[ROM][UNOFFICIAL][Pixel Experience Plus 12.1][Dragon][10/03/2021]

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thetample

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Not sure if it's an old issue but it bugs out every time whenever I try to access an external USB (Latest version). tbh didn't need to use external drive that much it's just something noticed during restoring apps and files. In TWRP it's perfectly fine though.
 

TianMo

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when use otg driver ,file manage will stop work .
Chrome sometimes freeze.
Google feed open web not quickly.
 
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almorgs

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My Pixel C just got delivered and the first thing I did was flash this ROM.

So far I am very impressed and greatful that there is an A11 ROM for a device 6 years old already! I've wanted this device since it was launched in 2015 but could never afford it. At £80 I don't think I did too badly!

I know that Widevine was revoked for the Pixel C so I sideloaded Netflix from APK Mirror. The Netflix stream still displays in SD. I know there is a way to circumnavigate this and force HD (I think)...Does anyone have the steps for this?
 
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BeniS98

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I don't want to be rude, but isn't it better to fix the bugs in Android 11 first before porting a new android version which probably comes with a ton of new bugs?
 

michie

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I don't want to be rude, but isn't it better to fix the bugs in Android 11 first before porting a new android version which probably comes with a ton of new bugs?

Don't worry, I understand your point however there is no way to fix the bugs caused by old drivers on a new Android version. We don't have any reference nvidia device on a 3.18 kernel. Aside from that there is ALOT of nvidia specific stuff missing in the google kernel so newer drivers can never be swapped between the nvidia and google kernel.

It's alot easier developing for Qualcomm devices as many brands release phones with the same chip and newer drivers. They can switch out the drivers, we can't.

In short, we fix what we can fix. Aside from that, I still have hope in the 4.9 kernel so that makes putting tons of work in our old 3.18 kernel useless.

Android 12 is also a question mark as I'm getting errors related to the GPU drivers so I dont know yet if it will be fixable or not.
 

Sparty73

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Don't worry, I understand your point however there is no way to fix the bugs caused by old drivers on a new Android version. We don't have any reference nvidia device on a 3.18 kernel. Aside from that there is ALOT of nvidia specific stuff missing in the google kernel so newer drivers can never be swapped between the nvidia and google kernel.

It's alot easier developing for Qualcomm devices as many brands release phones with the same chip and newer drivers. They can switch out the drivers, we can't.

In short, we fix what we can fix. Aside from that, I still have hope in the 4.9 kernel so that makes putting tons of work in our old 3.18 kernel useless.

Android 12 is also a question mark as I'm getting errors related to the GPU drivers so I dont know yet if it will be fixable or not.
Thank you very much for all your work on this six year old device. It's awesome!

Looks like Google may be releasing a tablet-centric build of 12 next year that would be perfect for the Pixel C:

 

locuturus

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I'm tentatively hopeful for how Android 12 turns out. On my Pixel 4a I found Android 12 to perform better compared to 11: less jank, faster overall, almost no penalty for using accessibility services, that kind of thing. Given that the major issue on Android 11 for me on the Pixel C is jank and long waits for something to resolve in the background I sort of hope this is a good update for our old tablet.
 

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    I just noticed below workaround in the lineage os thread on videos not playing properly in chromium based browsers. I checked it and does seem to work.

    Our "old" Nivida codecs do have problems to play videos in Chrome-based browsers.
    (Rename or remove /vendor/lib/libnvomx.so and reboot system to switch to
    software video codecs.)
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    PixelExperience Plus for Pixel C [Dragon]

    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 and useful features for the proper functioning of the device

    Based on Android 12.1

    Known issues

    - SELinux = permissive
    - Camera not working
    - Nivida codecs have problems playing videos in Chrome browser
    - Widevine L1 has been revoked by end of August 2020
    - Chrome browser starts slow and does not play certain videos
    - Maybe more .. ?


    DON'T FLASH GAPPS, ALREADY INCLUDED
    Download


    XDA evDB Information
    PixelExperience 12.1 Plus, ROM for the Pixel C

    Contributors

    @michie, @followmsi

    Source Code:
    https://github.com/ThaMichie
    https://github.com/followmsi

    ROM OS Version: Android 12.1
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 21/12/2020
    Last Updated 12/04/2022
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    Build with this months security patch will be delayed. I'm rebuilding the entire dragon device tree from scratch and implementing shield stuff.

    Upcoming build will be stable PE11.
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    Android 12 build is up!
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    I will upload a new build based on Android 12.1 (12L) this week. Spent a lot of time on this update :)

    Changelog:

    Kernel:
    - Built with Linaro toolchain
    - Ported PM Quality Of Service Interface
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) Cpufreq driver
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) Cpuquiet driver
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) Power driver
    - Ported Tegra (Shield) CF touch boost driver

    Device:
    - Ported Shield Power HAL (Fixed CPU UI composition performance)
    - Ported Shield Light HAL (More features for LED Bar, Fixed auto brightness)
    - Ported Shield Power Hint Service
    - Switched to HWC2
    - Enabled Night-Light

    Camera is not fixed yet.

    Edit: Build will be delayed a bit. The new 12L taskbar is buggy...

    Edit 2: New build is up! Taskbar is still buggy but its not a device specific problem, will be fixed.
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    It's a slow proces but ill make a build with the old tree anyway of their stable branch in the coming days

    Edit: New build is up