Software update: 3.A.0084.20210204

Yes, these official update announcements are always about the stock ROM.


[Imagine mandatory “/e/ is Android, too, just degoogled Android.” remark here. :wink: ]

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Yes i know - it is a fork, but not compatible with this update here. That’s what it was about me.

And ubuntu is debian… :wink:

I can confirm that the audio problems during calls are resolved.
At the receiving end I am now understood well.


/e/ is based on LineageOS and AOSP, arguably a fork of either of these. Android is a Google trademark, and contains proprietary parts which neither AOSP nor /e/ contain (though /e/ contains a FOSS replacement, microG). So the remark was actually accurate.

8 posts were split to a new topic: Problem with connectivity

2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Last manual install A.0084 broke my fairphone

Was told today that I am headed quiet again. Only headphones did help.
My current uptime is 105h. Will test it again today and do a reboot tomorrow.

Is this with normal calls via the dial pad not via WhatsApp or any other application?

In my case it is always for calls.

Additionally, if I use it in hands-free mode (via speaker) an echo is heared on the other end.

Also a restart didn’t help!

Can anyone confirm this?

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Ah! That’s not good news as the update was touted to fix the problem with calls. The echo is an ongoing issue that was mainly associated with video calls but happens with normal calls when using the hands free option.

Looks like I’ll be putting in an official support request for this as it’s been going on since Oct 2020 for me :frowning:



Are there news about the bugfix for the low speaker volume and mic sensitivity when doing video calls in Jitsi and other apps like WhatsApp, Signal, or Zoom and Google Meet etc.?

And are there news about the missing WPA3 functionality?
Will these issues be adressed in the next update?

Just asking because the blog post about the issues has not been updated yet.
Thank you for any information!


FP3: Seit dem letzten update im März 2021 funktionieren bei mir Anrufe meistens nicht. Ich höre kein Signal, der Anruf kommt meist nicht durch. Ärgerlich! Habe schon versucht die SIM Karte von Position 1 auf 2 zu stecken, hat nur kurzzeitig geholfen. Was kann ich noch probieren?

I have an official ticket with support for the problems of low volume when using hands free due to mic 1 not working ~ and the echoing. For details of experiments on this issue and updates see

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I bought a Fairphone 3+ less than two weeks ago. After setup I got this software-update and installed it.
The same day I tried videocalling with Whatsapp/Signal and ran immediately into the issues mentioned: The caller couldn’t hear me. Audio-calling other than normal phone gave the same problems when I tried to use the speaker.

I made a ticket but no answer yet.

In the meantime I flashed LineageOS 17.1. It was pretty easy and it solved problems I had with the official ROM. Normal calling is very clear, video calling with different apps are problem-free.

I hope the official ROM solves the issues but right now I’m happy with how the phone works.


An update over this software update:
I spoke with the seller of my Fairphone 3+ about the issues I’m experiencing. They offered a return for a new Fairphone.

So I did a stock ROM flash, version 8901.3.A.0054.20200929. Curious as I am, I tried a WhatsApp video call and everything works fine. Also the issue of poor video quality during a videocall, which I mentioned in the LineageOS 17.1 thread -here- disappeared.

So I’m going to flash the old version again -yay) before this software-update and keep it until a proper solution arrives.


Could you give a pointer on where to find that previous image image?

I’m affected by some microphone issues as described by this thread and want to make sure that it’s simply a software issue.

Also does flashing a different image void warranty? I’m not sure yet if I’ll have to ask for a refund so I don’t want to rule out the possibility ^^

Flashing doesn’t void the warranty but if you want official support you will have to re-flash the latest FOS ~ currently A10 0084

Are you looking for the 0054 version?

@Georg123 You can only get a refund by claiming within the 14 days after receipt of the phone, after that you are only entitled to a replacement unless Fairphone can’t fix the problem

Yup, as that is the one that worked for @martine ^^

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