Hi again, nearly there! [Installing /e/ on Samsung Galaxy SIII i9300 international]
I have now got as far as pressing the “Install” button in TWRP; I chose zip file e-0.7-n-2020021541379-dev-i9300.zip and swiped right to confirm flash. I received red message 'failed to map file ‘sdcard/e-0.7-n-2020021541379-dev-i9300-zip’.
I’m a bit confused by the ‘sdcard’ as I copied the zip folder to the phone’s Internal storage, next to the TWRP folder. There is a Micro SD card which still has 7 folders in it from when the phone was being used with Android OS.
@Boudiax, that sounds good to me. Save the file e-0.7-n-2020021541379-dev-i9300-zip in the device either Internal Storage in the directory /download or on an external mircroSD card. This avoids confusion of names.
I have tried deleting the zip file on the phone, and copying the zip file ‘e-0.7-n etc…’ from Windows desktop to both Internal Storage/download/ [same red error message] and then to the external microSD card [red error message again]. In both cases I checked first that there was only 1 copy of the zip file to be found by looking in Windows File Manager. I’m so close! What would cause ‘failed to map’? I have copied the unzipped folder as @anonyme instructed.
Hi again, I thought I’d update my efforts to install /e/ on my Galaxy SIII i9300 [International].
Firstly I wasn’t sure about how to get back to stock Samsung ROM, so I DDG’d [DuckDuckGo] the error message and found a possible solution on the Github/ TWRP forum; which was to use an older version of TWRP [v3.0.2-1], I did this then installed /e/; this time I got the blue progress bar then then the e symbol with bouncing dot underneath.
I thought it must be installing/ configuring itself but 3 hours later [I had to go out] the e symbol was still there, now it was underneath an error message “com.android.phone has stopped”. underneath this message is a ‘X’ [close button, which doesn’t do anything.
Back to various forums with various suggestions, none of which worked or were possible e.g.‘Go into Settings’.
I am now thinking of trying to install an earlier version of /e/.
Alternatively, I am a volunteer at my local Repair Cafe [fixing bikes], I could ask one of the computer/ phone guys to help me reinstall the Samsung OS and start again. What do you think?
if a custom Rom cannot be installed on a device, installing the Stockrom firmware has proven to be very useful. This way, everything is set to the beginning and offers good conditions for a new beginning.
With Odin3 flashing the firmware is a breeze. You can do this for sure!
Thank you so much Archie- back to stock Android now and all working fine. It took me a few hours even with your help; tomorrow I’ll start again following Anonyme’s howto, this time with 4 days experience!
Hi again, SUCCESS!!! and I only took just over an hour this time… The biggest difference between your instructions and Anonym’s was that in his instructions , TWRP WIPE/ Advanced WIPE included Internal Storage, although this time I started with a Samsung stock ROM.
Now to start configuring; I will start by looking for User Help pages on here.
I took photos as I went, in case they are useful in the future.
Thanks again, on my way now!