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Install /e/ on a Fairphone FP4 - “FP4” (beta)

maybe useful:
https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP4/install

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Oooff, people are going to mess this up a lot…

3. Flash /e/ with the following commands:

fastboot flash bluetooth_a bluetooth.img
fastboot flash bluetooth_b bluetooth.img
fastboot flash devcfg_a devcfg.img
[…]
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase metadata

Queue incoming support topics in 3… 2… 1 :see_no_evil:

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At least the files and manual instructions are up so that someone™ could add this to their easy installer.

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I know it’s a lot to ask, but I’d be curious to see how the OS feel on FP4.
So if someone installed it and is willing to share a quick video of user experience, that’d be great :slight_smile:

And let’s hope they can keep the instructions somewhat stable this time, not letting invalid instructions to install TWRP poke through from the generic base install guide template again and again.

Nah, I’m optimistic … it won’t be worse than with every other manual instructions.

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for me it was easy to install .
you can copy all fastboot lines together,
and paste it in your command line return…waiting…ready
you don´t have to copy the lines one by one

so my fairphone runs under /e/ now and it works (until now)

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My point wasn’t about it being hard necessarily. In my experience (totally anecdotal), the more lines of commands you throw at people that aren’t used to it, the more likely it is that something will break. Let’s hope I’m wrong…

…I like that optimism much better :slightly_smiling_face:

Just discovered this beta version.
@yoraps do you have a litte more detailed description of the installation?
The installation of /e/OS on my FP2 was 1.5 years ago …

Thanks a lot!

Hey Webaschtl,
sorry but I don´t have a more detailed description.
I did exactly what´s in the description here:
https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP4/install

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Have it running and setup completly now.

All Apps, except Aegis (otp) are running. Switched to Authenticator Pro

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Just copy the files from the .zip into your adb folder and then copy all of the installation commands from the website into adb all at once. You don’t even have to press enter, it starts as soon as you press ctrl+v

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For all with the bootloop
Had same problem
Changed active slot and then it booted
Active was b and changed to a

fastboot --set-active=a

Or

fastboot --set-active=b

The current active can be seen in recovery mode

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Okay, kinda dumb question for people who have used e/os before: where is the app list? The one you usually open by swiping up on the home screen which shows all installed apps?

Nowhere
They use bliss launcher which is iOS like. All apps on screen.
You have to use another launcher

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Okay, thanks for the info. That’s a weird choice but at least changing launchers isn’t difficult

Well, that’s iOS style - and as always a matter of taste… :wink:

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Of course it’s a matter of choice. It just seems like a weird design choice to put an ios based launcher as the default of an android os.

Probably not that weird if you know Gaël Duval and his preferences better… :slight_smile:
Or to make it independent of his person the idea is probably to use the style, that some call “the most user friendly for technically unskilled users” (iOS), for a phone which shall bring “Google-free” to the technically unskilled user…

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Looks promising, is there a way to go back to the original ROM already?

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As far as I know doing a full TWRP backup is not possible atm, because it currently cannot deal with a encrypted disk.

And the full install package of official ROM was not officially released (yet) :frowning:

EDIT: I just read we have an OTA file of A.094 :smiley: :partying_face: