English

✏ Operating Systems for Fairphones

:pencil2: This is a #wiki post and a list of all #dic:operatingsystem that can be installed on the following Fairphone models:

Fairphone 1(U)
Fairphone 2
Fairphone 3(+)
Fairphone 4

Fairphone 1 (U)

Fairphone OS

Click here for a guide to updating your FP1 (U) to the newest Fairphone OS version.

  • latest official release: 1.8.7 (Android 4.2)
  • @z3ntu’s 4.4.4 port with partially current security patch level!
  • discontinued, but working alpha: Kitkat 4.4
older versions based on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.0 Almond
  • 1.1 Caju
  • 1.3 Chestnut
  • 1.6 Cherry
  • 1.8 Kola Nut
  • 1.8.5
not fully working yet, outdated/discontinued or experimental

:arrow_up: TOP


Fairphone 2

Fairphone OS

release notes

older versions based on Android 9 Pie
older versions based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
older versions based on Android 6 (Marshmallow)
older versions based on Android 5 (Lollipop)

Fairphone Open OS

#openos

older versions based on Android 9 Pie
older versions based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
older versions based on Android 6 (Marshmallow)
older versions based on Android 5 (Lollipop)

/e/

#e-eelo

Lineage OS

#lineageos

older versions

Sailfish OS

#sailfish

older versions

Ubuntu Touch

#ubuntu

not fully working yet, outdated/discontinued or experimental:

  • B2G - FirefoxOS (discontinued but last working build is still available!)
  • EFIDroid (currently not working) is a multiboot solution.
  • postmarketOS - @z3ntu is working on a port, but hasn’t announced any success yet.

even more OSes:

Operating Systems that nobody is working on porting to an FP yet can be found in :bar_chart: this poll. Please add other OSes you are interested in there instead of this wiki, until someone is working on them.

:arrow_up: TOP


Fairphone 3

Fairphone OS

/e/OS

#e-eelo

LineageOS

#lineageos

LineageOS for microG

#microg

Ubuntu Touch

#ubuntu

iodéOS

#iodeos

DivestOS

#divestos

  • Details on DivestOS
  • Android 11 based version can be downloaded here and installed following LineageOS’s instructions

GSI image

#gsi

Other OSes

  • FP OpenOS is not expected to come after FP has partnered with /e/ foundation
  • Alternative OSes ported by the community are a possibility with the unlockable bootloader and I’m willing to bet that these OSes will be ported sooner or later:
    • Sailfish OS
    • others

:arrow_up: TOP


Fairphone 4

FPOS

Current release: FP3Q.A.094: FP4, security update, december 5 2021, called FP3Q.A.094 though

/e/ OS (Murena)

  • Existing Fairphone 4 owners can download /e/OS here
  • A Murena FP4 with /e/OS preinstalled can be pre-ordered here

LineageOS

The work-in-progress status can be found here: FP4 and LineageOS

iodéOS

There should be a work-in-progress with a targeted release in early 2022: iodéOS for Fairphone 4? - General - iodé community
Beta available, see here : FP4 - porting the very privacy-friendly custom ROM iodéOS has started

PostmarketOS

Fairphone 4 is said to be rudimentarily supported one postmarketOS in the mainline kernel from day one: Fairphone 4 supported by postmarketOS - itsfoss.net

Ubuntu Touch

Porting to FP4 seems to be in progress: Fairphone 3+ or FP4 - FPOS, OpenOS, Sailfish OS? - #13 by oli.sax , instructions for flashing a test image are here: FP4 + Ubuntu Touch? - #7 by z3ntu

:arrow_up: TOP

69 Likes
Poll: If you could install any mobile Operating system... Pt. 2
An open source os without Google
Fair non-"smart" phone?
Fairphone2 for Beginners: Alternative OS / Basic introduction etc
Can FP3 run SailfishOS?
Fairphone Updater and advanced mode
New category and updated beta section (Jan. 2017)
Screen brightness keeps changing
:pencil2: FP4 - Debloat guide for better privacy, security and battery life
De Google, E OS vs Lineage OS, opinions and experience
:de: Alternative Betriebssysteme
How to avoid google and big tech on a new phone
:pencil2: FP2 wishlist vs reality
:es: Instalando diversos sistemas operativos en FP2 / Installing various operating systems in FP2
Adups Backdoor affected?
:es: Instalando diversos sistemas operativos en FP2 / Installing various operating systems in FP2
Sounds Paranoid Android familiar?
FP2 mit FP OS: verzögerte Reaktionen des gesamten Systems + Batterieprobleme
:netherlands: Linux FairPhone3
A bit disappointed
Upgrade Android on FP2
Questions about FP2 OS :fr: :gb:
What are the different Android 10 available custom ROMs for Fairphone 3+?
:pencil2: FP3 Customisation and User options
:pencil2: A little Guide to... Random Reboots
This is all I'm going to do when I receive my FP2 (many systems)
:fr: Petit coup de gueule
What are the steps (ALL the steps) to install TWRP + /e/ or Lineage + Magisk + MicroG on FP3+?
:de: iCal und Adressbuch synchronisieren
:pencil2: FP2 - Reviews/Previews of the phone
:pencil2: A Little Guide to ... Troubleshooting Your Fairphone (any model)
Market to business, lawyers, student! Parts recommendation!
Search function not working properly/too specific?
Strange app on my FP3
Official LineageOS 17.1 for Fairphone 3/Fairphone 3+
How to delete all Google related apps from Fairphone 2
Fairphone 3+ or FP4 - FPOS, OpenOS, Sailfish OS?