[ROM][Signature Spoofing/MicroG support][OTA Updates] LineageOS 18.1 for S8/S8+/Note8

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aliamjadx

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Does anybody else cannot access 8895 Development Group? It disappeared from my Telegram and now when I try to access it says Chat doesn't exist.
Can anyone help please
 

Ivan_Meler

Recognized Developer
Here is a little teaser of a12 on s8
Builds for 8895 based devices are almost ready (I posted 8890/s7 builds yesterday) I just have to figure out race condition in ril which causes it to break randomly on reboot, when it comes to general usability everything else is as stable as it was previously and android 12 actually runs faster even on older devies like s7 and s8/n8
Builds should be up this week finally as this is last thing on todo list and i took a day off to figure it out
 

BlaqqSL8

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Hi,

What's the position re: installing Magisk? Do we need to flash a patched Magisk image? or will installing the apk be good enough?

Also, when flashing TWRP 3.6.x, via Odin, will we also need to flash vbmeta.tar file at the same time?

Thanks in advance,

BlaqqSL8
 

Ivan_Meler

Recognized Developer
New builds are up here is a brief changelog
- Merged December security update
- Increased zram size
- Fixed internal audio recording in apps such as screen recorders
- removed unused rild service that was causing race condition on rare ocasions
- Synced with LOS source

Sorry for a bit of delay in this one, I spent quite a bit more time on android 12 to get things as stable as possible there so updated for 11 are bit later than usual
But here they finally are, Stay safe and enjoy the holidays
 

CasperSomeGhost

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New builds are up here is a brief changelog
- Merged December security update
- Increased zram size
- Fixed internal audio recording in apps such as screen recorders
- removed unused rild service that was causing race condition on rare ocasions
- Synced with LOS source

Sorry for a bit of delay in this one, I spent quite a bit more time on android 12 to get things as stable as possible there so updated for 11 are bit later than usual
But here they finally are, Stay safe and enjoy the holidays
Thanks, you rock man!
 
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mop09737

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I Ivan thank you very much for your work. Will you post the android 12 build on this thread? Thanks
 

friscoboi

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I used to root a lot of phones until a few years ago. It was always very easy.

Now I can't even start: is this rom for 950F, too?

Why don't I find an instructions in all Roma how to flash? Is TWRP still used? Why can't I find a thread how to install TWRP?
 

sbappi

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I used to root a lot of phones until a few years ago. It was always very easy.

Now I can't even start: is this rom for 950F, too?

Why don't I find an instructions in all Roma how to flash? Is TWRP still used? Why can't I find a thread how to install TWRP?
Yes g950F is supported. I used this guide when I first rooted my s8 2 years ago.Link
 
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pepper-jk

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Hi Ivan_Meler,

first of all thanks for all the hard work.

I was wondering, if the HWC was fixed.

It is still listed as not working in the original post, but during this thread you mentioned that you finished the todo list. However, I never saw it in the change logs. Just wanted to clarify.
 

hichcock

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LineageOS 18.1 for 8895

Code:
/*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*/

Working:
- Wifi
- Sound
- mali drivers
- USB tethering
- HW Backed video Playback
- Ril (Mobile data,calls, sms and stuff)
- Sensors
- Buttons and their backlight
- Bluetooth
- Wifi HotSpot
- MTP
- 2D and 3D gpu acceleration
- HW encoding/decoding
- Charging with device powered off
- Stuff I didn't test yet
- Camera
- GPS
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Mobicore
- SW codecs

Not Working
- HWC is temporarily disabled, should be fixed in next few builds


Take a note that a lot of LineageOS features have not been completed yet this is not a device bug and please do not report those
in this rom thread as you will be reported to moderator also do not post bug reports for known issues or bug reports without proper
a) Logcat
b) proc/last_kmsg (or proc/kmsg)
c) data/tombstones
d) dmesg

Also do not under any circumstances post bug reports if you are using substratum themes or unsupported magisk modules or you have performed any system modifications



Install gapps right after installing the rom itself dont try to boot to system before that if you want to use gapps
NikGapps and BiTgapps were both tested and working

Downloads:
Google Drive

I do this in my free time so bear that in mind when you notice I didn't fix known bug in next available build, Currently i work on this alone and i am not one of those kangers that just copy source and claim it as their own work,
if you want to support the project feel free to buy me some coffee paypal.me/ivanmeler



Feel free to join telegram group with early builds progress updates and some off topic stuff Join

Due to requests from some users I added signature spoofing support to the rom which allows usage of MicroG
you can simply install MinMicroG and grant it needed permissions for signature spoofing to make it work as intended


Based On Android 11/R
Changelog

10.01.2022.
- Merged January security update
- Imrpoved bt incall handling
- Synced with LOS source

15.12.2021.
- Merged December security update
- Increased zram size
- Fixed internal audio recording in apps such as screen recorders
- removed unused rild service that was causing race condition on rare ocasions
- Synced with LOS source

12.11.2021.
- Merged November security update
- Fixed bt incall audio on even more devices
- Misc performance and stability updates
- Synced with LOS source

06.10.2021.
- Merged October security update
- Added more advanced burn in protection
- Misc performance and stability updates
- Further imrpoved handling of calls over bluetooth
- Synced with LOS source

13.09.2021.
- Moved volume panel to left by default (Only affects clean install)
- Switched to Note10+ RIL stack (Mostly stability and battery life improvements, also a lot cleaner)
- Improved dual sim device detection
- Fixed bluetooth incall

10.09.2021.
- Initial release
- Switched to open source NFC hal
- Added signature spoofing patches
- Fixed tethering
- Improved wifi stability
- improved bt stability
- Fixed wireless display
- Merged September 2021. security update
- Synced with LOS source



Source Code: https://github.com/exynos8895/android_kernel_samsung_universal8895/tree/lineage-18.1

ROM OS Version: Android 11
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.4.x
there is no email app and when flash gapps gmail keeps stoping?!?!?!?
 

Ivan_Meler

Recognized Developer
So here are some progress updates, This time about something that was bothering a lot of people.
So lets talk about camera which would stop working after prolonged use.. This issue has been bothering me for over 2 years now but it was one of trickiest issues to deal with as described here https://github.com/8890q/android_device_samsung_universal8890-common/issues/5

Reason why this was so tricky is because camera lib is completely blobbed and there is no source for it so it required some reverse engineering (a lot of it)
first time around we just removed all fd closes from lib which left file descriptors open and once there were too many camera would stop working.. Anyhow since i had a bit more time due to corona i was able to really invest that time into android and look into and finaly i got a solution that is not hacky and resolves issues with camera once and for all (Or as long as google doesnt decide to drastically change something again)

Anyhow camera wont be crashing after ~20 min of use anymore and you wont have to reboot phone to continue using it.

Once again big thanks for all donations that help cover the build server cost and that got me coffee (I really needed coffee to fight with android fdsan weirdness to fix this haha)

New build with camera fix implemented will be out in a few days together with february security update and few other bug fixes, This affects all of 7 and 8 series exynos devices (8890/8895)
 

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    New security build update is out not too many changes in this one as most work went towards new 19.1 build
    and ive released full source used for the rom at https://github.com/8890q/

    Big thanks to everyone who supported this project and helped cover the build server cost and also got me coffee

    Enjoy new build and stay safe
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    LineageOS 18.1 for 8895

    Code:
    /*
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */

    Working:
    - Wifi
    - Sound
    - mali drivers
    - USB tethering
    - HW Backed video Playback
    - Ril (Mobile data,calls, sms and stuff)
    - Sensors
    - Buttons and their backlight
    - Bluetooth
    - Wifi HotSpot
    - MTP
    - 2D and 3D gpu acceleration
    - HW encoding/decoding
    - Charging with device powered off
    - Stuff I didn't test yet
    - Camera
    - GPS
    - Fingerprint Sensor
    - Mobicore
    - SW codecs

    Not Working
    - HWC is temporarily disabled, should be fixed in next few builds


    Take a note that a lot of LineageOS features have not been completed yet this is not a device bug and please do not report those
    in this rom thread as you will be reported to moderator also do not post bug reports for known issues or bug reports without proper
    a) Logcat
    b) proc/last_kmsg (or proc/kmsg)
    c) data/tombstones
    d) dmesg

    Also do not under any circumstances post bug reports if you are using substratum themes or unsupported magisk modules or you have performed any system modifications



    Install gapps right after installing the rom itself dont try to boot to system before that if you want to use gapps
    NikGapps and BiTgapps were both tested and working

    Downloads:
    Google Drive
    GitHub releases

    if you want to support the project feel free to buy me some coffee paypal.me/ivanmeler

    BTC: bc1qqan6m5tn284g38tu52nalc9x5z4all8z5geq6y
    ETH(erc20): 0xB737100035a989fA9EaD13B81af2a32EFe6E1C0f
    Donations help cover the build server cost and since I do this in my free time, and also cover the coffee for time spent debugging stuff


    Feel free to join telegram group with early builds progress updates and some off topic stuff Join

    Due to requests from some users I added signature spoofing support to the rom which allows usage of MicroG
    you can simply install MinMicroG and grant it needed permissions for signature spoofing to make it work as intended


    Based On Android 11/R
    Changelog

    12.05.2022.
    - Merged May 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    07.04.2022.
    - Merged April 2022. Security update
    - Drastically speed up app launch time (more info about that here)
    - Imrpoved performance and battery life by disabling some unnecessary logging
    - Removed AudioFX which was breaking audio in some scenarios
    - Synced with LOS source

    12.03.2022.
    - Merged March 2022. Security update
    - Implemented OTA updates
    - Synced with LOS source
    - Fixed pointer offset for s-pen on note8

    11.02.2022.
    - Merged February 2022. Security update
    - Fixed bug where camera would stop working after prolonged use due to file-descriptiors being left open and overflowing
    - Fixed torch delay
    - Fixed issues with camera auto focus locking up the camera
    - Switched to half res boot anim which in turn gives us a slight boost in boot time
    - Cleaned up gatekeeper rc files
    - Removed arrow pointer (used for s-pen or mouse input) from non note8 builds and updated pointer for note8 build
    - Cleaned up unneeded drm entries in hidl manifest
    - Switched to source built librilutils
    - Switched to source built libreference-ril
    - Misc performance and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    10.01.2022.
    - Merged January security update
    - Imrpoved bt incall handling
    - Synced with LOS source

    15.12.2021.
    - Merged December security update
    - Increased zram size
    - Fixed internal audio recording in apps such as screen recorders
    - removed unused rild service that was causing race condition on rare ocasions
    - Synced with LOS source

    12.11.2021.
    - Merged November security update
    - Fixed bt incall audio on even more devices
    - Misc performance and stability updates
    - Synced with LOS source

    06.10.2021.
    - Merged October security update
    - Added more advanced burn in protection
    - Misc performance and stability updates
    - Further imrpoved handling of calls over bluetooth
    - Synced with LOS source

    13.09.2021.
    - Moved volume panel to left by default (Only affects clean install)
    - Switched to Note10+ RIL stack (Mostly stability and battery life improvements, also a lot cleaner)
    - Improved dual sim device detection
    - Fixed bluetooth incall

    10.09.2021.
    - Initial release
    - Switched to open source NFC hal
    - Added signature spoofing patches
    - Fixed tethering
    - Improved wifi stability
    - improved bt stability
    - Fixed wireless display
    - Merged September 2021. security update
    - Synced with LOS source



    Source Code: https://github.com/exynos8895/android_kernel_samsung_universal8895/tree/lineage-18.1

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.4.x
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    Here we go october security update, here is a brief changelog
    - Merged October security update
    - Added more advanced burn in protection
    - Misc performance and stability updates
    - Further imrpoved handling of calls over bluetooth
    - Synced with LOS source

    Since Android 12 source is out now ill start working on getting it running on s8/s8+/n8 devices in coming days, Keep in mind i do this in my free time and free of charge (Donations do help get me a coffee and cover buid server cost tho) so no etas
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    Here is a little teaser of a12 on s8
    Builds for 8895 based devices are almost ready (I posted 8890/s7 builds yesterday) I just have to figure out race condition in ril which causes it to break randomly on reboot, when it comes to general usability everything else is as stable as it was previously and android 12 actually runs faster even on older devies like s7 and s8/n8
    Builds should be up this week finally as this is last thing on todo list and i took a day off to figure it out
    16
    Build with november security update is up here is a brief changelog
    - Merged November security update
    - Fixed bt incall audio on even more devices
    - Misc performance and stability updates
    - Synced with LOS source

    Big thanks to everyone who supported this project as their donations help cover the build server cost
    also we are almost there with android 12 just sensor hal left to finish up as it was causing some random crashes
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    I noticed lack of real development on 8895 device and had some extra time, so here we go, expect more progress happening and bug fixes (source will also be released soon)