I just got this phone and am trying to install /e/os. I followed the instructions and successfully unlocked the bootloader. I went to install recovery and nothing was happening with no error messages (same as below). I missed the part where I needed Android 11 stock - so I used the Google tool to flash that. It worked. When I installed I clicked the “lock bootloader” option to off.
So I launch into 11 stock, turn on dev tools and usb debugging. I can get to bootloader, but when I go to install recovery it just sits there and does nothing. Here’s my commands.
[bg@lemur pixel.4a.5g.bramble]$ fastboot devices 09301JECB29208 fastboot [bg@lemur pixel.4a.5g.bramble]$ fastboot flashing unlock (bootloader) Device already unlocked OKAY [ 0.054s] Finished. Total time: 0.054s [bg@lemur pixel.4a.5g.bramble]$ fastboot flash boot ./recovery-e-0.23-r-20220404175826-dev-bramble.img
When it goes to flash the recovery it just sits there, blinking cursor - nothing happens until I ctrl-C.
I’m using Manjaro so I’m pretty sure I have the latest version of adb and fastboot.
I’ve installed custom ROM’s before, but I don’t remember having this problem. The phone still boots fine into Android 11. I’ve also tried different cables. I’ve used this cable and port to install on another phone too. I kind of feel like I’m missing something obvious. I’ve tried installing via sudo as well.