They do it for the FP4 I think, so would hope they will do for the FP5 as well moving forward…
Overall my phone isnt rooted so my comments are rather theoretical trying to transfer FP4 knowledge from others more knowledgable to the FP5 as my expectation is, that the FP4 instructions apply to the FP5 the same way.
Just for peace of mind for anyone wanting this, I thought I’d report that the FP5 with the new manual install of Murena/E functions properly when rooted.
It had been my practice until now to use Magisk v23 on all my rooted devices, as it is the last one that natively supported MagiskHide. I can confirm v23 does not work. Magisk v23 will patch the current Murena boot.img, but doesn’t detect root when booted from the patched image. This was unsurprising since Magisk v23 already had problems on the FP3. However, the latest (v26.4 as of right now) Magisk works, and the addon MagiskHide replacement module also works well on the FP5/Murena.
I don’t know if there are any regional differences, but my FP5 is the UK version (and thank heavens Clove ships to Canada!)
Just got the phone last week and got it setup. I’ve seen the update for the past few days and been unable to update. When I try it gets half way through “Downloading and installing” and then just says “Installation failed” with no other error messages.
I have Magisk installed with a few modules (LSPosed, Systemless Hosts, Pixel Xpert, and F-Droid Privileged Extension), and I previously had /e/os installed, followed by a DerpFest GSI, before moving back to stock due to issues.
Has anyone else had issues updating, or is it likely caused by something I have installed? I’m not used to dealing with updates given my last phone went 4 years without one
Assuming you are on pure stock. The update instructions from the OP are still valid. I just followed them like I did with the previous updates. And I also have multiple magisk and lsposed modules installed.
If you want to see the exact error install a logcat reader and filter for update_engine.
Just a short info:
Installed /e/OS on my FP5 yesterday and rooted it. The FP4 rooting method (as described in the first post; which I also used that time on my FP4 with CalyxOS)
is useable and went fine for the FP5 as well.
OTA Updates to be tested when the next /e/OS Update arrives.
I successfully rooted my device and the OTA updates worked more or less out of the box (v106 → v112 → v127).
But now I don’t get the notification for the update to v131. “Sytem update” still shows my system is up to date with Android security update November 5, 2023…
Maybe I have debloated too much stuff… but at the moment I have absolutely no clue why my FP5 doesn’t see v131
as the title states, I am trying to root my FairPhone 5 with Magisk and would appreciate any help I can get.
I already tried rooting it by patching the boot image with Magisk and then booting the image in Fastboot mode.
This did in fact install a stub Magisk app on the phone, but when I used it to bootstrap to a complete Magisk app and rebooted the phone it still showed:
The full description of what I did
Updated to version FP5TT40.A.131.20231130 via phone updater and over Wi-Fi
How should I proceed?
I could try the same process again, hoping for a different outcome (maybe I made a mistake the first time).
I could also try the custom recovery approach with installing the Magisk .apk as a .zip file.
Any advice is greatly appreciated