FP Open OS 16.07 is now available

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.

I’m on FP OS (currently 1.5.1) and never saw an update for/to FP Open OS in advanced mode. So I cannot tell about FP Open OS to FP OS switch, but imo no switch from FP OS to FP Open OS is offered.

Since I saw that many other users also have openGapps or xposed installed, thus a similar set-up, I copied my notes into the forum and made a wiki out of it. Please add or modify if something comes to your mind.

Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking about it, but to me it seems it doesn’t really fit into it, since it is also quite specific (I guess there aren’t too many users with such a set up), and I am afraid these things could confuse less experienced users.
Btw: You are welcome to close the wiki as well, I don’t mind.


Monthly security updates are more important than a whole and problematic version bump. The FP2 is as well a new phone, let it breath some air! :slight_smile:

@freibadschwimmer quoted some working community project, but we are, in this forum, working on a CyanogenMod port (I’ll link it later, I’m on the go). Should you are in the mood to help or have some developer knowledge, please help us to bring it sooner, :wink:

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Which data did you lose updating? I did not have to restore any backup

I didn’t check all the things I lost. The first thing I noticed is that the Xposed modules options were not activated even after flashing the framework, a lot of my home screen widgets and app shortcuts were missing. So I did a global restore from Titanium and got almost everything back.

Strange. I didn’t lose anything, even though I spent quite some time in bootloop and corresponding restarts

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Dalvik-Cache is on /data partition: /data/dalvik-cache

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M_Dammer posted here Release of 16.07? that there exists a code aurora patch for the unsolved RTC bug (wrong date/time after reboot without connection: https://forum.fairphone.com/t/fp-open-os-clock-resets-after-reboot/17635).
Is there any possibility to get this patch for a workaround and if not how could we/I help the development to find the solution faster?

Update: Maybe this suggestion could be a solution for the next version: https://forum.fairphone.com/t/fp-open-os-clock-resets-after-reboot/17635/35

Please force fixing this bug.


I switched to Fairphone Open from a stock Fairphone (updated 1.5.1) : it took 5 minutes and worked fine ! :dizzy:
Thanks! :slight_smile:


Update worked fine for me as well :slight_smile:

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It was the firewall (AFWall). I turned it off, Updater found something. Funny, because I allowed the Updater to access the internet.

I had the same issue with my firewall… Hmm what’s wrong?

I am interested in testing the FP Open OS but have the same problem as some other people seems to have too. I can not switch using the Updater App. All that’s visible is the 1.5.1 FP OS. Anyone have a solution?

Added: Can I do it using a software like Odin or would that void the warranty?

I don’t know what Odin is, but here you’ll find some instructions on how to install the Open OS:

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Thank you. Now using FP Open OS :slight_smile:


Odin is a software to flash images to Samsung devices, because Samsung replace the normal fastboot interface with a proprietary one on their devices.

So the helper software should use the fastboot interface available in the FP2.