Currently on my first FP4 with /e/OS, and I have run into issues with apps I’ve previously gotten from the Google app store. Some of which are gmail, an app I’ve purchased through the app store, and one I am unable to log into after downloading. I’ve heard the previous OS is more google friendly and have tried to revert back to it but am unable to unlock the bootloader as when I enter the command, the response is < waiting for device >. I’ve tried multiple different usb to usb-c cables and even purchased a cable that allows for data transfer but no luck.
The Gmail and purchased apps aren’t too big of a deal but the last one is critical to my job. I’m hoping to be able to solve this issue because I would rather not go back to an unrepairable phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
The driver is updated and FP4 is on latest update as well but still same result. I have noticed that I didn’t get the option to enter the bootloader unlocking code that is generated from the “Bootloader Unlocking Code for FP3 and FP4” page. All that is asked when enabling OEM unlocking is my pin to unlock my device. No text option is available on my keyboard, only numbers. I’ve removed the pin and tried again but it toggled OEM unlocking to the on position. Debugging is on as well as file transfer when connected to my laptop.
Also, when using command prompt on my computer (running windows) it doesn’t recognize the commands so I go into adb under the file manager and if I right click it then run it in Terminal (Microsoft Powershell) it responds but I still get the < waiting for any device > after giving the unlock prompt. Not sure if command prompt or terminal matter when going through these steps.
When FP4 is turned on, Device manager shows “Android Device” with “Android composite ADB interface” as a dropdown. This shows the driver is up to date. However, when placed into fastboot/bootloader screen it switches to “Other devices” with “Android” as dropdown. This does not have drivers updated nor found.
Edit: I found the LeMobile update and now when in fastboot/bootloader, it lists Kedacom
If you’re interested in a more detailes discussion of the pros and cons of re-locking your bootloader, there’s a really interesting >2-year-old post on the /r/LineageOS subreddit. It doesn’t talk about fairphone specifically, but the general ideas still apply. Also the conclusion is also no, since it’s rather risky - but the thread also gives some great recommendations and resources in case you decide to do it.
The FP4 has a known bootloader bug and especiall when being not in the EU I would not risk to brick the phone in a way it can only be fixed by Fairphone repair service, so please be careful with recommendations to lock.
LOS does not even support to relock the bootloader.