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Skulldron

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Jan 29, 2016
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Pixel 1.3: Oreo Speciale!
After months of hardwork, debloating and experimenting, I can finally present to all you lovely people on XDA, Pixel ROM. This is by far the most debloated, lightest and Pixelified ROM for the Note 8 right now. This ROM has (according to me) the best battery life for a ROM til' this day. I've spent hours upon hours on optimizing this ROM and debloated, to the point where removing anything else will break things. Here's a feature list!
Features of Pixel ROM
1. Google Calculator
2. Google Phone
3. Google Calendar
4. GCam 8.3: Everything Working
5. Google Chrome (Samsung Add-ons Removed)
6. Google Clock
7. Google Contacts
8. Google Files GO
9. Gallery (Modded)
10. G-mail
11. Google Keep
12. Google Lens (Works in Google Photos too!)
13. Google Maps
14. Google Messages
15. Eleven Music (Lineage)
16. Soundalive and AudioFX (Lineage)
17. Google Photos: Pixel configurations applied, unlimited storage pop up occurs but do not set to original because Google found out about this.
18. Google Play Games
19. LineageOS Recorder
20. Modified Settings and removed all useless and resource consuming features.
21. Updated AOD
22. System UI Tuner: Change animation speeds and customize as much as you need with this
23. Youtube
24. Google PAY (I forgot to write this XD)
25. Google Pixel Bootanimations
26. Google sounds, tweaks etc. I DON'T REMEMBER THEM ALL XD
27. Stereo Sound Mod and Values adjusted for Balance
28. Latest GBoard
29. Android Oreo Stock Emojis (Google Ones not Samsung Ones)

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V1.3 Changelog:
1. Fixed Safetynet and updated Phantom Kernel to latest.
2. Minor errors fixed.
Friends this is the last time I'll be working on Oreo. It has been
a pleasure, but we must move on to Pie. Thank you for all the support and a special thank you to @rohitdanda for all the help.
I shall see you on Pixel Pie!
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Notes:
1. RAM management usually idles (on first flash) at around 3.8 GB free.
2. Total ROM size after unzipped is 2.6GB from 4.8GB STOCK!
3. Device Maintenance was removed in exchange for Files Go and System UI tuner. To access battery stats, pull down the Quick Settings Panel and on the top right click the three bubbles button and then Button Order. Then move the new Battery and Storage icon to the Quick Settings.
4. The only theme engine that will work with this ROM is Substratum as Samsung Themes was removed.
5. Thanks to @ProtoDeVNan0 for the custom system UI animations! He is really epic.
6. The latest Phantom Kernel was used and also the latest Stock base so Performance is epic.
7. Please flash the ROM :)
8. After first boot, make sure you restart your device once.

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INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Download the zip and download magisk.
2. Wipe system, data, cache and dalvik cache
3. Flash the zip with Magisk
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Bugs: 26/01/2019
Gallery must NEVER be updated (disable autoupdate for Gallery in Play Store). If it did update and the icon become the Samsung Gallery one, goto Settings/apps/Gallery and on the top right corner there will be 3 buttons, which when clicked gives the option to uninstall updates for the app.

Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/0AFjT6wytWs
Special thanks to Geovanny Fernandez on that

Feel free to message me on telegram via the group: https://t.me/joinchat/G-BflEMjGlgp1NeWxDA2bA
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Download Link:
https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603908357

Screenshots will be uploaded next!
Kernel Source Code: http://ghost.com.ro/phantom-kernel/Source8.zip
Special thanks to @Androbots and to everyone I wish
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Consider this my present XD!
Also the following screenshots have an Amoled Substratum theme applied to show that theming does work!
 

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iiTz_android

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Jul 25, 2014
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finally!!!!, i was waiting for something like to be released my note 8 because i wanted to get something close to pixel rom, and now you have released this, I'm just waiting for the screenshots because i don't wanna lose my current setup, also quick question does google pay still work?
 

Androbots

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Dec 8, 2014
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sourajitk.github.io
finally!!!!, i was waiting for something like to be released my note 8 because i wanted to get something close to pixel rom, and now you have released this, I'm just waiting for the screenshots because i don't wanna lose my current setup, also quick question does google pay still work?

it should work since this rom is google safetynet certified..
 
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Skulldron

Senior Member
Jan 29, 2016
289
410
finally!!!!, i was waiting for something like to be released my note 8 because i wanted to get something close to pixel rom, and now you have released this, I'm just waiting for the screenshots because i don't wanna lose my current setup, also quick question does google pay still work?
Yes it does. I keep forgetting stuff XD, added to thread along with some other mods I forgot. Screenshots are uploading.
 
Jul 14, 2017
14
1
samsung notes

Is samsung cloud still in the rom or is it removed because samsung notes is way important to me

Looking for the screenshots
Good job man:good:❤️
 

y0000

Senior Member
Mar 9, 2015
839
556
New York
I try this rom too, looks very promising and very deferent from the other roms. Phantom kernel is outdated i dont know if this kernel is good for our phone and for the rom.
 
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jhr5474

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Sep 20, 2010
1,358
463
Holley, Oregon
Emperor Edition

I will test on my Emperor edition and reply back, good to see a surprise rom CHRISTMAS EVE!!!

---------- Post added at 11:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:24 AM ----------

4. Locate the location of the TWRP backup and cut and paste the Zip contents into the same last folder.

^^^^^^will you please be more clear on this instructions? Do I need to open up the rom and put the boot image in it somewhere or?
 

y0000

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Mar 9, 2015
839
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I will test on my Emperor edition and reply back, good to see a surprise rom CHRISTMAS EVE!!!

---------- Post added at 11:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:24 AM ----------

4. Locate the location of the TWRP backup and cut and paste the Zip contents into the same last folder.

^^^^^^will you please be more clear on this instructions? Do I need to open up the rom and put the boot image in it somewhere or?

Download the rom to your pc or to your phone sd card. Extract the rom zip Pixel ROM V1.1 Copy the extracted zip and paste it into the TWRP folder into your phone via file manager. Take your rom backup before flash a new rom and move the backup to your SD Card. Boot to the recovery and wipe ONLY System, Data, Dalvik Cache and Cache. NOW go to restore backup and restore the zip who have extract into twrp folder. Is defernt way to "flash a rom" this is not the classic way. The first boot need 5 minutes before the phone open. Maybe next versions have aroma installer. Is possible.
 
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jhr5474

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Im sorry but your directions are beyond confusing. Are you telling us hat we need to use our current boot img and put it in the rom to boot it?
 

Skulldron

Senior Member
Jan 29, 2016
289
410
Im sorry but your directions are beyond confusing. Are you telling us hat we need to use our current boot img and put it in the rom to boot it?
Ok the basic and easy way to understand this is, thst you are restoring the ROM. Except you are wiping data so you can have a fresh start. So unzip the ROM (basically the folder). Then move the folder to your TWRP folder which in my case is TWRP/backups/988a1b35434255384d30/. The set of numbers at the end will be different for everyone but place the ROM folder in the last directory. The reason I ask you to make a backup of boot is so the final folder directory is created because it isnt there by default. You do not RESTORE the boot img backup you create any point or time. The unfortunate fact is that making a flashable zip is not easy, which is why I released it as a restorable ROM. Sorry for the delays, hope y'all enjoy the ROM!
Everyone, if you need assistance come to my new telgram group. I will help you when I can with any problem and feel free to ask me any questions! :https://t.me/joinchat/G-BflEMjGlgp1NeWxDA2bA
 
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jhr5474

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1,358
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I got it installed, so what I did was I unzipped the ROM into the twrp folder that contained the boot image I just backed up. I then wiped and restored.


GREAT JOB,. This ROM is finer than frog hair!

Pretty fluid and fast.
 

ScaleneVirus288

Senior Member
Mar 7, 2016
262
82
Poland
Nice start with ROM I got problem.
I can't access YouTube . I had vanced flashed , I flashed Ur backup and it doesn't work . Crash right after opening it . Clean yt , vanced root or vanced no root . I cleared it's data but still doesn't work . Any tips ?
 

marcusxyro

Member
Nov 28, 2018
34
5
Finally! a google apps based rom :) Will use this until ONE UI comes out, or are you guys going to use that as well in the future? :D
 

Skulldron

Senior Member
Jan 29, 2016
289
410
Finally! a google apps based rom :) Will use this until ONE UI comes out, or are you guys going to use that as well in the future? :D
Well obviously duh XD. I will probably make version 2 with One UI and ever since Samsung changed their Ui it looks very close to stock, especially the notification panel, so I will probably do this again. Just remember though that this takes a very long time, mainly due to the amount of crapware and heavy deep debloat I have to do everytime. I've had to individually inspect and remove permissions because some apps framework still started up in the background and THAT ANNOYED ME. So everyone please hit that thanks button it really helps and also once again, Merry Xmas everyone ?
 

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    Pixel 1.3: Oreo Speciale!
    After months of hardwork, debloating and experimenting, I can finally present to all you lovely people on XDA, Pixel ROM. This is by far the most debloated, lightest and Pixelified ROM for the Note 8 right now. This ROM has (according to me) the best battery life for a ROM til' this day. I've spent hours upon hours on optimizing this ROM and debloated, to the point where removing anything else will break things. Here's a feature list!
    Features of Pixel ROM
    1. Google Calculator
    2. Google Phone
    3. Google Calendar
    4. GCam 8.3: Everything Working
    5. Google Chrome (Samsung Add-ons Removed)
    6. Google Clock
    7. Google Contacts
    8. Google Files GO
    9. Gallery (Modded)
    10. G-mail
    11. Google Keep
    12. Google Lens (Works in Google Photos too!)
    13. Google Maps
    14. Google Messages
    15. Eleven Music (Lineage)
    16. Soundalive and AudioFX (Lineage)
    17. Google Photos: Pixel configurations applied, unlimited storage pop up occurs but do not set to original because Google found out about this.
    18. Google Play Games
    19. LineageOS Recorder
    20. Modified Settings and removed all useless and resource consuming features.
    21. Updated AOD
    22. System UI Tuner: Change animation speeds and customize as much as you need with this
    23. Youtube
    24. Google PAY (I forgot to write this XD)
    25. Google Pixel Bootanimations
    26. Google sounds, tweaks etc. I DON'T REMEMBER THEM ALL XD
    27. Stereo Sound Mod and Values adjusted for Balance
    28. Latest GBoard
    29. Android Oreo Stock Emojis (Google Ones not Samsung Ones)

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    V1.3 Changelog:
    1. Fixed Safetynet and updated Phantom Kernel to latest.
    2. Minor errors fixed.
    Friends this is the last time I'll be working on Oreo. It has been
    a pleasure, but we must move on to Pie. Thank you for all the support and a special thank you to @rohitdanda for all the help.
    I shall see you on Pixel Pie!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Notes:
    1. RAM management usually idles (on first flash) at around 3.8 GB free.
    2. Total ROM size after unzipped is 2.6GB from 4.8GB STOCK!
    3. Device Maintenance was removed in exchange for Files Go and System UI tuner. To access battery stats, pull down the Quick Settings Panel and on the top right click the three bubbles button and then Button Order. Then move the new Battery and Storage icon to the Quick Settings.
    4. The only theme engine that will work with this ROM is Substratum as Samsung Themes was removed.
    5. Thanks to @ProtoDeVNan0 for the custom system UI animations! He is really epic.
    6. The latest Phantom Kernel was used and also the latest Stock base so Performance is epic.
    7. Please flash the ROM :)
    8. After first boot, make sure you restart your device once.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. Download the zip and download magisk.
    2. Wipe system, data, cache and dalvik cache
    3. Flash the zip with Magisk
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bugs: 26/01/2019
    Gallery must NEVER be updated (disable autoupdate for Gallery in Play Store). If it did update and the icon become the Samsung Gallery one, goto Settings/apps/Gallery and on the top right corner there will be 3 buttons, which when clicked gives the option to uninstall updates for the app.

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/0AFjT6wytWs
    Special thanks to Geovanny Fernandez on that

    Feel free to message me on telegram via the group: https://t.me/joinchat/G-BflEMjGlgp1NeWxDA2bA
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Download Link:
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603908357

    Screenshots will be uploaded next!
    Kernel Source Code: http://ghost.com.ro/phantom-kernel/Source8.zip
    Special thanks to @Androbots and to everyone I wish
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Consider this my present XD!
    Also the following screenshots have an Amoled Substratum theme applied to show that theming does work!
    7
    Finally! a google apps based rom :) Will use this until ONE UI comes out, or are you guys going to use that as well in the future? :D
    Well obviously duh XD. I will probably make version 2 with One UI and ever since Samsung changed their Ui it looks very close to stock, especially the notification panel, so I will probably do this again. Just remember though that this takes a very long time, mainly due to the amount of crapware and heavy deep debloat I have to do everytime. I've had to individually inspect and remove permissions because some apps framework still started up in the background and THAT ANNOYED ME. So everyone please hit that thanks button it really helps and also once again, Merry Xmas everyone ?
    6
    V1.2 has just been rolled out. Make sure to check the homepage for changelog!
    4
    Ok so since this is the last time I will post here on this forum in 2018, and before I pull a "It's been a year since we last talked" joke, I'm going to list the series of events that will take place, and the future of Pixel ROM
    1. January 1st - February 28th - You guys can message me on the telegram group of any bugs that currently exist on Pixel Oreo, and also of any new features you would like to see added (Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 Only). However, after the February 28th, my support for Pixel Oreo will drop significantly, since I will shift my focus to OneUI.
    2. March 1st - April 10th - This will be a mainly learning period for me. It will certainly take a significant amount of time for me to learn the massive amount of modification that OneUi has made, all the framework edits and the new or old bloat that was added. I will take a month of getting familiar with OneUI while also waiting the additional month for Samsung to release at least one bugfix/performance update.
    3. April 15th - April 20th - This is probably the date all of you have been looking forward for, this is the time where I will begin working on Pixel Pie V1. I will probably have a seperate thread, all new Google framework mods etc, and of course the same amount of optimization as you see now.
    Target Date of Initial Release: April 20th Midnight or April 21st Morning.
    Now things may be subject to change, and I say this because I know my patience is limited XD, so I might start working on Pixel Pie early, which if it does happen, well better for us all. But for now Pixel Oreo is where I shall stay. Thankyou all for your lovely support and I wish you a Happy New Year and a Good 2019 ahead!
    3
    finally!!!!, i was waiting for something like to be released my note 8 because i wanted to get something close to pixel rom, and now you have released this, I'm just waiting for the screenshots because i don't wanna lose my current setup, also quick question does google pay still work?
    Yes it does. I keep forgetting stuff XD, added to thread along with some other mods I forgot. Screenshots are uploading.