- Jun 3, 2021
PreambleI oft find in various forums that people are so filled with the milk of human kindness that they just can't wait to help, ( or may gain a few more badges~) ignoring everything but the heading.
And in doing so ask foolish questions.
So, please DO READ to the end.
Thanks to @ jwoegerbauer I now know I can't install the Lantern APK via recovery. I must use ADB which I have previously tried but failed.
Obviously, therefore I do not know what I am doing with ADB.
My tasks focus now is to install Lantern APK via ADB with the devices , tools and systems already mentioned. (below)
Unless someone, somewhere knows where I can find a Lantern ZIP file which I can flash. (seems I am good at that now at least~)
Please DO read everything below ladies and gents, my sense of humour and patience does have a limit~
Mobile Device DetailsSamsung note 3 originally 9006 Chinese ROM
Rooted via Odin to 9005
Upgraded to Lineage ROM 18
Uploaded pico Gapps
Uploaded Magisk v23
Asus P5BSE / Core2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00GHz / 4GB ram / 2TB storage / Linix; Zorin Core 15.3
Project in briefTo install Lantern. (getlantern.org)
Lantern is usually installed via Google play store.
Google is blocked in China.
Downloaded Lantern APK to upload to phone via recovery from SD card.
Recovery does not show the APK in the SD card.
Further info - useful?During one of my many attempts to install Lineage following a blog, I wiped the disk in error.
I also suspect I removed the backup of the original Samsung system as when I tried to reboot, TWRP mentioned there was no O/S.
Nothing I could do restored the original.
What was it Macbeth said about being in blood stepped so far?
On my final install of Lineage 18 I seem now to have their Recovery, not TWRP.
I am happy with that, seems no big deal for me, I was able to successfully install the new OS + Gapps. And it is one less APP to install
I also have Magisk installed, the device is in dev mode and - seemingly rooted. (although the App does not explicitly say so)
Using a borrowed SIM card I can connect to the China mobile network system.
I now have a fully functional, working , English language device with Lineage 18.
My last task is to figure out how to get the Lantern App sorted.
I have downloaded the APK from their official site, several others as well as a supposedly zip file.
Saved to SD card, visible when viewed on Linux, invisible when card is installed in mobile.
I really do not know quite how to proceed from here.
If I have missed anything, sorry, please ask.
Huge thanks to RAIZ from this forum for getting me to this stage and the guys who made Lineage 18 so darn easy to install and seemingly impossible to mess up.
And boy oh boy, believe me, I have really tried over the past few months~!