[UNOFFICIAL BUILD] Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) (a5y17lte)

Device info https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/a5y17lte
Rom https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=300396

Please Note: This is an Untested build. Please try at your own risk.


It’s ok with my phone :wink:

The oreo version is also ok for my phone.

Can anybody tell when oreo or pie will become an official build for this phone? At the moment nougat is a little bit a show stopper: you take a lot of effort, get /e/ installed on your A5 2017 and you’ll see that the sim card is not found.

(Solution: either intall a stock 7.0 rom before installing the official /e/ build for that phone or use the unofficial build from @Unknown - the issue has something to do with the radio firmware: you cannot mix oreo firmware with nougat os or nougat firmware with oreo / pie os)

First of all: I am of the same opinion as @Micha.K

When @gael announced the Galaxy A5 (2017) with /e/ OS in September 2018, there was already StockROM Android 8.0.0 for the A5 2017, although there was still a security update of StockROM Android 7.0 at the beginning of April 2018.

I assume that the /e/ OS development for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) “a5y17lte” was based on Android 6.0.1 and 7.0 and therefore the “bootloader and modem problem” didn’t come into play since the launch of 8-Oero. Meanwhile the problem is also known from other devices.

God knows I’m a big supporter of /e/ but here the /e/OS Build Team (Maintainers) should help as soon as possible to avoid image losses.

Thanks to @Unknown we know that /e/ OS (8-Oero ~ 9-Pie) can be installed and operated without pull-ups. The images of LineageOS and LineageOS-for-microG also prove it.

With us in good old germany, no manufacturer in Germany sells as many smartphones as Samsung (2nd place: Apple) and is therefore a potential contender for devices with /e/ OS. The high sales figures owe the South Koreans above all to the middle class devices of the Galaxy A series. In the summer months of 2019, Samsung achieved a market share of more than 40 percent (Statistics: Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK)).

Switching from StockROM Android to /e/ OS requires above all uncomplicated builds with 9-pie (and 10-Q in the foreseeable future) and a well-functioning /e/ ecosystem service.

On a successful /e/ future :v: