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[ROM][11][OFFICIAL] lineage-18.1 for Pixel 3/XL (blueline/crosshatch)

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zimral.xda

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i recommend going back to the latest stock A11 from google DL pages flash this one and then flash LOS18.1 again as a "clean install". From my experiences (with other phones too) this is the best practice. And finally going to the next (A12 based) LOS you should do the upgrade to stock A12 again before that to have the latest vendor firmware "parts" including modem software. confused?

So if you are at P3's stock A11 you can:

1.) upgrade to stock A12 now or later, use that a while until LOS19x comes out in spring 2022. Before installing LOS19 make sure that you have the latest stock patches applied. Then goto LOS19 using the usual procedures as described in the (new) LOS19 wiki article.
2.) make sure you have the latest A11 version installed. Then goto LOS18.1. If LOS19 is availiable upgrade from LOS18.1 to LOS19 using the standard procedures (--> wiki)

For my personal usage i think its is wasted time to go to LOS18.1 with my current productive Pixel3 now. i am now on stock A12 with my dev/test phone. i will play a little bit with this one and maybe i will use it as my daily driver for the next few months. Then i take my former prod phone and install LOS18.1 as long as this is available as the official LOS release. After LOS19 is avail i will upgrade to LOS19 coming from LOS18.1, and use this one as my daily driver again. This is the most efficient way to run that migration without doing complete flashes "forward" and "backward" including all their associated possible risks. And i will have a new and an actual version to play with.
I am running a similar procedure with my Samsung klte's for several years now.
 
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zimral.xda

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Some comments regarding the new A12, hope this is not OT so far :) .
I dont like this new (modern?) "flat" design. All buttons are round now and you cant change them. Normally i choose the square ones with rounded corners similar to the IOS look - but beware i will never use IOS!!! :cool: I hope the LOS developers will be able to provide different GUI buttons with the new LOS19. The theme based colours can be set back to "normal" i dont like this either. Phone seems to be responsive as usual, the P3 is still delivering a very good performance. Mine will not be that much representative as i removed nearly all of the google stuff except the basic "play services". So my P3 was much faster now and has less battery drain, my usage is still too short to be able to compare this. To be honest i forgot to note the memory usage before the upgrade - forgot that.... :-(
 

klemi71

Senior Member
Jun 6, 2018
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Google Pixel 3
So the monthly update if you want to have Gapps and magisk?
Reboot to lineage os recovery, flash rom, flash Gapps, flash magisk? Is it possible to flash all 3 in one process like it is in TWRP?
 

BloodMist

Member
Feb 17, 2020
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LG G8
when flashing GApps stock version recovery says that device hasn't enough space for it,even tho device is wiped,and pico one just isnt enough,any suggestions?
 

lpedia

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Sep 18, 2020
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
HTC 10
when flashing GApps stock version recovery says that device hasn't enough space for it,even tho device is wiped,and pico one just isnt enough,any suggestions?
Did you reboot to recovery after flashing LOS and before trying to flash any add-ons, such as Gapps, as specified in the LOS installation instructions?

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PrometheusLens

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Nov 11, 2021
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I am a newb that read this thread. I recently got a Pixel 3XL which has A9 on it. OEM Unlocked, USB Debugging, and Bootloader unlocked are all good to go. But when I flash the LOS 18.1 image from the Lineage website I get an error booting boot.img. At this point going into recovery mode is not worth it because it just loops. I know I am missing something. My questions are:

1) do I need to update my A9 to the A10 or newer rom?

2) do I use the boot.img mentioned in this thread instead of the LOS one?

3) if the first two are a no, then what am I missing?

Current Boatloader:
B1c1-0.1-4948814

Laptop PC:
Windows
 
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LargeElephant

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Nov 12, 2021
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Hi all,

This is my first post here so I hope it is helpful. I hope I can help contribute to the community and answer some questions - But first, I must post here with my own. Apologies.

Description of Issue:
Stuck in the boot loader. Displays the following:
Device State - Error
Reason - Failed to load verify boot images


What I did:
Got my Pixel 3 today, tried to flash lineage os using this guide, https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/blueline/install
Everything was working perfectly until the device restarted. Now I can't get into the OS

What I tried (troubleshooting):
I tried to do a flash-all and restore the original image, but I get this error: FAILED (remote: 'error getting device locked state No Response')
 

LargeElephant

Member
Nov 12, 2021
5
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Hi, just thought I would update the thread for anyone who runs into the same issue as I have. Allowing the phone to die repeatedly, then leaving it for a good 24 hours, must have re-set the memory or something. Instead of booting into the bootloader and saying "error", it went back to "unlock" and allowed me to flash Andrioid 11 (stock software) using https://flash.android.com/release/11.0.0


Thank goodness :)
 

supachris

Senior Member
Hi experienced users,

Due to the end of Google's support I'm thinking about switching to LOS 18.1 now. Is there any drawback comparing to stock ROM? Is the excellent camera working as before? The good stereo sound and stable Bluetooth also?
Thanks a lot!
 

dcarvil

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Apr 20, 2016
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Hi experienced users,

Due to the end of Google's support I'm thinking about switching to LOS 18.1 now. Is there any drawback comparing to stock ROM? Is the excellent camera working as before? The good stereo sound and stable Bluetooth also?
Thanks a lot!
I haven't seen any drawbacks. You can use either the Google camera app from the Play Store, or the LineageOS one. Bluetooth is stable. I don't use the stereo feature, so can't comment.
 

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