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[9.0][GSI] Pixel Dust PIE [ARM64-A/AB][2019/03/26]

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Ace2213

Senior Member
Jan 21, 2013
78
3
São Paulo
I really like this ROM, I just hate how the launcher is bundled in. I have expressed this opinion previously but my comment seems to have disappeared. Perhaps this is a new thread. In any case, here it is:

I've expressed this view before. I didn't like the fact that you have to swipe up twice to get to your app drawer, and the lack of a "swipe down anywhere for notifications" gesture. I wanted to use a different launcher. Personally, I find Rootless Pixel Launcher to be perfect, with Custom Pixel Launcher being a close second. Both of these are very similar to the built-in launcher. In fact I believe the built-in launcher is based on RPL, so I don't understand why it's difficult to make it identical.

You are able to install third party launchers, but you cannot expect them to work properly. The Google feed is impossible to implement because the bundled launcher uses the same package name without allowing third party launchers to use it. I was forced to remove the built-in launcher in order to install the Google feed plug-in for RPL, but that broke Pie multitasking and the pill navbar. I cannot understand for the life of me why those features are bundled in with the launcher. Very poor design IMO. Even without removing it, those features do not work at all while using any other launcher.

Sure, a very easy workaround is to implement a "swipe down for notifications" gesture. Maybe it's not possible to remove the second swipe up necessary to reveal the app list due to it being part of the Pixel multi-tasking system in Pie (which should be corrected by Google). But I'm not posting this here because I want those features. I'm posting this here because I am very frustrated and annoyed by how anti-customization this ROM is. Isn't using a custom launcher the absolute basic of Android customization?

P.S. I swear to God if anyone mentions Nova Launcher I'm reporting you.
 

Gianluk99

Senior Member
Jul 24, 2016
55
3
Italy
Hello everybody, hope there's still someone active on this ( btw i'm a neewbie so pls bare my ignorance :D )
When i try to flash this GSI on my Mi Note 2 i don't get any error but when i try to boot, it goes directly into bootloader mode as if no OS was installed. Tried many different GSIs to be sure and got most of them working like Phh's aosp 10 and 9, Pixel experience on 10 and 9, Havoc OS and lineage os.
I really wanted to try this GSI so thanks in advance to anyone that is willing to help me. :D
 

ayoubadri

Senior Member
Apr 21, 2013
259
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khouribga
Ambient Light

Great Rom i love it, it has everything that i was looking for and it works on a Chinese phone (Doogee N20), i just have a question about the ambient light i've tried to dim the screen to 2% but that doesn't work for some reason.. how can i dim the screen
 

flash713

Senior Member
May 7, 2015
1,102
529
Google Pixel 4 XL

(Edit)
Why you say that?

**Nvmd I see the ops announcement on page 63 about how life has gotten too busy... It happens. Maybe someone else will come in who's not so busy. I'm using the rom on my Marlin and I love it!

---------- Post added at 03:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:21 PM ----------

P.S. I swear to God if anyone mentions Nova Launcher I'm reporting you.

Not Nova launcher but Nova launcher pro. ?
 
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gpz1100

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2009
3,054
581
On my device, double tapping home from any app will turn off the screen. When you wake/unlock the device you're back in the same app as when locked in the first place.

Where in settings is this controlled? I know it's not a launcher setting because it still worked after switching them. I dug through all the setting and custom options but couldn't find this setting.
 

usmantahir

Senior Member
May 11, 2014
123
17
27
Lahore
Loving the rom on my U11+ everything is just great
Just 2 issues though
1. Bluetooth keeps disconnecting when using VoIP (WhatsApp, BOTIM etc) it won't let you talk through BT, naturally routes the call to earpiece
2. I'm unable to find the system UI theme settings, the statusbar icons when pulled down are bright pink and I can't seem to find any option to change the color palettes

Any help would be appreciated
 

Rush

Senior Member
Apr 19, 2019
763
129
neuss
OnePlus 5T
Loving the rom on my U11+ everything is just great
Just 2 issues though
1. Bluetooth keeps disconnecting when using VoIP (WhatsApp, BOTIM etc) it won't let you talk through BT, naturally routes the call to earpiece
2. I'm unable to find the system UI theme settings, the statusbar icons when pulled down are bright pink and I can't seem to find any option to change the color palettes

Any help would be appreciated
If the colours don't appear in the settings for some reason, there is actually some quick settings tiles for accent colours
 

Rush

Senior Member
Apr 19, 2019
763
129
neuss
OnePlus 5T
Sorry, can't find them there! Could you send a screenshot or smth? would really appreciate it
Well for that I would have to switch to it, can you just send some screenshots from

Settings>Display
And
A list of everything in the quicksettings panel (including edit)?

I might also want to correct myself not "colours" but "accents"
Silly me :eek:
 
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Rush

Senior Member
Apr 19, 2019
763
129
neuss
OnePlus 5T
Well for that I would have to switch to it, can you just send some screenshots from

Settings>Display
And
A list of everything in the quicksettings panel (including edit)?

I might also want to correct myself not "colours" but "accents"
Silly me :eek:
Nvm Here is a Screenshot ;)
 

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Rush

Senior Member
Apr 19, 2019
763
129
neuss
OnePlus 5T
Thanks, so I was able to change the color from the status bar tiles, thanks for that


Still 1 little problem, it reverts back to pink (the default) for some reason after a little while, idkw
Well idk either, I only know the default dark-mode colour is pink, didn't happen to me

But you can go into the settings (where you switched to dark mode) and try changing it there

┐(´ー`)┌
 

usmantahir

Senior Member
May 11, 2014
123
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27
Lahore
Need help with youtube audio and hotspot

Guys.. i'm facing a strange problem and I would really appreciate any response.
1. Some videos on youtube only use the loud speaker, while others work fine and use both earpiece and loud speaker.
2. I have to change my wifi hotspot name every time so that a device can connect to it
Has anyone noticed these same problems?
Thanks guys!
 

RodrigoAyuso

New member
Dec 4, 2019
4
0
Ambient Light

Great Rom i love it, it has everything that i was looking for and it works on a Chinese phone (Doogee N20), i just have a question about the ambient light i've tried to dim the screen to 2% but that doesn't work for some reason.. how can i dim the screen
Do you still have this phone? If you have, could you tell me how you put the GSI rom? And if it supports Android 11.
 

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    Code:
    #include <std_disclaimer.h>
    /*
     * Your warranty is... still valid?
     *
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
     * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
     * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
     * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
     */

    Pixel Dust ROM is an Android 9.x ROM especially built with Google Pixel features and apps.
    The code is based off directly from AOSP. 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, BenzoROM, CarbonROM, crDroid, DirtyUnicorns, LOS, OmniROM and PureNexus, we borrowed a few features and tweaks from.

    The Pixel Dust Crew 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 a custom rom!!! ;) If you like our work, please consider to buy Roger the first beer, and a few more for the other team members and the developer of PixelDust @spezi77 and a beer for me maybe for maintaining the GSI *wink*. Cheers!

    Listing of Features:
    General
    * Monthly Android security updates
    * Google Apps included (no need to flash any third party GApps)
    * All Pixel features present, e.g.:
    * Google's unlimited photos
    * Additonal themes (Light, Dark, Black, ShishuNights, Chocolate) and AccentPicker
    * Google Camera, Pixel Launcher and Wallpapers (taken from the Pixel 3 factory image)
    * Google App: reach it by swiping to the left of the home screen

    >>> Features added to the general ROM Settings <<<

    Network & internet
    * Show 4G Instead of LTE

    Display
    * Ambient Display/Lockscreen - Display weather information
    * Ambient Display - Now Playing (Be notified of music being played around you)
    * Always On Display

    Additional QS tiles
    * Ambient Display
    * Always On Display
    * Enhanced battery saver
    * Expanded Desktop
    * Caffeine
    * Heads up
    * Location
    * LTE
    * NavBar
    * NFC
    * PixelDust Settings
    * Reboot
    * Screenshot (Partial/Full)
    * Smart Pixels
    * Sync
    * Theme
    * Weather
    * and many more

    Security
    * Lockscreen PIN quick unlock
    * Enabled easy swipe to unlock or to pattern / pin on the keyguard lockscreen, previously requiring multiple attempts
    * 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

    Notification & battery LED options
    * Notification light pulse and speed
    * Set per app notification colors
    * Pulse if battery light low
    * Set battery light colors

    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)

    >>> Pixel Dust ROM custom features <<<

    Status bar
    * Status bar icon whitelist
    * Network activity in status bar
    * Clock & date settings
    * Battery settings (icon style & battery percentage)

    Quick settings
    * Disable QS on secure lockscreen
    * Brightness slider on/off toggle
    * Brightness icon on/off toggle
    * Vibrate when touching QS tiles
    * QS rows and columns
    * Show tiles title
    * 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 (control DND mode; volume wake, playback control: seek/skip music tracks)
    * Back button kill (for stock navbar)

    Navigation bar
    * Navbar on/off
    * Use swipe up gestures for navigation (Pixel 3 navigation mode)
    * Navbar buttons
    * Pixel navbar animation toggle

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

    Lock screen
    * Left & right lock screen shortcuts
    * Lockscreen charging info
    * Fingerprint authentication vibration
    * Media cover art
    * Face auto unlock
    * OmniJaws weather options

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

    Recents apps
    * Hide apps from recents

    Notifications
    * Heads up - Timeout
    * Heads up - Snooze
    * Heads up - Blacklist

    Misc
    * Smart Pixels


    Links:

    Terms & conditions:
    By downloading this custom ROM you agree that I, the maintainer of Pixel Dust GSI, 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:
    *For ARM64-AB - system image (in .xz format, So please extract it to get system.img before flashing)
    For ARM64-A-only - system image (in .xz format, So please extract it to get system.img before flashing)


    Installation guide:
    1. Download system.img.xz file.
    2. Extract it and get the IMG.
    3. Flash it
    For Fastboot: Open ADB and type "fastboot flash system <image name>.img"
    For TWRP: Install -> Install Image -> Select Image and Flash to "SYSTEM"
    4. Reboot and Enjoy.


    Bugs:
    *As it is based on phhusson's work on GSIs, the bugs and issues are similar to other GSIs.

    *For further queries feel free to join our telegram group.

    Pixel Dust GSI

    Contributors
    @spezi77 for such a wonderful project, @phhusson for his awesome work on GSI,donate to this guy, @amarbajpai
    Thanks to @Jay_1212 for links, @rakee for images and all my testers.

    Source Code: [url]https://github.com/pixeldustproject-p[/URL]

    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: release six
    Stable Release Date: 2018-10-25

    Created 2018-11-04
    Last Updated 2019-03-26
    33
    New build for both arm64-AB and A-only devices is up.
    21
    UPDATE (2018-12-28)

    Changelogs:
    * Android 9.0.0 (PQ1A.181205.002.A1, Dec 2018)
    * Add Pixel Soundpicker 2.0
    * Disable now playing feature for now (server is down).
    * Add Slim Recents 3.0
    * Add SmartNav navigation suite
    * Add unlinked ringtone and notification volumes
    * Add font picker
    * Add more qs tiles including wavy, mountain, etc.
    * Add qs toggle animation options
    * Add improved look&feel for brightness slider
    * Implement weather on lockscreen like Pixels
    * Less boring heads up option
    * Show more battery info on lockscreen when charging (may take some time to show proper ETA)
    * Stock Recents/Overview icon pack support
    * Phone ringtone setting for Multi Sim devices
    * Add Pulse Blacklist option
    * Night Light Brightness mode options
    * Add Smart Pixels tile
    + Many more stuff. Explore youself and happy holidays to all.
    ?
    17
    Can you make a GSI for ARM64 A Only to please?I now its for AB devices but i have only A Only device and want to try this rom.

    yea.. A-ONLY please :/

    Will be up next week. :)
    16
    Changelogs:
    (2019-03-26)
    * Security Patch updated to March
    * PixelDust Upstreams
    * Fixed the vendor-mismatch popup
    * Phh's latest sources merged

    (2018-12-28)
    * Android 9.0.0 (PQ1A.181205.002.A1, Dec 2018)
    * Add Pixel Soundpicker 2.0
    * Disable now playing feature for now (server is down).
    * Add Slim Recents 3.0
    * Add SmartNav navigation suite
    * Add unlinked ringtone and notification volumes
    * Add font picker
    * Add more qs tiles including wavy, mountain, etc.
    * Add qs toggle animation options
    * Add improved look&feel for brightness slider
    * Implement weather on lockscreen like Pixels
    * Less boring heads up option
    * Show more battery info on lockscreen when charging (may take some time to show proper ETA)
    * Stock Recents/Overview icon pack support
    * Phone ringtone setting for Multi Sim devices
    * Add Pulse Blacklist option
    * Night Light Brightness mode options
    * Add Smart Pixels tile
    + Many more stuff. Explore youself and happy holidays to all. ?


    (2018-11-14)
    * Updated to November Security Patch
    * Fixed hw backlight and notification led
    * Removed camera app as it was creating issues. You can install any camera app you want. 6.1 works too.
    * Force close on Animation duration fixed
    * Long press/Double tap power to flashlight
    * Hide app from recents
    * New and organised accents
    * More quick setting tiles
    * Swipe fingerprint for dismiss notifications
    * Full gesture navbar
    * Navigation Bar pulse
    * Edge gestures with back animation
    * More features added and under the hood changes for better performance