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[ROM][S9/S9+][11.0] iodéOS = LineageOS 18.1 + MicroG + adblocker [03/12/2021]

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Mr-Dutch

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What about apps that requires Google Play Services.
How can we fake that? Is that something that is included with MicroG?
 

Onimir89

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Can I record call with this ROM on my S9+?

I need call recording for work and Android made useless each recording app.
 

iodeOS

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Our beta tester volunteers can now configure the blocking level of their iodé phones!
Feel free to join our Telegram app group (link in the news app) if you wish to become a beta tester.
 

lordsolrac2

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Do I need to change some settings to take it in effect?
Not at all! If anything, if you want; that is, you can enable Google Cloud Messaging, and even log in into your google account and have everything linked up. It's mostly seamless, if anything you MIGHT have to configure the UnifiedNlp for GPS, IF it's not preconfigured.

Our beta tester volunteers can now configure the blocking level of their iodé phones!
Feel free to join our Telegram app group (link in the news app) if you wish to become a beta tester.
I'd love to, but I can't find the telegram link anywhere, nor is it on the OP.
 
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iodeOS

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There is a link in our latest posts
Not at all! If anything, if you want; that is, you can enable Google Cloud Messaging, and even log in into your google account and have everything linked up. It's mostly seamless, if anything you MIGHT have to configure the UnifiedNlp for GPS, IF it's not preconfigured.


I'd love to, but I can't find the telegram link anywhere, nor is it on the OP.
Thank you for your interest in beta testing. You can normally find it in the news app (in one of our posts or in the FAQ tab -> 'How do I contribute?')
I just uploaded the beta updater to our gitlab if some want to beta test without using Telegram -> https://gitlab.com/iode/ota/-/tree/master/beta
 
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murtzsch

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looks nice, I'm using afwall+ at the moment, but I think I should give Iodé a try.
Can you share a link to build instructions please ?
 

Tom1369

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Dear iode Team,

I just switched on my Galaxy S9 from lineage-17.1-20210125-nightly-starlte-signed (LOS 17.1) to iode-1.2-20210525-starlte. Using TWRP 3.5.2_9-0 as recovery the installation went very smooth. Great job (y).

Since I want root access, I also installed Magisk-v23.0. I did similar configurations as before under LOS 17.1 and succeeded to restore the settings of my LOS 17.1 apps using OAndBackupX 6.0.0.

In the course of my configuration, I have enabled the lock screen with PIN access and I also enabled the keyboard audible and haptic feedback. Both work as expected, when the system has already been started and the screen is locked per on/off button. However, in the course of the system start-up procedure the PIN has to be entered the first time before the login screen is shown (probably in order to access the encrypted data partition). When I enter my PIN at that time there is no audible and no haptic feedback for any key press. Furthermore, that feedback is also missing in the terminal app that can be enabled per Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options. Is there any chance to support the keyboard feedback during first time authentication and in the developer options' terminal app?

Under LOS17.1 it was possible per Settings > System > Advanced > Keys to start-up the camera when the search (bixby) button was shortly pressed. I tried the same under iode 1.2, but failed. It always starts up the browser, regardless what I specify. Even "no action" does not have any effect. Is there a chance to redefine the action in order to have the camera started?

Thanks
Tom
 

vince31fr

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[[[ Breaking News: iodéOS 2.0 in beta testing phase ]]]

We're proud to announce that iodéOS 2.0, based on Android 11/LineageOS 18.1, is in beta testing phase (and runs pretty well).
If you want to join the beta testing team, follow the link in the News App (FAQ, About Iodé, How can I contribute).


BEWARE: the play store magisk module given in the OP (unofficially supported) needs to be updated *before* updgrading to iodéOS 2.0 to avoid a bootloop. You can find the updated version in the OP.
 

murtzsch

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[[[ Breaking News: iodéOS 2.0 in beta testing phase ]]]

We're proud to announce that iodéOS 2.0, based on Android 11/LineageOS 18.1, is in beta testing phase (and runs pretty well).
If you want to join the beta testing team, follow the link in the News App (FAQ, About Iodé, How can I contribute).


BEWARE: the play store magisk module given in the OP (unofficially supported) needs to be updated *before* updgrading to iodéOS 2.0 to avoid a bootloop. You can find the updated version in the OP.

I'd be curious to try, but I'm not running Iodé.
any link to this build ?

Also i'm not too keen on using your version of f-droid and firefox, looking at gitlab there're at least 6 months old.
 

geronimoge

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[[[ Breaking News: iodéOS 2.0 in beta testing phase ]]]

We're proud to announce that iodéOS 2.0, based on Android 11/LineageOS 18.1, is in beta testing phase (and runs pretty well).
If you want to join the beta testing team, follow the link in the News App (FAQ, About Iodé, How can I contribute).


BEWARE: the play store magisk module given in the OP (unofficially supported) needs to be updated *before* updgrading to iodéOS 2.0 to avoid a bootloop. You can find the updated version in the OP.
Since there's no official maintaining of S9 anymore with LOS, will there still be functional updates of iodéOS?
 
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Avengement

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Is there a video tutorial somewhere on how to install this like the many for lineage os? Since I'm not familiar with the tools a list with steps does nothing for me.
 

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    Cheers in advance & A.T.B to all..& Thankyou to Dev team....been looking to degoogle my phone for a while! Is there a way to get some of the apps on playstore paid & free- onto this ROM* yet?
    Well, you could log into your Google Account in Aurora, download all your previously paid apps, and then remove the account again. Aurora wil still show you the price but if you click it and you have paid before, it will download.

    I did this recently and it worked great. Then i disconnected the Google Account again and now i run Aurora with the anonymous session login.


    On the topic of apps crashing:
    I tried using the german "ebay Kleinanzeigen" app. I crashed the phone, totally unresponsive, battery from 30% to 0% in seconds. I had to uninstal it after charging and rebooting.

    I also get regular crashed of "MicroG Core". I don't know why or what impact this has. All apps run fine, just the message pops up and i can clickit away.
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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

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    [[[ Breaking News: iodéOS 2.0 in beta testing phase ]]]

    We're proud to announce that iodéOS 2.0, based on Android 11/LineageOS 18.1, is in beta testing phase (and runs pretty well).
    If you want to join the beta testing team, follow the link in the News App (FAQ, About Iodé, How can I contribute).


    BEWARE: the play store magisk module given in the OP (unofficially supported) needs to be updated *before* updgrading to iodéOS 2.0 to avoid a bootloop. You can find the updated version in the OP.
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    *** New Update : 03/08/2021 ***

    iodéOS 2.0 : based on Android 11 / LineageOS 18.1
    Available as OTA (see OP)

    BEWARE: the play store magisk module given in the OP (unofficially supported) needs to be updated *before* updgrading to iodéOS 2.0 to avoid a bootloop. You can find the updated version in the OP.
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    Downloads : iodéOS

    • 03/12/2021 (build 20211129) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • Fixes DRM (downgraded from L1 to L3)
    • 18/11/2021 (build 20211108) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • LineageOS updated (November security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Iodé blocker: hosts can now be customized, either globally or by app
      • Data partition encryption is now automatically triggered on non encrypted devices. Backup your data first, some users reported that their data has been wiped. We're very sorry for the inconvenience.
    • 10/09/2021 (build 20210828) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • LineageOS updated (August security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Backup app included: Seedvault
      • microG now uninstallable: Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Preinstalled apps
      • New default accent color (clear blue from iodé logo)
      • Bixby key now configurable (short press only, Settings -> System -> Buttons)
    • 03/08/2021 (build 20210729) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • Upgrade to Android 11 / LineageOS 18.1
      • Preinstalled apps UI reworked with the introduction of categories.
      • Dark theme in the iodé blocker UI (next improvement will be hosts customization).
      • p≡p (https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/security.pEp/) is now the defaut email client, and replaces lineageOS client which is no longer maintained.
      • Preinstalled apps updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (July security patch).
    • 28/05/2021 (build 20210525) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • Different protection levels in iodé's blocker added: in addition to the default standard blocklist, we added three lists (socials, porn, extreme) that can be activated globally or on a per-app basis (more information in the FAQ).
      • Geometric Weather app added.
      • Preinstalled apps selection at setup wizard added.
      • Preinstalled apps including microG updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (May security patch).
    • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • Blocker UI improved: performance at startup, statistics display (with sortable columns), DNS stream
      • Preinstalled apps management (uninstall / reinstall) menu added (Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps)
      • Latest lineageOS sources synced
      • Default apps updated
    • 22/01/2021 (build 20210121) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • LineageOS sources synced (AOD and glove mode now available)
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Activated Camera APIv2 in Snap
      • Added AudioFX
      • Added fast charge disabler
      • Disabled broken widevine DRM L1, now fallback to L3
      • Force auto-update of apps in FDroid to keep in sync with iodé apps. It can be disabled.
    • 02/12/2020 (build 20201127) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • New default wallpaper
      • Firefox browser renamed as iodé Browser and logo changed due to trademark restrictions
      • The iodé blocker can now be correctly coupled with a VPN
    • 17/11/2020 (build 20201113) for S9 (starlte) and S9+ (star2lte):
      • Qwant replaced by a customized version Firefox, actually 83.1.0-rc1: Qwant or DDG as default search engine, alternate search engines added, telemetry disabled
      • iodé app (blocker): app switches replaced by shields around app icons, aggregated apps view in report, historical data deletion for each period by long press on an app line in report, black list updated
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Added a iodé category in FDroid, to quickly distribute the apps we customize. We had to fork FDroid for this purpose.
    • 10/10/2020 (build 20201008): first publicly available build for S9+/star2lte.
    • 30/09/2020: first publicly available build for S9/starlte (build for star2lte available soon).

    Downloads : add-ons
    • phonesky-magisk.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.
    • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : compatibility for the upcoming iodéOS 2.0 based on Android 11. It can ben installed on iodéOS 1.x based on Android 10 too.
      IMPORTANT : install this module or deactivate the previous one before installing iodéOS 2.0, or you'll be caught in a bootloop.