It certainly helped meI'll look through your screenshots & see what can be added or help improve the guide.
Generally speaking, I'm glad that my struggles (many hours of anger & angst) have helped many. My original intent was to document everything I went through & add what people had discovered with my guide.
But I can't help but find it curious that I run into issues at practically every turn. Did other run into the same ones and just powered through without comment or am I truly that unlucky?
Sadly thats a no. Neither caos nor crdrom boot. I tried flashing from TWRP as well (A -reboot- B).Some of the ROM images do that but can still be bootable. You'll have to test them out.
Maybe I'll have to try https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/tool-sparseconverter-v1-0-1.2749797/
But no one reported any trouble flashing in this thread so why should it be necessary?
Maybe I should try one of the confirmed-to-work roms first.
You mean wipe/advanced/repair+change/resize file system on /system?Once you flash any system image, expanding the system partition is highly recommended in order to flash any TWRP-based ZIPs like gapps.
There is a more recent one? https://www.51cube.com/firmware/t1009-firmware/ still has the "XNeo(T1009)-Android9.0-201028-固件及教程" but I might have missed something due to not being able to read chinese :dI'll have to update it with the last released Chinese firmware version, too. I've just been lazy about doing so.