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[ROM][Pixel-XL][PIE] Pixel Dust CAF for marlin - release one [2019/07/05]

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By spezi77, Recognized Developer / Contributor on 5th July 2019, 08:06 PM
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Pixel Dust ROM is an Android 9.x ROM which was initially built for Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

Hear what other users say (about Pixel Dust ROM]:
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No blur. More of a "stock+" feel to it. Useful features, but not 1000 other features. What's there works great though.


We rebased the project to Code Aurora Sources, more commonly known as CAF. CAF ROMs are therefore generally considered to be more optimized for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs than AOSP ROMs (in performance, RAM management, battery, etc.,). We strive to keep the Pixel Dust Experience as close as possible to Android, as Google intended. We add a decent selection of the coolest custom ROM features that would've been missed if they hadn't been included. Thanks to all development teams, e.g. ABC ROM, AICP, AOKP, AOSPA, AOSP Extended, BenzoROM, Bootleggers, CarbonROM, crDroid, DirtyUnicorns, Havoc OS, LOS, MSM-Xtended Project, OmniROM, Potatoes Project and PureNexus, we borrowed a few features and tweaks from. The kernel in this ROM is based on LOS and compiled with Google's android clang toolchain.

The Pixel Dust developers would highly appreciate if you would take a little of your time and leave your valuable feedback, your honest opinion or just say hello. If you should encounter a bug, or some kind of glitch that seems to be abnormal and you are pretty sure that it is related to the ROM (and not related to any special apps or mods you flashed on top), then please give as many details as possible.

Special shoutouts to Roger.T for his amazingly designed wallpapers, logos and the best bootanimation I ever had on my Pixel XL!!! If you like our work, please consider to buy Roger the first beer, and a few more for anyone else in the team. Cheers!

The current members of Pixel Dust Project are:
* Matthias aka spezi77 (lead dev and maintainer of marlin/sailfish)
* Amar Bajpai aka @amarbajpai (maintainer of GSI and tissot)
* Brian Dashore aka @kingbri (kernel dev)
* Danny Lin aka @kdrag0n (kernel dev)
* Nitin1438 aka @nitin.chobhe (maintainer of taimen)
* Sonal Singh aka @Skssbss (maintainer of X01BD)


Disclaimer:
If your device fails to comply with your standards of what you consider functioning, I am not liable. This is provided free of charge and does not come with a warranty. Although, if you provide a log, I can provide some sort of assurance that I will look into your issue.


Listing of Features:

General
* Periodic CAF/AOSP security updates
* Google Apps included (no need to flash any third party GApps)
* All Pixel features present, e.g.:
* Always On Display
* Google's unlimited photos
* PixelDust Launcher (highly customizable)
* Google Camera and Live Wallpapers (taken from the Pixel 3 factory image)
* Google App: You can reach it by swiping to the left on the start screen
* Kernel: 3.18.122-pixeldustcaf-pie (Focused on stability and longer battery life)

Additional QS tiles
* Ambient Display
* Always On Display
* Caffeine
* Heads up
* Language
* LiveDisplay
* LTE
* Navigation Bar
* NFC
* PixelDust Settings
* Screenshot (Partial/Full)
* Sync
* and many more

Security
* Lockscreen PIN quick unlock
* Automatic face unlocking preference

System Gestures
* Swipe fingerpint for notifications
* Jump to camera
* Swipe up on Home button (Pixel 3 default navigation)
* Double tap to check phone
* Lift to check phone
* Prevent ringing

Pixel Dust Wallpapers
* A set of 30 breathtaking space themed Wallpapers (set wallpaper for the 1st time: scrollable; set the same wallpaper for the 2nd time: centered)

Theme options
* Device themes: Automatic, Light, Dark, Black, ShishuNights
* RGB accent picker
* QS tile styles
* QS colors
* Rounded corners

Status bar
* Status bar icon whitelist
* Network activity in expanded status bar
* Battery settings (icon style & battery percentage; Show percent on pull down; Show battery estimates in QS)
* Clock & date settings

Quick settings
* Brightness slider on/off toggle
* Secure tiles required unlocking
* Disable QS on secure lockscreen
* Quick pulldown from right side (users will be asked whether to allow this option On The Spot)

Buttons
* Screen off power button torch
* Volume rocker settings (Volume wake, Playback control, Volume steps)
* Volume Panel

Navigation bar
* Navigation mode: Stock, SmartBar, Fling
* Use swipe up gestures for navigation (Pixel 3 navigation mode)
* Left and right cursor buttons in navbar while typing
* Navbar buttons
* Pixel navbar animation toggle
* Navbar Pulse

Gestures
* Pocket detection
* Status bar dt2s
* Lock screen dt2s
* Three finger gesture to screenshot

Lock screen
* Clock and Date font & color options
* Pixel style weather information
* Lockscreen visualizer
* Media cover art
* Face auto unlock
* Lockscreen charging info
* Left & right lock screen shortcuts
* Fingerprint authentication vibration

Power menu
* Power Menu options incl. advanced Restart options and many more
* Disable power menu on lockscreen

Recents apps
* Custom icon pack support

Notifications
* Notification & battery LED options: light pulse and speed, per app notification colors, battery light colors
* Heads up: Less boring heads up, Timeout, Snooze timer, Blacklist

Misc
* Ambient music ticker
* Wake up on charge



Links:


Social media:
* PixelDust Project || News on Telegram

Terms & conditions:
By downloading this custom ROM you agree that I, the developer of Pixel Dust ROM, am not liable in any way, shape or form for any damage done to your device. The Pixel Dust ROM is provided free of charge and does not come with a warranty.

Downloads:
* Pixel Dust ROM PIE CAF RELEASE ONE incl. stock GApps & vendor image
* TWRP 3.2.3-1 for Pixel XL (credits Dees_Troy)
* ROOT: Magisk (credits topjohnwu)


Installation guide:


Pre-requisites:
* You are familiar with helping yourself out of awkward situations.. You won't defame or complain at the developer of this ROM for your misfortunes.
* You are familiar with using fastboot (check this needful guide on how to unbrick your pixel device)
* Before you are ready to flash this custom ROM, you have to install the latest factory image in order to have the correct bootloader, radio, vendor and so on in place.
* Bootloader unlocked
* You have created a backup of your ROM & data
* TWRP 3.2.3-1 is permanently installed or booted via fastboot (explained here);


First time installing Pixel Dust ROM, or coming from another ROM:

As mentioned above, you are required to flash stock ROM 9.x before installing this custom ROM.

New users should first flash the stock ROM:
  1. Follow these instructions: https://developers.google.com/android/images#marlin

Clean flash PixelDust ROM:
  1. Reboot to TWRP recovery
  2. Advanced Wipe (system, dalvik, data)
  3. Flash ROM
  4. Flash twrp-pixel-installer.zip
  5. Reboot System (Ignore the message: No OS installed)
    Do not flash a vendor.img (Pixel Dust ROM has a custom vendor image included)
    Do not flash any third party GApps (Pixel Dust ROM has Google Apps included)
  6. At the initial boot you need a little patience before you can enjoy the Pixel Dust Goodness!

Experienced users may dirty flash PixelDust ROM:
  1. Reboot to TWRP recovery
  2. Advanced Wipe (system, dalvik)
  3. Flash ROM
  4. Flash twrp-pixel-installer.zip
  5. Reboot System and enjoy the Pixel Dust Goodness!

Needa root? Then flash Magisk:
You cannot flash Magisk during the initial install. You must boot into PixelDust ROM at least once!
  1. Reboot to Recovery
  2. Flash Magisk-v18.x.zip
  3. Reboot to System



Kernel
Source code: https://github.com/pixeldust-project..._google_marlin

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Pixel Dust Project CAF, ROM for the Google Pixel XL

Contributors
spezi77
Source Code: https://github.com/pixeldust-project-caf

ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
Based On: AOSP, CAF

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: release one
Stable Release Date: 2019-07-05

Created 2019-07-05
Last Updated 2019-07-05
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Known issues:
- Changing qs tile style to "cosmos", "dividedCircle", or "neonLike" results in a crash if default wallpaper / automatic theme mode is used. Workaround: change theme mode to dark or black mode before using the mentioned qs tile styles.
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Well done my friend...

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Looks great! Can you confirm wifi calling works with vzw? The last few builds crashed when enabling it.
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What does caf stand for

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What does caf stand for

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We rebased the project to Code Aurora Sources, more commonly known as CAF. CAF ROMs, if available, are therefore generally considered to be more optimized for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs than AOSP ROMs (in performance, RAM management, battery, etc.,)..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spezi77

We rebased the project to Code Aurora Sources, more commonly known as CAF. CAF ROMs, if available, are therefore generally considered to be more optimized for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs than AOSP ROMs (in performance, RAM management, battery, etc.,)..

Appreciate it! About to try this out

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Can we dirty flash the CAF pixel dust over the previous?
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Does this have the custom option to blink the flash when receiving calls? If not can it possibly get incorporated into the next build? Please?
7th July 2019, 03:23 AM |#10  
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is there an ambient visualizer?
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is there an ambient visualizer?

Yes
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