Is there a chance you post about the incremental encoder with EEPROM? It would be a temporary solution to my project until I get an absolute one.
I haven’t experimented with incremental encoders with the ESP32.
But I’ve found this library to easily control rotary encoders: https://github.com/igorantolic/ai-esp32-rotary-encoder
It has some examples and explanation on how to use the library.
I’m not really sure if this is what you are looking for.
Let me know if this helps.