Development PIXEL EXPERIENCE-PLUS FOR PIXEL 5A ANDROID 12 - AUG. 13, 2022

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predragiPredrag

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No, this is still on July. I'm working on August, I will probably have that uploaded later today or tomorrow. The repository on GitHub is updated very late for the most part so I will most likely have to pull files from stock and update manually.
One quick question, do I need to have unlocked bootloader? There is no mention of it in installation instructions.
 

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I saw that for other roms it is in requirements, and generally for every ROM flashing. And I was like if you invented some magic that would be nice :D
Unfortunately not but I do hide the unlocked bootloader with this, so it still acts as a unmodified device. Banking apps and Google pay works without root. The only thing I noticed that doesn't work is sports gambling apps if anyone even cares.
 

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    August security patch.

    You MUST be on Android 12 to use this!!!!!

    If your not, you must flash any Google factory image for Android 12 barbet.

    Your bootloader must also be unlocked to install custom firmware.

    To do this, reboot to bootloader and type the following: fastboot flashing unlock

    The custom kernel of this ROM hides the unlocked bootloader. The device will pass Safetynet and the Play Store will report the device as certified. Based on this, root, magisk and the modules are not needed to pass device certification.

    This is based on the Android Open Source Project. It includes various proprietary hardware-specific code.

    All the source code is available in the Github repo here.

    Basic requirements​

    1. Read through the instructions at least once before actually following them, so as to avoid any problems due to any missed steps!
    2. Make sure your computer has adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
    3. Enable USB debugging on your device.

    Thanks go to Github and Pixel Experience for their source code and device specific code. I couldn't have built this without it!!!

    The ROM uses the Pixel Experience source code, device specific code. I made other minor changes and used compression to lower the file size of the ROM, creating more space in the internal storage with minor reduction in performance. Updated every week with minor changes.

    GAPPS ARE ALSO INCLUDED WITH THIS ROM

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR FLASH GAPPS ON THIS ROM!!!!!

    DOWNLOAD BOOT, VENDOR_BOOT & ROM HERE

    #1 REBOOT TO BOOTLOADER

    #2 FACTORY RESET: fastboot -w

    #3 FLASH VENDOR_BOOT & BOOT:
    fastboot flash --slot all vendor_boot vendor_boot.img
    fastboot flash --slot all boot boot.img


    #4 REBOOT TO RECOVERY THEN ADB SIDELOAD
    adb sideload PE-Plus-barbet-12.1-20220813-UNOFFICIAL.zip

    #5 REBOOT TO SYSTEM

    #6 REBOOT TO RECOVERY AGAIN IF YOU WISH TO ROOT AND ADB SIDELOAD
    adb sideload magisk.apk

    #7 REBOOT TO SYSTEM

    Screen call and Google assistant works.

    If you are already on this ROM, you can dirty flash updates without wiping data. Simply set to inactive slot in bootloader. Reboot to bootloader and see what active slot is and set to opposite. Example: fastboot --set-active=a

    Then repeat all steps except #2

    DO NOT DIRTY FLASH THIS ROM WITH THE OFFICIAL ONE LOCATED ELSEWHERE. I USE DIFFERENT SECURITY KEYS AND YOU WILL BOOTLOOP. YOU MUST WIPE WHEN COMING TO THIS ROM THE FIRST TIME!!!
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    I saw that for other roms it is in requirements, and generally for every ROM flashing. And I was like if you invented some magic that would be nice :D
    Unfortunately not but I do hide the unlocked bootloader with this, so it still acts as a unmodified device. Banking apps and Google pay works without root. The only thing I noticed that doesn't work is sports gambling apps if anyone even cares.
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    Twrp removed as part of install process. vendor_boot and boot supplied as part of install process. August security update patch will be in next update.
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    is your build based off 12.1.0_r8 ?
    I use the same repository located on GitHub. The security patches are still from last month, May. They haven't been updated yet. I will update them myself if not updated soon. I'll have to pull it from stock and it requires more work. Since I work a lot, I'll do it when I get a chance. It's not extensive, so I should be able to apply it on next full update Thursday.
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    After some reading about it here is a hint that you probably already now :)
    Newer Android devices' bootloaders pass a verified boot flag to the kernel. This means that if the bootloader is unlocked, it sends that flag, and the kernel listens to it then SafetyNet will fail. And solution is to patch your kernel to ignore the flag :)
    I am working on it. Hopefully the next update. Thanks.