[ROM][UNOFFICIAL][owens] LineageOS 14.1 for Moto E4 Plus (Qualcomm)

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ReimuHakurei

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Heavily based on the WIP LineageOS port for the Moto E4 (Qualcomm) [perry] -- for more information about that, click here.

Known working:
  • Booting
  • Connecting to Sprint's 1xRTT network (2G data, voice, SMS)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • WiFi

Broken:
  • Sound
  • Sprint 3G data and LTE (need to add in Sprint network blobs)

XDA:DevDB Information
LineageOS 14.1 for Moto E4 Plus (Qualcomm), ROM for the Moto E4 Plus

Contributors
ReimuHakurei, squid2, Alberto97
Source Code: https://github.com/ReimuHakurei/android_device_motorola_owens

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
Based On: LineageOS

Version Information
Status: Alpha

Created 2017-10-31
Last Updated 2017-10-31
 

shezzy83

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Is there any way to make the fingerprint function to wake up / close screen to work with out requiring a pin/pattern/code to be active? That'd be an awesome feature
 

Zetinal

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Installed on my XT1775 briefly and except for the sound this looks pretty good. I'm on AT&T and LTE worked fine, etc. I just can't live without sound as I need my phone for work teleconferences. I will *definitely* use this as soon as I can daily drive it!
 

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I have tried (and failed) to get CDMA data properly working. Once someone gets CDMA/Sprint support working properly on one of the other devices in this family, it should be simple enough to port whatever the fix may be, but until that happens, this will likely remain as-is.
 
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fix-this!

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Since gsm seems to get LTE will this ROM still be worked on to get sound working? Even though I know CDMA users are out of luck for now. I have the standard e4 and want to buy a plus but I definitely need aosp ROMs. ;)

Thanks for your work porting this. Actually shocked to not see more development considering how huge the battery is on the device.
 

ReimuHakurei

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Since gsm seems to get LTE will this ROM still be worked on to get sound working? Even though I know CDMA users are out of luck for now. I have the standard e4 and want to buy a plus but I definitely need aosp ROMs. ;)

Thanks for your work porting this. Actually shocked to not see more development considering how huge the battery is on the device.

I need to repair my shattered Moto X Pure so I have a working phone to use while developing before I can do much more work here (ie: on fixing audio). This was mainly a proof-of-concept to make sure I was, in fact, able to get the thing to boot, before I spent too much work fixing other things.

For CDMA, I think the root of it is the new architecture Sprint is using in preparation for CDMA+VoLTE; I tried porting over files from the Moto X Pure's LineageOS port, but it uses older tech for CDMA internally. The Moto G5S has the same ISIMv2 SIM card on Sprint so should be similar software-side, and the Moto G5S will almost certainly have a pretty active community judging from past Moto G series phones. Moto X4 should be similar as well.

I am likely to be pretty busy for the next month or so, though, so probably won't have time to do any work on this until then.
 

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so does someone plan to pick back up development on this? really surprised there isnt more devs on the plus model. much better build, camera, cpu and that big ?.
 

Ryan11271

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What exactly did you have to do to get this to work. I'm considering trying to port a few roms from perry over to owens, but if it's too hard, or just practically impossible I'm not going to bother.
 

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So I am attempting to build my first rom for the Moto e4 plus Qualcomm. I'm just following the build instructions on lineageos's website. I'm stuck now because there is not a device tree in the lineageos git. I see that the OP has a device tree on git and I also see that there is now a Moto kernel on git. I am unsure what the next step is? I'm unsure how to make the device tree part of my local git and also how to mix the new kernel posted from Moto. Any help and I will post what I create. Thanks.
 

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@ReimuHakurei would you please attempt to fix sound for this custom ROM now that the kernel sources have been released. I've been looking forward to replacing the stock room on my phone for a while
 

TheJAYpoop

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@ReimuHakurei would you please attempt to fix sound for this custom ROM now that the kernel sources have been released. I've been looking forward to replacing the stock room on my phone for a while
Yes please! I really want to use this rom but I use my phone for listening to music all the time. Will some please fix the sound?
 

fllannell

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Thank you for releasing this!
+1 for no sound or mic on xt1775
I tried Bluetooth and wired audio devices and sound/mic is not functioning for them either.
I am able to connect to the Verizon network with a their Sim through net 10, but only 3g (EvDo-rev.A, by choosing global auto) and not LTE after trying various modes in the 4636 menu. With the same Verizon Sim through net 10 my Nexus 5x h791 does connect to LTE .

Besides the issues above, this appears to be working well!

Also, if anyone can share complete stock partition images files (boot, recovery, and system partitions) for the xt1775, this would be appreciated, but I'm ok using my phone as is for now. I wish I had thought to make a complete backup by booting twrp through fastboot (fastboot boot recoverimagefilenamehere.img) and then making a backup first instead of flashing twrp before doing that. After I flashed twrp, instead of the Motorola bootloader unlocked screen, all I see is the white text "N/A" on a black background in the top left corner during bootup. Also, after I installed twrp I could no longer boot to the os until I installed this unofficial lineageos rom. I'm not sure if that is expected. Since I didn't make a backup of the system partition and boot before flashing twrp, I'm unable to restore the stock os. Lesson learned... immediately after making the mistake. I did make a backup of the boot and system partitions after flashing twrp before installing this unofficial lineageos rom(when I was already having the boot up issue), but when I restore them I have the same issue where the phone will not boot into the os. This is what I expected, at that point anyways.

Thanks again!
 
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Also, if anyone can share complete stock partition images files (boot, recovery, and system partitions) for the xt1775, this would be appreciated, but I'm ok using my phone as is for now. I wish I had thought to make a complete backup by booting twrp through fastboot (fastboot boot recoverimagefilenamehere.img) and then making a backup first instead of flashing twrp before doing that.
I'm not sure if its the exact same variant, but @_maerk released stock images for the retail (snapdragon) e4 plus. Even if yours is carrier specific, as long as your bootloader is unlocked and you have the Qualcomm version you should still be good. I remember on my old Sprint Moto E from 2015 I could still flash the OS/Recovery/Boot images from the retail version, just not the modems or bootloader.
 
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fllannell

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Update: I was able to restore to stock using the following link.
SCROLL TO POST # 10 for directions for Moto E4 Qualcomm (Owens) retail unlocked:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-e4-plus/how-to/moto-e4-qualcomm-owens-completely-to-t3743441

Then I flashed Reiku's version of TWRP for the phone:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-e4-plus/development/twrp-twrp-moto-e4-plus-qualcomm-t3697154

Then I installed this unofficial Lineage version:
[ROM][UNOFFICIAL][owens] LineageOS 14.1 for Moto E4 Plus (Qualcomm)
https://forum.xda-developers.com/mo...lineageos-14-1-moto-e4-plus-qualcomm-t3734197

Then I installed OpenGAPPs and AddonSu. The only hiccup I had through the process was that I got an ERROR Code: 64 when trying to install the ARM 64 version of openGapps in TWRP, so I used a non 64 version without issue.

Thanks to everyone for all of your efforts on these projects.
 

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    Heavily based on the WIP LineageOS port for the Moto E4 (Qualcomm) [perry] -- for more information about that, click here.

    Known working:
    • Booting
    • Connecting to Sprint's 1xRTT network (2G data, voice, SMS)
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • WiFi

    Broken:
    • Sound
    • Sprint 3G data and LTE (need to add in Sprint network blobs)

    XDA:DevDB Information
    LineageOS 14.1 for Moto E4 Plus (Qualcomm), ROM for the Moto E4 Plus

    Contributors
    ReimuHakurei, squid2, Alberto97
    Source Code: https://github.com/ReimuHakurei/android_device_motorola_owens

    ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    Based On: LineageOS

    Version Information
    Status: Alpha

    Created 2017-10-31
    Last Updated 2017-10-31
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    Uploaded another build that seems to get LTE on Sprint. All of the menus are still broken so you presumably need to be activated on stock before flashing.
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    Since gsm seems to get LTE will this ROM still be worked on to get sound working? Even though I know CDMA users are out of luck for now. I have the standard e4 and want to buy a plus but I definitely need aosp ROMs. ;)

    Thanks for your work porting this. Actually shocked to not see more development considering how huge the battery is on the device.

    I need to repair my shattered Moto X Pure so I have a working phone to use while developing before I can do much more work here (ie: on fixing audio). This was mainly a proof-of-concept to make sure I was, in fact, able to get the thing to boot, before I spent too much work fixing other things.

    For CDMA, I think the root of it is the new architecture Sprint is using in preparation for CDMA+VoLTE; I tried porting over files from the Moto X Pure's LineageOS port, but it uses older tech for CDMA internally. The Moto G5S has the same ISIMv2 SIM card on Sprint so should be similar software-side, and the Moto G5S will almost certainly have a pretty active community judging from past Moto G series phones. Moto X4 should be similar as well.

    I am likely to be pretty busy for the next month or so, though, so probably won't have time to do any work on this until then.
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    I have tried (and failed) to get CDMA data properly working. Once someone gets CDMA/Sprint support working properly on one of the other devices in this family, it should be simple enough to port whatever the fix may be, but until that happens, this will likely remain as-is.
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    Also, if anyone can share complete stock partition images files (boot, recovery, and system partitions) for the xt1775, this would be appreciated, but I'm ok using my phone as is for now. I wish I had thought to make a complete backup by booting twrp through fastboot (fastboot boot recoverimagefilenamehere.img) and then making a backup first instead of flashing twrp before doing that.
    I'm not sure if its the exact same variant, but @_maerk released stock images for the retail (snapdragon) e4 plus. Even if yours is carrier specific, as long as your bootloader is unlocked and you have the Qualcomm version you should still be good. I remember on my old Sprint Moto E from 2015 I could still flash the OS/Recovery/Boot images from the retail version, just not the modems or bootloader.