FP Open OS 16.07 is now available

Yes it is! :wink:

The Open OS is rooted by default, you can activate it in the developer settings, if you ever need it :slight_smile:


Yes, it still creating storage/emulated/0/updater/ on the user data (the absolute path is /storage/emulated/0/storage/emulated/0/update/, do you see the incongruity?), :frowning:

Update went well, encrypted phone without any google, microg or gappsxyz stuff.

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Hmpf. My updater doesn’t haven any updates for me yet…

…hadn’t they announced that there wasn’t going to be a 16.07, but instead only a 16.08 coming in a few days? (I think August 23rd was once mentioned by @Douwe?)

Does it make sense to update to 16.07 - I also have Gapps Pico and assume it will again cause some problems like a bootloop, as it did the last time - if the next update will come out in just a few days? I think if that’s still the plan, I’d just as well wait and only risk problems/reserve time for fixing bootloop issues once…

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I guess it comes down to whether you’d like your phone to be more secure until the end of the month or if you’d rather risk security issues than update issues. Take a look at the Security fixes in the changelog in the first post - it’s longer than all of the previous updates’ combined.

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Just install a new openGapps package after the update. Seems that it worked for everyone who posted here.
Have it ready on your SD before you initiate the update process.


The bootloop caused by OpenGAPPS is annoying indeed.
If you update, and as soon as the Fairphone restarts press ‘volume up and power’ to enter TWRP, you can reinstall GAPPS without ever seeing the bootloop.

But, 16.08 should be here soon. And as we will try to get closer to the Google releases again in September, 16.09 might be released pretty soon thereafter as well. We’re hoping for the second or third week of september.


You would make me a happy man. Thanks for the heads up!

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Flawless update here. Thanks for this awesome work of providing a “free” flavor !

How did you copy the package to your phone?

I also had no problems updating. I use the FP Open OS, root activated, not encrypted, mircroG and Xposed (has to be re-flashed after every update) installed.

Update from 16.06 to 16.07 via updater went smoothly here :slight_smile:

I might try out the OOS soon, once I have time to spare and all.
Some thing that is bugging me a while is the update to Android 6.x. Are there any plans for it yet? Considering Android 7 is coming soon too.

Also, I’m somewhat sad to not seeing any community driven ROM projects as it’s the case for other phones. Seeing how the source code is available it should bring together some motivated developers, don’t you think?

Maybe second half of 2016: See:


I took out the SD card and put it in my computer :slight_smile:

Other way: ADB. just make sure that USB debugging is allowed before updating.

Or just before starting the updater get the newest opengapps package via your preferred browser directly on the phone. This is how I do it, and the move it to the SD card (including a check for up to date Xposed and a supersu apk is there also. I have an app that insists on seeing SuperSU…)
And the I use the technique @Douwe described to immediately go into recovery after the reboot. I don’t press power, vol+ seems enough

I didn’t find my MicroSD-adapteer, but I managed to copy the file via TWRP onto my phone. I flashed it but it still seems to be stuck in that “optimization”-loop…

In cm13, you have to flash Gapps immediately after flashing system. As I also had bootloops, I reflashed the system and then immediately Gapps, just to be safe. Since then, system booted regularly (with optimising apps exactly once)

And yes cm13 is marshmallow, but still.

Problem solved after reinstalling the Gapps, Xposed and a backup of system data with Titanium. Pity it seems we’ll have to do so at each update.