Im coming from Sailfish OS and want to give my new Asus Zenfone 8 a new /e/ os home, that I got on sale.
Reading through the issues for this phone, there seems to be a discrepancy with Lineage OS <> /e/ OS fastboot, vendor image versions, due to the currently different supported Android 12 <> Android 11 base firmware.
As my phone still has the Asus Android 11 stock firmware on, in my view, the current /e/ still should work.
Any hints how I can get the old vendor_boot.img for Android 11?
and then follow the installation manual but use my vendor_boot file
I did it this way and it works
you can try vendor_boot file from the manual but that didn’t work for me, none not the latest and not the oldest (I don’t remember the dates)
I was lucky and had kept my worked vendor_boot file at the time. This is in my dropbox and you can try then.
The thing is, a couple of days ago, I got a bit overexcited on getting the vendor boot image for version 11.
So, I went ahead and dumped the boot image with ‘dd’ - basically extracted the boot image from my phone using TWRP. Then fast booted - flashed this one, followed by the recovery-e-1.6-s- image.
Now im stuck at the boot loader.
I need to spend a bit of time (hopefully this weekend) on fixing this issue first. Luckily, I still can adb fastboot the phone.
Hi @demux ,
Can you please give more details about the process please?
I received my Zenfone 8 under Android 13.
I didn’t saw your post before start Installation guide (Install /e/OS on a ASUS ZenFone 8 - “sake”)
And now, I’m blocked because eOS1.7S is considered as a downgrade…
Which vendor_boot.img do you use ?
Big tanks in advance !
I finally managed to install eOS-1.7
I first installed TRW instead of eOS recovery img.
I managed to flash eOS-1.7 with error messages but it worked and I was able to boot correctly.
I then redid the installation via the recovery of eOS to be sure not to have problems for future updates.
The installation went well without any error message.