Hope i’m not coming with a bug everyone already knows about, but right after a fresh install where I activated WiFi and installed a few apps on a new FP3+, I noticed I don’t have 4G connection working…
I can see the mobile network type in the icons drawer (when I pull from status bar, in the “mobile data” icon; it is activated and says it has 4G or H+ connectivity), but status bar network icon does not show the 4G text… And when trying to load a page it says I don’t have internet.
The icon in the status bar is in the same state as when you disable mobile data (which I did not of course)
I tried with or without roaming, checked every option I could find…
Anyone having the same issue ? Or knowing how to debug this?
I installed without opengapps. Installation went smoothly except I had to re-flah LOS after changing recovery to twrp.
I tried two different pay as you go sims. Both Vodaphone and EE PAYG sims work (Calls & data) on the fairphone, two different EE contract sims do not work with data in the Fairphone but work with calls. The same contract sims works in a different phones with data and calls . It’s not a Linage issue its a contract network provider issue and it’s preventing data getting to the phone. I believe EE are actively preventing this to discourage normal users choosing less invasive OS, this is done automatically without permission by the network by checking for particular traditional signifying outgoing API’s, if they don’t find them your phone gets the silent treatment. The issue has been raised to 3rd tier support. They don’t have a clue or are playing dumb, tbh I’m not sure. I will be running wireshark over the next few days and post my findings here.
UPDATE >>> Fixed they rang this morning to tell me my device had been blacklisted and it took 48 hours to appear. They removed me from the list hay hoo data is back.
Of course APN parameters! Why didn’t I think of that XD
Thank you very much, that was my problem. I checked all settings and I think the one that differs was IPv4 only vs IPv4/IPv6.
I believe EE are actively preventing this to discourage normal users choosing less invasive OS
That feels a bit far fetch to me, would you have any source of a network provider doing something like that? I don’t see why a network provider would care about something like that, except to get more support tickets… They are not the ones owning the more invasive OS anyway, all they can hope is that you install their voicemail app… I would more bet on something like Lineage following a standard for data it expects from the provider (parameters such as APN) and some network providers are just not providing it in this exact format.
Interested in your findings if you get anything!
Am i doing something wrong? I tried to follow the steps on LineageOS wiki for installing, and when i did “temporarily” flash recovery, it immediately rebooted, i have had no time to hold volume up and power to access recovery mode. Now when i do manage to get into recovery, its a dead android with “no command”. Should i repeat the steps and make sure i get into recovery on first try else the original system will wipe it ?