The reason for me asking this was not that I Flashed DFE or wanted to flash DFE, I just encountered an issue while flashing MICAM zip that I wasn't able to access any file in the internal storage as latest TWRP wasn't able to mount internal storage, so I had to transfer the zip in sdcard and then flash it..... earlier by putting in my lock screen password in TWRP would just simply mount the internal storage and this problem won't occur, but now I'm facing an issue where internal storage isn't being read by the recoveryLittle reminder on why you should not flash DFEs
* Userdata is NOT a sensitive partition, you can do whatever you want with it, but you'll never do damages, and also encryption process is 100% secure and there are 0 risks of bricking (you can actually have more issues if you flash DFE, will explain later)
"But I need to format data everytime I flash a new ROM!" Stop flashing multiple ROMs, you should daily drive one, not ruining your EMMC/UFS by flashing 1747858 ROMs
Also, if ROM maintainers recommends to not use DFE, don't use it
Being decrypted or encrypted actually changes how Android handles booting
Basically Android has 2 phases during boot: pre-decryption and after-decryption
If you disable encryption, there can be race conditions where stuff expects to start only after data has been decrypted but it starts together with core services, creating issues
One example is in X00H and X00I, where if you run decrypted will break camera completely
- "data encryption on custom ROMs is useless": It's actually even more useful! If your device gets stolen, no one will be able to access your data, and the only way is to format data
Unless you have a good reason (and there are none), do not never ever flash DFEs
I don't support DFE in my ROMs, if you report a bug and you're decrypted your issue will be happily discarded
Said my sebaubuntu who is a recognized developer.
you can use pitch black or latest TWRP recovery
It's because, recovery does not support decrypting the encryption method I useThe reason for me asking this was not that I Flashed DFE or wanted to flash DFE, I just encountered an issue while flashing MICAM zip that I wasn't able to access any file in the internal storage as latest TWRP wasn't able to mount internal storage, so I had to transfer the zip in sdcard and then flash it..... earlier by putting in my lock screen password in TWRP would just simply mount the internal storage and this problem won't occur, but now I'm facing an issue where internal storage isn't being read by the recovery
Well it's just your opinion, being encrypted will also avoid you flashing 100 ROMs whenever you want, as flashing/changing many ROMs harms your device, like batteryWith all due respect to your valued knowledgeable opinion, I have zero interest in encryption if it's going to make my life harder and cause me to loose my data -- as it has done repeatedly in the recent past.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: security at the expense of user data is utter non-sense.
Well not, cause you can have any other thing running on your screen, which will change your screen, example when you are using keyboard or something
Today I downloaded your ROM for Redmi Note 8T ( Willow )
Everything works beautifully. I just noticed one thing.
If I turn on the sleep function by double tapping I have to double tap the status bar to lock the device.
Could this be changed please ?
It would be much better if I could double tap anywhere on the screen and the device would lock
Thank you very much for any correction.
Use pe recovery which will flash your update automaticallyHi, I need help with decryption with my Pixel Experience ROM, i have the version before 2021/07/21 and I want to update to the last version (2021/08/23) but I have a problem, when I download the ROM and I reboot into bootloader, I cant decrypt data partition and I can't reach the file to install it, I tried to install orangefox but it doesn't boot up because it can't decrypt data partition and I get stucked into orangefox logo, what can I do? I have to format data and install the ROM or can I do something to decrypt data partition?
Make sure you got the right version of TWRP for your device, you can use Pitch Black Recovery as well, just don't use OrangeFox, it breaks with PE
I did this and it's working great. I'm so happy with this rom, so smooth. Thank you for replying.firmware first then the pe rom. Otherwise the wifi will not work. I asked many people and they say that to prevent users from going from MIUI ROM xiaomi use broked vendor in Redmi Note 8. So for this after flashing any custom rom in note 8 the wifi doesn't work. Then a solution came that if you flash the MIUI firmware and then the custom rom wifi works. But then the phone stucks at bootloop. Then a solution came that you have to flash the miui firmware first and then custom rom. Then you have to do format data and then reboot the device. The device will actually boot and wifi will also work as a charm
It is always recommended to install a custom rom just like the maintainer says.My current version is MIUI Global 12.0.2 Stable 126.96.36.199(QCOINXM). Before installation I scanned through this thread lightly and came across this post by a thread member who explained what Ten Firmware is and how it was necessary for installing PE. So, I made sure to compare mine with the Firmware website and confirmed that mine was the latest, atleast for India that is.
I apologize again for being completely new at this flashing business but, is R Firmware different than Ten Firmware? If so, which version is it, where can I find it and how do I install it?
1. Flash vbmeta.img and recovery.img using adb fastbootYes sir, same for me yesterday with Willow. I thought it was caused by flashing DFE after flashing ROM, but so probably it's not the case. I solved flashing the latest stable fastboot MIUI rom from XiaomiAdbFastboot Tools, than flashing OrangeFox, wipe system etc., format data and than flashing the ROM zip. I also enabled the OTA updater settings in OrangeFox (I don't think it serves any purpose, but I'm writing it anyway).
EDIT: I tried to go to recovery and I got stuck again......so don't try to open it again... @iamsaalim
EDIT2 - installing Pitch Black Recovery (as said in previous posts) allows to open recovery but it got stuck on bootanimation if I reboot into system