[ROM][9.0][OFFICIAL][XT16xx] OmniROM for Moto G4/Plus [Athene]

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ebonkim

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Update: Nevermind, it worked. I just had to boot into bootloader, then Start from there.

I feel like I'm doing something wrong.
  1. Unlocked bootloader on the Moto G4
  2. Flashed TWRP 3.2.1-0
  3. Wiped (3 times)
  4. Installed the HOMEMADE (20201213)
  5. Rebooted System
After the reboot, it automatically takes me back into TWRP every time.
 
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Headroom.2

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Really nice ROM. I changed from LineageOS 16 Alpha-ROM to this Omni-ROM, cause on Lineage I couldn't get the telephone working. With this ROM telephone with LTE works like charm and everything else I used (camera f.e.) was fine too.
Hope you have the time to maintain Updates for this.
 

jasonmerc

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    Good point, have done that now.
    Thanks for keeping this ROM and this device alive. Will be flashing soon on my G4. One question to ask before I do though, is there an LCD fix in this ROM or will I need a Kernel Adiutor to fix it? I have one of the defective G4 LCD panels where there's screen burn-in unless I turn the color values for everything down ~10%.

    EDIT: Seem to be having trouble turning on WiFi. Shame, since this ROM is by far the fastest Pie ROM I've used on this device. Everything else is perfect, once I get Kernel Adiutor and adjust for the LCD burn in.

    EDIT 2: Now it's working just fine... it's a little quirky, but it's still butter smooth. Ignore previous messages
     
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    golden-guy

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    Thanks for keeping this ROM and this device alive. Will be flashing soon on my G4. One question to ask before I do though, is there an LCD fix in this ROM or will I need a Kernel Adiutor to fix it? I have one of the defective G4 LCD panels where there's screen burn-in unless I turn the color values for everything down ~10%.

    There's a screen burn-in protection available in Gestures app. I should probably finally change the app name to "Moto Actions" or similar :p
     
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    Ryu945

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    I am just trying to make sure I understand this clearly so I don't brick my first phone I am installing an OS on.

    1) Will this version of TWRP work?

    Do I have to use a very specific version of it for this ROM like TWRP 3.2.1-0?

    Can I use the TWRP in this guide?

    edit: I think this might be the correct TWRP.

    2) Once I finish making the backup with TWRP, can I just follow this guide to the letter and just change the sideloaded software to this version of OmniROM or is there an installation difference for this ROM?
     
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    manoloturbo1

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    OmniROM 9.0
    for
    Motorola Moto G4/G4 Plus (athene)



    This project is a feature-rich and official build of OmniROM 9.0 for Motorola Moto G4/G4 Plus (athene).

    Its work is based upon the sources and tireless efforts provided by
    the OmniROM Team and

    @Nikit
    @Lyuu

    ofc me

    About Omni

    "Omni is a community-based project for the Android community which is Free^3: Free to Use, Free to Modify, Free to Share. The goal of Omni is to experiment with Android development because we enjoy it. Omni isn’t better, just different. It’s another option for the billion Android users out there. Android (vs. iOS and every other mobile OS) has thrived on options as well as the gigantic, talented development community that has emerged to build those options. That’s the beauty of Android – that you can pick and choose from a smorgasbord of devices with varying features and functionality."

    Since there are no official Android 9.0 builds provided by the OmniROM project anymore, I have continued to provide homemade builds with all ASB security patches applied.

    DOWNLOAD:

    Old official downloads

    DOWNLOAD: http://dl.omnirom.org/athene/

    What's in

    • Bluetooth (with A2DP and AVRCP support)
    • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n / Wifi Hotspot
    • GPS
    • RIL (GSM/WCDMA/LTE/VoLTE)
    • FM Radio
    • Gestures
    • Messaging: SMS/MMS/Email (Exchange ActiveSync support)
    • Multimedia: Audio/Video Playback, Images Gallery, Camera
    • Multimedia: Audio/Video recording (Camcorder), Voice Search
    • Omni Features, such as OmniSwitch and Performance Control
    • OmniStyle, Dark Theme, OmniWallpapers
    • OmniTheme support
    • Torch (OmniTorch)
    • Doze
    • Active Display
    • Night Light
    • Battery / Notification LED
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • CPU Deep Sleep support
    • Offline charging
    • Enforcing SELinux
    • Widevine DRM / Netflix
    • SafetyNet / Device Certification
    • MTP / USB File Transfer

    What's not (yet)
    • Rear cam video recording (use Open Camera)
    • Torch quick tile

    Sources

    Google Apps

    Google Apps are not included within this package and have to be flashed seperately via TWRP.
    OpenGApps Pico or Nano Package recommended. (arm)

    Rooting

    OmniROM does not come rooted out-of-the-box. If you think it's necessary to install a rootkit, you can use magisk to do that if needed. But don't expect to get support on issues related to the usage of rootkits.

    Credits

    @omnirom: OmniROM sources
    @Nikit: Android O/P patches
    @Lyuu: Android P patches
    @rajatgupta1998: Dev support

    Big THANKS also goes to the testers' support of the Athene Revivers tg group. Their effort and valueable feedback helped alot to iron out all G4 Plus related issues!

    Just to mention: This is a 32 bit (arm) build, to stay close to official OEM release.

    Last, but not least: Enjoy OmniROM!

    PS:

    Code:
    #include <std_disclaimer_omni_athene.h>
    /*
    * 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 at YOUR OWN RISK.
    */


    XDA:DevDB Information
    OmniROM for Moto G4/Plus [Athene][XT16xx], ROM for the Moto G4 Plus

    Contributors
    golden-guy
    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    ROM Firmware Required: TWRP
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status:
    Nightly
    Stable Release Date: 2018-12-02

    Created 2018-12-02
    Last Updated 2018-12-10
    I try to install it and i got a error 7 saying failed to mount data
     

    Ryu945

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    Sep 20, 2015
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    1) OmniROM does not come rooted out-of-the-box. If you think it's necessary to install a rootkit, you can use magisk to do that if needed. But don't expect to get support on issues related to the usage of rootkits.

    My phone says it is rooted even though I just used TWRP and then installed the ROM.

    2) OpenGApps Pico or Nano Package recommended

    Can you explain what is being decided between these two? Also, do I need 64 bit or 32 bit version of these services? Does this install google play services? I don't want that. I want the open source, something like MicroG

    3) Why don't I have cell phone service? Card is in but service is not working. Is this related to no Google Play services or MicroG?

    4) I noticed this ROM comes with microG pre-installed. Where do I find the download for that?
     
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    golden-guy

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    1) OmniROM does not come rooted out-of-the-box. If you think it's necessary to install a rootkit, you can use magisk to do that if needed. But don't expect to get support on issues related to the usage of rootkits.

    My phone says it is rooted even though I just used TWRP and then installed the ROM.

    2) OpenGApps Pico or Nano Package recommended

    Can you explain what is being decided between these two? Also, do I need 64 bit or 32 bit version of these services? Does this install google play services? I don't want that. I want the open source, something like MicroG

    3) Why don't I have cell phone service? Card is in but service is not working. Is this related to no Google Play services or MicroG?

    4) I noticed this ROM comes with microG pre-installed. Where do I find the download for that?

    1) This ROM does for sure not come rooted, no matter what "your phone says"
    2) Ask Google about the differences. 32bit version is needed. If you don't want Google, microG is the only way to go anyway.
    3) This is probably baseband (modem SW) related, although the ROM does not require any particular version. Get me some logs, so I can look at it.
    4) No, the ROM does not come with microG preinstalled. You have to download and install it for yourself. It is just already prepared for it (i.e. supports signature verification spoofing) And again, google it if you need details
     

    Ryu945

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    Sep 20, 2015
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    1) This ROM does for sure not come rooted, no matter what "your phone says"
    2) Ask Google about the differences. 32bit version is needed. If you don't want Google, microG is the only way to go anyway.
    3) This is probably baseband (modem SW) related, although the ROM does not require any particular version. Get me some logs, so I can look at it.
    4) No, the ROM does not come with microG preinstalled. You have to download and install it for yourself. It is just already prepared for it (i.e. supports signature verification spoofing) And again, google it if you need details
    3) Where are the logs of interest located?

    edit: I found out that phone service stops working when mobile data is turned off. They way it is suppose to work is phone service works but mobile data is off when I have mobile data off.

    edit3: The phone service started working again with mobile data turned off. I wonder if it was related to me installing MicroG. The only other alternative is leaving the phone on a long time allows it to work.


    edit2: Is it recommended to lock the boot loader whenever everything is up and running on this ROM?

    edit4: @$!! no to locking the boot loader. https://www.reddit.com/r/LineageOS/comments/99hnap
     
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    Ryu945

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    1) In addition to my earlier question of "Is it a good idea to lock the boot loader on this ROM?"

    edit2: @#!! no to locking the boot loader. https://www.reddit.com/r/LineageOS/comments/99hnap
    2) How do I get rid of the broken search bar at the top?

    edit4: Home setting --> show search widget

    3) I noticed wifi not coming on might not be related to MicroG at all. I believe it happens randomly on boot. Only way to fix it is to reboot.

    4) The GPS doesn't seem to be working.

    edit: GPS started working with osmand once I started moving the map around. I am not sure why it wasn't working but now it works.




    edit3: Now the Wifi doesn't come on at all anymore.
     
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    Ryu945

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    What's not (yet)
    • Rear cam video recording (use Open Camera)


    XDA:DevDB Information
    OmniROM for Moto G4/Plus [Athene][XT16xx], ROM for the Moto G4 Plus

    Contributors
    golden-guy
    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    ROM Firmware Required: TWRP
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status:
    Nightly
    Stable Release Date: 2018-12-02

    Created 2018-12-02
    Last Updated 2018-12-10
    1) Both cameras work by default in lastest build ( omni-9-20210513-athene May 13, 2021). You should be able to take down the message on the front page that one of the cameras does not work.

    2) Does encrypting the phone disable wifi from working? Is there some other issue going on? It started turning off right after I turn it on.

    edit: After encrypting, there is a bug that is only fixed by changing your secure unlock method. Until this is done, the phone will not boot up using encryption and wifi will no longer work. You can change it to the same thing it was before. It just needs to change.

    3) The OmniClockOSS app does not listen to the choice of alarm sounds. It is stuck to the default sound Argon regardless of sound settings.
     
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    JuanCarlosM1

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    @golden-guy Your latest ROM has issues with CPU frequencies. I tried to run Minecraft on it, but the CPUs were always at minimum frequencies
    This problem also happens in basic activities less often, I tried to change this by a kernel manager, but it is useless they always return to the minimum frequency automatically.
     

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      OmniROM 9.0
      for
      Motorola Moto G4/G4 Plus (athene)



      This project is a feature-rich and official build of OmniROM 9.0 for Motorola Moto G4/G4 Plus (athene).

      Its work is based upon the sources and tireless efforts provided by
      the OmniROM Team and

      @Nikit
      @Lyuu

      ofc me

      About Omni

      "Omni is a community-based project for the Android community which is Free^3: Free to Use, Free to Modify, Free to Share. The goal of Omni is to experiment with Android development because we enjoy it. Omni isn’t better, just different. It’s another option for the billion Android users out there. Android (vs. iOS and every other mobile OS) has thrived on options as well as the gigantic, talented development community that has emerged to build those options. That’s the beauty of Android – that you can pick and choose from a smorgasbord of devices with varying features and functionality."

      Since there are no official Android 9.0 builds provided by the OmniROM project anymore, I have continued to provide homemade builds with all ASB security patches applied.

      DOWNLOAD:

      Old official downloads

      DOWNLOAD: http://dl.omnirom.org/athene/

      What's in

      • Bluetooth (with A2DP and AVRCP support)
      • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n / Wifi Hotspot
      • GPS
      • RIL (GSM/WCDMA/LTE/VoLTE)
      • FM Radio
      • Gestures
      • Messaging: SMS/MMS/Email (Exchange ActiveSync support)
      • Multimedia: Audio/Video Playback, Images Gallery, Camera
      • Multimedia: Audio/Video recording (Camcorder), Voice Search
      • Omni Features, such as OmniSwitch and Performance Control
      • OmniStyle, Dark Theme, OmniWallpapers
      • OmniTheme support
      • Torch (OmniTorch)
      • Doze
      • Active Display
      • Night Light
      • Battery / Notification LED
      • Fingerprint sensor
      • CPU Deep Sleep support
      • Offline charging
      • Enforcing SELinux
      • Widevine DRM / Netflix
      • SafetyNet / Device Certification
      • MTP / USB File Transfer

      What's not (yet)
      • Rear cam video recording (use Open Camera)
      • Torch quick tile

      Sources

      Google Apps

      Google Apps are not included within this package and have to be flashed seperately via TWRP.
      OpenGApps Pico or Nano Package recommended. (arm)

      Rooting

      OmniROM does not come rooted out-of-the-box. If you think it's necessary to install a rootkit, you can use magisk to do that if needed. But don't expect to get support on issues related to the usage of rootkits.

      Credits

      @omnirom: OmniROM sources
      @Nikit: Android O/P patches
      @Lyuu: Android P patches
      @rajatgupta1998: Dev support

      Big THANKS also goes to the testers' support of the Athene Revivers tg group. Their effort and valueable feedback helped alot to iron out all G4 Plus related issues!

      Just to mention: This is a 32 bit (arm) build, to stay close to official OEM release.

      Last, but not least: Enjoy OmniROM!

      PS:

      Code:
      #include <std_disclaimer_omni_athene.h>
      /*
      * 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 at YOUR OWN RISK.
      */


      XDA:DevDB Information
      OmniROM for Moto G4/Plus [Athene][XT16xx], ROM for the Moto G4 Plus

      Contributors
      golden-guy
      ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
      ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
      ROM Firmware Required: TWRP
      Based On: AOSP

      Version Information
      Status:
      Nightly
      Stable Release Date: 2018-12-02

      Created 2018-12-02
      Last Updated 2018-12-10
      12
      Please note that VOLTE support is not available yet. This will be added to Omni code base in the near future. Stay tuned!
      VoLTE is working since 20181209 build.
      9
      I will add a burn-in protect option to Gestures app for tonight's weekly. Maybe not the best place, but will do for now. A single feature does not justify a separate device settings app.
      7
      No more official Pie builds, so I made a homemade with all (up to Feb 2020) ASB patches:

      https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=4349826312261726287

      Clean flash needed!