[ROM][10.0][XZ3] Pixel Experience for Xperia XZ3 (akatsuki) [AOSP][2020/02/21]

fastbooking

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PixelExperience for the Sony Xperia XZ3 akatsuki

What is this?
Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)

Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential and useful features for the proper functioning of the device

Based on Android 10.0


Whats working?
Wifi
RIL
Volte
Mobile data
GPS
Camera
Flashlight
Camcorder
Bluetooth
Fingerprint reader
NFC
Lights
Sound / vibration


Known issues
Sony Open Devices bug tracker

DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
Download from Pixel Experience website (Xperia XZ3 Single Sim)
Download from Pixel Experience website (Xperia XZ3 Dual Sim)

Flash instructions and special recovery coming on Monday 24/02/2020

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Translation
Help with project translation

Stay tuned
Our Telegram channel
Sony Specified Telegram channel
Our blog

 
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fastbooking

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Any unlocked H9493 owner tried this?
I'm curious about that.
Heya ! I use personally the h9436 variant, but the Asian variant should work just fine.

Any news?
Yup, I have everything ready on my side, I just wait for oem v4 to appear for you guys to publish everything, we had some issues over the weekend and we want the experience to be as smooth and nice as we can.

What camera app is used in this ROM?
I personally use open camera, gcam support is being worked on hardly
You'll soon can take some neat hdr+ pics !
 
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Jenova56

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Hi,
If you could post your special recovery, it would be great
I've already tried to instal your rom downgrading my XZ3 to have TWRP of martinX3 and then switch to your rom but no success, probably due to android 10?
It always crash at 47% on adb sideload mode with error 18, wich seems related to A/B partition. Maybe we have to extract images from payload.bin and flash all individually with fastboot?
So if you could tell us how to instal this rom, it would be awesome, as sony stock rom is really a shame.
Thanks a lot in advance
Regards
 
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Jenova56

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Finally got it correctly installed
so to instal we have to :
Unlock bootloader
DL pixelEXP rom
Flash XZ3 kernel Tama V4.14 RC3 (January)
Extract files from payload.bin
Flash all files with fastboot
Reboot and voila

Will report in few days if rom work great or not.
Regards
 

Koero

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Finally got it correctly installed
so to instal we have to :
Unlock bootloader
DL pixelEXP rom
Flash XZ3 kernel Tama V4.14 RC3 (January)
Extract files from payload.bin
Flash all files with fastboot
Reboot and voila

Will report in few days if rom work great or not.
Regards
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Could you tell how to extract the payload.bin file?
I used 7-zip to extract, but it seems not a zip file.

Thanks!!
 

Jenova56

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Could you tell how to extract the payload.bin file?
I used 7-zip to extract, but it seems not a zip file.

Thanks!!
Google it :)
You have to instal python and use payload-dumper script.
Search it on web

Extract payload dumper on python's folder
Put payload.bin on python folder
Then using following commands :

1- python -m pip install -r requirements.txt

2- python payload_dumper.py payload.bin

Then flash files on fastboot mode as:
Fastboot flash boot boot.img
Fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
Fastboot flash system system.img
Fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
Fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

Pay attention, on march update you have to be on Last firmware, before march update RC3
Also don't forget to install it on A and B partition and switch monthly for your hardware longevity
Using this line : fastboot set_active other

As we not have yet a recovery on android 10, this is the only method, you can still install magisk patching boot.img and use kernel manager to flash zip
Wich variants are you using? On 8416 , rom is fluid and great, after march update now camera is working good with 12MPX, only bug i've got is , some vertical glitches using youtube and video app, wich are not annoying and Fastcharging not working yet, my 40W Huawei supercharge charge and disconnect continously.

If you're not able to extract it, let me know your variant, i will upload files directly on a link.
Regards

---------- Post added at 11:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 AM ----------

I've double-checked on MartinX3 and he updated a TWRP for XZ3 on Android 10 few days ago.
So my previous post is almost useless
Search MartinX3 XZ3 on android file host, you'll find a classic TWRP.
 
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Koero

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Google it :)
You have to instal python and use payload-dumper script.
Search it on web

Extract payload dumper on python's folder
Put payload.bin on python folder
Then using following commands :

1- python -m pip install -r requirements.txt

2- python payload_dumper.py payload.bin

Then flash files on fastboot mode as:
Fastboot flash boot boot.img
Fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
Fastboot flash system system.img
Fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
Fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

Pay attention, on march update you have to be on Last firmware, before march update RC3
Also don't forget to install it on A and B partition and switch monthly for your hardware longevity
Using this line : fastboot set_active other

As we not have yet a recovery on android 10, this is the only method, you can still install magisk patching boot.img and use kernel manager to flash zip
Wich variants are you using? On 8416 , rom is fluid and great, after march update now camera is working good with 12MPX, only bug i've got is , some vertical glitches using youtube and video app, wich are not annoying and Fastcharging not working yet, my 40W Huawei supercharge charge and disconnect continously.

If you're not able to extract it, let me know your variant, i will upload files directly on a link.
Regards

---------- Post added at 11:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 AM ----------

I've double-checked on MartinX3 and he updated a TWRP for XZ3 on Android 10 few days ago.
So my previous post is almost useless
Search MartinX3 XZ3 on android file host, you'll find a classic TWRP.

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I had got PE sucessfully with these two methods,.
But it seems PE's mobile-data have something wrong, i got no signal.
It looks like a simlock isuue. It may be a area problem.
I can get normal mobile-data if flash offical firmware back.

And yes, charging can't be continously, like QC2.0/3.0, I got that from author's post at xz2? forum.
Also, camera turns worse, like focus not well.

Last, thanks your answer!
 

drakon1a

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Hey, I was wondering is there a way for me to use TWRP from the single sim model, on my dual sim… Or should I just wait for the release…
I'd flash rom, but it has been few years since I've done this kind of things, so I'm a hella rusty...
 

drakon1a

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Hey, I was wondering is there a way for me to use TWRP from the single sim model, on my dual sim… Or should I just wait for the release…
I'd flash rom, but it has been few years since I've done this kind of things, so I'm a hella rusty...
Ok, so I have managed to flash this ROM but there are quite few bugs… for starters Internet service for me is terrible, like 200kbps, secondly, there is some kind of screen tearing when playing landscaped video on YouTube and Facebook... Sound quality degraded a lot, aswell as camera… Sadly for me, this one is unusable… plus animations ain't that much smoother than on stock ROM, which is pretty laggy…
Thanks for supporting this phone, but this needs a lot more work... No hard feelings, just a feedback
 

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Fastboot flash boot boot.img
Fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
Fastboot flash system system.img
Fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
Fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
I got boot, system and vendor, but i didnt see dtbo or vbmeta.img. Also how did you flash the kernel? I was trying with newflasher but it didnt work
 
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