I have an FP3 which is rooted and I update the OS using the procedure documented here: https://www.thecustomdroid.com/install-ota-update-rooted-android-device-guide/
If I attempt to lock the bootloader I get a message saying the phone has been corrupted. I like to understand what is going on so I have a few questions:
- Has the phone really been corrupted or is it just that checking software thinks it has? If not then is there anything simple I can do about it?
- Does the same thing happen with all A/B phones or is it specific to the FP3?
- Are there any other operating systems for an A/B phone that do not provide a native way of rooting but for which this does not happen?
Finally I would like to say that I think there should be some native way of rooting the phone. I realize it’s not for all users (don’t say not for mums and dads because I’m 72 and a grandad and none of my kids would ever dream of rooting a phone) but it should be possible, not necessarily easy, to root it.
Before I had this phone I had an FP2 running Fairphone-Open and it was dead easy to root. I was quite disappointed that I got less functionality running an FP3 with /e/-os.