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[ROM][11][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 18.1 Official [WEEKLY]

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dorWolle

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We don't support microg builds in this thread and the new build for a7y17lte isn't out yet.

Same problem here. I'm on a5y17lte and tried to install
lineage-17.1-20210324-microG-a5y17lte.zip
The boot animation lasts for a long time and finally I'm back to TWRP. Fortunately I always keep a copy of the last few images, so I reverted back to
lineage-17.1-20210125-microG-a5y17lte.zip

Anyway, where to report the bugs? I would do, but I just don't know where to do that?
 

Furax31

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I'm back on LineageOS, it's very smooth, fast, and the battery is good. However, I noticed a few problems:

- The minimum brightness is too strong, in complete darkness it damages the eyes.
- The flash does not work on the camera
- My bank app is not working (my phone is not root)
- The sound of the phone is very low
 
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Klaas68

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I am using my A5 2017 now for more than 3 years and am still happy with it. I recently read that Samsung will stop the support. For me a good reason to switch to a Custom ROM. I am not totally unexperienced, I rooted and flased my old S Advance some years ago. But I never got that phone stable again.
I just want a stable ROM which I can use for the upcoming year or longer. From what I read the LineageOS is a good choice. But the current version 17.1 contains Android 10, Is that really suitable for this phone? Or maybe an older version is better?
Also the installation instructions in the Lineage site warn for instability and do not recommend installation for daily use... and that is exactly what I want to do. Use it daily just as now :)
Any advices? My phone had had all ofiicial Samsung updates and is now running on Android 8.0.0
 
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Option58

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I am using my A5 2017 now for more than 3 years and am still happy with it. I recently read that Samsung will stop the support. For me a good reason to switch to a Custom ROM. I am not totally unexperienced, I rooted and flased my old S Advance some years ago. But I never got that phone stable again.
I just want a stable ROM which I can use for the upcoming year or longer. From what I read the LineageOS is a good choice. But the current version 17.1 contains Android 10, Is that really suitable for this phone? Or maybe an older version is better?
Also the installation instructions in the Lineage site warn for instability and do not recommend installation for daily use... and that is exactly what I want to do. Use it daily just as now :)
Any advices? My phone had had all ofiicial Samsung updates and is now running on Android 8.0.0
Install and see if you can live with it. If you don't like it you could always switch to something else.
 
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That sounds a bit of an open door. If I move away from the stock ROM, there is probably no going back... I just want to install the most stable custom ROM available, I am not really interested in cutting edge but unstable features.
First off, lineage is really really stable, it's been around for a while and there's nothing cutting edge. Second, restoring the stock rom is really easy, as is flashing another custom rom
 

Option58

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That sounds a bit of an open door. If I move away from the stock ROM, there is probably no going back... I just want to install the most stable custom ROM available, I am not really interested in cutting edge but unstable features.

Tbh the absolutely most stable rom we currently have is OneUI android 9.0 and Korea's rom. You won't encounter any bugs other than known ones. I would 10/10 recommend over stock rom. We'll see if devs will manage to make android 10 OneUI as stable as that, there is some progress.

Lineage is for people that want to escape from Samsung's OneUI skin. I'm trying and it's way better than it was before. But there are still minor hurdles (as you can read in the posts above, but not all complaints make sense 😛). If you can live with them it's totally recommended to switch since for older phones getting rid of Samsung's skin will make the whole phone feel faster. Also android 10 is suitable for this phone. I never push lineage to the new version unless I'm sure it can work at least as stable as before. That's the reason we still didn't get Android 11.

Anyway you're overthinking it. It's absolutely easy to try multiple roms and go back if you don't like it, even to stock rom. A5 and A7 are old phones now so there is every reason to start installing custom roms.
 
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    Youtube is still stuttering but no idea why this is the case.

    Could you just flash this zip and report back?
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    You can set time frames when live display activates and you can choose hue and how much percentage to remove the blue light filter.
    Thanks, I meddled with LiveDisplay for a while and got it to work the way I wanted.
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    Hallo,

    Okay I tried viper4arise via magisk and V4A worked but it couldn't fixed my problem.

    I also flashed the pixel experience Rom and there I have the same problem with the crackling in WiFi call. Only on the Rise_Q Rom it works perfectly so well I have to keep to that Rom or buy a different phone but the most phones are toooooo big for me.

    Edit: So I did found a solution at first I guess, I flashed crdroid Android 11 and the RiseKernel-v1.6. I changed in the Kernel adiutor TCP Congestion to "cubic" and it helps a bit on that Rom with the custom kernel. I will try it on lineage again without flashing the Kernel but change the TCP if it helps. ;)

    Edit again: This helped in my case but you have to root your device download the kernel adiutor and set the TCP Congestion to "cubic" or try any other if it doesnt help, at all it isnt solved at all still little cracks but not too much at the moment.
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    Will do, I will flash it this evening and report back.

    Is there a way to unflash this zip incase it causes a boot loop?
    It won't. But you just flash any lineage build.
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    Could you just flash this zip and report back?
    OK flashed it and upon early testing the stutter is still there. I will play around with enabling force vp9 codec and see if that helps.

    I've noticed it happens even more frequently if I were watching a video, pause the video, then switch to a game while the video is in the back ground paused, then switched back to youtube from said game (but closing the game so it isn't open in the back ground).

    Again thank you so much for taking the time and spending the effort to help me out with this YouTube stutter. And thanks for continually pushing to perfect lineage os on this phone. I personally, and many others as well, greatly appreciate your work.
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    LineageOS 18.1 Official for Galaxy A5|7 2017


    Lineage_OS_Logo_Wiki_main.jpg


    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11 (r), 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:
    18.1 beta: mega
    17.1 last official: androidfilehost
    17.1 alpha/beta: androidfilehost
    16.0 last official: mega
    16.0 alpha/beta: get.mcfy.fr
    15.1 last beta: androidfilehost
    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.
    • @Simon1511 for contributing to these devices via patches uploaded to lineageos gerrit.
    • @Stricted, @danwood76 and Dario for contribution to exynos platform.
    • @SGTPresticle for doing the testing.
    • LineageOS Team
    • Me, for the infinite hours spent on this project. :p

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][11][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 18.1 Official [WEEKLY], ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A Series 2017 A5 and A7

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

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.140
    ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo firmware

    Version Information
    Status:
    Weekly

    Created 2018-12-07
    Last Updated 2020-08-13
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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'.
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    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: