Fairphone Open 17.06.4 (Android 6.0) release

Fairphone Open 17.06.4 has been released. You can get it through the updater, or by downloading from Fairphone Open Downloads.

Fairphone Open 17.06.4 is the first Fairphone Open release based on Android 6.

Security fixes

Android Public Security Bulletin from June (partial).

Please note: Due to missing platform vendor specific patches, the Android security patch level is May 1, 2017.

Protecting our users is our top priority, and as this month’s software update addresses some important security issues, we have decided to not wait with releasing this month’s update. We are working closely with our platform vendor to address the remaining issues as quickly as possible.


  • The Amaze file manager is no longer included, as in Fairphone OS versions based on Android 6. A file management structure is now built into Android. In Settings → Storage & USB → Explore. You can still install the Amaze app, or any other file manager.

Please see the Fairphone Support article about differences from Fairphone Open based on Android 5(or from Fairphone OS).

Security fixes:

June 2017

CVE-2015-8871, CVE-2016-1839, CVE-2016-4658, CVE-2016-5131, CVE-2016-5861, CVE-2017-0391, CVE-2017-0637, CVE-2017-0639, CVE-2017-0640, CVE-2017-0641, CVE-2017-0642, CVE-2017-0643, CVE-2017-0644, CVE-2017-0645, CVE-2017-0646, CVE-2017-0647, CVE-2017-0648, CVE-2017-0650, CVE-2017-0663, CVE-2017-5056, CVE-2017-7367, CVE-2017-7368, CVE-2017-7373, CVE-2017-7375, CVE-2017-7376, CVE-2017-8236, CVE-2017-8241, CVE-2017-8242

May 2017

CVE-2015-7555, CVE-2015-9004, CVE-2016-10275, CVE-2016-10276, CVE-2016-10283, CVE-2016-10284, CVE-2016-10289, CVE-2016-10291, CVE-2016-5131, CVE-2016-5347, CVE-2016-5858, CVE-2016-5859, CVE-2016-5867, CVE-2016-7056, CVE-2016-9794, CVE-2017-0587, CVE-2017-0588, CVE-2017-0589, CVE-2017-0590, CVE-2017-0591, CVE-2017-0592, CVE-2017-0593, CVE-2017-0594, CVE-2017-0595, CVE-2017-0596, CVE-2017-0597, CVE-2017-0598, CVE-2017-0599, CVE-2017-0600, CVE-2017-0602, CVE-2017-0603, CVE-2017-0605, CVE-2017-0607, CVE-2017-0608, CVE-2017-0610, CVE-2017-0611, CVE-2017-0613, CVE-2017-0614, CVE-2017-0620, CVE-2017-0622, CVE-2017-0626, CVE-2017-0627, CVE-2017-0630, CVE-2017-0632, CVE-2017-0634, CVE-2017-7184


On facebook there is a message that Fairphone Open 17.06.4 Android 6 is available.
And looking at my phone at the updater gives me an update to Fairphone Open 17.06.4
So finally the Open OS is also Android 6 :smile: :cocktail:


Not only is Android 6 now finally out for Open OS, but Open and regular OS are now released simultaneously it seems! :smiley:


Well the sources are still missing… Great GPL compliance, Fairphone… :wink:


I installed it and it works. So far, at least.


Are there any “new” features? I only had a Android 6 Fairphone 2 in my hands for about 5 minutes, but it seems to be a little different from 5.1.



So they removed the reboot button? Can I reactivate it with GravityBox?

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Yes you can!
but I didn’t find a Vibrate Button :frowning:

Turn the volume down until it’s totally down works for me.

Installed the ZIP and Open GApps via TWRP on encrypted phone. Works fine as far as I can see :+1:


I know this, but it is not as elegant as before

Using the Fairphone updater my update fails in TWRP with error in the zip.file.
Then I tried downloading through the updater but I didn’t restart.
I copied the fp_update_.zip to the sd-card.
Reboot in TWRP and try to install the file on the sd-card.
I get:
system partition has unexpected contents after OTA update
E: Error executing updater binary in sip '/external_sd/fp_update_.zip
Then I use the ‘wipe function’ Factory Reset wipes Data, Cache and Dalvik (not including internal storage).
And again try to install fp_update_.zip
Yes, succeeded.
FAIRPHONE Change is in your hands.
Luckely I made a backup before starting all this. Also made an backup of my sd-card on the pc.
The latter because I need to format my sd-card to use it in Android 6.

Installation via Updater was without problems (encrypted phone with xposed framework).
However, the phone hung several times until I managed to de-install xposed downloader, xposed installer and xprivacy. Basically, I had to reboot after every de-install.
After this, I still had to re-install several Apps. Without this they produced “Package installer stopped” when opening them in Settings->Apps.
Now, everything seems to be ok.

Seems weird to me, because there was a critical bug on the beta that wasn’t solved there. I’m not sure if this update is another leak… Be cautious and backup from TWRP before update! :warning:

Anyone suffering UI freezing and cyclics reboots when unlocking for the first time? Calling @tukss and @lklaus here, because they had them too in beta releases

Edit: Well, it has it’s own page at the Fairphone Open Source portal, so maybe this is not a leak after all…


Yes, I have those UI freezings (once) and cyclic reboots (a dozen) since a flawless update with flashing the OTA, OpenGAPPS and xposed in TWRP. So… this was in the beta? fml… :cry:

Could it be that you used the wrong version of xposed? Android 6.0 requires the framework SDK23 as opposed to SDK22 for 5.1 - it’s a long shot I know, but just checking :wink:

Yes, I had the wrong version (not such a long shot :slight_smile:)- leftover from before the upgrade. The problem was to get rid of it, but now - as I said - things are looking good. If I’d thought to check, I would have uninstalled xposed before the upgrade.

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Update: installation went quick and without any problems. After some minor snags (half of my contacts were lost, but I could restore them from a backup on my sd-card) now everything works fine for me (and my Fairphone, of course🙂). We had to wait for some time, but it was worth it, after all… Great job, Fairphone team, thank you!

Installed, updated and… boom. Hang and reboot before letting me unlock the screen. #thiswasalreadyreported :expressionless:


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