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[UNOFFICIAL] LineageOS 18.1 for the Google Pixel XL

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npjohnson

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Google Pixel XL

Code:
- Your warranty is now void.
- You have been warned.
- Use at your own risk.

Introduction:
This is my unofficial Lineage OS 18.1 thread for the Google Pixel XL.

Downloads:
Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly, and make sure your device's firmware matches the required firmware listed.
If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

Known Bugs:
  • 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.
  • Find any? Report them on this thread, and make sure to include logcat/dmesg as applicable.
Notes:
  • GApps are baked in, alongside other Pixel goodies - No, I will not be building without GApps included for this device. These builds are built, packaged, and signed by me, and not affiliated with LineageOS whatsoever. OTA is provided the same way officials would have them.
  • This will likely never be official. At minimum, IMS would need to be fixed, and I haven't cracked it (yet). If you can get IMS working, please contact me, and we can work together!
  • Firmware is shipped in the ROM package for this device, so no need to worry about updating it on your own!
Kernel Source: https://github.com/npjohnson/android_kernel_google_marlin
 
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_Axios_

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Apr 2, 2018
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Google Pixel XL

Code:
- Your warranty is now void.
- You have been warned.
- Use at your own risk.

Introduction:
This is my unofficial Lineage OS 18.1 thread for the Google Pixel XL.

Downloads:
Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly, and make sure your device's firmware matches the required firmware listed.
If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

Known Bugs:
  • 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.
  • Find any? Report them on this thread, and make sure to include logcat/dmesg as applicable.
Notes:
  • GApps are baked in, alongside other Pixel goodies - No, I will not be building without GApps included for this device. These builds are built, packaged, and signed by me, and not affiliated with LineageOS whatsoever. OTA is provided the same way officials would have them.
  • This will likely never be official. At minimum, IMS would need to be fixed, and I haven't cracked it (yet). If you can get IMS working, please contact me, and we can work together!
  • Firmware is shipped in the ROM package for this device, so no need to worry about updating it on your own!
Kernel Source: https://github.com/npjohnson/android_kernel_google_marlin
Hello.

Is it possible to update from Lineage 17.1 Official to this build without losing any data and settings? If so, what steps should I follow?

Thank you for keeping Pixels alive.
 

Trebor97

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Mar 26, 2017
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Google Pixel XL
npjohnson I am delighted with your magnificent work, the ROM works very well, thanks for this!! So far I just don't work the select option of Android 11 on the multitasking screen. Thank you friend many blessings for you and yours.
 

npjohnson

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npjohnson I am delighted with your magnificent work, the ROM works very well, thanks for this!! So far I just don't work the select option of Android 11 on the multitasking screen. Thank you friend many blessings for you and yours.
Yeah, its some overlay somewhere I missed for Pixel Launcher. I'll figure it out at some point.
 
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npjohnson

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where the download? I dont see it.
Click the `marlin` link and it's in the wiki page contained in the instructions you should follow ;p
Does this rom show device as a pixel 1? Need it for Google photos unlimited back up at original quality, if it shows a later pixel model it will affect backup
Of course! Like all ROMs should - backup works fine on LineageOS.
What Android Security Patch level does the latest version have?
I build every month within 5 days of the ASB usually. June as of typing this.
 
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gverma1

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Hi. Does this rom have the apn issue that other pixel1 a11 roms have? Basically, apn settings don't persist after reboot.
Also, is there a telegram channel for this rom?
 

gverma1

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Feb 7, 2012
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New Delhi
npjohnson I am delighted with your magnificent work, the ROM works very well, thanks for this!! So far I just don't work the select option of Android 11 on the multitasking screen. Thank you friend many blessings for you and yours.

Yeah, its some overlay somewhere I missed for Pixel Launcher. I'll figure it out at some point.
Hi. I didn't understand the issue mentioned by Trebor97. And is that now rectified? I am thinking of jumping onto Android 11 and wanted to be sure before I go ahead. This is my daily driver and it takes about a couple of hours to set up from scratch. Thanks
 

npjohnson

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Hi. I didn't understand the issue mentioned by Trebor97. And is that now rectified? I am thinking of jumping onto Android 11 and wanted to be sure before I go ahead. This is my daily driver and it takes about a couple of hours to set up from scratch. Thanks
No that specific issue, but that's no reason to wait, I can just issue an update to fix it when I have time.
 
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    Anyone know if the PixelExperience Android 11 based version for Marlin has functional VoLTE ?
    If theirs works, maybe ask them how they did it ?
    (I recently ordered an extra SIM to test this in my spare Marlin - already loaded with PixelExperience, but won't get it for a few more days).
    My daily driver has been running great on the official LineageOS based on android 10 for a year, but I don't want to mess with that.

    Please let me know cause I asked and no reply yet

    None of the Android 11 ROMs have a working IMS/VoLTE module. This includes Pixel Experience and Pixel Dust.

    Yes that I know. But if moto g6 can support fully android 11 why cant pixel xl? I know specs are different and moto g6 is not a/b partition.

    Just tested new Verizon SIM and CDMA -1xRTT only, NOT LTE for the Mobile Voice Network Type. bummed ! but not unexpected, after reading others comments.

    Ya im bummed after hearing this to since I am on verizon. But ya I expected it to not work as what been said over and over. But maybe one day. I guess lineage os 17.1 ftw.
    Collective response to all of these:

    IMS (VoLTE/VoWIFI) doesn't work on 11 ROMs for sailfish/marlin - not PE, not Lineage, not anything at the moment.

    Legacy devices have IMS die at some point usually - ours just broke sooner than expected.

    I hope to fix it someday, but given it's an old proprietary implementation with no documentation, the chances are low.

    G6 has more modern and compatible blobs to kang, and it _just to happens_ to work.

    Tl;DR: Chances IMS will every work for marlin above Android 10 are really, really low.
    2
    flashed the build 0817, great job, everything seems ok for my daily drive, thx @npjohnson for the hard working. some issues :
    1. my marlin switch to pixel launcher automatically even as set trebuchet as default launcher
    2. sRGB mode in developer settings not functional
    3. drain baterry a little bit higher than the stock ROM
    1. yeah trebuchet is only there as a stub for recent apps
    2. I just disabled it. It's not supported past android 10.
    3. I mean. Old device, old battery, more features, newer android version. Makes sense.
    1
    Thanks for your response. But what exactly is the issue? I couldn't understand.
    Fixed the issue - next build it will work.
    1
    Will this be going official?
    Read the OP.

    It talks about this specifically.
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    lineage-os-logo.png

    Google Pixel XL

    Code:
    - Your warranty is now void.
    - You have been warned.
    - Use at your own risk.

    Introduction:
    This is my unofficial Lineage OS 18.1 thread for the Google Pixel XL.

    Downloads:
    Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly, and make sure your device's firmware matches the required firmware listed.
    If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

    Known Bugs:
    • 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.
    • Find any? Report them on this thread, and make sure to include logcat/dmesg as applicable.
    Notes:
    • GApps are baked in, alongside other Pixel goodies - No, I will not be building without GApps included for this device. These builds are built, packaged, and signed by me, and not affiliated with LineageOS whatsoever. OTA is provided the same way officials would have them.
    • This will likely never be official. At minimum, IMS would need to be fixed, and I haven't cracked it (yet). If you can get IMS working, please contact me, and we can work together!
    • Firmware is shipped in the ROM package for this device, so no need to worry about updating it on your own!
    Kernel Source: https://github.com/npjohnson/android_kernel_google_marlin
    3
    Anyone know if the PixelExperience Android 11 based version for Marlin has functional VoLTE ?
    If theirs works, maybe ask them how they did it ?
    (I recently ordered an extra SIM to test this in my spare Marlin - already loaded with PixelExperience, but won't get it for a few more days).
    My daily driver has been running great on the official LineageOS based on android 10 for a year, but I don't want to mess with that.

    Please let me know cause I asked and no reply yet

    None of the Android 11 ROMs have a working IMS/VoLTE module. This includes Pixel Experience and Pixel Dust.

    Yes that I know. But if moto g6 can support fully android 11 why cant pixel xl? I know specs are different and moto g6 is not a/b partition.

    Just tested new Verizon SIM and CDMA -1xRTT only, NOT LTE for the Mobile Voice Network Type. bummed ! but not unexpected, after reading others comments.

    Ya im bummed after hearing this to since I am on verizon. But ya I expected it to not work as what been said over and over. But maybe one day. I guess lineage os 17.1 ftw.
    Collective response to all of these:

    IMS (VoLTE/VoWIFI) doesn't work on 11 ROMs for sailfish/marlin - not PE, not Lineage, not anything at the moment.

    Legacy devices have IMS die at some point usually - ours just broke sooner than expected.

    I hope to fix it someday, but given it's an old proprietary implementation with no documentation, the chances are low.

    G6 has more modern and compatible blobs to kang, and it _just to happens_ to work.

    Tl;DR: Chances IMS will every work for marlin above Android 10 are really, really low.
    3
    Just came by to say THANKS for your work. It is very stable and I've gone about 2 or 3 OTAs so far with zero issues.
    2
    flashed the build 0817, great job, everything seems ok for my daily drive, thx @npjohnson for the hard working. some issues :
    1. my marlin switch to pixel launcher automatically even as set trebuchet as default launcher
    2. sRGB mode in developer settings not functional
    3. drain baterry a little bit higher than the stock ROM
    1. yeah trebuchet is only there as a stub for recent apps
    2. I just disabled it. It's not supported past android 10.
    3. I mean. Old device, old battery, more features, newer android version. Makes sense.
    2
    where the download? I dont see it.
    Click the `marlin` link and it's in the wiki page contained in the instructions you should follow ;p
    Does this rom show device as a pixel 1? Need it for Google photos unlimited back up at original quality, if it shows a later pixel model it will affect backup
    Of course! Like all ROMs should - backup works fine on LineageOS.
    What Android Security Patch level does the latest version have?
    I build every month within 5 days of the ASB usually. June as of typing this.