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GROOVYJOSHCLARK

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Been running the ROM for a couple days now and I really like it. The new sounds are also very pleasant to the ear. I even set my transition animations to 1.5x speed and the animations make everything look better with my eyes.

Starting with barely any apps installed, instantly started off way faster than stock. Besides features missing due to be special to stock and tedious to port over, the only issue(graphical) I found is with the text clock on always on display, the icons overlap with the bottom text depending on what time it is.

Other than that, amazing work.
I do not use the text clock but I agree to everything else. It's definitely faster than stock and is in my opinion a better version of stock. I've been running it now as my daily driver for 5 days and not a single issue. Battery for me (with my custom iptables and app start restrictions using SDMaid) lasts forever it seems and I use my pixel like 90% of the day. It's always in my hand and being used for work so it's a valid use case scenario for real power consumption.
 
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I do not use the text clock but I agree to everything else. It's definitely faster than stock and is in my opinion a better version of stock. I've been running it now as my daily driver for 5 days and not a single issue. Battery for me (with my custom iptables and app start restrictions using SDMaid) lasts forever it seems and I use my pixel like 90% of the day. It's always in my hand and being used for work so it's a valid use case scenario for real power consumption.
Sounds like I have to switch to this next weekend :D
 
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GROOVYJOSHCLARK

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I decided that "weekend" means "now" :D
LOL I do that myself quite often 😜

On a personal note, I usually switch ROMs to test and help other devs and users (quite often in fact), but I may stay on this one a while. It's pretty stable with awesome battery life for my type of use. I do use it literally all day long because of my job (senior sys engineer/architect) so I use my pixel for the better part of a full day. I rarely plug in, and never overnight. I let it sit and go to sleep and uses almost no battery life overnight. Battery life is very personal but on a system level, without anything extra, it's fantastic I've found. On top of that, I take it further with restrictions to what can run in the background, what can start, and what can use data. This combination keeps my battery level awesome throughout the day
 
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LOL I do that myself quite often 😜

On a personal note, I usually switch ROMs to test and help other devs and users (quite often in fact), but I may stay on this one a while. It's pretty stable with awesome battery life for my type of use. I do use it literally all day long because of my job (senior sys engineer/architect) so I use my pixel for the better part of a full day. I rarely plug in, and never overnight. I let it sit and go to sleep and uses almost no battery life overnight. Battery life is very personal but on a system level, without anything extra, it's fantastic I've found. On top of that, I take it further with restrictions to what can run in the background, what can start, and what can use data. This combination keeps my battery level awesome throughout the day
I might try the same! Installing right now :D
 

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So these are the stats of my very first day on ProtonAOSP. Battery stats are good, the Rom all in all is really amazing!
 

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first time to use web installer. it's too easy to install a custom rom
How did it work out? Any issues or smooth sailing? I usually tell users not to use the web version of Google's official firmware (chrome) because I have seen lots of issues, but this web version seems different so I am curious on your results.
 

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How did it work out? Any issues or smooth sailing? I usually tell users not to use the web version of Google's official firmware (chrome) because I have seen lots of issues, but this web version seems different so I am curious on your results.
I also jump to this ROM through web installation, it's hassle-free. Just a few simple click and boom, your phone is on a new ROM.
 
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I do not use the text clock but I agree to everything else. It's definitely faster than stock and is in my opinion a better version of stock. I've been running it now as my daily driver for 5 days and not a single issue. Battery for me (with my custom iptables and app start restrictions using SDMaid) lasts forever it seems and I use my pixel like 90% of the day. It's always in my hand and being used for work so it's a valid use case scenario for real power consumption.
hey , how did you restrict apps that boot during device bootup ? Does it required SDMaid Pro ? and is root required ?
 
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hey , how did you restrict apps that boot during device bootup ? Does it required SDMaid Pro ? and is root required ?
yes and yes, ROOT with using SD Maid (I have Pro), so I am not 100% certain if BOOT / APP boot control is premium only or in the free version so test it and let me know. Once in SD Maid, go to app management, boot (see pic 1), and disable ALL apps you dont need. You would be VERY surprised how many apps start with boot (mainly GAMES and streaming services) so they can push you annoying game and app notifications. SCREW that, it does nothing but wastes battery, RAM, and annoys me the crap out of me so I block and disable them. Then, for things like the hidden Verizon tracking apps, I disable with IPChains so its firewall'd and dropped at the source and doesn't leave my device. Those apps (com.verizon.lkagent / com.verizon.obdm_permissions / com.verizon.mips.services AKA MY Verizon Services) start with boot and not only run in the background but collect device info and send to verizon, NO WAY that's happening! By firewalling those UUIDs, they cant reach the tracking services or verizon. Since they cant check in, they cant use RAM or battery or network (or at are using less resources than if allowed).

I do this on ALL ROMs I test and use (even stock), but you can also freeze those apps with TiB (if you have) but freezing disables the app as if its removed, whereas turning off the BOOT, disables the auto-start BUT doesn't freeze (disable) so its still usable on demand. I use all of the apps I disable on BOOT, and I have NEVER had an issue with disabling boot so I highly recommend reviewing boot apps. Just keep an eye out and watch for apps you need to receive notifications from (like XDA or Messenger, or Amazon/eBay), stuff like that. I do not disable those auto-starts as I DO want update notifications but only a VERY few apps get to send notifications for my droids's (email/work/XDA/TXT stuff like that) or can run.

I'm my last pic (I updated my post to show this piece), you'll see the verizon BULL SPIT services trying over and over to check-in but can't! This is WHY I firewall and DROP ALL verizon crap services so they can't track me. If you haven't seen or read what's being tracked, open the app data for my verizon and you will see literally everything about your device is sent to verizon without your permission. NOPE ain't happenin! They do not have my consent to know this type of information so to me, this is a clear sign of misconduct on their part but there's no way to stop it without firewall'ing the UUIDs (verizon services) or disable the apps and services all together. The problem with disabling them is WiFi calling is interrupted so I found it is better to simply drop the communication to their services then it is with disabling the apps.
 

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This is a great rom. Everything felt faster and there were extra options that I liked. However, I had to switch back to stock because I couldn't get Call Screening to work and I've come to depend on call screening to weed out all the spam and telemarketer calls. I know OP already mentioned it, but I thought that I could "systemize" it or try other methods to get it to work.

If you don't need call screening though, then this is a really good rom to try.
 
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    hey , how did you restrict apps that boot during device bootup ? Does it required SDMaid Pro ? and is root required ?
    yes and yes, ROOT with using SD Maid (I have Pro), so I am not 100% certain if BOOT / APP boot control is premium only or in the free version so test it and let me know. Once in SD Maid, go to app management, boot (see pic 1), and disable ALL apps you dont need. You would be VERY surprised how many apps start with boot (mainly GAMES and streaming services) so they can push you annoying game and app notifications. SCREW that, it does nothing but wastes battery, RAM, and annoys me the crap out of me so I block and disable them. Then, for things like the hidden Verizon tracking apps, I disable with IPChains so its firewall'd and dropped at the source and doesn't leave my device. Those apps (com.verizon.lkagent / com.verizon.obdm_permissions / com.verizon.mips.services AKA MY Verizon Services) start with boot and not only run in the background but collect device info and send to verizon, NO WAY that's happening! By firewalling those UUIDs, they cant reach the tracking services or verizon. Since they cant check in, they cant use RAM or battery or network (or at are using less resources than if allowed).

    I do this on ALL ROMs I test and use (even stock), but you can also freeze those apps with TiB (if you have) but freezing disables the app as if its removed, whereas turning off the BOOT, disables the auto-start BUT doesn't freeze (disable) so its still usable on demand. I use all of the apps I disable on BOOT, and I have NEVER had an issue with disabling boot so I highly recommend reviewing boot apps. Just keep an eye out and watch for apps you need to receive notifications from (like XDA or Messenger, or Amazon/eBay), stuff like that. I do not disable those auto-starts as I DO want update notifications but only a VERY few apps get to send notifications for my droids's (email/work/XDA/TXT stuff like that) or can run.

    I'm my last pic (I updated my post to show this piece), you'll see the verizon BULL SPIT services trying over and over to check-in but can't! This is WHY I firewall and DROP ALL verizon crap services so they can't track me. If you haven't seen or read what's being tracked, open the app data for my verizon and you will see literally everything about your device is sent to verizon without your permission. NOPE ain't happenin! They do not have my consent to know this type of information so to me, this is a clear sign of misconduct on their part but there's no way to stop it without firewall'ing the UUIDs (verizon services) or disable the apps and services all together. The problem with disabling them is WiFi calling is interrupted so I found it is better to simply drop the communication to their services then it is with disabling the apps.