I wanted to provide some updates to the T810/T710 LOS community.
Context: I have been using the great work of @retiredtab
to provide LOS 18.1 and 19.1 for the excellent T810 and T710 tablets. I have both tablets and have found the 18.1 ROM to be excellent and very reliable for daily use. The 19.1 ROMs are excellent, except for one thing - regular (every few days) “Connected to device. Can’t provide internet” errors with ! on wifi icon. A reboot didn’t fix it every time, and I sometimes saw multiple reboot crashes before I got a clean wifi back again. WiFi would stay on for a while, and then something triggered the fault. I have not been able to identify what.
I decided to do a clean install on both my T810 and T710 of the LOS 19.1 ROM, to start the year clean. I had been doing dirty installs for several months since the original alpha ROM was released. I can report the following which is really an update to my post on the install instructions earlier.
- NikGApps Core 20220908 doesn’t properly install PlayStore – in TWRP says it installed but it doesn’t show as an App on home screen – 20220709 is the only NikGApps version that works for me. No version of MindTheGApps works.
- NikGApps up to Omni works. NikGApps Stock and Full don’t – they replace AOSP key board with Google Voice typing which you can’t get rid of. But even with Omni the included Apps don’t appear on the installed apps screen. So my recommendation is that you just use NikGApps 20220709 Core and load the Apps yourself.
- After initial setup, I recommend quickly enabling Google backup. Otherwise, SeedVault jumps in and you can’t get rid of it.
Before my clean installs of LOS 19.1 using 20230107 (T810) or 20230108 (T710), it often took multiple reboots and/or power off to get the tablet to restart properly with WiFi enabled. After clean installs of 2023010X with NikGApps 20220709 Core, both devices now recover cleanly with a single reboot if the WiFi fails. It would be nice if the community can track down the culprit for what triggers “Can’t provide internet”, but until that’s found at least a single reboot will restore WiFi functionality.
Apart from the WiFi anomaly, I have experienced no other anomalies on either my T810 or T710 running LOS 19.1 since the clean installs. Thank you again @retiredtab
for your great work. It's really appreciated.