Fairphone OS 17.12.1 is now available

We are happy to announce that the December software update is ready for your Fairphone 2. It is called Fairphone OS 17.12.1.

What’s new

  • Security fixes* – Android Public Security Bulletin from December (1st of December patchlevel)
*Security fixes: CVE-2015-3868, CVE-2017-0807, CVE-2017-0837, CVE-2017-0870, CVE-2017-0873, CVE-2017-0874, CVE-2017-0879, CVE-2017-13148, CVE-2017-13149, CVE-2017-13150, CVE-2017-13151, CVE-2017-13152, CVE-2017-13154, CVE-2017-13156, CVE-2017-13157, CVE-2017-13158, CVE-2017-13159, CVE-2017-13163, CVE-2017-13165, CVE-2017-15868

Thank you for your continuous good work!


In the last months, you always updated to the second patch level of the month, eg 5.11. Instead of 1.11… Have you changed your approach or is this just an outlier for this month?

That means some hardware-specific bug-fixes (which should be delivered by the component vendors [Qualcomm, etc.]) are missing.


My touchscreen seems to have a calibration problem after the update. I can’t type A, Q, 1 right now. Shift seems to work thou. Anyone else?

Please check this thread:

I updated this morning to Fairphone OS 17.12.1. and since then my phone can’t find any WLAN-networks. It’s eternally scanning but never finding WLAN (in places that do indeed have WLAN). Please help!

Besides the KRACK vulnerability was fixed by an update on 24th October, prior even to the 17.10.2 update.

As to your problem.
I am unfortunately lost, as the update worked absolutely smooth for me.
I guess nothing else has changed besides the update; as you surely would have checked that (new app installed, new router …).
Are you on the Fairphone OS or OOS?
Just hope, some technically able person can help you.


Have you rebooted the phone already?
Sometimes a simple reboot helps with any connection loss.


I presume the Open version update will come later again?
The updater still says that my Fairphone Open 17.11.2 is the latest version.

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Thank you, AnotherElk! I rebooted the phone and now it works fine again. (I must admit that I feel a bit stupid now. I should have learned that updating helps already years ago with Windows… :wink: )


No problems after update

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It might be a hardware issue; please test the display with Checkup (built-in under Settings -> Maintenance).

We are working on it - will come ASAP.


Thanks for the help. The problem disappeared as fast as it came up without any actions from my side. Everything fine now - except the battery problem still remaining.

Hi, since i upgraded my fairphone 2 to OS 17.12.1, most of my apps crash after a while (2-3min). I have to wait until i get this message “The app isn’t responding. Do you want to close it?” Is this a common problem since 17.12.1 ? How can i fix it ? Thank you !
(My fairphone is new i have it since september and it has well worked until now, i didn’t change anything after the upgrade)

Do your apps have something in common (e.g. use of Bluetooth or GPS)?

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No pressure, no rush.
I just wanted to make sure my updater was working properly.

My suggestion for future announcements: Include a statement about both Fairphone versions, e.g. “Fairphone xx released, Fairphone Open xx to come in about 3 weeks”.

Usually that’s not necessary as lately both OSes came at the same time (I remember the last few times I always updated the oslist for both OSes at once).
Something unexpected must have happened this time and for unexpected things it’s always hard to lay out a timetable.

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