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Updating LineageOS 15.1 for microG via TWRP + feature test

thanks for the advice - i guess it’s just better not to encrypt the sd and be aware where to put which file :wink:

on a fresh 15.1 install i experience a high battery drain even in standby with no SIM & wifi off/not connected.
can you say the same? would an older modem help? any idea what could be an issue for this behaviour?

stats 15.1 fresh install:
  no SIM&WLAN off:                          ca ~0,5%/h (8% in 17h) - left picture
  no SIM&WLAN on but not connected:         ca 1%/h 

Depends.
Currently I have about 1% battery usage per hour with SIM and WiFi on and connected (with bad mobile network reception at home) and the phone idle otherwise, but freshly installed it was 2%/hour before some automatic optimizing by Android kicked in (my guess) … so for me personally this is actually looking pretty good, and judging from my experience it would not be considered a battery drain on this forum.

are these steps necessary if an old camera is still installed?

  • Booted TWRP
  • Destroyed the LUKS header to really seriously get rid of prior encryption (Advanced - Terminal - dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p20 bs=4096 count=512 )
  • Formatted data to get a valid Ext4 partition again (Wipe - Format Data)
  • Resized data to not regret later that I left that out (Wipe - Advanced Wipe - data - Repair or Change File System - Resize File System)
  • Wiped everything except Micro SD card (Wipe - Advanced Wipe).
  • Rebooted into TWRP to make sure encryption is gone (no request for the encryption password when starting)
  • Installed lineage-14.1-20180808-microG-FP2.zip
  • Booted LineageOS 14.1
  • Set a PIN and encrypted the phone
  • Rebooted into TWRP to make sure 14.1 encrpytion was in place (request for the encryption password when starting and successful decryption)
  • Turned off the phone and reassembled the new main camera module

These were my steps to get from a 15.1 encryption (which TWRP couldn’t handle) done by 15.1 in the testing phase to a 14.1 encryption, which I then installed 15.1 on (so that TWRP as well as 15.1 could handle it).

If you want to do the same with the old camera, just don’t disassemble/reassemble the camera :wink: .

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, the stock camera App doesn’t operate the flash correctly.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording works correctly with the stock camera App, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, the stock camera App doesn’t operate the flash correctly.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording works correctly with the stock camera App, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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Will you switch to LineageOS 15.1 encryption, or does the 14.1 still suffice?

I use 14.1 encryption because TWRP as of now (3.2.3-0) can’t decrypt 15.1 encryption.
If TWRP catches up, I might consider 15.1 encryption for a new install somewhen … or 16.0 encryption then :slight_smile: ?

Do you know whether 15.1 encryption does anything better than 14.1 encryption?

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

2 Likes

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

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Is lineage.org down? I cant download last release.

Seems that way at the moment … at least partly … https://status.lineageos.org/

Doesn’t affect microg.org, though … https://download.lineage.microg.org/FP2/ works currently.

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Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

1 Like

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera worked this time (checked for some minutes, in the past this only recorded black after a few seconds)
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds again.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

1 Like

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black after a random number of seconds.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

2 Likes

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black if surrounding light is too dark or changes into too dark while you move (this was hinted at by someone, and it seems to be correct, but I can’t seem to find the post at the moment).
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black if surrounding light is too dark or changes into too dark while you move.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.

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Apparently, weather providers for LineageOS 15.1 and 16.0 are finally in the works, which means as in LineageOS 14.1 an extra App wouldn’t be needed for a simple weather Widget for the homescreen.

The Yahoo weather provider is deprecated, though, as Yahoo made API changes.

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Update Installed via TWRP 3.2.3-0 (Releases)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly for ages.
  • main camera (new module) video recording
  • selfie camera (new module)
  • selfie camera (new module) video recording with stock camera App not checked, worked correctly last time I checked, Open Camera records only black if surrounding light is too dark or changes into too dark while you move.
  • USB connection to PC / MTP
  • alarm
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.11
  • Root access (Settings - Developer Settings - Root Access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (Your local weather with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key, Weather Widget)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

And here is a Settings reference.