[8.1.x][OFFICIAL][WEEKLIES] CarbonROM | cr-6.1 [mata]

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chanh2018

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If you have the correct firmware and vendor it will work fine. Make sure you use the latest image from Carbon site.
Keep in mind first boot of Carbon after install takes several minutes.
Thank you for help, I finally get it works. The trick is flashing vendor image, this must be done before anything else.
btw, lift phone to wake not working, I guess this is the only bug.
 

baboon23

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Lift to wake works, but i think I know what your problem is.... Your sensors aren't working.. I bet you also don't have Auto rotate.

I had to use the steps outlined before exactly to get the sensors working... But with the latest Carbon version, with AOSP on both slots before installing the ROM, I can flash TWRP Installer and still have sensors. I basically installed it just like crDroid.... Flash Jan image, Flash vendor, flash TWRP, format and flash ROM, flash TWRP ZIP, reboot once or twice until the ROM loads up.

let me know if you got it.
 
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chanh2018

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Lift to wake works, but i think I know what your problem is.... Your sensors aren't working.. I bet you also don't have Auto rotate.

I had to use the steps outlined before exactly to get the sensors working... But with the latest Carbon version, with AOSP on both slots before installing the ROM, I can flash TWRP Installer and still have sensors. I basically installed it just like crDroid.... Flash Jan image, Flash vendor, flash TWRP, format and flash ROM, flash TWRP ZIP, reboot once or twice until the ROM loads up.

let me know if you got it.
What? My sensors doesn't work? Can you show me how again?
 

chanh2018

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Jan 19, 2018
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Lift to wake works, but i think I know what your problem is.... Your sensors aren't working.. I bet you also don't have Auto rotate.

I had to use the steps outlined before exactly to get the sensors working... But with the latest Carbon version, with AOSP on both slots before installing the ROM, I can flash TWRP Installer and still have sensors. I basically installed it just like crDroid.... Flash Jan image, Flash vendor, flash TWRP, format and flash ROM, flash TWRP ZIP, reboot once or twice until the ROM loads up.

let me know if you got it.

I am only assuming. Is Auto Rotate working for you ?
I didn't check that, and I'm already back to crDroid.
I followed your instruction with flashing vendor image but like I said, only "lift to wake" not working, everything else is ok.
Basically, the process to install this ROM is exactly like install Paranoid Android rom. They both need vendor image upfront before everything else.
I might come back to Carbon rom one day.
Thanks mate.
 

chanh2018

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I can confirm that lift to wake is indeed working.
I tried again today and "lift to wake" works without Gapps.
If I flash this rom with Gapps follow then Auto rotation and lift to wake not working.
(maybe something is wrong with my device), I goes back to crDroid again.
But thanks for the feedback.
 

retro486

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Why is this phone such a PITA for ROMs? I've never had to jump through so many hoops with such a high retry rate. Is it because its an early treble device or did Essential just screw it up? I'm at the part where it boots but sensors aren't working even though I flashed the Jan vendor to both slots and followed all the steps except flashing the twrp installer. PA and Lineage weren't quite this difficult either. Why? What's the difference?
 

baboon23

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It's pretty simple with the Lineage recovery/Lineage OS official... Problems start when you install TWRP+other roms. It's just not working well with this phone no matter the vendor.

It will work eventually, just as you say a pain in the butt
 

dlenos

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Anyone have the issue where when restarting to recovery after sideloading CR 80 with TWRP you get into CR Recovery and PC will not recognize it?


D:\adb>adb sideload open_gapps-arm64-10.0-stock-20201223.zip
adb: sideload connection failed: no devices/emulators found
adb: trying pre-KitKat sideload method...
adb: pre-KitKat sideload connection failed: no devices/emulators found

D:\adb>adb devices
List of devices attached


D:\adb>
 

MuddyDog

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Sep 3, 2019
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Excerpt from the CarbonROM Blog:
"A small update on recent changes"
January 01, 2021

As you probably noticed, we moved PAX to a Monthly cycle... set PAX on Feature Freeze and it will only receive bug fixes and security patches from now on. The only user-facing changes to that are less frequent updates and the change from Weekly to Release. You can upgrade to a Release coming from a Weekly without problems."

I'd like to test out cr9.0 (for Android 11) whenever it becomes available.
 

hedgecore44

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Adaptive brightness does not work for me. I tried resetting it via Settings/Apps../Device Health Services/Clear storage and no change..

Also screen stays on during phonecall. I guess the proximity/light sensor is messed up. Anyone else have this?
 
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Pendragonx315

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Essential Phone
so CarbonRom R is now based on Android 11 .. looking at the officially-supported hardware elements I didn't see anything mentioned about Wifi Calling ..

Can anyone comment on whether it's working for them yet? I absolutely need that feature if I'm going to use this rom (it's currently working on LineageOS 18 for mata)
 
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    XDA:DevDB Information
    CarbonROM for Essential PH-1 8.1, ROM for the Essential Phone

    Contributors
    Somcom3X, f100cleveland, frap129
    Source Code: http://github.com/carbonrom

    ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Running stock firmware from 8.0 minimum
    Based On: AOSP

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    Status: Nightly

    Created 2018-04-11
    Last Updated 2018-04-13
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    Hey to everyone having issues with gapps.
    I am under the impression its a permission issue and will look into it after I finish finals in the next week or so.
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    Steps to flash carbon:


    Flash twrp to your current boot partition via fastboot in the bootloader.
    Boot into recovery
    Flash Carbon
    Reboot back into bootloader, then go into recovery
    Flash gapps
    Reboot
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    Would you mind sharing the steps you used to get it flashed? I have tried a few and haven't had any luck.


    Yeah, my main issue is getting gapps installed and working properly.

    Sure! I'll make it as simple as possible, I'd recommend reading through these before just starting with step 1, as my side notes are somewhat important.

    1. Do your wiping and flash stock if you want (probably a good idea)
    2. Reboot to bootloader
    3. Flash twrp, then reboot into twrp from bootloader
    4. Once in twrp, flash carbon (I didn't boot to rom yet, stayed in recovery)
    5. Immediately after flashing carbon, pull your boot image. (You do this while in recovery. NOTE, you'll want to tap reboot from twrp before running command to see which slot you're on, but don't actually reboot, we just need to know if system is on partition a or b. Look in the root guide here on xda for the command to pull boot img)
    6. After verifying you successfully pulled the boot image (it will be at the root of your storage if you used the command from the root guide), reboot straight to bootloader from twrp.
    7. When in bootloader, flash twrp (no need to change slots manually as this is all done automatically with this process), reboot straight to recovery from bootloader.
    8. When in trwp, flash gapps (I also used open gapps, no particular reason), and then flash the boot image you pulled in step 5. (Don't forget to flash both gapps and your boot image here!!)
    9. Reboot, n' enjoy!

    If you want root, you can use the guide available to root carbon from here!