Question Root&Custom ROM's for Google Pixel 6!

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Diablo2424

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Hopefully some developers will get these phones in their hands and start working on new ROMs, that's mainly what I'm waiting for to really start enjoying my P6 as well. A big one for me is to de-google the phone and go Lineage/Calyx/Graphene OS.
 

Nimueh

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The question is, why would you want a bloated rom with this great un-bloated device?
Pixels now days come with the best software available.
If you want to customize and root, use Magisk and custom themes.
If by un-bloated you mean lacking any useful options then sure. But personally I want more options, like the ability to assign custom actions to navbar buttons, to hide the statusbar clock without leaving a huge empty space behind, to have PROPER accent colors I can define via HEX code and many many more.
On the other hand an UNbloated device shouldn't come with Gmail, Youtube Music, Google TV, Tags or any other crap preinstalled either, most of which I can't uninstall but only disable.
 

96carboard

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The question is, why would you want a bloated rom with this great un-bloated device?
Pixels now days come with the best software available.
If you want to customize and root, use Magisk and custom themes.

"great un-bloated device"? Maybe as compared to adding even more bloat from the vendor and carrier, but these are VERY VERY far from bloated. They're disgustingly bloated. More g-spyware than anything I've ever seen.

So why would you want an **UN**-bloated build of AOSP? To get rid of the steaming truckload of dogsh**.
 

vandyman

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"great un-bloated device"? Maybe as compared to adding even more bloat from the vendor and carrier, but these are VERY VERY far from bloated. They're disgustingly bloated. More g-spyware than anything I've ever seen.

So why would you want an **UN**-bloated build of AOSP? To get rid of the steaming truckload of dogsh**.
You can uninstall or freeze any app you want to. Easy peazy.

I just like having a clean OS with a few minor mods. Oh!, custom kernels are also helpful.

I guess you can call it OCD, after cleaning up people's PCs from all the crap that they installed with no clue on what it really does.

Some people just like installing crap on there phone for what...
Than they go from thread to thread to cry and ask for help because their device has problems.
 

96carboard

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You can uninstall or freeze any app you want to. Easy peazy.

I just like having a clean OS with a few minor mods. Oh!, custom kernels are also helpful.

I guess you can call it OCD, after cleaning up people's PCs from all the crap that they installed with no clue on what it really does.

Some people just like installing crap on there phone for what...
Than they go from thread to thread to cry and ask for help because their device has problems.

No, you actually can't. Go ahead and try to disable play services and see where that gets you.
 
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vandyman

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No, you actually can't. Go ahead and try to disable play services and see where that gets you.
Google play is whole, different topic in its own.
Some people need it for different reasons than others.

Just like some people need Facebook Twitter, etc. For there life to continue on.
I do not need that kind of bloat ware in my life.
 
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bluegrass55

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No, you actually can't. Go ahead and try to disable play services and see where that gets you.
I've been using Android devices without Google Play Services by following this excellent guide on all my devices. I'm waiting for my Pixel 6 and will have a go. Not sure if it will work on Android 12, but will have go. In any case I'll be using Xprivacy Lua & AFwall+ for additional privacy.

 

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If you follow the aosp build guide you can build aosp pure for pixel 6 ...
Im currently trying to build a custom recovery for pixel 6 before i release pure aosp or any other aosp build.
If your wonder why the kernel says september its because i was using it for magisk root.
 

ne0ns4l4m4nder

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If you follow the aosp build guide you can build aosp pure for pixel 6 ...
Im currently trying to build a custom recovery for pixel 6 before i release pure aosp or any other aosp build.
If your wonder why the kernel says september its because i was using it for magisk root.
Yes please keep us updated
 
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allenjthomsen

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With the latest update to the 37 firmware i currently have not been able to get a booting build working without gapps or gapps .
I get a build that boots but it reboots at random for both builds i am currently working to fix the issue and once i do i will be releasing both.
 

kaylabanola

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Just got my Pixel 6 today, can't wait for GrapheneOS been using it on my Pixel 4a forever. Looks like Pixel 6 support is underway.
 
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allenjthomsen

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gapps version is finally booting and i know why this error is there i need to swap from the current gapps im using to another one but i am closer to non bootlooping builds now since i fixed my issue in my source . i will have a non gapps version coming out sooner for those that dont want to use gapps it will not have spoofing at first i will add that later on.
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    The question is, why would you want a bloated rom with this great un-bloated device?
    Pixels now days come with the best software available.
    If you want to customize and root, use Magisk and custom themes.
    If by un-bloated you mean lacking any useful options then sure. But personally I want more options, like the ability to assign custom actions to navbar buttons, to hide the statusbar clock without leaving a huge empty space behind, to have PROPER accent colors I can define via HEX code and many many more.
    On the other hand an UNbloated device shouldn't come with Gmail, Youtube Music, Google TV, Tags or any other crap preinstalled either, most of which I can't uninstall but only disable.
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    If you follow the aosp build guide you can build aosp pure for pixel 6 ...
    Im currently trying to build a custom recovery for pixel 6 before i release pure aosp or any other aosp build.
    If your wonder why the kernel says september its because i was using it for magisk root.
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    Please post your successsfull root, (Magisk) & Any successfull custom recoveries and or custom ROM's fully running on Google pixel 6 devices. Leggo developers! 💯🔥