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ArrowOS 12 is available in beta (with gapps, and smoother build) . Find it here: download

Been running it for a day now, solid, no issues. Only thing that doesnt work is NFC as noted.

Note torch also doesnt work...but minor...

Only app of mine that doesnt work is call recorder as that access has changed in A12

update:

Torch IS working, for some reason for the first few boots the camera was somehow blocking its use (quick toggle was greyed out)
 
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Can you confirm that the Material You is working?
Yes, working fine. I'm on the GAPPS version and everything seems to work including NFC. The only thing not working for me is I can't use Google Pay or install banking apps. Maybe linked to Encryption not working maybe? Anyway for such an early ROM its great. Looking forward to ABC ROM 12. :)
 

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Does anyone have any advice? I've followed the guide to resize the partitions and this guide to install a GSI. But no matter what I try I can't get it to boot, it just loops. I've tried starting from DotOS 11 as recommended but that didn't work. I've tried using Arrow 12 as a base but that didn't work either.. Don't know what I'm doing wrong so any help would be appreciated..
 

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Does anyone have any advice? I've followed the guide to resize the partitions and this guide to install a GSI. But no matter what I try I can't get it to boot, it just loops. I've tried starting from DotOS 11 as recommended but that didn't work. I've tried using Arrow 12 as a base but that didn't work either.. Don't know what I'm doing wrong so any help would be appreciated..
Do you still have access to the bootloader?
 

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I tried running Arrow OS 12 but i can't get it to boot. I flashed it successfully but it gets stuck on the Arrow OS logo on boot. Tried multiple times.
 

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Does anyone know any Android 12 (non-beta version) GSIs that are confirmed working for Pixel 2 XL? The GSI that was originally linked in the OP is dead and the only GSI I see on XDA for Android 12 is a Pixel Experience 12 alpha GSI, but is around 3.22 GB, which seems to be bigger than what the companion guide sets us up with, so I don't know if that GSI would work.

I do see other people mentioning GSI ports of the Pixel 5 firmware or Arrow OS builds but I can't seem to find those anywhere.
 

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ArrowOS works fine but it doesn't support VoLTE. You need to download it from {Mod edit}
 
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ArrowOS works fine but it doesn't support VoLTE. You need to download it from {Mod edit}
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And plus, it's a closed beta and it is not suitable for sharing (still buggy). thanks for deleting that link.


people, just wait for android 12 roms, they are coming.
 

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    As you guys may know, protonAOSP dropped support for Taimen/Walleye.

    Fret not. protonAOSP 12 is coming. Here it is running nicely on my pixel 2XL. Currently still in beta (calls are working though, so it's pretty much ready).

    Taimen is not dead

    EDIT: Build is up
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    Hey @Dollscythe ,

    Any update/comment on Pixel Experience Alpha Builds?

    I understand that these are "Alpha" builds, however, if you've tried it... please share a comment
    Those builds have pretty much everything working. Make sure to get the latest one.

    i'm also building protonAOSP 12. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/android-12-rom-09-nov-2021-protonaosp-12-0-0.4358955/
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    @coolsid8

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    And plus, it's a closed beta and it is not suitable for sharing (still buggy). thanks for deleting that link.


    people, just wait for android 12 roms, they are coming.
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    as a matter of fact, pixel experience alpha builds are up

    edit: link removed. wait till @PixelBoot releases it.
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    If you need help, feel free to post logs here. For more discussions about Android 12/GSIs join the telegram group!!

    *REQUIRED FOR GSI* Follow the guide I made here to increase your system partition.
    Download Android 12 Stable (Pixel 4a) GSI here: Direct link.
    You don't need Gapps, they are preloaded.

    Make sure to use Android 11 as base before flashing the GSI.

    After that, you can install any GSI/flash any size Gapps without issue.


    1. Reboot into fastboot mode.
    2. Wipe your data partition: fastboot format:ext4 userdata
    3. Clean cache and factory reset: fastboot -w
    4. flash the GSI: fastboot flash system_a path/to/system.img
    5. flash the GSI in other slot: fastboot flash system_b path/to/system.img
    6. Test boot.
    If it doesn't boot, download vbmeta for your device and flash in fastboot mode.
    1. fastboot flash vbmeta --disable-verity --disable-verification vbmeta.img
    2. fastboot -w
    Bugs:
    • No sound in call.
    Some fixes:
    • Install GMS with adb install -r -d path/to/gms.apk to login to Google (not necessary anymore)
    • After flashing system image, don't reboot into system, immediately boot into TWRP and flash this file! This is necessary to disable encryption, so TWRP can boot successfully.

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    As you guys may know, protonAOSP dropped support for Taimen/Walleye.

    Fret not. protonAOSP 12 is coming. Here it is running nicely on my pixel 2XL. Currently still in beta (calls are working though, so it's pretty much ready).

    Taimen is not dead

    EDIT: Build is up
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    Update! With GMS, overlay, and fingerprint sensor fixes. We are getting closer!

    And the users that had unbootable slot error, it should be fixed too if you flash vbmeta. Make sure to follow the fixes section too.

    EDIT: RIL is fine, SMS is fine, we can even accept and take calls. But there's no sound! Any devs can chime in and help?
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    Thank you for taking the time to help and wrap my head around the subject , much appreciated!

    Is this the same way a custom recovery increases the system partition?
    There are no custom recoveries that can do that.

    However. I'm working on a tool that will automate that process. There's a closed beta in the telegram channel and it will see a beta release on xda soon.
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    Hey @Dollscythe ,

    Any update/comment on Pixel Experience Alpha Builds?

    I understand that these are "Alpha" builds, however, if you've tried it... please share a comment
    Those builds have pretty much everything working. Make sure to get the latest one.

    i'm also building protonAOSP 12. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/android-12-rom-09-nov-2021-protonaosp-12-0-0.4358955/