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PixelExperience for Pixel 4a 5G Bramble

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
Pixel Experience Telegram Chat Channel:


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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Install PixelExperience on bramble​

WARNING: I copy and pasted thes instuctions. Please go to the offical guide for your device Bramble 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.
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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​

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NOTE: The steps below only need to be run once per device.
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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

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    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!
    • check
      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.
 
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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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Does GPay work? After using for the weekend, would you recommend it?
I am not using GPay or anything related, so I cannot say if it works or not. Besides I am rooted with Magisk, but using Denylist for all Banking/Work related apps. No issue with that.
In general, all is working well same as the stock rom, with few additional customizations example for statusbar etc. Battery life seems comparable to stock rom too. The face unlock is a bit slow, like you need to hold about 2 seconds before it really detects your face, but maybe it is the 4a5g hardware itself not officially being supported for faceunlock.
 

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    PixelExperience for Pixel 4a 5G Bramble

    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
    Pixel Experience Telegram Chat Channel:


    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.
    1
    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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    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 😎 🤟👍
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    flashed the latest PE+ on bramble, so far very good :)