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By hoqpus, Member on 5th July 2018, 10:42 AM
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Background story: I've been an enthusiastic lineage (and cm) user for years. The first thing I did after unboxing any new phone was installing lineage (without even testing the stock rom) because I knew what I got. Few month back I bought two OP5T (one for my gf one for me) and installed lineage. Mine was quite fine but my gf's phone kept having issues (e.g. front cam not working). After a while I had a look at oxygen and I realized that it is not that different or at least not second to none but on the other hand has some advantages two.

Anyway after using OxygenOS for some weeks now I created my list of dis-/advantages:

Advantages over Lineage

- Overall better functionality/ availibility of sensors
• Better camera
• No issues with frontcam
• Faceunlock availible
• No microphone noise on headset during calls
- Gesture navigation (pie control)
- Round battery icon
- Less smaller bugs
- Excellent performance and battery life (prob. Better than lineage even without all those tweaks and possibilities of adjustment)
- Update to Android 8 was faster than lineage itself (if I remember correctly)
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Disadvantages vs. Lineage

Annoying:
- Double tap to wake doesn't work during calls
- Double tap on taskbar to sleep not availible
- Switching songs while display off with Vol up/ down not availible
- Vibration at screen on can't be disabled

I can live with it:
- Change Keyboard notification can't be disabled
- Shifting cursor in text with Vol up/ down not availible
- hold back button to kill not availible
- hold home button to switch to last app (can be worked around by swiping up and hold and then being directed to the recents menu on navigation control)
- Some spam apps
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What are your thoughts/ experiences? Do you have something to add to the lists that I forgot?

And the most important question: do you have solutions or work arounds for the disadvantages that I listed.
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5th July 2018, 12:11 PM |#2  
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Advantage LOS over OOS:
1. Left and Right keyboard arrows appearing on Navigation Bar when keyboard is out.
2. ???
5th July 2018, 03:40 PM |#3  
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Hi,
I'm in the exact same situation. Using Lineage for years until i tested it on my OP5t!
Honestly, my main concern was to keep my smartphone up to date. But now, we have security updates less than a month late, and may be quicker now that OP5t have trabble project...
Codename Phoenix was for be the best custom rom, but I must say i've nothing to criticize about OOS.
I stick with the betas and have no issue, camera is great, face unlock too, battery life is very good and the phone is very smooth (way better than my colleague s8+).
Not to mention the full screen videos and the gesture mode.

You can just desactivate the spam apps and it's very fine for me!
5th July 2018, 05:26 PM |#4  
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Advantage LOS over OOS:
1. Trust (Data protection)
2. Compatibility to Google Dialer
3. Switchable Root
4. Untill now faster Update
5. Better , adjustable gestures via xposed edge

Disadvantage LOS over OOS:
1. Camera better on Stock rom
2. Better Voice microphone quality on Stock if Bluetooth headset connected
7th July 2018, 02:56 PM |#5  
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Completely agree with OP. Finally I am using a stock rom even without rooting it (OB11) and completely satisfied.
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29th October 2018, 05:58 PM |#6  
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Wish I would have read this thread before installing Lineage on a 5T. Same experience. Huge waste of time.
I am a big fan of Lineage and it has always been awesome. My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is simply awesome and so has every other device I have ever used it on. Love it.

The 5T is a huge disappointment.

1 - the camera sucks. Even the google hacked camera sucks. - slow and welcome to crash city. HDR+ is second rate.
Front camera crashes
google photos crashes
3rd party cameras are terrible. They take pictures like its 1999. No HDR. If you do install a hacked camera with HDR or 3rd party, get ready to take pics like its 2008 - seconds between the 3 exposures. Time to carry a tripod again.

2 - no face ID. could not get it to work by flashing a hacked face id.
3 - Google Pay - it works if you put the time in to hack it with Magiks.

Those are the 3 main issues. #2 and #3 are important so #2 is the main deal breaker.

I should have tested Oxyogen OS first before installing Lineage. Oxyogen OS is very similar, it has many of the enhancements you are used to. Think of it as a commercial Lineage - it has not lost its roots.

The big deal is the Camera. It is great stuff. Go ahead and test other camera apps and then go back to the one plus camera app. Wow its like coming out of the dark ages.

Just like the post above, stock rom without root is actually fantastic! Dare I say - even better (software) than Vanilla android on a pixel 2XL.
I did open up the boot loader so you can push stuff via adb if for some reason you get stuck in a boot loop.

I hope this post helps someone. I wasted at least 6 hours messing around with hacks trying to get this to work for no reason! Oxogen OS is the rom of my dreams.
29th October 2018, 07:42 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by avongil911

Wish I would have read this thread before installing Lineage on a 5T. Same experience. Huge waste of time.
I am a big fan of Lineage and it has always been awesome. My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is simply awesome and so has every other device I have ever used it on. Love it.

The 5T is a huge disappointment.

1 - the camera sucks. Even the google hacked camera sucks. - slow and welcome to crash city. HDR+ is second rate.
Front camera crashes
google photos crashes
3rd party cameras are terrible. They take pictures like its 1999. No HDR. If you do install a hacked camera with HDR or 3rd party, get ready to take pics like its 2008 - seconds between the 3 exposures. Time to carry a tripod again.

2 - no face ID. could not get it to work by flashing a hacked face id.
3 - Google Pay - it works if you put the time in to hack it with Magiks.

Those are the 3 main issues. #2 and #3 are important so #2 is the main deal breaker.

I should have tested Oxyogen OS first before installing Lineage. Oxyogen OS is very similar, it has many of the enhancements you are used to. Think of it as a commercial Lineage - it has not lost its roots.

The big deal is the Camera. It is great stuff. Go ahead and test other camera apps and then go back to the one plus camera app. Wow its like coming out of the dark ages.

Just like the post above, stock rom without root is actually fantastic! Dare I say - even better (software) than Vanilla android on a pixel 2XL.
I did open up the boot loader so you can push stuff via adb if for some reason you get stuck in a boot loop.

I hope this post helps someone. I wasted at least 6 hours messing around with hacks trying to get this to work for no reason! Oxogen OS is the rom of my dreams.

OOS cam exists on custom ROMs too

I don't use pay so I can't speak on that

AOSP is the way to go imo, but I respect the OOS experience as long as I have RZ kernel installed. Currently on CNP and I am very happy.
29th October 2018, 11:51 PM |#8  
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First of all this should have been Custom roms vs OOS
you can get better everything than OOS on custom roms thanks to google camera port.
so I would say this setup would rekt OOS(Latest Pixel Experience Oreo official+ firmware 5.1.3+RedFlare Kernel)
and you basically have everything out your 5T
30th October 2018, 03:00 AM |#9  
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Does lineageos or any custom rom have 16:9 app compatibility mode like in OOS? If not then all custom roms are useless to me.

And I'm not talking about full screen support, that doesn't do anything but stretch non working apps to full screen, further making things worse.
30th October 2018, 03:42 AM |#10  
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Does lineageos or any custom rom have 16:9 app compatibility mode like in OOS? If not then all custom roms are useless to me.

And I'm not talking about full screen support, that doesn't do anything but stretch non working apps to full screen, further making things worse.

lineage has that option
also it has expanded desktop feature
most feature full custom roms havethat feature
30th October 2018, 08:39 AM |#11  
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lineage has that option
also it has expanded desktop feature
most feature full custom roms havethat feature

Can you confirm? I'm not talking about full screen support. I'm talking about 16:9 mode where there are 2 black bars at the sides. Not full screen mode where the app gets stretched to fill up the screen.

I have games that cannot work in 18:9 aspect ratio. They have to work in 16:9 ratio. I tried a rom once with a full screen support mode and it does not add 2 black bars at the side.

Only OOS has that option of proper app scaling. I'm pretty sure lineageos does not have that option of app scaling to 16:9.
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