I followed it to the part of flashing additional partitions. It says that “this platform requires additional partitions to be flashed for recovery to work properly” and says there should be two image files (“dtbo.img” and “vbmeta.img”)
After downloading the images and recovery img and build for the latest stable version (R 1.19.1 20240110372391) …the recovery img only contains 1 image file so I am not sure what to flash to dtbo and vbmeta.
I do not want to brick my device but I’m trying to get it setup ASAP before my work and school picks up later this week. Any ideas, insights, ??? Thanks for your time!
In some cases slot b can be unpopulated or contain much older firmware than slot a, leading to various issues including a potential hard-brick. We can ensure none of that will happen by copying the contents of slot a to slot b. This step is NOT optional.
So this points to the issue. You flashed Slot a (according to your recovery image) now you have Slot b.
… but …
… but the instructions include this wording !! (Of course I see you got no confirmation on the device.)
That would be the safest thing to do … it would be something of a guess what is actually on slot a and slot b right now (but you may be able to recover the situation, if you consider worst case is MSM).
Of course the other thing to consider is to use Android 13 (T) where you have the /e/OS instructions.
They are in the ROM and are required, but it is not required to flash them ahead of recovery.