Thank you for this update. This company also does a lot to keep the phones already sold in good shape and up to date. This is not at all self-understood, as you can read everywhere. Everything with the update just went fine with my phone.
For me the update itself and reinstalling the Google apps went alright.
But I am not getting any notifications of the google apps. E.g. if someone writes me on Hangouts there is no notification, also when I get an email. Anyone has a clue how to fix this?
Hm, that does not work for me, I always get the error " could not be downloaded because of an error (Error: unable to retrieve information from server [RPC:S-…])" (freely translated from my german output) when trying to install an app or update. Reinstalling the Google apps did not help either.
Thanks to the Fairphone team for this, all fine here.
One detail though: When I want to CANCEL Google stuff installation, it’s a bit tricky. There is a HUGE Google button and a tiny [×] in its corner. I must be very, very careful to touch the [×] and not accidentally start what I do not want.
Hi Paul, thanks for the hint. I followed the guide, but my phone didn’t show the folder “updater” and a few other folders were missing too. Why is this?? Anyway, I rebooted the phone again, used file management to cut and paste the downloaded zip file to a folder that did show up in recovery mode (\storage\sdcard0\updater) and followed the guide again, which seemed to work this time.
Thanks for the help,
edit: so I’m having the same problem now when reinstalling the app store. The updater downloads the file (fp_store_0.zip) to te folder (\phone\updater) but on restart i get the dead robot again. I will try moving the file to a different folder and isntall the store manually I guess
edit 2: yup, that did the trick as well.
I think in my case the update worked even with a black screen inbetween.
I did not activate the “stay awake” option and the phone was not connected to the charger all the time …
But update worked completely fine!
Yes that stay awake trick is not necessary for everybody and of course the screen will be black a few seconds during reboot.
But sometimes the screen will go to sleep before or after the reeboot and the thing will go wrong.
I am a real clever phone novice. When I look at right page to install Google apps I do not even get this:
Scroll right ad find Menu Button… I scroll right and do not have a menu button. what does it look like?
What is a menu app and where can I find all these updaters?