No new Easy Installer instructions/steps after 'Do not install' TWRP

Hi, I’m new overhere and I tried to install /e/ with the Easy Installer on my S8 but after I tapped ‘Do not install’ TWRP my phone turns off and gets black and I find no new instructions on my computer. What do I do wrong. Thanks for the help. Friso

Hi @frisober welcom to the /e/ forum. Can I first check if the stage you were at was this?

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I don’t recognise the description ‘Do not install’ , if not the above, can you try a fuller description. There is a log, have you read how to find that?

Hi aibd, thanks for your reply. I have no idea where I could find the log you refer to.
It happened as I described: I followed all steps as given by the Easy Installer, but when I had reached the end of the TWRP-part where it tells you to “Do not Install” the Easy Installer did not give more steps to follow.
At the moment the phone is stuck in TWRP and I do not know if I should try to install it manually.
I downloaded, would it make sense to bring that to the internal storage and try to install that?
Thanks for your effort so far.

On this page you will read how to find a log

If I had a situation where I got an unexpected message “Do not Install” I think that I could not stop myself from reading the log to find out what is going on!

Are you familiar with TWRP? If you had a fully functioning TWRP that had been correctly flashed reverting to the manual instructions would be a very reasonable thing to do (having fully reviewed the instructions! :slight_smile: )Info page: Info about Samsung Galaxy S8 - dreamlte and install page: Install /e/ on a Samsung Galaxy S8 - “dreamlte”

I wonder what made you pick e-0.15? Linked also from the install page are the available ROMs /e/ image ROM download. Choose the latest; a 0.19 is listed today (notice the file name contains a coded date).

Good luck.

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Hello everyone,
I have the same problem.
I have been trying to install /e/ on my Samsung Galaxy S8 via Easy-Installer for a few days now.
But it always aborts the installation.

The operating system on the laptop I am using is Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS.
The Easy-Installer is on the latest version vO.13.3-beta.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 runs Android version 9.

After installing the recovery programme, I get to the Teamwin screen. There I can make the settings until the reboot. Then S8 switches off and Easy-Installer stops. In the log I find the note: No interface to load.

Here are the last lines of the .log file:
2022-01-08 22:16:15,766 INFO [JavaFX Application Thread] e.e.i.c.MainWindowController [null:-1] loadSubScene(uiRoot)
2022-01-08 22:16:15,766 ERROR [JavaFX Application Thread] e.e.i.c.MainWindowController [null:-1] No interface to load!
2022-01-08 22:16:15,766 INFO [JavaFX Application Thread] e.e.i.c.MainWindowController [null:-1] ResetNextButtonEventHandler()
2022-01-08 22:16:52,250 INFO [JavaFX Application Thread] e.e.i.EasyInstaller [null:-1] stage is closing
2022-01-08 22:16:52,258 DEBUG [JavaFX Application Thread] e.e.i.c.MainWindowController [null:-1] onStop()
2022-01-08 22:16:52,258 DEBUG [JavaFX Application Thread] e.e.i.c.s.CustomExecutableController [null:-1] CustomExecutableController.stop()

What could be the solution here ?

To try to answer your final question one really needs to study the whole log. What did Easy Installer manage to do and where did it first fail?

@aibed and @siggi, somebody gave me another phone and (stupid as i am) i tried it with this phone again and… same result.
All steps went ok but after the last step: ‘do not install’ nothing happens anymore either on the phone or on my computer.
Did i kill the second???
I hope this is the link too the log: hastebin
I hope somebody can help me out or is /e/ to complicated for dummies like me?

Hi @frisober, please can you describe a bit more fully where you saw ‘do not install’. Was it on the device or on the PC? Did exactly the same thing happen on the second phone? Was this a second SM-G950F (dreamlte)?

Your log shows

Uploading RECOVERY
RECOVERY upload successful

but it is not clear to me what is happening after that point.

Were you able to tell if the installed Recovery was usable? (That is to attempt a manual install). And / or, in what state are the phones now?

Know your hardware - Samsung

Hi Pierom Yes it is a G950F. I just followed all the steps (in Dutch because I m dutch), in TWRP I ‘wiped’, ‘formatted data’, then 3x back, ‘Reboot’, ‘Power off’ and then ‘Do not install’ and after that nothing happened anymore, neither on the pc or on the phone. Luckily this time I could start the phone in Android because the other phone isn’t on Android but also not on /e/. It is not reacting anymore, just starting up and shutting off after just saying Galaxy S8, endlessly. If I press vol up, Bixby and power I get the blue/green download screen but I have no idea what step to take. Easy installer does not see him anymore. So, what to do??? As I said maybe it is just to complicated for me and do you need more skills even though it seems easy with easy installer.

Easy Installer does not ask you to do any of the things you describe, in my experience. Are you seeing this on your PC or on your phone.

Samsung is quite good at protecting your devices! Let’s try to fix one device at a time.

Because your device is new and witout installed apps, try first a factory reset
(In TWRP–>wipe)
Then, reboot to system.

@aibd, What I described was what I saw on my PC (see the png).
The 2e phone is running on Android so no problem (if you want to keep it like that) and the other is not responding at all apart from what I described.
@Piero, I don’t know how I could do that because it only starts and shuts down or the green/blue download screen that tells me it is Downloading (what???) and only gives the choice to press vol up and start to restartm so I’m in a loop with it.

@frisober Is your Samsung set to “Taal = Nederlands”?

Hello all,

In the following, I describe the entire procedure until the installation is aborted:

  1. Start Easy-Installer

  2. Introductory notes

  3. Connect the S8 to the PC via USB cable.

  4. Activate developer options (part 1)

  5. Activate developer options (part 2)

  6. Activate USB file transfer

  7. Remove registered accounts

Cannot be performed because no accounts were created during setup.

created during setup.

  1. Device detection

After a short time, the message appears: Your SM_G950F is compatible with "/e/OS

  1. Downloading “/e/OS” and the necessary files

After some time the message appears: The download was successful, you can now install “/e/OS” on your smartphone. 10.

  1. Installation

I. OEM Unlocking

a. Open Settings

b. Open Developer Option

c. Activate OEM unlocking

d. Switch off phone

e. Switch on device with On + Bixby + Volume down to enter download mode.

f. Accept warning with volume up

g. The recovery programme is installed on the S8.

II. Start in recovery mode

a. Switch off the S8 with On + Bixby + Volume down.

b. Restart S8 with On + Bixby + Volume up. The Teamwin screen appears

III. Format data and switch off the device

a. Tap on "Wipe

b. Tap on "Format Data

c. Write "Yes

d. Confirm (S8 reports: “Data Format Complete Successfull”)

e. Tap 3 times on Back (Not on “Back” in the TWRP programme but on the Back button of S8).

f. Tap on "Reboot

g. Tap on "Power Off

h. Tap on “Do not install”.


S8 switches off and nothing happens. The Easy Installer offers no possibility to continue.

The log shows the entry: “No interface to load”.

I switch S8 on with the “On” button. After some time, the device can be set up again.

@aibd: The entire log file is 950 lines long. Can I already put this in a thread? It will be long. Or is there another possibility?

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Wrong advise from easy installer,
At this point you’d better choose " reboot to recovery"
and continue to the installation process :

  1. Wipe the needed partitions (advanced wipe)
    /system, /data, /cache, and /davilk-art-cache,
  2. Install the
  3. Reboot to system

@piero, that’s funny because the installer is very clear up till this last step…
Are you very sure and why isn’t it altered if it is a bug? Not that I doubt you but loosing another phone… then I’d rather stay with our ‘friend’ Google
What siggi writes is exactly what happened to me two times and luckily with the second phone I found it still in Android but the first phone is lost I suppose.

Nearly impossible with a Samsung ! . .

@piero, Anyhow I have not the slightest clue how to revive it.

Using Odin (windows) or less easy heimdall (mac, linux)
You can restore samsung software and install TWRP,
You can follow the illustrated guide i linked in previous post

But in your case,

If it don’t boot into /e/,

you just need to finish the install process starting at step (7) or (8)

  1. Wipe the needed partitions (advanced wipe)
    /system, /data, /cache, and /davilk-art-cache,
  2. Install the (already downloaded by the easy installer)
  3. Reboot to system