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[ROM][OFFICIAL] AquariOS 9 || blueline || VoLTE/WFC* || Theming || JULY 14th

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By calebcabob, Senior Member on 13th April 2019, 02:32 PM
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Announcement from calebcabob: New July build is available!

Latest Pie builds are now live!!!

No Telegram? Don't worry, all stable builds will also come this way!

We are NOT responsible for anything that may happen to your device as a result of flashing ROMs, kernels, or installing any other mod. You are responsible for your own actions and bad decisions - so stop blaming others!

This is a user friendly thread. Please be respectful and courteous to other users. While feature requests will be considered, AquariOS tries to maintain a ROM that is smooth and stable, so adding every feature under the sun is not the plan here.


1. Unless I tell you otherwise, you MUST always, absolutely, positively, most certainly wipe data AND cache before flashing AquariOS...without a doubt!

2. Don't report bugs if you haven't followed directions - most likely it's user error at that point as far as I'm concerned.

3. Always run a backup before doing anything.

4. Provide a log when reporting a bug (see more info below).

5. Be respectful.

AquariOS Team:




Featured attractions
  • ActiveEdge: Smartnav actions linked to squeeze!
  • SmartBar, Pulse, and Fling
  • Theming: Dark/black background
  • Theming: Accent picker (27 colors)
  • Theming: AquariOS TileStyles (changes QS tile shapes)
  • Theming: Font engine
  • On-the-fly Recents style switch (Pie & Oreo)
  • Custom status bar battery options
  • Custom status bar clock and date
  • Custom headers
  • Lock screen weather: Pixel style
  • BatteryBar: status bar & navbar
  • "Clear all" recents button
  • Volume rocker options
  • Lock screen visualizer
  • Lock screen custom clocks
  • Advanced power menu (Stock look & feel)
  • App Ops
Expand to see full list of features:

Navbar & Status bar
  • Smart Bar, Pulse, and Fling
  • Ripple/Spring/Flip/Pixel animations
  • Optional seek arrows for media playback
  • Pulse: Stock & SmartBar. Blacklisting. Advanced controls
  • Double-tap navbar to sleep
  • Custom status bar battery options (circle, dotted circle, large circles, hide)
  • Custom status bar clock and date (center clock available)
  • Battery Bar (status bar & navbar)
  • Network traffic indicator
  • Status bar icon blacklisting

Notification Drawer
  • Custom headers
  • Advanced location tile (3-mode location toggle)
  • Brightness: slider show/hide, slider positioning, brightness buttons show/hide, and more
  • Quick pull-down
  • Tile animation options
  • Ability to change number of quick settings columns/rows
  • Option to hide QS tile titles
  • Heads-up (immunizer, blacklister, snooze, duration)
  • QS opacity

Lock screen
  • Lock screen bottom shortcut options
  • Lock screen charging info
  • Media art on lock screen (enable/disable)
  • Lock screen weather (stock Pixel version)
  • Lock screen visualizer

  • Power Menu customizations (shortcuts, actions)
  • Volume key music control
  • Expandable volume panel
  • Long-press power button for torch

System and Misc
  • Substratum compatibility
  • Optional "Clear all" recents button (including placement)
  • Increasing ringtone option
  • Ability to unlink notification volume from ringer volume
  • Option to force show Enter key
  • Network speed indicator
  • Status bar brightness control
  • Aggressive Battery mode
  • Screen-off animations
  • Double-tap to sleep on lock screen, navbar, & status bar
  • Advanced screenshot functionality (partial/fullscreen)
  • Advanced screen recording tile
  • App package name to app info screen
  • Dynamic vendor image notification
  • Hidden dashboard hints & summaries
  • Developer settings enabled by default
  • Custom night light brightness options
  • Disabled forced encryption
  • Disabled tether provision checks
  • Expanded desktop options
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements


Information here

Installation guide:

See Google Doc here.


*Builds include gapps

ROM & Vendor: AquariOS Downloads

Q & A
Read this before telling everyone something is broken!

1. Android Pay isn't working!! What do I do?
Go into Magisk settings and toggle on the "Hide Magisk" option. Then try again. Also, I've found once in a great while, even with this enabled, it will say it failed - if this happens, just try'll work.

2. It's bootlooping after flashing ROM with Magisk - now what?
Don't flash Magisk until you have already booted into the new AquariOS build at least once. If that wasn't your issue, sometimes Substratum overlays can cause bootloops. If you have anything applied, flash the SubstratumRescue zip from your substratum directory

3. Why is the built-in System Theme section greyed-out (background, accent, & fonts)?
When the Substratum app is installed, this section will become inaccessible in order to prevent conflicts. You CANNOT use them both at once!

Reporting a bug?
See how to do so here:

1. Flash the SubstratumRescue zip and see if your issue is still there.
2. If you have flashed a custom kernel or ANY OTHER MODs, delete 'data/system/packages_cache' then wipe dalvik/cache, and flash AquariOS again WITHOUT any additional modifications/custom kernel.
3. Check to see if your issue persists.

*Do NOT even bother reporting an issue if you have dirty-flashed AquariOS over some other ROM! We WILL be able to tell!

Logs are crucial to resolving almost any kind of issue. You need to provide a log in order for the issue to be addressed. Please also include info on how to reproduce the reported bug if possible (maybe even take a screen recording for us ).

If you need a log extracting app, try out CatLog!
Either save your log locally and share it, or paste your log into an online code sharing tool like - then share the URL after hitting the SAVE icon.

Credits & Thanks:
For development:
Dirty Unicorns
The LineageOS Community
Team Substratum
The AquariOS testers!!!
And all other open source Devs/Teams who share their work!

For other contributions:
@bggold - Huge thanks for providing AquariOS with the Pixel 3, in order to bring you this ROM!

Source Code:

XDA:DevDB Information
AquariOS 9, ROM for the Google Pixel 3

ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest vendor image
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable
Stable Release Date: 2019-04-13

Created 2019-04-13
Last Updated 2019-07-14
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13th April 2019, 03:55 PM |#2  
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first! running this rom since a few days and it's working perfectly! thanks for your work
14th April 2019, 08:13 AM |#3  
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Running very smooth. No issues noted. Thank You for amazing RoM.

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15th April 2019, 11:32 PM |#4  
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Can I use it without Gapps?
I guess the subject says it all. Can I use this ROM without the Gapps? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I've never used a custom ROM, but I'd like to get rid of the Google stuff. Maybe use microG just to be able to install some apps which I can only get through the Play Store. Is it possible?
16th April 2019, 02:51 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by FcukBloat

first! running this rom since a few days and it's working perfectly! thanks for your work

How has your battery life experience been?
16th April 2019, 06:46 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by drocny87

How has your battery life experience been?

not sure, I charge every day... I would say on par with other roms I tried?
16th April 2019, 04:13 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by drocny87

How has your battery life experience been?

seem good. Same same like other ROMs
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17th April 2019, 05:13 AM |#8  
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All is goodlike it
17th April 2019, 09:06 PM |#9  
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Anyone having SMS problems randomly
18th April 2019, 12:38 PM |#10  
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what kind of problems?
i use them very rarely, like when I'm installing an app that needs an activation code and no more
18th April 2019, 05:29 PM |#11  
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Everything working well for me, but not quite sure how to use substratum with this ROM. Notes say it should be mentioned under system/misc, but I don't see anything. Downloading the substratum app doesn't help either.

Anyone have any idea?
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