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

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michie

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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 😎
 
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Sparkingdog

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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 😎
Thanks for your effort to make pixel c shine again in 2022!
 

b1ggjoe

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@michie,

Did a dirty flash... running beautifully!!

On a separate note;

Are there any other tweaks that I can do as far as Memory/RAM usage?

I noticed that with one of my games, average Memory usage is at 2.4gb of RAM.

Wasn't sure if there are any other modules I can run to help in this area.

Also, when you said "Spoofing"...what exactly does "Widevine" do?

Thank you!
 

StefanoGY

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Oct 16, 2013
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Make sure you wipe everything properly. At what moment it stops booting? What happens?
Hi, thanks for the reply. I tried deleting system and data, but I also tried deleting all partitions except internal storage. I install the rom zip, wipe cache, restart and it doesn't start, it stays on the boot animation. Also after this failed installation, nothing works anymore because the partitions are 0MB. I have to put the stock back and try again.
 

EnginEAR

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Mar 19, 2008
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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.
OMG!!! Together with a $8.99 brand new keyboard I shipped for free from Walmart - this is now the best Plex player ever...
 
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Papaw01

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EnginEAR

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$8.99 for the actual Pixel Keyboard??
It did arrive fast enough. Brand new in the original box and all.
I was so happy with @michie's build - I set mine (32GB) up as a Plex player for my wife and ordered a 64GB from ebay for $120. Looks like the seller raised it a bit since.
With Plex on it - 32GB is more than enough.
For me - 64GB is worth the price as this is my "laptop" for flights and I tend to carry a lot of media on it for offline consumption :cool:

Win-win!
 

Papaw01

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It did arrive fast enough. Brand new in the original box and all.
I was so happy with @michie's build - I set mine (32GB) up as a Plex player for my wife and ordered a 64GB from ebay for $120. Looks like the seller raised it a bit since.
With Plex on it - 32GB is more than enough.
For me - 64GB is worth the price as this is my "laptop" for flights and I tend to carry a lot of media on it for offline consumption :cool:

Win-win!
Great deals I thought mine was a steal NIB for $20 lol
 
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Sparty73

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Thanks for the new build, michie!

The only thing that I'm having issues with that's preventing me from using this daily is the keyboard. I'm having pretty constant drops with the connection. Now, even when the tablet does recognize that it's connected, the keys aren't registering at all unless I unpair/repair it.

Anyone else having these problems? I know the keyboard connection dropping just is what it is, but the new non-recognition of the keys is super annoying.
 

BlackPatrick

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Thanks for the new build, michie!

The only thing that I'm having issues with that's preventing me from using this daily is the keyboard. I'm having pretty constant drops with the connection. Now, even when the tablet does recognize that it's connected, the keys aren't registering at all unless I unpair/repair it.

Anyone else having these problems? I know the keyboard connection dropping just is what it is, but the new non-recognition of the keys is super annoying.
I had this exact same issue and had already written a post about it but then I checked my tablet one last time before posting to make sure and the keyboard just worked every time all of a sudden 🤔.

But yeah, initially the keyboard only worked when it was freshly paired (right after putting in the code). I can't really tell you what did it though. Re-pairing it multiple times? Changing the input language temporarily? Not sure
 

tabormeister

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I had this exact same issue and had already written a post about it but then I checked my tablet one last time before posting to make sure and the keyboard just worked every time all of a sudden 🤔.

But yeah, initially the keyboard only worked when it was freshly paired (right after putting in the code). I can't really tell you what did it though. Re-pairing it multiple times? Changing the input language temporarily? Not sure
Low state of charge maybe?

Also @michie I finally noticed what you meant about video in the browser. So weird that the codec being enabled makes it not play video well in browser. Tried disabling hardware decode in Chrome flags but still doesn't work. I think I still prefer having good Plex playback, but browser video is for sure a minor annoyance.
 

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    That is very unfortunate (for us, on Arrow) but I fully understand that you also probably have limited time to dedicate to these projects! After all, we all have to pay the bills! 😉

    So, since I'm not necessarily pro one ROM versus another, I have to ask: do you foresee Lineage's will (or already is) perform well as Arrow does? The main reason I moved to Arrow was because of it's speed compared to other offerings. Knowing at Lineage will now get your full attention (and magic touch), just wondering if I should jump ship as well! 🙂

    I'm using all my optimizations on Lineage as well so the system runs just as smooth and you will have alot more customization options.

    The only difference right now is boot time. After the first boot and signing in to your google account, every reboot seems tot take some time at the end of the boot animation.

    Not really a big issue but it annoys me lol. Could be some lineage bug. From a user perspective this shouldnt really matter.

    Please do let me know if you feel any difference in performance because if there is, I will certainly keep providing Arrow builds one way or another.
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    Guys, Followmsi asked me to take over the lineage builds. Unfortunatly I don't have enough space on my disk to maintain more than 1 rom. Each one is about 400Gb.

    Arrow is faster to release a major Android version so it's possible that it will be the first Android 14 build before stable LineageOS 21.

    For now I have to drop ArrowOS, sorry for any inconvenience :)
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    Guys, Followmsi asked me to take over the lineage builds. Unfortunatly I don't have enough space on my disk to maintain more than 1 rom. Each one is about 400Gb.

    Arrow is faster to release a major Android version so it's possible that it will be the first Android 14 build before stable LineageOS 21.

    For now I have to drop ArrowOS, sorry for any inconvenience :)
    Do you need more storage? I have oodles of disks laying around I could ship you if you're in the US, or I'm sure we can scrape some dough together if you need an upgrade :) 2TB SSDs are even pretty cheap lately. (Obviously whatever is best for you)
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    Guys, Followmsi asked me to take over the lineage builds. Unfortunatly I don't have enough space on my disk to maintain more than 1 rom. Each one is about 400Gb.

    Arrow is faster to release a major Android version so it's possible that it will be the first Android 14 build before stable LineageOS 21.

    For now I have to drop ArrowOS, sorry for any inconvenience :)

    That is very unfortunate (for us, on Arrow) but I fully understand that you also probably have limited time to dedicate to these projects! After all, we all have to pay the bills! 😉

    So, since I'm not necessarily pro one ROM versus another, I have to ask: do you foresee Lineage's will (or already is) perform well as Arrow does? The main reason I moved to Arrow was because of it's speed compared to other offerings. Knowing at Lineage will now get your full attention (and magic touch), just wondering if I should jump ship as well! 🙂
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    Check your 5g wireless channels! Might be using an EU pixel C and need to change the wifi country code to US, EU pixel C is set to eu wifi so won't work with some 5g channels out of the box
    Yeah it was was this.
    I have a US Dragon, was fine on the Military/DFS WiFi 5G channels with LineageOS. Have changed my router setup and now back on 5G WiFi.

    I wasn’t able to figure out how to change ArrowOS to US WiFi…
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    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.
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    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
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    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 😎
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    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.