And again thanks for the reply
OK i have made progress and you were right about the accounts left on the phone - there was probably at least a google account even though i didnt use it and a Mi account.
Given that the phone would always boot to the Mi logo and then the E recovery screen i wasn’t sure how i was going to remove the google and any other accounts but a bit of research revealed that Xiaomi recommend the command:
to remove user accounts. The response to the command was:
Erasing 'userdata' OKAY [ 0.938s]
/usr/lib/android-sdk/platform-tools/make_f2fs failed with status 1
fastboot: error: Cannot generate image for userdata
However i am not sure what the last two lines actually mean. I tried the same thing on a windows PC which had more information about what had been wiped and setup and did not have the fastboot error.
When i rebooted it went to the Mi logo for a couple of seconds then went to the ‘e’ logo with the bouncing dot underneath however this is as far as it got and although i left the phone for about 20 minutes it did not progress from there and as the phone was starting to get a bit warm i attempted to turn it off which didn’t work as it kept going back to the ‘e’ logo, eventually i managed to get the phone back into recovery mode and was able to turn it off from there.
When the phone didnt install properly and booted to the e Recovery, there was a message down the bottom “installation completed with status 3, installation aborted”
I decided to re-apply the update - The following is a listing of what i did plus an image of the process from the phone:
$ adb devices
List of devices attached
$ adb sideload e-1.15-r-20230916331434-dev-wayne.zip
Total xfer: 1.00x
So, i had another go at applying the update process but again it simply went back to Mi logo and then on to recovery with the “cant load Android system…” message.
Tried to do the exact same thing from windows however the result was the same.
Could the e OS image i am using be actually corrupted? I got the image from the main repository on the /e/os site so should be OK?
Any help is much appreciated.