So I’ve had /e/ installed on my Pixel2XL (taimen) before. I previously used the “e-pie-20190827-UNOFFICIAL-treble_arm64_beN.img” file back in 2019 when it was new. Didn’t have any problems installing it.
Since then, I have tried other ROMs and have went ahead to Android10. Now I am unable to get back onto /e/ using the official sideload release (which has been reported to be bad regardless) or using the GSI package. From what I can gather, some people have had issues once they have reached Android10 because it changes the bootloader.
About my attempts: I have downgraded back to Android 8, flashed two different vgmetas I found (one was zero’d out), installed the GSI using TWRP (3.3.0) and fastboot. Have tried erasing and not erasing cache, dalvik, formatting, ect. No matter the install, the end result is the same: the recovery is replaced with LineageOS’s recovery (what /e/ uses) and the phone resets after a short time on the google splash screen. To be more specific, the phone crashes about 6 seconds into the boot and reboots. The log recovered shows very very little and shows this crash 6 seconds in.
What is happening? I have tried other GSIs too with no success at all. I can still flash the OEM roms and custom roms. Just not GSIs.
PS: I have tried the “20190827” GSI that worked back in 2019 for me, and it wont work either. I think something is borked with my phone thus preventing the boot.