Development [ROM][12][barbet] PixelExperience [AOSP][OFFICIAL]

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ALWA7SH6

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How do I fix pixel launcher has stopped working?
(Pixel launcher keeps crashing five or six times)
 

ALWA7SH6

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try to go to settings -> apps and delete cache and data of pixel launcher, basically reseting it :) And can you use smaller font, it looks like you are shouting :D
I tried deleting the cache and data of pixel launcher, but still not working :(

I don't like small fonts :D

I have two phones now and I guess I will choose the a52s and sell the Pixel 5a :(
 

ALWA7SH6

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yeah.

steps
1. unlocked bootloader
2. flashed fresh factory image (12.1.0 (SP2A.220405.003, Apr 2022)) from google dev site (check marked full wipe & force flash all partitions)
3. waited for phone to fully boot up. did offline setup skipping everything until i hit home screen
4. went to settings enabled developer mode & usb debugging
5. rebooted to bootloader (adb reboot bootloder)
6. toggled bootloader until i seen recovery then booted into stock reocovery
7. power + vol up for 3 sec then release you should get the stock recovery menu. do a factory reset / wipe data
8. reboot back to bootloader in the menu options of stock recovery
9. boot unoffical trwp from nijel8 (fastboot boot twrp-3.6.0_11-0-barbet.img)
10. in twrp go to advanced and adb sideload. set twrp to adb sideload
11. download https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yJdmMDap95-vYVZEhUUrZ2m3E45Y6ARg/view?usp=sharing (sha-256 checksum) or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yJdmMDap95-vYVZEhUUrZ2m3E45Y6ARg/view?usp=sharing (untouched rom direct from pixel experience) if you don't care about checksum you can skip it.
12. adb sideload the rom (PixelExperience_Plus_barbet-12.1-20220423-2211-UNOFFICIAL.zip) note it fails at 47% and you might see a bunch of red warning on twrp. just ignore them and reboot the phone. pixel experience is now loaded on the phone. i had to do the whole process twice because twrp messed up the first time due to it not being officially up to 12 and sideload sometimes being flaky.
13. after setup was done i enabled debugging again and booted to bootloader, then recovery mode. pixel experience recovery should now be loaded. its touch screen or volume controlled. select adb sideload and side load magisk 24.3.apk or you can rename it to zip. doesnt matter. reboot phone. check app drawer. magisk will be there. if not give it a second it will pop up. tap the app to download full version. enjoy rooted & pixel experience

the rom is compiled directly from pixel experience source. i do not mod or edit anything. i just let my computer sweat at 100% usage for 2hrs and hope like hell the rom works.

i can try an eleven-plus build if you want but i doubt it will work and would probably end up bricking your phone.

this is the process i used. i take not responsibility if you brick your phone.

usually your brick is a soft brick holding power + vol up + vol down for 30sec will force restart your phone. then power off then power + vol dow to get back to bootloader so you can work with it again (factory flash or whatever)

android base is 12.1.0_r4

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Its vry nice bild, do u have any upp date?

can u add some features?
 

rchris494

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Its vry nice bild, do u have any upp date?

can u add some features?
i haven't done another buidl because they are slower than molasses in winter with updates. they still haven't updated the base to 12.1_r5. lineageos and calyxos updated to the 12.1_r5. looking at their commits on https://gerrit.pixelexperience.org/q/status:open+-is:wip there barely has been any since april. some stuff hasn't been updated in over a month. i'm almost tempted to move to lineageos at least they update once a week with a new build.
 
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i haven't done another buidl because they are slower than molasses in winter with updates. they still haven't updated the base to 12.1_r5. lineageos and calyxos updated to the 12.1_r5. looking at their commits on https://gerrit.pixelexperience.org/q/status:open+-is:wip there barely has been any since april. some stuff hasn't been updated in over a month. i'm almost tempted to move to lineageos at least they update once a week with a new build.

I don't like Lineageos :/

Can I add google apps to Calyxos Rom?
 

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Can I add google apps to Calyxos Rom?
it has microg as the base. they have ungoogled the phone completely. it has aura store so you can anonymously get apps from the play store. signal is the texting app. i forgot what browser they used. i prefer brave over the one they had installed. the only thing i couldn't figure out was how to sync my contacts from my gmail account. i am sure there is a way to do it. i just did not feel like spending the time to figure it out. i also did not realize how much google tracks every move you do on your phone with their play store services. i went to that app and tried to remove the ALL permission they give out and nothing works on the phone if you turn them off. they watch every text message, phone call, location, web browsing. basically they track every little things you do on your phone using playstore services app to collect all of your data. they are worse than facebook. i did find a lineageos with mircog fork here https://lineage.microg.org/ but once again hit the wall of trying to import my gmail contacts. so once again i went back to pixel experience. i personally hate AOSP roms. coming from HTC they had their sh*t roms for the phone, but they were always buggy and crashed apps constantly. now that most of the phones use googles SH*T rom. i realized it is not AOSP developers that are coding the problems it GOOGLES 200k a year crappy programers. just like microsoft bug riddled bloatware winblows. i found that the programmers who do it just for fun, college or whatever do 10000 times better than the ones paid way to much to write sloppy code.
 

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it has microg as the base. they have ungoogled the phone completely. it has aura store so you can anonymously get apps from the play store. signal is the texting app. i forgot what browser they used. i prefer brave over the one they had installed. the only thing i couldn't figure out was how to sync my contacts from my gmail account. i am sure there is a way to do it. i just did not feel like spending the time to figure it out. i also did not realize how much google tracks every move you do on your phone with their play store services. i went to that app and tried to remove the ALL permission they give out and nothing works on the phone if you turn them off. they watch every text message, phone call, location, web browsing. basically they track every little things you do on your phone using playstore services app to collect all of your data. they are worse than facebook. i did find a lineageos with mircog fork here https://lineage.microg.org/ but once again hit the wall of trying to import my gmail contacts. so once again i went back to pixel experience. i personally hate AOSP roms. coming from HTC they had their sh*t roms for the phone, but they were always buggy and crashed apps constantly. now that most of the phones use googles SH*T rom. i realized it is not AOSP developers that are coding the problems it GOOGLES 200k a year crappy programers. just like microsoft bug riddled bloatware winblows. i found that the programmers who do it just for fun, college or whatever do 10000 times better than the ones paid way to much to write sloppy code.

Thank you for your comment, but I am not interested if Google or Samsung follows me or reads everything about me.
When i tried Calyxos ROM, I felt that it was light and clean, but you did not answer my question.

Can I add google apps to Calyxos Rom? YES OR NO :D

I'm a fan of the PixelExperience Plus so far,
I install it on clean format then i use ADB AppControl or Universal android debloater to remove some programs and replace them with my usual programs and make it so clean.
To some extent, things are fine and under control :)
But I wish they add some features and be basic to the software like Samsung. (An example of this is adding shortcuts to the lock screen)
 
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Thank you for your comment, but I am not interested if Google or Samsung follows me or reads everything about me.
When i tried Calyxos ROM, I felt that it was light and clean, but you did not answer my question.

Can I add google apps to Calyxos Rom? YES OR NO :D

I'm a fan of the PixelExperience Plus so far,
I install it on clean format then i use ADB AppControl or Universal android debloater to remove some programs and replace them with my usual programs and make it so clean.
To some extent, things are fine and under control :)
But I wish they add some features and be basic to the software like Samsung. (An example of this is adding shortcuts to the lock screen)
Here is a list of google apps that are compatible with microg

https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/4jkppf
 
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Can I add google apps to Calyxos Rom? YES OR NO
i came across this when trying to find a microg contact sync


i did see where he installed 2 apps from openGapps so i am sure that more of them would work. his magisk module did not work for lineagos microg contact sync but i did not try the manual way. i decided to compile the new version of pixel experience instead.

the no contact microg sync problem is actually microg not having that option implemented.
 
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Where to write bug reports to respected Henrique Silva
, on the page with the firmware, the link is only to the xda profile of the developer jhenrique09.
 

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Where to write bug reports to respected Henrique Silva
, on the page with the firmware, the link is only to the xda profile of the developer jhenrique09.
Only way for you to write a bug report is using there github issues page. You have to follow the rules of creating a bug report, like device, steps, etc. Every dev for specific phone tracks it, I have already left the link for you on previous page.

 
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After the last update, it stopped bypass safetynet
error with checking CTS

last magisk canary and Universal safetynet installed
As I know PixelExperience passes safety net without magisk module, you don't need one. Try uninstalling it, also maybe the fact you added magisk to root your phone causes safetynet fail.
 
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Hi all, I just installed latest PE plus (2022 June 13) by following the installation guide (no rooting) - but I'm having issues with Google pay:

Couldn't finish setup to pay in shops​

This phone can't be used to pay in shops. This may be because it is rooted or altered in some other way.​
Anyone know how to resolve this?
 

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    PixelExperience for Pixel 5a Barbet


    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 12L


    Whats working?
    Wi-Fi
    RIL
    Mobile data
    GPS
    Camera
    Flashlight
    Camcorder
    Bluetooth
    FM radio
    Fingerprint reader
    Face unlock
    NFC
    Lights
    Sound/vibration

    Known issues
    Nothing yet
    You tell me

    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, THEY'RE ALREADY INCLUDED

    Downloads:



    Stay tuned

    Our Telegram channel
    Our blog


    Install PixelExperience on barbet

    WARNING: I copy and pasted thes instuctions. Please go to the offical guide for your device Barbet https://wiki.pixelexperience.org/devices/barbet/install/

    WARNING: These instructions only work if you follow every section and step precisely.
    Do not continue after something fails!

    Basic requirements​

    1. Read through the instructions at least once before actually following them, so as to avoid any problems due to any missed steps!
    2. Make sure your computer has adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
    3. Enable USB debugging on your device.
    warning
    WARNING: Before following these instructions please ensure that the device is on the latest Android 12 firmware.
    This is not necessarily the newest available version! Please up- or downgrade to the required version before proceeding (guides can be found on the internet!).

    Flashing the vendor boot partition​

    warning
    WARNING: This platform requires the vendor boot partition to be flashed for recovery to work properly, the process to do so is described below.
    1. Download this vendor_boot.img file.
    2. Power off the device, and boot it into bootloader mode:
      • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
    3. Flash a the downloaded images to your device by typing (replace <vendor_boot> with the actual filename!):
    fastboot flash vendor_boot <vendor_boot>.img

    Unlocking the bootloader​

    info_outline
    NOTE: The steps below only need to be run once per device.
    warning
    WARNING: Unlocking the bootloader will erase all data on your device! Before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or your Google account, or equivalent. Please note that OEM backup solutions like Samsung and Motorola backup may not be accessible from PixelExperience once installed.
    1. Enable OEM unlock in the Developer options under device Settings, if present.
    2. Connect the device to your PC via USB.
    3. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
      adb reboot bootloader

      You can also boot into fastboot mode via a key combination:
      • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
    4. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:
      fastboot devices

      If you don’t get any output or an error:
      • on Windows: make sure the device appears in the device manager without a triangle. Try other drivers until the command above works!
      • on Linux or macOS: If you see no permissions fastboot try running fastboot as root. When the output is empty, check your USB cable and port!
    5. Now type the following command to unlock the bootloader:
      fastboot flashing unlock

      info_outline
      NOTE: At this point the device may display on-screen prompts which will require interaction to continue the process of unlocking the bootloader. Please take whatever actions the device asks you to to proceed.
    6. If the device doesn’t automatically reboot, reboot it. It should now be unlocked.
    7. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging to continue.

    Flashing the vendor boot partition​

    warning
    WARNING: This platform requires the vendor boot partition to be flashed for recovery to work properly, the process to do so is described below.
    1. Download this vendor_boot.img file.
    2. Power off the device, and boot it into bootloader mode:
      • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
    3. Flash a the downloaded images to your device by typing (replace <vendor_boot> with the actual filename!):
    fastboot flash vendor_boot <vendor_boot>.img

    Temporarily booting a custom recovery using fastboot​

    1. Download the PixelExperience Recovery. Simply download the latest recovery file.
    2. Connect your device to your PC via USB.
    3. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
      adb reboot bootloader

      You can also boot into fastboot mode via a key combination:
      • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
    4. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:
      fastboot devices

      If you don’t get any output or an error:
      • on Windows: make sure the device appears in the device manager without a triangle. Try other drivers until the command above works!
      • on Linux or macOS: If you see no permissions fastboot try running fastboot as root. When the output is empty, check your USB cable (preferably use a USB Type-A 2.0 one or a USB hub) and port!
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        TIP: Some devices have buggy USB support while in bootloader mode, if you see fastboot hanging with no output when using commands such as fastboot getvar ... , fastboot boot ..., fastboot flash ... you may want to try a different USB port (preferably a USB Type-A 2.0 one) or a USB hub.
    5. Temporarily flash a recovery on your device by typing (replace <recovery_filename> with the actual filename!):
      fastboot flash boot <recovery_filename>.img

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      NOTE: Outdated fastboot releases dropped legacy A/B support, so it might attempt to flash to boot__a / boot__b rather than boot_a / boot_b if you try to flash boot. In this case, you must update fastboot to a release newer than or equal to 31.0.2. Alternatively, you can manually specify which slot to flash to based on what slot fastboot failed to flash to. For example, if fastboot fails to flash to boot__a, you must flash to boot_a.

    Installing PixelExperience from recovery​

    1. Download the PixelExperience installation package that you would like to install or build the package yourself.
    2. If you are not in recovery, reboot into recovery:
      • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power. Then use the menu to select Recovery Mode.
    3. Now tap Factory Reset, then Format data / factory reset and continue with the formatting process. This will remove encryption and delete all files stored in the internal storage, as well as format your cache partition (if you have one).
    4. Return to the main menu.
    5. Sideload the PixelExperience .zip package:
      • On the device, select “Apply Update”, then “Apply from ADB” to begin sideload.
      • On the host machine, sideload the package using: adb sideload filename.zip.
        check
        TIP: Normally, adb will report Total xfer: 1.00x, but in some cases, even if adb: failed to read command: Success/No error. In some cases it will report adb: failed to read command: No error or adb: failed to read command: Undefined error: 0 which is also fine.
    6. Once you have installed everything successfully, click the back arrow in the top left of the screen, then “Reboot system now”.
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    NOTE: The first boot usually takes no longer than 15 minutes, depending on the device. If it takes longer, you may have missed a step, otherwise feel free to get assistance
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    TIP: If the installation process reports the message "(~47%) adb: failed to read the command: No error", do not worry, the process was completed successfully and you can restart the device.
    I am not connected to Pixel Experience rom in any way.
    Just posting to share.
    I am not providing help and am not responsible for anything that happens.
    Help each other!
    If a P.E. maintainer wants this down. Please do so.
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    How do I fix pixel launcher has stopped working?
    (Pixel launcher keeps crashing five or six times)
    try to go to settings -> apps and delete cache and data of pixel launcher, basically reseting it :) And can you use smaller font, it looks like you are shouting :D
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    Plus Version:

    April Update: 12 Plus version is here!​

    First of all we hope you all are doing well. After the last two months of delayed updates it feels good to push an update in the perfect time period!
    As the title says we are here with the PixelExperience Plus version.
    Clean flash is not required if coming from normal version
    Now coming to the feature list for the Plus version:-
    • LiveDisplay (color profile, display mode, reading mode, color calibration)
    • Hide Notch support.
    • StatusBar shortcuts
    • Rotation settings
    • Lock screen display (media cover, music visualizer, power menu)
    • Per-app volume settings
    • Increasing ring volume
    • Different gestures
    • Power and Volume button customisations
    • Network traffic monitor
    • Brightness (brightness slider, auto brightness, brightness control)
    • Quick settings (quick pulldown, title visibility, vibrate on touch, rows, columns)
    There are more stuff one can unearth – this list was just a start off for the long feature list we have.
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    Thanks for the nice Rom
    Is there a version of PixelExperience for Pixel 5a Barbet but Android 11 (Plus edition)?
    you might be able to build your own rom and switch to the branch eleven-plus, but not sure if it would actually work or not. also i am sure it would be outdated for kernel security patches and other updates. build time on my dual cpu e5-2667v2 (32 cores total), 160gb of mem, WD SN750 1tb nvme and 1gbp internet running debian bookwork with tkg kernel is about 2hrs from start to finish. i just build a twelve-plus yesterday and i was surprised that everything worked out of the box using adb sideload on the unoffical twrp. the experience recovery actually installed and worked this time. rom is very smooth or i should say smoother than it was. a few new features were added. some were moved to a different spots. magisk install was easy with the working experience recovery allowing adb sideload to flash magisk. i might actually stick with this rom for a while.
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    Just to be clear. Not a maintainer. Not affiliated with PixelExperience. Not Responsible for your choices!
    Just creating a thread to spread the word my friends 😎 🤟👍