📣 How to install iodéOS 3.2 for Fairphone 4

Hi Fairphone community,

In case someone is struggling to install iodéOS him/herself on the Fairphone 4 as I did, my blog post might help:

Glad to see that the article already found its way into the forum. I actually hoped that the iodéOS would pick up something from it to improve their very short official installation instructions. As this hasn’t happened yet, I am crossposting this here and in the iodé forum.

I am not an expert but this might be what makes the article useful: It’s also accessible for less experienced people. Glad to hear any feedback for improvement. :upside_down_face:


Is it perhaps possible to generalize the instructions? We are now already at iodéOS 4 and at some point comes iodéOS 5 and so on.

You could e.g. replace the links in point 6. and 7. with this one: GitHub - iodeOS/ota. From there you should always come automatically to the current page with the latest files.

Otherwise :+1:


That’s a good point, thanks. I have made some changes.

Finding the latest version through the official instructions is a good idea but I fear that this also changes more quickly than just the “raw” list of GitHub releases. So I have adapted “Step 6: Boot into recovery” from

  1. Download the recovery for FP4 to your desktop from iodéOS release page on GitHub. Choose the .img file with the most recent date in its file name.


  1. Identify the latest release of iodéOS for the FP4. For that, on your desktop, go to iodéOS' release page on GitHub and search for the latest release that is made for the Fairphone 4. In my case, this was “iodéOS 3.x for Fairphone FP4” but for you this might already be a later version, e.g., “iodéOS 4.x”. Make sure to select the latest version of iodéOS and one that is made for the FP4.
  2. On the right release page, download the recovery to your desktop by choosing the .img file with the most recent date in its file name.

(and similar changes where the link was placed: the TL;DR and steps 6-8)

I won’t go beyond that because I don’t want to post instructions for something I have not tried out myself. To be honest I haven’t even noticed yet that there is version 4 of iodéOS :sweat_smile: Despite all the “fun” I had I hope that I can just upgrade fro v3 to v4 without flashing the phone again :wink:

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