[ROM][Pixel 2 XL][13.0] PixelDust Android 13 for taimen [04 Feb 2023]

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@nitin.chobhe was waiting for April patch integration but there has been no recept updates, only crickets here. Is this project abandoned?
Not abandoned yet, I'm having problems with build with gapps. Without gapps, everything works fine. I'll investigate more when I get time.


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    PixelDust ROM is an Android 13 ROM based on the source code of the AOSP with all the official Pixel features.

    Furthermore we're adding a minimal selection of the coolest custom ROM features that might have been missing if they weren't included.

    Special shoutouts to Roger.T for his amazingly designed wallpapers, logos and an amazing bootanimation! If you like our work, please consider to buy Roger the first beer, and a few cups of coffee for spezi77. Cheers!

    Help us help you!

    If you find a bug in one of our builds, please report it here or in our Telegram Group. You MUST include the following when posting a bug report:
    1. A logcat or last_kmsg
    2. Kernel and mods used
    3. Useful information (which build, steps for reproduction, screenshots, etc.)

    If you fail to report something adequately, DO NOT expect things to be fixed.

    If your device fails to comply with your standards of what you consider functioning, I am not liable. This is provided free of charge and does not come with a warranty. Although, if you provide a log, I can provide some sort of assurance that I will look into your issue.


    * Periodic AOSP security updates
    * Pixel GApps included (no need to flash any third party GApps)
    * Safety net / banking and payment apps work out of the box (no need to root)

    Pixel 2 features
    * Smartspace/weather info on lockscreen
    * Now playing support
    * Gaming Dashboard
    * Quick tap
    * Adaptive connectivity
    * 24h battery usage stats / Battery estimates
    * Onehanded mode
    * Battery level on bottom
    * Show bluetooth battery level

    Enhanced Pixel features
    * Free and unlimited Google photo storage (in original quality)!
    * ActiveEdge customization (powered by kdrag0n's Elmyra service)
    * Allow recording of system audio when screen recording
    * Allow to switch usage stats from last full charge & for past 24h hours

    UI customisation
    * First-class Repainter support without root

    Lock screen
    * Show Ambient instead of lock screen on wake gestures
    * Double tap to sleep on lock screen

    * Lock screen quick unlock
    * Lock screen option to scramble PIN

    PixelDust wallpapers
    * A set of 22 breathtaking space themed Wallpapers


    * You tell me


    Terms & conditions:
    By downloading this custom ROM you agree that I, the developer of PixelDust ROM, am not liable in any way, shape or form for any damage done to your device. The PixelDust ROM is provided free of charge and does not come with a warranty.



    Telegram Discussion Channel: https://t.me/pixeldustcommunity
    Telegram Announcements Channel: https://t.me/pixeldustproject
    Telegram Build Support Channel: https://t.me/compile_pixeldust


    If you like our work then please consider donating.
    PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/RogerTruttmann | https://www.paypal.me/spezi77

    Who last donated:


    * You are familiar with helping yourself out of awkward situations. You won't defame or complain at the developer of this ROM for your misfortunes.
    * You are familiar with using fastboot
    * Before you are ready to flash this custom ROM, you have to install the latest factory image from October 2021
    * Bootloader unlocked
    * You have created a backup of your ROM & data

    First time installing PixelDust ROM, or coming from another ROM:


    1. Flashing stock ROM / unlock bootloader (If applicable):
    1. Follow these instructions: https://developers.google.com/android/images#taimen
    2. Boot the stock ROM.
    3. Don't setup any google account, don't add a screen lock. Just go to Settings > System > Developer options. Enable OEM unlocking.
    4. You need to unlock your bootloader, if not already done.
    2. There are now two options for the installation. Either via TWRP or via Sideload (for advanced users).

    A. Flashing PixelDust ROM via TWRP:

    1. Download the ROM and both TWRP files (img + zip) (for download links see above).
    2. Boot fastboot mode.
    3. Connect the phone to the Computer with USB cord.
    4. Copy twrp img file to the platform-tools folder or folder that has fastboot in it and rename it twrp.img.
    5. Open a Command Prompt.
    6. At the Command Prompt type and press enter.
       fastboot boot twrp.img
    7. If requested, swipe to allow modifications.
    8. Tap "Wipe", then tap "Format data" and type yes to continue.
    9. Copy the rom zip and twrp installer zip to your device.
    10. Tap "Install", select the rom zip, tap "Add more Zips", select the twrp-installer.zip and Swipe Slider to install.
    11. When install is successful tap on "Reboot", then tap on the first list item "System".

    B. Flashing PixelDust ROM via sideload:

    1. Download the ROM (for download links see above)
    2. Boot fastboot mode
    3. Connect the phone to the Computer with USB cord.
    4. Wipe userdata (required for first PixelDust/Android 13 install)
      fastboot erase userdata
    5. Reboot into fastbootd
      fastboot reboot fastboot
    6. Use volume keys and power button to select "Enter Recovery"
    7. Select "Apply Update from ADB"
    8. Sideload the ROM zip
      adb sideload PixelDust-Tiramisu-aosp-taimen-userdebug-xxx.zip
    9. Reboot

    Dirty flashing PixelDust ROM (coming from a previous PixelDust A13 ROM):
    Just skip the step "Format data" / "Wipe userdata"


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    MSM-Xtended Team (https://github.com/Project-Xtended)
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    And all the other Developers, Testers, Donators and Users.


    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][Pixel 3 XL][13.0] PixelDust Android 13 for crosshatch, ROM for the Google Pixel 3 XL


    Source Code: https://github.com/pixeldust-project-caf
    New build with January security patch and some new features is released. Link is added in OP.

    Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pi...Dust-X-aosp-taimen-20200114-1015.zip/download

    Nitin :)

    August security update: Merge android-10.0.0_r41 (QQ3A.200805.001)

    * Extend NavBar Pulse to LockScreen and Ambient Screen (moved Pulse Settings to Misc)
    * Ambient music ticker: If "pulse on new tracks" is disabled don't pulse
    * fixup "Aosp Ambient music: allow to pulse on new tracks
    * Pulse: Add support for RGB accenter
    * Pulse: add automatic albumart color mode
    * Pulse navbar audio gfx visualizer for Android 10
    * fixup! base: Allow to disable Lockscreen Media Art
    * Add Space Analog Clock Style (illustration by the master himself @Roger.T )
    * Bring back Android Beam
    * Changed power menu screenrecord action to new API
    * Screen rec: Add support for AudioPlaybackCapture
    * Port Screenrecord UI from R
    * VolumePanel: Version 1.1
    * Add time refresh capabilities for custom lockscreen clocks
    * StitchImage: Port long screenshot implementation from Asus (replacement for Longshot)
    * Screen Stabilization
    * Make transparent QS background user configurable
    * QS panel opacity
    * Allow hiding Black Gradient behind QSPanel
    * Allow to show daily data usage
    * Add Reboot/Recovery QS Tile
    * Configurable 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree rotation
    * QS: Re-distribute tiles on changing orientation
    * Clock: Make auto hide option also work for center and right position
    * Add option to auto hide status-bar clock
    * Backup/Restore themes: Add RGB accenter
    * PixelDustWallpapers: Replace wall #13

    July security update: Merge android-10.0.0_r40 (QQ3A.200705.002)
    * QSTileStylePicker: Changes for qs tiles that use inverted icon color
    * QS Tile Styles: Fix preview
    * Import translations
    * Backup/Restore: Add our custom navbar styles
    * Backup/Restore: Add three buttons navigation bar style
    * Add more qs tile styles
    * Introduce QS tile style picker
    * ThemePicker: Dedicate the theme preview page to PixelDust. - Use current system accent color - Display the current theme title
    * Skip wallpaper step & force the current wallpaper to appear on the 1st page
    * ThemeFragment: Integrate DU Themes App as replacment for AOSP styles.
    * Override WallpaperPicker
    * QS footer brightness slider: Make the page indicator visible
    * QS footer: Hide multi user switch if miui slider is enabled
    * Bring back QS Drag Handle
    * Add user toggle for data activity indicators
    * Resurrect the pie-style Ambient Music Ticker
    * Allow for changing the music ticker position (off, centered, bottom)

    June update: Merge android-10.0.0_r37 (QQ3A.200605.001)
    * Update GApps to coral-qq3a.200605.001
    * Themes: Add support for simple Dark Mode Tile
    * LiveWallpaper added: AwakeWallpaper
    * Fix setting lockscreen charging animation on boot
    * Add ADB root support
    * Per-app cellular data, vpn and wifi restrictions
    * Enable dismissal feature on legacy suggestions
    * Wired/BT headset: make ringtone audio focus customizable
    * Gaming mode
    * Allow translucent (white) notifications background on lockscreen
    * Lockscreen Charging: Formatting improvements
    * QS footer brightness slider (miui-like)
    * Bring back QS Drag Handle
    * Add user toggle for data activity indicators

    May update: QQ2A.200501.001.B2 (May 2020)
    New Features/fixes:
    * Kernel compiled with Avalon-Clang-11.0.1
    * Redesign volume dialog (Credits PA)
    * Added more cLock styles: Divided Lines Clock, MNML clocks, Oroño clock (Credits Bootleggers)
    * PixeldustLauncher: Fix QSB shape for sailfish
    * PixeldustLauncher: Add Icon Pack Support from Shade Launcher
    * PixeldustLauncher: Allow users to toggle legacy icon masking
    * Battery icon: fix signal icon padding when using Hidden style
    * Add unlinked ringtone and notification volumes
    * TypeClock: Align owner info as per the clock style
    * Statusbar brightness control
    * Toggle to hide status bar on lock screen
    * OP Screenrecorder: Add internal audio recording support
    * Add outline style to caffeine qs tile drawable
    * Add Slim recents for Q
    * Ambient Display Visualizer
    * Fix showing duplicated charging status
    * Fix up custom rounded corner setting for status bar
    * Ambient Edge Pulse layout
    * Allow to hide navigation bar gesture completely
    * Tint power menu icons with the system accent also for IconPackOverlays
    * Allow a "L" back swipe to trigger more actions
    * Extended swipe: leftToRight triggers Forward when browser is running

    April update: QQ2A.200305.003 (April 2020)
    New Features/fixes:
    * Included OTA app
    * Allow to hide navigation bar gesture completely
    * Removed carrier services due to constant crashes (signature verification failed)
    * Pixeldust Launcher: Add a toggle to disable Google search aka quick search box (QSB)
    * Pixeldust Launcher: Follow system colors for dark style.
    * Pixeldust Launcher: Make QSB radius follow system icon shape
    * PixelDust Launcher: New layout for Google search bar (dock search widget)
    * PixelDust Launcher: Add toggle to hide dock search widget
    * PixelDust Launcher: Provide a dedicated search bar within the app drawer to just search for apps
    * Themes: Add square icon shape
    * PixelDustWallpapers: Convert to ThemePicker plugin
    * PixelDust Launcher: implement hidden & protected apps incl. BiometricPrompt
    * PixelDust Launcher: Avoid crash when default qsb is reinflated
    * PixelDust Launcher: Fix a bug that icon labels are missing in app folders. Make the visibility of icon labels dependent on 'Show icon labels on desktop'

    April update: QQ2A.200305.003 (April 2020)
    New Features/fixes:
    * Fixed Android Auto!
    * Fix AoD/Ambient screen glitches
    * Allow to suppress notifications sound/vibration if screen is ON
    * Less boring headsup: allow any sms/dialer app set as default by user
    * Allow to show music heads up on new tracks
    * Partial screenshot: block gestures and heads up when running
    * Less boring heads up option: always show alarm clock headsup
    * Less boring heads up option
    * Fonts: Introduce Google Sans Medium
    * SB clock font: Make it play nice with DU-Themes font overlay
    * SB Clock: Fix for googlesans
    * NavBarSettings: Show 'invert layout' also for 2-buttons navbar
    * Reset the navbar layout when switching the navigation mode. This is to prevent that when using the 3-button navigation bar layouts, e.g. For example: compact, leaning to the left or right, bizarre problems occur.
    * DU-Themes: add ChocoX Theme
    * Navbar: Introduce moar OS styles
    * Battery temp on power summary: Add support for Fahrenheit.
    * LS charging info: Add support for Fahrenheit.
    * Active Edge & Gestures nav: Add Skip/Previous Song Function
    * Navbar: Introduce navbar styles (Thanks DU)
    * Disable/Enable screenshot sound
    * Remove LTE tile because it is evil. Once you have pressed the LTE tile, the mobile network completely disappeared. It also shows that the SIM card is NOT AVAILABLE.
    * QS: Add and use Mobile Data panel
    * QS: Use Settings.Panel intents for WiFi and NFC
    * Introduce DataSwitchTile
    * Add Sync QS Tile
    * ThemeTile: Make it persistent after a reboot
    * Allow user-defined number of QS rows
    * LS: Show charging status in addition to trust granted/transient status
    * Allow for customizing the length of the navigation handle
    * Let long press power turn torch off when screen is on.
    * DU-Themes: Introduce RGB accenter
    * Text battery style: Toggle for bolt icon when charging
    * Battery percentage: Improve hidden style
    * Text battery style: show a bolt when charging
    * Gesture nav extended swipe: show a double arrow when almost triggered
    * LS Charging Animation: Add more animations
    * Pixel Navbar animation + toggle
    * Fix "settings: Protect sensitive info on About device"
    * Add video preview to Skip track gesture option
    * overlay: Use old NTP server in China
    * PixelDust Launcher: implement hidden & protected apps incl. BiometricPrompt
    * PixelDust Launcher: Avoid crash when default qsb is reinflated
    * PixelDust Launcher: Fix a bug that icon labels are missing in app folders. Make the visibility of icon labels dependent on 'Show icon labels on desktop'

    March security update: Merge android-10.0.0_r31 (QQ2A.200305.003)
    New Features/fixes:
    * General: Add German translations
    * cLock: Improve Two Line Digital Clock layout
    * cLock: Remove bubble clock
    * cLock: Fix layout glitches for TypeClock
    * ScreenRecorder: Replace the recorder app from LOS with the one from OP. Also add support for internal audio recording.
    * Launcher3: double tap on home screen to turn off screen
    * Hotspot: Add capability to allow tethering to use VPN upstreams
    * Navbar: User toggle for navbar visibility
    * Navbar: Add tunables for navbar layout customization
    * Navbar: Arrow keys while typing
    * NavGestures: Allow long back swipe to trigger custom actions/app/activities
    * NavGestures: Add haptic feedback to left/right long swipe actions
    * NavGestures: Add kill app action to nav swipe actions
    * NavGestures: Allow long back swipe on bottom screen when launcher is showing
    * NavGestures: Allow a wider back swipe to trigger actions (instead of timeout)
    * NavGestures: Allow long back swipe to trigger custom actions/app/activities
    * NavGestures: Gestures nav edge dead zone: code cleanup
    * NavGestures: Gesture nav deadzone: be sure to set the value on boot
    * NavGestures: Gestures nav: allow to skip back swipe gesture on top half or top smaller area of the screen
    * ActiveEdge: add back custom app actions
    * ActiveEdge: Add kill app action to squeeze actions
    * Squeeze flashlight: allow to use it when all ambient/wake options are off
    * Power flashlight: allow to use it when all ambient/wake options are off
    * Misc: Re-add settings to relax device ID access restrictions
    * Traffic indicators: Various fixes
    * Notification edge light: day 0 notification light pulse fixes
    * Notification edge light: Make sure notification pulse animation stops
    * Notification edge light: support using notification color for pulse light
    * Settings: Expose the notification log
    * Battery: Add method for getting estimated battery time
    * Battery: Separate battery estimate from percent for QS
    * Battery styles: Fix a FC when "hidden" is selected
    * DU-Themes: Various improvements in Backup/Restore
    * AOD QS tile: Launch LockscreenDisplaySettings on long click

    February update: QQ1A.200205.002 (Feb 2020)
    New Features/fixes:
    * Lockscreen/At a glance: Switch weather provider to Google app
    * Lockscreen: Lockscreen Charging info
    * Launcher3 updates: Iconpack support, Change grid sizes, App info bottom sheet
    * New fonts: Fira Sans, OnePlus Slate, Samsung One & San Franscisco
    * Livewallpapers from Pixel 4
    * PixelDust Settings icons: New layout and increased size
    * Settings: Move PixelDust Settings top-level
    * cLock: Bold digital and Samsung like lockscreen clocks
    * ThemePicker: cLock: Add a user toggle to show/hide status area (weather info)
    * settings: Protect sensitive info on About device
    * Settings: Add three-fingers-swipe to screenshot (improved version)
    * Search Index: PixelDust features show up under Settings search
    * Misc: Add split-permissions xml for GMS ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION
    * Screenshot: Port extended screenshot function from OOS aka Longshot
    * Partial screenshot: better partial screenshot version
    * BrightnessSlider: Make buttons optional
    * QS: Add dynamic Immersive Mode tile
    * Edge lighting: Pulse and Ambient notification bars
    * Edge lighting: Trigger pulse light only for notifications
    * Edge lighting: Automatically turn on ambient wake gestures when edge light is enabled
    * Edge lighting: Add Ambient Lights always on hide aod content option
    * Edge lighting: Replace pulse light drawable with a vector graphic
    * Edge lighting: User defined edge light color
    * Edge lighting: Removed Auto color option. Replaced with Pulse light accent color option
    * Edge lighting: Allow changing duration of ambient edge light
    * Edge lighting: Allow limiting edge lighting repeats
    * Edge lighting: Add an option to pulse edge light for all doze triggers
    * DU-Themes: Backup and restore themes options (credits Dirty Unicorns)
    * Navbar layout fixed when using 2- or 3-button navigation

    January update: QQ1A.200105.002 (January 2020)
    New Features/fixes:
    * Power button torch fixed
    * Ambient screen: Double-tap/lift to wake screen
    * Edge Light
    * Added PixelDust Launcher (a better replacement for Google Pixel Launcher)
    * Enhanced Theming engine under Settings > Themes (credits DU)

    Initial release: QP1A.191005.007.A3 (December 2019)

    Coming soon :)

    Here is the new build with December 2019 security patch: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pi...Dust-X-aosp-taimen-20191208-1318.zip/download

    Everything should work as expected :)

    Thanks to @spezi77 for this work on PixelDust :good: