Tried the updated version and that doesn’t support it either.
It’s a phone issue, not the ROM: I’ve tried it on the stock ROM and I get the same message.
You don’t need to have a barcode: the idea is that the venue you are visiting displays a QR code, you use the app to scan it, and the app checks you in. For people who don’t - for whatever reason - have the app, venues are supposed to provide an alternative way of checking in, presumably the ‘paper and pen’ methods they were using before the app was available.
That the ‘Check-in’ functionality only works on some phones?
Seriously, given that the app uses the phone’s camera to scan the QR code, and that I know there were issues getting the camera to work for some of the XZ1 Compact ROMs I looked at on XDA, I would guess that it is to do with the camera hardware or binary blobs.
I gave my old Samsung Galaxy S5 (klte) a once over again and installed five different custom ROMs. From crDroidAndroid 10.0, over Havoc-OS-v3.7 to LineageOS-for-mircoG and RROS-Q-8.5.9. the result was always negative: “Sorry, your phone doesn’t support venue check-in”.
Last I tried a one year old unofficial PixelExperience 9.0 (Pie)customROM version including GApps and G-Camera - and the result is positive. The “venue check-in” via QR code works.
My S5 ‘klte’ tests indicate that it depends more on the software (customROM) than on the hardware (Android Phone) to make the venue check-in service work.
@harvey186, your “No comment” in connection with the two lines of text “Police told not to download NHS Covid-19 app 4 National Police Chiefs Council says officers should not install contact-tracing app on work phones.” is your personal message about your personal attitude to the topic “C-Contact-Tracking” which is well known here in the /e/forum.
I respect your opinion, even if I have a different opinion. But it is not respectful to place the aversion to “spying api” in every possible place.
From the beginning of this thread we tried to shed some light on the Theama “NHS Covid-19 app won’t work …” and to find solutions.
Your “No comment” has nothing to do with the problem. It creates new, different problems, as we are experiencing right now. This should be avoided urgently.
So please let us focus exclusively on the technical side of the Exposure Notifications API and its options.
If the app’s ‘not safe’ on the police phones, how is it safe on any other phone? You want a less secure phone perhaps?
Maybe, you even believe cvirus is as big a deal as it’s made out bu governments to be???