Please Note: This is an Untested build. Please try at your own risk.
It’s ok with my phone
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.
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