[ROM][OFFICIAL][ginkgo][13] crDroidAndroid v9.x

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OuTkTmonLama

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Hi everybody. I've been using this ROM in my ginkgo for a month now, but despite some users describing the battery life as good or excellent, I feel the battery is draining pretty fast actually, compared to the last crdroid-8 ROM I was using before. I'm talking about stand-by mode.

I leave my phone for a few hours, I lose 5% battery. I leave it overnight (in plane mode !), I lose 10%. Now I'm wondering, should I wait for the next update, or should I go back to crdroid 8? Battery is important to me and I don't see a big difference between A12.1 and A13 anyway...

I also have a problem playing my ogg files and the only way I can fix it is by hiding the vorbis section in /vendor/etc/audio/audio_policy_configuration.xml, as written here:


But I have to do it every time I update the system. Is Android already bugged when it comes out of Google labs? Does anybody have the same experience? How did you solve the problem?

Thanks to everybody, specially DarkJoker360 for developing this wonderful ROM for our device!
 

gregory_cooky

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I would love to use CrDroid for Ginkgo/Wilow with A11 cause A12, A13 not impress me, at all, but nobody maintaining it. I would love to build it by myself, although I don't feel comfortable enough to do so :-(
CrDroid A11 for Tissot works super smooth with super battery life. Maybe anyone can help me with building such ROM?
 
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Pervokur

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Hi everybody. I've been using this ROM in my ginkgo for a month now, but despite some users describing the battery life as good or excellent, I feel the battery is draining pretty fast actually, compared to the last crdroid-8 ROM I was using before. I'm talking about stand-by mode.

I leave my phone for a few hours, I lose 5% battery. I leave it overnight (in plane mode !), I lose 10%. Now I'm wondering, should I wait for the next update, or should I go back to crdroid 8? Battery is important to me and I don't see a big difference between A12.1 and A13 anyway...

I also have a problem playing my ogg files and the only way I can fix it is by hiding the vorbis section in /vendor/etc/audio/audio_policy_configuration.xml, as written here:


But I have to do it every time I update the system. Is Android already bugged when it comes out of Google labs? Does anybody have the same experience? How did you solve the problem?

Thanks to everybody, specially DarkJoker360 for developing this wonderful ROM for our device!
Are you using wifi 2.4GHz? Looks like some Bluetooth devices can cause battery drain (even with BT turned off).
 
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OuTkTmonLama

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Are you using wifi 2.4GHz? Looks like some Bluetooth devices can cause battery drain (even with BT turned off).
No, I'm using 5GHz. Bluetooth is always off and I turn airplane mode on before going to sleep. No connectivity at all. I'm also using the same applications as before. A few services seem to be always running, like Google Play or SwiftKey keyboard...
 

Pervokur

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No, I'm using 5GHz. Bluetooth is always off and I turn airplane mode on before going to sleep. No connectivity at all. I'm also using the same applications as before. A few services seem to be always running, like Google Play or SwiftKey keyboard...
My test results.
crDroid 9, November 25, no gapps, lighting kernel, airplane mode
minus 4.3% in 20h
 
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OuTkTmonLama

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it's not the main phone ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
😅 That explains a lot..!

I turned airplane mode on in my phone yesterday and didn't touch it at all for 10 hours till this morning. No music, games, web browsing, conversations, nothing. The battery was at 57%.

When I turnded it on this morning the battery was at 53%. 3 hours later, in stand-by mode with wifi, it was at 49%. I sent a message quickly and it went down to 48%. It's definitely weird.

That probably means that if had left it for 20 hours in plane mode as you did, I would have lost 8%. Double than yours. And in normal mode I'm losing more than 1% per hour, with the screen off.

It's less than those 10% I was talking about, but much more than what I was used to with crdroid 8. Maybe I'll install it again just to see the difference and come back to crdroid 9 later when the next update is out.

I do have NickGapps installed. But I also had those installed with crdroid 8. A different version, of course. Do you think this could be a problem?
 

Pervokur

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😅 That explains a lot..!

I turned airplane mode on in my phone yesterday and didn't touch it at all for 10 hours till this morning. No music, games, web browsing, conversations, nothing. The battery was at 57%.

When I turnded it on this morning the battery was at 53%. 3 hours later, in stand-by mode with wifi, it was at 49%. I sent a message quickly and it went down to 48%. It's definitely weird.

That probably means that if had left it for 20 hours in plane mode as you did, I would have lost 8%. Double than yours. And in normal mode I'm losing more than 1% per hour, with the screen off.

It's less than those 10% I was talking about, but much more than what I was used to with crdroid 8. Maybe I'll install it again just to see the difference and come back to crdroid 9 later when the next update is out.

I do have NickGapps installed. But I also had those installed with crdroid 8. A different version, of course. Do you think this could be a problem?
I don't know. I have installed nickgapps core, will test today.
 

realtimes

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I want to use my old 8T as a remote: for both infrared and smart devices over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
I don't care much about features - only battery life and device's responsiveness matter to me. crDroid seems to be the most bloat-free distribution which makes it my top candidate.
Should I just get the newest version, or - judging by the comments - there's an older rom that would fit my needs better? If so, which version exactly is the least battery-hungry?
 

realtimes

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Mar 19, 2018
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I would love to use CrDroid for Ginkgo/Wilow with A11 cause A12, A13 not impress me, at all, but nobody maintaining it. I would love to build it by myself, although I don't feel comfortable enough to do so :-(
CrDroid A11 for Tissot works super smooth with super battery life. Maybe anyone can help me with building such ROM?
 

OuTkTmonLama

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Dec 1, 2022
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I want to use my old 8T as a remote: for both infrared and smart devices over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
I don't care much about features - only battery life and device's responsiveness matter to me. crDroid seems to be the most bloat-free distribution which makes it my top candidate.
Should I just get the newest version, or - judging by the comments - there's an older rom that would fit my needs better? If so, which version exactly is the least battery-hungry?

I installed crdroid 9 in my gingko and used it for more than a month, since it came out, but I had this feeling the battery was draining much faster.

So, to do things in a proper and professional manner, yesterday I reinstalled crdroid 8 to compare the battery lives of both roms. I turned airplane mode on before going to sleep, just like before. The battery was at 96%. This morning, after 10 hours, the battery was at 95%. See the difference?

I'm sticking with crdroid 8 for now. It's stable, the battery life is the best I could get, and both roms look the same to me. But I'll come back to crdroid 9 later when the next update is out to see if things get better.

Instead of just installing crdroid 8, maybe you could install crdroid 9, test it for 24h and tell us about your own experience. I still feel like I'm the only one with this problem here.
 

OuTkTmonLama

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How can I install MIUI camera in this rom?

I've been using MGC gcam from BSG:

Macro and wide angle are all working fine. Night Sight mode is amazing and you can change almost any setting you want like a professional. It's much better than MIUI's or any other camera, in my opinion...
 
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realtimes

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Thank you!
In that case what I think I'm gonna do is install v7 first, then v8, then v9.
Each time making sure that she settings (wifi, bt, location, battery saving) are the same before charging it to 100% and measuring battery level after given time. I should probably find some kind of an app to display a precise level (voltage?) to make sure that measurements are consistent.
If v9 proves to be at least as good, or just marginally worse than the older versions - I'm keeping it. If not - downgrading.
I still have a few days before Mi Unlock week-long timeout runs out, so it might take a while!
 
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I've been using MGC gcam from BSG:

Macro and wide angle are all working fine. Night Sight mode is amazing and you can change almost any setting you want like a professional. It's much better than MIUI's or any other camera, in my opinion...
But I asked about MIUI camera, not Google camera. I know what Google camera is and I know that site as well.
 

Kaan Tonyali

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Hola,

I have experienced crdroid before but because of an issue, I had to gave up.

The issue is Android Auto.
When I install a custom rom without gapps (such as crdroid), android auto is not included in the system and I need to install it separately later, mostly with a specific custom gapps edition.
And app gives error when I try to connect to car, that app is not installed within operating system and it does not allow to run, probably block it somehow.

I try out some solutions but couldn't make it.
Do you have any suggestion ?
 

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    Hey Guys,

    I hope my solution will work for you, as well. This issue annoyed me a lot, especially when the phone was supposed to be used by my mother and I have to think pretty intense cause I visit her quite seldom. Obviously it's much harder to do some troubleshooting remotely.


    What is the most important:
    Do the backup before you change anything in your system. The only person responsible for anything you do with your device is You, so take responsibility for your action.

    In my example I use TWRP recovery. It's very interesting: When I had the latest version installed (twrp-3.7.0_12-1-ginkgo.img) during the firmware flash process an error appeared says that my device is Willow and I can't flash firmware for Ginkgo. What wasn't true! I restored TWRP to ver. twrp-3.6.2_9-0-ginkgo.img and magically I was able to flash the firmware from below procedure. However, version twrp-3.6.2_9-0-ginkgo.img seems to not support encryption for A13, what is not so important for finishing the process of solving the issue with not waking up from deep sleep.
    Also if you know how to flash ROM you should also know how to turn on ADB sideload in Recovery or reflash Recovery.

    For Ginkgo - totally clean flash (you loose all your saved data):
    1. Download the latest firmware for instance from this page (https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/ginkgo/)
    2. Format Data
    3. Clear: System, Internal Storage, Cache, Dalvik, Data
    4. I personally, after formatting Data partition reboot the phone to Recovery
    5. Flash firmware:
    adb sideload fw_ginkgo_miui_GINKGOEEAGlobal_V12.5.12.0.RCOEUXM_f9fdc6c78 3_11.0.zip
    6. Download the latest version (30th December 22) of this ROM from:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/cr...ndroid-13.0-20221230-ginkgo-v9.0.zip/download
    6. Install ROM:
    adb sideload crDroidAndroid-13.0-20221230-ginkgo-v9.0.zip
    7. Optionally install GAPPS via adb sideload command
    8. Reboot to the System

    With this procedure and not Rooting or doing some other weird things phone is now waking up from deep sleep.
    You can use it with Willow, but you have to download and flash proper firmware for Willow device

    Hopefully it will help you with the same issue!

    Good luck ;-)
    take care guys,
    ginkgo = redmi note 8
    willow = redmi note 8t

    i was too fast and flashed the ginkgo firmware on my 8t an bricked it, only opening (to get into edl mode) and @Geryy_the_kid post in #86 (which order, which version, etc) helped me to unbrick (all other firmwares or miui versions failed... - thanks gery

    @gregory_cooky : will report, am currenlty still restoring old stuff from backup after unbricking and flashing newest firmware for my 8t (willow) :)
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    Does anyone else have issues with 5ghz wifi? I can't see any. A bit later I'll try the other kernel, just asking if it's a common issue.
    No issues with WiFi, can connect to any WiFi (5GHz or 2.4GHz) without any issue, only hidden WiFi doesn't seem to connect on latest version, maybe something with the network.
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    @gregory_cooky : will report, am currenlty still restoring old stuff from backup after unbricking and flashing newest firmware for my 8t (willow) :)

    @gregory_cooky: so after two days and the new firmware - this didn't happen again, i think the new firmware fixed the issue.
    But will also report in a week or later after more daily usage

    @ndshah2: make backup, flash new firmware, flash newest rom and this should be gone..

    @Unc3nZureD: am able to connect to Wifi 5GHz without any problems with newest firmware (fw_willow_miui_WILLOWGlobal_V12.5.6.0.RCXMIXM_b9c4b22e3f_11.0.zip) and newest rom (crDroidAndroid-13.0-20230113-ginkgo-v9.1.zip)
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    Hey Guys,
    This is pretty interesting. Would be so kind and honestly write the history of your phones. I mean what exactly did you do before flashing the ROM. I believe that it might be pretty important. First thing is how you prepare your device before flashing the system and what you do next like, do you root your phone, do you flash Gapps, etc. ?
    Probably it's up to the phone but wiping some partitions or clean flash might be the solution for your issues. However, it takes quite some time and energy, though :)
    Hello all,

    I have the Indian variant of the Redmi note 8.
    I was on the Global China based Xiaomi.eu rom, no issues experienced.
    I flashed the latest CrDroid 9.1, latest Indian firmware and Opengapps Pico.

    Everything is working very well, only that my screen goes off and doesn't turn back on whenever I make or receive a phone call. Reboot is necessary. My proximity sensor is dead.

    What I've found is that if I add the sensors off quick settings tile (from Developer options), and I turn OFF all sensors before receiving or making phone calls, the problem does not occur.

    As this is my daily driver, I'm hitting the sensors off button (or at least trying to remember to do that) before phone calls and turning them back on after completing the call.

    I'll try to do a format and clean flash again once the new CrDroid update is out.

    Apart from this bug, the rom is very stable and fast.
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    I just tried the latest build 20230127 available on SourceForge, before when not using dark mode enabled the text in the recent apps was barely readable, now it has been replaced by buttons which is much better!
    Launcher settings window still crashes randomly for me, and the wallpaper selection & colors are somewhat glitchy. When changing the wallpaper it does not update the matching color schemes below, selecting one of the schemes under the left button does not change anything, but under the right button (fixed colors) it does. The launcher also sometimes crashes when playing around with the colors.
    These are just very small annoyances for this rom, because other than that is is one of the best optimized and functional roms out there for me!

    Also, is the Xiaomi Parts setting removed in this build? I can't find it anymore. Nevermind it has moved under the System tab in settings, but KCAL does not work. KCAL has started working after a few reboots.
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    Code:
    *** Disclaimer
    I am not responsible for any damage you made to your device
    You have been warned


    crDroid is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device also attempting to bringing many of the best features existent today


    Features:
    https://github.com/crdroidandroid/crdroid_features/blob/13.0/README.mkdn


    Flashing Instructions:

    Pre-installation:
    First time installation:
    • Boot recovery
    • Format Data, Wipe system
    • Install ROM
    • Install gapps (Optional)
    • Reboot
    Update installation:
    • Boot recovery
    • Install ROM
    • Install gapps (Optional)
    • Reboot

    NOTE: If all the flashing process succeeds the terminal output will stop at 47% and report adb: failed to read command: Success. In some cases it will report adb: failed to read command: No error which is also fine.



    Sources:
    ROM: https://github.com/crdroidandroid
    Device sources: https://github.com/crdroidandroid


    Download:
    ROM https://crdroid.net/ginkgo/9
    Changelog: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/c..._vendor_crDroidOTA/13.0/changelog_ginkgo.txt


    Known issues:
    * You tell me

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    crDroid Community Telegram
    crDroid Updates Channel
    Donate to help our team pay server costs
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    Rom is now official
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    I want to use my old 8T as a remote: for both infrared and smart devices over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
    I don't care much about features - only battery life and device's responsiveness matter to me. crDroid seems to be the most bloat-free distribution which makes it my top candidate.
    Should I just get the newest version, or - judging by the comments - there's an older rom that would fit my needs better? If so, which version exactly is the least battery-hungry?

    I installed crdroid 9 in my gingko and used it for more than a month, since it came out, but I had this feeling the battery was draining much faster.

    So, to do things in a proper and professional manner, yesterday I reinstalled crdroid 8 to compare the battery lives of both roms. I turned airplane mode on before going to sleep, just like before. The battery was at 96%. This morning, after 10 hours, the battery was at 95%. See the difference?

    I'm sticking with crdroid 8 for now. It's stable, the battery life is the best I could get, and both roms look the same to me. But I'll come back to crdroid 9 later when the next update is out to see if things get better.

    Instead of just installing crdroid 8, maybe you could install crdroid 9, test it for 24h and tell us about your own experience. I still feel like I'm the only one with this problem here.
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    Hi everybody. I've been using this ROM in my ginkgo for a month now, but despite some users describing the battery life as good or excellent, I feel the battery is draining pretty fast actually, compared to the last crdroid-8 ROM I was using before. I'm talking about stand-by mode.

    I leave my phone for a few hours, I lose 5% battery. I leave it overnight (in plane mode !), I lose 10%. Now I'm wondering, should I wait for the next update, or should I go back to crdroid 8? Battery is important to me and I don't see a big difference between A12.1 and A13 anyway...

    I also have a problem playing my ogg files and the only way I can fix it is by hiding the vorbis section in /vendor/etc/audio/audio_policy_configuration.xml, as written here:


    But I have to do it every time I update the system. Is Android already bugged when it comes out of Google labs? Does anybody have the same experience? How did you solve the problem?

    Thanks to everybody, specially DarkJoker360 for developing this wonderful ROM for our device!
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    Yup. It works properly. Just make sure you're clean flashing
    Thanks, not new on this.
    Was probably the old DFE build, I'll try with DFE-NEO next time.

    EDIT: After a clean install (including 'Internal Storage') everything works.
    ROM looks stable (even more than latest CrDroid 8.x builds), only drain 2% over night on a phone with a 2 year battery.
    Working with Magisk, microG and DFE-NEO (Disable Force Encryption NEO). Attach DFE-NEO settings for anyone who wants to use it.

    Changed settings:
    Code:
    Disable QUOTA= false
    Flash Magisk= false
    Skip warning= true