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PixelExperience 11.0 20201223-1108 Official Polaris Beta Build

Etude update, relaxed thermal configs, updated logs of APNs and carrier configs, reduced minimal screen brightness, merged changes on wifi, some other fixes, and December security patch!

PixelExperience 11.0 20201223-1108 Official Polaris Beta Build

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Note: Some third party recoveries have got an update to support decryption on android 11:

  • OrangeFox R11.0.1 Stable
  • TWRP 3.4.0_9-20201216 Unofficial by palaych

You will be able to enter your password and decrypt the /data partition in those recovery builds. However, during our testing process, formatting data is still a hit or miss. Some users will get working encryption upon the initial format and boot, but others will have a broken encryption and may need another data format. /data will appear to be encrypted, the recovery will prompt you to enter password, but if you skip/cancel the password prompt, you will see that files are not actually encrypted. This does not happen to everyone using TWRP/OrangeFox, and the cause is still being investigated.

Therefore, format data with PE recovery is still required for clean flash. If you are already on the previous PE 11 build, OTA or dirty flash is fine.

PE recovery flash guide[Required for clean flash]:

  • Download PE recovery from the the polaris device page of official PE website
  • Boot your phone into fastboot mode. You can either
    • Hold power + volume down button
    • or adb reboot recovery
    • or use the Reboot to bootloader option in TWRP/OrangeFox
  • Connect your phone to a computer
  • Run fastboot flash recovery pe_recovery_file_name.img in your cmd/powershell/terminal
  • Hold power + volume up to boot into recovery

PE 11 ROM flash guide[Required for clean flash]:

  • Boot into PE recovery
  • Select Factory reset" --> "Format data/factory reset
  • Go back to main menu and select “Apply update” –> “Apply from ADB”
  • Connect your phone to a computer
  • Run adb sideload pe_rom_file_name.zip in your cmd/powershell/terminal and wait until it finishes
  • Reboot to system

Device Specific Changes:

  • Etude kernel:
    • DO NOT use a third party kernel without proper support for Pixel thermal hal
    • Linux 4.9.248
    • merged CAF tag “LA.UM.9.8.r1-03000-SDM710.0” into the kernel
    • merged CAF tag “LA.UM.8.3.r1-08800-sdm845.0” into qcacmn, qcacld, and fw-api
    • silenced a log spam introduced by wmi ext2 bitmap support
  • Relaxed thermal throttling on SKIN type sensors
    • default values from Pixel thermal configs are too aggressive
    • frame drops in longer gaming sessions should be significantly improved
    • also dropped unused thermal configs for crosshatch/blueline DEV/PROTO/EVT boards
  • Updated the default APN configs for major Chinese carriers
    • China Unicom and China Telecom users should see improvements on the speed and stability of mobile data
  • Updated CarrierConfig and some other telephony overlays from LA.UM.9.8.r1-03000-SDM710.0
  • Merged changes on WifiOverlay and WCNSS configs from crosshatch
  • Reduced minimal screen brightness to the lowest possible value
  • Inlined DPM prop changes from R
  • Cleaned up unused audio implementations and updated audio service name
  • Only build the necessary 32/64 bit version of hal implementations
  • Dropped soundtrigger hal
  • Fixed an issue on flashing the included firmware

Feature Update Highlights:

  • December security patch
  • Translation updates
  • Many under-the-hood improvements

Known Issues:

  • Hardware-based “OK Google” hotword does not work when screen is off. Screen-on “OK Google” is fine.

Gapps are included. Vendor and firmware are included. Dirty flash or incremental updates should be fine if you are on my previous PE 11 build.

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Please report issues to jjpprrrr.

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