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

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Aug 18, 2022
Wifi is not turning on when I flash the latest PixelExperience_ginkgo-12.1-20220813-1048-OFFICIAL.zip (non plus)

Retuned to PixelExperience_ginkgo-12.1-20220708-1334-OFFICIAL.zip

But wifi still doesn't turn on.

All I do every time is `adb sideload <update.zip>` with the Pixel Experience bootloader. Should I clear something ?

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I know this is off topic but I have Redmi Note 8 (Gingko) (Indian Model) running everything stock and want to install PixelOS on it because MIUI is very buggy.
Few things to clear out first... I don't want my data to be decrypted since I have to use banking apps.
This is my first time trying a custom ROM.

I know how to unlock the bootloader though, after unlocking the bootloader,
I have to connect it to a PC in Fastboot mode... install a recovery
I don't want to install TWRP as it is really complicated for me as of now.

Will installing PixelExperience Recovery using fastboot and then Flashing the actual PixelOS 12 build do the job because it is a PixelExperience Recovery but I am installing PixelOS

Secondly, if at all I am able to install this ROM, it is mentioned that you have to flash latest firmware can that be done using PixelExperience Recovery.

Lastly, as my model is indian variant it will support fast charging, safetynet and videvine L1 out of the box right ? Also is miui camera included and works properly ?

Suggest a method that doesn't involve TWRP, Rooting. Using ADB and Fastboot only.
Please help it is really urgent !!!!
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    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...
    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
    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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    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.

    /* 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.

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

    Get the latest PixelOS Build for Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T Download
    Firmware https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/ginkgo/
    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.

    • 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
    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.

    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

    • 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)

    • Everything works other than NFC (willow only)
    • Enforcing build
    • GApps included
    - Clean flash mandatory

    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
    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
    Didn't find any camera app after the first boot. Does it have any? Would be great, if it has had MiCam port.
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