This morning i was very angry, and i had a big hesitation to reinstall the official Samsung ROM, on my phone because i’m very bored with /e/ hardware issues appearing all the time few weeks after fresh install (this is my 4th fresh install in 6 month).
My phone is a Samsung A5 2017.
When i do a fresh install, everything is working well, and to get the best stability i decided to change my habits and create a minimalist install by mainly using default apps & settings coming from the ROM :
- I’m using default settings with just few customizations (dark mode, browser settings, secure boot with password …)
- I use /e/ account with only contacts sync (agenda, mail, notes disabled)
- I just installed only 5 apps from /e/ store : Signal, AntennaPod, Bitwarden, SD Maid & F-Droid
- I replaced many apps by the use of the Browser or instead using my Linux Desktop
Even if i do this, i observe everytime the same scenario :
Firstly the GPS without any reason stop working (if i do a direct reinstall with the same version of /e/ it’s working again but i’m bored to do reinstallation all the time)
Then i have crashes occuring when tapping basic shortcuts on the top of UI (Wifi, Airplane, Battery Saving). When i’m tapping one of these icons the phone freeze and reboot.
Then i get the same issue with home button and power button . If i touch home button or power button the phone freeze and reboot. This is happening most the time after a normal manual reboot or when i plug the phone to my computer to charge the battery … i feel completely overwhelmed by this issues i don’t have the skills to fix this.
All of this is issues are very boring, they are appearing randomly and that’s frustrating in daily life, but today i’m writing this topic because i jut need to understand how and why this kind of issues appear.
I’m not touching anything on hardware or firmware level, and i’m on a not rooted phone so i imagine that apps might not touch anything on this level too, … where and how the GPS chip or my home/power buttons are affected in a way that all the system crash and reboot ? How this happen and how can i prevent this sh*t ? (sorry for language i’m very very angry because i dedicate so much time and i still have a phone with issues in daily life)