[ROM][LOS15.1][8.1.0] DARK ROM [Pixel features][04/15]

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Dark_Eyes_

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Sep 19, 2013
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Hi guys,

I'm building an extra lean LineageOS 14.1 ROM for shamu 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 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
- Custom headers
- 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 when WiFi SSID is showing
- 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
Please refer to the official LineageOS thread for recovery or other device specific images (radio, bootloader).

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
Shamu

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
All the good devs who contributed to the features I added
 
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Dark_Eyes_

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Donation Hall of Fame
- alsheron X2 !!!
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- krombopulos X2 !!!
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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 Extra packages, 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.
 
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TMG1961

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Thanks for sharing. Only thing i cant download is the md5sum file.
Keep getting:
404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
 

BoozYooNit

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Thanks for all your work and for setting up this shamu thread. It was a treat to get an update notification again that wasn't just coming from the play store.

Everything's working great. I installed Substratum (rootless) and a Swift Black theme, and the damn phone has never looked so amazing!
 
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Works great except on PICO OpenGapps, dialer, keyboard, and messaging are missing. Easy enough to install via voice recognition but just FYI. Works fine with Magisk Superuser for root and Magisk 11.6 manager. Can be dirty flashed over Resurrection, Hexa, or most Lineage based ROMs (for those too lazy to clean flash).
 
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Do I need to flash the build from the new server in order to keep getting updates? I'm on the 3/24 build from basketbuild.com. Since I've installed a theme, can I still dirty flash the 3/27 build or do I need to do a full wipe?
 

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Do I need to flash the build from the new server in order to keep getting updates? I'm on the 3/24 build from basketbuild.com. Since I've installed a theme, can I still dirty flash the 3/27 build or do I need to do a full wipe?

Yep, unfortunately the update chain is broken with the server change. You'll need to download the new build manually and Delta updates will resume from there.

As for dirty flashing with a theme installed, it worked for me so it shouldn't be a problem. If it ever bootloops, you can always flash the substratum recovery zip that is available on your sdcard and reinstall your theme after the ROM boots up.
 
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garywojdan81

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Works great except on PICO OpenGapps, dialer, keyboard, and messaging are missing. Easy enough to install via voice recognition but just FYI. Works fine with Magisk Superuser for root and Magisk 11.6 manager. Can be dirty flashed over Resurrection, Hexa, or most Lineage based ROMs (for those too lazy to clean flash).
That's probably why he provides his own gapps package
 

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Do I need to flash the build from the new server in order to keep getting updates? I'm on the 3/24 build from basketbuild.com. Since I've installed a theme, can I still dirty flash the 3/27 build or do I need to do a full wipe?
If you get the dreaded systemui crash... Make sure you at least get rid of that overlay and associated resource file

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
 
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i get bug when the ambient display is on , when i receive a call and answer it the display turn off but i hear the sound and i need to wait till the other person hang out the call to turn the display on , but when i turn off the ambient display everything is ok
sometimes the double tap and power button did not work to turn the display on , this happen only with this rom :rolleyes:
 
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Jallerton00

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I like the ROM, great work. However, I keep receiving a message when I try to log in to Google. "There was a problem connecting with Google servers." Any ideas? Is it because of the ROM or just good (or not so good) timing? Also, I get an email saying "Did you just login?" so surely it can connect to Google servers? Many thanks
 

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I like the ROM, great work. However, I keep receiving a message when I try to log in to Google. "There was a problem connecting with Google servers." Any ideas? Is it because of the ROM or just good (or not so good) timing? Also, I get an email saying "Did you just login?" so surely it can connect to Google servers? Many thanks

I've now sorted it. Just did a full reset (deleting user data too). I don't know why it didn't work before.
 

BoozYooNit

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As for dirty flashing with a theme installed, it worked for me so it shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks. The dirty flash went through without a hitch, but I did get an error message from substratum about it. Something about userdata not being updated along with the OS (I forget the exact wording) and substratum needing to make its own corrections because of that. Did you get the same error message? Or have you ever seen a similar error message from substratum after an OTA update? I'm wondering if it would be safest to disable my theme before doing any sort of updating.
 

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Thanks. The dirty flash went through without a hitch, but I did get an error message from substratum about it. Something about userdata not being updated along with the OS (I forget the exact wording) and substratum needing to make its own corrections because of that. Did you get the same error message? Or have you ever seen a similar error message from substratum after an OTA update? I'm wondering if it would be safest to disable my theme before doing any sort of updating.
I got it too, when I dirty flashed the original update so when I flashed the last one (for the correct update server path), I disabled the overlays before dirty flashing and everything was fine. Just reinstall your theme overlays after.
 
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Dark_Eyes_

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i get bug when the ambient display is on , when i receive a call and answer it the display turn off but i hear the sound and i need to wait till the other person hang out the call to turn the display on , but when i turn off the ambient display everything is ok
sometimes the double tap and power button did not work to turn the display on , this happen only with this rom :rolleyes:

I've never seen anything like that on both hammerhead and angler, so I'm guessing it's device related. It should be happening to on pure lineageos, because I'm using their repos for shamu. Does it happen every time or only sometimes? I'm quite surprised such a problem is still present in the device repos.
 
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    Hi guys,

    I'm building an extra lean LineageOS 14.1 ROM for shamu 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 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
    - Custom headers
    - 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 when WiFi SSID is showing
    - 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
    Please refer to the official LineageOS thread for recovery or other device specific images (radio, bootloader).

    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
    Shamu

    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
    All the good devs who contributed to the features I added
    28
    New build is up!

    Guys,

    the (most likely) final build is finally here! Unless there are some kind of important bug that I'm not aware of, I will discontinue development for Nougat and get started on the Oreo builds ;) This last build packs a few new features, some even dark rom exclusive ! Here is the detailed changelog:

    - Upstream LineageOS commits
    - October security patch
    - Prevent accidental torch (dark rom exclusive/hopefully it works on all devices)
    - PIE controls (with a lot of my own fixes/improvements)
    - Option to disable settings conditions (Little blue bars at the top of the settings app, like Night Light or Do Not Disturb)
    - Option to force Color Engine even with Substratum themes on (at your own risks... switch in developer options)
    - Other fixes I don't remember

    As always, donations are not mandatory but highly appreciated. If you have a few bucks to spare and you enjoy my work, you can hit my PayPal account is here. Many thanks in advance, it is truly appreciated.

    I hope you like this release

    Jean
    27
    Hi guys,

    I've been away for a while, but I wanted to let you know that I've started working on an oreo rom based on lineage 15.1. For the time being I focus more on getting the pixel experience in and won't add much new features, but that will come. Hopefully lineage has a stable base for the N6, but I'm pretty sure they will. I'll sure build for you guys if that is the case. Stay tuned!
    19
    New build is up!

    Guys,

    I just pushed another build which fixes a couple issues. Here is the changelog:

    - Fixed the install button not always appearing (fixed for good now)
    - Fixed PIE detaching randomly
    - Fixed PIE position in landscape not changing instantly
    - Adjusted PIE layout in landscape to prevent overlap

    Hopefully everything is working good now ;)

    Enjoy!
    19
    New build is up!

    Guys,

    I just pushed a brand new build. It has all upstream patches from LineageOS. I also fixed a couple bugs and polished the build as it might as well be one on my last builds (if not the very last). Last but not least, I added PA Color Engine which I modified slightly for it to fit more with the dark philosophy (default theme will be dark/blue ;)) and I themed pretty much everything I could find that PA forgot. All in all I feel this is a very good build. It should have all translations except for arabic, and brazilian portuguese is now in !

    I'll be keeping a close eye to lineage-15 development, and once I feel it's stable enough I'll start to work on the dark_oreo rom ;)

    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