Testing started on 23 Sep.
Released delayed as testing of 15+ UI related issues required some code changes
An issue was detected in the App Store. Specifically it prevents circumventing the APK signature check for open source and system apps. The fix has been added to v0.19
Last round of testing in progress. Expect the dev release early this week
Releases are first sent out out on dev channel and after a couple of days on to the stable channel
Update 27 Oct Checkout the details of what will be coming as part of v0.19 in this post
To understand difference between /e/ builds check this guide
Update 28 Oct v0.19 was released on individual devices.
Pl note: /e/ R v0.19 builds have not been released. They will be tested next week and released to user the week after that.
Status: On Track
- Week 42 devices were released on time last week
Update 28 Oct Week 43 devices were released
Release plan for /e/ R on new and supported devices
List will be updated in case the build fails for specific devices
Installation Tip for /e/R
Devices with Stock 11 ROM should flash the stock ROM first before flashing /e/ R .
Pl note this will wipe out your existing data. Take backups if required.
Manual upgrade is required as the default Updater application does not upgrade the OS and on detecting a different OS tends to block the installation. Read the next section for details
To find your device codename you can run this command in the console of an adb enabled PC with you phone connected via a usb data cable
$ adb shell getprop ro.product.device
Status: On Track
Release planned for stable s9 s9+ users who are still on oreo
OS OTA will not work for the dev Oreo s9 / S9+ builds.
Update will work only on the variant with ‘F’ in the device codename which is the international variant for e.g. SM-G960F
OS OTA will not work if the device is the Korean variant …denoted by the ‘N’ in the device for e.g. SM-G960N
Release planned in a couple of weeks. We had an issue where fingerprint set to unlock the device before upgrading got lost post the upgrade. Another issue was the dialer icon would move out of the dock post the upgrade. Fix being integrated to the build.
ETA after 2-3 weeks.
Last week we shared the Brand name for /e/OS products and services. It is Murena.
The name comes from a eel-like fish …there is a slight difference in the spelling do not want the fishes to file for copyright violations
The name will be used going forward to publicize our smartphones and the ecloud services we provide. /e/OS will continue to be the OS name in the source code.
The transition to the new name across our websites and channels will be done gradually. As also will the internet search-ability of the name. The immediate changes are visible on our eSolutions Shop
This post will be updated through the week