Hi, I’ve just installed /e/ on my new fairphone using the easy installer. I got to say, some good work has been done, but there really is some work to be done to make things easier. With that in mind, here’s some brief feedback about my experience:
First, there were some things worded differently in the installer than on the phone. Judging by some other topics, this may cause some confusion.
- When searching “debug” as prompted, nothing showed up.
- I was told to activate “Android debugging”; I assume this should be “USB debugging” instead.
- I was told to select a MTP USB file transfer protocol. No such protocol was listed, but the “transferring files” on the screenshot was close enough to be able to tell what I should do.
Then I got to downloading the image. It would have been nice if I could have done this before my phone arrived in the mail (or maybe I could, I just didn’t know). Small point, I know.
Then, during the fastboot stage, I got a bit confused with things. I am not sure what happened to be honest. I followed the instructions. But then I thought missed a step where I had five seconds to select something. I thought I had messed something up and restarted the phone. I guess something was installing after all, but my reboot messed that up, so I got a screen telling me to do a factory reset. Did the whole thing again, and now the installer quickly skipped the part where I had five seconds to select the thing. I was confused because my my phone was displaying the fastboot “start” menu, giving the impression that nothing was going on. The installation was, in fact, happening.
Other than these minor things, this was pretty easy!