Week 16, 2022 : Development and Testing Updates

Builds and Releases


Status: :green_circle: Released

  • Release notes

  • Fixes and updates

    • Some issues may be marked confidential by their owners and will not be visible to all.

    :nerd_face: Issues get marked confidential as they contain user logs or user device information. At times when we are working on a new feature and not exactly sure if it will work, we mark it confidential during the development phase.

  • OS versions released

    • R - dev
    • Q - dev
    • Pie - dev
  • OS version Not released

    • Oreo
    • Nougat
  • stable builds released

    • GS290
    • starlte
    • star2lte
    • FP3
    • avicii
    • 2e
    • 2e emerald
  • stable build pending

    • FP4
      • Team detected an issue with the OTA update on the FP4. There is a build with the fix now but we need to test it before releasing it to all. There is an open call for testers to help with this.
        Update 21 April FP4 stable /e/OS R v0.23 builds have been released.

Devices which did not receive v0.22/23

Status: :green_circle: Released

  • All the devices in the list from previous weeks have been released on v0.23
  • If your device has not received the v0.23 build Pl share the device codename in this thread. You will find the code-name in the Name column here
    • Note this request is not for devices still on Oreo or Nougat. Check the section titled Oreo and Nougat devices below

OS OTA Upgrade

s7 /s7 edge

Status: :green_circle: Testing

  • We are testing of the OTA OS upgrade for s7 / s7 edge.
  • Volunteers who can help with this testing required

Oreo and Nougat devices

  • We will try to upgrade devices where possible. Builds are failing for devices on these two operating systems. We may eventually have to drop support for devices stuck on Oreo and Nougat unless we get ROM Maintainers willing to build and debug issues for Oreo and Nougat


  • GSI builds for v0.23 has been released.

  • GSI sources are available here

ROM Builders - Unofficial and Custom

  • A new Docker image has been released
  • Those building using traditional repo sync method refer android_prebuilts_prebuiltapks_lfs
    • You will have to install git-lfs (sudo apt-get install git-lfs)
    • After completing a repo sync, you will have to run repo forall -c 'git lfs pull'

:nerd_face: Reason behind these changes:

Development Activity

Status: :green_circle: In Progress

A summary of issues dev team is investigating or working on

  • Bliss launcher upgrading and existing issue resolution
  • eDrive code refactoring to optimize the application
  • Updating Applications where forked …ongoing task
  • EasyInstaller to adapt to upgrade OS builds…investigation only
  • v1.0 work in progress, should be the next release. Tentatively looking at a release date for all users of the 24th May 2022 :crossed_fingers:

This is a subset of what the team is working on. Most of these tasks are under development and testing phase. Some of the issues will be confidential and not visible to all users.


:loudspeaker: Roadmap 2022

:loudspeaker: Teracube 2e and emerald
Teracube users please note there are two different versions of the device now. 2020 released devices are classified as 2e on our site, and those released in 2021 are code named emerald. We have added a warning in the guides to help users. 2e guide and emerald guide.

:loudspeaker: Gigaset GS290

  • We have stopped the sales of the Gigaset GS290 on the eSolutionsShop as the vendor has stopped production of the device. We will continue support for existing users.

:loudspeaker: Message being shared on the request of our vendor partners

  • Vendors whose phones we sell on our eSolutions Store do not directly sell /e/OS flashed devices.
  • The vendors only sell their devices with their own stock ROM.
  • To get pre flashed /e/OS phones, you have to purchase them from the eSolutions Shop.

:loudspeaker: /e/OS Pre flashed device sales

  • We sell directly in EU, US, Canada.
  • Find details of what devices are available in which countries here eSolutions Shop.

:loudspeaker: Porting and New Devices

  • Efforts to port new devices continue and details will be shared once we have working builds available :crossed_fingers:

/e/OS Links

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So you’re not even going to release security updates for nougat devices anymore, are you? :face_with_peeking_eye:

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Difficult to release updates if they can’t be built :slight_smile:

I am assuming you mean the monthly security patches. As you may be aware, we do not release the security patches. They come from Google and are not available for Nougat OS. The few versions we released were when we had developers backport them. That also are not available at the moment for Nougat to the best of my understanding.

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@Manoj What is the next Milestone after ‘/e/OS v0.23’?

I don’t see ‘/e/OS v0.24’ on Gitlab, only ‘/e/OS Alicante’.


Let me get the complete plan and share it in this thread.


What a pity, thx for the answer. :smiling_face_with_tear:

There is an entry in the Development Activity section about this :crossed_fingers:


OK, but as far as I understand it, there will be an ‘alpha’ - ‘beta’ and ‘RC(release candidate?)’ first.
Are these also going to be available through the DEV-channel?

Are there any logs available to the public which show where exactly builds fail for Nougat?


The alpha, beta and RC go to the testers to check out. Users will get the final v1.0 build.


stable for FP4 is out :slight_smile:

I have updated my FP4 to 0.23 stable. Everything works fine. One little issue I have found. File Manager App icon has no name anymore.

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Hi @PainfulCoffee It’s a known issue, as far I read it should be fixed with next update.

Odd, I have the name under the File manager :thinking:

If I remember correctly, it’s a translation string issue which doesn’t affect every language.


Before the update it showed the string link for me
and after the update the name is now completely gone as mentioned by @PainfulCoffee

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Any plans for casting compatibility? Wanting to share Plex and Spotify but it’s stuck at “connecting…”

Hello, not sure this is the place.
The devlog mentions something about adding missing colors to /e/ themes.
I assume this is in the menu Settings>Screen>Styles.
But when I try to pick a color for a style in this menu, blue is the only one available.
I’m not sure this was not in the previous version but I wanted to report the bug.
I’m using stable on a fairphone 4, freshly updated through the settings.


Yes please raise Issue.
I did once. Accent color is not applied system wide. Only blue is available. It s been a long time but it doesnt get priority.