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[ROM] [marlin | Pixel XL] [7.1.2] [LOS-based] **crDroid**v3.8.4

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hokiealumnus

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You all probably know this but the pie functionality won't retain its anchor points after the screen goes to sleep. So if it started on the left and you move it anywhere else, once you lock and unlock the device its back on the left. Clicking the settings option fails to open anything. Locks screen
Didn't know that about the settings, but I did confirm it. I'll report it to the devs, thanks.

However, anchoring it to the bottom works for me and survives locking and unlocking. Can you go through the steps you used and I'll try to reproduce it here.
 

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Didn't know that about the settings, but I did confirm it. I'll report it to the devs, thanks.

However, anchoring it to the bottom works for me and survives locking and unlocking. Can you go through the steps you used and I'll try to reproduce it here.

That's weird. Yeah mine would jump back to the left side I was also using a launcher not packaged with the rom, dunno if that has an affect.
 

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Shouldn't; I use Nova. It did go back to the left if I disabled and re-enabled it, but once set and left enabled it stayed.
I was on lawnchair but you are right I don't think it should matter. I'll give it another go in the morning. I just reset to stock because for some reason I haven't been charging on USB c to c only a to c. Started before I flashed your ROM.
 

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Thanks for release.. Flashed with beans gapps mini. When i enable ambient display and change brightness nothing happens. The change (higher brightness) has no effect (need it to make ambient notifications readable in daylight). Anybody else having this problem?

Edit: Other problem seems, that unlimited photo backup through google photos app in full resolution is not working. It says in app "all photos stored with this pixel xl...." but takes storage capacity if i backup photos and videos....
 
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Thanks for release.. Flashed with beans gapps mini. When i enable ambient display and change brightness nothing happens. The change (higher brightness) has no effect (need it to make ambient notifications readable in daylight). Anybody else having this problem?

Edit: Other problem seems, that unlimited photo backup through google photos app in full resolution is not working. It says in app "all photos stored with this pixel xl...." but takes storage capacity if i backup photos and videos....

I have increased my brightness to check and will confirm one way or the other once someone sends me something.

Edit - Brightness adjustment not working confirmed. Will report.

The storage thing is very strange, and you're not alone. It seems all LOS-based ROMs have the same issue. I know PureNexus doesn't (it's AOSP, not LOS). Beans hasn't responded to my question wondering why, and I've discussed it with other LOS devs without resolution so far. This is apparently a known thing that I have only been made aware of recently.

For now, it's just the way it is. Obviously Photos properly recognizing the device is not the only thing that triggers that recognition. Right now we just don't know I'm sorry to say. I will update the OP to mention that; thanks for the reminder.
 
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Can't wait for your Oreo release. This is an awesome team.

@hokiealumnus you are a classy dude! One of my favorite contributers and always more than helpful.

Sorry, I know this is off topic.. had to be said....
Thanks for the kind words!

I'm anxious for O too. LOS has a lot of code to implement, and a ton of devices to update. I really have no idea of their time table, nor of ours after, but ours will be a lot shorter; they have the harder job. We just finesse and add to their already solid base.

My conundrum right now is whether to install the copy of O that I downloaded, or wait. It's a good problem to have, but I'm torn. Leaning toward staying here because I'd miss all our extra options. :p
 

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KNOWN ISSUES
1) Google camera doesn't save 30fps videos. Use Snap camera, or record 60fps with Google camera.
2) On all LOS-based ROMs, while the Pixels are recognized as Pixel devices in Photos and it says you have unlimited storage, apparently backing up photos DOES take away from your Drive storage allocation. All I can say is that this is being looked into, but no solution has been found to date.​


Has the LOS based unlimited storage bug been fixed? I'm hesitant to go to any LOS ROM because of this issue.

Edit: I saw the comment a few posts up. Invisiblek seems to have found a solution somewhere, I'm not sure if this has been incorporated into CrDroid​
 
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Has the LOS based unlimited storage bug been fixed? I'm hesitant to go to any LOS ROM because of this issue.

Edit: I saw the comment a few posts up. Invisiblek seems to have found a solution somewhere, I'm not sure if this has been incorporated into CrDroid
Sadly, no.

The fix is already in here, but it just identifies the Pixels as Pixels for the purposes of backing up photos at full resolution. It still takes away from the Drive quota.

Nobody has figured out how to fix that part yet unfortunately.
 
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Sadly, no.

The fix is already in here, but it just identifies the Pixels as Pixels for the purposes of backing up photos at full resolution. It still takes away from the Drive quota.

Nobody has figured out how to fix that part yet unfortunately.

Man, that sucks. CrDroid was a fav of mine when I had my 6P. Hopefully someone figures out a fix for this. My first child is a few months old and I need all the full-res backups I can get.
 

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crDroid v3.8 is Up!

crDroid v3.8 for marlin is live and ready to go! It is basically 3.7 brought up to the October security patch. AFAIK the bug where video recording errors when it tries to save 30fps video with Google Camera is still present. 60fps with Google Camera seems ok and the included Snap Camera isn't affected.

Pixel-specific Info:
* You need the NJH47F vendor image DOWNLOAD HERE
* Gapps no longer included. Beans Gapps default packages are here.
* I know you guys like some built-in love, so I have built a crDroid version of Beans Gapps that leaves Gallery and Snap Camera installed. It is otherwise identical. You can get those here. ALL credit goes to @BeansTown106 - all I did was pull out some replacement code.

Flash procedure (OP updated to reflect all of this):

1) Wipe cache, system, & data (or just cache & system for a dirty flash).
2) Flash ROM
3) Flash TWRP (DO THIS OR YOU WILL LOSE TWRP!)
4) Reboot back into TWRP
5) Flash gapps
6) Flash vendor image
7) Boot up

As always, download link & instructions are in the OP. Dirty flash should be fine, but remember to always clean flash before reporting any problems. Enjoy!

(Side note - I'm still working on Oreo bringup on my marlin, so I have not personally tested this build. Our team members that have say it's working fine. :good:)
 

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Is there a chance to test your build on sailfish?
The Oreo build? Heh, I haven't gotten it to install yet. I've heard it has to do with vendor images, and we will have to build our own now. Once I finish building 3.8 for my devices I'll be going back to trying to get Oreo to boot.
 

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* I know you guys like some built-in love, so I have built a crDroid version of Beans Gapps that leaves Gallery and Snap Camera installed. It is otherwise identical. You can get those here. ALL credit goes to @BeansTown106 - all I did was pull out some replacement code.
Well, our main dev got a new phone and is taking a break from Oreo bringup for a bit. As such I'll probably come back to Nougat for now. Being lazy and not liking a bunch of updating, I built a new crDroid version of Beans' gapps with the stuff above, but with updated apks. The download folder is in the quote above. :)

Edit - For random people that happen by, I only updated the arm64 apks, not the arm versions.
 
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FYI - BUG in crDroid v3.8. This only affects those that like to install APKs from local storage.

You can't install APKs from storage; the install button is deactivated. This was pulled in with a LOS commit that shouldn't have made it out to the wild. There is a known fix, we're waiting on the dev to pull it in, and also likely roll in the WiFi KRACK fix. Those two fixes will likely be published as v3.8.1.
 

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Currently on v3.8, have Magisk 14.2 installed, and have flashed Pico GApps, and every so often when restarting the phone (I have to restart multiple times to get this to not happen) it will get stuck on "Android is starting up"
 

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Currently on v3.8, have Magisk 14.2 installed, and have flashed Pico GApps, and every so often when restarting the phone (I have to restart multiple times to get this to not happen) it will get stuck on "Android is starting up"
Check to see if you have PIN on startup disabled (which is supposed to allow you to use fingerprint on startup). That feature is finnicky.

If that doesn't work, try with my gapps and magisk 14.3.
 

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crDroid v3.8.1 is Up!

crDroid v3.8.1 for marlin is live and ready to go!

crDroid 3.8.1 Release Notes:

Bugfix: Install button deactivated when installing apps from local storage has been fixed.
Security Fix: KRACK Wi-Fi vunlerability.

Pixel Specific Info
* You need the NJH47F vendor image
Pixel XL/marlin DOWNLOAD HERE
* Gapps no longer need to be included, thanks to Beans Gapps! Download the default packages here.
* I know you guys like some built-in love, so I have built a crDroid version of Beans Gapps that leaves Gallery and Snap Camera installed. It is otherwise identical. You can get those here. ALL credit goes to @BeansTown106 - all I did was pull out some replacement code. I updated these with new arm-64 apks on 10/16, so required updates on a clean install should be few.
* The issue with 30FPS video saving in Google Camera may still be present. If so, use 60FPS or Snap Camera for video.

Flash procedure:

1) Wipe cache, system, & data (or just cache & system for a dirty flash).
2) Flash ROM
3) Flash TWRP (DO THIS OR YOU WILL LOSE TWRP!)
4) Reboot back into TWRP
5) Flash gapps
6) Flash vendor image
7) Boot up

As always, download link & instructions are in the OP. Dirty flash should be fine, but remember to always clean flash before reporting any problems. Enjoy! :cool:
 
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    This is crDroid for 5.5" Pixel XL [marlin]
    If you're looking for the 5" Pixel [sailfish], go here.

    crDroid is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device also attempting to bringing many of the best features existent today. We're mainly based on LineageOS so use custom kernels compatible with them!


    BE3pE0l.png



    LineageOS - all mods and features
    StatusBar: Network Traffic
    StatusBar: SU icon toggle
    StatusBar: Ticker
    StatusBar: Hide/Show icons
    StatusBar: BatteryBar customization
    StatusBar: Battery styles
    StatusBar: Tap to Sleep
    StatusBar: Clock styles
    StatusBar: crDroid logo customization
    QuickSettings: Tiles customization
    QuickSettings: Brightness slider toggle
    QuickSettings: Optional brightness icon
    QuickSettings: Vibrate on Touch
    QuickSettings: WiFi easy toggle
    QuickSettings: Bluetooth easy toggle
    QuickSettings: Data easy toggle
    Navigation: Toggle navbar
    Navigation: PIE navigation
    Navigation: DUI - SmartBar / Fling Toggle
    Navigation: Pulse - smart visualization
    Notifications: Power notification controls
    Notifications: Force expanded notifications
    Notifications: Toggle immersive mode messages
    LockScreen: Screen shortcuts
    LockScreen: Toggle longpress for screen shortcuts
    LockScreen: Swipe shortcuts
    LockScreen: Toggle media cover art
    LockScreen: Toggle clock
    LockScreen: Toggle date
    LockScreen: Toggle alarm
    LockScreen: Tap to sleep
    LockScreen: Toggle longpress torch
    LockScreen: Cutomize number of notifications
    LockScreen: Toggle power menu for secure lockscreen
    Recents: Immersive Recents
    Recents: Hidden apps
    Recents: Toggle OmniSwitch as default Recents
    Sound: Toggle screenshot sound
    Sound: Live customization for number of volume steps
    Sound: Less frequent notification sounds
    Miscellaneous: Clock Widget
    Miscellaneous: Toggle suggestions on Settings dashboard
    Miscellaneous: Toggle summaries in Settings
    Miscellaneous: Toggle auto-start music player on headset detection
    Settings/Display: Expanded Desktop customization
    Settings/Sound: Increasing Ringtone
    12 New Quick Settings Tiles including Caffeine mode, Expanded Desktop and Sync.
    Settings/Security: Quick PIN/Password Unlock
    Default sounds from latest Nexus image.
    OMS support.
    Stability and performance improvements.


    Always Have a full functional Backup. Just in case!


    DOWNLOAD


    Vendor image for current build - NJH47F vendor image - DOWNLOAD HERE

    GAPPS: Beans Gapps
    -Default Packages (which replace gallery & snap camera with photos & google camera)
    -Custom Packages (which keep gallery & snap camera)

    First time installing crDroid to your PixelXL, or coming from another ROM:
    ** Make sure you're running a proper working Recovery (CWM or TWRP)
    1) Copy crDroid & gapps zips to your device
    2) Boot into Recovery
    3) Wipe cache, system, & data (or just cache & system for a dirty flash).
    4) Flash ROM
    5) Flash TWRP ***If you do not do this, you will lose TWRP!***
    6) Reboot back into TWRP
    7) Flash gapps
    8) Flash vendor image
    9) Boot up

    Upgrading from earlier version of crDroid:
    1) Copy crDroid & gapps zips to your device
    2) Boot into Recovery
    3) Wipe system and cache
    4) Install ROM.
    5) Install TWRP immediately. ***If you do not do this, you will lose TWRP!***
    6) Reboot back into TWRP
    7) Flash gapps
    8) Flash vendor image
    9) Boot up

    Instructions below are for builds before v3.7, which had gapps built in:
    First time installing crDroid to your PixelXL, or coming from another ROM:
    ** Make sure you're running a proper working Recovery (CWM or TWRP)
    1) Copy crDroid zip to your device
    2) Boot into Recovery
    3) Wipe system,data and cache
    4) Install ROM.
    5) Install TWRP immediately. ***If you do not do this, you will lose TWRP!***
    6) Reboot back into TWRP (for it to switch active slots).
    7) Flash Vendor Image
    8) Boot to the ROM, profit!

    Upgrading from earlier version of crDroid:
    1) Copy crDroid ZIP to your device
    2) Boot into Recovery
    3) Wipe system and cache
    4) Install ROM.
    5) Install TWRP immediately. ***If you do not do this, you will lose TWRP!***
    6) Reboot back into TWRP (for it to switch active slots).
    7) Flash Vendor Image
    9) Reboot


    KNOWN ISSUES
    1) Google camera doesn't save 30fps videos. Use Snap camera, or record 60fps with Google camera.
    2) On all LOS-based ROMs, while the Pixels are recognized as Pixel devices in Photos and it says you have unlimited storage, apparently backing up photos DOES take away from your Drive storage allocation. All I can say is that this is being looked into, but no solution has been found to date.

    Aside from that, as far as I can tell there are no longer any bugs! Please report any that you run into, assuming you have tested on a clean install. :good:

    NON-BUGS, BUT ITEMS OF INTEREST
    1) Pixel Launcher is included, but I haven't figured out round icons in it yet.
    2) I tried getting live wallpapers to work, but after seeing it would add almost 100 MB to the already big install zip (due to gapps inclusion), I decided against it altogether. You can download an app with them here.

    Don't expect any support if you:
    - are not running the included kernel
    - have installed any mods such as Xposed!
    - have modified system files

    Thanks to:

    - Google
    - LineageOS
    - SlimRoms
    - AOSPA (Paranoid Android)
    - OmniRom
    - NamelessROM
    - @beanstown106 for his hard work on this device, specifically the gapps without which the PixelXL wouldn't be a PixelXL in Google's eyes.
    - @flar2 for his excellent ElementalX kernel, which is used in crDroid for marlin.
    - Many others... (if you're feeling upset being out of the thanks list just send a PM )

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM] [marlin | Pixel XL] [7.1.2] [LOS-based] **crDroid**v3.8.4, ROM for the Google Pixel XL

    Contributors
    hokiealumnus, firebird11, neobuddy89, The crDroid Team
    Source Code: https://github.com/crdroidandroid

    ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
    Based On: LineageOS

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: crDroid v3.1
    Stable Release Date: 2017-05-09
    Current Beta Version: crDroid v2.2
    Beta Release Date: 2017-02-28

    Created 2017-03-01
    Last Updated 2017-12-13
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    crDroid v3.8.3 for marlin is live and ready to go!

    Short crDroid 3.8.3 Release Notes:

    Bugfix: Fix Poweramp crash bug
    Other bugfixes (See changelog in Settings/crDroid Settings/About crDroid/Changelog)
    Update to November security patch

    Note some devices have a bug where video recording errors when it tries to save 30fps video with Google Camera. 60fps with Google Camera seems ok and the included Snap Camera isn't affected.

    As always, download link & instructions are in the OP. Dirty flash should be fine, but remember to always clean flash before reporting any problems. Enjoy! :good:
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    crDroid v3.8.4 is Up!

    crDroid v3.8.4 for marlin is live and ready to go!

    Update to December security patch.
    Whatever else LOSS added.
    No crDroid changes to my knowledge.

    Note some devices have a bug where video recording errors when it tries to save 30fps video with Google Camera. 60fps with Google Camera seems ok and the included Snap Camera isn't affected. This post is a copy/paste. If your device is not capable of 60 fps, then obviously 60 fps won't work for you.

    Full disclosure - I am on stock 8.1 right now and haven't had time to personally install and test this. We haven't had any complaints from those that have though. :)

    As always, download link & instructions are in the OP. Dirty flash should be fine, but remember to always clean flash before reporting any problems. Enjoy!
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    crDroid v3.0 is Up!

    crDroid v3.0 for Pixel XL (marlin) is live and ready to go! Per our dev, neobuddy89:

    And just when you thought we are gone....

    crDroid 3.0 source is ready and roms will roll out pretty soon!

    What's new:
    * 7.1.2 upgrade (April security patched in.)
    * Entirely refreshed projects - fixed minor glitches.
    * Custom carrier label customizations.
    * New Ambient display customizations using sensors. (This is hardware dependent; works on most devices)
    * Improved weather placement in status bar.
    * AOSP recents: Membar customizations.
    * Improved PULSE in smart bar.
    * Improved AdAway - now can be launched via crDroid Settings > Misc.
    * Switched back to LOS stock root. To enable: Dev Options > Manage Root.
    * New default material wallpapers.

    That's it for now. Recommended to go for clean flash this time! We believe delivering best out there and so as it takes little more time than expected to bring you what's promised. Cheers.
    :)

    Changes specific to our device:
    * You need the N2G47E vendor image - DOWNLOAD HERE
    * With the change back to LOS stock root, if you want to use Magisk, you can download the un-SU script for Pixels in the 2nd post, then proceed with the Magisk installation as previously. Totally up to you, just don't forget to re-flash TWRP if you flash Magisk! Magisk won't be supported directly from here out, though I do plan on using it myself.

    To my knowledge, the LOS Google Camera bug is still present (where it crashes trying to save 30 FPS videos; 60 FPS works fine). Photos are as they should be.

    Gapps still have to be included for now, and I have updated them. Required updates should be few.

    As always, download link & instructions are in the OP. Clean flash is strongly recommended due to the switch to 7.1.2. If you choose to play with fire, remember to always clean flash before reporting any problems. Enjoy! :cool:
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    Passing SafetyNet and/or playing PokemonGO with LOS su

    This is a note to folks who play (or like me have kid(s) that play) PokemonGO (PoGo) on their devices. Since root is built-in, by default SafetyNet won't pass with crDroid, hence no PoGo. As an added bonus, since the kernel we use on this build is SELinux Enforcing, this will also allow crDroid install to completely pass SafetyNet!

    All you have to do is boot to recovery and flash the unsu-los-pixel.zip.
    If you want root back, it's as easy as flashing restoresu-los-pixel.zip.

    Download both files from AFH here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=158048

    SEE IMPORTANT NOTES BELOW!

    Note 1) Through no intentional act of my own, this will sometimes trigger TWRP to boot to the wrong slot. If your phone doesn't boot, or boots back to recovery, just go to the Reboot menu, select the opposite slot and reboot system.

    Note 2) This will -only- work on the Pixel & the Pixel XL. Pixels are weird and nest parts of the /system/ directory in /system/system/, hence the need for me to make these for Pixels only.

    Note 3) I have tested this on crDroid, but in theory it will work on any LOS-based ROM, becuase they all should implement built-in root the same way.

    What flashing this actually does

    What this mod does could not be any easier. The un-root script takes the two su files required for root - in /system/system/bin/ and /system/system/xbin/ - and renames them to "s_u". The restore root script renames both files back to "su". That's it. You can do this manually by mounting system and using the file explorer in TWRP, but that takes an annoyingly long time relative to just flashing these.

    We actually have a developer, @bhb27 , on the crDroid team that has an app that allows you to pass SafetyNet, but we are having trouble actively mounting system while the phone is booted. If we get that sorted, this won't be necessary, but in the mean time this is the quickest way I can come up with.[/hide]

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    To use Magisk, just flash the remove SU file above, then flash Magisk. Magisk info below.

    Instructions for Upgrading Magisk
    The ever astute goodwin_c has kindly updated Magisk for Pixels to the new version 12.0!
    Ok fellas! Here we go!
    Fresh, still hot, update for Magisk. 12.0 this time
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1xZ4VKT4JKZUFhVUlk0enhBVFk
    Here are his instructions for cleaning the old version and installing the new one. You will lose root if you don't do this.
    ...for those who installed previous 11.6, here is guide what to do:
    - boot to TWRP
    - mount DATA and SYSTEM partitions
    - using adb or embedded terminal, remove /data/magisk folder, /data/magisk.img file, /system/sbin_orig folder if exists, /system/magisk folder if exists
    - replash RR and TWRP
    - reboot TWRP (once again to recovery)
    - install updated Magisk package + TWRP
    - boot to system and enjoy properly working Magisk Root :)

    All credit for this great work goes to @goodwin_c !! :good: