Android 6.0 is now available (Fairphone OS 17.04.8)

That’s what I’d do. Was it maybe “footer is wrong”? That sometimes happens if something went wrong during the download of the file.

Oh sorry. You could try a manual "up"date, but I can’t find the page with the files on the support pages atm, they seem to get revamped right now.

I don’t know what yo mean by that exactly, but usually updating doesn’t erase any data unless you switch between FP OS and Open OS.

Loving the new startup animation and “Change is in your hands”!! :smiley:


Yay, no more “peace of mind”. Apparently I suck at being peaceful, but that widget really got on my nerves. The lock screen with the plain old clock is excellent for me.


Did the update just now. Except draining the battery down to 0% it worked as smooth as can be. All apps I have tried so far are functioning, the home-screen has been migrated nicely, and all accounts I have tried still connect perfectly. Good job!

The only serious problem I have is that the proximity sensor issue is back!


Happy to hear the update went well! About your Proximity Sensor issue; have you tried recalibrating it again? (System Settings -> Maintenance)

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Failure again :frowning:
After “verifying update package…” :
E: footer is wrong
E: signature verification failed
installation aborted

I will try again at home, with better internet connection (low wi-fi here)

Another happy user here! Upgrade went flawless this morning, and I’m very pleased with the per-app permission settings added in Android 6.


Hey Rick

Will/can you make a bug thread for the new update/6.0?
Or would you guys perfer if just post in

Thanks, I was referring to the procedure described in the “4. Flash the binary images from a computer” of the manual update page (you are right, they were updating it and now we all can access to the 17.04.8 files, this morning only 1.13.0 there).

In that section it describes how to install the full 17.04.8 package, via fastboot, instead of the delta from the 1.13.0. A bit unusure if that will flatten the phone to a factory installation…

Sorry! I just reread the article and it says clearly “The user data will be erased”… so I’m not in doubt anymore :slight_smile:

The update worked perfectly for me. Good job, thanks@everybody involved!


Sad that it’s gone, it was an important feature for me :frowning:

So far looking good! However already noticed two things that I’m sorry are gone. The ‘peace of mind’ feature (as I mention elsewhere), and the option to put the phone on complete silence (including no vibration, ie - ‘do not disturb’) from the locked screen. Correct me if I’m wrong, but now to be able to put the phone on do not disturb, you have to unlock the phone, pull down the setting menu, and tap it from there. Not the best process when you need to silence your phone quickly…

Press and hold the volume down button :slight_smile:


It might just be an illusion but I feel the lockscreen and scrolling to be much smoother after the update than before. Anyone else?


OK, I finally managed to get it right… First I downloaded the 1.13.0 update file, copied to the phone and installed it by opening it with the Updater via Amaze. That effectively de-rooted the phone (I think the previous time, I just restored the boot loader but not the OS itself).

After reinstalling 1.13.0 I was able to install 17.04.8 seamlessly… Thanks a lot to the Fairphone team for the great work you are doing!


Ah yes, thanks. And of course it now also appears when you pull down the settings even in the locked screen (which wasn’t the case before). Will take getting used to, but I think it’ll work :slight_smile:


Yes, three times in fact. Also did the disassembling and cleaning routine. I read at least one other user reporting this in the forum, so chances are it’s connected to the update. I was about to open a ticket, but I’m willing to wait a bit for news from the forum if that helps you - I guess support will have plenty to do after such an upgrade :wink:


Here it is stated:

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