Earlier I reported that the /e/ jfltexx build on my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-i337m / jfltecan) worked well with the exception that it was unable to connect to the mobile network. After replacing the SIM card reader and trying to flash a different modem, I almost bricked it. Fortunately, I was finally able to restore a “stock” ROM that recognized the SIM card and allowed text messaging and calls.
As a newbie, I’ve been thrashing around a bit with various versions of TWRP and researching on XDA Developers to see what other ROMs might be working on the jtflecan. Yesterday, I had a breakthrough of sorts in that I was able to get an Oreo image installed and working from the LineageOS project [JDCTeam] Optimized LineageOS 14.1 Version12. I also broke down and installed a mini version of Open Gapps just because it is a real pain to get the apps I want other than through the Play Store. F-Droid is okay but why don’t they have the open source password manager Bitwarden? Looking forward to the /e/ Store !
I have now installed Docker on my Linux desktop and will see if I can build /e/ specifically for the jfltecan. I have never built a ROM before so it may take a while. If anyone has any hints or pointers on what to look out for in the build process, I’d much appreciate it. I will likely be back with more specific questions after I get into it.