I am able to go to Download Mode (the blue/green screen)
Can someone please (@Qiqo maybe?) share the exact steps taken to end up with a freshly installed /e/OS on the device?
I would be most grateful…I’ve spent half a day already trying to get it working.
PS. I’m on Ubuntu Linux (not very experienced) and have a stock firmware sitting on my hd (SM-G973F_PHN_G973FXXUGHVJ5_G973FOXMGHVJ5_G973FXXUGHVJ1_G973FXXUGHVJ5.zip) do I need to flash this one and repeat the steps I did before???
A german S10+ User found this discussion in the XDA-Forum.
Seems that Samsungs newest firmware makes problems. The solution was to install Samsung’s spanish stock ROM and then to install /e/. Seems it worked.
To be honest I ended up installing Iodé but the same procedure might work.
I believe one important aspect is to factory reset/data wipe every time you install something new (either recovery or OS).
HEIMDALL + ADB FASTLOADER method
download and install heimdall and “adb fastloader” first (they are command line tools, the easiest way is to “call” them after having opened their respective folder in the Terminal, and to copy the recovery .img and OS .zip files in each folder.
To start with I data wipe
download mode > installed the latest firmware from my country (France) for s10e. Maybe for /e/ and or for another phone you have to do it differently (older firmware? from another country?…)
download mode > (you have to install heimdall) heimdall flash --RECOVERY [the /e/ recovery .img file in the right version] --no-reboot
reboot immediately in /e/ recovery mode, I think you have to hold the 3 buttons until the recovery page shows up other you miss it (if you fail to do that you have to start again from step <3>
Download stock firmware for your device here
In my case I’ve downloaded SM-G973F_BTE_G973FXXSGHVI4_G973FOBEGHVI4_G973FXXSGHVI4_G973FXXSGHVI4.zip which is a lower version than the one that gave me errors.
Do not rename the files because the md5 check will fail!
For the next pioneers, let me reply that
at step 0 I didn’t unzip or untar anything. The installation/download is made directly through heimdall and adb directly, so no need for Odin app, which I found so simple.