Android 12 has come to the FP4


Did anyone in the Netherlands with KPN get the A12 update? I’m still on A11, about a month ago support said I would be able to get it in a few days but thusfar nothing :smiling_face_with_tear:

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Exactly same situation with Orange Belgium. I’d bet that people frome Orange France are in the same boat aswell…
At some point we’ll even be late on security updates…

Anyone had success contacting their support recently?

(edited for typo because i have sausage fingers)

I’m on the same boat on Orange F.

Me too (Orange FR).

That been said @Yasen_Tomov mentioned further up (Jan 31) that “with some luck, it will be out before the end of March”, so we should be patient.
And hope they use this time to fix the current issues too… :grin:
People still on Android 11 have (or at least should have) the January 5 security update, so security-wise we aren’t really behind either, we can wait.

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My operators are Congstar(:de:) and Proximus(:belgium:) with Proximus providing the data right now. The update has been offered to me within days after the release. After ignoring the update for that long because of all the issues reported here, I finally installed it today. :see_no_evil:
My conclusion so far: The UI overhaul looks horrible to me, but I’ll get used to it, I suppose. But functionally everything I have used so far seems to work as expected. :crossed_fingers:


Same here. Same location and provider and waiting as well… :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

Fellow KPN user here and no A12 update yet. The latest security update was pushed but for now we must wait for the A12 update as said earlier in the thread. Let’s hope it comes soon for us. :slight_smile:

Is there any information on when the next update of A12 on FP4 will be available and if it will fix the Bluetooth/AptX and hotspot problems?

No there are no details published yet. My personal guess would be: this month.

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I’ll do you one better, it’s today :tada:


That’s good news! Thanks for the update.

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News from Switzerland: Swisscom users getting Android 12 for their Fairphone 4 now, too (at least I did today).
[edit] I’ve been asked to move my post to the new thread, titled “FP4.SP21.B.048.20230215”. But after some consideration I’m gonna leave this part of my post here, because users who are scanning this thread for “Android 12” and “Swisscom” might miss the other thread. For further discussion about that update (which indeed is Android 12), please refer to this thread: Software update: FP4.SP21.B.048.20230215


There is a new thread for the latest release

So if that is what you have please continue there. You can delete this post and create it there :slight_smile:

Android 12 genuinely sucks. I payed almost 800 EUR to buy a Fairphone 4, that I can’t properly use anymore.
On android 11 the lock screen clock was ledgible, now I genuinely CAN’T READ IT. I feel like I am dyslexic (I’m not), I can’t read anything properly anymore. Using the Phone now feels like you’re drunk and are trying to call a taxi, everything is squishy and slippery.
At least the animations can be turned of in accessibility settings (The whole phone gets much faster and snapper that way).
You’d expect a new update to have more customizability to allow people with special needs to get some accessibility. Oh wait, more customizability is what the update was SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN.
Though, most of the features, that were included in the update were done nice, especially the privacy changes.

Could you please explain more detailed, why you can‘t read the clock? It‘s bigger now, not very cute in my opinion, but it should be easier to read, without glasses or from the distance for example.

Just a note about the lock screen clock. Standard FPOS FP4.SP1Y.B.041.20230109 (yes I know about the new version, am just about to udate …), standard launcher.

I noticed that, having added a widget from the standard Clock app to the home screen, it is used also on the lock screen, except for the short time after a reboot before unlocking the phone for the first time (Edit: there seems to be a link with the At a Glance preferences too). So my Home screen and Lock screen are quite enviable (Google thing reduced to a strict minimum too!)

Sorry if this has already been noted elsewhere or general knowledge.

EDIT: after updating to SP21.B.048.20230215 the search tool is back instead of “At a glance”, :frowning:

but the lock screen clock’s still OK :slightly_smiling_face:

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I have not the slightest Idea why, but when the clock is stacked in two rows, It is simply hard to read and requires active effort to read correctly. At a glance it’s 60:03, but that’s not the right time, it’s 06:30. The clock is big, and easier to make out the numbers, however it is now harder to read and understand.

Also, why is the date at the old area on the screen, and the clock on the new area at the screen?


The upgrade to Android 12 has broken two major features of the FP4 - AptX support and the WLAN hotspot. I was counting on the currrent B.048 update, which is however just disappointing.

  • hotspot still doesn’t work
  • the AptX bug is claimed to be fixed, but it is not for AptX and ApxtX adaptive. Only AptX HD (reportedly) works now.

I’d wish Fairphone did proper and throrough testing before releasing new OS versions :frowning:

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