Thanks to @chrmhoffmann and @z3ntu we can all use Lineage OS (G%§$e free Android N!) on the FP2!
Let’s gather our experiences in this thread.
Get the image and see an updated list of known issues here:
I came from Open OS 17.04, wiped data and installed the file via TWRP. Installation worked smooth without any problems.
Then I installed Titanium Backup and restored many of my apps & data. I had to move my TB data from the external SD card to internal memory as TB can’t access external storage.
So here are my experiences so far:
Root is available in Developer Settings!
XPosed Framework is not available
Most functions I needed XPosed Modules like Gravity Box or XPrivacy for before are now available by default!
There is no notification icon for a second empty SIM slot!
haven’t yet found any major functions or important apps that don’t work.
I have noticed a few more issues while playing with your build:
Dual-SIM kind of works, but SIM2 does not get any signal
Enabling and then disabling flight mode results in no signal on both SIMs (requires reboot)
WiFi MAC address is not correct
No LED indicator while charging the device
I have no idea what the problem with device encrypton is, but the TWRP port had similiar issues. Maybe these commits by @z3ntu for TWRP can help you?
Besides that, everything works great so far! If device encryption and the SIM2 issues are fixed, I’ll switch to this as my daily driver.
Edit: When using the music app to play some music I have noticed that at the start of every song there is a short spike in volume (maybe in first ~300ms). After that the volume is reduced to the expected level.
Edit 2: I should also mention that the device boots extremly fast (compated to Fairphone Open OS), which is great!
Edit 3: After I changed the cell phone setting to 3G, the option for 4G/LTE is no longer displayed. So I’m stuck on 3G now.
I have it now roughly two days running, and so far I am quite impressed. I just decided that I’m gonna keep it on the device to test during the next week. It’s one of the best things to happen for the longevity of FP2, thanks so far @chrmhoffmann.
I hope that also the official FP guys realize how important a running lineage port is in terms of the longevity - a friend of mine is having a quite actual lineage port running on an really old device, no need for him to buy a new phone.
@chrmhoffmann thanks a lot ! I tested it also and I have to report this strange issue : I did a backup of everything with adb before testing. When I restored my data with this ROM, only the pictures and music files came again into the phone. Apps and contacts didn’t.
I will try to do it with TWRP some time this week ! And like @sebastku, the ROM didn’t find any SIM contacts when I tried to import them.
I have noticed that the WiFi is not very stable in crowded areas. I’m using the WiFi network provided by my university, it works well in the dormitory (usually 2 or 3 devices per AP), but in the food court with hundreds of users in the same room (and maybe dozens per AP) the phone loses WiFi connectivity after ~15 to 30 seconds and sometimes refuses to reconnect.