After not having done anything for this phone for so long, I figured I owe you all something cool after all this time. Lovely ladies and not-so-lovely gentlemen, I bring you an unofficial port of /e/, formerly known as "eelo OS", for the budget phone that refuses to die, Motorola's G4 Play.
As always, you take responsibility for what you do to your phone. Don't go filing civil lawsuits against me if your alarm fails to get you up for work in the morning.
The Hell's An /e/?
"/e/ is a non-profit project, in the public interest. We build open-source mobile operating systems that respect users’ data privacy. We’re an international core team of experienced entrepreneurs, developers and designers, and a growing community of contributors." --taken from their website
Basically think Lineage AOSP but instead of just leaving gapps out of it, they're trying to give Google the finger. Their ultimate goal for the future is to make a mobile OS featuring an entire ecosystem (/e/cosystem?) that respects users' privacy. They will have alternatives to the most popular Google services baked in: F-Droid instead of Google Play, something like Telegram instead of Google Hangouts, Lawnchair instead of a proprietary Google launcher (but more on launchers later) etc. As of the time I'm writing this message this is still really early on in the /e/ project though, so don't expect too much just yet.
In fact, these early builds seem completely devoid of anything. So far it looks like it's just slightly reskinned Lineage, but this is bound to change as time goes on.
- Should be everything except what's listed below
- There might not be an app market on there by default, get ready to sideload something
- Verizon acts weird on here, if you have Verizon on this phone steer clear of this, otherwise proceed with caution
Don't worry, this took me forever to find too. I used the V1-oreo branch which is Lineage 15.1 based. The trees I'm using come from The Moto8916 Github Repo. Soon I'll throw up my roomservice xml too.
Where's My Download Link?
- MY MEGA BUILD FOLDER
- As a side note too, when a good custom kernel comes out for Oreo for this phone, I recommend getting it. I don't know of any as of writing this post, but if you can see one yourself and it looks stable, by all means go for it. Not that there's anything wrong with the stock kernel--it's fine and stable, but custom kernels are usually a bit more optimized.
- If you want MicroG as well as a replacement for GApps, our MicroG expert on xda MartianMarvel said he followed this thread here and got MicroG working on his /e/ harpia just fine.
Can I See Some Screenshots? (Nougat but basically the same)
Who Should You Give a Special Thanks To?
- The /e/ team (including but not limited to Gael Duval)
- Squid/facuarmo/Subhrajyoti/all the guys on the XDA harpia forums for their hard work
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