I needed to boot into recovery to format my SanDisk Extreme microSD, as it was the only way to get the card to be recognized by my device. While I was there, I accidentally installed the official TWRP app.
The app serves on purpose on my phone. Is it possible to uninstall it without factory resetting?
That does seem simple but I feel like I’m missing a step. I’ve rebooted to recovery and selected Mount, unchecked everything except System (leaving read only unchecked), but when I back out and go to advanced I do not see an option to uninstall the app. The TWRP version is 3.2.3-0 if that’s significant, by the way.
On the Mount screen I notice that I only have Select Storage and Enable MTP/Disable MTP as well. Is that an issue?
OK, serious problem now.
I found the apk in /system/priv-app and deleted it. Now I’ve got one of two responses after trying to reboot. Either I get the /e/ logo with the dot bouncing until the device powers down, and then reboots into recovery.
Yeah. Thinking I might have to, unless I can make a warranty claim. Luckily I kept my S9 as a backup phone. Can you direct me towards how to install on my S9+? I haven’t messed around with DIYing custom roms since CyanogenMod (and I mean CyanogenMod)
I’m wondering why just deleting the TWRP app will cause a bootloop !
This method is listed in XDA, and I tried it myself on my testing device.
I’ll do it again to try to get any clue about what happened …
Did you try to reinstall the app from TWRP ?
Edit : just tried again to delete /system/priv-app/twrpapp : rebooted to system without problem.
We’re all good people! I was able to use the easy Installer to get my S9+ back to factory settings.
I don’t know if anyone from the /e/ team will see this, but bravo. Getting my phone back up and running was a snap (in every sense of the word). I thought best case scenario I would have to send my device back to /e/, and worst case scenario I had wasted 430 bucks. But I once again have a privacy focused, no frills smartphone operating without issue!
There are some quirks and gaps associated with using /e/, even with the Aurora Store, but I can make this a daily driver no problem!