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[UNOFFICIAL][BETA][Q][ROM]LineageOS 17.1 Beta for Galaxy J5 [J500H/FN/F/G/M/Y/8]

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Nordiclights

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Is it possible to change the wallpaper? can i change it in twrp with simple copy?
 

puszek_

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This ROM is lagging as hell on my J500FN. Did anyone have problems like this, or am I the only one? After proper installation with wiping everything, then installing my apps, everything works fine and fast. The problem starts after 1 or 2 days when the phone starts to slow down. E.g. Google Photos turn on after like 30 seconds, or the dialer popup when someone is calling to me is lagging the device and I can't pick up. It's just really painful to use. RAM usage is always about 85%, it leaves about 200MB free, same as on LineageOS 14.1, but it uses the old Lollipop bootloader. Although it's very fast and comfortable to use. I've tried other ROMs that require the Marshmallow bootloader and the final result is similar like on this 17.1 Lineage. So what's the deal? Does bootloader version really change anything? I want to use the newest ROMs like this but I just can't.
 

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This ROM is lagging as hell on my J500FN. Did anyone have problems like this, or am I the only one? After proper installation with wiping everything, then installing my apps, everything works fine and fast. The problem starts after 1 or 2 days when the phone starts to slow down. E.g. Google Photos turn on after like 30 seconds, or the dialer popup when someone is calling to me is lagging the device and I can't pick up. It's just really painful to use. RAM usage is always about 85%, it leaves about 200MB free, same as on LineageOS 14.1, but it uses the old Lollipop bootloader. Although it's very fast and comfortable to use. I've tried other ROMs that require the Marshmallow bootloader and the final result is similar like on this 17.1 Lineage. So what's the deal? Does bootloader version really change anything? I want to use the newest ROMs like this but I just can't.
Sounds like a gapps issue. 200mb free ram is not good, I've personally never had anything like that before.

What version of gapps do you use? It would be recommended to flash a minimal gapps package and download whatever you need afterwards through the play store.

And have you tried monitoring the system either through adb or a system monitoring app to see if some app you use or some system process is causing this?
A logcat of when the system gets slow would probably show what's going on.
 

puszek_

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Sounds like a gapps issue. 200mb free ram is not good, I've personally never had anything like that before.

What version of gapps do you use? It would be recommended to flash a minimal gapps package and download whatever you need afterwards through the play store.

And have you tried monitoring the system either through adb or a system monitoring app to see if some app you use or some system process is causing this?
A logcat of when the system gets slow would probably show what's going on.

As I remember, I tried opengapps pico and bitgapps on this OS. It's a good idea to see what's going on when the system is suddenly slowing down, I'll try it. But this issue also applies to other OS, not based on aosp, as ROMs ported from other Samsung devices. These ROMs are optimized as much as they could be, but the problem also occurs.

For now, I am trying other Android 10 ROM, so I'll try to check logcat if this happens again.
 

frhe

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Nov 3, 2020
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J500F(j5lte), latest TWRP, low volume

Thank you for the ROM, I've had a terrible time trying to flash others for some reason (screen artifacts and some other problems), and this worked perfectly with the addition of allowing me to use an SD card as internal storage (couldn't with stock).

I've noticed the device's max volume is lower than the stock (android 6), it seems that videos/music sound much more quiet even when the multimedia volume bar is at full, is it a bug, or is it a just a matter of a simple fix?

Model: J500F (j5lte)
Recovery: TWRP 3.4.0
open GApps: Mini or Micro (one of them wasn't able to install because of size).
ROM version: lineage-17.1-20200826-NIGHTLY-j5lte
 

romgharti

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Thank you for the ROM, I've had a terrible time trying to flash others for some reason (screen artifacts and some other problems), and this worked perfectly with the addition of allowing me to use an SD card as internal storage (couldn't with stock).

I've noticed the device's max volume is lower than the stock (android 6), it seems that videos/music sound much more quiet even when the multimedia volume bar is at full, is it a bug, or is it a just a matter of a simple fix?

Model: J500F (j5lte)
Recovery: TWRP 3.4.0
open GApps: Mini or Micro (one of them wasn't able to install because of size).
ROM version: lineage-17.1-20200826-NIGHTLY-j5lte

If you want higher sound, use Viper4android. then increase output gain.
remember disable or stop androidfx.
 

puszek_

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Is it possible to add my own fonts to the Styles menu in settings? So I have another font next to Rubik, Lato, and Noto Sans, you know what I mean. I tried to put the Open Sans font into /system/product/fonts but it doesn't change anything. I want to add it like this because renaming the font and putting it instead of Roboto in /system/fonts doesn't change anything.

Also, is there any way to fix ViPER4Android? It seems to work, but not as it should. After switching on viper bass and playing music, when the bass comes in other sounds get lower, and when there is no bass everything is loud again. And if I enable a dynamic system together with viper bass, everything gets distorted and is painful to listen to. There's no problem with v4a on Samsung ROMs ported from other Samsung devices. For now, I've installed Audio Modification Library, Audio Compatibility Patch, and Ainur Narsil.
 
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frhe

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If you want higher sound, use Viper4android. then increase output gain.
remember disable or stop androidfx.

I didn't use Viper4Android (might've been better), but after looking around a bit I found that disabling AudioFX(a system equalizer found in your apps) fixes the problem(custom levels didn't help).. it seems that old solutions for this problem still work.
 

Shadow__dgrt

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This ROM is lagging as hell on my J500FN. Did anyone have problems like this, or am I the only one? After proper installation with wiping everything, then installing my apps, everything works fine and fast. The problem starts after 1 or 2 days when the phone starts to slow down. E.g. Google Photos turn on after like 30 seconds, or the dialer popup when someone is calling to me is lagging the device and I can't pick up. It's just really painful to use. RAM usage is always about 85%, it leaves about 200MB free, same as on LineageOS 14.1, but it uses the old Lollipop bootloader. Although it's very fast and comfortable to use. I've tried other ROMs that require the Marshmallow bootloader and the final result is similar like on this 17.1 Lineage. So what's the deal? Does bootloader version really change anything? I want to use the newest ROMs like this but I just can't.
Even i am having the same issue, when i install some basic apps like whatsapp and insta it works fine for initial 2-3 days then starts to hang. Even i didnt flash the recovery.img and booloader.img provided in downloads. @Zakaryan2004 pls do help me i am in need and need phone to be properly functional. I was thinking reason for more ram consumption is cause its android 10 but it turned out same in stock rom also and as a matter of fact this is the only functional rom for this device, i really thank u for that @Zakaryan2004 . If flashing of recovery and bootloader is a must pls do let me know. Again a load thanks to u
 

.apoorv.

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Sep 12, 2020
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For some reason, Mobile Data only works sometimes on my J500F (j5lte). Most of the time, when I turn data on, it just displays a little cross beside the signal bar, just like when it is off. I have not found any specific pattern of when it works and when it doesn't. For reference, I am using an Airtel (India) SIM card and calling and messaging works perfectly fine. The ROM is solid except for this one thing. Please help me fix it.

Alright! I fixed it. Here's what I did.
1. Clean wiped everything including modem (except SD card).
2. Flashed Stock ROM (Marshmallow)
3. Checked if SIM worked. It did. Noted APN settings.
4. Flashed recovery to TWRP.
5. Clean wiped, just the 5 options from the top.
6. Flashed this ROM.
7. Flashed GApps (Pico) without booting first.
8. Booted the phone.
9. Phone couldn't connect to mobile network during initial setup. So, skipped that part.
10. Created new APN with the noted settings, and activated it.
11. Mobile Data worked!

Now you might think that all that I did was change the APN settings. However, I had tried setting the APN multiple times when I had flashed this ROM before. Unfortunately, it didn't work. It does now. So, yeah.

I guess some ROM must have messed up my modem (?)

Thanks by the way, this ROM is awesome.


Edit- Unfortunately this only worked one time. It doesn't seem to be working for me anymore.





Conclusion: Go back to stock. Don't wipe system this time.
 
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    LineageOS 17.1 is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 10.0, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.
    LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed.

    Code:
    ** Disclaimer
    I am not responsible if flashing this ROM bricks your
       phone or causes thermonuclear war  and ends the
        world as we know it. You have been warned.

    ROM Information

    • ROM Target Device: Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J5008 | SM-J500H | SM-J500F/G/M/Y | SM-J500FN
    • ROM Status: Beta
    • ROM OS: LineageOS 17.1

    What works
    * RIL (in-call audio, messaging, data)
    * Bluetooth
    * WiFi
    * Audio (music, etc)
    * Camera (including video recording)
    * Flash
    * Sensors
    * GPS
    * Brightness controls
    * NFC
    * Bluetooth audio

    What doesn't work
    * Bluetooth audio(an easy workaround can be found below) Fixed
    * KeyDisabler (read below) Removed
    * VoLTE, this will never work on AOSP as it's not easy to implement Samsung's proprietary implementation.

    Workarounds:
    * Bluetooth Audio
    To fix BT Audio on a Bluetooth headset, first connect to the device and after connecting press the gear icon near it. You should see a screen with 3 toggles(Phone calls, Media audio, Contact sharing), untoggle Phone calls and Contact sharing, leaving only Media audio on. After this you should be able to listen to media with bt headphones.


    Play Store not showing some apps
    You can avoid this bug by adding ro.opengles.version=196608 to your build.prop and rebooting. Make sure to clean Play Store app data.


    KeyDisabler
    The Navigation bar toggle in Settings>System>Buttons will cause touch screen not work after a reboot until the screen is timed out. This means that after rebooting your device you should let the screen turn off itself and then turn it off again to be able to unlock it.
    Device Names


    Verify your device codename before downloading any firmwares or recovery images!
    Code:
    [B]SM-J500F/G/M/Y[/B] - [COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"][B]j5lte[/B][/COLOR]
    [B]SM-J5008[/B] - [COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"][B]j5ltechn[/B][/COLOR]
    [B]SM-J500FN[/B] - [COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"][B]j5nlte[/B][/COLOR]
    [B]SM-J500H[/B] - [COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"][B]j53gxx[/B][/COLOR]


    Downloads
    ROM Download: here
    OpenGApps Download: here


    Installation
    Install the latest version(R10.1 or later) of OrangeFox(recommended, download here) or TWRP 3.3.1 or later
    Make a full backup (just in case something goes wrong)
    Make a full wipe(System, Data, Cache)
    * If you are already running LineageOS 16.0(by Galaxy-MSM8916) you can make a dirty flash(flash the build and the Android 10 GApps) but a wipe is recommended
    Download the latest build and transfer it to your phone
    Flash the zip
    If you are installing GApps do it before booting to the ROM. Make sure to flash the correct architecture and version(arm 10.0)
    And finally boot, the first boot can take several minutes as it optimizes all the apps

    There are still quite a few features that are not yet completed for LineageOS 17.1, these are not bugs, this is a beta release.
    You should provide logs when reporting any hardware-related issue.

    How to provide logcats

    Under Windows:


    Code:
    [B]* Install samsung device drivers and then
     the adb utils from here:[/B]
    
    [url]https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979[/url]
    
    [b]* Then enable developer mode, connect your phone to usb,
     and from [B]cmd[/B] paste this command:[/b]
    
    [I]adb logcat > %userprofile%/Desktop/logcat.txt[/I]
    
    [b]then try to reproduce the bug.[/b]
    
    [b]* The logcat file will be on your desktop.[/b]



    Under Linux:


    Code:
    [b]* Install the adb utils from your distribution's
     package manager and execute the command:[/b]
    
    [I]adb logcat > ~/logcat.txt[/I]
    
    [b]then try to reproduce the bug.[/b]
    
    [b]* The logcat file will be on your home directory.[/b]

    * Submit the logcat here on the forums, or on the Telegram group.

    * If you cant connect the device through adb on windows because the drivers, connect the device over wifi, enable adb over network in developer options, and type:

    Code:
    adb connect [ip address here]

    And then the adb logcat command for windows.

    Also do not under any circumstances post bug reports if you are using substratum themes or unsupported Magisk modules or you have performed any system modifications.


    Credits
    I would like to everyone who has helped me throughout the whole process of making Q for J5, included but not limited to those people:

    jenslody for doing the Q bringup, making it boot, fixing most of the bugs, and for everything else he has done to the development!
    Galaxy-MSM8916 team for our base trees.
    SebaUbuntu for finally fixing NFC on j5nlte and for every other fix he has provided!
    Soft-Bullet for suggesting Camera fix.
    All of the testers who have willingly tested the builds.
    And to everyone else who has done even the slightest for the project.

    Source code
    Kernel source code: https://github.com/Galaxy-MSM8916/android_kernel_samsung_msm8916
    ROM Source code: https://github.com/LineageOS
    Device trees: https://github.com/Galaxy-MSM8916/android_device_samsung_msm8916-common

    XDA:DevDB Information
    LineageOS 17.1 Beta for Galaxy J5(2015), ROM for the Samsung Galaxy J5

    Contributors
    Zakaryan2004
    ROM OS Version: Android 10
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    ROM Firmware Required: >= Marshmallow 6.0

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2020-01-22
    Last Updated 2020-01-22
    11
    A new update for LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy J5 is now available!

    After a long break on the updates, Galaxy-MSM8916 is back up again, with 17.1 builds rolling, thanks to everyone for our hard work and spent time.

    Changelog:
    June security patch, with latest LineageOS changes (cool ones!)
    Fixed Bluetooth Audio
    OpenGLES(e.g. Play Store app compatibility check) and other build prop issues have been properly fixed instead of hardcoding.
    Thermal HAL should now work properly
    Snap should be included instead of Camera2.
    Wallpaper flicker issue when transitioning from Doze to Lock screen should be fixed.
    MIDI should now work
    Touch HAL and KeyDisabler have been removed, as those are too buggy and cause other bugs, even when the feature isn't being used.
    Cleanups in device trees, maybe some performance improvements.
    Much more I don't remember.

    Expect to see more updates coming, as the massive bringups and preparations are finished on Galaxy-MSM8916, and everything is now ready.
    Download links are updated on the OP.
    LineageOS 17.1 Go builds will come a bit later.
    If there is anything broken in this build, feel free to report!
    7
    A new LineageOS 17.1 build for Galaxy J5 has been released.

    Changelog:
    Latest LineageOS source
    Fixed OpenGLES value (Play Store issues)
    - If you still don't have some apps on the Play Store, clear Play Store's data.

    If you have found any bugs, don't forget to report them here!
    7
    New LineageOS 17.1 update for Galaxy J5 (2015) is out!

    Changelog:
    - Merged new LineageOS changes (expect new features and bug fixes)
    - Fixed Miracast
    - Fixed 2nd SIM In-call Audio
    - NFC and DRM issues have been thoroughly fixed! (Thanks to SebaUbuntu for this amazing contribution)
    - Rounded corner animation has been disabled(less lag on gestures)
    - KeyDisabler has been added, meaning you can now see Navigation bar toggle in Settings>System>Buttons (beware, known bugs)
    - Button backlight options have been removed from Settings>System>Buttons
    - OpenGLES version flag has temporarily been hardcoded (Play Store will work properly now, clear Play Store data if it doesn't)

    Known bugs:
    - The Navigation bar toggle will cause touch screen not work after a reboot until the screen is timed out. This means that after rebooting your device you should let the screen turn off itself and then turn it off again to be able to unlock it.

    As always, download from the links in OP.