I found a bug report pertaining to the official TWRP, which apparently requires a custom version to workaround. Why would some custom version of TWRP work better than the official one? And how can I tell if it’s safe or legitimate?
HI @Quaternium we are planning to test the Pie build of /e/ for the essential this week.
The official build of /e/ till date is on nougat. Since you are on Android 10 you should not revert to nougat. It can brick your phone…not sure about the essential but have seen this happen on other devices especially Xiaomi when we downgraded the OS.
In the testing we want to identify which is the best way to upgrade from Nougat to Pie.
Hello @Quaternium, you’re right. The list of her questions is long for a post.To do justice to their research, the questions aren’t to be answered in short form and at once.
The most important point was raised by @Manoj. A downgrade from Android 10 to 7-Nougart has a lot of problems. It is best to be patient until the official release of version /e/ OS ROM 9-Pie.
In addition to 1)
/e/ OS ROM 7-Nougart seems antiquated in the year 2020. It is in view of the development progress also. But the /e/OS Build Team will continue to generate security updates from higher Android versions until the 9-pie migration of all devices supported by /e/ OS. The current security patches are from Feb 5, 2020 for all e-0.7-nougart builds.
To point 7).
The author of the how-to writes “can” cause issues. This also means that there must be no issues. It always comes down to the individual device and cable. Unfortunately the author doesn*t mention which foreign manufacturer’s cable he used. So we do not know more than before.
My experience is: Original USB cables of the device manufacturers are the most reliable. I also had transfer problems with other manufacturers.
If a cable doesn’t work, it will not transfer ADB and Fastboot commands for example. On the desktop PC there will probably be an fault message. More will not happen. You just have to try it to know if it works.
The impression I had was that /e/ is a fork of LOS, with additional apps and a lot of patches to remove the Googley bits. Since many devices are already running the version of /e/ based on LOS 16, and LOS 16 is already released for the PH-1, I think it would just be a matter of building /e/ for the PH-1 with the same modifications as before and/or the same as for other phones like the OnePlus 6. Or is the code for the PH-1 very different from the code for the OnePlus 6? I’m sure there’s a lot of complexity I’m missing though and am still not sure how the build process works.