LineageOS (as well as CM did until December 2016) still maintains the cm11.0 / 4.4.4 sources to keep pace with 'The Android Security Bulletin' (ASB).
Patches for security issues are released at least once a month to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository.
Patches for Android 4.4.4 are not provided by ASB anymore.
This means, security wise Android 4.4.4 is formally dead.
Nevertheless there are a few enthusiasts, still backporting security patches from recent Android versions to 4.4.4.
You should know, such backports are no formal ASB security patches.
Therefore the security patch level of this ROM is named: Unofficial Security Backport "April 2019".
Despite of implementing these security patches by the LineageOS team to its own repository https://github.com/LineageOS,
LineageOS does not provide cm11 builds anymore.
Since I personally like 4.4.4. more than later versions, I build it myself unofficially and would like to share it.
The build is made from LineageOS "Branch: cm-11.0" PLUS ASB security patches, even if they are not yet approved by LineageOS.
#include <std_disclaimer.h> /* * Your warranty is now void. * I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM * before flashing it! */
- download the zip
- install a compatible recovery
- perform a recovery backup of your current ROM
- wipe data & cache partitions of your device
- flash ROM
- optional: install the Google Apps addon package
<< latest 2019/04/15 >> Unofficial Security Backport "April 2019"
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LineageOS per 2019-04-14 status merged at LineageOS
LineageOS per 2019-04-14 status open at LineageOS topics asb-2019.04-cm11
The stock browser is removed from this ROM due to severe security issues, which cannot get fixed.
Get a state of art browser (like firefox) from play store instead.
a) xposed not supported
A fix is provided by Lenny Bard, see instructions at post here.
Be aware, this fix will revert/break some security patches.
b) stock camera HDR mode is unstable
c) In case of xposed, one could experience issues with gesture typing.
Fix provided by lamuzi: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=199
#1: LOS 14.1 Kernel for the LOS ROM 11.0 S4
It turned out (thanks to side), the LOS 14.1 kernel works in conjunction with LOS 11.0.
Just a small modification to its ramdisk was needed.
Benefit: Security wise the LOS 14.1 kernel is much more advanced compared to the LOS 11.0 kernel.
#2: 14.1 SideCore Kernel by Lenny Bard modified to work in conjunction with this LOS 11.0 ROM
See Forum Post provided by Lenny Bard
xpduyson - ASB patches
Tim Schumacher - ASB patches + KRACK fix patches
MSe1969 - ASB patches + KRACK fix patches
Android-Andy - security patches
syphyr - security patches