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Zedicus

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as requested, do these need scrubbed?? i didnt look through them.

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MetalJulia

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Google Pixel 5a
I tried building TWRP with these sources in hopes it could produce a working product, but I got arcane errors that seemed to originate from the build system trying to build both the normal Lineage recovery and the TWRP. Any ideas what that's about? I've deleted the files but can try again.
 

Bobyouall

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So if I have the previous unofficial build installed, can I dirty flash the official nightly with no issues?
 

v3c7r0n

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Thanks for all your hard work Aleasto, I just ordered my pixel 5a yesterday and I am looking forward to installing Lineage on it!

I'm coming to the Pixel 5a from an LG V30 running SGCMarkus' 17.1 unofficial build as it does not and never will have VoLTE and...CDMA service here is "usable" - in the sense of you can make a call...eventually and maybe, if you're lucky you'll be able to talk long enough to finish your conversation without the call dropping

I do have a few questions (not specifically for anyone, they're general questions):

- I hadn't been able to find this specific question answered, but does VoLTE work on Verizon with this build?

- I know "Ol' Faithful" Titanium Backup has been defunct for awhile now but it was what I'd always used. Does it still work for moving data? Specifically SMS/MMS messages, call logs, bluetooth pairings, remembered wireless networks, and I know you can't restore apps anymore, but restoring data was still working when I moved to my V30 as long as you installed the app first. Is this still accurate or should I not even try?

- What do people use for backups these days? Since the Pixel has no micro sd slot (another phone, another feature that I had to trade off) I concerned about being able to backup my device, automatically on a schedule. I read that SeedVault was being adopted by Lineage as the "official" backup, but no new information on that front seems to have surfaced in almost a year.
 

aleasto

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Thanks for all your hard work Aleasto, I just ordered my pixel 5a yesterday and I am looking forward to installing Lineage on it!

I'm coming to the Pixel 5a from an LG V30 running SGCMarkus' 17.1 unofficial build as it does not and never will have VoLTE and...CDMA service here is "usable" - in the sense of you can make a call...eventually and maybe, if you're lucky you'll be able to talk long enough to finish your conversation without the call dropping

I do have a few questions (not specifically for anyone, they're general questions):

- I hadn't been able to find this specific question answered, but does VoLTE work on Verizon with this build?

- I know "Ol' Faithful" Titanium Backup has been defunct for awhile now but it was what I'd always used. Does it still work for moving data? Specifically SMS/MMS messages, call logs, bluetooth pairings, remembered wireless networks, and I know you can't restore apps anymore, but restoring data was still working when I moved to my V30 as long as you installed the app first. Is this still accurate or should I not even try?

- What do people use for backups these days? Since the Pixel has no micro sd slot (another phone, another feature that I had to trade off) I concerned about being able to backup my device, automatically on a schedule. I read that SeedVault was being adopted by Lineage as the "official" backup, but no new information on that front seems to have surfaced in almost a year.
Yes we do support VoLTE.

I don't know about titanium backup.
If you're looking to transfer data from your V30 running LineageOS just use Seedvault, assuming that your unofficial build is recent enough to have that on 17.1.
It supports SMS, call logs, apps and their data.
Also if you use google services, their backup provider does the job as well.
 

v3c7r0n

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Yes we do support VoLTE.

I don't know about titanium backup.
If you're looking to transfer data from your V30 running LineageOS just use Seedvault, assuming that your unofficial build is recent enough to have that on 17.1.
It supports SMS, call logs, apps and their data.
Also if you use google services, their backup provider does the job as well.
Great, thanks again for all your hard work!
 

michaelc5047

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Works like a charm! Thanks for your hard work on this. Any recommendations on a replacement for GCam, as the one on the Play Store is so old? I downloaded the latest Camera PX from the GCamMod hub and seems to work well enough -- just want to make sure I'm not missing any other obvious options.
 

aleasto

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Works like a charm! Thanks for your hard work on this. Any recommendations on a replacement for GCam, as the one on the Play Store is so old? I downloaded the latest Camera PX from the GCamMod hub and seems to work well enough -- just want to make sure I'm not missing any other obvious options.
Oh just get the official apk from apkmirror or similar. Latest stable version is 8.2.400
 
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thx1200

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I successfully flashed recovery but when I try to flash LineageOS I get the "device offline" error. adb devices shows no devices attached. Fastboot works and I can flash both recovery builds on the Lineage website, but again can't flash Lineage from ADB inside recovery.

adb.exe sideload lineage-18.1-20210930-nightly-barbet-signed.zip
adb: sideload connection failed: device offline
adb: trying pre-KitKat sideload method...
adb: pre-KitKat sideload connection failed: device offline

adb.exe devices
List of devices attached
 

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    Does this rom have ZRAM enabled? If so, what is the ZRAM swap file size?
    We have 2GB of zram swap

    Also, the official lineage os installation guide for barbet states the following.


    "Note: Outdated fastboot releases dropped legacy A/B support, so it might attempt to flash to boot__a / boot__b rather than boot_a / boot_b if you try to flash boot. In this case, you must update fastboot to a release newer than or equal to 31.0.2. Alternatively, you can manually specify which slot to flash to based on what slot fastboot failed to flash to. For example, if fastboot fails to flash to boot__a, you must flash to boot_a."

    I am running linux mint on my desktop and the latest version for adb and fastboot is...
    "1:8.1.0+r23-5ubuntu2"
    This is after I run the commands "sudo apt-get install adb" & "sudo apt-get install fastboot". Both commands return that this is the latest version.

    Is my version of fastboot new enough to avoid issues with the legacy A/B partition support in fastboot? If not, how can I specify which partiton to flash?(boot_a instead of boot __a). I plan on flashing this stock firmware from google before installing lineage os.
    "11.0.0 (RD2A.211001.002, Oct 2021)"
    It should not be an issue with this device in any case.
    RD2A.211001.002, Oct 2021 is correct.
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    Can I disable zram? I assume this would require me to remove a line of text from a certain file? I understand it helps with apps retaining their memory state when out of physical memory; however, I prefer to turn it off for better battery life. I don't use too many apps at once.
    You can remove the last line from /vendor/etc/fstab.sm7250, but you'll have to do that after every OTA update or set up an addon.d script to do that automatically.

    It might be possible to disable it at startup with third party tools, but that's outside of my knowledge
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    I've done that before. Thanks. Don't have my device yet so what does that last line in that in the fstab.sm7250 look like?
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    Will this rom be updated to support signature spoofing? I would like to use microg on this rom. Also, will there be a patch to get safety net working or has that finally been removed from the official magisk release?
    The universal SafetyNet module for Magisk did the trick for me. It forces basic attestation (basically makes the phone look like a low end phone to SafetyNet). I think that means that some apps may not give you like 4K HD quality, but I checked a few of the big ones (NetFlix, for example) and HD is working fine there. The only thing that kind of sucks is it occasionally just stops working and you have to fix it by resetting Google Play Services which breaks Google Wear synced connections. But that's the price we pay for using a decent OS. :-/
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    So Safetynet only works with google play services installed?
    Yes, it's a Google Play feature.
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    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    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. LineageOS does still include various proprietary hardware-specific code.

    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit out Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.

    Informations :
    • This ROM uses source built kernel, kernel modules, boot kernel modules (vendor_boot) and vendor image.
    • This ROM bundles the latest firmware so you don't have to worry about updating firmware beforehand.
    • To use the eSIM you need to have GApps
    Instructions :
    • Download the latest recovery image and rom zip
    • Boot to bootloader
    • fastboot flash boot lineage-recovery.img
    • Boot to recovery
    • Format data
    • Sideload LineageOS zip
    • Optionally flash any addons:
      • Advanced > Reboot to recovery
      • Sideload the addons
    • Reboot
    See https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/barbet/install for more detailed instructions​
    Downloads :
    Reporting Bugs
    • Grab a logcat right after the problem has occurred. (Please include at least a few pages of the log, not just the last few lines, unless you know what you're doing.)
    • If it is a random reboot, grab /sys/fs/pstore/*
    • If the problem disappears after running "setenforce 0" from a root shell, grab /data/misc/audit/audit.log
    Remember to provide as much info as possible. The more info you provide, the more likely that the bug will be solved.

    Known Issues
    • Google Play Store provides a very out of date version of Google Camera. You can use GoogleCamera.apk extracted from stock here
    Contributors
    aleasto
    The LineageOS team

    Source Code: https://github.com/LineageOS

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
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    Official builds set to start on Thursday at https://download.lineageos.org/barbet
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    Two update questions:

    - I just got notice for OTA update. For the OTA updates, do we need to disable/uninstall Magisk before applying the update?

    - Is there a way to do a Nandroid (or similar) backup in recovery before applying an update so we can roll back if it goes wrong?
    If you installed Magisk by sideloading in recovery it will persist the update. Otherwise you'll need to reinstall it after the update if you want to keep root.
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    Source code temporarily on my github before it can be moved to the LineageOS organization
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    Thanks for putting this together so quickly! I've been running for a couple of days now with MindTheGapps and haven't noticed any significant issues. I'm now pretty darn satisfied with my new 5a (Even though it's a friggin chonk). I'm on Visible and I was able to just pop my SIM card in and everything worked. Wifi calling, texting, 5G connection, etc - all good.

    Only weird thing I've noticed is that after setting up fingerprints for device locksreen security I'm not able to then use fingerprint security within my other apps. For example - Chase app tells me "You haven't set up fingerprint sign in on this device", PayPal app says "We're having trouble confirming your fingerprint right now" and Bitwarden app doesn't present an option to enable "Unlock with Biometrics". So I'm using currrently using PINs for these apps which is a fine compromise for me - would be curious to know whether others have experienced this.

    There have been some changes to SafetyNet in the past couple of days that tripped ctsProfile on my Pixel 4a running official LineageOS but I was able to pass SafetyNet check in this ROM by installing kdrag0n's Universal SafetyNet Fix v2.0.0 and using MagiskHide Props Config to set device fingerprint to Pixel 5.
    I doubt you need to set device fingerprint to Pixel 5 for safetynet.

    Will fix fingerprint in apps in the next build now fixed