[ROM][12.1][OFFICIAL][CEPHEUS] crDroid v8.9 [13.09.2022]

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Koubiacz

Member
Dec 2, 2009
11
2
Hi,
Attention, I tried to install the proposed OTA update, since the phone does not start anymore. The recovery still works but I will have to reinstall everything. Since I had almost no applications installed, I do not recommend using the update.
 

tuuxx

New member
Aug 21, 2020
2
0
Did a fresh install with the latest version. Fingerprint enrollement stops everytime by 60% with an error. Same error as by crdroid 11. But there was a fix to change the color of the fingerprintreader. Haven't seen this option in 12.1?!
Someone has an idea?

 

Dinky121/

Member
Aug 8, 2022
26
5
Portugal
I've been told about this rom, I'll try it, how the battery behaves? Does anyone know how much SOT does? i use the phone to listen to music, go to facebook, instagram, and messenger, i'm not a fan of photography, i would like a smooth and stable rom, someone who has tried the rom please give me advice, thanks
 

Dinky121/

Member
Aug 8, 2022
26
5
Portugal
I've been told about this rom, I'll try it, how the battery behaves? Does anyone know how much SOT does? i use the phone to listen to music, go to facebook, instagram, and messenger, i'm not a fan of photography, i would like a smooth and stable rom, someone who has tried the rom please give me advice, thanks
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Is it possible to install this rom in sideload?
 

Redock

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Aug 14, 2022
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To anyone having problems with new builds of crDroid.
The latest version showed on webpage is 12, but it's 12.1, and the linked Gapps are for 12. You need to download Gapps for android 12.1 (SL).
Typical issues of wrong Gapps:
  • Pixel launcher keeps crashing
  • Freezes on anything
  • Problems with do anything on the phone - pixel launcher crashes and crDroid launcher
  • Missing menus options
 
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Koubiacz

Member
Dec 2, 2009
11
2
You did something wrong, update works fine.
I did nothing in particular, the phone offered me to do the update, which I accepted, and since then it is blocked on the reboot screen. For me there is a problem with the OTA update, because the phone was installed for 1 week. I don't have any particular application.

The recovery is still working.
 

Redock

New member
Aug 14, 2022
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Sounds to me like you didn't flash DFE again. If you flashed DFE with the first install it needs to be flashed with every update again.

Cheers
Toscha
Just got a question.
So if I have encrypted phone, and there will be new update.
Updating will be successful?
Or there will be an error, and I will be in need to install it manually (clean).
I don't want to install DFE because I got workspace from my work, and this require encrypted phone.
 

toscha42

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Nov 13, 2011
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Of course you an update an encrypted Mi 9 as well. You just can't easily install an OtA update since no current custom recovery can read encrypted data partition and hence wouldn't find the downloaded update.
Instead you need to store the update file either on a PC and from there sideload the update. Or you put it on an USB OtG (on the go) stick and install from there using TWRP.

Cheers
Toscha
 

raystef66

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Jul 2, 2013
2,513
10,647
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ZTE Axon 7
Xiaomi Mi 9
:cowboy: FLASHING TIME :cowboy:
NEW crDroid BUILD 16.08.2022

DON'T JUST HIT & RUN .... YOUR APPRECIATION KEEPS MY MOTIVATION ROLLING ;)

crDroid statistics :cool:


SELINUX ENFORCING


crDroidAndroid-12.1-20220816-cepheus-v8.8.zip


NOTE : DO READ CAREFULLY


Highlights & Device Specific Changes:
Build type: Monthly
Device: Xiaomi MI9 (cepheus)
Device maintainer: raystef66
Required firmware: build-in

INSTALLATION : ENCRYPTED


INSTALLATION : DIRTY (coming from latest cr 8.3 !!)

  1. flash crDroid (magisk addon should auto-flash as well - so no need to redo in the end)
  2. (optional) flash Gapps (when having boot issue)
  3. flash DFE (reboot to recovery if 4.)
  4. (optional) flash magisk 24.x (if magisk addon didn't install well after rom flash)
  5. boot & ENJOY
INSTALLATION : CLEAN !! SO DO BACKUP ALL IN CASE WHEN NEED TO RESTORE

  1. backup all
  2. format data, reboot recovery
  3. flash crDroid and reboot recovery
  4. flash Gapps ( I'm using Nikgapps basic)
  5. flash magisk 24.x (optional)
  6. flash DFE (optional)
  7. boot & ENJOY
====================
16-08-2022
====================

* updated to crDroid 8.8 code
* updated to sec. patch level 2022.08.05
* updater: removed prioritize update toggled on by default (toggle on manually if needed)
* dialer: Added Smart mute
* dialer: Add ability to set full screen photos for calls
* launcher3: Add toggle for translucent hotseat background
* launcher3: Disable extra hotseat bottom space
* fix QS expand lag when VoLTE/VoWiFi icons are enabled
* fixed some volume panel colors in some cases
* fixed QS battery style
* set navbar color for device default settings theme
* updated some dark mode support
* various updates to art and libcore
* synced with latest sources
* updated translations
* some other fixes and improvements
 

Jakob18

Member
Jul 23, 2008
27
5
Xiaomi Mi 9
This time, I updated from adb sideload, and it worked, my first successful update.
I don't have DFE installed.
Just need to know if from OTA will work also!!!!
 
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grokker

Member
Nov 11, 2020
16
2
Xiaomi Mi 9
Also stuck in boot animation after OTA. Any explanation to this happening to so many here?

I've been wanting to like this ROM because it supports the current version beyond the arrival of the next for a few months, is clean, supports many devices and has the right amount of customization. But it's too hard to install properly (won't take Gapps Full, for instance, forcing you to resize the system partition), can't survive a simple OTA update and is very picky with every step of the installation, making it useless for family and friends. Other ROMs will update flawlessly OTA. This is crucial to put it on a non-geek's phone. I hope this ROM evolves into something more usable for ordinary people.
 
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aelfinn

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Jun 3, 2012
634
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If any of you have done this, how would one revert back to the stock ROM if one wasn’t entirely satisfied with, for example, crDroid?
 

grokker

Member
Nov 11, 2020
16
2
Xiaomi Mi 9
If any of you have done this, how would one revert back to the stock ROM if one wasn’t entirely satisfied with, for example, crDroid?
The easiest way to revert back to stock is to download it from here:


Choose the fastboot version (a .tgz file). Download and decompress the file. Put the phone in fastboot mode, then run flash_all.bat (from Windows) of flash_all.sh (from Linux). That will install everything for you and you'll end up with the stock rom fully installed.
 

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    Sometimes the phone dont wake up when i put off the charger or try to unlock the screen.
    The only solution is to hard-restart the phone (hold power ~30sec).

    And the Recorder app is buggy..
    I cant record Something, there isnt recorded sound - even when i switch the mic ..
    And after that appers, the mic dosnt work in other apps..
    Only a restart helps!

    Aaaand when i switch off the Notification vibration - it turns on.
    Maybe because i set up a do-not-disturb plan?!
  • 20
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    NEW crDroid BUILD 13.09.2022

    DON'T JUST HIT & RUN .... YOUR APPRECIATION KEEPS MY MOTIVATION ROLLING ;)

    crDroid statistics :cool:


    SELINUX ENFORCING


    crDroidAndroid-12.1-20220913-cepheus-v8.9.zip


    NOTE : DO READ CAREFULLY


    Highlights & Device Specific Changes:
    Build type: Monthly
    Device: Xiaomi MI9 (cepheus)
    Device maintainer: raystef66
    Required firmware: build-in

    INSTALLATION : ENCRYPTED


    INSTALLATION : DIRTY (coming from latest cr 8.3 !!)

    1. flash crDroid (magisk addon should auto-flash as well - so no need to redo in the end)
    2. (optional) flash Gapps (when having boot issue)
    3. flash DFE (reboot to recovery if 4.)
    4. (optional) flash magisk 24.x (if magisk addon didn't install well after rom flash)
    5. boot & ENJOY
    INSTALLATION : CLEAN !! SO DO BACKUP ALL IN CASE WHEN NEED TO RESTORE

    1. backup all
    2. format data, reboot recovery
    3. flash crDroid and reboot recovery
    4. flash Gapps ( I'm using Nikgapps basic)
    5. flash magisk 24.x (optional)
    6. flash DFE (optional)
    7. boot & ENJOY
    ====================
    13-09-2022
    ====================

    * updated to crDroid 8.9 code
    * updated to sec. patch level 2022.09.05
    * pixelPropsUtils: update fingerprints to September 2022 release
    * added ability to resize QS & Statusbar Clock
    * dialer: added toggle for post call snackbar
    * dialer: move Sensor settings to Other settings
    * update statusbar burn-in protection shift base padding when orientation changed
    * added reset battery stats option
    * update Chromium Webview to 105.0.5195.68
    * synced with latest sources
    * updated translations
    * some other fixes and improvements
    4
    GPay is up and running again. Clearly was fault on Google's side not related to any ROM or device being rooted. Even stock Pixel devices were affected.

    Cheers
    Toscha
    2
    damn...installed the pe recovery, and made the ota ...
    now my android system cant load and the data maybe currput... :-/
    Hello,

    I had installed the variant with PE bootloader. I have done several automatic updates since.
    The last update stuck is the phone is in an infinite loop because it seems to fail to launch the 8.9 update.

    I am not a pro, what I did was "the sorcerer's apprentice", follow these instructions at your own risk and responsibility

    To solve the problem:

    Bash:
    fastboot flash recovery .\twrp-3.4.0-10-cepheus-mauronofrio.img
    fastboot reboot recovery

    In TWR unlock RW and restart SYSTEM.

    /!\ At this point your phone should work but any update will break it. /!\

    MAKE YOUR BACKUPS NOW, you will lose the DATA partition
    2
    Hi, i installed several GCAMs but none of i tried works, all close inmediatly... which version works flawlessly in this version?
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    :cowboy: FLASHING TIME :cowboy:
    NEW crDroid BUILD 02.09.2022
    DON'T JUST HIT & RUN .... YOUR APPRECIATION KEEPS MY MOTIVATION ROLLING ;)

    crDroid statistics :cool:


    SELINUX ENFORCING


    crDroidAndroid-12.1-20220902-cepheus-v8.8.zip


    NOTE : DO READ CAREFULLY


    Highlights & Device Specific Changes:
    Build type: Monthly
    Device: Xiaomi MI9 (cepheus)
    Device maintainer: raystef66
    Required firmware: build-in

    INSTALLATION : ENCRYPTED


    INSTALLATION : DIRTY (coming from latest cr 8.3 !!)

    1. flash crDroid (magisk addon should auto-flash as well - so no need to redo in the end)
    2. (optional) flash Gapps (when having boot issue)
    3. flash DFE (reboot to recovery if 4.)
    4. (optional) flash magisk 24.x (if magisk addon didn't install well after rom flash)
    5. boot & ENJOY
    INSTALLATION : CLEAN !! SO DO BACKUP ALL IN CASE WHEN NEED TO RESTORE

    1. backup all
    2. format data, reboot recovery
    3. flash crDroid and reboot recovery
    4. flash Gapps ( I'm using Nikgapps basic)
    5. flash magisk 24.x (optional)
    6. flash DFE (optional)
    7. boot & ENJOY
    ====================
    02-09-2022
    ====================

    * added our smart charging back again
    * synced with latest sources
    * updated translations
    * some other fixes and improvements
    Thanks! Smart Charging works like a charm!
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    Code:
    *** Disclaimer
    I am not responsible for any damage you made to your device
    You have been warned


    crDroid is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device also attempting to bringing many of the best features existent today


    Features:
    https://github.com/crdroidandroid/crdroid_features/blob/12.0/README.mkdn

    Flashing Instructions:

    Pre-installation:

    First time installation:
    • backup your goodies
    • boot recovery
    • format and reboot recovery
    • flash crDroid
    • reboot recovery
    • (optional) flash Gapps
    • (optional) flash Magisk
    • flash DFE (you can boot without but next dirty flash will give issues because twrp can't decrypt properly )
    • boot system
    Update installation:
    • skip format


    Sources:
    ROM: https://github.com/crdroidandroid
    Device Trees:
    CEPHEUS
    Kernel: https://github.com/crdroidandroid/android_kernel_xiaomi_cepheus thx to Evasi0n Xiao

    Download:
    ROM: https://crdroid.net/cepheus/8
    Changelog:
    CEPHEUS


    LATEST BUILD AND GUIDELINES

    Known issues:
    • ota not tested

    ROM OS Version: 12.0
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Unlocked Bootloader, miu v12.0.x or 12.5.x

    Status: stable
    Sec. Patches : 2022.09.05

    Created : 2022.01.14
    Last Updated : 2022.09.13

    Visit official website @ crDroid.net
    crDroid CEPHEUS Telegram
    crDroid Community Telegram
    crDroid Updates Channel
    Donations are appreciated to continue development
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    NEW crDroid BUILD 27.02.2022

    DON'T JUST HIT & RUN .... YOUR APPRECIATION KEEPS MY MOTIVATION ROLLING ;)

    crDroid statistics :cool:


    SELINUX ENFORCING


    crDroidAndroid-12.0-20220227-cepheus-v8.2.zip


    NOTE : DO READ CAREFULLY


    Highlights & Device Specific Changes:
    Build type: Monthly
    Device: Xiaomi MI9 (cepheus)
    Device maintainer: raystef66
    Required firmware: build-in

    INSTALLATION : DIRTY (coming from latest cr 8.1 !!)
    1. flash crDroid (magisk addon should auto-flash as well - so no need to redo in the end)
    2. (optional) flash Gapps (when having boot issue)
    3. flash DFE (reboot to recovery if 4.)
    4. (optional) flash magisk 24.1 (if magisk addon didn't install well after rom flash)
    5. boot & ENJOY
    INSTALLATION : CLEAN !! SO DO BACKUP ALL IN CASE WHEN NEED TO RESTORE

    1. backup all
    2. format data, reboot recovery
    3. flash crDroid and reboot recovery
    4. flash Gapps ( I'm using Nikgapps basic)
    5. flash magisk 24.1 (optional)
    6. flash DFE
    7. boot & ENJOY
    ====================
    27-02-2022
    ====================

    * added face unlock customization
    * added FOD icons & animations
    * added toggle to combine wifi and mobile signal icons
    * added timeout feature for wifi and bluetooth
    * synced with latest sources
    * updated translations
    * some other fixes and improvements
    20
    :cowboy: FLASHING TIME :cowboy:
    NEW crDroid BUILD 20.08.2022
    DON'T JUST HIT & RUN .... YOUR APPRECIATION KEEPS MY MOTIVATION ROLLING ;)

    crDroid statistics :cool:


    SELINUX ENFORCING


    crDroidAndroid-12.1-20220820-cepheus-v8.8.zip


    NOTE : DO READ CAREFULLY


    Highlights & Device Specific Changes:
    Build type: Monthly
    Device: Xiaomi MI9 (cepheus)
    Device maintainer: raystef66
    Required firmware: build-in

    INSTALLATION : ENCRYPTED


    INSTALLATION : DIRTY (coming from latest cr 8.3 !!)

    1. flash crDroid (magisk addon should auto-flash as well - so no need to redo in the end)
    2. (optional) flash Gapps (when having boot issue)
    3. flash DFE (reboot to recovery if 4.)
    4. (optional) flash magisk 24.x (if magisk addon didn't install well after rom flash)
    5. boot & ENJOY
    INSTALLATION : CLEAN !! SO DO BACKUP ALL IN CASE WHEN NEED TO RESTORE

    1. backup all
    2. format data, reboot recovery
    3. flash crDroid and reboot recovery
    4. flash Gapps ( I'm using Nikgapps basic)
    5. flash magisk 24.x (optional)
    6. flash DFE (optional)
    7. boot & ENJOY
    ====================
    20-08-2022
    ====================

    * pixelPropsUtils: Update fingerprints to Android 13 August 2022 release (fixes SafetyNet from initial 8.8 release)
    * fixed issue Google sending info that Pixel update is ready
    * fix missing "Add to Playlist" button for current track for music player
    * crDroid Settings: Fix handwave & proximity pulse conflict
    * various updater changes and fixes
    * fix WifiSettings FC when rotating screen
    * fixed crash when scanning WiFi QR code
    * fixed Baidu Search Suggestion Provider for default browser
    * add support for showing battery level for AirPods series
    * added a preference to battery optimization page
    * synced with latest sources
    * updated translations
    * some other fixes and improvements
    20
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    NEW crDroid BUILD 04.06.2022

    DON'T JUST HIT & RUN .... YOUR APPRECIATION KEEPS MY MOTIVATION ROLLING ;)

    crDroid statistics :cool:


    SELINUX ENFORCING


    crDroidAndroid-12.1-20220604-cepheus-v8.5.zip


    NOTE : DO READ CAREFULLY


    Highlights & Device Specific Changes:
    Build type: Monthly
    Device: Xiaomi MI9 (cepheus)
    Device maintainer: raystef66
    Required firmware: build-in

    INSTALLATION : ENCRYPTED


    INSTALLATION : DIRTY (coming from latest cr 8.3 !!)

    1. flash crDroid (magisk addon should auto-flash as well - so no need to redo in the end)
    2. (optional) flash Gapps (when having boot issue)
    3. flash DFE (reboot to recovery if 4.)
    4. (optional) flash magisk 24.x (if magisk addon didn't install well after rom flash)
    5. boot & ENJOY
    INSTALLATION : CLEAN !! SO DO BACKUP ALL IN CASE WHEN NEED TO RESTORE

    1. backup all
    2. format data, reboot recovery
    3. flash crDroid and reboot recovery
    4. flash Gapps ( I'm using Nikgapps basic)
    5. flash magisk 24.x (optional)
    6. flash DFE (optional)
    7. boot & ENJOY
    ====================
    04-06-2022
    ====================

    * kernel upstreamed to 4.14.281
    * added new "Lock Gesture" tile in GameSpace
    * fixed SystemUI ANR with network traffic mode
    * "Material You" theming updates and fixes for SystemUI, Messaging and Dialer apps
    * fixed weird artifacts in QS panel especially after changing to/from dark mode
    * latest ports for libjpeg-turbo, harfbuzz_ng, freetype, zlib, libvpx, htop, giflib, sqlite - better performance
    * synced with latest sources
    * updated translations
    * some other fixes and improvements