We named the site “LineageMod” a combination of both eras. The Android 12 Beta program will be initiated by other Android users such as – Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and other Chinese as well as international brands. Following a successful beta run, these device makers will send stable Android 12-based software skins to corresponding smartphones.
However, one thing that’s not always easy to come by on Samsung Galaxy devices is the stock firmware firmware files package that you can flash to either downgrade, upgrade, or restore your phone. Unlike most Android devices, Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets don’t have a true Fastboot interface for firmware flashing. The OEM developed its own firmware flashing tool known as “Odin,” named after the king of Gods in Norse mythology. Odin communicates with a special software component called “Loke” which seems to be named after another important character in Norse mythology (often translated as “Loki”). Loke runs on Samsung devices while in download mode and provides the functionality necessary to perform a flashing operation. However, using it incorrectly can still damage your device. No matter what device you use, the flashing part should be quick, easy, and convenient.
He also offers patched variants of Odin (known as “3B patched”) that are capable of bypassing a number of Samsung-imposed obstacles while cross-flashing. Depending on the firmware type, the installation process may require a PC.
- According to the OP, almost everything works (which also means some things may not work).
- Just like Lineage OS, RR builds have stock and some extensive features.
- The update improves the system security and stability for better device performance.
- The Galaxy A11 has a 1.8GHz octa-core processor, a 4000mAh battery with support for 15W wired charging.
Restoring the stock firmware (Also referred to as “Stock ROM”) on your Xiaomi Mi A3 could come in handy in various situations. First and foremost, it is the most important thing to do when selling your phone or submitting it for a warranty claim (Also known as “RMA”). In the case of the Mi A3, Xiaomi will not cover the device under warranty if it has third-party firmware or mods (like Magisk Root, TWRP, Xposed, etc) installed. This is why you must always make sure to restore the stock firmware on your Mi A3 before you submit it for a warranty claim.