The latest version of the Fairphone Updater app (1.39.8) blocks the upgrade if the Google App is disabled. Nice job! I’m sure this will save quite a few people from having to wipe their phones.
However, I now can’t update from 17.04.3 to 17.04.8 because of the disabled Google App. As explained, this is not necessary. I think some fine tuning to the Updater app is required: It should block the upgrade from Android 5 to 6, but not block updates if you already are on Android 6.
Bootloop and Google App: Thank you very much for sharing the insights. I also ended up in the bootloop soon after updating to Android 6 because of the deactivated Google App. Are there more known apps that can not be deactivated without special settings? I’m asking because I want to improve my privacy and battery life time by following a good guide from c’t:
But I do not want to end up in the bootloop again.
Thanks a lot in advance for any help.