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Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by Jemerson: 10:56am On Sep 15
genius43:


Trcam is more stable because video works.

Exactly. I didn't even see this before replying
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by geolekan(m): 10:59am On Sep 15
Jemerson:


That doesn't make it stable. There are others with working video, yet with few ish

Your choice man
I prefer this one for taking pictures no ish
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 12:49pm On Sep 15
abdsamad:


Thanks for your help so far.

Am i on the right path to installing the custom recovery with these instructions?

For the part where it says to go into recovery mode, i presume that means I enter the "fastboot Reboot" line, press enter, then go to recovery. Is this correct?

Finally, will i likely suffer data loss during the process?

You won't suffer any data loss.

Just use this command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and press enter.

Once done successfully, remove the phone and hold down your power button and volume up button same time. Once the phone goes off and on, release the power button while holding the volume up button.

If it boots to custom recovery, release the volume button. That's how. Meanwhile, be sure you are flashing the main custom recovery for your device.

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Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by LordRepz(m): 9:49pm On Sep 15
Pls can anyone help with the link for gcam for my redmi note 8? Thanks
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by martyns200(m): 5:11am On Sep 16
genius43:


Just say HyperCam E3

https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/HyperCam_E3.0_P.apk

I downloaded the Hyper cam.. Do you use any xml file on it? Besides, the functionality is not that stable.. The hdr+ processing hangs after taking a shot.. Any solutions?
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by CoachOore: 6:39am On Sep 16
My phone still off itself, I use redmi 8, android version is 10 because I update it manually. I don't know what going on I recently acquired this phone In at August ending. This is just giving me concerned phone will just hang and off, I don't know the cause, I have to long press it for awhile before it on back.

What's the solution to this pleas house.

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Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by genius43(m): 7:27am On Sep 16
martyns200:


I downloaded the Hyper cam.. Do you use any xml file on it? Besides, the functionality is not that stable.. The hdr+ processing hangs after taking a shot.. Any solutions?

1. I don't use Redmi 8.

2. HDR+ processing for phones with slower GPU takes time. So don't take alot of shots at once or better still reduce it to HDR instead of HDR+. You can ask itzeminence to share you his settings.

3. The only thing that doesn't work is Video. It is a problem R8 faces with a lot of Gcam Ports. You can as well try new Parrot Gcam Ports.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by Daviestunech(m): 9:34am On Sep 16
olayinkajnr:


You won't suffer any data loss.

Just use this command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and press enter.

Once done successfully, remove the phone and hold down your power button and volume up button same time. Once the phone goes off and on, release the power button while holding the volume up button.

If it boots to custom recovery, release the volume button. That's how. Meanwhile, be sure you are flashing the main custom recovery for your device.
I HV a quick question bro.... after uninstall magisk through flashing magisk uninstaller to remove root access from Xiaomi pH, Nd root checker confirms no root access install on the phone...is the phone totally unrooted Nd is it safe to install factory update?
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 10:09am On Sep 16
Daviestunech:

I HV a quick question bro.... after uninstall magisk through flashing magisk uninstaller to remove root access from Xiaomi pH, Nd root checker confirms no root access install on the phone...is the phone totally unrooted Nd is it safe to install factory update?


Not safe if you still have custom recovery or if you've removed a system app.

To return everything to normal, flash stock boot.img to remove the patched boot.img.

And try to flash stock recovery.img too if you still have custom recovery
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by Daviestunech(m): 10:37am On Sep 16
olayinkajnr:


Not safe if you still have custom recovery or if you've removed a system app.

To return everything to normal, flash stock boot.img to remove the patched boot.img.

And try to flash stock recovery.img too if you still have custom recovery

can u put me through...on watsapp....Nd the recovery I'm using is batik recovery not the twrp... which shows on it dat MIUI OTA SUPPORT...so wat does it mean
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 2:23pm On Sep 16
Daviestunech:


can u put me through...on watsapp....Nd the recovery I'm using is batik recovery not the twrp... which shows on it dat MIUI OTA SUPPORT...so wat does it mean

Doesn't always work. To run OTA with a custom recovery, ill recommend you use Orange Fox (depends too). Message me on telegram: olayinkajnr
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by martyns200(m): 3:10pm On Sep 16
genius43:


1. I don't use Redmi 8.

2. HDR+ processing for phones with slower GPU takes time. So don't take alot of shots at once or better still reduce it to HDR instead of HDR+. You can ask itzeminence to share you his settings.

3. The only thing that doesn't work is Video. It is a problem R8 faces with a lot of Gcam Ports. You can as well try new Parrot Gcam Ports.

Thanks for ur advice
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 7:54pm On Sep 16
HowGlorious:
abdsamad

Check pages 1 & 204 to see how to flash Orange Fox recovery. Ur phone bootloader must be unlocked

https://orangefox.download/en/device/cepheus

Thanks. Just did that
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by CoachOore: 8:54pm On Sep 16
CoachOore:
My phone still off itself, I use redmi 8, android version is 10 because I update it manually. I don't know what going on I recently acquired this phone In at August ending. This is just giving me concerned phone will just hang and off, I don't know the cause, I have to long press it for awhile before it on back.

What's the solution to this pleas house.

Is there no solution to this ...this can be disgraceful my phone just off anyhow
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by genius43(m): 9:05pm On Sep 16
CoachOore:


Is there no solution to this ...this can be disgraceful my phone just off anyhow

You just asked on the main thread and you are here. Take a chill pill
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 11:50pm On Sep 16
olayinkajnr:


You won't suffer any data loss.

Just use this command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and press enter.

Once done successfully, remove the phone and hold down your power button and volume up button same time. Once the phone goes off and on, release the power button while holding the volume up button.

If it boots to custom recovery, release the volume button. That's how. Meanwhile, be sure you are flashing the main custom recovery for your device.

I was about to celebrate about how I just installed orangefox and i needed to know how to install the persist.img file.

I just tried to boot into recovery again and it's back to stock recovery. It worked a few moments, dunno what happened
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by mathefaro(m): 7:42am On Sep 17
abdsamad:


I was about to celebrate about how I just installed orangefox and i needed to know how to install the persist.img file.

I just tried to boot into recovery again and it's back to stock recovery. It worked a few moments, dunno what happened
After flashing the recovery from your PC, boot immediately into the recovery and flash the recovery from your phone as well.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 8:35am On Sep 17
abdsamad:


I was about to celebrate about how I just installed orangefox and i needed to know how to install the persist.img file.

I just tried to boot into recovery again and it's back to stock recovery. It worked a few moments, dunno what happened

Apparently, you'll need to flash magisk the first time you boot to orangefox. That way, the custom recovery won't leave.

You can also follow mathefaro's suggestions, works too.

For the persist.img, just open your fastboot rom, navigate to images and copy persist.img from the images folder to your SD card.

Boot to custom recovery, navigate to where you saved the persist.img, select it and select the persist partition and swipe to flash.

This will solve all issues with sensors, camera and any other issues.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 10:35am On Sep 17
mathefaro:
After flashing the recovery from your PC, boot immediately into the recovery and flash the recovery from your phone as well.

Thanks. So i tried to use this method and i got up to the point where i selected the recovery.img file but before swiping i needed to select a partition. I thought the recovery partition was the right option but i didn't want to guess into brickland so i decided to ask

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Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 10:38am On Sep 17
olayinkajnr:


Apparently, you'll need to flash magisk the first time you boot to orangefox. That way, the custom recovery won't leave.

You can also follow mathefaro's suggestions, works too.

For the persist.img, just open your fastboot rom, navigate to images and copy persist.img from the images folder to your SD card.

Boot to custom recovery, navigate to where you saved the persist.img, select it and select the persist partition and swipe to flash.

This will solve all issues with sensors, camera and any other issues.

I already flashed the persist.img. Thanks. Sensors are working now. I hope the intermittent freezing and rebooting also stops

For the magisk method, i hope there's nothing complicated there.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by busuyi44: 11:15am On Sep 17
Choosing a Custom recovery over stock/inbuilt recovery, bye bye to MIUI OTA updates. Bootloop (soft brickland cheesy) with or without loss of data may happen.
Na to download full Miui Rom whenever there's OTA update and flash with the custom recovery

CC : abdsamad
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by Faithful4real(m): 12:45pm On Sep 17
genius43:


None yet.
No gcam but he can try the ones for 32bit phones
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 12:58pm On Sep 17
abdsamad:


I already flashed the persist.img. Thanks. Sensors are working now. I hope the intermittent freezing and rebooting also stops

For the magisk method, i hope there's nothing complicated there.

Nothing complicated. Freezing and rebooting will stop.

Meanwhile, you can reflash the fastboot rom now and all issues will be gone.

The first mistake you made was not flashing persist.img before you flashed the fastboot rom.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 1:01pm On Sep 17
busuyi44:
Choosing a Custom recovery over stock/inbuilt recovery, bye bye to MIUI OTA updates. Bootloop (soft brickland cheesy) with or without loss of data may happen.
Na to download full Miui Rom whenever there's OTA update and flash with the custom recovery

CC : abdsamad

Please the bolded is completely wrong. With custom recovery (ofox, pitch black) to be precise, you can run OTA without issues. You can Google how.

You can edit your post now.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 1:01pm On Sep 17
abdsamad:


Thanks. So i tried to use this method and i got up to the point where i selected the recovery.img file but before swiping i needed to select a partition. I thought the recovery partition was the right option but i didn't want to guess into brickland so i decided to ask

Recovery partition it is.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 5:22pm On Sep 17
busuyi44:
Choosing a Custom recovery over stock/inbuilt recovery, bye bye to MIUI OTA updates. Bootloop (soft brickland cheesy) with or without loss of data may happen.
Na to download full Miui Rom whenever there's OTA update and flash with the custom recovery

CC : abdsamad

Ummm... You people should not confuse me further o.
I'm just inching my way forward through this whole modding swamp.

Maybe I'll check out another rom sef and leave ota for now. We'll see
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 5:26pm On Sep 17
olayinkajnr:


Recovery partition it is.

The recovery thing didn't work so i installed magisk and orangefox has stuck.

More questions:

Is the phone now rooted with magisk installed or do i need to flash the magisk zip to root it, like i read somewhere?

Hope there's no problem updating the magisk? I ask cos i also saw somewhere that xiaomi devices work on some versions and not on others.

Thanks for all the help smiley
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by olayinkajnr(m): 5:58pm On Sep 17
abdsamad:


The recovery thing didn't work so i installed magisk and orangefox has stuck.

More questions:

Is the phone now rooted with magisk installed or do i need to flash the magisk zip to root it, like i read somewhere?

Hope there's no problem updating the magisk? I ask cos i also saw somewhere that xiaomi devices work on some versions and not on others.

Thanks for all the help smiley

If you installed the magisk zip, you don't need flash anything else. You have root. And the second question, there's no problem at all.
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by liljboy(m): 6:58am On Sep 18
Please... I updated my R7 to the latest update, was cool for some days, just yesterday my gestures stopped working (that is, if I want to slide from below to minimise).. when I switch back to the buttons features, the buttons don't work either.

Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by GrandMufti: 9:15am On Sep 18
liljboy:
Please... I updated my R7 to the latest update, was cool for some days, just yesterday my gestures stopped working (that is, if I want to slide from below to minimise).. when I switch back to the buttons features, the buttons don't work either.

Revert to stock theme and observe.

Or flash the ROM manually

Or backup and factory reset
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by liljboy(m): 9:40am On Sep 18
GrandMufti:


Revert to stock theme and observe.

Or flash the ROM manually

Or backup and factory reset
na stock theme I dey use since... Guess I'll just restore factory settings, I planned to do that if MIUI12 lands but those clowns are slow with their updates
Re: ### Xiaomi Thread For Tweaking Of Phones & Help Spot ### by abdsamad(m): 11:41am On Sep 18
olayinkajnr:


If you installed the magisk zip, you don't need flash anything else. You have root. And the second question, there's no problem at all.

Okay. Thanks.

I'll be back for more tips when I inevitably wander into custom rom land

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