✏ Operating Systems for Fairphones

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

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not fully working yet, outdated/discontinued or experimental

Fairphone 2

Fairphone OS

release notes

older versions based on Android 6 (Marshmallow)
older versions based on Android 5 (Lollipop)

Fairphone Open OS

older versions based on Android 6 (Marshmallow)
older versions based on Android 5 (Lollipop)


  • current beta: 0.1 (based on Lineage OS 14.1/Android 7.1.2
  • bugtracker
  • future updates:
    • 0.2 TBA (based on Lineage OS 15.1/Android 8.1)

Lineage OS

older versions

Sailfish OS

older versions

Ubuntu Touch

not fully working yet, outdated/discontinued or experimental: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.

Poll: If you could install any mobile Operating system... Pt. 2
:pencil2: FP2 wishlist vs reality
:pencil2: A little guide to ... Troubleshooting your Fairphone (1 & 2)
Fair non-"smart" phone?
An open source os without Google
Fairphone2 for Beginners: Alternative OS / Basic introduction etc
New category and updated beta section (Jan. 2017)
Market to business, lawyers, student! Parts recommendation!
:pencil2: FP2 - Reviews/Previews of the phone
Search function not working properly/too specific?
:de: iCal und Adressbuch synchronisieren
Fairphone Updater and advanced mode
This is all I'm going to do when I receive my FP2 (many systems)
Adups Backdoor affected?