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Nov 21, 2008
This is the best rom what I saw, but Google killed Android Auto from the last update of Android 11, that's why my phone start the Android auto, say that connected succesful but after that start the Google Assistant what I couldn't mirror to car's dashboard.

I switch back to the stock rom, install the Android Auto and use the note 8 only for this. I switch back Apple iPhone for daily use because the Android Auto was the only one software why I used Android :(


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Feb 6, 2021
Hello, great ROM.
Just a quick noob question: is there a way to invert the position of the buttons in the navigation bar? I want the back button on the right side of the display.
Thanks for help

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    Project Sakura is a custom ROM based on Lineage OS, It tries to remain true to it while also providing some more functionality and UI changes. Its sole purpose is to provide a platform which is powered by Lineage and is more customisable than Lineage.


     Your warranty is now void. We are not responsible for anything that may happen to your phone by installing any custom ROMs and/or kernels. You do it at your own risk and take the responsibility upon yourself and you are not to blame us or XDA and its respected developers.

    "This is a user friendly thread, all your suggestions are important to us and will be taken into consideration."


    CLEAN FLASH( if coming from any other ROM or from Sakura Android 10) :
    - Download the ROM from website.
    - Reboot to recovery.
    - Take Backup (Optional)
    - Wipe System, Data, Cache , Dalvik
    - Flash the latest build
    - Flash
    Opengapps (if you need Gapps)
    - Reboot

    DIRTYFLASH( if updating from Sakura Android 11) :
    1) via OTA
    2) Manual Method
    -- Download the ROM from website.
    - Reboot to recovery.
    - Flash the latest build.
    - Flash the same Gapps package you used before if it bootloops.
    - Reboot




    -Lineage OS
    -Superior OS

    -Pixel Experience
    -Extended UI
    -Havoc OS
    -CrDroid ROM


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    As soon as the problem occurs, take a logcat!
    for more READ THIS


    Thanks to

    @Stricted, @Vaughnn - for the device tree
    @Wugene - Helping/Sharing bug fixes
    @bruh™ - Helping/Sharing bug fixes

    Device: Samsung Galaxy Note8
    Maintainer: Haridhayal
    Build Type: Official

    Kernel Source: universal8895

    ROM OS Version: 11.0

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Project Sakura 5.R for dreamlte/dream2lte, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note8

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    Based On: Lineage OS 18.1

    Version Information
    Current Stable Version: 5.R
    Stable Release Date: 2020-11-22

    Created 2020-11-22
    Last Updated 2020-11-22
    After a week using this rom, I can give you an early opinion.

    1) I'm going to start with a problem that I have had with this rom: it comes with double tap for turning on and off the screen, enabled by default. I have found an option to disable double tap to turn off the screen, but I was not able to find any disable option for double tap to turn the screen on. It is a feature that really annoys me since I go to turn off the screen, I go to put the phone in my pocket and the screen turns back on. It is really frustrating. If anyone could help me to solve this problem, I would really appreciate it. Maybe there is some config file somewhere I could edit.
    EDIT: the option is called AOD(always on display). It can be disabled by going into the quick settings panel.
    If it says it is already off, just cycle through it's options until you get back to off state and you should be good)

    2) You can feel that android 11 is taking more processing power since I can feel that this rom is a bit slower than the clean OneUI android 9 I was using before.

    3) Screenshot gives you the option to take a scroll screenshot, but it is poorly implemented. The scroll is too little and besides that, you cannot keep the long screenshot button pressed to keep going down like in OneUI. This makes it not that enjoyable to use since if you have to press 'long screenshot' and wait to be able to press again, if you want to make a long screenshot to a conversation, it can become daunting.

    4) There is this widget on the home screen that I haven't found a way to disable, that shows date, time, weather if configured(both weather options are bad) and some text with is nice at first, but you get used to it after a while; it's not something new all the time.
    How can I disable this widget that this rom comes with?

    5) The camera app is bad. I don't know why the camera is always bad on these AOSP roms, but it just is, compared to the one that comes with the original samsung rom. I had 4k60fps mod as well, and now I'm going back to 1080p30fps...
    Three questions:
    • Does it support dual SIM Note8?
    • What does HWC bug imply?
    • Does Android Auto work? Has anyone tested it?
    I used Sakura 5.1 more than a month now and started missing the old stock ROM because of these issues in Sakura 5.1
    • Sometimes OS get unresponsive when I try to view recent apps or try to close an app.
    • Camera is buggy. I tried installing google camera as well. Even it's not running properly.
    • Fingerprint scanner is buggy sometimes when I try to unlock the phone with it.
    • Android Auto isn't working with the car. The app crashes when i connect the phone to the car. Installed Android Auto from APK mirror seperately as well, but that also fails.
    • Iris scanner is not usable in Sakura. Iris scanner unlock worked in stock os even in pitch dark.
    • Bluetooth is buggy. Sometimes it doesn't show the headsets i have and it never detects by car.
    • None of the banking apps work on the phone (I know this is because phone is rooted) I tried Magisk , but most of them are still don't work.

    I am trying to flash stock rom. Downloaded the latest available ROM from Sammobile but then it gives an error saying "sw rev check fail bootloader device 12 binary 11". Seems like i am stuck with Sakura :(
    So as far as I know you can't run the stock Rom with an aftermarket recovery. There is a workaround, but you will need stock everything.