In light of recent security attacks on Android phones as reported by Google, and the measures Google has taken to forestall the consequences, can I assume that Fairphone 2 phone updates automatically include all Google’s latest security patches?
See, for example:
November 6, 2017, 7:47pm
Yes, in my opinion, you can assume that.
The KRACK fix was even done faster than released by google.
Look here for FP OS:
We are happy to announce that the software update fixing the “
KRACK” vulnerabilities is ready for your Fairphone 2. It is called Fairphone OS 17.10.2.
Security fixes for the “ KRACK” vulnerabilities
For the full release notes, check fairphone.com/release-notes
Open the built-in Fairphone Updater app on your device to start the download.
If you encounter issues with the software update, please refer to our official bugtracker.
Do you want to help us test software u…
or here for FP OOS:
Fairphone Open 17.10.2 has been released. You can get it through the updater, or by downloading from
Fairphone Open downloads.
Security fixes* for the “ KRACK” vulnerabilities
CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13079, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081, CVE-2017-13086, CVE-2017-13087, CVE-2017-13088
Better than to assume anything would be to
Make sure your phone is on the current OS version, then you can check the security patch level date in Settings - About phone.
Threads like the ones @BertG linked to show up in the forum to herald new updates and give additional info. Stay tuned.
November 6, 2017, 8:06pm
True. Yet from my experience, that FP has not let me down on this behalf so far, I assume, they will continue this good update-performance.
Thanks much, BertG and AnotherElk for your reassuring response and prompt help. No further questions from me. Cheers, David.
And yes, Fairphone has done it again.
See update 17.11.2
May 9, 2018, 3:51am
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