Development [ROM][UNOFFICIAL][Q/A10][SM-J530F] /e/ OS for Samsung J5 2017 (j5y17lte) - BYE Google, HELLO Privacy!

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Pajan766

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Never had that problem, so I cannot help you :/
Does that happen for every call ?
It seems the problem has magically fixed itself. I can hear the interlocutor without any problem.

I'm trying to install Magisk.zip via TWRP, but the installation doesn't go through, I don't know why, what I'm doing wrong.
 

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The zip installation isn't used anymore. You need to install the apk, then launch it. You can then root from the app. You'll need to select boot.img from the zip of the OS, then flash with TWRP the patched file that Magisk will create in your download folder.

Here is the webpage of the up-to-date tutorial. On the Samsung J5 2017, you do have to select "Patch vbmeta in boot image".

The tutorial says to flash the patched boot image with fastboot commands, but you can also do it with TWRP. Just make sure you select "boot" as the partition where you want to flash the file to.

Do answer if you succeed ^^

P.S. : apart from rooting, Magisk also has modules that from the user's perspective work similarly to Xposed modules. You can find them here. Download, then select "install from storage" in the modules tab of the Magisk app.

edit : fixed the modules link.
 
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Well, I had to go back to android 9 because after installing the application to the bank, it was not possible to enable contactless payments - it was just not there, and I care about it.

I have to look for a different rom, preferably a port from another Samsung.
 
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Well, I had to go back to android 9 because after installing the application to the bank, it was not possible to enable contactless payments - it was just not there, and I care about it.

I have to look for a different rom, preferably a port from another Samsung.
Check this rom :- https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-10-treble-oneui-2-0-prish-os-j6q-port.4137671/

This is Android 10 rom. Banking apps work fine. Has built in dolby atmos. Sim calling work fine but it is 32-bit rom.
I wanted 64-bit rom so I will stick with eOS because for me Banking apps are working fine.
 
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Well, I had to go back to android 9 because after installing the application to the bank, it was not possible to enable contactless payments - it was just not there, and I care about it.

I have to look for a different rom, preferably a port from another Samsung.
See FAQ 8 for allowing almost any banking app to load .. Not sure about nfc payment though but if that feature is just hidden due to root detection it should work
 

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eOS 1.2 is bugless but don't have google apps. If you are okay with non google phone then this rom is best.
Bugless ? Did they manage to fix the camera bugs ? (Flat and randomly stopping working.)

De-googleised doesn't bother me, but /e/ is filled with apps for their own infrastructure... I can see how it's better to have an /e/ ecosystem than a Google one, but I'm good without ecosystems, please at least make your apps uninstallable :/
 
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Bugless ? Did they manage to fix the camera bugs ? (Flat and randomly stopping working.)

De-googleised doesn't bother me, but /e/ is filled with apps for their own infrastructure... I can see how it's better to have an /e/ ecosystem than a Google one, but I'm good without ecosystems, please at least make your apps uninstallable :/
The camera preview is stretched but photo taken is normal not stretched so we can call it bugless. Also, Apps cannot be uninstalled but can be disabed.
 

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The stretched camera is a bug every OS on this device have. While it might take normal picture, you still look stretched during videocalls :/

There is only a partial workaround described in this post.
 
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    Update: Upgraded to eOS 1.4 everything is working fine except for stretched camera preview bug!(Photo taken is normal).
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    Code:
    /*
    * I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed (like it did for me...).
    * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in the products you find here before flashing it!
    * YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    * Your warranty will be void if you tamper with any part of your device / software.
    * Same statement for XDA.
    */


    About /e/
    /e/ is an a mobile ecosystem (ROM + onlines services) that:

    • is open source
    • is pro-privacy
    • is compatible with most existing Android applications
    • cares about usability
    • is as far as possible freed from shackles by Google and OEMs
    • already exists!
    It’s the alternative to the Apple/Google duopoly on the smartphone.

    ... so again and just to be clear: /e/ is not just a ROM, it is more a complete privacy ecosystem and consists of:
    • an installable mobile operating system for smartphones, which is forked from Android and strongly “ungoogled”
    • a set of sorted and improved default open source applications
    • various online services that are linked to the mobile operating system, such as: a meta search engine for the web, drive (with synchronization), mail, calendar, notes, tasks.


    Features

    • Based on the stable Lineage OS
    • microG fully pre-installed with Signature Spoofing in restricted mode!
    • All features described on the /e/ page: What is e
    • All features and fixes of LineageOS
    • My builds come with full OTA update support :)
      ... you know that thing which informs you that a new update is there and where you just click to download + install ;)


    Difference from pure /e/

    • UNOFFICIAL builds (having the tag UNOFFICIALin ROM filename):
      • There are no differences. its pure /e/. just an unofficial build (this ROM is currently still in progress to get approved by /e/ for official builds)
      • Note (2022-09-09):
        This project was in the transition to become official which got stuck due to build issues on /e/ site. Because of that I stopped building UNOFFICIAL as they made no sense when my code becomes official and just providing CUSTOM builds atm. As the process to become official takes longer then expected I will likely build UNOFFICIAL again in the (hopefully) near future.
      • Note (2022-11-22):
        All open issues have been fixed, first official test builds finally work as they should. the current progress becoming official can be tracked here
        I won't build a new UNOFFICIAL release atm in the hope this process will be finished soon
      • the camera will have a stretched preview as it is pure /e/ and so my modification (see CUSTOM) won't apply there.
        You can always install the fixed cam version from here (opencamera_sfX_j5_fixPreview.apk) though and install in parallel to the stock one (the reason why I changed the package id for that modded one to "foundation.e.camera.j5").

    • CUSTOM builds (having the tag CUSTOM in ROM filename):
      • The following apps are included: click
        • A note about Google Play Store / Phonesky: Phonesky is THE original Google Play store - "just" modified that it works without the Google service dependencies. It is still the original google play store though.
          Besides the fact this Play store works on the microG backend it allows to use paid apps - which is something some users requested.
        • Google Play Store / Phonesky can be easily disabled in the App settings screen (must be re-done after every upgrade though).
      • The stretched camera preview (photo & video recording) is "fixed" (since v1.5):
        • Unfortunately this works for the /e/ STOCK camera app ONLY so if you install any other camera app you will have that stretched preview there again
        • For those being curious: the code changes can be found here always.
        • the app package id has changed to "foundation.e.camera.j5" to allow a parallel install with the stock cam version (on OFFICIAL and/or UNOFFICIAL builds)

    Known issues:

    Keep in mind that this is brand new stuff so it may (still) contain unknown issues!
    So back up regularly and frequently!

    • When your current STOCK firmware or the latest you had flashed is not PIE (Android 9) then flash the following STOCK version: J530FXXS7CTF1 (pie)
    • selinux: permissive (will be set to enforcing once I got some user feedback if my build working as stable for others as for me)
    • Camera preview is "stretched". This affects the preview only, pictures taken are fine. sorry there is no known way to solve that afaik.
    • If you find a bug not listed let me know and SHARE LOGS! -> READ FAQ#1 for how to provide proper logs.


    Requirements
    • Latest TWRP or SHRP build.
    • This ROM has been tested with stock firmware J530FXXS7CTF1 . If you use an older one switch to this first. If you have a newer one things might not work for you (like cam etc)
    • Do a full (i.e. Nandroid) backup before doing anything!


    Installation
    1. Full clean install as described here (FAQ #2) is highly recommended. DO NOT REPORT ISSUES when you have skipped that step!
    2. Flash /e/
    3. Optional (if you want root): Flash Magisk
    4. Flashing OpenGapps ????? NO No no! you don't want that on a google-free phone! /e/ contains everything you need to live without Google! So flashing OpenGapps on /e/ is like using a bit more secure LOS but that's not the point of /e/. Either try without or go with LOS (imho).
    5. Boot it (will take a bit on first boot!!! be patient!)
    6. Enjoy the most easy way to have a privacy focused and google-free phone!


    Download

    Get your builds from my leech server (new installs or re-installs)
    https://leech.binbash.rocks:8008/e-os/a10/j5y17lte/


    If you have a previous version of my(!) /e/ Q installed already and just want to update to a newer release:
    Android settings -> Updater (yes my builds have built-in OTA support!)

    Note:
    1. Builds are updated as soon as possible. There is no build cycle.
    2. Information pertaining to your device is displayed accordingly.
    3. The current build is the latest for your device.


    Changelogs

    • search results from this thread: click


    Support

    Of course in this thread but also by Telegram. I have created a generic group for all stuff around Android : here
    and another one if you want to keep up2date whenever I build something (TWRP, SHRP, LOS, /e/, ...): here


    Credits
    • nailyk :)
    • Astrako, wth.. you did an AWESOME job for this SoC!
    • LineageOS (the base of /e/)
    • The /e/ foundation and all related devs making this experience possible!
    • The Exynos7870 Team
    • and more..


    Sources

    XDA:DevDB Information
    j5y17lte_eos-q_unofficial, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy J5

    Contributors
    steadfasterX, nailyk, Astrako for ALL Q porting stuff!!! and: ananjaser1211,DarkLord1731,Exynos7870 Team (github)
    Source Code: https://gitlab.e.foundation/e

    ROM OS Version: Android 10
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
    ROM Firmware Required: only tested on PIE bootloader - so upgrade if you are on Oreo or older
    Based On: Lineage OS

    Version Information
    Status:
    Stable

    Created 2020-10-01
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    Update: Thanks a lot for your dedicated development.
    Tried eOS 0.15, 0.21, 0.23, 1.0 and had Calling Issues like unable to hear someone on receiver and mic wasn't working.
    But finally I don't know what magic you did but eOS 1.2 unofficial Is working like a charm, Calls working (can hear others and speak to them without stutering), Banking apps working no bugs except stretched camera preview( but photo taken is normal) . Time to make You Rom Official. This is now my daily driver.
    Also in previous versions of this rom, the sound through speakers was really low but now sound through Speakers is normal. Big Thanks Again.
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    Will there still be updates for the UNOFFICIAL series?
    I have 0.21-q-20220119-UNOFFICIAL-j5y17lte installed since January,
    whereas I can see a CUSTOM build for 1.0 available.
    Should I switch to CUSTOM to receive more updates?
    It was planned to make this ROM official but unfortunately the build they are creating causes boot loops. I never had the time to look into it but it has to do with how they build or their build environment which makes debugging even harder. Anyways that's not gonna change anytime soon.
    due to these plans i stopped building unofficial in January. I'll re-check if i can build pure unofficial again if you prefer that but cannot promise when.
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    No ROM - regardless if its stock or custom - is bug free ;)
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    Hey steadfasterX,

    thx for your work. I tried your build on a j5 and it works wonderful!

    I have aquestion regarding updates: as I thought it would work, I would look at my "Updater" App and will see if there is a new version. But now I got an automated system message that there are new updates, but they seem to be directly from e. I am a bit confused. The system meessage let me download: e os 0.19 (27.09.2021) and e os 0.18 (8.08.2021). Are these messages for your version?

    thanks and best regards
    Vik iA
    You can check where the update is coming from like this:
    In the updater app,
    long press the update.
    Option to "Copy URL" pops up.
    Select it,
    then paste clipboard contents somewhere.
    Check if the update is coming from
    where you expected.