We’re on the verge of launching the first update for the Fairphone 2. Release Candidate 1.2.6 (RC1.2.6) is an update to the current OS shipping with the Fairphone 2 and contains Google Mobile Services. RC1.2.6 is very likely to become the final version of this update. But before we launch it to thousands of Fairphone 2 owners, we hope to get critical feedback from our community.
Last year we did beta testing with a dedicated group of Fairphone community members, and their insights were very important for helping us make better, more reliable software. We would like to continue this successful cooperation with the Fairphone 2. This is an open call to anyone who wants to test and try RC1.2.6.
What’s the plan?
This week, we will put the update package on the beta testing section of the forum. Testers can download it and use the built-in updater to install it on your Fairphone 2. In the following week, we hope to receive as much as feedback as possible to can determine whether we can release RC1.2.6 to everyone or if we need to wait and continue development.
Who is it for?
Anyone can apply, but we are specifically looking for people who:
- Own a Fairphone 2
- Have experienced issues with highly sensitive screens and random reboots
- Can explain fastboot, ADB and how to restore a Fairphone to their 8-year-old nephew.
- Are aware that this update might erase data on their Fairphone and are ok with that.
Want to join?
Send a mail to our developers at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why you want to join the beta testers group. Once you are approved, you’ll be added to the beta group and will be able to see that category on the forum.
Make sure to include your forum name in the email so we can add you to the group of testers!