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

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Option58

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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.

Redownload twrp from the twrp website. Twrp was rebuilt.

Thanks.

If your device fails to encrypt, follow these steps to fix:
  1. Update your TWRP to the latest version (v3.3.1-1 or newer)
  2. Backup your data somewhere (external sd, pc...)
  3. In TWRP Advanced -> Format data.
  4. Reboot.

Thanks to @corsicanu for maintaining twrp for our device and caring about making it compatible with lineage.
 

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iluvmyandroid

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Hi All!

It's been a long time, approximately 2 years since I last installed a custom ROM on my Moto Z Play. I lost the phone, and bought an A520F, and I personally chose to stay with the stock ROM as I wasn't able to find a fully working ROM for it.

Now, things have changed for good I guess. This ROM has a good userbase, and reviews. Also, it seems Samsung is no longer providing any updates, the monthly security updates for this device.

I want to try this ROM, however, I'm not sure if I know how to start with it without bricking my phone.

Kindly, guide me how I can effectively unlock it's bootloader and install TWRC as of today.

I'm on the official build, with security patch as of 1st June 2019 (the last update. It's never been unlocked or rooted.

Your help will be highly appreciated.
 
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First of all update to latest than download twrp and latest patched odin.
Goto phone setting developers option and turn on oem unlock . Backup all your personal data becucse you have to format your phone after twrp installation .
Now goto download mode uncheck auto reboot in odin flash twrp .
Unplug your phone boot into trwp recovery . REMEMBER DONOT LET YOUR PHONE TO BOOT NORMALLY YOU MUST HAVE TO BOOT INTO TRWP AFTER FLASHING TWRP ..
When you successfully booted in twrp first of all formate data and download 1 file no encrypt data.zip .
Format your phone in twrp than reboot into recovery than flash no data encryption. Zip than flash whatever rom you want ..
 
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Lyaume

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Hi All!

It's been a long time, approximately 2 years since I last installed a custom ROM on my Moto Z Play. I lost the phone, and bought an A520F, and I personally chose to stay with the stock ROM as I wasn't able to find a fully working ROM for it.

Now, things have changed for good I guess. This ROM has a good userbase, and reviews. Also, it seems Samsung is no longer providing any updates, the monthly security updates for this device.

I want to try this ROM, however, I'm not sure if I know how to start with it without bricking my phone.

Kindly, guide me how I can effectively unlock it's bootloader and install TWRC as of today.

I'm on the official build, with security patch as of 1st June 2019 (the last update. It's never been unlocked or rooted.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

In addition to @devil menu, This howto could help you too.
https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/a5y17lte/install
 
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iluvmyandroid

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First of all update to latest than download twrp and latest patched odin.
Goto phone setting developers option and turn on oem unlock . Backup all your personal data becucse you have to format your phone after twrp installation .
Now goto download mode uncheck auto reboot in odin flash twrp .
Unplug your phone boot into trwp recovery . REMEMBER DONOT LET YOUR PHONE TO BOOT NORMALLY YOU MUST HAVE TO BOOT INTO TRWP AFTER FLASHING TWRP ..
When you successfully booted in twrp first of all formate data and download 1 file no encrypt data.zip .
Format your phone in twrp than reboot into recovery than flash no data encryption. Zip than flash whatever rom you want ..

Thank you for your help, will try it in my free time today... ?

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In addition to @devil menu, This howto could help you too.
https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/a5y17lte/install

Thank you Lyaume, it's very helpful ?
 
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Hi All!

It's been a long time, approximately 2 years since I last installed a custom ROM on my Moto Z Play. I lost the phone, and bought an A520F, and I personally chose to stay with the stock ROM as I wasn't able to find a fully working ROM for it.

Now, things have changed for good I guess. This ROM has a good userbase, and reviews. Also, it seems Samsung is no longer providing any updates, the monthly security updates for this device.

I want to try this ROM, however, I'm not sure if I know how to start with it without bricking my phone.

Kindly, guide me how I can effectively unlock it's bootloader and install TWRC as of today.

I'm on the official build, with security patch as of 1st June 2019 (the last update. It's never been unlocked or rooted.

Your help will be highly appreciated.
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I don't know what happened. They're faded. I have restarted phone same, changed theme same.
 

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I don't know what happened. They're faded. I have restarted phone same, changed theme same.

At what point does this occur?

Is like this after first reboot after flashing? Or after applying a theme?

It looks like whatever theme you have applied is not to your liking, so I would recommend uninstalling that theme or reflashing your ROM
 

Queph

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At what point does this occur?

Is like this after first reboot after flashing? Or after applying a theme?

It looks like whatever theme you have applied is not to your liking, so I would recommend uninstalling that theme or reflashing your ROM
Im using for a week. They had white font color but now black. That is the problem. I mean by theme is dark/night mode and standart white mode. As you can see in the photo, they are not readable on black background. Sorry for my bad english.
 

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  • 15
    Heads up! LineageOS 18.1 preview builds are now up in the third post of this thread.
    3
    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.

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    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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