Hello all, I’ve a new FP2 for a week now and it’s still in its box, (nice box). I’m currently using a OnePlus One phone and have been since 2014. I’m on my third screen and the power button broke so I had to drill a hole in the back and solder wires to the power switch so that I can turn it on and off. I’ve always said that when it came to replacing it I’d get a FairPhone. The phone is still supported by LineageOS so have a daily update, I probably only upgrade once a week which is on Android version 8.
So a few weeks ago the OnePlus started having issues with wifi and I bit the bullet and ordered a FP2. Guess the new phone has a power button that doens’t work and has issues with wifi. So I’ve spent money on a new phone which is just as bad as my 4 year old phone.
I’m not too bothered about those issues but what is bothering me is that I can’t transfer my old phone’s data to the new FP2. I asked the question of “support” as the forum was down last weekend with a 501 error. They just pointed me to the web page which I’d already failed on. I was going to do a YouTube video on the process and I still might.
So there are two methods of doing this. One is to restore a google backup over the wifi, but wifi don’t work so that method is out. Secondly you can do a direct phone to phone transfer via bluetooth but that method doesn’t work either. FP2 just sits there like a brick with a screen.
So for the foreseeable future I’ll be rocking a four year old phone which just about more functional then a 400yoyo new phone.
Is there any way that I can onboard this phone and get my data across? Can I boot it and then move straight to LineageOS for the FP2 and get a phone? Should I just do a YouTube video and put the phone, in its box, on a shelf to collect dust.
Thanks for any help