I tried to ask for help in the troubleshoot forum, but no reaction so far. So I’m asking here in the hope that somebody knowledgeable sees this.
I bought my FP3 about a year ago, installed /e/ and rooted with magisk, and quickly proceeded to make this my daily driver. I installed a bunch of updates using the OTA updater app, which promptly threw out the Magisk changes, but as I only ever needed app root for backup and restore, it took me a while to notice.
Currently, my phone is still stuck on Android 9, using build /e/OS 0.16.20210425112188. (A bunch of other FP3s I bought via e.solutions came with Android 10 preinstalled, so I want to unify.) I want to fix Magisk for this version, so I can take a complete backup of all apps with Titanium et al. and then upgrade to Q.
When I have the OTA updater give me a copy of e-0.16-p-20210425112188-dev-FP3.zip and extract the boot.img inside it, Magisk 0.22 and 0.23 both always fail to patch this file with
- Copying image to cache ! Process error ! Installation failed
(I tried to fastboot boot a current TWRP for FP3 to try cleaning the cache, but that only resulted in a hung boot.)
So I guess my questions currently are:
- Does the OTA updater possily give me a broken boot.img inside the large zip? If so, where can I download the pristine version? (https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP3/install only links to directories that list the Q build.)
- If that file should be OK, how can I convince Magisk to patch the boot.img so I can boot into a rooted-for-apps system?
Thank you in advance for your help in getting this sorted out.