[ROM][AOSP][PIE] PixelExperience 9.0 [NOTE9][19.02.2019]

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Rainbow_Dash

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Nov 23, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5
Pixel Experience ROM for the Galaxy Note9

What is this?
Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)
Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential features for the proper functioning of the device
Based on Android 9.0

This it not a GSI. It is built on actual device trees

What's working/not working?

First up:
-Sometimes after setting the brightness to maximum, it doesn't want to lower its value and gets stuck. is fixed only by a reboot.
-HWC is disabled
-The signalbar always shows 0, altho calling and data have no issue and should work as intended.

Obviously Samsung's own features such as Samsung Pay, KNOX, Theme Center, Game Launcher, etc. won't be ported to LineageOS Pixel Experience. We may have our own implementation to similar functions, though.
Iris sensor does not work because AOSP upstream does not support that yet.
IMS services (VoLTE, VoWiFi, etc). Samsung has their own proprietary implementation. It is not really possible to easily port that to LineageOS PixelExperience.



Instructions:
Make sure TWRP has been installed and functional.
Make sure you are on the CSA2 based vendor and fw
Download the latest build linked below
Reboot to recovery
Wipe system, data and cache from the wipe menu
Flash the rom zip(and gapps). DONT flash gapps. they are already included in the rom.
(optionally) flash magisk
Reboot and enjoy :victory:

Downloads:
20.02.2019 NOTE9 build

NOTE9 CSA2 VENDOR

Providing feedback:
You are more than welcome to provide any kind of feedback here.
(limited only to feature requests; it's called "pixel experience" for a reason and it should stay that way)
You can also msg me anytime on telegram @ Rainbow_Alex_Dash

Telegram group?
HERE

Changelog:


20.02.2019
Initial build




Troubleshooting/FAQ:



Q: Videos aren't playing on youtube
A: Make sure you don't have any kind of adblock installed

Q: I'm on a dualsim variant and (a) sim isn't detected.
A: Try reinserting your sim and rebooting. This wierdly nuff only happens on some* dualsim variants and no one has sent me a logcat yet.

Q: My mobile data (3G/4G) is not working/only 3g shows
A: Go into mobile network settings and select/create an apn, also select 4G as the preferred network type.

Q: How does this compare to GSIS?
A: Much better all around. Faster,smoother etc. I don't think there's any reasons to use pie gsis anymore.

Q: How good is the camera?
A: Actually,(by my standards), pretty good. Almost comparable to stock. Ofc the aosp cam doesn't have the fancy filtering, features and stuff but by far not bad. Alot better than 8.1 roms anyway.

Q: Safetynet doesn't pass?
A: Yeah, i guess that's a thing. Go into magisk and download some module called props hide or something. Don't forget to run it from terminal. It should work from there

Q: The rom isn't booting/camera doesn't work
A: Flash/make sure you have the CSA2 vendor and fw, and try again. This has been tested. It's prolly something on ur end.

Q: The rom is in a bootloop/google apps keep crashing
A: You did read the instructions and NOT flash any gapps riighhttt?? smh, wipe /system,/data and /cache and start over

Q: I have another bug; How can i tell it to you while slightly increasing my changes of it ever getting fixed.
A: You can tell me what's going on either here or on telegram WITH A LOGCAT attached(required);if rom isn't booting at all attach /proc/last_kmsg.

Q: I don't know what/how to logcat. Is it really necessary?
A: Logcat or gtfo

Q: How can i support you?
A: Awwww thanks; On most of my posts on the left side there's a "donate to me" paypal button;. Send the seal some fish. Seriously. The seal realllyyyyy loves fish. You can do that,donations are more than welcome, or if you don't have any $ to spare you can also post here about how awesome i am (this surprisingly helps very much)



Credits:
BIG thankies to @Ivan_Meler. He was at the center of all of this, and he single handedly did the pie bringup
Jesec for the initial trees
@Vaughnell for major contributions in the note9 bringup from the original s9 trees.
The pixel experience team for creating the rom we so do enjoy
Many good people from the telegram group (linked above) that helped me create this project and spamming for etas



XDA:DevDB Information
PixelExperience 9.0, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Contributors
Rainbow_Dash, Ivan_Meler,jesec
Source Code: [url]http://github.com/rainbowdashh[/URL]

ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
ROM Firmware Required: CSA2 pie vendor and fw
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Beta
Beta Release Date: 2019-02-20

Created 2019-02-20
Last Updated 2019-02-21
 
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PieceofSlice

Senior Member
Oct 27, 2013
556
88
Seattle
Hot damn! We got a live one! Thank you for giving us some AOSP goodness, was beginning to wonder if it would ever come.

Do you think we'll see more AOSP ROMs start to pop up for the Note 9?
 

bartjeh1991

Senior Member
Mar 6, 2012
427
130
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Rom working great beside the known bugs. Sadly hwc isnt working, on the s9 forum they also cant get it working sadly. Google camera works great for the people thinking of switching. Battery life is just very bad because of no hwc. Gsi roms are very stable with endurance kernel.
 

Tchania

Senior Member
Apr 19, 2016
175
86
Dear Ranibow_Dash
May I ask you about the boot animation?
Is this rom using zips for boot animation?
If so is there a way to get it to work on a stock rom as well?

Sent from my SM-N960N using XDA Labs
 

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    Pixel Experience ROM for the Galaxy Note9

    What is this?
    Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)
    Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential features for the proper functioning of the device
    Based on Android 9.0

    This it not a GSI. It is built on actual device trees

    What's working/not working?

    First up:
    -Sometimes after setting the brightness to maximum, it doesn't want to lower its value and gets stuck. is fixed only by a reboot.
    -HWC is disabled
    -The signalbar always shows 0, altho calling and data have no issue and should work as intended.

    Obviously Samsung's own features such as Samsung Pay, KNOX, Theme Center, Game Launcher, etc. won't be ported to LineageOS Pixel Experience. We may have our own implementation to similar functions, though.
    Iris sensor does not work because AOSP upstream does not support that yet.
    IMS services (VoLTE, VoWiFi, etc). Samsung has their own proprietary implementation. It is not really possible to easily port that to LineageOS PixelExperience.



    Instructions:
    Make sure TWRP has been installed and functional.
    Make sure you are on the CSA2 based vendor and fw
    Download the latest build linked below
    Reboot to recovery
    Wipe system, data and cache from the wipe menu
    Flash the rom zip(and gapps). DONT flash gapps. they are already included in the rom.
    (optionally) flash magisk
    Reboot and enjoy :victory:

    Downloads:
    20.02.2019 NOTE9 build

    NOTE9 CSA2 VENDOR

    Providing feedback:
    You are more than welcome to provide any kind of feedback here.
    (limited only to feature requests; it's called "pixel experience" for a reason and it should stay that way)
    You can also msg me anytime on telegram @ Rainbow_Alex_Dash

    Telegram group?
    HERE

    Changelog:


    20.02.2019
    Initial build




    Troubleshooting/FAQ:



    Q: Videos aren't playing on youtube
    A: Make sure you don't have any kind of adblock installed

    Q: I'm on a dualsim variant and (a) sim isn't detected.
    A: Try reinserting your sim and rebooting. This wierdly nuff only happens on some* dualsim variants and no one has sent me a logcat yet.

    Q: My mobile data (3G/4G) is not working/only 3g shows
    A: Go into mobile network settings and select/create an apn, also select 4G as the preferred network type.

    Q: How does this compare to GSIS?
    A: Much better all around. Faster,smoother etc. I don't think there's any reasons to use pie gsis anymore.

    Q: How good is the camera?
    A: Actually,(by my standards), pretty good. Almost comparable to stock. Ofc the aosp cam doesn't have the fancy filtering, features and stuff but by far not bad. Alot better than 8.1 roms anyway.

    Q: Safetynet doesn't pass?
    A: Yeah, i guess that's a thing. Go into magisk and download some module called props hide or something. Don't forget to run it from terminal. It should work from there

    Q: The rom isn't booting/camera doesn't work
    A: Flash/make sure you have the CSA2 vendor and fw, and try again. This has been tested. It's prolly something on ur end.

    Q: The rom is in a bootloop/google apps keep crashing
    A: You did read the instructions and NOT flash any gapps riighhttt?? smh, wipe /system,/data and /cache and start over

    Q: I have another bug; How can i tell it to you while slightly increasing my changes of it ever getting fixed.
    A: You can tell me what's going on either here or on telegram WITH A LOGCAT attached(required);if rom isn't booting at all attach /proc/last_kmsg.

    Q: I don't know what/how to logcat. Is it really necessary?
    A: Logcat or gtfo

    Q: How can i support you?
    A: Awwww thanks; On most of my posts on the left side there's a "donate to me" paypal button;. Send the seal some fish. Seriously. The seal realllyyyyy loves fish. You can do that,donations are more than welcome, or if you don't have any $ to spare you can also post here about how awesome i am (this surprisingly helps very much)



    Credits:
    BIG thankies to @Ivan_Meler. He was at the center of all of this, and he single handedly did the pie bringup
    Jesec for the initial trees
    @Vaughnell for major contributions in the note9 bringup from the original s9 trees.
    The pixel experience team for creating the rom we so do enjoy
    Many good people from the telegram group (linked above) that helped me create this project and spamming for etas



    XDA:DevDB Information
    PixelExperience 9.0, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Contributors
    Rainbow_Dash, Ivan_Meler,jesec
    Source Code: [url]http://github.com/rainbowdashh[/URL]

    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    ROM Firmware Required: CSA2 pie vendor and fw
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Beta Release Date: 2019-02-20

    Created 2019-02-20
    Last Updated 2019-02-21
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    also full disclosure: i don't own a note9, nor am i sure how much i'm interested in maintaining it, so take this as-is
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    also full disclosure: i don't own a note9, nor am i sure how much i'm interested in maintaining it, so take this as-is
    Note 9 users should be very glad that although there are basically no aosp devs left for their device they still got a build. Maybe if you guys give Alex some beers he might get motivated for you crownlte guys ;)
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    Good to see your work over here , I been tested so far very good on stable initial release
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