Fairphone 2 (FP2) workaround

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Someone gave this tip already in short on Telegram, but it wasn’t really clear at the time how to do this.
After installing /e/ on FP2 it seemed impossible to shutdown the device by long press the power-button and then “power off”, it just reboots. Also encrypting the device didn’t work; it just rebooted and remained not encrypted.
The workaround is simple:
Settings > buttons, under Power menu enable “Long press for torch”
So when the display is off, light up the torch with a long press, and with the torch on put the display back on with a short press on the power button. That allows to shutdown the phone: long press again and power off.
The same procedure for encrypting: display off, long press and torch on, display back on and encrypt the phone while the torch is on.
That’s how simple it was. Why it is so important to me to power off the phone? Visiting live classical music concerts, live poetry sessions and in theater it is really not done to leave your phone on.


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