I can’t remember what version i initially had or recall what steps I have taken. The only options the updater gave me was to install 1.6 or 1.8.5 and no partition upgrade. I think I installed 1.8.5 but t hat didn’t give me the option to upgrade the partition, then i probably downgraded to 1.6 and after that i manually installed FP1-Fairphone_OS_v1_8_5_Partition_upgrade_2015-05-12 through recovery from /sdcard.
After this I’m not able to reinstall OS in any way or install google apps.
If I install google apps with the updater it looks ok, but after restart it’s not installed.
If I try to reinstall OS with the updater it says that it can’t find /cache
If I try to reinstall from the recovery mode it won’t find any files in /sdcard
If I try to install any of the 3 available 1.8.5 versions with “./adb sideload FP…zip” i get an error:
Error: Invalid partition setting
15: ebr2 3d80000:3d00000
I fear that the partition upgrade has screwed up your phone since:
a) there seem to have been some faults with the repartition upgrade (a new version was released today), and
b) it was supposed to run after upgrading to 1.8.5, not before.
Although I’m not 100 % sure, I suspect that you have two options:
a) trying the fairly complicated solution described by @daveboschma here: Google Apps can’t be reinstalled or
b) wait for a fix that the FP developers are working on right now.
I have also got the invalid partition setting installing from Zip, but using my method everything worked out well. It looks like you’re experienced on command line, so if you feel comfortable playing around you may try out my installation via adb. Please use it at your own risk.
It looks like “screwed up”, but this did not really happen. Indeed, there is an old Recovery image in place, not compatible to the new partition layout, and an outdated signature file which makes GApps not being installable. But luckily this can be worked aorund.
Thanks everyone for the help! The solution that @Amber recommends is fairly easy and not platform specific. Now I have reinstalled the OS and Gapps!
But these days without access to easy Google contacts and calendar has made me realize how dependant I’ve become to Google…