By wiping the slate clean and then installing the software onto the phone it’s likely that you will notice a boost in performance as well. Make sure that you have set plenty of time aside to allow the phone to upgrade properly.
Most common problems that are caused by updating a phone happen during the update and installation process.
I did not get any error message when running the fix although the items were not inserted and the column name was already in the db-table. With a log created a professional could asses it manually later. If now any extension is listed the code is there but the #__extensions entry is missing.
A new plug-in and a new module from Joomla might appear.
Promoted from J3.7.5 Upgrade to 3.8.1 without error message Warning JInstaller: : Install: Error SQL Duplicate column name 'params' Files Update: SQL error file DB function failed with error number 1060 Duplicate column name 'params' SQL = ALTER TABLE ; Setting Value PHP Built On Linux h26533220.127.116.11-042stab124.2 #1 SMP Fri Sep 1 MSK 2017 x86_64 Database Version 5.5.57-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 Database Collation utf8_general_ci Database Connection Collation utf8mb4_general_ci PHP Version 7.0.24 Web Server Apache Web Server to PHP Interface fpm-fcgi Joomla! It looks ok now but I'll never use those extensions anyway. Running the database fixer seems to resolve schema.
Platform Version Joomla Platform 13.1.0 Stable [ Curiosity ] 24-Apr-2013 GMT User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/61.0.3163.100 Safari/537.36 Database schema version (in #__schemas): 3.8.0-2017-07-31. I then used some manual tricks to add the new plug-in to another (free) id. 3.8 to 3.8.1 gets the "duplicate column name 'params'" error.
-- hugh @cheesegrits Did you check the #_extensions table?
I guess the problem with the "duplicate column name" did not break the insertion of the two new extensions but if - the database fixer may not have fixed it for you. I understand it's hard to handle all cases as a sql error may be right or wrong depending on the case..
If you perform a full backup and reset of your Android cell phone before updating its software then many complications or issues can be avoided.
Again, this isn’t a must, but it sure can be helpful and sometimes doing a little cleaning is a good thing.
In life many things can pile up quickly and when it comes to the information on our cell phones there is no exception.
I got the warning message from the file b) 3.8.0-2017-07-31when updating from 3.7.5 to 3.8.1. (I did not add plg_editors-xtd_fields using some "tricks") A database-update did not show the warning but set the status to ok.
184 database changes did not alter table structure and were skipped. I guess the last id for plug-ins should have bin 478.
So yes, upgrading to the newest official version of software for your Android phone is typically never a bad idea.