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

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Provee

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@Option58

Hey again, I am trying to install this rom to give this phone to a family member, but it keeps getting an error when I attempt to flash it. TWRP is saying this:

ApplyparsedPerms: removexattr of /system/usr/share/zoneinfo/tzdata to 0 failed: Operation not supported on transport endpoint
set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed

Updater process ended with error: 7


What does this mean and how do I fix it? I have wiped and formatted everything as per the instructions and as per lineageos instructions on my next attempts. I have also tried uploading the rom to the device and flashing it internally and I have also flashed via adb but both failed.

Thanks
 

Provee

Senior Member
May 31, 2021
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@Option58

Hey again, I am trying to install this rom to give this phone to a family member, but it keeps getting an error when I attempt to flash it. TWRP is saying this:

ApplyparsedPerms: removexattr of /system/usr/share/zoneinfo/tzdata to 0 failed: Operation not supported on transport endpoint
set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed

Updater process ended with error: 7


What does this mean and how do I fix it? I have wiped and formatted everything as per the instructions and as per lineageos instructions on my next attempts. I have also tried uploading the rom to the device and flashing it internally and I have also flashed via adb but both failed.

Thanks
Never mind I got it to work, I just had to redownload the rom maybe it got corrupted during my first download idk.

Also what is this dual speaker mod on the korearomaddons.zip? I flashed it so I ocould potentially get VOLTE on freedommobile.
 

rohbeee

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Updated the KoreanAddons zip.


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.
Just flashed the rom, and I wanted to get the benefits of these csc codes too but are there source files for this? I'm just worried about flashing a zip file that has no open source origins to it since I use my phone as a daily for banking and don't want any malware...

Anyone know if this is safe?

Cheers everyone.
 

Provee

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I wanted to report back, this ROM is super smooth and any YouTube stuttering I had with lineage os is gone. It pretty much revived this device for secondary multimedia use since I have a new phone now.

So thanks again to @Option58 for your hardwork on those device it's really appreciated!
 

Provee

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Just flashed the rom, and I wanted to get the benefits of these csc codes too but are there source files for this? I'm just worried about flashing a zip file that has no open source origins to it since I use my phone as a daily for banking and don't want any malware...

Anyone know if this is safe?

Cheers everyone.
I doubt there's malware on it, the folders are just full of zips containing all the various CSC files you could want. I flashed it on my device and no issues so far, plus I scanned the zip with virus total and it's perfectly clean.


Also I doubt @Option58 would recommend/link this zip if it had malware in it.
 

umila

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

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.
hai bro please disabel sound shutter camera
please help me
 
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Ok, this is your camera settings menu. Scroll all the way down and you'll find shutter sound toggle. If it's not there it means you haven't flashed the addons zip or a csc zip containing the code that activates the toggle. Try flashing the korean addons zip which is next to the download links.
 

Provee

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Ok, this is your camera settings menu. Scroll all the way down and you'll find shutter sound toggle. If it's not there it means you haven't flashed the addons zip or a csc zip containing the code that activates the toggle. Try flashing the korean addons zip which is next to the download links.
Are you able to flash that zip after entering Android? I thought it was only flashable right after installing the ROM
 

Option58

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Ok, this is your camera settings menu. Scroll all the way down and you'll find shutter sound toggle. If it's not there it means you haven't flashed the addons zip or a csc zip containing the code that activates the toggle. Try flashing the korean addons zip which is next to the download links.

You're right. But additionally I just checked it on my phone. I didn't flash koreanaddons zip, and the toggle is there.
 
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Are you able to flash that zip after entering Android? I thought it was only flashable right after installing the ROM
You can flash zips on your device anytime after flashing the rom, just enter your recovery and flash the addons. Though beware of flashing every zip you find online, if it's incompatible with the device or rom it would break your device. The addons zip on this thread is perfectly safe so you can flash it.
 
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umila

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Ok, this is your camera settings menu. Scroll all the way down and you'll find shutter sound toggle. If it's not there it means you haven't flashed the addons zip or a csc zip containing the code that activates the toggle. Try flashing the korean addons zip which is next to the download links.
mine doesn't have a shutter sound setting
 

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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 A720SKSU5CUJ2
      • Kernel built from A720S sources
      • Enforced SELinux policy
      • 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 || koreanaddons

    Donations

    If you find the work I did helpful, you could buy me coffee/beer/whatever via this link.

    Changelog

    • 27012022
      • Revert "Enforced SELinux policy"
      • Revert "The rom now passes SafetyNet naturally"
    • 06112021
      • Rebased on A720SKSU5CUJ2
      • Updated the kernel drop from A720SKSU5CUJ2
      • Enforced SELinux policy
      • The rom now passes SafetyNet naturally
    • 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
    SGTPresticle


    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: 9.0 Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.91
    ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo bootloader and modem

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2019-09-27
    Last Updated 2021-11-06
    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.
    21
    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.

    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.
    17
    Updated the KoreanAddons zip.


    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.
    15
    New build up!

    • 04032021
      • Rebased on A720SKSU5CTL2
      • Updated the kernel drop from A720SKSU5CTL2
      • Slight a5y17lte-only firmware changes
    This build comes with a several week delay, but for a good reason. The kernel drop I was waiting for, as said in the post above, is finally here. Samsung did some smaller driver and security changes to it, so although it's minor it's nice to have the latest thing. Especially since this could be the last one.

    In case you haven't heard already, Samsung will no longer push security patches for it's 2017 A Series. You can read more about that in this news post. Unfortunately, this leaves this update as the last A720S firmware we can rebase on. But, of course, we see new roms (which take newer devices as a base) start appearing. And I hope that they can become more and more stable over time. Edit: I got pointed out that because A720S was released a bit later, in july 2017, we might or might not get one another security update.

    Lastly, need to thank my friend @Jmackley for covering me with testing and bandwidth issues. 😂