Updates clear code caches. They’ll “warm up” again in a few days, so always give an update ~4-5 days before deciding whether it permanently negatively affects battery life.
Also, downgrading is not a solution, merely a work-around. If problems with battery life do persist after a few days, providing feedback in the form of a proper bug report and follow-up information when requested helps the FP team localise the problem and fix it for the entire user base.
Interesting. Is there documentation anywhere where I can see which phones are still receiving patches and those that aren’t? I think it is completely irresponsible for phone vendors to stop supporting their product after such a short period. This is one of the reasons I am supporting Fairphone. If a small company can why can’t Samsung et al?
Installed this upgrade from 17.x on Fairphone Open via Settings->About phone after disabling Xposed (which required a reboot). Went smoothly, though the “upgrade” downgraded my TWRP to 3.0.2 and uninstalled Xposed. TWRP downgrade not a serious problem since all I needed was at least version 3 for support of encryption (not that that seems to mean anything on the Fairphone unfortunately). Xposed reinstall was easy enough, but if you’re super serious about your Xposed, the uninstall is an issue: between the uninstall and the reinstall there’s plenty of opportunity for apps to execute uncontrolled code, export all your contacts or whatever.
I guess that these instructions are probably still the correct thing to follow if you want to ensure Xposed is in control all the time. Not entirely clear to me which of the FPOOS .zips (ota or otherwise) you need though.
After the 18.04.1 update, my phone gets very slow sometimes and almost all the programs, which I’m using crash several times during use. Rebooting helps a little but then the problem occurs again. The phone also freezes during charging, which is also annoying. When is the next update and is this a problem with other users?
True, but you have to make a difference between the vulnerabilities the SoC manufacturer patches and the general Android vulnerabilities. Since Fairphone decided to concentrate on the Nougat upgrade they just missed Qualcomm’s April patch set. Shit happens.
For what it’s worth, even LineageOS 15.1 is still on April 2018’s vendor patch level for all Snapdragon 801 devices - thank Qualcomm for that.
We just published a new update for Android 7 beta, 18.09.1 (SPL 2018-07-01).
Indeed, Android 7 has been our main focus for the last 6 months and we had to shift our attention away from Android 6. We are sorry it lasted for so long but we kept an eye on outstanding security issues in case we had to patch Android 6 urgently.