Software Update: 3.A.0132.20211027

Well that must be the enhancement they mentioned in the release notes above… :open_mouth: just kidding. Soo… Netherland has to sit for another two months now till it gets resolved?

Fairphone are not in the habit of reading all the topics, so when a problem is discovered by a user it makes sense to contact support@fairphone\dot/com

Only where there is a post from Fairphone would this be unnecessary

As far as Martin_Mattausch-Wie’s about waiting for two months. There is already a new update going through google certification. If it wasn’t included in that it may be quite a while ~ hence the benefit of ensuring Fairphone can confirm the issue in order to address it.

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Am I the only one who isnt satisfied with the minimum brightness option?

I feel the last update resolved this by adding in a new darker setting, however the adaptive display function wasn’t adjusted to work with this, hence everyone’s screens going dark really easily. I switched to manual mode and it was acceptable - finally I could use my phone in the dark and not have my eyes blinded.

Now this recent update has “fixed” the adaptive issue by seemingly reverting the change and removing the minimum brightness level.

At 0% I’m back to my eyes aching while using my phone at night.

I really wish this was resolved another way, or at least included in the update notes so I could have just ignored the update.

Please give back the darker minimum brightness option and please also adjust your adaptive brightness function to work with it. It’s been fine on every other Android phone I’ve used.

I’ll happily help test it out.


I have the same “issue” but I’ve never experienced the “unknown caller number” (Vodafone Italy). :slight_smile:

Not seemingly.


If you plough through the very long threads on this subject you’ll find others, including myself, in favour of a proper (much lower) minimum brightness value, this time associated with a revised table of settings for the adaptive brightness, so that, for example, what used to be 0% would be replaced by 30%. Example discussion:

Changing the table settings would avoid the adaptive brightness “bug” that the majority of people have been complaining about since 5th August.


Ah, my bad. I did read through a lot of the posts but there were many so I skimmed a little.

Thanks for pointing that out, at least I know it’s being worked on ^^


I skimmed through the replies and missed all the ones important to my question, but thank you for the clarification. I’ll eagerly await the next update in a few months ^^


As mentioned Fairphone probably didn’t hear complaints from the Netherlands, which given the following is a bit or a concern.

Even though Vodafone Germany seem to be happy to work with Fairphone there was a 3 month wait for a fix for caller ID in Vodafone Germany ???


The next update is already going through google certification, so it may be worth asking Fairphone if they were aware of the problem with caller ID in the Netherlands and there is fix is in the next update or even further down the line.

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Why is my phone still running build 3.A.0101.20210420?
How could I manually download and install an update?

Hi Alessandro,
Which is your network operator? It’s normally their business to push it out to you once they’ve approved it.

Just to be sure, check by going to Settings > System > Advanced > System update

Download links here

It’s a nuisance not being able to perform an update without relying on a third party that evidently does not care.

In the Settings > System > Advanced menu I only have:

  1. Reset options
  2. Multiple users
  3. Developer options

No System update entry.

Strange. Should be just after Developer options.
I updated my previous post with a link to the changelog wiki.

All pushed updates are via the networks who are supposed to check they work OK before the customers update.

As OldRoutard indicated you can download and install but
a) It’s a bit of a chore and
b) There may be a reason that Tiscali haven’t pushed it
c) Rollout to each Network/carrier takes some time, but sure you should have had a few updates by now. Contact your carrier

Here’s a screenshot of my Settings > System >

Try searching for update using the search option at the top

This is what my System screen looks like:

No search option either ???

Will installation of the FP3-REL-Q-3.A.0132-20211027.gms-30a0980c-user-fastbootimage.7z image erase everything on the phone?

I had the “My Fairphone” app disabled, but enabling it didn’t change anything.

It’s not down to the Fairphone app as I have uninstalled it.

Hey @rae I think you made a typo in the numbers in your message: I have “…2021-10-27” on my phone now.

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