[ROM][XZ1][11.0] iodéOS = LineageOS 18.1 + MicroG + adblocker [02/05/2022]

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fnordberg

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Apr 2, 2013
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Sony Xperia XZ1
I flashed this ROM several weeks ago and have been using it daily without any issues. I love the control I have over my apps and I've never been happier to finally ditch big brother G. Many thanks to the iodé team!
 
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SzH_P

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Using this for the last 3 days and loving it, especially with Smart charging built in. Save me the reason to root. But about the adblocker, does it suspose to block all ads from every app like youtube and reddit too? Cuz I'm still getting the home feed ad even on Youtube vanced and sponsored post in Reddit.
 

hihiman1

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Aug 13, 2012
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How about Online Banking is it able?
I don't think so - the bootloader is unlocked, the phone most likely rooted...

How to got back to Stock able?

download latest Stock ROM with xperifirm and flash with newflasher

Links: https://xperifirm.com and newflasher
HiHiMan
 
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oimaraf

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Sony Xperia XZ1
I can't get USB OTG to work.
I know the phone itself is OTG capable, but is Iodé?

If I want to switch to "This device" as the controlling device, "switching not possible" is shown.
 

Tresans

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Dirty flash Update 2.4 ,had a bootloop to TWRP 2 times,I was forgotten to flash OpenGapps + magisk.
Works like a charm now.

Thanks Iode team
 

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    Introduction

    iodéOS is a privacy-focused operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by freeing the smartphone from snitches.

    The objectives in the conception of this ROM are threefold:

    1. To keep the stability and security level of LineageOS, by minimizing the modifications made to the system. Apart the system modifications required by the adblocker, we mainly only added a few useful options commonly found in other custom ROMs, made some cosmetic changes, modified a few default settings to prevent data leaks to Google servers.
    2. To ease a quick adoption of this ROM by new users. We especially target users that are concerned by the protection of their privacy, but are not reluctant to still use inquisitive apps like Google ones. We thus included MicroG as well as a coherent set of default apps, and simplified the initial setup of the system. Particularly, an initialization of MicroG has been made with GCM notifications allowed by default, a privacy-friendly network location provider (DéjàVu) pre-selected, as well as Nominatim Geocoder.
    3. To provide a new and powerful way of blocking ads, malwares, data leaks of all kinds to many intrusive servers. We are developing an analyzer, tightly integrated into the system, that captures all DNS requests and network traffic, as well as a user interface (the iodé app). Compared to some other well-known adblockers, this has the advantages of:
      • Avoiding to lock the VPN for that use. You can even use another adblocker that uses VPN technology alongside our blocker.
      • Being independent of the kind of DNS server used by the system or set by an independent app: classical DNS on UDP port 53 or any other one, DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), ..., as we capture the DNS requests before they are transmitted to the system function that emits the DNS request. What we do not support, is DoH when it is natively built into applications, i.e. when an app communicates directly with a DoH server, without asking name resolution to the system. It would require to decrypt HTTPS packets between such an app and the DoH server, which may create a big security hole.
      • Precisely mapping DNS requests and network packets to the Android apps that emitted (or received) them.
      • Deciding which apps have a filtered network usage (by default, all apps), and which ones can communicate with blacklisted servers.
      Since its first versions, we added many features to the iodé blocker: several levels of protection, fine-grained control over the hosts that should be blocked or authorized, displaying statistics on a map to see the quantity of data exchanged to which countries, clearing statistics... We are actively developing the blocker, and new functionalities will be regularly added.

    Features

    Changes in LineageOS to prevent data leaks:

    • Default DNS server: Google's DNS replaced by Quad9's 'unblocked' servers in all parts of the system.
    • A-GPS: patches to avoid leaking personnal information like IMSI to supl server.
    • Captive portal login: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com replaced by captiveportal.kuketz.de for connectivity check.
    • Dialer: Google default option replaced by OpenStreetMap for phone number lookup.

    Pre-installed apps:

    We included many useful default apps, but our choice cannot suit everyone; so we added the possibility to remove them. It can be done at the end of the phone setup, or at any time by going to Parameters -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps.

    • MicroG core apps: GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore.
    • NLP backends for MicroG : DejaVuNLPBackend (default), MozillaNLPBackend, AppleNLPBackend, RadioCellsNLPBackend, Nominatim Geocoder.
    • App stores : FDroid (with F-Droid Privileged Extension) and Aurora Store.
    • Browser: our own fork of Firefox (with Qwant as default search engine, many other ones added, telemetry disabled, parts of telemetry code removed) instead of Lineage’s default browser Jelly.
    • SMS: QKSMS instead of Lineage's default SMS app.
    • Email: p≡p (Pretty Easy Privacy).
    • Camera: our own fork of Open Camera, with a few tweaks.
    • Maps/navigation: Magic Earth GPS & Navigation (the only one free but not open source).
    • Keyboard: OpenBoard instead of AOSP keyboard.
    • PDF: Pdf Viewer Plus.
    • Personnal notes: Carnet.
    • {Ad/Malware/Data leak}-blocker: iodé.
    • News: to keep users informed about our developments, as well as a FAQ.
    • Meteo: Geometric Weather.

    Pre-included FDroid repository:

    The apps that we tweak or develop (microG services, the browser based on Firefox, the News app, Open Camera ...) are available through a repository that we included in FDroid (check the "Apps for iodéOS" category). For this purpose and to avoid name conflicts of some apps, we also had to make a few changes in FDroid.

    Useful options from other custom ROMs:
    • Smart charging (disables charging when a given level is reached, to protect battery health).
    • Fingerprint vibration toggle.
    • Swipe down to clear all in recent apps (Android 10 only).

    Installation Instructions

    To download and flash our latest build, see https://gitlab.com/iode/ota.
    You can also find here direct links to the latest builds.

    Supported devices

    Sources

    Bug Reporting

    You can post a message in this thread or (preferred) open an issue here.

    Credits

    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. If you would like to contribute to LineageOS, please visit their Wiki for more details.
    This ROM would be nothing without the tremendous work made on MicroG, and all the other open source apps that we included. We are very grateful to their authors.

    Contributors

    Direct contributors: @iodeOS, @vince31fr
    Indirect contributors (too numerous to list): All the people that contributed to the device tree, to LineageOS, and to the included open source apps.

    Sponsoring

    You can help in the development of this ROM by paying us a coffee here: https://paypal.me/iodeOS.

    Screenshots

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    Downloads : iodéOS

    • 02/05/2022 (build 20220408):
      • News app reworked
      • Setup Wizard: new iodé introduction
      • iodé blocker: pull to refresh replaced by automatic refresh in report tab
      • Teracube 2e 2022 batch released, video playback in browser and video recording fixed
      • Music app : playlist crash fixed
      • Open Camera : crash when tapping thumbnail of a newly recorded video fixed, photos and videos now editable
      • LineageOS synced with March security patch
      • All apps updated
    • 03/02/2022 (build 20220126):
      • New iodé blocker map feature
      • Build mode changed to 'user' (i.e. release) mode): more apps work out-of-the-box and more secure device, but more restrictive recovery
      • Camera app changed to Open Camera
      • Wireguard kernel module included
      • Dark bootanimation
      • January security patch
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Beware: Play store Magisk module broken
    • 18/11/2021 (build 20211108):
      • LineageOS updated (November security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Iodé blocker: hosts can now be customized, either globally or by app
    • 10/09/2021 (build 20210828):
      • LineageOS updated (August security patch)
      • Preinstalled apps updated
      • Backup app included: Seedvault
      • microG now uninstallable: Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Preinstalled apps
      • New default accent color (clear blue from iodé logo)
    • 03/08/2021 (build 20210729):
      • Upgrade to Android 11 / LineageOS 18.1
      • Preinstalled apps UI reworked with the introduction of categories.
      • Dark theme in the iodé blocker UI (next improvement will be hosts customization).
      • p≡p (https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/security.pEp/) is now the defaut email client, and replaces lineageOS client which is no longer maintained.
      • Preinstalled apps updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (July security patch).
    • 28/05/2021 (build 20210525):
      • Different protection levels in iodé's blocker added: in addition to the default standard blocklist, we added three lists (socials, porn, extreme) that can be activated globally or on a per-app basis (more information in the FAQ).
      • Geometric Weather app added.
      • Preinstalled apps selection at setup wizard added.
      • Preinstalled apps including microG updated to their latest version.
      • LineageOS updated (May security patch).
    • 07/03/2021 (build 20210306):
      • Blocker UI improved: performance at startup, statistics display (with sortable columns), DNS stream
      • Preinstalled apps management (uninstall / reinstall) menu added (Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Preinstalled apps)
      • Latest lineageOS sources synced
      • Default apps updated
    • 22/01/2021 (build 20210119):
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Activated Camera APIv2 in Snap
      • Force auto-update of apps in FDroid to keep in sync with iodé apps. It can be disabled.
    • 02/12/2020 (build 20201127):
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • New default wallpaper
      • Firefox browser renamed as iodé Browser and logo changed due to trademark restrictions
      • The iodé blocker can now be correctly coupled with a VPN
    • 17/11/2020 (build 20201113):
      • Qwant replaced by a customized version Firefox, actually 83.1.0-rc1: Qwant or DDG as default search engine, alternate search engines added, telemetry disabled
      • iodé app (blocker): app switches replaced by shields around app icons, aggregated apps view in report, historical data deletion for each period by long press on an app line in report, black list updated
      • LineageOS sources synced
      • Prebuilt apps updated
      • Added a iodé category in FDroid, to quickly distribute the apps we customize. We had to fork FDroid for this purpose.
    • 30/09/2020 (build 20200925):
      • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree (big improvements for the GPS)
      • microG updated to v0.2.12.203315 plus commits up to 25/09 (in-app maps now mostly working through Mapbox)
      • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
      • Welcome to "News": an app to keep users informed of latest iodé developments, as well a a FAQ.
    • 05/08/2020 (build 20200805):
      • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
      • Camera leak now solved in the sources (thanks to @derf elot)
      • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
      • AppleNLP backend working again
      • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
    • 25/07/2020 (build 20200725):
      • Synced lineage (security patch r40) and device tree
      • Minor UI fixes and improvements in iodé adblocker
      • Updated blocklist
      • Updated preinstalled apps
      • Improved bootanimation
    • 07/07/2020 (build 20200707): initial publicly available build of iodéOS for poplar.

    Downloads : add-ons
    • phonesky-magisk.zip : Magisk module for NanoDroid patched Play Store, for those who really need to get access to their paid apps that don't work with microG. This module can be generally be deactivated when you have installed and ran once the paid apps.
      NB : you may have to wait a couple of hours after activating the module for being able to install paid apps.
    • phonesky-magiskV2.zip : compatibility for the upcoming iodéOS 2.0 based on Android 11. It can ben installed on iodéOS 1.x based on Android 10 too.
      IMPORTANT : install this module or deactivate the previous one before installing iodéOS 2.0, or you'll be caught in a bootloop.
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    ### NEW UPDATE : 05/08/2020 ###
    Also available as an OTA update.
    Quick changelog:
    • Synced LineageOS sources and device tree
    • Camera leak now solved in the sources (thanks to @derf elot)
    • microG updated to v0.2.11.202414 plus commits up to 05/08
    • AppleNLP backend working again
    • Prebuilt apps updated to their latest version
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    It's great to see another privacy focused rom for this device! I do have some questions though: why not use osmand (open source nav app) for maps. Also I understand that the built in ads blocker is better than a vpn based one, but how is it compared to say AdAway? And can it be deactivated (sometimes blocklists block useful sites too or result in certain apps to not function properly)?

    I'll do a backup on the weekend and check it out.
    The main reasons for the choice of Magic Earth over Osmand: it is simpler to use, and has real-time traffic information. There's not perfect choice...

    The blocker can be deactivated globally on its home page, or app by app on the report page. However, statistics are still collected. We will add a 'mute' function, to avoid statistics collection. Both (block and mute) will be able to be combined: mute but still block, unmute and unblock, ...

    Some of the main advantages of a low-level blocker like the one were're implementing:
    • there's no need to root the phone (for Adaway, root is required)
    • VPN remains free
    • the blocker is a low-level system process which cannot be killed by the Android memory management
    • it is implemented with efficiency and security in mind (c++ with RAII principle as much a possible, multi-threaded, specific sepolicy rules)
    • fine-grained control over which app may be blocked (and/or muted in a future version)
    • very accurate statistics: we can track exactly which app makes which DNS request, which app sends or receives which packet on the network, the quantity of data exchanged, source/destination, ports, ...
    • in addition to DNS blocking (equivalent to a hosts file based method like Adaway for global blocking of all apps), we can also block network packets whose source or destination IP address has recently been associated to a domain in the black list.
    • we will be able to make even more fine-grained tuning, like deciding that a domain must blocked for a given app but unblocked for another app, and many more
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    *** New Update : 03/02/2022 ***

    Available as OTA (see OP)

    Beware: Play Store Magisk module broken