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[ROM][9.0][Xiaomi Mi 9][UNOFFICIAL]Pixel Experience [AOSP[2019/09/27]

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rusinov

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Oct 28, 2019
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Hi All,
I'm owner of MI9 since a week. I'm trying to get used to it, but it seems I won't became a fan of MIUI.
I've installed Nova Launcher Prime and do the screen very close to the Stock Android, but there are still a few things that annoy me:
1. Not working notification (work around - additional app which need to run all time - Nots in Norch)
2. No way to customize AOD display - For me the Motorola approach here is the best. AOD is activate only on moving the phone. It is detecting moving when walking so no false, so their detection is the best. I see Xiaomi implement it, like on Samsung AOD display is ON all the day if there are a lot of LUXs, if you put your phone under something AOD is going sleep.
3. Notification on AOD also not working for a lot of applicatoins
4. Unnecessary Apps - (work around uninstalling with Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tool)
5. Bad default Phone / messaging / calendar / clock apps (Some of them you can change)
6. No way to disable the Chinese network scanning TD-SCDMA
7. Poor battery results in compare to my old device - Moto Z2 Play.
8. No way to configure Lock Screen to use Google Wallpaper app (there are some work arounds but they work only till next reboot)
May be there more issues you've found, that's why I'm here for advice.
Are these issues are fixed in Pixel Experience ROM? What is your experience here?
Some page above I read a discussion between members, that the maintainer will not support this ROM anymore. Are we going to receive Android 10 Pixel ROM?
As we will receive Android 10 / MIUI 11 ROM via OTA soon, what are your advice - to unlock and flash with the ROM on the #1 post or to wait what will be fixed in MIUI 11.
I afraid that if we lost support of this ROM it is not a good option for me to flash the phone now. Currently the Nova Launcher, GCam, Google Phone app and etc customization on top of the MIUI 10, working fine.
Sorry for the long post and thank you for your comments in advance.
Your advice here really appreciated.
 

MeltdownSpectre

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Hi All,
I'm owner of MI9 since a week. I'm trying to get used to it, but it seems I won't became a fan of MIUI.
I've installed Nova Launcher Prime and do the screen very close to the Stock Android, but there are still a few things that annoy me:
1. Not working notification (work around - additional app which need to run all time - Nots in Norch)
2. No way to customize AOD display - For me the Motorola approach here is the best. AOD is activate only on moving the phone. It is detecting moving when walking so no false, so their detection is the best. I see Xiaomi implement it, like on Samsung AOD display is ON all the day if there are a lot of LUXs, if you put your phone under something AOD is going sleep.
3. Notification on AOD also not working for a lot of applicatoins
4. Unnecessary Apps - (work around uninstalling with Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tool)
5. Bad default Phone / messaging / calendar / clock apps (Some of them you can change)
6. No way to disable the Chinese network scanning TD-SCDMA
7. Poor battery results in compare to my old device - Moto Z2 Play.
8. No way to configure Lock Screen to use Google Wallpaper app (there are some work arounds but they work only till next reboot)
May be there more issues you've found, that's why I'm here for advice.
Are these issues are fixed in Pixel Experience ROM? What is your experience here?
Some page above I read a discussion between members, that the maintainer will not support this ROM anymore. Are we going to receive Android 10 Pixel ROM?
As we will receive Android 10 / MIUI 11 ROM via OTA soon, what are your advice - to unlock and flash with the ROM on the #1 post or to wait what will be fixed in MIUI 11.
I afraid that if we lost support of this ROM it is not a good option for me to flash the phone now. Currently the Nova Launcher, GCam, Google Phone app and etc customization on top of the MIUI 10, working fine.
Sorry for the long post and thank you for your comments in advance.
Your advice here really appreciated.

Android Q AOSP ROMs are being worked on for the Mi9, but they're not quite ready yet.
I'd suggest sticking with MIUI for a few more weeks until ROMs are ready.

In case you didn't know, Xiaomi has this stupid bootloader unlock timer on Xiaomi phones, so if you want to unlock the bootloader, you have to wait between 7 and 14 days from when the unlock request is submitted.

So you can go ahead and submit the request now, and then unlock the bootloader once ROMs are ready so that you don't have to wait then.
 

beastbrain

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Jul 4, 2018
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You cant come here to complain, ask things and say moto this and moto that, the developers work hard to give us this rom for free
This rom is good for daily use official or not, if you want android Q stick with miui and go make requests to xiaomi :)
 

Spiki_Dax

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Jun 16, 2015
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HI bros, been using miui and mi9 for a while now so i think it is time to try pe+ :) I have the bootloader unlocked, but currently, i am using mi room miui 9.10.24 weekly version. Do i need to flash clean latest global stable first based on android pie, or i can just download vendor and this rom and install it though twrp ? Any help would be appreciated
 

rusinov

Member
Oct 28, 2019
13
4
Android Q AOSP ROMs are being worked on for the Mi9, but they're not quite ready yet.
I'd suggest sticking with MIUI for a few more weeks until ROMs are ready.

In case you didn't know, Xiaomi has this stupid bootloader unlock timer on Xiaomi phones, so if you want to unlock the bootloader, you have to wait between 7 and 14 days from when the unlock request is submitted.

So you can go ahead and submit the request now, and then unlock the bootloader once ROMs are ready so that you don't have to wait then.
Hi MeltdownSpectre,
Thank you very much for your points here. I know regarding the Xiaomi unlocking process and will submit my devices these days.
Meanwhile markakash just create a new threat to informing us that he is ready with the first version of Android 10, so we have very good news here.
I'm just trying to find answers of the issues mentioned above and wondering are they exist on the custom ROM.

You cant come here to complain, ask things and say moto this and moto that, the developers work hard to give us this rom for free
This rom is good for daily use official or not, if you want android Q stick with miui and go make requests to xiaomi :)
Hi beastbrain,
Thank you for letting me known what are the principles of open source software and communities these days. I believe that have some basic knowledge regarding the processes, but every time is good to compare with another point of view.
I'm not here to complain someone from who takes their personal time to deliver these custom ROMs, but to ask what is the community experience regarding the issues which annoying me. And this is the fundamental of the community - share experience. So if you have some comments here you will help me, and may be another guys who is reading the treat. ;)
 

ZAPPER9cy

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Nov 29, 2016
30
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Limassol
Can Somebody post clean installation instructions
as i am confused about installing a vendor, i read that the vendor comes with PE+. so can someone quote the steps?:cowboy:

Im on global 10.2.30
 
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beastbrain

Senior Member
Jul 4, 2018
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As you can see in the forum, this is the most popular custom rom with over 200 pages of comments,
when someone asks the "are we going to receive that" question it sounds like an expectation to me,

if you read the thread the rom is good for daily use, other than that I think that you are a bit confused:
in my opinion you can't compare locked miui rom with custom roms where you have more freedom and can change most of the things you don't like, the difference is that you to spend your own time to search for mods and solutions to your problem rather than waiting from xiaomi to push new update,

I think by being in this forum you already know the answer that probably you should flash-root your phone and take control over it, then if you like miui interface you can test .eu roms where they already have released android Q,
With magisk,xposed, titanium etc you can customize your phone to what you like,
Then if it doesn't work for you, you can try all these aosp based roms with PE and syberia maybe being the most stable of them.

I hope this helps..

---------- Post added at 11:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:22 AM ----------

Can Somebody post clean installation instructions
as i am confused about installing a vendor, i read that the vendor comes with PE+. so can someone quote the steps?:cowboy:

Im on global 10.2.30
Read post #3
 
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ZAPPER9cy

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Nov 29, 2016
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@beastbrain
Dude post #3 doesn't answer my question, it just says that we should flash the vendor file while the latest post says that the vendor file is no longer needed to be flashed as its already included. Please someone that can help by posting clear steps on installation Thanks?
 

Billosa

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Oct 29, 2019
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Hi guys, I have a bootloop problem after installing the latest version.So I had an old version of pixel experience on my mi9 installed,so I tried to install the latest pixel experience(pixel experience +).I downloaded the latest version,went into twrp mode,wiped the cache data,installed the latest version succesfully but then my phone rebooted and it is stuck on the G (Google logo) with the bar going back and forth but nothing more is happening.It just stays like that for more than half an hour. Could you help me please?
Thank you in advance.
 

beastbrain

Senior Member
Jul 4, 2018
79
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Hi guys, I have a bootloop problem after installing the latest version.So I had an old version of pixel experience on my mi9 installed,so I tried to install the latest pixel experience(pixel experience +).I downloaded the latest version,went into twrp mode,wiped the cache data,installed the latest version succesfully but then my phone rebooted and it is stuck on the G (Google logo) with the bar going back and forth but nothing more is happening.It just stays like that for more than half an hour. Could you help me please?
Thank you in advance.

I had the same issue:

I just updated from latest official PE to plus,
just flashing vbmeta didn't work for me,
I tried to flash fw+vendor 9.6.13 ( last time I flashed 9.8.1) and then PE plus and it worked without having to lose any data etc
also it fixed my problem with layout buttons being from miui and not PE
I hope this helps other people too :)
 
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beastbrain

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Jul 4, 2018
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So i need to flash vbmeta then vendor 9.6.13 then pe+
Is that correct?

Well, some people just flashed vbmeta.img but it didn't work for me as phone was stuck at G loading screen, after I flashed vbmeta I dirty flashed 9.6.13 and then PE+ phone booted fine, I only cleared cache and dalvik so I didn't even lose data etc..
You can try as 1st step to flash vbmeta.img and see if phone boots, then try the rest
 
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cexami7290

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So has anyone figured out how to use fingerprint when the phone is locked/turned off, without AOD on (as the static image will cause burn-in)? And without workarounds with dt2w?

Or perhaps it's possible to remove static image (fingerprint location) from AOD?
 

ZAPPER9cy

Member
Nov 29, 2016
30
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Limassol
Βut how did you flash it?I cant enter the twrp,only the fastboot mode..
Reflash twrp with fastboot

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So has anyone figured out how to use fingerprint when the phone is locked/turned off, without AOD on (as the static image will cause burn-in)? And without workarounds with dt2w?

Or perhaps it's possible to remove static image (fingerprint location) from AOD?
You could try a third party app
 

collect3825

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Dec 20, 2017
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Finally got my phone set up with this ROM and looking through the thread there's lots of talk of tap to wake not working, then a post that it was fixed but that doesn't seem to be working; that and notification dots don't work? Using version PE + 2019/09/27
 

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    PixelExperience for Xiaomi Mi 9 [Cepheus]

    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 9.0


    Whats working?
    Wifi
    RIL
    Mobile data
    GPS
    Camera
    Flashlight
    Camcorder
    Bluetooth
    Sound / vibration
    Wireless charging
    Double Tap to Wake
    Brightness slider


    Known issues

    - You tell me


    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
    Download for Pixel Experience Cepheus

    Donate
    Liked my work? Give me a beer

    Translation
    Help with project translation

    Telegram channel
    Stay tuned

    Kernel Source: https://github.com/Alexays/android_kernel_xiaomi_sm8150


    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][9.0][Xiaomi Mi 9][UNOFFICIAL]Pixel Experience [AOSP[2019/09/27], ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 9

    Contributors
    markakash, Alexays
    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Latest Miui Global Stable

    Version Information
    Status: Alpha

    Created 2019-06-04
    Last Updated 2019-09-27
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    Flashing Instructions​


    - If you're coming from Android Q a fastboot flash with miflash of the stock global ROM is recommended.
    - Format data=> yes
    - Reboot to recovery
    - Flash the latest 9.8.1 vendor image or full rom.
    - Go in twrp and do a format data
    - Reboot back in recovery, flash PE
    - Wipe cache/dalvic and reboot.

    NOTE: Make sure u have the latest vendor image. 9.8.1

    Vendor images can be found here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/Mi...-flashable-t3950943/post79947860#post79947860

    Happy Flashing

    Regards,
    Akash​
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    He is also busy with a different ROM, PanAndroid ROM. So he is definitely a busy guy. But with leaving it unfinished doesn't make it a proper developer ;)
    He can better stick with one ROM even the PE rom is not finished, and improve that one and if it is really working, he can slowly do different ROMS, adding security patches etc.

    For me it comes more like he needs to be seen. But OK, i am stick again with the .eu ROM for now. Is the most stable / battery less drain ROM i have now.
    MIUI can be terrible but still. Knowing it will fix issues by the week ;) mostly.
    I never abandoned PE, I am waiting for August patch to be merged. Whats the use of sending weekly builds if nothing major has been fixed or added. Till now I have fixed the following issues:
    - NFC is back
    - Safetynet is fixed
    - Phone randomly dying is fixed.
    The only "issue" left now is enforcing the kernel for GPay stuff. Now you tell how is that abandoning the rom? Also, I have a personal life. I m a full time student and need to study too:D. So, please keep patience. If there hasn't been update for 3 weeks doesn't mean its dead. :eek: Have some patience. Fixing issue isn't easy, takes time and lot of effort. I do this in my free time, I don't get paid to do it.
    Update will be out once August patch is merged in source.

    Regards,
    Akash
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    Its Update Time! New PixelExperience build is available!​


    Changelog:

    - August security patch merged
    - r_46 merged
    - Kernel upstreamed to .90
    - Safetynet has been fixed
    - Phone randomly not waking up has been fixed
    - Kernel is enforcing
    - Switched to brightness model from Sargo
    - Switched to NQ NFC
    - Lots of improvements to device and source :)

    PS: Because of the whole rebase, I recommend to clean flash this update :)

    Note: I am aware of the PixelExperience+ version. I will release Plus version in the future when we have added some more stuff there :)

    Enjoy :)

    Regards,
    Akash​
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    New PixelExperience build is live!

    Changelog:

    * July security patch merged
    * r44 merged
    * Kernel downstreamed to .90
    * Kernel is now inline with mainline f2fs branch
    * Huge Update to Fingerprint. Credit goes to LOS team for Rom side commits and @Cozzmy13 for the fingerprint HAL in Dt :)
    * NFC removed for now for the sake of battery. Will implement properly later
    * Fingerprint works on AOD and raise to wake
    * Added various display modes
    * Night light has been added back
    * Notification light works too now
    * Many source side changes

    Note: If you face any issue then please clean flash

    Enjoy :)

    Regards,
    Akash​