Hello, all, n00b here. Sorry if this should be addressed somewhere else, but I did try to find the topic elsewhere without a solution to it.
I got my new FP2 in December and at first installed the FP OS, but yesterday I realized there is an FP Open to avoid Google. Hence I installed it yesterday, but now, no wifi connection is kept. It ives me the exclamation mark on every one I’ve tried (home, work, friend’s place and an open café wifi without password) and says “connection problems”.
Is there a workaround, or do I have to re-install FP OS and google’s services?
The easiest for you would be to open Amaze File Explorer, which comes preinstalled on Fairphone Open. Go to Amaze’s menu (swipe from the left) and enable Root Explorer in the settings.
Then go to the folder /data/misc/wifi ("/" is spoken root. It is like “C:” in Windows. Swipe left again and there will be an option that directly takes you to the root directory.) Delete the file wpa_supplicant.conf.
If that doesn’t work, attempt a fresh reinstall of FP Open.
Thank you, but it didn’t help
It turns out I wasn’t rooted after the change of OS, that’s why I couldn’t understand the instructions on the /data files. Excellent explanation, though, much appreciated, so I did all that. But since it still says “Connection problem” (or “failure”, my OS is in Swedish), any other ideas?
And before I do a re-install, do I have to backup all apk:s etc? Or will they still be there? Sorry for asking n00b questions, but I hope you will bear with me.
Only I can’t really do it through the app, since it requires a Wifi connection … I did manage to get a nanosecond or so of connection, enough to stop it from saying “Connect to wifi”, but when I’m on the “Download started” window, it says “Just a moment” and has been saying so for a while.
I now installed the latest download through my computer and then via Amaze, and suddenly got the “Keep system Read Only” from TWRP on my screen. I pressed "Keep it Read Only, and now I’ve got the window with all the options. Am I to press Install, Restore or Reboot here?
(FYI: I simply don’t get the answer from this thread: Need advise to restore or re-install FP Open OS with TWRP )
FP OS and FP Open are considered two different OSes because they sustantially differ in important system composition (remember that Google is deeply integrated into FP OS). I’m sure if you change between Mac OS and Debian GNU/Linux you’ll lose all your apps and data too (not data stored on a secondary HDD, though, as well as the microSD data on the FP2 is conserved)
For your TWRP issue, reboot to the system again and redo the process. Once the “Keep system read only” warning appear, select NO or similar. Installing a system update modifies the system in fact, you need to let it do that,
Thank you, Roboe, again, much appreciated. Nice to see that someone else is not out partying
But: this time I never got the “Keep system read only” warning, I got directly to the window with many options Can I go somewhere in Settings/Developer options and get it back? If not, which do I then choose now, Install and then choose the zip file again, or what?
I’m afraid I didn’t get that, . Maybe a cultural breach? I’m from Spain, is it festive there or something?
Oh, yeah. Sorry, I forgot about TWRP’s persistent memory.
Safest choice if you’re not so tech-savvy: from your OS, just remove the .twrps file inside your TWRP folder with Amaze
Cleanest and quicker but slightly risky if you are not careful enough with touch-things: from TWRP itself, select the Mount option and uncheck the “Only mount system read.only” checkbox at the bottom of the screen and reboot again to the OS (don’t change anything more!)
Went to Amaze and clicked the .zip file. When I then click restart, I end up in TWRP, still. That’s where I don’t know what to pick, since picking Install gives me a “Failed” message. Can I remove TWRP or work around it in any way?
So: Please, @Stefan and @Roboe (or anyone else) – any other ideas?
I have removed wpa_supplicant.conf, I have re-installed the OS, and neither works.
I have forgot to mention that Amaze gives me the error message “Amaze has unfortunately been stopped” on occasion, when I’m moving in and out of files there. Not sure if that’s because I also installed another File Manager?
Thanks, @Stefan, but it just keeps on bugging me…
Now I don’t know how to get into TWRP again. Volume up + power only only starts the updater … I removed the .twrps in TWRP in Amaze, but that didn’t help. (It did enter TWRP to run an Open Recovery script, but then restarted and gave me the normal desktop [or whatever it’s called]).
How do I “break into” TWRP mode now?