I got the Google Pixel 5, what do you need to know?

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TokedUp

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Word. I was asking the OP. Im trying to find out quick so I can cancel my preorder. Dont wanna go thru sending it back, then maybe having to wait longer for the next batch. Unreal
 

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Word. I was asking the OP. Im trying to find out quick so I can cancel my preorder. Dont wanna go thru sending it back, then maybe having to wait longer for the next batch. Unreal

I don't have that issue; there is the slightest gap between the screen and the unibody, but the same could be said about my S10+; unless that person's one is faulty?

Pics attached - will reply to that thread
 

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Word. I was asking the OP. Im trying to find out quick so I can cancel my preorder. Dont wanna go thru sending it back, then maybe having to wait longer for the next batch. Unreal
Me too! This could be one huge mess. I'd get an RMA within 5 minutes of opening the thing. Expected delivery November 3 so hopefully this will be sorted out by then..if we see a delivery delay then we'll know there is a problem.
 

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UPDATE 15 October:
Embargo has now lifted!
I got THREE additional videos now live; the full review, camera, and audio review:


UPDATE 5 October:
I've been informed on 5 Oct to not post anything further on the Pixel 5 until the embargo lifts (which I can't communicate when that is).[/B]
You can find more information about the device via my Twitter feed; incl battery updates, camera shots etc.

Hi everyone,

Seen there's some love for the Pixel 5 here at XDA (Hi again XDA gang!), so as I have the phone in front of me. What do you need to know?
I'm looking to get confirmation from my source to see if I can extract the camera.apk for you, but before sharing any files (including original photos from the Pixel 5), I'm getting it confirmed. Rather be safe than sorry :)

Anyway, ask away, I'll try my best to answer everything I can.

Oh, and my video on YouTube of the phone (if you don't believe I have the phone), is live on my channel too:



EDIT: Latest YouTube hands-on video has just gone live!


https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-5/help/brightness-mode-rooting-t4178469

---------- Post added at 10:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:25 PM ----------

UPDATE 15 October:
Embargo has now lifted!
I got THREE additional videos now live; the full review, camera, and audio review:


UPDATE 5 October:
I've been informed on 5 Oct to not post anything further on the Pixel 5 until the embargo lifts (which I can't communicate when that is).
You can find more information about the device via my Twitter feed; incl battery updates, camera shots etc.

Hi everyone,

Seen there's some love for the Pixel 5 here at XDA (Hi again XDA gang!), so as I have the phone in front of me. What do you need to know?
I'm looking to get confirmation from my source to see if I can extract the camera.apk for you, but before sharing any files (including original photos from the Pixel 5), I'm getting it confirmed. Rather be safe than sorry :)

Anyway, ask away, I'll try my best to answer everything I can.

Oh, and my video on YouTube of the phone (if you don't believe I have the phone), is live on my channel too:



EDIT: Latest YouTube hands-on video has just gone live!


https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-5/help/case-t4178473
 

RockStar2005

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Really Rockstar? First time?

Correct Toked!

ALMOST bought the 4 XL a year ago, but I decided the Note 10+ was a better buy (the 64 & 128 GB versions were more of an issue before when considering the awful battery life). After a year with the Samsung phone, I found that Google's better UI/software (including less lag) and BETTER camera were more worth looking into. Of course 5G and the vastly improved battery life were major factors too.

Was kinda bugged about the loss of Face Unlock, at least initially anyway. Now not so much, esp with us wearing masks so much anyway. But I REALLY wish Google had offered 256 GB version of the 5 instead of JUST a 128 GB one. I prefer to listen to downloaded music (Hi-Res, downsampled to 256-320 kbps AAC) vs. streaming most of the time on the Poweramp music app. So now I get to look forward to having to pick & choose between my music and fit what I deem to love most on the 5. Mehh. lol

But except for that, I am pretty happy with the reviews so far! :good:
 
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@TotallydubbedHD could you tell us how long it takes to charge the device from as little power as possible (<=10%) to full? If possible both on wired and wireless 10W/15W charger.

I'm trying to see if I can fit an extra wireless charger on my budget :)

Thank you!
 

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@TotallydubbedHD could you tell us how long it takes to charge the device from as little power as possible (<=10%) to full? If possible both on wired and wireless 10W/15W charger.

I'm trying to see if I can fit an extra wireless charger on my budget :)

Thank you!
Takes 1hr30mins from 2% to 100% on a fast charge wired charger. No idea about wireless, as I don't have one!
 

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Mine has a noticeable gap between the body and screen on one side top left hand side _compared_ to the right top side. It doesn't move when you put your fingernail in there and try and wedge it open though. Also I'd totally accept it if it were like that all around. Didn't notice until Google recommended me an article from Android authority. Australian user.
 

RockStar2005

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Could be my 'test' phone? Not sure lol.
This was on the Vodafone 5G SIM, and I'm in the UK, London :)

Haha..........."test phone", he says.

Ahh ok. Cool!

I'm in the U.S., Chicago area myself.

I'd read that at least here in the "states" that 2G was going to be phased out very soon, if not already. So I guess when I get my 5 in about a week or two I'll have to check on that in Settings to see if they've done so or not.
 

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Haha..........."test phone", he says.

Ahh ok. Cool!

I'm in the U.S., Chicago area myself.

I'd read that at least here in the "states" that 2G was going to be phased out very soon, if not already. So I guess when I get my 5 in about a week or two I'll have to check on that in Settings to see if they've done so or not.

I say that as my Pixel 5 still has an R-release thing on the dropdown lol.
 

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    @TotallydubbedHD, why not share the apk, i don't think there is an exclusivity or major novelty in this apk can be the interface or theme.
    because the catches I saw are similar for me.

    this is one of the last outing, test on OP8Pro
    https://streamable.com/1m33eb
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    Because without approval I rather not do so. Respect the decision, thanks.
    I understand this is one of the things that is respectable and thanks, I will be patient
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    Hate to necro this thread...but we need some insight on AVB on the Pixel 5.

    As most of us know, root has been blessedly simple on the Pixel series up through Android 11.

    However, Android 12 brought about some new challenges.

    With the 12 Beta, users on the 4a5g, 5, and 5a discovered that to be able to boot a patched boot image from /boot, vbmeta must be reflashed with --disable-verity and --disable-verification. That seemed to be the only additional requirement. Otherwise, a patched image loading from /boot would result in the bootloader error "failed to load/verify boot images".

    But, with the 12 stable release, we discovered that reflashing /vbmeta with the disable flags will cause the device to bootloop into recovery with an error message: "Can't load Android system. Your data may be corrupt". At this point the user has a choice:
    * Wipe /data, but be able to successfully run permanent root
    * Reflash /vbmeta and /boot back to stock, and either run unrooted or live boot a patched image from fastboot for temporary root

    Again, this has been specific to Android 12 on the Pixel 4a5g, 5, and 5a, as well as the 6 series. Maybe it has something to do with Boot Header v4 introduced with Android 12?

    Any thoughts?

    Even on Beta on redfin, one needed to do a data wipe the first time disabling vbmeta. It's a hard requirement as encryption is tied to verified boot. If you disable vbmeta but do not wipe, the device won't boot. There is no difference between the Beta and stable release for rooting method in that sense.
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    So what about subsequent updates? If reflashing vbmeta was required when updating from beta to stable, I would assume that it would also be required for the monthly updates - and therefore a data wipe. Dm-verity and verification do not stay disabled if you reflash vbmeta without the flags. I wiped when I installed 12 beta 5, and I was unable to retain data when upgrading to stable. It's really going to suck if we have to wipe /data every time we update vbmeta.

    For the monthly updates, you've to flash the OTA packages via recovery and boot into fastboot immediately to keep vbmeta disabled. Secure boot will then remain turned off, allowing a patched boot image to be booted/flashed.

    I've tested this between the betas and stable version. My last test was from Beta 5 to stable where I flashed the OTA via recovery, rebooted to bootloader, ran the fastboot command, and rebooted device. As a result, no data was lost as a wipe wasn't required.