* 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 * 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.
This thread is mainly intended for devs (pro devs don't really belong here because they're pro and this thread is useless), for someone who need help to continue the work for Nova and fix the bugs on Pie (not many left). I'll help as long as you can speak English xD (no google translate because it can cause misunderstandings). However, don't expect me to spend the same time into this as i''ve did when i've had the phone. Yes, i no longer have the phone (it's still dead) and if you're not up to date with that, then you can read the announcement here and i've mentioned that i've got a new phone here. On top of this, i can't build anymore because i can't sign up on Google Cloud Platform anymore. I've wrote about this here at the hidden content (below as a side note).
Users can also help with doing researches, testing things and logs.
I don't know if i'll consider to continue working on it myself alone without the phone. I'd need at least to be able to build and then i'd need people to test new builds / flashable zips. At some point i might consider that because i'm missing this phone and the community xD.
There's two branches:
1) lineage-16.0: those ones were used when i've booted Pie the first time. Remember that i've wrote about it here? Those ones were updated from mido's ones.
2) lineage-16.0-last. those ones are the last ones and updated, which i've used in my last build. Those ones were continued from previous branch and updated from tissot ones which were / are updated by another dev (not the same dev as on mido). I recommend to continue with this branch, but it's up to you. You might not be able to get a successful or bootable build anymore with lineage-16.0 branch anyway because lineage's sources were updated since then.
I've used mido's trees as reference for lineage 14 and 15 trees too. You can figure that yourself if you check mido's trees and then Nova's ones, as i've cherry-picked the commits. Why did i use mido's trees? Because:
1) It has the same qcom chipset as Nova.
2) It is a popular phone.
3) A good dev was working on it.
4) It has official lineage support.
Now you might ask why i haven't did myself everything from scratch. Well, as a newbie dev, it would've been much harder and would've took much more time. Also, i'd say that there's no point at all to do something from scratch when it was already done unless you want to go the "hard" way, assuming you have time and want to learn more. I've still learnt a lot since i've started.
There are "universal" commits which are about fixes / improvements that can be related to e.g. the android version or the qcom chipset and those commits are usually found in many device trees, so you just cherry-pick them. A good example would be this commit: hwcan: Use mke2fs to create ext4 images.
FIXING THE BUGS OF LINEAGE 16 / PIE
I assume that you've used lineage-16.0-last branch as i've recommended. I no longer remember what bugs had my last build, but i think that the bluetooth was working, while it wasn't working in the build made from old lineage-16.0 branch. However, i remember that it had a new bug and as far as i remember, it was the RIL, but the baseband was showing up. I think i've tried to fix it and i've got it working (i remember that it was about the blobs), but i don't remember how. As of typing now, i've looked into the logcat which i still have and i've seen this:
F linker : CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE "/vendor/bin/tftp_server": library "liboemaids_vendor.so" not found
That kind of error is self explanatory: the blob / lib is missing. After i've seen this, i've remembered that it's a new blob which got added in the original commit and which i've cherry-picked here. I didn't include that blob for a reason, but i don't remember that reason lol (it's not that i've forgot it, but i've skipped it for a reason). I remember that back then i've added the blob manually after i've seen the error, but i don't remember if that's what fixed the RIL, so you can try that and let me know.
As i've said already, i don't remember what bugs had that build besides the RIL, so you can try it and let me know.
At the introduction i've mentioned that i can help. I'll help only here on XDA in this thread because it may help other people too if they're having the same error / problem and after all, it's nice to have a thread like this in my opinion.
You can attach the log or paste it to gist github, pastebin, del.dog or any pasting website, but don't paste it in the XDA post because it just sucks.
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As i've recommended to use lineage-16.0-last branch to build / continue the development, i also recommend to flash that build.
The build from lineage-16.0 branch folder doesn't boot. Back then, when i've seen that it doesn't boot and took a look at the logcat, i've tried the graphic blobs from the tree of zenfone 3 and that one was using them from nokia 7 plus (based on the commit). I had two zips in my PC and i've uploaded both. The first one created is graphic_pie_blobs_zenfone3_nokia_7_plus.zip and the second one sdm_blobs_zenfone3_nokia7_plus.zip, so you flash them in that order. As i've mentioned in that post in which i've said that i've booted Pie, there is some lag / glitches while scrolling, due the display / graphic blobs.
As i've promised, i've pushed the tree sources and uploaded my first and last build. The reason i'm willing to help in fixing the bugs is because i'm missing this phone and this community here on XDA (as i've expected xD). It was fun and thanks to this phone and y`all for your support and kind words, i've learnt so many things in this journey. That's simply unforgettable for me.
Hopefully someone will jump on and continue the development further. I'll be here to help.
[DEV][9.0] LineageOS 16, ROM for the Huawei Nova/Nova Plus
Source Code: https://github.com/skinzor/android_kernel_huawei_msm8953-1/tree/lineage-16.0-last
ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Firmware Required: Unlocked bootloader, TWRP
Last Updated 2019-01-05