Since Nougat update I can't catch Pokemon anymore

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hi, Anouk!
nope, I haven’t done anything yet. my “workaround” is to borrow my girlfriend’s phone every evening when I go for a walk. :sweat_smile: I still hope that the problem will be solved soon so I can use my FP2 again.


Hi Everyone,

Thanks a lot for all the data you gathered and trying to find solutions! Maybe this is the bootstrap I needed to install an alternative OS on my fairphone :smiley:


I’m waiting for an update to fix this.
At least can I spin stops and walk my eggs (it’s a kind of soft detox :laughing: )


I should have checked the forum earlier, would have saved a lot of time resetting and clearing caches :wink: Thanks for spending the time figuring the potential issue out! I agree that sounds reasonable.

Until this is fixed I dug out my old phone and created a hotspot on my FP2 to have internet access. Finally I am one of these guys with 2 phones.


I just found out that the same bug appears when trying to trade Pokémon. Does anyone know if the reason for this issue is the same?


Hi Community,
any news when this odd bug will be fixed?
After a few weeks waiting for a solution I’m thinking about downgrading back to Android 6 - but I had a lot of problems (error messages) when I tried this beginning of December - and it is a lot of work to reinstall all the apps again :frowning:


This is the latest info in the bugtracker …

“Maarten Derks 03 Dec 2018 13:45
Unfortunately we don’t have a timeline for the first Android 7 update/this issue yet.”


I habe the same Problem :frowning:


Hi Community,
I decided to return to Android 6 and followed the steps " Fairphone OS downloads for Fairphone 2"
for Android 6.0

The phone got very hot and discharged within 60 Minutes. Good to know that all the apps got “optimized” , but the phone now loops in the boot process.

I found topic [Infinite boot loop - FP2]
(Infinite boot loop - FP2)
but the discussion is closed in the meantime :frowning:

Selecting the system.img I got the error message that the file is damaged.



If you have a backup of all your important data (pictures, contacts, messages, etc.) or if you are ready to set up your phone again without a backup, you could try the following …

  • Boot the phone into #dic:recoverymode (<- really read this on how to navigate there with the buttons)
  • Run “Wipe data/factory reset”
  • Run “Wipe cache partition”
  • Run “Reboot system now”

I’m not quite following … are you referring to this post?
In the end, if you believe the OS could somehow be damaged, here’s how to wipe the entire Fairphone 2 and install it from scratch, just use the manual installation file for the older OS in the process … (for English, you can translate the text at DeepL, it’s pretty accurate, I checked) …


6 posts were split to a new topic: :de: Keine Pokemon auf Nougat - Downgrade auf Marshmallow


Same problem, trading and catching. Hope it’ll get fixed soon.


Well, there is no reason to hope this will be resolved soon, or any time at all.

Building smartphones must be more complicated than many can imagine, everyone at fairphone included. Nice idea, but the brutal reality is that the fairphone is barely usable. The lack of official communication for almost two months on this product being unable to run one of the more popular apps out there doesn’t help the cause. I’m ready to get a bog-standard, off-the-shelf smartphone, lovingly created with child labor and fuelling some distant war over the resources used to build it. I don’t care enough about saving the planet to put up with the ridicule people give me over using the piece of crap that the fairphone unfortunately still is.


Ah, well, I could understand this rant if we were talking about a vital functionality of the phone. Instead we are talking about the luxury to spend spare time that other people don’t have on satisfying a play instinct while there are children who don’t even have time for basic games because they are working in mines for you.
Sorry, I can understand that the FP2 misses many, many functions that other phones have and we’ll probably never get them. But none of them is so vital that I would switch to an off-the-shelf smartphone as you describe - not for that reason.