More or less: yes (now gmscore works like the former mozilla location provider)
For now (as outlined in the release notes), only Mozilla is implemented. Quote from the release notes:in the location module looks to be some remote address:
does it mean, it's safe and we can trust mozilla.com owners ? I'm a bit confused :-(
Are you sure? According to the docu, there is no interaction any more with those apps and microG connects only to Mozilla's server to resolve the logged in cell tower ID into a location.
The (main) reason to use AuroraDroid is, as you have correctly assumed, the unified usage of AuroraServices.I'm not sure this topic has been discussed earlier in this thread, but I wondered why Aurora-Droid is installed rather than F-Droid's official client.
I understand the reason of having only one su privileged version installed (being Aurora Services if I'm not mistaken), but unfortunately Aurora Droid has not been updated for quite some time and tends to not fetch any updates (at least on my system).
While I technically know how to install privileged F-Droid on my system, I wanted to make there was no other reason, hindering its installation.
Thanks once again. - Updater doesn't see anything new, though. Tried several times since yesterday.New builds available
new builds with the July '23 ASB patches (Security String 2023-07-05) are available for manual download.
Please note, that they are currently not yet offered as OTA update!
Reason is, that I don't have the amami device with me right now and I will only be able to do a test
early next week. I don't expect any issues, since the ASB update as such works fine with other devices and no device-specific components are altered within this update. Nevertheless, I would like to ask the more experienced of you to manually download and flash and report back, that all is ok.
Once I receive that confirmation, I will enable the OTA update accordingly.
A. Standard LineageOS 18.1 build
- Security string 2023-07-05
- System Webview 114.0.5735.196
B. Pre-installed microG build variant with additional security patches
I have started to rework my microG approach:
- Security string 2023-07-05
- Mulch Webview 114.0.5735.196
- microG 0.2.28.231657 - "Original" included now (see comments)
With the recent change to include the Mozilla Localtion services (MLS) directly into the microG code also comes the requirement to obtain an API key for MLS, which I don't have right now (I have requested one, but I am not sure whether and if yes, when I would get it). I have therefore included the original microG apk and use the now foreseen way to specify certain default settings, so one of the two reasons for me to build from source has gone.
@115ek - please update OP / Change log
Happy flashing, regards, M.
This is exactly, what I have announced:
#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. Hard & a lot. * */
You could install additional Google Apps if you want to. This has to be done directly after the lineage installation BEFORE the first boot.
The smaller the package, the better in terms of performance. (None is of course the most performant). If you want "Okay google" support you need at least nano. Else I'd recommend pico.
- Boot : Ok - Partitions (Data, Cache) : Ext4 and F2FS supported - Bluetooth : Ok but MAC address is not correctly set (random address) - WiFi : Ok - WiFi Hotspot : Ok - RIL - Phone - Data : Ok - GPS : Ok - Camera : Ok - Camcorder : Ok - Lights : Ok - MicroSD : Ok - Accelerometer : Ok - Compass : Ok - Gyroscope : Ok - Touchscreen : Ok - FM Radio : Ok - ANT+ : broken - Vibrator : Ok - Microphone : Ok - Audio & music : Ok - Bluetooth audio : Ok - MHL: broken - NFC : Ok - Kernel : Ok - Graphics : Ok - 3D Rendering : Ok - Clock : Ok - Offline Charging : Ok - USB : Ok - USB OTG : Ok - Encryption : Ok - SEPolicies : enforcing - DRM: Ok, Widevine L3
What about root access?
Root isn't included per default (except root over adb, but it's off by default).
If you want to gain root access to your apps use magisk (everything > 20.4 is broken):
ANT+ isn't working?
You need the 2 apps:
afterwards setting proper permissions is essential!
Go to Apps & Notifications -> See All Apps
Select 'ANT Radio Service'
Select Additional permissions
Slide switch to allow using of ANT hardware This refers to those instructions which worked for me
I've got problems AND have magisk/exposed installed
We won't support anything related to magisk/exposed/other heavily system modifying things.
If you're encountering problems please make sure you're using a clean installation (at most gapps) to verify/reproduce the issue.
- SpiritCroc: big thanks to him for maintaining the device trees and a lot of very useful hints
- NeoArian: also big thanks to him
- munjeni: thanks for tips and tricks
- nailyk: thanks for tips and tricks
- All the other contributors on sony msm8974 platform
- LineageOS team
I have already explained in detail our approach in regards to coming (or not) to the next major Android release. This approach is for sure not influenced or accelerated by comments, strong desires or feature advertising in regards to the next Android version.