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73sydney

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Thanks for the confirmation. I was aware of potential issues with SafetyNet caused by the dirty flashing fixes, but I asked some users to test before announcing 11.4.0 and they all reported it as passing for some reason. The revoked API key in Magisk Manager has lead me to disregard most SafetyNet reports recently, but I'll look into it now that you have a definitive result.

Cheers, ive switched back to clean flashing everything these days, so definitely not due to dirty flashing
 

RetroTech07

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I've been using it for some time, I'm liking it a lot, I just wish you had a version with all Pixel apps preinstalled. It's a bit of a hassle to install them all from the Play Store and setting them as default (think Contacts, Phone, Camera, etc).
Same; it's very much time consuming to go through and d/l each Google app to a ROM that should have it out of the box.
 

73sydney

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Same; it's very much time consuming to go through and d/l each Google app to a ROM that should have it out of the box.

I hate to tell you this, but i prefer G-Apps free builds for this very reason:

Even those ROMs with them in you'll find theyre hopelessly outdated, meaning you'll have to update them from the Play Store anyways.

So im always begging for G-Appsless builds because its a smaller download

Case in point, i flashed PixelExperince ROM last night and then had to download updates from the Play Store ....

I dont know why devs wont update those before cooking the ROM, you'd have to ask them....lord knows ive asked plenty of them to do it over the years

So the best options really, especially if youre data limited as some are, is a G-Appsless build
 

RetroTech07

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I hate to tell you this, but i prefer G-Apps free builds for this very reason:

Even those ROMs with them in you'll find theyre hopelessly outdated, meaning you'll have to update them from the Play Store anyways.
Yeah, I get that. Even official stock roms need all basic apps updated too. I guess for me, I don't like downloading a custom rom that has default apps for messaging and contacts, etc. that aren't official from Google. I get we can set our own default apps, but removing a system app can cause issues, right?

If there was a way to remove stock apps that I don't like and replace it with something else I'd love to know how.
 

73sydney

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Yeah, I get that. Even official stock roms need all basic apps updated too. I guess for me, I don't like downloading a custom rom that has default apps for messaging and contacts, etc. that aren't official from Google. I get we can set our own default apps, but removing a system app can cause issues, right?

If there was a way to remove stock apps that I don't like and replace it with something else I'd love to know how.

Hi, how to avoid double apps?
Contact, phones, messages , etc.

Most good G-Apps packages will overwrite AOSP apps with Google ones....

Its been a LONG time since ive seen double ups of apps

Open G-Apps or Nik G-apps (my personal favourite, more up to date than Open) wont do that
 

whoadood

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Most good G-Apps packages will overwrite AOSP apps with Google ones....

Its been a LONG time since ive seen double ups of apps

Open G-Apps or Nik G-apps (my personal favourite, more up to date than Open) wont do that
When you install the version of this ROM with google apps, you don't really get much. If you want the camera, contacts, dialler, calendar, etc. you have to install them from the play store. It's then when you get double apps.

Also, it's been over a week since the maintainer knows the new version of the ROM does not pass safetynet and that fact is still not listed under "known issues".
 

freecandymlg

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Love this ROM, I've been using it for months, but there's only one thing I cannot bear: most important video-call apps (i.e Telegram, Microsoft Teams etc.) crash after ~10 minutes.
This happens only when using the camera in certain apps (i.e WhatsApp works without problems), not in voice-calls.

Hope you can fix this behavior asap.

Eventually, steps to reproduce:
  • Start videocall on one of these applications: Telegram, MS Teams;
  • Wait ~10 minutes or more without disabling front-camera;
If the app video freezes, you should still hear audio.

Touching the screen (stopping the call, going back etc) will make the app crash.

Not doing anything will result in the phone rebooting.
 

73sydney

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When you install the version of this ROM with google apps, you don't really get much. If you want the camera, contacts, dialler, calendar, etc. you have to install them from the play store. It's then when you get double apps.

Also, it's been over a week since the maintainer knows the new version of the ROM does not pass safetynet and that fact is still not listed under "known issues".

Ill make what i said even clearer: Not a problem if you install the G-Apps free one, and then install your preferred G-Apps package, as i said, a good G-Apps package will take care of the AOSP equivalent apps

As for the safetynet issue: people have lives outside of XDA....this isnt his fulltime job....
 
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73sydney

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Speaking of G-Apps.....

If you're a fan of NikGapps, as i am, theyve just released their latest build with quite a few changes, the format of the config file (if you use that, i do) has changed - so dont reuse your existing one - and theyve cleverly added the ability for you to create your own version (no server needed, no extreme knowledge beyond editing the NikGapps config file needed either). Ive just submitted my own config, and their nightly build process will spit me out a tailored packaged overnight....should mean much less than the 1Gb of the full package i normally download, and also means i wont have to use the config file. Really nice stuff from NikGapps team.

Docs on the config file (including changes for LineageOS specifically): https://nikgapps.com/misc/2020/11/22/NikGapps-Config.html

Docs on creating your own package: https://github.com/nikgapps/config

Update:

And just like magic, the next day there appeared my own gapps package, which is tailored just for me, meaning no longer needing to use the config file, noyce!
 
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Bverns88

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This ROM is the real deal. The battery idle is just insance doesn't tick lower for a while. Very smooth no issues other than upon device turn on the settings app says error but it goes away. Definately sticking with kdragon for the rest of my pixel 2xl's life.
 

Callozz

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So not sure if it's something about google play services but for like 3 days my device fails the safetynet, I already have the umiversal fix installed, is there something I can do or I have to wait for an update of Magisk/Module/Rom?
 

Licht xx

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Help, my volume panel reverted back to the default pixel 2 behavior (aka it brings a bottom card when expanded)

Please help. I want the proper volume panel behavior
 

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ProtonAOSP 11.5.0 has been released.

Changes:
New website with comprehensive documentation and screenshots
• May security patch
• Added adaptive brightness toggle in QS (with UI tweaks)
• Added support for Pixel 4 and 4 XL
• Improved blur quality with state-of-the-art triangular RGB blue noise dithering and gamma correction
• Changed UI theme to Primer, modified with state-of-the-art color science (by patron vote)
• Better default ringtone, alarm, and notification sounds
• New photo wallpapers from Unsplash
• New space wallpapers from Infinitum
• Improved default Strange Landscape wallpaper (Infinitum)
• Low-level blur optimizations for GPU efficiency
• New, uniform blur strength across all devices
• Updated WebView to Chromium 90 (LineageOS)
• Updated Now Playing song database
• Enabled recents text selection for Pixel Launcher users
• Fixed network permission for multiple users (GrapheneOS)
• Pixel 2: Fixed SafetyNet attestation failures
• Pixel 4: Customizable Active Edge support
• Pixel 4: Unlocked always-on display setting (LineageOS)
• Pixel 4: Better connection to weak 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks
• Pixel 4: Night Light color temperature calibration from stock
• Pixel 4: Device and USB port overheating warnings from stock
• Pixel 4: Reduced background memory usage
• Pixel 4: Optimized native code for Snapdragon 855 CPU
• Pixel 4: Background app freezing for performance & battery
• Pixel 4: Smoother lock screen
• Pixel 4: More detailed face unlock errors
• Pixel 4: Disabled UI compositor debugging

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As the ProtonAOSP project expands to support more devices, bandwidth and maintenance costs are increasing. You can help support the project and keep it alive with a recurring donation, or alternatively buy me a coffee. Everything helps, but a recurring donation is the best way to keep the project alive in the long term.
 

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The vast majority of questions in this thread have been repetitive, so there is now a list of frequently asked questions to answer them.

If you have questions or concerns, please read the FAQ before asking. It saves time for everyone involved, especially you, and allows us to provide higher-quality answers for all users.

Feel free to ask your question(s) again if the FAQ doesn't currently answer them, and we will add an answer for you.
 

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    ProtonAOSP 11.5.1 has been released.

    Changes:
    • June security patch and feature drop base
    Added status bar icon and clock customization
    Added 8 font styles, including playful, serif, and AOSP fonts
    Added performance and other technical details to website
    • Improved dark UI color scheme
    • Fixed compatibility with some apps (e.g. Brevent)
    • Fixed instability in media-heavy apps (e.g. long video calls)
    • Fixed recents text selection in Pixel Launcher
    • Fixed unknown characters (tofu) in some text
    • Updated Now Playing song database
    • Updated permissions for Google apps
    • Updated website link in Settings
    • Updated system fonts

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    As the ProtonAOSP project expands to support more devices, bandwidth and maintenance costs are increasing. You can help support the project and keep it alive with a recurring donation, or alternatively buy me a coffee. Everything helps, but a recurring donation is the best way to keep the project alive in the long term.
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    Hello, i just wanted to ask about proton kernel.. it is referenced in the OP as recomended but the link is pointing to a Pixel 5 Kernel thread. Is there a Proton Kernel for the P2XL?
    I updated all the ProtonAOSP threads with a new template and forgot to remove the Pixel 5 kernel reference. There is no Proton Kernel for the Pixel 2 series; sorry for the confusion.
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    Not for dev cause he already said he won't work on this, but for everyone else did someone find a method to abilitate Google Pay?

    Assuming youre using magisk...theres an entire thread for it: Magisk Google Pay thread, but generally...

    Google Pay should work with the following:
    • MagiskHide enabled in Magisk Manager
    • Do SafetyNet check in Magisk Manager
    If you dont pass SafetyNet, i would be surprised...

    If you pass SafetyNet, then next check Play Store is Certified (Google Play Store -> Settings -> About)

    If device is uncertified:
    • Toggle Airplane Mode to On
    • Clear Data for Google Play Store and Google Play Services
    • Reboot
    • Toggle Airplane Mode to Off
    • Wait 5 minutes
    • Check Play Store is certified
    • If Certified, open Google Pay, and add card
    I do have a magisk module for it (in my signature) but even i havent had to use that in months since Google relented and made a change on their back end so it wasnt needed.

    Goes without saying hopefully that any further discussion should go to the Magisk thread posted above
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    Anyone knows any good camera app for this ROM?
    I just use the Google Camera and it seems to work really well for my use case. What are you looking for in a camera app?
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    Anyone else having issues with root being detected?

    Finally made it out to the store after flashing latest of Proton and went to pay with my Active 2 and Samsung Pay, and it did the dreaded "device modified" thing and denied access to Samsung Pay - log showed it detected /bin/su

    fwiw, I always have MagiskHide and the app hidden/renamed

    Same exact backup and setup restored to Pixel Experience (older, non borked PixelExperience_Plus_taimen-11.0-20210424-1334-OFFICIAL) works....

    I reflashed Proton 5 times and it failed every time...

    If anyone else wants to test and has time, you can use this (just remember to deny the Superuser prompt when you try it :) )

    There is no /bin/su in ProtonAOSP, so I don't know what's flagging it. Unfortunately, this is very unlikely to be fixed because I'm not interested in spending so much time hacking up the system in order to appease user-hostile apps like that.
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    ProtonAOSP
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    ProtonAOSP is a minimal Android fork (custom ROM) focused on UI/UX and performance, with a touch of privacy.

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    Installation
    This ROM is currently distributed as factory images, similar to stock. Flash it the same way you would flash stock factory images. Don't forget to wipe all data using "fastboot -w" before booting the ROM.

    Firmware is included, so there is no specific requirement for which version of the stock ROM you are coming from.

    You can also use the quick & easy web installer, which allows you to install and update the ROM from any computer or phone without using the command line. The installer works entirely within your web browser and completes in as little as 4 minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection. Consider using the web installer instead of installing manually.

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    List of current features, with accompanying screenshots and explanations

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    ProtonAOSP 11.3.1 is now available with security updates, fixes, and minor tweaks.

    Changes:
    • Merged January security patch
    • Fixed SafetyNet attestation failing since January 12
    • Fixed screen-off voice match in Google Assistant
    • Restored global search button in Settings
    • Added round search bar in app drawer
    • Added support for gesture typing in AOSP Keyboard
    • Pixel 2: Added support for Bluetooth hearing aids
    • Pixel 2: Removed duplicate wallpaper pickers
    • Pixel 5: Removed excess padding below keyboard

    Download

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    ProtonAOSP 11.3.3 is now available with many bug fixes and under-the-hood updates.

    Changes:
    • Updated to March feature drop base
    • Added new Strange Dimension wallpapers
    • Changed default wallpaper to Space - Strange Landscape
    • Slightly faster cold app launches
    • Fixed stock lock screen unlocking bug (Sultan)
    • Fixed stock recents app clearing bug (LineageOS)
    • Fixed overscroll bounce in notification shade
    • Fixed volume panel animation and dismissal bugs
    • Cleaned up options in wallpaper picker
    • Updated Now Playing song database
    • Improved web installer reliability
    • Fixed all common web installer bugs
    • Improved web installer download speeds
    • Updated WebView to Chromium 88 (fixes excessive storage usage)
    • Pixel 2: Fixed flashing with the web installer
    • Pixel 5, 4a 5G: Added support for dual-SIM 5G standby (DSDS)
    • Pixel 5, 4a 5G: Enabled background app suspension to save power and improve performance
    • Pixel 4a 5G: Fixed device model name

    Install in browser for a quick and easy installation process (recommended)
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    ProtonAOSP 11.4.0 is now available with significant performance improvements.

    Changes:
    • April security patch
    • Machine learning back gesture from Android 12 (better accuracy and adaptive sensitivity)
    • Improved overall system performance
    • Up to 18% faster app, menu, and screen opening
    • 16% faster screenshot capturing
    • Up to 4x faster low-level memory management
    • Empirical optimizations throughout many different layers of the system
    • Faster image loading and saving (PNG and JPEG)
    • Compiled with the latest Clang 12 toolchain from Android 12
    • Updated UI fonts
    • Updated WebView to Chromium 89 (LineageOS)
    • Preparation for Pixel 4 and 4 XL support
    • Pixel 2: Fixed updating without wiping data

    Install from browser for a quick and easy installation process (recommended)
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    ProtonAOSP 11.3.2 is now available with security updates and an easy-to-use web installer.

    Changes:
    • Updated to February security patch
    • Added new space wallpapers by Infinitum
    • Updated visual voicemail configs
    • Pixel 5 & 4a 5G: Added support for standalone 5G on T-Mobile
    New easy-to-use web installer

    This version introduces a new easy-to-use web installer, which allows you to install and update the ROM from any computer or phone without using the command line. The installer works entirely within your web browser using WebUSB, which is supported by Google Chrome, as well as other browsers based on Chromium such as Brave and Microsoft Edge. Consider installing with the web installer instead of doing it manually.

    Install in browser
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