[UNOFFICIAL BUILD] Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (clover) for /e/OS T

Following the instructions,

Huge thanks to @ronnz98 for sharing this! I’m quite excited to have found a build of /e/OS for clover (mine is the 8" WiFI-only model), I’ve been wanting to run /e/OS for a long time and I just happened to find this build in a search. I’m happy to report that it seems to work perfectly, no notable bugs so far. This is a much cleaner solution than installing something based on LineageOS and then trying to install Magisk and Lsposed for signature spoofing and then finally MicroG, which is what I was doing before.

The WiFI-only versions of the Mi Pad 4 appear to have some sort of a quirk that causes excessive power drain with the kernel of most custom ROMs. (The only ROMs that didn’t have the issue were ArrowOS and MoKee, both of which are now defunct. Those had basically 0% battery drain after 8 hours of standby in airplane mode.) This build inherits that problem from LineageOS 20, so it’s not perfect, but the drain is less severe than with something like CarbonROM, and it’s manageable at ~3% drain in 8 hours of standby.

Thanks for you feedback! That is very useful for other users and also for me since I might buy a Xiaomi Mi Pad too. Since this device is actively developed chances are high that its more stable and optimized in the future. Even LineageOS 21 is supported now, when next /e/OS version (U?) is available I will try to port.
Hopefully this device makes it officially supported by eFoundation.

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Nice, looking forward to it. That would be based on this build here?
In that case just FYI version 21 has a bug when no Gapps are installed where it can’t proceed past the initial setup process. But maybe the /e/OS userspace wouldn’t have that issue.

Another thing I wanted to mention that I appreciate is that you put your builds on Sourceforge, which is much more fast and reliable than the Androidfilehost. com links that other ROMs use.

That would be fantastic!

It still seems to be a very relevant device in the tablet market space. Plenty fast and good battery size, and you could get them unlocked directly from Xiaomi, which is the most important thing for OSS fans like me. I haven’t checked recently if they’re still available new and unlocked and at what price.

Hey @ronnz98,
will there be a /e/OS-T V1.20 from you with the new BlissLauncher optimized for tablets?

When 1.20 will be available I’ll do a new build for clover

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Update for /e/OS-T 1.20:


Source for clover have been updated too.

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  • Vendor Name: Xiaomi
  • Device name: Mi Pad 4 plus
  • Device CodeName: clover
  • Version of /e/OS which existed previously: e-1.18-t-20231214-UNOFFICIAL-clover by @ronnz98
  • Version of /Recovery which existed previously: recovery e-1.18-t-20231214 by @ronnz98
  • The device is not rooted
  • Version of e-Apps which existed previously:
    foundation.e.apps Version 2.6.7
    *foundation.e.blisslauncher Version 1.18.0*
    foundation.e.browser Version 119.0.6045.200
    foundation.e.camera Version 1.51.1
    com.android.gallery3d Version 1.1.40030
    com.google.android.gms (microG) Version

  • Version of e-Apps after installation of e-1.20-t-20240223-UNOFFICIAL-clover by @ronnz98
    foundation.e.apps Version 2.6.12
    **foundation.e.blisslauncher Version 1.18.0**
    foundation.e.browser Version 119.0.6045.200
    foundation.e.camera Version 1.52
    com.android.gallery3d Version 1.1.40030
    com.google.android.gms (microG) Version (ab0f39d)
    com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver.module Version R-initial

I have tried the /e/OS update V1.20 in two ways:

  1. via host machine PC via adb sideload
  2. on clover tablet via local update

:smirk: Both times the existing e-Recovery 1.18-T was not updated to the current version 1.20-T.

:unamused: The announced new BlissLauncher version is unfortunately not integrated.

:smiling_face_with_three_hearts: My quick test shows me a perfectly working /e/OS 1-20-T. Many thanks for building @ronnz98

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Dear @ronnz98 can you schedule a /e/OS-T V2.0 update with BlissLauncher 3.0 for late April / early May 2024 for the “clover”?

Yes. I’ll add it on my todo list :slight_smile: