Software update: FP4.FP4I.A.175.20221207

It may sound weird but how can I disable this update?

On my Fairphone 4 I read a “threat” that the update will be installed automatically in 29 days.
I don’t want it now or in 29 days.
My Fairphone is rooted, that means there are a few things to consider for system updates.

In Developer options you can disable Automatic system updates.

This info is for people who know what they are doing. For most of us, including me, it’s important to install new versions whenever they become available; some people like to wait for a few days which is why the 29-day delay is there.


What’s your blocker? :thinking:
I regularly update a rooted FP4 for a family member and it’s less than a minute of additional work …


Yes, I updated my rooted FP4, too (from A.170 to A.175). For me it ran into a boot loop, however. So I updated the phone and re-rooted it afterwards. As I did not have a 175 Boot-Image at hand I did this with the 170 Boot-Image and that worked out well


Sure :open_mouth:
Or do you mean re-rooted :wink:

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Or do you mean re-rooted :wink:

Of course :wink: Thanks for your hint :+1:, I just corrected this above

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I like to decide myself when to update my systems (phone, PC, server). It should not be read as “I don’t update forever”.

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For the next few weeks I am not at home. That is the real blocker.
I remember you described to process needed to update a rooted phone. But I couldn’t find your posting. Would you mind to post it again and/or pointing me into re right direction?

Thank you, is disabled. Does that prevent updates even after the 29 days period?

Still no vibration intensity option available and I still didn’t get a reply to the ticket that I opened on the 18th of december… :frowning:

The last ticket I opened said 5 to 6 working days (minimum)

Well the 18th was a Sunday so, 19, 20, 21, 22 we are only on day four. You’ll be lucky to hear much this year given 24, 25 26 which are weekends and holidays etc. etc. etc. 2023

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Yeah, not being home sounds like a good reason not to mess with the system :slightly_smiling_face:

The instructions are at the bottom of this post, once you need them.
If you have problems, you can follow up over in that topic.


Strange, I just noticed a couple of my FP4’s settings got reset after installing FP4.FP4I.A.175.20221207
This, or my phone is becoming sentient…

After installing FP4.FP4I.A.175.20221207, settings like “immediate fingerprint unlock” and “automatic WiFi switching” got reset to “on”. Other settings stayed put though, fortunately.

Did anybody else experience this?

Just a co-incident ~ I am just writing up on sentience and abuse but I’m sure the secret is communictaion and the phone is just a vehicle for the word of Google.

Dann kann man gespannt sein die bisherigen Updates gingen reibungslos über die Bühne! Weiter so!:rainbow::pray:t3:

25 degrees above freezing point are indeed a good reason for not beieng at home. :smile:

Is it really that easy? The process ist safe?

That was to be expected correct :slight_smile:

But they just got back to me saying the will recognize my support/feature request for future developments!

Thanks :slight_smile:

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It is, and it hasn’t failed me so far, but as always, wouldn’t try it without backups.

The updates frequently mess up settings. I also gave up on Firefox shortcuts on the home screen. They are removed with every update. Also other settings sometimes get reset. Best is to #contactsupport.

I didn’t notice any settings getting reset this time though. But it happens.

Sure. As long as (worst case) there is a way back if it fails…