Week 23, 2022: Development and Testing Updates

I am so excited for the S7 release! Thank you for all your efforts to support my device still :slight_smile: Since I am on an unofficial ROM… will I be able to install via easy installer or do I have to do everything manually?
Just made a TWRP and data backup - so, nothing can go wrong. I just think it might be easier with the installer than having to use the terminal.

This shouldn’t matter. The Easy Installer does the same things you would have to do manually without it.

If you got the backup away from the device and stored it elsewhere :wink: .

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You’re right, I forgot how the easy installer is basically a manual. It’s just a little more idiot proof which is always good for me. I will just read everything very carefully and double-check :wink:

Backup is saved in my Nextcloud :slight_smile: Ready to go!!!

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I’ve found a solution for the battery drain issue. I’ve deleted cache and app data in the settings for the new advanced privacy app.

I’ve no idea if this is a long term solution :sweat_smile:

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Why safetynet is only for stable devices?

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Apart from a possible incentive to buy devices from the e foundation (= stable builds installed), it seems there’s a split now …

dev builds … Rooted Debugging :sunglasses: = SafetyNet fail :thinking:

stable builds … No Rooted Debugging :thinking: = SafetyNet pass :sunglasses:



Just wondering where in the release cycles do you see Android ‘S’ falling?

Should be extended later to all devices. Development for this is to be planned.


The porting to Android S has as yet not been planned. We should be starting work on it soon :crossed_fingers: As mentioned earlier developers mentioned that the changes required for the upgrade to S should not be much. Will update on these thread when work starts.


So is there a way to unroot the Os after installation ? Does it avoid updates?

The OS is not rooted with this.
Rooted Debugging gives you the possibility to temporarily promote yourself to the root user when you work with ADB.

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I still hope that Rooted Debugging comes back for stable builds - at least there is issue #5418 (for FP4 only?) in status ‘awaiting development’ regarding this topic…

That is only for Q the case I think, on FP3 with 1.0-r-dev SafetyNet also passes :smiley: it does not no xz2c…

I am very pleased to have received my OTA proposal to upgrade my Samsung S7 today (it’s an e.foundation phone).
My current version is 0.19 … stable.
I received 3 proposals to upgrade (0.21, 0.23 and 1.0…).
Should i upgrade from 0.19 to 0.21 and after to 0.23 and then to 1.0 or is it possible to upgrade to 1.0 directly from 0.19 ?
Sorry if someone as already ask the same question, i didn’t found the answer.
Thank’s a lot for your help and advice !
Thank you and good evening

Normally with /e/ version updates, skipping a version, or three, is fine.

But is one of these three the OTA Upgrade ?

Surely only one of these is the OTA UPGRADE – the very special one?

You would not want to “skip” the OTA upgrade. Or do I misunderstand ?

If you knew for certain the v1.0 was the upgrade, you can go straight for that.

Nice one, it is finally here! I couldn’t find the image for 1.0 under the S7’s dev or stable builds. Or is there another place to look for? I need to install it manually, no OTA for me. That’s why I am asking.

Here it is a picture of my phone yesterday evening to help understand what i meen.

The 3 proposals of upgrade came together yesterday (I often check, and i received them together). So what is the good choise to upgrade my phone towards v1.0 (directly or by intermediate steps/versions) ?

The v1.0 is the OTA OS upgrade build for the s7. Always go for the latest build as it has all the previous builds updates


havent received the prompt yet, but i will patiently wait till its my turn :slight_smile:

Hi Manoj, sorry to bother, but are there any news regarding the manual download of the image for the S7? Will it be found under stable or dev?