[SOLVED] Unable to install 0.2 on S9



Hi all

I’m not that familiar with rooting Android devices.
I’ve been able to follow the outline in the wiki. Currently I have been able to boot into twrp and wiped both data, cache and system and then rebooted again into twrp. I’ve downloaded e-0.2-201812222301-nightly-starlte.zip onto /sdcard/.
When I try to install it ends with error 7 (see enclosed pic). Vendor image on the device is NOT compatible.

Model of S9 is SM-G960F/DS

Any help appreciated.



Did you find a solution?
Can you give more pictures with the différents steps?


@foo8ar Please can you share the current build and os version of your device. The build on which you are trying to flash the /e/ ROM. The TWRP error comes on flashing incorrect ROM version so just wanted to check which firmware version is currently on your device.
Looping @rhunault on the issue


Hi @foo8ar,

Could you please tell us if you are facing the same issue with an official LineageOS package (https://download.lineageos.org/starlte)?
Thank you in advance,



Hi @foo8ar are you still facing this issue with installing ROM’s on your S9


Hello everyone, today I flashed my S9 dual sim.
I was using stock ROM before, with magisk root. I had the the same problem.

  1. I flashed this : G96XF-FD-N-CSE3_by_SoLdieR9312_18.0_r73.zip but it did not work.

  2. I then flashed this VENDOR-27_ARI9.zip and it worked. I just followed the sortened link you can see on the screenshot. Maybe this could be add in installation tuto here : [HOWTO] Installer /e/ sur un smartphone Samsung avec Windows facilement and here https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/wiki/en/wikis/device/starlte/install


Hello @Nathanael,
I’ve the same issue with my new Samsung S9+ when flashing the e-0.6-o-2019060812705-dev-star2lte.zip with TWRP and following the [howto] french guideline. (I’m newbe in flashing ROM, my very first time).

When you say that you flash the VENDOR-27_ERI9.zip and it works, that it means that you’ve also flashed your eOS zip file after ?!

thank you for your help


Yes I flashed /e/ ZIP after vendor ZIP :wink:


Thank’s. I did it and it succeed to flash both.
But when rebooting, after the e logo, I receive a message like “encryption failed, need to reset default factory. data will be deleted…”. No choice so I did It and by smartphone start to reboot continuously : boot -> e logo -> reboot -> e logo -> reboot…
I stop it by reentering in recovery mode.
Any idea ?


OK I get the solution. Please see in this post continuous-samsung-reboot-after-encryption-failed-need-to-reset-default-factory


Mmmmm I think you should wipe internal storage in twrp. It would erase all jour data and disable encryption. Can someone confirm ? @rhunault @pundirsumit ?
Edit I read only thé first of your last messages. Sorry and happy you found by yourself