I am very happy with running the Fairphone 2 with FP Open, but I need to use a cooperate app (Checkpoint VPN client) that does not work with rooted devices (even though I have not enabled the “Root access” option and do not plan to do so in the future). Do you offer a version of FP Open were root access is not built in (like in the FP OS with Google Services)?
First of all: Welcome to the Fairphone Community.
To my knowledge, FP Open is not rooted by default. You can simply install it using Fastboot, but that does NOT automatically root your device.
I think that there is an app that can “hide” the root status from antother app (e.g. your VPN-app), but I don’t know its name
Thanks for your reply. The problem is that the Checkpoint software detects the possibility to root the device, no matter whether it is active, and refuses to run.
@Olaf.H please check this guide > Level 4 > Hiding Root with Root Cloak.
Yes it is. Root is not enabled by default, but it is installed and therefore can be detected.
@paulakreuzer: Thanks for the link to your guide. Using a “Root Cloak” worked for me. I installed the “Xposed framework” with RootCloak.
The quick support I received is very much appreciated.
From my point of view, obviously it would be ideal if Fairphone would offer a version of FP Open without the Root option.