This week’s ROM Update comes with the unlocking of the Bootloader and root of the Huawei Mate 10. We will continue with the news of LineageOS and Android Oreo. Also why Nokia and OnePlus do not have Project Treble and more. Let’s start!
Unlocking the Bootloader and root of Huawei Mate 10
It is now possible to unlock the boot manager and root the Huawei Mate 10. Before we start talking about unlocking the Bootloader and root of Huawei Mate 10 we will know the main features.
The Huawei Mate 10 assembles the new Kirin 970 processor, whose special feature is the incorporation of an artificial intelligence chip NPU or Neural-Network Processing Unit. The model comes with Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 graphic interface.
The screen is 5.9 inches with 16: 9 aspect ratio and QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The internal memory is 64 GB and can be expanded with micro SD cards. As far as RAM is concerned, the value is set to 4 GB.
The Mate has a double camera with Leica lenses. On this occasion, the main sensor is 12 megapixel RGW accompanied by lens with aperture f / 1.6. On the other hand, the second is monochrome and offers a maximum resolution of 20 megapixels.
Now we are going with the unlocking of the Bootloader and root of the huawei Mate 10 . To unlock the bootloader, we must first obtain a code from the Huawei website.
Then after a series of previous steps we will execute the fastboot oem unlock command and put the unlock code. Regarding the root as there is no TWRP available, we will use the FunkyHuawei tool.
Finally if you want to unlock the Bootloader and root of Huawei Mate 10 here you have the complete manual.
The LineageOS update fixes critical security errors and prepares for Oreo. The latest update brings a lot of new improvements:
- They include a patch for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability.
- A mosaic of quick configuration for LiveDisplay.
- A redesigned recorder application.
Some other minor changes include the incorporation of Kabyle (a language from the north of Algeria) into the LineageOS translation system. We also have a new status page that automatically detects when several services are inactive, instead of being updated manually.
The LineageOS team also implemented more stringent quality control tests. They also comment that in the future it will not be compatible with smartphones and tablets that do not meet their new requirements. Several have already been eliminated, either as a result of the person in charge denying support or not solving critical problems. Among them we have: the LG G3 (Verizon), Redmi 2, Moto Z Play, Lenovo Vibe K5, LG G4, HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S3 International and Moto X.
The official version of LineageOS is not yet based on Oreo. However, the team says it is working hard to port the latest version of Android to LineageOS. Right now they are working on Android 8.1 and are merging their Android 8.0 work. This means that the next version of LineageOS will jump to 15.1 instead of 15.
There is not yet an update date for Oreo but soon we will have news on his official blog.
Android News Oreo and Googgle
The arrival of Android 8.1 Oreo Final is imminent. The Android 8.1 Oreo version is available in the form of factory images for compatible devices such as: Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL, Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.
Android 8.1 offers some refinements that include reducing the storage space of inactive applications, improved autocomplete capabilities such as saving logon credentials for various applications and activating the special image processing chip “Visual Core” in Pixel 2 and Pixel. 2 XL.
Also included are some solutions for various problems that have affected second-generation Pixel phones, including video recording problems and even random reboots.
Other news related to Google:
- Google announces the Android security bulletin for the Nexus and Pixel of December 2017. With the December update, a total of 47 security solutions will be received for the Android base version.
- Here is the list of Android Wear Smartwatches that you get Android Oreo
News Oneplus and Project Treble
The update of OxygenOS v4.7.4 for OnePlus 5T improves the camera and more. OnePlus says that the update improves the overall quality of the photo and optimizes the user interface of the camera application. The quality of the external speakers and headphones of the OnePlus 5T has received unspecified improvements. The fingerprint sensor and GPS have also been improved.
Here is the reason why the current OnePlus and Nokia phones will not be certified by Project Treble. Since the announcement of Project Treble many users have tried to verify if their devices would receive the Treble certification.
The essence of how Treble works is that all vendor-specific code is separated from the framework of the Android operating system in its own separate partition. What that means is that the hardware abstraction layers (HAL) that connect to the hardware of the device are no longer found together with the OS operating system code. Instead, they move to a separate provider partition without having to be recompiled, and the new standardized provider interfaces (defined with the HAL interface definition language) allow the operating system structure to communicate with the HALs.
The problem has to do with partitions, or rather, the lack of one: the provider’s partition. That’s why Nokia and OnePlus do not have Treble.
Regarding this manufacturer we have the following novelties:
- MIUI 9 Global Developer ROM v7.12.8 brings online notifications with Stock Android .
- MIUI 9 Global Stable updated for the Xiaomi Mi Max and My Max Prime .
- Xiaomi is looking for Beta Testers for the Android Oreo update of the Xiaomi Mi A1.
Several vulnerabilities have been found in common Android IDEs, including Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse. In case you do not know these programs are Android development tools. These vulnerabilities have been found in multiple Java / Android tools that programmers are currently using.
The other important news is that we already have official TWRP available for the OnePlus 5T.
To finish here you have developments and news related to the topic:
- Semi-functional LineageOS 14.1 released for the Xiaomi Mi A1 despite the lack of kernel sources.
- Set a custom saturation level on your Google Pixel or Pixel 2 . It requires root.
- ROLO is a contact manager that works like a personal CRM (Customer Relationship Management). It is an application and has an explanatory video.
- Dirty Unicorns brings Fling, Pulse and SmartBar to their ROMs with Android Oreo.