Glad to see you once again around here, think we last talked when you were using the Xperia V on LineageOS.
Happy to see nicki is not fully dead and that its users can benefit from newer builds.
However there's a big concern here, I pushed the Nicki official removal for two important reasons :
- Device sources are no longer updated.
If there's no real issue it's fine, but might appear.
> Issues like autobrightness flashing in a weird way upon device wake/unlock is among the biggest issue fixed / wip since the changes stopped.
> Checked in my huashan sources to find common relevant things for nicki, I just pushed an overlay cleanup and fix for MMS non-Data use.
- Kernel sources are highly outdated.
To put this in a easy way, we can judge the security status
> to be around December 2016 and February 2017. Therefore the security version you share here is only the ROM sources,
> though a good portion of the security patches are actually to be worked upon for each kernel.
You can find our internal CVEs vulnerabilities tracker concerning the nicki 8x27 kernel here : https://cve.lineageos.org/android_kernel_sony_msm8x27
Someone should at some point stand up and start looking at them one by one,
fixing the ones related to the kernel version by cherry-picking, testing then pushing to gerrit.
You can take my sony_msm8960t kernel as reference if you wish, only the most recent CVEs are a work in progress,
and you should therefore easily see which CVEs concern your 3.4 kernel and find the commits in my history.
I'd gladly merge commits uploaded to gerrit if they are valid and properly authored / clean.
Hope this makes the current status of Nicki a bit more clear.