Has anyone used the Easy-Installer recently, and can advise what OS version it installs… ? I used it 18 months ago on a new S9+ and it installed A 8 / Oreo. It then was a near impossible task to get it to A10 / Q.
So… has Easy-Installer been updated so it auto installs a newer OS like 9/P or 10/Q on a new S9+ today… ?
Trying to help family get onto eOS, but I find the manual installs to hard to do as there is no clear newbie guides, so Easy-Installer seems like the only option, but NOT if it keeps the phone on A8/O.
thanks @aibd, that was educational… if my reading of thecustomdroid.com link is proper, it’s sufficient to wait 7 days until the mode leaves “prenormal” and you’d be free to flash the bootloader?
… you will be forced to experience the 7 days lock period for the first time. So, if the OEM Unlock toggle is missing on your Samsung Galaxy, you must have a SIM card inserted, connected to the network, and must not reboot your phone for straight 7 Days (168 Hours).
@ITVAULT I haven’t seen the easy-installer instructions. Did you execute a heimdal oem unlock, or did you too toggle the OEM Unlock from within the developer options in the booted Android Settings?
I believe I did it all correctly just from within Dev Options… then spotted this RMM Prenormal state…
I thought his comments re the 7 Days was to get the OEM Unlock toggle available, which I already have available. I have now inserted the SIM, and have been using the phone for a few calls and texts, web browser etc… and will see if the state changes after it “talks” to Samsung. No wonder we want to get off big tech
Learning now @ITVAULT that you are in Australia, I tried to search your Region Samsung Support from this link Product Help & Support | Samsung Australia. I have not been able to confirm or deny from the UK that Galaxy 9 (+) is officially sold; I suggest you try with a “local” login. (To be pedantic I guess your SM-G96F Post #6 is your typo ?)
The Region Lock article I wrote contains an image the EU “seal” which features on the packaging. I would expect you to have seen the “locally appropriate” Region Lock notification with the device.
I think the majority of users get through prenormal successfully. When reading on the subject and following a line of positive clues one has to look for an exact match with what you experience. I only present this negative view at this point in case you might consider a potential return of the device if in fact it should turn out to be a “grey import”.
In short, while “waiting it out” can you satisfy yourself that Samsung intended the device to be used in your Region ?
Finally I solved the problem by manually setting the date to some years ago and then burning the stock Android 10 Samsung with Odin. In that way it showed the unlock notice. And after that, using TWRP to burn /e/ like I wrote you.
A little nightmare, really!. You can try this way if you want. Just be careful to select a right A10 firmware in sammobile.com, according your country and operator.