LineageOS on the Essential PH-1 phone

Last updated: 2019-03-01

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LineageOS is an alternate version of the Android operating system for your phone. Rather than building it yourself the first time, I recommend you use the image provided by invisblek). However, his image includes Google apps by default. If you want to experience life without Google's apps you will have to build LineageOS yourself. If you want to use Google apps, then use get LineageOS from here. You can still use my instructions to install.

WARNING: Moving from stock Android to LineageOS (including builds from various sources that use different build keys!) or back again will require restoring your phone to factory settings.
YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. YOU MUST COPY ANYTHING YOU VALUE OFF OF THE PHONE.


Hardware recommendations:


Building LineageOS on Essential PH-1


Installing LineageOS on Essential PH-1
(builds of LineageOS without Google apps available)


Instructions and suggested apps for a Googleless phone


Change your boot screen


Fixing USB audio

The most frustrating part of USB audio (on any device) is the volume steps where one it too quiet and another is too loud. However, on Android it is possible to give yourself two separate audio controls (one for the phone and one for the headphones).

Settings - Developer options - Disable absolute volume

GCam

Google's camera software works with the PH-1 but only if you have Google Play Services installed.


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