Bootloader does not unlock


I am trying to install e/OS (murena) on a Fairphone 5 using this guide: Install /e/OS on a Fairphone FP5 - “FP5”

I get already stuck at unlocking the bootloader. After rebooting the phone into the bootloader, my computer says “waiting for any device” (see screenshot). The guide says i should press “volume +” then “power” which i did. My phone shows me a few options to choose from (“Start”, “Power off”, “Recovery Mode”, “Restart bootloader”) which I tried all. Still nothing works.

I have already installed the latest update to the andoird OS which is on it right now.
I am using the original Fairphone charging cable.
I enabled OEM and USB debugging.

The device state is still on locked.
Has anybody got any suggestions for me?
Thank you!


Ich versuche e/OS (murena) auf einem Fairphone 5 zu installieren und benutze dabei diese Anleitung: Install /e/OS on a Fairphone FP5 - “FP5”

Allerdings scheitere ich schon daran den bootloader zu entsperren. Nachdem ich ich in den bootloader gestartet bin, sagt mir mein Computer: “waiting for any device” (dazu der Screenshot). In der Anleitung steht, dass ich “volume +” und “power” drücken soll, was ich getan habe. Außerdem zeigt mir das Gerät ein paar Optionen an (“Start”, “Power off”, “Recovery Mode”, “Restart bootloader”), die ich auch alle probiert habe. Immernoch nichts.

Ich habe schon die neueste Version von android OS auf dem Gerät laufen.
Ich benütze ein original Fairphone-Kabel.
Ich habe OEM und USB debugging zugelassen.

Der Gerätestatus ist immernoch auf “locked”.
Hat jemand einen Tipp für mich?

Check in (Windows) Device Manager if right driver is installed for fastboot mode and not show “!” on it…

Or check on some USB Live Linux (ex. Xubuntu) where drivers for both normal and fasboot mode is native…

More info here


Thank you so much! Eventhough your tip did not help, the link you postet helped me a lot! Got it done now in about 30 minutes!


This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.