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Updating LineageOS 16.0 for microG via TWRP + feature test

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Can also report LOS with microG works once more, like a breeze. Just had issue that my microSD was not recognized after boot, and device was hot. After putting it off for a while and starting it, problem went away.

In case anybody wonders … the 20190910 build is still at Security patch level 1 August 2019, so if you are on 20190908 there’s one less reason to bother.

Update Installed via custom TWRP 3.2.3 … although currently no luck with encryption.
TWRP 3.3.1-0 (Releases) seems to have trouble with encryption in general.

  • lineage-16.0-20190917-microG-FP2.zip (Changelog)
    • Security patch level:
      up to date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      5 September 2019 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)
    • Vendor security patch level:
      out of date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      1 April 2018 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)

The following things work for me so far:

  • call / be called
  • send SMS / receive SMS
  • internet via WiFi
  • internet via mobile network
  • location (Edit: had some temporary problems reported starting here, which turned out to be unrelated to the build)
  • compass
  • screenshot
  • main camera (new module) works correctly with Open Camera, stock camera App not checked, didn’t operate the flash correctly last time I checked.
  • 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 (no alarm sounding with volume set too low.)
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.12
  • Root access (Settings - System - Advanced - Developer options - Root access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (OpenWeatherProvider with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key … I don’t get a connection to OpenWeatherMap quite often lately … so updates to the weather status are still coming in, but not every time they should according to schedule)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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Have you tried (Mira)cast recently?

No. I would have to go look whether I even have a device to test this with.

Edit: I’m not able to test this.
My AV receiver doesn’t do Miracast. And my Samsung TV (2010 C-Series) could perhaps do it with an additional App, but the internet is inconclusive about this, and I make it a point to not hook my TV up to the internet anyway.
As I don’t have a use case myself, I’m not motivated enough currently to get a Miracast dongle only for testing.

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Update Installed via custom TWRP 3.2.3 … although currently no luck with encryption.
TWRP 3.3.1-0 (Releases) seems to have trouble with encryption in general.

  • lineage-16.0-20191015-microG-FP2.zip (Changelog)
    • Security patch level:
      up to date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      5 September 2019 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)
      (Regular LineageOS got October 5 patch level early today, so I thought I’d give it a shot … too soon.)
    • Vendor security patch level:
      out of date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      1 April 2018 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)

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 last time I checked.
  • 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 (no alarm sounding with volume set too low.)
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.12
  • Root access (Settings - System - Advanced - Developer options - Root access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (OpenWeatherProvider with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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:warning: If you are updating to the new version of microG (2.9) via F-Droid the location services will stop working and microG starts to crash.

I hope it will soon be solved, because I cannot revert the update :sweat_smile:

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You can revert to system version:
Settings -> Apps & notifications -> See all … apps -> microG Services Core -> three dot menu -> uninstall updates.
Afterwards you must configure your backends again.

I did that, but keep in mind that you also have to re-register all the apps that need GCM services! (-> by reinstalling them)

Update Installed via custom TWRP 3.2.3 … although currently no luck with encryption.
TWRP 3.3.1-0 (Releases) seems to have trouble with encryption in general.

  • lineage-16.0-20191022-microG-FP2.zip (Changelog)
    • Security patch level:
      up to date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      5 October 2019 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)
    • Vendor security patch level:
      out of date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      1 April 2018 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)

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 last time I checked.
  • 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 (no alarm sounding with volume set too low.)
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.12
  • Root access (Settings - System - Advanced - Developer options - Root access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … pairings survived the update)
  • FM radio
  • weather (OpenWeatherProvider with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key … connection to the service seems very unreliable lately)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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Sorry, I don’t notice that, cause I don’t use such apps.

Update Installed via custom TWRP 3.2.3 … although currently no luck with encryption.
TWRP 3.3.1-0 (Releases) seems to have trouble with encryption in general.

  • lineage-16.0-20191119-microG-FP2.zip (Changelog)
    • Security patch level:
      up to date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      5 November 2019 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)
    • Vendor security patch level:
      out of date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      1 April 2018 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)

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 last time I checked.
  • 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 (no alarm sounding with volume set too low.)
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.12
  • Root access (Settings - System - Advanced - Developer options - Root access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … music pairing survived the update, I changed the device to transfer data with, so I had to pair anew)
  • FM radio
  • weather (OpenWeatherProvider with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key … connection to the service seems very unreliable lately)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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Update Installed via custom TWRP 3.2.3 … although currently no luck with encryption.
TWRP 3.3.1-0 (Releases) seems to have trouble with encryption in general.

  • lineage-16.0-20191217-microG-FP2.zip (Changelog)
    • Security patch level:
      up to date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      5 December 2019 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)
    • Vendor security patch level:
      out of date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      1 April 2018 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)

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 last time I checked.
  • 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 (no alarm sounding with volume set too low.)
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.12
  • Root access (Settings - System - Advanced - Developer options - Root access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … music pairing survived the update, I changed the device to transfer data with, so I had to pair anew)
  • FM radio
  • weather (OpenWeatherProvider with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key … current weather was there, can’t judge connection failures over time anymore, I don’t look at it this much anymore)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

Is there any new/updated drivers in the last version of FPOS/OpenOS? (19.11.02)

At least not when it was still beta … “There are no changes on the modem part.”

https://forum.fairphone.com/t/fp2-fairphone-os-fairphone-open-19-11-1-19-11-2/55196/7?u=anotherelk

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I was guessing that this could come with the modem.zip :wink:

“For fixing WiFi we mostly changed the kernel, plus some configuration that lives in the system partition. LineageOS might take over WiFi fixes from us, but this could require some bigger changes (since there are quite a few differences between the kernel we use and the LineageOS kernel).”

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Thank you for the info :smiley:
I don’t have access to this topic as I’m not part of the beta program :wink:

Update Installed via custom TWRP 3.2.3 … although currently no luck with encryption.
TWRP 3.3.1-0 (Releases) seems to have trouble with encryption in general.

  • lineage-16.0-20200121-microG-FP2.zip (Changelog)
    • Security patch level:
      up to date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      5 January 2020 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)
    • Vendor security patch level:
      out of date (Settings - Security & location - Trust)
      1 April 2018 (Settings - About phone - tap on Android version)

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 last time I checked.
  • 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 (no alarm sounding with volume set too low.)
  • MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.12
  • Root access (Settings - System - Advanced - Developer options - Root access)
  • USB OTG
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth (data connection, music playback … music pairing survived the update, I changed the device to transfer data with, so I had to pair anew)
  • FM radio
  • weather (OpenWeatherProvider with my own OpenWeatherMap API Key … current weather was there, can’t judge connection failures over time anymore, I don’t look at it this much anymore)

For reporting bugs see the bottom of this page.

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Does anybody have any experience with Magisk instead of the LOS su? (OS: LineageOS 16.0 for microG)