[ROM] [13.0] [Dragon] ArrowOS 13.0 [UNOFFICIAL]

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michie

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ArrowOS



/* * We are 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 us for messing up your device, We will laugh at you. * It is your fault because you chose to do all the modifications on your device. * Remember projects like these and the work done on them is a hobby to the * contributors and the team members, no one is working for you nor is getting paid for it * have some respect for the work done by them since it is done purely on interest or a hobby */


ABOUT
ArrowOS
is an Android Open Source Project based Android mobile operating system started with the aim of keeping things simple, clean and neat.

Website: https://arrowos.net
Telegram: Channel | TG Portal/Links
Github: https://github.com/ArrowOS
Code Review: review.arrowos.net
E-mail: arrowos.contact
PayPal: Donate to us
Blog: blog.arrowos.net

Checkout more documentation at (maintainership/contributing): Check this out

WHAT WORKS?

  • Almost everything

WHAT DOESN'T WORK?

  • Camera
  • Disabled H264 Hardware Codec (Workaround for video playback in browsers)
  • Chrome browser (Delay on starting the app)
  • SELinux is permissive
Be sure to include a log: check how to

DOWNLOADS
Click here to Download

Recommended Gapps Package: MindTheGapps

Read our blog article/post about:
* HOW-TO report a bug
* GAPPS and VANILLA variants
* Checking build integrity

GPL compliance:
ROM Source
- https://github.com/ArrowOS
Kernel Source - https://github.com/ThaMichie

ROM OS Version: Android 13
Security patch level: November 2022
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18
Based On: AOSP
 
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michie

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Awesome! Gonna try this out. Does would re-enabling the h264 plugin make Plex play back smoothly? I don't use video in-browser really but do stream with Plex app a lot, and the tablet couldn't handle 1080p video while on pixel experience

I will create a flashable addon to re-enable the codec. Will post it together with the august security patch!
 

michie

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Uploaded a new build with UI performance improvements, fixed led bar behavior etc. No new security patch out yet yesterday and as Android 13 is uploaded AOSP this will be the next build I will be working on. Will post a flashable zip for enabling H264 decoder this evening.
 

pat_wild

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Jul 29, 2022
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Uploaded a new build with UI performance improvements, fixed led bar behavior etc. No new security patch out yet yesterday and as Android 13 is uploaded AOSP this will be the next build I will be working on. Will post a flashable zip for enabling H264 decoder this evening.
Once more, thank you! I installed that new build without any problems and the UI does seem more responsive. I would recommend it to everyone looking to bring their Pixel C into the 2020s and benefit all the goodies that 12L offers! awesome work!

Looking forward to that H264 patch and your upcoming Android 13 build!
 

revxx14

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I've been using this ROM for a while now, works pretty well, seems to be running a lot better than the Pixel Experience ROM I was running previously. Quick question, I know Gboard now supports a split layout, but only on foldables/allowed devices... is there any way to enable that in this ROM? I've tried Googling around for instructions on how to enable it, but haven't had any luck.
 

Papaw01

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I've been using this ROM for a while now, works pretty well, seems to be running a lot better than the Pixel Experience ROM I was running previously. Quick question, I know Gboard now supports a split layout, but only on foldables/allowed devices... is there any way to enable that in this ROM? I've tried Googling around for instructions on how to enable it, but haven't had any luck.
Have you tried SwiftKey Keyboard? It has a split layout mode..
 

b1ggjoe

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Hi there @michie! Just found out about this ROM this evening. Can't wait to install this and take it for a test drive!!

It's been a while since I stepped away from all things Android Rooting / Custom ROMs and etc. That said:

- What's the status as far as running root on this Pixel C as well as running Magisk? Does this ROM already come with Root privs?

My Bootloader is currently unlocked, so not sure how that helps/hurts things.

Thank you!
 

michie

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13 is a pain in the ass, it needs alot of hacks to make it work on our device. Almost got it booting :)

I only build vanilla roms, no root, magisk, ... I don't use it so maybe someone else can answer your question if it works on the rom or not ;)
 

b1ggjoe

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Aah ok, sounds good @michie!!! Since you mainly do Vanilla ROMs, let me ask this other question then (perhaps I don't really need root):

There are a few apps/games on the Google Play Store where it doesn't allow me to download/install on the Pixel C for some dumb reason.

To bypass this, I'll either extract the .apk from another device and then transfer to the Pixel C and install that way, or I'll use the Aurora store or something similar and download that way (it has some level of device spoofing built-in).

But then for some games, when they load, I'll get a message like "This Operating System is not supported" or some similar nonsense.

Curious if you have any recommendations or methods that might help with this?

Thank you!

BJ
 

pat_wild

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Jul 29, 2022
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13 is a pain in the ass, it needs alot of hacks to make it work on our device. Almost got it booting :)

I only build vanilla roms, no root, magisk, ... I don't use it so maybe someone else can answer your question if it works on the rom or not ;)

I'm curious: You don't use it because you only use your Pixel C to create/test custom ROMs (which is fine by me🙂) or it's because you use another ROM?

Have been using it for a few months now. A few kinks here and there but overall, awesome build!
 

michie

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I'm curious: You don't use it because you only use your Pixel C to create/test custom ROMs (which is fine by me🙂) or it's because you use another ROM?

Have been using it for a few months now. A few kinks here and there but overall, awesome build!

I have 2 Pixel C's. One for development and one for basic browsing / smart home controle so no need to root the device :)

I'm thinking of just refining and fixing stuff on 12.1. 13 is too high maintenance to get it running and updated.
 

tabormeister

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I have 2 Pixel C's. One for development and one for basic browsing / smart home controle so no need to root the device :)

I'm thinking of just refining and fixing stuff on 12.1. 13 is too high maintenance to get it running and updated.
I wouldn't complain about either. Is 13 a big change architecturally? 12.1 honestly feels really good on arrowos, even games run better than pixel experience tbh.
 

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  • 13
    New build is up:

    * Fixed Bluetooth connection
    * Fixed Bluetooth audio
    * Replaced our old bluetooth hal with Shield Bluetooth configs
    * Ported Wifi Shield configs
    * Performance optimizations (GPU boost)
    * November security patch

    I forgot to include the H264 patch, will do next build.
    11
    New build up!

    - Improved UI performance (Smoother Animations)
    - Improved multitask performance
    - Updated device & vendor props
    - Upreved audio HAL to V7
    - Enabled H264 Codec
    - Ported Shield Health HAL
    10
    New build up!

    - Updated CPU firmware to Shield 9.0.0
    - Updated GPU firmware to Shield 9.0.0
    - Updated xusb firmware to Shield 9.0.0
    - Fixed Led bar behaviour: Made my own variation to have a dimmed lightbar when screen is on so it does not disturb in dark rooms and turns off at screen off.

    Also cleaned our device tree.
    10
    thank you very much for all the work and bringing life back to our pixels c.
    What next changes are you planning to bring? Do you think it will be possible to bring back 2k youtube or fullhd netflix?
    What are the pros of that shield 9.0.0 firmware?
    Thank you again
    I've put alot of work and time in our device tree to clean and upgrade everything I can which makes it easier to port future android versions. Will check if I can make it treble compatible too.

    The firmware itself wont make much difference without decent kernel drivers supporting it but let's see what I can do with our old kernel.

    With spoofing we might be able to bring back widevine but let's do one step at a time 😁

    My dad bought a 2022 mid range tablet. Feels way more sluggish compared to the pixel now 😎
    9
    Okay i did it this morning and holly ****.... I even feel like using the tablet again. Works incredibly good. I did it without magisk and my Google Bar is working perfectly.
    Thanks for helping
    Edit: i checked it again and nope it not perfectly working the Google Bar
    No worries, already fixed the light bar behaviour. Will upload tomorrow.
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    logo.png



    ArrowOS



    /* * We are 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 us for messing up your device, We will laugh at you. * It is your fault because you chose to do all the modifications on your device. * Remember projects like these and the work done on them is a hobby to the * contributors and the team members, no one is working for you nor is getting paid for it * have some respect for the work done by them since it is done purely on interest or a hobby */


    ABOUT
    ArrowOS
    is an Android Open Source Project based Android mobile operating system started with the aim of keeping things simple, clean and neat.

    Website: https://arrowos.net
    Telegram: Channel | TG Portal/Links
    Github: https://github.com/ArrowOS
    Code Review: review.arrowos.net
    E-mail: arrowos.contact
    PayPal: Donate to us
    Blog: blog.arrowos.net

    Checkout more documentation at (maintainership/contributing): Check this out

    WHAT WORKS?

    • Almost everything

    WHAT DOESN'T WORK?

    • Camera
    • Disabled H264 Hardware Codec (Workaround for video playback in browsers)
    • Chrome browser (Delay on starting the app)
    • SELinux is permissive
    Be sure to include a log: check how to

    DOWNLOADS
    Click here to Download

    Recommended Gapps Package: MindTheGapps

    Read our blog article/post about:
    * HOW-TO report a bug
    * GAPPS and VANILLA variants
    * Checking build integrity

    GPL compliance:
    ROM Source
    - https://github.com/ArrowOS
    Kernel Source - https://github.com/ThaMichie

    ROM OS Version: Android 13
    Security patch level: November 2022
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18
    Based On: AOSP
    13
    New build is up:

    * Fixed Bluetooth connection
    * Fixed Bluetooth audio
    * Replaced our old bluetooth hal with Shield Bluetooth configs
    * Ported Wifi Shield configs
    * Performance optimizations (GPU boost)
    * November security patch

    I forgot to include the H264 patch, will do next build.
    11
    New build up!

    - Improved UI performance (Smoother Animations)
    - Improved multitask performance
    - Updated device & vendor props
    - Upreved audio HAL to V7
    - Enabled H264 Codec
    - Ported Shield Health HAL
    10
    thank you very much for all the work and bringing life back to our pixels c.
    What next changes are you planning to bring? Do you think it will be possible to bring back 2k youtube or fullhd netflix?
    What are the pros of that shield 9.0.0 firmware?
    Thank you again
    I've put alot of work and time in our device tree to clean and upgrade everything I can which makes it easier to port future android versions. Will check if I can make it treble compatible too.

    The firmware itself wont make much difference without decent kernel drivers supporting it but let's see what I can do with our old kernel.

    With spoofing we might be able to bring back widevine but let's do one step at a time 😁

    My dad bought a 2022 mid range tablet. Feels way more sluggish compared to the pixel now 😎
    10
    New build up!

    - Updated CPU firmware to Shield 9.0.0
    - Updated GPU firmware to Shield 9.0.0
    - Updated xusb firmware to Shield 9.0.0
    - Fixed Led bar behaviour: Made my own variation to have a dimmed lightbar when screen is on so it does not disturb in dark rooms and turns off at screen off.

    Also cleaned our device tree.