proving to myself that I’m hopelessly clueless…
I planned to install LineageOS on my FP2. Following the beautiful guidance page https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/FP2/install, I started with the part about “adb and fastboot” and got stranded early when using the terminal on Mac OS X. Which is a minefield for me, having done next to nothing with the terminal before, ever. I got as far as:
"~/adb-fastboot/platform-tools/adb reboot bootloader" (and even that only when I dragged the adb icon into the terminal window and added “reboot bootloader”). Upon which the FP shut down and started to reboot, but didn’t get further than showing the logos («Fairphone» and «poered by android»). When nothing further happened, I typed “~/adb-fastboot/platform-tools/fastboot devices”, which produced “81624fe6 fastboot”.
Here I decided I wanted to abort the whole process and return to what I had before —naïve, obviously…— trying “~/adb-fastboot/platform-tools/adb exit”. Now the result on the terminal window was considerably longer. It started with:
"Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.39
Installed as /Users/ahusi/adb-fastboot/platform-tools/adb
-a listen on all network interfaces, not just localhost
-d use USB device (error if multiple devices connected)
…and so on. “reboot” proved not to be permitted at this time, “quit” was a command not found, as was “abort”…
I kept the FP2 connected via USB but am really stuck here. What can I do to get out of this situation?