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

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Hello! I had a few questions regarding LineageOS 18 i'd appreciate if someone answered.
Coming from KoreanPie, after I install this ROM can I go back to KoreanPie if I find performence issues?
And since Lineage releases weekly updates, if I ignore the updates altogether will the device malfunction or i will only be missing out on bugfixes and new features and security enhancements?
Also if anyone has a few, can you post some screenshots?
thanks in advance


I went ahead and flashed the rom, but i can't flash mindthegapps zip. every time i try i get this error:
Could not mount /mnt/system! Aborting
How do i fix this?
 
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Hello! I had a few questions regarding LineageOS 18 i'd appreciate if someone answered.
Coming from KoreanPie, after I install this ROM can I go back to KoreanPie if I find performence issues?
And since Lineage releases weekly updates, if I ignore the updates altogether will the device malfunction or i will only be missing out on bugfixes and new features and security enhancements?
Also if anyone has a few, can you post some screenshots?
thanks in advance


I went ahead and flashed the rom, but i can't flash mindthegapps zip. every time i try i get this error:
Could not mount /mnt/system! Aborting
How do i fix this?
Don't use mindthegapps, it seems to cause issues on our device, go for opengapps arm64 instead
 

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    Good job but I have this issue.
    Installing "lineage-18.1-20220602-nightly-a5y17lte-signed.zip" shows this fingerprint:
    "Target: samsung/a7y17ltesk..."
    and after the installation it is so in build.prop.
    It should be "a5y17ltexx" and I think that it could be relationed with magisk not working.
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    Is there any solution to the flashlight not in sync? it's mentioned here:
    if not, what third party camera app do you recommend?
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    Not overly surprising though
    Today I turned on my A5 phone and now it's possible to download Netflix from PlayStore (nothing done to solve it)
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    Hello,
    I have three problems and I am not really sure, if they are really problems and also one question.
    First the question, what does the FE in the name of the zip name for LOS 19 mean, and what are the differences in the build?
    Second my first "problem" my device is an A5, but in the settings and in my Google Account it is reconized as A7, but I thought the build are for both smartphones and does this has a relevant impact?
    My second problem is that banking apps say my device is rooted even though it isn't, so I can t use them. Could this be of problem 3?
    The third problem has to do more with the GApps Situation, I flashed NikGapps Core package for Android 12L and the Play Store wasn t certified, i registered my device manually by google but over 1-2 months nothing changed, does all GApp packages have non certified play stores?

    Hi,
    FE is kind of a joke I made. It means Fan Edition and what makes it special is that is has DotOS quick settings panel and a custom bootanimation.
    A5 being A7 in settings has no consequences whatsoever as the kernel gets patched correctly anyway.
    You other questions could probably be answered by a guide @Simon1511 made: https://telegra.ph/Passing-safetynet-with-Magisk-v24-and-newer-03-03
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    @Option58

    In practice, the end user does not notice the problems, so also not whether his data is possibly insecure... How is data protection guaranteed?

    Both ROMs LOS18-Official and LOS19-Preview are since many months together in one thread, an overview is very difficult or even impossible, since in the posts often the reference is missing.
    Wouldn't a separation be recommendable? The situation would be much more transparent and everyone would know the risks of using LOS19-Preview...
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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: