[ROM][12.1][OFFICIAL] PixelOS [AOSP][UNIFIED][06/05/2022]

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whyredFire

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PixelOS is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, themed icons, google sans fonts, Monet color based system wide theming, boot animation), a fork of OG Pixel Experience with improvements on the top of it. Huge respect to Pixel Experience team for their work, thanks to them for making this ROM possible.
In short a fully functional Pixel Experience with just the right amount of essentials.

Code:
/* Your warranty is now void.
*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*/
Improvements over PixelExperience
Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
Reduced log spam verbosity
Separate QS tiles for WiFi and Mobile data
Monet bootanimation
Aggressive Idle mode
Allow toggling screen off FOD for supported devices
Allow option to disable screenshot shutter sound
Switch for linked ring and media notification volumes
Allow to disable battery estimates in QS
Allow disabling unlocking ripple animation
Apply monet to fingerprint authentication ripple animation
Bluetooth battery icon in status bar
Status bar tuner and Full screen Display
In-call vibration customizations
Navbar layout inversion in 3 button gesture style
Android 12 style 4G/LTE icons
Add/remove QS with one click
Increased UI responsiveness
Optimized Night Light
Per app network restrictions
Annoying notifications
Three-fingers-swipe to screenshot
Allow to disable privacy indicators
Doubletap/longpress power to toggle torch
Double tap to sleep on lockscreen
Double tap to sleep on statusbar
Volume key music control
Themed icons for a lot of 3rd party apps
Extended Monet to more UI elements
Simple RGB color balance transform sliders
More font size in 5% steps from 80% to 130%
First-class implementation of Repainter app
A lot of optional Quick Setting tiles
Caffeine
Heads up
Sync
Adaptive Brightness
Ambient display
Always on display
USB tether
Live display
Under the hood optimizations

Device Specific Issues:
• Slow charging on Chinese variants (temporary workaround is to flash a different kernel like Sixteen or Ryzen Kernel).
• 48MP doesn't work in MIUI Camera (won't work on android 12 because of source built libcamera service).
• You tell me.

Requirements
• Latest Global Stable Android 11 firmware for ginkgo and willow users

Downloads
Get the latest PixelOS Build for Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T Download
Firmware https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/ginkgo/
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/willow/
Magisk (optional) https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases
DFE (optional)(not recommended)(read encryption faq) https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/...8/Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_20201008.zip
Recovery https://orangefox.download/release/6032d6286089bc071b3adcf6
PixelOS Recovery https://sourceforge.net/projects/pixelos-releases/files/twelve/ginkgo/recovery/

Note: GApps are included, don't flash separately.

Notes
• Based on OSS vendor
• Ships with QuicksilveR-v2.5 kernel
• MIUI Camera is included
• GApps are included
• Enforcing Build
• Encrypted Build

PixelOS Recovery is recommended if you want to stay encrypted, no custom recovery supports encryption on Android12, i.e. you won't be able to decrypt your data.
Flashing Instructions
Clean flash (coming from a different ROM):

• Flash recovery (links above)
• Download ROM from the link above
• Download Magisk v23.0 or newer (optionally)
• Reboot to recovery
• Format data (if encrypted)
• Wipe system, vendor, cache, dalvik, data
• Flash latest android 11 global stable firmware (link above)
• Flash ROM zip
• Reboot and voila!
• To get root access, reboot to recovery after ROM setup and flash magisk.

Updating to a newer build (dirty flash):
• Wipe dalvik and cache (optional)
• Flash ROM zip and magisk (optional)
• Reboot and voila!

Also Read: Encryption FAQ

Join our Telegram Group https://t.me/PixelOSChat
Buy me a Coffee https://paypal.me/whyredfire
UPI: [email protected]

Source Code
PixelOS http://github.com/PixelOS-Pixelish
Device Tree and Vendor Tree https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices
Kernel Tree https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/kernel_xiaomi_ginkgo

ROM OS Version: Android 12.1.
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.14.x
Stable Release Date: 22 October 2021
Latest Release Date: 6 May 2022
 
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mananhl

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May 10, 2015
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Redmi Note 8
Thank you for the work, btw I have some questions: Is MIUI Camera included? Is the notification volume channel separated from the ring volume channel? I want my phone sounds louder whenever there is an incoming call but not when there are too many notifications come. I tried some 3rd' apps to fix it but when I adjust the notification volume, the ring's one is modified to the same level as the notification's too.
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whyredFire

Senior Member
Thanks for reply. Will you make it available in the next ROM version?
For that I'll have to release two variants of the same rom, one would be the regular one, and the other one with Android 10 kernel and decrypted build. That'll take me a lot of work.

I'll highly recommend you to flash Android 10 kernel with decrypted rom to fix it. Let me know if you want me to link a kernel.
 
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whyredFire

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Thank you for the work, btw I have some questions: Is MIUI Camera included? Is the notification volume channel separated from the ring volume channel? I want my phone sounds louder whenever there is an incoming call but not when there are too many notifications come. I tried some 3rd' apps to fix it but when I adjust the notification volume, the ring's one is modified to the same level as the notification's too.View attachment 5234279
Yep, miui camera is included by default and everything is working in the same. But ring and notifications volume bar is merged :(
 

UntoastedToast

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Mar 3, 2021
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This ROM is now certainly the fifth on my device (willow), but probably the last! I finally found it - a ROM that finally runs perfomant, smooth and so far without system crashes. This ROM is simply to recommend. Thanks a lot!

So far I haven't encountered any bugs - at least serious ones.
 

whyredFire

Senior Member
This ROM is now certainly the fifth on my device (willow), but probably the last! I finally found it - a ROM that finally runs perfomant, smooth and so far without system crashes. This ROM is simply to recommend. Thanks a lot!

So far I haven't encountered any bugs - at least serious ones.
Thanks a lot for your review. Next build is coming soon with a lot of fixes and improvements, hope you'll like it. I frequently share test builds on our telegram group https://t.me/pixelosginkgo
 
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ManuD_Linux

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Apr 11, 2006
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Near Nancy, France
I just tried PixelOS on my Willow (Note 8T), and I find it really good. There are just two bugs or limitations to fix:

1) Cannot use the Revolut banking app. Indeed, to connect, Revolut takes a selfie with the camera and does facial recognition. In practice, the selfie is taken well, but the application remains blocked on the photo made of me. I never had this problem with other ROMs. Of course, I tried to uninstall/reinstall the app.

2) Most of the other ROMs allow you to delete the free space under Gboard, which allows you to paste the space bar at the edge of the screen (Cf screenshot below). I haven't find how to do it with PixelOS.
InkedScreenshot_20210305-200717_LI.jpg


Otherwise, for the rest, a system that seems stable and pleasant, thanks for your job :)
 

whyredFire

Senior Member
I just tried PixelOS on my Willow (Note 8T), and I find it really good. There are just two bugs or limitations to fix:

1) Cannot use the Revolut banking app. Indeed, to connect, Revolut takes a selfie with the camera and does facial recognition. In practice, the selfie is taken well, but the application remains blocked on the photo made of me. I never had this problem with other ROMs. Of course, I tried to uninstall/reinstall the app.

2) Most of the other ROMs allow you to delete the free space under Gboard, which allows you to paste the space bar at the edge of the screen (Cf screenshot below). I haven't find how to do it with PixelOS.
View attachment 5241047

Otherwise, for the rest, a system that seems stable and pleasant, thanks for your job :)
The facial recognition thing should have been fixed.
This is a pixel based rom and doesnt pack extra customizations, you can surely flash magisk mods to get rid of that space. Although even the latest Pixels have it the same way.
 

whyredFire

Senior Member
Check 3rd post for download info and notes

Full Changelog
Device
- Added Blur toggle in dev settings
- Switched to qcom power hal and perf hal boosting
- Update redfin fp to March
- Wider and smoother notch cutout
- Updated stock blobs from MIUI 21.3.3
- Updated CAF blobs from LA.UM.9.11.r1-02800-NICOBAR.0
- Updated redfin fp to march (fixed safetynet)
- Fixed camera freeze in some social media apps
- Fixed camera lens switching delay
- Fixed voip/mic issues in some apps
- KCAL improvements in xiaomi parts
- Added vibration strength control in xiaomi parts
- Switched to new QTI thermal HAL
- Attempted to fix screen blackouts under sunlight/heat
- Disabled KPTI for performance improvement
- Reduced readahead to 128kB to improve storage performance
- GPS config optimizations and fixes
- Tuned cpusets for better performance
- Improved rounded corners and fixed hide cutout option
- Switched to android userspace LMKD
- Added support for willow hwversion 18.31.0
- Improved zram read/write performance
- Switched to QuicksilveR v2.5 kernel
- Merged LA.UM.9.1.r1-09100-SMxxx0.0 CAF and v4.14.223 in kernel
- Fast charging on chinese ginkgo variants maybe fixed
- Reduced minimum brighness
- Misc optimizations and fixes

Source
- OTA Updates
- March Security Patch
- Add blur in power menu
- Add Caffeine quick setting tile
- Add android S style media player in quicksettings and lockscreen
- Screenshot will follow system sound
- Added bt indicator for headsets
- Locked access to some QS tiles from lock screen without unlocking
- Changed Screenshot Tile chip colour to follow system
- Increased max password character limit to 64
- Added 2 button navigation gestures
 

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    PixelOS Update! (26/04/2022)

    OTA Update pushed for users on previous builds.

    Changelogs:
    • Added fingerprint shutter for MIUI Camera
    • Merged android-4.14-stable (4.14.275) in kernel

    - Added quick setting tiles for caffeine, heads up, sync, ambient display, Always on display, USB tether quick settings tiles, live display
    - Fixed some issues with advanced reboot
    - Added back charging animation
    - Introduce high touch polling rate feature control
    - Introduced live display
    - Added Aggressive Idle mode under battery saver settings
    - Allow toggling screen off FOD for supported devices
    - Allow option to disable screenshot shutter sound
    - Move Force max refresh rate preference to display settings
    - Allow to enable high refresh rate even when battery saver is on
    - Added a switch for linked ring and media notification volumes
    - Allow disabling unlocking ripple animation
    - Apply monet to fingerprint authentication ripple animation
    - Fixed issues with the camera in some apps like telegram for some devices
    - Fixed an issue where unlock sound was played multiple times
    - Fixed an issue where the hide pill option wasn't working for some people
    - Fixed Separate QS tiles for WiFi and Mobile data
    - Updated themed icons
    - Reduced logging and silenced some log spam
    3
    PixelOS Update! (06/05/2022)

    OTA Update pushed for users on previous builds.

    Changelogs:
    - Introduced MGLRU (better memory management)
    - Update telephony from LA.QSSI.12.0.r1-06500
    - Upgrade adreno stack to WAIPIO 12200
    - Enabled unspecialized app process pool
    - Disabled 48MP mode in MIUI Camera (doesn't work on Android 12 ROMS)
    - Merged android-4.14-stable (4.14.277) in kernel
    - Merged tag LA.UM.9.1.r1-11800.05-SMxxx0.QSSI12.0 in kernel
    - Misc optimizations in kernel

    • Merged May Security Patch
    • Added expanded volume panel
    • Added quick settings tile for Auto brightness
    • Updated the caffeine quick settings tile icon from AOSPA
    • Update package details to match S style
    • Fixed an issue where battery percentage would refresh while accessing app drawer on white theme
    • Bunch of fixes in Updater app
    • More miscellaneous changes and fixes
    2
    bugs:
    • When pressing the search widget on stock Pixel Launcher, sometimes it's open the voice search immediately
    • unlocking the phone with fingerprint has multi effects on the UI and sound unlock
    Multiple sound effect on unlock has been fixed, will be reflected in the next release build in less than a week.
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    Hi !
    After downloading the package, when you click on "Install", it reboots on Orangefox by itself.
    I've clean flashed it, and it doesn't boot,
    reboots into recovery. Help?

    Note:- Formatted Data twice and flashed from again. it worked.
    thank you! excellent rom.
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    photo_2022-05-06_02-31-08.jpg

    PixelOS is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, themed icons, google sans fonts, Monet color based system wide theming, boot animation), a fork of OG Pixel Experience with improvements on the top of it. Huge respect to Pixel Experience team for their work, thanks to them for making this ROM possible.
    In short a fully functional Pixel Experience with just the right amount of essentials.

    Code:
    /* Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */
    Improvements over PixelExperience
    Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
    Reduced log spam verbosity
    Separate QS tiles for WiFi and Mobile data
    Monet bootanimation
    Aggressive Idle mode
    Allow toggling screen off FOD for supported devices
    Allow option to disable screenshot shutter sound
    Switch for linked ring and media notification volumes
    Allow to disable battery estimates in QS
    Allow disabling unlocking ripple animation
    Apply monet to fingerprint authentication ripple animation
    Bluetooth battery icon in status bar
    Status bar tuner and Full screen Display
    In-call vibration customizations
    Navbar layout inversion in 3 button gesture style
    Android 12 style 4G/LTE icons
    Add/remove QS with one click
    Increased UI responsiveness
    Optimized Night Light
    Per app network restrictions
    Annoying notifications
    Three-fingers-swipe to screenshot
    Allow to disable privacy indicators
    Doubletap/longpress power to toggle torch
    Double tap to sleep on lockscreen
    Double tap to sleep on statusbar
    Volume key music control
    Themed icons for a lot of 3rd party apps
    Extended Monet to more UI elements
    Simple RGB color balance transform sliders
    More font size in 5% steps from 80% to 130%
    First-class implementation of Repainter app
    A lot of optional Quick Setting tiles
    Caffeine
    Heads up
    Sync
    Adaptive Brightness
    Ambient display
    Always on display
    USB tether
    Live display
    Under the hood optimizations

    Device Specific Issues:
    • Slow charging on Chinese variants (temporary workaround is to flash a different kernel like Sixteen or Ryzen Kernel).
    • 48MP doesn't work in MIUI Camera (won't work on android 12 because of source built libcamera service).
    • You tell me.

    Requirements
    • Latest Global Stable Android 11 firmware for ginkgo and willow users

    Downloads
    Get the latest PixelOS Build for Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T Download
    Firmware https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/ginkgo/
    https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/willow/
    Magisk (optional) https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases
    DFE (optional)(not recommended)(read encryption faq) https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/...8/Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_20201008.zip
    Recovery https://orangefox.download/release/6032d6286089bc071b3adcf6
    PixelOS Recovery https://sourceforge.net/projects/pixelos-releases/files/twelve/ginkgo/recovery/

    Note: GApps are included, don't flash separately.

    Notes
    • Based on OSS vendor
    • Ships with QuicksilveR-v2.5 kernel
    • MIUI Camera is included
    • GApps are included
    • Enforcing Build
    • Encrypted Build

    PixelOS Recovery is recommended if you want to stay encrypted, no custom recovery supports encryption on Android12, i.e. you won't be able to decrypt your data.
    Flashing Instructions
    Clean flash (coming from a different ROM):

    • Flash recovery (links above)
    • Download ROM from the link above
    • Download Magisk v23.0 or newer (optionally)
    • Reboot to recovery
    • Format data (if encrypted)
    • Wipe system, vendor, cache, dalvik, data
    • Flash latest android 11 global stable firmware (link above)
    • Flash ROM zip
    • Reboot and voila!
    • To get root access, reboot to recovery after ROM setup and flash magisk.

    Updating to a newer build (dirty flash):
    • Wipe dalvik and cache (optional)
    • Flash ROM zip and magisk (optional)
    • Reboot and voila!

    Also Read: Encryption FAQ

    Join our Telegram Group https://t.me/PixelOSChat
    Buy me a Coffee https://paypal.me/whyredfire
    UPI: [email protected]

    Source Code
    PixelOS http://github.com/PixelOS-Pixelish
    Device Tree and Vendor Tree https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices
    Kernel Tree https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/kernel_xiaomi_ginkgo

    ROM OS Version: Android 12.1.
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.14.x
    Stable Release Date: 22 October 2021
    Latest Release Date: 6 May 2022
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    PixelOS Update! (12/02/2022)

    Recommended Recovery (optional) https://sourceforge.net/projects/pi...ecovery/recovery-ginkgo-20220212.img/download

    Dirty flash is fine if coming from PixelOS_ginkgo-12.0-20220101-1205.zip or newer.


    Changelogs:
    Merged February security patch
    • Added more themed icons
    • Added quicktap (for supported devices)
    • OTA Updates for Official builds
    • Added in-call vibration options
    • Shipped PixelOS themed recovery
    • First class implementation of repainter app
    • Added Adaptive playback
    • Fixed Pixel buds app for non pixel device
    • Fixed the issue where phone fails to switch from stereo to mono on some devices
    • Added monet to Settings app icon color
    • Fixed battery saver quick settings tile
    • Added an option to disable unlock ripple animation
    • Performance improvements
    • Updated translations
    • Misc. fixes and optimizations

    • Enabled quicktap
    • Fixed status bar padding on lockscreen
    • Fixed random reboots for some users
    • Enabled USB fastcharging by default
    • Merged tag 'LA.UM.9.1.r1-11600-SMxxx0.0' in kernel
    • Upstreamed kernel to 4.14.265
    6
    PixelOS_ginkgo-12.0-20211023

    Changelog:
    • Fixed drm crash (was responsible to multiple app crashes)
    • Added exfat support for sdcards
    • Fixed flickering animations
    • UI is now much smoother and more responsive
    • This release has two builds, encrypted and decrypted (please read encryption FAQ here)

    Notes:
    • Everything works other than NFC (willow only)
    • Enforcing build
    • GApps included
    - Clean flash mandatory
    • PLEASE READ XDA THREAD BEFORE FLASHING

    Important Links
    Download https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/builds/releases/tag/2021-10-23
    Telegram Support Group https://t.me/whyredfirehub
    Screenshots https://t.me/whyredfiredev/201?single
    XDA Thread https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...osp-unified-22-10-2021.4237791/#post-84541917
    Donate https://paypal.me/whyredfire
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    The rom was originally posted on XDA Forums and has no relation whatsoever with my telegram group, I'll make a post here if the ROM gets dropped.
    4
    Didn't find any camera app after the first boot. Does it have any? Would be great, if it has had MiCam port.
    this month