I initially thought it’s a bit premature for this announcement, but it seems it’s in accordance with the announcement for this week; initially I think (not sure) the 1.16 was supposed to be available towards the end of the week ?!
Would it be possible to create a thread in which to announce the devices that were updated? It would be helpfull for a lot of folks and would avoid lost time.
L.E. For the idea above I think using bold letters for the revision in https://doc.e.foundation/devices could be a very easy way of knowing if the new version is available or not.
So for now T would mean 1.16 is available for that particular device, and T would mean it is not.
I personally don’t mind at all, but the motivation behind this restriction is given in the post from which I cited, and I can understand it, it’s potentially confusing for users who don’t see this rc and therefore see no new version until the staggered release reaches their device.
And apart from that, do we know whether rc.4 was the final rc before official release and even if so, whether the official release is a 1:1 match of rc.4, or were there still changes?
As it stands, we don’t know what rc.4 functioning well anywhere is really worth, although it sounds better than possible issues with it, of course .
You are right in any aspect, and there is still the question remaining unsolved, HOW I can answer this topic without mentioning the release candidate, because I installed on it, and that is one of the answers to be given.
Or should I put it “mysterious” or “unnameable”?
Vendor Name: Samsung
Device name: Galaxy A3 (2016) - variant SM-A310F
Device CodeName: a3xelte
The device was and is not rooted
Upgrade via sideload:
Everything works as before!
PS MicroG Services Core on the upgraded system was kept on v0.2.27.223616 regarding the problems reported with https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/backlog/-/issues/7064 (which - as usual - hasn’t been touched by the team so far …). (As long as the microG team itself still considers v0.2.27.223616 to be the stable version I will also still stick with it …)
Unfortunately update fails. I have made 2 times the download and after restarting there’s a blue line for completion that starts “filling”; after a small time an error Update failed apears and I only have the reboot now option. Phone completely boots on 1.15 T previously installed.
Is there any explanation for this behavior? The blue line is something new. I suppose it tries something with the firmware/partitions?
As a remark on the text before the update the name it’s LineageOS and not /e OS; a small omision I believe.
With my own xz2c I’ve noticed that since installing 1.15T (and continuing with 1.16T) that the call volume setting doesn’t appear to work. Call volume is stuck at a constant (and for me fairly loud) volume. Is that also your experience, @Cooler?