[ROM][UNOFFICIAL][11][R]LineageOS 18.1 for z5c (suzuran)

Berni-0815

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Hi all:

Here is a LineageOS 18.1 ROM for Z5 compact (suzuran).

Download 2021-03-01

This is a 7z archive with the zip'ed ROM and the md5 file in it. Please unpack this archive, copy the included two files somewhere to your device, reboot into TWRP and flash this zip file. Enable zip verification and md5sum checking.

Kernel sources
Tree sources

Features:

  • OS Version: 11 (R)
  • Kernel: Linux 3.10
  • Kernel 3.10.108
  • New: Android security patch level: 5 February 2021 (see attached screenshot)
  • Using Sony blob's from stock version 32.4.A.1.54

Important informations:
  • You should be familiar with general installation of custom ROMs.
  • Required for installation: TWRP 3.2.1 (pick the version from 2018-02-23!!!)
    OR use my selfbuilt TWRP-version 3.5.0!
  • This ROM needs a clean install, old /data may cause problems!
  • This ROM is NOT pre-rooted. For rooting you can use Magisk.
Working:
  • Phone calls
  • SMS
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth (WIP)
  • Fingerprint
  • GPS
  • Location services
  • Headset
  • LiveDisplay
  • Enforced SELinux support
  • Torch
  • German app AusweisApp2
  • Offline charging
  • Notification LED
  • NikGapps (pick this version: ARM64, 11.0, core [tested]).
  • Camera; both built-in camera (Snap) and 3-rd party camera apps.
    Camera2 may be a little bit laggy, please use 3-rd party camera app instead; for example OpenCamera. If you're running into errors, please report.
  • FM-Radio (maybe it needs a few restarts before it's working)
  • SafetyNet test passed successfully
  • Hotspot
These things are NOT working (or badly working):
  • Restart into recovery
  • Slow speed on /sdcard partition
  • Encryption
  • Camera focus at low distances.
  • Streaming (mirroring)
  • Payment
Maybe some more things are not working.

Use this ROM at your own risk! It comes without any warranty! I'm not responsible for any damage! If you don't agree with that, don't try to flash this ROM in any way.

Benefits:

  • Added F-Droid and UnifiedNLP! If you don't want this, simply de-install it.
  • I've set maximum speaker volume to a higher value.
  • I've increased microphone gain.
  • I've changed the microfone gain to avoid echo in phone calls.
Changelog

One last request:

Please, do not ask about problems for which my ROM is not responsible.
From now on I will only react to problems that I can reproduce and that are caused by my ROM.


I'm sorry for that, but I'm developing this ROM in my spare time and I still have a normal life.
 

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Berni-0815

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If you want to remove apps, that are available in much better variants (or that you don't need ;) ), enter these lines one by one in a terminal:
Code:
adb root
adb shell

mount -o remount,rw /

rm -rf /system/product/app/Email
rm -rf /system/product/app/Exchange2
rm -rf /system/product/app/Jelly
rm -rf /system/product/app/Recorder
rm /system/product/priv-app/Eleven/Eleven.apk
rm /system/system_ext/priv-app/Gallery2/Gallery2.apk
  • "Email" is the built-in E-Mail app, I've replaced it with K-9 Mail
  • "Jelly" is the built-in browser, I've replaced it with Firefox
  • "Eleven" is the built-in music-app, I've replaced it with poweramp
  • "Gallery2" is the built-in picture gallery, I've replaced it with simple gallery pro
Don't forget to reboot!
 

litelinux

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Hello,

Thanks for updating the ROM!
The performance is about the same (maybe a bit faster), and everything works OK.
However hotspot is still not working for me.
 

Berni-0815

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I'm using this ROM since some hours now and I have to say, that it's working very good. Better that expected. The device is not getting warm (or hot) and the battery comsumption is very low.

I'll take a closer look at this for some days now.

If the overall performance is convincing, I will delete the "BETA" status...
 
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esrevinu

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Is the "Recent Apps" button in the nav bar working?
I just installed this rom, but that button is not working.
Maybe app switcher is missing.
 

esrevinu

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@litelinux Thank you for the answer.

I had installed NikGapps full version. It seems that some gapps made that trouble. With NikGapps core, I can use "Recent Apps" button.

But, even NikGapps core version seems to cause unexpected reboots if micro SD card is set as phone storage(adopted storage), not potable storage.

And, is it normal that the fingerprint reader works when the screen is off?
 

litelinux

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Hello,

Animations are not as smooth as in Android 10, such as:
  • Opening/closing recents
  • Notification panel
  • Background grayout of popup boxes
  • Horizontal scrolling
Not sure what the problem is...

Sorry for repeating this but I really hope it would be solved.
 

esrevinu

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Berni-0815

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You need to cherrypick this commit
Thanks. I've already seen that there have been made changes in that files. But unfortunately there have been made so much changes that a simple cherry-pick is not possible! I've tried to manually change these files and I'm hoping, it works.
I will report....
 

Berni-0815

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On the other hand, the resolution of the camera is at the maximum at 8.3MP.
You also have this resolution blocked?
With lineage OS 14 I was at 23MP
I've blocked nothing! AFAIK the maximum resolution of the built-in sensor is 8,3MP and the resolution of 23MP is realized by software upscaling. Try to take a photo of the same object with 8,3MP and 23MP and compare them. I for myself have never seen any difference.
So, for me 8,3MP is fine..
 
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