Hi everybody, I thought I’d try and ask for some advice on this project of mine I started without realizing ALL the pitfalls right from the start.
I purchased a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+, planning to install /e/OS “R” on it. Knowing that I’d have to flash the Samsung stock ROM before doing so, I checked the version on my phone, and had the unfortunate luck of having purchased a phone that had been brought to the very latest update, which caused the bootloader revision to be “UF”.
So now I have a Galaxy S10+ which, by all conventional online wisdom cannot be flashed back to Android 11, because there is no firmware with a compatible bootloader revision.
Coming here, I hope to find some advice or ideas on how to still get this phone running on /e/OS without waiting for version “S” to be made available for my device.
Since this seems to be a bootloader problem mainly, I was wondering if I could just replace it with TWRP , and then basically sideload-install a Samsung stock ROM of Android 11 via this? And then flash /e/OS on top of that?
Or maybe it is possible to go through Lineage OS? Install their 19.1 first, then downgrade to 18.1 for Android 11, and then install /e/OS on top of that?
I’d be happy and grateful for any helpful advice, as well as any additional ideas that might work towards my goal. I am not in a hurry, since my main phone is still running fine, even if it is on “O” still. So I’m willing to try and experiment patiently.
Thanks for any replies and ideas!