    RIL
    Mobile data (including 5G)
    GPS
    Camera
    Flashlight
    Camcorder
    Bluetooth
    Fingerprint reader
    NFC
    Lights
    Sound / vibration
    Facelock
    VoLTE
    VoWiFi



    Known issues/Bugs
    You tell me :)

    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
    Download from Pixel Experience website


    Donate
    Liked my work? Give me a beer

    Translation
    Help with project translation

    Telegram channel
    Our Telegram channel
    Our blog



    8
    August update is now out. There have been a ton of bug fixes, some of the more important ones below.

    New camera stack, the default camera can now do 4k video recording, and gcam ports now function correctly. I have tested this port and apart from telephoto lens everything functions correctly (4k, 60fps, slo mo, astrophotography, etc)
    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1297/

    Display stack built from source, this fixes all colour profile issues and you may notice more vibrant colours.

    No deep sleep in always on display mode is fixed.
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    Additional installation instructions if coming from stock MIUI:

    In order to install a custom ROM you must have an unlocked bootloader. You can apply for this at Xiaomi's official site: https://en.miui.com/unlock/

    You then need to install a custom recovery. Official TWRP builds are available, and the official maintainer has a thread with installation instructions here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi...covery-unofficial-twrp-xiaomi-mi-mix-t3941867

    Once you have TWRP installed, boot into recovery mode. Wipe cache,dalvik,system,vendor partitions.

    The offical TWRP doesn't currently support F2FS encryption (as of version 3.4.0-0) so if you wish to make use of F2FS you can use my unofficial build (version 3.5.2-9.0). EXT4 partitions are unaffected.

    You are strongly advised to flash the latest modem firmware. You can grab that here:
    https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/andromeda/
    This only needs to be done once, once the updated firmware has been flashed you can forget about it. If you get any warnings while trying to flash the firmware just delete "compatibility.zip" from inside the firmware zip.

    WARNING: You will lose all saved files on your internal storage in the next step, make a backup of important files before proceeding

    Data partition must be formatted (not wiped) to remove MIUI encryption. Use the bottom right "Format Data" button in the Wipe menu. You will be asked to type "yes" to confirm your choice.

    At this point your internal storage will be empty. Copy the ROM from your PC to the phone, click install in TWRP and select the ROM. If you wish to install magisk or any other zips, copy it to the phone and install after the ROM. Once you have flashed the ROM and any add ons, you must format internal storage again as it must be completely empty for the very first custom ROM boot.

    Reboot back to system and enjoy custom ROM goodness :)
    4
    To finish off the true Pixel experience, most users would like to install Google Camera. Unfortunately most gcam ports don't work very well on this device. The most compatible version that was found by the testers on the Mix 3 5G telegram group (https://t.me/mimix3_5G) is this build by Urnyx: https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v1.9.apk

    This version has full 1080p/60fps and 4k/30fps support on the rear camera, but the front selfie camera will cause the app to crash.

    The stock camera works fine with selfies and also starts when you open the slider. If you really want gcam, I would advise to install Urnyx's port and set the slider to open stock camera. Best of both worlds :)
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    Just thought I'd post up, if anyone is like me I couldn't get past the reboot stage after formatting the partition, I would end up stuck in stock fastboot, basically a soft brick. Even after following all the guides on the telegram group I could not get TWRP to stick after the 2nd reboot no matter what I did.

    To get around it what I did was after the first reboot while I still had TWRP I sideloaded the rom after the format and now all is good. Not sure why it was different for me. Although after I went through this I did see a guide on the telegram group mentioning sideloading.

    Also confirming that coming from MIUI10 to PE without formatting does not work, you cannot get through the initial setup of the phone because of permission problems causing the setup application to close.

    For me, google pay works, banking apps work (ING australia, HSBC), AI button works fine, short press for google search, long press for google assistance. Lots of little quality of life improvements over MIUI, don't think I'll be going back.