I want to upgrade to 17.02 but after the problems on my encrypted FP2 with 17.01 I’m hesitating.
I try to follow the upgrade guide but it is hard to understand for someone used to IOS.
I have several questions, the first one is
Why do I need 1.3 Xposed framework (installer134)?
Is Xposed normally an OOS application?
need the Xposed framework. The Xposed framework is a prerequesite for a lot of useful modules like GravityBox (modify almost anything of your phone’s behaviour and look) or Xprivacy (permissions management). I use both and wouldn’t want to miss them, but they are not needed for FP Open OS to work.
So bottom line: You can skip the Xposed part altogether.
Thank you for this quick answer.
Regarding the update guide:
Does FDroid need to be a system app?
I tried: ALTERNATIVE: Download “/system App Mover12” from F-Droid and make F-Droid a system app (for users who don’t know how to use ADB)
I installed system/app mover but it does nothing it needs something installed with Busybox so I installed Busybox, but it needs root access.
So my question: Does FDroid needs to be a system app to upgrade a encrypted FPOOS?
No you don’t have to do anything you haven’t done before the update.
The gist of the updateguide is: All modifications you did before the update (e.g. by flashing something via TWRP) you’ll have to redo after every update - and do so before rebooting. So: Boot to TWRP - flash the update - flash your other modifications - reboot to system.
I think I’ll add this to the guide, to make it more clear you don’t need to do everything in the guide.
I updated to 17.0.2 and the phone starts
without issues although I did not flash Xposed and OpenGAPPS again… I have no reboot loops.
This is strange enough… but now I want to have Xposed and OpenGAPPS back, and I can’t seem to flash them.
My Fairphone is encrypted and I see TWRP not being able to mount /data.So I moved the zips to my external storage and try to flash them from there.
But when I flash OpenGapps: TWRP reboots. And when I flash Xposed, the screen goes black, and I have to force a reboot.
I’d love to disable encryption, but that doesn’t seem to be an option; the settings app doesn’t give such an option.
Did anyone else ever experience this and what do you think is a good path to follow here?
I hope that someone can help me with either disabling encryption or telling me how to flash Xposed and OpenGAPPS after all…
I don’t think that flashing gapps or xposed had anything to do with encryption, as encryption only concerns /data partition, while gapps and xposed are installed on /system.
If you encounter problems while flashing with your recovery, you could try though to use a different recovery version for flashing. Though I’m not sure if this helps, but worth a try.
Getting rid of encryption is, to my knowledge, only possible through a factory reset and erasing/wiping /data partition.
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If you are experience similar issues with Android 6 please check out this topic:
I'm assuming this is the Marshmallow update. I used the self updater and the phone burned through 70% of battery within an hour while booting and optimizing/recompiling the apps again and again. I'll try later to apply a fresh flash so be warned this might not work as intended!
important: BEFORE RUNNING THE OTA YOU MUST BACK UP! there is a major chance you will have to factory wipe your phone!