Update to 0.18 on SM-G870F with lineage-18.1-20201225-UNOFFICIAL-recovery-klteactivexx.img

@piero - what I do not get with this error message is that it says “device is klteactive” when the github link above states that it actually is klteactivexx? So in my mind it should have worked regardless?

I have opened an issue on the /e/ gitlab :


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FYI when I get the time with the next e.update I will change the recovery on my SM-G870F from lineage-18.1-20201225-UNOFFICIAL-recovery-klteactivexx.img that I got from: https:// androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=321280

To this? https: //twrp.me/samsung/samsunggalaxys5qualcomm.html - please confirm if correct.

Then with this: download the modified Build to test [e-0.18-p-20210815-modified-for-klteactive](https ://ecloud.global/s/gbkwMGyaXo7qtt5)

I’ll do a standard upgrade from within the e and check if it upgrades and reboots normally?

Thank you,


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I cannot confirm as it is an hypothetical and non tested workaround…



On the other hand, i just seen that /e/OS Q and R are builded for month ! with their related e-recovery !

How have we missed it ? you @Hibba and me this summer. Spending time and effort for recovery compatibility with Pie

I think they wasn’t online ! in August


Hey @piero I have been thinking of you, been super busy and have just downloaded 0.19 but not installed it yet due to the fact that I wanted to touch base with you first and go through the installation steps we discussed this summer.

Thank you so much for following up, let’s get the ball rolling again.


0.19 ? Ok so, not yet interrested by an android 11 based ?


On my side, i just have dowloaded e-0.18-r-20211022 and e-0.19-q-20211027 in a way to check the content of METADATA, you may still have to edit META-DATA, as the team have included an USA carrier variant klteattactive device, but not the international main device klteactive into META-DATA.

To find your device codename you can run this command in the console of an adb enabled PC with you phone connected via a usb data cable (and “USB debugging” selected in developer options)

$ adb shell getprop ro.product.device

[HOWTO] an Unified Install Guide Project for /e/

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So enlighten me here @piero… I’ll gladly try what you suggest. As of now the updater only suggest 0.19. Is 11 available for manual download?


By your screenshot ( e-0.19-p-20211027 proposed ),
i understand that android 9 Pie based /e/OS is still builded for OTA updates, but not reachable on the website


Update could be OTA, or manually without wiping /data,
but Upgrade have to be done manually within formating /data.

I’ll start with the codename check and report back.
…and then decide what upgrade I land on.
Not sure what OTA means though…

/e/OS R build android 11 based is actually 0.18


OTA is “Over The Air” and means easy automatic update process : the system updater notify that an update is available, and you accept confirming by just a simple Klick

Fantastic, I’ll try the OTA first just to be on the lazy side. :wink:

Thank you so much for you fantastic support @piero.


@piero my SM-G870F is now running 0.19 picked it manually from the recovery like last time, all up and running. So now for the the next step is maybe to update the recovery, to get it to update without manually pointing the recovery to it? What are the options? Have not looked up the metadata yet…do you want me to?

Boot the device in download mode,

On your PC, go to the folder where you have downloaded recovery-e.zip, there, open a terminal and launch the heimdall flash command

…and install this recovery-e-0.19-q-20211027142973-dev-klteactivexx.img right?

Thank you @piero

@piero I have been busy but not forgotten about this

Just stuck here atm after upgrade:
498.910454] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[ 499.067617] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=04e8, idProduct=6860, bcdDevice= 4.00
[ 499.067621] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 499.067624] usb 1-3: Product: SAMSUNG_Android
[ 499.067626] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
[ 499.067629] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 5bc32ef1
hibba@mantra:~$ adb devices
List of devices attached

hibba@mantra:~$ adb devices
List of devices attached

Finnally I go time to sit down and do new recovery update on my device. I grabbed the recovery and OS image from here:

Did this:

hibba@mantra:/srv/nfs/e-$ heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery-e-0.22-r-20220225165877-dev-klteactivexx.img --no-reboot
Heimdall v1.4.2

Initialising connection…
Detecting device…
Claiming interface…
Setting up interface…

Initialising protocol…
Protocol initialisation successful.

Beginning session…

Some devices may take up to 2 minutes to respond.
Please be patient!

Session begun.

Downloading device’s PIT file…
PIT file download successful.

Uploading RECOVERY
RECOVERY upload successful

Ending session…
Releasing device interface…

The recovery install was successful but the OS reported to be corrupt so I had todo a reset data. The reset worked fine, now up and running again.

So next step will be to see if the OTA works on the next update.

Lots of love from me.

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Here is my last input on this case, the OTA works like charm now. A big thanks to all of you that made this happen.

Lots of love from me.


I tried this with the gts28velte. It didn’t work. TWRP won’t accept the zip. I’m pretty sure more needs to happen than to just zip a bunch of file in a folder. These zips are created in some special way.

@taylor on sm-g870f you do not need todo the text edit hack, it is fixed in the releases now.