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html6405

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/*
* 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.
*
*/
Hi,

here you can find my first versions for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on /e/.

I'm actually in the middle of making it official, but at first I have to solve some remaining problems.

For all people, who doesnt know what /e/ should be,
just take a look here:


Here you can see how far everything is working:

Boot
Audio
Bluetooth
Graphics
Cameras
Sensors
Wifi
USB
Video playback (HW/SW)
RIL
GPS, 3D fix doesn't work, but navigation seems to work fine in my case.
Tethering via USB, WIFI and Bluetooth
consumerir transmitter
  • Bliss launcher won't rotate your screen, so I've included trebuchet from lineageos, only for testing
Do you like my work?
Than you can simply hit the thanks button and consider to spend me a coffee or a beer,
I'm doing this in my free time and it also costs a lot of money to buy hardware.

donate

You could use a gps.conf from https://app.box.com/s/w57s1v1n3hie7l5lk28i for your location and replace /system/etc/gps.conf.
Or you try GPS Server Optimizer app for a faster 3D fix.
For both methods you need root rights.
XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM][9.x][N5100/N5110/N5120][STABLE] /e/, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Contributors
html6405
Source Code: https://github.com/html6405

ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
ROM Firmware Required: TWRP 3.3.0
Based On: LineageOS, /e/

Version Information
Status:
Alpha, built on LOS16.0
Release Date: 2021-03-30

Created 2021-03-30
Last Updated 2021-04-13
 
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Conmauro24

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I have not been able to download the file n5110 the download is interrupted in a certain time, I thought it was my internet service and I tried to download from my cell phone with my data plan and the same thing happens. :(
 

html6405

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I have not been able to download the file n5110 the download is interrupted in a certain time, I thought it was my internet service and I tried to download from my cell phone with my data plan and the same thing happens. :(
Hi,
I'm facing the same problem when I try to download, I will upload it to AFH later,
somehow the xda server seems to have a problem.
 

Conmauro24

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I honestly can't stop getting excited about this tablet, with this system it works super well, it's more fluid, consumes less battery and it looks beautiful. I share some screenshots of what this looks like after customizing it. I will not tire of thanking the developer who continues to give us happiness with these rom's
 

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prkfsz

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Also played shortly with this new /e/ rom. Very smooth and fluent, wonderfull! Enjoying this googlefree experience very much! :giggle: Going to stay on it and not going back to LOS unless i have to.

Haven't had lot of time to test all functions but here is how it worked for me:
- wifi works flawlesly.
- screen rotate works well on trebuchet, haven't tried with the other native launcher.
- haven't tested BT, call and message functions or mobile data. will do that later.
- camera app opens, but i get message that the picture can't be saved. Same for both cameras and video. Seemed to have something to do with the ability to write on the intern scdard. I tried to change the folder for saving pictures in but it didn't work.
- it wasn't possible to install apps from the /e/ App Store. THe app itself most often crashed when i tried that. And there seemed to be a small symbol of a locked padlock next to all the apps on all the app lists. Suspecting that installing might require logging in the user account, is that so? Which was a bit strange in that case, and seems to be necessary for several other apps, like notes, calender, and such. Installing from fdroid worked with no problem.
- I missed the possibility to shut down those apps i don't need so they no longer show in the app drawer.

But overall awesome ROM from the awesome dev. Can't thank you enough and looking forward to your further developing! (y)(y)
 

prkfsz

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Had a chance to play a little with the more functions:

-Mobile data works.
- Calls work.
- Messages work. haven't been able to test MMS.
- BT is a complete no-go. Tried to connect with both a small speaker and a keyboard, and despite trying for almost half hour, it didn't work. N5120 finds those gadgets nearby, but it can't connect.
- Camera still doesn't work. Can't save the pictures on internal storage.
- Trying to open Gallery-app will get you a message that no external storage is available. Even if it is.
- Tried to set up an external sd card as extra storage but formatting didn't work.
- The Files-app cannot show internal storage either.

- App store doesn't allow installs.
- Recorder-app annoyingly buggy. Gets stuck in recording sound mode when started. Recording video produces a video that can't be opened. VLC app is blocked from viewing it by the native app.
- The tablet just frose. Had to hard close.
 
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html6405

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- screen rotate works well on trebuchet, haven't tried with the other native launcher.
Thanks for your report, screen rotation isn't supported on the original /e/ Blisslauncher, so
I decided to include the Trebuchet for this unofficial version.
- camera app opens, but i get message that the picture can't be saved. Same for both cameras and video. Seemed to have something to do with the ability to write on the intern scdard. I tried to change the folder for saving pictures in but it didn't work.
In my case, it was exactly the same behaviour at the first start, after closing the camera completely and reopen it, it's working.
I've recognized that there's sometimes a problem when you try to record with the front cam.
(I guess it is fixed when you set the fps to 30)
With gCam on LOS 16 it's working fine.
- it wasn't possible to install apps from the /e/ App Store. THe app itself most often crashed when i tried that. And there seemed to be a small symbol of a locked padlock next to all the apps on all the app lists. Suspecting that installing might require logging in the user account, is that so?
Hmm good question, I will take a look at it.
I'm pretty sure, that the /e/ App Store need's many improvements,
but we have to wait for them.

- I missed the possibility to shut down those apps i don't need so they no longer show in the app drawer.

- BT is a complete no-go. Tried to connect with both a small speaker and a keyboard, and despite trying for almost half hour, it didn't work. N5120 finds those gadgets nearby, but it can't connect.
Thanks, this could be to selinux related, I will debug this as soon as I can.
- Trying to open Gallery-app will get you a message that no external storage is available. Even if it is.
Hmm this is strange, is your storage accesable at all? Is any file browser able to access your storage?
Maybe you have to format data /media in TWRP.

- App store doesn't allow installs.
This also point's to a not accessable storage...

- Recorder-app annoyingly buggy. Gets stuck in recording sound mode when started. Recording video produces a video that can't be opened. VLC app is blocked from viewing it by the native app.
- The tablet just frose. Had to hard close.
Same...
 
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prkfsz

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Thanks for your report, screen rotation isn't supported on the original /e/ Blisslauncher, so
I decided to include the Trebuchet for this unofficial version.

In my case, it was exactly the same behaviour at the first start, after closing the camera completely and reopen it, it's working.
I've recognized that there's sometimes a problem when you try to record with the front cam.
(I guess it is fixed when you set the fps to 30)
With gCam on LOS 16 it's working fine.

Hmm good question, I will take a look at it.
I'm pretty sure, that the /e/ App Store need's many improvements,
but we have to wait for them.




Thanks, this could be to selinux related, I will debug this as soon as I can.

Hmm this is strange, is your storage accesable at all? Is any file browser able to access your storage?
Maybe you have to format data /media in TWRP.


This also point's to a not accessable storage...


Same...
I tried closing and restarting the camera many times. Nothing.

DOn't know about the accessible storage, as i said, it could install apps from the microsd card, like fdroid. And update it.

The external storage (microsd card) is accessible in the native explorer (files-app). Tried to format it too, not sure about the results, it ran it till the end and said it was done, but still couldn't see it. First when i formatted it in another device it saw the extern sd card. So, the native explorer sees the microsd card, but not the internal storage.
 

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Hello

Hmm good question, I will take a look at it.
I'm pretty sure, that the /e/ App Store need's many improvements,
but we have to wait for them.

First of all, kudos ;) = I'm testing your /e/ ROM with a damaged N5100 (main camera KO & unreliable SIM slot) and it's behaving quite well.

Found similar issues with App Store (internal failure errors), but I've managed to bypass most of them after Disable/Enable Auth Storage & reboot.

The only error still there was during the installation from App Store of System App / MicroG with Support for Exposure Notifications. However, it was only a matter of package signature mismatch = enabling root for ADB & manually replacing the GmsCore APK in priv-app, everything worked back again.


About Bluetooth, I haven't tested it yet for BT pairing (doing it tomorrow), but for instance BLE Advertising of GAEN Contact Tracing Apps seems working fine.


IMG_20210401_202820.jpg



When you perform the first screenrecording, it doesn't create the subfolder Screenrecords into the Movies folder. Therefore, even if it says that the movie has been saved, there is nothing to retrieve.

I've solved it by deleting such 1st screenrecord from the recorder app, then disable/enable Storage Auth & reboot. After the reboot the screenrecord subfolder was there & I've managed to perform new screen records without issues.
 
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Conmauro24

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What version of gcam works for you? I am using gcam go mod but the image remains static, activate the HAL3 to see if it could start well and nothing.
 

html6405

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I tried closing and restarting the camera many times. Nothing.

DOn't know about the accessible storage, as i said, it could install apps from the microsd card, like fdroid. And update it.

The external storage (microsd card) is accessible in the native explorer (files-app). Tried to format it too, not sure about the results, it ran it till the end and said it was done, but still couldn't see it. First when i formatted it in another device it saw the extern sd card. So, the native explorer sees the microsd card, but not the internal storage.
How did you install the rom, with a complete data wipe? Or did you just wiped data without data/media (factory reset?)

If you have backuped your files, you could try to reboot into TWRP and choose Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Internal Storage and reboot.

Found similar issues with App Store (internal failure errors), but I've managed to bypass most of them after Disable/Enable Auth Storage & reboot.
I don't know why yet, but some apps doesn't get storage access at first start, they just need to be closed (also in the background) and restarted, then they should work.
What version of gcam works for you? I am using gcam go mod but the image remains static, activate the HAL3 to see if it could start well and nothing.
The version I'm using in my LOS 16, ( I don't know the exact version number yet, I can't look ),
but I will try to fix this problem with /e/'s open camera.
 
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html6405

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Hmm strange, I don't understand why, on my device's it is working fine, it makes no difference if I just do a factory reset or if I wipe /data completely .

Maybe you could send me a logcat or a complete syslog file?
Then I will try to find out whats wrong.
 

html6405

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You could use the syslog app and create a complete log file after a reboot, or adb shell :).

adb shell
su
logcat > /sdcard/logcat.txt
 
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    Am thinking of it as a next update on this ROM.
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    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.
    *
    */
    Hi,

    here you can find my first versions for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on /e/.

    I'm actually in the middle of making it official, but at first I have to solve some remaining problems.

    For all people, who doesnt know what /e/ should be,
    just take a look here:


    Here you can see how far everything is working:

    Boot
    Audio
    Bluetooth
    Graphics
    Cameras
    Sensors
    Wifi
    USB
    Video playback (HW/SW)
    RIL
    GPS, 3D fix doesn't work, but navigation seems to work fine in my case.
    Tethering via USB, WIFI and Bluetooth
    consumerir transmitter
    • Bliss launcher won't rotate your screen, so I've included trebuchet from lineageos, only for testing
    Do you like my work?
    Than you can simply hit the thanks button and consider to spend me a coffee or a beer,
    I'm doing this in my free time and it also costs a lot of money to buy hardware.

    donate

    You could use a gps.conf from https://app.box.com/s/w57s1v1n3hie7l5lk28i for your location and replace /system/etc/gps.conf.
    Or you try GPS Server Optimizer app for a faster 3D fix.
    For both methods you need root rights.
    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][9.x][N5100/N5110/N5120][STABLE] /e/, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

    Contributors
    html6405
    Source Code: https://github.com/html6405

    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    ROM Firmware Required: TWRP 3.3.0
    Based On: LineageOS, /e/

    Version Information
    Status:
    Alpha, built on LOS16.0
    Release Date: 2021-03-30

    Created 2021-03-30
    Last Updated 2021-04-13
    3
    Update 06.04.2021:
    • brought back BOARD_CANT_REALLOCATE_OMX_BUFFERS, this avoids for example Youtube Kids crash.
    3
    Is there any near publication of the just released version of e os 0.18 ?
    Am thinking of it as a next update on this ROM.
    Very soon I will publish the official version.
    3
    Update 10.04.2021:
    • Fixed selinux denials from last log (rw permissions for nv_data.bin, Baseband related)
    • Included Button to enable / disable stylus icon hovering
    • Fixed a bug in framework, the mouse icon wouldn't appear when stylus icon hovering is enabled without.
    • Enabled OTA from my server for future updates.
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    I have not been able to download the file n5110 the download is interrupted in a certain time, I thought it was my internet service and I tried to download from my cell phone with my data plan and the same thing happens. :(
    Hi,
    I'm facing the same problem when I try to download, I will upload it to AFH later,
    somehow the xda server seems to have a problem.