I’m considering to install LineageOS on my FP3, once an official version will be released. Since I only had LOS on Samsung devices before, I’m not really familiar with FP’s bootloader concept. So here are two questions:
May I relock the bootloader after having installed TWRP and LOS?
If so, can I install ota updates without having to unlock the bootloader again (since this would erase all my data)?
Thanks in advance!
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From what I think to remember to have read in other topics here:
Yes, if you don’t install TWRP (there’s no recovery partition on FP3 anyway). It’s recommended to just boot TWRP for the installation of LOS (or to install it via adb sideload).
I followed this howto:
(The last step “Fix Recovery Bootloop” fails with “Error patching kernel”.)
So if I want a locked bootloader booting /e/ OS (with TWRP installed) that was the wrong way?
ATM I can only boot /e/ OS and TWRP (recovery) when the bootloader is locked…
Of course I ment if it is
Doesn’t matter anyways, the SIM slots are not working so the FP3 has to be repaired or exchanged. I reflashed Fairphone OS - the slots are still not working.
Don’t install TWRP on the Fairphone 3, just boot it with fastboot when needed.
Be aware that installing TWRP is not the recommended and standard way to use TWRP on the Fairphone 3, as installing TWRP there means altering the boot partition. Usually you would just boot TWRP with fastboot when needed …
Used to the Fairphone 2? Don’t do these Fairphone 2 things on the Fairphone 3!
For Fairphone OS installing TWRP on the Fairphone 3 will break OTA updates, for /e/ this “only” results in /e/ OTA updates restoring the recovery that comes with /e/.
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