Install /e/ on a Motorola Moto One Vision/Motorola P50 - “kane”

Tip: Please read through the instructions at least once before actually following them, so as to avoid any problems later.
Warning: Downgrading Smartphones already on Android Q or LineageOS 17.x to Pie or other OS can cause instability or at worst brick some devices
Caution: Flash your device only if you know what you are doing and are OK taking the associated risk. All builds are provided as best effort, without any guarantee. The /e/ project and its project members deny any and all responsibility about the consequences of using /e/ software and or /e/ services.

Requirements

  • If required take a backup of all important data from your phone on an external storage device before proceeding.
  • Do not take a backup on the same device as some of these actions will format the device and delete the backup.
  • Ensure your phone is charged more than 50%
  • Check that adb and fastboot are enabled on your PC. If not you can find the setup instructions here
  • Download all the files and images mentioned in the download section below before starting the installation
  • Make sure you have a working data cable to connect your device to the PC. There are cables which are only for charging and do not transfer data.

  • Enable USB debugging on your device. You can find the instructions here
Caution: Do not install /e/OS on top of a higher version of stock OS. Before installing /e/OS ensure your device has the latest stock OS of the same version as /e/OS. If only lower versions of the stock are available then install the last available lower version before installing /e/OS.

Downloads for the kane

To understand the difference between /e/OS builds check this guide

Unlocking the bootloader

Tip: The steps given below only need to be run once per device.
Warning: Unlocking the bootloader will erase all data on your device! Before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or an online drive
  1. Connect the device to your PC via USB.
  2. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:

     adb reboot bootloader
    
  3. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:

     fastboot devices
    
  4. Now type the following command to get the bootloader status:

     fastboot oem get_unlock_data
    
  5. Follow the instructions at Motorola Support to unlock your bootloader.
  6. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging to continue.

Flashing compatible firmware

Warning: This device requires a disabled VBMeta image to be flashed prior to booting or flashing anything custom, the process to do so is described below.
  1. Download this vbmeta.img file.

  2. Download this dtbo.img file.

  3. Power off the device, and to boot it into bootloader mode

    hold Volume Down + Power

  4. Flash the downloaded images to your device by typing:

    fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

    fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img

Tip: Outdated fastboot releases dropped legacy A/B support, so it might attempt to flash to boot__a / boot__b rather than boot_a / boot_b if you try to flash boot. In this case, you must update fastboot to the a release newer than or equal to 31.0.2. Alternatively, you can manually specify which slot to flash to based on what slot fastboot failed to flash to. For example, if fastboot fails to flash to boot__a, you must flash to boot_a.

Temporarily Booting a custom recovery using fastboot

  1. Connect your device to your PC via USB.

  2. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
     adb reboot bootloader
    
  3. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:
     fastboot devices
    
  4. Flash a recovery image onto your device
     fastboot flash boot recoveryfilename.img
    

    Replace the recoveryfilename with the name of the recovery image you downloaded in the previous section

  5. Manually reboot into recovery mode
  • With the device powered off
  • hold Volume Down + Power, then select “Recovery mode” using Volume keys.
Tip: Outdated fastboot releases dropped legacy A/B support, so it might attempt to flash to boot__a / boot__b rather than boot_a / boot_b if you try to flash boot. In this case, you must update fastboot to a release newer than or equal to 31.0.2. Alternatively, you can manually specify which slot to flash to based on what slot fastboot failed to flash to. For example, if fastboot fails to flash to boot__a, you must flash to boot_a.

Steps to install /e/OS from recovery

Tip: Use the volume keys to navigate and power key to select
Tip: If your PC is unable to detect your device in adb ..in the /e/ recovery main screen tap Advanced » Enable adb

On /e/ Recovery Main Screen:

  1. Select Factory reset
  2. Select Format data / Factory reset option
  3. Next screen will display a warning that this action cannot be undone
  4. Select Format data to proceed or Cancel if you want to go back
  5. If you selected Format data ..the format process will complete

    Tip: You will see text in small font on the lower left side of the screen mentioning format progress

    The small font text would be similar to this

     Wiping data
     Formatting/data
     Formatting/cache
     Data wipe complete
    
  6. Display will now return to the Factory Reset screen

    Tip: Use the volume up key to choose the arrow at the top to go back to main screen

    In /e/ Recovery main screen:

  7. Select Apply Update and in next screen Apply update from adb
  8. In the next screen, the device is now in sideload mode

    Note at this point the Cancel option is highlighted that does not mean you have canceled the action. The device is in adb sideload mode.

  9. On your PC type begin adb sideload. Type the below command in a console

    adb sideload downloaded_file_name.zip

    Replace downloaded_file_name.zip with the name of the /e/ OS file you downloaded in the previous section

  10. Press enter key on the keyboard to start the sideloading The screen will show the progress percentage…This might pause at 47%
  11. Give it some time
  12. The PC console will now display Total xfer: 1.00x
  13. The phone screen will now display some text with a message similar to

    Script succeeded result was [1.000000]

    This means that the install was successful

  14. Use the volume key to select the back arrow on the top left of the phone screen
  15. Go back to the main screen and select Reboot system now

    The reboot process may take 5 - 10 minutes

Success: Congratulations !! Your phone should now be booting into /e/OS !!
To find some troubleshooting tips… click here

adb

  • Getting a Total xFer ':' 0.01x message - Try to upload the /e/OS to internal storage and retry to install
  • adb ':' sideload connection failed ':' insufficient permissions for device error - Try to execute the commands adb kill-server and adb start-server and retry
  • Running adb shell twrp install /sdcard/</e/ zip package> raise non-existent directory error - Try to check solution here
  • Getting an insufficient permissions error - Try the solution given here
  • When running "adb devices" in bash a device is shown as "unauthorized" - Try the solution given here

TWRP

  • Errors while running TWRP version 3.4.x.x or above - Try downloading and using a previous TWRP version.. below 3.4.x.x
  • In TWRP if this error shows up failed to mount /preload - Try in TWRP wipe screen in advanced menu select preload and swipe to wipe
  • /cache/recovery/xxx -> no such file or directory error while flashing a ROM - On PC run adb shell in the console now create a folder called recovery for e.g. here the devicecode name is violet "violet :/cache# mkdir recovery"

Connectivity

  • Trying to troubleshoot mobile connectivity issues - Read this guide



Tip: To suggest changes to this install guide documentation, please visit the Moto One Vision/Motorola P50 specific topic on our community forum. To report issues in the build please refer this guide

This documentation “Install /e/ on a Motorola Moto One Vision/Motorola P50 - “kane”” is a derivative of “install LineageOS on kane” by The LineageOS Project, used under CC BY.