2021: Week wise OS upgrade and new Device release plan

In continuation to the comments in this post this is a list of devices with dates by when we plan to either add them to the official list or upgrade the OS.

This list is not final and more devices will be added to this list.

Where the OS is being upgraded the build will have to be manually flashed. At present the Updater in the /e/OS cannot upgrade an OS. Subsequent builds will be updated OTA.

Vendor Model Codename Week Status
Fairphone FP2 FP2 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Google Nexus 6 shamu 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Google Pixel sailfish 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Google Pixel XL marlin 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 crownlte 18 Jan – 22 Jan New device being added
Samsung Galaxy S9+ star2lte 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy S9 starlte 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi β€˜Mi MIX 2’ chiron 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Poco F1 beryllium 18 Jan – 22 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 lavender 18 Jan – 22 Jan New device being added
Xiaomi Mi MIX lithium 18 Jan – 22 Jan New device being added
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 scorpio 18 Jan – 22 Jan New device being added
Motorola Moto G 2015 osprey 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Motorola Moto G4 Play harpia 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Motorola Moto X Play lux 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
OnePlus β€˜5’ cheeseburger 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
OnePlus β€˜5T’ dumpling 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Mi 8 dipper 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi β€˜Mi 6’ sagit 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi β€˜Mi Note 3’ jason 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro whyred 25 Jan – 29 Jan Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro twolip 25 Jan – 29 Jan New device being added
Xiaomi Redmi 7 onclite 25 Jan – 29 Jan New device being added
Xiaomi Mi 6X wayne 25 Jan – 29 Jan New device being added
Xiaomi Mi A2 jasmine_sprout 25 Jan – 29 Jan New device being added
Google Pixel XL 2 taimen 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
OnePlus One bacon 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
OPPO Find 7a/s find7 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE hlte 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo s5neolte 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Wi-Fi) gts4lvwifi 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active jactivelte 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia Z3 z3 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact z3c 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia 10 kirin 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia 10 Plus mermaid 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus voyager 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra discovery 1 Feb – 5 Feb New device being added
Sony Xperia XA2 pioneer 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Mi 5 gemini 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus natrium 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S polaris 1 Feb – 5 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
HTC One (M8) m8 8 Feb -12 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Motorola Moto G6 Plus evert 8 Feb -12 Feb New device being added
Motorola Moto X4 payton 8 Feb -12 Feb New device being added
Motorola Moto Z griffin 8 Feb -12 Feb New device being added
Motorola Moto Z2 Force nash 8 Feb -12 Feb New device being added
Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Dual SIM) s3ve3gds 8 Feb -12 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Samsung Camera) s3ve3gjv 8 Feb -12 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) a5xelte 8 Feb -12 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy S4 jfltexx 8 Feb -12 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) a3xeltexx 8 Feb -12 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Asus Zenfone 6 (ZS630KL) I01WD 15 Feb – 19 Feb New device being added
HTC One (M8) Dual SIM m8d 15 Feb – 19 Feb New device being added
LeEco Le Max2 x2 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
LG G3 (International) d855 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
LG G5 (International) h850 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
LG G2 (International) d802 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Razer Phone cheryl 15 Feb – 19 Feb New device being added
Samsung S III Neo (Sony Camera) s3ve3gxx 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) a5y17lte 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) a7y17lte 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Wingtech Redmi 2 wt88047 15 Feb – 19 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
LeEco Le Pro3 / Le Pro3 Elite zl1 22 Feb – 26 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
LG V20 (Global) h990 22 Feb – 26 Feb New device being added
Nextbit Robin ether 22 Feb – 26 Feb New device being added
Realme 2 Pro RMX1801 22 Feb – 26 Feb New device being added
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE International klte 22 Feb – 26 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
Wileyfox Swift crackling 22 Feb – 26 Feb Will be upgraded to Q
ZUK Z1 ham 22 Feb – 26 Feb New device being added
Lenovo P2 kuntao 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Motorola E 2015 LTE surnia 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Motorola Moto G3 Turbo merlin 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Motorola Moto One Power chef 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Motorola Moto X 2014 victara 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Nubia Z17 nx563j 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016) gts28vewifi 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016) gts210vewifi 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active klteactivexx 01 Mar – 05 Mar Will be upgraded to Q
Yandex Phone Amber 01 Mar – 05 Mar New device being added
BQ Aquaris X bardock 08 Mar – 12 Mar New device being added
BQ Aquaris X Pro bardockpro 08 Mar – 12 Mar New device being added
ZUK Z2 Plus z2_plus 08 Mar – 12 Mar New device being added
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Hello Manoj, thanks for the update and the good work. I have installed /e/ on my Galaxy S9+ via the Easy Installer. Can this upgrade also be executed via this tool, or does it need to be flashed manually?

The Easy Installer flashes the stable build which should be available by end of next week. Since you already have the stable build on your device your stable update would come in OTA. No need to flash it again manually or via the tool.

Great, thanks for the answer.

Hi Manoj,

You mentioned the list will be completed. What about support for the Samsung S7 ? I bought mine from /e/ so I am pretty interested to get the new android version. Any idea when the list will be β€œfinal” ?

kind regards,

Antoine

:slight_smile: this list will never be β€˜final’…there will always be new devices being added or existing ones being removed. It will always be a WIP document.
The devices that are sold on eShop especially the older models present an interesting problem. While we can upgrade the OS and continue sending OTA builds for the device the vendors and support centers may have abandoned those devices. An alternative I would suggest is we provide customers of these devices new models at a discount to replace the older ones. This would help in case these devices develop hardware issues which the e phone user would not be able to fix.

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Good to know :slight_smile: I really hope the S7 will be maintained. It will be hard to justify to early customer that the old Samsung S3…S5 is supported whereas the S7 bought from Eelo won’t.

@Manoj So Redmi Note 8/8T ginko is not on the list. I was understanding from telegram support channel discussion some time ago that it would be officially supported, cause asked specifically that.

It’s not problem otherwise, but cause of that I’ve given wrong information here on forum. First it was supposed to be available at the end of the year, so at one ginko thread I mentioned to one interested person, that (s)he might want to wait official version. Then that time changed to week 1, then week 2 / 2021and I informed those changes… Then it was new devices at week 3, didn’t update that anymore.

Now Redmi Note 8/8T is not in the list at all and person in that thread is asking when will that official ROM arrive. Should I after all this just say to flash unofficial one?

This is much my mistake too to be given bad advices, but I tried originally be clear at my questions at telegram support group. Won’t make this error again thought. It’s better to forward only official announcements.

Anyway I’m not β€œblaming” anyone, or if someone, myself. Just trying to correct those informations I’ve given based on how I understood those answers at Telegram.

Pl check this line in the very first post

More devices will be added to this plan in the days to come.

Thanks, should have focus more whiie reading, but thanks for giving newly answer, now person who asked van read it from here, linked this thread to him.

Good news! Keep up the good work.
Any chance of having Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (kenzo) on the list ?

Hi Manoj, I noted the a3xeltexx is being upgraded to Pie. Can I request it to go straight to Q? There is an official LOS 17.1 version https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/a3xelte

Thanks for updating me. I was not aware of this. Have modified the plan accordingly.

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When I checked the galaxy S9+ download page first thing today 25/01/21 (NZ time) I’m sure I saw the new q builds but half an hour later I went to download and despite link saying q build the downloads had reverted to O builds!

Hi @Manoj, can we request the Sony XZ2 compact to be added to this list?
Sony XZ2 Compact dual sim (8324)

Only phone in existence currently with a small form factor and good specs . Official LOS ROM 17 is available

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When does /e/ come for FP3 with an upgrade based on Android 10?

Thank you!

  1. Since when is this available, because only in August I purchased my FP3?
  2. Backup of data is recommended because it might be OR WILL be deleted.
    Is there any standard backup procedure available in order to avoid manual installation and new configuration of all apps installed?

Many thanks upfront for further support.

Hartmut

The earliest β€œdev” release channel Android 10 (Q) build still visible currently is from early November 2020. The last install file for Android 9 ( P ) I kept on my harddisk is from the end of October 2020, so somewhere around then I suppose.

It says there β€œPlease note the upgrade process will wipe out the data on your device.”
A required step is unlocking the bootloader. Unlocking as well as locking the bootloader will force a factory reset for security reasons.
If not for that, the fastboot -w in the instructions will do it.

This is a popular question, because there’s no default procedure yet. Seedvault integration is on the way to improve the situation, but that doesn’t help you now.

There’s work being done on the OS updater to enable it to do an OTA upgrade to a new major Android version without wiping user data, but there’s no timeline for this.
For now upgrading to Android 10 means wiping data.

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Thanks again for your precise and clear information!
Last question (hopefully): the current available Android 10 (Q) base of /e/, is this a P (production) version or does it make sense to wait for this ( could you maybe give an indication, when available if not yet).
thanks so much!