UNOFFICIAL Lineage 14.1 for AT&T HTC One XL - evita

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By h8rift, Inactive Recognized Developer on 3rd March 2017, 05:03 AM
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LineageOS 14.1 is a free, community built distribution of Android 7.X (Nougat) which greatly extends the capabilities of your phone.

This is an unofficial build of LineageOS 14.1 for the AT&T HTC One XL.

To hear about the latest updates and changes to LineageOS as a whole, please follow +LineageOS on Google+!

Installation Instructions (These are all required)
  1. S-Off your device (Do this before RUU'ing and it will not wipe your /sdcard).
  2. Update to 3.18 RUU or later.
    BACK UP YOUR DATA TO A PC/OTG DRIVE. THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING
  3. Flash a custom TWRP recovery that supports the EvitaX scheme and prepare your partitions. (Download from the downloads tab).
  4. Boot to Recovery -> Wipe menu -> Advanced Wipe. Change /system to "FAT" format.
  5. Reboot back into Recovery
  6. Wipe Menu -> choose Format Data -> back to Wipe Menu -> manually wipe /system, /cache, /dalvik
  7. Reboot back into Recovery.
  8. Download the unofficial build from the downloads tab.
  9. Locate 7.X ARM Nano Gapps via a quick Google search.
  10. Install the build and GApps

Huge thanks:
mdmower and jrior001 for doing all the hard work.

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Lineage 14.1, ROM for the AT&T HTC One X

Contributors
h8rift, mdmower, jrior001
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Firmware Required: 3.18

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2017-03-03
Last Updated 2017-03-03
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3rd March 2017, 05:04 AM |#2  
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Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions to do the partition swapping. This should be nearly identical to jrior001's thread for CyanogenMod 12.1
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4th March 2017, 07:58 PM |#3  
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wow..this device is still alive
hats off
It was my first android ...
4th March 2017, 08:17 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paras33

wow..this device is still alive
hats off
It was my first android ...

It was my first Android also.
Been waiting for a modern ROM for it...

I think I got it loaded, but can't get thru the setup, due to popups...
com.android.phone has stopped...
google play services has stopped....
"that" has stopped...
"whatever" has stopped.....

Edit: I reinstalled the ROM today, and was able to setup properly. Only quirk so far is a red outline that flashes around the screen occasionally.
5th March 2017, 04:53 AM |#5  
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great news!
@mdmower - I was following your GitHub notes over the past while, always hoping there would be something which we could use!

Thanks to all involved - I still have and use my evita, but often with an alternate SIM for travel. It is still a very nice phone. I put new batteries in both my evita, and my wife's, and they keep going. But security... That's where LineageOS, and this build, will be crucial.

I need my evita as a daily-driver for the next couple of weeks, so I'll eagerly read the results from others for now. But I have three other devices using unofficial LineageOS builds, and I'm very happy with them.

Thank-you, everyone!
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6th March 2017, 08:11 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dnorris55

It was my first Android also.
Been waiting for a modern ROM for it...

I think I got it loaded, but can't get thru the setup, due to popups...
com.android.phone has stopped...
google play services has stopped....
"that" has stopped...
"whatever" has stopped.....

Edit: I reinstalled the ROM today, and was able to setup properly. Only quirk so far is a red outline that flashes around the screen occasionally.

how exactly did you reinstall? I just did a series of wipes and reinstall and am still getting force closes like mad. cant properly get the device running/through the setup screen
6th March 2017, 09:37 PM |#7  
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how exactly did you reinstall? I just did a series of wipes and reinstall and am still getting force closes like mad. cant properly get the device running/through the setup screen

I'm not sure just what worked, because I tried so many things. I even tried flashing the evita-x twrp, but it didn't work, so I reflashed the twrp in the op. At one point, I thought I was really screwed, because the data partition showed a size of 0. Then I re-did the format data (step 6), and was able to install the ROM and get thru the setup.
You might try reflashing the twrp, and repeat step 6.
Also, I installed the ROM by itself, booted and setup.
Then flashed gapps and rebooted.
Then flashed SuperSU.


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7th March 2017, 07:51 PM |#8  
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Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions to do the partition swapping. This should be nearly identical to jrior001's thread for CyanogenMod 12.1

Great development on the One XL. Thanks guys for the great work. I managed to install the rom. It however seem unstable and apps taking long to open. Also the red box on the edge of the screen. Will try wipe and reflash and see if there will be an improvement
7th March 2017, 09:42 PM |#9  
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WOW! Nougat on a Five Year-Old Phone!
Thank you so much. You guys are amazing. I can't believe I'm running Android 7.1 on a five year-old phone. Everything works and is running pretty smooth (except for occasional red border flash).

As things turned out, my good old HTC One X has become my primary phone for the time being. And here I am running Nougat. I guess it says a lot about this phone's build quality that it has lasted so long. My deep appreciation to all the XDA developers and their amazing ROMs, apps and troubleshooting tips that have kept this phone, amazingly, at the forefront of Android development all these years.
8th March 2017, 04:57 AM |#10  
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Well, I couldn't wait. And the summary: I am thrilled

Here are some notes and observations, while installing lineage-14.1-20170226-UNOFFICIAL-evita.zip:
  • from within TWRP-3.0.N2-1, device always performs a full system-reboot when selecting "Reboot to Recovery". You have to reboot to fastboot (press-and-hold Vol-Down and Power), then enter recovery from the fastboot menu. Later, from within Lineage OS, you *CAN* reboot to Recovery.
  • cannot flash this ROM and nanoGapps queued together: insufficient memory. Flash this ROM first, then use TWRP file-manager to delete the ROM .zip. Now, there will be sufficient space to flash nanoGapps.
  • there are plenty of red-border-flashes during setup, and during regular operation It seems like just about every user-input-event, and maybe even every install-decision-point will produce this. It's actually slower than a "flash" - more like a red-border-blink I doesn't hurt anything, and I suspect this will be ironed-out later.
  • this ROM doesn't include 'su' (SuperUser). For this installation, I opted to use Lineage's 'addonsu-arm-signed.zip'

My roaming SIM won't work where I am now, but I have input my voip details into the provided dialer, and voip/SIP calls work as they should. I added Yahoo as a CM_WeatherProvider, and now cLock looks and works as expected.

a huge THANKS guys, for bringing this ROM to this point - @h8rift, @mdmower, @jrior001 !
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Wow, guys this is great!
Thanks for the hard work.

What can we expect from this? Will it be patched to fix bugs or is this a "one build"?

Also, question for the devs: can one realistically hope to use Nougat on evita as a daily driver or is this device simply too old? I'm on CM12.1 and it's not that smooth. Would switching to Nougat better or worsen the experience?

For current testers: what features are currently working (camera, GPS, etc.)?

Again, hat's off!
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