[ROM][12.1][OFFICIAL] PixelOS [AOSP][UNIFIED][08/07/2022]

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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

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
TWRP Recovery (recommended) (updated) https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=15664248565197188075
Orangefox Recovery https://orangefox.download/release/6032d6286089bc071b3adcf6

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

TWRP recovery is recommended, it supports proper decryption on Android 12 based ROMs as well, OTA updates will continue to work on it, linked above.
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 TWRP Recovery supports proper data decryption on Android 12 based roms now, linked above.

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: 08 July 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.
Screenshot_20210227-093537~2.png
 

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

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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.
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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  • 4
    I think previous build was alot better, I have sudden freezes and cannot uninstall an app my phone is working alot slower than usual with previous builds... I'm coming from previous builds with dirty flash... I'm wondering if it's time for clean flash latest or would be the same...
    2
    I think previous build was alot better, I have sudden freezes and cannot uninstall an app my phone is working alot slower than usual with previous builds... I'm coming from previous builds with dirty flash... I'm wondering if it's time for clean flash latest or would be the same...
    same, i got freezes and camera sometimes not work
    1
    Hi, little question, I'm currently running PE+ 11, so i should already have the latest Android 11 firmware installed on my Note 8T, now i want to flash Pixel OS, it's anyway mandatory to flash the latest firmware before flashing the ROM?
    If you want your wireless networks to work then yes

    If you move from one custom rom to another then you have to do a clean flash

    And if you do clean flash then flashing firmware is mandatory
    1
    Earpiece mic is not working properly I get my own sound in earpiece speaker during call but other person is not able to hear me clearly
    But handsfree mode and Bluetooth device working properly
    1
    Hello .
    Google publish that android 12 less RAM requirement is 6 gb , so that i think RN8 with 4 gb and android 12 will be not so good .
    What you say ?
    Yeah and OEM phone like that of Samsung with 4GB RAM is getting official Android 12 update and they are working fine.

    So what's the problem with Redmi Note 8??

    Even 3/32 build of Redmi Note 8 handles Android 12.1 just fine (It has 1.5 GB RAM always free)
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    latest.png

    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

    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
    TWRP Recovery (recommended) (updated) https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=15664248565197188075
    Orangefox Recovery https://orangefox.download/release/6032d6286089bc071b3adcf6

    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

    TWRP recovery is recommended, it supports proper decryption on Android 12 based ROMs as well, OTA updates will continue to work on it, linked above.
    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 TWRP Recovery supports proper data decryption on Android 12 based roms now, linked above.

    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: 08 July 2022
    6
    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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    Encryption FAQ

    Encryption means converting your data into an unreadable (encrypted) format which prevents it from being read without first being decrypted, increasing security as those who don't know the key (in this case password or PIN) to decrypting the data won't be able to read the data, they'll just get jumbled characters.

    On the other hand, leaving the phone decrypted or forcing decryption will allow anyone access to that data without issue.

    Most ROMs are encrypted by default. When formatting data during the flashing process, this allows the data partition to be encrypted when the phone boots.

    In short:
    1. If you prefer your data being secure and aren't planning on changing ROMs frequently, leave the builds encrypted.
    2. If you plan on flashing different ROMs on a regular basis, decryption may be an easier option though less secure.

    Can I flash magisk on encrypted builds with PixelOS recovery?
    Yes, you can sideload it

    How to flash encrypted builds?
    - Reboot to fastboot mode
    - Flash PixelOS recovery fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    - Sideload ROM using ADB
    - Go to Advanced and Format Data
    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