Updating a FP3 (need OTA files)

Hey everyone,
this is my first post in here so please be patient with me
I set up an FP3 with /e/ os for somebody else a while ago.
It has been working nicely so far. However it still runs on android 10 and i want to update it to a more recent /e/ build.
However I have some problems following the upgrade Guide under https://doc.e.foundation/devices/FP3/upgrade
The guide gives instructions on updating via a sideloaded OTA zip. However the linked downloads folder only contains zips for installing with fastboot, not for sideloading (they don’t contain a META-INF etc)
I even researched the existence of https://ota.ecloud.global/builds/ however even that server with OTA in it’s name does not seem to give me real ota files i can sideload.
I also can’t flash it via fastboot as suggested somewhere else in this forum because the phone has a relocked bootloader for security reasons.
As it’s not my phone I’m very reluctant to unlock the bootloader and have the entire phone wiped and reinstalled
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to deal with that?
Thank you in advance!

Welcome to the community :wave:

I think these files should work via sideload (/e/ recovery):

https://images.ecloud.global/stable/FP3/ or https://images.ecloud.global/dev/FP3/

Hey, thanks for your help already.
Unfortunately the files on this server are not sideloadeable and don’t contain the META-INF but rather partition image files and a script to flash the phone with fastboot (and the default option to scrub the data hardcoded inside the script)

When sideloading the OTA with the command

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it first complains about the signature being wrong:

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and if i tell it to continue anyway it fails because of the missing update binary in META-INF

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All of this brings me to the conclusion those files are not actually OTA files but rather image files for use with fastboot

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Sorry for the spam, i’m only allowed to post one image per post so i had to write four posts to give you all the context i could

https://ota.ecloud.global/api/v1/FP3/dev or https://ota.ecloud.global/api/v1/FP3/stable will give you links to the OTA files (see the “url:” lines).

The latest version on stable is 1.12.3.
The latest version on dev is 1.13, perhaps you have to refresh the page a few times for it to include 1.13 (it looks like some kind of randomisation contributing to a staged release).

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Thank you, that worked. It still complained about the signature for some reason but after accepting that it updated just fine and i could give the phone back with a shiny new Android 12 on it

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