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By linuxct, Recognized Contributor & Social Contributor on 11th May 2017, 01:15 PM
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For those that didn't receive the update yet, I've requested the links to the Wileyfox nougat support team, so here you can download the incremental, recovery and fastboot images of the latest upgrade TOS118C.

RECOVERY IMAGE (2GB) (works neat in TWRP as well as in Cyanogen Recovery / does not necessarily require open bootloader)
FASTBOOT IMAGE (2GB) (requires open bootloader)
INCREMENTAL UPDATE (OFFICIAL) (DRIVE MIRROR LINK by me) (from TOS089A to TOS118C / from decf3a575d to aa4d5d86bc)

In the post below you can have some information on how to grab OTA links from the WileyFox BSP server. Have fun, and don't forget to debloat your system
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11th May 2017, 01:15 PM |#2  
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How to grab the official OTA from BSP's server
In the OP, I left a link to the official incremental update right from the OTA server (which I'll talk about a bit later). If you directly click it, it will return an Error 404, but that is not true since the file actually exists... But requires a special HTTP header to be visible.
Since I wanted to grab the OTA link now that, for once, I finally got an OTA in this phone after always upgrading through fastboot images, I used wireshark to determine the server where it fetches it and the full file route. It turns out the header sends a special UA string as you can see in the picture attached: rsotaua 1.0, which is, most probably, a randomly generated string.
Now here's the thing: if you want to switch the UA you'll need an extension to do so. I've used this one. As soon as it's installed, go to the Options of the extension and add it like here:
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WILEYFOX    rsotaua 1.0    Chrome    Replace    WF
Once the string is inserted, switch to it and hit the URL. The OTA should be downloadable now.


... Or you can just wait til someone mirrors it, like I already did


Lastly, as a side note, I'd also like to comment the following, regarding BSP:
Wileyfox's devices software is now in charge of this company, called BSP.ninja and that clearly defines themselves as a company to "launch an Android device without knowing where to start". It's said to be formed by former Cyanogen employees, or, at least Ricardo Cerqueira @aremcee (which btw, is also in charge of the Open Source code available in BitBucket for the Wileyfox devices), since he's the owner of the domain. In any case, what I want to say is that the code is being done quite possibly by the very same people that did the job at the now dead Cyanogen, so it shouldn't be a reason to worry. Also, it'd be awesome if the team released a working device tree so that the community could bring custom ROMs just like you (the team) used to do.
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11th May 2017, 10:12 PM |#3  
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RECOVERY IMAGE (2GB) (works neat in TWRP as well as in Cyanogen Recovery / does not necessarily require open bootloader)
FASTBOOT IMAGE (2GB) (requires open bootloader)

So these two can be flashed on my rooted phone with unlocked bootloader and I don't have to wipe anything?
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So these two can be flashed on my rooted phone with unlocked bootloader and I don't have to wipe anything?

Correct. I'm preparing a new version of my debloater tool, and I'll briefly explain in it's thread how to move from TOS089A to TOS118C without losing anything in rooted and/or debloated devices. Stay tuned!
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13th May 2017, 08:42 AM |#5  
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Well....I must say, that every "update" from Wileyfox shows me that it's the worst phone to update I've ever owned.
I can't proceed any update (OTA of course not, recovery via TWRP) on my rooted + some skin parts changed via substratum Swift 2 without wiping everything.
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Well....I must say, that every "update" from Wileyfox shows me that it's the worst phone to update I've ever owned.
I can't proceed any update (OTA of course not, recovery via TWRP) on my rooted + some skin parts changed via substratum Swift 2 without wiping everything.

I also skin my phone through substratum (the default orange theme is disgusting), I use magisk and plenty of other tools both systemless or even require modifying the system partition (like Wileyfox debloater), and, using the instructions I wrote in this post here I've found no single problem upgrading my device from a debloated, rooted and themed TOS089A to TOS118C to then debloat, root and theme it again. It's true you will need to install your substratum themes again, but the rest should work perfect.
13th May 2017, 10:26 AM |#7  
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I've tried the recovery update on my Swift 2X but can't get it to boot. I have TWRP installed (3.1.0-0) and it's rooted via SuperSU. Do I have to unroot first?

Edit for more info: I did the OTA upgrade from the stock CyanogenOS ROM to 7.1.1 TOS089A. Then I installed TWRP and flashed SuperSU. The OTA to TOS118C predictably doesn't work. Flashing the recovery image via TWRP seems to go fine but I'm stuck at the white "Wileyfox powered by Android" screen. Tried wiping Cache/Dalvik but no dice.

Edit 2: flashing Magisk afterwards seems to make it work.
15th May 2017, 10:00 AM |#8  
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I try to install the ZIP via TWRP and after the process ends the phone reboots but it remains stuck at the "WileyFox" white screen.
EDIT: I tried the fastboot one and it worked. Sometimes is hard to understand our devices
15th May 2017, 10:40 AM |#9  
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I'm guessing it's some kind of dm-verity issue? Flashing in TWRP worked for me when I flashed Magisk 12.0 afterwards, which seems to take care of dm-verity. Linuxct suggested installing Magisk in his debloat thread and I thought "what's the harm". Now I'm a happy camper.
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Yes indeed, it appears a dm-verity issue message. Actually, I managed to install 7.1 from fastboot, but then this flash restores the original recovery. If I try to install again TWRP it stuck again on the WileyFox white screen. I'll try installing Magisk.
Edit: flashed Magisk, all works. Awesome.
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Will this Firmware work on my Swift 2 Plus?
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