[PATCH] Stable to Weekly BootFix (only working for devices that were shipped with Android 9 or below)


lafaire

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Just don't come complaining here when features related to sunrise/sunset times don't work properly. (i.e. Dark mode and Reading mode)
Understood.
If you have a better solution, just let me know. I'm just trying to find a workaround to my problem.
Maybe a detailed list of system app and fonctions releated ?

Anyway, I'm already happy to have access to last beta. Probably a clean install will be require sooner or later.
 
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Igor Eisberg

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If you have a better solution, just let me know. I'm just trying to find a workaround to my problem.
Don't know what the problem is exactly, I'm not a TWRP dev. If the problem is related to moving from Stable to Weekly, then a clean flash is not just a solution, it's a well-known requirement. Inconvenient, but that's how it is.
 
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sassycatza

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Hi

Any tips for moving to a new weekly?

I went from stable to 21.6.9 using your instructions but after installing the new version 21.6.16 it just boot-loops again.

Is there a specific sequence to follow or is it a once off deal?

Thanks for the patch regardless.
 

Poney70

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Hi

Any tips for moving to a new weekly?

I went from stable to 21.6.9 using your instructions but after installing the new version 21.6.16 it just boot-loops again.

Is there a specific sequence to follow or is it a once off deal?

Thanks for the patch regardless.
Hello,

Everything is written in my 1st post. ;)

You have to install the patch after every Weekly ROM updates...
 
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sassycatza

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Hi

Any tips for moving to a new weekly?

I went from stable to 21.6.9 using your instructions but after installing the new version 21.6.16 it just boot-loops again.

Is there a specific sequence to follow or is it a once off deal?

Thanks for the patch regardless.

That is what I did, do i have to mount something?
It does mention in the script output that system, i think, must be mounted but also don't worry just below it.
Maybe I'll try again tonight, thanks.
 

zgfg12

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Sorry, I don't need to use your boot fix, I'm just curious about (and maybe thinking about the similar solution with addon.d for automatically re-installing Magisk for the each weekly update)

I understand why you require that phone was shipped with Pie or below.
But I wonder can you really execute the 999-bootfix.sh once you already switch to the weekly with A11

Because, looking into the /vendor/etc/fstab.qcom (on my Mi 9T), /system (as root) becomes ro=read only once the Xiaomi.eu is installed, hence I'm wondering how your script can still modify then props on the /system
 

Poney70

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Sorry, I don't need to use your boot fix, I'm just curious about (and maybe thinking about the similar solution with addon.d for automatically re-installing Magisk for the each weekly update)

I understand why you require that phone was shipped with Pie or below.
But I wonder can you really execute the 999-bootfix.sh once you already switch to the weekly with A11

Because, looking into the /vendor/etc/fstab.qcom (on my Mi 9T), /system (as root) becomes ro=read only once the Xiaomi.eu is installed, hence I'm wondering how your script can still modify then props on the /system
The addon.d script "999-bootfix.sh" is not used because Xiaomi.eu doesn't support addon.d scripts... :(

"/system" is Read-Only when system is booting, in recovery mode you can mount it as Read-Write without issue.

:)
 
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zgfg12

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The addon.d script "999-bootfix.sh" is not used because Xiaomi.eu doesn't support addon.d scripts... :(

"/system" is Read-Only when system is booting, in recovery mode you can mount it as Read-Write without issue.

:)
Ok, that's (addon.d not supported) why you have to flash it every time again
 
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Vimukthi619

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Hello all! :)

For users who are wanting to install the latest Weekly ROM version but currently having Stable ROM version, you will generally be faced to this following issue if you don't do a clean installation => Your device is only rebooting into TWRP and it can't boot to system anymore unless if you flash the previously installed Stable ROM version. :(

This patch will fix this boot issue so you will be able to use the Weekly ROM version without losing your data. ;)


IMPORTANT: Your device must have been shipped with Android 9 or below! How to know this info? Search your device on this website then check the "Platform > OS" line => https://www.gsmarena.com/

Download link: TWRP_Stable_to_Weekly_BootFix_v1.1.zip
(mirror link: here)

== Use it at your own risks (backup first) ==


Steps to follow:

1) Stable ROM version MUST be installed on your device
(If you already installed the Weekly ROM version over the Stable one, please reflash your last Stable ROM version first)

2) Install the BootFix patch in TWRP

3) Flash the Weekly ROM version (+ Wipe Dalvik & Cache)

4) Install the BootFix patch in TWRP

5) Reboot your device

IMPORTANT: I recommend to NOT delete the "bootfix" file found in the "/sdcard" folder because you will surely have to install my BootFix patch after installing a Weekly ROM update (to be able to boot to system). If you remove this file by mistake, you have to redo all steps above.

Feedbacks are welcome!

Man.. You are a life savier. It works like a charm. Thank you.
 
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fridlack

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Hello all! :)

For users who are wanting to install the latest Weekly ROM version but currently having Stable ROM version, you will generally be faced to this following issue if you don't do a clean installation => Your device is only rebooting into TWRP and it can't boot to system anymore unless if you flash the previously installed Stable ROM version. :(

This patch will fix this boot issue so you will be able to use the Weekly ROM version without losing your data. ;)


IMPORTANT: Your device must have been shipped with Android 9 or below! How to know this info? Search your device on this website then check the "Platform > OS" line => https://www.gsmarena.com/

Download link: TWRP_Stable_to_Weekly_BootFix_v1.1.zip
(mirror link: here)

== Use it at your own risks (backup first) ==


Steps to follow:

1) Stable ROM version MUST be installed on your device
(If you already installed the Weekly ROM version over the Stable one, please reflash your last Stable ROM version first)

2) Install the BootFix patch in TWRP

3) Flash the Weekly ROM version (+ Wipe Dalvik & Cache)

4) Install the BootFix patch in TWRP

5) Reboot your device

IMPORTANT: I recommend to NOT delete the "bootfix" file found in the "/sdcard" folder because you will surely have to install my BootFix patch after installing a Weekly ROM update (to be able to boot to system). If you remove this file by mistake, you have to redo all steps above.

Feedbacks are welcome!
Didnt work for me, i am on 12.5.5.0 and flashed the fix, then flashed weekly (wiped cache), then when i try to flash the fix again it give me an error 7 after checking android version.

Mi 9t Pro

Thanks for your effort and regards
 

fridlack

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Is there an error message? Error 7 means nothing (generic error code) in TWRP. ;)
Yes, after check the android version it shows some red letters and show this generic error code... Is there a way to extract a log from twrp and give you more information?

The curious thing is that in the fix flash before flashing weekly there is no error
 

Poney70

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@fridlack Then I need your recovery.log, use the "Copy Log" button in "Advanced" menu of TWRP. You will find the recovery.log file in root of phone's storage. :)
 

fridlack

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It's certainly an incompatibility with your actual TWRP version (maybe too old?).

Are you using the latest Official TWRP? => https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=2188818919693777991
HRe is the log file, I check the recovery now
 

Poney70

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HRe is the log file, I check the recovery now
In your log file:
/tmp/bootfix/script.sh: line 1: syntax error: unexpected redirection

I don't understand this "unexpected redirection" thing... Your TWRP is outdated, an update will certainly avoid this bug. :)

EDIT: Found a workaround, I will update my bootfix to v1.2.1. ^^
 
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