First of all, thank you very much for the bug fix!
This looks like I will have to reflash my phone in order to get the bug fix, is this correct? In that case, it will have to wait until I have sufficient time to go through the whole procedure again. Oh well, at least the workaround does work
On that matter, is there a chance that future updates will be provided via OTA updater functionality? It would be a major PITA if every update and bugfix required a complete reflashing with a new firmware version.
Same config. as @Geron, a refurbished (not from /e/ store) S9+ SM-G965F, flashed by a colleague a few weeks ago, version 0.7-o-2019110830005-dev-star2lte, and … everything’s working like a charm (only very few and random app. crashes) … just great work ! So happy
Same config too with a refurbished S9+ from /e/ store.
All is working like a charm. Thanks to /e/ team!
But in my version i can read “stable” and not “dev” like in @Geron’s one. Perhaps it’s matter?
Yes it matters. The /e/ refurbished phones sold by the eFoundation are on a “stable” release branch. There is no difference between the “dev” release except that a dev update become a stable one approximately 2 weeks after to ensure there is no major issue.
Since there were issues those last weeks with the dev branch, those updates has not been pushed into the stable branch. That’s why you are stuck on a version from November 8th, but at least you didn’t encounter all those crash issues.
Apologies if I appeared impatient, that was not my intention. I simply had the impression that all updates had to be flashed manually. This being my first ever Android experience (after 3 Windows phones and a Nokia Symbian phone before that), I have little to no experience with custom firmware for Android devices. And my first install on the S9+ was pretty rough, so I may have reacted a bit too anxious to the idea of having to reflash it all over again.
Thank you for your work on this, and your replies, and thank you Archie for providing this HowTo on manually flashing without data loss. It sets my mind at ease. Looking forward to the new build with fixed Download Manager even more now.
Hi @jpmeuret, ‘stable’ release go out on the phones /e/ sells. The standard build that goes out to all users is the ‘dev’ build. The source code branch is the same for both only differences between the two builds are:
The ‘stable’ build go through and additional round of testing.
The ‘stable’ build release happens once in a month where as the dev builds go out every couple of days.
I got the update OTA this morning, thank you again! It worked flawlessly, and now the Apps store is working fine. Otherapps still keep closing upon opening, like OneDrive. I hope this will go away with further updates, either for the app or for the OS.
Anyway, thank you all for your hard work and your helpful answers.
The crashing apps Onedrive and Sharepoint lead me to post an issue on GitHub of microG. I got an answer from a developer. The solution looks promissing - but it’s necessary to upgrade mircoG services core. Is this possible for me as a user?