An additional change I seem to notice is that the Google search bar is no longer getting replaced by “At a glance”. It stays in place beyond midnight (rather than turning into a pumpkin ) Further discussion here.
If you disable the Google app, then in place of the search bar you get the “At a glance” widget straight away (requires reboot).
I have posted this info here, because it’s about a change brought with the sw update.
I applied this update OTA and my FP4 rebooted a first time, did something in background, rebooted again and keeps on showing the fairphone animation in a loop.
I tried a reboot (through keys combination and then choosing to reboot on system), but I get the same behavior again.
Is there a way to get this small update of 71.25 MB and apply this last via ADB?
I wasn’t able to find this small update.
Now that you mention it, I rather think that my phone, when “restarting” just turned off and I had to manually turn it on. Sounds like there’s a bit of a bug in the package. It might be an idea for those who’ve not yet done the update to hold off pending a check.
Since the update i have issues with playing videos (youtube, twitch) in fullscreen. They fall back to small portrait video mode after every 5 mins. I tried updating the apps and restarting the phone. Anyone else have this issue as well?
I think that one or the other could have been done better. Pointing your finger is the most pathetic thing you can do. Other devices that also have Stock Android as already mentioned the Nokia devices don’t have these ridiculous problems.
So if you did it clean and right, it would be possible. A question of motivation or quality assurance?
I don’t know, but what you get for the money here is just a disappointment. With all due respect to the concept, you won’t be able to keep your customers without clean software.
“Change is in your hands”
Good luck then… I’ll use my FP4 as long as it runs, like any smartphone I’ve had. If Fairphone doesn’t work on its quality, I can buy a Pixel phone for the money. At the end of the day, it has to work the way it was sold to you.
My FP4 was updated through the 4G network to the latest update of FP, including patch of April 5th. My FP4 rebooted but then keeps on looping with the FP logo, and finally nothing happens.
I tried to re-apply the OTA update you mentioned but there’s an error message on FP4 screen:
Now send the package you want to apply to the device with "adb sideload <filename>"...
Supported API: 3
Finding update package ...
Verifying update package ...
Update package verification took 3.6s (result 0)
E: package is for source build SP25 but expecting SP28
Install from ADB completed with status 1.
I looked at some manifest files in the .ZIP file and found information related to this SP25. But not SP28.
Is this SP xx the versioning of the security patch?
I found this reference on lineage. Where the move from SP25 to SP28 is made.
At the end, I don’t know how to pursue with this OTA file.
My FP4 has the bootloader locked, and developer mode wasn’t enabled (my bad).
My only chance is to make this sideload work so that the FP4 can bootup normally, if possible.
That’s a reference to the build number:
The OTA update you downloaded expected the previous version (SP25), but your phone is already on the latest release.
The update did succeed but something went wrong and rendered your phone unbootable, which should have made it fall back to the previous version, which it didn’t.
All right, I know it’s very bad form to berate somebody who suffers, but backups need to be made before the disaster…
Unfortunately backups are among those annoying, apparently useless things people always tend to put off until later because “they are way too busy right now”…
(That been said I’m sorry for your loss. I know today a lot of people tend to have everything on their phones, and losing it represents a major catastrophe.)