This is surely a noob question, but I’ve been meaning to install /e/ to my Galaxy S5 Neo. It is currently at version 7.0 of Android. The following warning appears on the installation instructions page for my device:
Before following these instructions please ensure that the device is on the latest Android firmware. For example to install to /e/ Q the Android firmware should be Android 10 and for /e/ Pie it should be Android 9
I’m not sure how to proceed. The warning suggests that I must install /e/ Nougat, but the only versions available for download on ecloud.global are 0.15-q and 0.15-q. Am I correct in thinking I need to build Nougat and install? And then build Oreo and install before installing Q?
From what I gather, your device is currently on Nougat so to go to /e/ Q I figure you’d have to essentially start from scratch by installing Android 10/Q stock firmware for your device. Once done and all is good, then move on to installing a custom Q ROM, /e/OS in this case.
Basically, does that seem about right? That’s usually the safe bet. Hopping from Android version to version will more than likely result in major issues.
You might want to consult the XDA threads for your device on getting the Q firmware installed.
Please don’t forget to manually backup any precious files from your internal storage because you will lose everything in the process.