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aries_79

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I'm going to flash the latest PE Android12 from the PE recovery. But I'm not sure if I only need to do the Format data/factory reset or if I also need to do the other two Formats (cache and system). In the installation guide says that you have to do the first one, but the other two do not say anything. Has anyone installed with this recovery?. I would like to do a clean installation. Thanks.
 

mattcri

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Mar 2, 2020
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latest build seems a bit more buggy than the one before
im getting overall worse battery life and some random minor bugs in the notifications shade
scrolling in the facebook app is sometimes smooth, sometimes very stuttery

also, there is a new "call reception" icon always active wich is a bit useless in my opinion
 

speedgeil

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Updated to latest version today. Thx!
Will still open a new Facebook instance when tapping on toast message. It still has problems with Youtube Vanced and will kill Vanced after closing Youtube. I have that annoying phone call icon as well and battery is worse than in previous version. Something is wrong with Bluetooth when playing music on my VW car radio. The time bar won't advance or jumps around, but music plays. Still no color management in settings (dci-p3,sRGB...). Colors are oversaturated and not suitable for Image editing / judging colors. When i receive a call it will show my own phone number instead of caller number.
I find the recovery with ADB sideload quite annoying as well as the lack of TWRP.
Sure, all hail to the developer for supporting us. I'm really thankful for that. But tbh this is the buggiest ROM i ever used on the MI8 and i never got a reaction when i reported an issue here.
 
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rossomike1966

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I find the recovery with ADB sideload quite annoying as well as the lack of TWRP.
on this aspect I am quite in agreement; maybe TWRP still can't be done .. I don't know

Btw .. personal opinion, there are many Rom to try; without forgetting that the MI8 officially (I think) is no longer supported by XIAOMI at the software level
and that the developer is a simple enthusiast..
 

bboytaione

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on this aspect I am quite in agreement; maybe TWRP still can't be done .. I don't know

Btw .. personal opinion, there are many Rom to try; without forgetting that the MI8 officially (I think) is no longer supported by XIAOMI at the software level
and that the developer is a simple enthusiast..
I imagine that having to flash via pixel recovery is just a must to avoid having people ruin their phones. It's a small price to pay.

The developer is most definitely doing an AMAZING job blessing us with these updates.
 
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bboytaione

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Updated to latest version today. Thx!
Will still open a new Facebook instance when tapping on toast message. It still has problems with Youtube Vanced and will kill Vanced after closing Youtube. I have that annoying phone call icon as well and battery is worse than in previous version. Something is wrong with Bluetooth when playing music on my VW car radio. The time bar won't advance or jumps around, but music plays. Still no color management in settings (dci-p3,sRGB...). Colors are oversaturated and not suitable for Image editing / judging colors. When i receive a call it will show my own phone number instead of caller number.
I find the recovery with ADB sideload quite annoying as well as the lack of TWRP.
Sure, all hail to the developer for supporting us. I'm really thankful for that. But tbh this is the buggiest ROM i ever used on the MI8 and i never got a reaction when i reported an issue here.

Yeah, new additions to the rom take time. I see the drain some people have been talking about both here and in the Telegram group. Have you managed to get a log of force closes? That would be extremely useful. It would also be cool to see a catlog of the build before and the current build to see what is going on.

I personally never used the first build as I have been on PE11 for a while. I have seen the following "bugs"

- I felt the hit in battery life immediately
- Strange UI elements as pictured
- Weather doesn't always appear in At A Glance (sure this is Google's fault)
- Some small lags here and there compared to the last build of PE 11
- Gcam force closing or closing without even notifying of a force close. (I theorize it is due to turning off the Mic or Camera with the buttons available on A12. Also imagine it could be a GCAM issue. (catlog necessary - will try uploading one)
- Known issues mentioned by the developer

The developer will get to these things when he gets to them. Thank your lucky stars we have a maintainer. Donating for a beer or coffee would also be a good way to thanks him.

Anywho, if you HAVE an ISSUE? LOG IT!
 

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Speedo1320

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Updated to latest version today. Thx!
Will still open a new Facebook instance when tapping on toast message. It still has problems with Youtube Vanced and will kill Vanced after closing Youtube. I have that annoying phone call icon as well and battery is worse than in previous version. Something is wrong with Bluetooth when playing music on my VW car radio. The time bar won't advance or jumps around, but music plays. Still no color management in settings (dci-p3,sRGB...). Colors are oversaturated and not suitable for Image editing / judging colors. When i receive a call it will show my own phone number instead of caller number.
I find the recovery with ADB sideload quite annoying as well as the lack of TWRP.
Sure, all hail to the developer for supporting us. I'm really thankful for that. But tbh this is the buggiest ROM i ever used on the MI8 and i never got a reaction when i reported an issue here.
I have the same feelings. December release was better. Battery live is worst. I feel that I use ASOP rom, not Pixel Experience.
But I know that @GiaSen is great dev and he will make Mi 8 great again :)
 
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bboytaione

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@GiaSen here is a log of the GCAM crash. I managed to also get the crash on BSG as well but did't log that. Looks like an issue with HALs or Vulkan? Not sure

Edit: Can't seem to upload the darn log for some reason.
Here is a pastebin instead

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bboytaione

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Just noticed another strange bug. Was using infinity, watched a video and then swiped up to go home. The screen didn't turn off after 30 seconds.

Didn't see this is a known bug so let me know if you'd like a log @GiaSen

Edit: I was able to recreate the bug. Even after I force closed Infinity, it still wouldn't turn off after 30 seconds.
 

bboytaione

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is there any way to go back to the previous build? Battery life was much better
Is it that bad? I never used the previous build. But, I've managed to get 6 hours sot over 20+ hours of standby from the Jan build.

I don't know if downgrading by simply flashing would be ok. You could boot into pixel recovery, full wipe and flash via pixel recovery's "adb sodeload" mode
 

mattcri

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Mar 2, 2020
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yeah pretty bad, was getting around 5.5 hours before, now a bit more than 4.

downgrading via sideload should be ok but i cant find the old build on official website
 

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    Hello!

    I've installed PE A12 today and i noticed that the phone services app uses the location way too often, how can I stop this?
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    Yes, the kernel is also my first guess.
    Do you also experience the GPS problem (only GLONASS and GPS signals are detected) and the pedometer not working?
    Thanks
    GPS problems should be an easy fix.
    in your /system/etc/gps_debug.conf file change XTRA_SERVER entries to LONGTERM_PSDS_SERVER
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    The transfer has expired. Can someone reupload? Ty.
    2
    I can confirm this behavior on my phone too with PixelExperience_dipper-12.1-20220401-1927-OFFICIAL
    I'm only detecting Glonas and GPS in spite of being in Western Europe
    2
    I installed the ROM like about 3 months ago.
    It worked perfectly until a few days ago, that everything is becoming slow and non fluent.

    Specially when unlocking with the fingerprint or using the camera there's quite a lot of lag.

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    I installed the ROM like about 3 months ago.
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    Specially when unlocking with the fingerprint or using the camera there's quite a lot of lag.

    Of course, I've tried rebooting with no luck and I'm using the latest version (SP2A.220405.004
    PixelExperience_dipper-12.1-20220415-1554-OFFICIAL).

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    And forgot to mention probably the most important thing. The videos are displayed oddly:
    2
    In my case, in western Europe, I usually could see both Galileo and Beidou satellites with no problem. Let's hope it's a bug and that it will be fixed in a future update. :)

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    PixelExperience for Xiaomi MI 8 [dipper]

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

    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



    Whats working?
    Wi-Fi
    RIL
    Mobile data
    GPS
    Camera
    Flashlight
    Camcorder
    Bluetooth
    FM radio
    Fingerprint reader
    Face unlock
    NFC
    Lights
    Sound/vibration


    Known issues
    Nothing yet
    You tell me

    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, THEY'RE ALREADY INCLUDED
    Download from PixelExperience website


    Donate
    Jhenrique09 Paypal
    GiaSen PayPal

    If you liked my work, give me a beer, thanks!

    Translation
    Help with project translation

    Stay tuned
    Our Telegram channel
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    April update up
    Changelog
    **Device Specific Changes:**
    - Etude kernel: Op.11 No.4
    * Linux 4.9.267
    * some upstream fixes of cpufreq_stats
    * fixed an issue where the frequency of big CPU cores is locked to a maximum of 1286MHz; the frequency of the big cluster is supposed to be restricted under 1286MHz if you battery is at or below 10%, as part of Qualcomm's thermal mitigation, but on previous versions, the frequency restriction was not removed after the phone is charged above 10%
    * default to suspend to RAM instead of s2idle (suspend to idle) for around a 25% reduction of idle battery drain
    * DO NOT use a third party kernel without proper support for Pixel thermal hal
    - Adjusted thermal configs to delay CPU frequency drop and smoothen the thermal throttling curve
    - Implemented dynamic thermal profile to work with Pixel thermal engine
    * the option is accessible under Settings/Battery/Optimization profiles (in case you are wondering, they had no effect on PE11 before this change)
    * thermal configs are dynamically loaded on a per-app basis
    * only the gaming profile is available besides the default profile, because other use cases are covered well enough by the default profile
    * the gaming profile maintains CPU frequency at even higher temperature compared the default profile
    * surface temperatures are measured by an infrared thermometer with matching emissivity to ensure they stay below the allowed maximum values of continuously held electronic devices in IEC 60950-1 (2005) standard
    * thermal profile is NOT a replacement for proper cooling. If you want better performance, you should cool your device. - Eliminated all SELinux neverallows and cleaned up unneeded or broken sepolicy
    * the latest Riru installation should work now. Note that if you use any mods like this, you will not receive support from me
    - Updated telephony blobs from pyxis 21.3.31 to fix random qtibus crashes in the background
    - Went back to Secure Element 1.0 to work with the updated blobs
    - Stopped enforcing s2idle from userspace init script so the kernel can suspend to RAM for better idle battery drain
    - Cleaned some unused config overlays
    **ROM update highlights:**
    - April security update
    - Fixed the issue of weather information not showing up in "At a glance" on the home screen of Pixel Launcher
    - Improved Face Unlock. The issue of front camera being occupied should happen less frequently. Let me know if you still encounter it - Devices will only use dark boot animation from now on
    - Translation updates
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    New build is up, check OP for Download
    Changelog:
    - NFC Payments should be fixed
    - General improvements
    - DO NOT use a third party kernel without proper support for Pixel thermal hal
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    Hi,
    I've also got a problem with the sound during phone calls (like someone above already mentioned), regarding the latest PE 12 release for Xiaomi mi8 dipper.

    If I'm on call and put the phone to my ear, I hear some echo with almost no delay of what I say in the speaker. It feels like I say "S" and someone aplifies this and "SZ" comes into my ear. At the beginning, I hardly noticed it, but sometimes in the middle of the call the feedback howl randomly gets very bad so my ear hurts after the "squuueeeek pffff". After that, it takes 2-3 seconds and the audio is just "szzzzz" with little feedback and I can talk normally. I've experienced the loud howl 4 times now, so I suspect a bug (driver , audio mixel level?) since the latest release.

    I'd appreciate if you could have a look at it.
    Thank you
    yup I confirm the issue is present on my device as well, will start investigate asap
    thanks everyone for reporting :)