Long story short, microG is supposed to take advantage of signature spoofing in order to do his magic. But I couldn't make this happen.
I just did a clean install of Havoc OS (Android Pie) on my Oneplus 3 using this thread.
This distro is supposed to natively support Signature Spoofing, as it claims in its features list (twice). And migroG is officially supported. But there's no support provided on SourceForge (official website for Havoc OS) and the way to contact the dev is Telegram (which I don't use).
What I've tried ?
There is a switch available in the Settings app, and according to the terminal, it's working :
settings get global allow_signature_fake returns 1 or 0, depending on that switch.
However, when trying to check with microG or with this checker I get a negative answer.
You can see it on these screenshots :
Over the 600 pages of the official thread, I saw other people having issue with this but noone really have a working solution.
Some said they used a Magisk module called NanoDroid, but in its today's version, this one detects that the distro already allow it and do nothing. Plus, I read this override on distro natively supporting it is not recommended anyway.
According to this thread :
LineageOS for microG since December updates refuses sigspoof to work when the permission is not defined in privapp-permissions, this is now the case (on all ROMs with native sigspoof support)
As Havoc OS is based on LineageOS, I've tried that too.
I've then installed a magisk module called [Terminal] App Systemizer and use it to swap both apps (Checker and microG) to
Then after reboot I've got some progress : Signature Spoofing Checker still says "Disabled", but microG show one more checkbox filled (System grants signature spoofing permission). See the screenshot :
Now I'm stuck and have no clue were to go next. Any idea ?