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1 hour ago, claude0001 said:

Bumping my question from above as the silence about this worries me a little bit. After all, LineageOS 16 is the very topic of this thread.

I was hoping to keep LOS 16 on my device for a while, not expecting it to be abandoned so quickly.

I worry that 17.1 will not work as a drop-in replacement for me due to the absence of AddonSU, which was a nicely integrated and low-profile root-management solution. I require permanent root access for several things (SSH server, Debian Chroot, cross-system file management), but I obviously do not want random apps to be able to su all the time.

I read about magisk of course, but it is not an "official" solution and a much heavier application - two facts I worry about in such a (safety-) critical system component. Also -- from what I read at least -- it is much more tricky to install (does not work with Lineage recovery, I guess) and integrates less nicely into Lineage (does not survive OTA updates?).

So ... could anyone with background knowledge comment on the future of 16.0? Do I have to prepare for the transition already? @tdm, maybe?  

Only 17.1 will build now, but you are free to keep 16.0 as long as you wish, and even build yourself when new security updates come in.

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I am pleased to announce that the Pro1 has received official support in LineageOS 16.0.   You can find the builds and installation instructions on the official LineageOS Downloads page.

Lineage recovery will offer to install from sdcard if, and only if, a physical sdcard is present and it is able to be read without any decryption (eg. it is not used as adoptable storage).  

In my opinion LineageOS 16 was a very important OS for the Pro1 that brought the best out of the device at a moment when stock couldn't (yet) . Although not a developer, I can well imagine it also bro

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1 hour ago, Wheeljack said:

I'm only seeing the 17.1 build in the queue for today.  I don't know if there were cases where 16 and 17 builds for the same device were run side by side.

On another note... I'm running 16.0 with MindTheGapps. What are my options when upgrading to 17.1 (since OpenGapps is recommended now)?

I'm using opengapps nano for Android 10 on AICP Q. It works fine. So I'm sure it will work fine on Lineage 17.1 also.

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1 hour ago, tdm said:

Only 17.1 will build now, but you are free to keep 16.0 as long as you wish, and even build yourself when new security updates come in.

OK, thanks for the information.

That 16.0 will not get any security updates from upstream is a pity though.

From what I read, the changes related to su would render the upgrade of my set-up to 17.1 non-trivial at best. So I'll have to stay with 16.0 for now, at least until I learned how to efficiently use magisk together with LOS on the Pro1 ...

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The first Lineage 17.1 build has been posted on the official download site.  Please note, I have not really been involved with this version and I am not running it on my device, as I prefer AICP.  I would suggest @EskeRahn create a discussion thread.  I'll probably monitor that in case any issues arise and need pointed out to the current developers.

 

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In my opinion LineageOS 16 was a very important OS for the Pro1 that brought the best out of the device at a moment when stock couldn't (yet) . Although not a developer, I can well imagine it also broke the ground for all future releases of Lineage on the Pro1.

So, I guess this is an appropriate moment to thank @tdm for all the hard work!

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if anyone has the gapps issue with the version 17 thats now live. 

1. adb sideload Lineage Image

2. adb sideload Gapps

3. Reboot and boot into the Lineage (set up the phone until you are on the home screen)

4. Boot into Recovery Mode again

6. adb sideload Gapps again.

 

Then it works

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3 hours ago, daniel.schaaaf said:

@tdm Do you know if LineageOS creates a log file when updating? I updated to 10.0-20201026 (OTA), and now a lot of my apps are missing. The corresponding directories in \data\app are gone, even though the app data in \data\data is still there.

 

It depends on how you update.  Recovery and OTA are completely separate.  Which did you use?  Either way, the data partition should not be touched by the upgrade.  Can you spot any pattern with the missing apps?  eg. are they all Google apps, or are they all large apps that have auxiliary data, or some other thing?

 

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Thanks for your quick reply tdm 🙂

I did an OTA update. Unfortunately there is no pattern. Some apps were installed from the SD card, some from F-droid, and some from the Play store. Looks like I have something to do for the weekend ... I am a hoarder and have ... had about 600 apps (mostly games I never play) installed. Now I am down to 350 😞

There are still 21 GB free on the internal memory. That excludes Android doing weird stuff due to a lack of free space.

Well, I seem to be the only one to have missed apps. Then it's not LineageOS or even Pro1 related ...

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The SD card is still recognised, and there are no apps installed on it. All my apps were installed to \data. The deleted apps were also not consistently using the SD card either. Some apps only stored data in \data\data, some used \sdcard\Android\data, some had obbs on the SD card.

 

Found something: The data folders all were from the same date. Now I have to find out if I restored these apps from backups made with "oandbackup" or "AppWererabbit".

One question still remains: Why were the apps (their folders in \data\app) deleted (and their data in \data\data retained).

 

Edit 2: Looks like I restored the apps with oandbackup when I got my Pro1. Other people experienced the same problem with LOS updates: https://github.com/jensstein/oandbackup/issues/263

Apparently, apps that were installed directly via their apk also get deleted. Apps that were installed from the Play store seem to survive a LOS update. Either the LOS update process or the Google Play store or Play services deleted the apps. But, the LOS update (OTA) a few weeks ago did not delete any apps (that I am aware of). This is a real mess 😞

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17 hours ago, daniel.schaaaf said:

Well, I seem to be the only one to have missed apps. Then it's not LineageOS or even Pro1 related ...

I haven't seen this at OTAs, but I have seen it when restoring from Google. I'm not sure if is related. One of the apps that very often is omitted is K9 Mail. And though numbers are unusual in names, t is not always omitted, just frequently. I can easily go to Android Market, and select the Library tab, and the app is listed and can be installed with no hassle. It can happen for other apps too.

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A short update on my missing apps: Restoring the apks with oandbackup made them function again, meaning that the restored apps had access to the data that was still there.

While this is making things much better for me, I ask myself why these restored apps have the permission to access their old data. Apparently, the re-installed apks (with oandbackup) got their old UID assigned and SELinux seems to be happy too. Really weird ...

 

Edit: I love the dangerous life ... so, I updated my LOS17.1 to the newest nightly just now, and I only "lost" one app (the F-droid store).

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