A new software update is available for Fairphone 4 users.
Software Version: FP4.FP3T.A.0107.20220316
Security Patch Level: 5th of March, 2022
List of changes:
Addressed an issue that was causing, under certain conditions, the microphone to record with a lower volume than normal using third-party apps.
Addressed an issue that was causing pictures taken in 48MP mode to be overexposed, in certain conditions.
The “TCO Certified” logo has been added to the boot-up screen.
Addressed multiple minor issues that were causing, in rare conditions, certain apps/services of the device to crash or to be unresponsive.
The update size is 89.27 MB for those who update from the latest software version.
Together with our partners, we test the software before its release, and in some instances where a software update might result in some problems for users on a specific network or in a specific country, we prefer to delay the software release for that specific customer base and fix all the potential issues before making the software available to everyone.
That means that depending on your network provider, some Fairphone 4 users may receive this update later. Once the update is available you’ll receive a push notification to automatically update.
You can try flashing it using “Apply update from ADB” in the Fairphone Recovery.
I’ve tried that before and it didn’t work, but it’s been a while and the phone was in a weird messed up state at that point after flashing all those boot.imgs
Maybe you’ll have better luck with your fresh stock install
I mostly collect those ota.zips just for fun and to have a look at the content, still waiting for a payload dumper that can actually produce usable partitions from a delta ota though…
I just tried that for the sake of experimentation - after restoring non patched boot image ofc - and it failed.
Luckily it didn’t prevent me from booting back so there’s that.
A bit disappointing that you had to rely on the OS update feature knowing how unreliable it can be depending on country/carrier/settings-messed-with.
I wonder if there are full build package somewhere to download in the form of a zip, that I could tried to flash on top of mine ?
I had literally just noticed the low-volume-mike thing in WhatsApp voice calls (I can’t use normal voice calling at all because I have no mobile coverage in my study and iD Mobile hasn’t enabled WiFi calling for any Fairphones at all ever). The update appeared and fixed it five minutes later.
However you’re doing this psychic precognitive debugging, I wish I could do it too
the first update caused the wifi and the 4g to work poorly, I did different tests with my provider and it had nothing to do with the sim card or with the state of the network on the side of the operator, then there is the fairphone update just before the last update and the problem had been solved, but since the last fairphone update, all the network problems have returned. how can i go back to the previous update?
I think its more that way, but dont have any proof to confirm this
when OEM release an update, they will push it to the carrier first to be approved. once that’s done, all the phones in that carrier will be notified of an update directly from OEM, not from carrier. so a sim card is not required