[ROM][STABLE][Signature Spoofing/MicroG support][OTA updates] LineageOS 18.1 for S7 Exynos

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PetrosiliusZ

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I installed LOS 18.1 20220914 with open_gapps-arm64-11.0-mini-20220215 on herolte and upgraded to LOS 18.1 20221116 today. I am still experiencing three problems that did not exist on LOS 17.1. So I am seriosly thinking about downgrading again.

(1) google play store crashes every few days in a loop. App-storage and updates of playstoreservices and playstore have to be deleted every time this happens

(2) android11- issues with bluetooth prevail, especially in a car enviroment. I tried AVRCP 1.5 (standard) and previous versions on 20220914 and 20221116. media playback is distorted if it happens at all, phonecalls are not routed via bluetooth hands-free-device

(3) HDR photographie with OpenCamera produces a heavy green cast. While preview during taking the serie seem natural, merged foto as well as single fotos (additionally stored by corresponding option) are: green. reiinstalling opencamera or deleting app storage do not show any effect.

Any hint would be appreciated. Thanks!
issue (2) is resolved indeed and and might not(?) be related with recent android 11 bluetooth problems. Pairing with car audio system however only worked while bluetooth of an also present Navigon GPS device was switched off. (phone had not been paired with Navigon nor was there a dialog on Navigon indicating a pairing process pending nor did Navigon show up on the phone's BT enviroment search). Anyhow something does not seem to be 100% clean with BT stack.
 
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Ivan_Meler

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December builds are out, there are some larger updates in this build than usual so here is a brief changelog:
- Merged December 2022. Security update
- Switched to a new power hal (same one as in 19.1 and 20.0)
- Improved battery life and performance
- Rebased kernel to fix some issues with ipv4 stack
- Synced with LOS source

Huge thanks to everyone who supported this project, helped cover the build server cost and got me coffee. This project wouldnt be possible wihtout them.

17.1 builds are coming later today and 20.0 builds in a few days once all new changes from google have been merged.
Enjoy new builds and stay safe
 

PetrosiliusZ

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issue (2) is resolved indeed and and might not(?) be related with recent android 11 bluetooth problems. Pairing with car audio system however only worked while bluetooth of an also present Navigon GPS device was switched off. (phone had not been paired with Navigon nor was there a dialog on Navigon indicating a pairing process pending nor did Navigon show up on the phone's BT enviroment search). Anyhow something does not seem to be 100% clean with BT stack.
issue (3) : HDR with OpenCamera 1.48.2 is OK but there seem to be problems with recent OpenCamera 1.50.1 on LOS 18.1 herolte
 

kuila

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I really miss the full functionality of the nightmode/live display feature. It only reduces blue content in white elements.
Is full support planned or is it supported in other LOS versions (17, 19, 20)?
 

_pietro

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with this update i have a problem with the scrolling: when i scroll i.e. a web page it makes a tap opening the underling link... is it possible to reinstall the previous update?!
thanks
 
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PetrosiliusZ

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Thanks for this great ROM. There are just a few minor issues I experience:
(1) from time to time play store services are stopped in a loop (uninstalling updates , clearing memory of play store plus play store services and reboot helps)
(2) lock screen freezes. background is just black, clock is working, I can even answer fon calls but I can not pattern-unlock the screen. The only thing that seems to help (apart from hard reboot) is to apporach and remove with a magnetic cover equivalent object..
 
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RogiigoR

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Great work guys! Thanks to you my S7 got some new life - my little donation is well deserved!

Question: The blue light filter doesn't seem work properly since a while (over saturated blue/green) (https://gitlab.com/LineageOS/issues/android/-/issues/3813).

I would highly appreciate this fixed - the point is to minimise blue light as much as possible (not to mess around with our melatonin schedule).

Keep it up! Cheers!
 
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Ivan_Meler

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First builds of 2023 are out, and they include latest security update, get them from thread or via ota update

Hug thanks to everyone who supported this project, helped cover build server cost and got me coffee, this project wouldnt be possible without their donations.

Enjoy new builds and stay safe in 2023.
 
First builds of 2023 are out, and they include latest security update, get them from thread or via ota update

Hug thanks to everyone who supported this project, helped cover build server cost and got me coffee, this project wouldnt be possible without their donations.

Enjoy new builds and stay safe in 2023.
Tnx for FOTA update master meler.
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    First builds of 2023 are out, and they include latest security update, get them from thread or via ota update

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    First builds of 2023 are out, and they include latest security update, get them from thread or via ota update

    Hug thanks to everyone who supported this project, helped cover build server cost and got me coffee, this project wouldnt be possible without their donations.

    Enjoy new builds and stay safe in 2023.
    Tnx for FOTA update master meler.
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    LineageOS 18.1 for herolte

    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
    - HWcomposer (HWC)
    - Charging with device powered off
    - Stuff I didn't test yet
    - Camera
    - GPS
    - Fingerprint Sensor
    - Mobicore
    - SW codecs

    Not Working
    -



    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
    Mega.nz
    GitHub releases
    MD5: 8f6ce8c1041bd0a8ce286be42ecd5f9b

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

    BTC: 1Q823BsSbEKP62JFM7BjXiRCgF84qgcFST
    ETH(erc20): 0xc7272f851a692c679e85f18a62632c580ef3bdee
    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

    05.01.2023.
    - Merged January 2023. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    08.12.2022.
    - Merged December 2022. Security update
    - Switched to a new power hal (same one as in 19.1 and 20.0)
    - Improved battery life and performance
    - Rebased kernel to fix some issues with ipv4 stack
    - Synced with LOS source

    09.11.2022.
    - Merged November 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    06.10.2022.
    - Merged October 2022. Security update
    - Fixed samsungs bug with gps where it would start acting up over time due to time rollover bug
    - Synced with LOS source

    08.09.2022.
    - Merged September 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    06.08.2022.
    - Merged August 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    08.07.2022.
    - Merged July 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    09.05.2022.
    - Merged June 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    07.05.2022.
    - Merged May 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

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

    12.03.2022.
    - Merged March 2022. Security update
    - Implemented OTA updates
    - Synced with LOS source

    11.02.2022.
    - Merged February 2022. security update
    - Fixed issue where camera would stop working after prolonged use
    - Removed unused custom ld.config.txt that was overriding main one
    - Switched to few source built ril related libs
    - Added support for changing wireless charging sound
    - Misc performance and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    09.01.2022.
    - Merged January 2022. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    15.12.2021.
    - Merged December 2021. Security update
    - Removed liboemcrypto which was breaking playback in some apps that use drm
    - Synced with LOS source

    05.11.2021.
    - Merged upstream wireguard kernel changes
    - Merged November 2021. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    05.10.2021.
    - Merged October security update
    - Merged October Kernel upodates to 3.18.x
    - Added more advanced burn in protection
    - Misc performance and stability updates
    - Synced with LOS source

    09.09.2021.
    - Merged September 2021. Security Update
    - Merged September 2021. Security update to kernel
    - Fixed WiFi Display (Screen mirroring)
    - Resolved few sepolicy issues
    - Synced with LOS source

    04.08.2021.
    - Added battery saver options (settings -> battery)
    This allows you to limit phone charging to given percentage
    (By default it stops on 75% and starts charging at 25%)
    this can be controled by sysfs paths
    module/sec_battery/parameters/store_mode_min
    and
    module/sec_battery/parameters/store_mode_max
    In future release there will be a slider for this
    - Merged August 2021. Security update
    - Merged August 2021. Security update to kernel
    - Misc performance and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    08.07.2021.
    - Merged latest kernel patches from kernel/common android-3.18 branch
    - Merged July 2021. security update
    - Synced with LOS source
    - misc performance and stability improvements

    05.07.2021.
    - Kernel: Fixed issue where using external sdcard as combined internal storage caused high cpu usage
    - Removed leftover aosp charging animations
    - mounted cpefs folder on boot
    - Added NFC Extended Lenght support
    - Fixed power profile swtiching (Better performance/battery life)
    - Synced with LOS source

    21.06.2021.
    - Audio: resewt mixer gains to default values since we have lifevibes working now and handling it
    - Audio: Reworked incall audio handling in mixer paths to disable 2nd mic that was picking up noise
    - Audio: Reworked voice commands input mixer paths
    - Audio: Fixed voip calls not picking up microphone due to wrong paths (e.g. apps telegram, whatsapp)
    - Replaced vulkan lib with symlink to mali lib (Like on stock) (This saved some space too)
    - Kernel: Merged upstream aosp 3.18 kernel
    - Kernel: Merged latest upstream cpufreq (DVFS) patches for dynamic voltage and frequency handling
    - Kernel: Enabled CONFIG_HZ_300 for faster interaction handling
    - Cleaned up public.libraries.txt
    - Resolved few more sepolicy issues
    - A lot of perforamnce and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    10.06.2021.
    - Removed deprecated custom bt hal as AOSP one works too with extra config flag
    - removed audio effects from voice_recognition as it caused audio hal to crash/restart
    - Merged June 2021. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    06.06.2021.
    - kernel: reverted "net: disable netpoll on fresh napis" which caused cpu to lock up at higher frequencies
    - removed unsupported audio devices from audio policy config
    - Synced with LOS source

    03.06.2021.
    - sepolicy: Resolved audioserver denial
    - sepolicy: Allowed mediaserver to read exported_camera_prop
    - Moved volume panel to left side
    - Removed invalid media codec config for vc1 decoder
    - Removed prop that would try to load non existing vulkan lib
    - Updated media profiles to new schema
    - kernel: Upstreamed and updated to 3.18.140 with all of the latyest security patches and updates to date
    - kernel: enabled vdso32 (https://source.android.com/devices/architecture/kernel/config#vdso32-on-arm64) perf. and battery life improvements
    - kernel: fixed issues with obb folder present in rare cases
    - kernel: merged latest android kernel/common 3.18 branch
    - kernel: updated wireguard
    - kernel: merged N935FXXS8CUD1 source drop
    - Synced with latest los source

    05.05.2021.
    - sepolicy: Allowed cbd (Modem daemon) service to read proc_net sysfs
    - sepolicy: Allowed gpuservice acces to graphics_config_prop
    - sepolicy: improved debugfs handling for mali and ion
    - Fixed video recording in a lot of apps (Might require clean flash for some users)
    - Updated blobs to N935FXXS8CUD1 (April 2021 security update)
    - Fixed edge case where fast charging switch would be ignored because its chwoned too late
    - Compiled NFC hal from source (Google released samsung nfc source
    (https://android.googlesource.com/platform/hardware/samsung/nfc/), (Should improve stability)
    - Upreved livedisplay implementation (to 2.1) with native flicker free support
    - Added lifevibes blobs for audio effects and enhancements
    - Merged May 2021 security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    07.04.2021.
    - Fixed Vulkan
    - Disabled WPA2 to WPA3 auto-upgrade (This caused issues on some wifi networks)
    - Rebased AntiFlicker and livedisplay support
    - Performance and stability improvements
    - Synced April 2021 Security Update
    - Synced with LOS source

    22.03.2021.
    - Added signature spoofing support for MicroG
    - Cleaned up codebase
    - Misc performance and satbility improvements
    - Synced with LOSsource

    04.03.2021.
    - Fixed Mouse pointer icon when using an external mouse
    - Improved swcodec handling
    - Performance and stability improvements
    - Merged March 2021. security update
    - Synced with LOS source

    18.02.2021.
    - Fixed cover case display states being flipped
    - Improved renderscript handling
    - Further imrpoved selinux policies and fixed denials
    - Fixed binder related vurnability in kernel
    - disabled zcache compression which could caue kernel panics
    - Misc performance and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    05.02.2021.
    - Improved HWC handling
    - Added always on display
    - Fixed issue where some games would show swapped colors
    - Rebased sepolicy
    - Fixed hwc selinux denials that slowed down UI
    - Added support for smart cover cases
    - Imrpoved renderscript performance
    - Imrpoved offline charging (New animation and it should recognize wireless charger while phone is off now)
    - Misc performance and stability improvements (A lot of them, as always you can check github and lineageos gerrit)
    - Merged February 2021. security update
    - Synced with LineageOS source

    24.01.2021.
    - Fixed HWC
    - Drastically improved performance and battery life
    - Added back flicker free dimming and fast charging switch (Now as hiidl interfaces)
    - Switched to samsungs DT2W driver used on AOD on stock (Battery life improvements)
    - Added custom LiveDisplay modes
    - Disabled some excess logging
    - Cleaned up codebase

    13.01.2021.
    - Merged januart 2021 Security Updat
    - Fixed issues with fingerprint in 3rd party secure apps (banking apps paypal password managers)
    - Updated prebuilt binaries
    - Cleaned up mixer paths
    - Added neural network drivers
    - Disabled p2p mac randomization
    - Fixed wifi direct
    - Removed unused 32bit drivers
    - Improved performance and stability
    - A lot more unmder the hood changes

    22.12.2020.
    - Merged december 2020 security update
    - Fixed volume adjustment with audio
    - Drastically improved audio quality
    - Merged December pixel feature drop
    - Fixed noise cancelling in call
    - Misc performance and stability improvements

    24.11.2020.
    - Fixed in call audio (Volume changing in call is still somewhat broken)
    - Merged November 2020 security update
    - Imrpoved BT audio handling
    - Selinux is back in Enforcing mode
    - Fixed signal strenght indicator for all network modes (2g/3g/4g)
    - Fixed soft buttons backlight handling
    - Fixed fingerprint recognition in some apps (Non secure ones for now)
    - Fixed glove mode
    - Misc performance and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    06.10.2020.
    - Improved brightness slider range
    - Improved microphone input in some voip apps
    - Synced with LOS source

    05.10.2020.
    - Initial release



    XDA:DevDB Information
    LineageOS 18.0 for S7, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S7

    Contributors
    Ivan_Meler
    Source Code: https://github.com/8890q/android_kernel_samsung_universal8890/tree/lineage-18.1

    ROM OS Version: Android 11
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.18.x

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable
    24
    New builds are up, Here is a brief changelog

    - Merged September 2021. Security Update
    - Merged September 2021. Security update to kernel
    - Fixed WiFi Display (Screen mirroring)
    - Resolved few sepolicy issues
    - Synced with LOS source

    Builds were delied a bit this month due to google pushing source and security update itself later than usual but there are a few extra fixes that apply to s7 that are also included like working Wireless display
    Updated builds of 17.1 will be posted in a few days too

    Also Android 12 is around the corner and once source for that is out I will start working on getting it up and running on s7 thats at this point over a 5 years old device but still can handle new android releases perfectly

    Big thanks to everyone who supported this project in past as their donations help cover the build server cost and get me a coffee (I do this on a hobby in my free time)
    Because of those people this project and device is still alive
    Enjoy new build and stay safe
    23
    Another surprise build is up, here is a brief changelog

    - Audio: resewt mixer gains to default values since we have lifevibes working now and handling it
    - Audio: Reworked incall audio handling in mixer paths to disable 2nd mic that was picking up noise
    - Audio: Reworked voice commands input mixer paths
    - Audio: Fixed voip calls not picking up microphone due to wrong paths (e.g. apps telegram, whatsapp)
    - Replaced vulkan lib with symlink to mali lib (Like on stock) (This saved some space too)
    - Kernel: Merged upstream aosp 3.18 kernel
    - Kernel: Merged latest upstream cpufreq (DVFS) patches for dynamic voltage and frequency handling
    - Kernel: Enabled CONFIG_HZ_300 for faster interaction handling
    - Cleaned up public.libraries.txt
    - Resolved few more sepolicy issues
    - A lot of perforamnce and stability improvements
    - Synced with LOS source

    There are a lot of general improvements in this build and since i just came back from vacation i decided i could as well publish it early instead of waiting for next month so enjoy, Once again big thanks to everyone who supported this project with donations as i do this in my free time for free and their donations help offset build server cost and get me coffee.
    Enjoy new build and stay safe
    20
    New builds are up here is a brief changelog

    - Improved HWC handling
    - Added always on display
    - Fixed issue where some games would show swapped colors
    - Rebased sepolicy
    - Fixed hwc selinux denials that slowed down UI
    - Added support for smart cover cases
    - Imrpoved renderscript performance
    - Imrpoved offline charging (New animation and it should recognize wireless charger while phone is off now)
    - Misc performance and stability improvements (A lot of them, as always you can check github and lineageos gerrit)
    - Merged February 2021. security update
    - Synced with LineageOS source

    As always big thanks to everyone who donated and helped support this project (It covers coffee and build server cost) and keeping s7 alive with yet another android version 5 years after phones release
    20
    November security update build is up here is a brief changelog
    - Merged upstream wireguard kernel changes
    - Merged November 2021. Security update
    - Synced with LOS source
    Not too many changes in this one as you can see as i spent most of the time focusing on LOS 19 build (Android 12)
    which is coming along great (Just some gralloc work left to do and sensor hal needs some attention before first public builds)
    Big thanks to everyone who supported this project as always as its thanks to them that this project is still up and running, Enjoy new build and stay safe