Thanks for the nice tutorial. One question that I can’t answer in this whole forum: is it possible to skip one update of /e/OS?
Right now, I’m on 0.15-q, and there is both 0.16-q and 0.17-q and… it’s not clear if I can directly install 0.17
I’ve had my phone with e on it for quite some months now (done mostly with the easy-installer on a Samsung Galaxy S9), and I have four upgrades listed. But I am too terrified to download or install because I see a lot of posts here from folks who do it and then discover it has messed up their phone. Do I just proceed, hope for the best, and then come back here if I have a problem?
Also, I thought that if e was installed with the easy-installer, upgrades/updates (these two are different things, aren’t they?), would be done automatically? Or did I misunderstand this somewhere along the way?
Your phone is a computer device. It can get messed up or fail you without any apparent reason at any time. It doesn’t need updates for that if in doubt, but updates of course actively do something, which increases the chances for unwanted results.
If you don’t want to be terrified, be prepared with regular backups of your important stuff, if you have any on the phone only. An update can always serve as a welcome reminder to check how long ago the last backup was done, and whether it was done successfully from any point of view you can take on it.
This. Ideally after doing and checking a backup.
To avoid confusion, a distinction makes sense between updates within the same major Android version, which should come more or less regularly because there’s always at least security stuff to patch, and upgrades to a higher major Android version, which may be offered every odd year, or not, depending on device, vendor and circumstances.
In reality not many people care about that, so there’s always potential for confusion with those terms.
The /e/OS Easy installer only takes care of the initial install of /e/OS. The installed OS then works in the same way as anywhere else, i.e. updates will wait for you to start them.
Could someone explain how OTA updates are seen available by the devices ?
Today 2023-04-06, I have a S10+ under /e/OS 1.8.1-20230225257804-beyond2lte, 1.9 is out since 2023-03-16 and my phone does not see any update.
I’m not very worried but I’d like to know if there is an algorithm for availability (eg : real murenaOS or recent phones first, or geo-zones etc). Not a big deal…
Thanks in advance
(May be this is not the best place to my post)
To upgrade to S, you need to first upgrade samsung firmware to an Android 12 based, but not the latest as it said in the documentation because it will include a security patch level more recent than the one included in latest /e/OS build and you won’t be abble to install /e/ for this reason
Then flashing a custom recovery, and finaly /e/OS