[ROM][8.0.0][PIXEL 2XL/ANDROID-P HYBRID] Taimen 2.0 [23.03.18]

ProtoDeVNan0

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Taimen for Note8



I'd like to introduce to You guys my latest rom. Taimen! It's a heavily debloated rom that I turned into a Pixel AOSP rom as much as I could. It features most if not all Pixel 2XL Android P apps and no Samsung apps! This way Your Note8 will be even faster and smoother. It also reduces ram usage a lot. And if You want to try AOSP or just something different and Lineage isn't stable yet. This rom should be perfect for You! :)

Features:
Latest Note8 Firmware.
All Pixel 2XL Android P Apps.
Pixel 2XL Android P Sounds(Ringtones, Notifications, UI).
Pixel 2XL Widgets.
Pixel 2XL Android P Animations.
SetupWizard from AOSP.
HUGE DEBLOAT.
Pixelified system(build.prop, Play Store etc).
AOSP Lockscreen.
Oreo AOSP SystemUI(Download Material Notification Bar from APKMirror or Play Store)
Pixel Navbar.
Pixel 2XL Android P Live Wallpapers.
Pixel 2XL Android P Launcher.
SuperSU - Most stable for now.
Stock kernel.
Pixel Boot Animation.
Google Camera with HDR+!
And more!
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Boot can take up to 5-10 minutes. So be patient :).

After You flash the rom:

After the SetupWizard is done, make sure to uncheck all Additional Apps.
Go to Settings > Apps > Phone and choose it as default. Otherwise You won't be able to see InCallUI.
Go to Developer Options and change animation speed to 0.5x for the smoothest experience!
Install Pixel Live Wallpapers from the link in the thread.
Install "Layers" app from Play Store and then through this app apply Pixel Navbar Theme.
Make sure that You open material status bar app after flashing the rom and disable and enable it again.
Then grant permissions for notifications, and switch theme to Android O. Also grant permissions for Floatify(Check Play Store)

Download:
Warning! Taimen 2.0 contains encrypted kernel! So before flashing, backup Your data.
Taimen 2.0 for Note8
Pixel Navbar Overlay
Pixel 2XL Live Wallpapers APK


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Making roms is pretty difficult but mostly time consuming. If You like my work You can donate or buy me a coffee :D
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YouTube Review

Credits:
Google/Play Store for Pixel 2XL Oreo apps!
Samsung for increasing their rom security which makes making roms very difficult!
farovitus for his awesome Notorious kernel!
dylanneve1 for support and being a helpful friend!
jayantraj for Pixel bootanimation!
Pranav Pandey for Pixel Live Wallpapers!
Tigerhoods for Pixel Navbar Overlay! @tonisauffa for his YT review!
If You like their work, tap thanks on their posts and donate!

This rom as well as any part of this rom cannot be used by anyone without asking for my permission. You can study my rom without my permission.
Studying this rom is limited to reading or reverse engineering code included in this rom. Using any code taken from my rom is restricted.
All of above can be changed by getting my permission.


XDA:DevDB Information
Taimen Rom, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (2017 Phone)

Contributors
ProtoDeVNan0
Source Code: https://github.com/farovitus/NOTORIOUS-8895_PUBLIC/tree/N950X?files=1

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
ROM Firmware Required: Note8 Exynos
Based On: Samsung Experience

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2017-10-18
Last Updated 2017-10-18
 

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Changelog:
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Taimen 2.0
Latest Note8 Oreo firmware with March Security Patch.
Android P / Pixel 2XL System Animations.
Android P / Pixel 2XL Sounds.
Android P / Pixel 2XL Fonts.
Android P Launcher with Android P / Pixel Google Feed.
All Android P / Pixel 2XL Apps and no Samsung Apps.
"Secret" Performance boosting modifications!
Added Google Camera with HDR+ (Stock camera is still there, just in case if someone needs it. But You can disable/delete it).
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ah thought you actually got a aosp fully working lol
but that looks nice

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ah thought you actually got a aosp fully working lol
but that looks nice
 

ProtoDeVNan0

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I spent a lot of time on making this rom, so I really hope You guys will like it!

UPDATE: Played with it for a while and WOW. I have to say that this is the smoothest rom I have ever used. On any device ever. 3.2GB free ram vs 1.9GB on stock.
 
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mahdibassam

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Great work! Just wondering, is there any way to make the pixel 2 live wallpapers work on other roms? i installed the apk and google wallpapers but it crashes every time i open google wallpapers and tap on change wallpaper.
 

ProtoDeVNan0

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Great work! Just wondering, is there any way to make the pixel 2 live wallpapers work on other roms? i installed the apk and google wallpapers but it crashes every time i open google wallpapers and tap on change wallpaper.
No idea. Wallpapers crash here on all roms that I had. Maybe they don't support Note8 yet. But live wallpapers work fine! :)
 
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The notification doesn't work. It's showing my notification but it's displaying anything in the shades View attachment 4306107View attachment 4306109

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using XDA-Developers Legacy app

Make sure that You open material status bar app after flashing the rom and disable and enable it again.
Then grant permissions for notifications, and switch theme to Android O. Also grant permissions for Floatify.
Just do that and it should work. You can also set Oreo theme.

Below feature list You have everything what You need to do to get the rom to work perfectly.
 
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edwinpang

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Any plans to support the snapdragon devices?
And btw is the note 8 still so new that development is so slow?
Excuse me, i just switched back to android after 4 years.
Thanks
 

ProtoDeVNan0

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Thanks for this.
Are you or anyone kept losing root?
Had to re flash magisk 5 times a day

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using XDA-Developers Legacy app
Not here. I've been using Magisk beta with Magisk Manager and no problems. But recently I switched to SuperSU and it's working fine too.

Any plans to support the snapdragon devices?
And btw is the note 8 still so new that development is so slow?
Excuse me, i just switched back to android after 4 years.
Thanks
Note8 is too expensive, most Devs got S8 and S8+ instead. That's why rom development is so slow here.

And SD Note8 can be supported but I'd need a device to test roms and we also need TWRP for it and a kernel without encryption, knox etc. And so far SD just got root. Hopefully they will make TWRP for it too.
 
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ProtoDeVNan0

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Does gear VR and Dex work?
Just tried DeX and it only works for screen mirroring. DeX desktop doesn't load because of missing Samsung apps. No idea about GearVR though. It could work since it doesn't rely as heavily on stock Samsung apps that much. But don't forget about Daydream VR! Daydream should work just fine :). You can separately install Samsung apps to get DeX to work.


And to everyone, I'm working on getting it to work on S8/+ and soon I will try to add Pixel Animations to make this rom even smoother.
 
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Just tried DeX and it only works for screen mirroring. DeX desktop doesn't load because of missing Samsung apps. No idea about GearVR though. It could work since it doesn't rely as heavily on stock Samsung apps that much. But don't forget about Daydream VR! Daydream should work just fine :). You can separately install Samsung apps to get DeX to work.


And to everyone, I'm working on getting it to work on S8/+ and soon I will try to add Pixel Animations to make this rom even smoother.
Adding pixel animations across system would be cool
 

ProtoDeVNan0

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Adding pixel animations across system would be cool
Yes. That would improve Pixel experience :).

So next version will have:
S8/S8+ support.
Pixel Animations (already tried them and they work but need more work).
More AROMA choices.
And for now that's it. But in the meantime I will probably find more features which I can add. Probably also Magisk modules etc :). In the second post I will add changelog once second version is out.