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[UNOFFICIAL] LineageOS 18.1 for the Google Pixel

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npjohnson

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Google Pixel

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

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

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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spiral777

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Oct 21, 2011
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Nexus 6
Google Pixel
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Google Pixel

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

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

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.
  • 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
Thank you so much 🤗
 
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DirtyAngelicaSecured

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Thank you for great work!

Bugs:
- WiFi MAC randomization toggle in Developer Options is not working, but AFAIK MAC randomization isn't even supported by original Pixel devices
- sRGB toggle in Developer Options not working
- Brightness/dimming acts funky and sometimes reduces brightness to 0 by itself, then the screen becomes unresponsive for a short time
 
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npjohnson

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Thank you for great work!

Bugs:
- WiFi MAC randomization toggle in Developer Options is not working, but AFAIK MAC randomization isn't even supported by original Pixel devices
- sRGB toggle in Developer Options not working
- Brightness/dimming acts funky and sometimes reduces brightness to 0 by itself, then the screen becomes unresponsive for a short time
1. Expected, I disabled the function, it's broken, but there's no easy way to hide it.
2. Yeah, but color profiles through LiveDisplay should work in it's place?
3. I've hit this on stock a few times, wondered if it was my device or what - maybe a hardware digitizer bug?
 

spiral777

Senior Member
Oct 21, 2011
615
237
33
Chicago
Nexus 6
Google Pixel
1. Expected, I disabled the function, it's broken, but there's no easy way to hide it.
2. Yeah, but color profiles through LiveDisplay should work in it's place?
3. I've hit this on stock a few times, wondered if it was my device or what - maybe a hardware digitizer bug?
Thank you so much for the Sailfish July 2021 update 🤗

Edit: what computer 🖥 and OS do you use to compile your Rom's? Would you be so kind to make a guide with the commands you use to compile? I can't get the one from the LOS website to work :/ ty
 
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npjohnson

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spiral777

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Google Pixel
1. Expected, I disabled the function, it's broken, but there's no easy way to hide it.
2. Yeah, but color profiles through LiveDisplay should work in it's place?
3. I've hit this on stock a few times, wondered if it was my device or what - maybe a hardware digitizer bug?
August 2021 unofficial update for Sailfish is working great 😁 ty
 
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rinaldimj

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My experience these first weeks: the phone is very fast and responsive, battery lasting longer than last official stock firmware (Android 10). The following are the only issues I've found:

  1. Automatic brightness going too low in the dark: This was present at least in the past two releases.
  2. Android Auto not working in the car ("Test App" appears on screen when connecting to car USB). There's a workaround in the forums where you need to copy the .apk to a system folder here, or re-flashing gapps. This was also present in the last releases.

Great job!
 
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Melionix

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I've found issues that the settings app seems to crash if you enter the permission screen on some (all?) apps. Just go into Facebook or Messenger or whatever and try to disable the microphone and there's a good chance for a crash

Also, I've definitely noticed what was mentioned above. This ROM seems to have 0% screen brightness as an option. The official LineageOS 16.1 does not.
 
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npjohnson

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My experience these first weeks: the phone is very fast and responsive, battery lasting longer than last official stock firmware (Android 10). The following are the only issues I've found:

  1. Automatic brightness going too low in the dark: This was present at least in the past two releases.
  2. Android Auto not working in the car ("Test App" appears on screen when connecting to car USB). There's a workaround in the forums where you need to copy the .apk to a system folder here, or re-flashing gapps. This was also present in the last releases.

Great job!
1. I can take a look into this. Nothing has changed in auto-brightness since 18.0's initial push, so it must be device specific. Does it just go black?
2. Yeah, we can't fit full GMS - AA is one of the things I sacrificed to get GMS to fit.
I've found issues that the settings app seems to crash if you enter the permission screen on some (all?) apps. Just go into Facebook or Messenger or whatever and try to disable the microphone and there's a good chance for a crash

Also, I've definitely noticed what was mentioned above. This ROM seems to have 0% screen brightness as an option. The official LineageOS 16.1 does not.
Permissions: Doesn't happen for me - do you have Magisk or something?
 

rinaldimj

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1. I can take a look into this. Nothing has changed in auto-brightness since 18.0's initial push, so it must be device specific. Does it just go black?

Not absolutely black, but so low the screen is unreadable. The firsts times it happened I thought adaptative brightness will correct it according to my selection, but it doesn't - at least for the lower end. The very next step in the scale is perfect for a minimum.

2. Yeah, we can't fit full GMS - AA is one of the things I sacrificed to get GMS to fit.

I undestand. I though this wouldn't be the case when I noticed that the required system app for Android Auto is very small (~3MB), but the truth is our devices really suffer the low storage.

Again, thank you very much, amazing job!
 
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    Thanks for the August update dude! You're one humble dude for not posting that here.
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    My experience these first weeks: the phone is very fast and responsive, battery lasting longer than last official stock firmware (Android 10). The following are the only issues I've found:

    1. Automatic brightness going too low in the dark: This was present at least in the past two releases.
    2. Android Auto not working in the car ("Test App" appears on screen when connecting to car USB). There's a workaround in the forums where you need to copy the .apk to a system folder here, or re-flashing gapps. This was also present in the last releases.

    Great job!
    1. I can take a look into this. Nothing has changed in auto-brightness since 18.0's initial push, so it must be device specific. Does it just go black?
    2. Yeah, we can't fit full GMS - AA is one of the things I sacrificed to get GMS to fit.
    I've found issues that the settings app seems to crash if you enter the permission screen on some (all?) apps. Just go into Facebook or Messenger or whatever and try to disable the microphone and there's a good chance for a crash

    Also, I've definitely noticed what was mentioned above. This ROM seems to have 0% screen brightness as an option. The official LineageOS 16.1 does not.
    Permissions: Doesn't happen for me - do you have Magisk or something?
    1
    1. Expected, I disabled the function, it's broken, but there's no easy way to hide it.
    2. Yeah, but color profiles through LiveDisplay should work in it's place?
    3. I've hit this on stock a few times, wondered if it was my device or what - maybe a hardware digitizer bug?
    August 2021 unofficial update for Sailfish is working great 😁 ty
    1
    My experience these first weeks: the phone is very fast and responsive, battery lasting longer than last official stock firmware (Android 10). The following are the only issues I've found:

    1. Automatic brightness going too low in the dark: This was present at least in the past two releases.
    2. Android Auto not working in the car ("Test App" appears on screen when connecting to car USB). There's a workaround in the forums where you need to copy the .apk to a system folder here, or re-flashing gapps. This was also present in the last releases.

    Great job!
    1
    I've found issues that the settings app seems to crash if you enter the permission screen on some (all?) apps. Just go into Facebook or Messenger or whatever and try to disable the microphone and there's a good chance for a crash

    Also, I've definitely noticed what was mentioned above. This ROM seems to have 0% screen brightness as an option. The official LineageOS 16.1 does not.
  • 3
    lineage-os-logo.png

    Google Pixel

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

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

    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
    2
    My experience these first weeks: the phone is very fast and responsive, battery lasting longer than last official stock firmware (Android 10). The following are the only issues I've found:

    1. Automatic brightness going too low in the dark: This was present at least in the past two releases.
    2. Android Auto not working in the car ("Test App" appears on screen when connecting to car USB). There's a workaround in the forums where you need to copy the .apk to a system folder here, or re-flashing gapps. This was also present in the last releases.

    Great job!
    1. I can take a look into this. Nothing has changed in auto-brightness since 18.0's initial push, so it must be device specific. Does it just go black?
    2. Yeah, we can't fit full GMS - AA is one of the things I sacrificed to get GMS to fit.
    I've found issues that the settings app seems to crash if you enter the permission screen on some (all?) apps. Just go into Facebook or Messenger or whatever and try to disable the microphone and there's a good chance for a crash

    Also, I've definitely noticed what was mentioned above. This ROM seems to have 0% screen brightness as an option. The official LineageOS 16.1 does not.
    Permissions: Doesn't happen for me - do you have Magisk or something?
    2
    Thank you for great work!

    Bugs:
    - WiFi MAC randomization toggle in Developer Options is not working, but AFAIK MAC randomization isn't even supported by original Pixel devices
    - sRGB toggle in Developer Options not working
    - Brightness/dimming acts funky and sometimes reduces brightness to 0 by itself, then the screen becomes unresponsive for a short time
    1. Expected, I disabled the function, it's broken, but there's no easy way to hide it.
    2. Yeah, but color profiles through LiveDisplay should work in it's place?
    3. I've hit this on stock a few times, wondered if it was my device or what - maybe a hardware digitizer bug?
    2
    Thanks for the August update dude! You're one humble dude for not posting that here.
    1
    lineage-os-logo.png

    Google Pixel

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

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

    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.
    • 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
    Thank you so much 🤗