Help with /e/OS for Samsung Galaxy A8 (trebelized )

Hi there,
I’m using an Galaxy A8 and I managed to install the latest /e/OS on it (great OS by the way!). Unfortunately, there are some issues with the WiFi and connection to internet and even worse, there are random reboots.
Does anybody have an idea how to get around this? Can I install a logger to trace the bug ?
Thanks a lot

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Hi @Bugatti you mentioned in another post that you are using


This build introduced the very new Advanced privacy. Sadly on some devices there have been reports of spontaneous reboots and seemingly random corruptions. I am very hopeful that the release of the next update – check out #e-smartphone-operating-system:development-updates – will solve (some of) this.

If you might be facing an Advanced privacy issue then you can check out Issues - Gitlab #Advanced privacy

GSI ROMs do have other issues from time to time, so this might take some teasing out.

In the section Support topics you will find Create a log @/e/.

Once you have platform tools sorted, and your device connected with Developer options > usb debugging on, you can use
$ adb logcat --help
to explore the options you can use with logcat.

In the case of the troublesome behaviour you report this command
$ adb logcat > logcat.txt
will produce a very long output usually from the last reboot.

This works well to record a predictable event; you reboot, start the logcat, allow the fail to happen and close. Perhaps be prepared to experiment with the options.

You ask what you can do to help; you could consider volunteering here Testing @/e/.

I am really not certain if /e/ puts GSI ROMs out for testing; but if you wanted to volunteer the first step is to introduce yourself as indicated in the link – if you say you have a GSI device to test, I guess they will let you know. :slight_smile:

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Dear @aibd,

Thanks a lot and again for your reply with all this helpful information! Sorry for my late reply.
Indeed, once the Advanced Privacy switched off everything started to work fine, even for 2 weeks without any reboot, but they came back…
The Helpdesk suggested to update to the GSI 1.1 and even with Advanced Privacy activated it works better but still with reboots. I’ll try to catch a reboot using adb logcat, but it’s hard to force the phone to boot :blush:
I’ll also try to get involved in testing if there is any hope to get the A8 an official device…

Thanks again