[ROM][12.1][FINAL][OFFICIAL] PixelExperience (Plus)[2022.Nov][(PLS check #2 for FAQ and changelog)][Fixed: Stock Camera, Aptx(HD)]

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Alcatraz323

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Apr 4, 2020
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Xiaomi Mi 4
Google Pixel XL
Hello all! My daily phone, a OnePlus 8, was damaged in a hurricane last week, but luckily I had my backup RP2 safely stored away, which I dug out and flashed the latest Lineage OS, but it had too many issues (lagging interface, GPS unable to lock, stock camera crashing). I decided to give PixelExperience a try, and I really like it! Thanks Alcatraz323!

So far, everything is working great. It's fast, smooth, and every app works flawlessly. After getting Magisk installed, I disabled some background apps/services to improve the battery life, which is now almost as good as the stock ROM.

I disabled the following:
Google Play Services for AR
Personal Safety
Digital Wellbeing
Adaptive brightness
Ambient display
Set refresh to 60hz

However, I am having the same issue with the microphone pickup as some other people.

Here's how I tested:
I placed calls from my phone's SIM # to my Google Voice # on my computer with high quality headphones on. I tried with adaptive sound in settings both on and off:

Speakerphone Off
- spoke into the lower mic very closely, I could hear my voice OK
- spoke into the lower mic farther away, I could not hear my voice
- spoke into the upper mic close and far, no voice

Speakerphone On
- spoke into the lower mic closely, voice loud but distorted
- spoke into the lower mic farther away, voice good
- spoke into the upper mic closely, voice loud but distorted
- spoke into the upper mic farther away, voice good
- spoke to the phone from across the room, voice low but could understand

I did some digging and found a thread with a similar issue & fix:

I made a backup copy of mixer_paths_tavil.xml and added the 3 lines suggested in the 1st post, then restarted my phone. I then made a call to myself and the microphone now works perfectly in handset mode! Loud and clear, no matter how close or far my mouth is to the microphones!! It's a bit better in speakerphone mode too, but not much. You can play around with the 3 values and set to your liking.

I used Root Explorer to copy, paste, and adjust permissions, and Notepad on PC to edit. Attached is the edited version of mixer_paths_tavil.xml that I am now using.

Thanks again for a great ROM, Alcatraz323!
Thanks, added to next
 

Docence

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Aug 1, 2022
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HTC U11+
TCL 10 5G
Report a bug:At the "Wallpapers and Styles" interface,sliding will get choppy and stuck.
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Bonkle

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Oct 30, 2022
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TL;DR: after trying to fix Verizon service, I may have bricked my phone.

Bit of a complicated issue, but I think I just might be bricked. I followed the instructions to a T, and with some issues, I eventually got the Pixel experience to fully work. However, my Verizon service was not working.
I had a lot of trouble figuring out the Verizon fix, which eventually lead me to try to flash it to factory, then re-flash after it was set up. However, after flashing with the flash_all.bat, I now have a phone that refuses to boot, stating that "Your device is corrupt."
Now when I try to re-run flash_all.bat, there are several parts that will fail to flash, saying that "flashing is not allowed for critical partitions." I have the bootloader unlocked, it fully shows up when I do a fastboot devices command. I can even get it to flash Pixel and Lineage recoveries, but none of them every fully flash back to boot properly.
I'm at my wits' end with this, I would greatly appreciate if someone could run through it with me on Discord or such, but I'm seriously considering just getting a new phone at this point.

Edit: As I write this, I just noticed that the phone is now stuck on the "powered by android" screen. I can get to the bootloader, but I cannot get to recovery.
 

LarryBoyG

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Oct 7, 2010
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Indianapolis, IN
Razer Phone 2
Before flashing flash_all.bat run the command
"fastboot flashing unlock_critical" without the quotes. That will unlock all the critical partitions for the flash_all.bat restore. If it still shows the red corrupt screen try running "fastboot flash system_a system.img without quotes then "fastboot flash system_b system.img"

That should get you to boot. After a successful boot run the flash all file again in bootloader and that will get you back to stock.
 

KillerTheLord

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Jul 1, 2012
45
5
Bellevue
I have a somewhat peculiar problem. When calling certain numbers Google's phone app switches me to RTT mode. I want to turn this off, but I have no option for RTT in Phone app > Settings > Accessibility. Is there another way to turn off RTT? It messes the way DTMF input is sent (I have to switch it back to Keypad). So any help will be appreciated!

@Alcatraz323 - Would you know about this?
 
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Alcatraz323

Senior Member
Apr 4, 2020
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Xiaomi Mi 4
Google Pixel XL
I have a somewhat peculiar problem. When calling certain numbers Google's phone app switches me to RTT mode. I want to turn this off, but I have no option for RTT in Phone app > Settings > Accessibility. Is there another way to turn off RTT? It messes the way DTMF input is sent (I have to switch it back to Keypad). So any help will be appreciated!

@Alcatraz323 - Would you know about this?
I don't know, if really no idea, try factory reset
 

woundman

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Feb 11, 2016
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Shocked how well this custom ROM performs. Anyone who owns a Razer Phone 2 should flash this ROM. Thanks for your hard work. If I donate to Pixel Experience, do you receive the money?
 

salur

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Dec 22, 2019
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First of all, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this excellent project. I have a question. My phone lost its root feature after the last update. As you know, Razer Phone 2 has Type-C problem. The Type-C socket of my device has completely stopped working as of yesterday. Currently, the latest version pixelexperience is installed. Thanks in advance for your help and thoughts.
 

MrStee97

Member
Jun 27, 2014
21
8
That Place
Razer Phone 2
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this excellent project. I have a question. My phone lost its root feature after the last update. As you know, Razer Phone 2 has Type-C problem. The Type-C socket of my device has completely stopped working as of yesterday. Currently, the latest version pixelexperience is installed. Thanks in advance for your help and thoughts.
What was the question here? I assume you want to know how to reroot without usb c working? If my assumption is correct, you can't, you have to be able to flash the patched bootloader and you can't do that without usb access
 

salur

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Dec 22, 2019
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What was the question here? I assume you want to know how to reroot without usb c working? If my assumption is correct, you can't, you have to be able to flash the patched bootloader and you can't do that without usb access
Yes, that's the question I wanted to ask. hmm sad to hear that :( . Do you know a link where I can buy spare parts? Because I couldn't find any spare parts for the Type C connector anywhere.
 

MrStee97

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Jun 27, 2014
21
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That Place
Razer Phone 2
Yes, that's the question I wanted to ask. hmm sad to hear that :( . Do you know a link where I can buy spare parts? Because I couldn't find any spare parts for the Type C connector anywhere.
Unfortunately, almost no chance of getting a new port, your best bet would be to buy a dead donor phone with a USB port. Many people have hunted far and wide for the part and haven’t had any luck, I myself have looked and found nothing. My port isn’t fully dead yet, but it’s on the way, so I’ve resorted to only wireless charging
 
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waffleboi9000

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Just in case you guys didn't know, Alcatraz323 has made the Android 13 version, its just on a separate thread, and you have to manually flash, there's no OTA.
 

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    PixelExperience for Razer Phone 2 [aura]

    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 12


    Extra Features
    PixelExperience feature
    7 levels of refresh rate switch
    Built-in Chroma controller
    Stock RazerCamera
    Dolby Atmos™ from stock SMR6

    Whats working?
    Almost everything

    Known issues
    You tell me
    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, THEY'RE ALREADY INCLUDED


    How to flash
    Check PixelExperience wiki


    Stay tuned
    My Telegram
    My Rp2 group
    QQ Group: 652748731


    Download
    Latest
    History Archive


    8
    FAQ:
    1. Verizon carrier out of service
    Here is step to solve

    2. Can you update GPU OpenGL and Vulkan driver?
    NO. Cause Razer used a modified a630 gpu firmware, Qualcomm generic new gl and vulkan can't compat with it. The only hope is Razer get revived and update stock rom so we can take it.

    ==============================================

    Current Update:
    Base version (non-plus):

    2022.11.12 (FINAL)
    Device:
    1. device: merge 4.9.332
    2. device: BSG GCam update to 8.6.263_A11_V10
    Upstream:
    1. November security patch
    2. Updated translations
    3. Other minor issues have been fixed
    Plus version:
    Dirty flash in rec to manually switch to Plus, but backup data in case for any accident!!!
    Everything above included, and:
    1. - N/A

    ==============================================

    History Updates (non-plus):
    2021.12.12 (first release)
    1. Introduce Android 12
    2. fix flashlight and multi camera
    3. fix refreshrate control
    4. add chroma, dolby

    2021.12.13
    1. IMS, Mobile data fixed
    2. Color profile now selectable not system crashing

    2021.12.15
    1. fix 1213's boot loop issue
    2. fix ANR on android.hardware.secure_element

    2021.12.21
    1. fix sdcard issue, now it is fully functional on PE, also can format and using exFAT which has no 4G file size limit
    2. fix fingerprint now shown on mine or los, but available on stock rom or arter kernel(dtbo disabled)

    2021.12.24 (*Recommend clean flash for update)
    1. sync PE stable
    2. SeLinux enforcing
    3. SafetyNet Passing

    2022.1.14
    1. fix system animation stuck
    2. fix volume distortion under 50%
    3. Sync PE upstream

    2022.1.15
    1. fix nfc issue

    2022.1.18
    1. fix fingerprint sleep to death
    2. fix color mode issue(inverse color, color space simulation or color profile change cause bootloop)

    2022.1.20
    1. add system updater (OTA)

    2022.2.23 (*OTA available)
    1. kernel: merge upstream 4.9.302
    2. kernel: merge Tag LA.UM.10.3.r1-00900-sdm845.0
    3. device: fix refresh rate setting mismatch value and summary
    4. February Security patch
    5. Face Unlock added

    2022.3.1 (*OTA available, but clean flash recommended for Dolby to keep alive)
    1. device: totally fixed some game volume distortion or too low under 50%
    2. device: fixed Dolby function and Dolby Tile service in systemui
    3. device: fixed Ok Google function
    4. device: fixed video cause screen freezing
    5. device: add Aptx, Aptx HD codec
    6. device: moved RazerParts App to Settings and add icon

    2022.3.7 (*OTA available from 3.1 and after, but if FROM BEFORE 3.1, MUST CLEAN FLASH)
    1. device: Fix Discord gif freezing
    2. device: Fix mic too low
    3. device: Add Dolby Atmos for a2dp
    4. device: Add Built in Google Camera
    5. device: RazerParts: chroma brightness fix
    6. device: RazerParts: chroma on booting fix
    7. device: RazerParts: function: kill chroma after screen lock
    8. device: RazerParts: add 40hz refresh rate
    9. device: RazerParts: fix Dolby Atmos jump
    10. device: RazerParts: fix chroma switch override
    11. device: Update WifiDisplay blobs

    2022.3.31 (*OTA available from 3.1 and after, but if FROM BEFORE 3.1, MUST CLEAN FLASH)
    Upstream:
    1. Android 12L
    2. March update
    Device:
    1. kernel: Merge tag LA.UM.10.3.r1-01000-sdm845.0
    2. kernel: Merge 4.9.309
    3. device: fix hardware decoder for video low fps
    4. device: fix 4k video recording
    5. device: update IMS related blobs
    6. device: fix fingerprint animation location
    7. device: add QuickTap function

    2022.4.1 (*OTA available from 3.1 and after, but if FROM BEFORE 3.1, MUST CLEAN FLASH)
    Tiny update from 3.31
    1. device: fix 3.31's refresh rate can't switch
    2. device: update MGC Gcam to 8.4.500_A10_V5

    2022.4.16 (*OTA available from 3.1 and after, but if FROM BEFORE 3.1, MUST CLEAN FLASH)
    Device:
    1. device: fix aac for tws or normal headset
    2. device: fix aac for truck bluetooth stereo
    3. device: fix mic too low for any type video recording
    4. device: fix mic crash for in game tws(like pubg)
    5. device: fix Dolby conflict with ok google/adaptive sound
    6. device: tune speaker least volume
    7. device: add back Aptx, Aptx HD codec
    8. device: universal audio fix
    9. device: bring back active wake(pick up and wake/Doze)
    Upstream:
    1. April security patch
    2. Fixed charging animation not appearing
    3. Fixed unlock sound playing repeatedly
    4. Updated translations
    5. Others fixes
    2022.5.27
    Device:
    1. kernel: merge LA.UM.10.3.r1-01700-sdm845.0 from Qualcomm
    2. kernel: merge 4.9.316 from aosp
    3. device: fix gpu error for "masterduel" and some other games
    4. device: fix charge interrupt frequently under 50%
    5. device: offline charging animation change(fixed bzzz lines)
    6. device: Gcam update(telescope back)
    Upstream:
    1. May security patch
    2. Updated translations and gapps
    3. Fixed battery widget not working properly
    4. Fixed rotation button not showing in 2-button navbar mode
    5. Others fixes
    2022.6.21
    Device:
    1. device: correct 2k screen display density & use 2k icons
    Upstream:
    1. June security patch
    2. Updated translations
    3. Fixed video playback issues on some devices
    4. Fixed styling issues on DocumentsUI
    5. Fixed ringtone selection for devices with e-SIM
    6. Fixed location indicator showing when no apps running
    7. Fixed app font on Pixel Launcher
    8. Other minor issues have been fixed
    2022.7.8
    Device:
    1. device: enable wifi display mouse input
    2. kernel: merge 4.9.321
    3. kernel: merge wireguard driver 1.0.20220627
    Upstream:
    1. July security patch
    2. Updated translations
    3. Fixed storage usage issue on OTA app
    4. Other minor issues have been fixed
    2022.8.15
    Device:
    1. device: speaker tuning for better audio quality
    2. device: fully fixed lowest volume
    3. device: add stock RazerCamera 2.8.613 from SMR7
    4. device: add Telephony Rx for voip_tx input source
    5. kernel: merge 4.9.325
    Upstream:
    1. August security patch
    2. Monet bootanimation added
    3. Updated translations
    4. Other minor issues have been fixed
    2022.9.15
    Device:
    1. kernel: merge 4.9.327
    2. device: audio improvement
    3. device: mic gain for voice increase
    4. device: removed aosp camera
    Upstream:
    1. GApps power drain issue fix
    2. September security patch
    3. Updated translations
    4. Other minor issues have been fixed
    2022.10.16
    Device:
    1. device: audio improvement (Ver 2022.oct)
    2. device: further increase mic volume
    Upstream:
    1. October security patch
    2. Updated translations
    3. Other minor issues have been fixed
    2022.11.12 (FINAL)
    Device:
    1. device: merge 4.9.332
    2. device: BSG GCam update to 8.6.263_A11_V10
    Upstream:
    1. November security patch
    2. Updated translations
    3. Other minor issues have been fixed
    ==============================================

    History Plus Updates:
    2022.4.21
    1. LiveDisplay (color profile, display mode, reading mode, color calibration)
    2. Hide Notch support.
    3. StatusBar shortcuts
    4. Rotation settings
    5. Lock screen display (media cover, music visualizer, power menu)
    6. Per-app volume settings
    7. Increasing ring volume
    8. Different gestures
    9. Power and Volume button customisations
    10. Network traffic monitor
    11. Brightness (brightness slider, auto brightness, brightness control)
    12. Quick settings (quick pulldown, title visibility, vibrate on touch, rows, columns)
    13. more other functions
    2022.5.27
    1. Improved statusbar brightness control
    2. Introduced more granular settings for hotspot(5G, always on, blacklist)
    3. Reverted QS background on white theme to old style
    2022.6.21
    1. Fixed network traffic behavior when toggling clock position to center
    2022.7.8
    1. -N/A
    2022.8.15
    1. -N/A
    2022.9.15
    1. -N/A
    2022.10.16
    1. -N/A
    6
    New version published, huge universal audio fix this time, check #2 pls
    6
    2022.2.23 Updated
    5
    Hello official, 0120 updated, first official build added system updater(OTA)