[ROM][AOSP][7.1.2][{Un,}Official] LineageOS 14.1 (Nougat)

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Bobcus Leper

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Feb 6, 2014
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LineageOS 14.1 (Nougat) unofficial builds for the Droid Bionic

LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 7.1 (Nougat), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

Code:
#include <std_disclaimer.h>
/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * We are 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 any of us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
 * Collectively, and at the same time.
 */

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 our Gerrit Code Review.

These are WIP builds of porting LineageOS 14.1 to the Droid Bionic (and also other devices using the same device/motorola/omap4-common-infrastructure). They probably won't work, so don't expect too much. Use on your own risk!

Builds:
Current official builds:
https://download.lineageos.org/targa (Droid Bionic)
(When migrating from Lineage unofficial, flash this first (manually mount /data in TWRP before flashing and unmount it afterwards) and then directly flash the new image without rebooting)

Su addon for official builds: [url]http://droid.cs.fau.de/lineage-14.1/addonsu/[/url] (The official addon doesn't currently install on Omap4)

Manual beta builds:
http://droid.cs.fau.de/lineage-14.1/

Changes (only device/family specific, CM base is always synced before build and contains more changes):
  • 2017-06-10:
    • Hotspot fixed
    • Security updates
    • CM base updated
    • Last build before enabling official builds
  • 2017-05-15:
    • Security updates
    • CM base updated
  • 2017-04-11:
    • Fixed mobile data on Verizon
  • 2017-04-05:
    • DRM playback fixed
  • 2017-04-04:
    • Camcorder working, thanks to @Android-Andi (thumbnail picture is still wrong, but recorded video seems fine). This probably also fixed other media-related issues.
    • CM base updated
  • 2016-11-27:
    • CM base updated
  • 2016-11-13:
    • SELinux is enforcing
    • PackageInstaller works on ext3-based userdata again
  • 2016-11-05:
    • First build

What's working:
  • Phone (tested on Verizon and on GSM/UMTS in Europe)
  • Mobile data
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Video recording
  • Reboot to recovery
  • Playback of DRM-protected content

What's not working:
Probably most everything else, including, but not limited to:
  • HDMI
  • Data encryption (investigating, needs new unreleased safestrap)

Gapps:
OpenGApps
If you install Gapps after the ROM has been booted for the first time you either need to wipe data or manually delete /data/system/users/0/runtime-permissions.xml and reboot. Without this Gapps will crash constantly. This is due to a new permissions-system introduced in Marshmallow.

Installation:
  • You need a recovery supporting SELinux
  • A version of Safestrap (3.75) which supports SELinux can be found here: [url]https://github.com/stargo/android_packages_apps_Safestrap/releases/tag/v3.75[/URL]
  • A newer version of safestrap which will format userdata as ext4 will be released shortly. You can also just reformat userdata to ext4 in the old Safestrap for now.
  • Please read the instructions on how to install this version and follow the order of the steps in it.

GSM users:
These versions (both unofficial and official) automatically switch to GSM/UMTS without installing additional patches.

Source / Repositories:

XDA:DevDB Information
LineageOS 14.1 for Motorola Droid Bionic, ROM for the Motorola Droid Bionic

Contributors
stargo, Hashcode, joojoobee666, Dhacker29
Source Code: [url]https://github.com/CyanogenMod[/URL]

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: LineageOS

Version Information
Status: Beta
Beta Release Date: 2017-06-10

Created 2016-11-13
Last Updated 2017-06-23
 

Sudosftw

Senior Member
Jun 13, 2017
98
49
POCO M3
Resized screenshot running official 20170707 nightly:
hrqhxy.png


I've been using Lineage 14.1 on my Bionic since early May and have been using my Bionic as my daily-driver smartphone with Lineage since the end of June.
The only minor bug I'm finding, and I'm not sure if this is an omap4 device issue or if this is generally how it is on LineageOS no matter what, but the cell carrier isn't showing up as Verizon on mine.
instead, it shows up as "USA-480" pointing to the MNC and possibly not decoding it properly? APN listing is proper. data/phone/4G-LTE all work flawlessly so I'm under the impression this is just a bug someplace, however Data Usage from the status bar pull-down does say "No Service" no matter what.

tnooft.png


Other than this and the memory leak which I believe to have been fixed now in the 0707 nightly, I haven't noticed anything that would disrupt usage.

Current Root add-on from the LineageOS Site at https://mirrorbits.lineageos.org/su/addonsu-14.1-arm-signed.zip DOES install on omap4 properly, contrary to the information above.
install via Safestrap TWRP normally.


My recommendation to anyone using this ROM on their Bionic is to make sure you have at least a 32GB MicroSD card installed for storage as onboard storage is slightly limited with safestrap ROM slot partitions the way they are, and if you haven't acquired one already, get one of the third-party 4000mAh extended battery packs with the extended cover. this adds bulk but also makes the phone easier to hold in the hand, aside from some extra juice to make the most of your Nougat-running Bionic for longer.
 
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Sudosftw

Senior Member
Jun 13, 2017
98
49
POCO M3
A bug I've noticed with in the 20170728 ROM and before, if I leave my phone on and use it normally for about a week, it gets to the point that saved images from apps like Discord or pictures taken through either the normal Camera app or OpenCamera are no longer seen in the filesystem until the phone has been rebooted.

Likewise, a bug since the end of May or thereabouts for me has been images in the camera folders (be it OpenCamera or the regular Camera app) tend to show up as 0kb files when accessing the phone in MTP transfer mode. it makes it hard for me as I then have to boot into Safestrap to get pictures off my phone in any reasonable amount of time or quantity.
 

tw1n5nak35

Senior Member
Dec 20, 2012
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238
Chicago, IL
I've moved on but cannot believe there are ROMs still for bionic

Me too. I've moved on as well many years ago. I really miss my droid bionic. I had it rooted, safestrapped and with all the best roms at the time. I didnt' go pass Ice Cream Sandwich. But when I I moved on to Note 3 I didnt look back. I just un rooted my bionic and moved it over to Jelly bean 4.12. But I'm happy to see as well, that there some users still on there and Roms still coming out. :D
 

Sudosftw

Senior Member
Jun 13, 2017
98
49
POCO M3
Crossposting this from the Razr/MAXX thread since this is vital information that will save users on Verizon a lot of headaches:
Something I noticed I'm passing along for the sake of the thread, if anyone on Verizon puts their phone in CDMA Auto (PRL) mode and not LTE/CDMA Auto (PRL) mode in the phone testing menu, the data connection immediately becomes a LOT more stable. You're stuck on 3G for data, but the upside is that the data connection no longer cuts out as it moves from 3G/4G/1X/etc. depending on coverage. 3G/1X switching is immediate and works perfectly, but 3G/4G switching seems to do something terrible that makes the connection unstable and causes the "No Service" deal.

4G mode still shows USA-480 instead of Verizon Wireless as the ERI, and that still to this day a year later confuses me. with 3G/1X it ALWAYS shows as Verizon Wireless and connection information shows correct.
I'm going to be crossposting this information in the Bionic and Droid 4 threads as well to help since this is definitely a platform-wide issue. I popped my sim card into my Droid 4 and got the same results.
 
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Sudosftw

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Jun 13, 2017
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Support has ended.

LineageOS no longer officially supports this device.
You are now officially on your own.

You can find the final builds here: http://droid.cs.fau.de/Official_Lineage_Builds/
or here (MEGA Mirror)

These directories include the ROM files, addonsu package for 14.1, and the weather provider APK if needed.
I'm expecting this information to hit the OP post very soon.

It was a good run. These phones lasted many more years than they were intended to in the wild, and with Verizon killing 3G support for non-VoLTE devices later this year, they will become useless in the United States on their network. They are likely already useless on most others. Their time is up. I suggest anyone at all still holding on with one of these as a daily driver to consider your upgrades very very soon.

Goodbye Moto.
 

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    LineageOS 14.1 (Nougat) unofficial builds for the Droid Bionic

    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 7.1 (Nougat), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    Code:
    #include <std_disclaimer.h>
    /*
     * Your warranty is now void.
     *
     * We are 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 any of us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
     * Collectively, and at the same time.
     */

    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 our Gerrit Code Review.

    These are WIP builds of porting LineageOS 14.1 to the Droid Bionic (and also other devices using the same device/motorola/omap4-common-infrastructure). They probably won't work, so don't expect too much. Use on your own risk!

    Builds:
    Current official builds:
    https://download.lineageos.org/targa (Droid Bionic)
    (When migrating from Lineage unofficial, flash this first (manually mount /data in TWRP before flashing and unmount it afterwards) and then directly flash the new image without rebooting)

    Su addon for official builds: [url]http://droid.cs.fau.de/lineage-14.1/addonsu/[/url] (The official addon doesn't currently install on Omap4)

    Manual beta builds:
    http://droid.cs.fau.de/lineage-14.1/

    Changes (only device/family specific, CM base is always synced before build and contains more changes):
    • 2017-06-10:
      • Hotspot fixed
      • Security updates
      • CM base updated
      • Last build before enabling official builds
    • 2017-05-15:
      • Security updates
      • CM base updated
    • 2017-04-11:
      • Fixed mobile data on Verizon
    • 2017-04-05:
      • DRM playback fixed
    • 2017-04-04:
      • Camcorder working, thanks to @Android-Andi (thumbnail picture is still wrong, but recorded video seems fine). This probably also fixed other media-related issues.
      • CM base updated
    • 2016-11-27:
      • CM base updated
    • 2016-11-13:
      • SELinux is enforcing
      • PackageInstaller works on ext3-based userdata again
    • 2016-11-05:
      • First build

    What's working:
    • Phone (tested on Verizon and on GSM/UMTS in Europe)
    • Mobile data
    • WiFi
    • GPS
    • Camera
    • Video recording
    • Reboot to recovery
    • Playback of DRM-protected content

    What's not working:
    Probably most everything else, including, but not limited to:
    • HDMI
    • Data encryption (investigating, needs new unreleased safestrap)

    Gapps:
    OpenGApps
    If you install Gapps after the ROM has been booted for the first time you either need to wipe data or manually delete /data/system/users/0/runtime-permissions.xml and reboot. Without this Gapps will crash constantly. This is due to a new permissions-system introduced in Marshmallow.

    Installation:
    • You need a recovery supporting SELinux
    • A version of Safestrap (3.75) which supports SELinux can be found here: [url]https://github.com/stargo/android_packages_apps_Safestrap/releases/tag/v3.75[/URL]
    • A newer version of safestrap which will format userdata as ext4 will be released shortly. You can also just reformat userdata to ext4 in the old Safestrap for now.
    • Please read the instructions on how to install this version and follow the order of the steps in it.

    GSM users:
    These versions (both unofficial and official) automatically switch to GSM/UMTS without installing additional patches.

    Source / Repositories:

    XDA:DevDB Information
    LineageOS 14.1 for Motorola Droid Bionic, ROM for the Motorola Droid Bionic

    Contributors
    stargo, Hashcode, joojoobee666, Dhacker29
    Source Code: [url]https://github.com/CyanogenMod[/URL]

    ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
    Based On: LineageOS

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Beta Release Date: 2017-06-10

    Created 2016-11-13
    Last Updated 2017-06-23
    3
    Support has ended.

    LineageOS no longer officially supports this device.
    You are now officially on your own.

    You can find the final builds here: http://droid.cs.fau.de/Official_Lineage_Builds/
    or here (MEGA Mirror)

    These directories include the ROM files, addonsu package for 14.1, and the weather provider APK if needed.
    I'm expecting this information to hit the OP post very soon.

    It was a good run. These phones lasted many more years than they were intended to in the wild, and with Verizon killing 3G support for non-VoLTE devices later this year, they will become useless in the United States on their network. They are likely already useless on most others. Their time is up. I suggest anyone at all still holding on with one of these as a daily driver to consider your upgrades very very soon.

    Goodbye Moto.
    2
    Resized screenshot running official 20170707 nightly:
    hrqhxy.png


    I've been using Lineage 14.1 on my Bionic since early May and have been using my Bionic as my daily-driver smartphone with Lineage since the end of June.
    The only minor bug I'm finding, and I'm not sure if this is an omap4 device issue or if this is generally how it is on LineageOS no matter what, but the cell carrier isn't showing up as Verizon on mine.
    instead, it shows up as "USA-480" pointing to the MNC and possibly not decoding it properly? APN listing is proper. data/phone/4G-LTE all work flawlessly so I'm under the impression this is just a bug someplace, however Data Usage from the status bar pull-down does say "No Service" no matter what.

    tnooft.png


    Other than this and the memory leak which I believe to have been fixed now in the 0707 nightly, I haven't noticed anything that would disrupt usage.

    Current Root add-on from the LineageOS Site at https://mirrorbits.lineageos.org/su/addonsu-14.1-arm-signed.zip DOES install on omap4 properly, contrary to the information above.
    install via Safestrap TWRP normally.


    My recommendation to anyone using this ROM on their Bionic is to make sure you have at least a 32GB MicroSD card installed for storage as onboard storage is slightly limited with safestrap ROM slot partitions the way they are, and if you haven't acquired one already, get one of the third-party 4000mAh extended battery packs with the extended cover. this adds bulk but also makes the phone easier to hold in the hand, aside from some extra juice to make the most of your Nougat-running Bionic for longer.
    2
    A bug I've noticed with in the 20170728 ROM and before, if I leave my phone on and use it normally for about a week, it gets to the point that saved images from apps like Discord or pictures taken through either the normal Camera app or OpenCamera are no longer seen in the filesystem until the phone has been rebooted.

    Likewise, a bug since the end of May or thereabouts for me has been images in the camera folders (be it OpenCamera or the regular Camera app) tend to show up as 0kb files when accessing the phone in MTP transfer mode. it makes it hard for me as I then have to boot into Safestrap to get pictures off my phone in any reasonable amount of time or quantity.
    1
    I've moved on but cannot believe there are ROMs still for bionic