I am a new fairphone user and the first thing I wanted to do upon purchase was to install Fairphone Open. The official instructions under
seem simple enough.
Frustratingly, I have encountered the following issues. First I used a charge-only USB-cable, but I found two others which allow a file transfer connection when the phone is booted normally. I am using one of those.
When the phone is in fastboot mode (showing the logo “Fairphone powered by android”) and connected to the PC, the device manager shows an unknown device called “Android” and cannot find a driver for the device.
Concomitantly, the flash-for-windows.bat (Using Windows 8.1) from the Fairphone Open Installation gives me the error “No device found in fastboot mode.”
I have searched far and wide in the forum, but no one seems to have exactly the same problem. Any advice would be appreciated.