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[OFFICIAL] Descendant XI [Android 11]

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hellishinc

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SGH-T989
Phone call :
- If I don't answer a phone call, phone will be stuck where the call animation is in loop. Declining the call doesn't do anything. Only option is to reboot phone.
- Ending a call doesn't always work.

I can confirm this same issue. Once this happens you can no longer receive any calls. You MUST reboot the phone.

I've also experienced where the phone will ring but only the first second on the ringtone will play, after that it will be silent. Sometimes the first few seconds are silent and then it will play but only the first second of the ringtone will loop.

I personally do not recommend this rom.
 

TheSayaMan

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I can confirm this same issue. Once this happens you can no longer receive any calls. You MUST reboot the phone.

I've also experienced where the phone will ring but only the first second on the ringtone will play, after that it will be silent. Sometimes the first few seconds are silent and then it will play but only the first second of the ringtone will loop.

I personally do not recommend this rom.
Instead of complaining and not recommending a rom. Upload a logcat so the dev can fix the problem!!!!! Looks like it was fixed.
 

jayodicpa

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It is rootable but you can't patch the recovery boot or it will result in what you are saying. The os boot is located inside of the payload.bin file inside the rom zip file. You can use a payload dumper to pull the boot.img from it or I can do it later. Kinda busy right now.

Edit: The dev posted the boot.img in the OP. Patch that file with magisk then flash it in bootloader then you will be all set. You flash to active slot, NOT both slots!!!! If you flash to both slots, you will be stuck at boot animation.

fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img

Both slots is only when flashing the recovery before sideloading rom.
@TheSayaMan I'm looking for the boot image to be used for installing this rom....can you help me do into the right direction to get it? Can't find the link - I like to get the boot image version that is not patched of magisk as I like to stay not rooted
Thanks!
 

jayodicpa

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I think I found it now:
 

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jayodicpa

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I really love the design of this ROM, the UI, the customization...I'm finally satisfied.
But one problem I found is that I'm not able to buy anything whether in-app purchases or purchasing an actual app...always give me error on billing.
I'm not even able to buy an app in Google play - it stops working when I press purchase

Can someone help me with this...Thanks!
 

jayodicpa

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I run SafetyNet Check app and it passes...don't know why billing is not working
 

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jayodicpa

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I have experienced something weird for 2xs already...when I go out and there is no internet...System UI becomes unresponsive and I can't do anything but reboot or shutdown my phone.

When I go back to our house and the internet got connected again...it works again.

Very odd experience.
 

Zwulf

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Anyone got a a recent boot.img for rooting? (Just need it once for restoring with Swift Backup). Cannot access payload.bin - nothing works... extracting with different apps doesn't work, neither mount with fuseiso. Tried to find it on github but gave up on this, it's hugely confusing just to find a file there... Would be nice if anyone could help.

I really miss these times when installing TWRP was quick and easy and just had to flash SuperSU... whole custom ROM install process is really horrible nowadays (hate to permanently have to switch to PC just to flash a ROM)...
 

TheSayaMan

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@TheSayaMan Many thanks for your kind explanation! (and even the files, nice!). Do not need NAND backup though, never did. Ever made a backup with Titanium previously, now with Swift :)
Here is the source. Trying to help. Admin removed my post because it didn't belong to me. Wasn't stealing anyone's work. Just trying to help out. If you change your magisk.apk file to magisk.zip, you can root through recovery. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachments/candy_sunfish_twrp_boot-img.5373021/
 
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Zwulf

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Yeah I know (flashed it on my old Note 4). Thanks. Rooting my devices for 8 years now, know quite a bit, but with all that new stuff with a/b and flashing issues I was a bit hesitant with flashing TWRP as I didn't want to brick my new phone. As it seems to work well by now I'm trying. :)
 

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Yeah I know (flashed it on my old Note 4). Thanks. Rooting my devices for 8 years now, know quite a bit, but with all that new stuff with a/b and flashing issues I was a bit hesitant with flashing TWRP as I didn't want to brick my new phone. As it seems to work well by now I'm trying. :)
If you have the unlocked version of pixel 4a, you could soft brick it but could never hard brick it unless you flash the wrong stock firmware to the phone.
 
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    Header.png


    Descendant is a customised Android ROM that focuses on enhancing UX and UI
    over stock Android along useful features.

    Downloads

    Head to the download page.

    Sources

    Github



    Guide.png


    Same as any ROM.
    Do the necessary wipes and flash the ROM.
    No wipes are needed between updates from Descendant itself, unless specified.

    Flash the boot img: fastboot flash --slot all boot boot_descendant_sunfish.img
    Flash the rom: adb sideload romzip.zip

    Passes safetynet without root

    Features.png


    Listing all the additions would be a huge wall of text, that you wouldn't even read.
    So, head over the Telegram group and feel free to lurk.

    *This rom has now playing on lockscreen added*

    Preloaded applications
    Google Apps are included along Kiwi Browser and Metro.


    Bugs.png


    Having a bug or not booting for whatever reason?
    Look for "How to report bugs" on this post.
    Bug reports without logs will be ignored.



    Credits.png


    @phhusson | @Letzen | @krule031 | @ezio84 | @linuxct

    POSP | DirtyUnicorns

    Android OS version: 11.0.0_r31
    Security patch level: February


    Contributors
    Dil3mm4
    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x DirtyUnicorns
    Recovery: DirtyUnicorns
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2021-02-15
    Last Updated 2020-02-15
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    Descendant XI April update for Google Pixel 4a (Sunfish)
    Device:
    - April tags for device & kernel (vendor still march due to possible widevine issue)

    UI Changes:
    - Weather Icon Set is now animated
    - Improved Screenshot interface
    - QS Pill will now show SIM data usage and events/alarms ONLY if available
    - Permission Controller interface has been moved to the bottom and now fulfills the screen for better reachability
    - Settings UI overhaul

    Fixes:
    - Fixed an issue that was preventing Google Calendar to be correctly themed
    - Fixed an edge case that was preventing the correct functionality of QS Pill events/alarms when both of them were available

    Features:
    Always on display schedule
    - Accessible from Settings -> Display -> Lockscreen -> Always on display schedule

    System wide applock
    - Accessible from Settings -> Security -> App locker

    Audio:
    -New ringtone: Cybernetic Environment



    #######################
    Descendant XI March update :

    UI Changes:
    - Changed Weather icon set
    - Brightness bar has been rounded a bit more on top left/right corners
    - Pattern/Pin/Password will blur when spawned
    - Reworked Weather Widget UI (after tapping on the weather in QS)
    - Replaced Josefin Sans font with RedHat one
    - Lockscreen Minus One Page (follows up)

    Fixes:
    - Fixed up an issue with weather metrics

    Features:
    QS Compact Layout
    - A smaller layout for QS header, activable from Settings -> Display -> QS Compact Layout

    Extremely Secure Keyguard
    - This option, accessible from Settings -> Security -> Extremely Secure Keyguard, disables all types of interactions that can trigger QS and QQS panel expansion via gestures

    Lockscreen Minus One Page Lock
    - This option, accessible from Settings -> Security -> Lockscreen Minus One Page, denies/enables the gesture to open the Lockscreen Minus One page on a secured lockscreen

    Face Unlock now is capable of unlocking apps that need biometrics verification.

    Lockscreen Minus One Page
    This page is accessible from lockscreen, swiping from left to right and dismissable swiping from right to left or from bottom to top.
    It has three quick options on the bottom:
    - Emergency Mode, Torch, DND

    Emergency Mode is an emergency feature that will keep your screen-on unless dismissed.
    While keeping your screen on, there will be multiple informations on screen:
    - Blinking help request on top (that will change language on every blink)
    - Name and Surname
    - Blood Type
    - Address
    - Pre-existant medical conditions

    It will also send message(s) to the contact(s) of your choosing, with your current position (if available), communicating that you need help.
    If your position changes meanwhile the emergency is still on-going, further messages will be sent communicating the change of your position.

    Emergency mode needs setuping.
    It's accessible by Settings -> Descendant Health -> Medical Infos
    or by the alert that pops-out when trying to trigger Emergency Mode from Lockscreen Minus One Page.

    Beware that the emergency number(s) you will setup has/have to be a mobile so that SMS can be sent.
    Also please note that this is a feature in beta and doesn't want to replace any medical equipment.

    The torch toggle, will trigger torch on and off.
    Same for DND toggle, will trigger DND mode on and off.


    Go check https://downloads.descendant.me/ for your device
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    if you have problems disconnecting VOLTE of VOWIFI calls then download the newer build (descendant_sunfish-XI-20210311-Official.zip) thats on https://downloads.descendant.me/
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    This is Descendant 11.5
    May update is rolling out.

    Fixes

    - Fixed an issue that prevented Keyguard Wellbeing to correctly display stats after a reboot
    - Fixed a random crash in Wi-Fi's options
    - Fixed QS date click listener not redirecting to Calendar
    - Fixed QS mobile click listener not redirecting to Mobile Data settings
    - Fixed issues with Google Apps theming
    - Fixed an issue that was causing some AOD options to be greyed out
    - Fixed an issue with weather C/F being incorrectly displayed after metrics change
    - Fixed an issue with weather animated icon when there's rain conditions
    - Fixed missing preferences icons in Settings -> Security
    - Fixed Ambient Music Ticker issues (regardless its enabling/disabling was always appearing in lockscreen)
    - Fixed an issue that was preventing the correct application of third party icon themes
    - Fixed an issue that was preventing Lockscreen Minus One Page secured option to correctly work

    Features additions

    - LiveDisplay
    Accessible from Settings -> Display -> LiveDisplay
    - Rotation degrees controls
    Accessible from Settings -> Display -> Rotation
    - Quick pin unlock
    Accessible from Settings -> Security -> Screen lock (gear icon)
    - Separate notification/ringtone volume
    Accessible from Settings -> Sound -> Link ring & notification volumes
    - Warn users if media's playing but audio's muted
    Accessible from Settings -> Sounds -> Audio Handling
    - Navigation buttons layout
    Accessible from Settings -> System -> Gestures -> System Navigation -> 3-button navigation (gear icon)
    - Extended screenshots
    Accessible from any screenshot gesture/button combo
    - Wallpapers
    New wallpapers (thanks to MariusBPhotography) are available in Settings -> Display -> Styles app -> Wallpaper -> On-Device Wallpaper (or by long click on launcher)
    - Statusbar Tuner
    Accessible from Settings -> System -> Statusbar tuner
    - Allow album art background disabling on lockscreen
    Accessible from Settings -> Display -> Lockscreen
    - QS Media player
    Accessible from Settings -> System -> Developer Options

    UI changes

    - Settings
    The settings app has been totally restyled.
    For every dashboard category, there will be a header with 4 options to ease features/options navigation.
    Plus, an UI revamp that aims to make things simple and pleasant to look at.
    Descendant Health has been restyled as well.
    Screenshots will follow.

    - SystemUI
    The overall system interface looks have been smoothened towards a roundier look.
    The volume bar has been reworked as well to be more pleasant and also to give you less distractions when in full control mode.
    QS tiles coloring has been reverted to AOSP stage, after some considerations on how low contrast elements affects visually impaired people user experience.
    Screenshots will follow.

    Enhancements

    - VoLTE/VoWiFi indicators are now available and manageable by Statusbar Tuner
    - Added NFC tile availability for devices that support NFC

    Security

    May security patches have been merged.

    Go check https://downloads.descendant.me/ for your device

    Device changes:
    Switched to lineage trees.
    Dual sim, dual standby enabled.

    Video preview:
    3
    new update is up:

    Device changelog:
    3 tweaks to sunfish display cutout

    - Boost GPU when EXPENSIVE_RENDERING hints are parsed

    - Switch to Skia's Vulkan rendering backend

    - Enable burn-in protection in Devicetree

    - Disable surfaceflinger latching

    - Disable GL backpressure

    - Revert "sunfish: audio: remove ma_listener" (Libmaxxaudio along with this revert helps the speakers get a much more balanced output with fuller sounding lows & mids)

    - Bootable/recovery updated to latest scorpionrom source.

    - Rebased devicetree & kernel

    - Updated vendor/device/kernel to august tags

    ROM:

    UI changes:


    - VoLTE icons have been replaced with Vivo's inspired ones


    - Settings overscroll animation has now a subtle bounce


    - Offline charging animation has been replaced with Android S one





    Fixes:


    - Handled an issue that was preventing dialer sounds to be muted upon user choice


    - Handled an issue that was preventing proper colouring of QS status icons


    - Handled an issue that was preventing proper account synchronisation behaviour





    Features:


    - Sensitive informations in About device are now protected


    - Battery icon styles have been introduced in Settings -> Battery


    - Haptic feedback on back gestures has been introduced in Settings -> System -> Gestures -> System Navigation