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

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Nico2416

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Flashed the ROM a week ago after nearly 2 years of stock MIUI: the difference are really noticeable in terms of functions and smoothness. I haven't encountered freezes, bugs, not even a minimal graphic lag, you did a great work, the ROM is amazing!

I have just a question: when I connect the phone to my PC with the USB cable, it can't be seen by the computer, is it a know bug? There is a solution?

Thank you in advance.
 

KSLevel11

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Flashed the ROM a week ago after nearly 2 years of stock MIUI: the difference are really noticeable in terms of functions and smoothness. I haven't encountered freezes, bugs, not even a minimal graphic lag, you did a great work, the ROM is amazing!

I have just a question: when I connect the phone to my PC with the USB cable, it can't be seen by the computer, is it a know bug? There is a solution?

Thank you in advance.

I think that after you connect your phone to PC, you should choose option "Sending files" from notification panel. Default option is "charging only".
 
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Nico2416

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I think that after you connect your phone to PC, you should choose option "Sending files" from notification panel. Default option is "charging only".
Yes, I forgot to mention that I always select the correct option in the menu, that is "Transfer files". I tried all the other options too, but none of them makes any changes in the visibility of the device even after several refreshes of connected storages on PC
 

ferreol-fr

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Yes, I forgot to mention that I always select the correct option in the menu, that is "Transfer files". I tried all the other options too, but none of them makes any changes in the visibility of the device even after several refreshes of connected storages on PC
So, if the option appear when you plug the phone, the trouble is may be on you computer ?
If your computer is on windows, you can try to open Device Manager and remove the unrecognized device appearing when you plug your phone, then look for device modification or restart your PC.
 
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KSLevel11

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Yes, I forgot to mention that I always select the correct option in the menu, that is "Transfer files". I tried all the other options too, but none of them makes any changes in the visibility of the device even after several refreshes of connected storages on PC

Maybe there's something wrong with the drivers or USB port / cable. Try to connect your phone on different USB port and different cable. Also, check out the drivers, maybe reinstallation would help.
 
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Nico2416

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So, if the option appear when you plug the phone, the trouble is may be on you computer ?
If your computer is on windows, you can try to open Device Manager and remove the unrecognized device appearing when you plug your phone, then look for device modification or restart your PC.

Maybe there's something wrong with the drivers or USB port / cable. Try to connect your phone on different USB port and different cable. Also, check out the drivers, maybe reinstallation would help.

I think I can answer the questions together, so I post them together.
I don't think the issue is on the computer (neither due to drivers nor anything else), because I've always used the cable connection successfully with my whyred (last time being 10 min before flashing LOS) and it currently works with another whyred with MIUI, the only issue is with my device in the current state (running LOS). I'd definitely try out the suggestions though, I'll let you know if I can solve the issue.

Thanks a lot for the feedback guys!
 

PrinceVince

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Quick Feedback

After using LOS 18.1 for three weeks, here's my verdict:
Note: LOS 15.1 (prior OS on this phone) serves as my reference.

Pro

  • Higher Android version feels more streamlined, some usability quirks that always bothered me are gone. Nice.
  • Volume control is much finer grained now, I counted 25 steps vs the 10 from before. I always wanted this.

Con

  • Some apps experience small issues, but not the degree that their usage becomes annoying or problematic.
  • Battery drain is noticeably higher while in use. Drain remains very low drain while idle (that's good).
  • Light sensor (dim screen) is worse, dims too hard in darker conditions.
  • Default Camera app is harder to use than the one in LOS 15.1, HDR mode seems gone too. Maybe I should try another app.
  • Setting per-app notification sound doesn't work by default (is ignored). Workaround is to refer apps to self-added audio files. Saw posts about this in (vanilla) Android forum, so might be unrelated to LOS.

Other Observations

  • Bluetooth appears to work fine.
  • GPS appears to work fine. Had a few cases where it needed to be tricked into activating, but that was the case before as well.
 
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lefty100

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I moved about 2 month ago from android 8.1 to this rom.
All works well except gps which worked flawlessly before the move.

The gps sometimes work sometimes not.
When it doesn't work ok i use GPS Aid app to see what is gps status.
It found Satellites but fails to connect and gps status is constantly "searching for signal..."
Sometimes downloading A-GPS data fix the problem temporarily.
Sometimes phone reset fix the problem temporarily.

Anyone else encountered gps problems ?
BTW, i'm using latest version (problem exist in all versions i used)

Thanks in advance
 

prSohaib

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
I moved about 2 month ago from android 8.1 to this rom.
All works well except gps which worked flawlessly before the move.

The gps sometimes work sometimes not.
When it doesn't work ok i use GPS Aid app to see what is gps status.
It found Satellites but fails to connect and gps status is constantly "searching for signal..."
Sometimes downloading A-GPS data fix the problem temporarily.
Sometimes phone reset fix the problem temporarily.

Anyone else encountered gps problems ?
BTW, i'm using latest version (problem exist in all versions i used)

Thanks in advance
Did you update your firmeware ?
 

ferreol-fr

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I moved about 2 month ago from android 8.1 to this rom.
All works well except gps which worked flawlessly before the move.

The gps sometimes work sometimes not.
When it doesn't work ok i use GPS Aid app to see what is gps status.
It found Satellites but fails to connect and gps status is constantly "searching for signal..."
Sometimes downloading A-GPS data fix the problem temporarily.
Sometimes phone reset fix the problem temporarily.

Anyone else encountered gps problems ?
BTW, i'm using latest version (problem exist in all versions i used)

Thanks in advance
I had a similar problem. I installed GPStest and tried its Clear assist data feature.
This seems to have solved my problem, for almost two months now.
 

lefty100

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I had a similar problem. I installed GPStest and tried its Clear assist data feature.
This seems to have solved my problem, for almost two months now.
Thanks.
I installed it . Will see if problem doesn't occur again.

Update :
It seems the problem not related to this rom.
I used Tasker to enable/disable GPS automatically when starting/ending waze navigation app respectively.
It somehow interfere with manual turning GPS on/off.
When i disabled Tasker, GPS works ok .
 
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Antox97

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Are there any stable builds? Atm I see on website only nightlies.

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Gugan_05

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Someone help me please
UPI not working on PhonePe app, says 'cant make upi payments on rooted phones' (screenshot attached) UPI working fine on GPay and Paytm, Play store shows 'Device is not certified' My phone is on Lineage 18.1, build date 18/10/21 (Not rooted and solutions not requiring root is much appreciated)
Thank you 😁
 

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    Well, today's build fails I guess... No update. 😝
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    Very good ROM but there is a problem, I read a lot of other users have the same issue.
    Alarms don't wake up the phone like on the stock MIUI ROM.

    Can this be fixed somehow?
    Is it possible to schedule wake up?
    is there any solution for this?
    I read that it worked fine in the past and got broken after some update.
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    I still have problems with GPS. The only fix that work is to do a restart every time GPS not working.
    I have another issue with mobile data. Many times phone restart itself each time i turn on mobile data.
    All these problems didn't occur when i used android 8.0 rom.
    Maybe this is related to the firmware which latest version support android 9.0 only.
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    But it strange GPS works fine with Android auto !
    You mean that when you use Android Auto, you apply GPS fix and then GPS works ?
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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

    - srfarias
    - SebaUbuntu

    Installation instructions
    Here

    Device info
    Here

    Download
    Here

    Sources
    LineageOS
    Kernel sources

    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