Nice to find more people here trying to keep their privacy!
Although I’ve been spending already 2 weeks, 5231million hours and 3 minutes on trying to get /e/ installed on my specially for this aim bought Oneplus 6, I consider myself as a complete newb, a noob, a dummy and a nono. It feels like being “flashed” into a new galaxy of phone-hacking-pirates where everybody speaks a language I don’t understand.
But it feels good, this is the way to go.
I needed all the How-to’s on the internet to get this far: the phone got stuck in a fastboot-loop: can’t even be powered off, can’t get recovery on,
etcetera. So I managed to get to this part of the Howto where it went wrong, I guess,
** Sideload the /e/ .zip package:*
** On the device, select “Advanced”, “ADB Sideload”, then swipe to begin sideload.*
** On the host machine, sideload the package using:*
- adb sideload filename.zip*
I don’t remember at what step exactly I ended in this fastboot-loop, I’m sorry. I guess I was too excited seeing things happening in the right direction.
So now I think this is what they mean with “bricked”?
Spending another few hours on finding a way out, even trying to understand some french and german workarounds I found only a solution for Window-pc’s, but I have linux Ubuntu 18.04.3. so I finally thought “let’s ask for some help!”
Some info I saved for “you never know”, maybe somebody finds something:
l@l-Latitude-E6500:~/Bureaublad/platform-tools$ fastboot devices
l@l-Latitude-E6500:~/Bureaublad/platform-tools$ fastboot flash recovery ./twrp.img
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending ‘recovery’ (28980 KB)…
OKAY [ 1.364s]
FAILED (remote: (recovery_b) No such partition)
finished. total time: 1.366s
l@l-Latitude-E6500:~/Bureaublad/platform-tools$ fastboot boot twrp-3.3.1-2-enchilada.img
OKAY [ 1.179s]
OKAY [ 0.092s]
finished. total time: 1.271s