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[ROM][I9190/I9192/I9195][Unofficial][11.0.0] LineageOS 18.1 for S4 Mini

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Recognized Developer
Oct 11, 2010
The phone that never dies, gets a new Android version yet again.

Samsung only gave it Android 4. Lineage gives it Android 11. A whopping amount of 7 newer versions than the last official one it came with. This time I can present a usable build almost 3 months earlier than what was the case with Lineage 17.1.
All major functions should be working, but keep in mind that there's probably some features not yet ported over to Lineage 18.1.

For root, use Magisk (untested on R): https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk

If you are doing backups of 18.1 with TWRP, and wants to restore one of these backups,
you need to flash this right after restoring, or otherwise the boot will hang: http://www.mediafire.com/file/a454nnpp8l7afbr/fix_rootfs_label.zip/file (Needed only for older TWRP, and not for the one linked to below)

GT-I9190: https://www.mediafire.com/file/6tn8mfcd22xwls5/lineage-18.1-20211011-UNOFFICIAL-serrano3gxx.zip/file
GT-I9192: https://www.mediafire.com/file/0rrpnp44uf6t9ap/lineage-18.1-20211011-UNOFFICIAL-serranodsdd.zip/file
GT-I9195: https://www.mediafire.com/file/1e31...8.1-20211010-UNOFFICIAL-serranoltexx.zip/file

Recovery (TWRP):
GT-I9190: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wg0tpleh2ckk25z/twrp-3.5.0_9-0-serrano3gxx.img/file
GT-I9192: http://www.mediafire.com/file/68c1ewukt131slp/twrp-3.5.0_9-0-serranodsdd.img/file
GT-I9195: http://www.mediafire.com/file/levft6uned7qsjn/twrp-3.5.0_9-0-serranoltexx.img/file

Unofficial OpenGApps: https://sourceforge.net/projects/althafvly/files/gapps/
MindTheGApps: https://wiki.lineageos.org/gapps.html

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Recognized Developer
Oct 11, 2010
Did anyone try YouTube playback? I remember it was an issue in Lineage 17, and that we needed a fix for it. Just wondering if it's still the case.


Recognized Developer
Oct 11, 2010
First post updated with links to new builds.

Added build for GT-I9190.
Video on YouTube fixed.
Tethering fixed.
Other fixes.


New member
Mar 21, 2011
Hello @arco68

First of all i want to say it's one of a great build!
I've been visiting XDA forum for years, playing with different ROMs on different devices i had in my past, Samsung S2 (I9100), HTC Desire HD, Samsung Tab Pro (SM-T525).
A week ago i found my wife's old Samsung S4 mini from drawer, I did XDA search for it and saw that somebody has made some good job on releasing new ROMs. :)

What i did from stock to your LOS 18 build.
First flashed latest firmware with Odin I9195XXUCQL2_I9195XXUCQL2.tar [RECOVERY][OFFICIAL] TWRP 3.4.0-0 [I9190][I9192][I9195][L520]
Installed latest TWRP twrp-3.4.0-0-serranoltexx TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (International LTE)
And followed instructions from this thread.

About ROM, some actions take some time, got some keep stopping messages, but what you expect form 8 year old phone.
Youtube - no problems with playback.
Installed also Outlook and Teams, both working fine only some notifications arrive with delay.

I have problem with sending and receiving SMS, clicking on contacts messaging button i get Could not start conversation. From Messaging i could select contact but can not start typing message.
Also do not receive any messages. Is it corrupt installation or i'm missing some settings on my phone?
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Aug 12, 2013
@lower saxony
Installed last Version , works so far.
I tried video calls with google duo and signal messenger.
On both apps video is OK, but microphone is not working .

I'm not 100% sure but issue was also on LOS 17 with some video calls.

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