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

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Sparty73

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No, that can't be it because for the first time (I think) Android actually shows the percentage of the keyboard battery in the bluetooth quicksettings and it was over 90%. Also I let the keyboard charge a bit.
Yeah, keyboard is always like 95% or above.

I restarted the tablet, and seem to have a more steady connection now. We'll see how that goes. Awesome build! It's amazing that you were able to get this thing running so smoothy 7 years post-release michie!
 
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It makes me think about switching from crdroid to arrow. i guess:
1. what are the major differences from a usage, battery, & optimization standpoint?
2. they both seem awesome (tnx michie), but what is each rom intended for?
3. pros & cons of each
4. which one will see more updates & features added, if known
5. any additional info shared by users of each, is appreciated.

either way, michie, is the man for continued support of these old devices.
 

EnginEAR

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Great deals I thought mine was a steal NIB for $20 lol
I've re-fallen in love with this device! Best "laplet" I could get for $130 (actually, I can't think of a better "laplet" for any price). Can't wait to pull it out on my next flight and have most passengers wonder "dafuq is this awesome device!?" :)

I do seem to be experiencing the keyboard "drops" mentioned in this thread. Hopefully, the benevolent @michie fixes that in the near future...

If the camera gets sorted out - I'm not going to use a laptop for Meet/Zoom/Teams any time soon.
 

thebaz67

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What I have found so far in relation to the keyboard issue is this.

1. pair the keyboard and it works initially.
2. sleep or restart the device and the keyboard will connect but not work.
3. later that day the tablet asks to enter the pairing code, reconnects and keyboard is working.
4. even after reboot the keyboard connects and seems to keep working.

I am not a developer but this is what I have found, I do not know if this is helpful.
 

Sparty73

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YouTube TV doesn't appear to be working for me. Giving me "something went wrong" error. I'm passing SafetyNet and have it checked off in my DenyList in Magisk.

Any thoughts? Is it the video codec? I'm on the latest build.

EDIT: It almost acts like it wants to play a channel, then borks at the end. FYI - YouTube itself works no problem.

EDIT 2: I tried it in Edge, but get the "video format is not supported" error. I'm guessing that's related to the codec.
 
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EnginEAR

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What I have found so far in relation to the keyboard issue is this.

1. pair the keyboard and it works initially.
2. sleep or restart the device and the keyboard will connect but not work.
3. later that day the tablet asks to enter the pairing code, reconnects and keyboard is working.
4. even after reboot the keyboard connects and seems to keep working.

I am not a developer but this is what I have found, I do not know if this is helpful.
What was the trigger for "3"?
 

EnginEAR

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Not sure what's new, but I just installed the December 3rd, 2022 build (dirty flash) and it seems to be working just as well as the previous builds.
 

michie

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Not much, I cleaned the device tree and vendor some more. Also switched back to our old firmware as the new brought more problems than improvements.

Spent the whole weekend trying to upgrade our wifi/bluetooth driver in the kernel but unfortunately didnt succeed yet. Our device is running on the chromeos kernel instead of android so it's missing alot of code and differs alot. Changing one thing breaks another etc...
 

tabormeister

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@michie,

What's the setting in this ROM where I can disable "Background Refresh"...so that I can keep an app running when I switch to another app and then come back...so the app won't restart on me?
Depends on the apps, but keep in mind our RAM is limited on Dragon. I find memory management on this ROM is excellent, I can swipe between apps and actually multitask now whereas before it was a no go.
I wish I knew what triggered the request to re-pair and enter the needed code on the keyboard. It seemed to happen after a lengthy time (4 to 5 hours) when the tablet was sleeping.
Mine seemed to be happier after I unpaired and repaired, ymmv. Before I did that it was paired but would not accept keystrokes
 

Papaw01

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Question:
This might not be ROM related, because I didn't try this before I started using ArrowOS, but..
I have a music collection on a thumbdrive. I can transfer files from it to the Pixel just fine, but not a single music app I try can see the music on the thumbdrive. That is,except for the music player built into the Total Commander app.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!
 

tabormeister

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Question:
This might not be ROM related, because I didn't try this before I started using ArrowOS, but..
I have a music collection on a thumbdrive. I can transfer files from it to the Pixel just fine, but not a single music app I try can see the music on the thumbdrive. That is,except for the music player built into the Total Commander app.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!
I think Android 13 manages external storage permissions for apps differently - might need to check detailed permissions
 
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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.