[ROM][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 18.1 Official / 19 Preview

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Ok gps isn't working on this ROM, I was using Google maps and it wasn't able to consistently track the phone's location and the arrow was glitching all over the map. If you go to Google maps and request your location it'll be able to pin point it without an issue, the issue occurs when you start moving.


Lineage 17.1 didn't have any issues with gps so it's likely a 18.1 specific issue that needs to be addressed.
I got no problem with GPS and sideload update.
 

Provee

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I got no problem with GPS and sideload update.
Yeah that's weird, I just did another clean flash and we will see what happens.

But maybe it is time for a new phone, which is really unfortunate since I really love this phone and also since I will have to start scraping money together again.
 

l54apk

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Is your SIM configured properly? If so, is 4g enabled in your mobile network settings, it's possible 3g only may have been accidentally enabled
My SIM is using stable 4G service. After installing LineageOS, I also configured to choose 4G priority. When I install another ROM, 4G works fine again; but I reinstalled LineageOS, it can only use 3G (even though I have configured to select 4G).
 

pjaap

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Hi! Thanks for the 18.1 ROM. I tried the latest version (20210819) on a new A5 with a newly installed battery and I encountered a battery drain.

What I tested:
- clean install, no additional apps installed
- no SIM card
- AOD deactivated

For comparison I flashed stock ROM and I had 27% drain over 40 hours (white picture). On LOS the battery never lasts longer than 35-40 hours without any usage (black picture). ADB root and TOP reported no system load -> seems like a hardware drain. The app usage tool reported that Bluetooth uses a lot of battery, so I disabled it but it changed nothing.

What can I provide for debugging? Does this happen to other people as well? Is this maybe happening only without SIM card inserted? I have no spare card to test.

Best,
pjaap
 

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YUUG3N

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Is it me or %50 brightness on stock rom a lot brighter than %50 on LOS.

Also why this doesn't have Blue Light filter? It's the only thing I'd love to have right now. I used to set it on the stock rom so it actives automatically after 19:00
 
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Provee

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Is it me or %50 brightness on stock rom a lot brighter than %50 on LOS.

Also why this doesn't have Blue Light filter? It's the only thing I'd love to have right now. I used to set it on the stock rom so it actives automaticly after 19:00
Yeah I noticed the same brightness isn't linear on lineage. Live display settings is blue light filter.
 

YUUG3N

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Yeah I noticed the same brightness isn't linear on lineage. Live display settings is blue light filter.
My friend who is using the latest LOS has timeable blue light filter under display settings.

Now, yes he has a different phone, I am new to this rom stuff so I don't know if different phones' LOS roms have the same feature or not. I guess they can most likely differ in features.

Just asking because I really like that feature and LiveDisplay is not cutting it. I even kind of dislike LiveDisplay.
 

Provee

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My friend who is using the latest LOS has timeable blue light filter under display settings.

Now, yes he has a different phone, I am new to this rom stuff so I don't know if different phones' LOS roms have the same feature or not. I guess they can most likely differ in features.

Just asking because I really like that feature and LiveDisplay is not cutting it. I even kind of dislike LiveDisplay.
You can set time frames when live display activates and you can choose hue and how much percentage to remove the blue light filter.
 

ecnanossA

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As it turns out the loud speaker on my a5 was shot, so I replaced it and the distortion is gone, apparently the overall volume is just not very loud. With headphones in, the volume is somewhat comparable to the s8.
 

sandsofmyst

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Ok gps isn't working on this ROM, I was using Google maps and it wasn't able to consistently track the phone's location and the arrow was glitching all over the map. If you go to Google maps and request your location it'll be able to pin point it without an issue, the issue occurs when you start moving.


Lineage 17.1 didn't have any issues with gps so it's likely a 18.1 specific issue that needs to be addressed.

No. Not related to the rom. My A7 is still locked and stock and I've seen this quite bad recently. You can't have 100% always perfect something that has many factors to it.
 

Provee

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No. Not related to the rom. My A7 is still locked and stock and I've seen this quite bad recently. You can't have 100% always perfect something that has many factors to it.
After a clean flash - again and recalibrating the GPS with the figure 8 motion as directed by google maps it seems to be working ok now.

Youtube is still stuttering but no idea why this is the case.
 

LeslieAndrew

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First of all thank you for your hard work to bring Lineage OS for this phone. I bought a used A5 2017 (dual sim version) last week, and tested with stock ROM, then installed the latest Lineage OS 17.1.

I have only one problem. If I connect a headset to jack connector and use it for Telegram/Duo call, the sound is crackling. I can reproduce the problem: start LOS stock Music app, play some music (the sound is OK), then start Recorder app and record (the sound output is crackling).

It was OK with stock Samsung ROM, and it is OK with LOS + Bluetooth headset.

Has anyone run into the same problem? If yes, then how was it resolved?
Hi!

Did 18.1 fix this problem?
 

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    The LineageOS 19 release notes say that only devices with kernels >= 4.4 will be supported, because eBPF support is required. I haven't installed the 19 preview here, but all the universal7880 kernel sources I can find are 3.x. Is there a branch I'm missing somewhere?
    That's right, our kernel is 3.18 and there's no eBPF backport (yet). Fear not, I'm using a hack in core files to make everything work for my own a12 builds, but can't push that to official. However, that's just the current state, who knows what might happen eventually.
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    New LineageOS 19 build up!

    This time I tried something new with DotOS quick settings panel and a few other stuff on top of what lineage 19 normally is, hence the FE branding. But it's also a new build, with security fixes and patches from LineageOS in general.

    Looks wonderful with blur, but adds additional load to our GPU, so it couldn't be enabled on default. To enable add to build.prop:

    Code:
    ro.surface_flinger.supports_background_blur=1
    ro.sf.blurs_are_expensive=1

    ...or find a magisk module that does the same.

    Edit: A regular new build is now up, too. So the full changelog is as follows:

    • 20220503
      • Added an FE edition with DotOS qs panel along with the regular build
      • Added a workaround for SafetyNet check
      • Small monet fixes and improvements
      • Synced with the latest LineageOS sources

    Can be dirty flashed, download link is in the third post.
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    In other news, merging the fix for issues with camera force close after some period of usage to official 18.1 in a bit.
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    i have tried 3 different versions of lineage os und 2 other Roms. Nothing has happened, the problem is still there
    Hmm Then i think its a problem with you phone i have exactly the same model and it runs perfect exept from volte .hmm did you try a the latest stock rom?, ps.. ich komme auch aus deutschland wir können auch deutsch schreiben :) Lieben Gruß aus München !
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    The LineageOS 19 release notes say that only devices with kernels >= 4.4 will be supported, because eBPF support is required. I haven't installed the 19 preview here, but all the universal7880 kernel sources I can find are 3.x. Is there a branch I'm missing somewhere?
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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 can 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 Preview for Galaxy A5|7 2017

    Like each year so far, it's time for Lineage 19 preview builds to be released, based on Android 12L.

    Android-12L.png

    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.

    Important! If you are using TWRP you need to be on version 3.6.0 or higher to flash this. Older versions do not work and will splash loop.

    Download: MEGA | androidfilehost | google drive
    Google apps: Look for them here |
    Read on 12L gapps situation

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

    Changelog:

    • 20220503
      • Added an FE edition with DotOS qs panel along with the regular build
      • Added a workaround for SafetyNet check
      • Small monet fixes and improvements
      • Synced with the latest LineageOS sources

    • 20220319
      • Upgraded to Android 12L
      • March security patch
      • Fixed network traffic monitoring
      • Fixed issues with camera force close after some period of usage
      • Drop the monet disabler zip
      • Synced with the latest LineageOS sources

    • 20220216
      • Switch to kdrag0n monet implementation
      • Add monet settings
      • Add black theme

    • 20220204
      • Make just one (monet) build and a disabler zip
      • Follow light/dark theme in quick settings and power menu
      • Fix scrolling in encryption menu
      • Place volume panel on the left by default
      • Enable call recording in aosp dialer

    • 20220119
      • Initial release
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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: