[TWRP][GRUS]Unofficial Orange Fox recovery for Mi9 SE

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Please be aware I am not the project developer. I am posting this build for feedback and debug purpose

OrangeFox is a modded recovery based on TWRP 3.3.x with a customizable UI.
More info at https://orangefox.tech/

This build is based on @redispade twrp 3.3.1 device tree and its code can be found on github:
The recovery is supporting Android Pie and Q builds (both AOSP and MIUI based ROMs).
Decryption is working.

How to install:

1. Download Orange Fox 0509 build:
2. Reboot to Recovery
3. (Optional) take a full backup (data+media) and export it outside your device.
4. Flash the OrangeFox file as a recovery image (install/install image/select file and swipe to flash to recovery partition).
5. Reboot to recovery from reboot menu in TWRP.
6. Profit

If you are using a MIUI-based ROM that support OTA, follow this guide on OrangeFox website to set up OTA on your device.

If you flash OrangeFox and then, for any reason, you cannot access to recovery partition anymore, reboot your device to fastboot, connect it to a PC and flash any TWRP recovery using fastboot.
Once you flashed TWRP, reboot to recovery using button combo Power+VolumeUp
 
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elpaablo

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I installed faust93 23-10 build (downloaded from his web page). Tested wipe, install (Derpfest) and restore (full backup). All good and running. :good:
 
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I always do that to avoid errors. The only issue I had was with data restore, but that's usual behavior, I always have to reboot to system before restore data.
Did you performed a clean flash, is it?

I got this message on a log, but I'm not sure it is a bug because I didn't try to mount any partition yesterday.
I'm using the OF build posted in OP (not the faust93 one):

I: Data backup size is 8239MB, free: 15364MB.
I:Unable to mount '/storage'
I:Actual block device: '/data/media/0', current file system: 'ext4'
I:Unable to mount '/usb_otg'
I:Actual block device: '', current file system: 'vfat'
I:Unable to mount '/usb_otg'
I:Actual block device: '', current file system: 'vfat'
 
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Did you performed a clean flash, is it?

I got this message on a log, but I'm not sure it is a bug because I didn't try to mount any partition yesterday.
I'm using the OF build posted in OP (not the faust93 one):

I: Data backup size is 8239MB, free: 15364MB.
I:Unable to mount '/storage'
I:Actual block device: '/data/media/0', current file system: 'ext4'
I:Unable to mount '/usb_otg'
I:Actual block device: '', current file system: 'vfat'
I:Unable to mount '/usb_otg'
I:Actual block device: '', current file system: 'vfat'

I installed OF from redispade twrp, rebooted to recovery, wiped system and data (I already had the right vendor, so nothing to do here) and installed Derpfest. Rebooted to system, to see if installation had succeded, then passed my backup to orange backup folder and made a full restore. I only had issues with restoring data, probably because I made a backup with pin protection, which is not the best choice. So I had to complete google initial setup and redefine a pin protection so that I could be able to restore data from recovery.
 

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MIUI OTA working? Now can't testing.
I am running an AOSP ROM, so I can't tell you.
The same has been mentioned in the Mi9 SE (Devs) Telegram Group.

p.s. I found the time to test in depth the build posted in the first post and everything is working (themes, backup, decryption, ADB, MTP, OTG and so on). :)
 

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New Build added

I added new build download link in OP.
I also added some additional information on how to get out of troubles, if any. :D

The 102619 build should fix Magiskboot and MIUI OTA should work.

Any MIUI user please test and report with logs.
 
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OTA need testing

It has been reported by a MIUI 11 user that OTA is not working, but no logs were provided.
If someone is willing to help, please try OTA and grab some recovery logs if it fail.

I edited OP as well with a warning.
 

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    Please be aware I am not the project developer. I am posting this build for feedback and debug purpose

    OrangeFox is a modded recovery based on TWRP 3.3.x with a customizable UI.
    More info at https://orangefox.tech/

    This build is based on @redispade twrp 3.3.1 device tree and its code can be found on github:
    The recovery is supporting Android Pie and Q builds (both AOSP and MIUI based ROMs).
    Decryption is working.

    How to install:

    1. Download Orange Fox 0509 build:
    2. Reboot to Recovery
    3. (Optional) take a full backup (data+media) and export it outside your device.
    4. Flash the OrangeFox file as a recovery image (install/install image/select file and swipe to flash to recovery partition).
    5. Reboot to recovery from reboot menu in TWRP.
    6. Profit

    If you are using a MIUI-based ROM that support OTA, follow this guide on OrangeFox website to set up OTA on your device.

    If you flash OrangeFox and then, for any reason, you cannot access to recovery partition anymore, reboot your device to fastboot, connect it to a PC and flash any TWRP recovery using fastboot.
    Once you flashed TWRP, reboot to recovery using button combo Power+VolumeUp
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    0509 Update - Moved to STABLE branch

    Orange Fox is no more in beta status :D

    The last build is available for download in OP:
    Changelog:
    - moved to stable branch
    - skip boot verity patch
    - some tar fork fixes
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    OrangeFox 0410 update

    A new build with some fixes has been uploaded.
    Error 255 during backup should be fixed again.
    Mount System/Vendor img should be working again.
    As usual, testers for MIUI options are welcome.


    You'll find the download link in OP :good:
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    0310 Update

    A new build is available for download in OP :cowboy:
    As usual, MIUI OTA users are welcome for feedbacks!
    3
    0330 Update

    As you may know a new build has been posted above by Orange Fox original dev :cowboy:
    It has been also mirrored in OP, if you like downloading from GDrive.

    Changelog is provided in the comment above. :good: