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[ROM][12][begonia][begoniain] Pixel Experience [OFFICIAL][AOSP]

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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    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?
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    Hello all, for those of you wondering about the Android 12 release, i installed it.

    I didn't get it to run with miui 12 (A10), so i tried with STOCK (yes completely) miui 12.5 (A11) and it works. So use that one. Bootloop with A10 Stock miui.
    Then install the dynamic TWRP from the instructions: https://telegra.ph/Flashing-PE-12-23.
    Then install ROM.
    Done.
    4 steps.

    I didn't try it for long (obviously), but I know a few things that work and other things that don't.
    It is an initial release, so we can expect fixes for a few of the problems rather soon.
    What works (basic functionality):
    -Wifi
    -Cam front and back (old begonia model)
    -NFC
    -BT
    -Calling
    -SMS/MMS
    -many more probably

    What doesn't work:
    -Screenshot (IDK why, maybe some permission problem, it says: Can't save screenshot)
    -Fingerprint (not even an option in settings/phone setup)
    -Changing wallpaper (App crashes as soon as i pick a photo from my gallery from picker)
    -Apps that were not built for A12 (seems obvious but just to tell you that A12 is not that old yet and people need to update their apps)
    -Notch height wrongly configured (height too large, so it thinks it's bigger)
    -many more probably
    EDIT:
    -Notification LED
    -MANY Apps don't work (e.g. Termux, AdAway, simple apps (gallery, etc)): Can't parse package (Because not built for A12 yet)

    Will update in some days with a more experience on the rom about other things that work/don't.
    Many things don't work, but for a bit of testing and A12 flexing it works sure enough. It's generally stable but has a few problems, don't expect something perfect.
    It feels faster than A11, may just be because of the new look. Everything is smooth though.
    1
    If you flash from Miui 12.0.5, result will be like 99% hardbrick and 1% bootloop.
    Even you upgrade to Miui 12.5.x still have hardbrick chance but less & random.
    Just unlock (read my post above) and flash Miui 12.5.x Fastboot rom before flash PE.

    Thanks, if I understood correctly, I should just flash 12.5.x with Mi Flash before flashing PE. Does Mi Flash with a fastboot ROM wipe user data?
    1
    Thanks, if I understood correctly, I should just flash 12.5.x with Mi Flash before flashing PE. Does Mi Flash with a fastboot ROM wipe user data?
    If you unlock official way or you flash custom rom, your data will be wiped. Backup before doing that. And remember to chose Clean_all in Mi flash tool or your bootloader will be locked again
    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.
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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.