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DISCLAIMER:
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
 * 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.

INTRODUCTION

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.


SOURCES


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:

Code:
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.


DOWNLOADS

MEDIAFIRE | ANDROIDFILEHOST

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.


ENDING

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.

XDA:DevDB Information
[DEV][9.0] LineageOS 16, ROM for the Huawei Nova/Nova Plus

Contributors
#Henkate
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

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2019-01-02
Last Updated 2019-01-05
 

wangdaning

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Thank you for all the hard work you put into this. I would try to follow the leads, but for me this phone is dead now. I had hoped it would be something, but naw, just a hunk of something. Maybe someone can pick it up and go with it, encouraged everyone to try. If you are thinking about it Robert @#Henkate will help you. Great person, and this phone got me to know him so boom, good phone.

Maybe this should be in off topic thread, but I will post here.
 
Dec 20, 2017
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Thank you for the great work that you have done. You gave us nougat, oreo, almost a pie. LineageOS 15.1 is the best firmware I have ever used. EmUi far behind. Thanks again a lot. Pie is full of bugs (I have already tried), counted a huge list of 10 items, but I think it's time to relax. You gave nova a second life and for that I am grateful to you. I found out that you are switching to another phone. Good luck in developing it, you are a good developer, the main thing is to believe in yourself!
 

Alee.se

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Hey Henkate !, Yesterday I installed LOS16, the last build that you compiled, botched and everything, but at the moment of continuing with the initial configuration, the screen does not give an image, the touch works, but it runs out of image: /
 
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Hey Henkate !, Yesterday I installed LOS16, the last build that you compiled, botched and everything, but at the moment of continuing with the initial configuration, the screen does not give an image, the touch works, but it runs out of image: /
With the first build go two files, except for the firmware, responsible for the display. Flash them after flash lineage 16 last build and everything will work
 
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Hey there!

Finally tried it. I flashed just the latest build and there is what I got:

  1. After flashing only ROM, it booted, but nothing was drawn at the display. Ok, that was expect
  2. Then I wiped system and data again, flashed the build and both of the other zips (from the first build folder)
  3. It booted fine, RIL was working at start, wifi ok. Many other things couldn't be tested, because randomly (one time taking photos, other when scrolling settings, other when trying to test bluetooth) screen went black the blue led got lit up.
  4. I took a logcat only with errors and it seems there is a lot to fix. Still today (just a lot later today, I have to work) I'm gonna fetch los 16 trees, but I still have no idea how to solve any of the bugs. I'll do a lot of search though.

Here is the gist I made with the logcat I took. Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT

just forgot to mention that besides RIL working, I couldn't make a call (display went black and blue led). When rebooted it, I had no signal reception at all
 
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Hey there!

Finally tried it. I flashed just the latest build and there is what I got:

After flashing only ROM, it booted, but nothing was drawn at the display. Ok, that was expect
Then I wiped system and data again, flashed the build and both of the other zips (from the first build folder)
It booted fine, RIL was working at start, wifi ok. Many other things couldn't be tested, because randomly (one time taking photos, other when scrolling settings, other when trying to test bluetooth) screen went black the blue led got lit up.
I took a logcat only with errors and it seems there is a lot to fix. Still today (just a lot later today, I have to work) I'm gonna fetch los 16 trees, but I still have no idea how to solve any of the bugs. I'll do a lot of search though.


Here is the gist I made with the logcat I took. Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT

just forgot to mention that besides RIL working, I couldn't make a call (display went black and blue led). When rebooted it, I had no signal reception at all
Also to the list of bugs: personally, my phone did not work with a SIM card, constant crash of applications. The YouTube crash, the camera does not take a photo (camera stock), after restarting, the fingerprint disappears (it is not deleted from memory, but it can only be unlocked if you make a new fingerprint) Any heavy application will crash after a while
 

penk3

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Thx for u work, I have a reboots after few mins the system starts
nova canL11, cant reply link to adb bugreport logs x_x
 

Vinnom

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Also to the list of bugs: personally, my phone did not work with a SIM card, constant crash of applications. The YouTube crash, the camera does not take a photo (camera stock), after restarting, the fingerprint disappears (it is not deleted from memory, but it can only be unlocked if you make a new fingerprint) Any heavy application will crash after a while


Thx for u work, I have a reboots after few mins the system starts
nova canL11, cant reply link to adb bugreport logs x_x

Sorry guys, no mean to be rude here, but this thread is for development purposes. My point in posting was to give a logcat and receive help to try and fix the bugs I found. I know that when possible, #Henkate gonna take a look and give some directions, so work can be done. So, if you wanna test and see if the rom works for you, that's fine, but provide logs, please. It's good to have other logs and be able to compare if the bugs are the same and I think it can help development a lot (no need to flood with logs either, be reasonable).
 
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ShoZeark

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Unbrick no screen.

To repair the phone (when there is more image) it must start in fastboot mode and then flash boot image) wait for the phone to go off or remove the battery. When it is off plug the usb cable c on your huawei nova and the phone will show that the phone is charging. Now you can reflash another rom but not lineage os 16. Sorry i use google translation
 

R0mi4

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Android 9 with jdi screen

Android 9 with jdi screen
Amazing near.
As it is known, custom firmware was not friends with the jdi screens.
And here came LOS16 on Android 9. Read reviews that it is now not usable even on smartphones with "normal" screens, what can we say about JDI
But from the realization that he had bought a new phone and having a lot of time, the thought crept in to try to put a fresh custom for total disappointment in his smartphone and quiet use of the new.

However, not everything is so simple. After the first launch, the screen began to flicker well, I thought everything had arrived, now it will get dark and the sensor will fail. Cured with just one reboot. more of this did not happen.

Sim cards did not pull out (I have 2 of them), some wrote that because of them there were some problems crashing and rebooting the system (I don’t have that)

After a night out, the interface began to respond with a delay of 0.5 seconds. (It was cured by a complete reboot) ..

Quickstep launcher is often closed with an error

The camera does not remove the drain, installed from the playlist of the market works without comments.

The navigation bar disappeared after a telephone conversation, when the interlocutor first completed the call (It was decided to reboot)

Vkontakte application crashes, but I use Kate Mobile, it flies with a bang.

YouTube crashes

The sound from the conversational dynamics is quiet, I think you can fix it in the mixer_paths but this is not exactly


Waiting for the moment until the screen fails.
 

R0mi4

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All right, testing 9 android is over!
Discharged the battery to 0, the phone turned off, when turned on, the painfully familiar symptom with the diagnosis "JDI", no image, the screen backlight is on.
Hope no more. I return the phone to the stock and sell it, turn to Meizu pro 7. Thank you all!
 
Dec 20, 2017
42
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All right, testing 9 android is over!
Discharged the battery to 0, the phone turned off, when turned on, the painfully familiar symptom with the diagnosis "JDI", no image, the screen backlight is on.
Hope no more. I return the phone to the stock and sell it, turn to Meizu pro 7. Thank you all!
Ты все посты будешь переводить и сюда кидать?) (It is joke)
 

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    DISCLAIMER:
    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
     * 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.

    INTRODUCTION

    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.


    SOURCES


    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:

    Code:
    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.


    DOWNLOADS

    MEDIAFIRE | ANDROIDFILEHOST

    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.


    ENDING

    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.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [DEV][9.0] LineageOS 16, ROM for the Huawei Nova/Nova Plus

    Contributors
    #Henkate
    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

    Version Information
    Status: Testing

    Created 2019-01-02
    Last Updated 2019-01-05
    5
    Thank you for the great work that you have done. You gave us nougat, oreo, almost a pie. LineageOS 15.1 is the best firmware I have ever used. EmUi far behind. Thanks again a lot. Pie is full of bugs (I have already tried), counted a huge list of 10 items, but I think it's time to relax. You gave nova a second life and for that I am grateful to you. I found out that you are switching to another phone. Good luck in developing it, you are a good developer, the main thing is to believe in yourself!
    3
    Thank you for all the hard work you put into this. I would try to follow the leads, but for me this phone is dead now. I had hoped it would be something, but naw, just a hunk of something. Maybe someone can pick it up and go with it, encouraged everyone to try. If you are thinking about it Robert @#Henkate will help you. Great person, and this phone got me to know him so boom, good phone.

    Maybe this should be in off topic thread, but I will post here.
    2
    Hey Henkate !, Yesterday I installed LOS16, the last build that you compiled, botched and everything, but at the moment of continuing with the initial configuration, the screen does not give an image, the touch works, but it runs out of image: /
    With the first build go two files, except for the firmware, responsible for the display. Flash them after flash lineage 16 last build and everything will work
    1
    Hi enkate... does wifi calling work on 16 ?

    thanks
    He has no way to check. Maybe someone who has flashed it could test.