Google Pixel XL Oreo Custom Rom FireHound (Official)

FireHound is a Custom ROM developed focusing on Stability + Features. FireHound, the word came from “Fire burns and and Phoenix hounds”. As its name suggest FireHound is made from cherry-picking commits from many great ROMs. The main goal of FireHound Rom is to satisfy users as best as possible and to raise a community. FireHound ROM packed with Hand-picked goodies, innovative ideas and creative things. You can also get a decent mobile gaming experience on this custom rom firmware on your device. This Oreo custom rom is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. This rom for Google Pixel XL offers an excellent battery backup along with heavy basis performance. For additional features information, download link and installation method of official build of FireHound Rom on Google Pixel XL (merlin), please check out the full article —


Google Pixel XL Oreo Custom Rom FireHound (Official) (Android Oreo 8.1) (merlin)

FireHound Rom

FireHound Rom


ROM Description

ROM Name: FireHound Rom

ROM Version: V4.8.1

ROM OS: Android Oreo

OS Version: 8.1

ROM Base: LineageOS

Device: Google Pixel XL (merlin)

ROM Kernel: Linux Kernel 3.x.x

ROM Status: Stable  and Unofficial

ROM Type: De-Odex

Rom Size: 438.00 MB

ROM Language: English/ Multi language supported

ROM Contributor: Arafat Ikram Shanto,

ROM Developer: Google Pixel XL (merlin) developer team (XDA)

ROM Courtesy: XDA Forum


Rom Features

  • Status Bar
    • Status Bar Icons
    • Battery Percentage
    • Network Traffic Indicator
    • Battery Bar
    • Battery Bar Location
    • Battery Bar Style
    • Charging Animation
    • Battery Bar Color
    • Battery Bar Thickness
    • Slide for Brightness Control
    • Quick Pulldown
    • Smart Pulldown
    • Show seconds
    • Bluetooth battery status
    • Notification Ticker
    • Custom Carrier label
  • Quick Settings
    • Heads Up Enable/Disable
    • DND
    • QS Tiles title
    • Quick WiFi Toggle
    • Quick BT toggle
    • Quick Battery toggle
    • Quick Data toggle
    • Location Easy toggle
    • Haptic feedback on qs tiles
    • Disable Immersive Messages
    • Force Expanded Notifications
    • Notification Access
    • Custom Small QS tiles
    • Custom rows,portrait,landscape tiles
    • Disble QS on secure lockscreen
    • Notifications Filter
    • Quick Settings Headers
    • QS Scroller
  • Buttons
    • Navigation Bar Enable/Disable
    • Backlight Control
    • Navigation Bar Layout Control
    • Left Handed Mode
    • Power button press twice for Camera
    • Power Button End Call
    • Home Button Customizations
    • Menu Button Customizations
    • Back Button Customizations
    • Volume Button Customizations
    • Keyboard Cursor Control
    • Playback Control
  • Navigation Bar
    • Fling
    • SmartBar
    • Pulse
  • Display
    • Toast Icon Switch
    • Double tap to wake/sleep
    • Wake on Plug
    • LCD Custom Density
    • Daydream
    • Font Size Control
  • Lights
    • Battery Lights Customizations
    • Notification Lights Customizations
  • Sounds
    • Notification Tones
    • Increasing Ring Volume
    • Launch Music App on Headset connected
    • Other Sounds Customizations
    • Charging Sounds
    • Enable/Disable screenshot sound
    • Live Volume Steps
    • Force Expanded Volume panel
    • Camera Shutter Sound Enable/Disable
  • Recents
    • Show search bar in Recents
    • Memory Bar
    • Clear All Recents Button Enable/Disable
    • Clear All tasks / Foreground Tasks
    • Clear All Recents Location
    • Immersive Recents
  • Gestures
    • Three Finger Swipe Screenshot
  • Lock Screen
    • Quick Unlock
    • Double tap to sleep on lockscreen
    • Smart Lock
    • Lockscreen weather
    • Fingerprint vibrations
    • Show lockscreen date/clock toggle
    • Signature spoofing
    • Emergency Button Switch
    • Battery Info on lockscreen
    • Hide power menu on lockscreen
    • Live Lock Screen
    • Lock Screen Shortcuts
    • Music Visualizer
    • Show Weather
    • Ambient Music Ticker
    • Toggle for quick face unlock
  • Animations
    • Toast animations style
    • Screen Off animations
  • Miscellaneous
    • App Ops
    • Wakelock blocker
    • Alarms Blocker
    • Media scanner on boot
  • Keyboard: Volume keys act as a cursor while typing — disable in keyboard options
  • Everything Working – Ril (Call, Data, SMS) Working, Dual Sim Card, Dual Sim 3G Supported, Wifi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, Data Connection, 2G/3G Switch, Ussd, Mic, Gps, Camera, FM Radio, Vpn, Youtube 720p, Gallery 1080p, Both Storage Mount (Android+PC), Usb Connection, MTP, Audio, Video, Audio Recording, Video Recording, Screen Recording, Offline Charging, Flash-light
  • And So much more.


Known Bug

  • No information available



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You must need a Bootloader unlocked and Custom recovery – TWRP 3.2.2-0 or higher installed device to use FireHound Rom on Google Pixel XL.


ROM Download

To use on your stable build of FireHound Rom on Google Pixel XL, first download the rom file from download link —


Important Note

  • Latest TWRP (3.2.2-0) Required to Flash!
  • Current Vendor: OPM4.171019.021.P1 (July) 


How To Install Official FireHound Rom on Google Pixel XL

  1. At first download and copy the FireHound Rom, TWRP installer and file.
  2. It’s wise to backup your Current ROM, no matter how confident or experienced you are. So anything happen unpleasant you can retrieve back your old ROM. If you don’t know how to backup ROM using Custom Recovery then Click Here.
  3. Now boot into TWRP and select wipe, Wipe System/Data/Dalvik Cache/Cache.
  4. Now flash FireHound ROM zip. and flash TWRP installer zip.
  5. Go back to TWRP main menu select reboot then select recovery to flash the gapps zip. and Reboot. If you want to root/install magisk, DO it after first boot.
  6. First boot may take a while… After that enjoy the Official build of FireHound Rom on Google Pixel XL (Oreo 8.1) (merlin).



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