I have been trying to install on LineageOS on my brand new Fairphone 3+ and I’ve run into some trouble. I’ve been following these instructions and am stuck on step 6 using LineageOS Recovery. The basic problem is that I don’t see the recovery menu.
I found this thread with the same problem but his solution isn’t working for me. I just get the “No command” sleeping robot screen. On that thread his solution was to press Power AND THEN Volume Up (while still holding Power) but that just brings me back to the sleeping robot after a restart. After a few minutes the phone reboots and goes back into normal Android (without me doing anything to cause this action).
many thanks for responding. Sorry my post wasn’t very clear. I found the solution using some internet searching and reading the Lineage Wiki here - this command worked and now I’m able to get into recovery.
Ok, just one question. I think I have succeeded in sideloading LineageOS and Gapps - the 47% success confused me but I figured it out. I’m hoping that slot A was the right one to choose.
My question is: how do I get back to the main menu from this screen? The guide says to use the back arrow, but I don’t see it? I know I can get back to by going into fastboot and then into recovery, but surely there’s a direct route?
Thanks. It worked the second time around. I think part of the problem was my confusion about how to use back button in the Recovery menu. It took ages to figure out that you have to use a combination of the Power and Vol buttons in order to go back to the previous menu. So I probably crashed out of that menu a few times, which didn’t help.
I thought I had the issue too, but actually, I hadn’t understood that after sending the recovery image ( “fastboot boot`imagefilename.img”) and relaunching the bootloader (startup with Vol- + power), you had to choose “launch recovery” in the bootloader menu.
What is also a bit strange is that the recovery still has a “e” logo (my previous system). Am I using the correct recovery?
Hmm. Indeed there’s something strange. I have tried two procedures: the one on the Lineage Installation wiki on this forum, and the one on Lineage’s own FP3 installation wiki. In the Lineage wiki procedure, the fastboot flash boot <recovery_filename>.img instruction fails (my mac’s Terminal reports “fastboot: error: boot partition is smaller than boot image”).
The equivalent step on this forum, when I send fastboot boot <recovery_filename>.img seems to work, terminal reports:
After that, the phone restarts after a security warning about the unlocked bootloader (with a possibilty to interrupt the reboot), but then doesn’t go into the recovery, but in an ordinary launch, launching /e/.
I can launch recovery from a bootloader restart (Power + Vol-), and then choose to launch recovery, and that lands me in /e/'s recovery. (I had installed /e/ through their “easy install” utility, so I hadn’t met theses difficulties before).
But I never achieved a reboot into an alternate recovery, tried both procedures, and two recovery images (the one from Lineage or the one from Lineage+MicroG, which is my actual goal).
I’m new to Fairphone and LineageOS and am facing some troubles getting the system installed as well.
I’ve tried to follow both, the Wiki and the Guide in this forum, and while I can boot into the regular Android recovery I can’t boot into Lineage recovery.
The commands fastboot boot lineage-17.1-20210705-recovery-FP3.img and fastboot flash:raw boot_a lineage-17.1-20210705-recovery-FP3.img both work. But the phone still only boots the Fairphone Android system. Manually booting into recovery (POWER + VOLUME UP) always only boots the regular Android recovery.
So, what exactly has to be done to boot into the Lineage recovery?