[ROM][Pixel-XL][11.0.0_r45] PixelDust Android 11 for marlin [30 Sept 2021]

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Getting 5% an hour idle drain with the rom
Fresh install from a factory reset stock rom and i only have gphotos as my sole online app because im using rom for image backup. Any solutions?

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    PixelDust ROM is an Android 11 ROM especially built for the current Google Pixel devices and aimed for stability at its core with themes and customizations.

    Our philosophy is to offer all the features known from the Google Pixel Factory Images paired with a useful selection of the coolest custom ROM features.

    Our project is based off directly from AOSP. We attach great importance to aesthetics, themeability and personalization. For this we have integrated a great selection of space wallpapers and a special theme app (many thanks to Dirty Unicorns for their code base) in the settings of the Android OS.

    The PixelDust Crew would highly appreciate if you would take a little of your time and leave your valuable feedback, your honest opinion or just say hello. If you should encounter a bug, or some kind of glitch that seems to be abnormal and you are pretty sure that it is related to the ROM (and not related to any special apps or mods you flashed on top), then please give as many details as possible.

    Special shoutouts to Roger.T for his amazingly designed wallpapers, logos and the best bootanimation I ever had on my Pixel!!! If you like our work, please consider to buy Roger the first beer, and a few more for the other team members and spezi77. Cheers!

    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
    * Vendor image and Pixel GApps included (Please do not flash any third party GApps)
    * Pixel wallpapers
    * PixelDust wallpapers
    * PixelDust Launcher

    * Additional dark/black themes, Accent colors, Fonts, Icon shapes, Navbar and QS tile styles

    Additional QS tiles
    * Always On Display
    * Caffeine
    * Language
    * NFC
    * PixelDust Settings
    * Screenshot (Partial/Full)
    * and many more

    Lock screen display
    * Ambient wake gestures
    * Pixel style Ambient music ticker
    * Now Playing support (only Pixel 2 and higher)

    * Lock screen PIN quick unlock
    * Face Unlock

    System Gestures
    * Swipe fingerprint for notifications
    * Swipe fingerprint left or right to dismiss notifications
    * Volume rocker skips music tracks
    * Three-fingers-swipe to screenshot
    * Advanced Gestural navigation settings

    Status bar
    * Status bar items
    * Network activity
    * Clock & date settings
    * Battery settings

    Quick settings
    * Secure tiles require unlocking
    * Battery percentage
    * Battery estimate
    * Quick QS pulldown
    * QS columns/rows customizations
    * and many more

    * Screen off power button torch
    * Volume Settings: Playback control, Volume wake, Volume key cursor, Live volume steps

    Navigation bar
    * Navbar visibility toggle
    * 3-button navigation options:
    * Layout (normal, compact, left-leaning, right-leaning)
    * Invert layout of Navbar buttons
    * Pixel animation

    * Status bar dt2s
    * Lock screen dt2s

    Lock screen
    * Battery info
    * Charging animation
    * Lockscreen shortcuts
    * Show/hide quick settings
    * Show/hide status bar
    * Media cover art
    * Media artwork blur level
    * Lock screen charging animation

    Power menu
    * Additional Power Menu options incl. advanced Restart

    * Less boring heads up
    * Notification sound if active

    * Pulse for NavBar, LockScreen and Ambient Screen
    * Wake up on charge
    * Rounded corners

    Not working:

    * IMS (VoLTE/ViLTE/WFC) is nonfunctional due to incompatibilities with older proprietary binaries
    * Sound Trigger (Screen-off "Hey Google" detection) is nonfunctional due to incompatibilities with older proprietary binaries.
    * Default APN settings have to be manually set after installation
    * Our OTA update is broken, please consider a manual installation
    * It is a beta release. Minor issues could be found. Please report them here incl. a logcat if reasonable. Thank you!


    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.

    * Pixel Dust ROM Android 11 incl. gapps and vendor
    * TWRP 3.5.0_9-0 for Pixel XL (credits Dees_Troy)


    Telegram Discussion Channel: https://t.me/pixeldustcommunity
    Telegram Announcements Channel: https://t.me/pixeldustproject
    Discord Server: https://discord.gg/ANtVnW8


    * 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
    * 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:
    1. Follow these instructions: https://developers.google.com/android/images#marlin

    2. Flashing PixelDust ROM:
    1. Download the ROM and connect your phone via USB
    2. Boot into TWRP recovery
      fastboot boot twrp-3.x-x-x-marlin.img
    3. Advanced Wipe / Format userdata: The options which asks you to type "yes" (required for first PixelDust/Android 11 install)
    4. Copy the ROM.zip to sdcard
      adb push PixelDust-Eleven-aosp-marlin-user-xxx.zip /sdcard
    5. Install the ROM.zip
    6. Reboot

    In order to avoid bizarre problems, it is recommended to do a clean installation!

    Dirty flashing PixelDust ROM:
    Skip the step "Format userdata"


    Thanks to all development teams, e.g. ABC ROM, AICP, AOKP, AOSPA, AOSP Extended, BenzoROM, Bootleggers, CarbonROM, crDroid, DirtyUnicorns, Havoc OS, HentaiOS, LOS, MSM-Xtended Project, OmniROM, Potatoes Project, PureNexus, ProtonAOSP and YAAP, we borrowed a few features and tweaks from.


    Source code: https://github.com/pixeldust-devices/android_kernel_google_marlin

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][Pixel XL][11.0] PixelDust Android 11 for marlin, ROM for the Google Pixel XL

    Source Code: https://github.com/PixelDust-Eleven

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.x
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information

    Created 2017-03-30
    Last Updated 2021-03-15

    * Initial XDA release
    * Security patch level: 2021-03-05 Android 11.0.0 Release 32 (RQ2A.210305.006)

    * Security patch level: 2021-05-05 Android 11.0.0 Release 37 (RQ2A.210505.003)
    * Kernel compiled with proton clang-13
    * Safety net check passing
    * wifi: Increase 5 GHz network signal tolerance
    * Update PDLauncher: App drawer opacity, AppInfo Bottom Sheet from Shade Launcher, Disabled the feature for protected apps in favor of AppLocker, Icon pack support on an app basis, Added uninstall to task shortcuts, Added dark primary support, Fixed notification dots
    * fixup! Navbar animation for custom 3-button navbar
    * Face Unlock animation
    * Allow scheduling always on display
    * Navbar: Arrow keys while typing resurrection
    * Expose location icon to Tuner
    * fix padding between privacy icons and network traffic
    * Add Gvisual Mod (Statusbar height, UI corner shape)
    * AODSchedule: Add support for mixed time & sun modes
    * Add GVisual Mod navbar colors
    * Introduce Applock
    * AppInfo: Add time spent in app from Wellbeing
    * Allow 0.8 font scale without crashing
    * Add Switch Styles
    * Add Brightness slider styles
    * Show icon of package associated with Toast
    * Materialize Toast notifications
    * Dark theme changes from Android 12 DP2
    * Ambient Display battery toggle
    * keyguard battery bar in aod on charging
    * Also show the battery bar if the battery is not charging
    * Color the battery bar red when the level drops to 15%
    * Animate brightness slider
    * Add ClearSpring and DarkAubergine system themes
    * Color the qs drag handle with the accent color
    * TypeClock: bring back O’minute
    * Make Quick Unlock compatible with long PIN/Password
    * Add long screenshot chip (StitchImage)
    * StitchImage: use accent for buttons
    * ToastUI: Show app icon on system text toasts as well
    * Update carrier label margin right after setting the padding
    * Allow user to block individual apps from resuming
    * Allow media art with enabled facelock lockscreen bypass
    * Update PDLauncher: SystemShortcuts: fix fc with InfoBottomSheet, Make bottom sheet to use the dark primary color, Limit depth blur to overview and quick switch states
    * Notifications background opacity
    * Settings: Expose radio info (*#*#4636#*#*)
    * Developer options toast insulter
    * fixup! Gesture back swipe deadzone
    * Use Asus Stitchimage as default screenshot service
    * fixup! Linked ring and media notification volumes
    * Show disabled signal icon when SIM is disabled
    * Align volte and vowifi icon sizes with signal icon
    * Misc themes improvements
    * Keyguard: clock enhancements: Add IDEClock, Add ClockertinoClock, Fix multiple issues with typographic clock, and more
    * Add screenshot quality setting
    * Redesign screenshot menu buttons
    * Fix brightness slider paddings when autobrightness icon is hidden
    * AppLock: Add option to instantly lock app on closing
    * Add toggle for QS bottom brightness slider
    * Add Potato's volume panel styles
    * Replace Oroño clock with Oroño reshaped clock
    * Bring back Gaming mode

    * Security patch level: 2021-09-05 Android 11.0.0 Release 45 (RD2A.210905.003)
    * Kernel updated
    * Once again updated the safety net hack to pass the check again out of the box
    * Enable LED overlays
    * marlin: Remove Wi-Fi RSSI threshold overlays* sepolicy: Fix some thermal-engine denials
    * marlin: WifiOverlay: Disable WPA2 -> WPA3 upgrade
    * marlin: Enforce RRO for all resource overlays
    * marlin: fsync after block device writes
    * marlin: overlay: Update in pinned files
    * Add exfat support
    * Accent/navbar colors: Fix blue color
    * Improved translations
    * Power menu background opacity
    * Fix screenshot sharing with longshot and launcher
    * Quick settings panel: Set transparency
    * Add kill button to notification conversation guts
    * Set notification opacity for smart replies
    * Fix google camera to crash when using night sight and possibly other features
    * Correctly handle fastbootd visibility in advanced reboot
    * Add soft reboot option
    * User toggle for recovery option in the advanced reboot menu
    * Introduce OOS Vol Panel
    * Introduce Material (P404 Style) Volume panel
    * Add ShapeShift Volume Panel Style
    * Switch from deldog to katbin for uploading crash logs
    * PixeldustLauncher: Reload all app icons when theme accent color has changed
    * Switch to new Google Assistant
    * NotificationShade: Make blur crossfading more gradual
    * display: Perform screen-off fade out animation in linear sRGB
    * display: Fix night display matrix in unmanaged color modes
    * display: NightDisplay: Use chromatic adaptation when possible
    * display: ChromaticAdaptation: Fix matrix formatting in logs
    * display: ColorBalance: Add support for non-linear native color spaces
    * display: Create common chromatic adaptation tint controller
    * display: Use CAT16 for display white balance transform
    * graphics: Add CAT16 chromatic adaptation transform
    * display: Make Night Light transition more gradual
    * core: Remove default aspect ratio limit for old apps
    * Add back permission bar chart in Privacy setting
    * Allow disabling refresh rate lowering in battery saver
    * Legacy WFD output video mode settings
    * Enable Wifi Display to support 1920*1080 60fps
    * graphics: Fix crash when system body font family is invalid
    * SystemUI: Apply theme by using notification context
    * graphics: Override system fonts with user-selected overlays
    * Close the FileStream to avoid resource leak
    * PixeldustLauncher: Fix NPE for QuickStep hotseat prediction controller
    * PowerUI: Mute logcat spam.
    * zlib-ng: Fix ARMv8 target used for accelerated CRC32 instructions
    * vendor: apns: Add Digi Mobil
    * apns: Enable IPV6 for China Mobile
    * frameworks/native: Revert "require OTHER_SENSORS permission for sensors"
    * SystemUI: Enable three icon switching within QS DND tile
    * Add Cloudflare DNS as a private DNS provider
    * Private DNS: Add Adguard DNS as a private DNS provider
    * SUPL: Don't send IMSI / Phone number to SUPL server
    * Add the support of the three fields in MMS/SMS database
    * TwilightService: Save and use last fetched location
    * Fixed a problem that caused occasional lags
    * Fixed a crash in settings in tts engine selection screen
    * TaskSnapshotController: avoid NPE
    * Fix unused-but-set-variable warning
    * Stop using group_static_libs property
    * [BugFix][HWASAN] stack-buffer-overflow
    * AMS: Fix touch issue in splitscreen
    * Fit the Android 11 easter egg in landscape mode.
    * Acquire lock:mResourcesManager->LoadedApk->mResourcesManager may cause
    * Fix thread safety issues
    * APK signature verification: use FileChannel#size
    * Mark classes as final that have final destructors
    * MediaCodecInfo: do not alter performance points for 32-bit processes (2)
    * Set $TMPDIR as well as java.io.tmpdir.
    * AudioEffect: fix racy access to callback data

    * Security patch level: 2021-09-05 Android 11.0.0 Release 45 (RD2A.210905.003)
    * Mobile network / carrier settings fixed: Resetting the default APNs after each reboot is no longer required.
    First Custom OREO ROM for PIXEL XL

    Enjoy the Pixel Dust Goodness!!!


    With this ROM, safety net check works out of the box!

    Our builds use the safety net hack by kdrag0n. It is not necessary to root the device and patch it with Magisk to pass the safety net check.

    How can I use the VoLTE?
    Unfortunately IMS (VoLTE/ViLTE/WFC) is nonfunctional in Android 11 custom ROMs (same problem as with LOS 18.1).

    Battery life?
    To improve battery life, please switch off Always On Display (AoD).
    Security risk
    No root
    No custom kernel
    No substratum
    No thanks
    That's the attitude developers love to hear. Glad you're paying him to develop so that you can maintain that kind of attitude. :thumbup: