LineageOS has an FM radio app built in. Also here is a magisk module you can install to get the FM radio app on stock ROM. However LineageOS is a custom ROM that you need to flash, and the magisk module requires magisk itself, and both of these require unlocking the bootloader and rooting the phone.
If you don't want to do any of the above, having an FM radio app is not possible. A workaround of some sort is this app on the play store. It's basically just a shortcut to the phone's hardware test menu with a fancy icon.
It is better, I created an album with comparisons stock camera HDR vs GCam port with HRD+ enabled so you can see it for yourself. Also, one shot was taken with latest GCam port from Pixel 3 where I compared HDR+ vs Night Vision feature. Also search on Google and you'll see more examples for many other devices.
In short, low light is noticeably better quality and even more important, it has much lower shutter lag which means you don't have to hold it still for a long time to get okay shot. With stock cam I got a lot of blurry HDR photos, and sometimes it didn't event wanted to save some shots. In good light stock camera is comparable with GCam but I still use GCam exclusively because of Motion Photos feature.
Get something like macrodroid - I have it send me an email when the battery drops below 40% and also when it raises above 80% and 90%. I have it also automatically turn on battery saver if it drops below 30%.
Plus you can get it to heaps of other useful stuff, like starting your media player when you plug in headphones (or connect them via bluetooth)
Instead of restarting the phone or turning mobile data off, I've found a faster way to do it is use this app:
It just gives you access to the phone's testing menu, from there press Phone Information, and then under Preferred Network Type, select LTE Only, wait until it goes to 4G in the status bar, and then toggle it back to what it was on before. If you don't toggle it back you won't be able to receive calls via 3G, if your carrier doesn't support VoLTE.
Not OP but I checked to see if it's the same on mi phone. Just download VirusTotal Mobile from Google Play and launch it and it will start scanning your apps. Go to "system apps" (swipe from right to left) and it should be the first app in the list.
hey guys. so these arrows could be banished in 8.0 with a little app and one command ( https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-a1/help/oreo-data-flow-arrows-status-bar-t3728302 / https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keypressure.disable_network_activity_indicator ) but they are back in 8.1.0 and app is working only for celluar network activity, for wifi are back. do you know some trick how to get rid of them? how do you live with dancing icons?
"Android One phones will receive at least two years of OS upgrades."
From the official page:
Also from the official page:
Monthly security updates to be supported for at least 3 years after initial phone release.
Its a known issue affecting many users. I don't know if there is more than bug report opened up on the Xiaomi forum for this issue, but if you have an account, click confirm on this thread:
Someone else mentioned (can't remember where or who) that the high SAR value on this phone might have something to do with the problem because this device has to reduce the transmit power for wifi/BT to stay under the SAR limit. Wifi/BT does contribute to the SAR value and not just the mobile connection to the cell tower.
Xiaomi has put out a warning not to downgrade after the Pie update. The steps to downgrade without problems is more complicated.
Since May Update, Xiaomi change audio settings for Mi A1(they reduced the volume on the headphones by 25 percent), meaning that if you have a decent pair of headphones you wouldn't be able to drive them properly.
I use a third-party gallery app that gives me more control and ease of access with pics and videos.
I can't tell if it's still free right now, but this app by Simple often gets set as a free download (I think the last offer started last week):
If it isn't, I'd suggest you look at other possible temporary alternatives until it's free again... The built in pic viewer sucks majorly.
It's a shame that you'll get access to better backup software only after you've unlocked the bootloader and rooted. After that, using tools like Titanium Backup and Migrate becomes possible and, for instance, using Migrate to back up all your data to an sdcard is fairly easy.
I successfully changed my ROM with Migrate and an sdcard a while back and it was very painless.
Then it's probably your VPN. Try this one
Double check your location is completely off in settings, and if neither of these steps fix it report back here and we can figure something out :)
I had similar issue after updating to 8.1 but as it turned out it was NordVPN app that was draining battery after update. It drained battery even while not being used at all (no active VPN connection in background). My guess is that you have a similar situation with 3rd party app that's not optimized for 8.1 or it doesn't handle updates well.
Yeah, that was a big issue for me too. I rooted using Magisk and use this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.sleepydragon.capbutnbrightness.pro
It needs SELinuxMod to be installed
What annoys me is people playing music on phone speakers.
You can get rid of most ads by paying for the app.
Anyway, install this to get rid of background app notifications
This is the one that I'm using now and it's been great so far.
Xiaomi Mi A1 case,MYLB Ultra Slim Lightweight Carbon Fiber Design Flexible Soft TPU Case Highstrength Shockproof Protective Back Cover to Protect the Mobile Phone for Xiaomi Mi A1 (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075K6F8MS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bVzMAbD3JG4D3
I consider it pretty attractive. It has a nice brushed design on the back and a carbon fiber look at the top and bottom back. Buttons work great.