Hi /e/ team,
as you may know, the FP3 had a recent oopsie that has the potential to destroy my data.
While most of my stuff is backed up, I did the traditional “i’ll set up a back up for that stuff later” on some other important stuff, and I’m just wondering how I would go about flashing the old rom onto my FP3 whilst keeping my data partition intact. I’ve heard of the a/b fix but according to this, that might not go too well.
From what I understand, there’s a total of 6 partitions that the FP3 houses.
The case you linked to needs clarification on what exactly the user did.
There are several more.
The data partition which has your data is called userdata, and because it has your data an update doesn’t flash or wipe it. The wiping of it is part of the instructions of an initial manual install, though.
In the /e/documentation (https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP3/install) the last step is the lock of the bootloader.
Is it mandatory or may I leave the bootloader open? In a later case of unlocking, all data will be erased - I would like to avoid erasing…
It isn’t mandatory to lock it, but be aware that it is advised to lock it for reasons.
Make sure to set up a screen lock if you leave the bootloader unlocked.
To leave it open just in case you don’t need to unlock it later for reasons you don’t know yet … I don’t know … I would rather run the risk of having to set up the phone again.
(But then again I choose to not have banking Apps on my phone, oh, the bliss .)
Not sure, where to ask this. Maybe this is a good place.
Now that /e/ finally allows for Corona Warn App to work, I would like to revert back. However, I am currently running LOS 16.0 and I am not sure if the official install instructions will work under those circumstances, especially since I would be upgrading to from pie to Q. Has anyone tried it? Does anyone know if complications are to be expected?
I hope this is the right place to post my question, as it concerns different threads.
Wanting to degoogle my mobile life and having read about the e-foundation I bought a used Fairphone 3 (Android 10 installed) last week. And now I am trying to install eOS. However, I am completely new to the field…
In a first step I tried to follow the instructions on Install /e/ on a Fairphone FP3/3+ - “FP3”. In order to do so, I downloaded the necessary files and installed “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” on my PC (Windows 10). However, I got stuck with the command: “fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.4.0-0-FP3.img”. I got: “FAILED (remote: partition table doesn’t exist)”.
I then started reading across different forums. In different places, I found the recommandation not to install TWRP on the FP3 as this would make OTA updates impossible in the future. (E.g. here.)
When I came along this thread here, I realized that in this instruction no TWRP is flashed to the FP3. I am therefore wondering whether I might adapt this instruction for me (although I am not using Linux but a Windows 10), and install eOS in this way?
Any recommendations on that? Could it be a feasible way at all? And if so, are there certain commands which would have to be adapted?
A huge THANK YOU for this how-to, it is EXCELLENT. The only hick was the ‘product.img’ which is still in the howto but not in the downloaded zip any more. But I found AnotherElk’s post further down in this tag. Maybe you could put a notice on top of your howto telling noobs like me just to get on without being frightened of missing something.
Thanks for your Guide!
I’ have one question though. I’ve followed all your steps and managed to use /e/ successfully on my FP3.
Is it Okay now to disable in the developer option the “OEM unlock”? Or must it be enabled?
I just bought a new FP3 and would like to use it from the beginning on with /e/ -OS (currently Android). This tutorial has worked great so far, but now I can’t get any further. When I enter the commands to install /e/ -OS in the terminal an error message appears (see screenshot in attachment).
I don’t have Linux or GNU, but a MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave 10.14.6), but until now everything worked as described.
Maybe someone has an idea how to solve the problem.