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[ROM][LOS15.1][8.1.0] DARK ROM BETA [Pixel features][04/16]

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mc.cerny

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Jun 24, 2010
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These are the steps for dirty flash that worked for me...

1) Backup

2) clear cache, dalvik cache, system

3) Flash rom

4) flash gapps

But I had problems with 16/4 nightly so I went back to 23/3. (I wrote about my issues in earlier posts). I tried doing a clean flash too but it didn't help.

I never had the error message you're seeing though... sorry

Hopefully you have a backup and can go back to 23/3! (I find my battery life better on 23/3 too)

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

thanks, i will try it in next update
...battery life was better on 23/3...
 

mddilip

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Nov 27, 2016
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when i am flashing darkrom and gapps... after flashing, when i reboot the device it is stuck at google logo loading page. Nothing is Happening. I have latest Radio and Bootloaded.... Is there anything im missing that is causing the issue...... ???
 

Jacq1212

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Dec 2, 2017
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The 8.1 beta runs smoothly, the only caveat is the battery drain. During night airplane Mode about 8-10% decrease. During normal usage It comes down quite fast even with battery save Mode enable, It went down 2% while writing this message :eek:
 

arathebest

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Nov 23, 2015
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After trying all the Oreo roms I returned to the dark rom nougat in my opinion one of the best Rom for Nexus 5. I could not find an Oreo rom that satisfies me fully. I hope the Oreo dark rom will become like nougat very soon because I can not wait to have it on my Nexus XD
 

Jacq1212

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Dec 2, 2017
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You have a issue there... my battery lasts much more...

Battery drain during night in airplane mode is not so bad, I got once 2% but usually is slightly more. I need to play more with greenify and find the problematic apps.
The drain during normal use is the one noticeable higher related to other roms.
I have do some checking with Simple System Monitor:
- CPU usage is ~27%, but in looking at active processes only for are about ~1% while the other 100 processes are all below 0.01% usage.
- CPU cores frequencies are jumping between 2.27GHz and 960MHz nearly every second with the screen on
- Battery save mode seems not to affect the CPU cores frequencies and they keep going 960MHz and 2.27MHz

So my thoughts/questions.
In idle mode/airplane mode with screen on how is your cpu usage and cores frequencies. The battery save mode should reduce the max core frequency?, I don't even notice the phone getting slower in this mode that was always the case with all roms I have installed. I might tried other kernels or other apps to tune the kernel dispatcher or tried the blue spark kernel as mentioned previously in this thread.

By the way, this is one of the best roms I have tested, and the Oreo port is really very stable apart from this battery issues it works great even better than some 7.X roms, great job :eek:!.
Cheers,
 

Tornado15550

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Nov 17, 2013
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I just played around with the latest Dark ROM Oreo beta, and @Dark_Eyes_, you've done a phenomenal job! Everything works perfectly, with the phone being blazing fast! In terms of battery life, I'm getting similar battery levels as other Oreo ROMs, and given the age of the battery and the device itself, I'd say this kind of battery life is to be expected. Thanks a lot for this awesome build! :)
 

Rayfen Windspear

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Dec 17, 2015
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Still getting that weird crash on boot issue I've mentioned several times before. Been going fine for a while, then the only two things that changed were I took the SIM out, and it wasn't plugged into power when I rebooted it. Nothing works to fix it except wipe /system and go from there. Easy enough to do, but I shouldn't have to do it randomly on some reboots.

EDIT:
OK, that's bizarre as all get out. It will boot and then crash as described previously in my other posts, unless it is plugged into power :eek:

PS: One more while I'm at it. Anyone else been able to install and run Netflix on Dark Oreo? I've tried with and without magisk, but I always get "not compatible" when I run it.
 
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trysys808

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Mar 22, 2018
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I've experienced similar issues with Netflix. My work around is I downloaded and installed Netflix from here...

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/57688

Still getting that weird crash on boot issue I've mentioned several times before. Been going fine for a while, then the only two things that changed were I took the SIM out, and it wasn't plugged into power when I rebooted it. Nothing works to fix it except wipe /system and go from there. Easy enough to do, but I shouldn't have to do it randomly on some reboots.

EDIT:
OK, that's bizarre as all get out. It will boot and then crash as described previously in my other posts, unless it is plugged into power :eek:

PS: One more while I'm at it. Anyone else been able to install and run Netflix on Dark Oreo? I've tried with and without magisk, but I always get "not compatible" when I run it.
 

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    Hi guys,

    I'm building an extra lean LineageOS 14.1 ROM for hammerhead with a few added features. A lot of packages have been stripped down, only the bare minimum is built to provide a fast and stable ROM. That gives you much more freedom as you can install exactly what you really want from the Playstore. You can install most of the missing packages manually, they are available in a flashable zip on the server (see second post).

    My approach for DARK ROM 14.1 is slightly different than for DARK ROM 13, as I try to add as many Pixel features as possible while keeping a solid LineageOS base.

    Key features
    - Full OMS support (rootless)
    - Signature spoofing support
    - Pixel Launcher (with the provided GAPPS package)
    - Pixel animated navbar (with on/off switch)
    - Pixel sounds
    - Pixel accent colors
    - Pixel bootanimation with sound
    - Rounded icons
    - Google Assistant
    - Night Light
    - Night Light Brightness
    - Choose between dialer and voice assistant in lockscreen
    - Hide next alarm from expanded status bar and lockscreen
    - Disable the boot animation sound
    - Secure lockscreen (disables status bar pull down, quick settings tiles, power button and lockscreen shortcuts)
    - Double tap the lock icon on the lockscreen to sleep
    - Longpress power button while screen off to trigger flashlight
    - Hide bluetooth icon when disconnected
    - Volume steps
    - Quick unlock pin/password
    - Remove album art from lockscreen
    - Date in status bar
    - Battery bar
    - Smart pulldown
    - Volume button controls media volume anywhere
    - Change navbar height
    - Screenshot tile
    - Caffeine tile
    - Sync tile
    - Reboot/recovery tile
    - Music tile
    - USB Tethering tile
    - NFC tile
    - Quick settings custom rows/columns
    - Turn on/off mobile data with single click on collapsed quick settings
    - Status bar ticker
    - Separate ring and notification volume
    - Specific color for 100% charged battery
    - Prevent accidental wakeup
    - Remove settings suggestions
    - Show WiFi SSID in status bar
    - Show carrier label in status bar
    - Hide carrier label on the lockscreen (or rename to whatever you want)
    - Hide the low battery warning notification
    - Remove the orange status bar and navigation bar when in battery saver mode
    - One hand mode
    - Choose doze brightness
    - Adjust animation scale precisely with a slider
    - Dynamic nav bar color (changes color to the same of status bar)
    - In-call vibration options (on connect, on call waiting and on disconnect)

    Screenshots

    SafetyNet
    The ROM is already designed to pass SafetyNet out of the box. No need to lock the bootloader (which I advise you to do ONLY on a pure factory image install) because the kernel has the patch for it. If you want root, you'll need to install Magisk, which comes pre-rooted. Then, enable Magisk Hide in Magisk Manager, hard reboot and you should be good to go. Also, do not enable busybox in Magisk Manager, that will cause you to randomly lose root. You'll get all you need to know on the Magisk thread.

    ViPER4Android/ViPER4Arise
    The ROM is designed to work with both ViPER4Android and ViPER4Arise out of the box without the need for SuperSU or any Magisk module. The SEPolicy already contains the necessary permissions for them to work even in Enforcing. All you need to do is flash the package of your choice.

    Installation
    You will need latest radio (2.0.50.2.30) and latest bootloader (HHZ20h)
    Latest TWRP recovery is highly recommended
    If you want HDR to work, you will need to keep Google Camera 3.2.045 (all newer versions won't work)

    If coming from any other ROM
    - Backup first... always backup first
    - Wipe system, data, cache and dalvik cache
    - Install DARK ROM
    - Install provided GAPPS (mandatory)
    - Install root package of your choice (I recommend Magisk)
    Enjoy !

    If coming from a previous build of mine
    - Backup (you know it)
    - Dirty flash DARK ROM
    - Install root package of your choice
    Enjoy! (if anything goes wrong, clean flash)

    Download
    To download the whole ROM
    Hammerhead

    To download GAPPS and Extras
    Extras

    To download delta updates
    Go to Settings/About phone/System updates and use the OpenDelta app to automatically download delta updates.

    Delta Updates
    Here are a few explanations on how to use delta updates. First, you will need to keep the first full build you downloaded on your sdcard (any full build that have NIGHTLY in the filename will do). I recommend that you keep it on the root of your sdcard until you flash a new build with the OpenDelta app. After that, the OpenDelta app will automatically place a new flashable zip inside the OpenDelta folder that will be used for the next delta updates. At that point you can delete the build on the root of your sdcard, but you will need to keep the (latest) file in the OpenDelta folder at all times to keep the delta updates working.

    You will also notice a folder named FlashAfterUpdate in the OpenDelta folder. As its name suggests, any flashable zip files that you put in this folder will be flashed automatically after the update. I recommend that you put all your extra flashable zips there, cause if you use the app to auto-flash the latest build, it will reboot automatically after updating, which means you won't have the opportunity to manually flash other zips. If you want root to survive, you need to put your root package there.

    Translations
    If you want to help translate the ROM in your language, here are my Crowdin projects. Let me know if you want me to add another language.
    SystemUI
    Settings
    CMParts

    Donations
    Please consider a donation if you like my work ! I spend a lot of time and effort working on this, so if you can spare a few bucks, please buy me a beer (so I can relax when I'm stuck on a stubborn bug) or a coffee (so I can work on it later in the night). If you decide to do so, I'll gladly add you to the Donation Hall of Fame (see second post) ;)

    Source code
    GitHub

    Thanks and credit
    LineageOS
    @myfluxi
    @lol4topnz
    @kylon
    @phoval
    @ganachoco
    All the good devs who contributed to the features I added
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    Donation Hall of Fame
    - alsheron X2 !!!
    - cryu1
    - OldoTRONic X2 !!!
    - Cissmayazz
    - twili9ht
    - krombopulos X2 !!!
    - squandry
    - zerand
    - strangethings
    - jerunk
    - hurricurry
    - Sui77
    - mistersixt
    - gillboyzz
    - vurey
    - jstargz
    - the_house
    - WSeb
    - hawgguy
    - spibbs
    - ProBird79
    - focus-pocus
    - CyberpodS2 X2 !!!
    - herbie13 X2 !!!
    - atharwaqas
    - BoozYooNit X2 !!!
    - NJD316
    - velvel
    - ChrisPadduDubbu X2 !!!
    - mrtsunami92
    - caballon
    - deafbum

    Many thanks to those generous donors !!! They make DARK ROM possible.

    Extra Packages
    On the server you will find a file named ExtraPackages_date.zip which contains a few apps that are not available out of the box in my builds (see list). You won't have to flash it every update, since there is a survival script. I suggest you open the zip and remove the files you don't need before flashing it the first time.
    Here is what's included:
    - Calendar (AOSP Calendar)
    - Contacts (AOSP Contacts)
    - DeskClock (AOSP Clock)
    - Dialer (AOSP Dialer)
    - Eleven (LOS Music player)
    - ExactCalculator (LOS Calculator)
    - Gallery2 (AOSP Photos)
    - Jelly (LOS Browser)
    - LatinIME (AOSP Keyboard)
    - Messaging (AOSP SMS)
    - Recorder (LOS Recorder)
    - Snap (LOS Camera)
    - Stk (AOSP SIM card toolkit)
    - Trebuchet (LOS Launcher)

    Note that if you install my GAPPS and the complete Extras package, you'll end up with two Phone app and two Contacts apps. Simply delete the GoogleContacts and GoogleDialer in the system/priv-app and reboot. If you choose to use the AOSP Dialer instead of Google Dialer, you'll need to go to Settings/Apps/Gear Icon (top right) and choose the AOSP Dialer as default phone app, otherwise you won't be able to make calls.

    Revert to Stock DPI
    If you want to revert to stock dpi (480), simply flash the attached zip in recovery after you flash the rom. It won't stick after a dirty flash, so you'll have to flash it every time, or place it in the FlashAfterUpdate folder.

    Revert to AOSP Bluetooth Stack
    If you have problems connecting to some devices over Bluetooth, you can try to revert to the AOSP Bluetooth stack. To do so, simply flash the attached zip in recovery after you flash the rom. It won't stick after a dirty flash, so you'll have to flash it every time, or place it in the FlashAfterUpdate folder.
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    New build is up!

    Guys,

    I just pushed a brand new build. It has all upstream patches from LineageOS, which includes the latest september security update and the blueborne patch for the kernel. I advise you to check if the custom kernel that you prefer has that blueborne patch as well. I haven't seen much kernels around that have it in. I also fixed a couple of bugs and polished the overall build. It should be close to perfection now. All in all I feel this is a very good build. It should have all translations in (except hindi) with addition of Turkish and Korean! Here is a detailed changelog:

    - September security patch
    - Blueborne kernel patch
    - Immersive recents (hide status bar, navigation bar or both)
    - Memory bar in recents
    - Option to remove the lock task in recents
    - Prevent locked task from being swiped away
    - Add a switch to remove toast icon
    - Add/remove QS tiles with one click
    - Two columns in dashboard
    - Hide cellular icon in status bar when the sim card is not provisioned
    - Fix the charging sound option

    It seems that Lineage is making good progress on the lineage-15 development, I'll keep a close look at it and start to work on the dark_oreo soon ;)

    I know I'm getting annoying with this, but if you have a few bucks to spare and you enjoy my work, please consider a donation. My PayPal account is here. Many thanks in advance, it is truly appreciated.

    I hope you like this release ;)

    Jean
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    Great news!

    Guys, I have a great news, I just got confirmation that I've been accepted as a Recognized Developer here on xda!

    It's in part thanks to you, the dark users, so I thought I'd share my joy with you all !!!

    Thanks for providing feedback, for helping each other out, for the much appreciated donations... Thanks for being part of the dark family. I'm grateful to be part of such a great community. That title just gave me renewed motivation to continue development, so you are gonna be stuck with me for a while lol.
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    Status update

    Hey guys,

    I know I've been awfully quiet these past few days (even weeks), so I thought I'd stop by to explain a bit why this is happening. Two weeks ago, I applied for a new job, which was a big promotion for me. I got the job, so I'm obviously very happy about it, but that also means that I'll have less free time to spend on the development side. I'm not giving up though, but I might be waiting for Android 8.1 to land before I really get started on oreo. That puts us probably mid December, so hopefully I'll have more time to work on it during the holidays.

    Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted!