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Although the updater app now prevents you from upgrading/upgrading if anything would otherwise cause boot loops after the upgrade you’ll still end up in a boot loop if you disable the Google App without setting the Assist App to none and then reboot your device!
So - after upgrading to Android 6 - go to Settings / Apps / / Default Apps / Assist & voice input / Assist app and set that to None if you want to disable the Google App. Even if it already says None, open the menu and explicitly select it!
#Summary of things you should consider before upgrading to Android 6:
Edge Swipe - the side menu with your four favorite apps. These four apps migrate to the ‘hotseat’ area on the homescreen (bottom part of the screen)
Apps Lifecycle: the separation between Active apps and Idle apps in All Apps overview. In Android 6.0 the All Apps overview will show your most used apps first, aided by a search button to search for your favourite app
The lock screen Clock widget wasn’t working as we intended so we took it out. This feature showed you “Your Fairphone since…/ Your piece of mind lasted…/ Battery lasts until…”
Privacy Impact - the Privacy Impact feature is not needed anymore. Android 6.0 now enables you to grant permissions when you use an app
The Reboot option and Airplane mode in the power off menu
Contacts widget The old (AOSP) Android Messaging app for SMS texts (this has been upgraded to the Android Messages app)
Amaze File Manager app. A file management structure is now built into Android. In Settings → Storage & USB → Explore. You can still download the Amaze app, or any other file manager from the Google Play Store if you need it
Other things to consider:
Save your contactlist! It will be deleted, if you didn’t synchronize it before.
Is there any source for the Updater-apk directly from Fairphone? I know about Raccoon, etc., can’t get access right now. I’ve got FP Open.
Just curiosity: Why does Fairphone a step inbetween with Android 6.0 and not Android 7.0 or even soon Android 8.0? Do not understand this wrong, I am very happy that Fairphone fulfills their promise to keep the phones running, also in sense of software
I’ve tried 4 o 5 times in the last 2 hours, and after the downloading and the reboot, the installation fails saying “unexpected contents”. I’ve cleaned the cache partition, and the Updater app data and cache data, but every time I try it ends the same. Anyone else out there seeing the same issue?