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

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VeDoxe

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Apr 25, 2018
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What about battery life ? Screen time ? Aospextended 9.0 is too weak battery life to use.
I find the autonomy quite bad
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Renz1er

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What about battery life ? Screen time ? Aospextended 9.0 is too weak battery life to use.

Not sure what's the battery life on AOSPEx 9.0. But, I had a comment regarding its battery life before, you can find it below. Hope it helps.

1. I been using LOS for 5 months now (Feb to June 2022), shifted from MIUI 10 eu ROM. Its quite stable and good for daily drive. My battery is already at 75% capacity or so, using the extended kernel and getting an average of 3.5 hours SoT (3 hours lowest and 6.5 hours highest got so far)
 
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VeDoxe

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For the global version of Redmi Note 5, the front camera is, as always, an issue here again. There was a patch here for LOS 17.1, turns out it's the only one working for LOS 18.1 as well. I converted the patch into a Magisk module, it's down below as an attachment (and mirror link here).

As for Gcams, surprisingly only a few worked quite well. Overall the best one is trCamera, which has overall good support for Xiaomi devices. Back camera works, front camera works during bright light. And almost always works when using Magisk module. I attached a config file as well, which mainly provides custom settings for the noise suppression. I adjusted it to have a more clean image (similar to MIUI camera), while still retaining a good level of clarity.

The other great camera is from MGC Parrot, however you need to go in his Telegram channel to get the latest version. The current one is called "v1.2 Hentai" (yes really, lmao)
I installed the Parrot version, it works but I can't see the picture, I have to use a third party application. Do you have a solution?
 

stephendt0

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Once again I am having WiFi issues. It is fine until I disconnect and then try to reconnect, and after that I have to be turning Wi-Fi off and back on again or rebooting before I can get an internet connection. It's kinda ridiculous this is still a problem. Is it just me? I have already installed the latest full MIUI firmware (had to wipe my entire system, annoying) and I still get this problem.

And no it's not my AP, I have 10+ other Android devices connecting to this AP, no issues.
 

the_bulk

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I try V11.0.2.0.PEICNXM, the China version of the firmware. GPS seems ok ;-)
Downgrading the firmware seems to be the solution to the GPS fix problem.
I hoped that it also corrects the bug of the muffled sound during catches videos with the rear camera with GCAM, but no ... Too bad!

It's a long shot but did you ever fix awful sound on video with rear cam? I'm on Arrow but it's the same problem, tried many different gcams.
 
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I've been using this ROM ever since the device reached EOL and I'm loving it. Thanks a lot for allowing me to not be wasteful and keep using this phone as my daily driver.
However I have taken liking to photography recently and the pictures I take are all very grainy/noisy. Is this something I just have to live with?
I looked at earlier posts in the thread and appreciate the many different apps and firmwares/drivers people recommend but is there a way to get one of these solutions into the ROM release so to not have to risk running into issues with possible incompatibilities?
 
I've been using this ROM ever since the device reached EOL and I'm loving it. Thanks a lot for allowing me to not be wasteful and keep using this phone as my daily driver.
However I have taken liking to photography recently and the pictures I take are all very grainy/noisy. Is this something I just have to live with?
I looked at earlier posts in the thread and appreciate the many different apps and firmwares/drivers people recommend but is there a way to get one of these solutions into the ROM release so to not have to risk running into issues with possible incompatibilities?
Try opencamera and report it back.
 

Chronic Zaman

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
I'm having a bug that whenever I click an app it just opens random apps instead of the one I clicked. Here are some examples:

1. When I clicked on Bromite Browser, it redirected me to Reddit: https://streamable.com/sgqrur
2. When I clicked on Fennec Browser, it redirected me to notes app: https://streamable.com/1e9n5p
3. When I clicked on Fennec Browser again, it redirected me to Discord: https://streamable.com/c3rvzo
4. When I clicked on Firefox Browser, it redirected me to bluetooth prompt: https://streamable.com/776c8i
5. When I clicked on Firefox Beta, it just copied the link to clipboard: https://streamable.com/6pbxoq

I'm having this bug since like I installed lineageos. I already submitted a bug report to their gitlab and reddit but no response.
 

church_foster

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I'm having a bug that whenever I click an app it just opens random apps instead of the one I clicked. Here are some examples:

1. When I clicked on Bromite Browser, it redirected me to Reddit: https://streamable.com/sgqrur
2. When I clicked on Fennec Browser, it redirected me to notes app: https://streamable.com/1e9n5p
3. When I clicked on Fennec Browser again, it redirected me to Discord: https://streamable.com/c3rvzo
4. When I clicked on Firefox Browser, it redirected me to bluetooth prompt: https://streamable.com/776c8i
5. When I clicked on Firefox Beta, it just copied the link to clipboard: https://streamable.com/6pbxoq

I'm having this bug since like I installed lineageos. I already submitted a bug report to their gitlab and reddit but no response.
Ever tried reformatting/wiping then reflashing again?
 
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llleraz

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I'm having a bug that whenever I click an app it just opens random apps instead of the one I clicked. Here are some examples:

1. When I clicked on Bromite Browser, it redirected me to Reddit: https://streamable.com/sgqrur
2. When I clicked on Fennec Browser, it redirected me to notes app: https://streamable.com/1e9n5p
3. When I clicked on Fennec Browser again, it redirected me to Discord: https://streamable.com/c3rvzo
4. When I clicked on Firefox Browser, it redirected me to bluetooth prompt: https://streamable.com/776c8i
5. When I clicked on Firefox Beta, it just copied the link to clipboard: https://streamable.com/6pbxoq

I'm having this bug since like I installed lineageos. I already submitted a bug report to their gitlab and reddit but no response.
I can confirm the issue. If you click quick enough, sometimes it opens the wrong app.
 
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    In case you guys are not awaring, I am sharing a fix for safetynet on lineage os without the need of magisk or any other modules. It is a flashable zip which can b flashed in a recovery like twrp. It is developed by lineage os team members.

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    I'm having a bug that whenever I click an app it just opens random apps instead of the one I clicked. Here are some examples:

    1. When I clicked on Bromite Browser, it redirected me to Reddit: https://streamable.com/sgqrur
    2. When I clicked on Fennec Browser, it redirected me to notes app: https://streamable.com/1e9n5p
    3. When I clicked on Fennec Browser again, it redirected me to Discord: https://streamable.com/c3rvzo
    4. When I clicked on Firefox Browser, it redirected me to bluetooth prompt: https://streamable.com/776c8i
    5. When I clicked on Firefox Beta, it just copied the link to clipboard: https://streamable.com/6pbxoq

    I'm having this bug since like I installed lineageos. I already submitted a bug report to their gitlab and reddit but no response.
    Ever tried reformatting/wiping then reflashing again?
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    I'm having a bug that whenever I click an app it just opens random apps instead of the one I clicked. Here are some examples:

    1. When I clicked on Bromite Browser, it redirected me to Reddit: https://streamable.com/sgqrur
    2. When I clicked on Fennec Browser, it redirected me to notes app: https://streamable.com/1e9n5p
    3. When I clicked on Fennec Browser again, it redirected me to Discord: https://streamable.com/c3rvzo
    4. When I clicked on Firefox Browser, it redirected me to bluetooth prompt: https://streamable.com/776c8i
    5. When I clicked on Firefox Beta, it just copied the link to clipboard: https://streamable.com/6pbxoq

    I'm having this bug since like I installed lineageos. I already submitted a bug report to their gitlab and reddit but no response.
    I can confirm the issue. If you click quick enough, sometimes it opens the wrong app.
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    Hi @SebaUbuntu, thanks for ROM, I think LOS's SOT way better than Pixel Experience in terms of SOT .

    Wanted to check if you had the BT LDAC issue in your radar , I do see some conversations did happen . LDAC Gitlab. There are better codecs than SBC I have to get to dev options and change to aptx HR or aac .
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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
    Will they officially update Lineage19 with Android 12?

    Oficialmente actualizarán a Lineage19 con android 12?
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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