Android 13 with gapps for Fairphone FP3(+) (Treble GSI)

Current version Android 13 release 18 security path December 2022


It works on my FP3+ ™. Use at your own risk.
You can report issues here Issues · danielzhang130/aosp_changes · GitHub, but I’m not going to guarantee a reply.

Download link


Features working

  • minimal set of included apps
  • built in gapps
  • passes SafetyNet and Google Wallet functional out of the box
  • Nova launcher prime
  • Material You theme picker
  • Bluetooth
  • Nearby share
  • Calling
  • Duo sim
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • No browser forced on you, install your favorite
  • Not rooted

Features not working

Please report issues by creating an issue on Issues · danielzhang130/aosp_changes · GitHub

Flash instructions

  • backup your data and unlock bootloader (see Fairphone support site for unlock code)
  • boot into fastboot (turn phone off, hold down vol-down and plug in usb cable)
  • wipe data with fastboot -w YOUR DATA IS NOW GONE
  • download and unzip image
  • flash images with
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash --disable-verity --disable-verification vbmeta vbmeta.img
  • reboot fastboot rebboot
  • good luck!

Build instructions (for experienced users only)



Updated version Android 13 release 24 security path January 2023

Hi, thats very interesting
Im just wondering: how does it compare to reguar ‘native’ LOS?

LineageOS provides the system partition as well as the vendor partition. The system partition is open source, vendor contains all proprietary binaries (extracted from the original phone). My ROM is a GSI, which means it only has system partition. The flashing process leave the original vendor partition intact.

What this means for day to day use is less obvious. In theory, GSI should work pretty much out of the box on any (fairly new) phones, but in practice, it has bugs. LineageOS provides its own vendor partition, so it’s hard to say what works and what not.

Also I’m just myself, building this ROM mainly for my own needs. If something doesn’t work, but I don’t care for my day to day use, then I won’t investigate and fix it. Lineage is a whole team, so there’s more chance of things getting fixed.