I have a problem with the v1.6 update on my phone
About phone: FP3
/e/OS version: 1.5-q-20221031230909-dev-FP3
Problem description: i do not receive anymore OTA update since I am still havin Android 10. Question is, how can I update to a new version of Android? Do I have to restart from scract (i.e I will have to reinstall all apps, etc.) or do I have an alternative?
Since you are on ‘dev’ you are kind off lucky. You can sideload the version you need to be up to date. It is called ‘dirty flash’. You will install over your current the newer version. Since with everything issue can happen I suggest yo make backups of your digital data you do not wanna lose. Haning backups shouldmbe a daily routine…
Hmm, not sure. I use it on linux and there I open the terminal from the path where the file is and write: adb sideload e-1.8.1-s-20230203257074-dev-FP3.zip
If you want to stay on ‘dev’ then I would suggest to take S. If you think about switching to ‘stable’ then please consider that with a locked bootloader you won’t be able to sideload and are dependant on the developers to offer OS OTA upgrades. Difference between ‘dev’ and ‘stable’ are as mentioned sideloading and also some backup solutions availability, Banking apps working or others, etc. I suggest you serach the forum. There are alot fo discusions about that available
R is android 11 and s is android 12. At first I liked r better until I explored some more and I really like s, but that is personal preference. I think being at 12 or s will get you longer security updates too.