Development [ROM][OFFICIAL] ArrowOS [Android 11][sweet]

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andynx1

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Is this ROM still maintained? Or should I look at upgrading to Android 12? I've heard some bad stories about that ROM, so rather stick with Android 11.
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I'm sticking with 11 for that same reason.

The only problem I have on 11, is my battery drain as detailed above. But it could be that my battery isn't functioning correctly, as when the problem first started, it wasn't after any upgrade.
 
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Is this ROM still maintained? Or should I look at upgrading to Android 12? I've heard some bad stories about that ROM, so rather stick with Android 11.
such as?

I've been sticking with Arrow 12 vanilla + microg for a while, switched to 12.1 gapps build rn for some testing. Pretty good experience overall on both versions(lack of monet customisation option on 12.1 kinda sucks, but I assume it'll be re-added later, plus it's not really a big deal for me).
 

Merotaha

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man why do you have to give us google app and digital wellbeing preinstalled?
if we wanted them we would install them
make the gapps as minimal as possible and everything is available i am assuming on the play store, is it not?

also the vanilla build has many useless apps that i can't uninstall can only disable, you left me with no choice
 

L-ViZ

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man why do you have to give us google app and digital wellbeing preinstalled?
if we wanted them we would install them
make the gapps as minimal as possible and everything is available i am assuming on the play store, is it not?

also the vanilla build has many useless apps that i can't uninstall can only disable, you left me with no choice

u can use flyme gapps with the "flamegapps-config.txt".

the config file will uninstall digital wellbeing or not install, dunno, i don´t like/want it as well and it´s not there ;)
 
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donaatt

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Will this ROM continue to receive updates?

I have tried a lot of custom ROM and for my use this one is the best! With gapps it's like pixel experience without annoying battery drain issue.
 

twixxx31

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Hi everyone,
I'm struggling with something, I can't find any way to prevent app to auto close / hibernate while in background. For ex, if I'm watching a video on YouTube, moving to another app (Firefox, or anything), if I move back to YouTube, it's relaunching from scratch and not taking back the video I was watching. Same issue for almost all apps. I turned off battery saving on the phone, battery optimisation for specific app, battery management... but it doesn't change a thing. Any clue ?

Thanks !
 

shariifi

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Samsung s9+ issue with USB connection. Charging this device then clicked down arrow, tab more options, file transfer and phone re-boots. Tried 3 times and it did work. Other option MIDI works fine. PTP also re-boots phone not working.

Issue now resolved by going to settings, connected devices, then select file transfer. It now works also from notication drop-down accessing from top.
 
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shariifi

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Hi everyone,
I'm struggling with something, I can't find any way to prevent app to auto close / hibernate while in background. For ex, if I'm watching a video on YouTube, moving to another app (Firefox, or anything), if I move back to YouTube, it's relaunching from scratch and not taking back the video I was watching. Same issue for almost all apps. I turned off battery saving on the phone, battery optimisation for specific app, battery management... but it doesn't change a thing. Any clue ?

Thanks !
I do not have this issue. When I go back youtube the video is paused and when I click the play button, it starts from the same location it was paused.
 

wildalex

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Hi All. Android 11 rom isn't maintained for my phone anymore. I wonder how fast arrowos drops support for their roms? Don't want to flash new Android version every year to be honest ;)
 
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boland

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Hi All. Android 11 rom isn't maintained for my phone anymore. I wonder how fast arrowos drops support for their roms? Don't want to flash new Android version every year to be honest ;)
Yep, same problem here, pretty disappointing.
Additionally, I miss a good camera on non-stock ROM. GCam just doesn't cut it.
Very time consuming all of this.

I've switched back to stock ROM.
 
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Ozdemon

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I have a Redmi Note 10 Pro with ArrowOS A11, unmodified and TWRP 3.6.0. I received a message from Google that I am missing security updates. The last security update I have is 5 February 2022.

  • Can I install the security updates myself and if so, how?
  • Alternatively I could install ArrowOS A12.1 but I am not sure how to do this if TWRP is not compatible with A12.
Could I install A12.1 by doing the following?
- boot to TWRP
- wipe cache/system/data
- flash Arrow-v12.1-sweet-OFFICIAL-20220624-GAPPS.zip
- boot to TWRP again
- do a factory reset
- reboot to system ... and setup the new android 12 system

If not, is there some other way of doing it?
Thanks.
 

andynx1

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wildalex

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It's strange that there are no more security updates for Android 11 ROM, as the phone is quite new and support seems to be dropped too early. Especially knowing that one can't update to ArrowOS Android 12 without a need to flash a new ROM and setup the phone again, from scratch.

I guess it's the best to avoid Xiaomi phones in the future and purchase phones with "clean-ish" Android supported by producer.
 
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wildalex

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Or live with Miui :)
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It's strange that there are no more security updates for Android 11 ROM, as the phone is quite new and support seems to be dropped too early. Especially knowing that one can't update to ArrowOS Android 12 without a need to flash a new ROM and setup the phone again, from scratch.

I guess it's the best to avoid Xiaomi phones in the future and purchase phones with "clean-ish" Android supported by producer.

If you're rooted, backup your apps and settings with alpha backup pro to micro sd, backup your internal storage with mixplorer as zip archive to micro sd, flash Android 12 (recommend lineage 19L) root with magisks canary 25.1 and restore all backups....
It takes a maximum of 2 hours and you'll be happy....
 
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    I think I found a solution for the high battery usage in this ROM, at least for my version (i am one version behind the most recent release).
    It seems that it continuously tries to fetch OTA updates, even though they are disabled in settings. I have noticed this by a high data usage that i did not cause myself (multiple GB). I tried blocking this at the DNS level by adding the updates server to the Blocklist using AdAway. This reduced the data usage, but did not stop the OTA service from trying.
    Using the free app Servicely (requires root), you can disable the OTA service altogether. This finally solved the high battery drain in my case.
    Hope this helps others.
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    Looks like it really worked, thank you once again.. But what about the battery? Does it still drain it or you dont know?
    Check my previous post.
    The service is called Updater (org.lineageos.updater)
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    ArrowOS

    ABOUT
    ArrowOS
    is an AOSP/CAF based project started with the aim of keeping things simple, clean and neat.

    Website: https://arrowos.net
    Telegram: Channel | TG Portal/Links
    Github: https://github.com/ArrowOS
    Code Review: review.arrowos.net
    E-mail: arrowos.contact
    PayPal: Donate me | Donate to the project
    Blog: blog.arrowos.net

    Checkout more documentation at (maintainership/contributing): Check this out

    WHAT WORKS?
    • SELinux is enforcing
    • WiFi
    • Audio
    • RIL
    • GPS
    • Cameras
    • Flashlight
    • NFC
    • Fingerprint
    • Vibration
    • Bluetooth
    • FM Radio
    • VoLTE
    • Double tap to wake

    WHAT DOESN'T WORK?
    • You tell me

    For reporting bugs, be sure to include a log : check how to


    HOW TO INSTALL AND NEEDED INFORMATION
    • Follow the detailed installation guide here
    • The mentioned guide contains a recommended recovery and instructions of how to use it as well

    DOWNLOADS
    Click here to download the Android 11 OFFICIAL version
    Click here to go to the support Telegram group

    Read our blog article/post about:
    HOW-TO report a bug
    GAPPS and VANILLA variants
    Checking build integrity

    ROM Source: https://github.com/ArrowOS
    Kernel Source: ArrowOS-Devices

    Contributors
    daniml3
    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    Based On: AOSP
    11
    Well, as some of you already saw, new build, with the following changelog:
    - Switched to the Pixel Power HAL (libperfmgr)
    - Improved idle drain
    - Fixed headphone buttons
    - Fixed yellow tint and improved display colors
    - Added WiFi Display support
    - Reworked the lights service
    - Moved device specific settings into the settings homepage
    - Reserved 250MB of space in each dynamic partition for installing addons
    - Set default DPI to 392
    - Reduced bootanimation start delay
    10
    Just to let you all know, if the device has more than 100 installations in last 24 hours (check at stats.arrowos.net/recent), it will have automatic builds each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Those automatic builds are safe to flash even if I don't announce them (I only announce if they have device side changes), unless told otherwise.
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    New build available with the following changelog:
    • Improved cutout ring rotation changes handling
    • Fixed cutout aliasing (by showing the cutout ring always, but smaller when camera is not in use)
    • Switched to Pixel offline charging animation
    • Increased status bar height (now icons are vertically aligned with the cutout)
    • Moved the device specific settings to system settings category
    • Removed more unused files in the vendor
    • Fixed KCAL out of the box (once again (might need a clean flash))
    • Merged the tag LA.UM.9.1.r1-10900-SMxxx0.0 into the kernel
    • Updated blobs from MIUI V12.5.6.0 RKFMIXM
    10
    New build pushed with the following changes:
    - Updated blobs from MIUI 12.0.15.0 Global
    - Fixed infrarred blaster
    - Cleaned up vendor (reduced zip size 100MB~)

    If someone had bootloops and rolled back to the previous build, this build should be good to flash now, I missed a thing in previous build which could cause bootloops on some cases, sorry for that :/.