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· One min read
Karan Parashar

May security patches have been merged with the tag android-14.0.0_r37.

PixelOS 14

Feature additions and fixes

    - Brought back Face unlock
- Brought back in-call vibrations
- Brought back Monet bootanimation
- Brought back long press volume key to skip tracks
- Brought back annoying notifications toggle
- Brought back missing USB tethering tile
- Brought back one shot auto brightness
- Fixed advanced reboot toggle
- Fixed bluetooth pairing issues on smartwatches and carplay
- Added missing drawable for quickly open camera gesture

Stay tuned for further updates and device-specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

We would also like to thank those who have been translating PixelOS into different languages for their contributions as they've been a great help. If you've noticed anything that isn't translated in a language you speak, please consider helping out with the translations at https://translate.pixelos.net.

Support PixelOS's Development

To support our work, consider making a donation at https://blog.pixelos.net/docs/donate to assist in covering our infrastructure expenses.

A heartfelt thank you to our current sponsors: LobodPl, leomanmfk, attdin22, BebopSpikeSpiegel, praveengite, majkelnw.

Thanks for being part of PixelOS.

The PixelOS Team

· 3 min read
Karan Parashar

As we announce the release of our latest version today, we reflect on the journey that brought us here. PixelOS started about two and a half years ago as a fork of PixelExperience and we can't thank them enough for making us possible. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the PixelExperience team for providing the foundation that allowed us to grow and evolve. We wish Jhenrique all the best on his future endeavors.

PixelOS 14

April update arrives after almost two months with a lot of bug fixes since the last release.

List of current features:

    - Network and Internet
- Smart 5G
- Connected devices on hotspot
- Allow clients to use VPNs
- Network Traffic Indicator

- Display
- Pocket mode*
- Black theme
- High touch polling rate*
- Full screen apps
- Double tap to sleep on statusbar and lockscreen

- Security and Privacy
- Ignore window secure flags
- Allow disabling power menu on lockscreen
- Secure quick setting tiles on lockscreen

- Gestures
- Hide gestural navbar
- Advanced restart options
- Swipe to Screenshot
- Quick torch
- Touchscreen gestures*

- Everything else
- Lineage's charging control
- Expandable volume panel
- Various other quick setting tiles
- Heads up and Priority heads up notifications
- Togglable screenshot sounds
- Hotspot section in Internet tile

* supported devices only

Stay tuned for further updates and device-specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

We are pleased to announce official support for various other devices.

    - Xiaomi 12 (cupid)
- Xiaomi 12 Pro (zeus)
- Xiaomi 12T Pro/Redmi K50 Ultra (diting)
- realme 5/5i/5s (r5x)

We would also like to thank those who have been translating PixelOS into different languages for their contributions as they've been a great help. If you've noticed anything that isn't translated in a language you speak, please consider helping out with the translations at https://translate.pixelos.net.

Support PixelOS's Development

We're immensely grateful for the ongoing support from our incredible community. While we haven't quite reached our donation goal, we see a fantastic opportunity for our users to make a more meaningful impact. Instead of contributing via PayPal, we invite you to consider sponsoring us on GitHub here. By doing so, you're not only helping us meet our financial targets but also directing your support towards PixelOS's growth without adding to PayPal's bottom line.

A heartfelt thank you to our current sponsors: LobodPl, hiram2024, attdin22, ihyoudou, Sureshgorai25 and Mainak009.

Thanks for being part of PixelOS.

The PixelOS Team

· 2 min read
Karan Parashar

February update brings back the remaining essential features from PixelOS 13 with some major fixes. We've also added OEM like "Link to Windows" feature for better integration with your Windows PC. Besides that, the February patches have been merged with tag android-14.0.0_r26.

PixelOS 14

Feature additions and fixes:

    - Merged February Security patches
- Added expandable volume dialog
- Added in-call vibration options
- Added VPN over tethering/ hotspot
- Integrated link to windows
- Fixed an issue where some apks wouldn't install
- Fixed an issue where separate data and wifi tiles wouldn't work properly
- Fixed an issue where recording notification wouldn't dismiss on delete
- Fixed an issue where DT2S toggle wouldn't work
- Improved refresh rate settings
- Removed Power off alarm notification
- Updated translations

Highlights

Improved refresh rate settings and In-call vibrations



Stay tuned for further updates and device-specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

We would also like to thank those who have been translating PixelOS into different languages for their contributions as they've been a great help. If you've noticed anything that isn't translated in a language you speak, please consider helping out with the translations at https://translate.pixelos.net.

Support PixelOS's Development

We're immensely grateful for the ongoing support from our incredible community. While we haven't quite reached our donation goal, we see a fantastic opportunity for our users to make a more meaningful impact. Instead of contributing via PayPal, we invite you to consider sponsoring us on GitHub here. By doing so, you're not only helping us meet our financial targets but also directing your support towards PixelOS's growth without adding to PayPal's bottom line.

A heartfelt thank you to our current sponsors: GowthamJERRY4, marcelodambrowski, leomanmfk, navharsh and two other private sponsors.

Thanks for being part of PixelOS.

The PixelOS Team

· 3 min read
Karan Parashar

As we step into 2024, we're excited to announce yet another update which brings back the promised features since the last update. The January patches have been merged and we've migrated back to https://github.com/PixelOS-AOSP.

PixelOS 14

Regarding Google Play Integrity

In our last blog, we discussed an overlay solution to tackle Google Play Integrity issues. We've now rolled out an updated version of this overlay. Users can effortlessly install it, reboot their devices, and successfully pass Play Integrity checks. You can find these updates on our Telegram chat @PixelOSChat and stored as a note with the name playintegrityfix. Stay in the loop for hassle-free Google Play experiences!

Feature Additions and fixes:

    - Added Network traffic indicator
- Added auto-brightness button near brightness slider
- Ability to disable screenshot sounds
- Added extra options for screen recording
- Added new floating volume panel
- Added saner heads up for priority notifications only
- Added back missing NFC tile in quick settings
- System-wide Google sans font
- Rearranged additional sound settings
- Fixed an issue where Private Compute Services wouldn't update from the play store
- Fixed memory regression issues

Highlights

Floating volume panel


New screen recording options and Adaptive brightness button



Rearranged additional sound settings



Stay tuned for further updates and device-specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

We are pleased to announce official support for Xiaomi Pad 5 (nabu) this month, this will be our first large screen device.

We would also like to thank those who have been translating PixelOS into different languages for their contributions as they've been a great help. If you've noticed anything that isn't translated in a language you speak, please consider helping out with the translations at https://translate.pixelos.net.

Support PixelOS's Development

We're immensely grateful for the ongoing support from our incredible community. While we haven't quite reached our donation goal, we see a fantastic opportunity for our users to make a more meaningful impact. Instead of contributing via PayPal, we invite you to consider sponsoring us on GitHub here. By doing so, you're not only helping us meet our financial targets but also directing your support towards PixelOS's growth without adding to PayPal's bottom line.

A heartfelt thank you to our past sponsors: Cnpjoto (cnpjotojj), Koen (62koen), Mateusz Koteja (soanvig), kfaseq, Valmont6.

Thanks for being part of PixelOS.

The PixelOS Team

· 2 min read
Karan Parashar
SashaMcC

Greetings, PixelOS community!

As 2023 draws to an end, we are excited to unveil – PixelOS 14 stable, based on QPR1. The December patch has been merged, available at https://github.com/PixelOS-Fourteen/.

We almost have feature parity with our Android 13 builds, with the rest of the missing features coming in future builds.

PixelOS 14

Important Update:

Recently Google has been taking a proactive approach to blocking fingerprints used to pass Play Protect checks. After trying to work around this, we've decided on a more user friendly approach of having the props in an overlay. This means it can be updated more seamlessly without the need to wait for updates every time a fingerprint is blocked.

Feature Additions:

    - Ability to disable QS battery estimates
- Ability to hide power menu on lock screen
- Ability to secure tiles from lock screen
- Added package name to installed app details
- Double tap to trigger doze
- Face Unlock from Paranoid Android
- High touch polling rate*
- Lineage Health Service*
- LiveDisplay Feature
- One shot AutoBrightness

* Feature availability is contingent on maintainer opt-in and device compatibility

The new clock faces from QPR1 have also been added



Stay tuned for further updates and device-specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

We are pleased to announce official support for four additional devices.

    1. realme 6/6i/6s/Narzo (RMX2001L1)
2. realme 7/Narzo 20 Pro/Narzo 30 4G (salaa)
3. Poco F5/Redmi Note 12 Turbo (marble)
4. Redmi 12 5G/Poco M6 pro (sky)

We would also like to thank those who have been translating PixelOS into different languages for their contributions as they've been a great help. If you've noticed anything that isn't translated in a language you speak, please consider helping out with the translations at https://translate.pixelos.net.

Thanks for being part of PixelOS. We're looking forward to what's next with Android 14.

The PixelOS Team

· 2 min read
Karan Parashar

Hello PixelOS community! We're excited to announce the release of the PixelOS 14 Beta (based on the November Security Patch). This is a significant step forward, and we can't wait to share it with you.

PixelOS

What to Expect in the Beta Release

  • Android 14 Beta is Here: With PixelOS Android 14 release, we will have a greater focus on stability. Sources for the following have been pushed to https://github.com/PixelOS-fourteen while its beta, stable sources will be pushed on our main org https://github.com/PixelOS-AOSP whenever its ready.

  • Features: PixelOS is continuously improving, with plans to reintegrate all the features of Android 13 in the upcoming months, promising an even better experience!

  • Join Our Translation Team: Big kudos to the dedicated individuals who are helping translate PixelOS into various languages! If you'd like to be part of this effort and contribute by translating PixelOS into your own language, you can join our translation team at translate.pixelos.com.

  • Support Us on GitHub Sponsors: We're excited to let you know that we've opened up GitHub Sponsors! This means you can now support PixelOS with zero transaction fees, and the donation goal will be tracked publicly at https://github.com/sponsors/PixelOS-AOSP. Rest assured, our PayPal and UPI links are still functional for those who prefer those methods for donations at https://blog.pixelos.net/docs/donate.

Stay tuned for further updates and device-specific changelogs as the beta rolls out for supported devices.

Thanks for being part of PixelOS. We're looking forward to what's next with Android 14. Stay tuned for more updates!

The PixelOS Team

· 2 min read
Karan Parashar

Hello again! As we've reached fairly to the end of Android 13 update cycle, there might be one or two (at max) more updates before we officially move to Android 14.

As previously mentioned, this is a maintainance release and mostly includes security and stability improvements with one exception.

PixelOS

Changelogs:

- Merged September security patches from AOSP (android-13.0.0_r82)
- Introduced Charge control feature
- Updated Google Apps
- Updated translations
- Under the hood improvements and fixes.

Addition of charging control is a quality of life improvement feature, it lets you select one of the following charging modes

  • Automatic Schedule: Device charges at optimal times
  • Custom Schedule: Users set specific charging times
  • Limit Charging: Users cap the charging percentage.

You can further look out for device specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

You can click here for a more detailed changelog.

With the above mentioned improvements, we're also adding official support for three new devices.

1. Google Pixel 7 Pro (cheetah)
2. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite (oscaro)
3. Moto Edge 30 Fusion/S30 Pro (tundra)

We're also looking for a new designer who can make banners monthly for our releases, interested users can send me a private message on telegram (@whyredfire) with their proof of work.

The PixelOS Team

· One min read
Karan Parashar
Ashwin DS

Hello there, with this update we have finished adding features to Android 13 and any further updates to Android 13 will be maintenance releases (bug fixes and security patch updates) while we move our attention towards getting ready for the Android 14 release.

The changes in this release include:

PixelOS

  • August 2023 security patch
  • Native support for Apple AirPods has been re-added
  • Battery drain issues stemming from Pixel Launcher and Android System Intelligence have been fixed
  • Lots of under the hood changes, optimisations and bug fixes

For a more detailed changelog, Click Me

We have been constantly expanding and bringing on new devices. This however, happens at a time when the costs for renting a server have continued to rise. Just a reminder that the CI is funded either by donations or has been out of pocket from members of the team themselves. If anyone would like to donate to help out with the server costs, more information and donation methods can be found here

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and a new Android version in the coming months!

The PixelOS Team

· 4 min read
Karan Parashar
Ashwin DS

Welcome back to another PixelOS update! We're excited to bring you the latest update for PixelOS, packed with new features, improvements, and fixes to enhance your experience.

We initially aimed to release the update in July, but the release of the July patch from Google has been slightly delayed, due to holidays in the USA. We expect to merge the July patch once Google releases it. Stay tuned for it!

UPDATE: 6/7/2023

July patches have been merged along with a few minor fixes! Devices that were released with the June patches will be re-released in the coming days.

Read more at the end of this blog.

Now, let's dive into the changelog:

PixelOS

Launcher Enhancements:

We have a new Wallpaper Picker UI from Android 14 and with the introduction of emoji wallpapers, users can now select from a collection of wallpapers featuring various emojis, adding a fun touch to their device's home and lock screens.

Users can now choose what shortcuts should be displayed at the lockscreen, or choose to disable it completely. Shortcuts include flashlight, do-not-disturb, mute button, camera, QR Code Scanner and more.

Smart 5G (from ArrowOS)

  • Disable 5G in battery saver mode: When the device enters battery saver mode, Smart 5G automatically switches off 5G connectivity. This helps to reduce power consumption and extend battery life during low-power situations.
  • Disable 5G when not on mobile data (such as Wi-Fi): When the device is connected to Wi-Fi or any non-mobile data network, Smart 5G intelligently turns off 5G to avoid unnecessary battery drain. It ensures that 5G is only used when the device is on a mobile data network.
  • Disable 5G on non-active data sim: For devices with dual SIM functionality, Smart 5G recognizes which SIM is actively used for data and enables 5G only on that particular SIM. For the non-active data SIM, it disables 5G to save battery and optimize network usage.

GMS and Face Unlock:

  • Switched to partner GMS (Google Mobile Services) to improve overall stability.
  • Switched to AOSPA's face unlock implementation, providing much faster and more reliable face recognition.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the launcher in light mode would still display dark search results, ensuring a consistent and visually pleasing experience.
  • Addressed a bug where the wallpapers section would not open from the home screen, allowing you to customize your device's look effortlessly.
  • Fixed a rare issue where two status bars would display, eliminating any potential visual clutter.
  • Made improvements to Pitch Black mode, refining the dark theme experience for better readability and aesthetics.
  • Fixed an issue where Google battery widget does not update

Summary and other miscellaneous changes

  • June 2023 AOSP patches
  • Brought back quick tap
  • Enabled new wallpaper picker UI and emoji wallpapers
  • Enabled lockscreen clock customisation
  • Smart 5G
    • Disable 5G in battery saver mode
    • Disable 5G when not on mobile data (such as Wi-Fi)
    • Disable 5G on non-active data sim
  • Enabled new plug-in status bar chip
  • Enabled explicit media indicator
  • Brought back monet boot animation
  • Allow picking lockscreen shortcuts
  • Switch to AOSPA's GMS
  • Switch to AOSPA's face unlock implementation
  • Pitch black mode improvements
  • Fixed an issue where the launcher in light mode would still have dark search results
  • Fixed an issue where the wallpapers section would not open from the home screen
  • Fixed an issue where two status bars used to display
  • Fixed Google battery widget not updating

July Patch Update

July patches have been merged along with a few minor fixes including:

  • Updated the default wallpaper to the leaked Pixel 8 licorice dark wallpaper
  • Force enabled the precise/approximate location toggle
  • Fixed an issue with translations where the reboot text was in Spanish
  • Re-imported the 720p and 1440p bootanimations for the devices that use it

We hope you enjoy these updates and enhancements as much as we enjoyed working on them. Your support and feedback are essential in making PixelOS better with each release.

If you appreciate our work and wish to contribute, consider supporting us by donating. Your donations helps us maintain our infrastructure and continue delivering updates and new features to PixelOS. Click here to donate and show your support.

We have new wallpapers from our designer matching the theme of this update, find them on our wallpapers page.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and improvements in the coming months!

The PixelOS Team

· 3 min read
aryan
Karan Parashar

Welcome back to another exciting PixelOS update! We're happy to bring you this month's update, full of many new features and improvements from our side. We have merged the latest May patch and listened to your feedback.

PixelOS

Starting with the launcher. We switched to the Paranoid launcher last month over rare instances where the launcher would cause the CPU to be stuck at the highest frequencies for some users, which led to excessive battery usage and heating. However, most users were disappointed with this change due to it not matching the same look and feel as on Pixel devices. This is why we have decided to switch back to the Pixel launcher and the Pixel theme picker while incorporating a potential fix for the issue.

Coming to our new additions for the month. Firstly, we have added a toggle to control the haptic feedback on the back gesture, which allows users will have the opportunity to use what best suits them. We have also brought back the secure lock-screen feature, which gives you additional security by preventing unauthorized access to the power button while your device is locked. Additionally, we have also added a button to upload crash logs directly to Memocho which makes bug reporting much more convenient.

We have also implemented the power-off-alarm service from YAAP, which is a service that makes use of Qualcomm's power-off alarm feature. This allows your device to turn on before your alarm is set to ring, making sure you never miss an alarm. Additionally, thanks to Paranoid Android, we are happy to announce that unlinked ringer streams are back.

Coming to improvements, we have the App lock. App lock is now much more accessible in settings, having moved it to the advanced security section, also incorporating a few additional fixes along with it. We have also made another improvement in the sound settings, by reorganizing the page and moving certain customization into the 'Advanced sound settings' menu.

For the apps that check SafetyNet, such as banking applications or games, we have made a few improvements that should help in running these applications on your device. The pocket-mode style has also been updated to keep up with the latest OxygenOS trends.

Finally, we have updated the themed icons for the Pixel launcher, as well as some minor HWUI improvements.

In summary, the May 2023 PixelOS Update includes the following updates:

  • Merged the May security patch
  • Switched back to the Pixel launcher (with a potential fix) and Pixel theme picker
  • Brought back unlinked ringer streams
  • Brought back the option to hide the power menu on the secure lock screen
  • Added option for haptic feedback on back gesture
  • Added button to upload crash log to Memocho for easier bug reporting
  • Minor improvements to SafetyNet/banking app hiding
  • Made App Lock more properly accessible and fixed a few issues
  • Update pocket mode style to the latest OxygenOS specs
  • Re-organized the sound settings
  • Introduced the power-off-alarm service
  • Updated themed icons
  • HWUI improvements
  • Reduced log spam
  • Other improvements

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