I have updated my Fairphone 3 running LineageOS 17.1 twice now using the OTA updater. Both times, after the reboot, i get stuck in recovery with the message that something went wrong and that i should perform a Factory Reset. Both times i got it to boot again by changing the active boot slot via fastboot by
which, after another reboot, boots into Lineage just fine, but the update is not applied. Does anybody have any hints for this? My guess is that the updating partition (a in this case) somehow does not want to boot and changing back to b just resets everything. But i do want updates at some point?
Any leads appreciated!
They now explain a way to copy partitions as an important step:
" In some cases slot b can be unpopulated or contain much older firmware than slot a , leading to various issues including a potential hard-brick. We can ensure none of that will happen by copying the contents of slot a to slot b . This step is NOT optional."
Any experience reports appreciated!
All the best, Jens
EDIT: The instructions described there can easily applied later; relevant to those who installed LOS on the FP3 before the copy-partition part was included. See description here
I’m a proud new owner of a FP3 and installed LOS according to those new instructions.
Beeing used to another LOS-device (Wileyfox) with TWRP recovery, I struggled at first with the incompatibility FP3<>TWRP.
But now, I’m up and running with LOS (and LOS recovery) and just applied my first update OTA, which went smooth. I got a bit nervous at first, because the FP3 never went into recovery mode, like I’m familiar with from my former device.
No issues with the first restart, soon the LOS logo appeared