Development news

Hello, everyone. In this post, I’ll talk about the development of both MobSink and LineageOS.

First of all, I’ve made new builds of TWRP for v480 and v490. It is now version 3.1.0-0 and you can download it via the links below:

Also, as promised, there is a monthly unofficial build for v490, which you can download via the link in this blog’s LineageOS page.

Currently I’m trying to fix the Wi-Fi bug that prevents the device to automatically connect to a known Wi-Fi network. I suppose it is related to the vendor blobs I’m using. I also tried to make some improvement to touchscreen, since some people are reporting bad responses. I got some logcats from two of these users, but it gives no clue about the problem. Anyway, I’ll try again later (Wi-Fi is priority).

At last, MobSink is having some improvements for the new version. In this week, I coded a command-line tool to convert OpenStreetMap XML files to MobSink XML, so we can use real maps to simulate a Relevance-based WSN. Also, MobSink now allows to create a relevance schedule for sensors in a WSN (this will be documented this week in MobSink page).

That’s what I have to say by now. If you have any question, write a comment below.

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New TWRP images

Hello, guys. This week I’ve built new TWRP images for v480 and v490. These are 3.0.3-0 version.

So, why would you update your device’s recovery to this new version? For v480 users, the best answer is "to get LineageOS OTA updates!". For v490 users, there is no special reason, you can still use the older version, since there is no OTA updates for it yet (unless you want to keep your device fully updated).

The download links are below:

Happy flashing! 🙂

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About touchscreen issues

Hello, all. I’ve recorded a video talking about the touchscreen issues some users have reported. In my video, I demonstrate that I’m not experiencing this issue and also, I show how can these users can help me solve this problem (that AFAIK, occurs in some devices, only).

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v480 official build

An official build is available for v480. To download it, just go to LineageOS official download site.

If you are already running an unofficial build (or a CM build), you must flash the experimental ZIP first. It will prepare your device to receive the official signed update. After flashing experimental, boot once and you can then reboot to recovery and flash the last nightly. By doing so, you can migrate from unofficial to official build.

Or you can just wipe all your data and flash the official build directly. 🙂

After flashing the official build, you can install the next updates via OTA.

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LineageOS for G Pad 8: next builds

Hello, everyone! Let me talk about next builds of LineageOS for G Pad 8 (both Wi-Fi and LTE).

An official build for v480 will be ready soon. Until there, I’ll provide unofficial builds through this site (I have made a new build yesterday, you can download it now). As soon as we get an official build, I’ll make a post to tell everyone. Official builds will be made in a weekly basis and will be provided by LineageOS official download site.

v490 is not official. I’ll keep making monthly builds just like I was doing for v480.

So, how to know if there is a new build for v490? Just check LineageOS for LG G Pad 8 page. I won’t make a post for every new build anymore because there is no need to it.

As stated in a previous post (and in some comments), LineageOS doesn’t ship root anymore. But, they are now providing an official root package in Extras section of LineageOS download site. For v4xx devices, you will need the arm version. There is also an unroot package.

Before anyone asks, v400 unofficial builds will also be provided in a monthly basis and you can check them in

Happy flashing 🙂

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LineageOS 14.1 for v400 (G Pad 7 Wi-Fi)

Hello, v400 users!

Today I’ve built LineageOS for v400 using the device source tree in LineageOS GitHub. Saulo has tested it and he says it’s working fine.

So, since I’m not v400 maintainer, what can I do for you? I will make monthly builds using the source tree above and upload it to this server. I won’t make announcements of new builds, so you will have to check the downloads directory.

The download directory which contains v400 builds is:

In this directory you will find the old CM-14.1 ZIP (I always keep my old files) and the monthly LineageOS ZIPs. If this device gets weekly official builds, I will stop building by my own. I’m only doing this to help v400 users. I won’t make changes to its code nor fix things since I don’t have this device to test.

Anyway, happy flashing! 🙂

LineageOS 14.1 for LG G Pad 7 (Wi-Fi) "About tablet" screenshot

LineageOS 14.1 for LG G Pad 7 (Wi-Fi) “About tablet” screenshot

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LineageOS 14.1 for v480 and v490

Hello, all! New LineageOS builds are ready!

What changed? Nothing but its name. There is nothing new yet since CM-14.1.

The ZIP files and install instructions can be found in LineageOS page of this blog.

Have a nice flashing! 🙂

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New TWRP builds

Hello, all!

Are you enjoying the summer? (sorry for those who are freezing right now :p)

Andrew has made new builds for both v480 and v490. While I’m in my parent’s beach house, he is still working. 🙂

This was the only thing that was not up to date in our devices. I’ve tried to build TWRP 3.0.2, but it failed every time I did. Andrew made it work. The download links can be found in LineageOS page in this blog.

Now, I’m going back to my vacations. There are too many beers in our refrigerator. 🙂

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G Pad 8 ports and the future: LineageOS

Hello, all.

Many may be confused about the end of CyanogenMod project and the beginning of LineageOS. I’ll try to clarify some things in this post.

1) LineageOS is the continuation of CyanogenMod project. Since Cyanogen, Inc. has the copyright of “CyanogenMod”‘s name, it is being re-branded. Just that. The same team that have been working on CyanogenMod will work on LineageOS.

2) The same devices that had a CyanogenMod port will have a LineageOS port. I’ll keep maintaining v480 officially and v490 unofficially (since I don’t have a v490 device to make tests, I can’t make it official. Thanks to Andrew, there is a v490 port).

3) I’m not v400 maintainer and I didn’t port it. It was previously ported by invisiblek. I just compiled it from source, so v400 users could have CM-14.1. I can keep doing this in LineageOS, but keep in mind that I’m not v400 maintainer.

4) A LineageOS port for v480 and v490 will take some time to happen for two reasons: LineageOS infrastructure is still being built and I’m going for vacation in January. 🙂

Follow this link for a more complete explanation about LineageOS (it’s written in Italian, but Google Translator can help you).

Happy New Year!

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CM-14.1 for v400

Hello, everyone!

A guy asked me about v400 this week. v400 had CM-13 official builds, but no CM-14.1, although its source is still in CyanogenMod’s Github repo. The problem is that no maintainer has this device to test changes and maintain official builds.

So, I got its source tree and built it! Saulo, the guy who asked me about it tested and told me it is working. The build is in the link below.

WARNING: This is what I call a blind build (I don’t have the device to test).

I can keep monthly builds for this, just to help v400 owners. I’ll create a section for this device here. If you want to know how to onstall this build, check CyanogenMod’s wiki.

CM-14.1 for v400 screenshot

CM-14.1 for v400 screenshot

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