[ROM][OFFICIAL][sunfish] LineageOS 18.1

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zuettu

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I just installad latest lineage.microg build coming from calyxos. I didn't install gapps on purpose, but now I've found several google apps, such as projectfi and android system intelligence installed on my device.
Is this part of microg or lineage?
 

mangokm40

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I just installad latest lineage.microg build coming from calyxos. I didn't install gapps on purpose, but now I've found several google apps, such as projectfi and android system intelligence installed on my device.
Is this part of microg or lineage?
I'm running LOS18 & couldn't find those apps. They might be part of gapps that is needed for microg.
 

topaza

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How satisfied are you with camera performance?
Is the quality of pictures comparable to stock rom? Especially in darker environments?
 

wireroot

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How satisfied are you with camera performance?

I did not test the LineageOS camera but I can tell you from my experience with other cameras.

Mainly I am using one of the Google Camera Mods namely the Camera PX (which is no longer maintained) without GApps but with the Gcam Services Provider instead and I'm satisfied with it.

In cases when I want to take some bracketing shots for building a better HDR on my PC later on, I can recommend the OpenCamera app.
 

mangokm40

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I did not test the LineageOS camera but I can tell you from my experience with other cameras.

Mainly I am using one of the Google Camera Mods namely the Camera PX (which is no longer maintained) without GApps but with the Gcam Services Provider instead and I'm satisfied with it.

In cases when I want to take some bracketing shots for building a better HDR on my PC later on, I can recommend the OpenCamera app.

Which version of PX are you using? I'd like to try it.
Although, OpenCamera has been enough for me on all phones. :)
 

mangokm40

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From my experience on other phones OpenCamera is okay in bright environments. When it gets darker the pictures get noisy. How are Pixel Photos with OC in low light conditions?
I've attached an image. It's indoors with low light. I hope it's useful.
 

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mangokm40

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4a LineageOS 18.1 Update 2022-01-27 - Security Bump

Using the built-in Updater, I OTA-updated Pixel 4a (Google Ed) LineageOS 18.1 sunfish build 2021-12-16 + lineage-18.1-20211216-recovery-sunfish to build 2022-01-27. I have no GApps, no custom-kernel, and Magisk is not installed. Everything went smoothly.

There are a bunch of changes as you can see here: https://download.lineageos.org/sunfish/changes/

After the reboot, I went to Settings->About phone->"Android version". The "Android security update" now shows "January 5, 2022".
The Vendor security patch level (just below) is still "October 1, 2021".
The Build number at the bottom is now "RQ3A.211001.001 10038839". It was "... 10037655" last month.
This appears to be the last Vendor security patch for Android 11. The 1105 firmware is for Android 12.

See Android Security Bulletin - January 2022 for details about the security fixes.

I rebooted to recovery to verify that it was also updated. It now shows version "20220127" and active slot 'b'.

Thank you to the Lineage Team, PeterCxy & cdesai for their work.
 

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4a LineageOS 18.1 Update 2022-02-17 - Security Bump

Using the built-in Updater, I OTA-updated Pixel 4a (Google Ed) LineageOS 18.1 sunfish build 2022-01-27 + lineage-18.1-20220127-recovery-sunfish to build 2022-02-17. I have no GApps, no custom-kernel, and Magisk is not installed. Everything went smoothly.

There are a bunch of changes as you can see here: https://download.lineageos.org/sunfish/changes/

After the reboot, I went to Settings->About phone->"Android version". The "Android security update" now shows "February 5, 2022".
The Vendor security patch level (just below) is still "October 1, 2021".
The Build number at the bottom is now "RQ3A.211001.001 10039507". It was "... 10038839" last month.
This appears to be the last Vendor security patch for Android 11. Starting with Nov 5th 2021, firmware is for Android 12.

See Android Security Bulletin - February 2022 for details about the security fixes.

I rebooted to recovery to verify that it was also updated. It now shows version "20220217" and active slot 'a'.

Thank you to the Lineage Team, PeterCxy & cdesai for their work.
 
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    Anyone planning on building this ROM themselves, now lineageos.org has moved to 19.1? I don't care much for Android 12 myself, I plan on staying on 11 for now. I've build LineageOS in the past for another device, I might give it a go again.

    If I build it myself and want to share it, would I post it in this thread or create a new one? It wouldn't be an official build anymore, would it?

    Anyone else planning on staying on LineageOS 18.1?
    The thread title would be in opposition to your build, so you would definitely need to start a new thread. Also, most important details and links to new builds are posted in the OP, which you would not be able to edit unless its your own thread. And its just respectful to the orig dev.

    I dont use LOS on this device or plan to. I am tempted to stick with A11. I am still running the stock A11, I too have built multiple ROMs for my previous devices (oreo being the last), but am hesitant at building for this device in case there are any "gotcha's" after spending hours building the env/source etc. I would be interested in following how you go (y) . I havent seen too many details published for building ROMs for this device. Actually, I just realised I have not checked LOS web site, previously they had pretty thorough steps details on building their ROMs for official devices.
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    Sh*t. What's the point of patching the boot image then? Is that only necessary for the first time you install a custom ROM?
    Just sideload via adb and look at the messages. It will patch the img.

    And you have to do it just once. When getting an OTA it will reinstall Magisk for you.
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    Have you been on stock Android 12 already before or Android 11 was the only stock ROM installed before?
    Both devices have never seen stock Android 12 before.
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    Anyone planning on building this ROM themselves, now lineageos.org has moved to 19.1? I don't care much for Android 12 myself, I plan on staying on 11 for now. I've build LineageOS in the past for another device, I might give it a go again.

    If I build it myself and want to share it, would I post it in this thread or create a new one? It wouldn't be an official build anymore, would it?

    Anyone else planning on staying on LineageOS 18.1?
    The thread title would be in opposition to your build, so you would definitely need to start a new thread. Also, most important details and links to new builds are posted in the OP, which you would not be able to edit unless its your own thread. And its just respectful to the orig dev.

    I dont use LOS on this device or plan to. I am tempted to stick with A11. I am still running the stock A11, I too have built multiple ROMs for my previous devices (oreo being the last), but am hesitant at building for this device in case there are any "gotcha's" after spending hours building the env/source etc. I would be interested in following how you go (y) . I havent seen too many details published for building ROMs for this device. Actually, I just realised I have not checked LOS web site, previously they had pretty thorough steps details on building their ROMs for official devices.
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    Hello, the official instructions say that the Pixel 3a needs to be updated to the newest firmware (from Android 11 to 12) before updating LOS to 19.0.
    There is no such instruction for updating the Pixel 4a. Is this really not necessary?

    Thanks in advance.
    The official installation instructions have been updated to state that you need to be on Android 12, but since the latest build for this device is yet to go live, the instructions here are still for installing LieageOS 18, which is based on Android 11.

    UPDATE: Android 12 first nightly build is now live and yes, you need to be on the latest Android 12 firmware
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    The official installation instructions have been updated to state that you need to be on Android 12, but since the latest build for this device is yet to go live, the instructions here are still for installing LieageOS 18, which is based on Android 11.
    Ok, thanks for your answer. How do I update the firmware of my 4a with LOS 18.1 to Android 12 without losing all data? Just by installing the factory image with -w and immediately LOS 19.0 and GApps?
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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 our Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.

    Notes
    • Before the initial installation, please make sure your Pixel 4a has already been updated to Android 11 official firmware so that the recovery can function correctly.
    • This ROM comes with latest firmware bundled, so after the initial flash you don't need to worry about updating firmware manually.
    • This ROM comes with source-built kernel and modules
    • eSIM functions without GAPPS, but to manage (add / erase) eSIMs you will need to have GAPPS installed
    Installation
    • Update your Pixel 4a to official Android 11
    • Download the latest boot.img and rom zip
    • Boot to bootloader
    • fastboot flash boot boot.img
    • Boot to recovery
    • Format data
    • Flash LineageOS zip
    • Optionally flash any addons:
      • Advanced > Reboot to recovery
      • Flash the addons
    • Reboot
    Updating
    • Boot to recovery
    • Flash LineageOS zip
    • Flash the same addons you had previously installed:
      • Advanced > Reboot to recovery
      • Flash the addons
    • Reboot
    Downloads

    Official: https://download.lineageos.org/sunfish

    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/* (Do not bother getting a logcat unless you can get it just before the reboot. A logcat after a reboot is useless)
    • 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
    • On the first boot, you might be presented the message "SIM Manager has crashed". You can safely ignore it.
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    4a LineageOS 18.1 Update 2021-11-18 - Security Bump

    Using the built-in Updater, I OTA-updated Pixel 4a (Google Ed) LineageOS 18.1 sunfish build 2021-10-14 + lineage-18.1-20211014-recovery-sunfish to build 2021-11-18. I have no GApps, no custom-kernel, and Magisk is not installed. Everything went smoothly.

    There are a bunch of changes as you can see here: https://download.lineageos.org/sunfish/changes/

    After the reboot, I went to Settings->About phone->"Android version". The "Android security update" now shows "November 5, 2021".
    The Vendor security patch level (just below) is now "October 1, 2021".
    The Build number at the bottom is "RQ3A.211001.001 10036888".
    This appears to be the last Vendor security patch for Android 11. The 1105 firmware is for Android 12.

    See Android Security Bulletin - November 2021 for details about the security fixes.

    I rebooted to recovery to verify that it was also updated. It now shows version "20211118" and active slot 'b'.

    Thank you to the Lineage Team, PeterCxy & cdesai for their work.
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    please tell us what method worked for you

    please tell us what method worked for you!
    1. extract the boot from LOS payload.bin
    2. install Magisk 22 by patching the extracted boot image
    3. hide the magisk from: google play store, play services, gpay, clear data for all these apps.
    4. install magisk module safetynet-fix-v1.1.1.zip
    5. reboot
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    There is no hope, the quality of the asocial media is as bad as with stock ROM.
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    4a LineageOS 18.1 Update 2021-05-13 - Security Bump

    Using the built-in Updater, I OTA-updated Pixel 4a (Google Ed) LineageOS 18.1 sunfish build 2021-05-06 + Magisk 23.0 + lineage-18.1-20210506-recovery-sunfish to build 2021-05-13. Everything went smoothly & Magisk survived the update.

    There are a bunch of changes as you can see here: https://download.lineageos.org/sunfish/changes/

    After the reboot, I went to Settings->About phone->"Android version" (see screenshots). The "Android security update" shows "May 5, 2021".
    The Vendor security patch level just below it is now "May 5, 2021".
    The Build number at the bottom changed from "RQ2A.210405.005" to "RQ2A.210505.003".

    See Android Security Bulletin - May 2021 for details about the security fixes.

    I rebooted to recovery to verify that it was also updated. It now shows version "2021-05-13" and slot 'a'.

    Thank you to the Lineage Team, @PeterCxy & @cdesai for their work.


    In a poor man's homage to @curiousrom, I have used his postings as a template for mine.
    They have been very helpful with my daily driver (S5) for a loooong time. :geek: