Hi, I want to install /e/ on a moto e5 plus with stock android v 8.0 (oreo). I’ve done all the research possible, but I need to clarify some details before I do something that possibly bricks the phone.
Docs say my moto e5 plus is supported. (Info about Motorola Moto E5 Plus (XT1924-6/7/8) - hannah)
However, in the installation instructions, it says:
Caution: Before following these instructions please ensure that the device is on the latest Android Stock firmware same as the version of the /e/OS you are planning to install. This can be done by checking for OTA updates available in the Updater. If available run them before installing /e/OS
For the e5+, the latest available stock version is android 8.
So what would be the actual steps to go from the current stock android 8, all the way to the latest /e/ version?
- Do I have to first install /e/ oreo? (same as the current stock version), and THEN upgrade from /e/ oreo to /e/ “r”?
- If this is the case, how do I find download files for /e/ oreo? In the installation page it only provides a link to the latest dev, which is the “r” version.
- So if /e/ doesn’t provide a Oreo version for e5+, how do I get started? Should I install another custom rom, just for Oreo, and then upgrade to /e/?
- I checked the lineage page for the same model (hannah) Install LineageOS on hannah | LineageOS Wiki, and it doesn’t mention that warning about installing the rom version that matches the current stock version. Is that a real requirement? Would I brick my phone if I ignore that warning and install /e/ “r” on my device with stock 8.0 oreo?