Even before /e/ removed the former premium ePhone Samsung Galaxy S7 (herolte) / S7 Edge (hero2lte) from the eSolution store ttps://esolutions.store removed, /e/ forum member LauenzG has persistently and monthly provided us with his unofficial /e/OS 'P’ie based on Android 9. This is great and I can’t say thank you enough to the work effort: Much thanks @LaurentG
« Le roi est mort, vive le roi » [lə.ʁwa.ɛ.ˈmɔʁ.viv.lə.ˈʁwa] (French for “The king is dead, long live the king”) is the herald formula used in France to announce the death of the old king and simultaneously proclaim the new one.
The herald (late Middle High German heralt, heralde from Old French héraut, haraut, hiraut, possibly going back to an unattested Germanic word) was an official messenger of a feudal lord in the Middle Ages, a predecessor of the diplomat. Source: wikipedia
Now even an unofficial /e/OS “Q” based on Android 10 is available. In the second attempt within a few hours, our universally esteemed /e/ forum member @itsclarence has shown that a customROM building is possible not only under LineageOS 17.1 but also with /e/ OS “Q” [kuː].
Yeah, /e/OS Q on Samsung S7 herolte SM-G930F is wonderfully. I just enjoy seeing the /e/ animation with the bouncing-● and the BlissLauncher homescreen. A familiar image - for me a sympathetic image to look at again and again.
I have installed this unofficial Q build, as well, on a S7 Edge. So far, very few issues. One major one concerning the phone dialer, however, but it is a preexisting issue with the stock Android dialer (it appears to be the same dialer that comes with Oreo). A replacement with Simple Dialer from F-Droid fixed the issue (thanks to @mcmd for the suggestion). I also have an issue with sound dropping with the speakerphone on, but this is across various builds. I’ve posted in Troubleshooting, to see if there is a solution. YMMV. Other than these, so far I am very happy to have Android 10 on my phone. It is much better than Oreo. Lord knows I would never see it from my provider.
I’m afraid the latest build fails on mine. On reboot, the screen turns red after the Galaxy splash screen, and gets stuck in a connect/disconnect loop with my PC. Also got an error 7, so made the necessary edit.
EDIT: my bad, I downloaded the build for the plain S7, not S7 Edge. Will try again.
Hi @peschie1967 This is a known issue that plagues some Samsung Galaxy devices. My S6 has it bad and my S9 doesn’t have it at all. Searching the forum will result in many such cases, with no apparent resolution.
In the case of my S6, I work around this by not using it to make calls via the Dialer(!) but rather I use Telegram to make calls (to other TG users of course), as this method does not present the same echo issue. Perhaps that is an option for you.
Let us know if you come up with something that resolves this issue so that we may all learn.
@mcmd thanks for your answer. I remember when i used LOS 17 that there was a similar problem. I will test and if I find a solution I will report. Since I use the phone daily, the option with Telegram, is not really a good solution.
Hello,I installed it on my Galaxy S7, also included sdcard and encrypted it.
USB-Android access via adb doesn’t really work constantly. The authorisation window reappears around every 20-30s even if you allowed access for your computer constantly. As I need this I have to go back to “p” for now.
Haven’t tried that unencrypted yet.
Edit: There is a chance that it was caused by a flacky cable. I have to check on that. Edit 2: Unfortunately it was not caused by cable or plug. So going back for now on “P”
I’ve downgraded my S7 (G-930F, Exynos version) from Lineage 18.1 (Android 11) with microG, which was unstable but globally OK, to this /e/ version based on Android 10.
I first tried dirty flashing, but I had no success (launches, but crashes).
I made a clean flash, and… what a smooth experience ! The phone starts so fast, everything is very stable (less the dialer already reported, I installed Simple Dialer instead), and it even fixes some previous bugs in /e/ officially Oreo based version.
So, just a huge thank you for your job. If you need testers, just ask, i’ll be happy to help
The Simple Dialer has a minor issue. It hangs upon the ending of a call, you have to close it manually. Also, audio while accessing voice and keypad automated systems, the audio is truncated, but understandable. Once you have gained access, there is no audio issue.
One big issue, when I get a call, the call gets terminated when I pick the phone out of my pocket. I try to be careful with how I grab it, but it makes no difference. I have an idea, that if you touch the screen anywhere but the accept button, the call will get dropped.
When accessing settings, the first option is to “Customize your Pixel”. That seems to be the only issue with the OS itself. I’m pretty happy with it.