Week 32, 2022: Development and Testing Updates

Builds and Releases

v1.2

Status: :green_circle: Released

  • Released for stable and dev builds on R and Q
  • Release Notes
  • Fixes
  • The following builds failed

R : bacon - guacamole - lavender

Q : bacon - davinci - marlin - sailfish - surnia

  • Team to work on building for these devices

Upcoming builds and milestones

Check link here

GSI

  • v1.2 available here
    • Sources available here

OS OTA upgrades

Status: :green_circle: in Progress

Completed

  • Samsung s9 / s9+
  • Samsung s7/ s7+

Upcoming

  • Samsung s8 /s8+
    • ETA Sep end :crossed_fingers:
  • FP3
    • ETA not available
    • Will be planned after the release of the s8/s8+ OS OTA upgrade

Volunteer testers required

  • We are looking for volunteers to help test these OS OTA build
  • Check the post here for details.
What we mean by OS OTA upgrade- Click to expand or close

:nerd_face: OTA OS upgrade means the upgrade to a higher OS level. Updates will be delivered Over the Air (OTA). The OTA upgrades are available on official builds only. Users who have unofficial or custom builds will not get the notification to install the upgrade build. They will have to manually download and flash the Q builds once they are released.

Easy Installer

Status: :green_circle:

macOS added

The macOS install guide available here for details

New devices added

The Easy Installer now supports 16 devices. Including

Vendor Device Name CodeName
Google Pixel 4 flame
Google Pixel 4XL coral
Google Pixel 4a sunfish
Oneplus 7T hotdogb
Oneplus 7 pro guacamole

/e/OS S

Status: :green_circle: Development and Testing

  • 70+ devices planned for /e/OS S or Android 12 upgrade.
  • Release will be in monthly batches of 20 devices.
  • For device details check this list for the device names
  • More devices will be added for upgrade
  • Please note we have as yet not opened up the code of /e/OS S to all users as the addition of patches and testing is still in progress. Attempts to build by forking will result in errors.

Unofficial ROM build refer the section ROM Builders - Unofficial and Custom

Section in Forum for build feedback

Have added a section on the forum where users can share their comments and feedback after a build is released

  • Feedback for v1.2 can be read and posted here

Recent Documentation updates


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:

Due to the large size of the android_prebuilts_prebuiltapks we have switched to using LFS, and now you will need to refer to android_prebuilts_prebuiltapks_lfs

We will publish some documentation around this soon.

End of official support for Nougat, Oreo and Pie 😞 For Pie, Oreo and Nougat the official /e/OS support draws to a close.

Reasons for dropping official support are:

  • newly released applications like App Lounge, Advanced privacy code has not been customized for these OS versions.
  • lack of dedicated ROM Maintainers
  • no support upstream (Lineage dropped support for Pie sometime back)
  • device trees will continue to exist in the Gitlab and users with build skills can create custom ROMs on these builds
  • Security patches and vendor patches for the Pie, Oreo and Nougat code will be updated based on availability.

:nerd_face: Google stops security patches for OS after some time. Similarly, Vendors drop support for older models when they release newer models in the market. Then it depends on developers from various communities to backport the patches.

Device and Vendor specific Announcements

: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.
  • In Australia we do not sell directly. You can purchase preflashed /e/OS devices from this site

:loudspeaker: Murena One released
A phone from Murena with /e/OS installed has been launched and is available for purchase. Check the device specs here

Expect more device releases from Murena in future :grinning:

:nerd_face: Murena is the brand name and /e/OS is the operating system.

/e/OS Links

Support

  • Facing issues with devices you purchased from us ? Send a mail with details to helpdesk@e.email

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Regain your privacy! Adopt /e/ the unGoogled mobile OS and online servicesphone

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Thank you for all of your work.

Hope that you’ll soon solve update for the davinci build that I’m waiting for so long.

On one hand:

… indicating planned upgrades would be to Q. (Highlighting by me)
On the other hand:

(Highlighting by me)

Clarification needed … Will there be an OTA upgrade on FP3 from Pie to Q, or from Q to R, or both?

Just asking because there are FP3 users still on Pie waiting for the upgrade.
If there’s no OTA upgrade coming from Pie to Q, they would have to bite the bullet of a manual upgrade including a data wipe, and they would not be very happy I suppose.

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Are R and S flavors planed ?

Aniway, thanks to the team.

Where ever possible we will release the upgrade OS versions… devices or GSI

The OS OTA upgrade build for FP3 will be from Q to R.

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