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[DISCONTINUED][ROM][UNOFFICIAL] ArrowOS 11.0, pop kernel, Smoothest UI [Updated 10-05-2021]

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javiwz

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ArrowOS
Due to some personal reasons, This thread will be discontinued, thanks for interest on it and enjoyed it, thank you all
ABOUT

ArrowOS is an AOSP based project started with the aim of keeping things simple, clean and neat.

Website: https://arrowos.net/
Code Review: https://review.arrowos.net/
Blog: https://blog.arrowos.net/
Telegram: Channel | TG Portal / Links | TG group


FEATURES

  • Using linckandrea's pop kernel for poplar
  • Power efficient
  • Smoothest UI
  • Signed with dev keys
  • Up-to-date kernel
  • WireGuard kernel support
  • FDE (Full Disk Encryption) support
WHAT WORKS?
  • SELinux is enforcing
  • WiFi
  • Audio
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint
  • Vibration
  • Bluetooth
  • Signal
  • etc........

WHAT DOESN'T WORK?

  • WFD is not working
  • Stock camera is not working anymore due to incompatibility of stock library (libimageprocessorjni.so) with new libgui
  • You tell me
For reporting bugs, be sure to include a log: Check how to ..

HOW TO INSTALL & UPDATE
CLEAN INSTALLATION IS NEEDED


  • Flash the latest firmware with Newflasher
  • Fully boot it once and check everything is alright(skip every connection to make your way to homescreen)
  • Flash and boot the recovery twrp-3.5 given in this post
  • Format data and factory wipe(swipe the slider in 'wipe')
  • Flash ROM
  • Flash any addons (GApps, Magisk...)
  • Reboot and profit!
How to update from a older ArrowOS?
- Flash the ROM
- Flash Nikgapps/Addons
- Reboot
(Seems NikGApps does support backup script. It can Backup/Restore anything installed from NikGApps zip and Addon zip, during installing ROM. Reflash them to restore.)

You won't need to flash gapps if the new update zip name include "gapps", you can just flash it on the top of vanilla version.

DOWNLOAD
You can found them in #2


ROM Source: https://github.com/ArrowOS
poplar: https://github.com/linckandrea/android_device_sony_poplar
poplar dsds: https://github.com/whatawurst/android_device_sony_poplar_dsds

Kernel source: https://github.com/linckandrea/android_kernel_sony_msm8998-EAS

Contributors
derf elot, linckandrea, modpunk, Rooted_Ansh

Thanks to testers
sohrab1985, JimKatsanos, hsheemi

ROM OS Version:
Android 11
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.4
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status:
Stable

Thread Information
Created 2021-01-31
Last Updated 2021-05-10
 
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javiwz

Senior Member
Download
The method of installation or update is given in the section HOW TO INSTALL & UPDATE
10/05/2021
  • Gapps included, no need to flash
  • .267 kernel update, linckandrea EAS r2 kernel
  • May security patch update
Download:
G8341: Arrow-v11.0-poplar-UNOFFICIAL-20210509-GAPPS.zip
G8342: Arrow-v11.0-poplar_dsds-UNOFFICIAL-20210509-GAPPS.zip

Many people fail to pass the safety net even with magiskhide and fingerprint set, you can install this Magisk Canary to fix the problem.

07/04/2021
  • Gapps included
  • .263 kernel update
  • April security update
  • Vulkan fix (thanks to @linckandrea )
  • New IMS implement (Please enable IMS option in Xperia Parts if you have IMS working on stock.)
  • New lockscreen clock: IDE
  • Forced Encryption since this release.
  • INCLUDING: Sony clock/Sony album/Sony xperia 1 live wallpaper/Sony xperia loop live wallpaper/Sony iconpack from VR ThemeStudio/Pixel 5 live wallpaper from Pranav Pandey, (Thanks to @born2bkilled teach me how to do)
  • New styles for battery icon in battery settings
  • Simple gallery deleted as Sony album is added
  • You can get sony music and sony sound enhance flashing this amazing magisk module (thanks to repey6): [10-11][Magisk]SonyMusic_with_SoundEnhancement-Xperia10-v1.9.zip
G8341 | SIngle Arrow-v11.0-poplar-UNOFFICIAL-20210407-GAPPS.zip
G8342 | Dual Arrow-v11.0-poplar_dsds-UNOFFICIAL-20210407-GAPPS.zip


13/03/2021
  • March security patch merged
  • Update to .258 eas kernel
  • Some optimizations and bug fix
G8341| poplar row Arrow-v11.0-poplar-UNOFFICIAL-20210313-VANILLA.zip
G8342 | poplar dsdsArrow-v11.0-poplar_dsds-UNOFFICIAL-20210313-VANILLA.zip
Gapps
NikGapps I recommend Core
NikGapps Addons You can flash the Google dialer, Google message Addons in order to replace AOSP dialer and message
Root
Magisk v21.4

24/02/2021
  • Updated to latest .257 EAS kernel of linckandrea
  • February security patch merged
  • Update ElectronBeam screen off animation
  • SystemUI: Disable blur wakeup animation
  • fixup! core: Smoother Upload and Download Animation
  • old style mobile data indicators added
  • Phone ringtone setting for Multi SIM device
  • Improve touch width of volume panel
Known bug: "Activate torch with screen off by long pressing power button" isn't working.

G8341 Arrow-v11.0-poplar-UNOFFICIAL-20210223-VANILLA-EAS.zip
G8342 Arrow-v11.0-poplar_dsds-UNOFFICIAL-20210223-VANILLA-EAS.zip
Gapps
NikGapps I recommend Core
NikGapps Addons You can flash the Google dialer, Google message Addons in order to replace AOSP dialer and message
Root
Magisk v21.4

2021-02-01

- android_packages_apps_WallpaperPicker2: WallpaperPicker2: Fix race condition for fast-loading wallpapers
- android_frameworks_base: fixup! core: Smoother Upload and Download Animation
- android_vendor_arrow: arrow: overlay: remove settingsintelligence strings
- android_vendor_arrow: config: Add standalone UnifiedNlp location provider
Recovery
G8341
twrp-3.5.0-0-20210117-poplar.img
G8342 twrp-3.5.0-0-20210117-poplar_dsds.img
ROM
G8341
Arrow-v11.0-poplar-UNOFFICIAL-20210130-VANILLA-EAS.zip
G8342Arrow-v11.0-poplar_dsds-UNOFFICIAL-20210201-VANILLA-EAS.zip
Gapps
NikGapps I recommend Core,
The NikGapps mods are interestings
Root
Magisk v21.4
 
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JimKatsanos

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Athens
So, If you get any bug like sim not working you can go to settings-> xperia parts -> modem switcher activity and set the first one. although this sacrifices ims, you will get sim working... just be a little patient : ).. you could also try the network switcher thingy, it could also work...
 
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javiwz

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Thank you for the Simple & Nice looking ROM...
but i can't restore call histories & messages from google (sync not available except contacts).
any solutions?
and fast charging not working.
(I'm using NikGapps core)
I will test the quick charging, about the restoring of call history & messages, I usually use the Migrate for backup and restore them with migrate, it backup all your apps, apps data, and call& message history in a flashable zip, really handy, you can find it on play store, I wonder it support to Android 11 yet, I use on 10
 
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jurkoman

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Oct 24, 2015
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So all AOSP based roms lack Live Display. it's a shame.
It is not shame. Is pure android. In my logic if you want pure system, go 4 Pixel devices not for Sony. Pixel experience rom (unofficial) offer these settings. Why i must leave things what offer Sony devices only ? Because pure stock android. But if you want more battery/performance, go for EAS AOSP.
 

sohrab1985

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It is not shame. Is pure android. In my logic if you want pure system, go 4 Pixel devices not for Sony. Pixel experience rom (unofficial) offer these settings. Why i must leave things what offer Sony devices only ? Because pure stock android. But if you want more battery/performance, go for EAS AOSP.
I just said it's a shame that Live Display isn't present. It means "what a pity, I wish it had that as well". Not that big of a deal.
 

jurkoman

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Oct 24, 2015
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I just said it's a shame that Live Display isn't present. It means "what a pity, I wish it had that as well". Not that big of a deal.
If you want LiveDisplay, go for another rom which isnt based on AOSP or Treble. This is easily AOSP rom so these settings arent present here. I had tested plenty ROMs for XZ1 and XZ1c, so i know which ROMs have these settings and what is best for this device.
 

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