I have a question, and I think that I once read something about it on the forum, but I can’t find a detailed answer. Mostly to @Ingo, as you change OS quite often, but maybe @oli.sax also?
How do you backup and restore your OS when you make your tests? Let’s say someone is under the latest Fairphone Open OS or LineageOS (with or without microg), and wants to try UBports.
Can you describe all the steps you do (including the time it takes to do so)?
Backup your phone (with TWRP or with Titanium or another method?)
I have an FP2 dedicated for testing purposes so I don’t restore a previous OS.
What I do is backing up my ubports user data with rsync. And of course that can be reversed to restore the data (not the apps; still need to look into that) if I for example were to check out Sailfish and then return to UT.
When the phone is not at the exact required Android version it’s basically two or three additional steps in the installation sequence for Sailfish.
It doesn’t matter if you come from Fairphone (Open) OS, Lineage with or without microG or Ubports in that case. The steps/effort are the same.
Hello @AnotherElk !
Usually I do only OTA-updates without wiping the /data/storage, so I don’t backup it automatically.
When I have to wipe (e.g. fresh install), I connect the FP2 to the computer by USB in mode MTP then I copy/paste