September security update released and more

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You can check for updates in Settings > System > Advanced > System Update.

There are others though that have indicated that they are not getting an update through. There is no information from Fairphone about the update etc, so we can only speculate, and it may be that the update is being rolled out in stages, or it has been pulled altogether.


You can verify if you have received such update at About phone -> Android version -> Android security patch level, Vendor security patch level.


Helpfully, this info is also available when on the System Update screen - it shows the security patch level :wink:


nope, haven’t actually got the update yet, i’m unsure if you need root to access the zip file in the first place.

Maybe, but the question is whether you can download it with other means if you have the url

Do NOT flash those files directly: FP3 September OTA: https://android.googleapis.com/packages/ota-api/fairphone_fp3_fp3/39ce8b1b568149d8ecb8b4b7fc0d37beefc388fb.zip

I got a different update url with d1e85d55938fdd545fcdc4b4b11098c5d183636f.zip at the end, taken from the logcat while checking for updates.

There is a META-INF/com/android/metadata file in the updates which indicates that both are incremental updates to version 8901.2.A.0096.20191001 but for two different build versions:

  • pre-build=Fairphone/FP3/FP3:9/8901.2.A.0095.20190926/09261600:user/release-keys
  • pre-build=Fairphone/FP3/FP3:9/8901.2.A.0081.20190816/08161740:user/release-keys

Both packages only contain a BROTLI_BSDIFF (type 10) for the boot.img.

(My phone with A.0095 preinstalled was dispatched at the beginning of November)



Do you know a fair tutorial for instaled OTA ?

Huh this is odd, I received my device in October so perhaps there are small differences between devices, maybe its got something to do with the audio issue that supposedly effects less than %1 that caused preorders to be delayed. I’m interested to know what changed.

I’ve just received OTA updated this morning for France


Me too !

After a long wait, I have received the new OTA dated September in November !!!

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im in the UK and STILL havent got it

Hmmm, first signs of Brexit? :wink::upside_down_face::sweat_smile:


The patch level is dated September, that means that the security issues which were published in the security bulletin of Google in September have been fixed, not that Fairphone made this update in September.


Does anyone by chance have a link to the full (non incremental) FP3 September OTA? :slight_smile:

Nope, Fairphone now say they are “working” on releasing all software updates including OTA’s https://support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360032971751-Operating-systems-OS-for-the-Fairphone-3


A post was merged into an existing topic: Has anybody received the October security update yet?

Would it be possible to rename the topic? I find a bit weird to announce the October security update in September security update :wink:

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I moved the October post to the October topic …

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I would definitely consider trying FP Open (don’t know it) or using Lineage. I installed Lineage on my old phone to breathe new life into it and that worked really well.