[ROM][11][OnePlus8T] PixelExperience [AOSP]

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Dior DNA

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downloading PixelExperience_kebab-11.0-20210120-1008-BETA-OFFICIAL I get
Error
No mirrors found. Please try again after some minutes.
is this only me?
update:
fixed now
 
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kimw

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downloading PixelExperience_kebab-11.0-20210120-1008-BETA-OFFICIAL I get
Error
No mirrors found. Please try again after some minutes.
is this only me?
I'm also unable to download via official Pixel Experience site. Seems like their download servers are down at the moment?

Will try again later.
 

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Are custom kernels supported with Pixel Experience? I ask because I was using LineageOS but the developer decided to build in the wifi module, so it's not loaded anymore from /vendor and WiFi is thus broken in custom kernels. Is it the same here?
Thank you!
 

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Has anyone found a working solution to Netflix HD playback?
Tried magiskhide props config and it shows L3 widevine in DRM info but still Netflix only plays and downloads SD content
 

Dior DNA

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Has anyone found a working solution to Netflix HD playback?
Tried magiskhide props config and it shows L3 widevine in DRM info but still Netflix only plays and downloads SD content
If you are running OOS: some people (including myself), but not everyone, got L1 via latest OOS update and various instructions mentioned in following thread:
If you are already running PE, probably you may need to pass via latest OOS again.
Or, maybe, one can flash just the needed images from latest OOS (I guess certain vendor files and perhaps other firmware image files). There may not seem to exist a rock solid proven recipe yet.
In general it would be good to have zips and/or instructions to flash updated OOS images to update in custom 11 ROMs.
 
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Dior DNA

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tested magisk and its working fine
Do you mean 'adb sideload' when booted in PE recovery or when booted in PE system? Bacause I get no adb when booted in PE recovery:
Code:
# fastboot devices
xxxxxxxx fastboot
# fastboot boot PixelExperience_kebab-11.0-20210120-1008-BETA-OFFICIAL.img
Downloading 'boot.img'
OKAY [  2.313s]
booting
OKAY [  0.080s]
Finished. Total time: 2.442s
# adb devices
List of devices attached
<empty>
By contrast, recovery.img from lineage-18.1-20201213_014028-UNOFFICIAL-kebab-gms, for example, does have advanced option to enable ADB. Am I missing something?
update:
One (as documented in 'Install PixelExperience on kebab') needs to
Apply Update
Apply from ADB
then one correctly sees:
Code:
# adb devices
List of devices attached
xxxxxxxx sideload
sorry for the noise.
 
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Dior DNA

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@GDZechariah @Moffei97 @firdoshakir @matteosaeed @manhong2112

The zip is flashable, but without the twrp, you can't flash that way.

Instructions to flash (noob friendly):

Code:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot -w
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot reboot fastboot
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img
fastboot flash product product.img
fastboot reboot
What about the odm.img and vendor.img included in the payload?
Do they serve any purpose?
 

Dior DNA

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Hi all
I am flashing given @theincognito instructions, but I have 2 issues:
Code:
# fastboot --version
fastboot version 9.0.0_r3

# fastboot -w
/usr/bin/make_f2fs failed with status 1

# fastboot flash product product.img
target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
Invalid sparse file format at header magic
Sending sparse 'product' 1/2 (785198 KB)...
OKAY [ 18.469s]
Writing 'product' 1/2...
FAILED (remote: Partition not found)
Finished. Total time: 18.850s

I feel a bit hesitant to reboot system ... any quick hints?

update: meanwhile been through MSM soft unbrick + upgrade and reflash 11.0.6.9.KB05BA EU both slots :) I will try again to get PE (or LOS) installed
 
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kimw

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What about the odm.img and vendor.img included in the payload?
Do they serve any purpose?

This is what I did:

fastboot -w
fastboot flash recovery
fastboot reboot fastboot
fastboot flash boot
fastboot flash dtbo
fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta
fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta_system
fastboot flash system
fastboot flash system_ext
fastboot flash product
fastboot flash odm
fastboot flash vendor
fastboot reboot

First time I did not flash vendor.img and odm.img and endet up in a bootloop.

ROM is AMAZING! It's probably the best experience I've ever had on a smartphone. It's crazy fast und smooth and everything is working perfectly fine! Even the Google Photos Pixel exckluive features are working, like newly added "Dynamic" und "Portrait" editing functions.

I am so happy with it that I right away donated a coffee to the maintainer.

Would love to see even more improvements in the future!
 
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Dior DNA

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fastboot flash odm
fastboot flash vendor

First time I did not flash vendor.img and odm.img and endet up in a bootloop.

OK !
@chandra1.jd : can you confirm flashing those is needed?

I ask because vendor typically gets updated in stock OOS so it might contain vendor fixes (such as the widevine level perhaps).

fwiw: my flash errors were due to outdated platform tools on recent gentoo and recent ubuntu.
I am told to use the latest google ones.
(maybe this can be mentioned in OP)
 

Dio_V

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I've flash latest PE rom through @theincognito instructions.
But devices loop-reboot with oneplus logo. Can anybody help?

Also, I can't install PE through PE recovery, the recovery always show error:

Code:
E:recvmsg failed (No buffer space available)
Error applying update: 7 (ErrorCode::kInstallDeviceOpenError)
E:Error in /sideload/package.zip (status 1)

update: install an old version which is 20201222-BETA follow the instruction inside this thread successfully, but wifi is broken. My device is KB2000.
 
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kimw

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I've flash latest PE rom through @theincognito instructions.
But devices loop-reboot with oneplus logo. Can anybody help?

Also, I can't install PE through PE recovery, the recovery always show error:

Code:
E:recvmsg failed (No buffer space available)
Error applying update: 7 (ErrorCode::kInstallDeviceOpenError)
E:Error in /sideload/package.zip (status 1)

This is exactly what I went through yesterday. I almost gave up since MDM tool wasn't able to unbrick my device too. But I was still able to enter fastboot mode on which I somehow finally managed to flash the PE ROM successfully.

I followed an instruction, that did not need to have OOS installed on both slots beforehand.

That is why I also needed to flash vendor.img and odm.img (makes sense for a fresh install after fastboot -w).

Maybe send me a private message with a detailed description of your approach? I may be able to help you tomorrow.
 

theincognito

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    @Dio_V My instructions are outdated now, since the ROM's structure has been changed.

    New instructions are simple and the same as that of LOS:


    • Download the latest build
    • $ adb reboot bootloader
    • $ fastboot boot recovery.img
    • Factory reset -> Format data/factory reset -> Format data ( skip if needed )
    • Advanced -> Enter fastboot
    • $ fastboot update {filename}.zip

    I have updated my original comment to this.
     

    Dio_V

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    @Dio_V My instructions are outdated now, since the ROM's structure has been changed.

    New instructions are simple and the same as that of LOS:


    • Download the latest build
    • $ adb reboot bootloader
    • $ fastboot boot recovery.img
    • Factory reset -> Format data/factory reset -> Format data ( skip if needed )
    • Advanced -> Enter fastboot
    • $ fastboot update {filename}.zip

    I have updated my original comment to this.

    Is the latest PE Rom zip file updatable? I've downloaded it from Official Website, but got another error.


    Code:
    ➜ fastboot update PixelExperience_kebab-11.0-20210120-1008-BETA-OFFICIAL.zip
    --------------------------------------------
    Bootloader Version...: unknown
    Baseband Version.....:
    Serial Number........: 73ac8199
    --------------------------------------------
    archive does not contain 'android-info.txt'
    fastboot: error: could not read android-info.txt
     

    theincognito

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    Is the latest PE Rom zip file updatable? I've downloaded it from Official Website, but got another error.


    Code:
    ➜ fastboot update PixelExperience_kebab-11.0-20210120-1008-BETA-OFFICIAL.zip
    --------------------------------------------
    Bootloader Version...: unknown
    Baseband Version.....:
    Serial Number........: 73ac8199
    --------------------------------------------
    archive does not contain 'android-info.txt'
    fastboot: error: could not read android-info.txt

    You did this from fastbootd right? If its not working, boot recovery, format, then sideload rom zip
     

    Dio_V

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    You did this from fastbootd right? If its not working, boot recovery, format, then sideload rom zip

    As I said above, I tried adb sideload zip. The recovery always show error:

    Code:
    -- Wiping data...
    E: Open failed; /metadata/ota: No such file or directory
    Formatting /data...
    Formatting /metadata...
    Data wipe complete.
    
    Not send the package you want to apply
    to the device with "adb sideload <filename>"...
    Supported API: 3
    Finding update package...
    Installing update...
    Step 1/2
    Error applying update: 7 (ErrorCode::kInstallDeviceOpenError)
    E:Error in /sideload/package.zip (status 1)
     

    Dior DNA

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    As I said above, I tried adb sideload zip. The recovery always show error:

    Code:
    -- Wiping data...
    E: Open failed; /metadata/ota: No such file or directory
    Formatting /data...
    Formatting /metadata...
    Data wipe complete.
    
    Not send the package you want to apply
    to the device with "adb sideload <filename>"...
    Supported API: 3
    Finding update package...
    Installing update...
    Step 1/2
    Error applying update: 7 (ErrorCode::kInstallDeviceOpenError)
    E:Error in /sideload/package.zip (status 1)
    just curious which fastboot version do you use?
     

    rosuH

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    Heyuan
    As I said above, I tried adb sideload zip. The recovery always show error:

    Code:
    -- Wiping data...
    E: Open failed; /metadata/ota: No such file or directory
    Formatting /data...
    Formatting /metadata...
    Data wipe complete.
    
    Not send the package you want to apply
    to the device with "adb sideload <filename>"...
    Supported API: 3
    Finding update package...
    Installing update...
    Step 1/2
    Error applying update: 7 (ErrorCode::kInstallDeviceOpenError)
    E:Error in /sideload/package.zip (status 1)

    I do not recommend using adb sideload. I have faced the same error as yours. So I turned to install manually and works.
    Follow the below steps:
    1. Msm your devices. (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...l-to-restore-your-device-to-oxygenos.4180981/)
    2. Boot the system and upgrade to the latest version. This allows you to install ROM to slot_b.
    3. Reboot to bootloader and unlock
    4. Don't Boot but go directly to bootloader and flash. You can press Volume Up + Power to force power off.

    Flash step can follow https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-11-oneplus8t-pixelexperience-aosp.4198053/post-84339459.

    In the latest step, make sure your fastboot driver has installed(https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb). If you install OnePlus's driver already, must uninstall it first. ( find it in C:\Program Files (x86)\OnePlus USB Drivers).
     
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    Dio_V

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    @Dior DNA I'm on 30.0.5-6877874 platform-tool.

    @rosuH Which version of PE do you flashed? The instruction works correctly on 20201222-BETA, but for the latest one it always loop-reboot. I'll try to flash again follow your steps, thank anyway :)
     

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      What about rooted?
      Post root - i know two method see if it works -

      personally i tend to avoid bank transfers via phone with or without root (privacy is a myth anyways), to access the account summary i use third party app e.g. "creed" for CC and use Paytm for UPI transfer they don't care about root status ;)

      1. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...-in-rooted-device-7-0-tested-on-10-q.4020265/
      2.
      - Magisk hide
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      Somewhere available on pg 12:

      if sideload is not working - universal flashing instruction for all rom (some customs have payload and other have will have image extracted already - idea is to find all image files)

      Tools
      Download Platform tools instead of minimal adb to resize and break package size.
      Download payload dumper to extract payload.bin - paste all the image extracts in platform tools

      Manual flash
      1. Adb reboot bootloader
      2. fastboot -w
      3. fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      4. fastboot reboot fastboot
      5. fastboot flash boot boot.img
      6. fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
      7. fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
      8. fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img
      9. fastboot flash system system.img
      10. fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img
      11. fastboot flash product product.img
      12. fastboot flash odm odm.img
      13. fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
      14. fastboot reboot
      Updated: - missed out Odm & Vendor
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      Someone tell me if I'm correct. I'm getting a 8T tomorrow and want to make sure these are the right steps.

      So if i want root, I'd need to flash the rom and boot.img like normal, then boot into android, install the magisk app, copy the boot.img to the phone, use the app the patch the boot.img, connect the phone to pc, copy over the patched boot.img then flash it?

      Jeez, I miss the old days of just being able to flash the root zip after flashing rom.

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      PixelExperience for OnePlus8T[kebab]

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

      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 11


      Whats working?
      Wi-Fi
      RIL
      Mobile data
      GPS
      Camera
      Flashlight
      Camcorder
      Bluetooth
      FM radio
      Fingerprint reader
      Face unlock
      NFC
      Lights
      Sound/vibration


      Known issues
      Nothing yet
      You tell me

      DON'T FLASH GAPPS, THEY'RE ALREADY INCLUDED
      Download from PixelExperience website

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      Translation
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      New Official Build up

      Changelog:

      - December security patch
      - Added Alert slider customization
      - Added OOS White fod icon
      - Updated Gcam
      - Fixed slow charge message on lock screen
      - Fixed Screen off ok google
      - Fixed screen color issues
      - Added DC Dim
      12
      New instructions to flash - NOOB Friendly:


      1. Download the latest build
      2. Download the latest platform tools, if you haven't already: https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools
      3. Extract the adb and fastboot drivers zip and add that folder to path (if you don't know how to add a path, google it)
      4. Enable USB debugging via developer options on your phone and after that connect your phone via USB to PC
      5. Extract only the recovery.img file from the ROM zip
      6. Open a command prompt window where the extracted recovery.img is present, and enter the following one by one:

      Code:
      adb reboot bootloader
      fastboot boot recovery.img

      7.From the phone's recovery page, do the following:

      Factory reset -> Format data/factory reset -> Format data.

      8. Go back to recovery page from clicking back.

      9. Select "Apply Update -> Apply from ADB"

      10. From the command window already opened, sideload the rom using:
      Code:
      adb sideload <ROM>.zip
      (Replace <ROM> with actual ROM file name)

      11. If you want to root, after first boot, reboot to recovery again, select "Apply Update -> Apply from ADB"

      12. Connect your phone to PC, open a command prompt window where Magisk zip is located, execute:
      Code:
      adb sideload <MagiskFileName>.zip
      (Replace <MagiskFileName> with actual file name)


      For updating, open a command prompt window where the new ROM zip is present, execute:
      Code:
      fastboot reboot recovery
      , then follow steps 9-12.

      Old instructions:

      @GDZechariah @Moffei97 @firdoshakir @matteosaeed @manhong2112

      The zip is flashable, but without the twrp, you can't flash that way.

      Instructions to flash (noob friendly):

      YOUR BOOTLOADER SHOULD BE UNLOCKED

      1. Flash OOS 11 on both slots (Use local upgrade option/flash via fastbootd).

      2. Check using this app if u have OOS on slot_b:-
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flar2.devcheck

      1-2. (ALTERNATE WAY) - Flash OOS to slot_b via fastbootd and set the active partition as slot_b.

      3. Download the latest Pixel experience ROM.

      4. Download and install Python3 on your PC (TICK THE ADD PYTHON TO PATH OPTION):-
      https://www.python.org/downloads/

      5. Download payload dumper and extract its zip:-
      https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=818070582850510260

      6. The Pixel Experience ROM should be on ur PC.

      7. Now extract the Pixel Experience ROM.

      8. Put the "payload.bin" file from the extracted ROM file to payload dumper/payload_input

      9. Run payload dumper.exe

      10. Wait for all files to be extracted.

      11. Now install adb and fastboot drivers (Skip to step 13, if you already have it):-
      https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

      12. Extract the adb and fastboot drivers zip and add that folder to path (if you don't know how to add a path, google it).

      13. Enable USB debugging via developer options on your phone and after that connect your phone via USB to PC.

      14. Now go to payload dumper/ payload_output folder and open a command window there.

      15. On the command window, type the following commands one by one:

      Code:
      adb reboot bootloader
      fastboot -w
      fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      fastboot reboot fastboot
      fastboot flash boot boot.img
      fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
      fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
      fastboot --disable-verity flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img
      fastboot flash system system.img
      fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img
      fastboot flash product product.img
      fastboot flash odm odm.img
      fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
      fastboot reboot

      16. Done! Enjoy Pixel experience ROM

      For updating subsequent builds of Pixel Experience ROM, download the latest build, follow steps 7-10, 14-15. But in step 15, skip the "fastboot -w" command.

      Alternate Platform Generic payload dumper: https://github.com/theincognito-inc/payload_extractor.git
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      Just wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to chandra1.jd what a great guy and friend to bounce ideas off of. Normally devs are alone in their work, but this guy is just awesome.
      5
      Flashed. Working fine. Fingerprint is working, included Gcam works well.
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