[ROM][10][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 17.1 Official [WEEKLY]

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schlombie

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Next build comes with slightly cleaned up and updated wifi configuration. Also GPU driver in the kernel is getting a little update.

I have identified the problem with encryption some people are facing. The fix needs to be applied to TWRP. I have contacted the maintainer and kindly asked him to build. We all have life so there's nothing left but to be patient now.

Regarding the rest of your issues please understand that I don't have time to respond or instantly fix all the stuff. But feel free to keep discussing about the rom in this thread. I'll try to at least keep track of it.

Many thanks for your work and redirection. Would be glad to have a nandroid backup before updates.

Do you have preview of the fix?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6 using XDA Labs
 
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Seagold

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Good morning guys,
I'm having no service on my phone with this ROM.
Have tried cache and dalvac cache clean, to data wipe, to full data reset, to fresh installation .

What could be the problem here...
 

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vstrecker

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next build comes with slightly cleaned up and updated wifi configuration. Also gpu driver in the kernel is getting a little update.

I have identified the problem with encryption some people are facing. The fix needs to be applied to twrp. I have contacted the maintainer and kindly asked him to build. We all have life so there's nothing left but to be patient now.

Regarding the rest of your issues please understand that i don't have time to respond or instantly fix all the stuff. But feel free to keep discussing about the rom in this thread. I'll try to at least keep track of it.

thank you so much!
 

CcaaGabug

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No external storage device detected

Thanks to dev and people on this thread
I am using smart switch app to restore my file, but the app notice No external storage device detected, how to fix it?
Thanks friend:good::good::good:
 

Seagold

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Are you not on oreo bootloader and modem?? Because that is what happens when you aren't.

I am.

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Are you not on oreo bootloader and modem?? Because that is what happens when you aren't.


It worked firstly when i restored my LOS backup and later stopped after reboot.
 

Lyaume

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Next build comes with slightly cleaned up and updated wifi configuration. Also GPU driver in the kernel is getting a little update.

I have identified the problem with encryption some people are facing. The fix needs to be applied to TWRP. I have contacted the maintainer and kindly asked him to build. We all have life so there's nothing left but to be patient now.

Regarding the rest of your issues please understand that I don't have time to respond or instantly fix all the stuff. But feel free to keep discussing about the rom in this thread. I'll try to at least keep track of it.

Thank you for this incredible work !
This Lineage's A5 is nearly perfect.
Some users, including me, noticed that the screen doesn't turn off during phone call. It is black when the proximity sensor triggerred but screen stays activated. Therefore, it is possible to trigger the mute, the torch, etc. with the contact of the cheek. :silly:

Some of you have the screen working perfectly during phone call ?
 

szkal-88

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Thank you for this incredible work !
This Lineage's A5 is nearly perfect.
Some users, including me, noticed that the screen doesn't turn off during phone call. It is black when the proximity sensor triggerred but screen stays activated. Therefore, it is possible to trigger the mute, the torch, etc. with the contact of the cheek. :silly:

Some of you have the screen working perfectly during phone call ?
I have the same problem :(
 

vstrecker

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guys, please don't laugh, i know nobody needs these emojis, but my wife asked me why she has none on her a5 using k9 mail. can somebody get me a direction how to enable this for her? thank xou.
 

vstrecker

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vstrecker

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loading the rom dated 12th. will give feedback in regards to the MAC problem

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both a5 have the correct MAC after reboot. will zry more tests tomorrow. already 1am. thank you so much!

looks like we are stable. done some rebooting, MAC stays as it should be and WLAN works now. Really happy! Thank you very much.

now looking to satisfy the wish of my wife to have emojis, then all should be good :)

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loading the rom dated 12th. will give feedback in regards to the MAC problem

---------- Post added at 01:08 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:39 AM ----------





both a5 have the correct MAC after reboot. will zry more tests tomorrow. already 1am. thank you so much!

looks like we are stable. done some rebooting, MAC stays as it should be and WLAN works now. Really happy! Thank you very much.

now looking to satisfy the wish of my wife to have emojis, then all should be good :)

For all having the same problem :) -> Hold the enter key for a longer time, then select the emoji. :)
 

grmcdorman

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MAC appears to be good now. Not the same prefix as the SM-A520W with the stock ROM, though: it has 14:9F:3C v.s. stock 3C:DC:BC. Both are Samsung prefixes, so it's likely all good.
 
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Seagold

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It doesn't produce clear picture like Gcam.
Looks blurry. I'm using paid version.




Footej remains the best I've had. I even purchased Pro version.

It's really versatile - lots of cool features


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So far, so good, am enjoying LOS on full scale.
 

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    Heads up! LineageOS 18.1 preview builds are now up in the third post of this thread.
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    Heads up! LineageOS 18.1 preview builds are now up in the third post of this thread.
    Dirty flash from official LOS 17.1 to test :
    0- Boot to TWRP (the latest)
    1- Wipe system and caches
    2- Flash lineage-18.1-20210522-UNOFFICIAL-a57y17lte.zip, open_gapps-arm64-11.0-nano-20210513-TEST.zip and Magisk-v23.0.zip
    3- Reboot to system
    4- Enjoy !

    Note:
    - I failed to flash MindTheGapps ("Could not mount /mnt/system Aborting")
    - This device is not my daily driver.

    No sweat so far (see screenshots)

    Thank you @Option58 for this great job !
    2
    I'm enjoying the new Android 11 (R)
    2
    Heads up! LineageOS 18.1 preview builds are now up in the third post of this thread.
    What did you change to the device/kernel/vendor to get it compiling? Is there a patch or new code trees i can tinker with?

    Also so far on my tiny old puter that i had dedicated for that it seems want to start with just 8gb of ram using -j1 on make and setting a 32gb swap file and setting the java heap to 6GB.
    1
    First off I have to say a huge thank you to @Option58 for developing this rom for us 2017 galaxy a5 and a7 users, you really are amazing for taking the time out of your day to do these things. You have extended the service life of our phones and saved us money o, so thank you!


    I do now have some feedback about my experience with lineage os 17.1 on my A5, and yes I did do a clean flash with TWRP recovery and erased all the storages, cache, dalvik etc. The issue I seem to be having occurs on youtube where the videos would constantly freeze and replay, or stutter, or the video would suddenly lag behind the audio and it would freeze and catch up again. I did do a factory reset and reloaded lineage with another clean flash but it did not help. I also have the same issue on youtube vanced.


    I also have an issue with ram useage being extremely high to the point where I can not multi task with youtube playing and go through my gallery or other apps. This would work without issue before hand on the stock rom.


    So is there any way to reduce ram useage and does anyone have any suggestions to fix my laggy youtube?

    Thanks so much and looking forward to lineage os 18.1!
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    LineageOS 17.1 Official for Galaxy A5|7 2017


    Lineage_OS_Logo_Wiki_main.jpg


    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 10 (q), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    Code:
    /*
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */

    LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit Gerrit Code Review.​

    What's working?

    • Audio
    • Calls
    • Wifi
    • Hotspot
    • Mobile data
    • GPS
    • Bluetooth
    • Fingerprint
    • Hardware composer
    • OpenMAX (hardware encoding/decoding)
    • Camera (photos + recording)
    • NFC
    • Sensors
    • Vibration
    • Double tap to wake
    • Always on display
    • Software encryption
    • Sepolicy

    Supported variants

    All variants of Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Dual SIM is also supported.

    How to install
    1. Make sure you had Samsung's Oreo firmware bootloader and modem before installing this.
    2. Make sure you are using the latest official TWRP version.
    3. Download the lineage build and optionally google apps.
    4. In TWRP format data (if you still have stock rom encryption).
    5. In TWRP wipe data and cache.
    6. Flash LineageOS.
    7. Optional: Flash Google apps (rightafter).
    8. Reboot.

    LineageOS updater will handle updates automatically (OTA).
    If you're flashing manually, it's okay to dirty flash.

    Downloads

    A5 2017: download.lineageos.org | wiki.lineageos.org | twrp.me
    A7 2017: download.lineageos.org | wiki.lineageos.org | twrp.me
    Google apps (arm64): wiki.lineageos.org

    Old builds:
    17.1 alpha/beta: androidfilehost
    16.0 last official: mega
    16.0 alpha/beta: get.mcfy.fr
    14.1 last official: get.mcfy.fr


    Donations
    Isn't necessary. But if my work really helped you, you could buy me coffee/beer/whatever via this link.

    Telegram
    There's a telegram group made by A5|7 users where we hang out. Feel free to check it out.

    Credits
    Huge thanks to:
    • @RaymanFX for the original work on lineage 14.1 and thus making this possible.
    • @forkbomb444 for valuable contribution to 7880 sources.
    • @Stricted, @danwood76 and Dario for contribution to exynos platform.
    • @Simon1511 and others for the patches for this device uploaded to lineageos gerrit.
    • @SGTPresticle for doing the testing.
    • LineageOS Team
    • Me, for the infinite hours spent on this project. :p

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][10][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 17.1 Official [WEEKLY], ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A Series 2017 A3, A5, A7

    Contributors
    Option58
    Source Code: https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_samsung_universal7880

    ROM OS Version: Android 10
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo firmware

    Version Information
    Status:
    Nightly

    Created 2018-12-07
    Last Updated 2020-08-13
    62
    LineageOS 18.1 Preview builds for Galaxy A5|7 2017

    The same as each year so far, posting these here so the users get to test and see the work on the upcoming android version.

    Android-11.jpg

    Bugs:
    • Permissive sepolicy
    • Need to drop some hacks (won't affect the end user)
    Download: MEGA | NikGapps or FlameGapps

    Kernel source:
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    FAQ
    Help my sim doesn't work
    Please read the installation instructions more carefully. Oreo firmware bootloader and modem is a must.
    You can find the collection along with the guide in THIS xda thread.

    I'm sometimes having crackling sound when listening to music
    Turn off 'ok google now' functionality in google app settings. If you have troubles finding it you can as well go to settings>apps, find app called 'google' and disable microphone permission.

    Does this rom support VoLTE?
    No. And it likely won't in the near future. Samsung's exynos VoLTE implementation is proprietary and non-standard. It is not possible on AOSP based roms for the time being.

    My camera flash doesn't work
    This is an issue with the camera app. Just tap to focus anywhere and it will start working.

    My device fails to encrypt
    1. You were likely using older TWRP, update to the latest version
    2. Backup your data somewhere (external sd, pc...)
    3. In TWRP Advanced -> Format data.

    My hardware keys light up whenever I touch the screen
    Navigate to Settings->System->Buttons->Backlight and tick 'Illuminate buttons only when pressed'. You might want to reduce time on the scaler to 1 second, too.

    How to switch to full screen gestures
    1. Navigate to Settings->System->Buttons->Backlight and tick 'Enable on-screen nav bar'.
    2. Navigate to Settings->System->Gestures->System navigation and tick 'Gesture navigation'.
    18
    New build up!

    This one is huge. The changelog list is big and I've probably fixed more bugs in the previous 7 days than I did in the past 6 months.
    Lineage 17.1 for this device is getting better and a lot of bugs are squashed now. We can now declare this a beta!

    All the changes for this build are now properly sorted and merged-in. You can easily find everything at github.com/LineageOS, build the rom yourselves and contribute with new code, if you are able to.

    • Beta 3.0
      • Pulled RIL blobs from G965F Q firmware (more modern, fixes signal strength)
      • Fixed issues with connecting to RILD (fixes in-call volume, fixes echo in calls)
      • Updated GPS blobs from A720S P firmware (better signal, we are actually able to acquire a lock)
      • Updated fingerprint blobs from A720S P firmware (works more reliably, dropped all hacks)
      • Pulled sensors from A720F O firmware (cleaner)
      • Updated DRM to support Widevine L1
      • More HALs are binderized
      • Build FlipFlap (a flip cover app)
      • Fully written and enforced selinux policy
      • Latest LineageOS sources

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=304603
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    Also I've just updated my sources so you can fully build the rom again.

    I've tested some roms like PixelExperience today on my device. It's not bad with the added 'google' feel to it. Later I might test RR and others.
    All that I'm asking from both developers and users is please be clear that these roms are based on LineageOS. Meaning that most of the hard work that actually got them to work was done here, on LineageOS. And unfortunately most of the issues they are facing as well :p Work was done by RaymanFX, forkbomb, and in the latest days by me. Not respecting this makes me less motivated to keep working on the device.

    Cheers :highfive:
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