I have been away from this forum for several months, and I’m evidently way behind. My system updater reports ‘No new updates found.’
However, this has been going on since April. My Fairphone 3 is still running /e/OS 0.23-20220406176461.
What should I do to update it?
Very likely you are still on Android 9. For a while there has been the hope that there would be an OTA upgrade to Q and/or R (i.e. Android 10 and/or 11), but most recently it seems that you will need to upgrade manually (data loss probably inevitable, so a backup beforehand will be indispensable):
At this point, if I would have waited so far, I would just wait until the final solution gets out, how ever it may look like.The announcement what was to come changed over time already.
When something definite is finally available, everybody can have a look and deal with it then.
FP3+ upgrade from 1.4q to 1.5r.
Most things seem to be fine, but I’m having issues with some apps which access files stored on the SD card.
I have granted new file permissions as required under Android 11.
Simplest example: Simple Gallery Pro (F-Droid). Opens to display 3x6 display of folder thumbnails, most on SD card. Thumbnails displayed instantly in 1.4, nearly 10sec delay in 1.5.
Merlin Bird ID - bird identification app with a number of ‘packs’ installed on SD card covering different regions of the world. In ‘Explore Birds’ a scrollable list of birds is presented. After 1.5 upgrade scrolling freezes & app unusable. Reinstalled app - scrolling issues remain if bird packs installed on SD card, smooth scrolling if installed in internal storage.
OSMAnd+ (F-Droid) - again had to reinstall this app as it kept freezing with no maps displayed after 1.5 upgrade. Working now with a reduced number of maps (so far) on SD card but feels noticably slower than under 1.4.
I updated to 1.5 few days ago. First there was problem that settings crashed with error and now few days later I cannot see the error, but after setting has been on for a while it will turn to black screen which I cannot even minimize. I have to wait until my phone logs out and then I can use phone normaly expect settings which will crash again. I also have problem with /e/ os account adding singing when ever I try to do it I will get also black screen. I am using Xiaomi redmi note 7. Is there way to downgrade to 1.4?