thing is it got corrupted by installing TWRP, thats why i asked if this method is safe when flashing the .eu rom. Now i know i can flash it without twrp or root, using fastboot method, for me thats enough.AFAIK, it's not recommended to play with Persist partition (incl. even restoring your own Persist backup) because you can loose some info specific to your device. I didn't play with but I've seen discussions about a year or two ago (unhappy users who complained about and about Xiaomi for that)
Anyway, with root, you can backup Persist through adb:
dd if=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/persist of=/sdcard/persist.img
persist.img will be saved to Internal memory
To restore, replace the source (if=) with the target (of=) and vice versa
You can do the same through Terminal app, however without:
Some versions of custom recoveries like special builds of TWRP, SHRP, BPRP, Orange Fox can opt you to flash persist.img to Persist, or they can even allow to choose Persist partition when taking Backup and Restore
I don't understand how 'installiing' TWRP could corrupt Persist - installing TWRP (properly!) should only affect Boot (if Recovery integrated to Boot like on A/B devices) or Recovery.thing is it got corrupted by installing TWRP, thats why i asked if this method is safe when flashing the .eu rom. Now i know i can flash it without twrp or root, using fastboot method, for me thats enough.
However im still debating if it's worth the risk of corrupting something else by installing this rom, i have this "bad luck" that i dont find anything bad about stuff im about to do until i do it, then i all comes to surface.
Alright so let me break this down for you.I don't understand how 'installiing' TWRP could corrupt Persist - installing TWRP (properly!) should only affect Boot (if Recovery integrated to Boot like on A/B devices) or Recovery.
Unless you did something wrong or you later did something wrong when using TWRP
As we downgraded the Chinese Mi Fitness back to Health on our ROMs, you can install Mi Fitness from Play Store.Hi!
Any news when the system apps will be updated? Mi fitness and calendar, to be more specific. Mi fitness is critical, I bought the mi band 7 and the band will not pair with version 3.2.0. The global version which is available on the Playstore and the one needed for this band is 3.4.1...
I don't want to use zepp life because I have another Amazfit watch that I intend to use at the same time with the band, only possible by using diferent apps (zepp life automatically connects with the regular zepp and disconnects the clock).
Thank you for the reply. I tried to install mi fitness from the playstore, it didn't install. Finalizes the process by saying that it cannot install the app. My phone is the poco x3 pro (vayu) and I'm running the latest stable version available for it (13.0.4).As we downgraded the Chinese Mi Fitness back to Health on our ROMs, you can install Mi Fitness from Play Store.
As for Calendar, ask Xiaomi when they plan to update their Global app. They advertised these Calendar widgets, but never provided.
So I have figured out a little bit, when I flash 13.0.8 all is well and I use fastboot. However when i use twrp to install 13.0.9 many of the partitions become encrypted even when there is not a fingerprint or pin assigned. This leads to the phone not booting as it thinks there is no OS installed, and twrp can not mount those partitions.I have been having issues with the latest update, I can install the newest twrp for my redmi note 10 mojito, but when I try to update in twrp by flashing the zip for the newest update, it fails because it can not decrypt the system and some other partitions (educated guess here but I suspoect it may have to do with a pin). I think it is because they are encrypted. I will test but this is a pain. I am not sure how future updates will go either. I would appreciate any help thanks.
I'm using the XiaomiFlash, but the interface doesn't show much.
Found the reason, LOL.I'm using the XiaomiFlash, but the interface doesn't show much.
I will try again from command line.
Yesterday I was able to flash a stock ROM to unblock the device, then I tried to install two EU ROM, but they weren't loaded at all, I'm still here with the Chinese release.
(yes the booter is unlocked)