[ROM][OFFICIAL][sunfish] LineageOS 18.1

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HeartWood

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Newbie question here. Can't seem to install the the newest nightly, I downloaded the file and boot my phone into recovery.
Making sure that it recognized it with 'adb devices' - all good. I select apply update via adb in the recovery and 'adb sideload file.zip' - goes through step 1/2 and 2/2 seems ok.
When I reboot into system it gets stuck on the lineage boot screen and I have to restart the device in order for it to boot, but after checking the version I'm on in the settings it still says that I'm on the original build that I clean flashed when first flashing LineageOS
 

srdempster

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Newbie question here. Can't seem to install the the newest nightly, I downloaded the file and boot my phone into recovery.
Making sure that it recognized it with 'adb devices' - all good. I select apply update via adb in the recovery and 'adb sideload file.zip' - goes through step 1/2 and 2/2 seems ok.
When I reboot into system it gets stuck on the lineage boot screen and I have to restart the device in order for it to boot, but after checking the version I'm on in the settings it still says that I'm on the original build that I clean flashed when first flashing LineageOS
Does it freeze or do you see the circle moving across the lineage arch? If it's over 5-10 mins wait you need to boot into recovery and try advanced and then select factory reset. Usually old data from apps,etc can cause it. If not try again and follow lineageos' instructions EXACTLY to the letter. Make sure you're using the SUNFISH version.
 
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HeartWood

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Does it freeze or do you see the circle moving across the lineage arch? If it's over 5-10 mins wait you need to boot into recovery and try advanced and then select factory reset. Usually old data from apps,etc can cause it. If not try again and follow lineageos' instructions EXACTLY to the letter. Make sure you're using the SUNFISH version.
It has the moving circle but it won't boot even after 10 mins.
Having to factory reset my device with each update would be highly inconvenient.
I'm trying to understand what am I doing wrong, the initial install went smoothly, I installed the 20210408 build with the Nikogapps (core) and everything is working perfectly and now I want to update it to the 20210415 build
The installation guide on the official LineageOS only covers fresh installs that include factory reset.
I followed OP's steps but it hasn't worked for me.

EDIT: found the issue, should've read the instructions better.
For anyone encountering similar problems, make sure that after you flash the update itself, you go into advanced>reboot recovery and only then flash the gapps
 
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darkangel32

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I have lineageOS 18.1 for xperia z5 compact. When theres a new build, will i only have to go to system and search for updates, or do you need to flash everytime?
Also, does installing android 11 roms enable one to actually use and install apps that normally require a certain version of android? I cant seem to install say genshin impact or ark suvival using the playstore, can i install them via .apk files instead?
Netflix and other apps i can install using the playstore though.
 

srdempster

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It has the moving circle but it won't boot even after 10 mins.
Having to factory reset my device with each update would be highly inconvenient.
I'm trying to understand what am I doing wrong, the initial install went smoothly, I installed the 20210408 build with the Nikogapps (core) and everything is working perfectly and now I want to update it to the 20210415 build
The installation guide on the official LineageOS only covers fresh installs that include factory reset.
I followed OP's steps but it hasn't worked for me.

EDIT: found the issue, should've read the instructions better.
For anyone encountering similar problems, make sure that after you flash the update itself, you go into advanced>reboot recovery and only then flash the gapps
Reboot to recovery ensures that gapps is flashed in the correct slot, glad you're sorted
 

PeterCxy

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Actually i am new to custom roms and want to try lineage os 18.1 on my pixel 4a . After flashing does it delete my previous esim data ?
No, eSIM is not stored in system data, and will be retained through flashes. With GAPPS installed (or even microG), you can manage eSIM on LineageOS; but even without GAPPS or microG you still can use the already imported eSIM.
 
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bonedstarfish

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yesterday i installed this rom. And booted up the device, everything was smooth until i noticed my voLTE was not working. I tried to restart and reinstalling the rom but still no luck. I don't know much about logcat or detailed report im a guy who flash a stable rom and go for his daily work so im sorry if iam not providing any detailed information about the problem.
 

PeterCxy

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yesterday i installed this rom. And booted up the device, everything was smooth until i noticed my voLTE was not working. I tried to restart and reinstalling the rom but still no luck. I don't know much about logcat or detailed report im a guy who flash a stable rom and go for his daily work so im sorry if iam not providing any detailed information about the problem.
You could at least report which carrier you are using -- it's at least helpful for others trying to install the ROM :)
 

ptn107

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Wait, so it works with oppengaaps? which packages i didn't see abdroid 11 versions.
I've been dirty flashing every week with NikGapps basic and so far no problems. I'm not touching the updater app so I'm not really sure everything with regards to addon.d/ is working. Redoing everything from scratch is a pain.
 

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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.
    Source Code

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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: