Google Pixel 5a, please!

I see LineageOS now supports the Pixel 5a - does this mean there’s hope that there will be an official, supported /e/OS build soon? I think this would be a good phone to support to encourage use of /e/ in the US.

I’ve been using /e/ on a Nexus 6P for over a year now with generally good results (although VoLTE still doesn’t work). That phone is starting to show its age (the USB connector still works for charging, but apparently not for data transfers).

I’ve installed /e/ on a Moto g7 (and VoLTE even works). That phone was purchased as “refurbished” and apparently has intermittent hardware problems: lockups, spontaneous reboots, and boot failures. This happened on the stock ROM before unlocking the bootloader, I was hoping it was a software issue and /e/ would fix it, but apparently not.

Because I need a reliable phone, I now have a Pixel 5a on the way. These are highly rated in reviews, with good features for the price ($50 off right now), and no difficulties or barriers to unlocking the bootloader and reflashing, unlike some other manufacturers (looking at you, Moto).

I’ll sigh deeply and use Google’s Android for now, but I’d really, really like to move this phone to /e/ as soon as possible. “Possible” means a stable build with working VoLTE, on T-Mobile in the US.


Who knows how long before the P5a will be eOS supported, but the P5 is coming before the end of the year, all being well. So bearing in mind the onwards and upwards trajectory of e it might not be long before this device is supported too.

In the interim why not try CalyxOS? It’s privacy orientated, comes with microg and is easy to install. Bootloader can be locked afterwards as well. I’ve got it on a P5 (until I can install e) and can highly recommend it.

Why not give LineageOS for MicroG a try until /e/ is available? It’s what /e/OS is built on, and has pretty much all the functionality you need, with F-Droid and Aurora Store built in.

Android 11 / LOS 18.1 builds are available here

Thanks, I’ll check out both of those options. I haven’t done a good job of keeping up with all of the alternative Android derivatives - it seems there’s a lot going on.

Once you use los4mg you never come back to /e/, sorry
If you smell the freedom

Used it a few times. Always prefer e. :grinning:

Plain wrong in my case I’m afraid :slight_smile: I’ve tried both and I’ve stuck with /e/. But los4microg is a fine alternative when there is no /e/ build available for a device.


Freedom ? gg’s one, for sure…

What can’t you do with /e/ ?

“gg’s one…” Sorry, don’t get “gg”. An abbreviation for something?