Recently, my FP2 does not pick up 4G after I disconnect from a wifi. I tried turning of the wifi, switching off and on plane-mode, but nothing helpt. Only restarting the entire phone helps finding 4G again.
I have the impression that this started after upgrading to Android 10, but I have no idea if this is related.
Anyone have suggestions what to do about this?
Is it only 4G that is missing or is it mobile data in general? It sounds like an issue that others had with Android 9 already: Reboot required to regain 4G
Maybe something from that thread helps you any further.
@Martin_Anderseck Not sure what you mean by ‘mobile data in general’? When I am disconnected from wifi, I do not have 4G. I can, however use phone and text messaging. Also, Google Maps works. So some ‘mobile data in general’ is available.
Is that what you meant? And: does that give a hint where to look?
(BTW: will also look into the thread you included.)
Mobile data is not just 4G, but in the case of FP2 it is 4G, 3G, 2G. Calling and text messaging can be done without what is commonly called “mobile data”. My question was targeted at finding out if only one radio access technology was affected but it looks like mobile data doesn’t work at all. But it seems like you’re not alone with that current issue on Android 10, there are other people over here, too: https://forum.fairphone.com/t/problem-after-updating-to-android-10/
Compared to most people, I personally have a rather quixotic behaviour regarding Wi-Fi and mobile data: I turn both off when I don’t need an Internet connection and when I do require Internet I turn on the one or the other. It’s rare that I need to switch directly between Wi-Fi and data but if I do, then I turn off the one, before turning on the other. Slightly fastidious I suppose, but you might try it, quicker than having to completely reboot.
I’m inclined to agree with Yvonne, the problem basically seems to be that mobile data works after starting the phone but as soon as the connection is cut (either by turning mobile data off, or by switching to Wi-Fi) it cannot later be re-established without restarting the phone.
@ArjenU your preferred mobile data network type is presumably set to “automatic”. You might try setting it to 2G temporarily, just to see if this clears the “reconnection” problem. If the phone does connect and reconnect successfully in 2G (the connection will be very slow of course) you could then return to “automatic” and see if that works (all without rebooting the phone).
Settings > Network and Internet > Mobile network > Advanced > Preferred network type
I’m wondering whether the withdrawal of 3G across many networks isn’t causing problems for some phones that “expect” to be able to use 3G “before” trying 4G.
I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with actual availability of whatever radio access technology but it might be a software issue. For instance in Lineage OS for FP2 there was an issue with exactly these symptoms and it turned out that the NetworkManager on the phone kept crashing. The LOS maintainer of LOS for FP2 was able to source a NetworkManager from a different phone (with the same chipset if I recall correctly) and that solved it.
In such a case users can do whatever they wanted. In some rare circumstances it worked but no workaround was reliable.
Thanks, @yvmuell for pointing at that issue. The workaround that I read about over there is to reboot. That works (most of the time) for me as well, as I mentioned in my original post.
Than I see people talking about a factory reset, which I very much would like to avoid for obvious reasons.
And someone talking about an “e/OS installation as BIOS” which seemed to work, but what this means is not clear to me.
Seems like I have to accept this misbehavioiur and hope that a next update will solve it…?
I do not find other solutions