Software update: 3.A.0077-20201221

OK so you will have to wait until your network provider tests the update, verifies it and either makes it available or pushes it to your phone…
Some times more than a month can go by if it is deemed a problem and by then Fairphone with have done the next monthly update etc.

So you will have to wait for the relevant provider, as in the list below, to check the update.

Aldi Talk (also known as MEDIONmobile, ALDImobile and HoT Hofer Telekom [1]) is a [mobile virtual network operator]
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virtual_network_operator) in Germany,
[Australia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia),
[Netherlands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands),
[Switzerland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland),
[Austria (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria) and
[Slovenia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenia).
In Germany, it uses the Telefónica O2 network (since 2014; before, it used E-Plus).
In Australia it uses Telstra Wholesale.
In the Netherlands, it uses KPN.
In Switzerland it uses Sunrise Communications AG.
In Austria, it uses Magenta Telekom.
In Slovenia, it uses A1 Slovenija.


Thanks for the info.
Although this feels kind of strange. Imagine if this would also be true for PCs and you would have to wait for your Internet Service Provider to deliver the update for each operating system out there… GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, etc.

With ISPs you connect direct to another number to get updates. Mobiles updates have two parts here, a) security updates which you can get from Android like a computer and b) Fairphone updates which you can only get from Fairphone.

I can take my windows 10 and run it on multiple makes of machines, but mobile software is not just about the phone peculiarities but the networks peculiarities on how it manages calls, how it sorts messages etc.

ISPs only pass on info they don’t interact with the working of the computer.

The phone updates contain both and come via the Specific network you use not the www/internet and each network will check what they send first. Big companies/networks are quicker at checking and resolving problems…

ISPs never have to check for problems when you ask for an update. You won’t be complaining to them if Windows freezes.

It’s late, I’m drinking ~ I hope this makes some sense ~ tomorrow :slight_smile:


Funny, for me VoWiFi works now.

However waiting for January patchlevel. Contains a fix for zero day in Bluetooth. Don’t have CVEs at hand.

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Huh. For me (Vodafone DE) it still doesn’t. Do I understand correctly that for you it didn’t work initially after installing the 0077 update, but now it does? And you’re on Vodafone NL, right?

ISPs do control updates to routers. You don’t have a router in-between if you use mobile internet or make phonecalls.


Not anymore with Vodafone NL. I swapped to Tele2 (T-Mobile). It started to work after the 077 update.

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Installed with no new issues (on O2 UK).

I can still reproduce the silent call issue by playing a 24-bit FLAC file, pausing it, killing the player and then making a call. After that the receiver and hands free speaker are silent on calls (no idea if microphone picks up, it still works in Service Tests). Reboot gets things back to normal.

No settings disappeared for me; 4G-LTE, WiFi calling and WiFi band settings are all present and correct. Neither of the calling settings are functional on O2 UK though.


Jo. Same issue here. One of three networks is not available though it is (checked with 3 (!) different devices). Nice work.

Workaround works here, too, but that’s a no-go from a security centered view. Thanks, FP…

Btw. it’s not an issues of FritzBox. I’ve tested this with a Bintec-Elmeg box. Still does not work. Thanks.

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I’m sure WPA2 + WPA3 is not a work around just an option to chose whatever the phone can handle and will result in WPA2 in this situation. I.E with the current setup WPA (CCC) would give the same security.

Maybe a different phone would use WPA3 with that option.

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So the No Audio Bug is still a Thing…i highly doubt they will ever fix it…

450 Euros for a mp3 Player with Internet…nice.

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What ‘no audio’?

Is this related to this 0077 update?

I guess that’s about

So, we are still investigating the root cause of the “no audio until restart” issue, and we’re following up on all possible random reboot origins.


Hi @ticki23

Are you referring to the post below, it’s a bit old and relates to different users’ actions and results.

Have you made a dedicated post to your exact problem and or contacted official support?

If that’s the case, then it’s quite a remarkable piece of tech. Out tablet here is a Samsung SM T230. Quite old. And: WPA3 is no problem, it just logs in. Btw. we still run Android 4.4.2 on it.

Again: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to alpha-test an update.

Hi. I’m in Denmark and bought my FP3+ through the FairPhone web store.

I still haven’t gotten the new firmware update. Any information about when it’s available in Denmark?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Kind regards,
Uffe Flarup

Android 4.4.2 does not support WPA3. WPA3 is available from Android 10 onwards.


It’s more to do with your network than location. Larger networks test the Fairphone update before pushing it to subscribers quicker than some others.

If a network finds a problem it is sent back to Fairphone for tweaking, which may or may not get done before the next ‘monthly’ security update.

So what network are you using?

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