Well, after the new update was released (may 19th) my phone requested to do just this. I did what needed to be done in order to update but it kept asking me repeatedly to update (still does)! So far I’ve done the whole updating process (including installing the google apps again - and again and again) about 5 times. By now I’m just really unnerved because I’ve had similar problems in the past, which I’ve been able to take care of though after updating about 3 times (same update).
Sorry but I don’t know anything about a new updater app, I’ve always used the same one.
My upgrading process: go to fair phone update app, klick update, follow next instructions; finishing with: install google apps again, grant superuser & reboot.
Yes I get the prompt. It says “Android 4.2.2”
Normally you should be required to reboot during the process.
Android 4.2.2 is the same version we all have, more interesting is the version of Fairphone OS you have. It should be 1.8.5. The procedure should be as follows: The Updater should ask for Superuser right directly when installing and then reboot. Only after that, you should have to update Google Apps. During the reboot, you should see a progress bar.
Do you use the Updater or the Widget to install Google Apps?
I’m really ashamed that I know so little, so thank you for your patience.
The request to reboot only came after I had to reinstall the google apps.
I don’t know where to find the information about the fair phone OS.
I’ve always reinstalled the apps with the Widget.
I’ve always granted superuser rights.
I can see the animation of the Android-robot with the progress bar after the request to update (without rebooting or granting superuser access) and then again after I’m told to reinstall the google apps and to reboot.
There is no reason to be ashamed. I might have been unclear about rebooting: The phone should reboot itself after the installation (the robot lying on it’s back), so it seems that this is actually happening. Check you Fairphone using the link provided by @paulakreuzer, then check the version of the Fairphone Updater ( go to Settings -> Apps -> swipe right to “All” -> Tap Fairphone Updater) and tell us the version.
When opening the Fairphone updater like paulakreuzer said, it doesn’t say anything about my OS. It just reads “Fairphone Updater - Release Notes: Release Notes: For the full list of changes, please visit fairphone.com/support”. But I can’t find anything under “support” which would help with downloading the new updater…
And now my google apps don’t work anymore (“app isn’t installed”) but: the widget says they are.
The step by step instruction from support isn’t clear either because it doesn’t state where I could get the new updater so that the update or anything else will work!
I just need a step by step instruction on how to get the new updater and then I’m able to do the rest by myself…
If you open the updater app again and click “cancel” you should see your current OS version. If not then long tap the home button to get to your recent apps, long tap the fairphone updater and tap “App info”. There it should say “version xx (FP 1.x.x)”.
Here is the interactive tutorial on how to install the pre-update (=new updater app). If you don’t have the pre-update available in your updater app I’d suggest you try a manual update.
Well after I tried to install the pre-update what felt like the thousandth time, it somehow magically worked and I’m now in possession of the new updater.
Now, everything works like it should, but no thanks to “support” because they really werent’t clear what the update was about or why it didn’t work…
I’ve tried to get this update since the release date.