Development Paranoid Android Topaz Beta 1 - Google Pixel 7 Pro

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J0nhy

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Can I just wipe from my lineage os rom and install? Or should I revert back to stock with unlocked bootloader and then wipe and install?
I just flashed over linage and it worked just fine, i downloaded the fastboot option tho

I have a question how can i root this?
i extracted init_boot.img and patched with magisk then flash it via fastboot and every time i get an error
error: cannot load 'magisk_patched-**.img
 
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I just flashed over linage and it worked just fine, i downloaded the fastboot option tho

I have a question how can i root this?
i extracted init_boot.img and patched with magisk then flash it via fastboot and every time i get an error
error: cannot load 'magisk_patched-**.img
thats what I did for my pixel 7 on PA. It was working just fine. You flash with 'boot' or 'init_boot'? And check if you are in the same folder as the patched img too.

fastboot flash init_boot patched*.img
 

J0nhy

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I've been playing around with the official camera from play store and also some mods but i can't get a decent quality of videos not even in 4k, also photos quality are worse than the videos or photos shot in the stock rom :(, any idea how to fix this?
 

iRhyiku

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I've been playing around with the official camera from play store and also some mods but i can't get a decent quality of videos not even in 4k, also photos quality are worse than the videos or photos shot in the stock rom :(, any idea how to fix this?

Sadly camera quality on any device with a custom rom won't be as good as the camera sources are closed.
 

J0nhy

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Yes you can. I was using a lot of roms on my p6p and can tell you from my and also others experience there is no difference in quality.
What do u do or which mods you used? Cause quality is very notorious on custom roms, in fact I'll take some pics on custom rom and stock so you'll see the difference
 

NippleSauce

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Have you tested it? Or anyone? I dont have a lot of free time to play with the phone.
This is what I am curious of as well. I would try it out, however, there are a few features that may go missing that I can't easily live without. Those features would be:

- Now Playing (which I know could be added manually - so no worries there)
- Visual Voicemail
- Call & Text Screening
- Camera/Video Quality (which I see has been discussed with mixed statements in the comments)

- Lastly, I would be curious to see if there is an alternative variant with 64bit only GApps so that they would all work on the P7P version of the phone - as I saw one comment mentioning that half of the apps weren't working since they were the 32bit versions. I haven't used a custom ROM since the Galaxy Note 3 lol - so I'm no longer aware of which GApps packages are available, haha.

Oh, and also, does the fingerprint scanner work with the phone in 1080P mode? For instance, can I set it up correctly in 1440P mode and then switch back to 1080P mode and still have both the fingerprint scanner and face unlock working correctly?

If I hear anything back about this, I (and a few others) may give the ROM a try in the near future =).

Thanks all and take care!
 

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    Thanks for the rom

    So far working well

    Is there anyways to get back the original camera app with the additional functionality?

    I tried installing gcam apk 8.7 but it just force closes

    Thanks in advance
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    Maybe it'll get fixed in August update till then just wait...
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    I read in the telegram group that the maintainer is moving atm. Therefore he is probably busy with lifestuff and will hopefully return to the ROM in the future.
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    We are very excited to announce the beta of Paranoid Android Topaz, based on Android 13.

    On the first launch, you’ll notice a clean setup with beautiful wallpapers from Hampus Olsson, who teamed up with us again to create several beautiful pieces of artwork. Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose design stands for itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We also added further UI touches that we believe enhance the overall user experience. You can find all of the Paranoid Android wallpapers and many more in the Abstruct app from the PlayStore.

    Our builds are based on the Code Linaro Organization Android base, which is optimized for Qualcomm platforms and has a higher degree of performance, battery life, and functionality compared to the Android Open Source Project platform. The Paranoid Android team and contributors are focusing on squashing existing bugs, and implementing and improving features, performance, and stability. We are dedicated to providing a user experience with the stability that you can expect from stock ROMs with best-in-class performance and features to help you get the most out of your device.

    Notice

    We kindly ask all of you that are in a position to donate anything, to help and support us so we can provide better and faster build releases, as well as increase the download speed of our servers, all looking for your enjoyment.

    You can donate on the link below:

    Donate

    Device-specific issues


    * No issues have be found upon testing, feel free to report if you encounter any.


    Requirements

    Make sure you've latest platform tools for Android.

    Download

    You can always get our builds from our website Paranoid Android website

    Note: Custom kernels are NOT supported the kernel says it supports PA and GMS is included!

    Changelogs

    Keep an eye on our Twitter account, @paranoidaospa, as we will be posting about new features getting included in the release builds, as well as links to betas for those devices that will get them. For more detailed information please have a look at the second post of this thread of each build changelog on the website.

    Paranoid Android Topaz released

    Instructions


    • Make sure your data is backed up (via Google or other services)

      Unlock your bootloader, and in bootloader mode follow the next command

      fastboot -w (Wipes the entire device as well as userdata)

      fastboot update aospa-topaz-beta-*-image.zip


    Important / Useful links
    Paranoid Android Twitter
    Paranoid Android Channel (Telegram)
    Paranoid Android Download Channel (Telegram)
    Paranoid Android Community (Telegram)

    Source code
    Kernel

    Cheers and #StayParanoid!
    hello. i just flashed the rom on my pixel 7 pro and it will only boot to the google logo. it shuts down immediately following the logo and tries to boot again. can you help with a correction? thank you
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    7 Pro Beta.png


    We are very excited to announce the beta of Paranoid Android Topaz, based on Android 13.

    On the first launch, you’ll notice a clean setup with beautiful wallpapers from Hampus Olsson, who teamed up with us again to create several beautiful pieces of artwork. Hampus is a multi-disciplinary artist whose design stands for itself and we’re glad to have him onboard. We also added further UI touches that we believe enhance the overall user experience. You can find all of the Paranoid Android wallpapers and many more in the Abstruct app from the PlayStore.

    Our builds are based on the Code Linaro Organization Android base, which is optimized for Qualcomm platforms and has a higher degree of performance, battery life, and functionality compared to the Android Open Source Project platform. The Paranoid Android team and contributors are focusing on squashing existing bugs, and implementing and improving features, performance, and stability. We are dedicated to providing a user experience with the stability that you can expect from stock ROMs with best-in-class performance and features to help you get the most out of your device.

    Notice

    We kindly ask all of you that are in a position to donate anything, to help and support us so we can provide better and faster build releases, as well as increase the download speed of our servers, all looking for your enjoyment.

    You can donate on the link below:

    Donate

    Device-specific issues


    * No issues have be found upon testing, feel free to report if you encounter any.


    Requirements

    Make sure you've latest platform tools for Android.

    Download

    You can always get our builds from our website Paranoid Android website

    Note: Custom kernels are NOT supported the kernel says it supports PA and GMS is included!

    Changelogs

    Keep an eye on our Twitter account, @paranoidaospa, as we will be posting about new features getting included in the release builds, as well as links to betas for those devices that will get them. For more detailed information please have a look at the second post of this thread of each build changelog on the website.

    Paranoid Android Topaz released

    Instructions


    • Make sure your data is backed up (via Google or other services)

      Unlock your bootloader, and in bootloader mode follow the next command

      fastboot -w (Wipes the entire device as well as userdata)

      fastboot update aospa-topaz-beta-*-image.zip


    Important / Useful links
    Paranoid Android Twitter
    Paranoid Android Channel (Telegram)
    Paranoid Android Download Channel (Telegram)
    Paranoid Android Community (Telegram)

    Source code
    Kernel

    Cheers and #StayParanoid!
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    This is VERY valuable knowledge - thank you. Camera performance is paramount for me. You just saved me hours of work and worry wiping, flashing, setting up PA and maybe Lineage, only to have to revert back to stock due to image quality issues. Hopefully someday camera source code may be made open, or maybe some of the brilliant devs out there may figure out a solution.
    Don't believe him, his statement is wrong. I have already said that yesterday but seems like people just keep skipping it.
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    Fixed, the website didn't get updated until the threads were posted
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    This rom has support for OTA updates. If you plan to stick around with PA, your feedback will be appreciated on our new OTA system. We're consistently testing full and incremental OTA updates.

    Key Features

    - Face unlock support
    - A slew of Pixel exclusive features
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    The Google Camera was made to run on Pixel devices, whatever HALs, libs, permissions, etc, not in AOSP already can be extracted from the device itself (and it's not a lot, lol)
    This is VERY valuable knowledge - thank you. Camera performance is paramount for me. You just saved me hours of work and worry wiping, flashing, setting up PA and maybe Lineage, only to have to revert back to stock due to image quality issues. Hopefully someday camera source code may be made open, or maybe some of the brilliant devs out there may figure out a solution.
    My cam works just fine, if this is the first time being on a Pixel for some of you, then you're stressing about nothing, lol, Google Camera was made for Pixels.

    I can't speak for this PA build because I haven't flashed it, my builds have everything stock has, plus some. I can still use my camera to zoom @ 30x, the macro works as expected, now playing, etc, etc

    There's only one way to see if a custom ROM is right for you...

    That's my two pennies...