How could it be removed and how can you tell? What are consequences of this?
We definitely will do this. However, it is a little bit tricky to extract everything from the build system necessary to create a working build while at the same time ensuring not to leak source copyrighted by Mediatek. We have released kernel source for previous releases and for our other phone already and will continue doing so.
Yes I am talking about he Short Message service center (SMSC). I think normally Android gets this number straight from the sim-card but in my case the number on the sim-card couldn’t be read or was deleted in the update process. Going back to Koala Nut didn’t change anything.
When the SMSC isn’t set, the phone can’t send a sms and it always tells “failure the message couldn’t be sent” and nothing more.
The same with non standard apps like Signal Messenger with sms functionality.
I found this number on the website of my carrier and set in the options of the standard sms app.
I can imagine 2 reasons for that:
my sim-card has kind of hardware defect
Signal was the standard messenger app in the update process, but the smsc is set in the standard app so it wasn’t retrieved on update, but this does not explain why going back to 1.8.7 and a wipe wasn’t working.
The automatic turn off of the display is triggered by the proximity sensor. Use an app that can display the output of that sensor (like SatStat), to see if it is working properly (in my case the sensor output is “-” because my proximity sensor is broken).
I’m most interested in this issue. I experience it myself and other people too:
I checked with SatStat and the proximity changes between 0 and 1cm when I hold my hand before the sensor, no other values.
I had indeed pokemon go installed for like a week. I didn’t came in thought that there might be a connection, but when I remember correctly the crashes started around that time. They happen mostly on websites with many interactive elements or high data usage, f.e. YouTube…
While moving repositories and splitting commits, I have also implemented the requested reboot option in the power menu and have deactivated the automatic conversion from SMS to MMS after three concatenated messages.
Currently we are testing a new alpha build and might release it this or next week if no major blocker shows up.
Just a user experience. I installed 1.9.9 pre2 on a fairphone that had kola nut and unified storage. I never flashed a rom on it, so it was an original config.
update of macadamia by using installer on fairphone pre2 download worked flawless.
then update of gapps using installer on gapps 1.9.9 download worked flawless
i was surprised that most of the apps installed in jelly bean just worked without reinstalling or reconfig,like the email app, banking apps, office mobile, SwiftKey, even the soft security token of my work worked without reconfig.
agenda sync with office365 had to be redone
some other apps did not work (crashed/stopped), but after uninstall and reinstall they worked,eg YouTube, dutch anwb apps, yellowbrick,
-new dialler app: manual dial number keypad doesn’t appear during first usage. After some playing around it suddenly pops up and works after then.
some apps worked better than with jelly bean: google maps works without crashing, onenote works without crashing
gps seems to ‘hook on’ faster, at least with google maps
dutch ov9292 app does not find location, so doesn’t seem to connect with GPS
dual sim cards work, but had to make a small config change in service provider settings to get 3G working again.
proces pico-tts crashed (i don’t need it)
battery life is good and battery indication is working fine.
So in general an ok experience, but the average/non-technical user should be instructed how to deal with apps that crash/stop (reinstalling) and that some settings will be reset and should be entered again. (esp. to set the expectations correctly.)
###Today we release the third pre-release of Macadamia for Fairphone 1.
The update should be pushed to the Updater app if you are part of the alpha program already. Alternatively, you can download the image from the link below.
For this release we have applied significant changes to the build system. In order to ensure we have not introduced any regressions, please test rigorously including all components that have worked already (e.g. on Monday I had found out that Superuser did not work anymore, which could also happen to other components).
####Notable changes include:
Start migrating from Mediatek buildsystem closer to AOSP.
Shrink and strip kernel to make room for changes to recovery.
Correct power profile.
Add reboot button.
Deactivate automatic conversion from SMS to MMS.
Fix bug in conversion of boot logo (that caused the blue background).
The update should show up in the Updater app.
Please note that this image flashes the recovery partition. You might need to reflash your custom recovery.
Before posting in this thread, please check whether there is already a thread on that bug tagged with #kitkat and add your observations to any existing thread. In any case, please tag new bugreports with #kitkat.
Been there, done it, 5-minute-test revealed no errors which is good.
xPosed had to be reinstalled as alway, works.
NetApp SD Fix reapplied, works.
Google services not visible, just how it is configured by me, good.
OSMAnd works, maps downloadable, good.
F-Droid can update apps, good.
Tests will continue - when no msg from my side, it looks good.
Thanks a lot for this work to keep FP1 living as long as the remaining devices are not broken.
I received a notification about a new update from the Updater. I’m however trying to install the zip using CWM recovery, in order to avoid the recovery flash.
The zip is placed in /storage/sdcard0 (linked to /sdcard), but when I try to install it from there, CWM outputs E: Can’t mount /sdcard. Mounting it manually in CWM also doesn’t work. I’m now going to move the zip to the external SDcard (sdcard1), but I wonder why CWM can’t mount the internal storage (sdcard0).
Edit: Couldn’t avoid the awful stock recovery being flashed…
No, if I try to open the Fairphone Updater it just crashes.
(I installed the Update manually from recovery…)
Maybe I should delete all data from my phone to resolve this problem, but I do not have time for this…
Am I the only one with this problem?
Won’t work. The recovery is flashed in the updater script. CWM cannot prevent that. Usually recovery is flashed at first reboot and CWM stops that from happening. However, in our case, we need the new recovery during flashing already. That’s why we first flash recovery, immediately reboot and then flash the system. This means recovery is overwritten in any case. Sorry about that.
That sounds bad.
Can you please get an adb bugreport when that happens and send it to email@example.com? Thanks