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

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Provee

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May 31, 2021
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Still on the newest update, and no other issues that I can see. I will likely flash back soon unless anyone wants me to test anything else.
 
Yesterday I flashed the 20211007 build. After a while my phone tells me low disk space. In the settings I saw that is 100% full! More and more apps comes up and pains me to free some space. So I want to restore my backup, which I made before every update, but it stuck in the bootlogo! Does someone have the same problem or know such effect? Strange is, TWRP shows 14gb free disk space!
 

Provee

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Yesterday I flashed the 20211007 build. After a while my phone tells me low disk space. In the settings I saw that is 100% full! More and more apps comes up and pains me to free some space. So I want to restore my backup, which I made before every update, but it stuck in the bootlogo! Does someone have the same problem or know such effect? Strange is, TWRP shows 14gb free disk space!
I've been using it since this morning and do far zero issues on my end. Everything is fine thus far.
 

Provee

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Thanks for your fast reply. Could be my phone is on end of life. :(
I'll try a couple of thing. May I can reanimate it's.
Yeah mine seems to be nearing the end of its life too, but for me youtube is stuttering alot which is super annoying as that is the main app I use on it. I still need to post some logs but I haven't found the time yet with the extra shifts im working.
 

Jmackley

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No chance to bring my phone to boot. With format data it boots. What a f***!
What is a backup which doesn't work? How did you guys backup your data? Did you spent Google all your data?
Twrp backups sometimes just don't work for whatever reason, I had this a while back, also we're currently unable to recreate the other issues you've mentioned with storage space and lte connection
 

Provee

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Me personally I don't restore from back ups ever, I generally only back up my photos and always set my phone up from scratch. It is a huge pita but that's my preference.
 

b00om

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Hi there!
I flashed both new versions (lineage-18.1-20211007-nightly-a5y17lte-signed.zip and 20211014) but my device is crashed at the start when I try to enter the SIM code. Encryption password before is no problem. The old version (20210923) works fine.
Does someone know this issue and can help me please?
 

Wezyk123

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After the last two or three system updates, the battery drains very quickly. I have two A5 2017 and the same is true for both. I was installing the system from scratch but that did not solve the problem.Has anyone encountered such a problem?
 

Provee

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After the last two or three system updates, the battery drains very quickly. I have two A5 2017 and the same is true for both. I was installing the system from scratch but that did not solve the problem.Has anyone encountered such a problem?
For me personally nothing has changed, everything has been consistent and running smoothly. My only issue has ever been the youtube stutter - but even that seems to have reduced in frequency by maybe 10%.
 

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  • 5
    Just pulled blobs and merged kernel patches from this new Korean firmware A720SKSU5CUJ2. Should arrive in the next build. Yell at me if something breaks.
    3
    Curious that only Korea update the firmware. Is A720 not A7? Is that the same hardware like A5 and does it mean we can update the firmware with that release?

    In Korea, they released their variant of A7 2017 half a year later, and because of that it got android 9 and they are still updating it with security patches (although this one could be the last one). Since it is the same hardware, a bit unfair to the international users, I know.

    This is also important for lineage because we take kernel source drops and proprietary blobs from those firmwares. So Samsung pretty much issued security updates for those.

    Should you want to use that, you can. I ported and called it "Korea's rom" in the other thread.
    2
    Mic does not work when speaker-phone is turned on during VOIP like whatsapp and others. Flashed on a clean wipe. Any ideas what's going on. Tried editing the XML's but no dice.
    @Simon1511 has fixed this. Will arrive in the next build.
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    @Option58 Finally have a build machine again. Its not my patch so can't sign off on it but it fixes the TcpSocketTracker crashes you see all the time in the logcat outputs (at least on my devices).

    TcpSocketTracker: Opt-out for TCP info parsing on legacy kernels
    This feature requires netlink features that are unsupported on
    kernel versions lower than 4.4, therefore opt-out for it in such
    cases and avoid constantly crashing TcpSocketTracker.


    I found it here https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...8-1-for-samsung-galaxy-s5-klte.4209545/page-2

    The patch is here https://github.com/DerpFest-11/pack...mmit/22fd53a977eeaf4e36be7bf6358ecf2c2737fa5e

    I appreciate your input, but you should have also paid attention to this reply. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...g-galaxy-s5-klte.4209545/page-2#post-84211415
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    What I'm trying to tell you is that it's not my choice. Merging that would merge it for all the other lineageos devices. Probably needs a kernel side fix.
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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 merged all patches from now also deprecated 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
    If you find the work I did helpful, 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 fcuzzocrea for contribution to exynos platform.
    • @SGTPresticle, @Jmackley 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: