Experience on a One Plus One

Hey everybody,

I’m writing a note right here to give my feedback on the experience of /e/.

First of all I’ve a comment on the tutorial to install /e/ on a One plus One, it’s a little bit uncorrect on the command to do on the CMD (to me at least) I had to adapt it a little bit.

However, once evrything is in place, it’s really easy and impressive to use for a system that is still in beta, it’s completily usable on a daily basis, and i use it as my evreday phone.

In addition to my daily use of this phone, I will use it to show to everybody I met in my associative life and professionnal life that there is alternative to Google, that the choice is available, and it’s not hard to use.

So a big thanks to all the /e/ team for their amazing work, keep going !

PS : For everyone in the aera of Caen who are interested to do something to promote free software, join us. To get more info send me a message kernelpanic@e.email


Hi @KernelPanic regarding

please can you elaborate what the error was and what you did to rectify it. Te info would be useful for us to cross check and update the wiki if required.

"4. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing

fastboot devices
  1. Flash recovery onto your device
fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-bacon.img
  1. Now reboot into recovery to verify the installation"

To flash the recovery, i had to use this command :

“fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x-x-bacon.img”

@rhunault we have a correction being pointed out to wiki tutorials for OnePlus . Please can you check the same and comment.

Thank you for letting us know. If I’m not mistaken, you have to run fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x.x-bacon.img AND fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x.x-bacon.img, correct?

Maybe, I indeed run “fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x.x-bacon.img” and then “fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x.x-bacon.img” but with only the first command, I wasn’t able to change the recovery.

I had to do the same (“fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x.x-bacon.img”) with a Xioami Mix 2 where I installed /e/ this week .

I guess the difference is by doing fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x.x-device.img the recovery image is supposed to get flashed permanently on the phone. Which is not happening. The fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x.x-device.img temporarily flashes the TWRP image and takes us directly into the TWRP screens. Happens on my MiA1 as well with the official TWRP as well as a Custom TWRP that i prefer to use.
I now only use the fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x.x-device.img command
What I have noticed is the boot command is a temporary fix and if you reboot your device you will notice TWRP is not available on the device.
So next time you have to use TWRP you have to again go to fastboot and run the fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x.x-device.img command

I add an advise below step 5

If not working, try fastboot boot twrp-x.x.x-x-bacon.img

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Indeed, when the latest update arrive, I’ve found that my device was not propely rooted, so I’ve had to root it correctly.
And I don’t understand, I’ve made fastboot flash recovery with the latest version of twrp and it worked.
So, I’m all good, but I don’t understand how.