nice findings mate. the bad news is that its surely hardware and its a combo of softkeys and display.
the reason that old roms are booting, is the kernel. older kernel has got other firmwares. Maybe somewhere when samsung was updating jf kernel, they killed your variant. i cant debug it so easy...specially now that i dont have your device variant
Do you have the GT-I9505?
This happens couple times even with 18 rom verGood afternoon, this is what happens to me sometimes when I take photos and then I see them in the gallery, the screen stays pink, then scratches, then the black screen, and then this message appears. System UI does not respond
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I've seen this in the past, too (but not in the last time). As @side already said, it would be great, if you could provide a log when this happens (either with a dedicated app - you have to be rooted for that or with adb - no root neccessary).
Open GApps are not officially support A12L yet. But there is Unofficial builds by Recognized Contributor. You can find it in my S4 Unified Collection & Guides or directly here.
Use the latest official twrp.Hello all - total noob here.
Firstly, thanks for all the work on this ROM, side.
I hope that someone can help.
skip life story >>
I've resurrected my old s4 due to the S21 Ultra causing repetitive strain injury due to it's weight. I wanted a light phone to use around the house for all the casual stuff like Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit, Quora. browsing etc. I was disappointed to find the phone no longer supported some of these apps and were not available in the store. So I eventually found my way here in the hope that an updated OS would allow me to use this phone.
I have a GT-i9505, and I was pleasantly surprised to be able to get ODIN working, to get TWRP (3.5.2_9-0) working and to get this ROM working ()- all within a day with no experience of this kind of stuff.
Now I have my s4 with Optimised-LineageOS-19.1-20220508-Version5.0.
The next step is apparently GAPPS, but now I am totally stuck. I've seen that in this thread that other people had this problem. I'm trying to install MindTheGapps-12.1.0-arm-20220605_111643.zip, but get an "Error 1"
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I've tried other versions too, like 20220403 and even BiTGApps-arm-12.0.0-R45_signed and MicroG-arm-12.zip but they all give the same error.
My questions are these.
1. How can I get this installed?
2. Will it then allow me to get WhatsApp/Facebook/Reddit/Quora/Chrome?
3. If not, while I naturally chose the latest and greatest, is there a recommended ROM that I should use instead?
Thanks for listening and your patience.
All the best, Mark