[ROM][UNOFFICIAL][AOSP][8.1] Pixel Experience 8.1 [NOTE9][Exynos][30.09.2018]

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Pixel Experience ROM for the Galaxy Note 9

What is this?
Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)
Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential features for the proper functioning of the device
Based on Android 8.1

What's working?
Everything seems to be working as on the official s9 los15 build; with minor exceptions (screen recording can sometimes be a lil buggy, nfc can be a lil hicky etc)

What's not working?
Obviously Samsung's own features such as Samsung Pay, KNOX, Theme Center, Game Launcher, etc. won't be ported to LineageOS Pixel Experience. We may have our own implementation to similar functions, though.
Iris sensor does not work because AOSP upstream does not support that yet.
IMS services (VoLTE, VoWiFi, etc). Samsung has their own proprietary implementation. It is not really possible to easily port that to LineageOS PixelExperience.

Disclaimer: This rom is not built by me. That has been done by @malinathani with some help from myself. After that he insisted that I make this thread :highfive:

Instructions:
Make sure TWRP has been installed and functional.
Download the latest build linked below
Reboot to recovery
Wipe data and cache (required if you switch from other ROMs). Even better if you have nothing to loose and wipe system,data,cache,storage etc
Flash the latest build (and gapps). DONT flash gapps. they are already included in the rom.
Reboot and enjoy :victory:

Downloads:

Galaxy Note9 (N960F): MEGA Onedrive

Providing feedback:
You are more than welcome to provide any kind of feedback here.
(limited only to feature requests; it's called "pixel experience" for a reason and it should stay that way)
You can also msg me anytime on telegram @ Rainbow_Alex_Dash

OR YOU CAN JOIN OUR TELEGRAM GROUP!
https://t.me/joinchat/E_rQyU__5M_5wph6FrnpKA

Changelog:
30.09.2018: Initial release

Troubleshooting/FAQ:



Q: Whaaaaaa??? You are developing for the note9 now?
A: Nah, not really. This isn't even built by me. I just helped the guy who did it so much he insisted I create the thread. I'm not promising any future development on my end but hey ;)

Q: The rom isn't booting/camera doesn't work
A: Flash/make sure you have the ARH5 vendor and try again.

Q: The rom is in a bootloop/google apps keep crashing
A: You did read the instructions and NOT flash any gapps riighhttt?? smh, wipe /system,/data and /cache and start over

Q: I have another bug; How can i tell it to you while slightly increasing my changes of it ever getting fixed.
A: You can tell me what's going on either here or on telegram WITH A LOGCAT attached(required);if rom isn't booting at all attach /proc/last_kmsg.

Q: I don't know what/how to logcat. Is it really necessary?
A: Logcat or gtfo

Q: How can i support you?
A: Awwww thanks; On most of my posts on the left side there's a "donate to me" paypal button; You can use that,donations are more than welcome, or if you don't have any $ to spare you can also post here about how awesome i am (this surprisingly helps very much)



XDA:DevDB Information
Pixel Experience 8.1, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Contributors
Rainbow_Dash, malinathani, jesec,Vaughnn,farovitus
Source Code: https://github.com/malinathani

ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 30.09.2018
Stable Release Date: 2018-09-30

Created 2018-09-30
Last Updated 2018-10-03
 
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There are a bunch of them. In treble forums
Surprised no one bothered to upload them here
All pie gsi roms work with note 9

I totally agree, but give this a shot once, it's noticeably smooth compared to the gsis out there (I've used many myself) it also has dual speakers working. As for pie gsis they have this animation lag while switching and opening apps. Give it a shot and I hope you'll like it. ;)
 
I totally agree, but give this a shot once, it's noticeably smooth compared to the gsis out there (I've used many myself) it also has dual speakers working. As for pie gsis they have this animation lag while switching and opening apps. Give it a shot and I hope you'll like it. ;)

Thank you. Great to have specific support just for Note9!

I've tried other GSIs from Treble forums and yes on those roms only mono audio output works and also had brightness issues last time I tried it. I will try this out :)

---------- Post added 1st October 2018 at 12:31 AM ---------- Previous post was 30th September 2018 at 11:49 PM ----------

I flashed it and I gotta say, this is very good. I'll keep this as my daily driver if I don't run into any issues which I haven't so far :)

I really like that there's bixby button custom options included. Rom is super smooth. Definitely smoother than other GSIs on the treble forums. Dual speakers are working but volume seems lower than stock (can anyone confirm this?)
Regarding the vendor, I am using ARH6 vendor. Like I said, so far I haven't gotten any issues.

I think you should include in OP that root isn't included. I flashed Magisk zip and it works fine though ;)
 
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Thank you. Great to have specific support just for Note9!

I've tried other GSIs from Treble forums and yes on those roms only mono audio output works and also had brightness issues last time I tried it. I will try this out :)

---------- Post added 1st October 2018 at 12:31 AM ---------- Previous post was 30th September 2018 at 11:49 PM ----------

I flashed it and I gotta say, this is very good. I'll keep this as my daily driver if I don't run into any issues which I haven't so far :)

I really like that there's bixby button custom options included. Rom is super smooth. Definitely smoother than other GSIs on the treble forums. Dual speakers are working but volume seems lower than stock (can anyone confirm this?)
Regarding the vendor, I am using ARH6 vendor. Like I said, so far I haven't gotten any issues.

I think you should include in OP that root isn't included. I flashed Magisk zip and it works fine though ;)


How well does it handle memory? I heard AOSP roms on GS9 doesn't keep apps in memory as well as stock.

Also for the low volume thing. Have you tried Dolby Atmos? It has always helped me in the past with my phones.
 
Okay so.. I'm having a weird issue. The rom was working perfectly fine and then it started to register every single tap as a long press. Every time I touch the screen, it registers a long press. If this issue can be fixed, everything else was working great. At first, I thought it was because I installed magisk modules but I just uninstalled magisk completely and the issue is still there. Logcat is attached.
@Fiso I'll try Dolby Atmos and keep an eye on memory as soon as the touchscreen issue goes away.

Logcat: https://mega.nz/#!90YFDArb!Yz_d5eHQPXfjZ2NIp6OLCTgzUBJ04bcwPbyAxZ3V3jE
 

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Okay so.. I'm having a weird issue. The rom was working perfectly fine and then it started to register every single tap as a long press. Every time I touch the screen, it registers a long press. If this issue can be fixed, everything else was working great. At first, I thought it was because I installed magisk modules but I just uninstalled magisk completely and the issue is still there. Logcat is attached.

@Fiso I'll try Dolby Atmos and keep an eye on memory as soon as the touchscreen issue goes away.

Logcat: https://mega.nz/#!90YFDArb!Yz_d5eHQPXfjZ2NIp6OLCTgzUBJ04bcwPbyAxZ3V3jE

Hmmmm, that's weird, which module did you install btw? If you still have this issue you can try dirty flashing the ROM or clean installing it again. I tested the ROM myself for almost a week before releasing it. Also which model are you using?
 
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Hmmmm, that's weird, which module did you install btw? If you still have this issue you can try dirty flashing the ROM or clean installing it again. I tested the ROM myself for almost a week before releasing it. Also which model are you using?

The module was xposed installer for the latest SDK. Model is N960F. Dirty flashing did not help. So I did a clean flash and it's fine for now. I'll flash magisk and install modules other than xposed and try
 

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The module was xposed installer for the latest SDK. Model is N960F. Dirty flashing did not help. So I did a clean flash and it's fine for now. I'll flash magisk and install modules other than xposed and try

I currently have xposed installed myself, I installed xposed framework module which automatically installs it for the correct SDK version.
 
I currently have xposed installed myself, I installed xposed framework module which automatically installs it for the correct SDK version.
Yeah it isn't the module. I've done some more tests. The issue only happens if I install or restore multiple applications. Not sure why. Can you tell me what vendor you use?

Also, the keyboard seems sluggish. I don't mean the UI, like the touch responsivenes? If you type really fast, keyboard can't keep up (compared to stock)? Can you confirm this?
 

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Yeah it isn't the module. I've done some more tests. The issue only happens if I install or restore multiple applications. Not sure why. Can you tell me what vendor you use?

Also, the keyboard seems sluggish. I don't mean the UI, like the touch responsivenes? If you type really fast, keyboard can't keep up (compared to stock)? Can you confirm this?

I would recommend you to reinstall apps only from playstore and not restore them because that is known to break stuff. I have no lag issues even on keyboard which you are saying. if you still have issues you can try with ARH5 vendor.
 
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    HTML:
    Pixel Experience ROM for the Galaxy Note 9

    What is this?
    Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation)
    Our mission is to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential features for the proper functioning of the device
    Based on Android 8.1

    What's working?
    Everything seems to be working as on the official s9 los15 build; with minor exceptions (screen recording can sometimes be a lil buggy, nfc can be a lil hicky etc)

    What's not working?
    Obviously Samsung's own features such as Samsung Pay, KNOX, Theme Center, Game Launcher, etc. won't be ported to LineageOS Pixel Experience. We may have our own implementation to similar functions, though.
    Iris sensor does not work because AOSP upstream does not support that yet.
    IMS services (VoLTE, VoWiFi, etc). Samsung has their own proprietary implementation. It is not really possible to easily port that to LineageOS PixelExperience.

    Disclaimer: This rom is not built by me. That has been done by @malinathani with some help from myself. After that he insisted that I make this thread :highfive:

    Instructions:
    Make sure TWRP has been installed and functional.
    Download the latest build linked below
    Reboot to recovery
    Wipe data and cache (required if you switch from other ROMs). Even better if you have nothing to loose and wipe system,data,cache,storage etc
    Flash the latest build (and gapps). DONT flash gapps. they are already included in the rom.
    Reboot and enjoy :victory:

    Downloads:

    Galaxy Note9 (N960F): MEGA Onedrive

    Providing feedback:
    You are more than welcome to provide any kind of feedback here.
    (limited only to feature requests; it's called "pixel experience" for a reason and it should stay that way)
    You can also msg me anytime on telegram @ Rainbow_Alex_Dash

    OR YOU CAN JOIN OUR TELEGRAM GROUP!
    https://t.me/joinchat/E_rQyU__5M_5wph6FrnpKA

    Changelog:
    30.09.2018: Initial release

    Troubleshooting/FAQ:



    Q: Whaaaaaa??? You are developing for the note9 now?
    A: Nah, not really. This isn't even built by me. I just helped the guy who did it so much he insisted I create the thread. I'm not promising any future development on my end but hey ;)

    Q: The rom isn't booting/camera doesn't work
    A: Flash/make sure you have the ARH5 vendor and try again.

    Q: The rom is in a bootloop/google apps keep crashing
    A: You did read the instructions and NOT flash any gapps riighhttt?? smh, wipe /system,/data and /cache and start over

    Q: I have another bug; How can i tell it to you while slightly increasing my changes of it ever getting fixed.
    A: You can tell me what's going on either here or on telegram WITH A LOGCAT attached(required);if rom isn't booting at all attach /proc/last_kmsg.

    Q: I don't know what/how to logcat. Is it really necessary?
    A: Logcat or gtfo

    Q: How can i support you?
    A: Awwww thanks; On most of my posts on the left side there's a "donate to me" paypal button; You can use that,donations are more than welcome, or if you don't have any $ to spare you can also post here about how awesome i am (this surprisingly helps very much)



    XDA:DevDB Information
    Pixel Experience 8.1, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Contributors
    Rainbow_Dash, malinathani, jesec,Vaughnn,farovitus
    Source Code: https://github.com/malinathani

    ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 30.09.2018
    Stable Release Date: 2018-09-30

    Created 2018-09-30
    Last Updated 2018-10-03
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    Any further updates on HavocOS for exynos? Not asking for ETA, just curious to know if anyone's working on it. Appreciate all your builds :)

    I successfully built HavocOS today. Managed to fix a broken downloadprovider package. Not releasing yet as we're going to rebase it on latest device tree. Expect to see it released tomorrow if not then definitely Thursday :)

    If you want the current build jump on our telegram and I'll share the link with ya.
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    Sweet! Definitely looking forward to some Havoc! :highfive:

    Building as we speak with new kernel sources :). Keep your eyes peeled!
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    Tried this and now my phone keeps looping. Samsung Logo flashing. Any help appreciated. Tried so many times
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    I use the swap torpedo magisk module. I feel like it betters the ram management. For the audio, I'm using viper4android which has the option to boost volume by 6Db. So it's not an issue anymore

    ---------- Post added at 01:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:44 PM ----------

    The smart lock feature does not include face unlock. It's possible this is a gapps issue. Just wanted to report

    I'm aware of that and i can't do much about it since gapps are already included in the source code. you could try installing opengapps but i would warn you that can cause bootloop. so only install it if you really need that feature and be sure to take a full twrp backup just incase something goes wrong