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geoslake

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Oct 31, 2010
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Hi guys, is the OP up to date regarding the "issues : none" statement ?
Cos i can see a lots people having lots of issues in this topic...
I have the second model with newer sensors and want absolute stability (and battery as good or almost as good as in MIUI)

Thanks !
 

Ko de Kraai

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Hi guys, is the OP up to date regarding the "issues : none" statement ?
Cos i can see a lots people having lots of issues in this topic...
I have the second model with newer sensors and want absolute stability (and battery as good or almost as good as in MIUI)

Thanks !
The battery is holding on a lot longer than in MIUI, and I have not yet found any stability issues or features missing. If you want I could verify if some specific feature you require is present.

Working for me:
  • Network: 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Calling, Chromecasting
  • Camera: the included basic camera app works (front & back)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Magisk
  • Many other things
NOT working for me:
  • I've tried installing ANXCamera using Magisk, but all versions & addons I tried were either causing a bootloop, or crashes on using the front-facing camera. Luckily you can easily disable Magisk modules in TWRP (place an empty file named disabled inside /data/adb/modules/MODULE-NAME) to fix the bootloop.
    If anyone has found a working ANXCamera method, I'd be glad to know.
 
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Ko de Kraai

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Sorry, i don't understand: so the TWRP wasn't flashed correctly? Looking also the screenshot of other posts, i see TWRP has totally different graphic.
This is like mine:
iu


I am trying to flash PE... With XiaoMiTool v2 everything should be done automatically. First it flashes latest TWRP (btw i did also manually) then reboot and then flashes the PE ROM.
That's not TWRP, it's the stock Xiaomi recovery. It might have been automatically put back for some reason. I have not used any XiaoMiTool, I flashed TWRP manually in fastboot, and then flashed PE using TWRP's "ADB sideload" feature.

This is the guide I followed: https://wiki.pixelexperience.org/devices/begonia/install/
However, the TWRP version linked in that guide doesn't work properly, the only one that does seems to be the one linked here: https://telegra.ph/Flashing-PEPPUI-09-09
 

Kirasu2080

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Aug 10, 2021
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Redmi Note 8 Pro
TWRP is unable to decrypt the folders and files inside /sdcard after installing PixelExperience.

It worked fine before (when I was still on MIUI), TWRP would ask me for my PIN to unlock.
However, now that I have PE, it doesn't even ask for my PIN, and shows all folder and file names (and I assume file contents) as a garbled random mess.

View attachment 5470883

What I use:

Things I've tried:
  • Other custom recoveries (including the version from twrp.me, orangeFox..), but those all bootloop.
  • Reflash and setup PixelExperience, once with and another time without setting a PIN
  • Factory Reset (using TWRP)
  • Format Data (in TWRP) and reïnstall PE
  • Repair File System (in TWRP)
None of these worked, it always resulted in unreadable /sdcard

Note: I can use the system without issues, its just that I don´t dare to install Magisk now that I cannot disable modules from within the Recovery.
1/You can try Disable Force Encryption after flash rom to remove password for TWRP (But you can lose data if lost phone)
2/Some said TWRP in PE_begonia group can work (Idk, didnt test)
3/Wait until new BRP (Themed TWRP) release (Santoshhh had that beta version but still need fix something)
4/About Magisk Module, try Advanced>File Manager. If it not encrypted then you can remove Magisk module.
5/About Anx, find Santoshhh pling TWRP version (190R worked with some other roms even A12 so It should work)
 

One of the Crowd

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Dec 1, 2021
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Hello, does anyone have the version for July 2021? There is no download link on the Pixel Experience site. Please send me a link or something
 
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SaganTheBest

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Nov 7, 2021
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That's not TWRP, it's the stock Xiaomi recovery. It might have been automatically put back for some reason. I have not used any XiaoMiTool, I flashed TWRP manually in fastboot, and then flashed PE using TWRP's "ADB sideload" feature.

This is the guide I followed: https://wiki.pixelexperience.org/devices/begonia/install/
However, the TWRP version linked in that guide doesn't work properly, the only one that does seems to be the one linked here: https://telegra.ph/Flashing-PEPPUI-09-09
Thank you very much!
 
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PixelExperience for Redmi Note 8 Pro [begonia]

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 and useful features for the proper functioning of the device

Based on Android 11.0



Whats working?
Wifi
RIL
Mobile data
GPS
Camera
Flashlight
Camcorder
Bluetooth
Fingerprint reader
Lights
Sound / vibration


Known issues
Nothing

HOW TO FLASH PE
Guide

DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
Download


Donate
Liked my work? Give me a beer

Translation
Help with project translation

Stay tuned
Our Telegram channel


 

Lelfol

Member
Nov 28, 2021
9
2
Redmi Note 8 Pro
I flashed the ROM using the linked TWRP but it has a bug, it can't decrypt internal storag.
I used this one: https://telegra.ph/Flashing-PEPPUI-09-09
And it's working perfectly, btw dont flash anything before first boot, u can flash things like magisk or kernels after u setup everything later on.
That was a big problem with the bugged twrp cuz i couldn't flash anything with the encrypted internal storage, now it's fine
 

Lelfol

Member
Nov 28, 2021
9
2
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Sorry, i don't understand: so the TWRP wasn't flashed correctly? Looking also the screenshot of other posts, i see TWRP has totally different graphic.
This is like mine:
iu


I am trying to flash PE... With XiaoMiTool v2 everything should be done automatically. First it flashes latest TWRP (btw i did also manually) then reboot and then flashes the PE ROM.
Please watch this video and do the right process step by step:
 
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x-flyer

Senior Member
Nov 16, 2013
58
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I installed this ROM (clean flash) a couple of weeks ago and the phone is really laggy at times (for instance when rotating the phone while watching YouTube, or even while browsing the web). Does this happen to anyone else?
 
Hi guys, is the OP up to date regarding the "issues : none" statement ?
Cos i can see a lots people having lots of issues in this topic...
I have the second model with newer sensors and want absolute stability (and battery as good or almost as good as in MIUI)

Thanks !
absolute stability with MIUI?
good luck with that....

MIUI got more bugs on each updates...
 
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I installed this ROM (clean flash) a couple of weeks ago and the phone is really laggy at times (for instance when rotating the phone while watching YouTube, or even while browsing the web). Does this happen to anyone else?
minor stutter yes... I have better smoothness with coconut Kernel in this PE...
the only problem now with me is camera slow to init, all cam apps... and the preview in all apps a bit laggy...
 
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vnavpath

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Oct 20, 2021
2
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Does anyone experience zoomed front camera on WhatsApp? Latest version of plus. Couldn't fix it by installing earlier version of WhatsApp
 

Mario Wang

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Aug 28, 2021
3
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Thanks to the developers for their tireless efforts!
Have you developed the Android 12 version yet?
Will Android version 11 remain updated?
 

spaiver

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Jul 31, 2014
1
0
Good time everyone. Does everyone have WiFi ok? It seems to me that my catching has become worse in comparison with MIUI.
 
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    For the ones on A11 and want to fully stop forced system update and huge battery drain:

    1. Root your device using Magisk
    2. Use an explorer with root access to find Hosts Archive (System/ect/Hosts), in my case i've used FX file explorer to mount/read the files in system folders
    3. Edit adding those lines to blacklist those 2 google domains who check if updates are on

    127.0.0.1 ota.googlezip.net
    127.0.0.1 ota-cache1.googlezip.net

    4. Save Hosts, lock system files and reset.

    Battery drain and data usage should be normal now.
    2
    Hi all,
    I'm on version 11 plus from to month, but from the last week I see a significant decrease in battery life, before I could easly arrive at 2 day with one charge but now I barely arrive to the end of the day.
    I red on the forum about some battery issue, but I wonder why these issues appears after a while and not immidiately. I tried to resinstall the latest 11 plus build (the same I had by the way) but nothing change (I thought after a clean reinstall I had the old battery life). Is this about the build or about the phone. What's seems strange to me (in case of battery degradation) is that I get less then half of the battery life in the span of 2 days and not a slow degradation.
    Any suggestions?
    2
    Greetings, I hope you are all in good spirits.
    First of all, thanks for the fork for the Android 12 version.

    Visually, A12 is insanely beautiful and Pixel Experience Edition to boot, so no third-party crap (like I loathe Xiaomi's MIUI - way too loaded and visually an insult).

    All in all, you've done a great job.

    I still have a few complications, but I see them more as teething troubles.

    • Bluetooth connection (headphones) very unstable + too short range (max. 15cm, otherwise connection loss) - is actually due to the Pixel Experience Rom, both A11 and A12. The connection is stable for several meters via Miui.
    • Mobile data has a slightly weaker signal.
    • USB tethering (both sharing wifi and via mobile data works rather changeably, sometimes not at all, wifi is a bit more stable).
    • When scrolling, there is often screentearing / visible screen tearing or even stuttering, especially in the Google Play Store or on larger vertical lists.

    I have to mention the following positively:

    - Installation was very easy, if you follow the recommendations.
    - Visually a blast
    - Rooting / Magisk installation very simple
    - Play Store certification
    - Fingerprint & screenshot function usable out of the box without workarounds

    And lastly, really love you guys for still breathing some life into the old Begonia!

    Stay healthy & have a nice evening.
    1
    So going from PE11+ to PE12 via MIUI 12.5.3 will be ok? Using the correct TWRP recovery download from the guide
    If MIUI 12.5.3 is the latest MIUI for your phone's region you should be OK.

    You can check here for the latest MIUI: https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/miui/begonia/
    More detailed installation guide: https://wiki.pixelexperience.org/devices/begonia/install/

    Compass.
    1
    The screenshot and screen recording is not working....When I tried to take screenshot it says " Couldn't save screenshot" also the screen recording shows an error message.Hope you will fix this...
    I used an app from play store and it did the job perfectly. It's called Screen Master.
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    GtwTyCR.png

    PixelExperience for Redmi Note 8 Pro [begonia]

    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 and useful features for the proper functioning of the device

    Based on Android 12.0



    Whats working?
    Wifi
    RIL
    Mobile data
    GPS
    Camera
    Flashlight
    Camcorder
    Bluetooth
    Fingerprint reader
    Lights
    Sound / vibration


    Known issues
    Nothing

    HOW TO FLASH PE
    Guide

    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
    Download


    Donate
    Liked my work? Give me a beer

    Translation
    Help with project translation

    Stay tuned
    Our Telegram channel


    10
    Source Changelog:
    • March security patch
    • Implemented new Face Unlock, with support for 3rd apps
    • Added ability to select custom ringtone for 2nd sim card
    • Added support for NTFS/EXFAT on USB Disks and sdcard
    • Improved animations when unlocking
    • Add support for Bluetooth SBC Dual Channel
    • Others improvements

    Device Changelog:
    • Region-aware firmware flashing
    • Dropped Secure Element Hals
    • Added Missing Entries In Manifest
    • Fixed MI Thermald
    • Switched To Enforce Sepolicy
    • Fixed Front Camera For New Sensors
    • Cleaned Unused Vendor Blobs
    • Dropped All Aee Ramdisk Calls
    • Updated Prebuild Modules
    • Under the hood improvements

    Notes:
    • MiUi FW Is Inbuild So No Need To Flash FW.
    • New Front Camera Sensor Should Work Now.
    7
    Changelog:
    • Fixed Kernel DTB Build
    • Some Minor Changes

    Notes:
    • MiUi FW Is Inbuild So No Need To Flash FW.
    6
    Source Changelog:
    • April security patch
    • Updated translations
    • Improved face unlock
    • Performance and stability improvements

    Device Changelog:
    • Synced some blobs with begonia RP1A.200720.011
    • Updated FW from begonia V12.0.7.0.QGGMIXM
    • Updated blobs from begonia V12.0.7.0.QGGMIXM
    • Synced media files with MIUI V12.0.7.0.QGGMIXM
    • Synced NFC files with MIUI V12.0.7.0.QGGMIXM
    • Switched to arch variant to ARMv8.2-A
    • Cleaned up some unused props
    • Cleaned up rootdir init rc
    • Dropped unused flags
    • Removed aosp rils completely
    • Moved rro overlays to vendor

    Note:
    • For twrp encryption fix use new TWRP (https://sourceforge.net/projects/be...3.5.1_10-begonia_UNOFFICIAL_1604.img/download)
    5
    Woow finally!
    Thank you very much for this!
    I can confirm, that the selfie cam is working.