I'm trying to install a custom build of LineageOS following the instructions here. I was attempting to load a recovery image using heimdall when I'm told 'Recovery Check failed'. It turns out Samsung has something called Reactivation Lock, but the settings to disable it aren't present on my phone. I actually called them and they said it had been replaced by Google's Android Device Manager, but there's clearly something preventing me from loading a recovery image.
I can't link to it because of reputation limits, but the recovery image I was using I built from source; it's linked on the home page of LineageOS. I did also try it with the images built by Team Win Recovery Project with no luck.
I appreciate any help you can give me.
I rebooted into 'download mode' using
$ adb reboot-bootloader. Heimdall recognizes the device:
$ heimdall detect
but when I try to load the recovery image I get an error:
$ heimdall flash --no-reboot --RECOVERY out/dist/recovery.img
RECOVERY upload successful
ERROR: Failed to receive session end confirmation!
Releasing device interface...
and on my android it shows
SECURE CHECK FAIL : recovery in the top-left corner (in red, if that matters). Rebooting into recovery mode just reboots the phone normally.
August 1, 2017