1) I think this is the wrong topic.Hi I am sorry to dredge this old topic up again but am hoping someobdy might have a brief version of steps guide to get our H918's back from LineageOS 17.1 to stock nougat, so I could re-root etc.
I do have TWRP v3.5.0 - 9 on the phones currently on recovery and laf.
Not been able to find much
I figured it would take using LGUP to flash stock 10P, so I ran the laf-recovery.zip from TWRP which did give me download mode back but now LGUP can't recognize the device even with using Uppercut to launch LGUP from, so I'm sort of stuck.
Would go to LOS 18.1 but the motivator for all this of course is the VoLTE cutoff coming from T-Mobile. Looking to buy some time going back to a stock rooted ROM setup til we can find newer phones we like.
To go back to stock, flash the kdz and then factory reset. You did the right steps however, unless your using partition DL, lg up does not erase any data which is why you're not able to get past the t-mobile screen.Hi, thanks for the reply. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough with where I am trying to go.
I am trying to get back to a rooted stock, Nougat (10P, I can get to 10U from there). The bolded items are details I already provided in my post above. I might maybe have a go at Oreo someday if I can just get back to Nougat, but I'd be happy to just get back to a rooted stock Nougat.
I figured I would at least need to:
flash stock 10P kdz
redo the 10P lafsploit
install magisk of choice
but ran into issues.
1) If I asked somewhere else I am almost certain they would tell me to go ask here, because LOS 17.1 is where I was, and it is not stock. The LOS people would be most familiar with whatever/anything funky LOS 17.1 might do to a stock setup that I need to know if I want to go back to stock. That was my line of thinking.
With the need nearly anyone running Lineage OS with a H918 V20 would have of going back to stock if they want VoLTE support on their phone, I figured I was probably not the only one trying to do so. Why? So we have something to use when TMO turns off 3G, H+, etc. (anytime now) and until I can find us a couple phones we can stand to use for our next phones.
I have seen multiple mentions in other topics/areas that Lineage OS changes the standard partitions or sizes of them which can cause some problems with people getting back to stock. such as kdzwriter thread. But not enough details to understand if it applies to me. Yeah, I asked over there too. Crickets.
I had problems with my H918, just trying to flash stock TMO H91810p KDZ back to it with LGUP. First hurdle was needing right DLL for LGUP to recognize but I got past that. It finished and seemed fine, reboots, but will never get past the Tmobile screen. Have let it sit > 1 hour, doesn't matter. Phone gets quite warm but I suspect it is in a boot loop. No idea why though. have tried re-flashing too, partition DL mode too, all "work" but after reboot its still always getting stuck in T Mobille screen.
versus our "spare" H918 that we left stock but was rooted etc. I flashed the same H91810P bone stock KDZ file to that phone and its fine. can lafsploit etc. and since "my" H918 is now fubar I am up and running with "the spare".
So I figured if there was anywhere people would know of the "right" way to get back to stock from 17.1 -- and anything extra I should plan on needing to do -- this would be the place to ask.
Thanks for any advice. I'm pretty technical but I am not constantly flashing and reflashing roms, rooting, etc. Only when I have to for some reason although I did keep 17.1 updated as the updates came out, just that (EDIT!) somewhere around March of '21 I think it was, the update notifications I was getting from the update checker were for 18.1 which required a manual upgrade.
No worries Glad you got it sorted out@xxseva44 thank you sir. That got it and I am back in business on this phone that went fubar on me. Very glad to have a spare again!
I am pretty sure I had tried factory reset after flashing at least once, but apparently not in combination with correct flash type.
And the funny thing is, that erasing screen is one thing I was seeing just about every time, after flashing and rebooting, every time it would hang and I'd have to pull battery, when I would power back up there was a period where the black screen would come up and the funny halo animated circle with "erasing" in it would come up.
But, when I powered it up this time with hold vol down and power down, let power button up for about 1sec after LG logo pops, then back in til the data reset white screen comes up and I said yes, when it rebooted, it did the right thing.
Took little longer on LG logo, then saw Erasing halo, then booted and went to Tmobile screen, and after maybe 30 secs I was greeted with fresh android data/formatting screen and a welcome.
Thanks again, this was extremely helpful!
Volte is not coming to custom roms. Lg uses a proprietary implementation and adapting and porting their ims framework is practically impossible without having the source for it. Samsung does a similar thing as well.PS: Thanks everyone who worked on 17.1 and into the future with newer releases. The ONLY reason I left LineageOS is because (thanks to Tmobile using proprietary means) we could not use VoLTE on our H918's and they will be turning off the older stuff anytime now. We had to get back on something that could use VoLTE until we can find phones we want to buy. (or turn blue first hehe)
If anybody ever figures out how to get VoLTE working on H918 with LOS 18 or newer, we will be back (assuming it will be possible to run with no google someday). LineageOS has been great for us.
Understood. Just pipe-dreaming out loud I guess.