Highlights of tasks planned this week and others being carried over from previous weeks
- v0.16 dev builds was released last week.
Some devices did not receive the build. For the complete list of devices which had build issues pl refer the thread here …the team will work on resolving these build issues but there will be delays as we do not have dedicated ROM Maintainers for these devices.
- v0.16 stable builds are being released. I have been informed that the s8 and s9 stable builds were released OTA last week on Friday. The stable builds for other devices are being rolled out now.
To understand difference between /e/ builds pl go through the guide given here
OTA OS upgrade
We plan to start the testing of the OTA upgrade for the OS in the coming week. This means an OTA update that upgrades your OS. This would also mean no need to manually revert to stock and then manually flash the upgraded OS build.
We will start with the S9 and then add more devices.
First we will plan for devices we sell on the eShop and then move on to add this feature on other supported devices. This will be a important update and more on this in the days to come.
GSI build of /e/
Was working on the documentation for the GSI. A primer for users to first understand what the limitations of GSIs are and then download and install it on unsupported devices.
- Again would like to clarify that a GSI is only for testing purpose and not to be used on your daily drivers.
- There will be no OTA updates for GSI builds and every time the user will have to manually install it
- Last but not the least not all hardware features will work on the GSI …for e.g. the camera or the bluetooth may not work.
That being said some of you may be wondering what is the point in releasing a GSI afterall if it has so many limitations !
The idea is to give users with unsupported devices a feel of what /e/OS is and also use it to test which new device we can later add support for,
Weather App Some of you may have noticed that the weather app is missing from v0.16.
It has been removed from the builds. This was because it was not in sync with the Weather widget and also did not have a good UI. We are looking for a replacement which we will announce soon.
The case of the disappearing MagicEarth App This was indeed a mystery which came along with v0.16. On some devices MagicEarth also disappeared. Finally we figured out what the issue was. There are 2 MagicEarth APKs : 32 and 64bit. For v0.16 release, we put the 64bit APK . This went out to the 32bit devices as well. Result was the App did not show up on 32bit devices. Like FP2. We have sent out a new dev build of FP2 with the 32bit Magic Earth apk.
Pl let me know if any other devices are also missing MagicEarth as part of v0.16.
eCloud Login issues Last week the eCloud put in a fix which made it mandatory for users to log in to the eCloud with the /e/ ID …which means you need to use your firstname.lastname@example.org and password to log in. This change was made as some users were using their recovery mail to log in to the eCloud which was later causing issues. In case you are impacted by this issue you would have to delete your ID on the phone …
Settings >>User and Accounts >>Select and Delete the ID
Next add the /e/ ID through this same screen and log in.
Will be updating this thread during the week.