[OFFICIAL] LineageOS 20 for the Essential Phone

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lamjeff

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Apr 2, 2008
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Thanks for the custom rom ... But I am sorry that I discover the NFC is not workable... When I try to turn on the NFC in setting and it turn off itself after i left the setting screen... and the NFC is really important for me to using the Google Wallet... Can fix it in the next build... :)

Moreover, it look like the recovery (TWRP) is being overwriten by the rom ... Is it anyway can go back to the traditonal TWRP because i am not familar to using ADB sideload... And i try to flash the original TWRP thru fastboot and it cause an error as below

FAILED (remote: No such partition.)


If I really want go back to the orginal TWRP , any procedure can provide?

I really appreciate your work to make our handset still alive...

Cheers
 
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npjohnson

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Thanks for the custom rom ... But I am sorry that I discover the NFC is not workable... When I try to turn on the NFC in setting and it turn off itself after i left the setting screen... and the NFC is really important for me to using the Google Wallet... Can fix it in the next build... :)

Moreover, it look like the recovery (TWRP) is being overwriten by the rom ... Is it anyway can go back to the traditonal TWRP because i am not familar to using ADB sideload... And i try to flash the original TWRP thru fastboot and it cause an error as below

FAILED (remote: No such partition.)


If I really want go back to the orginal TWRP , any procedure can provide?

I really appreciate your work to make our handset still alive...

Cheers
It sounds like you're not following the install instructions whatsoever.

We only support lineage recovery.

NFC works fine, I suspect you have older incompatible data or something - follow the wiki guide and all will work fine. I just tested an NFC tag - and it reads my wifi password just fine.
 

grognouf

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Jul 25, 2015
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only positive comments here. I updated a few days ago from LOS 19.1.
Great rom, great experience. No issue for now. Thank you. I'm still amazed with this device for more than 5 years now.
 

Zargone

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Sep 30, 2013
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Hello,
A little help please.
I have had Lineage 20 Android 13 installed with success since Feb of this year (I think). Last week I put a different SIM card in. Red Pocket Mobile (Verizon).
I cannot SEND SMS Text messages. I can receive them and I can send and receive RCS.

A little more history. Before I replaced the SIM card, the phone was working perfect. I originally installed the SIM card on my old number not knowing that the usage had expired several days before. I tried sending several text messages and ultimately discovered a notice that they could not be sent due to insufficient funds within the account. I paid for the next months phone service and now phone calls and data work fine. SMS Text messaging
is a different story.

I am not getting any responses so I guess that everyone thinks this is a provider issue. I reinstalled the old SIM card for my Out of US phone number and guess what. I have no SMS text messaging.
The newest update based on May 5 2023 added an additional reset option. "Reset App preferences". Perhaps it was there before and I did not notice it. In any event clicking on that brought up a notice that the Google Messages app is going to send a lot of SMS messages and Do I want to continue... I say yes but the sending is not successful.
With the prior OS version I received an Error 0 with a detailed explanation. Sort of... With this current version I only get the following: "Not sent, tap to try again"

I could really use a bit of help.


Thank you
 
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zip.tyler.xda

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May 12, 2023
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Hello,
A little help please.
I have had Lineage 20 Android 13 installed with success since Feb of this year (I think). Last week I put a different SIM card in. Red Pocket Mobile (Verizon).
I cannot SEND SMS Text messages. I can receive them and I can send and receive RCS.

A little more history. Before I replaced the SIM card, the phone was working perfect. I originally installed the SIM card on my old number not knowing that the usage had expired several days before. I tried sending several text messages and ultimately discovered a notice that they could not be sent due to insufficient funds within the account. I paid for the next months phone service and now phone calls and data work fine. SMS Text messaging
is a different story.

I am not getting any responses so I guess that everyone thinks this is a provider issue. I reinstalled the old SIM card for my Out of US phone number and guess what. I have no SMS text messaging.
The newest update based on May 5 2023 added an additional reset option. "Reset App preferences". Perhaps it was there before and I did not notice it. In any event clicking on that brought up a notice that the Google Messages app is going to send a lot of SMS messages and Do I want to continue... I say yes but the sending is not successful.
With the prior OS version I received an Error 0 with a detailed explanation. Sort of... With this current version I only get the following: "Not sent, tap to try again"

I could really use a bit of help.


Thank you
I have the exact same problem. When updating from 19.1 (Nov 10, 2022 build) to 20.0 (April 16, 2023 build) I lost the ability to send SMS messages. I can still receive SMS, and send and receive MMS.

My phone service is through Ting (an MNVO) using the Verizon network. As a test I swapped to another Ting SIM that uses the T-Mobile towers, and I was able to send SMS messages perfectly. When I switched back to my Ting SIM on the Verizon towers I was once again unable to send SMS.

I am troubleshooting this with the Ting support staff, and imagine it will conclude with my switching to the T-Mobile towers permanently.

I also found that when upgrading from the April 16 build to the May 5 build I lost the lovely Google (Pixel?) camera app with built in QR code scanning. Now I'm a sad boy!

Despite these issues, I love using this to bring my PH-1 up to modern software! Thanks, devs!
 

work2077

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May 14, 2023
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Hello. I have Divest os 19.1 firmware installed. I installed the firmware via fastboot. After installation, I flashed the kernel with magisk. After the release of Divest os 20, I decided to update also via fastboot, having previously reset to factory settings. During the firmware, an error occurred installing files (boot, system, and others). It feels like the file system is mounted read-only or the loader is locked. Also, it is not possible to return to the factory firmware, the phone is not restored. Please tell me how to solve my problem with the firmware.
 

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npjohnson

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Has nothing to do with lineageos, please go to their support venue.
Hello. I have Divest os 19.1 firmware installed. I installed the firmware via fastboot. After installation, I flashed the kernel with magisk. After the release of Divest os 20, I decided to update also via fastboot, having previously reset to factory settings. During the firmware, an error occurred installing files (boot, system, and others). It feels like the file system is mounted read-only or the loader is locked. Also, it is not possible to return to the factory firmware, the phone is not restored. Please tell me how to solve my problem with the firmware.
 

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    Official builds will roll Monday!
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    @npjohnson , thank you for the great work on this rom. Will the unofficial updates still be built and pushed OTA?
    Yes, once a month usually sometime after the first Tuesday when the ASB drops
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    So, I'm probably vastly under qualified, but I was bored and thinking about trying to see if there's a way to get the 360 camera to work with non-EssentialCamera apps. I'm pretty sure I remember something about the Aperture app being able to utilize camera accessories and the such right? But I also see a lot of mentions of Klik and I can't find any reference to such an app so I dunno if that could also work? And is there something more preventing such functionality, like firmware in the 360 accessory that won't recognize anything but the Essential Camera app? Sorry, I know its kinda long-winded
    360 camera only works with the essential camera app, which is klik
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    Tried a few more times with the same result
    I will post here a possible fix with steps to apply it later today.
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    Essential Phone

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

    Introduction:
    This is the Official Lineage OS 20 thread for the Essential Phone.

    Downloads:
    Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly.
    • mata - Official builds
    • mata - My unofficial with Google Apps/Pixel goodies included. Passes SafetyNet by default. OTA's roll roughly once a month. Support not guaranteed or implied.
    If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

    Known Bugs:
    • 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 - GApps are included in my unofficial builds
    • Firmware is shipped in the ROM package for this device, so no need to worry about updating it on your own!
    Kernel Source: https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_essential_msm8998

    Thank you so much for your work npjohnson! Having this wonderfull smartphone still up to date in 2023, with the latest Android OS, is unbelievable.

    Just installed your Official LineageOS 20.0 over the 19.1 and will test it for a while.

    XDA is really an incredible community, all brands should open source their bootloader at the "End Of Life" of their devices and donate it to developers, like for example and in particular BlackBerry (I have so many...), LG (I have a few), and other that have killed their mobile business. All devices should have a long second life like so many can with the help of good developers like you.
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    lineage-os-logo.png

    Essential Phone

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

    Introduction:
    This is the Official Lineage OS 20 thread for the Essential Phone.

    Downloads:
    Please follow the install instructions in your device's Wiki page linked below exactly.
    • mata - Official builds
    • mata - My unofficial with Google Apps/Pixel goodies included. Passes SafetyNet by default. OTA's roll roughly once a month. Support not guaranteed or implied.
    If you don't follow these instructions, or use 3rd party add-ons (like Magisk) please don't expect support here.

    Known Bugs:
    • 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 - GApps are included in my unofficial builds
    • Firmware is shipped in the ROM package for this device, so no need to worry about updating it on your own!
    Kernel Source: https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_essential_msm8998
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    I know we are not supposed to ask, but sorry I can't resist. Any ETA of when will the official for Mata roll out?
    we're ready, just pending code-review from other maintainers.
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    Official builds will roll Monday!
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    same, no BT audio routing to wireless. on other phones a setting can be changed in dev options to fix it but it's greyed out on my ph1.
    Think I fixed it for the next build.
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    As of the April builds the unofficial should pass safety net.