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[ROM][BETA] LineageOS 18.1 for the Xperia Z5 Premium

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Vetkor

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In the past I also tried Lineage OS 14 on the Z5p and it was more stable and everything functional.
At first boot everything was working perfectly. And some weeks later I experienced unstabilities (smooth/lag/ go back to lockscreen) and heat.
So I would confirm the symptom of heating.
I don't know about newer LOS versions.

No Gapp or Root on my Z5p.

I remember that on my old Z3c the root was causing heating issues.
 

alkh301180

Member
May 14, 2019
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First of all thanks to Joe for making this rom
i wanted to report some bugs:
-microphone not working in apps like telegram
-heating too much. i go over 45 in normal usage
-slightly lag mostly in Qs panel

other functions seems to work just fine(except camera which is a known issue)
 

Vetkor

Member
WEEK 1:

All right, now i used this LOS 18.1 as a dayly driver.
Of course there are issues to fix BUT we are close to stable.

The biggest priority is probably to fix the camera problem. Cause you cant use the original app. You must install another camera app. I used the app "open camera" on play store.


Major issues:
> Front cam: video recording is super laggy
> Back cam: zoom makes the live view of camera lagging a lot (for picture or video)
> Heat: I dont know if it is because of the current hot summer season that the phone heats easier.
By the way, you will feel more oftenly that the phone is hot in your hands and in your pocket, but compared to stock you can still use all features on the phone without a message "the phone is hot, you cannot use this app".


Minor issues:
> battery drain: I feel like the device lose battery quite faster than before (with a new battery) while using it.
But when you dont use it, you experience the opposite, very less battery draining when not used.
> Little unstabilities when device is hot (notification bar scrolling is sometimes laggy)
> Sometimes i experience (twice today) that the screen brightness goes down to 50% (so the screen look darker from 100%) but the settings shows that you are at 100% and you cannot play with it to refresh.This setting works only under 50%, higher it becomes useless. To fix it, you need to reboot.
> Sometimes you can experience the audio recorder not to work. To fix it, you need to reboot.
> Sometimes you can a toast message "Error I/O.....". To fix it, you need to reboot.

Works well:
Wifi, 4G, Bluetooth, audio jack, SMS, MMS, GPS, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor.
I havent tested all sensors but i believe they work.

With that build:
For now you should take videos and pictures without zooming with back cam (or it would be laggy)
By the way Zoom featur is like cropping the big picture since it is not a physical lens zoom.
IT DOES everything you need in your day so enjoy and dont be scared to install this rom.

My recommandation:
On front camera: You should stick with only selfies. (video recording is laggy).
On back cam: Never zoom

Globally i'm happy from this build, i feel the purpose of Lineage OS (Privacy) on my 5 yo device !
With the latest Version of android (design, live display and dark mode) benefits.

NO GAPPS AND NO ROOT. Just Lineage OS 18.1

I'm happy that we can live without google nowadays !
 

Medzik

Member
Nov 15, 2020
21
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I installed yesterday and the hotspot via wifi via usb does not work, and when I turn it on via wifi, it does not turn on without a message, but when I go back to the settings back, it writes that there is an error. I changed the name and password and b password but they don't work. SS (I know the language)
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Vetkor

Member
WEEK 2

So here is my second feedback. Hope this is helpfull.
All major issues in my previous post are still there.

Brightness:
I have only experienced brightness to 50% minor issue. Which is fixed by rebooting. I feel it is probably because of the sensor trying to adapt the screen light and then something happens wrong and no way to make it as bright like 100%.

SD card:
When you have android 7.1.2 stock and then install this rom LOS 18.1. You may get "SD card corrupt", you just need to format (make sure you have a backup of your SD card before). Then it works great.
By the way, you can go back to TWRP to check if it is really corrupt or not.

MHL:
I discovered one thing. The MHL feature doesn't work. When you plug your MHL adapter the phone freezes and screen doesn't turn off. When you plug in and plug out the power supply, the phone detects that it is charging...
The only way to recover the phone is to force shut down (POWER + VOLUME UP) and start it back.

Video unstabilities:
You may experience sometimes, the videos readen on Twitter and other apps can sometimes be freezing. I believe it is because of HEAT or/and Wifi receiver is receiving very low even on a fast internet connection.

NFC:
It seems not working. I tried to read my Credit bank cards. It should of say "couldn't read". But says nothing. I think it doesn't work.

Hotspot WIFI:
I just checked and it turns off right after turning ON (so it doesn't work).
And it shows "Error" as mentioned by @OskarPLyt under "Hotspot WIFI".
It still turn off WIFI when enabling WIFI tethering (normal behavior).
But internet tethering works over USB and bluetooth.



TWRP ?
Another minor issue (probably not because of LOS 18.1): The screen light is sometimes having troubles. Like the screen flashes really quick during some seconds after having opened the screen (by booting or unlocking). Also it happens even with stock OS + TWRP. I believe it is the TWRP faults. Because i never experience it when i have recovery partition empty (when you flash your device back to stock OS via flashtool) and havent installed TWRP via fastboot. Sometimes it happens on SONY boot splashscreen.


Little recap:​


Major issues:
> Front cam: video recording is super laggy
> Back cam: zoom makes the live view of camera lagging a lot (for picture or video)
> Heat: I dont know if it is because of the current hot summer season that the phone heats easier.
By the way, you will feel more oftenly that the phone is hot in your hands and in your pocket, but compared to stock you can still use all features on the phone without a message "the phone is hot, you cannot use this app".
--> Hotspot WIFI
--> NFC doesn't work


Minor issues:
> battery drain: I feel like the device lose battery quite faster than before (with a new battery) while using it.
But when you dont use it, you experience the opposite, very less battery draining when not used.
> Little unstabilities when device is hot (notification bar scrolling is sometimes laggy)
> Sometimes i experience that the screen brightness goes down to 50% (so the screen look darker from 100%) but the settings shows that you are at 100% and you cannot play with it to refresh.This setting works only under 50%, higher it becomes useless. To fix it, you need to reboot.
> Sometimes you can experience the audio recorder not to work. To fix it, you need to reboot.
> Sometimes you can see a toast message "Error I/O.....". To fix it, you need to reboot.
--> MHL doesn't work (not comonly used feature so it is minor)



Will i continue using this rom even with these issues ?​


Yes, since i've found all alternatives of each daily apps. Issues aren't stopping me from anything. We should all learn to live without phones by the way... Get de-intoxicated of bling bling apps. Your life will get better. Most issues are on extra features for my use cases.
 
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Medzik

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Nov 15, 2020
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WEEK 2

So here is my second feedback. Hope this is helpfull.
All major issues in my previous post are still there.

Brightness:
I have only experienced brightness to 50% minor issue. Which is fixed by rebooting. I feel it is probably because of the sensor trying to adapt the screen light and then something happens wrong and no way to make it as bright like 100%.

SD card:
When you have android 7.1.2 stock and then install this rom LOS 18.1. You may get "SD card corrupt", you just need to format (make sure you have a backup of your SD card before). Then it works great.
By the way, you can go back to TWRP to check if it is really corrupt or not.

MHL:
I discovered one thing. The MHL feature doesn't work. When you plug your MHL adapter the phone freezes and screen doesn't turn off. When you plug in and plug out the power supply, the phone detects that it is charging...
The only way to recover the phone is to force shut down (POWER + VOLUME UP) and start it back.

Video unstabilities:
You may experience sometimes, the videos readen on Twitter and other apps can sometimes be freezing. I believe it is because of HEAT or/and Wifi receiver is receiving very low even on a fast internet connection.

NFC:
It seems not working. I tried to read my Credit bank cards. It should of say "couldn't read". But says nothing. I think it doesn't work.

Hotspot WIFI:
I just checked and it turns off right after turning ON (so it doesn't work).
And it shows "Error" as mentioned by @OskarPLyt under "Hotspot WIFI".
It still turn off WIFI when enabling WIFI tethering (normal behavior).
But internet tethering works over USB and bluetooth.



TWRP ?
Another minor issue (probably not because of LOS 18.1): The screen light is sometimes having troubles. Like the screen flashes really quick during some seconds after having opened the screen (by booting or unlocking). Also it happens even with stock OS + TWRP. I believe it is the TWRP faults. Because i never experience it when i have recovery partition empty (when you flash your device back to stock OS via flashtool) and havent installed TWRP via fastboot. Sometimes it happens on SONY boot splashscreen.


Little recap:​


Major issues:
> Front cam: video recording is super laggy
> Back cam: zoom makes the live view of camera lagging a lot (for picture or video)
> Heat: I dont know if it is because of the current hot summer season that the phone heats easier.
By the way, you will feel more oftenly that the phone is hot in your hands and in your pocket, but compared to stock you can still use all features on the phone without a message "the phone is hot, you cannot use this app".
--> Hotspot WIFI
--> NFC doesn't work


Minor issues:
> battery drain: I feel like the device lose battery quite faster than before (with a new battery) while using it.
But when you dont use it, you experience the opposite, very less battery draining when not used.
> Little unstabilities when device is hot (notification bar scrolling is sometimes laggy)
> Sometimes i experience that the screen brightness goes down to 50% (so the screen look darker from 100%) but the settings shows that you are at 100% and you cannot play with it to refresh.This setting works only under 50%, higher it becomes useless. To fix it, you need to reboot.
> Sometimes you can experience the audio recorder not to work. To fix it, you need to reboot.
> Sometimes you can see a toast message "Error I/O.....". To fix it, you need to reboot.
--> MHL doesn't work (not comonly used feature so it is minor)


Will i continue using this rom even with these issues ?​


Yes, since i've found all alternatives of each daily apps. Issues aren't stopping me from anything. We should all learn to live without phones by the way... Get de-intoxicated of bling bling apps. Your life will get better. Most issues are on extra features for my use cases.
I tested NFC enough that I connected it to the headphones and it works, but I did not test it in payments.
 

Medzik

Member
Nov 15, 2020
21
0
Md5 sum Is right, i think the problem Is in the phone!
I will tell you that 1 time through fastboot I built twrp it was fine, I flashed and busted again through fastboot and I had a black screen like you, I wanted to turn off the phone with a click on the screen and the power button and volume down and it appeared. And now, with the recovery on, it is fine, it works
 

Medzik

Member
Nov 15, 2020
21
0
I will tell you that 1 time through fastboot I built twrp it was fine, I flashed and busted again through fastboot and I had a black screen like you, I wanted to turn off the phone with a click on the screen and the power button and volume down and it appeared. And now, with the recovery on, it is fine, it works
in short, when the screen is black, click anywhere it's best to click a button if it doesn't work, click the power and volume down button, but not for long so that the recowery does not turn off
 

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    LineageOS is a free and open-source operating system for various devices, based on the Android mobile platform.

    Disclaimer:
    It is your decision to install this software on your device. Neither LineageOS developers nor I take any responsibility for any damage that may occur from installing this software on your device.

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    Notes:
    This rom does not come pre-rooted or bundled with any modifications or apps. The device tree is heavily based off of sumire's lineage 18.1 device tree with only the device specific modifications required for Satsuki (Z5 Premium).

    Download:
    Android File Host: ROM | 259a0a6d3a0b5eaa96297ad6e0ab0772

    Prerequisites:
    - Make sure you're coming from firmware 32.4.A.1.54 before flashing this rom.
    - Bootloader needs to be unlocked.
    - Ensure that you have TWRP recovery from here.

    Install:
    1) Reboot into TWRP Recovery.
    2) Select Wipe -> Swipe to factory reset -> Advanced Wipe -> Dalvik /ART Cache, System, Cache and Data -> Swipe to Wipe.
    3) Go back to TWRP's main menu -> Select Install -> Locate and choose lineage-18.1-202XXXXX-UNOFFICIAL-satsuki.zip file -> Swipe to confirm flash.

    Bugs/Not Working:
    - A few camera related issues (laggy front cam recording and qr code)

    If you encounter any other bug that are not mentioned in this list please provide a logcat and the steps necessary to reproduce the bug in detail (if necessary).

    Sources:

    Kernel
    Device Tree (Satsuki | kitakami-common)

    XDA:DevDB Information
    LineageOS 18.1, ROM for the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

    Contributors

    Joel16, tarkzim
    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x

    Version Information
    Status:
    Beta
    Current Beta Version: 20210811
    Beta Release Date: 2020-12-27

    Created 2020-12-13
    Last Updated 2021-08-11
    7
    Change-logs:

    20210811:

    - Upstream lineage 18.1 sources.
    - August security patches.
    - Updated sdcardfs (may fix Play store app with .OBB installation issues)

    20210614:
    - Upstream lineage 18.1 sources.
    - May security patches.
    - LiveDisplay is now fixed.
    - FM Radio is back.

    20210414:
    - Upstream lineage 18.1 sources.
    - April security patches.
    - WiFi mac address and tethering fixes.
    - Switch to AOSP finger print HAL 2.1
    - Fixes "failed to find /misc partition" when trying to reboot to recovery.

    20201213
    - Initial Release

    20201227
    - Updated to lineage 18.1 sources.
    4
    WEEK 1:

    All right, now i used this LOS 18.1 as a dayly driver.
    Of course there are issues to fix BUT we are close to stable.

    The biggest priority is probably to fix the camera problem. Cause you cant use the original app. You must install another camera app. I used the app "open camera" on play store.


    Major issues:
    > Front cam: video recording is super laggy
    > Back cam: zoom makes the live view of camera lagging a lot (for picture or video)
    > Heat: I dont know if it is because of the current hot summer season that the phone heats easier.
    By the way, you will feel more oftenly that the phone is hot in your hands and in your pocket, but compared to stock you can still use all features on the phone without a message "the phone is hot, you cannot use this app".


    Minor issues:
    > battery drain: I feel like the device lose battery quite faster than before (with a new battery) while using it.
    But when you dont use it, you experience the opposite, very less battery draining when not used.
    > Little unstabilities when device is hot (notification bar scrolling is sometimes laggy)
    > Sometimes i experience (twice today) that the screen brightness goes down to 50% (so the screen look darker from 100%) but the settings shows that you are at 100% and you cannot play with it to refresh.This setting works only under 50%, higher it becomes useless. To fix it, you need to reboot.
    > Sometimes you can experience the audio recorder not to work. To fix it, you need to reboot.
    > Sometimes you can a toast message "Error I/O.....". To fix it, you need to reboot.

    Works well:
    Wifi, 4G, Bluetooth, audio jack, SMS, MMS, GPS, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor.
    I havent tested all sensors but i believe they work.

    With that build:
    For now you should take videos and pictures without zooming with back cam (or it would be laggy)
    By the way Zoom featur is like cropping the big picture since it is not a physical lens zoom.
    IT DOES everything you need in your day so enjoy and dont be scared to install this rom.

    My recommandation:
    On front camera: You should stick with only selfies. (video recording is laggy).
    On back cam: Never zoom

    Globally i'm happy from this build, i feel the purpose of Lineage OS (Privacy) on my 5 yo device !
    With the latest Version of android (design, live display and dark mode) benefits.

    NO GAPPS AND NO ROOT. Just Lineage OS 18.1

    I'm happy that we can live without google nowadays !
    4
    New Release 20201227

    Change-log:

    - Updated to lineage 18.1 sources.

    Another thing I noticed is that the snap camera isn't as bugged as it was in the previous 18.0 release. This release seems more towards the "stable" side of things for me although I didn't extensively test it (do let me know if you come across any issues). I'll wait for reports of any other issues before marking it as stable. Lineage also hasn't started rolling any official builds for 18.X either, so I would like to wait on that as well.

    Download:
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    Stuck on Booting, infinite Booting on E6883
    Just to be sure this is a bootloop? The phone isn't stuck on the white Sony splash screen? Can anyone else with an E6883 device confirm that if this is happening? I only own the E6853 variant.

    Also @HouseOfBricks I will look into getting TWRP updated at some point. Also I believe in the setup it asks if you wish to use lineage's recovery or not.