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[ROM][12][OFFICIAL] PixelOS [AOSP][UNIFIED][19/01/2022]

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whyredFire

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PixelOS-1-Jan-2022.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.

Improvements over PE
Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
Adopted screenshot sounds to ringer mode
3-finger swipe to capture screenshots
Double tap to sleep on lockscreen and status bar
Added Screen Recording Customizations
Added Advanced Reboot
Allow disabling Screenshot Sounds
Added Bluetooth headset battery indicator
Spoofed as Pixel XL for Google Photos for unlimited backup in original quality
Added themed icons for a lot of third party icons in stock Pixel launcher
Added monet in power menu
Exposed legacy WiFi and Cellular data QS tiles
Added bluetooth battery level indicator on status bar
Added NFC tile in QS for supported devices
Added double tap/long press power button to toggle torch
Reduced log spam verbosity
A lot of under the hood UI fixes and improvements

Device Specific Issues:
• Slow charging on Chinese variants (temporary workaround is to flash a different kernel like Sixteen or Ryzen Kernel).
• 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) https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/...8/Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_20201008.zip
Recovery https://orangefox.download/release/6032d6286089bc071b3adcf6
Lineage 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

Lineage 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):

• 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):
• Flash ROM zip and magisk (optional)
• Wipe system, vendor, cache, dalvik
• 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.
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.14.x
Stable Release Date: 22 October 2021
Latest Release Date: 16 January 2022
 
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mananhl

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May 10, 2015
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Bac Giang, Vietnam
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.
 

whyredFire

Senior Member
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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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 January Release!

    --CLEAN FLASH MANDATORY--

    Changelogs:
    • Switched to pixel libperfmgr for boosting
    • Fixed UI glitches completely
    • Switched XiaomiParts from ArrowOS
    • Switch back to Skia UI renderer
    • Finetuned statusbar side padding
    • Update stock blobs from V12.5.1.0.RCOMIXM
    • Added MIUI Camera (with working portrait mode)
    • Upstreamed kernel to v4.14.256
    • Merged latest CAF tag in kernel
    • Fixed wifi and bluetooth mac address
    • Removed useless QTI PASR feature
    • Enabled FUSE passthrough mode
    • Disabled broken zygote USAP pool
    • Misc optimizations and fixes

    - Fully rebased android-12.0_r18
    - Spoofed as Pixel 1XL for google photos for unlimited backup in original quality
    - Added themed icons for a lot of third party icons in stock PixelOS Launcher
    - Added monet in power menu
    - Exposed legacy WiFi and Cellular data QS tiles
    - Added bluetooth battery level indicator on status bar
    - Added NFC tile in QS for supported devices
    - Added doubletap/longpress power button to toggle torch
    - Adapt screenrecord dialog switches to Android 12
    4
    I am going to be very honest with this, recently we've grown a lot and now we've over 10 officially supported devices for PixelOS. All the test builds and release builds are automated and are compiled on our CI server. We started using pling as a download site for all of our builds (you may have to search for how pling works) which is ad-free and helps us cover a small fraction of our server costs.
    XDA doesn't allow pling download links, so I have decided to post one version older builds here so people can still use it instead of discontinuing this thread.
    I hope you understand.
    2
    Does anyone know if @whyredFire is ok?
    yep, all fine
    thanks for asking
    2
    PixelOS Update! (19/01/2022)

    Recommended Recovery (optional) https://sourceforge.net/projects/pi...ecovery/recovery-ginkgo-20220115.img/download

    Dirty flash is fine if coming from PixelOS_ginkgo-12.0-20220101-1205.zip, else clean flash.

    Changelogs:
    -
    Upstreamed kernel to v4.14.262
    - Merged android-12.0.0_r27
    - Added HeadsUp QS tile
    - Added Long press volume key to change track
    - Fixed an issue where QS got bugged after unlocking device with fingerprint
    - Added back delete action for screen recordings in QS notification
    - Improved Scrolling Cache
    - Added a button to restart SystemUI in advanced reboot
    - Fixed DT2W summary in display settings
    - Added sliders for color balance adjustment
    - Added missing icons in Network and Internet settings
    - Added an option to open app directly from App info
    - Added package name to installed app details
    - Switched to lineage recovery
    - Updated translations
    - Bugfixes and misc. improvements
    1
    i already have magisk installed how can i use it to make the app works
    Try installing the canary version of magisk (I'll link it below), and add your bank application in the denylist.

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    PixelOS-1-Jan-2022.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.

    Improvements over PE
    Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
    Adopted screenshot sounds to ringer mode
    3-finger swipe to capture screenshots
    Double tap to sleep on lockscreen and status bar
    Added Screen Recording Customizations
    Added Advanced Reboot
    Allow disabling Screenshot Sounds
    Added Bluetooth headset battery indicator
    Spoofed as Pixel XL for Google Photos for unlimited backup in original quality
    Added themed icons for a lot of third party icons in stock Pixel launcher
    Added monet in power menu
    Exposed legacy WiFi and Cellular data QS tiles
    Added bluetooth battery level indicator on status bar
    Added NFC tile in QS for supported devices
    Added double tap/long press power button to toggle torch
    Reduced log spam verbosity
    A lot of under the hood UI fixes and improvements

    Device Specific Issues:
    • Slow charging on Chinese variants (temporary workaround is to flash a different kernel like Sixteen or Ryzen Kernel).
    • 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) https://github.com/PixelOS-Devices/...8/Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_20201008.zip
    Recovery https://orangefox.download/release/6032d6286089bc071b3adcf6
    Lineage 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

    Lineage 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):

    • 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):
    • Flash ROM zip and magisk (optional)
    • Wipe system, vendor, cache, dalvik
    • 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.
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.14.x
    Stable Release Date: 22 October 2021
    Latest Release Date: 16 January 2022
    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
    4
    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
    PixelOS January Release!

    --CLEAN FLASH MANDATORY--

    Changelogs:
    • Switched to pixel libperfmgr for boosting
    • Fixed UI glitches completely
    • Switched XiaomiParts from ArrowOS
    • Switch back to Skia UI renderer
    • Finetuned statusbar side padding
    • Update stock blobs from V12.5.1.0.RCOMIXM
    • Added MIUI Camera (with working portrait mode)
    • Upstreamed kernel to v4.14.256
    • Merged latest CAF tag in kernel
    • Fixed wifi and bluetooth mac address
    • Removed useless QTI PASR feature
    • Enabled FUSE passthrough mode
    • Disabled broken zygote USAP pool
    • Misc optimizations and fixes

    - Fully rebased android-12.0_r18
    - Spoofed as Pixel 1XL for google photos for unlimited backup in original quality
    - Added themed icons for a lot of third party icons in stock PixelOS Launcher
    - Added monet in power menu
    - Exposed legacy WiFi and Cellular data QS tiles
    - Added bluetooth battery level indicator on status bar
    - Added NFC tile in QS for supported devices
    - Added doubletap/longpress power button to toggle torch
    - Adapt screenrecord dialog switches to Android 12
    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