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Which phones today uses Android Common Kernel? [closed]

Android Common Kernel is an effor by google to unificate the kernels of the phones. What are examples of phones today that uses Android Common Kernels, except Pixel?
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Building Lineage os : Device manifest and framework compatibility matrix are incompatible [closed]

I am trying to build Lineage OS for the A52 4G, I'm at the building step, and then the compiler exits because "Device manifest and framework compatibility matrix are incompatible". Kernel ...
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How to repack a system.new.dat.br with open source command line tools?

We can decompress a system.new.dat.br and then convert to an img, like this: brotli --decompress system.new.dat.br -o unpacked_system.new.dat sdat2img.py system.transfer.list unpacked_system.new.dat ...
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Is there a map for filesystem paths to images in Android 11 and/or 12?

I never know which image to build when I am working on kernel modules, gki kernel code, or other vendor code. Is there a map for looking at which files I am touching and then finding out which images ...
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When is the Final vbmeta Image Generated in a Signed Build?

BACKGROUND I am attempting to generate my own signed builds of LineageOS 18.1 and am having trouble with the final signed OTA. Specifically, the vendor partition is failing during AVB verification ...
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Why is there not a utility which builds lineage OS for different devices? [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu on different old computer hardware of mine, and it's wonderful how easy it is to install and how portable it is between different devices. I have an 8-year old Samsung Android ...
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"app not installed" error on installing rebuild recompiled resigned after editing modifying app manifest through Apk editor?

How to solve "app not installed" error on installing rebuild recompiled resigned after editing modifying app manifest through Apk editor for changing Android storage location? I was trying ...
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Block booting into safe mode

I am using a porn blocker to protect my kids. But I got to know that there is a workaround to that by rebooting into safe mode. I also tested it and I was able to access everything. Now my paid ...
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Strange build number on Alcatel phone

According to this site, since Android 8, build numbers have a certain format. However, I have an Alcatel 5030D_EAA with Android 10 with a build number 01011 What should I think of that? The reason I ...
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Changing Wear OS AVD build properties

I'm trying to get hold of one specific app: LV Watch Faces 2. I cannot find this anywhere. It's possible to extract it from an LV Wear OS watch, but I don't have them. I got an idea, maybe it's ...
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If a user debug build comes with adb root access by default, does it contain the su binary?

If an Android user debug build comes with adb root access by default, does it contain the su binary to achieve this? If not, is it any different from rooting your phone?
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Getting adb root: I did unpack and repack the boot img yet adb root doesn't work

my android is a Marshmallow 6.0.1 (EDIT: It is Samsung!) I just unpacked the boot.img and edited the build.prop by setting: ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 ro.adb.secure=0 repacket it, flashed it and ...
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Change device model on Android 10

I have Realme X2 (RMX1992) phone with Lineage OS 17.1 with root. I want to change my device model to Realme X2 Pro (RMX1931). I have edited build.prop files in /system and /vendor folders with ro....
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Replacing Malware System Apps with Clean Versions of Apps

I have many times found devices or ROMs that have malware installed as system apps. This thread is intended to define a recurring problem and discuss and determine solutions. Background: In many ...
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LineageOS / bardockpro / recent LineageOS installation package do not work

I have been happily using and occasionally upgrading a bardockpro device for many months. However, in summer 2019 the device stopped booting into upgrades that were released after July. The most ...
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Chinese in the quick settings Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (SystemUI.apk)

I translated the firmware Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (RU & UA) for Meizu Note 9 and Meizu 8X, but I can’t kill the Chinese in the quick settings: The fact is that China’s events are taking place there -...
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How to build LineageOS for a device without official support? [closed]

I have a Mi 8 Lite (platina), for which there is no official LineageOS support. But LineageOS custom ROM for the device is available on XDA. On further research, I can see that vendor files, device ...
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Where are kernel modules installed?

I am trying to find Linux kernel modules on my nitrogen board. I have unpacked kernel config from /proc/config.gz and I see kernel was compiled with a lot of modules. I see only one in /vendor/lib/...
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LineageOS : upgrade nightly to unofficial, switching keys not working

referring to: LineageOS : upgrade nightly to unofficial @Taknok: Did this work for you? I tried to follow the instructions on the Wiki page you mentioned, but it did not work. I always ended up with ...
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How to flash Android 9 on Huawei Mate 9?

Can I flash Android 9 built from source to Huawe Mate 9? Will it work? After build, there are these .img files: cache.img system.img userdata.img vbmeta.img vendor-qemu.img ramdisk.img system-qemu....
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Edditing updater-script

In this thread, #6 post jellopuddingstick said that he could remove the check on updater-script in order to flash a rom which doesnt fit with build.prop . For example, this is my updater script I ...
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Why there is one driver binaries file per android version?

As you can see on the first screenshot, Sony (it's the same thing for Google with his Nexus and Pixel devices) provides one driver binaries tree file per android version for each device to compile ...
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Which version of Lineage OS do I use for Samsung s4 SPRINT?

Previously I used jfltespr. But Lineage OS doesn't show any builds for that. Did one of the other builds replace that? jfltexx jfltevzw ks01lte jfltexx sounds appropriate but I can't find anything ...
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Copying and remotely deploying a build across multiple devices

If I do a factory reset and then setup a given android phone in a particular way (removing apps, adding apps, syncing to certain bluetooth devices, turning on/off various system notification settings, ...
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How do I get a stable LineageOS build?

It seems like all LineageOS builds are marked as nightly, which makes it impossible to pick out more stable builds from the not-so-stable ones. How do I find a stable build? Is there a plan to mark ...
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How to add devices to the LineageOS github repo?

My phone isn't currently supported by lineage, and many other phones that either my friends or I have. So I would like to know, how to add a new device tree and kernel for any self-builder to use out ...
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repacked system image fails to boot

I have a problem where the repacked system.img does not work. My target device is: DOOGEE X5pro, which uses MT6735M chip. I am using this custom ROM. The original files from this custom ROM works fine ...
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Building ROMs & Kernels?

I've been using customs ROMs and Kernels on my GS5 for a while now, but I want to get a clear explanation about how it works. Here are a few questions: What is 'building' in Android? I heard that the ...
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Creating a multipartition bootable SDcard manually

I'm trying to create a bootable sd card for an embedded board from Android images for various partitions (bootloader.imx, boot.img, recovery.img, and so on). Each of these images has to be written to ...
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Is it possible to rebuild a Huawei (or other) phones firmware from a existing installation?

I wondered, if you can install a firmware to a Huawei phone from a update.app file, could it be possible to reverse it and build the update.app back? I mean it like create a update.app from the ...
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android boot with forceencrypt take a long time [closed]

I am building cm-13.0 for oneplus bacon here. I want the ROM to encrypt on first boot, so I changed the flag in Android fstab file (device/oneplus/bacon/rootdir/etc) from encryptable to forceencrypt. ...
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Update Nexus 5 From KK 4.4.4 to M 6

I have a rooted stock Nexus 5, KitKat 4.4.4 build KTU84P with Franco kernel 3.4.88, and I would like to update to Marshmallow 6. Which build should I download and flash? Or do I have to upgrade ...
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CyanogenMod on Xperia Z1 compact: Amami or Yuga

I have in stalled CyanogenMod (CM) 12.1 on my Sony Xperia Z1 compact -- according to the CM website the name for that device is amami. The OS (Cyanogenmod version) that it runs, very much to my ...
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Are nightly CyanogenMod releases safe?

I am using a 2013 Moto X Developer Edition (XT1053) and am currently running stock Android, (with the exception of Motorola's software) and I am thinking of switching to CyanogenMod. However, after ...
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Is it possible to upgrade/replace built-in "contacts" aplication?

I was wondering if it is possible to build "Contacts" from ASOP/Google sources, and then replace original -single application- provided by phone manufacturer? This concerns device without root. I ...
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Can one determine the kernel version of a Samsung device from the Android version?

Basically, does an Android version map to a specific kernel version on Samsung devices? For example, can I assume that Samsung devices running Android 4.4.2 will have kernel version 3.4.0 (or some ...
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How much does the build number of an Android OS matter?

I have seen several builds on OS 4.3 and 4.4-- what are the key differences? I tried finding documentation on the exact changes, but couldn't find any. I set up two new Nexus 7 tablets (2013) and ...
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How to make an Android update for your own device? [duplicate]

I have this devices which the android version is 4.2. After read some articles about Kitkat, I'm really excited and want to try to experience it on my phone. However, it seems the manufacturer won't ...
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AOKP Permission Manager?

I am running Paranoid Android and love it, but it is hard on battery life. So I am looking at flashing back to AOKP. In looking around, I've seen some vague references to a "Permission Management" (...
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