Thanks for the build. I’ve been looking for an untouched /e/ GSI!
I have a pixel 3, which I managed to flash with the b rom however the phone doesn’t boot past the google screen. I’ve tried the a rom too and this is the same. Has anyone managed to get it running on a pixel 3?
It is worth noting that the installation does not work with ROM ARM64 A - as stated in the Device support list (Project Treble)but works with ARM64 A/B - eOS-Q-20201215-UNOFFICIAL-treble_arm64_bvS.img.
I can confirm the Xmas Day GSI (eOS-Q-20201225-UNOFFICIAL-treble_arm64_bvS.img) works on Sony Xperia XA2 (pioneer). Just installed it on a spare device to have a look and I’ll try it out for a day or two. Thanks!
EDIT 14 Jan: I’ve removed the rest of this earlier reply as it contained dubious information! I’m learning as I go and things are becoming a little clearer with GSI’s and device compatibility.
Regarding the eOS unofficial GSI above: phone app kept stopping during calls and the dialogue box to close the app not responding. Toggled aeroplane mode to end calls. Simple Dialler from F-droid worked ok’ish, no crashing, but if the app not closed after a call the proximity sensor still working and blacking out display.
A new build with Securiy Patch Level 5 January 2021 would be fanstastic. The only problem I have with the December 2020 edition is the dark font colours, which make the text in various menus extremely difficult or impossible to read.
I had written that I will post a new version every 10 days.
The last time I could not post a “a” version, because it does not work all the time. Tomorrow, or saturday I will post a new version, whether there is the security update already integrated, I do not know, that depends on /e/ Android, because I only access the sources and change nothing myself, or maintain.
This statement cannot have general validity because the microSD card is not supported in the same way with this GSI ROM on every device.
When I format a microSD card as ‘Portable Storage’ with my GSI A3 2017, it is also accepted by the system and works.
However, when the microSDXC card is to be formatted as ‘Internal Storage’ with the GSI A3 2017, the formatting process aborts with the display 20% and the system then shuts down and reboots in bootloop. Only when the card is removed does the A3 2017 boot normally into the /e/ OS.
After the procedure, the SDXC card is no longer recognised by every smartphone and computer system, sometimes called a bad card.
In a Samsung S9 with non-GSI-LOS 17.1, this bad SDXC card is immediately recognised and formatted as ‘Portable Storage’. The option to format the SDXC card as ‘Internal Storage’ is not offered at all.
Note: This is not a criticism of the ROM Builder @anon26953564, because the problem also existed in the early days with @harvery186’s GSI ROM creation.
Thank you for building, @anon26953564. It’s great that you do this every month.