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Riggzo

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@Option58

could the reason for my youtube lagging issue be that I am using the Canadian A520W version of the a5 and the firmware is based off of the A520F? I am not sure if there are hardware or firmware variations that could make this lag.
Yeah I have the same model (A520W) and youtube works fine for me as well. Are you rooted? Maybe try microG and Vanced Youtube.

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Also side note, one of the smoothest roms I've used in a while! Load times are spectacular and everything worked flawlessly after installing and rooting.
 

Option58

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Sure absolutely, recording as in video?

Second how do I get a log cat?
Yeah, video. Either record directly or use screen recording just for us to see what you exactly meant by "youtube stuttering".

You can get a logcat via "matlog" or similar apps in google play store. If you are rooted that is. Or using adb on PC type in command line "adb logcat > logcat.txt" while the phone is connected.
 
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Yeah, video. Either record directly or use screen recording just for us to see what you exactly meant by "youtube stuttering".

You can get a logcat via "matlog" or similar apps in google play store. If you are rooted that is. Or using adb on PC type in command line "adb logcat > logcat.txt" while the phone is connected.
Ok I'll give this ago.


Should I log out of any apps? I don't know if log cat logs any sensitive data like passwords or anything.
 

Thrownness

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Hello everyone

Im sorry if this issue have been already mentioned, but :

When I activate the speakerloud my mic volume is very low or completely off

Is there a solution by modifing mixer paths or mixer gain's files ?

Thanks a lot
 

Option58

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Next build is a huge kernel update!

As you might or might not have known linux foundation has stopped maintaining our 3.18 kernel at 3.18.140. But google themselves took over and they have been merging android updates and security fixes right up until this very day.

So starting from the next build we are tracking google common kernel. I have merged some 7000 patches to the existing kernel. And if we compare this kernel to android 8.0 stock rom it is some 4 years of maintenance ahead.

Need to thank a friend @Jmackley for testing everything for a week so it should be stable. But yell at me if something that worked before breaks.
 
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Provee

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Next build is a huge kernel update!

As you might or might not know linux foundation has stopped maintaining our 3.18 kernel at 3.18.140. But google themselves took over and they have been merging stability fixes and security updates right up to this very day.

So starting from the next build we are tracking google common kernel. I have merged some 7000 patches to the existing kernel. And if we compare this kernel to android 8.0 stock rom it is some 4 years of maintenance ahead.

Need to thank a friend @Jmackley for testing everything for a week so it should be stable. But yell at me if something that worked before breaks.
Man I hope this makes some improvements!

Also YouTube logs coming soon.

Thanks again for your hard work @Option58
 

Thrownness

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Next build is a huge kernel update!

As you might or might not have known linux foundation has stopped maintaining our 3.18 kernel at 3.18.140. But google themselves took over and they have been merging android updates and security fixes right up until this very day.

So starting from the next build we are tracking google common kernel. I have merged some 7000 patches to the existing kernel. And if we compare this kernel to android 8.0 stock rom it is some 4 years of maintenance ahead.

Need to thank a friend @Jmackley for testing everything for a week so it should be stable. But yell at me if something that worked before breaks.
Thank you for your great job
 

Provee

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Next build is a huge kernel update!

As you might or might not have known linux foundation has stopped maintaining our 3.18 kernel at 3.18.140. But google themselves took over and they have been merging android updates and security fixes right up until this very day.

So starting from the next build we are tracking google common kernel. I have merged some 7000 patches to the existing kernel. And if we compare this kernel to android 8.0 stock rom it is some 4 years of maintenance ahead.

Need to thank a friend @Jmackley for testing everything for a week so it should be stable. But yell at me if something that worked before breaks.
Update loaded and everything is running as expected, no issues that I can see so far.


Also, I have noticed GPS on lineage os 18.1 is really finnicky, if the phone isn't on my dash with direct line of sight to the sky or if the skies are cloudy gps will not work. Like even if it is a cloudy day the gps will not work properly, this is pretty strange because on the stock rom the gps had no such issues. I just wanted to point this out incase there was somthing you can do.
 

Option58

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Update loaded and everything is running as expected, no issues that I can see so far.


Also, I have noticed GPS on lineage os 18.1 is really finnicky, if the phone isn't on my dash with direct line of sight to the sky or if the skies are cloudy gps will not work. Like even if it is a cloudy day the gps will not work properly, this is pretty strange because on the stock rom the gps had no such issues. I just wanted to point this out incase there was somthing you can do.
I recommend rolling back to the previous build (dirty flash).

I took today's build down due to people reporting whatsapp audio rebooting issues. Fixed it but it will have to wait next week for a5.
 

Provee

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I recommend rolling back to the previous build (dirty flash).

I took today's build down due to people reporting whatsapp audio rebooting issues. Fixed it but it will have to wait next week for a5.
Ok I'll probably do that, so far I haven't had an issue so I might stick with it for awhile longer. Also I don't use what's app so I have had any problems.
 

matkali

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Next build is a huge kernel update!

As you might or might not have known linux foundation has stopped maintaining our 3.18 kernel at 3.18.140. But google themselves took over and they have been merging android updates and security fixes right up until this very day.

So starting from the next build we are tracking google common kernel. I have merged some 7000 patches to the existing kernel. And if we compare this kernel to android 8.0 stock rom it is some 4 years of maintenance ahead.

Need to thank a friend @Jmackley for testing everything for a week so it should be stable. But yell at me if something that worked before breaks.
After appling patchs which version of kernel we will have?
 

Jmackley

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Has anyone had an issue with any app trying to record video crashing and resetting the phone? This is a new one for me with this rom.
Yep, known bug with the new update, it's been resolved and the next update should contain the fix. If you want to get rid of the issue now, just dirty flash the previous build and wait until next week
 
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Does anyone have problems with WhatsApp? When I try to start a call my phone reboot immediately after the phone starts to ring. It is doing it with wifi and 4G aswell. Not with other Microsoft apps.
 

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    Next build is a huge kernel update!

    As you might or might not have known linux foundation has stopped maintaining our 3.18 kernel at 3.18.140. But google themselves took over and they have been merging android updates and security fixes right up until this very day.

    So starting from the next build we are tracking google common kernel. I have merged some 7000 patches to the existing kernel. And if we compare this kernel to android 8.0 stock rom it is some 4 years of maintenance ahead.

    Need to thank a friend @Jmackley for testing everything for a week so it should be stable. But yell at me if something that worked before breaks.
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    Update loaded and everything is running as expected, no issues that I can see so far.


    Also, I have noticed GPS on lineage os 18.1 is really finnicky, if the phone isn't on my dash with direct line of sight to the sky or if the skies are cloudy gps will not work. Like even if it is a cloudy day the gps will not work properly, this is pretty strange because on the stock rom the gps had no such issues. I just wanted to point this out incase there was somthing you can do.
    I recommend rolling back to the previous build (dirty flash).

    I took today's build down due to people reporting whatsapp audio rebooting issues. Fixed it but it will have to wait next week for a5.
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    Yeah I have the same model (A520W) and youtube works fine for me as well. Are you rooted? Maybe try microG and Vanced Youtube.

    ---

    Also side note, one of the smoothest roms I've used in a while! Load times are spectacular and everything worked flawlessly after installing and rooting.
    Already tried vanced and it didn't help
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    Sure absolutely, recording as in video?

    Second how do I get a log cat?
    Yeah, video. Either record directly or use screen recording just for us to see what you exactly meant by "youtube stuttering".

    You can get a logcat via "matlog" or similar apps in google play store. If you are rooted that is. Or using adb on PC type in command line "adb logcat > logcat.txt" while the phone is connected.
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    After appling patchs which version of kernel we will have?
    Far ahead, but Google can't bump linux version number themselves. They go by date instead so ASB "sep 9 2021".
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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
    Security
    • We are tracking linux 3.18 Android Common Kernel from Google, which is some 4 years ahead of latest stock rom.
    • We are shipping with enforced selinux policy.

    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 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: