I use jenkins for that
But the make approach takes far less time when it comes for debugging and things like this - with docker it can be painfully slow.
everything is better using the make approach IMHO the only reason NOT using it is when you never build before and do not want to spent any time on learning (much)
I learnt quite a lot by patching the kernel (okay, a change in a makefile, diagnosing error messages, adding missing sources) and playing with the resourcemap.xml file. But even with that I hardly scratched the surface.
I have a J5y17lte and want to help with your build.I am a noob but eager to help. Maybe you can work with me? if you are interested let me know.
Looks like someone already has a working build - check there :
As of now I put my own experiment on hold since I badly need security updates and cannot afford either to brick my phone or to let it with big security holes. This was my primary motivation to switch to /e/OS alongside having a Google free phone, but on the other hand a working phone is still better than a bricked one. I will first by an /e/OS S7 and then be back to my J5 dedicated to science.
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I bought a second phone as a testbed but I found it was blocked and it doesnt work with a SIM. However I managed to install an unofficial build of LineageOS on it and it worked fine through WiFi.
I now have an unofficial build of /e/ on it. Not sure where i got that from without checking… It might be the same as above but i was just thrashing around the internet and thought I would give it a go. i figured I couldn´t do a lot of damage given that the phone is pretty borked without a SIM.
The unofficial /e/ build does work on WIFI so I tested all that I could. However I am waiting for an official build before I install it on my main phone.
So thanks for the link i will head over there and try to see if i can help, in some small way, to get it up to official status.
I hope you get your new phone soon, please feel free to contact me when you come back to this IF you think i can be of any help.
for those interested: [UNOFFICIAL BUILD][Q][A10] Samsung J5 2017 - SM-J530F (j5y17lte)
already claimed to go official. just need some more user feedback on this build.
here it works very stable plus tested by 1 other user.
Wow great news ! Once my problems with my S8 (from /e/store) are all sorted out I guess I know what to do.
It’s an Exynos 7870 CPU & Mali-T830 MP1 GPU , like my a3y17lte…
Perhaps it would be possible to port this build for whole this familly of devices…
Thanks a lot, anyway.
Sadly not possible. I went through this as well but the devices should be considered completely differently as there may be undocumented differences between them (and there probably are).
yes that’s possible - in theory. Astrako did really an awesome job there and supports the whole SoC but!!! -> as I do not own any device other then the j5y17lte I personally won’t. It is a principal of mine to not develop for devices I do not own (it makes dev a lot harder and I can’t give full support and it is in general not a good idea).
if you find someone who is willing to build for your device point him/her to my thread/sources and it should be possible to port it.
Thanks a lot !