Fairphone Open 16.08.0 is now available

I cannot confirm: I currently have a “Non Open” Fairphone at hand and the clock also didn’t survives the reboot and just fixes itself once the internet connection becomes available.


Update went smooth. I used the new manual method, after commenting out the dangerous fastboot -w line! :warning:. Could you please ask for the user input before silently wiping out their device? :pray:

After applying my patches (Needle for microG, AdAway, EmojiOne and increased LCD density), I was surprised to finally found fixed the screen blackout on boot and the proximity sensor issues. I hope the 16.07 exclusive random reboots are gone too! :pray:

Good work, guys! :smiley:

Maybe you could just pm disable com.fairphone.setupwizard via ADB (or from a root terminal)? (I don’t know right know what is the multiuser policy for disabled apps, it may not work)

Edit: no, it doesn’t work, I tried with a guest account, : /

Yesterday update via updater went perfectly. After shutdown in the evening I plugged in the charger. The led was red the initial screen (FAIRPHONE powered by android) was displayed and no charging display was shown. Even long pressing the power button didn’t switch the phone on or off. I plugged off for the night, the battery drained and tried again this morning with the same behavior of the phone. Now I removed the battery, plugged in the charger, put in the battery again and the phone started and charges. Do I have to let my phone turned on for a whole month waiting for the next update in order to be able to charge it meanwhile??? This really can’t be true…

Just out of curiosity.
Why don’t you like charging your phone while it is switched on?
Is there a technical advantage in charging it while it is off?

Do you have TWRP? I think the bug could have to do with the recovery.


After following the update guide and reflashing the google apps after update I got out of the optimization boot loop.

Thanks for your help!


Well, I always shut down my phone at night, just to reduce the whole power consumption and to inrease the lifecycle of the phone and the battery. But of course you are right if you would tell me that night-charging means longer connection of the charger to the public electricity…
Of course only when the battery is near emptiness. Otherwise my phone it’s just turned off at night.

But back to my point: is there a work around that makes it possible to charge my turned-off phone?
Do I have to start the charging process before shutting off?

Should this issue be seperated to an extra thread?

You can charge in recovery mode (not turned off, but probably more power-saving).

Maybe @moderators should open this thread again?


11 posts were merged into an existing topic: FP Open OS: FP doesn’t charge, but freezes when turned off - fixed with 16.06

Note: Some posts were left here to not break the rest of the topic flow.

After I have upgraded to 16.08 successfully, happend follows…

  • All folder with files (except “Android”, “Lost Dir”) disappeard from SD Card.
  • I create a new folder with Amaze. After reboot folder disappeard.
  • I connect via USB with my PC and create a new folder. After reboot FP2 disappeard newly created folder.
  • I create a new folder via Open Camera. After reboot disappeard.
  • Changed 3 other SD cards. Same behavior.
  • I installed SDFix app which mentioned in this forum says that my SD card already writable, there for no need this app.

Any ideas? Help?

How can one send a bug report? Anybody know this?

Installed the new version… went fine via the updater.

I also installed pico Gapps without any problem.

On boot, there’s a white fine line on the left and top side of the phone (as with FP1 Macadamia before it got fixed).

I also have crazy pixel behaviour at the left bottom side of the screen… big pixel boxes that move weirdly.

That’s all for now.

You start a topic in the forum describing the issue and if reports from others indicate it’s reproducible then I move the topic to #software:bug-reports and put it on the #bugslist::tag.


Phone was off charging during the night. Today it was blocked on the fairphone screen (I had to take battery out to restart) was hot (again) and not fully charged.

A post was merged into an existing topic: Apps like waveup drain the battery

I totally agree that this is quite dangerous and would like to emphasize it again here! @anon36364121: Please remove it (or at least ask the user as proposed by @Roboe).


I also don’t see what is it needed for. Wiping data should be done when changing from Open to GMS or viceversa, ok, but the manual ZIP is not for that purpose, there’s a specific Open-to-GMS ZIP, :confused:

Stupid phone :frowning::angry: I’m heartbroken and can’t take it anymore!

Here we go again: check out my battery stats… I don’t believe it… phone back from repairing and I’m having lots of problems again…

I tell you this: if the bluetooth problem is resolved for the FP1, I’m selling FP2 without looking back… this is NOT a reliable phone I’m very very sorry to say…:sweat:

Charging with the phone off does not work on FP Open atm. (bug)
Please do the battery reset ( #batteryguide ) and put the phone in airplane mode while charging overnight instead of turning it off.

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I got that but still believe it’s a very very big and unfortunate bug…