[ROM][(Un)OFFICIAL] LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 (shamu)

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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. And if you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit our Wiki.

Important Info
DON'T USE TWRP 3.0.2-0 OR OLDER WITH LINEAGEOS. IT DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY. USE VERSION 3.2.1.0 HERE

Current lineage 15.1 shamu nightlies are based on the N6F27M October 2017 update from google.
So you should be using the radio and bootloader img from that update.
If you already have those you don't need to flash them again.
They can be extracted from the factory image on google's site here.
Or you can use the ones linked below that I already extracted:

radio-shamu-d4.01-9625-05.45+fsg-9625-02.117.img
bootloader-shamu-moto-apq8084-72.04.img

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VERIZON USERS: Google released a separate October 2017 security update (NGI77B) just for verizon users that has a different radio. So you'll want to flash it. I repeat, THIS RADIO IS JUST FOR VERIZON USERS.

radio-shamu-d4.01-9625-05.51+fsg-9625-02.118.img

You can use fastboot to flash the bootloader and radio.

More information and installation instructions can be found on the LineageOS wiki here.

Download Links
LineageOS OFFICIAL: https://download.lineageos.org/shamu
As you will see it is no longer available and there will be no new OFFICIAL builds as shamu has been promoted to LineageOS 17.1.
Seems an archive of the official 15.1 builds is here. To check official signature you can follow this guide

LineageOS UNOFFICIAL: lineage-15.1-20210216-UNOFFICIAL-shamu.zip
Includes February 2021 security bulletins.
Here is its md5sum.

Google apps: MindTheGapps or OpenGAPPS <= nano


HEADS UP:
  • When you initially install LineageOS, be sure you flash the gapps package with your ROM. If you boot your ROM, then go back and try to flash gapps after, you're gonna have a bad time.
  • If you are migrating from an OFFICIAL build to the UNOFFICIAL build you have 2 options:
    1. Wipe data and do a clean install of UNOFFICIAL build
    2. Dirty flash thanks to an intermediate MIGRATION build
      First flash the MIGRATION build (lineage-15.1-20200501-MIGRATION-shamu.zip md5sum), boot to it and then flash the UNOFFICIAL build and boot to it.

SU addon zip: Addon Install zip / Addon Removal zip
NOTE: LineageOS does not come with root, so this is now provided for those that want it.
The install zip is a one time flash, like gapps.
Meaning, it persists when updating to a new LineageOS nightly.

Changelog

Builddate: 2018.07.17
Changes:
[new] Full featured, binderized power HAL with support for following power profiles:
- Power save => Maximum of 2 cores online, max. freq limited to 1,036 GHz
- Bias power => Up to 4 cores online, max. freq limited to 1,036 GHz
- Balanced => Up to 4 cores online, no freq limits
- Bias performance => Up to 4 cores online, min freq limited to 1,19 GHz
- Performance => 4 cores online always at 2,6 GHz
[new] Core hotplugging through new mpdecision

Known Issues:
[bug] Trusted voice is not working and probably never will
[bug] TWRP is not able do decrypt your data if you encrypted it with lineage-15.1
[bug] Not every app is compatible with the expanded desctop feature. If you have ranndom problems to turn on your device
disable expanded desktop for the app

Older Changelogs:

Builddate: 2018.06.19
Changes:
[new] Full RGB brightness support

Builddate: 2018.06.12
Changes:
[new] LineageOS's Trust
[new] Spectre V1 patches
[new] june security fixes
[fix unconfirmed] Camera app 'missing' on some devices

Builddate: 2018.05.28
Changes:
[new] Option to check proximity sensor before device is woken up with dt2w
[new] Stereo recording in all available formats
[fix] DRM is now L1
[fix] SU hiding is now working properly

Builddate: 2018.05.21
Changes:
[new] New BT power management driver with less wakelocks

Builddate: 2018.04.30
Changes:
[new] Stereo recording
[new] Ability to edit apn regardless of carrier

Builddate: 2018.04.23
Changes:
[fixed] DRM now working on L3

Builddate: 2018.04.16
Changes:
[fixed] Netflix not working: DRM issue
[fixed] Camcorder audio too low
[new] Get rid of forceencryption
[new] BCL not turning of core 2 and 3 at ~40 % battery anymore
We're limiting the max frequency instead

Builddate: 2018.04.12
Changes:
[fixed] Double touch to wake
[fixed] Power HAL loading
[fixed] Vendor image mismatch notification popping up every boot
[new] Optimized boot latemounting of data and cache

Known Issues:
[bug] Netflix not working: DRM issue
[bug] Camcorder audio too low
[bug] Trusted voice is not working and probably never will

Builddate: 2018.04.02
Known Issues:
[bug] Vendor image mismatch notification popping up every boot. Just ignore it
[bug] touch to wake is not working
[bug] Trusted voice is not working and probably never will


XDA:DevDB Information
LineageOS, ROM for the Nexus 6

Contributors
Elektroschmock, Elektroschmock, dwardo
ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x

Version Information
Status:
Nightly

Created 2018-04-04
Last Updated 2020-11-14
 
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You might want to add the info about "vendor image" + "counterfeit april fools joke" + "double tap 2 wake not working yet" + into the op under known issues or something. I see those questions posted over and over again in the old thread and other communities :)
 
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First of all, thank you very much. I'm using my Nexus 6 only as a secondary device but I'm happy to upgrade it to LineageOS 15.1 now :)

Does it support FBE or direct boot? I'm already running LOS 14.1 and not quite sure if encryption changes upon a data wipe :)
 
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someone is experiencing a problem with huge battery drain via Google Play Services?
i have clean install with full wipe (installed factory image -> twrp -> full wipe -> LOS 15.1 + OpenGapps)

and 2nd problem is strange "beep" after incoming/outgoing phone call
 
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Running perfectly (using opengapps nano and magisk 16.1).
- Had one reboot 48hrs ago and nothing since.
- Some lag in a couple spots, but may still be settling in.
- Netflix, you have to roll back to v4.6.
- Battery drain is identical to 14.1 for me (edit: Meaning no bad drain at all...it's ideal)
- Had some minor signal issue with cell calls in spots that are normally good, but that could be weather/sunspots/aliens.
- Had no issue removing the LOScoins alert.
 
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Is the SU addon zip coming anytime soon?
It's better to use Magisk on Android 8+.

Running perfectly (using opengapps nano and magisk 16.1).
- Had one reboot 48hrs ago and nothing since.
- Some lag in a couple spots, but may still be settling in.
- Netflix, you have to roll back to v4.6.
- Battery drain is identical to 14.1 for me
- Had some minor signal issue with cell calls in spots that are normally good, but that could be weather/sunspots/aliens.
- Had no issue removing the LOScoins alert.
Using micro, everything is working great.
 
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Another report for all good. I upgraded from the latest 14.1 nightly: Updated TWRP; Wiped system, dalvik, cache; flashed 15.1 nightly and then mind_the_gapps; boot once, then reboot to TWRP and flash Magisk. Apps all still work; all good! Thanks for the great build!
 

ExpectedCrayon

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Been using this for 2 days now. A couple of issues:

  • Biggest issue is Netflix issue. Also heard YouTube TV isn't working, but I haven't had the opportunity to test it.
  • Stutters when unlocking. Also when switching between apps using the multitask button (or whatever it's called).

I haven't run into any other problems (outside the ones listed in OP).
 

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Been using this for 2 days now. A couple of issues:

Biggest issue is Netflix issue. Also heard YouTube TV isn't working, but I haven't had the opportunity to test it.
Stutters when unlocking. Also when switching between apps using the multitask button (or whatever it's called).


I haven't run into any other problems (outside the ones listed in OP).
This is because DRM Widevine L1 or L3 hasn't been implemented yet. Other Oreo Roms have however. Netflix and YouTube check for this now.
 

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Any suggested kernel for the Lineage 15.1?
My phone started stuttering (As per CPU-z it looked like two cores were offline when the battery was low) and I thought of trying PureZ Kernel 5.2, but with that my phone got stuck at the boot logo for hours. Reinstalled Lineage 15.1 to fix that and wanted to check with others before trying a new Kernel.
 

ExpectedCrayon

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This is because DRM Widevine L1 or L3 hasn't been implemented yet. Other Oreo Roms have however. Netflix and YouTube check for this now.
Do you know if there are plans to implement it?

---------- Post added at 05:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:41 PM ----------

Any suggested kernel for the Lineage 15.1?
My phone started stuttering (As per CPU-z it looked like two cores were offline when the battery was low) and I thought of trying PureZ Kernel 5.2, but with that my phone got stuck at the boot logo for hours. Reinstalled Lineage 15.1 to fix that and wanted to check with others before trying a new Kernel.
I'm waiting for Franco Kernel. There isn't an Oreo version yet, but the dev said he intends to make a version for Lineage 15.1 Shamu on his Google + a few days ago.