/e/ OS on Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, newbie

Hello all,

So totally new to this, and help would be much appreciated.

Have done some research and it seems that /e/ might be the best option, for a privacy focused OS. I have the Redmi Note 10 Pro.

My first question is this; I understand that with /e/ OS my phone would no longer give data to google. However, Xiaomi also takes private data from the phone. Would /e/ OS also clear the phone of Xiaomi data collection also?

Thank you.

Hi and welcome
xiaomi collecting data by proprietary xiaomi-apps and xiaomi-adopted android - I’d be confident that’s not happening anymore once you change over to eOS because all of this is gone with eOS.

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A degoogled operating system such as /e/OS is the first prerequisite for escaping tracking by Xiaomi and Google, but the additional apps installed play an equally important role.

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I also have a redmi note pro 10 and so you did the manipulation I would like to know exactly what you did?

Because it is a very good model but Xiaomi is renowned for the large collection of data.

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/e/OS documentation
Install /e/OS on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro - “sweet”

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Thanks,I admit that I did not understand the whole thing, my official version is 13.0.16 stable. there are not one or two zip image files to use via usb debugging simply?

Because I absolutely did not understand all the steps to follow :).

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The conditions for installing /e/OS-T are clearly defined.

/e/OS-T consists of two files:

With the e-Recovery installed first, the /e/OS-T CustomROM is installed via
adb sideload e-2.1-t-20240606406922-dev-sweet.zip

That’s it.

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So I simply have to connect via USB via debug, install first https://images.ecloud.global/dev/sweet/recovery-e-2.1-t-20240606406922-dev-sweet.img and second https://images.ecloud.global/dev/sweet/e-2.1-t-20240606406922-dev-sweet.zip ?

yesterday I installed it on an old Samsung galaxy s3 lineage 16 and it was super simple, however I noticed that there is a whole documentation on the explanation link instead of making it simple :/.

thanks anyway

The comparison between a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.x) and a Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Android 13) is similar to that between an apple and a pear.

If all requirements are met by Xiaomi, flashing LineageOS 16.0 and /e/OS-T (~ LineageOS 20.0) is identical: Install custom recovery, install ROM - Reboot to System.

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Thank you for the replies. That reassures me that the new OS will disable both Xiami and Google spyware. Guessing the Meta apps such as facebook will be wiped also.

I feel its essential to not to have anything to do wwith Meta, if you are concerned about privacy. A few facebook apps seem to be deeply installed in the android system.

My other question is regarding the apps; I use Brave, Tor, Proton VPN, Signal, Telegram predominately. Then music apps such as Spotify, Tidal. I’m guessing they are avaliable from App Lounge.

I also use banking apps which are eesential for me; is there anyway I can check if these apps are avaliable on App Lounge?

What you don’t find in the /e/ App Lounge will usually be available in the Aurora Store, which in turn can be installed via the F-Droid Store and in the /e/ App Lounge.

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Instead of Spotify, I can recommend Spotube from the F-Droid. :blush:

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