Just for the record, clearing/wiping the data partition can essentially be compared to a clean flash.Hello everyone,
Just stumbled upon my first serious issue with this ROM: neither camera (stock *and*GCam) can *save* any pictures. What happens (with both of them, and in any mode) is that the picture is taken, and is shown in the small "thumbnail area" near the bottom right of the camera app's main screen; but when I click on the "thumbnail" to open the full photo, it is displayed for just a fraction of a second and then the last picture taken successfully (before this problem started) is shown instead.
Opening Gallery or GooglePhotos apps show only the pictures taken before the problem started.
I'm running the 2020-01-22 version of this ROM, which I clean flashed straight on top of the original Xiaomi MIUI.
- rebooting and power-off-and-back-on;
- clearing the apps' caches;
-rebooting to recovery and clearing dalvik/cache;
Can anyone help? Please *don't* tell me I'm going to have to reinstall everything -- on a data-capped cell plan right now, and doing that would be really expensive and painful.
Thanks in advance!
Files in system partition are usually left untouched, as it's supposed to be read-only. So any data required to be saved by an app are usually stored in data partition, So in theory, If you have not altered any data in system partition, by means of any root app or adb or stuff like that, than there is no need to format the system partition and flash the same zip all over again, just wipe the data partition, it'll act like a clean flash, and see if that works/solves your problem.
I'm not saying this can replace the process of a clean flash, but might be helpful in some situations where you're asked to reflash the same zip, and in a "capped data plan" situation.
I haven't dived into all the technicalities, this is just from my basic understanding, and a little experience, If I'm wrong feel free to correct me.