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[ROM][SM-G850W][sltecan] LineageOS 14.1 UNOFFICIAL for the Galaxy Alpha (S801)

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kyasu

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Sep 23, 2012
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Tokyo
LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 7.x (Nougat), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

Code:
#include <std_disclaimer.h>

/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * We are 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 us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
 *
 */
This is an unofficial LineageOS 14.1 build for the SM-G850W which is a Snapdragon variant of Galaxy Alpha and has an unlocked bootloader.
This ROM does not work with Exynos variant (SM-G850F) nor a locked bootloader (SM-G850A).

Instructions

  1. Make sure that your SM-G850W has the Lollipop bootloader and modem (The last installed stock ROM must be 5.0.2).
  2. Flash TWRP recovery via Odin.
    • Use Odin without 'Auto Reboot' option.
    • After flashing TWRP via Odin, reboot to TWRP recovery (Vol UP + Home + Power). Don't reboot to the stock image which restores the stock recovery.
  3. Boot to TWRP recovery (Vol UP + Home + Power).
  4. Optional: Do nandroid backup
  5. Wipe data / Factory Reset
  6. Install the ROM (CM zip).
  7. Install the Google Apps (Open GApps).
Enjoy!

Known Issues

  • None

Downloads

All: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=42013
LineageOS 14.1: lineage-14.1-20180316-UNOFFICIAL-sltecan.zip
TWRP: twrp-3.2.1-1-sltecan.tar
Recommended Bootloader/Modem: G850WVLU1BPG1_G850WVLU1BPG1_bootmodem.tar

Sources

https://github.com/kyasu/android_kernel_samsung_msm8974
https://github.com/kyasu/android_device_samsung_sltecan
https://github.com/kyasu/android_vendor_samsung_sltecan


XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM][SM-G850W][sltecan] LineageOS 14.1 UNOFFICIAL for the Galaxy Alpha (S801), ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Contributors
kyasu
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: LineageOS

Version Information
Status: Stable
Stable Release Date: 2018-03-16

Created 2016-11-12
Last Updated 2018-03-17
 
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ben00

Member
Sep 17, 2008
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Thanks.
Is anything less stable in this rom, than in the latest version of CM13.1?
What would be the best app, to backup and restore sms?
 

kyasu

Senior Member
Sep 23, 2012
504
2,316
Tokyo
cm-14.1-20161120-UNOFFICIAL-sltecan.zip

New build is available (See the first post).
Sync with the latest CM source.
Update f2fs code.
If you use f2fs, it is recommended to update twrp-3.0.2-0-sltecan.tar (in the first post).
 
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samsunganon

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Nov 27, 2016
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Thank you for this rom! I have a few questions.

Will you be updating it regularly for security patches? If it isn't too much trouble, can you make a SELinux on/off toggle?

Also the fingerprint reader doesn't recognize my swipe. Has anyone else gotten it to work?
 

kyasu

Senior Member
Sep 23, 2012
504
2,316
Tokyo
Thank you for this rom! I have a few questions.

Will you be updating it regularly for security patches? If it isn't too much trouble, can you make a SELinux on/off toggle?

Also the fingerprint reader doesn't recognize my swipe. Has anyone else gotten it to work?
I will update this rom regularly. For selinux, please use SELinuxModeChanger.
The fingerprint reader works with my device, but that response is not good.
 
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