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    [ROM][9][OneUI] Korea's rom for A5|7 2017

    As you probably know by now a Korean variant of A7 2017 has recently received firmware update to android 9 and OneUI. I made it working on my international variant and cleaned it up, so I'm sharing with the community.

    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.
    */

    631514592.jpg



    ROM Info & Features
    • Based on A720SKSU5CTL2
      • Kernel built from A720S sources
      • Removed forceencrypt and verity
      • Disabled OEM Unlock toggle
      • Prepatched KG. See here
    • Ported features
      • Added support for A5 2017, too
      • Added dual sim functionality
      • Fixed secure folder
    • Debranded and debloated
      • Removed unnecessary preinstalled apps
      • Removed Korean region-related apps and services
      • Removed SKT bootanimation

    Supported devices

    • SM-A720F
    • SM-A720S
    • SM-A520F
    • SM-A520W
    • SM-A520S/K/L

    Bugs
    • Korean base doesn't have full support for all countries (some languages, local features missing etc.).
    • No FMRadio.
    • Second sim slot only works for calls/text.

    Installation Steps
    1. Make sure you had Samsung's Oreo firmware bootloader and modem before installing this
    2. Download the rom
    3. Download koreanaddons.zip (optional)
    4. In TWRP format data (if you still have stock rom encryption)
    5. In TWRP wipe system/data/cache
    6. Flash the rom
    7. Flash koreanaddons.zip (optional)
    8. Reboot

    Download
    ROM: MEGA | androidfilehost | google drive || koreanaddons


    Changelog


    • 04032021
      • Rebased on A720SKSU5CTL2
      • Updated the kernel drop from A720SKSU5CTL2
      • Slight a5y17lte-only firmware changes
    • 14072020
      • Rebased on A720SKSU4CTF2
      • Further debloated - removed unnecessary preinstalled apps
      • Enabled more csc options by default by @George35000vr
    • 06032020
      • Fixed screen mirroring
      • Stopped forcing dual-sim prop for all devices
    • 12122019
      • Added support for dual sim
      • Fixed secure folder
      • Permissive sepolicy
    • 08122019
      • Added support for A5 2017
      • Kernel built from source
      • Fixed settings bug with superfluous options
      • Rebased on A720SKSU4CSK2
    • 28092019
      • Initial build
      • A720SKSU3CSH1


    Telegram:
    There's a telegram group made by A5|7 users where they hang out. Feel free to check it out.

    Special thanks to:
    corsicanu
    de_inferno
    khongloi113
    dvdhngs
    yash92duster
    SuperR
    George35000vr
    Joe


    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][9][OneUI] Korea's rom for A5|7 2017, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A Series 2017 A3, A5, A7

    Contributors
    Option58
    Source Code: https://github.com/universal7880/android_kernel_samsung_universal7880

    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo bootloader and modem

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2019-09-27
    Last Updated 2021-03-04
    22
    As promised. New build up!

    14072020
    • Rebased on A720SKSU4CTF2
    • Further debloated - removed unnecessary preinstalled apps
    • Enabled more csc options by default by @George35000vr

    However, if you still feel like you are missing features it is still recommended to flash an addons zip. So I linked the post above to the OP.
    18
    Reserved

    FAQ
    Is it possible to flash stock oreo firmware after using this rom?
    Yes, of course. Flashing this rom doesn't update your bootloader.

    Some apps (eg. banking, Netflix) refuse to work.
    Permissive kernel which is shipped in the latest build doesn't pass SafetyNet. Luckily, there are ways to bypass this such as flashing Magisk.

    I have A5 2017, but battery capacity shows 3600mAh.
    You can ignore this. That's only in about phone. The kernel knows your true battery capacity.

    How to add csc codes
    Korean base doesn't support multi-csc. But we can still unlock region-related features by using special codes. I won't post them here, you should search around xda for the specific one that you need.

    For example here I will be adding network speed indicator in the status bar. The code for this is:
    Code:
    <CscFeature_Setting_SupportRealTimeNetworkSpeed>TRUE</CscFeature_Setting_SupportRealTimeNetworkSpeed>
    But you can add something else, too.

    You'll need a PC. Steps to take are:
    1. Download THIS zip to your PC.
    2. Extract the zip.
    3. Open system/csc/others.xml with Notepad.

      It looks like this:
      Code:
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <SamsungMobileFeature>
        <FeatureSet>
          <CscFeature_Setting_ConfigOpMenuStructure>GLOBAL</CscFeature_Setting_ConfigOpMenuStructure>
        </FeatureSet>
      </SamsungMobileFeature>
      Add your code like below:

      Code:
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <SamsungMobileFeature>
        <FeatureSet>
          <CscFeature_Setting_ConfigOpMenuStructure>GLOBAL</CscFeature_Setting_ConfigOpMenuStructure>
          [COLOR="Red"]<CscFeature_Setting_SupportRealTimeNetworkSpeed>TRUE</CscFeature_Setting_SupportRealTimeNetworkSpeed>[/COLOR]
        </FeatureSet>
      </SamsungMobileFeature>
      Code:
    4. Repack the zip.
    5. Copy to your phone and flash.

    Now when you go to settings -> status bar you should see the network speed indicator toggle appear. Or any other change that you added.
    14
    New build up! Smaller update.

    • 06032020
      • Fixed screen mirroring
      • Stopped forcing dual-sim prop for all devices
    14
    Updated the KoreanAddons zip.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZMy4iZ2QVa3WpPG_3ujAi9THbcGNfMPV/view?usp=drivesdk

    Flash at your own risk!

    This should be flashed after flashing the Rom (Preferably after clean rom install).

    What does this do?

    Adds your country's CSC and could add some features,mods of your choice. By adding the CSC of your country it may enable voLTE and other carrier specific features, voWiFi doesn't work as the Korean Pie Rom does not include voWiFi (WiFi Calling) related stuff.

    UPDATE: The previous zip had an issue with the battery cosmetic fix, fixed that. Please redownload.

    UPDATE 2: Fixed again, works with the latest rom version.