[ROM] LineageOS 18.1 UNOFFICIAL - 2.0 (Update: 2021-01-20)

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mod_terrik

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Do you other T-Mobile US users still have 3g in your area? I dont, so I cant try the switch 3g/4g to get service trick. When I switch to 3g on my Pixel 4a I just have zero SIM service (no bars with an x, same on XZ1C). Does your SIM still register without 3g to toggle? Thanks!
 
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FFW

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Do you other T-Mobile US users still have 3g in your area? I dont, so I cant try the switch 3g/4g to get service trick. When I switch to 3g on my Pixel 4a I just have zero SIM service (no bars with an x, same on XZ1C). Does your SIM still register without 3g to toggle? Thanks!

Maybe try what I did with my phone (not in the US, but I had LTE connection problems as well and that "switch to 3G and back" task was a bit tiring every morning) - now it connects to LTE after boot or flight mode without having to switch to 3G. Still on 1.7 though.
 

j6jr

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Do you other T-Mobile US users still have 3g in your area? I dont, so I cant try the switch 3g/4g to get service trick. When I switch to 3g on my Pixel 4a I just have zero SIM service (no bars with an x, same on XZ1C). Does your SIM still register without 3g to toggle? Thanks!
I have access to T-Mobile US 3g(HS+) in my area and this method sometimes works to register with IMS but I usually switch down to 2g and back because it tends to be quicker. The auto-switcher at boot is great for this, but I still have to manually perform this switch if I lose LTE coverage while traveling because it is unable to re-establish.
 

mod_terrik

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I have access to T-Mobile US 3g(HS+) in my area and this method sometimes works to register with IMS but I usually switch down to 2g and back because it tends to be quicker. The auto-switcher at boot is great for this, but I still have to manually perform this switch if I lose LTE coverage while traveling because it is unable to re-establish.

Got it thanks. I wish the devs could find whatever proprietary voodoo Sony is doing to make it work smooth in stock and add it to the ROM. Would def. be worth paying for as far as I'm concerned.
 

Nigel671

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I've successfully installed 18.1 and things are almost perfect. (It's nice to use Android 11 and to have the potential for updates again.) However I have a couple of issues. I'd appreciate some guidance.

First I'm in the UK using the 3 network. I had to turn on the Network Switcher (in Settings/Xperia Parts) to get the network to work on reboot. I also changed the modem to amss_fsg_licla_hucth_uk_volte_vowifi_tar.mbn from ams_fsg_licaltelefonia_uk_tar.mbn. Not sure if that was necessary.

I have no need/desire to root the phone so I've not installed Magisk or anything else like that. I installed gapps and then had fun setting all my apps up again.

I have two problems now.
  1. (Most serious) I can't get gps to work. Specifically I use BackCountryNav and Waze (or I used to). Neither can determine where I am. I've tried using a gps tool but that can't get a location either. I may be mistaken but I understood that if I installed Gapps, then I don't need NLP. Is this wrong? Any ideas what I should do?
  2. The standard orginal Sony sound recorder can't access the microphone because it says the micropone is in use. Other recorders work. Shall I just live with this?
Should I try to use LOS 17 instead? Is there a clever fix or shall just go back to Sony version?

Thanks in advance
 

landsome

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I've successfully installed 18.1 and things are almost perfect. (It's nice to use Android 11 and to have the potential for updates again.) However I have a couple of issues. I'd appreciate some guidance.

First I'm in the UK using the 3 network. I had to turn on the Network Switcher (in Settings/Xperia Parts) to get the network to work on reboot. I also changed the modem to amss_fsg_licla_hucth_uk_volte_vowifi_tar.mbn from ams_fsg_licaltelefonia_uk_tar.mbn. Not sure if that was necessary.

I have no need/desire to root the phone so I've not installed Magisk or anything else like that. I installed gapps and then had fun setting all my apps up again.

I have two problems now.
  1. (Most serious) I can't get gps to work. Specifically I use BackCountryNav and Waze (or I used to). Neither can determine where I am. I've tried using a gps tool but that can't get a location either. I may be mistaken but I understood that if I installed Gapps, then I don't need NLP. Is this wrong? Any ideas what I should do?
  2. The standard orginal Sony sound recorder can't access the microphone because it says the micropone is in use. Other recorders work. Shall I just live with this?
Should I try to use LOS 17 instead? Is there a clever fix or shall just go back to Sony version?

Thanks in advance

GPS works well for me in LOS18 and LOS17 (latest available version) with gapps.
 

Nigel671

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GPS works well for me in LOS18 and LOS17 (latest available version) with gapps.
And you're not rooted?
Maybe there's a problem with my GPS chip
I've just found out that I can't use google pay also. Suggestion seems to be to flash magisk and then enable magisk hide. Does that sound right?
 

FFW

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Maybe there's a problem with my GPS chip
I had some problems with GPS (rooted, Gapps installed) when I switched to tha last LOS17 version - Google maps worked, but for some obscure reason neither HereWego nor Waze could get a reliable fix (and if they got something, they lost it as soon as I started driving). I could fix that by recalibrating the phone compass. While your error looks different, it might be worth giving it a try anyway...
 

Nigel671

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I had some problems with GPS (rooted, Gapps installed) when I switched to tha last LOS17 version - Google maps worked, but for some obscure reason neither HereWego nor Waze could get a reliable fix (and if they got something, they lost it as soon as I started driving). I could fix that by recalibrating the phone compass. While your error looks different, it might be worth giving it a try anyway...
Thanks for the advice. The compass on my phone is (nearly) true. I'll try some more recalibration. Google Maps knows where I am. GPS Essentials is now seeing some satellites - wasn't seeing any earlier - but still can't get a fix.

I'll soldier on. Do you use google pay - I've heard that the trick is to install magisk and then enable magisk hide to get google pay to work. Is that correct?
 

claudiobar

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Thanks for the advice. The compass on my phone is (nearly) true. I'll try some more recalibration. Google Maps knows where I am. GPS Essentials is now seeing some satellites - wasn't seeing any earlier - but still can't get a fix.

I'll soldier on. Do you use google pay - I've heard that the trick is to install magisk and then enable magisk hide to get google pay to work. Is that correct?

You need root for that, magisk, use magiskhide props config (xz1 fingerprint which is built into it) and universal safetynet fix (go back some pages in the thread you'll find the answer)
Regards
 

FFW

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Thanks for the advice. The compass on my phone is (nearly) true. I'll try some more recalibration. Google Maps knows where I am. GPS Essentials is now seeing some satellites - wasn't seeing any earlier - but still can't get a fix.

I'll soldier on. Do you use google pay - I've heard that the trick is to install magisk and then enable magisk hide to get google pay to work. Is that correct?
Then I cross my fingers it works for you too. What you describe now sounds similar to what I had... maybe also doublecheck the settings of the UnifiedNLP that comes with this LOS. Usually you should not need it with GApps installed as far as I understand, but anyway...

Since I do not use Google Pay (or anything similar - IMO root on a phone and direct access to my money do not work too well together) I am afraid I cannot help you with your second question. But you should find some clues further up in this thread. - edit: claudiobar was faster then me :)
 

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    As I haven't heard anything yet I'll just dump this here: https://androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=324301

    LOS 17.1 built with the device sources from modpunk & derf elot with latest LOS upstream sources (Patch level 2021-03-05) and the 4.4.261 kernel (from the 18.1 branch)

    Again this is 17.1 NOT 18.1, so only install from previous 17.1 or stock.
    No warranty or any questions, I just compiled this (for myself and using it) and providing this for anyone who wants to use an updated 17.1

    I'll provide updated versions occasionally, but again: Don't ask when. Likely around middle of the month but maybe not.

    All credits (except compiling) go to @modpunk and @derf elot so a big thanks to them!
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    May i ask how i get microg on this lineageos? I want to refurbish my old xz1c... :)
    Excuse me butting in, but I have built a LineageOS for microG ROM for xz1c. It's based on the LOS 17.1 version of this ROM and is available from AndroidFileHost

    Please note that the ROM has had very little use or testing as I built it back in January to debug a problem with my unofficial builds of /e/ OS. But it seems to be mostly functional, and I could be persuaded to build a more up-to-date version of you find it meets your needs.

    My unofficial /e/ OS builds for xz1c are also available on AndroidFileHost <https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=322415>

    All of these are based on @modpunk and @derf elot 's great work on this LOS ROM - thanks
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    Can we get rid of these guys that are going on about the stock camera on 18.1? They are just wasting space on this thread.
    Can we get rid of guys complaining about guys complaining...?
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    Thanks a lot, it's very welcome.

    But why not also tell us a little about your /e/ ROMs. Are they fully functional, what works, what doesn't etc.
    Everything you need to know is on the /e/ Web site and Forums

    Details of my most recent unofficial ROM for XZ1 Compact in this forum thread

    Pretty much everything is working for me, subject to reported issues
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    Someone did it , but I haven't tried it so far.

    Stock camera app works on LOS 17.1, but not on 18.x.
    Not sure that third party apps would still allow slowmo and wide angle, AFAIK they don't (correct me if I am wrong).
    Accessing the slowmo mode and similar things is exactly the kind of thing the stock app needs the native libraries for. So I'd be highly surprised if any third party app supported it. Afaik the wide angle thing doesn't need software though, it's just a property of the camera.So that should work.
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    LineageOS 17.1 for Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

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    RELEASE

    This is an alternative ROM for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. It offers several privacy features and F-Droid App Store preinstalled. If you're coming from LineageOS 17.1 you can simply update! No need to wipe anything.

    FEATURES
    • Signed with dev keys
    • FDroid preinstalled
    • FDroid Privilege Extension
    • Well tested but some bugs maybe included

    DOWNLOAD

    You can download the latest release here. Check the ChangeLog below for firmware requirements!

    INSTALLATION

    Put the zip file of the ROM on you sdcard or internal store and boot into recovery. If you use my TWRP recovery, you should use that one to flash the ROM.

    Make sure you select Zip signature verification.

    This will make sure the zip file has not been altered!

    KNOWN ISSUES

    • UnifiedNlp doesn't work with LineageOS 18.1 yet
    • Spell checking doesn't switch if you change keyboards

    Contributors
    modpunk, derf elot
    Source Code: https://github.com/whatawurst/

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
    Based On: LineageOS

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable
    Current Stable Version: 2.0
    Stable Release Date: 2021-01-20
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    REQUIRED FIRMWARE: 47.2.A.11.228

    CHANGELOG


    2020-01-20 | 2.0 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to LinageOS 18.1/Android 11
    • Update to Linux Kernel 4.4.251
    • Updated sdfat Kernel driver
    • Update Wireguard to v1.0.20201221
    • XperiaParts improvements
    • Stock camera is gone due incompatibility of camera libs in android 11, alternatively you can use OpenCamera or Snap (in-built) for stock quality photos
    • WFD is still work in progress

    2020-12-17 | 1.7 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to Linux Kernel 4.4.243
    • Updated WireGuard to .0.20201112 snapshot
    • Added XperiaParts app
    • Improved IMS support

    2020-10-26 | 1.6 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to Linux Kernel 4.4.240
    • Updated WireGuard to 1.0.20200908 snapshot
    • Added Seedvault (Video)
    • Fixed bluetooth regression
    • Removed LOS Snap in favor of stock camera. That fixes issues with launching the camera from lockscreen using the camera button.
    • Added IMS support (again) (thanks again to @Rooted_Ansh and also @Shujath for the help)
    • Boot improvements


    2020-09-11 | 1.5 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to Linux Kernel 4.4.235
    • Updated graphics stack
    • Fixed GPS issues
    • Fixed DRM issues
    • Fixed issues with bluetooth audio

    2020-08-09 | 1.4 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to Linux Kernel 4.4.232
    • Fixed camera memory leak
    • Updated camera app to the one from XZ2c
    • Fixed GPS issues

    2020-07-14 | 1.3 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to XZ2 stock camera app (does not fix the memory leak)
    • Update to latest LinageOS security release

    2020-06-07 | 1.2 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to latest LinageOS security release

    2020-05-29 | 1.1 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to Linux Kernel 4.4.224
    • Update to Wireguard 1.0.20200520
    • Fixed wifi driver (should be fast again)

    2020-04-11 | 1.0 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to Linux 4.4.214
    • Updated Wireguard to 1.0
    • Updated wifi driver
    • Moved to AOSP bluetooth audio HAL v2
    • Enabled wifi 2.4GHz channel bonding (increase wifi speed)

    2020-02-28 | RC0 | 47.2.A.11.228
    • Update to kernel 4.4.213
    • Initial release
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    I've just released version 1.7.

    This will be the last release for lineage-17.1. The next release will be lineage-18.1 ...
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    Version 1.4 is out with fixes for camera and GPS.
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    Version 2.0 based on LineageOS 18.1 is out! Have fun.
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