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[ROM][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 18.1 Official / 19.0 Preview

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Jmackley

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Thank you. Unfortunately turning off assistant didn't solve this problem for me with 17.1. I had to reinstall stock rom. I will try 18.1.
Try directly revoking the microphone permission from the google app as well as disabling the assistant
Hmm, both the downloads on the official site and the updates are all nightly?
Yeah although they actually come out on a weekly basis rather than a nightly basis
 

Newcostumer

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Hello again,

So I have only this one issue of crackling sounds via Wifi calling especially with my SIP client and a bit on telegram, the weird thing skype calls working fine. I tryed to flashing without gapps und deactivated each speech inputs on 17.1 and 18.1 Lineageos and CRdroid but nothing really works. The main thing is the SIP client with it i can use my phone as a landline phone, telegramm isnt much necessary.

Well now im on the RISE-Q-v2.1 modified Android 10 Samsung Stockrom and everything seems fine at the moment. Yes I could life with this ROM if it gives no solutions but I really like the Lineageos and based on it Roms. So hopfully it will be fixed some day, thanks to all devs for their great work.
 
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Provee

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I tried to change the charging sound when the charger is plugged in, in the settings menu, and it didn't work. I am not sure if it is a bug or not.
 

Newcostumer

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Hello,

I read that probably installing V4A could fix the crackling sound issue, if someone have that problem could try it at the moment I have a break to flashing the Rom again and again, But some day I guess I will try again. I remember in the installing options from V4A is a part to repairing audio permissions so I don't know if it really works so if it's anyone able to do it give a report please otherwise I will give my report if im in the mood to flashing again.

At all probably it is a random lineage 17.1 and 18.1 issue because a lot of users on other devices has that problem in different or same ways, in my case only on WiFi calls with my SIP client app. So maybe it will be fixed for itself otherwise trying viper4arise.
 
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Provee

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Hello,

I read that probably installing V4A could fix the crackling sound issue, if someone have that problem could try it at the moment I have a break to flashing the Rom again and again, But some day I guess I will try again. I remember in the installing options from V4A is a part to repairing audio permissions so I don't know if it really works so if it's anyone able to do it give a report please otherwise I will give my report if im in the mood to flashing again.

At all probably it is a random lineage 17.1 and 18.1 issue because a lot of users on other devices has that problem in different or same ways, in my case only on WiFi calls with my SIP client app. So maybe it will be fixed for itself otherwise trying viper4arise.
I couldn't install v4a, it always said missing drivers or something and never worked.
 

Newcostumer

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I couldn't install v4a, it always said missing drivers or something and never worked.
Did you tryed to flash it or installing via Magisk. On my old Galaxy S5mini I flashed via Aroma installer and it worked fine, but I dont know if exist a zip file for that phone to flashing it.

Any other Ideas about fixing the crackling noises in the Wifi calls?
 

Provee

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Did you tryed to flash it or installing via Magisk. On my old Galaxy S5mini I flashed via Aroma installer and it worked fine, but I dont know if exist a zip file for that phone to flashing it.

Any other Ideas about fixing the crackling noises in the Wifi calls?
I installed via magisk, maybe I should try with twrp. But I know there's a thread here with a bunch of changes you have to make to get it to work on the 17 a5, so I don't think it's going to be easy to do.


I never had any issues with crackling on normal calls and don't use wifi calling so I don't know.
 

Newcostumer

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Hallo,

Okay I tried viper4arise via magisk and V4A worked but it couldn't fixed my problem.

I also flashed the pixel experience Rom and there I have the same problem with the crackling in WiFi call. Only on the Rise_Q Rom it works perfectly so well I have to keep to that Rom or buy a different phone but the most phones are toooooo big for me.

Edit: So I did found a solution at first I guess, I flashed crdroid Android 11 and the RiseKernel-v1.6. I changed in the Kernel adiutor TCP Congestion to "cubic" and it helps a bit on that Rom with the custom kernel. I will try it on lineage again without flashing the Kernel but change the TCP if it helps. ;)

Edit again: This helped in my case but you have to root your device download the kernel adiutor and set the TCP Congestion to "cubic" or try any other if it doesnt help, at all it isnt solved at all still little cracks but not too much at the moment.
 
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sandsofmyst

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Anyone know if Samsung's SmartTags for SmartThings work on anything but their official build?

Was just preparing to install this rom and realized that it probably won't work since they stupidly don't offer support for other devices 😒

Have a feeling that idea is now toast.
 

Provee

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Could you just flash this zip and report back?
OK flashed it and upon early testing the stutter is still there. I will play around with enabling force vp9 codec and see if that helps.

I've noticed it happens even more frequently if I were watching a video, pause the video, then switch to a game while the video is in the back ground paused, then switched back to youtube from said game (but closing the game so it isn't open in the back ground).

Again thank you so much for taking the time and spending the effort to help me out with this YouTube stutter. And thanks for continually pushing to perfect lineage os on this phone. I personally, and many others as well, greatly appreciate your work.
 
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    It's time. LineageOS 19.0 Preview builds are now available!

    You can read more about it in the third post of this thread.
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    So I just want to report that I have been using the 19.0 for few days now and there are no problems so far everything is flawless and smooth "relatively", I just want to say it is mind boggling to me that 5+ year old budget phone has gone over 7 android versions from 6 to 12 and also the fact that my a52s still didn't receive android 12 update but my 4 year old phone already running it like that is iPhone level software support and proves that those manufactures can support their devices for 5 years minimum if they want to which would save the environment from e waste way more than removing a charger for example, but they simply choose not for obvious business reasons, it is almost like they only care about the environment if there is money in it for them even if it is on the expense of user experience.
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    Once again I have to credit the devs for this nice ROM! I am still on 18.1 and I have zero problems with it.

    Two questions in regard to upgrade to 19:

    1. Are there any security issues by not upgrading from 18.1?
    2. Will the upgrade to 19 show up as an auto update in my 18.1 or must this be flashed?

    Thanks again!
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    Once again I have to credit the devs for this nice ROM! I am still on 18.1 and I have zero problems with it.

    Two questions in regard to upgrade to 19:

    1. Are there any security issues by not upgrading from 18.1?
    2. Will the upgrade to 19 show up as an auto update in my 18.1 or must this be flashed?

    Thanks again!
    1. No
    2. Yes, but not auto update
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    Tried turning display size down? @schlombie

    Screenshot_20220120-085955_Settings.png
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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 merged all patches from now also deprecated 3.18 Android Common Kernel from Google, which is some 4 years ahead of latest stock rom.
    • 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
    16.0 alpha/beta: get.mcfy.fr
    15.1 last beta: androidfilehost
    14.1 last official: get.mcfy.fr


    Donations
    If you find the work I did helpful, you could buy me coffee/beer/whatever 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:
    • @RaymanFX for the original work on lineage 14.1 and thus making this possible.
    • @forkbomb444 for valuable contribution to 7880 sources.
    • @Simon1511 for contributing to these devices via patches uploaded to lineageos gerrit.
    • @Stricted, @danwood76 and fcuzzocrea for contribution to exynos platform.
    • @SGTPresticle, @Jmackley 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:
    Weekly

    Created 2018-12-07
    Last Updated 2020-08-13
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    LineageOS 19.0 Preview for Galaxy A5|7 2017

    Like each year so far, it's time for Lineage 19.0 preview builds to be released, based on Android 12.

    google-android-12-img-1.jpeg

    Firstly, bear in mind that Lineage 19 is known to be in an early state as a rom at this point and issues aren't to be unexpected. I've however managed to get most of the standard lineage features working (kudos to lineage team). And device-wise, although there is still a lot of work that needs to be done under the hood, all of the phone functions should be working as before.

    Since this is android 12, there have been community efforts to implement google monet color engine reversed from google pixels. This isn't the standard part of lineage rom, at least hasn't been so far. But I've decided to pick the patches and make two seperate builds. One with and one without monet. That way users get to decide whichever they like better themselves, depending on their personal preference. If you are switching from one to another however, a clean flash is needed.

    Important! You need to either use lineage recovery or be on TWRP version 3.6.0 or higher to flash this. Older TWRP versions do not work under android 12 and will splash loop.

    Download: MEGA | androidfilehost | google drive
    Google apps: Look for them here
    Recovery: TWRP | Lineage recovery

    Sidenote: In order to make these builds, I am using a partition on a traditional hard disk drive. And with each android version so far it has become more and more...problematic and has required tricks and patience. Currently trying to save up for a solid state drive. I don't normally ask for or need it, but in this case donations would be helpful.
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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.

    My camera flash doesn't work
    This is an issue with the camera app. Just tap to focus anywhere and it will start working.

    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'.
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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: