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Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

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The current ROM of the Android scene comes with the ROM LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. We will also talk about HiddenMiner malware that mine the Monero cryptocurrency, new official TWRP , Magisk 16.3 and more. Let’s start!

LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has received LineageOS 15.1 unofficial based on Android 8.1 Oreo . This model of Xiaomi is a phablet with a huge 6.44-inch screen and huge battery. Here you have your Technical specifications in case you want to deepen.

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

The device was launched with Android 7.1 with MIUI 8.5 and is expected to receive an update to Oreo. However if you prefer not to wait or you do not like MIUI you already have a version of LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with Android 8.1 .

This compilation was made by the outstanding member of XDA ashwin007 . It is not official because it still does not meet all the requirements of the letter of device support requirements . Therefore, it is not on the LineageOS website, although it does not mean that it is unstable. On the contrary we can say that almost everything works in this version.

Before you can have the LineageOS ROM 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, you need:

  1. Have the bootloader or bootloader unlocked.
  2. Have installed the custom TWRP recovery and have the latest version installed.

Then you have to flash the ROM next to the recommended package of Google applications in this case, OpenGapps. Then if you want acesso root in the LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 you would have to flash another additional package.

Here you have the instructions for the download and installation of LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

Malware HiddenMiner

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

The symptoms that users are encountering are:

  1. Slow to open applications
  2. Slow speed to perform managements of the Android operating system
  3. Excessive heating

From Trend Micro indicate that the threat is being distributed through unofficial application stores. These stores are visited by users who are looking for free paid apps.

The use is 100% or until the battery runs out. The user will notice slowness when carrying out operations and heating the device. This is serious and can cause irreparable hardware damage.

In addition this malware has required administrator permissions during the installation. HiddenMiner may be able to modify the screen lock and the user is unable to access their own smartphone.

Finally, this would force the user to perform a wipe of the device and lose the information stored in it.

LineageOS 15.1 for new devices

The Google Nexus Player and the OnePlus 2 receive LineageOS 15.1 official based on Android 8.1 Oreo .

Users looking to keep these two devices updated with the latest security patches and Android operating system features now have a reliable way to do it.

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

Thanks to LineageOS official 15.1, both devices now have a fairly stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo. You can download it from the following links:

New official TWRP

Moto X4 and Verizon Wear 24 receive official support from TWRP . The most popular custom recovery for Android is now available for a couple of other devices.

One is the Motorola Moto X4 and the other the Verizon Wear 24 smart watch. The Moto X4 is a mid-range smartphone from the end of 2017 and the Wear 24 is a smart watch.

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

Actuality ROM: LineageOS 15.1 for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Malware HiddenMiner and more

Here are the links to download the official TWRP for these models:

Android P and Oreo News

We have EMUI 8.0 Beta for the Honor 7X . This update brings Android Oreo to 7X and It adds some new EMUI features. Enter them They include updated icons, new configuration design, AR lens and floating navigation bar.

Here you have a video with EMUI 8.0 of Honor 7x:

Other interesting news from Android P and Oreo are:

Development zone

Magisk 16.3 solves problems with Pokémon GO and topjohnwu thinks about the controversy about “non-certified devices” . Magisk has gained popularity as one of the preferred solutions for rooting Android devices. Mainly because it offers the ability to have root access while still allowing SafetyNet so you can use apps like Pokémon GO.

However, a recent update of the popular game for mobile devices seemed to introduce its own detection system on SafetyNet. This caused Pokémon GO to be unusable with Magisk. In response, the renowned XDA developer topjohnwu has released Magisk of 16.3.

Android Studio 3.1 is now available with Kotlin Lint verifications, the D8 Dex compiler, the API 28 system image and more . In this video you have explained the news of Android Studio 3.1

To finalize Actualidad ROM this week we have the following developments: