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LineageOS 16.0 Official for Galaxy A5|7 2017


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LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 9.0 (pie), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

Code:
/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * I am 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! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
 */
LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit Gerrit Code Review.

What's working?
  • Audio
  • Calls
  • Wifi
  • Hotspot
  • Mobile data
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint
  • Hardware composer
  • OpenMAX (hardware encoding/decoding)
  • Camera (photos + recording)
  • NFC
  • Sensors
  • Vibration
  • Double tap to wake
  • Always on display
  • Software encryption
  • Sepolicy

Supported variants

Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Dual SIM is also supported.
All variants should be working but only A520F and A720F are well tested since the developers have them.

How to install
  1. Make sure you had Samsung's Oreo firmware bootloader and modem before installing this.
  2. Make sure you are using the latest official TWRP version.
  3. Download the lineage build, optionally google apps and extras.
  4. In TWRP format data (if you still have stock rom encryption).
  5. In TWRP wipe data and cache.
  6. Flash LineageOS.
  7. Optional: Flash Google apps (rightafter).
  8. Optional: Flash extras.
  9. Reboot.

LineageOS updater will handle updates automatically (OTA).
If you're flashing manually, it's okay to dirty flash.

Downloads

A5 2017: download.lineageos.org | wiki.lineageos.org | twrp.me
A7 2017: download.lineageos.org | wiki.lineageos.org | twrp.me
Google apps (arm64): wiki.lineageos.org
Extras(arm64): download.lineageos.org

Old builds (unofficial): get.mcfy.fr

Credits
Huge thanks to:
  • @RaymanFX for the original work on lineage 14.1 and thus making this possible.
  • @forkbomb444 for valuable contribution to 7880 sources.
  • @Stricted and @danwood76 for contribution to exynos platform on lineage 17.1.
  • LineageOS Team
  • Lastly, @McFy for the server for unofficial builds.

XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM][9][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 16.0 Official [WEEKLY], ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A Series 2017 A3, A5, A7

Contributors
Option58, RaymanFX, forkbomb444
Source Code: https://github.com/LineageOS/android..._universal7880

ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo firmware

Version Information
Status: Nightly

Created 2018-12-07
Last Updated 2020-06-29
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FAQ
Help my sim doesn't work
Please read the installation instructions more carefully. Oreo firmware bootloader and modem is a must.
You can find the collection along with the guide in THIS xda thread.

I'm sometimes having crackling sound when listening to music
Turn off 'ok google now' functionality in google app settings. If you have troubles finding it you can as well go to settings>apps, find app called 'google' and disable microphone permission.

Does this rom support VoLTE?
No. And it likely won't in the near future. Samsung's VoLTE is not possible on AOSP based roms for the time being.

My hardware keys light up whenever I touch the screen
Navigate to Settings->System->Buttons->Backlight and tick 'Illuminate buttons only when pressed'. You might want to reduce time on the scaler to 1 second, too.

My camera flash doesn't work
This is an issue with the camera app. Just tap to focus anywhere and it will start working.

My device fails to encrypt
1. You were likely using older TWRP, update to the latest version
2. Backup your data somewhere (external sd, pc...)
3. In TWRP Advanced -> Format data.

CTS profile mismatch/safetynet fails
Lineage reads your bootloader version and then sets it as your fingerprint. You can find a guide to manually override it from the rom by @MrZajec1988 here.

How to switch to full screen gestures (lineage 17.1 preview builds only)
1. Navigate to Settings->System->Buttons->Backlight and tick 'Enable on-screen nav bar'.
2. Navigate to Settings->System->Gestures->System navigation and tick 'Gesture navigation'.
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LineageOS 17.1 preview builds (unofficial)

A lot of work has been done on the upcoming android version and 17.1 preview builds are now ready to be released.
Although major phone features should mostly be working, these builds are less stable than official ones and unexpected bugs may occur.


Download: androidfilehost

Changelog:
  • Alpha 1.3
    • Improved fingerprint stability
    • Switched to new hidl power hal
    • Latest LineageOS sources
  • Alpha 1.2
    • Improved system stability
    • Fixed dual sim detection
    • Latest LineageOS sources
  • Alpha 1.1
    • Fixed the problem with fingerprint
  • Alpha 1
    • Initial release
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Good job dude tq for work
But hotspot and speaker sound is important for daily usage
Try to fix them
And once again great job
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Good job dude tq for work
But hotspot and speaker sound is important for daily usage
Try to fix them
And once again great job

Speaker is working
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Here's the bugs that appeared in the ROM,
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Originally Posted by ModatherM

So been using the ROM for whole week, and here's the list of the bugs i faced them on A5 2017, Also same bugs on A7 2017,
• Hotspot not working.
• USB tethering not working.
• Ambient Display cause battery drain
• Phone speakers are cracking lil bit, which cause the sound unclear.
• When you are calling your friends, He can't hear your voice clearly, Even if you recorded a voice you will hear it unclear.
• Sometimes Internet calling (Telegram, Messanger etc...) not working, Both sides can't hear each other.
• Some people reported that GPS not working, But it worked for me well, with Mobile data and WIFI.
• VIPER4ANDROID not working ( Magisk Module ). [ Not so important but just for who care for it ]
• Blacklight are always on, I hope there will be solution soon to make it like TW roms.
• Camera (Front and Rear) need to be improved so much, As it lags with video recording in some third party apps, Also Sometimes it request me to restart the phone due to Camera Driver erorr.
• Huge battery drains, (FIXED them by clean re-flashing the rom).
• Enabling HWC cause some freezes and sometimes refuses to reboot.

Thats all I have found from 1 week of use, Once again thanks @Option58 for your efforts.

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Speaker is working

Sound cracking
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• Blacklight are always on, I hope there will be solution soon to make it like TW roms.

Yeah I also use that. But that's not A5/A7 stuff. That's a missing lineage rom feature for all devices, not just ours. And unfortunately it hasn't been ported to Pie yet.
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Hi, @Option58
• VIPER4ANDROID not working ( Magisk Module ). [ Not so important but just for who care for it ]
Actually works for me, just acts sometimes with some weird behaviors (requires a reboot to fix it most of the time/disabling audioFX fixed most of the issues for me)
• Some people reported that GPS not working, But it worked for me well, with Mobile data and WIFI.
Same here, works well.
• Enabling HWC cause some freezes and sometimes refuses to reboot.
Same here.
• Huge battery drains.
Clearly what had to be expected on an unoptimized rom. I checked on kernel Adiutor, cpu clock is always at maximum, probably not normal (honestly idk if it causes battery drain). Otherwise battery life is decent when phone is on agressive doze or plane mode (less than 1% in 10h)

Thank you for the work done, it's a huge step forward to a stable rom with pie.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Option58

Yeah I also use that. But that's not A5/A7 stuff. That's a missing lineage rom feature for all devices, not just ours. And unfortunately it hasn't been ported to Pie yet.

I hope they do that, Because it's weird to hold your phone with backlight always on.



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Hi, @Option58
• VIPER4ANDROID not working ( Magisk Module ). [ Not so important but just for who care for it ]
Actually works for me, just acts sometimes with some weird behaviors (requires a reboot to fix it most of the time/disabling audioFX fixed most of the issues for me)
• Some people reported that GPS not working, But it worked for me well, with Mobile data and WIFI.
Same here, works well.
• Enabling HWC cause some freezes and sometimes refuses to reboot.
Same here.
• Huge battery drains.
Clearly what had to be expected on an unoptimized rom. I checked on kernel Adiutor, cpu clock is always at maximum, probably not normal (honestly idk if it causes battery drain). Otherwise battery life is decent when phone is on agressive doze or plane mode (less than 1% in 10h)

Thank you for the work done, it's a huge step forward to a stable rom with pie.

About VIPER4ANDROID can you tell me how you made it work please? ( I have Audio modification library installed ). [ Never mind it worked, Didn't notice that AudioFX was on, after disabling it, V4A worked. ]
About Huge battery drains, i didn't face that issue again after i cleared flash the rom as i mentioned in my list, as before i was going from 100% to 15% in two hours but after reflashing it take around 10hrs on battery and 4hrs screen on time and by comparing that to STOCK ROM (As Hades can survive till 15hrs on battery and 7hrs screen on) it's not bad, so i suggest everyone facing battery drain to re-flash and turn off Ambient Display and he will get stock rom battery life (not hades).
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Originally Posted by just a tech

I hear a lot of people experiencing the following bugs:
- Capacitive key lights always on
- Serious battery drain
- Sound crackling
Yet I don't seem to have one of them. How could that be? Does it depend on the region where you bought the phone or so?

No....depends on usage I suppose. However, u barely used it one day and battery drain is horrendous even with Naptime.

Also, can't seem to find an option to prevent accidental screen touches. Put it in my pocket and got it out 5 minutes later and I had browsers open, apps open, dialler ready to call someone, etc
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