[ROM][A5|7 2017][13] LineageOS 20 Unofficial

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ardx812

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Oct 30, 2022
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I can't share Spotify songs on Instagram. When I click to share, it just closes immediately
 

francois77

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hello, great job, thank you very much.

for the gapps I used litegapps.

works great

thank you for following.

on my A8 2018, I couldn't find an updated rom. If you have a link I would appreciate it.

bravo lineageos
 
LineageOS 20 Unofficial for Galaxy A5|7 2017

Lineage_OS_Logo_Wiki_main.jpg


LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 13 (t), 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.​

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

What's broken?
  • FDE (full disk encryption) has been fully deprecated in android 13
  • Network traffic monitoring
  • Sepolicy is permissive

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.
It's okay to dirty flash new updates.

Downloads

MEGA | google apps | changelog

Old builds:

Lineage 19.1 Unofficial: MEGA | androidfilehost | google drive | changelog | sources


Donations
If you find the work I do helpful, you can support me by donating via paypal or crypto.

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

Kernel source: https://github.com/filiprrs/android_kernel_samsung_universal7880

ROM OS Version: Android 13
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.140
ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo firmware

Created 2022-11-12

this Rom is awesome 😍 it should be official, our devices still can support newer android versions
 

BarisOzp

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I will follow this thread often for seeing the updates, maybe one day I will try this. Btw I really want to build my own but dont know the coding or devoloping part :/
 

internetzel

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I've got an A5 2017 (model A520F) and can't receive or make calls using this otherwise great ROM provided here.
The network is correctly changed to 2G (EDGE/GSM) both when trying to make a call and when being called, but there's no ringtone at all - just silence until timeout.
I've already tried two different bootloader and modem firmware versions but that didn't change anything.
SMS and mobile data seems to be working flawlessly, so no obvious general problem with the SIM card.

Any suggestions how to analyze the problem more in detail?

Edit: this seems to be a hardware issue since even with original Samsung firmware 2G connection can't be established.
 
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ardx812

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Oct 30, 2022
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Ok, well I'm gonna get a new phone next year, but I have to ask- how can i improve performance as it's best? It's so slow like I'm gonna freak out. Should I downgrade to 11? Also which Gapps is the litest? Thank you.
 

BarisOzp

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Ok, well I'm gonna get a new phone next year, but I have to ask- how can i improve performance as it's best? It's so slow like I'm gonna freak out. Should I downgrade to 11? Also which Gapps is the litest? Thank you.
I have been using this since 5 days and these are my thoughts. I didn't expect Lineageos 20 ui to be fast and smooth like original oreo rom, maybe faster. Battery performance is the same as the original. New android features have made this device up to date. One thing that upsets me is that the vibrations don't work. You can try it yourself if you want but follow the instructions otherwise your device may be bricked lol
 

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  • 8
    New build up.

    This build is not about device changes, but getting the platform up to date.

    20230115
    • Android 13 QPR1
    • January 2023 security patch
    • Updates from LineageOS
    1
    really recommend this or 18.1 with bitgapps
    super fast xo
    1
    How do we update to this new build btw?
    Sorry for the newbie question 😅
    If you're already running lineage 20 should be very easy. Just boot into recovery and flash the new rom zip and reboot. You won't lose data.
    Worth the upgrade or should we wait for major update?
    That's totally up to you. But no "major updates" coming too soon, as I've already spent a lot of effort for the first build so it's already fine.
    Great! We appreciate your work :)
    Thank you.
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    LineageOS 20 Unofficial for Galaxy A5|7 2017

    Lineage_OS_Logo_Wiki_main.jpg


    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 13 (t), 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.​

    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

    What's broken?
    • FDE (full disk encryption) has been fully deprecated in android 13
    • Network traffic monitoring
    • Sepolicy is permissive

    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.
    It's okay to dirty flash new updates.

    Downloads

    MEGA | google apps | changelog

    Old builds:

    Lineage 19.1 Unofficial: MEGA | androidfilehost | google drive | changelog | sources


    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

    Kernel source: https://github.com/filiprrs/android_kernel_samsung_universal7880

    ROM OS Version: Android 13
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.140
    ROM Firmware Required: Samsung oreo firmware

    Created 2022-11-12
    8
    New build up.

    This build is not about device changes, but getting the platform up to date.

    20230115
    • Android 13 QPR1
    • January 2023 security patch
    • Updates from LineageOS
    4
    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.

    Will you fix the bugs? Will this version ever go official?
    I've already fixed everything I was able to. The main drawback is that our linux kernel 3.18 has become too old. Our devices starting showing their age. Because of this version will not go official.

    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.
    2
    Very nice rom ....smoot and stable
    2
    No, at least no lineage os since they require bpf and fbe (encryption) to work, which isnt backported to 3.18. Other custom roms such as crdroid and aicp dont require bpf tho