[ROM] [12.1.0] [Dragon] Pixel Experience Plus 12.1 [UNOFFICIAL]

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PixelExperience Plus for Pixel C [Dragon]

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 12.1

Known issues

- SELinux = permissive
- Camera not working
- Nivida codecs have problems playing videos in Chrome browser
- Widevine L1 has been revoked by end of August 2020
- Chrome browser starts slow and does not play certain videos
- Maybe more .. ?


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PixelExperience 12.1 Plus, ROM for the Pixel C

Contributors

@michie, @followmsi

Source Code:
https://github.com/ThaMichie
https://github.com/followmsi

ROM OS Version: Android 12.1
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status:
Stable

Created 21/12/2020
Last Updated 12/04/2022
 
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Zapablast05

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Hey this is my first time posting and I've been lurking around here for about a month.This is the first custom ROM I've successfully installed on my Pixel C and it was really seamless. I flashed it using TWRP 3.4.0, clean install from rooted stock, I also flashed Magisk 21 with no issues, I have noticed a glitch/bug when you swipe up to see recent apps, the snapshot of the apps are flipped 90* to the left and won't align with the physical orientation no matter which way I turn the tablet while looking at the recent apps. Thanks for putting out this update, I'm loving it so far!
 
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Hey this is my first time posting and I've been lurking around here for about a month.This is the first custom ROM I've successfully installed on my Pixel C and it was really seamless. I flashed it using TWRP 3.4.0, clean install from rooted stock, I also flashed Magisk 21 with no issues, I have noticed a glitch/bug when you swipe up to see recent apps, the snapshot of the apps are flipped 90* to the left and won't align with the physical orientation no matter which way I turn the tablet while looking at the recent apps. Thanks for putting out this update, I'm loving it so far!

Does this happen in landscape or portrait mode? When I call the recent apps they display as they should. Can you share a screenshot?
 

Zapablast05

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When pull up the recents in portrait mode and rotate it to landscape, the apps are stuck in portrate, and same when in landscape flipping to portrait.
 

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I was able to reproduce this but also on my pixel phone running stock 11 so this means that it is not a bug but intended android behaviour. The fix/feature is in Google's hands ;)

Wow you're right, I just checked that out on my stock Pixel 5 and it's doing the same. Well then I've yet to find any glaring issues so far with the ROM!
 

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Very nice ROM. It runs like a charm. @michie thank you for that!

To bad the Pixel C is no official supported PixelExperience device...

Thanks. I don't have a fix yet for the play store and chrome app which takes some time to launch. I think this is a gapps issue, can't trace the problem in the logs. Anyway, the next update will be a even better and smoother experience. Coming very soon ;)

I could push my trees to official but the only benefit of "official" support would be automatic builds. I will probably post builds on a more regular basis here anyway.
 
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Thanks. I don't have a fix yet for the play store and chrome app which takes some time to launch. I think this is a gapps issue, can't trace the problem in the logs. Anyway, the next update will be a even better and smoother experience. Coming very soon ;)

I could push my trees to official but the only benefit of "official" support would be automatic builds. I will probably post builds on a more regular basis here anyway.

I used the UNOFFICIAL LineageOS 18.1 ROM from @followmsi before. My subjective feeling is, that the play store and the chrome app launches a little faster in your PixelExperience build. That's why I didn't mention that.

It's really good news that you plan to support that great device with more builds in the future! Thank you very much for that!
 

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New build up for download!

Changes:
- Fixed VULKAN support
- Enabled ZRAM (25% of 3GB)
- Switched drm_hwcomposer
- Force GPU rendering on init
- Set one more flag for UI optimizations

Thanks to @michie for all his work !

Enjoy :p

+ Switched to zram LZ4 compression in the kernel
+ Switched to SW codecs for now to fix video playback in chrome

Merry christmas everyone!
 

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Can the new GPU driver be ported to Android 11?

I don't understand your question, this is android 11.

I've been trying to port latest Shield blobs but it's not an easy job. They are still on android 9. It would be more convenient when they upgrade to 11 but then again... the proprietary Nvidia stuff is difficult to work with due to the many dependancies.
 
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I just want to say thanks for this ROM. It's been a bit of battle making this device feel like it's still the flagship device that it was intended to be before Google promptly took it out back and shot it, and this ROM goes a long way toward restoring a lot of that lustre.
 

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Hi. Now I'm running PixelExperience_dragon-10.0-20200709-1839-UNOFFICIAL in my Pixel C. I want to flash this Pixel Experience 11..

What steps I have to follow? Thank you !!!
 

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    PixelExperience Plus for Pixel C [Dragon]

    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 12.1

    Known issues

    - SELinux = permissive
    - Camera not working
    - Nivida codecs have problems playing videos in Chrome browser
    - Widevine L1 has been revoked by end of August 2020
    - Chrome browser starts slow and does not play certain videos
    - Maybe more .. ?


    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
    Download


    XDA evDB Information
    PixelExperience 12.1 Plus, ROM for the Pixel C

    Contributors

    @michie, @followmsi

    Source Code:
    https://github.com/ThaMichie
    https://github.com/followmsi

    ROM OS Version: Android 12.1
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 21/12/2020
    Last Updated 12/04/2022
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    Build with this months security patch will be delayed. I'm rebuilding the entire dragon device tree from scratch and implementing shield stuff.

    Upcoming build will be stable PE11.
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    Android 12 build is up!
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    I will upload a new build based on Android 12.1 (12L) this week. Spent a lot of time on this update :)

    Changelog:

    Kernel:
    - Built with Linaro toolchain
    - Ported PM Quality Of Service Interface
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) Cpufreq driver
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) Cpuquiet driver
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) Power driver
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) CF touch boost driver

    Device:
    - Ported Shield Power HAL (Fixed CPU UI composition performance)
    - Ported Shield Light HAL (More features for LED Bar, Fixed auto brightness)
    - Ported Shield Power Hint Service
    - Switched to HWC2
    - Enabled Night-Light

    Camera is not fixed yet.

    Edit: Build will be delayed a bit. The new 12L taskbar is buggy...

    Edit 2: New build is up! Taskbar is still buggy but its not a device specific problem, will be fixed.
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    It's a slow proces but ill make a build with the old tree anyway of their stable branch in the coming days

    Edit: New build is up