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· 2 min read
Ashwin DS
Karan Parashar

Time flies by and before we know, it has become another month! Here we are, with November Update of PixelOS


What's new?

Merged android_13.0.0_r14 | November Security Patch

Face Unlock

One-Shot Auto Brightness

Choose not to lower refresh rate while using battery saver mode

Haptic on back gesture

Smart Pause

Black Background Mode

Invert Navigation Bar Layout

Bluetooth Dialog

More status bar icons

Added Wi-Fi standard icon in statusbar

Full Changelog

  • Merged android_13.0.0_r14
  • Use Google Sans systemwide
  • Added bluetooth dialog
  • Added face unlock
  • Added optional haptic on back gesture
  • Added one shot auto brightness
  • Allow disabling refresh rate lowering in battery saver
  • Add button to upload crash log to memocho
  • Added Smart Pause feature
  • Added navbar inversion turning
  • Added optional Wi-Fi standard icons
  • Fully switched to Pixel sounds
  • Added black mode
  • Moved dev refresh rate controls under display settings
  • Organized sound settings
  • Fixed call vibration settings not showing up on some devices
  • UI/UX optimizations and Privacy improvements
  • Minor UI/UX changes
  • Updated translations

· 4 min read
Ashwin DS

Errors..issues..fixes..more errors..more and more isssues..testing.. The last few weeks have been a very challenging experience for the PixelOS team. I'm sure some of you have noticed our CI channel with lots (and lots and lots) of builds going through it. Things have been taking longer than expected and a lot of testing needed to be done, but we have some good news.


The "Stable" Release

Anyways, a couple of weeks of "Soon" later, we are finally ready to present the October update of PixelOS [Patch level 2022-10-05]. With this, PixelOS Android 13 is officially leaving the beta stage. We needed that extra time to work on fixing bugs and implementing features until we felt confident we could change the "Beta" to "Stable".


Since we have a lot of changes in the builds from the changes from Beta to Stable, it is MANDATORY that everyone perform a clean flash to update to this version.

Support will not be given to those who dirty flash.

About Phone: October Security Patch
About Phone: October Security Patch

Let's talk features

System-wide Google Sans Font

Smartspace on lock screen

Optional separate Quick Settings tiles for Wi-Fi and Mobile data

Unlimited Google Photos Backup

In-call vibration customizations

First-class implementation of Repainter app to allow for rootless theming

Allow removing the screenshot and screen recording limits for all applications

excluding DRM content

Double-tap to wake and to sleep on statusbar

Additional gesture control options

Full Feature List

General Enhancements:

  • Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
  • Reduced log spam verbosity
  • Under the hood optimizations
  • Optimized UI responsiveness
  • Flattened apexes for faster access

Pixel Goodies:

  • System-wide Google Sans font integration
  • Spoofed Google Photos as Pixel 1XL for unlimited Photos backup in original quality
  • Pixel spoofing for various pixel exclusives
  • Smartspace on lockscreen (weather)

UX Improvements:

  • Material You boot animation
  • Material You colors on fingerprint authentication ripple animation
  • Bluetooth battery icon in status bar
  • Material style 4G/LTE icons
  • Themed icons for a lot of 3rd party apps
  • Extended Material You theming to more UI elements
  • Add/remove Quick Settings tiles with one click
  • More font size options in 5% steps from 80% to 130%

Additional features:

  • Various additional Quick Settings tiles:
    • Caffeine
    • Heads up
    • Sync
    • Adaptive Brightness
    • Ambient display
    • Always on display
    • USB tether
    • Live display
    • Data Switch
  • Optional separate Quick Settings tiles for WiFi and Mobile data
  • Optional Quick unlock
  • Pin Scramble layout
  • Allow removing the screenshots and screenrecords limits for all applications (excluding DRM content)
  • Allow disabling combined signal icon
  • Status bar icon manager
  • Allow hiding gesture navigation bar
  • Allow toggling screen off FoD for supported devices
  • Unlinked ring and media notification volumes
  • In-call vibration customizations
  • Optional inverted layout for 3-button navigation
  • Three-fingers-swipe to screenshot
  • Double-tap/long-press power button to toggle torch
  • Double-tap to sleep on lockscreen
  • Double-tap to sleep on statusbar
  • Double tap to trigger doze
  • Volume button long-press media controls
  • Allow disabling screenshot shutter sound
  • First-class implementation of Repainter app to allow for rootless theming

Release schedule

At last, for those who ask "wen updoot sar?????", it will roll out within the next few days depending on the maintainers for each device. We hope to have the update rolled out to all supported devices before the month ends.

· 2 min read


After our recent announcement of Android 13 builds of PixelOS coming to devices very soon, we'd like to give a quick rundown of the changes for these builds.

The first and biggest change is our rebase to AOSP, meaning our team has built the ROM from the ground up to be as optimised as possible at every step and allows us to release builds faster each month as we only need to wait for the security patch from Google.

In addition to the features normally present in stock AOSP, we've brought back the following:

Pixel Features

  • Smartspace (At-a-Glance and weather on the lock screen)
  • Unlimited original quality Google Photos backups
  • Google fonts
  • Pixel boot animation
  • Pixel battery graph

PixelOS Features

  • 3-Finger Swipe to screenshot
  • Double-tap to sleep on lock screen
  • Bluetooth device battery indicator on status bar
  • Delete screenshot button in bottom chip
  • Single tap to add quick settings tiles
  • Advanced reboot
  • Navigation bar layout inversion
  • The following additional quick settings tiles; Caffeine, Data switch, USB tethering, Auto-brightness toggle, Heads-up notifications toggle
  • Icon manager for statusbar
  • Applied Material You colouring to more system elements
  • Fine tuned status bar padding
  • Tweaked friction levels for improved scrolling
  • Reduced log verbosity
  • Remove system recording audio limits
  • 2-button navbar option
  • Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
  • Sensitive quick settings tiles require unlocking the phone
  • Backup tools (Magisk doesn't have to be flashed again after every update)
  • Refresh rate settings under display options (on supported devices)
  • Font size in finer 5% increments with more scale options from 80% to 130%
  • Add package name to installed app details
  • More themed icons for the Pixel Launcher home screen

As always, we hope you continue to enjoy the project and we'll be back next month with another build and post.