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CarlInMO

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Previously installed CalyxOS on my Pixel 4a. Liked the interface and leanness of the of system. Unfortunately I could not access network data. Found out elsewhere it was due to being on Sprint network. I flashed back to stock and rooted with Magisk.

Recently switched to T-Mobile SIM. Tried re-installing CalyxOS using Linux. Install failed. Do I have to un-root before attempting to install CalyxOS?
 

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Previously installed CalyxOS on my Pixel 4a. Liked the interface and leanness of the of system. Unfortunately I could not access network data. Found out elsewhere it was due to being on Sprint network. I flashed back to stock and rooted with Magisk.

Recently switched to T-Mobile SIM. Tried re-installing CalyxOS using Linux. Install failed. Do I have to un-root before attempting to install CalyxOS?
You simply double click flash-all.bat file and it should flash automatically. It will wipe data which also removes root so backup your device first.
 

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You simply double click flash-all.bat file and it should flash automatically. It will wipe data which also removes root so backup your device first.
I appreciate your response. Unfortunately after I was finally able to disable Microsoft's ever intrusive Defender, the flash-all attempted to install but was also unable to complete. Don't remember exactly but I think is said couldn't find matching image. I started by flashing latest Sunfish image from developers site so I don't know what else to try.

There doesn't appear to be much interest here and I frankly don't know where else to go for assistance. CalyxOS at this point has not seemed to generate as much help on their website as others.
 
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I appreciate your response. Unfortunately after I was finally able to disable Microsoft's ever intrusive Defender, the flash-all attempted to install but was also unable to complete. Don't remember exactly but I think is said couldn't find matching image. I started by flashing latest Sunfish image from developers site so I don't know what else to try.

There doesn't appear to be much interest here and I frankly don't know where else to go for assistance. CalyxOS at this point has not seemed to generate as much help on their website as others.
I have heard others experiencing issues with the flash-all.bat file. I have a workaround that simply replaces the flash files from the stock flash-all.bat with the ones from this and it works fine. I'll post it later.
 
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I have heard others experiencing issues with the flash-all.bat file. I have a workaround that simply replaces the flash files from the stock flash-all.bat with the ones from this and it works fine. I'll post it later.
Thanks for your assistance. By the way, I prefer to avoid Microsoft as much as possible. My laptop is MX Linux, but I have access to Windows 10 machine.
 
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April update is up.

If you have issues when flashing, replace the flash-all.bat file with this one below.

MOD EDIT: Link removed
 
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I wouldn't lock it if you plan on going back to Google stock factory images because you will not be able to flash the files with a locked bootloader. You can install monthly ota updates with locked bootloader but can't do that either if you decide to root the device.
So basically, due to some of this ROM's security features, you're basically screwed for updates if you want to root it.
That's unfortunate, because with the lack of customization in this ROM I will definitely be using Majisk modules.
 
I wouldn't lock it if you plan on going back to Google stock factory images because you will not be able to flash the files with a locked bootloader. You can install monthly ota updates with locked bootloader but can't do that either if you decide to root the device.
[oops I somehow posted this this twice]

So basically, due to some of this ROM's security features, you're basically screwed for updates if you want to root it.
That's unfortunate, because with the lack of customization in this ROM I will definitely be rooting.
 
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    CalyxOS for Pixel 4a Sunfish

    Downloading the Flasher​

    • Linux: xxxxxx
    • macOS: xxxxxx
    • Windows: xxxxx
    SHA256:
    • Linux: f4e68992198868148ca2d4bd0fd40d0176da4058a188a3fdf80732d04a6c3543
    • macOS: 5e5542f51c1592e392114636f2e64fe9dae1cacaaf55c722822780ec5cbf9331
    • Windows: 0cdaf47f1c97e43c70e0fe7cfff63fcaa140799ccc494bebf6451e96cbcdda6c

    Steps​

    1. Download CalyxOS image for your pixel 4a here: xxxxxxxxxxx
    2. Download the flasher for the Operating System you’re using from the links above
      1. For Windows, you also need to download and install “Googles USB driver ZIP file” from xxxxxx
      2. For installation instructions, see xxxxxxxxxxx
    3. Place the flasher as well as the CalyxOS image into the same folder. Do not extract or rename the zip, simply copy it as-is.
    4. Double-click the flasher to run it, and follow the steps shown on your screen.
      If that doesn’t work, then you can:
    5. Open a Terminal or Command Prompt in that directory, and then
    6. Run the flasher using:
      • Linux: chmod +x ./device-flasher.linux; ./device-flasher.linux
      • macOS: chmod +x ./device-flasher.darwin; ./device-flasher.darwin
      • Windows: .\device-flasher.exe

    Notes​

    • On some Linux distros, you may have to use sudo, i.e. sudo ./device-flasher.linux
    • On macOS, you may have to disable gatekeeper. See xxxxxx
    • On Windows, your anti-virus may falsely flag this as infected. This is because the program is written in the Go programming language, see xxxxx for more information.

    This is the updated August 2021 security patch

    CalyxOS does not include gapps and can not be flashed on this rom.

    MicroG is included and can be enabled or disabled based on user preference.

    Aurora Store replaces Google Play Store. Most Google Play Store apps supported. Google play store paid apps are NOT supported.

    MicroG replaces Google Play Services.

    Google Fi does work but must login to Google account.

    Signature spoofing support.

    MOD EDIT: Links removed
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    April update is up.

    If you have issues when flashing, replace the flash-all.bat file with this one below.

    MOD EDIT: Link removed
    The funniest part of using a degoogled phone is getting the flash bat file from a Google drive.
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    OP updated with August security patch
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    Updated to June 2021 security patch with flashing instructions
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    Calyx doesn't support root

    Actually that is incorrect. You can use the boot.img inside the image zip and patch it with magisk and root it.