[OFFICIAL] LineageOS 18.1 for the Moto G7 Plus

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Moto G7 Plus

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- Use at your own risk.

Introduction:
This is the Official Lineage OS 18.1 thread for the Moto G7 Plus.

Downloads:
Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly, and make sure your device's firmware matches the required firmware listed.
If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

Known Bugs:
  • None.
  • Find any? Report them according to this guide.
Notes:
  • The only supported GApps package at the moment is MindTheGapps, linked on our Wiki page about gapps.
Kernel Source: https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_motorola_msm8998
 
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pastorbob62

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Awesome! So glad to finally see this ROM. One question. Will TWRP 3.5.0_10-lake-v2 work with this it? It works great with Sakur.
 

yasen6275

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I think I found a problem but not sure if it is build problem or A11.
There us no option to kill app with long press of back button.
 

MisterDM

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Thank you very much! Installed it yesterday in combination with MindTheGapps and working great.

Only thing that I'm missing is the 'focus mode' which is part of 'digital wellbeing'. Could you tell me how I can get it? Couldn't find it in the Play store. I did install a separate APK but that doesn't make a difference. If I'm not mistaken, it is supposed to add an entry to the Settings section.
 

papperlapapp

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Has anyone done an upgrade from 17.1 to 18.1? Any issues when upgrading?

Why does the upgrade require sideloading, why cant it be done OTA?

The G7plus has a new maintainer with 18.1? Jleeblanch no longer?
 

yasen6275

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Has anyone done an upgrade from 17.1 to 18.1? Any issues when upgrading?

Why does the upgrade require sideloading, why cant it be done OTA?

The G7plus has a new maintainer with 18.1? Jleeblanch no longer?
I did that. No issues for the moment. But I'm not using GAPs.

Can't be sure why sideload is mandatory for major version upgrade, but I suspect it might be due to kernel change or some other major component that is incompatible with old system.
 

jf.navica

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Upgraded using adb sideload, everything working fine, except for Wi-Fi that won't connect. Got this in the logs, any ideas?

4-04 11:04:21.368 19578 19578 I wpa_supplicant: wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-REGDOM-CHANGE init=USER type=COUNTRY alpha2=CA
04-04 11:04:23.606 19578 19578 I wpa_supplicant: wlan0: Trying to associate with SSID 'Guest'
04-04 11:04:23.606 19578 19578 W wpa_supplicant: wlan0: WPA: Failed to select authenticated key management type
04-04 11:04:23.606 19578 19578 W wpa_supplicant: wlan0: WPA: Failed to set WPA key management and encryption suites

UPDATE: my router was offering WPA2 and WPA3. I disabled WPA3 and phone is able to connect.
UPDATE #2: Problem is fixed with April 6th release.
 
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infected36

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Everything seems to be running smoothly for me, except the vibration isn't working. Any way to fix that?
 

penticton8

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Installed 20210406 via twrp, bootlooped, did factory reset and AOK on 18.1. (XT1965-2)
Upper speaker not working in phone or recorder.
Lower speaker volume good.
Advanced Reset Option: System/Advanced/Gestures/PowerMenu
 
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Still no long press functionality on back button. :(
Flash a rom that does...and copy the overlay pertaining to the function you need from /system/product/overlay/ directory to external card flash next rom then use twrp file manager to place the overlay in the same directory then set permissions 755 in twrp.... Boot run su terminal #cmd overlay list this will list all overlays on phone with stars next to what's currently used... Then to enable/disable type from su terminal #cmd overlay enable nameofoverlay.apk
Use disable instead of enable for disabling... Sometimes a reboot is needed to apply.....that's low level intro easy just follow the steps and as always back up first...this will modify system...if you don't want it permanent create a magisk module to inject the overlay systemlessly....
 
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    The dev is the dev. He's not tier 1 tech support for lazy ingrates. If anything he's too nice giving his time and effort doing helpdesk BS. He shouldn't bother. I'd rather he not burn out dealing with lazy, sloppy noobs who can't even follow basic instructions.
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    You're the only whiny ***** here. Now stop crying in public that nobody is helping you for free to overcome your incompetence.
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    More about the time than the money. You're that guy who screams at waitresses when things aren't just right.
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    Moto G7 Plus

    Code:
    - Your warranty is now void.
    - You have been warned.
    - Use at your own risk.

    Introduction:
    This is the Official Lineage OS 18.1 thread for the Moto G7 Plus.

    Downloads:
    Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly, and make sure your device's firmware matches the required firmware listed.
    If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

    Known Bugs:
    • None.
    • Find any? Report them according to this guide.
    Notes:
    • The only supported GApps package at the moment is MindTheGapps, linked on our Wiki page about gapps.
    Kernel Source: https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_motorola_msm8998
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    Hi guys,
    anyone knows if it's possible to change the default camera app? As you probably discovered, on Android 11 is not possible to set a different default application for camera. For example, if you want to take a picture from an app like sports tracker you must use motorola app. Any possibility to change the original app, setting open camera or another?
    Could it be possible to substitute the original app before compiling the rom?
    In 18.1, you can change the default camera app just fine. If you install one, and double click power button, it will ask you which camera app to use, and if it should be default.
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    Online Updates: 18.1 XT1965-2
    Always reverts to Lineageos Recovery. Necessary to reinstall Twrp and Magisk. Any way around this ??
    Nope, Lineage Recovery should be used on this device. Magisk will persist if you use the Updater app.
    Try switching off "update recovery" in the updater options.
    Can't do that here, we're A/B. It will tell you you can't do that if you try.
    Hi,
    For many builds now my phone doesn't recognize the sim card after a reboot or an update- tray needs to be pulled out on each occasion. I've tried everything so far... Anyone else?

    @npjohnson

    I've seen this reported for moto g7 play and power, fixed two or one build back... Is this something that you can look at for the next update please?
    Or maybe you can advise on a possible update of non-hlos.bin or such I should perform myself? Thanks in advance!
    Nope, issue doesn't exist for us, that was a typo on 632-common, we use 660-common, my TMO SIM is still fine.
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    nope - you can try magisk but I doubt it'll work.

    Yes, you can OTA just fine!
    I was able to make Google Pay work and SafetyNet pass just fine
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    Thank you for your suggestion koimr, I found out that the port of Moto Cam 2 that worked on my previous OS was made by Nemesis. So I looked for a version for Moto G7+ compatible with Android 11. Here it is https://sourceforge.net/projects/nemesisteam/files/MODs/Moto-Camera-2/List-N2/Android-11/ARM-64/ . I installed it via TWRP and it worked!

    I've made some test shots with three cameras: Moto Cam 2, Pixel GCam you suggested and Open Cam. Moto Cam (which now does not offer a switch of HDR) and GCam (with HDR+ activated) give pretty close results in day light. Moto tends to render darker and punchier dark areas while GCam extends DRO for them so that shots get less contrasty and less colorful. Besides Moto files are 15-20% heavier than those by GCam, I think for keeping more color info in darker parts. Open Camera with HDR activated is another story. Sometimes it gives a pretty well balanced image while sometimes a lollypop HDR effect is too strong. In low light Open Camera renders too grainy image. My previous experience with Moto was positive. I could compare it to GCam later.

    As for daylight shots, I attach unedited samples of two scenes. In both cases first comes Moto Cam 2 (default settings), then GCam (HDR+) and third Open Camera (HDR). You can see the variation.

    There was a shocking moment in the first experience of GCam. I discovered that if you switch off the HDR+ mode, the app uses the second front camera, and you just have no choice to change it. I am unaware if this happens only with G7+ or it's a general feature. I tend to say it's a shame, as the image is limited to 1920 at its large side, and the quality of the oversharpened image is simply ridiculous. Welcome back to 1998. The last shot attached is an unedited GCam shot taken this way, with HDR+ off. I wonder if that could be fixed someway for G7+.
    I'll attach some examples that I shot with it, you can take extremely detailed pictures with both back and front cameras.