I would like to install eOS on my Galaxy S4.
However, I can not get anywhere with the official instructions.
The e recovery I could install, the flash via adb sideload but unfortunately does not work for me.
The console says:
adb sideload e-1.3-r-20220825212931-dev-jfltexx.zip
adb: sideload connection failed: no devices/emulators found
adb: trying pre-KitKat sideload method…
adb: pre-KitKat sideload connection failed: no devices/emulators found
Is it also possible to flash eOS via TWRP recovery?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry, @Jules16_06, for partially hijacking your question. @piero? I followed you on the s4 track (a smaller phone with replaceable battery and a cheap one too).
I’m currently on the brink of adb sideloading it, but I 'm unclear if I’m supposed to flash the 1.3 R or not. The phone is currently on stock ROM android 5.0.1. patch 2016-11-01.
Could you be please so kind to suggest which version I have to sideload ?
Thank you, I managed to install e / OS via TWRP Recovery.
This was much easier than using the adb sideload stuff.
Also, I now have a decent recovery that can be used to do more than just updates.
Am very excited about the operating system.
I don’t know where the problem was with the sideload install.
Did it as in the following instructions:
"Install TWRP (download from twrp.me if possible)
TWRP Wipe factory reset
TWRP Wipe format data (when changing from Custom-ROM to another Custom-ROM)
There are in Wipe “Format Data” and “Swipe to Factory Reset” (as lowest entry).
Advanced Wipe has never been used; wiping the system is superfluous because the system is overwritten by the new OS.
Then continue with Reboot / Recovery so that the device format data is included. Device boots from TWRP to TWRP.
TWRP Install Custom-ROM
TWRP Install Magisk.apk
TWRP Install “AddOn’s” if needed
I’m not sure I understand the question properly, @piero. I only have and work with linux, but I will try to get a win computer if necessary.
Sure enough, as @Jules16_06 pointed out, the page for installing eOS on S4 is at least incomplete or misleading.
I also use almost only Linux PC/s.
One PC I use for gaming runs Windows 10, which I used to flash the S4.
You could try to run Windows with a virtual machine on your Linux PC.
Maybe it will go easier with that.
I am happy to see two more of those “next to ten years old, up to date devices”
Thanks to real open sources custom android projects !
Additionnal : exist external charger for this device ! (or you can use a broken phone), i have 3 battery for my s4mini (one in the phone, one in another pocket, and one charging in my car) as it, i don’t have to stay awaiting in side of the charger, prisonnier of the cable !..
Both versions run well, although only 2/16 GB.
But I can format a fast 128 GB microSD card as an internal storage expansion (256 GB doesn’t work) and also swap apps onto it. This is fantastic or better: /e/OS is fantastic!