[HOWTO] Install /e/ on a Samsung smartphone with Windows easily

Then tried to install TWRP using your method.
I get stuck at this part of the instructions.

If red error messages show up, your phone is probably encypted but TWRP can’t decrypt the /data partition (it’s a common issue on Samsung phones).

To solve that problem, go to Wipe > Advanced wipe, select “data”, click on “Repair or Change File System”, then on “Change filesystem”. Select exFAT (or another one if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter), then swipe from the left to the right. Redo the manipulation but this time select ext4 (which is the original file system) then slide from the left to the right.
Go to the 8)A)1. part of the howto.

I choose to format

On the screen it says

formatting data using mkexfat

but it keeps showing the blue moving bar and at the top of the screen at says formatting.
I am stuck in this screen now. Shut down phone and reinstalled TWRP. Now TWRP gets stuck at the starting screen.

Any help installing e/os is very much appreciated

Thank you very much

Which version of TWRP did you use? Did you install with ODIN?. By “starting screen” do you mean the screen before the starting screen (that is a “Splash screen” which is expected to be transient as TWRP loads) ?

Were you sure to remove all accounts from the phone before starting /e/OS install ?

TWRP 3.7.0_9-1
Yes installed with Odin. Everything went fine. Rebooted in TWRP. Did the advanced wipe as mentioned in the link. During the formatting process something seems to have gone wrong. Now I am stuck in the teamwin screen with the blue circle with the arrows. So yes the splash screen.

Yep all account were removed.

So you are in the situation where this job is incomplete.

Tbh I do not know if this can influence failure of TWRP to load, but I would try Odin to flash perhaps an earlier version of TWRP, then the most recent (again) in order to get back and finish the formatting job.

A detail you mention is

On the screen it says
formatting data using mkexfat

but it keeps showing the blue moving bar

I would believe “done”, the persisting animation I would be less concerned about.

Just a thought, should you find yourself in that situation again, be sure to use the “Back” buttons under the TWRP screen.

Thank you for the advise. I did not see a back button. Guess I had to use back button on the phone but was not familiar with this phone. Found out later the touch buttons ;-). Was stuck although it said formatting done.