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Lineage OS 18.1 on Xperia Z5 buggy on my device

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papioara

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Oct 28, 2018
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Hello,
I have just installed tarkzim's Lineage OS 18.1 - the latest - version on my Z5 without Gapps. Unfortunately it turns out to be unusable because of a serious bug (at least on my phone it shows, and I have no better name for it than to call it a bug): launching the browser (indispensable on a smartphone) crashes the whole system and causes an immediate reboot.
I wonder if anyone else has encountered the same problem or if there is someone who has been able to fix this or has a workaround at least.
Otherwise I hope that the developer reads this here, too, and will look into the problem. For now my Xperia is bricked, but I will follow the development and forthcoming versions, of course, hoping for improvements.
I have another mobile - so I can live with that bricked one for a while ;-)
 

Camembaer

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Nov 8, 2021
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Hey,
I´ve got basically the same bug, but managed to play around a bit further. From what I could gather, the Phone crashes and reboots every time I open certain apps. I have Gapps istalled and notized two problems.
  1. Crashes and reboot on startup of certain apps, like Chrome, pre istalled browser, Outlook, G-Mail, Mattermost or Amazon Shopping. Other apps seem to do fine. Firefox, k-9 Mail, Whatsapp, Telegram, Sotify work more or less without a problem.
  2. Crashes and reboot on sign in. From the few that I tested, Vanced was the most interesting one because I could open and play Youtube Videos normally but it always crashed when I tried to log in. I could login through microg but since then my phone started to crash and reboot every few minutes. Uninstalling all vanced related apps did not solve the problem. Some apps crashed on sign in and since then werent able to get running again.
I really like the Lineage version, and I wouldn´t even mind finding the "working" apps using them (does´nt really matter to me if I use Chrome or Firefox) but certain apps I need to work like Mattermost.
I hope someone could help with our problem because I really want Lineage to work on the Z5. It feels so... clean and smooth.
 

papioara

Member
Oct 28, 2018
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Good to hear that someone else has similar issues with this LineageOS version - and regrettable, too, of course. Even without GApps it is unusable so far. But I really hope that this version is not the 'last word', and will continue improving. I know it is a big task for a programmer.
 

papioara

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Oct 28, 2018
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I have just seen that a new version is available. When I find the time, I will replace the version on my phone with the new one and report.