Testing Community

Testing Community

Location for test apps, builds and feedback from the testing team.

eos device

๐ŸŽ‰ Welcome to the Testing Team

Here we:

  • Share the latest test build URLs for manual download
  • Share any information which will be applicable for the current release being tested
  • Testers can share their feedback about /e/OS apps or build on the Telegram test channel ๐Ÿ’ฌ
  • Issues in the build will be raised on our backlog after they have been discussed on the Telegram channel

๐Ÿ” Switching over to the test environment

For testing we use test builds. To get these test builds you can:

  • Get the test build OTA, the easier way
  • Manually install the build

โš  This process will let you install test version of /e/OS. We advise you to apply it on a test device, or you have to create backup.

Difference between test and regular builds

  • Test builds will be released frequently
  • Test builds will be unstable and can have issues
  • Avoid using test builds on your daily driver
  • There are no release notes for test builds as yet

Get the test build

  1. Enable Developer Options on your device
  2. Use the test channel
    • Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options
    • Scroll down to the end of the screen
    • Enable the option Connect to /e/OS test channel

You will now get access to /e/OS test builds from the Updater.

Manually install a build

If your device name is missing in the list let us know in the Telegram channel

What this process achieves

  • Makes it easy for testers to enter in test environment
  • Makes it easy for more users to volunteer to opt to test the builds
  • No need to manually install when you want to enter or leave test environment
  • No data loss when enter or leaving test mode
  • Tester team will now test exactly the same builds that the community will receive
  • Related to the previous point, tester team will now test in the same environment than the community
  • Clean install on your device

๐Ÿ™ Thanks to all the users who volunteered to test the builds.