FP2 - G sensor / Accelerometer is dead

Really erased the OS, not only a “factory reset” which only deletes your data and Apps and leaves the OS as is (with possible problems on the OS side)?
Then you confirmed a hardware failure … that’s unfortunate, but support will handle that …

I went into recovery mode and wiped user data and the cache partition. I did not reflash the OS…

It also started after replacing my broken Display module. However switching back to my original Display didn’t help. I also upgraded my phone to the new camera and I’ll try to switch back to the old one to test if there is any interference with the main module.

Before wiping user data and cache partition the accelerometer did work after a reboot. But only for a while…

Now as you can see in the “sensors” screenshot the accelerometer doesn’t show up any longer. (It did before the wipe!)

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I have this problem too on a pretty new device (bought on the 17th of January)

Hi garro,
this sounds really severe. You mean your phone is less than two months old and your sensors fail all as well? Can you share a screenshot as well listing or not listing your sensors?
I guess you should contact the support team directly…

@ D2.Tyrael: How, seems that for you at least the gyroscope and the compass/magnetometer seems still be working. Mine are dead as well…

my accelerometer is also dead. I wrote to support because of this. Because I also had a defective screen and microphone, I now have a new display and bottom module. The accelerometer is still dead. Sadly support set my request to “solved”, so I will have to reopen the issue. I will inform you, if anything happens.

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I opened a Ticket about it

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Got finaly a response from Support (after a few months of waiting), latest note was:

[…] since this is a very unusual problem I will have to contact our (more) technical department to investigate your case further. […]

So, keeping waiting …

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It does not look very unusual…

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I got the same response, but since 31 days and nothing has happend. Nothing. I hate it. No proper fotos, no good videos, no youtube. AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.

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Hi Friek, much thanks for your post. Seems to me that this problem appears not to be so very unusual in the meantime. What does the status ‘fairphone angel’ mean - shouldn’t you get a better or direct support?
However, looking to the practical side, can you support any circumstances or ideas why your sensors are dead? Could you share a screenshot listing your sensors? Did you had any issues with the screen before, was it eventually also exchanged?

All the best and regards,

Hi @TimmWa,

in this topic I linked to my picture of my sensors. Below my post is a picture of a FP with working sensors - quite a few are missing.

The Fairphone Angels Program are community members supporting other community members locally - so we can meet up to repair the FP. We do this without any connection to the Fairphone company (because we are THAT nice. :slight_smile: ). As we are normal community members, we receive the same support as any other community member. This way we can share our experience with our local Fairphoners.


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I am feeling really sad for your, that you are experiencing such problems and that support - unfortunately like usual - is so unresponsive. Once, when I had opened a ticket it tock 50 days for a reply; although I have to give them, that x-mas and new-years eve have to be taken into account.

Yet, that statement of yours and @garro yesterday, must not be true:

There is this one thread with four users reporting a dead accelerometer. That’s at least not really a clear indicator of a more frequent error.
Of course, that’s no excuse for keeping you waiting.
I would guess, it takes a new core-module to fix this problem.

Another week has passed … no update, no feedback, no solution - no happy Fairphoner :frowning_face:

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my ticket finally got processed - I have to send in my phone. Will update you on the process.

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They answered me that the problem is my proximity sensor. I really don’t think so, because my proximity sensor seems to work correctly during phone calls

Any news on that? I’m still using my fp2 with that dead accelerometer. But it really bugs me. I can’t find a “master module” spare part either. Did they stop producing them?

Hi, yes. I got my core module replaced by warranty.

In case your core module is out of warranty:

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Hi, just wanted to say I started having the same problem a few weeks ago. It might be related to me changing my screen module recently. But my phone is one the first and is getting pretty old so I doubt my core module is still under guarantee :/.