[ROM][A5|7 2017][11] LineageOS 18.1 Official [MONTHLY]

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tangoviking

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^ the crashing System UI on long-pressing any quick settings tile came back. Restoring System backup did not fix it but restoring /data backup fixed it. I wonder what is going on.

Also, the fingerprint on LOS 18.1 A5 ROM is a7y17lteskt... whatever it means for operations as a whole. I am sure any reply would be "just ignore it bro" but I would not expect an official ROM to look like that.
 

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ilias rak

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^ the crashing System UI on long-pressing any quick settings tile came back. Restoring System backup did not fix it but restoring /data backup fixed it. I wonder what is going on.

Also, the fingerprint on LOS 18.1 A5 ROM is a7y17lteskt... whatever it means for operations as a whole. I am sure any reply would be "just ignore it bro" but I would not expect an official ROM to look like that.
Im using LOS 18.1 and this is indeed an issue. We are not able to pass safety net because of this. I had to change the fingerprint to the oreo stock one (a5y17), with a magisk module, to pass it
 

Sulfuric Fahim

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I installed this ROM (LineageOS 19 Preview for Galaxy A5 | 7 2017) on the A7 phone. After two days of use, it's great, the battery consumption has decreased, and it's fast and beautiful. I think it can be used for daily use. Thanks to the creator of this ROM
Hey! I was just wondering if I can install LineageOS 19 on my Galaxy A7 or not and found your comment. So as your speech, you haven't faced any problem still now. So will you suggest me to install it? Any caution before I do it? I'm now currently on LineageOS 18.
 

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Hello, dear friend, I have been using it for almost a week and I have not seen any particular problem, of course, you shouldn't expect much from this ROM. Now you can install it and try it. If you don't like it, go back to the ROM you had before. Of course, I did not install the Google pack and almost most of the phone's functions work and it is very fast.
 
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Is it possible to increase the media volume steps to at least 30?

That would be really nice, since the steps are currently very large when listening to music via Bluetooth speakers.
 

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On the state of this project:

First of all I'm sorry for not being able to always reply to your posts. As you know real life gets in the way, but I always at least try to read them and I am already fixing what I am able to.

So first bad news. It looks like LineageOS 18.1 (android 11) will be the last good-to-go official version of LineageOS for our devices. This is due to our linux kernel 3.18 being too old and later android versions requiring many hacks in core system files to bypass this limitation. Also the encryption method we are using (FDE) has been fully deprecated. These are just the consequences of our good ol' a5 and a7 getting older...

LineageOS team also knows a lot of older devices aren't able to make it past 18.1 and because of that they decided not to drop 18.1 this year. Instead, they switched to providing monthly releases with regular security updates. So now I will leave this particular xda thread just for this last official version with everything done properly.

And now good news. Just because it requires many workarounds and hacks to do it doesn't mean we can't push these devices further. And I've been working on and just finished a full android 13 bringup! ^^ For these builds after LineageOS 18.1 and discussion about them I've opened a new xda thread.
 

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Same. Well the app does only sometime crashes, but the camera always hangs.
If you've got telegram, join our gcam group here, that's the best place to get help for gcam: https://t.me/+EXgim1munuBjOGEx

For gcam on a5, you need bsg 8.1, the latest version of which is available here: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/f/dl88/
(choose either ruler or scan3d apk)

Then you'll need to apply the config: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Om62A-y6ABdynmIPhSRBg68pPtbke6LC

You'll also need google photos installed to use the camera's gallery shortcut. Sometimes it's normal for the camera to hang after taking a photo while it processes, I usually go through to the gallery and wait until the notification for processing goes away before I return to gcam.

If you need any further help, reply to me or ask on the gcam group
 
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If you've got telegram, join our gcam group here, that's the best place to get help for gcam: https://t.me/+EXgim1munuBjOGEx

For gcam on a5, you need bsg 8.1, the latest version of which is available here: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/f/dl88/
(choose either ruler or scan3d apk)

Then you'll need to apply the config: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Om62A-y6ABdynmIPhSRBg68pPtbke6LC

You'll also need google photos installed to use the camera's gallery shortcut. Sometimes it's normal for the camera to hang after taking a photo while it processes, I usually go through to the gallery and wait until the notification for processing goes away before I return to gcam.

If you need any further help, reply to me or ask on the gcam group
Thanks a lot for the detailed post! Got it working without the config file. Used the latest instructions from the Gcam group.
 

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    If you use Magisk, in most cases yes.
    Thanks, in the end my mom decided to buy a new A13 to avoid the whole Android Pie losing support for secure/banking apps instead of letting me flash a different rom to tackle that issue 🤣 Oh well, I guess that means I've got myself a new device to mess around with 😋
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    Thanks, in the end my mom decided to buy a new A13 to avoid the whole Android Pie losing support for secure/banking apps instead of letting me flash a different rom to tackle that issue 🤣 Oh well, I guess that means I've got myself a new device to mess around with 😋
    Better to be on the safe side 👍 I have a few banking apps which just refuses to work no matter what tricks I pull. Fortunately I only need them in certain country that I rarely visit.
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    Because of the flashlight error of the preinstalled Camera, I installed OpenCamera. When I enable Camera2-API in the app settings, photos become 10 times larger. A comparable shot of 2.3 MB becomes 23 MB. This doesn't seem normal to me, especially since the photos don't seem any better in quality.
    Is Camera2 API even available on the A5 2017? Is it a bug of the ROM or of OpenCamera?
    I seem to remember, that there is (or was?) a problem with Samsung's vendor libraries which are used in this ROM.
    When taking a photo the libraries create a very large file (up to 32 MByte) and fill it with the resulting JPG contents (which are most times much smaller).
    And in the end "nobody" shrinks the file to the required size.
    Other cameras (Footej e.g.) handle the situation correctly. Only OpenCamera leaves the files (large) as they are.
    I do not remember if there was a workaround for the problem.
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    Because of the flashlight error of the preinstalled Camera, I installed OpenCamera. When I enable Camera2-API in the app settings, photos become 10 times larger. A comparable shot of 2.3 MB becomes 23 MB. This doesn't seem normal to me, especially since the photos don't seem any better in quality.
    Is Camera2 API even available on the A5 2017? Is it a bug of the ROM or of OpenCamera?
    In OpenCamera settings->Photo settings enable Stamp photos, it will reduce file size to normal size. If you don't want photos stamp, afterwards below disable time stamp, gps , date and address seperately.
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    LineageOS 18.1 Official for Galaxy A5|7 2017


    Lineage_OS_Logo_Wiki_main.jpg


    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11 (r), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    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.
    */

    LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit Gerrit Code Review.​

    What's working?

    • Audio
    • Calls
    • Wifi
    • Hotspot
    • Mobile data
    • GPS
    • Bluetooth
    • Fingerprint
    • Hardware composer
    • OpenMAX (hardware encoding/decoding)
    • Camera (photos + recording)
    • NFC
    • Sensors
    • Vibration
    • Double tap to wake
    • Always on display
    • Software encryption
    • Sepolicy
    Security
    • We are shipping with enforced selinux policy.

    Supported variants

    All variants of Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Dual SIM is also supported.

    How to install
    1. Make sure you had Samsung's Oreo firmware bootloader and modem before installing this.
    2. Make sure you are using the latest official TWRP version.
    3. Download the lineage build and optionally google apps.
    4. In TWRP format data (if you still have stock rom encryption).
    5. In TWRP wipe data and cache.
    6. Flash LineageOS.
    7. Optional: Flash Google apps (rightafter).
    8. Reboot.

    LineageOS updater will handle updates automatically (OTA).
    If you're flashing manually, it's okay to dirty flash.

    Downloads

    A5 2017: download.lineageos.org | wiki.lineageos.org | twrp.me
    A7 2017: download.lineageos.org | wiki.lineageos.org | twrp.me
    Google apps (arm64): wiki.lineageos.org

    Old builds:
    18.1 beta: mega
    17.1 last official: androidfilehost
    17.1 alpha/beta: androidfilehost
    16.0 last official: mega
    15.1 last beta: androidfilehost


    Donations
    If you find the work I do helpful, you can support me by donating via this link.

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

    Credits
    Huge thanks to (a lot of people):
    • RaymanFX for the original work on lineage 14.1 and thus making this possible.
    • Forkbomb for contribution to original 14.1 sources.
    • Simon1511 for contributing to these devices via patches uploaded to lineageos gerrit.
    • Stricted, Danwood76, Fcuzzocrea, Ivan Meler and others for contribution to exynos platform.
    • SGTPresticle, Jmackley, Simon1511, Arno and others for doing the testing.
    • LineageOS Team
    • Me, for the infinite hours spent on this project. :p

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][11][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 18.1 Official [WEEKLY], ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A Series 2017 A5 and A7

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

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.140
    ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo firmware

    Version Information
    Status:
    Monthly

    Created 2018-12-07
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    LineageOS 18.1 is the last official version of LineageOS. The contents of this post have been moved to a new xda thread.
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    FAQ
    Help my sim doesn't work
    Please read the installation instructions more carefully. Oreo firmware bootloader and modem is a must.
    You can find the collection along with the guide in this xda thread.

    I'm sometimes having crackling sound when listening to music
    Turn off 'ok google now' functionality in google app settings. If you have troubles finding it you can as well go to settings>apps, find app called 'google' and disable microphone permission.

    Does this rom support VoLTE?
    No. And it likely won't in the near future. Samsung's exynos VoLTE implementation is proprietary and non-standard. It is not possible on AOSP based roms for the time being.

    I have weird issues with camera (wrong resolution, issues with flash etc.)
    Тhis could very well be an issue with the included camera app. Try a third party camera app.

    My device fails to encrypt
    1. You were likely using older TWRP, update to the latest version
    2. Backup your data somewhere (external sd, pc...)
    3. In TWRP Advanced -> Format data.

    My hardware keys light up whenever I touch the screen
    Navigate to Settings->System->Buttons->Backlight and tick 'Illuminate buttons only when pressed'. You might want to reduce time on the scaler to 1 second, too.

    How to switch to full screen gestures
    1. Navigate to Settings->System->Buttons->Backlight and tick 'Enable on-screen nav bar'.
    2. Navigate to Settings->System->Gestures->System navigation and tick 'Gesture navigation'.

    I need help with google camera
    Please see this xda post.
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    New build up!

    This one is huge. The changelog list is big and I've probably fixed more bugs in the previous 7 days than I did in the past 6 months.
    Lineage 17.1 for this device is getting better and a lot of bugs are squashed now. We can now declare this a beta!

    All the changes for this build are now properly sorted and merged-in. You can easily find everything at github.com/LineageOS, build the rom yourselves and contribute with new code, if you are able to.

    • Beta 3.0
      • Pulled RIL blobs from G965F Q firmware (more modern, fixes signal strength)
      • Fixed issues with connecting to RILD (fixes in-call volume, fixes echo in calls)
      • Updated GPS blobs from A720S P firmware (better signal, we are actually able to acquire a lock)
      • Updated fingerprint blobs from A720S P firmware (works more reliably, dropped all hacks)
      • Pulled sensors from A720F O firmware (cleaner)
      • Updated DRM to support Widevine L1
      • More HALs are binderized
      • Build FlipFlap (a flip cover app)
      • Fully written and enforced selinux policy
      • Latest LineageOS sources

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=304603
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    Also I've just updated my sources so you can fully build the rom again.

    I've tested some roms like PixelExperience today on my device. It's not bad with the added 'google' feel to it. Later I might test RR and others.
    All that I'm asking from both developers and users is please be clear that these roms are based on LineageOS. Meaning that most of the hard work that actually got them to work was done here, on LineageOS. And unfortunately most of the issues they are facing as well :p Work was done by RaymanFX, forkbomb, and in the latest days by me. Not respecting this makes me less motivated to keep working on the device.

    Cheers :highfive: