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DarkJoker360

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Oct 20, 2015
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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.

If you're having problem with SafetyNet, please, install Magisk along the following modules:
SafetyPatcher, Magisk Hide Props or similar modules.
But please, mind, we won't support any issue arising from Magisk nor relative modules.



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.


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


Donations

Android OS version: 11.0.0_r37
Security patch level: May
 
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tberma

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Dec 29, 2015
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Seems noice
But

Does it rely on AOSP or CAF or LOS?
Does it support Sunlight mode?
Does it support Wifi Coverage Extend Option?
Does it support whitelisting apps from dark mode?
Does it support MIUI Camera with the same stock 48MP quality?
Does it support invert-nav-bar ( & force close back button)?
Does support Game Mode?
Does it kill apps in the background for just switching between them?
Does Mi sound enhancer work for wireless and wired headphones despite a broken zip-fixed presist partition?
Does it support pop-up?
Does it support 32-bit audio and multiple Bluetooth drivers?
Does it show internal shared adopted storage on TWRP?



And does it have ADB over network/NTFS File format/Soft Reboot/Advanced Power Menu/Quick actions via pop-up notifications.


If it does all of these, I will pay the time and effort to change into your ROM even though I only have one phone and despite that I need to resetup Magisk and Edxposed and System Settings.

Good luck with development 😁💚
 

Blacklistest

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Apr 9, 2011
463
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Seems noice
But

Does it rely on AOSP or CAF or LOS?
Does it support Sunlight mode?
Does it support Wifi Coverage Extend Option?
Does it support whitelisting apps from dark mode?
Does it support MIUI Camera with the same stock 48MP quality?
Does it support invert-nav-bar ( & force close back button)?
Does support Game Mode?
Does it kill apps in the background for just switching between them?
Does Mi sound enhancer work for wireless and wired headphones despite a broken zip-fixed presist partition?
Does it support pop-up?
Does it support 32-bit audio and multiple Bluetooth drivers?
Does it show internal shared adopted storage on TWRP?



And does it have ADB over network/NTFS File format/Soft Reboot/Advanced Power Menu/Quick actions via pop-up notifications.


If it does all of these, I will pay the time and effort to change into your ROM even though I only have one phone and despite that I need to resetup Magisk and Edxposed and System Settings.

Good luck with development 😁💚


Why you always comment like this on every new thread over and over again?
 

Katenaccio1

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Dec 30, 2020
4
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Downloaded.....version of 9/4 boot but doesn’t have wizzard and is Locked on first screen. Version of Jenuary boot regalar.
both installazione are Made After full wipe
 

DarkJoker360

Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor
Oct 20, 2015
2,653
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New update is up !

ROM side
This is Descendant 11.5

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 (https://www.facebook.com/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.

Device side
- Upstreamed kernel to v4.14.232
- Updated build fingerprint to May 2021
- Improved apps launch and I/O
- Fixed kernel suspend issues
- Updated vendor blobs from 21.4.20
- Updated vendor security patches to April 2021
- Added some permissions
- Fixed display dying on higher temperatures
- Merged LA.UM.9.11.r1-03900-NICOBAR.0 kernel caf tag
- Kernel updates
 
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kanaqw

Member
Dec 25, 2020
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Really good update. Battery's good, stable smooth (although not so smooth as some other ROMs), good design, which is important now. Banking apps and other works, only whatsapp saying that device rooted, but everything functioning allright. NFC on willow works too
No MIUI camera though, so be ready to load gcam (personally recommend parrot last version)
 

x3r0.13urn

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Nov 1, 2012
118
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Installed the June16 build. UI is clearly maturing. It's the one of few custom roms that put some efforts to shape a distinctive UI from standard AOSP/CAF/LineageOS. It quite a sight for sore eyes to see. Hats off to that.

Descendant Health is gimmick-y for me, especially the covid section since it ties only to covid exposure. Once the pandemic is over, it will be useless.

There's very little customisation, close to Paranoid, or Pixel Experience. Even the advanced power menu is not present (cmiiw).

So far, it's stable most parts for daily usage. I only noticed a freeze and forced reboot whenever I opened the phone from standby and try to power it off. It doesn't turned off, instead rebooting back to on.

PS: Notice that kernel source isn't posted in the OP. I think it uses same kernel as LineageOS dev 18.1 by @DarkJoker360 (cmiiw). Since previous Descendant thread was closed because of missing kernel, I suggest better to put it there.
 
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x3r0.13urn

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August 11th build makes night light quite yellowish at lowest level, and at maximum it becomes very red-ish.

Edited: I did dirty flash from last July build, clean dalvik and cache.
 

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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.

    If you're having problem with SafetyNet, please, install Magisk along the following modules:
    SafetyPatcher, Magisk Hide Props or similar modules.
    But please, mind, we won't support any issue arising from Magisk nor relative modules.



    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.


    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


    Donations

    Android OS version: 11.0.0_r37
    Security patch level: May
    5
    Seems noice
    But

    Does it rely on AOSP or CAF or LOS?
    Does it support Sunlight mode?
    Does it support Wifi Coverage Extend Option?
    Does it support whitelisting apps from dark mode?
    Does it support MIUI Camera with the same stock 48MP quality?
    Does it support invert-nav-bar ( & force close back button)?
    Does support Game Mode?
    Does it kill apps in the background for just switching between them?
    Does Mi sound enhancer work for wireless and wired headphones despite a broken zip-fixed presist partition?
    Does it support pop-up?
    Does it support 32-bit audio and multiple Bluetooth drivers?
    Does it show internal shared adopted storage on TWRP?



    And does it have ADB over network/NTFS File format/Soft Reboot/Advanced Power Menu/Quick actions via pop-up notifications.


    If it does all of these, I will pay the time and effort to change into your ROM even though I only have one phone and despite that I need to resetup Magisk and Edxposed and System Settings.

    Good luck with development 😁💚


    Why you always comment like this on every new thread over and over again?
    1
    New update is up !

    ROM side
    This is Descendant 11.5

    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 (https://www.facebook.com/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.

    Device side
    - Upstreamed kernel to v4.14.232
    - Updated build fingerprint to May 2021
    - Improved apps launch and I/O
    - Fixed kernel suspend issues
    - Updated vendor blobs from 21.4.20
    - Updated vendor security patches to April 2021
    - Added some permissions
    - Fixed display dying on higher temperatures
    - Merged LA.UM.9.11.r1-03900-NICOBAR.0 kernel caf tag
    - Kernel updates
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    any screenshoot ?
    does this rom have charging info on lockscreen :D
    Sure, here some of them - Jun 16 build.

    No, it only shows basic percentage and charging/slowly/rapidly. Nothing fancy.