i was running CyanogenMod „Beanstalk“ on Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) for the last 2-3 years and it worked pretty well, but after a while (and a lot of Apps) it becomes unreliable/unstable. (but that is with all systems that have too much stuff installed).

It will crash and boot-loop on the latest WhatsApp / Firefox updates. (Yes i was not using WhatsApp for the last 6 months… but friends and family failed to migrate to Telegram 😡

The cool thing about Telegram: You can edit and even delete already send messages… rephrase, correct or take back what you just sent in *ANGER* or by mistake.

so now back to topic: CyanogenMod had 50 Million users – nice!

CyanogenMod (often abbreviated „CM“) was a highly popular[8] open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. Although only a subset of total CyanogenMod users elected to report their use of the firmware,[9] as of 23 March 2015, some reports indicated over 50 million people running CyanogenMod on their phones.[8][10] It was also frequently used as a starting point by developers of other ROMs.[citation needed]

In 2013, the founder, Steve Kondik, obtained venture funding under the name Cyanogen Inc. to allow commercialization of the project.[11][12] In his view, the company did not capitalize on the project’s success, and in 2016 he either left, or was forced out[13][14] as part of a corporate restructure which involved a change of CEO, closure of offices and projects, and cessation of services.[15] The code itself, being both open source and popular, was quickly forked under the new name LineageOS and community efforts began to resume development as a community project.

CyanogenMod offered a number of features and options not available in the official firmware distributed by most mobile device vendors. Features supported by CyanogenMod included native theme support,[16] FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, Privacy Guard (per-application permission management application), support for tethering over common interfaces, CPU overclocking and other performance enhancements, root access, soft buttons and other „tablet tweaks“, toggles in the notification pull-down (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS), and other interface enhancements. Many of the features from CyanogenMod would later be integrated into the official Android code base. CyanogenMod did not contain spyware or bloatware, according to its developers.[17][18] CyanogenMod was also said to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases.[19]

src: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LineageOS

supported devices:

https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/

Links:

https://www.lineageos.org/

https://www.lineageoslog.com/15.1#

https://github.com/LineageOS/android

minimum hardware requirements:

https://github.com/LineageOS/charter/blob/master/device-support-requirements.md

https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/i9300

how to install setup:

  1. backup: contacts, backup: pictures and files (with primite ftp over wifi works well)
  2. you could make a system-backup with ClockWorkMod before installing the new rom.
  3. first and for all you will need the magnificent alternative bootloader: ClockWorkMod to be installed.
  4. via USB-cable attach phone to PC / Laptop and copy the firmware to sdcard (no sub folder)
  5. power-off your phone, then hold the power-on, volume-up and home-button at the same time for 5 seconds (not much longer… it takes some practice)
    • if you hold it too long it will reboot (4-sec forced power off, same when you hold the power button of your pc)
  6. once you managed to get in:
    1. wipe cache partition
    2. wipe data/factory reset -> Yes – Wipe all user data
    3. advanced -> wipe dalvik cache
    4. install zip -> chose /storage/sdcard1/

 

yes install…

success 🙂

yes root the thing 🙂

yeeeha

hewego Android7.

Pros:

  • BlueTooth now can go through two walls (before (cyanogen) it could not even go through one)
  • feels solid
  • faster
  • camera app stable

Cons:

  • Camera App lost Panorama function
  • FileExplorer handling sucks

Bugs: BlueTooth

custom roms come with bugs – even official roms come with bugs. While Cyanogen BeanStalk naged me with „CellBroadcastMessages“ (random alarms for no reason) this time it is bluetooth.

it does not want to pair with devices / does not even find bluetooth devices.

luckily (that is what the internet is for) this guy from (india?) managed to find a workaround.

Go to settings:

Privacy:

what is great – the firmware really asks when starting new Apps what rights they should get to (access your contacts, pictures, make phone calls etc.) or not.

this „should“ limit spying of apps.

but: what bothers me… why does the default mail app need to make phone calls?

if i deny that right… it refuses to start! #WTF!?

Firmware:

Samsung Galaxy S3: i9300: https://lnos3.mirrorhub.io/full/i9300/20180510/lineage-14.1-20180510-nightly-i9300-signed.zip

other phones:

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