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

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mvn23

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Are there any plans to integrate Wireguard in the kernel in a future version? That's the only thing I'm missing in this rom...
 

heintosz

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Is it possible to add own sources to block in iode? I would like to block all requests that are made to facebook. I can see them, they are not blocked. I would like to add them to the blacklist.
 

quitnau

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Hello, I just updated iodeOS because there was the notification about an update and I thought cool why not.
After rebooting into recovery the phone auto encrypted itself and now is stuck at the bootscreen (white background with the iode logo). What happened? Did the update break the OS?

Edit: I had to wipe data partition in twrp and restore a backup
 
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iodeOS

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Is it possible to add own sources to block in iode? I would like to block all requests that are made to facebook. I can see them, they are not blocked. I would like to add them to the blacklist.
Hi,
At the moment you can't add your own sources but you will be able at the next release to customize the protection and block requests to facebook domains if you want.
We are currently beta testing with volunteers the next release
 

iodeOS

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Hello, I just updated iodeOS because there was the notification about an update and I thought cool why not.
After rebooting into recovery the phone auto encrypted itself and now is stuck at the bootscreen (white background with the iode logo). What happened? Did the update break the OS?

Edit: I had to wipe data partition in twrp and restore a backup
Hi,
We just pushed a beta update to the beta uploader. We tested the updates before pushing the OTA on every device, and other beta testers didn't seem to get stuck at bootscreen, I unfrotunately don't know why you were, sorry about that.
 
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iodeOS

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hey I just installed this rom on my S9 and it is super smooth! I haven't done much yet but installed whatsapp and wanted to see my contacts. So I clicked on the contacts app and logged in with my google account.

But now it is not synchronizing my contacs. When I click on in the contacts app in accounts and check my google account, it says "synchronizing is deactivated for all elements" Then when I try to click "synchronize now" it is greyed out and can not be clicked.

Please I need help lol, I hope someone knows what to do, Thanks a lot
Hi,
I think you need davx5 from F-Droid to synchronize your contacts. Hope it helps
 

xavier66

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Jan 12, 2014
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Hello all,

I just updated my starlte to 2.2 via the OTA prompt (coming from 2.1 with an unencrypted data partition). After the flash and reboot, my phone encrypted the data partition without a confirmation prompt.
I let it do its thing (I think it's good to have, but never did it because it can make recovery more complicated), plugged on the charger. After a few minutes, I got into the home screen.... the stock home screen! My data partition got wiped, good think I had recent backups on my SD card. The "storage" part of the internal data (DCIM, downloads...) is still OK, but all apps and their data are gone.

If you have an unencrypted data partition, you might want to hold off while this is investigated :/
 

vince31fr

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*** New Update : 18/11/2021 ***

Available as OTA (see OP)

BEWARE: data encryption is now automatically triggered. Backup your data first, some users have reported that their data has been wiped. We're very sorry for the inconvenience.
 
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Syntax_Error_

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Feb 21, 2020
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Hi vince31fr,
after the installation of the new update, encryption went better then before. But a lot of my installed apps are gone like online-banking, etesync, osmand for example.
Tried the update several times (after the restore of an nanodroid backup back to working iodé 2.1) - the result was always the same. A lot of missing apps (10).

Regards
 

Tom1369

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Nov 13, 2019
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Hi Syntax_Error_ ,

After restoring iodé 2.1 have you tried to encrypt your phone before installing the iodé 2.2 update? As long as you do not rule out encryption at all, maybe this is the way to update to iodé 2.2 and keep all your apps?

Regards
Tom
 

stts44444

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So what happens to these phones when 3G is shut down in a few weeks? They die. Because there is no Volte Lineage. So all this effort is now a waste. Shortly the only working phones will be stock ROM Volte and 5G phones. Lineage is now only good for 5g phones. And TVs. I could use Lineage ported to my philips 65 inch android TV. The stock ROM crashes once a week and has to be unplugged from the wall.
 

sabotage154

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helo. i have a s9 snapdragon version with the bootloader unlocked. will this rom work on the snapdragon variant?
 

xavier66

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So what happens to these phones when 3G is shut down in a few weeks? They die.

Billions of us live in countries where telecommunications are regulated, and carriers have a mandate to keep 2G and 3G up. In my country, new deployments still include a 3G antenna, alongside 4G and 5G.
VoLTE being heavily closed source is concerning though, I'll have to research whether it's the same for 5G (I'll most probably upgrade to a 5G phone way before 3G is decommissioned where I live).

helo. i have a s9 snapdragon version with the bootloader unlocked. will this rom work on the snapdragon variant?

Nope, Exynos only, you'll find the snapdragon ROMS in https://forum.xda-developers.com/f/samsung-galaxy-s9-s9-snapdragon-roms-kernels.7866/
 

stts44444

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Billions of us live in countries where telecommunications are regulated, and carriers have a mandate to keep 2G and 3G up. In my country, new deployments still include a 3G antenna, alongside 4G and 5G.
VoLTE being heavily closed source is concerning though, I'll have to research whether it's the same for 5G (I'll most probably upgrade to a 5G phone way before 3G is decommissioned where I live).



Nope, Exynos only, you'll find the snapdragon ROMS in https://forum.xda-developers.com/f/samsung-galaxy-s9-s9-snapdragon-roms-kernels.7866/
Yea, Im only speaking for the USA that is in the shutdown process right now. But people in third world countries that will stick with low G calling, have little aptitude to navigate the complexities of side loading roms. And major world players will also be in the race to maximize 5g by canibalizing their low g networks. So low G is no doubt breathing its last breaths from a Lineage point of view. As for 5g calling, no sweat there. The Voice over IP tech is built into the hardware. So future Lineage will simply call it up as it calls up every other hardware feature. Its the 4g thats the abortion. Voip calling is not in the hardware so OEMs crafted a software solution. A proprietary software solution. And thats the fatal rub for 3rd party ROMs. Teams will never get to see the code to duplicate or even tap into it. Even if OEMs are cyber hacked and code stolen, the code can be changed to shut down 3rd party ROMs again. Like Apple does to shut down 3rd party services not part of their payola scheme. Even 5G would have been Volte to shut down ROMs but nothing beats the call quality and battery conservation of hardware processed Voice calls. Now built into 5G chips. 4G will be good for many many years ahead so Ill look for a much cheaper 4G to replace my s5. And s9 will be plenty powerful for me and not a big heartache if its busted or stolen. I will miss the hassle free fun of Lineage though.
 

sabotage154

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Billions of us live in countries where telecommunications are regulated, and carriers have a mandate to keep 2G and 3G up. In my country, new deployments still include a 3G antenna, alongside 4G and 5G.
VoLTE being heavily closed source is concerning though, I'll have to research whether it's the same for 5G (I'll most probably upgrade to a 5G phone way before 3G is decommissioned where I live).



Nope, Exynos only, you'll find the snapdragon ROMS in https://forum.xda-developers.com/f/samsung-galaxy-s9-s9-snapdragon-roms-kernels.7866/
thanks!!!!
 

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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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    Please keep the discussion civil and on-topic. If you're frustrated, xda threads are not the place to let go.
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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.