In Easy Installer at Installation [step 3] the guide says “Tap on ‘Keep Read Only’”, but I cannot get a screen on my phone where would read ‘Keep Read Only’.
I guess that would be something to do with TWRP. I end up from the blue (turquoise colour) downloading screen to the standard Android recovery screen. I doubt that the option ‘Apply update from ADB’ could do the same.
Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960F
One UI version 2.5
Android version 10
Easy Installer – v0.12.0-beta
What I did different than Easy Installer guided, but assumed to be the same:
At Enable the Developer mode (Part 2)
USB debugging in stead of Android debugging
At Enable ‘USB file transfer’
‘Transferring files / Android Auto’ in stead of MTP mode
At Unlock OEM
When it says “enable ‘OEM unlock’” I switched it enabled in the Developer options and accepted Factory Reset.
next step says: You’ll have to keep pressing “power” & “Bixby” & “Volume Down” until you reach “Download mode” once your device is off. When you’re ready, accept Factory Reset.
I do not know what this is for, but I assumed it was just an optional way to do the previous step: enable ‘OEM unlock’. So, I skipped it.
At Installation [step 3]
On PC a black window pops up, and it seems to do everything successfully, and close after complete. After that there still reads “Downloading…” in the phone, and doesn’t complete. I do not see any error message in phone either PC.
What I have tried At Installation [step 3]:
Easy Installer says:
“Keep pressing simultaneusly “Power” & “Bixby” & “Volume Down” until device turns off”
At the same point my phone says:
“Volume Down Key + Power Key for more than 7 secs: Cancel (reset phone)”
I tried with both, and both restarted the phone.
When the screen turned black from blue (turquoise colour), I immediately started hold volume up + bixby + power buttons. I tried several times to ensure to be super quick to change volume down key to volume up key. I also tried to start the second combination couple of seconds later, after Samsung logo and at standard Android recovery screen. All tries ended up to the standard Android recovery screen, where I cannot find ‘Keep Read Only’. After every try I started the Easy Installer from the beginning.
I also tried to reboot the PC, reinstall Easy Installer, and factory reset the phone, switching back and forth ‘USB debugging’ and ‘Unlock OEM’, and Wi-Fi internet connected and not.
I also tried to hold volume up & bixby & power keys at the blue (turquoise colour) downloading screen, but nothing happens.
Here are topics with somewhat similar issues with other phones:
/e/ on Samsung Galaxy S8 can’t reboot into TWRP
geri /e/ user explained similar problem in replies with Samsung S8
Easy installer fails with Samsung S8 - Only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed
Easy Installer fails halfway through (Galaxy S7)
Samsung Galaxy S5 without easy installer:
Stuck at one of the latest points - I tried all I could on my own
I do not get this specific error message, but the same phone, and stuck about in the same place:
Samsung Galaxy S9 “only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed(RECOVERY)”
and the same as above with S9+
I would be grateful if I could get help with this, and I hope this will help other people to get /e/ installed, and to wish this is also helpful for improving the Easy Installer. Easy Installer is outstanding project.