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[ROM][S10e/S10/S10+][11.0] iodéOS = LineageOS 18.1 + MicroG + adblocker [10/09/2021]

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vince31fr

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Dec 18, 2016
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Introduction

iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

  1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
  2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps (all open source, with one exception), and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
  3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
    • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
    • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
    • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
    • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
    The iodé blocker is already perfectly usable, although still in its infancy. Many features are lacking, like the possibility of clearing statistics (for specific apps or all), forbidding the collection of statistics for some apps, personalizing the blacklist, etc. We are actively developing it, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

Features

Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:
  • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers.
  • A-GPS: supl.google.com replaced by supl.vodafone.com.
  • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
  • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

Pre-installed apps:
  • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore, maps API.
  • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, NominatimNLPBackend.
  • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
  • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine and telemetry disabled) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
  • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
  • Email: p≡p (Pretty Easy Privacy)
  • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
  • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
  • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
  • Personnal notes: Carnet.
  • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
  • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.
  • Meteo: Geometric Weather

Pre-included FDroid repository:

The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the News app, ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

Useful options from other custom ROMs:
  • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
  • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
  • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps (Android 10 only).

Installation Instructions

To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

Supported devices

Sources

Bug Reporting

You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

Credits

LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.


Contributors

Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

Sponsoring

You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

Screenshots

Screenshot_20201202-095321_Trebuchet.png
Screenshot_20201202-095832_Trebuchet.png
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vince31fr

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Downloads : iodéOS


Downloads : add-ons
  • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : Magisk module for NanoDroid patched Play Store, for those who really need to get access to their paid apps that don't work with microG. This module can be generally be deactivated when you have installed and ran once the paid apps.
    NB : you may have to wait a couple of hours after activating the module for being able to install paid apps.
 

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Seigul

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Man, you are legend! Will i be able to download banking app or government app since i kinda need it for covid checkin in my country?
 

vince31fr

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Some covid apps do not require play services so generally work. Exposure notifications have been implemented in microG, so many apps that require play services work as well.
About banking apps: some work out of the box, some work with magisk hide, some cannot work...
You need to try by yourself, or ask about particular apps in older XDA iodé forums.
 

Seigul

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Some covid apps do not require play services so generally work. Exposure notifications have been implemented in microG, so many apps that require play services work as well.
About banking apps: some work out of the box, some work with magisk hide, some cannot work...
You need to try by yourself, or ask about particular apps in older XDA iodé forums.
The rom is beautiful and everything is working fine. However there the bluetooth call quality is really bad. I hope it will get fixexd soon
 

wdevil12

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Oct 30, 2013
345
209
Samsung Galaxy S10e
How it's RAM management? Is it good for day to day usage and extreme gaming purpose???
Iam using S10+
ok here is my take on this rom after 3 days (I guess). Flashing the rom takes a while and it encrypts the data by default even tho I had no such forced problem with other ones. if it's not encrypted and you flash it, it bootloops until you format data partition. The default setup this rom offers is good enough to use for average users. MicroG and stuff the authors put are well thought and stable. I like how they chose things like openBoard or iode browser (Firefox fork) over lineage ones because these are certainly better. Privacy wise so-called iode app has ad-blocker which is nice if the user can't set up his own. But not having (at least) google contacts sync threw me off than any other minor problems, so I managed to install it. next problem occurred when I tried to play Apex Legends Mobile beta, apparently MicroG can't show google's "login as tester" message or whatever that pop-up screen is. only solution was to replace MicroG with Gapps. The game itself went good, same as other aosp roms, better than stock roms, but in cost of battery temperature. it overheats pretty easily in outside of gaming as well. it could be my exynos s10e fault, who knows. Magisk installed fine with just flashing the zip. and the last thing TWRP can't ask for the password nor decrypt data partition folders, showing dozens of red warnings. Internal storage (media/0) is mountable and can be used tho.

edit: oh, due to not flashing multidisabler after formatting data it got encrypted, nothing to do with the rom I suppose. Still, good rom for those can live without google dependent apps and situations.
 
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Seigul

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ok here is my take on this rom after 3 days (I guess). Flashing the rom takes a while and it encrypts the data by default even tho I had no such forced problem with other ones. if it's not encrypted and you flash it, it bootloops until you format data partition. The default setup this rom offers is good enough to use for average users. MicroG and stuff the authors put are well thought and stable. I like how they chose things like openBoard or iode browser (Firefox fork) over lineage ones because these are certainly better. Privacy wise so-called iode app has ad-blocker which is nice if the user can't set up his own. But not having (at least) google contacts sync threw me off than any other minor problems, so I managed to install it. next problem occurred when I tried to play Apex Legends Mobile beta, apparently MicroG can't show google's "login as tester" message or whatever that pop-up screen is. only solution was to replace MicroG with Gapps. The game itself went good, same as other aosp roms, better than stock roms, but in cost of battery temperature. it overheats pretty easily in outside of gaming as well. it could be my exynos s10e fault, who knows. Magisk installed fine with just flashing the zip. and the last thing TWRP can't ask for the password nor decrypt data partition folders, showing dozens of red warnings. Internal storage (media/0) is mountable and can be used tho.

edit: oh, due to not flashing multidisabler after formatting data it got encrypted, nothing to do with the rom I suppose. Still, good rom for those can live without google dependent apps and situations.
Talk about TWRP showing a dozens of red warnings, do you have a solution for that? I wanted to flash some thing else not lineage base but i can't with those red warnings
 

Quinquadrate

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Dec 25, 2019
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Is there any way to use google RCS chat in google messages or restore whatsapp backups on this ROM.
I'm aware using these apps compromises my privacy, but i need them to communicate with family and friends.
 
Is there any way to use google RCS chat in google messages or restore whatsapp backups on this ROM.
I'm aware using these apps compromises my privacy, but i need them to communicate with family and friends.
I managed to finally restore my WhatsApp messages. If you have a spare device handy it helps, I'll assume in my instructions that you do and this device has WhatsApp with all your data on.

On the spare device:
  • Open WhatsApp -> Settings -> Chats -> Chat Backup
  • Make sure "Back up to Google Drive" is set to "Never"
  • Then click "Back Up"
  • This will then save a local backup to the root of your device (well the main user folder)
  • Navigate to your root/user folder and compress the WhatsApp folder. It should contain 3 folders within it: Backups, Databases, Media.
  • Download Airdroid (or something similar, but this worked best for me) and start a web session.
On the new device with iodé:
  • Go to the Local IP Address displayed in Airdroid (or equivalent)
  • Download the .zip file you created.
  • Unzip this file into the root/user folder that you found it on the spare device.
  • DOUBLE CHECK: That the folder structure is the same as on the spare device:
    • Root/User
      • WhatsApp
        • Backups
        • Databases
        • Media
  • Install WhatsApp from the Aurora Store (or whereever you prefer)
  • You should then be prompted to "Restore Backup" after the SMS/Phone verification in the process.
Hope this helps!

p.s. Use Signal rather than WhatsApp if you're interested in even more privacy. The hard part is getting others to use it.
 
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wdevil12

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Yeah i know that. After i used LOSS and Iode, i'm unable to wipe data and flash any rom not LOSS based
I had to format data again and flash multidisabler (to disable encryption) then flash other roms. I'm currently on BlastUI 3.35 (FUF3), just make sure to flash latest bl+modem zip before flashing stock based ones, if that's what u r referring by not being able to flash others.
 

mx82

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Dec 9, 2011
113
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Great Rom, I am using it since 2 hours.

One important note:
Your installation guide has some mistakes(at least for unlocked phones )

You do not tell which recovery should be used. Also that you need the recovery image and the file vbmeta .img.
The TWRP xda page instructions for Heimdall Linux helped me:
 
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mike_app

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Great Rom, I am using it since 2 hours.

One important note:
Your installation guide has some mistakes(at least for unlocked phones )

You do not tell which recovery should be used. Also that you need the recovery image and the file vbmeta .img.
The TWRP xda page instructions for Heimdall Linux helped me:
This is what worked for me.

1. Flash Lineageos Recovery and vbmeta in Odin. Recovery found here: https://download.lineageos.org/
2. Reboot to recovery
3. Enable ADB
4. Sideload iode OS
5. Reboot

This will preserve encryption.
 

Linux4

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Great Rom, I am using it since 2 hours.

One important note:
Your installation guide has some mistakes(at least for unlocked phones )

You do not tell which recovery should be used. Also that you need the recovery image and the file vbmeta .img.
The TWRP xda page instructions for Heimdall Linux helped me:

Just a quick heads up - TWRP will break stuff just like on my lineage, lineage recovery should be added to installation instructions instead.
Manually flashing a disabled vbmeta image also isn't needed unless AVB was disabled in this build.
 
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    Introduction

    iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

    The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

    1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
    2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps (all open source, with one exception), and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
    3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
      • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
      • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
      • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
      • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
      The iodé blocker is already perfectly usable, although still in its infancy. Many features are lacking, like the possibility of clearing statistics (for specific apps or all), forbidding the collection of statistics for some apps, personalizing the blacklist, etc. We are actively developing it, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

    Features

    Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:
    • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers.
    • A-GPS: supl.google.com replaced by supl.vodafone.com.
    • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
    • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

    Pre-installed apps:
    • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore, maps API.
    • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, NominatimNLPBackend.
    • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
    • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine and telemetry disabled) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
    • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
    • Email: p≡p (Pretty Easy Privacy)
    • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
    • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
    • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
    • Personnal notes: Carnet.
    • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
    • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.
    • Meteo: Geometric Weather

    Pre-included FDroid repository:

    The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the News app, ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

    Useful options from other custom ROMs:
    • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
    • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
    • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps (Android 10 only).

    Installation Instructions

    To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
    You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

    Supported devices

    Sources

    Bug Reporting

    You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

    Credits

    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.
    All the source code for LineageOS is available in the LineageOS Github repo. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
    This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.


    Contributors

    Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
    Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

    Sponsoring

    You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

    Screenshots

    Screenshot_20201202-095321_Trebuchet.png
    Screenshot_20201202-095832_Trebuchet.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132938_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132903_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132849_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132232_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200627-154642_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200627-154650_iod%C3%A9.png
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    +++ New Update : 10/09/2021 +++

    Available as OTA (see OP)
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    Great Rom, I am using it since 2 hours.

    One important note:
    Your installation guide has some mistakes(at least for unlocked phones )

    You do not tell which recovery should be used. Also that you need the recovery image and the file vbmeta .img.
    The TWRP xda page instructions for Heimdall Linux helped me:

    Just a quick heads up - TWRP will break stuff just like on my lineage, lineage recovery should be added to installation instructions instead.
    Manually flashing a disabled vbmeta image also isn't needed unless AVB was disabled in this build.
    2
    Great Rom, I am using it since 2 hours.

    One important note:
    Your installation guide has some mistakes(at least for unlocked phones )

    You do not tell which recovery should be used. Also that you need the recovery image and the file vbmeta .img.
    The TWRP xda page instructions for Heimdall Linux helped me:
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    Downloads : iodéOS


    Downloads : add-ons
    • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : Magisk module for NanoDroid patched Play Store, for those who really need to get access to their paid apps that don't work with microG. This module can be generally be deactivated when you have installed and ran once the paid apps.
      NB : you may have to wait a couple of hours after activating the module for being able to install paid apps.