"Try again in X seconds" when turning on FP

The phone doesn’t act as if there was a wrong pattern drawn (red dots) or wrong pin. It only says to wait. I have the 1.8 version (I think).

I will try to reproduce this (I am too on 1.8).

What is your setup? You have a SIM lock plus a lock pattern for your phone?

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I have done the touchscreen test, nothing seems to be wrong with the screen.
I have a sim lock for when I turn on the phone, and a lock pattern for when I wake the phone up when it’s turned on but not in use.

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Yes, SIM lock plus lock pattern. I am on the withdrawn 1.8 btw (which otherwise works fairly well), not part of the beta program.

I’m with Jerry on the software issue. I am touching the screen, after all I’m trying to input my pin…


I don’t know the difference between withdrawn and beta 1.8. I updated to 1.8 in december (with difficulties).
I am not necessarily touching the screen when it tells me to wait. It doesn’t even take what I’m touching (be it pin numbers or pattern) until the countdown is over.

Here is what I did: I set a lock pattern additionally to my SIM lock PIN. Steps I followed:

  1. I rebooted.
  2. I have to insert my SIM PIN.
  3. I have to draw the lock pattern.

Conclusion: I cannot reproduce the issue.

Question to all of you: Are you using Google Apps? I am not…

PS.: @Scarlett After the troubles with 1.8 (Update postponed), Fairphone started a beta test group, where @Jerry participated, I believe (versions 1.8.1-1.8.4). The next official release will be 1.8.5.

Yes, I installed Google apps as offered when using the phone for the first time, then deleted it when the phone was set up. I regularly use Gmail and Google search.
I am very likely not in the beta test group.

@Scarlett, @srosiers, @Jerry did this start happening today for all of you?

Yes, using Google Apps. Also using Xposed / Xprivacy, but the issue was there before I installed those.

No, it started months ago. Can’t remember if it was always the case or only after upgrading to 1.8 though.
I also have to say the countdown can vary from 3 seconds to 25 seconds. Sometimes (rarely) the issue doesn’t occur.

Ok so then my guess is it’s a Google thing. Maybe Google installed some “software update” without letting you know (I don’t know but I assume they do that) and it caused this behavior.

Well, maybe not necessarily a Google thing…

My guess is, that some service starts at boot and lets the touches from entering the SIM PIN go through to the lock pattern. Though please note: Only wrong patterns longer than 3 dots get counted. It seems hard to imagine that you enter a wrong pattern for 5 times, when attempting to insert the SIM PIN.

Anyways, to disable the auto-run at boot for apps, you could use one of these:

Disclaimer: I have not tried any of them, so I have no experience with them!
Edit: I am using Autostarts from F-Droid and everything works fine.

or Autostarts (F-Droid)

I use this one to disable some Apps from running at start up and it works great.

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Wouldn’t there be a lot of other users with the same issue if it was a google apps thing?

Probably yeah, but you had the problem for months before posting about it. The topic is only 3hrs old, so there might still be lots of others out there with this problem.

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To everybody affected: Does this only happen when powering on the phone? Or also simply when trying to unlock/and or leaving flight mode?

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Only when booting. Unlock / flight mode are fine (just tested the latter).

One more hint maybe. For me, the issue didn’t start when I installed 1.8 in December. It only started recently when I did a “factory reset” (wipe cache & data partitions).



Yes I am

Nah, not specifically on that day. Didn’t know when I noticed it the first time. Also, it doesn’t always happen.

Only when powering on.

I moved a post to a new topic: Screen freezes after I enter a wrong unlock pattern