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[ROM][OFFICIAL][R] LineageOS 18.1 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro [whyred]

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1emrys1

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i not understand... what is firmware ? i know flash rom, kernel... but firmware when ?
before flashing rom ? firmware is the same for aosp and miui ?
Miui roms have firmware. They are low level system files. If you had miui installed a long time ago then your firmware version will be old. That might be causing problem.

So just search and flash the latest firmware. It will be about 60-100 mb in size. Or you can flash the whole miui rom using fastboot method. This will definitely fix all your issues if they're related to firmware in any way.
 

aleMarvel

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Miui roms have firmware. They are low level system files. If you had miui installed a long time ago then your firmware version will be old. That might be causing problem.

So just search and flash the latest firmware. It will be about 60-100 mb in size. Or you can flash the whole miui rom using fastboot method. This will definitely fix all your issues if they're related to firmware in any way.
tx for reply ;)
but only miui rom?
why you say "Try flashing latest global stable firmware." at user with lineage?
i use only aosp, lineage,arrow etc
 

1emrys1

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tx for reply ;)
but only miui rom?
why you say "Try flashing latest global stable firmware." at user with lineage?
i use only aosp, lineage,arrow etc
The firmware is only included in miui roms. It is not included in AOSP roms. But many aosp roms have issues if you dont have the latest firmware installed.

So now, how do you get the latest firmware? You can't get it from AOSP roms because they dont include it but they expect you to be on the latest one. So the only way to get the latest firmware is to flash the firmware zip in recovery. This zip was extracted from latest miui roms. And if someone is still facing issues then he is recommended to flash fastboot rom using mi flash. This is the cleanest way to ensure that every single thing on your phone gets updated to the latest miui version including firmware, sensors and drivers. After that you can again flash a custom recovery and go on flashing aosp roms.

So flash the firmware zip. Hopefully it fixes all issues. If not, use the lengthy process of fastboot zip.
 
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aleMarvel

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ok now i undestand, last questions are
i must flash firmware BEFORE rom or AFTER too ?
or after flash firm i must reflash rom too ?
every update rom i must reflash firm (i think no)?
if change rom ?

for now i dont want clean install.. i can flash only firmware ?

tx
 

pablo.see

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ok now i undestand, last questions are
i must flash firmware BEFORE rom or AFTER too ?
or after flash firm i must reflash rom too ?
every update rom i must reflash firm (i think no)?
if change rom ?

for now i dont want clean install.. i can flash only firmware ?

tx
Just flash it, it's not rocket science. I don't it's gonna fix your GPS issues. Do a factory reset if firmware will not resolve issue. If factory reset not change anything then install full MIUI and then LOS again.
 
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mik101

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What happened with 26.07 build?
Odd that it isn't on the download site. I've been running it all week without issue. I updated it through the built in updater a few hours after it was released. I wonder if they had to restore a backup for some reason as even the changelog for that build is missing.

Edit: Aug 2 2021 build is now available.
 

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Minimorphee

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on the last build (August 9), restart each time MMS is sent or received. the Amazon application blocked (error message, with a beautiful dog logo!). other people in this case? for information, clean installation after total erasure.

Mini
 

1emrys1

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on the last build (August 9), restart each time MMS is sent or received. the Amazon application blocked (error message, with a beautiful dog logo!). other people in this case? for information, clean installation after total erasure.

Mini
I am on 21 June build. Its working well so i am not planning to update anytime soon. Because i have magisk and lots of mods and i cant risk bootloop and having to clean flash.

Anyway for the amazon problem, you need to install magisk,
1. Hide magisk from magisk settings
2. Repackage(change name) magisk from magisk setting
3. Hide root from amazon from magisk hide

The first 2 steps are common for all apps and only need to be done once. The last step needs to be done for whichever app is refusing to work. COD game also force closes if it detects root. And it doesnt even warn user that it is force closing due to root. So we need to hide root from it using the same process.
 

Minimorphee

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I am on 21 June build. Its working well so i am not planning to update anytime soon. Because i have magisk and lots of mods and i cant risk bootloop and having to clean flash.

Anyway for the amazon problem, you need to install magisk,
1. Hide magisk from magisk settings
2. Repackage(change name) magisk from magisk setting
3. Hide root from amazon from magisk hide

The first 2 steps are common for all apps and only need to be done once. The last step needs to be done for whichever app is refusing to work. COD game also force closes if it detects root. And it doesnt even warn user that it is force closing due to root. So we need to hide root from it using the same process.
Thank you for your answer. I actually had no problem with the build just before the August 9 build. For Amazon I already had hide with magisk. but it didn't change anything (on the old build it worked even without hide!)
 

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    Right, a clean flash (starting over) is my intent. I have my essential data backed up already.



    I should have mentioned that I don't have access to MS Windows. Since the LOS guides don't mention the Xiaomi tools, I assumed they wouldn't enter the picture again.

    So the MIUI 11 OS ships with the V12 stable firmware? I can certainly see the appeal of just getting one's firmware properly updated this way. Someone in this thread say “Just flash the [V12] firmware via TWRP”. If the latter is viable for my use case, I'd much prefer that!

    Btw, does "MIUI 11 fastboot ROM" simply mean that the ROM is built in a fastboot-compatible way? Are there other versions that aren't?



    Thanks a lot for the detailed pointers.



    Yup, that's my plan, I'm not a heavy phone user anyway, the conservative LOS design served me well.



    Yes, I'm totally ready to lose all data, just wanna avoid bricking the phone.
    Every miui rom has two versions - fastboot and recovery. Recovery roms are smaller and they're the ones that can be flashed using recovery.
    Fastboot roms are bigger and have all the partitions and data that is needed to completely reset the phone. When the phone is bricked or messed up tto much by random zips, flashing the fastboot rom using PC resets it totally. Its like a clean slate.

    If you want a totally clean slate - flash fastboot rom. But needs a large file to be downloaded and needs pc
    If you want an easier method - flash recovery rom using latest orangefox. Still more than 1 gb file
    Even more easy method - flash firmware. This firmware was taken out from the recovery rom and turned into a small zip. Generally 50-70mb

    But you are coming from 8.1 Oreo like me. Flashing the fastboot rom will guarantee a complete clean slate. Since you don't have pc, try the method of updating orangefox, flashing firmware and then flashing los. Remember to format data before flashing los.
    If you get any errors or problems in your los rom - like sim error, or location error etc then the only method might be to find a pc and flash fastboot rom and then go to lineage again.

    If you don't get any errors then congrats, updated recovery and firmware was enough.
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    Miui 12 fastboot roms for whyred doesn't boot. Avoid them

    Thats not correct. V12.0.2.0.PEIMIXM fastboot rom boots up normally.
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    System usage 16GB, is that normal ?
    Do you use gapps ? Mine is 10GB without gapps. GAPPS are [email protected]!
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    Did someone noticed new charging animation when phone is turned off and plugged in ?
    I guess OTA update install error is still here (no reboot in recovery, but instead throw out an error in notification area), at least on my phone (need to read log).
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    Right, a clean flash (starting over) is my intent. I have my essential data backed up already.



    I should have mentioned that I don't have access to MS Windows. Since the LOS guides don't mention the Xiaomi tools, I assumed they wouldn't enter the picture again.

    So the MIUI 11 OS ships with the V12 stable firmware? I can certainly see the appeal of just getting one's firmware properly updated this way. Someone in this thread say “Just flash the [V12] firmware via TWRP”. If the latter is viable for my use case, I'd much prefer that!

    Btw, does "MIUI 11 fastboot ROM" simply mean that the ROM is built in a fastboot-compatible way? Are there other versions that aren't?



    Thanks a lot for the detailed pointers.



    Yup, that's my plan, I'm not a heavy phone user anyway, the conservative LOS design served me well.



    Yes, I'm totally ready to lose all data, just wanna avoid bricking the phone.
    Every miui rom has two versions - fastboot and recovery. Recovery roms are smaller and they're the ones that can be flashed using recovery.
    Fastboot roms are bigger and have all the partitions and data that is needed to completely reset the phone. When the phone is bricked or messed up tto much by random zips, flashing the fastboot rom using PC resets it totally. Its like a clean slate.

    If you want a totally clean slate - flash fastboot rom. But needs a large file to be downloaded and needs pc
    If you want an easier method - flash recovery rom using latest orangefox. Still more than 1 gb file
    Even more easy method - flash firmware. This firmware was taken out from the recovery rom and turned into a small zip. Generally 50-70mb

    But you are coming from 8.1 Oreo like me. Flashing the fastboot rom will guarantee a complete clean slate. Since you don't have pc, try the method of updating orangefox, flashing firmware and then flashing los. Remember to format data before flashing los.
    If you get any errors or problems in your los rom - like sim error, or location error etc then the only method might be to find a pc and flash fastboot rom and then go to lineage again.

    If you don't get any errors then congrats, updated recovery and firmware was enough.
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    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit out Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.

    Mantainers

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    Installation instructions
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    Device info
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    Download
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    Sources
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    How to report a bug
    - Please head over to LineageOS issues page in GitLab and create a report here
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    To clarify:
    It was not a device-side issue, nor a ROM side issue, it's actually a build server isssue
    If someone want an accurate explanation, ask me
    If you don't, just wait the next build
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    Updated thread for 18.1 🎉
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    Re: SoterService & Qualcomm Location

    1. SoterService

    SoterService [...] helps chinese users with secure payments (e.g. WeChat)
    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.

    This APK was not included in official LOS 15.1. I don't even recall it being a part of MIUI Global ROM for this device. Those lucky few who have the use for it (if anybody at all) will know how to install it, just like everybody else installs all kinds of other stuff on top of LOS. However, Lineage OS defines itself as a "free [as in 'libre'] and open-source operating system," and incorporating proprietary, third-party blobs of dubious benefit to the user is hardly in line with the project's objectives.

    https://www.github.com/Tencent/soter/wiki [link edited to remove Google Translate]
    Please read this and check why we need it.
    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.)

    For the record, I never said it was spyware, just a leftover that serves no purpose. But device security can be compromised in a number ways, for example through an exploitable bug in the APK. We all know the whole vendor blob for this device is completely outdated. The less is kept of it in its original form, the better. If something can be safely removed without impact, this should be the default action to take.

    This blobs and apps are in stock ROMs, so, to not break something, we leave them in place.
    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."

    Vendor blobs are not sacred. Xiaomi's in particular are usually rather bad. For instance, previous vendor blobs for this device enabled Wi-Fi diagnostics by default, needlessly spamming the logs and draining battery. Should this have been kept too?

    2. Qualcomm Location

    Again, this is a system component
    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.

    as you said, can help in specific scenarios
    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.

    The benefit is supposedly better location indoors, so it could be life-saving if you get lost in a shopping mall but 99.9% of the time when you need precise location is when you are outside and not near any particular Wi-Fi access points.

    The idea behind it is not unsound and it could indeed save battery life if GPS doesn't have to run in such situations (and if it really is indoors then it wouldn't work anyway) but the bigger point is that Google (and others) have already been doing the same for years and are better at it. So if you install Google Apps you are already getting all of this functionality anyway.

    You can't blame Qualcomm for trying even though they're late to the game but essentially it's about duplicating what already works just was "not invented here." Your location won't get any more precise than what Google already provides, all it accomplishes is Qualcomm being able to use your battery time and data allowance to seed their own database so as to compete with the incumbent.

    with MIUI you can't disable this stuff so that's an improvement
    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.

    So even if Qualcomm location were to stay by default, there should be a toggle for it, or at the very least the framework overlay settings should be restored to their defaults because now it's effectively impossible to use any other location provider: it's either Qualcomm or nothing.

    Since LOS does not include a complete location solution (people will install Google Apps, MicroG, or perhaps something else), arguably it shouldn't force a partial one on the user either. To be brutally honest, I thought these settings were left like that by mistake, couldn't imagine anyone defending them but here we are. (Feel free to also check out the discussion I linked to in my previous post, and the commit where it was removed for beryllium - Xiaomi Pocophone F1.)

    ***

    I appreciate your effort in building this ROM and making it official. I understand the way you responded must be due to the impression that I attacked or criticized your work. This was not my intention.

    I'm not saying anybody should do anything, I'm just sharing what I did. Hopefully it can help others one way or another. And if I'm wrong about something I'll be the first to admit it, after all I'm here to learn.

    In the end it's your work and your decisions, you'll do as you wish. But there is a valid argument for the majority of the users and readers of this thread not to have these included in the official LOS build, which is why I wrote about it.

    Agree or disagree, either way it's really not necessary to make any of this personal.
    go completely offline and buy a Nokia 3310
    Don't be racist and don't apply stereotypes, not all chinese app spy on you