Can you feel it coming OTA tonight? - THIS UPDATE IS NOT OFFICIAL!

Yes, it really seems this update (to the updater app) was released to the play store before the update to the OS was actually approved by G%§$e.

The update was thoroughly beta tested and yes - has been successfully installed many times, but it still doesn’t have the official go ahead from G%§$e. So if you are afraid better wait.

Hmm, I would be surprised, as there is one critical and one important bug in bugtracker, which might probably resolved before release or found to be not critical enough. And there is already a new update in pipeline, so I don’t think that 17.04.3 would be the first release version.

@Jens_Fischer: Practically I believe it was accidentally visible?!? On my Android 5.1 mobile I also don’t see this update.


Euhm okay now I am confused. People who “manually” updated the updater and then went for this Android6 (pre)release or unofficial, how will we advance to the actual real official Android6 for FP2? I didnt want to mess up my phone and I didnt plan or intend to go for a beta or half baked software. Hope this is not a dead end for us accidentally early adopters or us jumping the gun. Thanks.

I really hope Fairphone either pulls the new updater app from the Google Play Store or changes something else before half of the community gets this beta update.

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I don’t think it will cause you any trouble

The had been an update to the updater app on 31st march to prepare it for the release. It might be a bug there

The update worked fine without any* problems for me (regular Fairphone install without any mods).
It does feel more responsive.


  • Had to install a new SMS app, which was already announced (tried QKSMS, seems fine)
  • All my contacts and calendar infos are stored in my exchange active sync account. When I now add this (as I did under Android 5) via “Exchange”, only the e-mails get synced (afterwards, it shows up as an IMAP account in the accounts list - this explains why only the mails are synced). I currently cannot access my contacts or calendar.
  • Problem solved here: exchange active sync not working

The third try was finally successful. I’m writing this now from my updated FP.
Looks okay, I only dislike that I will have to format my SD card to be able to use it again but that’s probably a one time issue. I’m looking forward to a statement from Fairphone about how official this update is really :wink:


Hmm, I have updated the phone with an SD card I already used before. I have had a number of OS installed on it, and I didn’t have to format it in order to use. I guess it has to do with its size and the filesystem it used.

I have heard formatting demands of Android for other phones from other people, but when they ignored the request, everything ran well without formatting and they could further access the SD card as well as continue writing on it without problems. AFAIK it had to do with license issues for a certain file system.

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That’s​ a good point since it’s a 64 GB card that is formatted as FAT32 which doesn’t seem to be absolutely usual. But it used to work before. Anyway, I’ll save the data from the card using a card reader and let the phone do what it thinks it needs to do since currently I cannot access any data on that card at all.

The “Y” number in the first run was 87 (in my case) but after popping the battery, it dropped to 50 (okay fine the other 37 were done already I guess) but it started looping again and now it’s “optimizing” 97 apps for the third time. In between optimizations the “change is your hands” animation appears and the brightness goes up and down for a while.

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After The update and reboot an error is shown. I am able to reboot and it’s still 1.13.0. tried again with same result.

I moved your post here as you don’t describe a bootloop.
Be aware that the release of the update yesterday was unintentional - so maybe it’s better that way.


Official Update to 17.04.8 worked fine last night.

If this is going to be the general thread for the update maybe it should be renamed to something more clear? (Still figuring out what OTA stands for :sweat_smile:)


OTA = On the air
(I think)

I seem to remember someone (Paul?) posted a YouTube video of Phil Collins’ On the Air Tonight at one point to provide a hint.

I’ve done the update, thinking it was fully official, without any problem.

Of course, the downloading and the optimization of all the apps took some time and of course, the back of the phone was a bit hot during the process, but everything went smoothly and again without any issue.

I rooted, once again, the phone after the update: all good as well.

It seems the FP2 is running a bit faster with Android 6.0!

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Over The Air, like “no cable required” :slight_smile:


Hi all -

Due to an update released for the Fairphone Updater app through the Play Store yesterday afternoon, we accidentally served Android 6.0 (Fairphone OS 17.04.3) to users that installed this particular version of the Updater app. In the evening we stopped serving this Android 6.0 build, but in the meantime several users were able to download and install it on their device.

Fairphone OS 17.04.3 (Android 6.0) is the latest version we offer to our beta testers and is - if you have already installed it - safe to use. At the moment we are working on offering a newer Android 6.0 build to users that have installed Fairphone OS 17.04.3 already - this version will be close to the final release.

Hope this clears a few things up. We apologize for the confusion this might have caused!



Edit: We released Fairphone OS 17.04.8 for users running Android 6.0 already :slight_smile:


Quick question: I’ve upgraded yesterday with no problems and everything works buttery smooth. Besides the planned interim update, will I be migrated to the official build or am I now on a beta release channel or something similar? :slight_smile:


Yes, you will receive the official build :slight_smile: