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My FP1: Six years and counting! | Who is still using their FP1?

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More than 6 years now.

Light user

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Hi Baaje, I made your post into a new topic now that the first people have their FP1 for six years (I need to wait another month myself, though).

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“6 years of Fairphone 1” badge for @Baaje, please :slight_smile:

@it-team can you make that happen?

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My Fairphone 1 is now in use by my partner and still going strong.
With many thanks to @z3ntu for making android 4.4.4 possible.

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Hello, I got my Fairphone 1 First Edition, 1st batch of crowdfunding, ordered summer 2013 on January 15, 2014, so it’s six years old today. (new badge please!).
I still use the second battery and the second (faulty) hard case. It can’t read the sd card any more but I use it for internet and emails and of course for listening to music and the radio on my morning round. I even take pictures with it (that obviously can’t be stored on the external card any more), not too good quality, but okay for documentation. Also, I can’t use the backup/storage app any more (that apparently is not available for fp3) and I love the size, it’s perfect! Also I like the background colour that changes from blue to green to red to orange depending on the battery (also not available for FP3). It’s a shame some functions don’t work any more and it’s a great pity that some of the super FP1 features and apps did not make it to fp3.
6 years today, champagne for everyone!

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My wife’s FP1 (1st batch, shipment date: January 9, 2014) is still fully functional - thanks to @z3ntu’s Android 4.4.4 and a new battery from China. Some apps don’t work under 4.4.4, so she swapped it for a FP3, but I still use it as a media player, calculator and to control our robo vacuum cleaner.

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mine is “FP1U” (aka “second Batch”) and still working fine. First accu! The only Problem is that more and more of the apps I have installed are not supported any more! (most bitter: the app of My local public transport company. I think that updating from Android 4.2 to 4.4.4 won’t help much, would it? (I mean, this is very old, too and newer versions are not available nor is a different OS like lineage?)

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Which one is that?

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post by some FP1 user that Twitter now no longer works on 4.2 but it still does on 4.4 (checked it myself). So there is at least one app where upgrading to 4.4.4 helps (for now).

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Just tell me which app you need and I will see if it works on a Fairphone 1 with android 4.4.4.

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I received my FP First edition January 15, 2014 and am still loving and using it (with the second battery). Sure, I can’t use all apps but most things work percectly well just with the browser.
Hope to make it to the 10 years’ badge :slightly_smiling_face:

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I’m also still using my Badge 1 FP1 from the crowdfunding as my everyday phone. Besides having changed the battery a couple of times all parts are original. It now has a diagonal crack in the screen that I managed to make last summer during my yearly volunteering at the Roskilde Festival but it doesn’t affect the functionality at all and the crack hasn’t developed since it got made after 5 years of usage.

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