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.
Thanks once again for your patience. We really appreciate it
Not sure what you mean, this update seems to only include security patches. Android 11 is still maintained by Google. Android 12 would be nice. But at least we’re somewhat up to date on the security patches.
Edit: maybe I just don’t understand your comment. Maybe you mean this update only includes security patches, but no changes such as Android 12? It’s a bit hard to read, it could mean 2 things when I read it
I think you need to pronounce the word somewhat more. We’re still missing the December (first of December) update, which fixes four critical errors.
But butter then being still on the one of September. I’m still hoping for the best.
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.
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
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?