We’re about to release the Open Source version of Fairphone OS. To make sure we’ve squashed most bugs, we hope to get critical feedback from our community and we’re looking for more people to join the testing process. We would like to have input on the installation process, switching from GMS <->OSOS and the overall experience.
The Fairphone Open Source OS does not include Google services and thus no app store. A great opportunity to explore different app-stores is for example F-Droid, an app-store that only contains free and open source software.
This version is a pre-release, and if everything looks solid enough we will release the open source version to the public soon.
Who is it for?
Anyone can apply, but we are specifically looking for people who:
- Own a Fairphone 2
- Can explain fastboot, ADB and how to restore a Fairphone to their 8-year-old nephew.
- Are aware that this update will erase data on their Fairphone and are ok with that.
- Can handle and are happy to enter a world without Google Services on their Fairphone 2.
Want to join?
Send a mail to our developers at firstname.lastname@example.org with your forum username 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.