The team of volunteer testers is testing the build. We expect to release all versions of the OS in v0.20. Including R
In case of any changes, I will update in this thread.
Update 17 Dec
v0.20 Q builds have been released for all users on dev channel
/e/ R rollout
Status: On Track
All devices for week 49 were released last week.
We are nearing the completion of the /e/ R release cycle. The next two weeks … Week 51 and 52 should close the list of devices as originally planned for addition and upgrade.
Builds that Failed I have moved all the devices that failed to build to Week 52. This is the list of devices that failed to build.
Xiaomi POCO F3 / Redmi K40 / Mi 11X (alioth) , Google Pixel 4a 5G (bramble) , OnePlus One (bacon) , Google Pixel 4 XL (coral) , Google Pixel 4 (flame), OnePlus ‘8T’ (kebab), Google Pixel 5 redfin, OnePlus 9 Pro (lemonadep)
The team has a solution to resolve these build failures. The solution requires some major changes in the code. Expect the changes may delay the Week 52 release. Will update on the progress of the fixes.
Check out the Release plan for /e/ R on new and supported 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
The basic idea behind the supported device list is
Re the /e/ R rollout, do you have an update on the schedule for security (priority), bug fixes and other updates to /e/ R coming and continuing?
The /e/ R 18 build for Xiaomi Poco F1 beryllium hasn’t been updated since 31/8/21.
According to LineageOS and although there are more recent builds, the latest update for beryllium with a security bump is “lineage-18.1-20211120-nightly-beryllium-signed”.
So, an update on the schedule for security (priority), bug fixes and other updates to /e/ R coming and continuing would be welcome; /e/ R builds appearing to fall behind is disconcerting and a little worrying.
Downloading 0.20 q for my FP2… can’t await it flashing it!
Little question: OTA doesn’t work for the q-branch yet? At least my updater didn’t notify me, I have to update manually from 0.18 q to 0.20 q.
I’ve also successfully installed 0.20-q (dev) on my Fairphone 3+ this morning. Can anyone point me to a changelog? (if there is one – Manoj’s very first link at the top is a bit tough to serve as a changelog) Just curious.
@urs_lesse if you tap under “updater” on the three dots, you can choose release notes.
@Manoj@AnotherElk sorry, I mixed something up… I was under 0.18 r, and had no notifications about updates… because q is still on 0.18. But I got wrong, and installed now 0.20 q on my phone. So a little downgrading… Confusing. “Android 10 or 11” is clearer for me than q or r. Well, when 0.20 r is out, I will flash my phone again…
I regard that as a bug, (actually fault iiuyc) as you should have been told when you took the download that you were going to get a downgrade, and I am sure you would have stopped. Others have seriously harmed their devices by this fault (if I understand you correctly).
There is however some assistance for the hyper wary; after I check the offered Download before I hit Download, in that Updater window today, I could long press on the offered download and copy to clipboard the URL of the download.
The reason we identified for the issue is that some traffic was not redirected to the correct docker image during a maintenance cycle. This unfortunately resulted in the incorrect code being pushed to user devices. Team to work on action to avoid such issues in future.
Advise to users impacted by this particular issue: Pl write to firstname.lastname@example.org with all available details
@aibd I don’t think it’s a bug, as @AnotherElk noticed, it’s completely my fault. My updater didn’t show anything (because I was on the r-branch, which is still on 0.18), but I downloaded and flashed manually the q-branch (0.20) - because I mixed up r and q.
And when I was installing, I even made the mistake to swipe “data” too, so I have to reinstall every single app… Well, new year, new system. I take it positive!
The issue was addressed by the dev team. That no one updated in the issue is another matter, There was a bit of additional testing done to check the ROM upgrade on S9 from Oreo to Q. Expect to release it for all users in Jan 2022. Will share the updates.