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ROM ❯ PIXEL 4 XL ❯ OFFICIAL ❯ ProtonAOSP 11

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AlkaliV2

Senior Member
Jun 12, 2012
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I'll go ahead and echo the praises of others: this works as good or better than stock for me. Android Auto, OK Google, squeeze for assistant, and other features that I've had fail on other ROMs work amazingly here. I love this ROM and I can't seem myself switching anytime soon honestly since it feels like stock with more control. I think it is spectacular, thanks for bringing this to our phones!
 

Curiousn00b

Senior Member
Dec 3, 2011
3,155
999
Delaware
LG G7 ThinQ
Google Pixel 4 XL
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.
Just noticed that today when I got that call about my extended car warranty, lmao. No clue why that option doesn't work even though it's enabled.
 

GROOVYJOSHCLARK

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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.
Look at this crap, in the past 24 hours, that POS verizon tracking app has tried to send my details (without my permission of course) to verizon. I know it's working (firewall dropping the requests) because last week I had to make an account change for my wife's birthday present and they couldn't "see my device or details to authenticate me", yeah duh. I don't really want verizon or any provider knowing my personal details, apps installed, who I'm texting, and so on. No company has that right and I don't think it's cool that Google included it as a system app. I'm sure there's some legal BS that allowed it, or Google had to for some reason, but I think it's bullspit and an invasion of privacy.

All I'm saying is to block verizon system apps to prevent them from tracking you because they are and will without your consent!!
 

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RogerF81

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Oct 14, 2015
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Look at this crap, in the past 24 hours, that POS verizon tracking app has tried to send my details (without my permission of course) to verizon. I know it's working (firewall dropping the requests) because last week I had to make an account change for my wife's birthday present and they couldn't "see my device or details to authenticate me", yeah duh. I don't really want verizon or any provider knowing my personal details, apps installed, who I'm texting, and so on. No company has that right and I don't think it's cool that Google included it as a system app. I'm sure there's some legal BS that allowed it, or Google had to for some reason, but I think it's bullspit and an invasion of privacy.

All I'm saying is to block verizon system apps to prevent them from tracking you because they are and will without your consent!!
I even uninstalled this bs.
 

kdrag0n

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Feb 19, 2016
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kdrag0n.dev
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

Website
Install from browser (recommended)
Download

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.
 

GROOVYJOSHCLARK

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I even uninstalled this bs.
I used to remove or disable the app (uninstall or freeze) but you will run into WiFi calling issues on verizon if you do. Try it and see if WiFi calling works without the embedded verizon bogus apps. Instead I firewall the 3 verizon app UUIDs but leave it running so WiFi calling works. By leaving them running but blockhole'd (so they have ZERO network access), the apps cannot check-in to verizon and leak all of my personal info, and app info (check out the app data directory for the verizon apps), you will see what I mean. In the app directory for my verizon, you will see what they are collecting without your consent. Its complete BS in my book and I dont allow it!!

At first when I started firewall dropping verizon crap, I wasnt 100% sure it was doing everything I wanted to do (blocking verizon from seeing my device and info). That was until I had to make a change on my wife's device in store, at that point, I knew it WAS doing EVERYTHING I wanted it to do.

In the verizon store, they make you authenticate who you are BEFORE they make service or plan changes (which is good, very good). T=Because I droip the network requests in and out, hey could NOT see my device WHATSOEVER, nor gather ANYTHING from it, so I couldn't authenticate it was me and who I said I was by the normal means. Normally verizon will send a ping to your device and on your device, the embedded apps will pop-up with an access request from verizon so they can authenticate me. This failed because I DROP all inbound/outbound verizon tracking methods so they couldnt authenticate me. I explained to the rep, I firewall all verizon garbage and I will NOT allow ANYONE to collect ANYTHING from me or my device WIHTOUT my prior consent, he understood, and the used TXT and my driver's license!!
 

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i42o

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Dec 5, 2013
714
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I used online installer and everything processed correctly but when I try to enter bootloader I get nothing I get no connection when I was before. My computers do not read bootloader mode and thus I cannot send any commands
 

Who-Lep

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Apr 7, 2012
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I used online installer and everything processed correctly but when I try to enter bootloader I get nothing I get no connection when I was before. My computers do not read bootloader mode and thus I cannot send any commands
Check your driver's for adb in device manager. I had to uninstall the driver's that were assigned to device after flashing.
 

arsenalove

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Oct 14, 2014
91
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Pixel 4xl felt slower on stock, then came across this ROM just last week. Amazing work. Works better than Stock and battery is amazing (at least for me). Thank you
 

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    ProtonAOSP 11.5.2 has been released. Sorry for the delay this month; I've been busy with other projects, but here's the full release.

    Changes:
    • July security patch
    • Added search to website
    Added red, green, and blue color balance settings
    Added alarm, ringtone, and notification sounds from Plasma Mobile
    • Added HarmonyOS Sans font style
    Extended font styles to affect third-party apps (reboot to apply changes)
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    Website
    Install from browser (recommended)
    Download

    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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    ProtonAOSP 11.5.2 has been released. Sorry for the delay this month; I've been busy with other projects, but here's the full release.

    Changes:
    • July security patch
    • Added search to website
    Added red, green, and blue color balance settings
    Added alarm, ringtone, and notification sounds from Plasma Mobile
    • Added HarmonyOS Sans font style
    Extended font styles to affect third-party apps (reboot to apply changes)
    Improved Night Light quality using chromatic adaptation (reduced color distortion)
    • Improved Ambient EQ quality (with modern color science: CAT16)
    • More gradual transition when turning Night Light on/off
    • Pixel 5, 4a 5G, 4/XL: Added setting for increased touch sensitivity
    • Pixel 5, 4a 5G, 4/XL: Added "Saturated" color profile
    • Pixel 5, 4a 5G: Fixed Night Sight crashes in Google Camera
    • Pixel 4/XL, 2/XL: Fixed Active Edge instability with multiple profiles
    • Pixel 4/XL: Added support for HDR10+ (Diab)
    • Pixel 4/XL: Added support for modem diagnostics

    Website
    Install from browser (recommended)
    Download

    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.

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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

    Website
    Install from browser (recommended)
    Download

    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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    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.