Hi I just got Fairphone 5 and it has installed “Fairphone App” version 2.x.x. Normally I do not use such apps as they are usually bloat. But I wanted to try this app because I genuinely believe in your mission and I wanted to be part of the community. However, I can not update the app, because I do not use Google Play store (I didn’t want to create google account and I don’t want to have google in my phone at all.) If I try updating it through Aurora store it says that I didn’t purchase the app.
Is there any way to update the app without Google Play?
Why is the app so exclusive, why can’t it be installed on any device?
Thanks a lot!
Vielleicht ist dann ein alternatives Betriebssystem wie zb. das /e/OS besser geeignet.
I am planning on using CalyxOS, but at this moment NO alternative system is in stable release.
And even then I still do not know how to update the Fairphone app.
Even though you might be aware of it, just to make sure: All pre-installed apps on your Fairphone should allow to be updated through the Play Store without a Google Play account.
How does this work or lets say, when you dont add a Google Account on your device you are not able to use the Play Store and although I’m not using it anonymized aurora store does not has this app…
It works like this (when Fairphone OS is installed):
Launch Play Store → Tap the three dots in the top right → Choose “Updates”
No need to Sign In.
Thanks never noticed that
Amazing! Thank you for the tip!