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[ROM][11.x][UNOFFICIAL][GApps][OTA] LineageOS 18.1 for Galaxy J5 (2015) (j5nlte, j5lte, j5ltechn, j53gxx) [2021-10-08]

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ap4ss3rby

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So far the rom is excellent, and I haven't run into problems aside from the ones mentioned in previous builds. I do have a suggestion to make a Lineage GO build without GApps since not much functionality will be lost (except for GApps which I disabled anyway) in exchange for freeing some much needed ram and space on the internal storage
 
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daviiid99

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So far the rom is excellent, and I haven't run into problems aside from the ones mentioned in previous builds. I do have a suggestion to make a Lineage GO build without GApps since not much functionality will be lost (except for GApps which I disabled anyway) in exchange for freeing some much needed ram and space on the internal storage
Did you try the latest build with the new driver update? Any bug or issue?

I'll think about a Vanilla version, now I'm working to make it enforcing
 

Manish3126

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Hey David sorry to bother you with the same problem but the camera is still not working. I tried the build which you uploaded yesterday but still the camera is not working and the phone's mic doesn't seem to be picking up sound like the sound is very low of the mic
 

daviiid99

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Hey David sorry to bother you with the same problem but the camera is still not working. I tried the build which you uploaded yesterday but still the camera is not working and the phone's mic doesn't seem to be picking up sound like the sound is very low of the mic
View attachment 5410901
Even with third party camera app, the camera is not working
The camera should be working for everyone now

Did you check if your camera work with stock or other rom? If you can't maybe it's a hardware fault.
This error usually means that the camera hardware is not connected

Catch a log too to see what's happening but for me it's working perfect and no one reported this issue yet.
 
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Manish3126

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The camera should be working for everyone now

Did you check if your camera work with stock or other rom? If you can't maybe it's a hardware fault.
This error usually means that the camera hardware is not connected

Catch a log too to see what's happening but for me it's working perfect and no one reported this issue yet.
The camera is working fine with stock rom and SExperience ROM. Can you please guide me how to catch a log?
 

daviiid99

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The video below is from SExperience ROM
View attachment 5411121
I see but camera is working great on my test device and without a logcat I can't fix anything

Please follow OP steps =>
Bugs:
You tell me :)

( If you wanna report a bug, please, catch a logcat first with the error, then describe how to reproduce it and your phone model & rom version.
e.g. "adb logcat -d -b main -b system -b events -v time > logcat.txt"
or use an Android app)
 
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Manish3126

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@daviiid99 no, it's not stable at all! the sim card function barely works and the camera you have fixed only talking pictures but we can't record videos it just stops after 1 second, so bad luck on the camera issue.
So I redownloaded the lineage zip file and I again made a clean install in Twrp and I faced the same problem which @hasangillani66 got
 
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daviiid99

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@daviiid99 no, it's not stable at all! the sim card function barely works and the camera you have fixed only talking pictures but we can't record videos it just stops after 1 second, so bad luck on the camera issue.
You're right, it's crashing with Snap but working great with Gcam Go, I'll just replace it
SIM card functionality works well, mobile data, calls, ... it's just hostpot not working like all the Android 11 roms

You're free to use the rom that you want but don't spam my work with other roms saying this one is better, by people like you devs left rom projects like this one
 
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daviiid99

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New update, please read carefully the changelog before updating.
This update is too big, so a clean install is recommended before reporting new bugs.
2021-09-18:

Changelog:

Sync LineageOS Sources.
Removed Snap Camera in favour of Google Camera Go (video recording functionality is back).
Lawnchair launcher inclusion, you can choose between Trebuchet & Lawnchair now.
LineageOS Updater Shortcut in drawer.
Moved proprietary apps (Gcam, Updater, Lawnchair,...) to vendor.
Replaced LineageOS default apps with GApps.
Changed default wallpaper with AOSP 12.1 one.
Enabled AOD & add Burn-in protection for AMOLED displays.
Enabled turn on display on USB plug.
Everytime you boot into the OS, you'll get the following notification:
"There's an internal problem with your device. Contact your manufacturer for details", it's not even an error message, just a System alert because our vendor is custom now.

Downloads:

j5nlte ROM/recovery
j5lte ROM/recovery
j5ltechn ROM/recovery
j53gxx ROM/recovery

This update also introduce a minor bug, it's not critical because the system always boots up, but it's there

Bugs:

hotspot
VoLTE (SAMSUNG proprietary implementation will never work in AOSP)
Reboot bug (device will reboot 2 times before booting up the system).
You tell me :)

( If you wanna report a bug, please, catch a logcat first with the error, then describe how to reproduce it and your phone model & rom version.
e.g. "adb logcat -d -b main -b system -b events -v time > logcat.txt"
or use an Android app)
 

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  • 5
    when comes that update can you inform me ?

    and you have any tele channel ?
    Next update today or tomorrow with october security patch
    4
    A new update is out, this time with memory optimizations.
    Includes Android GO config but not limited to it, in my testing memory usage drops to 50% with the current configurations.

    2021-09-19:

    Changelog:

    Removed the internal notification error introduced in the last update.
    Debloated the ROM, all the LineageOS parts are now replaced by GApps.
    Android GO configuration and memory optimizations, helps to free RAM memory.

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery
    3
    Hi dev, this ROM is great and I can use it as a daily driver .... but I can ask you if you can also release a VANILLA version please? (Without Gapps) That would make it even faster and with more storage ...
    Anyway, thanks for all your work and effort on this old device.
    Removing the GApps will not make it faster, the rom is debloated and the Google Apps inside are just replacements of LineageOS parts.

    I agree with the storage, but with zram enabled the performance is enough for most users :)
    3
    A brand new update is out, this time addressing bugs from previous releases.
    As always, OTA/download links are updated

    2021-09-24:

    Changelog:

    Address sepolicy denials
    Fix reboot from the main OS, this means no double-reboot before reaching LineageOS system

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery
    3
    New update is available, permissive builds are now discontinued.
    Bluetooth is working normally with enforcing, this means no more critical bugs remaining and the ROM status is stable now.

    As always, for minor bugs you can catch a logcat and report it
    2021-10-04:

    Changelog:

    Addressed remaining FM & bluetooth denials
    Fixed Bluetooth support (pair, audio input/output,...) with SELinux enforcing

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery
  • 5
    when comes that update can you inform me ?

    and you have any tele channel ?
    Next update today or tomorrow with october security patch
    4
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    LineageOS 18.1 for Galaxy J5 (2015)

    UNOFFICIAL Android 11 builds for all the j5 phones with GApps support.
    The aim is to provide montly updates with security patches for a long time.

    What's working:

    Wi-Fi (WPA3)
    RIL (includes mobile-data, calls,...)
    Bluetooth (includes audio input)
    Sensors (proximity & accelerometer)
    GPS
    NFC
    DRM (ClearKey 1.3)
    Widevine (v15.0.0) (L3)
    Camera (Photos, video recording)
    Torch
    Screen ( Touch, Rotation, LiveDisplay)
    FM Radio
    Miracast

    Bugs:

    hotspot
    You tell me :)

    ( If you wanna report a bug, please, catch a logcat first with the error, then describe how to reproduce it and your phone model & rom version.
    e.g. "adb logcat -d -b main -b system -b events -v time > logcat.txt"
    or use an Android app)

    Update history


    2021-10-08:

    Changelog:

    AOSP Security Patch Level of 2021-10-01
    Addressed FM denials
    Bring back LineageOS messages app

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-10-04:

    Changelog:

    Addressed remaining FM & bluetooth denials
    Fixed Bluetooth support (pair, audio input/output,...) with SELinux enforcing

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-10-01:

    Changelog:

    Address more SELinux denials
    Restored SIM functionality (Calls, SIM Card access, Mobile Data,...)
    Fixed Widevine L3 support

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-27:

    Changelog:

    Set SELinux enforcing
    Address sepolicy denials
    Fix Magisk boot

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-24:

    Changelog:

    Address sepolicy denials
    Fix reboot from the main OS, this means no double-reboot before reaching LineageOS system

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-23:

    Changelog:

    Enabled ZRAM and set to 1G
    Improved performance

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-19:

    Changelog:

    Removed the internal notification error introduced in the last update.
    Debloated the ROM, all the LineageOS parts are now replaced by GApps.
    Android GO configuration and memory optimizations, helps to free RAM memory.

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-18:

    Changelog:

    Sync LineageOS Sources.
    Removed Snap Camera in favour of Google Camera Go (video recording functionality is back).
    Lawnchair launcher inclusion, you can choose between Trebuchet & Lawnchair now.
    LineageOS Updater Shortcut in drawer.
    Moved proprietary apps (Gcam, Updater, Lawnchair,...) to vendor.
    Replaced LineageOS default apps with GApps.
    Changed default wallpaper with AOSP 12.1 one.
    Enabled AOD & add Burn-in protection for AMOLED displays.
    Enabled turn on display on USB plug.
    Everytime you boot into the OS, you'll get the following notification:
    "There's an internal problem with your device. Contact your manufacturer for details", it's not even an error message, just a System alert because our vendor is custom now.

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-15:

    Changelog:

    Fixed a minor bug on LineageOS bootanimation, at the end it was a bit laggy on previous build
    Updated Drivers for Adreno 306, we're now using the last drivers for 3xx series. In my testing there's a bit of extra performance playing videos or scrolling
    Fixed take photos with camera

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-13:

    Changelog:

    Fixed RIL, this includes working calls, mobile data,...
    Minor fixes

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-10:

    Changelog:

    AOSP Security Patch level of 2021-09-05
    Fixed an issue with OTA updates, next updates will be available for all the devices
    Adressed an issue with camera crashing while recording video, seems to be working fine now
    Fixed sensors, accelerometer and proximity are working now
    Fixed screen rotation

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-09-08:

    Changelog:

    -Fixed bluetooth audio, in the last build the sound is reproduced by the main speaker
    -Fixed all DRM issues, this includes lags in Chrome, Clearkey is now set to 1.3 version despite some apps could detect it as 1.2
    -Fixed Widevine, it's still working in our device, our level is L3 now
    -OTA support, this is for all the J5 devices (j5nlte, j5lte, j5ltechn, j53gxx)

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery


    2021-08-30:

    Changelog:

    Sync latest LineageOS sources
    AOSP Security Patch Level of 2021-08-05
    Merged mostly all patches from @jenslody Bliss Rom to LineageOS

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery

    Device is not Certified by Google?

    Follow XDA-guide

    Credits:

    @jenslody for his work with this device
    @SamsungMSM8916Devices on github, for the sources


    XDADevDB Information
    LineageOS, ROM for the Galaxy J5 (2015)

    Source Code:

    Manifest
    Kernel/Device/... Sources

    ROM OS Version: 11.x
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10
    ROM Firmware Required: marshmallow

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2021-08-31
    Last Updated 2021-10-08
    4

    Day #2 of using this rom, and I found some another problems:
    - If I want to record something with camera and I press record button on any camera app (LineageOS default camera or Open Camera by Mark Harman) it crashes after one second (no idea why). Both camera apps can take and save photos fine, but as I said there's a problem with video recording.

    Btw I want to mention that I don't use any social media apps (for example Instagram, TikTok or other) on which you can record a video, so I don't know if recording on these kind of apps works properly. Also, I rarely use selfie/rear camera on chatting apps like Discord/Skype/MS Teams, but I could test it out in the coming days. (right now it's 01:28 AM while writing this comment)

    (my LOS version at the time of writing this comment: 18.1-20210830-UNOFFICIAL-j5nlte )
    I think I know why the camera crashes, mediaserver crashes, taking the camera down with it I also found that proximity does not work
    Thanks for the reports but this build is old and I fixed lots of these issues at this point. I'll release it asap.
    4
    A new update is out, this time with memory optimizations.
    Includes Android GO config but not limited to it, in my testing memory usage drops to 50% with the current configurations.

    2021-09-19:

    Changelog:

    Removed the internal notification error introduced in the last update.
    Debloated the ROM, all the LineageOS parts are now replaced by GApps.
    Android GO configuration and memory optimizations, helps to free RAM memory.

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery
    3
    A brand new update is out, this time addressing bugs from previous releases.
    As always, OTA/download links are updated

    2021-09-24:

    Changelog:

    Address sepolicy denials
    Fix reboot from the main OS, this means no double-reboot before reaching LineageOS system

    Downloads:

    j5nlte ROM/recovery
    j5lte ROM/recovery
    j5ltechn ROM/recovery
    j53gxx ROM/recovery