[ROM][A{5,7}Y17LTE][A11] iodéOS = LineageOS 18.1 + MicroG + adblocker [20/02/2023]

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Introduction

iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

  1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
  2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps, and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
  3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
    • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
    • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
    • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
    • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
    Since its first versions, we added many features to the iodé blocker: several levels of protection, fine-grained control over the hosts that should be blocked or authorized, displaying statistics on a map to see the quantity of data exchanged to which countries, clearing statistics... We are actively developing the blocker, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

Features

Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:

  • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers in all parts of the system.
  • A-GPS: patches to avoid leaking personnal information like IMSI to supl server.
  • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
  • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

Pre-installed apps:

We included many useful default apps, but our choice cannot suit everyone; so we added the possibility to remove them. It can be done at the end of the phone setup, or at any time by going to Parameters -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps.

  • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore.
  • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, Nominatim Geocoder.
  • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
  • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine, many other ones added, telemetry disabled, parts of telemetry code removed) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
  • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
  • Email: p≡p (Pretty Easy Privacy).
  • Camera: our own fork of Open Camera, with a few tweaks.
  • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
  • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
  • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
  • Personnal notes: Carnet.
  • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
  • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.
  • Meteo: Geometric Weather.

Pre-included FDroid repository:

The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the News app, Open Camera ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

Useful options from other custom ROMs:
  • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
  • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
  • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps (Android 10 only).

Installation Instructions

To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

Supported devices

Sources

Bug Reporting

You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

Credits

LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.

Contributors

Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

Sponsoring

You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

Screenshots

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vince31fr

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Downloads : iodéOS

  • 20/02/2023 (build 20230220) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Fixes battery drain issue
    • LineageOS synchronized with January security patch included
    • All apps updated
  • 07/02/2023 (build 20230131) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Blocker:
      • Improved blocking settings. You can now choose 'Standard' blocking (ads, trackers, malwares, etc) or 'Reinforced' blocking (same objective but more extensive), and then select additional categories.
      • The 'Porn' category has been extended to a wider 'Sensitive content' one, that also includes fake news, gambling, drugs, piracy, torrent..., with mainly child protection in mind.
      • The 'Extreme' category has been removed, as it is now part of the reinforced blocking.
      • Improved blocking lists. We merge several acknowledged and up-to-date sources, and have diversified our sources to produce more complete lists. The standard list has however been reduced a bit, to avoid as much as possible interference with apps expected behavior.
    • Added a new network location provider: Local NLP Backend. It is an improved version of the DéjàVu NLP backend which was already available in iodéOS. Like DéjàVu, it builds a local database connecting localizations learned from other NLP backends and apps using GPS, and mobile antennas/Wifi; but also has an active mode (not preselected) that can trigger GPS requests. To configure it: Settings -> System -> microG -> Location modules
    • LineageOS synchronized with January security patch included
    • All apps updated
    • New devices support: Pixel 3, 6, 6a
  • 16/12/2022 (build 20221215) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Blocker: added multiple selection in settings / domain customization. Long-press on a domain, select several domains or all, apply actions (block all, authorize all...)
    • PdfViewerPlus: improved security by updating core libraries
    • Network settings: added a switch to disable connectivity check (and thus captive portal detection)
    • LineageOS synchronized with December security patch included
    • All apps updated
    • New devices support: Pixel 4 & 5, OnePlus 9 & 9 Pro
  • 24/11/2022 (build 20221121) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Improvements in the blocker user interface (iodé app)
    • LineageOS synced with September security patch included
    • All apps updated
  • 14/10/2022 (build 20221014) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Blocker:
      • Network blockings following their type (Wifi, mobile data, VPN) added
      • Default blockings definition for new apps
      • Personnalized recipients management improved
      • iodé's app access restrictions by password added
      • Search filters added in report and map
      • Display theme selection
      • Automatic and 'real-time' refresh of the whole app
      • Performance and fluidity improvements of the app
    • LineageOS synced with September security patch included
    • All apps updated
  • 27/07/32022 (build 20220726) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • SafetyNet certification activated: allows many apps, notably banking ones, to fully work
    • Setup wizard: the push notifications configuration page now also activates SafetyNet (fine-grained control in Settings->System->microG)
    • OpenCamera: the 'Use alternative flash method' in photo settings is no more necessary and can be disabled, allowing flash optimization
    • News app: German translations
    • LineageOS synced with July security patch included
    • All apps updated
  • 21/07/32022 (build 20220430) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Setup Wizard: new page to configure push notifications through microG
    • Lockscreen settings: switch added to disable fingerprint unlock when screen is off
    • Improved German translations
    • Bug fixes and improvements
    • LineageOS synced with May security patch included
    • All apps updated
  • 03/02/2022 (build 20220126) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • New iodé blocker map feature
    • Build mode changed to 'user' (i.e. release) mode): more apps work out-of-the-box and more secure device, but more restrictive recovery
    • Camera app changed to Open Camera
    • Wireguard kernel module included
    • Dark bootanimation
    • January security patch
    • Preinstalled apps updated
    • Beware: Play store Magisk module broken
  • 18/11/2021 (build 20211117) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • LineageOS updated (November security patch)
    • Preinstalled apps updated
    • Iodé blocker: hosts can now be customized, either globally or by app
  • 10/09/2021 (build 20210828) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • LineageOS updated (August security patch)
    • Preinstalled apps updated
    • Backup app included: Seedvault
    • microG now uninstallable: Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Preinstalled apps
    • New default accent color (clear blue from iodé logo)
  • 03/08/2021 (build 20210729) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Preinstalled apps UI reworked with the introduction of categories.
    • Dark theme in the iodé blocker UI (next improvement will be hosts customization).
    • p≡p (https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/security.pEp/) is now the defaut email client, and replaces lineageOS client which is no longer maintained.
    • Preinstalled apps updated to their latest version.
    • LineageOS updated (July security patch).
  • 28/05/2021 (build 20210525) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Different protection levels in iodé's blocker added: in addition to the default standard blocklist, we added three lists (socials, porn, extreme) that can be activated globally or on a per-app basis (more information in the FAQ).
    • Geometric Weather app added.
    • Preinstalled apps selection at setup wizard added.
    • Preinstalled apps including microG updated to their latest version.
    • LineageOS updated (May security patch).
  • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
    • Blocker UI improved: performance at startup, statistics display (with sortable columns), DNS stream
    • Preinstalled apps management (uninstall / reinstall) menu added (Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps)
    • Latest lineageOS sources synced
    • Default apps updated
  • 22/01/2021 (build 20210121): first publicly available build for A7 2017.
  • 21/01/2021 (build 20210120): first publicly available build for A5 2017.

Downloads : add-ons
  • phonesky-magisk.zip : Magisk module for NanoDroid patched Play Store, for those who really need to get access to their paid apps that don't work with microG. This module can be generally be deactivated when you have installed and ran once the paid apps.
    NB : you may have to wait a couple of hours after activating the module for being able to install paid apps.
  • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : compatibility for the upcoming iodéOS 2.x based on Android 11. It can ben installed on iodéOS 1.x based on Android 10 too.
    IMPORTANT : install this module or deactivate the previous one before installing iodéOS 2.x, or you'll be caught in a bootloop.
 

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Introduction

iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android 10 mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

  1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
  2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps (all open source, with one exception), and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
  3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
    • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
    • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
    • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
    • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
  4. The iodé blocker is already perfectly usable, although still in its infancy. Many features are lacking, like the possibility of clearing statistics (for specific apps or all), forbidding the collection of statistics for some apps, personalizing the blacklist, etc. We are actively developing it, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

Features

Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:

  • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers.
  • A-GPS: supl.google.com replaced by supl.vodafone.com.
  • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
  • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

Pre-installed apps:
  • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore, maps API.
  • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, NominatimNLPBackend.
  • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
  • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine and telemetry disabled) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
  • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
  • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
  • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
  • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
  • Personnal notes: Carnet.
  • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
  • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.

Pre-included FDroid repository:

The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the iodé blocker app, the News app, ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

Useful options from other custom ROMs:
  • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
  • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
  • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps.

Installation Instructions

To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

Supported devices

Sources

Bug Reporting

You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

Credits

LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
Bu ROM, MicroG ve dahil ettiğimiz diğer tüm açık kaynaklı uygulamalar üzerinde yapılan muazzam çalışma olmadan hiçbir şey olmazdı . Yazarlarına minnettarız.

Katkıda bulunanlar

Doğrudan katkıda bulunanlar:
[user = 10894185] @iodeOS [/ user], [user = 7932843] @ vince31fr [/ user]
Dolaylı katkıda bulunanlar (listelenemeyecek kadar çok sayıda): Cihaz ağacına, LineageOS'a ve dahil edilen açık kaynaklı uygulamalara katkıda bulunan tüm insanlar.

Sponsorluk

Bize buradan bir kahve ödeyerek bu ROM'un geliştirilmesine yardımcı olabilirsiniz: https://paypal.me/iodeOS .

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vince31fr

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I do have problems with sound on A5 (2017). It doesn't bother me much since I use this phone only with BT Headphones, and it's constantly on Silent. Seems like the problem occurs only with internal speaker, it doesn't effect Wired/Wireless headphones.
Well maybe there are several versions of A5 with some small differences ?...
Did you try with official lineageOS ?
In all cases maybe you could send a logcat.
 
Well maybe there are several versions of A5 with some small differences ?...
Did you try with official lineageOS ?
In all cases maybe you could send a logcat.
Unfortunately, I don't have this phone anymore. It returned to me for couple of days only.
But from what I remember when I had it as my daily driver, the problem always occurred with microG after some usage. I remember I got it working somehow, it could be that I didn't flash Magisk but I'm not sure.
If I will ever get it back to my possession, I'll test that.
 

Jmackley

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Well maybe there are several versions of A5 with some small differences ?...
Did you try with official lineageOS ?
In all cases maybe you could send a logcat.
There are regional versions of the a5, however there are all the same except for the Korean versions which have different partition sizes, all of the variants of a5 and a7 work correctly on the official lineage build
 

Jmackley

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Unfortunately, I don't have this phone anymore. It returned to me for couple of days only.
But from what I remember when I had it as my daily driver, the problem always occurred with microG after some usage. I remember I got it working somehow, it could be that I didn't flash Magisk but I'm not sure.
If I will ever get it back to my possession, I'll test that.
Possibly a microg issue there then, strange
 

unoukyo

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Introduction

iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android 10 mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

  1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
  2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps (all open source, with one exception), and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
  3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
    • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
    • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
    • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
    • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
  4. The iodé blocker is already perfectly usable, although still in its infancy. Many features are lacking, like the possibility of clearing statistics (for specific apps or all), forbidding the collection of statistics for some apps, personalizing the blacklist, etc. We are actively developing it, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

Features

Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:

  • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers.
  • A-GPS: supl.google.com replaced by supl.vodafone.com.
  • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
  • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

Pre-installed apps:
  • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore, maps API.
  • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, NominatimNLPBackend.
  • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
  • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine and telemetry disabled) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
  • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
  • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
  • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
  • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
  • Personnal notes: Carnet.
  • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
  • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.

Pre-included FDroid repository:

The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the iodé blocker app, the News app, ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

Useful options from other custom ROMs:
  • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
  • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
  • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps.

Installation Instructions

To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

Supported devices

Sources

Bug Reporting

You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

Credits

LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.

Contributors

Direct contributors:
@iodeOS, @vince31fr
Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

Sponsoring

You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

Screenshots

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It doesn't work with S view cover A7
 

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    Introduction

    iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

    The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

    1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
    2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps, and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
    3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
      • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
      • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
      • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
      • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
      Since its first versions, we added many features to the iodé blocker: several levels of protection, fine-grained control over the hosts that should be blocked or authorized, displaying statistics on a map to see the quantity of data exchanged to which countries, clearing statistics... We are actively developing the blocker, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

    Features

    Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:

    • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers in all parts of the system.
    • A-GPS: patches to avoid leaking personnal information like IMSI to supl server.
    • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
    • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

    Pre-installed apps:

    We included many useful default apps, but our choice cannot suit everyone; so we added the possibility to remove them. It can be done at the end of the phone setup, or at any time by going to Parameters -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps.

    • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore.
    • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, Nominatim Geocoder.
    • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
    • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine, many other ones added, telemetry disabled, parts of telemetry code removed) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
    • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
    • Email: p≡p (Pretty Easy Privacy).
    • Camera: our own fork of Open Camera, with a few tweaks.
    • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
    • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
    • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
    • Personnal notes: Carnet.
    • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
    • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.
    • Meteo: Geometric Weather.

    Pre-included FDroid repository:

    The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the News app, Open Camera ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

    Useful options from other custom ROMs:
    • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
    • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
    • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps (Android 10 only).

    Installation Instructions

    To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
    You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

    Supported devices

    Sources

    Bug Reporting

    You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

    Credits

    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
    This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.

    Contributors

    Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
    Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

    Sponsoring

    You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

    Screenshots

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    Downloads : iodéOS

    • 20/02/2023 (build 20230220) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Fixes battery drain issue
      • LineageOS synchronized with January security patch included
      • All apps updated
    • 07/02/2023 (build 20230131) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Blocker:
        • Improved blocking settings. You can now choose 'Standard' blocking (ads, trackers, malwares, etc) or 'Reinforced' blocking (same objective but more extensive), and then select additional categories.
        • The 'Porn' category has been extended to a wider 'Sensitive content' one, that also includes fake news, gambling, drugs, piracy, torrent..., with mainly child protection in mind.
        • The 'Extreme' category has been removed, as it is now part of the reinforced blocking.
        • Improved blocking lists. We merge several acknowledged and up-to-date sources, and have diversified our sources to produce more complete lists. The standard list has however been reduced a bit, to avoid as much as possible interference with apps expected behavior.
      • Added a new network location provider: Local NLP Backend. It is an improved version of the DéjàVu NLP backend which was already available in iodéOS. Like DéjàVu, it builds a local database connecting localizations learned from other NLP backends and apps using GPS, and mobile antennas/Wifi; but also has an active mode (not preselected) that can trigger GPS requests. To configure it: Settings -> System -> microG -> Location modules
      • LineageOS synchronized with January security patch included
      • All apps updated
      • New devices support: Pixel 3, 6, 6a
    • 16/12/2022 (build 20221215) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Blocker: added multiple selection in settings / domain customization. Long-press on a domain, select several domains or all, apply actions (block all, authorize all...)
      • PdfViewerPlus: improved security by updating core libraries
      • Network settings: added a switch to disable connectivity check (and thus captive portal detection)
      • LineageOS synchronized with December security patch included
      • All apps updated
      • New devices support: Pixel 4 & 5, OnePlus 9 & 9 Pro
    • 24/11/2022 (build 20221121) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Improvements in the blocker user interface (iodé app)
      • LineageOS synced with September security patch included
      • All apps updated
    • 14/10/2022 (build 20221014) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Blocker:
        • Network blockings following their type (Wifi, mobile data, VPN) added
        • Default blockings definition for new apps
        • Personnalized recipients management improved
        • iodé's app access restrictions by password added
        • Search filters added in report and map
        • Display theme selection
        • Automatic and 'real-time' refresh of the whole app
        • Performance and fluidity improvements of the app
      • LineageOS synced with September security patch included
      • All apps updated
    • 27/07/32022 (build 20220726) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • SafetyNet certification activated: allows many apps, notably banking ones, to fully work
      • Setup wizard: the push notifications configuration page now also activates SafetyNet (fine-grained control in Settings->System->microG)
      • OpenCamera: the 'Use alternative flash method' in photo settings is no more necessary and can be disabled, allowing flash optimization
      • News app: German translations
      • LineageOS synced with July security patch included
      • All apps updated
    • 21/07/32022 (build 20220430) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Setup Wizard: new page to configure push notifications through microG
      • Lockscreen settings: switch added to disable fingerprint unlock when screen is off
      • Improved German translations
      • Bug fixes and improvements
      • LineageOS synced with May security patch included
      • All apps updated
    • 03/02/2022 (build 20220126) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • New iodé blocker map feature
      • Build mode changed to 'user' (i.e. release) mode): more apps work out-of-the-box and more secure device, but more restrictive recovery
      • Camera app changed to Open Camera
      • Wireguard kernel module included
      • Dark bootanimation
      • January security patch
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Beware: Play store Magisk module broken
    • 18/11/2021 (build 20211117) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • LineageOS updated (November security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Iodé blocker: hosts can now be customized, either globally or by app
    • 10/09/2021 (build 20210828) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • LineageOS updated (August security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Backup app included: Seedvault
      • microG now uninstallable: Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Preinstalled apps
      • New default accent color (clear blue from iodé logo)
    • 03/08/2021 (build 20210729) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Preinstalled apps UI reworked with the introduction of categories.
      • Dark theme in the iodé blocker UI (next improvement will be hosts customization).
      • p≡p (https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/security.pEp/) is now the defaut email client, and replaces lineageOS client which is no longer maintained.
      • Preinstalled apps updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (July security patch).
    • 28/05/2021 (build 20210525) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Different protection levels in iodé's blocker added: in addition to the default standard blocklist, we added three lists (socials, porn, extreme) that can be activated globally or on a per-app basis (more information in the FAQ).
      • Geometric Weather app added.
      • Preinstalled apps selection at setup wizard added.
      • Preinstalled apps including microG updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (May security patch).
    • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306) for A5 2017 (a5y17lte) and A7 2017 (a7y17lte):
      • Blocker UI improved: performance at startup, statistics display (with sortable columns), DNS stream
      • Preinstalled apps management (uninstall / reinstall) menu added (Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps)
      • Latest lineageOS sources synced
      • Default apps updated
    • 22/01/2021 (build 20210121): first publicly available build for A7 2017.
    • 21/01/2021 (build 20210120): first publicly available build for A5 2017.

    Downloads : add-ons
    • phonesky-magisk.zip : Magisk module for NanoDroid patched Play Store, for those who really need to get access to their paid apps that don't work with microG. This module can be generally be deactivated when you have installed and ran once the paid apps.
      NB : you may have to wait a couple of hours after activating the module for being able to install paid apps.
    • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : compatibility for the upcoming iodéOS 2.x based on Android 11. It can ben installed on iodéOS 1.x based on Android 10 too.
      IMPORTANT : install this module or deactivate the previous one before installing iodéOS 2.x, or you'll be caught in a bootloop.
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    *** New Update : 18/11/2021 ***

    Available as OTA (see OP)
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    === New Update : 22/01/2021 ===

    Available as OTA (see OP)​
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    *** New Update : 20/02/2023 ***

    Available as OTA (see OP)