My FP2: 6 years and counting

:grinning: Man, you are right! Thanks!


Still using my FP2 since januari 2016.
At start I had several problems, but after a New motherboard, no severe problems.
After 2 years had to change the screen because some dead contacts in a corner of the screen.
Had to change the battery 1 1/2 years ago.
After getting slow again, did a factory setup last week, but still slow. Today installed latest update.

Hope to use it still.
Greetings Obelips


After an update one can experience the battery needs quicker to be charged for a few days.
If then the phone is still slow I would advise you to reset the software of the battery by performing a #dic:kickstart .


Hi. I received my pre-ordered FP2 in january 2016. I almost doubled the purchase price because of the spare parts: screens, bottom modules, cases, batteries. It works almost fine with Lineage OS.
Since one month the screen does not display anything, in a random way. With scrcpy I see that everything works normally. Sometimes the display comes back by itself. Pressing it does not help.
Finally I bought a FP4 which so far gives me satisfaction. I rooted it with Magisk. But I still ask for my 6 years badge with the FP2 !


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Got my FP2 in Jan 2016 - and here we are in the future! Still using mine on a daily basis, and only just starting to get thoughts about upgrading to an FP4. We’ll see.

For now (on stock latest FP Android), some things “stick” a bit sometimes. I get a reboot if I knock the phone hard, which is probably just a connection thing. The camera can be slow to fire up and take a photo sometimes, but I think that’s always been the case. I’ve got a newish battery and am not running games, etc, so battery life is still around 2 days.

Will see if I can get adb/top running though, that sounds very useful. Thanks for the tip @Volker


Yes, sounds so. You can stick something (like a small cardboard) in at the bottom of the battery. This should increase pressure on the battery contacts. FP support hat even given out small matching stickers for that, some time ago…


Received my pre-ordered FP2 mid Januaray 2016, delivery note is dated 2016-01-11. Still using it as daily driver.
Asking for 6-year badge. :partying_face:


My Fairphone 2 is six years today. Despite some reboots it is still function.


My FP2 – almost exactly 6 years and 6 days young :wink: – performed a lot of reboots with Fairphone OS in its last months (the »FP2 Battery plastic shim« was not really helpful to fix this ugly problem).

In May 2020 I switched to /e/OS and, wow!, only max. 1-3 reboots per day!
… and so I could use it unexpectedly longer: until today inclusive! :slight_smile:


Well, I have changed matherboard but kept all the other components from the first batch of FP2. How should I count the years? :wink:


I guess if you get a heart transplant, your total age doesn’t get reset either, does it? :wink:


I think that’s the power chip, but what about a brain transplant that has to be reprogrammed ?

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What counts is the whole time you have been owning a FP2, if it got a repair then you still kept your FP2 :wink:


Just for fun (?) here’s a copy & paste of my own notes about the life(cycle) of my FP2 - and all the costs:

2016-01-12 | Fairphone 2 / FP2: 520,63 Euro

  • 12.01.2016, 531,64 Euro: FP2 schwarz-matt (520,63 €), geliefert 7.4.2016
  • 03.04.2017, 378,05 Euro: FP2 Core Modul (316,62 €) inkl. Versand- und Reparaturkosten nach Wasserschaden
  • 08.04.2016, 14 Euro: SD-Card (32 GB) als Ersatz für defekte Sony (16 GB)
  • 16.10.2017, 77,14 Euro: Camera Bundle inkl. Top Module mit Selfiekamera (“Camera Module 42.0” & “Top Module + Selfie”)
  • 29.11.2017, Garantie: Slim Case (Farbe: Indigo)
  • 12.06.2018, 22 Euro: neuer Akku
  • 29.07.2019, Garantie: Plastikstreifen (“FP2 Battery plastic shim”), damit Akku hält

Summe: 1022 Euro


congrats!! I’m hoping my FP3 makes it that long ! :grinning:


Received my pre-ordered Fairphone2 mid January 2016, which makes it now 6 years old.
It’s still my daily driver and my main private phone.
I had indeed a couple of repairs in this time:

  • A new screen as the first one was hit by the clouding issue
  • Several new cases as I managed to brake them regularly
  • one year ago a new battery

The only thing that annoys me since the beginning and I was never able to get rid of it where the reboots I’m facing from time to time, but they’re not getting worse, so who cares?
Never imagined, that I will run 6 years after the release an up to date Android on it - even with a good stability. My last Phone a Motorola Defy+ survived also 5 years but in the end it went more and more unstable.

After braking my loudspeaker recently I already thought, that this is the end of my FP2 one of the Fairphone angels saved my FP2 the life!
Never imagined, how annoying a phone without loudspeaker is. :slight_smile:
The FP4 is on my list for the next phone but as long as the FP2 keeps alive it has to wait.
Up to the 7 years badge :grin:


Got my Fairphone 2 in January 2016. It is still my main device after 6 years :muscle: applying for the badge of course!

It is starting to freeze and seriously lag sometime, but hey, it still manages a full day with many different apps, so I’m proud of it!