[ROM][STOCK][XZ2][10.0] iodéOS = LineageOS 17.1 + MicroG + adblocker [07/03/2021]

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Introduction

iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android 10 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.
  • 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.

Pre-included FDroid repository:

The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the iodé blocker app, 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.

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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Downloads : iodéOS

  • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306):
    • 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 20210119):
    • LineageOS sources synced
    • Prebuilt apps updated
    • Activated Camera APIv2 in Snap
    • Force auto-update of apps in FDroid to keep in sync with iodé apps. It can be disabled.
  • 02/12/2020 (build 20201127):
    • 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):
    • 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.
  • 30/09/2020 (build 20200925):
    • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
    • microG updated to v0.2.12.203315 plus commits up to 25/09 (in-app maps now mostly working through Mapbox)
    • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
    • Welcome to "News": an app to keep users informed of latest iodé developments, as well a a FAQ.
  • 05/08/2020 (build 20200805):
    • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
    • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
    • AppleNLP backend working again
    • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
  • 25/07/2020 (build 20200725): first publicly available build for akari.

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.
 

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### NEW UPDATE : 05/08/2020 ###
Also available as an OTA update.
Quick changelog:
  • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
  • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
  • AppleNLP backend working again
  • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
 
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Lemme guess, you work for Vodafone. No sane person would switch to ISP/Telco operated service for security/privacy unless you have insider info that it is indeed private/secure, or you have something to gain from it, aka selling user information. If its the former, that's great, if its the latter, please disclose so and remove any references that you "aim" to be secure and private.
 

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Lemme guess, you work for Vodafone. No sane person would switch to ISP/Telco operated service for security/privacy unless you have insider info that it is indeed private/secure, or you have something to gain from it, aka selling user information. If its the former, that's great, if its the latter, please disclose so and remove any references that you "aim" to be secure and private.
Two options: disable AGPS, or at least switch from Google to another provider. We are not alone in the world to make such a choice: see https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/cldrym/how_to_degoogle_lineageos_in_2019/
 
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We are looking for beta testers volunteers!

Hi everyone.

As you may know, before officially deploying each update on all iodé smartphones, our team spends a few days testing that the update functions as expected.
We are thus looking for volunteers to help us testing our updates. The principle is very simple: as a beta tester, your will receive a notification to install each update a few days before the official one. You will only need to install it and report to our team possible anomalies on the use of your smartphone. If you encounter nothing wrong, then just enjoy the update before everyone ?.

If you'd like to become beta tester, feel free to join our 'iodé Beta Testers' Telegram app group.

Thank you and keep your data safe with iodé!
 
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qamara

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Not yet, we don't own this device.
Truly really excited to get this going on xz2c. Hope it gets live soon. Have spent the past many days getting the lineageOS4microG going. iodeos seems like the next big step in terms of evolution!

But just to ask anyway...
Do you think flashing Xz2 on Xz2c is likely going to be a problem?
 
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Hobbala

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- Front camera doesnt work, crashes
- When i use phonesky-magisk.zip, the playstore shows me i have to pay my paided apps again?
- Can i install twrp on the phone?

Thats the only problems i have, overall a very good ROM (y)
 

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- Front camera doesnt work, crashes
- When i use phonesky-magisk.zip, the playstore shows me i have to pay my paided apps again?
- Can i install twrp on the phone?

Thats the only problems i have, overall a very good ROM (y)
Front camera works perfectly on a clean install. Maybe you installed a magisk module which conflicts with the system ?...
Yes, you can install twrp.
About phonesky-magisk: I don't have problems with it on another phone. Maybe someone could tell if it works on XZ2 ?
 

Hobbala

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Front camera works perfectly on a clean install. Maybe you installed a magisk module which conflicts with the system ?...
Yes, you can install twrp.
About phonesky-magisk: I don't have problems with it on another phone. Maybe someone could tell if it works on XZ2 ?
I deactivated all magisk modules, restarted the phone, but nothing has changed ... maybe I try again from scratch tomorrow or i just use the "open camera" app, there the front camera works.

How do I install twrp? twrp-3.4.0-0-akari.img no longer works, as soon as iode is installed.
 

vince31fr

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I deactivated all magisk modules, restarted the phone, but nothing has changed ... maybe I try again from scratch tomorrow or i just use the "open camera" app, there the front camera works.

How do I install twrp? twrp-3.4.0-0-akari.img no longer works, as soon as iode is installed.
About twrp : yes, it is overwritten after iodé installation. You can reinstall it after iodé's installation.
About camera : try also after a factory reset, without installing anything.

About phonesky : it works, after waiting long enough after activating the module (several hours, maybe 10 or more, it depends...).
 

Hobbala

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About twrp : yes, it is overwritten after iodé installation. You can reinstall it after iodé's installation.
About camera : try also after a factory reset, without installing anything.

About phonesky : it works, after waiting long enough after activating the module (several hours, maybe 10 or more, it depends...).
About twrp: after iode was installed, i couldnt „fastboot boot twrp.img“ cause it was stuck at fastboot, but its working / installed now

About camera: tried a factory reset, wiped the phone, installed the stock ROM again and used the cam at once after iode was installed, but still same problem

About phonesky: Yes ur right, i waited and its working now THX
 

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    Downloads : iodéOS

    • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306):
      • 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 20210119):
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Activated Camera APIv2 in Snap
      • Force auto-update of apps in FDroid to keep in sync with iodé apps. It can be disabled.
    • 02/12/2020 (build 20201127):
      • 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):
      • 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.
    • 30/09/2020 (build 20200925):
      • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
      • microG updated to v0.2.12.203315 plus commits up to 25/09 (in-app maps now mostly working through Mapbox)
      • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
      • Welcome to "News": an app to keep users informed of latest iodé developments, as well a a FAQ.
    • 05/08/2020 (build 20200805):
      • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
      • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
      • AppleNLP backend working again
      • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
    • 25/07/2020 (build 20200725): first publicly available build for akari.

    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.
    2
    iode_20174.png


    Introduction

    iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android 10 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.
    • 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.

    Pre-included FDroid repository:

    The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the iodé blocker app, 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.

    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

    Screenshot_20201202-095321_Trebuchet.png
    Screenshot_20201202-095832_Trebuchet.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132938_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132903_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132849_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200629-132232_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200627-154642_iod%C3%A9.png
    Screenshot_20200627-154650_iod%C3%A9.png
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    ### New update: 02/12/2020 ###
    Available as OTA (see OP for direct link and changelog)
    1
    Lemme guess, you work for Vodafone. No sane person would switch to ISP/Telco operated service for security/privacy unless you have insider info that it is indeed private/secure, or you have something to gain from it, aka selling user information. If its the former, that's great, if its the latter, please disclose so and remove any references that you "aim" to be secure and private.
    Two options: disable AGPS, or at least switch from Google to another provider. We are not alone in the world to make such a choice: see https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/cldrym/how_to_degoogle_lineageos_in_2019/
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