Released 2018, March with stockROM Android 8.0.0, the “starlte” was upgraded to Android 9.0. Meanwhile five Android 10 firmwares are available of which the last two versions March 2020 Update and the April 2020 Security Update can no longer be downgraded to stockROM Android 9.0. Samsung is continuously expanding its security features and increasingly restricts changes to the operating system.
The LineageOS Project (LineageOS Android Distribution) had stopped support with LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8-Oreo), but reactivated it in 2020 with LineageOS 17t.1 (Android 10).
It’s getting harder and harder to buy /e/ OS-compatible S9 hardware every month because the market mechanism is pushing towards Android 10 and /e/ OS 8.1.0 Oero has compatibility problems with it.
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There are many /partitions on the ROM of our smartphones,
It’s certainly a little naive, but a starting point…
We are used to format /Data partition and wipe /Dalvik/ART Cache, /System, /Cache, /Data, /Internal Storage partitions.
Let’s imagine formatting, wiping, other partitions, or deleting/replacing some well chosen folders or files in order to cause a soft brick, and then restore with Heimdall, or Odin, or samfirmtool, a firmware compatible with the degradation, or just a part of a firmware, or just a partition content, coming from a friend’s device.
You are too speedy @harvey186, and on to much fronts at the same time (4 telegram Chanel’s + forum, + perhaps more) and don’t have well reading the Original Post,
we are searching for a way to hack the Samsung’s restrictions to downgrade a Galaxy s9 running android 10
Ups, sorry. Yes, you are right, sometimes the ‘read across’ is not so good
If I understand right, you looking for a way to run eOS on an device where Android 10 was installed. I would try eOS-pie-GSI. So it’s only a downgrade from 10 to 9 and only system.img is envolved. So it could work.
When you wipe/format “data” I think it wipes/formats the Internal Storage anyway.
Internal storage is just what you can access with the Files app or by plugging the phone to a laptop. (Not 100% sure but I’m pretty confident)
I have always wiped Internal Storage and nothing went wrong.
I am wanted to ask in general how is the battery life d
For exynos versions do you see any improvement over the standard rom, I am planning to update my 3 yrs old phone or shall I just want replace the battery