Week 35, 2022 : Development and Testing Updated

Builds and Releases


Status: :green_circle: Released

  • Release made on R and Q

  • Release Notes

  • Devices that missed v1.2 and v1.1

R : bacon - guacamole - lavender

Q : bacon - davinci - marlin - sailfish - surnia

  • With the exception of bacon all the other devices will be released with v1.3
  • Bacon has some disk space issues which results in build for the device failing

Update 31 Aug All devices from this list (except Bacon) have been released on v1.3

For details on future releases

Check link here


  • v1.3 available here
    • Sources available here
  • R version of GSI has not been released as yet. To be planned based on developer bandwidth

OS OTA upgrades

Status: :green_circle: in Progress


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


  • Samsung s8 /s8+
    • Pie to S OTA upgrade
    • ETA Sep end :crossed_fingers:
  • FP3
    • Pie to Q OTA upgrade
    • Q to R OTA upgrade
    • To confirm if we can have a Pie to R upgrade
    • Release dates would be after 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.
  • Users in US or Canada who are willing to help test the Murena One, Please sene in their details on testing@e.email with the subject Tester for Murena One
  • Thanks to those who have already volunteered.
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, which may result in data loss.

Developers required (paid)

Volunteer Developers required

  • Community members with technical skills who want to volunteer to help with code updates can write in to helpdesk@e.email . Please share details as to what you want to help with and details of some experience of your previous or current work.
    • For now We are looking to streamline the whole process of volunteer developers helping with the coding / review / merge

Bug Bounty program

  • We also have a bug bounty program. You can find the details here

/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

  • ETA : September end :crossed_fingers:

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 v1.3 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

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


  • 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


Also, there is a new release for selfhosting, with Nextcloud 21.
A comprehensive upgrade guide from previous release (Nextcloud 20) is included :smile_cat:


Thanks for highlighting that @smu44

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Seriously? Nextcloud 21 is already EOL: Maintenance and Release Schedule · nextcloud/server Wiki (github.com)

Devices sold as new in 2022 that may not get updates to Android 12, outdated forks of mobile apps like Bromite (or mail for a long time) or updates to nextcloud versions that are already EOL.
It seems the Murena-team is overburdened by the various maintenance tasks that arise by creating a whole mobile ecosystem.

I’d really like to support the idea behind /e/-Murena and i’m quite happy with my T2e phone in its current shape. But i have serious doubt that this will work out well in the long run if the limited available ressources are continuously being spread too much.

Looks complicated :slight_smile: .

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I agree it is complicated. For readers who follow or “need to know” it is important to know where to find some enlightenment. [Important Read] Difference between the new 2nd batch VS 1st batch of Teracube 2e - Teracube 2e - Teracube Community