Hi @eelo-in-Oz thanks for sharing the error details… also can you confirm that the installer is trying to access the default build for the S8 and that you are running it exactly as the screens mention.
You can access the logs on windows PCs here
Thank you for your response. I’m on Ubuntu 20.04 but I believe I found the log. It is uploaded here
Hopefully it will show whether the installer accessed the standard build for the S8 (not sure where else to check).
Confirmed that I did everything exactly as shown on the installer screen, subject to:
‘Android debugging’ wasn’t available on the phone so I tapped on ‘Enable USB debugging’
Before being able to select ‘OEM Unlock’, I had to make the option appear by manually setting the date to more than 7 days ago, deactivate some auto updates and restart the phone, as per this tutorial, and then restart Easy Installer and begin again
Now i tried to install /e/OS by flashing TWRP with ODIN as described in this “howto”.
I could install TWRP and boot into TWRP. I wiped the partitions (dalvnik, Cache, System, Data and preload). Do i have to wipe “internal storage” as well?
Further i could Copy-Paste the ZIP folder of the /e/ ROM into the internal storage of the smartphone.
But the installation via TWRP fails by displaying “error 7”:
Also just for information:
I had the same easy installer fail message with Samsung S9 (Model SM-G960-F) running Software revision version 15 (Feb or March 2021). The solution was similar to the above, that is:
installing TWRP at the first attempt failed, with the same “only official released binaries…” error. This caused the ‘OEM Unlock’ option to disappear, and I had to make the option reappear by manually setting the date to more than 7 days ago, deactivate some auto updates and restart the phone, as per this tutorial ,
for reasons unclear to me, the second attempt to install TWRP worked, then the remainder of the howto mentioned above worked as well, with the following small differences
there was no Error 7 when installing the /e/ .zip file
after the install, there was no prompt whether to install TWRP to run under /e/
Phone: Samsung S9 (Model SM-G960-F) running Software revision version 15 (Feb or March 2021)
Remark: searching for the error message “only official released binaries…” led me to recommendations to root the phone and then disable the Knox security feature. However, if you do not want to root the phone, this is an overkill and has its own problems.
Just bought an S8 to install e/OS following @geri instructions.
Eveything is going fine except i cant enter in TWRP. i cant even be in Android recovery.
The phone is simply on the main screen like if i just was turning on.
I’ve tried many times without success.
And about the alternative procedure, i cant find “Options” tab (between “Log” and “Pit”).
Where am i supposed to find this?
thanks for your help
i have never ever enter any booting mode before.
I bought a refurbished S8 and Didnt start to use it.
I answer on this thread cause i have been following Geri’s instructions step by step.
iam gonna read tonight the link you gave me for the beginner like me. hope, i Will find something to understand whats going on.
Right now, it doesnt seems i have à Samsung lock, its more like if i Was doing something with out any effect.
if you have more advice for someone like me jupping in the unknown, i would love to read them
I installed /e/ on an old S8 I had lying around yesterday. I had some problems but it eventually worked and I’m up and running.
Did you use the Easy Installer or are you just using the other guide?
The Easy Installer only partially worked for me. I’m not sure whether the error message I received was exactly the same as that posted further up the thread, however I used the guide linked by @geri to finish off.
To finish the installation, I manually downloaded the zip file and copied it to the Internal Storage of the S8. I then installed the .zip file using TWRP. This didn’t work first time either and I had to repeat the process.
To enter TWRP are you sure you are pressing the Power/Bixby/Volume buttons in the correct order (volume up rather than down)?