I have seen some information regarding the FairPhone on the Purism forum and I’m hoping some of you guys can help me out with the following.
I see Vodafone sell the Fairphone in the UK, does anyone here use or have used a Fairphone in the UK and if so, hows that going?
I hate most smartphones! My current Sony won’t even allow me to sign into the calander without a Gmail acount! This is something I want to get away from, is the Fairphone a good place to start?
Can the Fairphone use other OS? And if so which ones?
Does it come with it’s own apps such as a calander or is everything run around Gmail and it’s Google friends?
Thanks in advance for your time.
Unfortunately Vodafone UK sells the Fairphone 3 for which currently there is only Android software available:
For the previous Fairphone 2 it is a different matter as can use the following OS:
Fairphone Open OS
Lineage OS (With or without Google services)
Ubuntu Touch (with or without Anbox)
You don’t say which Sony model you are using currently, but provided not a network branded version and bootloader can be unlocked you may be able to use alternate OS. In view of flexibility of FP2 it still commands 150-200 GBP for pre-owned ones upon this forum dependent upon condition and whether later camera modules 12/5MP are installed.
Thanks aspergerguy that’s great.
It says under the " can I install another OS" on this page that you can have other OS on the Fairphone 3?
Yes, installing alternative Operating Systems is possible,
once made available.
So that means, not yet. And they are referring to the communities that need to do the actual work of porting their systems to the FP3. Don’t expect that to be finished too soon. To my knowledge, some communities haven’t even started.
If we’re talking about any “official” status (e.g. concerning LineageOS), then yes, that might be the case.
If you are halfway tech-savvy, here’s what you can do already …
Maybe someone else walked into this problem
I’ve deactivated almost all of the google apps on my FP3 (as gmaps,chrome,youtube,gmail, etc.) The only one i still installed is playstore. But everyday with some new updates, these deactivated google apps keep to reinstall themselves. Does anybody know how disable them permanently?
Second question: If i push the home-button for a second, there’s still this google-tool opening, even if it’s not working (i’ve disabled it). How can i get …
You can now find TWRP for the Fairphone 3 at my github:
You can boot into twrp using fastboot boot <twrp.img>
I have also included a twrp-installer zip-file that can be used to install TWRP to your device.
If you get a message, that your phone is corrupted and will shut down after 30 seconds,
you need to press the power button and the boot will continue.
You can reset the message using
adb reboot "dm-verity enforcing"
If fastboot boot fails, it is likely, because your current slot is m…
How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on FP3
Generic System Image is an efficient way to have a custom ROM on the new phones. It works thanks to the Project Treble. It makes possible to flash a generic image on the system keeping the hardware relative part intact. (Which also leaves some unwanted app)
I am not responsible of anything you do with your device. Some wrong actions can brick your phone.
Unlocked bootloader ;
Download the GSI of your choice. arch: a…
You can run your own (i)calendar server such as Nextcloud and connect to it with DAVx5. Requires maintenance and a bit of setup.
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