I had the screen of a Xiaomi MI A1 replaced. I think the replacement was done while the phone was ON. When I took it from service, it worked, but after the first reboot, the screen was black. The powerOn button worked, the 3 touch button worked, because I could hear the sounds/vibrations and I could see the backlight. It had /e/pie installed.
The guy from service flashed the official ROM (keeping the boot unlocked). The system was working.
recovery-3.2.1-2-oreo.img works, but can’t
adb sideload the new zip files (with payload.bin).
I’ve flashed an Evolution build ([ROM][tissot][OFFICIAL] Evolution X [08/05/2021] | XDA Forums) and a the latest crdroid build (crDroid.net - Download crDroid for Mi A1 (tissot)). They work. I’ve used the following steps:
payload-dumper-go payload.bin fastboot erase userdata fastboot -w fastboot erase system fastboot flash boot extracted_*/boot.img fastboot flash system extracted_*/system.img
What doesn’t work:
twrp-3.3.0-2-tissot.img. I get the same behavior as with /e/ (black screen while the backlight seems to function). I have to boot to recovery with the oreo image (mentioned above) and run
adb sideload twrp-installer-3.3.0-2-tissot.zip. I can reboot to recovery with 3.3.0, but something strange happens. I get errors
usb 3-1: device descriptor read/8, error -32.
e-0.17-q-20210529117214-dev-tissot.zip flashed the way I did with crdroid/evolution. Black screen. Backlight on, those 3 touch buttons work. After blindly touching the screen I can hear the dial pad sounds (emergency call). On timeout, I hear the lock sound and I see the backlight going off.
lineage-17.1-20210803-microG-tissot.zip (a lineage image with microg from https://lineage.microg.org/) doesn’t work, neither lineage-17.1-20210803-nightly-tissot-signed.zip (LineageOS without microg). Same behavior (black screen).
e-0.13-q-2020120789006-dev-tissot.zip, recovery-e-0.14-q-2021012698290-dev-tissot.img - same behavior.
ROM from PixelExperience P11+ doesn’t work (black screen), but P11 does work. According to blog, P11+ has face recognition (https://blog.pixelexperience.org/2021/03/march-update-plus-edition-is-here/)
Any advice on how to put /e/ back on Xiaomi MI A1?