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Paranoid Android 7.2.1 - AOSPA - Pixel XL

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We’re really excited to announce that we are releasing our Nougat flavour of Paranoid Android. We have a lot in store - with a mix of both features & improvements.

First & foremost, we have moved our code base to be fully CAF based. This brings many improvements to your device. The key improvement here is that Qualcomm hardware is better tuned on the CAF base and with our additional optimisations we can provide a smooth and fluid user experience that will let you enjoy using your device without any lags.

On first launch you’ll notice a clean setup with a beautiful wallpaper from Hampus Olsson who’s teamed up with us again and created several beautiful pieces of artwork. For those of you who don’t know, Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work stands itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We have also added several new features and made improvements to the UI of the system that we believe would enhance the overall experience.

Pie
We’ve been working hard on redesigning this key feature of our portfolio and we’re really happy with how it has turned out. The whole design has been reworked and it fits in well with the overall feel of Google’s Material Design. This gives you the opportunity to use more gesture based control for navigating, rather than using the standard Navigation Bar at the bottom of your screen. Expect improvements and additions in the future.

Color Engine
We’re proud to announce our newest feature - Color Engine. Color Engine allows you to seamlessly change the colors of your device to be in Light, Dark (Pixel) and Black modes with a variety of accent colors to choose from. This makes changing the theme of your device really quick without having to install any extra packages on your device.

Major features:
- Reworked Pie
- Color engine
- Immersive mode
- Buttons customization (including navigation bar)
- On the spot controls (OTS)

Minor features:
- SafetyNet Compatibility
- Battery/Notification LED control
- Recent tasks locking
- Battery icon customization
- Google now page in default launcher
- Substratum (OMS) support (Color engine will be deactivated if you use Substratum)
- Quick pulldown
- Various performance and battery improvements
- Display Burn-in protection (for OLED screens)
- More to explore :)

Device specific features for OP3(T) (List is being updated):
- Oneplus 3(T) custom camera HAL: Resulting in better picture quality than OEM.
- Implemented custom picture background processing leading to very fast shutter speed (OnePlus 3(T) specific)
- Offscreen gestures
- sRGB support (OnePlus 3(T) specific)
- Alert slider customization
- aptX and aptXHD support
- Specific device performance and battery optimizations (details on this coming)

Note: Custom kernels are explicitly unsupported and will cause issues
unless they state that they are AOSPA compatible or AOSPA based!


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Get our latest Pixel XL build here.

Changelogs

As we're getting back into the thread game, keeping up with threads and updating them as per changelogs can be too hectic given our schedule. However, very detailed changelogs always go up on our Google+ page, follow us for constant updates!

Instructions & requirements
* Wipe system, data and cache
* Flash Rom plus the twrp zip
* reboot again to recovery
* flash Gapps and twrp zip

Dirty flash
* flash Rom plus the twrp zip
* reboot again to twrp
* flash Gapps and twrp zip

Important / Useful links
OpenGapps
SuperSU root package
Paranoid Android Community (G+)
Our kernel sauce (Pixel (XL))
Bug reports on Google Sheets

As always, we listen to what you have to say. Help us make PA better by submitting good bug reports possibly with a log attached. Learn how to take logs here. Submit bug reports and we'll try to iron out issues as soon as possible - it really helps a lot.

Our device maintainers and CAF caretakers @TheCrazyLex, @xboxfanj, @arter97, @ChrisLahaye @Thecrazyskull are right here at xda. Mention (@) them if you need some assistance and/or when reporting bugs.

Cheers and #StayParanoid!


XDA:DevDB Information
Paranoid Android, ROM for the Google Pixel XL

Contributors
freak_97, Thecrazylex , Thecrazyskull
Source Code: [url]https://github.com/AOSPA[/URL]

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 7.2.1
Stable Release Date: 2017-07-20

Created 2017-06-02
Last Updated 2017-07-20
 
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r0han_dav

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Jul 6, 2014
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As this is just a direct copy and paste from the op3/t sub your gonna need new install instructions for the pixel as it's totally different to any other device

Flash-all May to slot A
Switch to slot B
Flash-all May to slot B
Switch to slot A
Flash April bootloader to slot A
Switch to slot B
Flash April bootloader to slot B
Switch to slot A
Fastboot boot TWRP RC1
Wipe Factory Reset
Flash ROM
Flash TWRP RC1
Reboot System, Let it get to the setup screen
Restart to Recovery
Flash SuperSu v2.82
Reboot System, Let it get to the setup screen
Flash EX
Reboot System, Let it get to the setup screen
Set your **** up
 

pcriz

Senior Member
Aug 23, 2008
5,009
2,935
Have always loved this ROM. Any chance on flashing instructions. Thanks

Probably the same as any other rom here that doesn't come with Gapps.

Reboot to TWRP
Factory reset
Flash rom
Flash TWRP (flash VBS if on May BL)
Reboot recovery
Flash Gapps
Flash Vendor (if you need to)
Flash SU/Magisk
Flash TWRP (flash VBS if on May BL)
Reboot to System
 

mikaole

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2012
1,362
523
Thx for bringing PA back.
Runs damn smooth for a first release.
Some off my key features are missing, but knew that. Maybe they come in time.
Am I blind or why I can't find any klick to turn on pie. Just find the pie themer.
 

SHM00BS

New member
Mar 5, 2012
2
0
Thx for bringing PA back.
Runs damn smooth for a first release.
Some off my key features are missing, but knew that. Maybe they come in time.
Am I blind or why I can't find any klick to turn on pie. Just find the pie themer.

I can't seem to get this to boot. Did you just use the normal flashing instructions for any other May Pixel ROM?
 

mikaole

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2012
1,362
523
First I am still on April bootloader.
Never flashed may stock.
Always flashing like this:
Boot to twrp
Wipe factory reset
Advanced wipe cache and system
In twrp reboot
Reboot to the not active slot
There will be a error message that you don't have system installed
Hold vol- and reboot
You are going straight to bootloader on the not active slot
Reboot from there to recovery twrp
In twrp flash rom and twrp
Hold vol- and reboot
From bootloader reboot recovery twrp
In twrp flash image O vendor as vendor
Then flash gapps. I used beans
Reboot
Once in system
Reboot to twrp and flash su
Because I never was on may image I still use sr3
Reboot
Be happy:)
 
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pcriz

Senior Member
Aug 23, 2008
5,009
2,935
First I am still on April bootloader.
Never flashed may stock.
Always flashing like this:
Boot to twrp
Wipe factory reset
Advanced wipe cache and system
In twrp reboot
Reboot to the not active slot
There will be a error message that you don't have system installed
Hold vol- and reboot
You are going straight to bootloader on the not active slot
Reboot from there to recovery twrp
In twrp flash rom and twrp
Hold vol- and reboot
From bootloader reboot recovery twrp
In twrp flash image O vendor as vendor
Then flash gapps. I used beans
Reboot
Once in system
Reboot to twrp and flash su
Because I never was on may image I still use sr3
Reboot
Be happy:)
Why are you holding down volume and rebooting?

Just go to the reboot menu and select recovery, you reboot into recovery..

Im confused
 

mikaole

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2012
1,362
523
Sometimes it doesn't worked for me. Don't know why.
So I got used to it.

And I didn't mentioned it because I think it's not necessary anymore.
I still Wipe 3 times because I am used to it from years before :) with clockwork
 
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bobbarker2

Senior Member
Aug 30, 2013
1,525
532
Has anyone tested WiFi calling and VoLTE?

Great to see PA back, your contributions to the community have been very enriching and looking forward to seeing that continue now that the team is active again. Keep up the good work guys!
 
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emre1903

Senior Member
Jun 8, 2011
71
0
I have installed beans gapps. Can't sign in with my google account, having an error for Cannot connect with Google servers. Some people suggested 2 step verification was the problem. Turned it off and cleared the data for google apps. Still can't connect. Any suggestions ?
 

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    Have always loved this ROM. Any chance on flashing instructions. Thanks

    Probably the same as any other rom here that doesn't come with Gapps.

    Reboot to TWRP
    Factory reset
    Flash rom
    Flash TWRP (flash VBS if on May BL)
    Reboot recovery
    Flash Gapps
    Flash Vendor (if you need to)
    Flash SU/Magisk
    Flash TWRP (flash VBS if on May BL)
    Reboot to System
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    Just installed beans over opengapps. Everything works!
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    I dropped a comment in the spreadsheet. Other than those two things I noticed, this thing is super smooth. It is disappointing because I use OK google quite often

    Joined your comment on the bug report as well, maybe the more people we can get to join in, the quicker they'll notice it's severity. It's the only thing holding this back from being my DD at the moment, I use ok Google multiple times a hour
    3
    Haha. That's totally fine. If I get home after work before you get them to me, I'll probably just pull all the ones I need from my wife's 5X.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1VCk-uPWNKoc25HR3FmNXdjZDA/view?usp=drivesdk