Gigaset GS5 with /e/OS

:star2: :star2: :star2: :star2: :star2: stars for supporting Gigaset GS4
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: stars for supporting Gigaset GS5 - very interesting alternative: rephone 6 GB RAM

I’m looking for a download link complete Gigaset GS 5 firmware Stock Android 11 (or 12) incl. MediaTek Helio G85 Android scatter.txt. Help would also already a single file, namely boot.img


Also interested in gigaset smartphones. The gs5 lite looks cool too. Same processor as the gs5.


Hi Gianna,
Unfortunately I can’t extract an Android stock rom from a GS5 because I don’t own one (yet) and I don’t have the knowledge to do so. However, if the Gigaset GS5 is supported by /e/OS, then I could imagine someone taking the trouble to provide the original stock rom as a download, as they did with the GS290. I wrote to Gigaset and they definitely do not provide any firmware for download - unfortunately.

Kind regards


Hi @anon48570964,
there is a guide for ‘dump’ the firmware, but the process is not as simple as it seems.

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they provide open source components.
can the necessary stuff be built from those?

can’t at least the boot image be built from that, and then the /e/OS Generic System Image be installed?

ah, rephone also offers the open source components, seems same/similar archive as provided by gigaset, but with added build instructions and make-script

A couple of maybe useful (re)sources:

GH “issue” (= request) just opened:

Hope that helps !

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sigh closed, there seems to be some in-fighting going on.

not very helpful for common folks.

ok, just reading up on it: /e/ critics from Lineage fans

Anyway, very interesting:

Trees in this organization are licensed under Apache 2.0 under condition of ABE (“Anyone But /e/”).
note that an additional exception to the license is added, forbidding use/redistribution of said content t> o /e/ foundation
trainees as well, but only when in a 5 mile radius from /e/ foundation developers or while holding any sort of (video)conference/chat with them.

Seems to be a license violation…

That more Gigaset devices should be included to the list, I can only support!


Hey everyone, GS290 IS a supported device !

But GS290 is not made any more hence OP title GS5 - no_device_codename

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Bump. I’ve extracted all the patitions of my rephone (which I believe is just a sustainable version of Gigaset GS5). I’m reluctant to post it here because it might contain sensitive data like IMEIs but any developer interested can message me and I’ll hand over a download.

I’ve also posted/paraphrased a how to root/extract firmware yourself guide on XDA:

Hope this can help in any way. I’ll give the /e/OS GSI’s a shot and report back
Happy Holidays!

Hi @astolfoaddict,
I assume that a /e/OS “Q” GSI will not run on an Android 12 device. But I would be very happy to be proven wrong. I’m very curious about your experiences with your rephone.
Happy Holdidays!

oh yeah, i did not realize that. you’re right - it doesn’t seem to work, upon boot it just launches me into fastboot mode. oh well, other aosp GSIs seem to work though so I guess that’s an alternative

Gigaset GS5 would be a super addition to the group of supported /e/OS mobiles

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The Gigaset GS5 Lite would be lovely to have. The more the merrier.

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I would be happy if e/OS/ would support the Gigaset GS5 Lite. I just ordered it. It is made in Germany and has a replaceable battery. I think it gets updates until 10/2024, but what good is that to me without privacy.

It still has a jack and a card slot. I got the Pixel 5 with /e/, a good device and everything working fine except: no cardslot and no jack. Adapter for in-ears doesn’t work, so my Shure ears are jobless now.
Husband is satisfied with Gigaset GS290 except one thing: echo cancellation during calls. So we would like to see /e/ on a GS5.