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[MOD][MAGISK][ANDROID 11] Addon Features for Pixel Devices - Pixel 4a 5g Thread

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Schischu

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After enabluing some random feature in ROM Manager (I think Battery Percentage but unsure) I am stuck in a boot loop.

ADB log shows that SystemUI is crashing nonstop

Code:
    Line 14923: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime: Process: com.android.systemui, PID: 3689
    Line 14924: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to create service com.android.systemui.keyguard.KeyguardService: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #54 in com.android.systemui:layout/super_notification_shade: uid=10236 needs permission android.permission.READ_CONTACTS to read lock_screen_owner_info_enabled for user 0
    Line 14924: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to create service com.android.systemui.keyguard.KeyguardService: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #54 in com.android.systemui:layout/super_notification_shade: uid=10236 needs permission android.permission.READ_CONTACTS to read lock_screen_owner_info_enabled for user 0
    Line 14934: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime: Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #54 in com.android.systemui:layout/super_notification_shade: uid=10236 needs permission android.permission.READ_CONTACTS to read lock_screen_owner_info_enabled for user 0
    Line 14956: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.statusbar.SuperStatusBarViewFactory.getNotificationShadeWindowView(SuperStatusBarViewFactory.java:74)
    Line 14957: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.statusbar.phone.StatusBar.inflateStatusBarWindow(StatusBar.java:1446)
    Line 14958: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.statusbar.phone.StatusBar.makeStatusBarView(StatusBar.java:1012)
    Line 14959: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.statusbar.phone.StatusBar.createAndAddWindows(StatusBar.java:2631)
    Line 14960: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.statusbar.phone.StatusBar.start(StatusBar.java:872)
    Line 14961: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.google.android.systemui.statusbar.phone.StatusBarGoogle.start(StatusBarGoogle.java:299)
    Line 14962: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.SystemUIApplication.startServicesIfNeeded(SystemUIApplication.java:204)
    Line 14963: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.SystemUIApplication.startServicesIfNeeded(SystemUIApplication.java:143)
    Line 14964: 05-09 10:22:05.442  3689  3689 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.android.systemui.keyguard.KeyguardService.onCreate(KeyguardService.java:57)
    Line 14974: 05-09 10:22:05.443  1506  2958 W ActivityManager: Process com.android.systemui has crashed too many times: killing!

I was able to fix it with
Code:
adb shell pm grant com.android.systemui android.permission.READ_CONTACTS

But interestingly disabling all magisk moduls did not fix it. That was the first thing I tried.
 
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Scholeggo

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@Typhus_ hey. I tried the systemUI as well as the Rom features. They're pretty cool. I have a few questons though:
- In your next update, for both stock and for custom ROMs, can you add an option to show the app icon can appear near toasts so we know which app presents them?
- On stock, the new system UI no longer shows me a heads-up notification (or a notification at all) that my battery has reached 15%. May that be a bug of sorts?
- I have this complicated gesture navigation problem that I'm not sure others are facing (in Android 11 overall), where sometimes when the screen is rotated, the gestures don't necessarily rotate well with it, for example, when playing a 16:9 YouTube video in app and vice versa. If you've faced this problem after updating from Android 10 to 11 you probably know what I'm talking about (If you don't I'll provide screenshots soon). The Rom features don't address that either, which disappoints me. Can you look into that and let me know if your SystemUI can fix this general issue?

Thanks in advance
 

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needs permission android.permission.READ_CONTACTS

That's a bug that's scattered throughout all Pixels. Faced that exact same bug already in the past and solved it the exact same way. It has got nothing to do with this MOD or any MOD whatsoever.

@Typhus_ hey. I tried the systemUI as well as the Rom features. They're pretty cool. I have a few questons though:
- In your next update, for both stock and for custom ROMs, can you add an option to show the app icon can appear near toasts so we know which app presents them?

I could try and take a look but, most likely, that will require SystemUI Modding, therefore no way for custom ROMs.

- On stock, the new system UI no longer shows me a heads-up notification (or a notification at all) that my battery has reached 15%. May that be a bug of sorts?

I think that's on Google side. I don't see it either...don't know why.

- I have this complicated gesture navigation problem that I'm not sure others are facing (in Android 11 overall), where sometimes when the screen is rotated, the gestures don't necessarily rotate well with it, for example, when playing a 16:9 YouTube video in app and vice versa. If you've faced this problem after updating from Android 10 to 11 you probably know what I'm talking about (If you don't I'll provide screenshots soon). The Rom features don't address that either, which disappoints me. Can you look into that and let me know if your SystemUI can fix this general issue?

Thanks in advance

That's Android 11 common issue. I don't know how to fix it...even if I did, I would have to Mod SystemUI and, to do that, some custom ROM should have that implemented on it's source so that I could try and replicate the smali changes.


Cheers!
 
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Scholeggo

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I could try and take a look but, most likely, that will require SystemUI Modding, therefore no way for custom ROMs.
That's ok, I saw in the beta that toasts with app icons are now included in the new UI, so that may no longer be necessary on your part

I think that's on Google side. I don't see it either...don't know why.
Oh

That's Android 11 common issue. I don't know how to fix it...even if I did, I would have to Mod SystemUI and, to do that, some custom ROM should have that implemented on it's source so that I could try and replicate the smali changes.
Disappointed, but that's alright. Let's just hope Android 12 remedies that while I continue to search for workarounds
 

ballin2much

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I'm running into an issue where the status bar is cut off. Everything was working fine before and I'm not aware of any changes I've made. Any ideas on how to fix?


Edit: I was able to fix the issue. I just installed the May OTA update so I'm assuming that was the source of the issue. I uninstalled the modules and reinstalled using version 8 and it seems to be working fine. Should have read more carefully before posting.
 
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Well, SystemUI MOD is really not compatible with June update.

Google introduced some changes that requires some lame edition (mainly the IDs are different...which sucks).

It's going to be a dull procedure but I'll try to do it as fast as possible.

Please wait for a new update. As soon as I do it, I'll share.


Cheers!
 

GohanBurner

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This mod is awesome. Just two things ...

Would it be possible to make the horizontal status bar match the portrait one? I have small selected but horizontal status bar is still default size.

Can you add music controls for the volume rockers?
 

hochoch

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Finally got around to updating to June and everything working great except I lost the networking monitor.... One of my most favorite features! Any one else having this issue? Wanted to check before clearing data or uninstalling mods and starting from scratch with my setup.

Thanks!
 

GoldElocks

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Finally got around to updating to June and everything working great except I lost the networking monitor.... One of my most favorite features! Any one else having this issue? Wanted to check before clearing data or uninstalling mods and starting from scratch with my setup.

Thanks!
Network indicators are working without issue for me after June update.
 
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    Hello!

    Addon Features V13 and SystemUI V9 modules are working with JULY build update.

    Just tested it right now.

    Cheers and enjoy!
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    Addon_Features_For_Pixel_Devices.png


    So what is this? This is a Magisk module that adds the following features to any Pixel 3, 4 or 5 device running on Android 11:

    • Forces Google Sans font system wide
    • 63 Accent colors
    • 12 Icon shapes
    • 22 Fonts
    • Wallpapers Breel 2019; 2020 & 2020a
    • 9 different Dark Styles
    • Adds 2 button mode navigation (it was removed on Android 11 but I think some users like that navigation mode, so I add it)
    • Background Blur options
    • Blur Intensity options
    • Adaptive sound options
    • Navigation bar options (hide pill, reduce keyboard bottom space size, hide assist handles)
    • SystemUI Tuner options
    • Rounded corner options
    • QS Rows x Columns options
    • QS Footer Drag Handle options (Default, Accent based, Hidden)
    • Option to show more icon notifications on staus bar
    • Forces Basic Attestation thus making ctsProfile true by just enabling Magisk Hide
    • Rom Control app (to setup all options available that you cannot using just Styles & Wallpapers)

    Everything can be controlled using Styles & Wallpapers and also Rom Control app.

    This MOD will probably work on any AOSP, or close to it, ROMs.


    Get it here: Android_11_Addon_Features_for_Pixel_V8.zip


    Just a note, this module already includes a SafetyNet fix, so if you're using another module for SafetyNet, please remove it since I don't know if that couldn't cause issues.


    For users that may be testing Android S developer preview I've made a module that, not only, adds all above features, but also, adds the hidden Android S features that you can choose to test. That module is shared HERE. I've also shared, on that post, a PDF with all features explained as well as instructions. Feel free to try it.



    Addon Features EXCLUSIVE for Pixel Devices running on STOCK Android 11 ROM:

    These exclusive and specific for Pixel Devices running on STOCK Android 11 ROM Magisk modules that you'll see next adds all of the features stated above but with extra goodies!

    "Exclusive features" included:

    • Battery Bar
    • Battery Styles
    • Clock Customization
    • Corrected lock screen icons not changing after applying different theme
    • "Disco Dingo" the QS (just a funny name for the option to apply random colors on QS toggles)
    • Hide QS Labels
    • Lock screen album art customization
    • Lock screen camera shortcut (enable/disable)
    • Lock screen custom clock faces
    • Network Traffic Indicators (unfortunately, on redfin, it only works on QS Header and not on status bar)
    • QS Battery percentage independent options
    • QS Header opacity level control
    • QS Headers styles
    • QS Panel opacity level control
    • QS Tiles styles
    • QS Data usage info
    • QS Rows x Columns options (both on portrait and landscape modes)
    • Reduce Status bar height (and correct left padding on devices with the notch on the left)
    • Removed side assist handles from lock screen
    • Status bar Quick Pulldown (Never, Right pulldown, Left pulldown, Always)
    • Switch styles
    • Touch QS Labels to add or remove on QS customize panel (just didn't bothered to translate "Tap or Drag Tiles..." strings, so you'll continue to see "Drag Tiles..." but the feature is there, try it.)

    Exclusive features downloads:

    Android_11_Addon_Features_For_Pixel_V13.zip
    -> "Harmless" module that works on any Pixel device running on STOCK ROM, much like the "universal mod" shared above, but with a Rom Control app version that has more options. The "exclusive features" options won't do anything if the SystemUI module, shared next, isn't installed. If your going to try these exclusive features module, install this one and not the one shared above. The SaftetyNet is also included on this module, so once again, don't try to use any other SafetyNet module since it could break things.

    Android_11_SystemUI_for_Addon_Features_V9.zip -> This is "THE" module! This module adds all xml and smali changes into SystemUI. Without this module the "exclusive features" won't work. Also, this module could be responsible for breaking boot if it fails to work at your end. I've ran several tests on my device (a Pixel 4a) and didn't face any issues but, since this module replaces stock SystemUI for a modded SystemUI, you could run into problems if some other module tries to do the same or it's simply incompatible with it.

    Android_11_SystemUI_for_Addon_Features_V8.zip -> Use this version ONLY if you're still running May Android 11 build update!


    Notes regarding the "exclusive version" for Pixel devices:

    • DO NOT, I'll repeat, DO NOT flash "SystemUI module" zip on any other ROM besides stock. It won't work! If you want those extra features on your current ROM you will have to port them yourself. I explain how to later on this post.

    • Make sure that you're able to run adb shell as root before rebooting your device.

    • If something goes wrong after flashing "SystemUI module", like if your device doesn't boot or something stupid, connect your phone to your PC during boot and run this:

    Code:
    adb shell
    Code:
    su
    Code:
    rm -rf /data/adb/modules/Modded_SystemUI && reboot

    • If you forgot to enable the ability to run adb shell as root, and if your device is on a "non-boot" state, the only way you can fix that is to remove all Magisk modules you have installed. That can be achieved by running the following commands during boot:

    Code:
    adb shell
    Code:
    magisk --remove-modules
    • If none of the above methods work to get your device booting, then you have to boot into safe mode. By doing so, Magisk will disable all modules for you (it doesn't uninstall them, just disables them). To force a boot into safe mode all you need to do is to keep pressing volume down button during boot animation. After the system boots into safe mode you can reboot your device to boot up normally (since all modules will be disabled). If you get stuck during boot animation again, just force another reboot (I've had to do that during my tests).

    • The "SystemUI module" requires that your device is already updated to March build!

    • When a new OTA update comes please don't flash the "SystemUI module" until I say it's ok to do so. I mean, me or any other member who may have tested it. Why? Because Google may change things on stock SystemUI between builds. When that happens, I have to recreate the module again to adapt those changes. For instance, March build was not compatible with the module that was built on top of February build SystemUI. Rest assured that I'll always test the module with new builds and update as necessary.

    • In case your device gets caught in a bootloop, please provide me a logcat so I may try and look if anything can be done about it. To do so, during boot connect your device to your PC and grab a logcat with this adb command:

      Code:
      adb logcat > log.txt

    Requirements:

    • Unlocked bootloader
    • Magisk Root | Magisk Manager

    Suggestion:

    • Uninstall all other modules you may have installed IF you're going for the "exclusive features". They could be incompatible with the "SystemUI module" thus making the device get caught in a bootloop. You may install them afterwards, one by one, just to make sure everything is ok.

    • If you're up to it, instead of disabling/removing modules, just flash latest stock build through fastboot. If you want to retain your data, remove the "-w" flag from the update command on flash-all script.

    How to install? (If you're running a Pixel 5, just install the module...you don't need all these next steps)

    1. Uninstall Device Personalization Services updates
    2. Clear Google Play Store app data and cache
    3. Flash the Magisk Module(s)
    4. Reboot device
    5. Open Google Play Store and update Device Personalization services (or any other Pixel exclusive app you see it needs to update).
    6. Profit!


    Video:

    Check all Rom Control (with exclusive features) options HERE.



    How's these "exclusive features" even possible?

    All (well, not all but almost...) features that you see on Pixel Devices "SystemUI module" were reverse engineered from Evolution X ROM source code. The source code is available on the link bellow shown on the credits. This means that I've been practicing some hard core "old school" Android smali edition in order to get this working. So, yes, I have some credits about this but, if it weren't for the original developers and it's public source code, none of this would be possible. Thank them for this!

    Smali, and xml, edition wasn't enough to get this working. After decompiling, changing/adapt the code and recompiling everything again, I had to find a way to make it bootable without messing with the original apk signature. And here is where VR Theme logic came in handy. So thanks for the original dev who brought us this feature.

    As for ROM Control app....this was/is a project created by daxgirl and wubydax back in 2015! So yeah, I'm not bringing anything new here, I just followed their instructions in order to get the features working after editing smali/xml with the source code taken from Evolution X. The original app source code is also available on the link shared on the credits.

    I've just combined all of the above into a Magisk Module and shared here so that we can get the best of both worlds....a stock ROM with custom features included.


    Rom Control with "exclusive features" source code:

    https://github.com/ElTifo/CustomSettingsForDevs/tree/Pixel4a



    Want to port the "exclusive features" to your Pixel device running on other ROM? Here's how:


    https://github.com/ElTifo/CustomSettingsForDevs/tree/Pixel4a/app/src/mods



    Credits:

    EvolutionX ROM team, specially @joeyhuab
    @daxgirl
    and @Wuby986 for ROM Control project and source code.
    @Tulsadiver for showing me how to adapt VR Theme logic originally used on 3Minit Battery Mod by @gharrington.
    @Ticklefish
    for Tickle My Android
    @topjohnwu for Magisk
    @kdrag0n for Safetynet-fix.
    @Freak07 for Adaptive Audio



    Cheers and enjoy!
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    Hello!

    Addon Features V13 and SystemUI V9 modules have been added on the OP.

    These MODs are now working with June build update.

    No other features were added, only make them compatible with June update (sorry, I don't have much free time lately).


    Cheers and enjoy!
    5
    OP has been updated!


    New "exclusive features" added:

    • Bring back status bar footer drag handle (and it's options | Default; Accent based; Hidden)
    • Added option to completely remove the nav bar (it gets removed on any navigation mode but stock gestures will continue to work)
    • Center clock position fix option (it's needed for devices with a left notch using default status bar height)
    • Added Switch styles

    Hope you may enjoy these new features.


    Remember, these features needs both "Addon features V12" and "SystemUI V7" modules to be flashed.


    Notes:

    • The "center clock position fix" is somewhat related to the status bar height and "fix left side padding" options. You may encounter a few weird behaviors if you try to enable/disable/change those 3 features several times on Rom Control. I ran into a weird situation when testing all possible combo options....at the end I choose default status bar height and left clock. To my surprise, the clock ended up behind the notch...WTF!? So, if that, by any chance, happens to you, just try to set on/off all to default values, close ROM Control, open it again and choose your desired combo.

    • The "completely remove navigation bar" option has a warning dialog. I've added a "warning" so that people read it and understand what that option does. Since the text is somewhat long, I've added a timer that only enables the overlay, that removes the nav bar, after 10 secs (so that people have time to read the warning). And so, if you see the warning and just decide to immediately touch OK, you'll notice that the nav bar will only disappear after 10 secs... Having this said, the first a**hole that comes here stating something like "hey man I touch the remove nav bar option and it doesn't disappear...wtf!?...plzzz, halp. I've tried to enable disable several times...it dasn't wark!!!"... will be rewarded with a very nice "F**K *ff!" answer.


    Cheers!
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    Well, SystemUI MOD is really not compatible with June update.

    Google introduced some changes that requires some lame edition (mainly the IDs are different...which sucks).

    It's going to be a dull procedure but I'll try to do it as fast as possible.

    Please wait for a new update. As soon as I do it, I'll share.


    Cheers!
    4
    The current SystemUI V7 module isn't compatible with May update.

    The phone boots but SystemUI just gets FC.

    I'll have to fix the module and upload a new version.

    Please be patient.


    Cheers!