- Aug 22, 2013
good info. I do use minimal gapps. therefore, I will wait for the updates to stabilize. Thank you.
there's an issue with magisk. wait for a new version. as long as your play store says "device is certified" u will be okhello guys, i just installed LOS 18.1. I just want to know did anyone here install magisk? I need assistance because the safetynet check failed. Thx before..
I do not know what went wrong with the bootloader unlocked message, but you can flash Magisk without the fear of losing data (though while flashing anything a risk remains that anything could go wront, but flashing magisk doesn't erase data by design).Ok, I dirty flashed the new 18.1 whyred LOS image and mindthegapps arm64 too trough TWRP, cleared cache and dalvik, rebooted and everything went fine. But:
1. Funny, I can't see anymore "Unlocked device" in the very first mi.com screen at boot.
2. Have to reinstall #Magisk, but can't backup without root with Migrate-GPE... is Magisk install going to wipe my data?
I used MindTheGapps.I'm also planing to upgrade from LOS 17.1 (including Magisk 23, OpenGapps, unencrypted) and would like to keep all the apps and settings.
Which Gapps did you use - MindTheGapps or the test version of OpenGapps? As OpenGapps is not officially available for Android 11, is it save to install MindTheGapps instead?
/* * Your warranty is now void. * * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. */
So for starters it certainly isn't useful to anybody outside China. As for users in China (not Chinese users, there's a difference), official LOS isn't really suitable for them anyway without further patching (at least fallback DNS, SUPL, captive portal and connectivity test URLs should be changed, Chinese-specific fonts and IME also aren't included). In practice not many people there are going to install a custom ROM on a device like this and if they do, it's most likely going to be something locally-brewed like Moqu. Thus, "helping users in China" (not "Chinese," since Chinese people all over the world by and large don't and in fact usually can't use Weixin either unless they happen to be in China) is not a realistic consideration. And as you can see it's also not as if not having this preinstalled would be an extra burden to any user in China.SoterService [...] helps chinese users with secure payments (e.g. WeChat)
I read it, again (I first did when I was looking up this APK before even writing anything in this thread) and all the more I don't see any reason why it should be included. On the contrary, it's specific to China and only compatible with some of the devices launched in that market. Why would it be so indispensable that it just has to be part of the official LOS build for this device? (If you were referring to some specific statement in what's written there, feel free to quote it, and I will look at it again.)
The whole point of having a custom ROM is to be able to critically pick and choose what should be in it from the usability perspective. Obviously this involves informed experimentation and something can occasionally break, so what? Reading something like this here makes me want to scroll back to the top of the page to check if this is still "XDA Developers."This blobs and apps are in stock ROMs, so, to not break something, we leave them in place.
What is that even supposed to mean? By definition it's a user-space application, so it's a "system component" as much as Candy Crush is in Windows.Again, this is a system component
I wanted to save everybody the boring details. In practice I doubt it makes any difference. It's supposed to work by querying the location from nearby Wi-Fi access points but only those with supported SoCs in them (so QCA-only I believe), and then again only those that were configured to provide it.as you said, can help in specific scenarios
Actually, here you can't disable it either: given how it's set up, there is no setting for it anywhere in the UI, it just runs all the time in the background. I think it'll also interfere if you wanted to use mock location.with MIUI you can't disable this stuff so that's an improvement