[OFFICIAL] LineageOS 18.1 for the Moto G7

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Tenaya43

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Dec 20, 2012
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Hi,

I've been rockin LoS 18.1 on two Samsung Galaxy S5s (KLTE) since it was released. Recently I learned that this hardware/OS combination does NOT support Voice Over LTE, due to Samsung's proprietary VoLTE implementation. Since my network is AT&T (via Consumer Cellular), their turn off of 3G at the end of February will turn my phones into a pair of too-small tablets. Data will continue to work, but making or receiving phone calls will stop working. This is NOT the fault of the developer or LineageOS, they did a bunch of spectacular work, this catastrophe falls on Samsung.

TLDR: Does this LoS 18.1 implementation for the G7 Power and Play make phone calls via VoLTE?

Thanks,

Tenaya
 

npjohnson

Recognized Developer
Hi,

I've been rockin LoS 18.1 on two Samsung Galaxy S5s (KLTE) since it was released. Recently I learned that this hardware/OS combination does NOT support Voice Over LTE, due to Samsung's proprietary VoLTE implementation. Since my network is AT&T (via Consumer Cellular), their turn off of 3G at the end of February will turn my phones into a pair of too-small tablets. Data will continue to work, but making or receiving phone calls will stop working. This is NOT the fault of the developer or LineageOS, they did a bunch of spectacular work, this catastrophe falls on Samsung.

TLDR: Does this LoS 18.1 implementation for the G7 Power and Play make phone calls via VoLTE?

Thanks,

Tenaya
Yes, it does. And Voice over Wi-Fi.
 

Ahebah

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Sep 10, 2019
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Moto G6
Moto G7
Will this OS work with Google's safetynet? I will of course put gapps on it. But I would like to switch to LineageOS for speed and a bit more control. But I need to use apps like banking.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

Mister-XY

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Apr 18, 2018
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Hello, I've had LOS 18.1 on my G7 phone for a while now. I noticed that my lock screen is very dark. It also remains very dark when entering the PIN. It only gets lighter when I press the power button or drag the menu down from the top. I don't have the problem with my G5 with LOT 18.1. I also did a factory reset on the G7 but it stays very dark on the lock screen. This is e.g. very bad in strong sunlight.
 

eulos

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Jan 21, 2022
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Hello everyone. I've been using lineageos 18.1 river on xt1962-4 for a while. A pretty solid ROM, so, many thanks to the devs! However, there is one issue spoiling the experience for me. It is a possible bug in the gps/gnss service both with and without assist data.
I don't have to use location and navigation very often, so it only have occurred to me recently, that this service is messed up.
What happens? Google Maps navigation is unusable, it doesn't know where you're at, gets roads, exits, streets mixed up. Google Maps finds your location very inaccurately, showing some crazy wandering around 1000 feet to and fro while you're staying absolutely still.
1) That couldn't possibly be a gapp issue, since this location inaccuracy, random walks while not moving an inch show up in many other location/navigation apps. Like GPSTest app gives an avg error of up to 700m sometimes with or without assist data, i.e., with or without cell tower triangulation, not just with bare gps/gnss. CycleDroid app on this ROM when tracking lets you walk over buildings, trees in some bizarre and drunk paths :) So does Google Maps trip history. While, GPSTest gives a good satellite status picture, to rule out a simple gps receiver malfunction
2) Why is it not a faulty gps/gnss antenna or chip? Because, the same Google Maps trip history is fine when being recorded with the previous version of los 17.1 I had on the phone before. To test this hypothesis, I downgraded to 17.1 (from July 2020) and voila, location both and navigation all work as expected.

I saw a couple comments on a similar issue from April of last year here. It appears that it never came to any resolution though. So, I am wondering, whether anyone else has ever noticed this issue? Please, let me know if you need any other info. Thank you!
 

Georgius9

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Jan 21, 2022
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Hello,
thank you for the Android 11 Update for my Moto G7 Power. A great Job to prevent electronic waste!

Volume/Microphone Bug - normal calls:
There is one bug I‘m unable to fix: The volume of the microphone and speakers is much too low in normal phone calls. Both modes (normal and hand-free mode) are affectet and the same probleme exists with the original google call app from the PlayStore.

Playing Music/Videos, etc. with Firefox/VLC/… works great. Also recording apps like Hi-Qmp3 and Calls with Whatsapp are working perfect - as with stock rom.

I tried to root the phone and manually change the mixer_paths.xml but it didn’t solve the problem. Maybe I didn’t find the correct values in the file. I tried the App "Microphone Amplifier" but it changed nothing.

Has anyone a solution or any ideas what I could try to fix it? I installed 2022_01_15 nightly from the official LinageOS page.

Thank you!



There are two minor problems, for me it doesn’t metter if they stay:

Sometimes (mostly after a reboot), the displays shows completly wrong colours. When I make a Screenshot while the wrong colours are shown, the colours in the Screenshot are normal.
I found a solution to fix the bug temporary: Change the „Colour“ options in the system settings between the 3 options a few times, then the colours will be instant correct.

There is also a problem with the GPS: Apps like gmaps have problems to find the destination and if they find it, it’s often inaccurate. The App „GPS Test“e.g. shows always instant the correct positon.
 
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nicfio

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Jul 3, 2007
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Roma
Hi all, please help me!

Today i got my new G7 Power. I unlocked bootloader and installed lineageos recovery and lineageos 18.1, but i am unable o flash Magisk.zip (V24), i get message "Failed to find update binary META-INF/com/google/android/update-binary".

How can i solve? Thanks!
 
Sep 18, 2019
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Yes, it does. And Voice over Wi-Fi.
While the rom might support volte, the device must also support it.

Case in point: the g7 river XT1962-6 (dual sim GSM) does not support radio freq. 600 or 700 MHz which some (USA) carries use for volte.

So i'm in the market for a new phone. Any recommendations for a similar device that lineage supports?

My requirements are:
analog FM radio (a must),
external sd card (a must),
GSM network (USA mostly but Europe and Asia compatible are helpful) an interal CDMA "sim" plus external GSM sim slot would work for me,
comparable battery life to the g7 river (for my use case, i go 7-10 day's between charging on this device - this is a must).
supported by npjohnson would be very nice - I've never had it so good since you started maintaining these devices.

Thank you for you lineageos effort.
 
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npjohnson

Recognized Developer
While the rom might support volte, the device must also support it.

Case in point: the g7 river XT1962-6 (dual sim GSM) does not support radio freq. 600 or 700 MHz which some (USA) carries use for volte.

So i'm in the market for a new phone. Any recommendations for a similar device that lineage supports?

My requirements are:
analog FM radio (a must),
external sd card (a must),
GSM network (USA mostly but Europe and Asia compatible are helpful) an interal CDMA "sim" plus external GSM sim slot would work for me,
comparable battery life to the g7 river (for my use case, i go 7-10 day's between charging on this device - this is a must).
supported by npjohnosn would be very nice - I've never had it so good since you started maintaining these devices.

Thank you for you lineageos effort.
wiki.oddsolutions.us lists all the devices I support and maintain.

Warning, analog fm is going to be your limiting factor.
 
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Sep 18, 2019
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I could get by with an ocean or lake variant. Is lake on a kernel newer than 4.9? nvmd it looks like its 4.9. Well I have some time to work this one out.

ty again.
 
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JShan

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Jan 15, 2013
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Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 10
Moto G7
Hi. Reporting a quirky thing - everything had been working great with this ROM on my G7 2019, and then, a few weeks ago, my PNC Bank mobile app ceased working. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app several times, but no luck. The same version of the app loads fine on my tablet. The problem has persisted across several OTA updates to the ROM. PNC is saying there's no other reported problems or outages with the app, so could this possibly be ROM related? I thought about factory resetting and reinstalling the ROM to see if that might fix whatever is preventing the app from loading. But that seems like a lot of trouble for a banking app that I don't use that much... Any ideas? TIA.
 

JShan

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Jan 15, 2013
61
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Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 10
Moto G7
Hi. Reporting a quirky thing - everything had been working great with this ROM on my G7 2019, and then, a few weeks ago, my PNC Bank mobile app ceased working. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app several times, but no luck. The same version of the app loads fine on my tablet. The problem has persisted across several OTA updates to the ROM. PNC is saying there's no other reported problems or outages with the app, so could this possibly be ROM related? I thought about factory resetting and reinstalling the ROM to see if that might fix whatever is preventing the app from loading. But that seems like a lot of trouble for a banking app that I don't use that much... Any ideas? TIA.
Well, decided to wipe and reinstall an old ZIP that I had in my downloads folder, and that worked. Then from there I updated directly to the latest update, and that worked too. So somewhere along the line, there was an update ot the ROM that make the bank app stop working, and uninstalling/reinstalling the app and updating the ROM didn't fix it but wiping and starting over did, I guess.
 

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    Moto G7

    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.

    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_sdm632
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    I've heard that some people, including myself, have had issues with upgrading to 18.1 on some devices because it results in a broken lock screen. Is this an issue with 18.1 on the G7? I just want to make sure before I upgrade.
    In my case, at the moment it is working well, I am still testing it.

    You should try to report the bug:
    • "Find any? Report them according to this guide"
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    I've heard that some people, including myself, have had issues with upgrading to 18.1 on some devices because it results in a broken lock screen. Is this an issue with 18.1 on the G7? I just want to make sure before I upgrade.
    Only on really really old devices like bacon , etc.
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    Only on really really old devices like bacon , etc.
    Thanks for letting me know. I decided to go with a clean flash anyway just because I think my encryption on my data partition was preventing boot and restoring from a 17.1 nandroid backup broke the system completely. So far, the ROM is very good and I'm happy that I'm now on Android 11!
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    Hi there. I upgraded 17.1 to 18.1 recently. Seems working fine on first day until I installed vanced app (i think).
    Now, every time the screen go off and when it back on, i see glitches and bad palette color. And can't fix it without a reboot (and then when the screen go off the screen glitches comes back)
    Maybe is related with Vanced and microG, any one has this issue too?

    The display glitches with the messed up color palette might be the same bug from 17.1. To fix that I had to change the Color mode from Saturated to Boosted and it stopped.

    Settings > Display > Advanced > Color

    Might be a different path in Android 11, though.

    Basically if the inverted color thing happens again, going to that setting and switch it to a different Color type will reset the colors back to normal without restarting. After doing that once or twice it hasn't happened after. Again, on 17.1, can't speak to 18.1 yet.