Xiaomi 8 Lite stuck on fastboot


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Hello!

I just switched my Mi 8 Lite from Chinese ROM to 12.5.1 xiaomi.eu rom yesterday, and also rooted it with Magisk. It was working fine the whole time, until I shut it down a few hours ago and when I started it, it went directly into fastboot and no matter how I reboot it, weather it be via adb, fastboot, or a force reboot it still boots into fastboot again. All the keys seem to press well, so the volume down key/power key isn't stuck. I also did install TWRP yesterday to flash the ROM and it can boot fine into it, but from there, "Reboot into system" still does nothing. I've tried all the solutions in the forums here too including reflashing boot img to stock. I'm guessing I might just need to reflash the ROM or something, but I don't want to lose any appdata or settings (or their positions on my lock screen, it was a pain to organize everything after bootloader unlock factory reset my phone).
 

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Hello :)

What Magisk version did you install? This issue generally only happens with Canary/Alpha version of Magisk.

You can reflash the ROM in TWRP, you never lose your data when you do that.

;)
 

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I used 23.0, it's been out for a few months now so fairly stable: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/tag/v23.0

So just copy rom over and install? No need to erase /data or anything?
What Magisk module(s) did you install?

Also do you use a recent TWRP version?

Did you "Format Data" (not just "Wipe /data") in TWRP?

Install ROM in TWRP without wiping /data and if it doesn't work, you will have to do a clean install (=Format Data) to fix your issue.
 

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I only have the debloat module and another one that came default I believe but forgot the name of

Here's the name of the twrp img I downloaded: recovery-TWRP-3.3.2B-0304-XIAOMI8LITE-CN-wzsx150

When I first installed the eu rom I made sure to wipe only /data
 

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I only have the debloat module and another one that came default I believe but forgot the name of

Here's the name of the twrp img I downloaded: recovery-TWRP-3.3.2B-0304-XIAOMI8LITE-CN-wzsx150

When I first installed the eu rom I made sure to wipe only /data
You don't need to install a debload module on Xiaomi.eu ROMs...

I recommend to install & use this custom recovery (OrangeFox) instead => https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=7161016148664784879

Simply install this zip file in your current custom recovery (TWRP).

After rebooting into OrangeFox, you should:

1) Install ROM
2) Reboot your device

If device doesn't boot (you will lose your data after these steps):

3) In OrangeFox, go in "Wipe" menu => "Format Data" tab => Type 'yes' to confirm
4) Reboot your device

;)
 

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Ayyy ROM reflash fixed it! All my data looks intact too. For anyone happening to stumble upon this thread, just reflash your ROM and it should (in my case at least) be fixed with no data loss.
 
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You don't need to install a debload module on Xiaomi.eu ROMs...

I recommend to install & use this custom recovery (OrangeFox) instead => https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=7161016148664784879

Simply install this zip file in your current custom recovery (TWRP).

So to install orangefox, I go into TWRP, install the zip, and then do I need to manually remove the TWRP folder on my phone's flash to prevent issues with both being installed?
 
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You don't need to install a debload module on Xiaomi.eu ROMs...

I recommend to install & use this custom recovery (OrangeFox) instead => https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=7161016148664784879

Simply install this zip file in your current custom recovery (TWRP).

After rebooting into OrangeFox, you should:

1) Install ROM
2) Reboot your device

If device doesn't boot (you will lose your data after these steps):

3) In OrangeFox, go in "Wipe" menu => "Format Data" tab => Type 'yes' to confirm
4) Reboot your device

;)
So to install orangefox, I go into TWRP, install the zip, and then do I need to manually remove the TWRP folder on my phone's flash to prevent issues with both being installed? (sorry for sending again, couldn't figure out how to delete above post or fix it)
 

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So to install orangefox, I go into TWRP, install the zip, and then do I need to manually remove the TWRP folder on my phone's flash to prevent issues with both being installed? (sorry for sending again, couldn't figure out how to delete above post or fix it)
Exactly and you can delete "TWRP" folder too (it's not mandatory but I recommend to delete it). ;)
 

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And sidenote, I should still be able to receive OTA updates, and OrangeFox should be able to work with the Updater app to install the update since I'm not using TWRP right?